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: News

: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day SISTER MARTINA

: Today

Michael Cooke in Manchester and John Tlmpson in London
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including Sports News and Today's Papers; at 7.25* and 8.25* VHF Regional News, Weather; and Thought for the Day at 7.45*
English Regions: see column 5


Unknown: Michael Cooke
Unknown: John Tlmpson

: News

: The Living World

Talking Point
Discussing listeners' queries and comments about wildlife and the countryside.
Introduced by Derek Jones
BBC Bristol
Questions to: Talking Point, The Living World, [address removed]


Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Parents and Children: Truancy

Thousands and thousands of children truant from school each day. No one is sure of the exact number because despite registration children can still ' opt-out ' of school after roll-call.
Kathryn Davies has been to truancy centres and schools In order to find why young people don't find school that appealing any more.


Reporter: Kathryn Davies
Producer: Mary Redcliffe

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories and analyse significant developments throughout the country.
Introduced by Laurie MacMillan


Presenter: Laurie MacMillan
Producer: Graham Mytton

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; Christ be with me, Christ within me (BBC HB 136); Psalm 85: Ephesians 6, vv 1-13 (av); Hail to the Lord's Anointed (BBC HB 457)

: Morning Story: The Man on the Seat

by Jack Philip-Nichols
Read by Michael Elder
'I put the phone on the living-room table and laid the revolver beside it - I knew I hadn't got the job, but why had he asked me to phone that number - and why at that time? The red hand came round to eight seconds to eight and I started to dial...'
BBC Scotland


Author: Jack Philip-Nichols
Reader: Michael Elder
Producer: Allan G. Rogers

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Nick of Time

by Lawrence Dobie


Writer: Lawrence Dobie

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
I Know My Rights - or Do I?

: Brain of Britain 1976

Chairman Robert Robinson
Second Round 24: Wales and Northern Ireland
Harry Butlin (Clwyd), retired technologist; James Pirie (Gwynedd), secretary; Paul Burrows (Co Armagh), school-master; Andrew Hemphill (Co Londonderry), schoolteacher
Including Beat the Brains
Questions set by John P. Wynn and Ian Gillies
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, programme news; VHF Regional news and weather.


Chairman: Robert Robinson
Contestant: Harry Butlin
Contestant: James Pirie
Contestant: Paul Burrows
Contestant: Andrew Hemphill
Question setter: John P. Wynn
Question setter: Ian Gillies
Producer: Tony Luke

: The World at One: News

Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Christopher Zealley, Chairman of the Consumers' Association,
2.0-2.2 News
Finos and Festivals and White Towns in the Sun: Teresa McGonagle reports on a visit to the Sherry region of Spain.
Perhaps You Need... an Actuary: a look at one of the less well-known professions.
Through the Eyes of a Child: going on holiday.
I Know a Rotten Place (3)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Christopher Zealley

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Mortimer 's Little Old Car by Elizabeth MacDonald


Author of story: Elizabeth MacDonald

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Blood Lines by JOHN KIRKMORRIS with William Eedle as Arthur and Joy Harrison as Sara Arthur : I came here today with a proposal. Joe can tell you about it. Go on, say your piece, Joe.
JOE: We haven't made a brilliant start, have we? Right. The short way of saying it is to tell you that your father-in-law wishes to make Christopher his eventual heir.


Unknown: John Kirkmorris
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Joy Harrison
Unknown: Sara Arthur
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Joe: Anthony Hall
Margaret: Margot Boyd
Kit: Jo Manning Wilson
Claire: Julie Hallam

: News

: Birds of Town and Suburb

'Over the past 25 years I've seen 79 different kinds of birds flying over or actually in my garden in Dollis Hill in North-West London.'
Eric Simms plays some of his recordings.


Unknown: Eric Simms
Producer: Peter de Rosa

: Story Time

The Sole Survivor
3: Then There Were Four

: PM

Brian Widtake
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Brian Widtake

: News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook: The Head of the Practice

by Donald Bull
New stories about the characters created by A.J. Cronin
Broadcast by arrangement with Graham Stewart
Producer Edward Taylor


Writer: Donald Bull
Created by: A.J. Cronin
Broadcast by arrangement with: Graham Stewart
Producer: Edward Taylor
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Archie McGlusky: Ian Wallace
Liddie: Katharine Page
Maggie: Shirley Dixon
Strachan: John Dunbar

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

In the studio David Holden


Unknown: David Holden

: Murder International

Fourth in a 12-part drama series Ian Ogilvy in The Queen of Spades by ALEXANDER PUSHKIN adapted for radio by MAURICE TRAVERS
Throughout history men have gambled for high stakes but when Hermann discovered the secret of how to win at cards he gambled with a life and his own sanity.
Devised and directed by DEREK HODDINOTT
BBC World Service production


Unknown: Ian Ogilvy
Radio By: Maurice Travers
Directed By: Derek Hoddinott
Vanin: Godfrey Kenton
Dmitri: Christopher Bidmead
Hermann: Ian Ogilvy
Tomski: Gareth Armstrong
Naroumov: Nigel Lambert
Surin: Sion Probert
Countess: Joan Matheson
Lizaveta: Susan Maudslay
Chekalinski: Sion Probert

: Death of a Child: Maria Colwell

On 7 January 1973 the starved emaciated body of seven-year-old Maria Colwell was delivered in an old pram to a Brighton hospital The subsequent inquiry stated:
The overall impression created by Maria's sad history is that i while individuals made mistakes, it was " the system ". : using the words in the widest e sense, which failed her. Because that system is the product of society. It is upon society as a whole that the ultimate blame must rest: indeed, the highly emotional and angry reaction of the public in this case may indicate society's troubled conscience.'
Narrated by Edgar Lustgarten Written and produced by ALAN BURGESS


Unknown: Maria Colwell
Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: Quote ... Unquote

The quiz game about what famous people said and what Peter Cook. John Wells Richard Boston and Jo Kendall think they ought to have said instead.
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees


Unknown: Peter Cook.
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: John Lloyd

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Robert Cushman


Presenter: Robert Cushman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Taken at the Flood (3)

: News

preceded by Weather

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