6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and Douglas Cameron
Deputy editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE Editor MARSHALL STEWART
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 )
8.40 Today's Papers
Sweet Spring, full of sweet days and roses,
A box where sweets compacted
From the Northamptonshire woodlands and the Yorkshire dales, the Welsh border country and Oxfordshire, part of the patchwork of spring in the British countryside with ERIC SIMMS , KENNETH WILLIAMSON , DON MOSEY. PAUL HUMPHREYS and MOLLIE HARRIS.
Introduced by C. GORDON GLOVER Producer ARTHUR PHILLIPS
in conversation with Hubert Gregg
Producer JOHN KNIGHT
NEM p 37: Beneath the Cross of Jesus (BBC HB 301); Psalm 84; Hebrews 5, vv 11-12 then 6, v 9, to 7, v 3 <JB): Jesus. Lord, we look to thee (BBC HB 374)
LONDON STUDIO STRINGS leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by ASHLEY LAWRENCE MARISA ROBLES (harp)
Introduced by COLIN DORAN
A series by MARGARET POTTER 5: The Quicksilver Lad Narrative spoken by GEOFFREY BANKS who also portrays the various characters
Presenter Derek Cooper Your Own Time
Don'Weekend Alone: JOCELYN BAY on weekend courses and what they have to offer.
And other topical items too
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle
Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE
Story: Hooligan Beaky and the Next Door Baby by ANNE WELLINGTON
Presenter and scripts by GLADYS WHITRED
Producer JENYTH WORSLEY
BBCNORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by OWAIN ARWEL HUGHES including Eric Coates 's ' London Suite' and music by Vaughan Williams and Tchaikovsky
Violin solos by DEREK COLLIER with WILFRID PARRY at the piano
Selected for Friday
The Young and the Pity
A play for radio adapted by KATHLEEN J. SMITH from her novel
A nice choice I got. Marry Phil Wheeler - I hate the sight of him. Marry the milkman - he's a crank!
Producer KEITH WILLIAMS
A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questionst Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer roy HAYWARD
Write to BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
Beau Geste by p. c. WREN adapted for radio by BARRY CAMPBELL
Read by DOUGLAS LEACH 10: A Viking's Funeral Producer BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)
The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team including STEVE RACE'S Radio Times Deputy editor nEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.56-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
A nation-wide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 10: Scotland lit)
ELIZABETH PATRICK (Stirling) English teacher
LT-CMDR MICHAEL SLAUGHTER, RN (Dunbartonshire)
STEWART KIDD (Aberdeen) student
STEWART CROW (Edinburgh) scientist
Including ' Beat the Brains ' in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)
Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views
Deputy editor VINCENT DUGGLEBY Editor BRIAN BLISS
NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by JEAN STROUD
Producer RICHARD BURWOOD
(Repeated: Saturday, 4.30 pm)
A spontaneous discussion by Baroness Phillips Viscount Watkinson Dorian Williams Ned Sherrin
Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Bicknoller, Somerset
(Repeated: Saturday. 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers* should be addressed to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol, BS8 2LR
Baroness Phillips Viscount
Added Tax: The tion by Britain iT is a prerequiof our member-p of the Euroean Economic Community. But why is it necessary for there to be a uniform system of indirect taxation in all member countries? Why was the complicated VAT system chosen? What happens to that proportion of the VAT yield which is earmarked for Community services? Is VAT inflationary, regressive and less flexible than Purchase Tax? Is the Government right to have chosen to levv it at a ninele rate?
Alan Watson has been putting these and other questions to experts on both European and domestic fronts.
Producer BERNARD TATE
Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world
Deputy editor VINCENT DUGGLEBY Editor BRIAN BLISS
A foreign Journalist based in London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week.
The Spanish Gardener
Read by RICHARD LEECH (3)
In which travellers on the Southern Region pass their time like Chaucer's pilgrims by telling stories.
The Headmaster's Tale. Written by Colin Bostock-Smith (a winner in the Commuters' Tales competition) and told by John Le Mesurier to David Gooderson and John Samson. Producer, Simon Brett.
(Repeated: Saturday, 5.30 pm)