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Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Introduced by John Timpson With LIBBY PURVES
6.45. Prayer for the Day
With THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30. 8.3a News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Timpson
Introduced By:
With Libby Purves
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Colin Doran

by HENRY JAMES abridged in four episodes by MICHAEL VOYSEY
Read by MARGARET ROBERTSON (4) Producer MAURICE LEITCH

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry James
Unknown:
Michael Voysey
Read By:
Margaret Robertson
Producer:
Maurice Leitch

A chance for network listeners to hear some of the material from local and regional broadcasting, selected and presented by Bernard Falk.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Presented By:
Bernard Falk.
Producer:
Jane Marshall

Sand by MICHAEL ELDER Read by Sheila Donald
Take some sand, a boy and his dog and you have the stuff that dreams are made of. Producer ALLAN G. ROGERS BBC Scotland

Contributors

Read By:
Sheila Donald
Producer:
Allan G. Rogers

Bridget Boland shares some of the gardening wisdom she and her sister learnt from country-men and women - the sort you don't find in modern scientific books - that gets passed down from one generation to another, Producer HELEN FRY

Contributors

Unknown:
Bridget Boland
Producer:
Helen Fry

Introduced from Cardiff by Noreen Bray
Twenty-five years ago the world lost one of its finest poets - Dylan Thomas. In the studio today, DR DANIEL JONES and DAVID PONTING discuss his life and works. NOREEN BRAY visits the Money family in mid Wales to find out the meaning of self-reliance, BBC Wales
Peers and Plebs (3)
2.0-2.2 News

Contributors

Unknown:
Noreen Bray
Unknown:
Dylan Thomas.
Unknown:
Dr Daniel Jones
Unknown:
David Ponting
Unknown:
Noreen Bray

Story: Wriggly Worm and the Artists by EUGENIE SUNIMERFIELD Presenters JEAN ROGERS and TONY AITKEN
Written by JEAN ROGERS
Producer JENYTH WORSLM

Contributors

Presenters:
Jean Rogers
Presenters:
Tony Aitken
Written By:
Jean Rogers
Producer:
Jenyth Worslm

The Love Knot by MICHAEL J. BUTLER with Barbara Leigh Hunt
David Buck. Rosemary Mellale and Julian Curry
Social respectability, family unity, the power of the Church and of money are all pervasive influences on the Love family in 1910. For the head of the family, Marmy, control of the family fortune means ultimate power over the destinies of her children but there are forces abroad which threaten to undermine it all.
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael J. Butler
Unknown:
Barbara Leigh Hunt
Unknown:
David Buck.
Unknown:
Rosemary Mellale
Unknown:
Julian Curry
Directed By:
Vanessa Whitburn
Marmy:
Barbara Leigh Hunt
Tom:
David Buck
Hetty:
Rosemary McHale
Arthur:
Julian Curry
Alex:
Frances White
Francis:
Simon Chandler
Beth:
Janis Winters

A 70th-birthday tribute to the great Australian batsman, captain and administrator.
Introduced by Michael Kennedy with the recorded voices of the late SIR ROBERT MENZIES with ALAN MCGILVRAY , SIR LEONARD HUTTON , BILL BOWES and BBC scorer and statistician BILL
FRINDALL.
Producer DON MOSEY BBC Manchester

Contributors

Introduced By:
Michael Kennedy
Unknown:
Sir Robert Menzies
Unknown:
Alan McGilvray
Unknown:
Sir Leonard Hutton

The Old Wives' Tale by ARNOLD BENNETT abridged for radio in 15 parts by NEVILLE TURNER
Read by EDWARD DE SOUZA (15) Producer BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Starting on Monday: The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White )

Contributors

Unknown:
Arnold Bennett
Unknown:
Neville Turner
Read By:
Edward de Souza
Producer:
Brian Miller
Unknown:
T. H. White

We all have niggling little questions in the corners of our minds that we mean to follow-up some day ... when we have the time. Now you can unload your query on to Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Questions, on postcards, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW
Producer DENYS GUEROULT
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Neil Landor
Producer:
Denys Gueroult

Barry Norman with the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport. Producer GEOFF DOBSON
Editor ROGER MACDONALD

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Norman
Producer:
Geoff Dobson
Editor:
Roger MacDonald

A series of programmes about The American Involvement in Vietnam
Presented by Michael Charlton
The CIA's assessment of both the bombing of North Vietnam, and the major military actions, is that they really were non-conclusive, that the real war was at the village lerel.
(WILLIAM COLBT)
8: Trying Not to Lose
The fighting in South Vietnam continues, but the strategies and negotiations of President
Nixon and Dr Henry Kissinger finally result in the Paris Agreements and the ceasefire in January 1973. Could a negotiated settlement have been achieved earlipr?
Contributions from
WILLIAM COLBY , WARREN NUTTER TAD SZULC, SIR ROBERT THOMPSON and PAUL WARNKE
Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF (First broadcast on Radio 3)

Contributors

Presented By:
Michael Charlton
Unknown:
Dr Henry Kissinger
Unknown:
William Colby
Unknown:
Warren Nutter
Unknown:
Sir Robert Thompson
Unknown:
Paul Warnke
Producer:
Anthony Moncrieff

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 14 minutes

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Available for over a year

President Carter's energy bill at risk once again from Congress veto. Show more

The final Kaleidoscope report looks at the Zurich Opera's production of three Monteverdi operas conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt ; and reports from the Festival Fringe. Presented by Michael Oliver Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
9.59 Weather

Contributors

Conducted By:
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Presented By:
Michael Oliver
Producer:
Richard Bannerman

Part the Fifth of a weekly ramble through the adventures, calamities and miscalculations of A Little Night Exposure - a band of performing vagabonds. This week: The Old School Tie-Up ...
A tale of the three Rs: Reading, 'Riting and Ramburger
Script, music and lyrics by A Little Night Exposure
Producer DANNY GREENSTONE
(Repeated: Saturday 5.30 pm)

Contributors

Producer:
Danny Greenstone
Laetitia Tweed-Foghorn:
Janie Atcheson
Rene Ramburger:
Martin Read
Rupert Superbe:
Anthony Smee
Dilwyn Griffiths:
David Owen Smith
Dwight Lame:
Barrie Stevens
Terry Barron:
John Vine
And other parts:
Christopher M. Pilkington

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