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7.0 News
The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and Douglas Cameron
Deputy editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE Editor MARSHALL STEWART
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 )
8.40 Today's Papers

Contributors

Introduced By:
Robert Robinson
Introduced By:
Douglas Cameron
Editor:
Alastair Osborne
Editor:
Marshall Stewart
Introduced By:
Derek Jones

Sweet Spring, full of sweet days and roses,
A box where sweets compacted
He
From the Northamptonshire woodlands and the Yorkshire dales, the Welsh border country and Oxfordshire, part of the patchwork of spring in the British countryside with ERIC SIMMS , KENNETH WILLIAMSON , DON MOSEY. PAUL HUMPHREYS and MOLLIE HARRIS.
Introduced by C. GORDON GLOVER Producer ARTHUR PHILLIPS

Contributors

Unknown:
Eric Simms
Unknown:
Kenneth Williamson
Unknown:
Don Mosey.
Unknown:
Paul Humphreys
Unknown:
Mollie Harris.
Introduced By:
C. Gordon Glover
Producer:
Arthur Phillips

BBCNORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by OWAIN ARWEL HUGHES including Eric Coates 's ' London Suite' and music by Vaughan Williams and Tchaikovsky
Violin solos by DEREK COLLIER with WILFRID PARRY at the piano

Contributors

Conducted By:
Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown:
Eric Coates
Music By:
Vaughan Williams
Solos By:
Derek Collier
Unknown:
Wilfrid Parry

Selected for Friday
The Young and the Pity
A play for radio adapted by KATHLEEN J. SMITH from her novel
A nice choice I got. Marry Phil Wheeler - I hate the sight of him. Marry the milkman - he's a crank!
Producer KEITH WILLIAMS

Contributors

Adapted By:
Kathleen J. Smith
Unknown:
Phil Wheeler
Producer:
Keith Williams
Mrs Aldndge:
Joan Newell
Mr Aldridge:
Alec Ross
Brenda:
Nicola Jenkins
Phil:
Derek Seaton
LleW:
Richard Davies
Mrs Jones:
Rachel Thomas
Meg:
Elizabeth Morgan
Mike:
Alan Downer
Brian:
Stanley Bates
Jane:
Gloria Parkinson
Ann:
Debra Dallas
fiat:
Liz Gebhardt
Young man:
Andrew Jack
Madge/Shirl:
Estelle Collins

Beau Geste by p. c. WREN adapted for radio by BARRY CAMPBELL
Read by DOUGLAS LEACH 10: A Viking's Funeral Producer BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)

Contributors

Unknown:
Beau Geste
Unknown:
Barry Campbell
Read By:
Douglas Leach
Producer:
Brian Miller

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team including STEVE RACE'S Radio Times Deputy editor nEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.56-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

Presented By:
William Hardcastle

A nation-wide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 10: Scotland lit)
ELIZABETH PATRICK (Stirling) English teacher
LT-CMDR MICHAEL SLAUGHTER, RN (Dunbartonshire)
STEWART KIDD (Aberdeen) student
STEWART CROW (Edinburgh) scientist
Including ' Beat the Brains ' in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON

Contributors

Unknown:
Franklin Engelmann
Unknown:
Elizabeth Patrick
Written By:
John P. Wynn
Producer:
John Fawcett Wilson

A spontaneous discussion by Baroness Phillips Viscount Watkinson Dorian Williams Ned Sherrin
Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Bicknoller, Somerset
(Repeated: Saturday. 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers* should be addressed to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol, BS8 2LR

Contributors

Unknown:
Baroness Phillips Viscount Watkinson
Unknown:
Dorian Williams
Unknown:
Ned Sherrin
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Michael Bowen

Added Tax: The tion by Britain iT is a prerequiof our member-p of the Euroean Economic Community. But why is it necessary for there to be a uniform system of indirect taxation in all member countries? Why was the complicated VAT system chosen? What happens to that proportion of the VAT yield which is earmarked for Community services? Is VAT inflationary, regressive and less flexible than Purchase Tax? Is the Government right to have chosen to levv it at a ninele rate?
Alan Watson has been putting these and other questions to experts on both European and domestic fronts.
Producer BERNARD TATE
9.59 Weather

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Watson
Producer:
Bernard Tate

In which travellers on the Southern Region pass their time like Chaucer's pilgrims by telling stories.
The Headmaster's Tale. Written by Colin Bostock-Smith (a winner in the Commuters' Tales competition) and told by John Le Mesurier to David Gooderson and John Samson. Producer, Simon Brett.
(Repeated: Saturday, 5.30 pm)

Contributors

Writer:
Colin Bostock-Smith
[Lead]:
John Le Mesurier
[Actor]:
David Gooderson
[Actor]:
John Samson
Producer:
Simon Brett

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