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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Outlook reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
0.50 Weather: programme news
6.55 South-East News

: The News

7.10 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agricultural scene Produced by ANTHONY PARKIN
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook
7.50 Weather; programme news
7.55 South-East News


Produced By: Anthony Parkin

: Today

The News
Radio 4's breakfast-time look at what Britain is getting up to this weekend - and what's happening abroad
8.45 Today's Papers

: Weather

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)

: The Weekly World

What the weeklies think, illustrated from their editorials, is reviewed by ANTHONY KING


Reviewed By: Anthony King

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians scrutinise the week's work at Westminster and discuss what is making an impact on the world of politics Chairman IAN WALLER
Produced by Bernard TATE


Unknown: Ian Waller
Produced By: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New' Every Morning page 47; Love of the Father (BBC Hymn Book 5221; Psalm 126; Genesis 2, vv 4-9, 15-17 (NEB); Lord of our life (BBC HE 179)

: Study on 4

Fresh Start Magazine Saturday Selection
A second hearing of some items from the recent Thursday afternoon series designed for the mature woman who would like to embark on a new job. Presented by CAROLINE NICHOLSON and MICHAEL SMEE
Compiled and produced by EVELYN GIBBS


Presented By: Caroline Nicholson
Produced By: Evelyn Gibbs

: Wiedersehen in Ansburg

14: Klaus kauft ein
(Rptd: Wed 6.30 pm: Study)

: Reading to Learn

12: Exile and Glory
GILBERT PHELPS talks about
Byron's life and work after his departure from England and his death in the cause of Greek independence.
(Lastweek'sbroadcast: Study) (For publications and associated NEC correspondence courses see page 33)

: Sports Parade

Introduced by PETER JONES
Latest news and prospects of today's events including County Cricket; Racing at Ascot; Penfold Golf Tournament; Middlesex Rugby Union Seven-a-side Finals; and the Hard Court Tennis Championships at Bournemouth
Produced by JACOB DE VRIES (Sport on 2; 2.30-5.45 pm)


Introduced By: Peter Jones
Produced By: Jacob de Vries

: Brain of Britain 1970

4: Midlands and North of England
(Details as Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55Weather; programmenews

: The News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by RT HON QUINTIN HOGG , MP


Unknown: Quintin Hogg
Unknown: Jeremy Thorpe
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Afternoon Theatre

Solo Impromptu by FRANK DRAKE ' with John Bentley and Sonia Fraser
' has escaped from a working party, and was serving a life sentence for murder. He is aged 33, five feet ten inches in height, well-built, with black hair inclined to curl. Anyone having any knowledge of his whereabouts should communicate with the nearest Police Station ... '


Unknown: Frank Drake
Unknown: John Bentley
Unknown: Sonia Fraser
Produced By: Norman Wright
Chief Insp Davidson: Peter Tuddenham
Chief Det Barnes: Clifford Norgate
John Everard: John Bentley
Teressa: Deborah Dallas
Sergeant Galloway: Brian Haines
Harry Walton: John Pullen
Yvonne Clegg: Sonia Fraser
Other parts: Kerry Francis

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Guest: Dr Walter Perry
Vice-Chancellor of the Open University
Undergraduate Father: PAT GREGORY on his decision to go to University in his late 40s Single in 1970: FREDA cowell , ANGELA HEYLIN , and ANNE SHEARER talk to JUNE ROSE
My first year as a stepmother: SUSAN WOOD
Fools rush in ... : some proverbs rewritten by BA MASON, IRENE THOMAS , RICHARD Murdoch , and MICHAEL GREEN
The Useless Woman by T. F. POWYS read by MICHAEL FLANDERS


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Dr Walter Perry
Unknown: Pat Gregory
Unknown: Freda Cowell
Unknown: Angela Heylin
Unknown: Anne Shearer
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: T. F. Powys
Read By: Michael Flanders

: Down Your Way: Bangor

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Bangor, Caernarvon
Produced by RICHARD BURWOOD † (Shortened edition, Wed, 12.0)


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: Film Time

In view of recent events TONY BILBOW takes a further look at interplanetary travel on screen and talks to GREGORY PECK about the latest space film Marooned
Written by LYN FAIRHURST Produced by BOBBY JAYE
(Revised edition of the programmebroadcaston 11 April) (Repeated: Wed, 7.30 pm)


Unknown: Tony Bilbow
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: Listening Post

LESLIE SMITH introduces 25 minutes devoted to listeners' own views on current issues
5.55 Weather; programme news


Introduces: Leslie Smith

: The News

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday, 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

Introduced by JOHN MOTSON Produced by GODFREY DIXEY


Introduced By: John Motson
Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Gina Cigna , opera singer, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records she would take to a desert island.
Produced by RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Gina Cigna
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Ronald Cook

: Franz Lehar

A programme from the Royal Festival Hall in honour of the centenary of his birth VILEM TAUSKY conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS
ELIZABETH HARWOOD (SOpranO) ROWLAND JONES (tenor) JACK ROTHSTE IN (violin) BBC CHORUS Part 1 including excerpts from The Merry Widow and Giuditta; Concertino for violin and orchestra
Presented by the BBC in association with the GLC
(Part 2: Radio 2, 8.50 pm)


Leader: Arthur Leavins
Soprano: Elizabeth Harwood
Tenor: Jack Rothste
Introduced By: Martin Muncaster
Produced By: David Rayvern Allen

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Franchise Affair adapted by JOHN HYATT from the novel by JOSEPHINE TEY
' They re the women who gave me the lift, the women who kept me here. And this is the house -I recognise it! '
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by BETTY DAVIES (Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)


Adapted By: John Hyatt
Novel By: Josephine Tey
Produced By: Betty Davies
Roger Kane: Nicholas Edmett
Mrs Kane: Margot Boyd
Betty Kane: Jo Manning Wilson
Robert Blair: John Justin
Marion Sharpe: Madi Hedd
Insp Hallam: Malcolm Hayes
Mrs Sharpe: Grizelda Hervey
Nevil Blair: Frank Duncan
Mrs Blair: Dorothy Lane
Kevin McDermott: Denys Hawthorne
Shirley Glynn: Patricia Gallimore
The Judge: James Thomason
Miles Allison, QC: Godfrey Kenton
Richard Chadwick: Kerry Vrancis

: Weather

: The News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which BARBARA HARDY HUMPHRY BERKELEY and SID CHAPLIN freely exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas, and prejudices wtih BRIAN REDHEAD Produced by BRIAN BLAKE


Unknown: Barbara Hardy
Unknown: Sid Chaplin

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline

: Week Ending May 2nd

Michael Barratt looks back on the week's news - and sees the funny side featuring
MALCOLM HAYES , FREDERICK TREVES and Andrew Alexander with next week's news


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: Sean Arnold.
Unknown: Alan Barry
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Unknown: Andrew Alexander
Script By: Peter Spence
Produced By: David Hatch
Produced By: Simon Brett

: The News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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