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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day CANON ROY MCKAY


Unknown: Canon Roy McKay

: Today

with Brian Redhead in Edinburgh and Nigel Rees in London At 7.0 and 8.* 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

: The Living World

Read Any Good Books Lately?
,th 26 shopping days to
Christmas, this programme is devoted to recently published books about wildlife, which you might like to give - or receive!
Introduced by PETER FRANCE Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Finger on the Pulse

Help or Hindrance?
People who need mechanical assistance with the everyday function of living have. on the whole, to accept what the National Health Service has to offer in the way of orthotics: deaf aids, spectacles, surgical shoes and corsets. In many cases the recipients feel that a better service could be offered. Are they right?
Nancy Wise has been investigating. Producers SUSAN SNAILUM and PAT TAYLOR


Unknown: Nancy Wise
Producers: Susan Snailum
Producers: Pat Taylor

: News

: In Britain Now



Presented By: Laurie MacMillan
Producer: Stuart Simon

: Daily Service

NEM, p 62; Thee will I love (BBC HB 314); Psalm 107. vv 31-42; Jonah 1, vv 1-16 (NEB); Father, who on man dost shower (BBC HB 389)

: Morning Story

Mr Midgeley 's War by MOYA VIRGO
Read by Graham Roberts Producer HERBERT SMITH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mr Midgeley
Read By: Graham Roberts
Producer: Herbert Smith

: News

: The Frank Muir Version

Frank Muir gives an irreverent commentary on our social history. 3: Art
Readers Alec MeCowen Norman Shelley and Valerie Murray
Adapted by SIMON BRETT in seven episodes from The Frank Muir Book.


Unknown: Frank Muir
Readers: Alec Mecowen
Readers: Norman Shelley
Readers: Valerie Murray
Adapted By: Simon Brett
Unknown: Frank Muir
Producer: Hallam Tennyson

: The State Opening of Parliament

The traditional ceremony In which Queen, Lords and Commons come together for the Government's intentions for the new session of Parliament to be announced.
David Holmes , the BBC's Political Editor, describes the arrival of the Royal Procession in the Chamber of the House of Lords and the summoning of the members of the House of Commons by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.
The Speech from the Throne by HM The Queen is followed by a discussion of its political implications.


Unknown: David Holmes
Unknown: Black Rod.

: News

: You and Yours

Rights and Responsibilities Edition
Presenter Nancy Wise

: Harry Worth: Things Could Be Worse: 11: Going for a Song

with John Baddeley, John Graham and Miriam Margolyes
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)

12.55 Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Himself: Harry Worth
[Actor]: John Baddeley
[Actor]: John Graham
[Actress]: 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:
Carla Lane , television script-writer
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Friends and Neighbours - 4: JUNE ROSE talks to SALMA QURESHI who is a Pakistani.
Craft Books: Christmas present suggestions from WENDY JAMES.
Planning and People: PETER WINDOWS reports on a congress which plans to improve our environment.
FAITH BROOK reads Tisha (Final instalment)
(Music: Hoist's Japanese Suite)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Carla Lane
Unknown: Salma Qureshi
Unknown: Wendy James.

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Football Match by MARGARET JOY

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The BBC Drama Repertory Company in The Renaissance Man by JOHN LLOYD FRASER
' People like him have certain standards of patriotism, modesty, loyalty, good manners and so on. He thinks all this nonsense we're having to put up with here is just part of a phase we'll pass through. He's really something of a Renaissance man: in his book one view is opposed by another and- the truth is bound to emerge. The student body will just have to learn to live with that.' and PETER CRAZE , TERRI LANG and WALTER HALl Produced and directed by MARGARET ETALL


Unknown: John Lloyd Fraser
Unknown: Peter Craze
Unknown: Terri Lang
Unknown: Walter Hall
Directed By: Margaret Etall
Dr John Mallory: John Rowi
Professor Douglas Porter: William Eedle
Dr Peter Gilpin: Jeffrey Segal
Frank Moon: Michael Harbour
Eve Mallory: Nicolette McKenzie
Chris: Paul Meier
Pete MICHAEL: Tudor Barnes
Duggie: Steve Hodson
Alan: Christopher B1dmead
Helen: Anne Rosenfeld
Student: Jane Knowles

: News

: Winifred Gerin -The Brontes Biographer

WINIFRED GERIN , long acknowledged as the definitive biographer of the four Bronte children, talks about her lifelong interest in the family at Haworth Parsonage, her impressions of how they reacted to each other, and the new material that her 30 years of research has brought to light. Presented and produced by Frances Donnelly


Unknown: Winifred Gerin
Produced By: Frances Donnelly

: Story Time

The Taras Report on The Last Days of Pompeii
3: A Sense of Foreboding

: PM

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


Unknown: 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 Clement Freud Patrick Moore. Derek Nimmo 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


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Patrick Moore.
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Browell

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News

: 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
Six talks by Dr Colin Blake more. Fellow of Downing College, and Royal Society Locke Research Fellow at Cambridge University.
3: An Image of Truth
Between the turmoil of the moving lights that fills the image within our eye and the credible world of external objects that we build from that image, there is a miraculous transformation. DR BLAKEMORE argues that the brain cells which work this transmogrification have knowledge and intelligence; the neurons themselves could be considered Cartesian souls.


Unknown: Dr Colin Blake

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rains Came (6)

: News

preceded by Weather

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