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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
Produced by ANTHONY PARKIN
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

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: presented by Michael Aspel
8.45 Today's Papers

Contributors

Presented By: Michael Aspel

: Weather

: The News

: Saturday Briefing

Radio 4 fills you in on the political scene at home and abroad, starting with 9.5 From Our Own
Correspondent
Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News Staff
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
DAVID FRANKLIN reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by DAVID BROOMFIELD
9.45 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with IAN WALLER
Narrator Douglas Smith Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE SUSAN ERLBECK , MARTIN COX

Contributors

Unknown: David Franklin
Read By: David Broomfield
Unknown: Susan Erlbeck

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 83; Father of mercies (BBC Hymn Book 189); Psalm 33, vv 1-12; 1 Peter 4, vv 12-19 (NEB); Blest are the pure in heart (BBC HB 318)

: Study on 4 Rendez-vous a Chaviray

Special Horoscope
The last of four extra programmes for the holiday period i
10.30-12.0 VHF Open University: see column 2

: Starting German: Reisebiiro Atlas

Verreisen Sie zum Winter-sport'

Contributors

Unknown: Verreisen Sie

: Reading to Learn

2: The Process of Discovery - History
Presented by FRED FLOWER (Repeated: Wed, 7.0 pm, R3) (Publications: see page 12)

Contributors

Presented By: Fred Flower

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
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: from 2.0 pm)

Contributors

Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: Brain of Britain 1971

A nation-wide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 1: London
MRS SARAH HARRIS
magistrate
MRS LINDSAY ADAMSON : housewife PATRICK FERGUSON : journalist
PETER CARRUTHERS : Civil Servant The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN. Produced by JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm) (The Brains - you can'join 'em, beat 'em: page 11)
12.55Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Mrs Sarah Harris
Unknown: Mrs Lindsay Adamson
Unknown: Patrick Ferguson
Unknown: Peter Carruthers
Written By: John P. Wynn.
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by NORMAN ST JOHN-STEVAS , MP RT HON DENIS HEALEY , MP SIR JOHN HACKETT
NEMONE LETHBRIDGE
Chairman DAVID JACOBS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from the Central Hall, Chatham

Contributors

Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Sir John Hackett
Unknown: Nemone Lethbridge
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre Accomplices

by ALICK ROWE with Alaric Cotter as Rex
' You scorn too much; you hate too much. You have a terrible lack of indifferent ease about you. You lie, you steal, yet I'll swear you're not bad or malicious.'
That, at least, was the Matron's opinion of Rex.
Produced by RICHARD WORTLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Alick Rowe
Unknown: Alaric Cotter
Produced By: Richard Wortley
Headmaster: John Bentley
Williams: Brian Hewlett
Driscoll: Hugh Dickson
Chamberlayne: Nigel Lambert
Sgt Major: Douglas Blackwell
Chaplain: James Thomason
P H: Judy Bennett
Matron: Margot Boyd

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
The Cost of Being a Woman Alone-1: a widow talks to
PATSY KUMM
Holidays for Women Alone: suggestions from
LORNA BRAITHWAITE and ADRIENNE KEITH COHEN I'm a ' Before ' Man:
CYRIL FULBROOK
Watchdog: How accurate is your supermarket bill?: MAUREEN O'CONNOR finds OUt
The Beauty Trap:
JEANNE JAUNIER
talks to JOAN YORKE about her book
MARTIN jarvis reads This Right Soft Lot by EDWARD BLISHEN (4)

Contributors

Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Patsy Kumm
Unknown: Lorna Braithwaite
Unknown: Adrienne Keith Cohen
Unknown: Cyril Fulbrook
Unknown: Maureen O'Connor
Unknown: Jeanne Jaunier
Unknown: Joan Yorke

: Challenging Brass

A radio competition for bands Round 1: Programme 3
The Cammell Laird Band conductor JAMES SCOTT v
Hammond's Sauce Works Band conductor GEOFFREY WHITHAM Adjudicators E. C. BUTTRESS
ALEX MORTIMER , VILEM T AUSKY Introduced by DOUGLAS SMITH Produced by ALLAN GILES

Contributors

Conductor: James Scott
Conductor: Geoffrey Whitham
Unknown: E. C. Buttress
Unknown: Alex Mortimer
Unknown: Vilem T Ausky
Introduced By: Douglas Smith
Produced By: Allan Giles

: Pick of the Week

(Shortened version of last Friday's broadcast)

: Mister Pybus Yorkshireman - Security Officer

A series of plays written by ANTHONY SCOTT VEITCH featuring William Gaunt as Mister Pybus
Transit Continental
Two loads of used currency notes being returned from BAOR to the Bank of England for destruction have been hijacked. A third, worth half a million pounds, is to be sent, this time under the protection of Frank Pybus and Holdfast.
(For cast see Tues, 3.30 pm)
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Written By: Anthony Scott Veitch
Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Frank Pybus

: Letter from America

by ALISTAIR COOKE
(Repeated: Sunday, 9.15 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

Highlights of today's sport in the South and Midlands
Produced by GODFREY DIXEY

Contributors

Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

ROBERT BOLT
Robert Bolt, playwright, 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 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Bolt
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Ronald Cook

: The Desert War

A series of 13 dramatisations based on the campaign in North Africa during the Second World War
Narrator Michael Flanders Military historical adviser KENNETH MACKSEY
10:The Battle for EgyptCast: MICHAEL COLLINS
GERALD CROSS GARARD GREEN RONALD FORFAR EDWARD KELSEY CLIFFORD NORGATE
FREDERICK TREVES , PATRICK TULL Written and produced by JOHN BRIDGES

Contributors

Narrator: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Kenneth MacKsey
Unknown: Michael Collins
Unknown: Gerald Cross
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Ronald Forfar
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Unknown: Patrick Tull
Produced By: John Bridges

: Round the Horne

Written by BARRY took, JOHNNIE MORTIMER and BRIAN COOKE starring Kenneth Horne with KENNETH WILLIAMS , HUGH PADDICK and BETTY MARSDEN Music by THE MAX HARRIS GROUP
Announcer DOUGLAS SMITH
Produced by JOHN SIMMONDS

Contributors

Written By: Barry Took,
Written By: Johnnie Mortimer
Written By: Brian Cooke
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Max Harris
Announcer: Douglas Smith
Produced By: John Simmonds

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Party by JANE ARDEN with Francis de Wolff
Elizabeth Proud , Madi Hedd and David Valla
' Everyone trembles on occasions with father. Sometimes I've gone into cloakrooms to stop myself shaking, or to avoid eyes watching us across a room watching father imitate a dog, or a bear, or a fox -it wouldn'be so bad if it were a sly fox, or a fox with a purpose, but it's always a drooling fox. or a lame fox, or a fox with no tail, or no teeth, or no eyes ... '
Radio adaptation by PEGGY WELLS
Produced by BETTY DAVIES † (Repeated: Monday 3.0 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Jane Arden
Unknown: Francis de Wolff
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Madi Hedd
Unknown: David Valla
Unknown: Peggy Wells
Produced By: Betty Davies
Henrietta Brough: Elizabeth Proud
Frances Brough: Madi Hedd
Mr Lingham: Rolf Lefebvre
Elsie Sharp: Eva Stuart
Soya Marshall: David Valla
Richard Brough: Francis de Wolff

: Weather

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which
THE COUNTESS OF LONGFORD SIR JOHN NEWSOM and MAURICE TEMPLE-SMITH exchange thoughts, opinions. ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
(from Manchester)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir John Newsom
Unknown: Maurice Temple-Smith

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV TREGELLES WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Tregelles Williams

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown









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