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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: Today The News

The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Robert Robinson and Douglas Cameron
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron

: The News

and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra: and Todav in the South and West introduced by DEREK JONES ) VHF East Anglia: see col 5
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: The News

: The Entertainers

Jack Buchanan
Debonair matinee idol for nearly half a century and his famous leading ladies: ELSIE RANDOLPH , BINNIE HALE and DAME ANNA NEAGLE their songs and their memories Introduced by ALAN MELVILLE


Unknown: Jack Buchanan
Unknown: Elsie Randolph
Unknown: Binnie Hale
Unknown: Dame Anna Neagle
Introduced By: Alan Melville

: Islands in July

Fyfe Robertson wanders around some of Scotland's many islands, meets the people and sees the sights. 3: Mull
Producer JOHN GRAY


Unknown: Fyfe Robertson
Producer: John Gray

: Daily Service

NEM p 99; Christian, dost thou see them (BBC HB 339): Psalm 118. vv 13-24: Luke 6, vv 39-49; 0 happy band (BBC HB 335)

: Music Hour

Sidney Harrison introduces some easily remembered music LONDON STUDIO STRINGS leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON PHILIP LANGRIDGE (tenor) WILFRID PARRY (piano)


Introduces: Sidney Harrison
Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Tenor: Philip Langridge

: From Us to You

Invented and presented by JEAN MACINTYRE , 13 years FRANCINE BATES , 12 years NILU PATTNAIK, 12 years TESSA STOREY, 11 years PAUL BOROSS , 11 years
Speaking when they're spoken to: Kenneth Williams Roger Whittaker and Dr Maurice Burton The Quest for Saluvar A space serial with SEAN BARRETT and KERRY FRANCIS Visits to New Scotland Yard and Battersea Fun Fair Research by TONY ASPLER Producers DAVID HATCH and SIMON BRETT


Presented By: Jean MacIntyre
Unknown: Francine Bates
Unknown: Paul Boross
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Roger Whittaker
Unknown: Dr Maurice Burton
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Kerry Francis
Unknown: Tony Aspler
Producers: David Hatch
Unknown: Simon Brett

: Announcements

: You and Yours

John Edmunds presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today: Your Own Time
Your' Place in the Sun: is a tan just a fashion accessory or does it do you any good? DAVID BELLAN investigates and reports. Too Good to be True?: a close look at the new cheap holidays abroad with HARRY CHANDLER , chairman of the Tour Operators study group.
VHF Suuth West; see cot 5


Unknown: John Edmunds
Unknown: David Bellan
Unknown: Harry Chandler

: Twenty Questions

(Wednesdays broadcast)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Nicholas Woolley


Introduced By: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Gyp the Friendly Dog by L. H. GRAHAM


Unknown: L. H. Graham

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music



Conducted By: Jiri Starek
Soprano: Christina Clarke
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: Afternoon Theatre Selected for Friday: The Honest Man

by MICHAEL VOYSEY with Wilfred Pickles
' When I go out for my drink every night I always go exactly the same way and at exactly the same time. That sounds boring to you, but it's the familiar that's important.'


Unknown: Michael Voysey
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Producer: Alfred Brauley
William Johnson: Wilfred Pickles
Doreen Johnson: Katherine Parr
Billy Johnson: Bruce Bould
Anita: Juliet Cooke
Matthews: Henry Livings
Maisie: Anne Stallybrass
Mrs Farrow: Thelma Falls-Hand
Mrs Marley: Vivien Wood
Bessie: Kathleen Worth
Inspector: Philip Stone
Magistrate: Robert Wallace
Barrister: Ralph Hallett
Sojicitor: Roger Rowland

: Sounds Familiar

The game that turns the pages of showbiz history: with Evelyn Laye. Ian Carmichael Gerald Harper. Tommy Trinder Chairman Jack Watson Programme devised and compiled by DENIS GIFFORD Producer JOHN DYAS


Unknown: Evelyn Laye.
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Gerald Harper.
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Denis Gifford
Producer: John Dyas

: Story Time My Land and My People

The autobiography of His Holiness The Dalai Lama edited by DAVID HOWARTH abridged in four parts by EILEEN CAPEL
Read by DAVID SPENSER 3: Red China Invades
' This seemed to me to be a desperate situation. In those impregnable mountains guerrilla fighters could hold out for years. The Chinese would never be able to dislodge them: yet they would never be able to defeat the Chinese army.'


Unknown: Dalai Lama
Edited By: David Howarth
Unknown: Eileen Capel
Read By: David Spenser
Producer: David H. Godfrey

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening.
Presented by Nicholas Woolley and Roger Cook
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley
Presented By: Roger Cook

: Brain of Britain 1971 The Final

of this general knowledge contest in which the three finalists compete for the title.

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

John Simpson presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Simpson

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE selects items from BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by jean STROUD
Producer RICHARD BURWOOD (Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Producer: Richard Burwood

: Look Who's Talking!

Nicholas Parsons takes a look at who's talking and the issues they're talking about, with the help and hindrance of an invited audience at Broadcasting House. London.
This week's special guest casting a personal eye over the events of the last week is Fanny Cradock and Alan Coren comments from Unusually Reliable Sources


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Fanny Cradock
Unknown: Alan Coren

: The Abortion Dilemma

Presented by Wendy Cooper Britain has an Abortion Act that provides for abortions to be carried out under the National Health Service. In many parts of the country the Act's intentions seem to be falling short of the mark. The old cry goes up: ' If you can pay it's all right.'
Tonight's programme examines the different attitudes towards the working of the Act up and down the country. We hear from the powerful anti-abortion lobby and from the people who have fought to make abortion available to every woman who satisfies the medical men that her case is proper within the law.
These attitudes are discussed as the final drafts of evidence to the Ministerial enquiry into the working of the Act are being prepared.
9.59 Weather


Presented By: Wendy Cooper Britain
Producer: David Shute

: The World Tonight The News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: As Others See Us

A foreign journalist based in London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week.

: A Book at Bedtime

The World in Winter by JOHN CHRISTOPHER


Unknown: John Christopher
Read By: Michael McClain

: The Next Programme Follows Almost Immediately

Written by PETER SPENCE with additional material by DAVID RENWICK


Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: David Gooderson
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Written By: Peter Spence
Unknown: David Renwick
Producer: David Hatch

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather
11.59 Market Trends

: Closedown

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