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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 )
8.4t Today's Papers


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

: News

: For Schools

9.5 An Act of Worship Men of Faith
Interviews by LESLIE SMITH Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Unknown: Leslie Smith
Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: The Morning After

Sidney Harrison, speaking as usual from the keyboard, imagines himself to be Frederick the Great's music librarian.
Last night Mr Bach came to dinner and quite without warning his royal patron gave him a theme: ' Extemporise on this ... '


Producer: Denys Gueroult

: 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 26; Sing we triumphant hymns of praise (BBC HB 130); Canticle 5: Wisdom of Solomon 7, v 28, to 8, 13 (RSV); The Lord ascendeth up on high (BBC ub 133)

: 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

10.5* A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY
23: Dreaming and dancing (ii)


Music By: Albert Chatterley

: My Universities

Three talks by Joseph Hone who didn'go to university
1: Thomas Arnold alive and well in Ireland. In Irish private schools the traditions are still strong.


Unknown: Joseph Hone
Unknown: Thomas Arnold

: For Schools

11.20 Listening and Writing
Jim the Prisoner from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain , adapted by YVONNE BRADBURY
11.40 Prospect. Aspects of human biology: the biochemistry of human life.
12.0 Announcements


Unknown: Huckleberry Finn
Unknown: Mark Twain
Adapted By: Yvonne Bradbury
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Tom Butcher

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke Your Own Time
School holidays - need they be a bore? JOAN YORKE looks at some of the new holiday action co-operatives
And other topical items too


Presenter: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Joan Yorke

: Twenty Questions

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Norman Hackforth , Peter Glaze with a mystery guest
David Franklin in the chair
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Norman Hackforth
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: David Franklin

: 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: Pussy Simpkin Helps Out by LINDA GREENBURY
Presenter ELIZABETH CASSIE Scripts and production by JENYTH WORSLEY


Unknown: Pussy Simpkin
Unknown: Linda Greenbury
Presenter: Elizabeth Cassie
Production By: Jenyth Worsley

: For Schools

2.0 Let's Join In. The Princess of Tomboso by MARIUS barbeau
2.20 Christian Focus. Worker and boss: a programme about some of the work of the Industrial Society by LESLIE SMITH
2.35 Interlude
2.40 Guitar School: producer DOUGLAS COOMBES (33)


Unknown: Marius Barbeau
Unknown: Leslie Smith
Producer: Douglas Coombes

: Afternoon Theatre

Selected for Friday
Alcestis: a new translation from Euripides by DARYL HINE
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Unknown: Daryl Hine
Producer: Douglas Cleverdon
Alcestis: Janette Richer
Admetus: William Squire
Eumelus, his son: Fergus McClelland
Pheres, his father: Frank Duncan
Apollo: Denis Goacher
Death: Allan McClelland
Heracles: Denis Goacher
The Butler: Richard Goolden
The Maid: Carole Boyd
Leader of the Chorus: Carleton Hobbs
Chorus 2: Ralph Truman
Chorus 3: Olive Gregg

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questions; Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
If you wish to add your views to any of the subjects discussed in this week's Any Questionst (tonight at 8.30) write to BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Story Time

5: Degrees of Equality


Unknown: George Orwell
Read By: Tom Fleming

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Brain of Britain 1972: 14: Northern Ireland (ii)

A nation-wide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title.

: The Archers


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
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
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
Deirdre Underwood: Eileen Barry

: 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: Phyllis Robinson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Robert Kee , Elizabeth Manners Lord Willis, Russell Braddon Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Felixstowe, Suffolk


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Elizabeth Manners
Unknown: Russell Braddon
Unknown: Chairman David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Analysis

'The Best People yet Discovered '
Two programmes about Japan by Ian Mclntyre
In the Easter break the Analysis team visited Japan. Tonight in this second programme, IAN MCINTYRE continues his examination of how the Japanese seem likely to adapt to changing circumstances. Producer GEORGE FISCHER


Unknown: Ian McLntyre
Unknown: Ian McIntyre
Producer: George Fischer

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Smart reporting

: 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
Read by ANNA MASSEY (12)


Read By: Anna Massey

: The Commuters' Tales: The Navvy's Tale

In which travellers on the Southern Region pass their time like Chaucer's pilgrims by telling stories.
Written by Alan Lothian (a winner in the Commuters' Tales competition) and told by T.P. McKenna to Robin Browne and William Eedle.
(Repeated: Saturday, 5.30 pm.)


Writer: Alan Lothian
[Actor]: T.P. McKenna
[Actor]: Robin Browne
[Actor]: William Eedle
Producer: Simon Brett

: News

preceded by Weather
11.59 Market Trends

: Closedown

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