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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
Christmas Anthology
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. A Nose for Old Masters
DAVID CARRITT , an art expert who has brought to light several masterpieces, talks to JACK SINGLETON.


Unknown: David Carritt
Unknown: Jack Singleton.

: For Schools

Music Workshop 1
Aladdin: a pantomime for schools radio by IAN HUMPHRIS and DAVID GRENVILLE


Unknown: Ian Humphris

: Daily Service

NEM p 80; Away with our fears (BBC HB 147); Psalm 11; Isaiah 2, vv 5-11, 18, 21 (rsv); 0 for a faith that will not shrink (BBC hi 310)

: For Schools

10.30 Voix de France
10: Une université francaise Written by JOHN EDWARDS (Sixth Form French)
10.50 A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY 10: Following the Star
11.0 Deutsch fur die Oberstufe Drei Romane : an illustrated talk written by AL WOLFF
11.20 Listening and Writing
Here we are: a selection of writing sent in by listeners to the series
Compiled by JOHN KERRY
11.40 Prospect
Some political ideas: Symposium. NORMAN HUNT in a discussion with JOHN TORRANCE and BILL WEINSTEIN


Written By: John Edwards
Unknown: OBErstufe Drei Romane
Written By: Al Wolff
Unknown: John Kerry
Unknown: Norman Hunt
Unknown: John Torrance
Unknown: Bill Weinstein
Producer: Tom Butcher

: Announcements

: You and Yours

John Edmunds presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Own Time
Seeing Stars: _tim Matthews investigates hotel grading, And other topical items too.
VHF South West: see column 2


Unknown: John Edmunds

: 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: Flying Kites on Bluebell Hill by MARGARET LANDIN


Unknown: Margaret Landin

: For Schools

2.6 Let's Join In
Thn Story en ihe Nativity
2.20 Art and Design
Stained Glass: windows by medieval and modern artists, including John Piper and pupils at Kingsdale School, Dulwich
Medieval music by the EARLY MUSIC CONSORT
Script by JOAN GRIFFlTHS (Radiovision)
2.40 Guitar School
Edited by DOUGLAS COOMBES (20)


Script By: Joan Grifflths
Edited By: Douglas Coombes

: Afternoon Theatre

Selected for Friday The Raft by JOHN PEPPER CLARK
We are all adrift and lost ...
J. P. Clark , a Nigerian poet of the Ijaw people, writes in English. His play about four lumbermen taking a raft of logs down the Niger is an adventure story and parable.
Background music recorded in Nigeria by FRANK SPEED Accompaniment by RICHARD BUCKNOR Gogo lent by the Horniman Museum
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Unknown: John Pepper Clark
Unknown: J. P. Clark
Unknown: Frank Speed
Unknown: Richard Bucknor
Producer: Christopher Holme
OlotU: Alton Kumalo
Kengide: Ibrahim Tahir
Ogro ,: Sam Iyamu
lbobO: Lionel Ngakane
Narrator: Willie Jonah

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters

: Story Time

A Gull on the Roof by DEREK TANGYE
Read by ALAN GIBSON (5)


Read By: Alan Gibson

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardeastle

: News

: Top of the Form

First Round - 7: Wales

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Chris Underwood presenting world news and views


Unknown: Chris Underwood

: 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?

A spontaneous discussion by LORD ROBENS
Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from High Wycombe. Bucks
(Repeated: Saturday. 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answerst should be addressed to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Analysis

Government and Opposition
A two-part enquiry into the state of the Parties bv Ian Mclntvre
1: The Conservatives
What shape is the Tory Party in after 18 months in office?
An examination of their strength and weaknesses, their record and their prospects, as seen at Westminster and in the country.


Unknown: Ian McLntvre
Producer: George Fischer

: Weather

: 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

Read by GARY WATSON (10) Producer JOHN CARDY
(Monday: part 1 of ' The Ship-builders ' by George Blake , read by Tom Fleming )


Unknown: Ronald Kirkbride
Abridged By: Honor Wyatt
Read By: Gary Watson
Producer: John Cardy
Unknown: George Blake
Read By: Tom Fleming

: Week Ending ...

DAVID JASON , BILL WALLIS NIGEL REES and BILL MCGUFFIE at the piano look back at the week's news and illustrate the funny side. Script by PETER SPENCE Producers SIMON BRETT and DAVID HATCH
(Repeated: Saturday, 5.30 pm)


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

: News.

All the day's news-preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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