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What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world. Presented by John Timpson With HUGH SYKES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with CONSTANCE HOLT
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.3t, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By:
John Timpson
Presented By:
With Hugh Sykes
Constance Holt
Read By:
John Marsh

plus Angela Rippen with a birthday interview of the week. and other familiar names playing unfamiliar roles in this live miscellany.
From Glasgow. Fran Morrison; from Cardiff, Gerry Monte: and from Dublin
Frank Delaney. tell true stories of popular interest. Live musical interludes and punctuations by THE BOWLES BROTHERS
Producer MICHAEL EMBER long wave only


Angela Rippen
Michael Ember

It's a Wise Child ... by RUONA UREN
Read by Tammy Ustinov ' Composition - What I Know About My Father.' Geraldine scratched her head and stared with dismay at the blackboard. For the trouble was that she knew nothing at all about her father.
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland long wave only


Read By:
Tammy Ustinov
Patrick Rayner

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
The Vermont-Hertfordshire Connection, or, how to swop houses and friends and have a successful holiday. A report by JILL BURRlDGE.
Reading Your Letters.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Maybe I Can Help ... : WENDY GREENGROSS With some of your problems. William Makepeace Thaekeray (8) long wave only


Introduced By:
Sue MacGregor
Jill Burrldge.
Wendy Greengross
William Makepeace

Against All Odds by IAN CULLEN
Squadron-Leader Precdy is test-flying a new plane. He has to bale out when it catches fire; but his action brings him under suspicion.


Ian Cullen
Squadron-Leader Precdy
Directed By:
Christopher Venning
Sqn-Ldr Preedy:
Henry Knowles
Air Comm Laker:
Fred Bryant
Air Comm Edgcombe:
Eric Lander
Graham Faulkner
Michael Billington
Stan Preedy:
Cyril Shaps
, ,miranda Bell
Hilda Preedy:
Eva Stuart
Air Traffic Controller:
Richard Kay
Bingo Brown:
Leslie Heritage
Flt-Lt Thorpe:
Roy Montague
HeUcopter Pilot:
Stephen Kemble
Henry Davies
Lt Hardy, RN:
Robin Langford
Ray Jones

Written by ALAN BOWER (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By:
Alan Bower
Dan Archer:
Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer:
June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Philip Archer:
Norman Painting
Shula Archer:
Judy Bennett
Christine Johnson:
Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer:
Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest:
Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley:
Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel:
Chris Gittrns
Sid Perks:
Alan Devereux
Polly Perks:
Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford:
Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy:
Haydn Jones
Mary Pound:
Ysanne Churchman
Jethro Larkin:
George Hart
George Barford:
Graham Roberts
Col Danby:
Norman Shelley
Jackie Smith:
Maggie McCarthy
Nick Wearing:
Gareth Johnson

Bryan Forbes reads the lirst of four extracts from his autobiography.
' To describe oneself requires a generous ration of self-mockery and a keen awareness that we only confess our faults through vanity.... and because the major part of my working life as a writer has been in the film industry, where advice from others is the force-fed staple diet. I am no stranger to my own self-reflection.'
Bryan Forbes on this week's films: page 17


Bryan Forbes

BBC Radio 4 FM

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