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: News

: Farming Today

Reports on the Smithfield Show plus other news and prices.
6.40 Prayer for the Day MARJORIE BIBBY


Unknown: Marjorie Bibby

: 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 5


Unknown: Nigel Rees

: News

: The Living World

Talking Point
Discussing listeners' queries and comments about wildlife and the countryside.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Finger on the Pulse

Living Dangerously?
Most people living near factories accept them as part of their environment. Until events proved otherwise, the inhabitants of Seveso in Italy had no apparent cause for concern either. Could such a disaster happen in Britain? If so, what plans are there to protect us? Steve Bradshaw investigates. Producers SUSAN SNAILUM and PAT TAYLOR


Unknown: Steve Bradshaw
Producers: Susan Snailum
Producers: Pat Taylor

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories.


Presented By: Piers Burton
Producer: Stuart Simon

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110; My God, I love thee; not because (BBC HB 276); Psalm 138; Isaiah 52, w 1-10 (AV); Love of the Father (BBC HB 522)

: Morning Story

The Kneeling Woman by ARTHUR APPLETON
Read by Penelope Lee
' As she held the door his hand searched for her free hand ... " I want to talk to you, Eva." " About what? " ... " Say hello to mother " ... '


Unknown: Arthur Appleton
Read By: Penelope Lee

: News

: The Frank Muir Version

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


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

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Small Monet by ERIC SAWARD


Unknown: Eric Saward

: News

: You and Yours

Rights and Responsibilities
Presenter Nancy Wise with your letters

: Harry Worth

in Things Could be Worse with John Baddeley , John Graham and Frances Jeater 13: All at Sea by DAVID MCKELLAR and DAVID RENWICK
Producer simon BRETT
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: David McKellar
Unknown: David Renwick
Producer: Simon Brett

: The World at One: News

Brian Widlake


Unknown: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Rosemary Anne Sisson , novelist and screenwriter.
3.0-2.2 News
Rights and Obligations: RONALD IRVING and CHARLES ANTHONY untangle some legal knots.
*Att Ants is Black': rose GAMBLE remembers how younger brother Joey's collection of ' pets ' got him into trouble. A Home in Boy's Town: from Southern India LYN TEN KATE reports on an unusual town, founded by a British school-teacher.
The Way of All Flesh (10)


Unknown: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Unknown: Ronald Irving
Unknown: Charles Anthony

: Listen with Mother

Special guest Nerys Hughes
Story: Red Rob by RUTH AINSWORTH


Unknown: Nerys Hughes

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

An Ergonomist about the House
A comedy by JOHN PORES
NORMAN: You realise that the biggest waste of energy is going on in your own kitchen ... human energy.
HARRY: How is scientifically saving Brenda's energy going to cut the electricity bills?
But Norman persuades Harry to apply Ergonomics - the science of arranging work and its environment to the best advantage of the worker - to his wife, Brenda ... and chaos ensues.
Produced and directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN


Comedy By: John Pores
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Brenda: Norma Ronald
Harry: Bryan Pringle
Norman: John Rows
Clare: Elizabeth Proud
Arthur: Timothy Bateson
Mr Banbury: David Graham
Policeman: William Eedle
Margaret: Sheila Gayer
James: Crispian Thorne

: News

: The Tunes You Play with Words

David Scott Blackhall presents his personal selection of poetry - ranging from an English translation of a Sanskrit poem written 1,900 years ago to a parody of Ogden Nash. He also includes his choice of the worst line in English poetry, and quotes from his favourite poets who include some little-known 20th-century writers. The poems are read by FRANCES BOROVITZ and GARY WAT-SON. Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: David Scott Blackhall
Unknown: Ogden Nash.
Read By: Frances Borovitz
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Story Time

A Kiss Before Dying by IRA LEVIN
Read by WILLIAM ROBERTS 3: Deception


Read By: William Roberts

: 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 Ray Alan, Clement Freud, Peter Jones and Kenneth Williams endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this - or that.
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


Chairman: Nicholas Parsons
Panellist: Ray Alan
Panellist: Clement Freud
Panellist: Peter Jones
Panellist: Kenneth Williams
Devised by: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Browell

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News

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

Put your questions to
Rt lion Michael Foot. up, Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons.
In the Chair Robin Day
The lines are open from 6.0


Unknown: Michael Foot.
Producer: Elizabeth Smith

: The Reith Lectures 1976

Mechanics of the Mind
Six talks by Dr Colin Blakemore, Fellow of Downing College, and Royal Society Locke Research Fellow at Cambridge University.
5: A Burning Fire
Man, it has been suggested, is unique through his gift of language. Yet around the world there are 'academies for apes' where animals have learned a language which, Dr Blakemore argues, is not fundamentally different from our own.


Lecturer: Dr Colin Blakemore

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jacky Gillott


Presenter: Jacky Gillott

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rains Came (16)

: News

preceded by Weather

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