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What Britain's getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world. Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer Jor the Day with THE REV MICHAEL SMITH
5.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Presented By:
John Timpson
Unknown:
Michael Smith
Unknown:
Laurie MacMillan

6: Auld Reekie
In the sixth of his discoveries of places and their writers, Tom Vernon goes to Edinburgh, 'Athens of the North but also the home of stories of adventure, and meets DAVID DAICHES and LUDOVIC KENNEDY among others.
Readers SHEILA ALLEN and PETER TUDDENHAM
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Vernon
Unknown:
David Daiches
Unknown:
Ludovic Kennedy
Readers:
Sheila Allen
Readers:
Peter Tuddenham
Producer:
Frances Donnelly

Nobody's Talking to Grandpa by CLARA ELLIS
Read by Anna Sharkey
' You know what your precious Grandpa did. don't you? Walked out. Not one word of goodbye to any one of us. The old devil - lying drunk somewhere, I'll be bound. When I get my hands on him. I'll kill him, so I will.' long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Clara Ellis
Read By:
Anna Sharkey

Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Norman Thelwell , creator of the immortal pony cartoons.
Arabian Days and Nights: Woman's Hour visits some places on the Queen's forthcoming tour.
Sewing Club: BETTY FOSTER helps solve the problems which arise in home fashion sewing, and looks at developments in the industries which serve the needlewoman.
William Makepeace Thackeray (12) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
MacGregor Guest
Unknown:
Norman Thelwell
Unknown:
William Makepeace

Jack by DAVID MARSNALL Narrated by Joan Bakewell
A ' cautionary tale ' for married grown-ups, in which ' suburban and un-dynamic .lack ' goes metaphorically over the hill, to fetch a pail of water, and spills it in various directions. The vicar's rcmonstrations, however, prove as efficient a restorative as the vinegar and brown paper of the nursery rhyme, and Jack and Jill are able to resolve their geographical differences and live happily ever after.
Directed by MICHAEL ROLFE BBC Birmingham
(First broadcast in 1977)

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Bakewell
Directed By:
Michael Rolfe
Jack:
Alexander John
Jill:
Joanna Wake
Mr Wright:
Geoffrey Matthews
Rowena:
Karen Archer
Vicar:
Edward Kelsey

from Durham Cathedral
Responses (John Reading) Psalm 37 (Flintoft and Martindale Sidwell)
Lessons (NEB): Micah 3; I John 3, vv 11-24
Canticles (Jackson in fi)
Anthem: Let God arise (Howells)
Organist and Master of the Choristers
RlCHARD LLOYD
Sub-organist ALAN THURLOW BBC Manchester

on BBC Radio 4 FM

The news magazine Presented by Robert Williams and John Parry
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presented By:
Robert Williams
Presented By:
John Parry

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Jan Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Fri 12,27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward J. Mason
Unknown:
Tony Shryane
Unknown:
John Amis
Unknown:
Frank Muir
Unknown:
Jan Wallace
Unknown:
Denis Norden

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook Editor DENNIS LOWER
(Repeated: Thurs 10.5 am)

Contributors

Presented By:
Roger Cook
Editor:
Dennis Lower

His Life and Times
Illustrated with popular contemporary music.
Part 2: Promoted to Glory

Contributors

Narrator:
Andrew Faulds
Other parts:
John Hollis
Other parts:
Thelma Whiteley
Songs by:
Charles Young
Songs by:
Pat Whitmore
Songs by:
Charles Young Singers
General Booth:
Barry Foster
Written and produced by:
Charles Chilton

Actors Hugh Dickson. David Brierley and Diana Bishop present an evening of poetry on the subject of The Gothic and the Bizarre. Reading his own poems will be Douglas Dunn, and there will also he a ' poet from the floor '.
Recorded at the Pindar of Wakefield public house, North London.
Producer ALEC REID

Contributors

Unknown:
Hugh Dickson.
Unknown:
David Brierley
Unknown:
Diana Bishop
Producer:
Alec Reid

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