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: News

: Farming Today

t.40 Prayer for the Day REV GEORGE AUSTIN

: Today

with 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 S


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: News

: Finger on the Pulse

A Mother's Bight
Childbirth ought to be the most natural and satisfying experience in a woman's life. Yet increasingly we hear complaints that our maternity services are making it a very mechanical and inhumane procedure. Two of the subjects about which there is most concern are ' production-line induction of labour and whether it's best to give birth at home or in hospital.
Bill Breckon considers the arguments.


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

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories and analyse significant developments throughout the country.


Presented By: Piers Burton-Page
Producer: Stuart Simons

: Daily Service

NEM, p 25; The advent of our King (BBC HB 39); Psalm 9; Isaiah 40. vv 1-11 (AV); Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates (BBC HB 34)

: Morning Story

Time Off for Mozart by GLORIA SMITH
Read by Joan Hart


Read By: Joan Hart

: News

: The Frank Muir Version

Frank Muir gives an irreverent commentary on our social history. 4: Acting
Readers Alec McCowen Norman Shelley and Nicolette McKenzie
Adapted by SIMON BRETT in seven episodes from The Frank Muir Book.


Unknown: Frank Muir
Readers: Alec McCowen
Readers: Norman Shelley
Readers: Nicolette McKenzie
Adapted By: Simon Brett
Unknown: Frank Muir Book.
Producer: Hallam Tennyson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Mr Jessop and The Devil


Unknown: Mr Jessop

: News

: You and Yours

Rights and Responsibilities Edition
Presenter Nancy Wise with your letters

: Harry Worth: Things Could be Worse: 12: The Coach Trip

(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)

Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Actor: John Graham
Actor: Nigel Lambert
Actor: 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:
Chris Bonnington , mountaineer.
2.0-2.2 News
Red, White, Sweet or Dry - 2: ANNE SUTER looks at wine-drinking in restaurants, wine bars, or at home.
Reading your letters.
Look after the Pennies and ...: DILYS MORGAN looks at a banking scheme in schools.
The Way of All Flesh (5)


Unknown: Chris Bonnington
Unknown: Anne Suter

: Listen with Mother

Story: How the Foghorn teas Lost and Found by RUTH SIMONNIS


Unknown: Ruth Simonnis

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Festival by ROGER MILNER
'If the committee can ever agree on which type of coffee cup to order, on where to place the toilet tents, and indeed on which Shakespeare play to present, then the Annual Festival of Music and Drama in the little market town of Boreston promises to be, or not to be, quite an event.'
Produced and directed by MICHAEL ROLFE
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Roger Milner
Directed By: Michael Rolfe
Henry Dawson, auctioneer and chairman..: Manning Wilson
Mr Treece, clerk: Terry Molloy
Mrs Claudia Coles: Diana Bishop
Bill, schoolmaster: Ray Llewellyn
Mr Hood, solicitor: David Pinner
Nobby, electrician: Peter Gordon
Richard Pelham, artistic director: Alexander John
Tanya Pelham, designer: Caroline Hunt
Nora, housewife: Jo Manning Wilson
Colonel Blakeney, of the district council: Jack Holloway

: News

: The Wood Man

Bernard Jack is a ' wood man ' in two senses: he is fascinated by trees that are living and growing, and also by the fine woods they produce after they are felled. He spends many hours enjoying and cataloguing the trees in his pleasant rural part of Staffordshire, but he is also a craftsman. In his workshop - formerly a railway waiting-room - he restores antique furniture in the original woods, and using the original craftsman's tools.
Introduced by PHIL DRABBLE : Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bernard Jack
Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Story Time

The Taras Report on The Last Days of Pompeii
8: The Death of Pompeii

: Reports

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 Thora Hird , Peter Jones and Derek Nimmo 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: Clement Freud
Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Browell

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News

: Time for Action

with Roger Cook and Nick Ross Getting Your Own Back
The Communities of Portland and Weymouth have a disposal problem - sewage. Solving Weymouth's with a new pipeline on the other side of the Bill could mean (say Portlanders) a new menace to their already polluted shores, including the famous Chesil Bank.
ROGER COOK (for the new proposals) and NICK ROSS (on behalf of the opponents) investigate the problems of Weymouth and Portland in particular, and of the growing problem of sewage disposal in British waters in general.
Compiled by ROGER COOK ,


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

: Schubert in Shiraz

The English Chamber Orchestra has just returned from a tour in Iran, where Rodney Slatford (double-bass) has recorded an orchestra's eye-view of the bazaars, mosques and concert halls.


Double-Bass: Rodney Slatford
Producer: Ritchie Cogan

: 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.
4: A Child of the Moment
In his first three lectures DR BLAKEMORE discussed consciousness and the ways that we perceive the external world. He continues with an account of the feature of the brain that gives our perceptions substance - the phenomenon of memory. He argues that it is the predictive power of memory and learning that gives them such immense biological survival value.


Unknown: Dr Colin Blake

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan


Presenter: Paul Vaughan

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rains Came (11)

: News

preceded by Weather

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