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: News

6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day FEV RICHARD HARRIES


Unknown: Richard Harries

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Barry Norman
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 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.27 and 8.27; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Barry Norman

: News

: Voice of the People: [number removed]

Radio 4's open line gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions on political issues.
Ring Birmingham (021) -4M 5432 and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners. Producer JENNY DE YONG
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: George Scott

: News

: Checkpoint

The programme that investigates your consumer problems, presented by Roger Cook Producer LESLIE ROBINSON


Presented By: Roger Cook
Producer: Leslie Robinson

: Daily Service

nem, p 21; Lord of mercy and of might (BBC HB 295); Psalm 1; Acts 13, vv 1-12 (RSV); Christ for the world we sing! (BBC HB 172)

: Morning Story

from Northern Ireland The Hurling Match by WALTER MACKEN
Read by J. J. Murphy
The game of hurling seemed particularly designed to waste energy. It was as old as Ireland - older. It was as old as the ash tree from which the hurleys were shaped. The best hurlers had to be light of foot and quick of eye, like dancers. Twister really thought of all the beauty of its playing as waste


Unknown: Walter MacKen
Read By: J. J. Murphy
Producer: Paul Muldoon

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Secombe and Son

: Through the Badger Gate

byE.JANERATCLIFFE abridged by EILEEN CAPEL Reader Joan Matheson 2: My Badger Settles In
1 In' a bed of straw in a little wooden box on the car seat I earried her home ... she was in no state to be introduced to her sett; medical attention was urgently needed.... '


Abridged By: Eileen Capel
Reader: Joan Matheson
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce
Life in Hospital: the life of the long-stay patient is discovered by JOAN YORKE-3: In a Psychiatric Ward.
And a different kind of treatment: SANDRA MARTIN explores naturopathy.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: George Luce
Unknown: Sandra Martin

: Twenty Questions

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Nicholas Woolley


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from Birmingham
Introduced by Maureen Staffer Old Enough to be Her Father: PETER WINDOWS looks at relationships where the man is the older partner.
2.0-2.2 News
Back to Work: DAVID LLOYD visits a unique rehabilitation centre in Birmingham.
Hows your Turn, Mum?: JOCELYN RYDER-SMITH With a slimming idea for you and your friends.
The Lost Unicorn (9)


Introduced By: Maureen Staffer
Unknown: David Lloyd

: Listen with Mother

Story:The Three Little Pigsadapted by JEAN SUTCLIFFE Presenters AURIOL SMITH and MICHAEL RICHMOND
Written and produced by JENYTH WORSLEY


Adapted By: Jean Sutcliffe
Presenters: Auriol Smith
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

In Mombasa Once ... by MICHAKi. HOBSON with Anna Carteret , Isabel Dean Basil Moss and Anthony Ainley ' Tell me this: if I'd been born a man, what would you think of me? Call a man an adventurer and there's admiration-even envy - in the word. But call a woman an adventuress and there's every kind of social contempt implied.'


Unknown: Anna Carteret
Unknown: Isabel Dean
Unknown: Basil Moss
Unknown: Anthony Ainley
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Harry Wilderspin: Basil Moss
Indian: Garard Green
CalOW: Clifford Norgate
Maude Ludlow: Isabel Dean
Sam: Yemi Ajibade
Guthrie Serocold: Anthony Ainley
Elaine Fletcher: Anna Carteret
Dan Williams: Haydn Jones
Van Dalsen: Michael Shannon

: News

: Any Answers?

Continuing the discussion In last Friday's Any Questionst Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Story Time

Arthur Askey reads his autobiography Before Your Very Eyes abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT
10: Behind the Heart Producer ROGER pine (Birmingham
(Starting on Monday: Our Hearts were Young and Gay by Emily Kimbrough and Cornelia Otis Skinner )


Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Unknown: Emily Kimbrough
Unknown: Cornelia Otis Skinner

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: Brain of Britain 1975

Chairman Robert Robinson * 16: Midlands
MARK BROADHEAD , insurance clerk miss WINIFRED lawson , retired teacher
TREVOR LEWIS , marketing manager including ' Beat the Brains *


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mark Broadhead
Unknown: Miss Winifred Lawson
Unknown: Trevor Lewis

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Ray Gowdridge presenting world news and views


Unknown: Ray Gowdridge

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Rosamund John Alastair Burnet Lord Oaksey
Rt Hon Cledwyn Hughes , MP Chairman David Jacobs from Gwynedd
(Rptd: Sat 1.15; Mon 11.5 am)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday at 7.30 pm) to Any Answersf, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Unknown: Rosamund John
Unknown: Alastair Burnet
Unknown: Cledwyn Hughes
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday 9.15 am)
Alistair Cooke 's America: L6.00 from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
1.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Alan Haydock

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting
Friday Special: a deeper look St. a topic of the moment


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime



Read By: Richard Pasco

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends
Book, How Money Works, 40p trom bookshops

: 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 Bostock-Smith
Script By: David Renwick
Producer: John Lloyd

: News

preceded by Weather

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