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The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth 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

andmoreof Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Angiia, Regional Extra; and Today in the South and West introduced by DEREK JONES ) VHF East Anglia: see col 5
8.40 Today's Papers

Contributors

Introduced By:
Derek Jones

Vera Lynn tells her own story - a personal account of life in and out of show business and the songs she has made famous. With music, of course! Produced by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK

Contributors

Unknown:
Vera Lynn
Produced By:
Trafford Whitelock

What happens when. by choice or necessity, the husband's and wife's roles in marriage are reversed and it's the man who sees his wife off to work at 8.0 o'clock, puts on an apron, and gets down to the housework?
John Tusa finds out. in conversation with a number of male housewives, including a writer, an actor, a retired advertising executive and a redundant worker from the Rhondda Valley.
Produced by ANNE DUNCAN-JONES

Contributors

Unknown:
John Tusa
Produced By:
Anne Duncan-Jones

Sidney Harrison introduces some easily remembered music LONDON STUDIO STRINGS leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by TERENCE LOVETT SHIRLEY MINTY (contralto) WILFRID PARRY (piano)

Contributors

Introduces:
Sidney Harrison
Leader:
Reginald Leopold
Conducted By:
Terence Lovett
Contralto:
Shirley Minty

by STUART A. BLACK and FRANK SINGUINEAU
'They wouldn' make a silly mistake like trying to con you while you away. They knows yo' uncanny capacity fo' keep-in' one step ahead. Folks will be gettin' up very early in the morning if they going to catch vou. Yessir. Vtry, v-ery early. Zak ......TOMMY EYTLE
Produced by HARRY CATLIN †
12.0 Announcements

Contributors

Unknown:
Stuart A. Black
Unknown:
Frank Singuineau
Produced By:
Harry Catlin
Charlie:
Frank Singuineau
Pete:
Nigel Anthony
Lil:
Nadia Cattouse
Sue:
Yolande Fermin
Joe:
Clifford Norgate
Francis:
Sean Barrett
Air hostess:
Diana Bishop

Ken Sykora presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you Todays main feature: Your' Own Time
Spare: Slrike!: not a leftover industrial dispute but a visit to the world of ten pin bowling, by DAVID BELLAN.
And other topical items too.
VHF South West: see column 5

Contributors

Unknown:
David Bellan.

by EYNON EVANS with Ray Smith and Margaret John The news of a prison release for good conduct spreads panic through a small Welsh town.
Other parts played by RAY HANDY .CLIVE ROBERTS MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM
Produced by LORRAINE DAVIES
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.

Contributors

Unknown:
Eynon Evans
Unknown:
Ray Smith
Unknown:
Margaret John
Played By:
Ray Handy
Played By:
Clive Roberts
Played By:
Michael Cunningham
Produced By:
Lorraine Davies
Betty:
Margaret John
Jim:
Ray Smith
Gloria:
Jan Edwards
Nicky:
Douglas Blackwell
Mary:
Emily Davies
Henry:
Brinley Jenkins

by Thor Heyerdahl translated by Patricia Crampton adapted for radio in ten parts by Nan Macdonald

A mighty crack. The harsh sound of timber breaking. A shock through oar-shaft and vessel, and Ra II was rushing diagonally forward out of control, port side foremost, into the valley of water

(from Bristol)

Contributors

Author:
Thor Heyerdahl
Translator:
Patricia Crampton
Adapter:
Nan MacDonald
Reader:
John Justin
Producer:
Brian Miller
on BBC Radio 4 FM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by William Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news. weather and programme news

Contributors

Presented By:
William Hardcastle
Presented By:
Steve Race

Nancy Wise makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by JEAN STROUD
Produced by PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)

Contributors

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

A spontaneous discussion by MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE, LADY ANTONIA FRASER, BARONESS STOCKS, PETER HALL
Chairman DAVID JACOBS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Bourne End Community Centre, Buckinghamshire
(Repeated: Saturday. 1.15 pin) Listeners' views for use in "Any Answers?" should be sent to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Unknown:
Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown:
Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown:
Baroness Stocks
Unknown:
Peter Hall
Chairman:
David Jacobs
Produced By:
Michael Bowen

Presented by David Wilson
Spring brought a smile to the face of Chinese diplomacy. easing relations with the United States and reviving the issue of the Peking Government's admission to the United Nations.
But what is the real nature and extent of the change? What caused it, and what does it imply?
Participants include:
ALASTAIR BUCHAN. Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies
WILLIAM P. BUNDY, former us Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs
JOHN GITTINGS , London School of Economics
THANAT KHOMAN, Foreign Minister of Thailand
COLONEL GEOFFREY WHEELER
Produced by ROLAND CHALLIS †

Contributors

Presented By:
David Wilson
Unknown:
Alastair Buchan.
Unknown:
John Gittings
Unknown:
Colonel Geoffrey Wheeler
Produced By:
Roland Challis

Bhowani Junction by JOHN MASTERS
Read b MlRIAM MARGOLYES (15) † (Miriam Margolyes continues on Monday, and on Tuesday the story is taken up by Tony Britton as Rodney Savage)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mlriam Margolyes
Unknown:
Miriam Margolyes
Unknown:
Tony Britton

Charlotte and Peter Mitchell Reeves with an entertainment for late evening
Sketches, songs, music and musing in random harmimy Produced by JOHN BRIDGES †

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Mitchell Reeves
Produced By:
John Bridges

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