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: News

: Today

John Timpson in New York and Brian Redhead in London with the latest results of the us Elections
6.40 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day Rev Leslie Stokes
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


Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter: Leslie Stokes

: News

: Finger on the Pulse

Getting Back to Work
Every day as many as 50,000 of us will be absent from work because of back trouble. It costs this country millions of pounds each year and yet its cause, diagnosis and treatment remain, for the most part, uncertain. Why? Bill Breckon investigates. Producers SUSAN SNAILUM and PAT TAYLOR


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Producers: Susan Snailum
Producers: Pat Taylor

: News

: In Britain Now



Presented By: Laurie MacMillan
Producer: Graham Mytton

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; 0 for a thousand tongues to sing (BBC HB 278); Psalm 145, vv 13-21; Matthew 22, vv 34-46 (Rsv); Thy kingdom come, 0 God (BBC HB 27)

: Morning Story

Look at Me by GRAHAM SEAL Read by John Pullen
If anyone was watching now they'd probably think: short, getting fat, carrying deckchair, probably hen-pecked, nothing special ... There must be thousands like us. Harry thought, with this wild thing in us trying to get out....'


Read By: John Pullen

: News

: Hello Cheeky

Starring Joan Bakewell with her guests: Tim Brooke -Taylor. Barry Cryer , John Junkin and THE DENIS KING TRIO. Producer BOB OLIVER ROGERS. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Taylor. Barry Cryer
Unknown: John Junkin
Producer: Bob Oliver Rogers.

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Little Domestic Disaster

: News

: You and Yours

Rights and Responsibilities
Edition Presenter Nancy Wise with your letters

: Harry Worth

in Things Could be Worse with John Graham. Michael Kilgarriff and Miriam Margolyes 8: The 10.15 to Gatwick by DAVID MCKELLAR , DAVID RENWICK Producer SIMON BRETT
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: John Graham.
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: David McKellar
Unknown: David Renwick
Producer: Simon Brett

: The World at One: News

Brian Widlake


Unknown: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.00
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Barbara Mullen, actress.
2.00-2.20 News
Friends and Neighbours (1): June Rose talks to Joy Smith, a West Indian.
Miles and Miles of Tangle ...: Rose Gamble remembers sister Luli's borrowed kite.
Cookery Club: Pru Leith and Katie Stewart talk about casseroles.
Tisha by Anne Hobbs with Robert Specht, abridged in 16 instalments by Janet Hickson Read by Faith Brook (1)
In 1927 Anne Hobbs went as a young teacher to the remote settlement of Chicken, Alaska. (Music: Holst's Japanese Suite)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Guest: Barbara Mullen
Interviewer: June Rose
Interviewee: Joy Smith
Speaker: Rose Gamble
Guest: Pru Leith
Guest: Katie Stewart
Subject: Anne Hobbs
Author: Robert Specht
Abridged by: Janet Hickson
Read By: Faith Brook

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Mouse with Magic Powers by OLIVE DOVE

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Forty is a Dangerous Age, Arnold by T. D. WEBSTER
Norman Rossington as Arnold
'I thought ... steady, reliable, self-possessed ... He'll not do any running around. What I didn't see, Arnold, was that you were middle-aged at 27. I don't think you've ever beenyounganddaft haveyou?'
Produced and directed by HARRY CATLIN


Unknown: T. D. Webster
Unknown: Norman Rossington
Directed By: Harry Catlin
Eileen/Linda: Diana Bishop
Miss Preston: Joan Matheson
CliVe: Clifford Norgate
June/Sally: Jane Knowles
Mrs Barnes/Liz: Shirley Dixon
First Guard: Malcolm Reid
Second Guard: David Graham

: News

: This Glittering Bird on the Wing

' A great woman, impudent, audacious, a naming creature ... this glittering bird on the wing' is how Churchill described Margot Asquith. wife of the Liberal Prime Minister and a leading figure in society in the first part of this century. Nigel Rees introduces a portrait of this remarkable woman by those who knew her, including


Unknown: Margot Asquith.
Introduces: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Laura Grimond
Unknown: Mark Bonham
Unknown: Joyce Gren
Unknown: Anne Symonds
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Story Time

Portrait of Guy Fawkes (3)

: PM

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


Unknown: Brian Widlake

: News

: Just a Minute

(for details see Friday 12.27)

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

In the studio David Sells

: A Mirror of the World

Forty Years of BBC Television The television age began on 2 November 1936, when the world's first high-definition television service was launched from the BBC's studio and transmitter at Alexandra Palace in London. Robert Hudson recalls some of the personalities and events of the first 40 years of television, with sound extracts from a wide variety of programmes including Hancock, Face to Face with Bertrand Russell. Civilisation with Lord Clark,
What's My Line?, Sir Winston Churchill 's funeral and man's first landing on the moon. Producer


Unknown: Bertrand Russell.
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Unknown: Alan Haydock

: A Miracle of Healing?

In 1971. Elizabeth was diagnosed as suffering from the severest form of leukaemia. She is now a healthy 14-year-old. ELIZABETH'S FATHER:
I went up to the altar with Elizabeth for laying on of hands, and from that moment onwards I could see colour beginning to flood back into her pale cheeks. A very awe-inspiring sight ... Quite obviously some energy passed into her ...
DOCTOR: I happen to believe that medicine and religion go hand in hand and that sort of thing can happen ...
The majority of these cases are dead by the end of two years ... This is an extraordinary case ... but without medical treatment I solemnly believe Elizabeth would not have had this success ... Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Producer: Barbara Crowther

: The Reith Lecturer 1976

Dr Colin Blakemore. Fellow of Downing College and Royal Society Locke Research Fellow at Cambridge University, in conversation with ANTHONY SMITH. (This year's Reith Lectures-Mechanics of the Mind - begin


Unknown: Dr Colin Blakemore.
Unknown: Anthony Smith.

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan


Presenter: Paul Vaughan

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Man in the Queue (3)

: News

preceded by Weather

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