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: News

: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day REV BRIAN COLEMAN


Unknown: Brian Coleman

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50
English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Brian Redhead

: News

: Finger on the Pulse

A series of 18 programmes 1: The Big Sell
How does your GP decide which drug to prescribe for you? On what will his decision be based? Direct mail advertising or other drug advertisements? Could he prescribe more cheaply?
Presented by Bill Breckon
Medical adviser DAVID DELVIN Producers SUSAN SNAILUM and PAr TAYLOR


Presented By: Bill Breckon
Unknown: David Delvin
Producers: Susan Snailum

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories. Introduced by SUSAN DENNY. Producer TERRY LLOYD


Introduced By: Susan Denny.
Producer: Terry Lloyd

: Daily Service

nem, p 84; Lo, now is our accepted day (BBC HB 342); Canticle 4; Psalm 51, w 1-13 (NEB): Forty days (BBC HB 341)

: Morning Story

The Cry of Geese by ROY BOLITHO Read by Norman Shelley
' They met by the stone stile, the shabby old man and the small boy. " Where are you going, boy? " the old man asked. Nowhere," the boy said. here you? " ...'


Unknown: Roy Bolitho
Read By: Norman Shelley

: News

: Sweet Songs of Zion

Introduced by Sir John Betjeman. who explores the treasures of English ymn-writing.
9: John Keble and other Tractarians


Introduced By: Sir John Betjeman.
Unknown: John Keble
Producer: Angela Tilby

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Token of Esteem by DAVID. BARTLETT and MICHAEL DAVIES with Gerald Cross as Sands Christopher Timothy as Joe
SANDS: How could I agree to anything so preposterous? ... This pocket-watch was given to me by my firm as a token of their esteem after 40 long and faithful years' service. If you imagine I am going to lower it into a cup of tea simply to satisfy some moronic urge you have to compete, then you are sadly mistaken. This watch means as much to me as life itself.
(Christopher Timothy is a member of the Young Vic Theatre Company)


Unknown: David. Bartlett
Unknown: Michael Davies
Unknown: Gerald Cross
Unknown: Sands Christopher Timothy
Unknown: Christopher Timothy
Billy: Peter Pacet
Waitress: Jane Knowles

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
I Know My Rights - or Do IT. Find out in today's edition.

: Brain of Britain 1976

A general knowledge contest Chairman Robert.Robinson 2: London (ii)
DENIS VANDERVELDE, management consultant MRS HILARY BRINDLEY , child psychiatrist
ANDREW NEWMAN , solicitor THOMAS DYER , schoolmaster including Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , Who, With IAN GILLIES , sets the questions. Producer TONY LUKE
(Repeated/ Friday 6.15 pm)
Book, Brain of Britain, 35p from bookshops
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Mrs Hilary Brindley
Unknown: Andrew Newman
Unknown: Thomas Dyer
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies

: The World at One: News

Nicholas Woolley


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Fritz Splegl , Austrian-Liverpudlian; defender of the Scouse; publisher: and man of music.
2.0-2.2 News
Giving up Smoking - -1: DONALD NORFOLK wonders why you do smoke.
Reading your letters. Arts Notebook.
Food Facts on Potatoes - 3: JANET WARREN gives us some cooking hints.
Images of Rose (6)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Fritz Splegl
Unknown: Janet Warren

: Listen with Mother

Story: Johnny Jones Runs Away by LANCE SALWAY


Unknown: Johnny Jones
Unknown: Lance Salway

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Felicity Kendal as Sarah in Can You Stay the Night?
2Your trouble is that you seem to think only a man has a right to a wife - and friends.'


Unknown: Felicity Kendal
Comedy By: Michael Robson
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin
Philip: Christopher Bidmead
Barry: David Sinclair
John: Stephen Thorne
NiCOle: Eva Haddon

: News

: The Devotees

Three programmes on some better-known literary ' fan clubs.' 2: The White Boar Society Written and narrated by Derek Parker
The campaign to clear the name of one of England's darkest historical villains runs as strongly today as when the society was started 50 years ago by two Liverpool surgeons. Richard Hi's supporters are convincedthathistory,and Shakespeare in particular, have gravely maligned their hero


Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Edward Burnham
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Story Time

The House of Gair
8: Murder or Misadventuret

: PM

Nicholas Woolley
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: Oh, Get On With It!

starring Kenneth Williams with. Lance Percival Miriam Margolyes and the Nic Rowley Trio
Script by PETER SPENCE , with additional material by COLIN BOSTOCK - SMITH, HOWARD IMBKR , TOM MAGEE-ENGLEFIELD and GAVJN OSBON. Producer SIMON BRETT (Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Script By: Peter Spence
Unknown: Colin Bostock
Unknown: Howard Imbkr
Producer: Simon Brett

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative Party

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

Ring Robin Day to put your questions in person to our guest of the evening.
Call [number removed]from 6.0 pm


Producer: Walter Wallich

: Wellington

The last of three programmes written by NESTA PAIN based on the biography by ELIZABETH LONGFORD with Paul Rogers as Wellington 3: The Hero Comes Home
' It's a bad thing to be always fighting. It has been too much to see brave men cutting each other to pieces.'
Wellington was 46 when he triumphed over Napoleon at Waterloo and he never fought another battle. He lived on another 37 years, involving himself in the great political issues of the day and becoming, for a time. Prime Minister. He was a target not only for would-be assassins (the Cato Street Conspirators) but for the attentions of unmarried women of all kinds. He died in 1852 and was mourned as ' the greatest man that England ever knew.'
Narrator Noel Johnson


Written By: Nesta Pain
Unknown: Elizabeth Longford
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Narrator: Noel Johnson
Unknown: Leslie Heritage
Unknown: Anne Jameson
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Denis McCarthy
Unknown: Deborah Paige
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver


Presenter: Michael Oliver

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Stone Angel (8)

: News

preceded by Weather

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