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
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
Producer TRAFFORD WHITELOCK
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
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
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.'
Producer ALFRED BRAULEY
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.'
Producer DAVID H. GODFREY
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
Producer ANNE DUNCAN-JONES
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.
Producer DAVID SHUTE
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