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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

7.0 News
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by John Timpson and Douglas Cameron
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra; and Today in the South and West introduced by DEREK JONES ) VHF East Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship Christian Comment
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: It Takes All Sorts

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life. Wheelchair Traveller
ARTHUR TARNOWSKI talks to JACK SINGLETON about his recent book The Unbeaten Track.


Talks: Arthur Tarnowski
Unknown: Jack Singleton

: For Schools

Music Workshop I

: Daily Service

NEM p 11: My God, how wonderful thou art (BBC HB 12); Psalm 66, vv 1-3 and 12-17; Romans 6, vv 1-14 (NEB); Father all-seeing, friend of all creation (BBC HB 385)

: For Schools

10.30 Voix de France
7: Le français en Afrique compiled by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE
(Sixth Form French)
10.50 A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY 7: Stalls and sideshows
11 Deutsch fiir die Oberstufe Die Alten in der BundesrepubliK compiled by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY
11.26 Listening and Writing
When you are Young: including poems by Edwin Brock , Reed Whittemore , Rainer Maria Rilke, Miroslav Holub and Jacques iPrevert
11.40 Prospect
Authority in democratic society NORMAN HUNT in a discussion With JOHN TORRANCE and BILL WEINSTEIN


Unknown: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Music By: Albert Chatterley
Unknown: Raymond Escoffey
Unknown: Edwin Brock
Unknown: Reed Whittemore
Unknown: Rainer Maria
Unknown: Miroslav Holub
Unknown: Norman Hunt
Unknown: Bill Weinstein

: Announcements

: You and Yours

Joan Yorke presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Own Time
They're Off!: NANCY WISE has been National Hunt racing with PETER BROMLEY.
And other topical items too.
VHF South West: see column J


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Peter Bromley.

: Petticoat Line

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Frosty Day by NESTA NUTTALL


Unknown: Nesta Nuttall

: For Schools

2.0 Let's Join In
The Three Little Pigs
2.20 Art and Design
Pop Art (Radiovision)
The words of British and American artists on their own work
2.40 Guitar School Introduced by MICHAEL JESSETT (14)


Introduced By: Michael Jessett

: Afternoon Theatre

Selected for Friday Moment of Error by EDDIE MAGUIRE with Charles Simon and Madl Hedd
It looked uncomfortably like a case of shoplifting. If so. was it just on irrpulse or had it been planned?
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Unknown: Eddie Maguire
Unknown: Charles Simon
Producer: David Geary
Sue Binney: Madi Hedd
John: Derek Seaton
Alison: Nerys Hughes
George Binney: Charles Simon
Assistant: Jan Edwards
Store Detective: John Bryning
Manager: Garard Green
Aunt Maud: Janet Burnell
Solicitor: John Wyse

: Any Answers?

: Story Time

Read by JUDY PARFITT 5: Dr John's Infatuation


Unknown: Charlotte Brontë
Read By: Judy Parfitt

: PM Reports

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Top of the Form

First Round - 4:
Southern England

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

John Simpson presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Simpson

: Pick of the Week

NANCY wise makes a personal selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC Radio and TV during the past seven days.
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by JEAN STROUD


Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Any Questions?

Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Crookham Further Education Centre, Purbrook, Hampshire
(Repeated: Saturday, 1 15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers' should be addressed to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Unknown: C. A. Joyce
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Analysis

Fares in the Air
Presented by Norman Moss
A price war seemed inevitable when the German airline Lufthansa announced that from next February it will cut Atlantic fares, breaking a long - standing international agreement. Analysis examines efforts made to reach fresh agreement and discusses the merits and demerits of competition for the traveller.
9.59 Weather


Presented By: Norman Moss

: The World Tonight: 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 Scapegoat
Read by MICHAEL SPICE (10)


Read By: Michael Spice

: Week Ending ...

DAVID JASON , BILL WALLIS NIGEL REES and BILL MCGUFFLE at the piano look back at the week's news and illustrate the funny side. Script by PETER SPENCE Producersdavidhatch and SIMON BRETT


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Bill McGuffle
Script By: Peter Spence
Unknown: Simon Brett

: News

preceded by Weather
11.5* Market Trends

: Closedown

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