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7.0 News
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth Introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, 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:
John Timpson
Introduced By:
Robert Robinson
Introduced By:
Derek Jones

Town Foi, Country Fox
Slinking along a hedgerow or down a suburban street, raiding the fowl-house or the dustbin - the 1970s fox seems equally at home in town or countryside.
ROGER BURROWS and w. G. TEAGLE trace a year in the fox's life in conversation with JEFFERY BOSWALL.
Producer DILYS BREESE (from Bristol: Sunday's broadcast)

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Burrows
Unknown:
G. Teagle
Unknown:
Jeffery Boswall.
Producer:
Dilys Breese

Robin Day presents highlights from Radio 4's weekly telephone series It's Your Line. Among past guests in today's edition:
Lord Wigg Robert Carr, MP
Ray lllingworth
Producer WALTER WALLICH †
It's Your Line returns to Radio 4 nexit Tuesday. The producer writes: ' If you're thinking of ringing in, please don'dictate a long statement to our telephone girls. Remember that your chance of getting into the programme will be much greater if your question is short and to the point. We look forward to hearing from you.'

Contributors

Unknown:
Ray Lllingworth
Producer:
Walter Wallich

A miscellany for morning listening
Today: Music Sets the Scene BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by ALUN FRANCIS BBC CHORUS conducted by JOHN POOLE
Introduced by ROY WILLIAMSON

Contributors

Conducted By:
Alun Francis
Conducted By:
John Poole
Introduced By:
Roy Williamson

This is your last chance If you would like to talk on the telephone to the experts, send your name, age and telephone number to: Dial a Scientist, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA.
As usual Paddy Feeny is in the chair and ARTHUR GARRATT is suggesting experiments.
You can talk to the resident scientists, Patrick Moore and Professor Richard Gregory , and to the guest. Professor Eric Laithwaite. This week he will tackle the best questions on any science subject at all. Producer ALISTAIR BROWN

Contributors

Unknown:
Paddy Feeny
Unknown:
Arthur Garratt
Unknown:
Patrick Moore
Unknown:
Professor Richard Gregory
Unknown:
Professor Eric Laithwaite.
Producer:
Alistair Brown

Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Footpaths and pavements: RUPERT TOWNSHEND-ROSE explains what the law says about the right to use them.
Other topical items, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col 5

Contributors

Unknown:
Derek Cooper
Unknown:
Rupert Townshend-Rose

by R. D. WINGFIELD with Kenneth Williams and Chapter 8: The Black Widow Other parts
JOHN HOLLIS ,ELIZABETH MORGAN Scripts edited by GERRY JONES Producer KEITH WILLIAMS
(Richard Caldicot Is in 'No' Sex, Please -We're British at the Strand Theatre, London)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Contributors

Unknown:
R. D. Wingfield
Unknown:
Kenneth Williams
Unknown:
John Hollis
Unknown:
Elizabeth Morgan
Edited By:
Gerry Jones
Producer:
Keith Williams
Sir Charles Prattle:
Richard Caldicot
Maisie:
Josephine Tewson
Miss Gibbs:
Caroline Blakiston
Tomkins:
Leslie Heritage

by Andy Sims
Simon, a young technical college lecturer, spends his first day of term obsessed by the problem of relating to the sufferings of others - a problem intensified when a loudmouthed, illiterate cripple joins his class.
Producer JAMES DUCKETT (from Birmingham)
(Alan David broadcasts by permission of the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent)

Contributors

Writer:
Andy Sims
Producer:
James Duckett
Simon:
Ronald Cunliffe
June:
Carol Snape
Radio compere:
St John Howell
Mrs Flax:
Penelope Shaw
Madwoman:
Penelope Shaw
Baby Bloggs:
Penelope Shaw
Mrs Flanders:
Penelope Shaw
Conductor:
Stanley Page
Gwiyan:
Stanley Page
Newsreader:
Stanley Page
Frank:
Alan David
Arthur:
Paul Henry
Sally Slippon:
Pamela Rollason
Ray:
Michael McClain
Abercrombie:
Lawrence Rew
Bacon:
Steve McGuire

Moira Lister as Sergeant Flora The story of Flora Sandes. the daughter of an English country parson, who went out to Serbia at the beginning of the First World War.
Working as a nurse, she was trapped when Serbia was overrun by the invading armies of Germany and Austria-Hungary. During the terrible retreat across the Albanian mountains she joined the army as a private soldier, rose to the rank of sergeant and was severely wounded in a hand-to-hand encounter.
Producer ALAN BURGESS
(Moira Lister is in ' Move Over Mrs Markham ' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown:
Moira Lister
Producer:
Alan Burgess
Simmo:
Jane Knowles
Major Vladimir Georgeovitch:
Hector Ross
Lieut Jovitch:
Kerry Francis
Milan:
Tommy Duggan
Colonel Militch:
William Fox
Vulhoye:
Ronald Herdman
French Colonel:
Lewis Stringer
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The news magazine that sums up your day *and starts off your evening. Presented by William Hardcastle and Roger Cook
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

Presented By:
William Hardcastle
Presented By:
Roger Cook

The game in which it's better to be wrong than right, with John Cleese, Pete Murray, Sheila Hancock, Andrée Melly, their chairman Clement Freud and this week's special guest Henry Cooper
Devised by Ian Messiter
Producer Christopher Serle

Contributors

Chairman:
Clement Freud
Guest:
John Cleese
Guest:
Pete Murray
Guest:
Sheila Hancock
Guest:
Andrée Melly
Guest:
Henry Cooper
Devised by:
Ian Messiter
Producer:
Christopher Serle

by Andrew Davies
Wishing to experience 'real life' before he becomes a teacher, Rodney Smart takes a job as a private eye. His subsequent adventures with the Mafia, fans of Roman Polanski, the seductive Nadia, and a play-group; rival those of James Bond.
Producer JAMES DUCKETT (from Birmingham)
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Davies
Unknown:
Rodney Smart
Unknown:
James Bond.
Producer:
James Duckett
Rodney:
Demk Seaton
Clarice:
Catherine Crutchley
Grope:
John Baddeley
Grappelli:
Peter Whitbread
Nadia:
Liane Aukin
Greasy:
George Woolley
Chemist:
George Woolley
Miss Mittens:
Peggy Hughes
Heavy:
Paul Henry
Man In street:
Paul Henry
Enoch:
Jonathan Soper

Presented by JACKY GILLOTT who makes some personal choices and introduces
BERYL REID , NORMAN ST JOHN -STEVAS, MP, and Richard RODNEY BENNETT discussing their favourite books
JOHN FOWLES talking about his novels, The Collector, The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman and ROBERT CONQUEST exploring the world of science fiction available between ' soft covers ' Producer ROSEMARY HART
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.45 pm)

Contributors

Presented By:
Jacky Gillott
Unknown:
Beryl Reid
Unknown:
Norman St John
Unknown:
Richard Rodney
Unknown:
John Fowles
Producer:
Rosemary Hart

Liverpool Independent People is a new group which wants to take local politics away from the party machines and to place it firmly in the neighbourhoods of the city. They hope to field 20 candidates at the next municipal elections.
GILLIAN REYNOLDS asks whether the new movement and others like it stand a chance?

Contributors

Unknown:
Gillian Reynolds

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