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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Outlook
Reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.58-7.8 Regional news, weather and programme news

: The News

7.18 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agricultural scene Produced by ANTHONY PARKIN (from Birmingham)
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, including live reports from the Seventh Test at Sydney: presented by Douglas Cameron
8.45 Today's Papers

Contributors

Presented By: Douglas Cameron

: 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 bv the BBC's Foreign News Staff
(Revised edition: Tues 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
JOHN WHALE 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 TERENCE LANCASTER
Narrator Douglas Smith Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE
MARTIN COX, BERNARD TATE

Contributors

Read By: David Broomfield

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 61; The Church of God a kingdom is (BBC Hymn Book 1831: Psalm 97; St. John 1. vv 40-51: Sing Alleluia forth in duteous praise (BBC HB 282)

: Study on 4 Rendez-vous a Chaviray

Programme 14
10.30-12.0 VHF Open University: see column 2
11.0 Starting German: Reisebiiro Atlas
14: Klaus geht zum Postamt
11.30 Reading to Learn 6: Revolutions and the Poet
(Repeated: Wed, 7.0 pm. R3) (Publications: see page 12)

: 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: from 2.0 pm)

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Jones

: Brain of Britain 1971

A nation-wide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 5: Midlands
MRS ANNE JONES (Rutland)
MICHAEL PATCHELL (Warwickshire) lecturer
DAVID SMITH (Worcestershire) publicity executive
RICHARD CONDON (Birmingham) lecturer
Including 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)
12.55Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: David Smith
Unknown: Richard Condon
Written By: John P. Wynn.
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by RUSSELL BRADDON. ANTONY HOPKINS SYLVIA SYMS, HUGH SCANLON Chairman DAVID JACOBS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Chelmsford, Essex i

Contributors

Unknown: Russell Braddon.
Unknown: Hugh Scanlon
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre It's Only a Joke

by LUIGI PIRANDELLO translated by FREDERICK MAY with Michael Aldridge Anthony Jacobs and Hilda Schroder
With Pirandello , nothing is quite what it seems - even a marriage.
Produced by R. D. SMITH

Contributors

Translated By: Frederick May
Unknown: Michael Aldridge
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: With Pirandello
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Virgadamo: Felix Felton
Grizzoffi: Norman Claridge
Miss Terrasi: Julia Lang
ROSa: Diana Robson
Gasparina Torretta: Hilda Schroder
Magnasco: Wilfred Babbage
Barranco: Anthony Jacobs
Loletta: Jennifer Lee
Celestino: Richard Griffiths
Memmo Speranza: Michael Aldridge
Vico: Leo Maguire

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
The Cost of Being a Woman Alone-3: PATSY KUMM talks to a single girl with a career
Are You a Twin?: JUDITH FAUST on a scientific research study
Small Gadgets: SONYA CALLING-HAM takes a look at labour-saving gadgets
La'keland Holidays: LYN MAC-DONALD
This Riffht Soft Lot by EDWARD BLISHEN abridged by JANET HICKSON Read by MARTIN JARVIS

Contributors

Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Judith Faust
Abridged By: Janet Hickson
Read By: Martin Jarvis

: Challenging Brass

A radio competition for bands Round 1: Programme 7 Templemore Band conductor ALFRED BELL v
Thoresby Colliery Welfare Band conductor WILLIAM LIPPEATT Adjudicators E. C. BUTTRESS ALEX MORTIMER , VILEM TAUSKY Introduced by DOUGLAS SMITH Produced by ALLAN GILES

Contributors

Conductor: William Lippeatt
Unknown: E. C. Buttress
Unknown: Alex Mortimer
Introduced By: Douglas Smith
Produced By: Allan Giles

: Pick of the Week

(Shortened version of last Friday's broadcast)

: Mister Pybus Yorkshireman - Security Officer

The last in a series of plays written by ANTHONY SCOTT VEITCH featuring William Gaunt Catch As Catch Can
An old friend of Frank Pybus , Pinkie Ambler , runs a gambling club in Lowood - a clean club until an ex-wrestler, Sid King , tries to take over not only the club but Pinkie's wife. (For cast see Tuesday, 3.30)
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Written By: Anthony Scott Veitch
Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Frank Pybus
Unknown: Pinkie Ambler
Unknown: Sid King

: 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

Harvey Smith , show-jumper, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island.
Produced by DENYS JONES
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Harvey Smith
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Denys Jones

: Late Joys

Victorian Music-Hall with all the favourites from
The Players' Theatre
Underneath the Arches at Charing Cross
Chairman DOMINIC LE FOE introduces
MARGARET ASHTON. JOHN HEWER DENIS MARTIN , DUDLEY STEVENS FRED STONE and VIOLETTA plus
IAN WALLACE
Favourite ballads for the Family Circle
HUGH PADDICK and SHEILA BERNETTE Two Straw Hats with a smile and a song
STELLA MORAY With
The Songs of Florrie Forde ERNST NASER
Melodies on a zither
At the piano PETER GREENWELL Additional script material CARDEW ROBINSON Produced bv
TRAFFORD WHITELOCK
(Sheila Bernette is in 'Aladdin ' at the London Palladium)

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Ashton.
Unknown: John Hewer
Unknown: Denis Martin
Unknown: Dudley Stevens
Unknown: Fred Stone
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Florrie Forde
Piano: Peter Greenwell
Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Sheila Bernette

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Hound of the Baskervilles

by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE adapted for radio by FELIX FELTON with Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley
Holmes and Watson go down to the wilds of Dartmoor to unravel the weird mystery of the Hound of the Baskervilles.
Produced by ROBIN MIDGLEY
(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Norman Hobbs Shelley
Produced By: Robin Midgley
Dr Watson: Norman Shelley
Sherlock Holmes: Carleton Hobbs
Dr Mortimer: Kenneth Dight
Sir Henry Baskerville: Manning Wilson
Perkins: William Eedle
Barrymore: Charles Simon
Postmaster: Anthony Hall
Mr Stapleton: Michael Bilton
Beryl Stapleton: Dorit Welles
Eliza Barrymore: Gladys Spencer
Laura Lyons: Shirley Cooklin
Lestrade: Humphrey Morton

: Weather

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which
JOAN BAKEWELL , WILLIAM DAVIS and NICHOLAS GARLAND exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
(from Manchester)

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: William Davis
Unknown: Nicholas Garland

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV JOHN ROBERTS

Contributors

Unknown: John Roberts

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown









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