6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6 50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
6.27 Farming Today
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
(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
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
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
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin
Mary NEM p 37: The race that long
(BBC HB 4961: Psalm 122: Luke
1 vv 39-56: Jesu, thou toy of loving hearts (BBC HB 323)
Sidney Harrison introduces some easily remembered music LONDON STUDIO STRINGS leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by TERENCE LOVETT SHIRLEY MINTY (contralto) WILFRID PARRY (piano)
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 †
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
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle
Story: Joe's Mum's Birthdau Party by DOROTHY EDWARDS
BBC NORTHERN [RELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by ALUN FRANCIS MARY THOMAS (soprano) WILFRID PARRY (piano)
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.
A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS
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
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
(Saturdays broadcast) 1
Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views with MERYL O'KEEFFE
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)
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
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?
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 †
Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world
A foreign journalist based in London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week, †
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)
Charlotte and Peter Mitchell Reeves with an entertainment for late evening
Sketches, songs, music and musing in random harmimy Produced by JOHN BRIDGES †
All the dav's news preceded by Weather
11.59 Market Trends