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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day GEORGE RUSSO


Unknown: George Russo

: Today

with Brian Redhead In Manchester and Nigel Rees 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

: News

: Finger on the Pulse

Cash Can't Compensate
In America patients sue their doctors for huge damages in the event of a medical disaster and they frequently win millions of dollars. Consequently, doctors have to cover themselves by taking out heavy insurance. Is this another American trend which may gain in popularity over here?
The BBC's Science Correspondent, James Wilkinson. has been comparing attitudes on both sides of the Atlantic. Producers SUSAN SNAiLUM and PAT TAYLOR


Unknown: James Wilkinson.
Producers: Susan Snailum
Producers: 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 38; Sing we triumphant hymns of praise (BBC HB 130); Psalm 20; Matthew 26, v 69 to 27, v 5 (rsv); Look, ye saints, and see how glorious (BBC HB 127)

: Morning Story

A Week of Crime Stories 3: Upon Reflection by CHRISTIANNA BRAND
Read by Sheila Mitchell
' His eyes were closed but he opened them for a moment and gave her a baleful glare. But what was really most peculiar, thought Mrs Jones , was that he now had with him in the car the most extraordinary companion.'


Read By: Sheila Mitchell
Unknown: Mrs Jones

: News

: The Frank Muir Version

Frank Muir gives an irreverent commentary on our social history
2: Table Manners
Readers Alee McCowen Norman Shelley and Margaret Robertson
Adapted by SIMON BRETT in seven episodes from The Frank Muir Book.


Unknown: Frank Muir
Readers: Alee McCowen
Readers: Norman Shelley
Readers: Margaret Robertson
Adapted By: Simon Brett
Unknown: Frank Muir Book.
Producer: Hallam Tennyson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre


: News

: You and Yours

Rights and Responsibilities Edition
Presenter Nancy Wise with your letters

: Harry Worth

in Things Could be Worse with John Graham , Nigel Lambert and Miriam Margolyes 10: The Visit by DAVID MCKELLAR and DAVID RENWICK
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


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

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Brian Widlake


Introduced By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Malcolm Williamson , Master of the Queen's Music.
2.0-2.2 News
Leisure and Pleasure: pursuits, entertainments and places to go.
Friends and Neighbours - 3: JUNE ROSE talks to BUCHI EMECH-ETA, who is a Nigerian.
My Favourite Ingredient . , 3: soy sauce and tomato purge for MARGUERITE PATTEN. FAITH BROOK reads Tisha (11)


Unknown: Malcolm Williamson
Unknown: Marguerite Patten.

: Listen with Mother

Story: Daffy and the Rubbish by BERYL N.EYRES


Unknown: Beryl N.Eyres

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Clovis in the Country by COLIN TUCKER based on some of SAKI'S short stories with Ronald Pickup
Angela Pleasence. John Rowe and Gwen Cherrell
H. H. Munro , who wrote under the name of Saki, was killed at Beaumont-Hamel on 14 November 1916. Many of his short stories centred upon the character of Clovis Sangrail, an elegant man about town, with a biting wit and a taste for guiding other people's lives.
Produced and directed by DAVID SPENSER


Unknown: Colin Tucker
Unknown: Ronald Pickup
Unknown: Angela Pleasence.
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Gwen Cherrell
Unknown: H. H. Munro
Directed By: David Spenser
Clovis Sangrail: Ronald Pickup
Betty Coulterneb: Angela Pleasence
Rex Dillot: John Rowe
Mrs Olston: Gwen Cherrell
Morton Lanner: William Eedle
Teresa Thundleford: Mary Wimbush
Bertie van Tahn: Steve Hodson
Hugo Peterby: Andrew Seear
Strinnit: Marcus Campbell
Miss Schmidt, the governess: Hilda Kriseman

: News

: The Pleasure's Mine

Wilfred Pickles invites you to join him for an anthology of the poems he most loves reading and hopes you will enjoy hearing.


Producer: John Knight

: Story Time

The Making of a Marchioness by FRANCES HOOGSON BURNETT Read by ROSALIE CRUTCHLEY 8: Nightmare


Unknown: Frances Hoogson Burnett
Read By: Rosalie Crutchley

: Reports

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


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: News

: Just a Minute

A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman: Nicholas Parsons and in which Janet Brown Peter Jones
Dr Magnus Pyke and Kenneth Williams endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this - or that. Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer JOHN BROWELL
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Janet Brown
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Dr Magnus Pyke
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Browell

: 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 Sells

: It's Your Line: Ring [number removed]

with your comments and questions to a leading public figure. In the Chair Robin Day
The lines are open from 6.0 pm until the end of the programme.


Producer: Elizabeth Smith

: The Reith Lectures 1976: Mechanics of the Mind: 2: Chang Tsu and the Butterfly

Six talks by Dr Colin Blakemore, Fellow of Downing College, and Royal Society, Locke Research Fellow at Cambridge University.
In his first lecture Dr Blakemore portrayed the philosophical backdrop of today's brain research. He goes on in his second talk to examine what is perhaps the central problem for students of the mind - that of human consciousness. He argues that there is no reason to believe that the scientific method will fail to account for this phenomenon.


Speaker: Dr Colin Blakemore

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presented by Jacky Gillott
9.59 Weather


Presented By: Jacky Gillott

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rains Came by LOUIS BROMFIELD abridged in 23 parts by RAMSAY WILLIAMS
Read by Nigel Anthony (1)
The Maharajah of the remote Indian state of Ranchipur is attempting to free his people from disease, famine and the savage whims of nature; a task that is threatened by the long-awaited and treacherous monsoon. But to Tom Ran-some the ensuing catastrophe at least provides some purpose to an otherwise useless and disaffected life.
Producer ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Louis Bromfield
Read By: Nigel Anthony
Producer: Robert Cooper

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

preceded by Weather

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