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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Outlook
Reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: The News

7.10 On Your Farm: three years after the great Foot and Mouth epidemic MICHAEL CLARK and KEITH STEVENS visit the affected area and talk to those involved
Arranged and introduced by ANTHONY PARKIN
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Unknown: Michael Clark
Unknown: Keith Stevens
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

: Weather

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)

: The Weekly World

What the weeklies think, illustrated from their editorials, is reviewed by COLIN VALDAR
Produced by MARTIN COX


Reviewed By: Colin Valdar
Produced By: Martin Cox

: Music in My Life

A musical self-disclosure from John Arlott


Unknown: John Arlott

: Daily Service

United Nations Day
NEM p 47; Judge eternal (BBC Hymn Book 393): Psalm 126; Acts 13, vv 13-15, 43-52; Love of the Father (BBC HB 522)

: Study on 4

Rendez-vous a Chaviray A second-year French course of 25 lessons Programme 2
11.0 Starting German: Reiseburo Atlas
A 30-lesson course in simple colloquial German for beginners 2: Fran Bender kommt
Frau Bender calls at Reisebilro Atlas to collect her air ticket.
11.30 Europe and The Indies
Ten programmes about the impact of Europe on the Indies during the Era of the Companies 1600-1824.
2: The Founding of the Companies
(Mondaysbroadcast: Radio 3) { (Publications: see page 13)


Unknown: Fran Bender
Unknown: Frau Bender
Unknown: Reisebilro Atlas

: Sports Parade

Introduced by PETER JONES
News and prospects of today's big sporting events, featuring Association Football in England and Scotland, Racing. Rugby Union, and Rugby League.
(Sport on 2, including Sports Report: 2.0-5.57 pm)


Introduced By: Peter Jones

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between girls' and boys' schools in England, Scotland, Wales. and Northern Ireland Question-masters
First Round. 5: West of England Bishop Blackall School, Exeter (Girls) v
The Grammar School, Bristol (Boys)
Questions set by ROY SMITH Production assistant GERALDINE CHURCH
Produced by MARTIN FISHER (Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)


Question-Masters: John Ellison
Unknown: Roy Smith
Produced By: Martin Fisher

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by RT HON DENIS HEALEY , MP
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from the Parish Hall,
Copythorne, Hampshire
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers' should be sent to Anv
Answers?, BBC, Bristol, BS8 2LR


Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Edward du Cann
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre

The Man at the Wheel by ARTHUR SWINSON with Clifford Norgate , Hector Ross Terence de Marney
At six minutes to four on the morning of the 14th the Assaye collided with the Danish coaster Marianne which had suddenly swung across her bows. Evidence to this effect came from the Second Officer and the man at the wheel. So the case seemed quite straightforward.
Produced by DAVID GEARY


Unknown: Arthur Swinson
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Hector Ross
Unknown: Terence de Marney
Produced By: David Geary
Captain Johannsen: Edward Kelsey
Gerda: Jo Manning Wilson
Caroline: Paddy Stephenson
John Lakeman: Clifford Norgate
Earnshaw: Hector Ross
Captain O'Neill: Terence de Marney
Mr Bilton: Jeremy Wilkin
Surveyor: Edward Kelsey
AB Harper: Peter Hill
Ashcrof: Richard Steele
Carter: Anthony Brothers
Reporter: Roger Sansom

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
What about a freezer? - 2: Audrey Ellis, Anne Dare, Lyn MacDonald
A Good Read: This week, Steve Race recommends some books he couldn't put down
Managing Your Money: Margaret Allen on small savings
Guest Ian Holm
What's the money used for? - 2: a working wife and mother who's a bus conductress
Running amok with flowers: Graeme Hall
Delia Paton reads "A Bird in the House" by Margaret Laurence abridged by Ba Mason
(Ian Holm is appearing in 'Bequest to the Nation' at the Haymarket Theatre, London)


Presenter: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Audrey Ellis
Unknown: Lyn MacDonald
Unknown: Garet Allen
Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Graeme Hall
Unknown: Delia Paton
Unknown: Margaret Laurence
Abridged By: Ba Mason

: Film Time

TONY BILROW looks at historical epics, including a preview of Waterloo starring Rod Steiger , Orson Welles , and Dan O'Herlihy Written by LYN FAIRHURST Produced by BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Tony Bilrow
Unknown: Rod Steiger
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Dan O'Herlihy
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

Chosen from the many broadcasts on BBC Radio and TV during the past seven days Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Editor NANCY WISE
(Shortened version of last Friday's broadcast)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Editor: Nancy Wise
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Unknown: Lis Robinson

: The Edge of the Forest

A sequel to The Dark Island, in six parts, wherein Jim Nicholson follows a new trail of espionage and adventure from Whitehall to the lonely Cornish coast. starring Edward de Souza John Graham and Richard Caldicot 3: The Inquisitor
Produced by PETER TITHERADGE (Repeated: Tuesday, 3.30 pm)
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Barr
Unknown: Jim Nicholson
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Unknown: John Graham
Produced By: Peter Titheradge
Jim Nicholson: Edward De Souza
Miller: John Graham
Cmdr Blair: Richard Caldicot
Betty Conlow: Colette O'Neil
Haggerty: Fraser Kerr
Hotel Receptionist: Sara Coward
Barman: Richard Griffiths

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday, 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

Highlights of today's sport in the South and Midlands.


Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

John Lill, pianist discusses with Roy Plomley (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm)


Castaway: John Lill
Presenter/Devised by: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: The Lives of Gilbert and Sullivan

A radio biography in six parts Written by LESLIE BAILY
4: The First Quarrel
Other parts RALPH TRUMAN
Excerpts from the Gilbert and Sullivan operas taken from long-playing gramophone records Produced by VERNON HARRIS


Written By: Leslie Baily
Unknown: Ralph Truman
Unknown: Olwen Brookes
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Alan Paul
Produced By: Vernon Harris
W S Gilbert: Clive Morton
Arthur Sullivan: Richard Hurndall
Richard D'Oyly Carte: Alan Wheatley
Mrs Gilbert: Fanny Rowe
George Grossmith: Peter Pratt

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Rainmaker by N. RICHARD NASH : adapted for radio by PEGGY WELLS with Margaret Robertson and David Healy
The action passes in a Western State of the USA on a summer day in a time of drought.
Produced bv NORMAN WRIGHT (Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)
(David Blagden is in ' Fiddler on the Roof ' at Her Majesty's Theatre. London)


Unknown: N. Richard Nash
Radio By: Peggy Wells
Unknown: Margaret Robertson
Unknown: David Healy
Unknown: Norman Wright
Unknown: David Blagden
Noah Curry: Peter Marinker
H C Curry: David Bauer
Jim Curry: David Blagden
Lizzie Curry: Margaret Robertson
Sheriff: George Margo
File: Kerry Francis
Bill Starbuck: David Healy

: Weather

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which
Assistant Director, Institute of Contemporary Arts MICHAEL WINSTANLEY Doctor and writer and DES WILSON
Director of Shelter exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas, and prejudices With BRIAN REDHEAD
Produced by BRIAN BLAKE (from Manchester)

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV HUBERT HOSKINS


Unknown: Hubert Hoskins

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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