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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today presented by ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Presented By: Robin Hicks

: Today

The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
6.50 Travel news. What's on, and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER VHF: Regional news, weather
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.0 News and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdesk; at 7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50 Travel news
VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.25 Sportsdesk; at 8.35* Today's Papers
Regional VHF: see Variations


Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Religious Service for Primary Schools
9.25 Material for Assembly
Pop goes religion: TONY JASPER presents some pop songs with a meaning
9.35 You and Survival 3: A Fish Out of Water written by LEWIS JONES presented by PETER PACEY
9.55 Movement and Music I


Unknown: Tony Jasper
Written By: Lewis Jones
Presented By: Peter Pacey

: Daily Service

NEM P 50: My spirit longs for thee (BBC HB 331); Canticle 1, vv 1-15; John 7. vv 14-24 (AV); Sing praise to God (BBC BB 18)

: For Schools

10.30 La France Aujourd'hul
French IV. 13: Et votre avenir, alors? Written by PAULE-ALINE DENT
10.45 Horizons de France French V. 13: Montmartre written by CHARLOTTE CROZET
11.0 Time and Tune II presented by JOHN CAMBURN
11.20 Man
3: Living in the desert by MARGERY MORRIS
11.40 Geography
Humberside Development (I) by DAVID SYMES


Written By: Charlotte Crozet
Presented By: John Camburn
Narrator: Margery Morris
Narrator: Barry Foster
Unknown: David Symes

: You and Yours

Presenter John Edmunds Health and Welfare
Itchy Heads: FRANCES BERTHELSEN talks to experts about the alarming increase in head lice. VHF South West: see Variations


Talks: Frances Berthelsen

: My Music!

12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

: 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

Stories: Tommy and the Field Miceby URSULA DANIELS and The New Building by AUDREY HOOKER


Unknown: Ursula Daniels
Unknown: Audrey Hooker

: For Schools

2.0 Living Language
Chaucer's Pilgrims, from The Canterbury Tales (radiovision): adapted and produced by JOAN GRIFFITHS
2.20 Movement and Music II
2.40 Learning about Life 3: Falling in Love
Programme arranged and introduced by JOHN STOCKBRIDGE


Produced By: Joan Griffiths
Introduced By: John Stockbridge

: Afternoon Theatre

Death of a Huntsman

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

The life and times of a broadcaster-about-town.


Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Story Time

A Little Love, a Little Learning by NINA BAWDEN
Read by EVA HADDON (4)


Unknown: Nina Bawden
Read By: Eva Haddon

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
VHF: Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Just a Minute

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Prieslland


Unknown: Gerald Prieslland

: Any Answers?

(Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)

: A Story of Our Time

The Medvedev File written by DAVID WILLIAMS with Alan Dobie as Zhores Medvedev
I was asked to forget what I am now about to describe. I agreed, but only under certain conditions. Now it has become clear that the other side has not kept its part of the bargain, and this unties my hands. In May 1970 the distinguished Russian biochemist Dr Zhores Medvedev was removed to the mental hospital at Kaluga.
This act was the culmination of a long and bitter campaign conducted by Medvedev against the authorities to allow him either to leave the country to lecture or to publish his researches abroad. The details of the case and his eventual release make this one of the most remarkable stories to come out of the Soviet Union. with the voices of JAMES MELLOR , FREDA BAMFORD TERRY SCULLY , ROLF LEFEBVRE


Written By: David Williams
Unknown: Alan Dobie
Unknown: Zhores Medvedev
Unknown: Dr Zhores Medvedev
Unknown: James Mellor
Unknown: Freda Bamford
Unknown: Terry Scully
Unknown: Rolf Lefebvre
Unknown: William Eedle.
Unknown: Katherine Parr
Unknown: Anthony Brothers
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Scan

Introduced by Christopher Cook Outrageously obscene, wickedly funny, brilliantly cruel ... When Philip Roth 's Portnoy's Complaint was published in 1969 it had rave reviews and shocked many readers. The film opens in London this week. How can such a book be transferred to the screen?
Tennessee Williams's latest play Small Craft Warnings has its European premiere. How much has he developed since The Glass Menagerie in 1944? What makes George Balanchine a master choreographer? The Royal Ballet stages three more of his ballets.
How likely are ' The Likely Lads '? An interview with the authors of the comedy series on BBC1 after five years. Producer PATRICIA BRENT


Introduced By: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Philip Roth
Unknown: George Balanchine
Producer: Patricia Brent

: New Worlds

Discoveries, inventions and developments in the world of science and technology are constantly changing our way of life.
Paul Vaughan introduces the people who made these changes and finds out what impact they will have in the future. Producer Michael BRIGHT
9.59 Weather


Introduces: Paul Vaughan

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

This Rough Magic


Read By: Patricia Gallimore

: News

preceded by Weather

: Market Trends

: Closedown

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