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22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV RICHARD HARRIES


Unknown: Richard Harries

: Today

Introduced by Desmond Lynam and Malcolm Billings
Including at 6.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather: at
6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news At 7.0 and 8.6 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.27 and 8.27; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.351; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50. English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: News

: Voice of the People:

[number removed]
Radio 4's open line gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions on political issues.
RingBirmingham ([number removed]) and discuss your point of view on the air with Barry Wilson and with other R4 listeners. Producer JENNY DE YONG The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Barry Wilson

: News

: Checkpoint

The programme that minds the consumer's business. Presenter Roger Cook


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Daily Service

nem, p 102; Come, my soul, thou must be waking (BBC HB 404): Psalm 100; Romans 1. vv 1-12 (Jerusalem Bible); 0 for a closer walk with God (BBC HB 333)

: Morning Story

from Northern Ireland Beau Sammy
Written and read by John Morrow
The advert in the local newspaper read: Glorious Opportunity for young, dynamic self-starters of good appearance and with clean driving licence. No experience necessary. Apply Noble Bros Ltd. The ' N ' in Noble was surmounted by a small crown, and to give the prospective - or illiterate - applicants some idea of what the Noble Bros required there was a head and shoulders line-drawing of a young, dynamic self-starter not unlike the young Steve McQueen. Producer PAUL MULDOON


Read By: John Morrow
Unknown: Noble Bros
Unknown: Steve McQueen.
Producer: Paul Muldoon

: News

: 50 Years of Royal Broadcasts

Part 2: 1945 to 1974
A history of our times as reflected in BBC broadcasts of Ceremonial Occasions and speeches of the RoyaJ Family. Written by JOHN LAIRD
Narrator Robert Hudson
Producer STEPHEN Williams
A BBC record based on the two parts of this programme is available at record shops. Its number as a double album is REJ 187 and as a cassette HRMC 187


Written By: John Laird
Producer: Stephen Williams

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
Hard of Hearing: tips on how to live with it from a consultant and a hearing-aid dispenser.

: Twenty Questions

In the chair Terry Wogan
On the panel Anona Winn, Brian Johnston, William Rushton and Bettine le Beau
Voice Gretta Gouriet

12.55 Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Chairman: Terry Wogan
Panellist: Anona Winn
Panellist: Brian Johnston
Panellist: William Rushton
Panellist: Bettine Le Beau
Voice: Gretta Gouriet
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston

: The World at One: News

Gordon Clough


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Glasgow by Mary Marquis
Woman in Pakistan: a visitor's impression.
2.0-2.2 News
Starvation Nightmare: one girl's diet problem.
Two and Two make Four: even in the computerised classroom. Wallace and Hardie: as every Scots schoolboy knows. Mrs Beer 's House
Read by PENELOPE LEE (5)


Unknown: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Mrs Beer
Read By: Penelope Lee

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Happy Little King's New Jersey by MOIRA HERITAGE Presenters GLADYS WHITRED and TONY AITKEN


Presenters: Gladys Whitred
Presenters: Tony Aitken
Unknown: Gladys Whitred
Producer: Jenyth Worslly

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Long after Summer by ROBERT NATHAN adapted by MICHAEL VOYSEY
I turned to ask Jot to give me a bit more sail, and I saw him looking earnestly and directly at Johanna. I saw Johanna looking at him, too. Jot and Johanna were 14, but they weren't children any more.' with LIANE AL'KIN and EVA HADDON Producer MARGARET ETALL


Unknown: Robert Nathan
Adapted By: Michael Voysey
Unknown: Liane Al'Kin
Unknown: Eva Haddon
Producer: Margaret Etall
Robert Jeffries: Glen Beck
Johanna: Jennifer Meli Et
Fr Duffy: Brian Haines
Josie Perrera: Anne Jameson
Manuel Perrera: Michael Shannon
Alben Deacon: Alfred Hoffman
Jot Deacon: Peter Whitman
Tom Goodenoe: Blain Fairman

: News

: Any Answers?

Continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Story Time

(Final instalment)


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Told By: Martin Jarvis
Told By: Denise Bryer

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Gordon Clough with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather 5.SS Weather, programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: News

: Brain of Britain 1975

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 4: West o/ England
MISS MARY GRENSIDE, secretary of Sidmouth Cricket Club
IAN MILROY , lecturer in urban economics
DR IAN CAMPION-SMITH , chemist ALEC DAKIN , retired teacher


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Ian Milroy
Unknown: Dr Ian Campion-Smith
Unknown: Alec Dakin

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her personal selection of items from BBC Radio and Television Producer DAVID CORNET
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Ian Mikardo , mp
Eldon Griffiths , mp
Arianna Stasvinopoulos Michael Barratt
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Shropshire
(Rptd: Sat 1.15: Mon 11.5 am) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday at 7.30 pm) to Any Answerst, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Ian Mikardo
Unknown: Eldon Griffiths
Unknown: Arianna Stasvinopoulos
Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope,

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ANNE WINDER


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting
Friday Special: tonight's edition takes a deeper look at one of the big issues of the moment


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Truth about ' Pygmallon' Written, abridged and read by RICHARD HUGGETT
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING (Final instalment)


Read By: Richard Huggett
Producer: Christopher Venning

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: Week Ending ...

DAVID JASON , BILL WALLIS NIGEL REES and BILL MCGUFFIE at the piano take a late night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side.


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Script By: Colin Rostock-Smith
Script By: David Renwick
Producer: John Lloyd

: News

preceded by Weather
12.1 am Inshore forecast

: Closedown

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