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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 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 col
8.40 Today's Papers


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

: News

: For Schools

An Act of Worship: ' Lystra Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: Birds in Their Element

Devised to help listeners identify Ihe songs and sounds of the birds about them.


Presented By: Terry Gompertz
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: For Schools

9.35 Hello Again!
2 Dick Whittington retold by MARGERY MORRIS
9.45 Music Workshop 1


Unknown: Dick Whittington
Unknown: Margery Morris
Unknown: Paul Jennings

: Daily Service

NEM p 96: New every morning
(BBC HB 408); Psalm 42; Luke
6 vv 27-38 (Rsv); Love of the Father (BBC HB 522)

: For Schools

10.30 Voix de France
12: Actualités françaises: a talk on current affairs in France, by AGNES TANGUY and HENRI APPIA (Sixth Form French) 10 50 A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY 2: Simon Says
Someone to Look Up To by ROBERT R1ETTY
11.20 Listening and Writing
Deep Waters: NORMAN MACCAIG talks about his own and other poems on this theme 11 40 Prospect. Oneself
The psychologist in the nursery: compiled by LESLIE SMITH Producer TOM BUTCHER


Unknown: Agnes Tanguy
Unknown: Henri Appia
Unknown: Robert R1etty
Producer: Michael Rolfe
Talks: Norman MacCaig
Unknown: Leslie Smith
Producer: Tom Butcher

: Announcements

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper Your Own Time
Has the pleasure gone out of shopping? JOAN YORKE reports on new trends in buying and selling,
And other topical items, too.
VHF South West: see column 5


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Joan Yorke

: 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: The Dragon of Kaa-Ling by DAPHNE SOUNES


Unknown: Daphne Sounes

: For Schools

2.0 Let's Join In. Elephants Never Forget, by ALAN c. JENKINS
2.20 Christian Focus: Look Out. Exploring the community
2.35 Interlude
2.40 Guitar School: presented by MICHAEL JESSETT (22)


Unknown: Alan C. Jenkins
Presented By: Michael Jessett

: Afternoon Theatre

Selected for Friday
Question of Conscience by EDDIE MAGUIRE
Mrs Grey is taken to hospital suffering from an incurable condition. Before she dies she is able to give information of great importance to Frank Smith , a male charge-nurse.
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Unknown: Eddie Maguire
Unknown: Mrs Grey
Unknown: Frank Smith
Producer: Joe Burroughs
Frank Smith: John Pullen
Nurse Gregory: Gudrun Ure
Nurse Parker: Rosalind Shanks
Mr Jenkins: Alan Dudley
Staff Nurse: Shirley Jaffe
Mr Lorne: Lockwood West
Mrs Grey: Barbara Mitchell
Sister Cawley: Betty Hardy
Sister Long: Beatrice Kane
Dr Barnes: Frank Henderson
Mr Smith: Alan Dudley

: Any Answers?

: Story Time

Annapurna South Face
CHRIS BONINGTON , leader of the 1970 expedition, introduces the concluding chapters from his book
5: The Final Push as described by DOUGAL BOSTON and read by PAUL WEBSTER


Leader: Chris Bonington
Read By: Paul Webster

: PM Reports

The news magazine: 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

A general knowledge contest between schools in England, Scotland, Wales and N Ireland. Semi-Final (ii)
14: West of England v South of England

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by JEAN STROUD Producer MICHAEL BOWEN
(Repeated: Saturday, 4.30 pm)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Vie Feather. Lord Mancroft Irene Handl , Robin Ray Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Swindon, Wiltshire
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? <next Thursday, 7.30 pm) should be sent to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR (Radio Times People: page 5)


Unknown: Lord Mancroft Irene Handl
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Chairman David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Ten Year Stint

J could not but reflect how much easier it was to be a politician telling people what they should do and how much more difficult it was to do it. With this grim reflection my ten year stint began.
Lord Robens, in an exclusive preview of his forthcoming book Ten Year Stint, discusses his controversial years as Chairman of the National Coal Board with LAWRENCE DALY , General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, and Roy mason , mp, Minister of Power, 1968-69 with ROBERT MCKENZIE in the chair
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Lawrence Daly
Unknown: Roy Mason
Unknown: Robert McKenzie

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: 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 Walking Stick by WINSTON GRAHAM


Unknown: Winston Graham
Read By: Ysanne Cuurchman

: 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 DAVID HATCH and SIMON BRETT
(Repeated: Saturday, 5.30 pm)


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

: News

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

: Closedown

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