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: 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 has breakfast with the President of the National Farmers' Union of England and Wales.
FRANK TAYLOR and STUART SEATON talk to HENRY PLUME and his family at his farmhouse at Coleshill in Warwickshire. Arranged and introduced by ANTHONY PARKIN
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook
7.50 Weather; programme news
7.55 South-East News


Unknown: Stuart Seaton
Unknown: Henry Plume
Introduced 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
Today's Papers at 8.45
8.59 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 WALTER TAPLIN


Reviewed By: Walter Taplin

: Friends and Contemporaries Beverley Nichols

introduces a selection of recordings made by people of his acquaintance. The programme includes the voices of: LORD BERNERS, LORD BOOTHBY DAME EDITH EVANS
CONSTANCE SPRY , EVELYN WAUGH Produced by DENYS GUEROULT (Repeated: Sunday, 7.30 pm)
(The friends of Beverley Nichols : page 11)


Unknown: Dame Edith Evans
Unknown: Constance Spry
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Produced By: Denys Gueroult
Unknown: Beverley Nichols

: Daily Service

NEM p 90; The King of love (BBC HB 475); Psalm 121: Matthew 18. vv 21-35 (rsv): Holy Father, in thy mercy (BBC He 386)

: My Kind of Music Derek Nimmo

plays some of his favourite records and explains why they give him particular pleasure (He is in Charlie Girl' at the Adelphi Theatre, London) Kenneth Williams : Monday,
10.30 am: see page 5


Unknown: Kenneth Williams

: Max Miller

The story of the ' pure gold of the Music-Hall': written and narrated by Roy Hudd with the aid of excerpts from some of the Cheeky Chappie's recorded performances and anecdotes from his friends. Produced by JOHN BROWELL


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Produced By: John Browell

: Sports Parade

Introduced by PETER JONES
News of the day's big sporting events - featuring the fight for the County Cricket Championship and the prospects for the day's football in England and Scotland.
(Sport on 2: from 2.30 pm)


Introduced By: Peter Jones

: Forces' Chance

A weekly quiz on music and general knowledge with the Services stationed in West Germany, Berlin, and Gibraltar Panel: LIZ FERRIS, TED MOULT
NEIL DURDEN-SMITH V A teum representing the Army in Berlin
Question-master ALUN WILLIAMS Questions set and programme produced by MICHAEL TUKE-HASTINGS
12.55 Weather : programmenews


Question-Master: Alun Williams
Produced By: Michael Tuke-Hastings

: The News

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray Tommy Trinder
Cardew Robinson
In the chair MCDONALD HORLEY Special guest Roy Plomley from an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: Afternoon Theatre: Kim

by RUDYARD KIPLING adapted as a play for radio in two parts by JOHN TYDEMAN with Felix Aylmer , George Coulouris Philip Leaver. David Spenser British India in the 1890s.
Once he has solved the problem relating to his past, Kim has to choose between the world of the spirit and the world of circumstance - or rather the world of action. 2: The Great Game
Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: John Tydeman
Unknown: Felix Aylmer
Unknown: George Coulouris
Unknown: Philip Leaver.
Unknown: David Spenser
Produced By: John Tydeman
Mahbub All: ,george Coulouris
Colonel Creighton: William Fox
Kim: David Spenser
Lurgan's boy: Timothy Hariey
Lurgan: George Merritt
Hurree Chunder Mookerjee: Philip Leaver
Huneefa: Vivienne Chatterton
The Lama: Felix Aylmer
Ticket Collector,: -Peter Bartlett
Jat Traveller: Lewis Stringer
E23: Gabriel Woolf
Woman of Saharunpore: Mary O'Farreli.
Russian spy: Andrew Sachs
French Spy: Alan Haines
Woman of Shemlegh: Isabel Rennie

: Weekend Woman's Hour from the Regions

Introduced by Olive Shapley from Manchester, including: Guest of the week: Billie Whitelaw
'They Call It Sport': a look at young swimmers who train to be champions
Daphne du Maurier: WILFRED DE'ATH talks about a writer he admires
Mr Wharton : a short story by ELIZABETH TAYLOR read by DAPHNE OXENFORD


Introduced By: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Unknown: Tom Kilgour
Unknown: Mr Wharton
Story By: Elizabeth Taylor
Read By: Daphne Oxenford

: Down Your Way St Agnes

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited St Agnes in Cornwall Produced by PHYLLIS ROBINSON
(Shortened edition: Wed. 12.0)


Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Film Time

TONY HILBOW looks at some holiday entertainment, including Chtsum and Carry On Up the Jungle.
Written by LYN FAIRHURST Produced by BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Tony Hilbow
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: Listening Post

LESLIE SMITH introduces 25 minutes devoted to listeners' own views on current issues Please write to: Listening Post, BBC, Broadcasting House. London WIA IAA. Or telephone [number removed]
5.55 Weather; programme news


Introduces: Leslie Smith

: The News

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday, 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session



Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Dick Emery , comedian, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island. Produced by RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25)
(Dick Emery is in ' The Dick Emery Show ' at the Pier Pavilion Theatre, Brighton)


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Ronald Cook
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Dick Emery Show

: You Don't Say

A panel game with Cyril Fletcher in the chair The questioners: MARJORIE PROOPS JIMMY THOMPSON Devised by JIMMY THOMPSON , JOHNNY WHYTE and NICHOLAS PARSONS Produced by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON
1 Repeat
* Approximate time o Stereophony
Broadcasts in stereo are available to listeners in the South East from the VHF transmitters at Wrotham, Brighton, Swingate. and Oxford . Further information from Engineering Information Department, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA.


Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Marjorie Proops
Unknown: Jimmy Thompson
Unknown: Jimmy Thompson
Unknown: Johnny Whyte
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston

: Vintage Goons

Peter Sellers. Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan in Yehti: what is the mystery of this strange creature of Tibet who leaves footprints in the snow? Will Moriarty and the forces of evil prevail? with MAX GELDRAY
Produced by PETER ETON (1955) Series edited by JOHN BROWELL
(The Secombe Story: Monday,
1.45 pm)


Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Max Geldray
Unknown: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Eric Sykes
Produced By: Peter Eton
Edited By: John Browell

: Saturday-Night Theatre The Marquise

A romantic comedy by NOEL COWARD with Moira Lister , Peter Pratt and Richard Hurndall
The place, France: the chateau of Raoul. Comte deVriaac. The time, 1735
Produced by betty DAVIES


Comedy By: Noel Coward
Unknown: Moira Lister
Unknown: Peter Pratt
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
The Comte Raoul de Vriaac: Peter Pratt
Esteban, el Duco de Santaguano: Richard Hurndall
Miguel Santa guano: John Rye
Adrienne: Elizabeth Proud
Jacques Riiar: Sean Arnold
Marquise Eloise de Kestournel: Motra Lister
Hubert: James Thomason
Alice: Jo Manning Wilson
Father Clement: Malcolm Hayes

: Weather

: The News

: The Time of My Life Val Gielgud

1941-43 are the years which VAL gielgud - author, playwright, producer, and Head of Drama for BBC Radio 1928-63 - calls the time of his life.
In the darkest hours of the war demand for Radio was perhaps at its highest peak, and for Val Gielgud this was necessarily a time of great artistic creativity. He recalls these years with some of his friends and colleagues, aided by excerpts from notable productions and performances recorded at the time.
Among those taking part are CONSTANCE CUMMINGS
Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN


Unknown: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Constance Cummings
Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Marius Goring
Produced By: John Tydeman

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV DOUGLAS AITKEN


Unknown: Douglas Aitken

: The News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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