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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 Robert Robinson and Douglas Cameron
7.40 Today's Papers
7.4S Thought for the Day
7.58-8.0 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 )
8.48 Today's Papers


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: News

: For Schools

9.5 An Act of Worship Bread of Life by MICHAEL SHARPE
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Unknown: Michael Sharpe
Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: And How is Albert?

A portrait of Queen Victoria in the recorded voices of her loyal subjects.
BBC Sound Archive recording

: For Schools

9.45 Music Workshop Stage 1 Libretto by PAUL TOWNSEND Music arranged by MICHAEL JESSETT


Unknown: Paul Townsend
Arranged By: Michael Jessett

: Daily Service

NEM p 7: When all thy mercies (BBC HB 22); Psalm 65; Wisdom of Solomon 4, vv 7-17 (RSV); Praise the Lord! (BBC HB 16)

: Speaking for Myself

A well-known professional broadcaster talks about something in the recent news which has caught his attention.
followed by an interlude

: For Schools

10.50 A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY 22: By the Sea


Music By: Albert Chatterley

: Newspapers and Newspapermen

JOHN ROSSELLI has been both a journalist and an academic. He suggests that newspapermen should worry less about the medium and more about the message.


Unknown: John Rosselli

: For Schools

11.20 Listening and Writing A World to Grow In
MAUREEN DUFFY introduces two of her own poems, and poems by Dylan Thomas , Edwin Muir , George Barker , May Swenson and Barry MacSweeney
11.40 Prospect. Aspects of human biology: Before birth by MARGARET SHEFFIELD
12.0 Announcements


Introduces: Maureen Duffy
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Edwin Muir
Unknown: George Barker
Unknown: Barry MacSweeney
Unknown: Margaret Sheffield

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke
Your Own Time: Who pegs the hemline? ALISON ADBURGHAM , fashion editor of The Guardian. on who decides what's in and out in the world of fashion. And other topical items too


Presenter: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Alison Adburgham

: Twenty Questions

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 Peter Helicopter and the Jump Jet by MONICA WHITE Presenter MAUREEN MORRIS Scripts by LESLIE PITT


Unknown: Story Peter Helicopter
Presenter: Maureen Morris
Unknown: Leslie Pitt
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: For Schools

2.0 Let's Join In. Tom Tit Tot (traditional)
2.20 Christian Focus. ' The Twain shall Meet ': community relations by LESLIE SMITH
2.35 Interlude
2.40 Guitar School: introduced by MICHAEL JESSETT (32)


Unknown: Leslie Smith
Introduced By: Michael Jessett

: Afternoon Theatre

Selected for Friday Angel Unwilling by DAVID CAMPTON
Although Beatie always gets the blame for everything, Agnes would still like to be in her shoes ...
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Played By: Willie Minton
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Agnes Glossop: Ella Atkinson
Beatie Spence: Violet Carson
Mr Morden: Geoffrey Banks
Mrs Morden: Mary Griffiths
Mrs West: Katherine Parr
Elizabeth Finch: Pamela Craig
Jerry Wright: Wllf Carr
Mrs Finch: Vivien Wood
Magistrate: David Mahlowe

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questionsr Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
If you wish to add your views to the subjects discussed in this week's Any Questions? send them as soon as possible to BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Story Time: Vanity Fair: 10: Vanitas Vanitatum

by W.M. Thackeray abridged in ten parts by Nan MacDonald
Read by David Davis


Author: W.M. Thackeray
Reader: David Davis
Producer: Graham Gauld

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team including
STEVE RACE'S Radio Times
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Brain of Britain 1972

A general knowledge contest
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 13: Northern Ireland (i)


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Zebedee Tring: Graham Rigby
Ken Pound: Michael Collins
Jethro Larkin: George Hart

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE introduces a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.
Research by JEAN STROUD
(Repeated: Saturday 4.30 pm)


Unknown: Jean Stroud
Producer: Richard Burwood

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Steve Race
Norman St John-Stevas , MF Baroness Wootton Dr Kit Pedler
Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Horncastle, Lines
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? should be addressed to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol, BS8 2LR


Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Unknown: Mf Baroness Wootton
Unknown: Dr Kit Pedler
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Analysis

The Best People yet Discovered '
Two programmes about Japan by Ian Mclntyre
The phrase in the title was coined by St Francis Xavier , but admiration for the Japanese is common enough in the modern world too: since 1945 their story has been one of almost monotonous success.
Today there are signs that the storyline may have to change, not least because President Nixon by his economic measures last year and by his overtures to Communist China has made many Japanese feel that the ground is shifting under their feet.
This week and next, IAN MCINTYRE , just back from Japan, presents his impressions of how the Japanese are facing up to new uncertainties. Producer GEORGE FISCHER


Unknown: Ian McLntyre
Unknown: St Francis Xavier
Unknown: Ian McIntyre
Producer: George Fischer

: Weather

: 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 House of Mirth by EDITH WHARTON
Read by ANNA MASSEY (7)


Read By: Anna Massey

: The Commuters' Tales: The Tale of the Male Model

Written by Simon Barnes (a winner in the Commuters' Tales competition) and told by Hugh Paddick to Robin Browne and Michael Kilgarriff.
(Repeated: Saturday, 5.30 pm.)


Writer: Simon Barnes
[Actor]: Hugh Paddick
[Actor]: Robin Browne
[Actor]: Michael Kilgarriff
Producer: Simon Brett

: News

preceded by Weather
11.59 Market Trends

: am Closedown

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