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The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth, including live reports on the Third Test at Melbourne, introduced by Jack de Manio and John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

Introduced By:
Jack de Manio
Introduced By:
John Timpson

Introduced by Sidney Harrison who invites you to listen to some easily remembered music played by the LONDON STUDIO STRINGS leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by DAVID LLOYD-JONES

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sidney Harrison
Leader:
Reginald Leopold
Conducted By:
David Lloyd-Jones

A series of four programmes particularly for children at home from school Programme 4
More songs, facts, figures, jokes, tricks, and things to do; together with the last Captain Rex Radio adventure and the final episode of Run for Your Life by David Line. Script by ALEXANDER GUYAN Presented by MICHAEL SMEB and NERYS HUGHES
Produced by ELIZABETH ORNBO
12.0 Announcements

Contributors

Unknown:
David Line.
Script By:
Alexander Guyan
Presented By:
Michael Smeb
Produced By:
Elizabeth Ornbo

John Edmunds presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Own Time
What sort of New Year ... DAVID BELLAN takes a critical look at almanacs and professional predictors of the future. And other topical items. South West VHF: see col

Contributors

Unknown:
John Edmunds
Unknown:
David Bellan

by TOM STOPPARD with John Hurt
Clufton Bay Is spanned by a huge cantilevered railway bridge which needs painting endlessly.
Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX This play won the Italia Prize (or Radio Drama in 1968.

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Stoppard
Produced By:
Charles Lefeaux
Bob:
Nigel Anthony
Charlie:
Alexander John
Dad:
Geoffrey Wincott
Albert:
John Hurt
Chairman:
Victor Lucas
Dave:
Ian Thompson
George:
Anthony Jackson
Fitch:
Ronald Herdman
Mother:
Betty Hardy
Father:
Alan Dudley
Kate:
Barbara Mitchell
Fraser:
Haydn Jones

Ivor
The biography of Ivor Novello (1893-1951) by W. MACQUEEN POPE abridged in nine episodes by DEREK PARKER
Read by John Palmer 1: The Story Begins
People who had never even spoken to him always referred to him as Ivor: and this was In itself perhaps the profoundest expression of the remarkable affection which existed between this man of the theatre and his countless admirers. His life story is as glamorous, colourful, and thrilling as any of his stage romances.
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Unknown:
W. MacQueen
Unknown:
Derek Parker
Read By:
John Palmer
Produced By:
Graham Gauld

The news magazine that sums up your day-and starts ofl your evening.
Including the latest news, the evening press, what's on tonight. the City, and the people and talking points of the day. Presented by David Jessel and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

Presented By:
David Jessel
Presented By:
Steve Race

Nancy Wise makes a personal selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC Radio and TV during the past seven days
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research JEAN STROUD
Produced by PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Ellison
Introduced By:
Research Jean Stroud
Produced By:
Phyllis Robinson

A spontaneous discussion by CAMPBELL ADAMSON , LORD WILLIS BAMBERGASCOIGNE , LYNDA CHALKER Chairman DAVID JACOBS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from The Ridings School, Winterbourne, Bristol
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any AnswersT should be sent to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Unknown:
Campbell Adamson
Unknown:
Lord Willis Bambergascoigne
Unknown:
Lynda Chalker
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Produced By:
Michael Bowen

When did you last buy a new hardback? Some publishers are going out of business: others are being taken over by large (and often international) firms whose primary interest may not be in books. And yet, at the same time, there are plenty of publishers who seem to be thriving - and new, small, independent publishing firms continue to be set up.
GEORGE SCOTT examines the publishing business, listens to the views of publishers large and small, and considers the related worlds of bookselling, printing, and public libraries. Produced by DANIEL SNOWMAN
1.58 Weather

Contributors

Produced By:
Daniel Snowman

Asia - for us in the West a world of inscrutable orientals, but for ANTHONY LAWRENCE a continent of diverse peoples and ways of living that have fascinated him during the 14 years as the BBC's Far East correspondent.
5: Westerners in Asia
Produced by PADDY o'KEEFFE

Contributors

Unknown:
Anthony Lawrence
Produced By:
Paddy O'Keeffe

Doug Fisher , David Jason and Frank Abbott look back at the year's news and illustrate the funny side with SEAN ARNOLD
Script by PETER SPENCE
Produced by SIMON BRETT and DAVID HATCH

Contributors

Unknown:
Doug Fisher
Unknown:
David Jason
Unknown:
Frank Abbott
Unknown:
Sean Arnold
Script By:
Peter Spence
Produced By:
Simon Brett
Produced By:
David Hatch

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