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: News Summary

C.27 Farming Today: ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: Robin Hicks

: Today

The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
6.50 medium wave Travel news, What's on. and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER
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 medium wave Travel news
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 last column


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

: News

: Woman's Hour Special: [number removed]

What do we expect from marriage today? How are our attitudes to this centuries-old institution changing?
Your views discussed with Alison Lyons of the Institute of Marital Studies, and Alan Leighton , journalist and counsellor. Taking your calls: Judith Chalmers
Call [number removed]between 7.30 and 9.0. Calls cannot be accepted after 9.0 am


Unknown: Alison Lyons
Unknown: Alan Leighton
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: Daily Service

NEM p 80; Come, let us to the Lord (BBC HB 487); Psalm 90, vv 1-6, 12-17; Luke 22, vv 14-27 (RSV); God of grace (BBC HB 391)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by ALUN FRANCIS including music by Mozart, John Fox and Delibes TOMMY REILLY plays harmonica solos with WILFRID PARRY (piano)


Conducted By: Alun Francis
Unknown: John Fox
Unknown: Delibes Tommy Reilly
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: The Ra Expeditions

9: A New Beginning


Read By: John Justin

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce Health and Welfare
A World of Silence: KAY NASB looks at the isolated world of the deaf.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?

: More Secret Life of Kenneth Williams

The Light that Failed
If Big Brother succeeds In dousing the light of the forbidding Blackstone Lighthouse the pride of the Merchant Marine will go to the bottom. Can England's hero get there in time. Come to that - can he even find the lighthouse?
12.55 medium wave Weather, programme news

: 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 Early Worm by EUGENIE SUMMERF1ELD

: All Kinds of Music

Introduced by STUART FORSYTH


Leader: Nigel Carter
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Unknown: Danny Street
Unknown: Cheryl Kennedy
Unknown: William Davies
Introduced By: Stuart Forsyth

: Afternoon Theatre

With Prejudice by JAMES FAIRFAX

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

The life and times of a broadcaster-about-town Producer MICHELL RAPER


Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

The Taste of Too Much by CLIFFORD HANLEY
Read by MICHAEL DEACON 4: The Moratorium


Unknown: Clifford Hanley
Read By: Michael Deacon

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questioner Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
Write to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Entertainers

Harry Belafonte
Through soundtrack , record and in conversation with him at his home in America, MICHAEL FREEDLAND reconstructs the life and times of Harry Belafonte.
(Duke Ellington: Fri. 9.5 am)


Unknown: Harry Belafonte
Unknown: Michael Freedland
Unknown: Harry Belafonte.
Producer: John Browell

: A Very Private World

Imagine a child of seven, quite beautiful, but who screams uncontrollably. cannot talk and cannot recognise her mother's love. Her body is perfect though her mind Is not.
Fourteen years ago that was Ann Hodges , an autistic child born before the handicap was generally recognised. Today, through the remarkable devotion and strength of her family, Ann can read. write, talk, is affectionate - and wants a lob.
In the first part of this programme the Hodges tell the story of Ann's release from her very private world. But what is autism, what are the problems of diagnosis and treatment, and what help is available? That is the theme of the discussion which follows the story of Ann, between three experts on autism:
DR LORNA WING, member of the Scientific Staff of the Medical Research Council
DR NEIL O'CONNOR. Director of the urc's Developmental Psychology Unit
SYBIL ELGAR , headmistress of a school for autistic children Presenter Joan Yorke
Compiled and produced by KAROLYN SHINDLER


Unknown: Ann Hodges
Unknown: Dr Neil O'Connor.
Unknown: Sybil Elgar
Presenter: Joan Yorke
Produced By: Karolyn Shindler

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime



Unknown: Mr Prohack
Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Read By: Neville Jason

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of the arts and science
People, ideas, events - opinion and discussion. Introduced tonight by Peter France

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: * 1973 Local Elections

Network Special with BBC Local Radio
Radio 4 stays open late to bring you the results of today's local elections in England and Wales. in which 35 million people are entitled to vote.
The whole system of local government has been drastically changed. New authorities have been created, and old ones swept away. Who will run the six giant Metropolitan Counties outside London? Who will control the other County Councils, many of them with new names and new boundaries? Who will win Greater London, where the results may have a special significance because the elections are being fought on the same boundaries as the next General Election?
In this co-production between Network News and Current Affairs in London and the BBC Local Radio Stations, you can hear results and comments from all over the country. In the Election Studio:
ANTHONY KING , Professor of Government, University of Essex
ROBERT CARVEL. Political Editor. London Evening standard
Chairman Hardiman Scott , the BBC's Political Editor
Production team DENNIS LOWER JOHN TURTLE. MARTIN COX Co-production editor BERNARD TATE
(Inshore forecast 11.45*-11.48*)


Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: Hardiman Scott
Unknown: Dennis Lower
Editor: Bernard Tate

: Closedown

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