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: News

: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day TONY ASHTON


Unknown: Tony Ashton

: Today

with Michael Cooke in London and Brian Redhead in Manchester
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: Brian Redhead

: Blowfish Live in the Sea



Read By: Bonnie Hurren

: News

: The Living World

The Birds of Trinidad
The white-bearded manakin, crested oropendola, black-faced ant-thrush, and mysterious cave-dwelling oilbirds - these are just a few of the birds wildlife recordist TERRY white encountered on a recent visit to Trinidad. Today he tells PETER FRANCE about them and plays his recordings of their voices.
Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Producer: Dilys Breese

: Parents and Children

Jamaican Family Life
' Europeans usually feel that W one isn't brought up in what is called the " nuclear family " with Papa and Mama under the same roof and with the benefit of confetti, then the children are likely to suffer. This isn't true.'
Anne Catchpole talks to Jamaicans in their own country and here in Britain about their family life.


Talks: Anne Catchpole
Producer: Mary Redcliffe

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC home correspondents and reporters
Introduced by JOHN MARSH Producer BERNARD TATE


Introduced By: John Marsh
Producer: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

nem, p 17; 0 day of God, draw nigh (BBC HB 24); Psalm 33, vv 13-21; Matthew 5, vv 1-16 (Rsv); Lord of mercy and of might (BBC HB 295)

: Morning Story

Making a Pile by GEORGE HITCHIN Read by John Darran
Ponty had come to the end of his time in Dai Owen 's store yard and had received a truly fat bonus. The bonus became a source of worry to Ponty and his wife Bessie. That is how, eventually, a slag heap came into the picture.
Producer HARRI GWYNN BBC Wales


Unknown: George Hitchin
Read By: John Darran
Unknown: Dai Owen
Producer: Harri Gwynn

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

In Confidence

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
I Know My Rights - or Do It

: Brain of Britain 1976

Chairman Robert Robinson Semi Final IV
ROBERT MCLEAN (Edinburgh), chartered electrical engineer
ANDREW TURNER (Glasgow), retired accountant
HARRY BUTLIN (Clwyd), retired technologist
JAMES PIRIE (Gwynedd), secretary
Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN , who, with IAN GILLIES , sets the questions. Producer TONY LUKE
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Harry Butlin
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies

: The World at One: News

Brian Widlake


Unknown: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Bruce Forsyth
2.0-2.2 News
Perhaps You Need ...: advice on buying a business.
From Bach to the Beatles: SILEBA SOUND is an unusual instrumental quartet that plays a wide range of music.
Starting Again: MAIRI MACINNES had a second child after a ten-year gap.
I Was Murdered (2)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Mairi MacInnes

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Green Frog by EUGENIE SUMMERFIELD


Unknown: Eugenie Summerfield

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Brushes by KEITH MILES
When the Managing Director of a prosperous firm announces his early retirement and will give no reason for leaving, his family, his executives, and even his employees, find themselves at sea - in a ship without a captain.
Dacre Wallington. NOEL JOHNSON
Produced and directed by MICHAEL ROLFE
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Dacre Wallington.
Unknown: Noel Johnson
Directed By: Michael Rolfe
Margaret Wallington: Cecile Chevreau
Emma Wallington: Madeleine Cannon
Eric Chell: Siôn Probert
Lena Penn: Carol Snape
Roland Penn: Haydn Jones
Millie Biddle: Joyce Latham
Colin Wallington/Kilpatrick: Tony McEwan

: News

: Lighthouse

' The sea can be very beautiful, but it can be very frightening as well.'
' It's a different world out there. Sometimes you wonder which is the real one - that, or the one on shore.'
Tony Parker introduces the reflections of some lighthouse keepers and their families, drawn from his book of the same name.
(Harry Webster is a National Theatre player)


Introduces: Tony Parker
Unknown: Harry Webster
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Anthony Suez
Unknown: Rachel Bell
Unknown: Colin Simpson
Unknown: Christopher Bidmead
Unknown: Brian Haines
Producer: Patricia Brent
Unknown: Harry Webster

: Story Time

Napoleon and Josephine 3: The General Proposes

: PM

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


Unknown: Brian Widlake

: News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

New stories about the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with This week:
Nobody Heard by DONALD BULL
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Producer: Edward Taylor
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cralckshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Gentry: John Graham
Mrs Gentry: Sheila Grant
Shop Manager: Michael Shannon
Lily: Shirley Dixon

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

A daily programme in which reports from around the world are discussed and analysed. In the studio David Holden


Unknown: David Holden

: Murder International

Eighth in a 12-part drama series Gary Bond and John Castle In
Mad Monkton by WILKIE COLLINS adapted for radio by MICHAEL ROBSON
' I see the figure of a darkcomplexioned man, standing up, with his head uncovered. One of his hands, still clutching a pistol, has fallen to his side; the other presses a bloody handkerchief to his mouth. And thus I have seen him ever since the moment of his death.'
Devised and directed by DEREK HODDINOTT
BBC World Service production


Unknown: Gary Bond
Unknown: Michael Robson
Directed By: Derek Hoddinott
Piers Fortune: Gary Bond
Ada Elmslie: Sandra Freeman
Alfred Monkton: John Castle
Damian: Lewis Stringer
Captain Rounce: Geoffrey Matthews

: Lassa Fever

Narrated by Paul Vaughan
An airline passenger, on his return from West Africa, was found to be the carrier of a deadly tropical virus disease. What is this organism that alerted medical authorities and prompted emergency legislation? How can it be caught and is there a cure? What other deadly disease could soon be in our midst?
Written by DAVID OWEN


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Written By: David Owen
Producer: Michael Bright

: Quote ... Unquote

What famous people said and what Ned Sherrin. Alan Coren Jilly Cooper and Richard Boston think they ought to have said instead. Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jilly Cooper
Unknown: Richard Boston
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: John Lloyd

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Gambaccini
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Invisible Man (8)

: Never Go Back?

The second of three talks by Wilfred De'Ath
The one thing I did learn In the army was how to dodge the column and I have gone on dodging it, often to my detriment, ever since. Quite often, though, the column has been well worth dodging.'

: News

preceded by Weather

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