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: News

: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day KATHERINE MACLEAN


Unknown: Katherine MacLean

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester and Nigel Rees in London At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including Thought for the Day at 7.45*
English Regions : see column 5


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: News

: Finger on the Pulse

An Exciting Time to be Alive? 1976 has been Age Action Year; action is certainly needed but who should be taking it? Now that we have managed to prolong life, are we able to cope with the growing number of elderly people, financially, socially and medically?
Bill Breekon has been looking at some of the problems of old age. Producers susam SNAILUM and PAT TAYLOR


Unknown: Bill Breekon
Unknown: Pat Taylor

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories.


Presented By: Laurie MacMillan
Producer: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

NEM, p 17; 0 Jesu so meek (BBC HB 529); Canticle 3; Matthew 25, v 31, to 26, v 2 (RSV); To us in Bethlem city (BBC HB 315)

: Morning Story

Rate for the Job by SAM HENRY Read by Peter Tuddenham


Unknown: Sam Henry
Read By: Peter Tuddenham

: News

: The Frank Muir Version

Frank Muir gives an irreverent commentary on our social history.
1: Food and Drink
Readers Alec MeCowen and Norman Shelley
Adapted by SIMON BRETT in seven episodes from The Frank Muir Book.


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Adapted By: Simon Brett
Unknown: Frank Muir Book.
Producer: Hallam Tennyson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Peck and Call

by J. P. Bean
'In the common market... part of Europe, a bilingual parrot will be a symbol of international goodwill. A Euro-Parrot! First Churchill's Famous Speeches - then French!' But Charlie's efforts to teach his parrot, Long John, to talk, receive a less than enthusiastic response from his wife.

BBC Manchester


Writer: J.P. Bean
Producer/Director: Robert Cooper
Charlie: Geoffrey Banks
Violet: Jane Lowe
Jackpot Jones: Sam Kelly
Long John: Leonard Fenton

: News

: You and Yours

Rights and Responsibilities Edition. Presenter Nancy Wise

: Harry Worth

in Things Could be Worse with John Baddeley , John Graham and Miriam Margolyes 9: The Wedding by DAVID MCKELLAR and DAVID RENWICK
(Repeated; Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Writer: David McKellar
Writer: David Renwick
Producer: Simon Brett

: The World at One: News

Brian Widlake


Unknown: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
David Holbrook , poet and educationist.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Friends and Neighbours (2): JUNE ROSE talks to INDIJIT SINGH , who is a Sikh.
Red, White, Sweet or Dry (1): ANNE SUTER looks at how we buy wine today. FAITH BROOK reads Tisha (6)


Unknown: David Holbrook
Unknown: Indijit Singh
Unknown: Anne Suter

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mrs Bloomer ond the Rainbow Nest by MARGARET jot


Unknown: Mrs Bloomer

: News

: AftemoonTheatre: Sybil

The final programme of the series in which we have been paying tribute to
Dame Sybil Thorndike, who died in June aged 93. 5: First Lady
An anthology of Dame Sybil's many performances compiled and presented by Sheridan Morley as a celebration of the career of the first lady of the English theatre and, in John Gielgud's words, ' the most greatly loved and admired English actress since Ellen Terry. '


Presented By: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: John Gielgud
Producer: Graham Gauld

: News

: Deadlier than the Male?

Is the female columnist more to be feared than the male? ANNE SUTER tries to find out from Jilly Cooper. Jean Rook and Katharine Whitehora Producer MADEAU STEWART


Unknown: Anne Suter
Unknown: Jilly Cooper.
Unknown: Jean Rook
Unknown: Katharine Whitehora
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: Story Time

The Making of a Marchioness
3: The Village Treat

: PM

The news magazine: presented by Brian Widtake with PM's reporting team
5.50 medium unive only Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Brian Widtake

: News

: Just a Minute

A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman: Nicholas Parsons and in which
Clement Freud Graeme Garden Peter Jones and Kenneth Williams endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this - or that. Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer JOAN BROWELL
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)
Preview by Kenneth Williams : page 15


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Joan Browell
Unknown: Kenneth Williams

: 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. InthestudioDavidSells

: Time for Action

with Roger Cook and Nick Boss Windscale at War
A major expansion to the world's most advanced nuclear complex has divided the Cumbrian community; it includes facilities to deal with Japanese radioactive waste. The cost - £600 million. The prospect - 1,000 new jobs. The fears - 'Cumbria, a nuclear dustbin'.
NICK ROSS (for) and ROGER COOK (against) take sides on the issue.
(Repeated: Thursday 11.5 am)


Unknown: Roger Cook
Unknown: Nick Boss
Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Roger Cook
Unknown: Roger Cook
Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Sally Diplock
Producer: Ritchie Cogan

: Famous Names on the Menu

Chicken Marengo, Tournedos Rossini, Apple Charlotte, Peach Melba ...
Why are these and other succulent dishes so called? Michael Norton explains


Unknown: Michael Norton

: The Reith Lectures 1976

Mechanics of the Mind
Six talks by Dr Colin Blake more, Fellow of Downing College, and Royal Society Locke Research Fellow at Cambridge University.
1: The Divinest Part of Us
In his opening lecture Dr Blakemore chronicles the development of man's ideas on the location and function of the mind. He argues that it was Descartes's view of brain and soul as being distinct entities that allowed ,/ men, even devout men, to study the work- ings of the brain without fear of treading in the footsteps of God.


Unknown: Dr Colin Blake

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Gambaccini


Presented By: Paul Gambaccini

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Man in the Queue (8)

: Today in Parliament

11.30 News
preceded by Weather

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