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: News Summary

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

: The News

7.10 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agriculturat scene Produced by ANTHONY PARKIN
7.49 Todays 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 NORMAN HUNT


Reviewed By: Norman Hunt

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians scrutinise the week's work at Westminster Chairman TEREMCELANCASTER
Produced by BERNARDTATE †

: Daily Service

NEM p 26; Beneath the Cross of Jesus (BBC HB 301); Canticle 5; Acts 4, vv 21-31; It is a thing most wonderful (BBC HB 81)

: Study on 4 Deux enquetes du commissaire Maigret

Stories by Georges Simenon Le chien jatine: part 3
(Rptd: Monday. 6.30 pm, R3)


Stories By: Georges Simenon

: Wiedersehen in Ansburg

17: Alles Cute zur Verlobung (Rptd: Wed, 6.30 pm R3)

: Reading to Learn

15: The Fragmented Society by FRED FLOWER
(For publications and associated NEC correspondence courses see page 70)

: Sports Parade

Introduced by BRIAN JOHNSTON
Latest news and prospects of the day's big events including: Gillette Cup Cricket: Racing from Newbury: Cycling - Milk
Race, Tour of Britain - JOHN BURNS reports as they race on the seventh day's stage from Skegness to Nottingham; Daks Golf Tournament - tom scott reports from Wentworth
Produced by GEOFF DOBSON


Introduced By: Brian Johnston
Unknown: John Burns
Produced By: Geoff Dobson

: Brain of Britain 1970

Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN Round 2: featuring each week three winners from Round 1 8: Wales
ANEURYN WILLIAMS, Denbighshire veterinary surgeon
ROSEMARY JAMES. Denbighshire schoolteacher
BRIAN DANAHER , Monmouthshire teacher
Including Beat the Brains Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Produced by JOAN CLARK
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Rosemary James.
Unknown: Brian Danaher
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: The News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by three speakers representing the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal parties


Unknown: David Jacobs

: Afternoon Theatre

No Extra Charge A comedy for radio by MICHAEL DAVIES with Colin Douglas
Elizabeth Morgan and Patrick MeAlinney
' How the hell can I go back to sea? I'm blind as a bat - I navigate this thing up and down the Thames by following a number 10 bus along the Embankment ... I'm a dead duck. Susie, and you know it! '
Produced by RAY MILES †


Unknown: Michael Davies
Unknown: Colin Douglas
Unknown: Elizabeth Morgan
Unknown: Patrick Mealinney
Produced By: Ray Miles
The Captain: Colin Douglas
Susie: Elizabeth Morgan
Chief: Patrick McAlinney
Joe: John Gabriel
Rene: Queenie Watts
Malcolin: Bernard Finch
cath: Nicola Jenkins
Bill: Kerry Francis
Mum: Deborah Dallas
Jimmy: Cordelia Mansell
Maureen: Nicola Jenkins
The Commander: John Bryning

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Mafjorie Anderson 1
Guest: Dame Eva Turner
Discount Buying: JOHN Richards investigates
Freeze me when I'm flying: BA MASON
Amenities to Match? PHYLLIDA BREAKS. JEAN GOODMAN , and DAPHNEHUBBARD survey some stately homes
Bookshelf: ANDREW DUNCAN talks to KAY EVANS about his book The Reality of Monarchy Myself A Mandarin by AUSTIN COATES abridged by MADGE HART read by DUNCAN CARSE


Introduced By: Mafjorie Anderson
Unknown: Dame Eva Turner
Unknown: John Richards
Unknown: Jean Goodman
Unknown: Kay Evans
Unknown: Austin Coates
Abridged By: Madge Hart
Read By: Duncan Carse

: Down Your Way: Poulton-le-Fylde

FRANKLIN FNGEi. MANN recently visited Poultonle Fylde in Lancashire


Unknown: Franklin Fngei.

: Film Time

Are films a family affair'
TONY BILBOW talks to some sons and daughters of famous stars who are carrying on the tradition.
Written by LYN FAIRHURST Produced by BOBBY JAYE (Repeated: Wed, 7.30 pm)


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



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

Introduced by JOHN MOTSON Produced by GODFREY dixey


Introduced By: John Motson
Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Keith Michell , actor, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island.
Produced by RONALD COOK


Unknown: Keith Michell
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Ronald Cook

: The Clever Stupid Game

Subject: Whales
Clever question: What substance from inside a whale finds its way most frequently into a woman's handbag*
Stupid question: In the event of a power cut, in what way miahl a whale have done you a small favour?
( For answers, tune in here) Graham Hill and Amanda Barrie play
Roy Hudd and Drusilla Beyfus
Chairman Robin Ray who devised the game Questions supplied by EOWARO TAYLOR and ROBIN RAY
Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR †
0 Stereophony
* Approximate time


Unknown: Graham Hill
Unknown: Amanda Barrie
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Eowaro Taylor
Unknown: Robin Ray
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: The Al Read Show

A look at life on the funnier side, as observed by Al Read
Produced by JOHN BROWELL


Unknown: Julie Rogers
Unknown: George Bradley
Script By: Ronnie Taylor
Produced By: John Browell

: Saturday-Night -Theatre

The Bridge by JOHN LESLIE :based on an idea by lAIN MCKEOWAN with Alan Wheatley
Monica Grey , Andrew Sachs
' They say that if you want to know whether the one you love is to be truly yours, you must go to the end of the bridge and think of them. If you only hear the sound of water running under the bridge, that is all right. But if not, you hear the horseman galloping . . . '
Music composed by JOHN LESLIE Pianist ANNA BERENSKA
Produced by NORMAN WRIGHT † (Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: John Leslie
Unknown: Lain McKeowan
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Unknown: Monica Grey
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Composed By: John Leslie
Composed By: Pianist Anna Berenska
Produced By: Norman Wright
Mrs WOOd: Hilda Fenemore
Anne: Monica Grey
Frank Kent: Andrew Sachs
Rodney Cranston: Alan Wheatley
Stewart MeAlpin: Alan Barry
Paul Bachner: Leonard Fenton
Lady Catchpole: Grizelda Hervey
Sir William Tresidder: James Thompson
Lady Emmeline Tresidder: Sonia Frassr
Caroline Tresidder: 30 Manning Wilson
Jeremiah Coke: Brian Hewlett
Roger Cunningham: John Gabriel
Peters: Peter Tumenham

: Weather

: The News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which
JOAN ROBINSON , HAROLO RILEY and COLIN ADAMSON freely exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas, and prejudices with Brian Redhead
Produced by BRIAN BLAKE †


Unknown: Joan Robinson
Unknown: Harolo Riley
Unknown: Colin Adamson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Produced By: Brian Blake

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by FR WILLIAM ANDERSON


Conducted By: Fr William Anderson

: The News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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