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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day REV RICHARD HARRIES
Prayers of Hope: talks by Richard Harries , 70p, from bookshops


Unknown: Richard Harries

: Today

Introduced by Brian Redhead in Manchester and Paul Barnes in London
Including at 6.50 and 7.5* 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 8.351; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 Editor MIKE CHANEY
English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Introduced By: Paul Barnes
Editor: Mike Chaney

: 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 [number removed] and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners...
BBC Birmingham
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: George Scott

: News

: Checkpoint

An investigative programme for consumers presented by Roger Cook


Presented By: Roger Cook
Producer: Isabel James

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; 0 Lord of heaven and earth and sea BBC HB 14); Psalm 8; Luke 22, vv 24-38 (rsv); Before the almighty Father's throne (BBC m 452)

: Morning Story

Green Fingers by MICHAEL PEARSON
Read by Timothy Kightley
'I know there has been rottenness going on in this district: moral decay among the bourgeois Edwardian terraces.... but this robbing our allotment! This truly shows the depths of decline ...'
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Pearson
Read By: Timothy Kightley

: News

: One Man's Bach

Antony Hopkins had the good fortune to be born on Bach's birthday. He selects and plays some of his favourite Bach music, including Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring and part of the St Matthew Passion.
Producer PETER de ROSA


Unknown: Antony Hopkins
Producer: Peter de Rosa

: In My Own Time

When not in the House of Commons, Rente Short , mp, spends a lot of time with Rosie (Rosamund of Cassieuberry) and Rachel (Vulcan Champagne Flamenco). She talks about these very non-political companions to DII.YS MORGAN. Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Rente Short
Producer: Thena Heshel

: News

: You and Yours

Your health and general well-being are the concern of our Friday presenter Bill Breckon With, of course. your views in What's on Your Mind?


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Oh, Get On With It!

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Introduced By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Daphne Hubbard
The Stuff of Romance: what nourished the youthful dreams of your generation?
2.0-2.2 News
'Steel true and blade straight':' ROBIN cousins, world-class skater from Bristol, talks to RENE WYNDHAM.
On the Beat: AMANDA THEUNISSEN with her local bobby.
Lambs in Woolly Jumpers:' NORMA HUXTABLE protects her flock.
The Secret Orchard of Roger. Ackerley by buna PETRE (7)


Unknown: Daphne Hubbard
Unknown: Rene Wyndham.
Unknown: Amanda Theunissen
Unknown: Norma Huxtable
Unknown: Shelagh Fraser

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Very Big Word
Written and produced by JENYTH WORSLEY


Presenters: Auriol Smith
Presenters: Sean Barrett
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Jill Bennett and Denis Quilley in Home Is The Sailor by JOHN WBITEWOOD
It's Richard's wedding day. A worrying enough day for any young man without the unexpected arrival of the father he hasn't seen for 13 years - 'You are making a terrible mistake my boy, believe me; and I speak from experience! '
Produced and directed by GLYN DEARMAN
(Jill Bennett and Denis Quilley are National Theatre players)


Unknown: Jill Bennett
Unknown: Denis Quilley
Unknown: John Wbitewood
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Directed By: Jill Bennett
Directed By: Denis Quilley
Valerie: Madi Hedd
Margaret: Jill Bennett
Customs officer: Leslie\ Heritage
Adrian: Denis Quilley
Kevin: Peter Pacey
Richard: Christopher Scoular
Margaret's mother: Aimee Delamain
Phyllis: Katherine Parr
Heather: Deborah Paige
Nancy: Rosalind Adams
Tom: Jack May

: News

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Story Time

The Rash Adventurer by MARGARET FORSTER
Read by BRYDEN MURDOCH 5: The Road to Culloden


Unknown: Margaret Forster
Read By: Bryden Murdoch

: Reports

The news magazine: presented by Gordon Clough with PM's s reporting team Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Brain of Britain 1976

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)


Written By: William Smethurst

: News Desk

Dick Tracey presenting world news and views Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Dick Tracey
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her selection of extracts from BBC Radio and Television programmes during the past seven days.
Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Russell Braddon Ludovic Kennedy Lady Howe
Dr Mark Hughes , MP
Chairman David Jacobs from Co Durham
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN BBC Bristol
(Rptd: Sat 1.15; Mon 11.5 am) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday at
7.30 pm) to: Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Unknown: Russell Braddon
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Mark Hughes
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday 9.15 am)
Alistair Cooke 's America:
16.00, from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Edwin Mullins looks at the arts and crafts of the Islamic civilisation founded in Mecca 1.400 years ago and celebrated this week throughout Britain in The World of Islam Festival.


Unknown: Edwin Mullins

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rain Forest


Read By: Kate Coleridge

: Week Ending....

Bill Wallis , Nigel Rees Chris Emmett and Bill McGuffie at the piano take a late-night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side.


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Script By: Colin Bostock-Smith

: News

preceded by Weather

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