Programme Index

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Introduced by John Timpson and Malcolm Billings
Including at C.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather; at
6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.27 and 8.27; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35'; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 Editor ALISTAIR OSBORNE
English Regions: see column 5

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Timpson
Editor:
Alistair Osborne

Radio 4's open line gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions on political issues.
Ring Birmingham (021)[number removed]and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners. Producer JENNY DE YONG
The lines are open from 8.0 am

Contributors

Unknown:
George Scott

from Northern Ireland The Favourite Table by DOROTHY GHARBAOUI Read by J. G. Devlin
Pessimism was something Samuel Pomeroy had been staving off for years. So his step was as springy as ever when he set off, umbrella aloft, towards his lunch in the Golden Galleon restaurant. He was a little late but that wouldn't matter. His favourite taNe would be kept tor him, as always.
Producer PAUL MULDOON

Contributors

Unknown:
Dorothy Gharbaoui
Read By:
J. G. Devlin
Unknown:
Samuel Pomeroy
Producer:
Paul Muldoon

by E. JANE RATCLIFFE abridged by EILEEN CAPEL Reader Joan Matheson 5: To Return no More
' She now had everything she needed for her long survival ... had discussed her with the farmer, who seemed pleased to have a badger around. We also discussed the males, which were a considerable nuisance ... '
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER

Contributors

Unknown:
E. Jane Ratcliffe
Abridged By:
Eileen Capel
Reader:
Joan Matheson
Producer:
Barbara Crowther

Presenter Nancy Wise
Needle in a Haystack: acupuncture as a cure for hay fever? NIGEL MURPHY investigates and follows the progress of our guinea pig.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Murphy

Introduced from Belfast by Margaret Percy
GLORIA HUNNIFORD eavesdrops on a summer school for Belfast housewives.
2.0-2.2 News
Special De,livery for Ulster Mums: GLORIA HUNNIFORD investigates the controversial subject of babies born to time.
Meet LYDIA DE BURGH, Royal portrait painter, and JOAN TRIMBLE , musician and commuting newspaper tycoon
JO MAXWELL-MULLER reads
Sanditon by JANE AUSTEN and ANOTHER LADY (10)

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Percy
Unknown:
Gloria Hunniford
Unknown:
Gloria Hunniford
Unknown:
Joan Trimble
Unknown:
Jo Maxwell-Muller
Unknown:
Jane Austen

Story: The Windmill House by MARGARET LAMDIN
Presenters JEAN ROGERS and JOHN BULL
Compiled by MICHAEL RICHMOND Producer JENYTH WORSLEY
Listen with Mother Stories: £ 2.00, from bookshops

Contributors

Presenters:
Jean Rogers
Producer:
Jenyth Worsley

Part of the View by GILES COOPER with Jumeke Debayo
' You and me's worth a few thousand nicker each right now - sitting here. Part of the view, see. That's what these rich geezers pay for. Lovely rural prospect, unspoilt country." Pay thousands to look at a lot of trees and that.'
Producer BETTY DAVIES
More plays by the same author in Giles Cooper : Six Plays for Radio, 75p from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown:
Giles Cooper
Unknown:
Jumeke Debayo
Producer:
Betty Davies
Unknown:
Giles Cooper
Clarissa:
Jumoke Debayo
Jeremy:
Earl Rhodes
Gregory:
Geoffrey Matthews
Pauline:
Kate Colerlidge
Skid:
John Rys

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
Write to Any Answerst, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Introduced By:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Roy Hayward

Among the Elephants by IAIN AND ORlA DOUGLAS-HAMILTON abridged for radio in ten parts by RON BARRON
Oria: JANE KNOWLES Iain: SEAN ARNOLD (Final instalment)
Producer DAVID SPENSER
(Starting next Monday: stories by Hans Christian Andersen , read by David Davis )

Contributors

Unknown:
Orla Douglas-Hamilton
Unknown:
Ron Barron
Unknown:
Jane Knowles
Producer:
David Spenser
Stories By:
Hans Christian Andersen
Read By:
David Davis

The news magazine: presented by Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news

Contributors

Presented By:
Nicholas Woolley
Editor:
Andrew Boyle

Second Round
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 19: Scotland
WILLIAM SMITH, teacher
BUGH COWAN , retired head-master
DR KENNETH COLLINS. physician including ' Beat the Brains ' in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN , who, With IAN GILLIES , sets the questions.
Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE
Bra,in of Britain, quiz book based on the series, 35p from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson
Unknown:
Bugh Cowan
Unknown:
Dr Kenneth Collins.
Unknown:
John P. Wynn
Unknown:
Ian Gillies
Producer:
Christopher Serle

A spontaneous discussion by Russell Braddon
John Mackintosh , mp Robin Duff
Margo Macdonald
Chairman David Jacobs from Ross and Cromarty Producer MICHAEL BOWEN
(Rptd: Sat 1.15; Mon 11.5 am)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday at 7.30 pm) to Any Answerst, BBC, BristolBS82LR

Contributors

Unknown:
Russell Braddon
Unknown:
John MacKintosh
Unknown:
Robin Duff
Unknown:
Margo MacDonald
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Michael Bowen

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Warnings over safeguarding nuclear power so it can not produce weapons. Show more

Father and Son by EDMUND GOSSE abridged by VIRGINIA BROWNE Read by JOHN MOFFATT
10: Everything or Nothing Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT
(Starting next Monday: Cabbages and Kings by 0. Henry, read by Ramsay Williams )

Contributors

Unknown:
Edmund Gosse
Abridged By:
Virginia Browne
Read By:
John Moffatt
Producer:
Piers Plowright
Read By:
Ramsay Williams

DAVID JASON , BILL WALLIS NIGEL REES and BILL MCGUFFIE at the piano take a late-night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side.
Script by COLIN BOSTOCK -SMITH ALASTAIR BEATON and others Producer SIMON BRETT

Contributors

Unknown:
David Jason
Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Unknown:
Bill McGuffie
Script By:
Colin Bostock
Unknown:
Alastair Beaton
Producer:
Simon Brett

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