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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: 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


Produced By: Anthony Parkin

: Today The News

Radio 4's 50-minute worldwide look at the weekend presented by Michael Aspel and featuring Graham Kerr
8.45 Today's Papers


Presented By: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Graham Kerr

: 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
(Revised edition: Tues 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
ANTHONY KING 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 ROBERT CARVEL
Narrator Peter Barker


Unknown: Anthony King
Read By: David Broomfield
Narrator: Peter Barker
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Narrator: Martin Cox

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 19; Christ is our corner-stone <BBC Hymn Book 258); Psalm 15; St John 6. vv 27-40; Help us to help each other, Lord (BBC HB 378)

: Study on 4

Rendez-vous a Chaviray: Programme 17

10.30-12.0 VHF Open University
See col 2

11.0 Starting German: Reiseburo Atlas: 17: Klaus und Ursula in der Konditorei
(Last Tuesday's broadcast: R3)

11.30 Reading to Learn 9: Poet of the Countryside
Geoffrey Summerfield talks about the poetry of John Clare.
(Repeated: Wed, 7.0 pm, R3) (Publications: see page 13)


Speaker (Reading to Learn): Geoffrey Summerfield

: 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)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: Brain of Britain 1971

8: Scotland (i)
12.55 Weather; programme news

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by ROBIN DAY, HUGH CUDLIPP
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from The Hoare Memorial Hall, Westminster, London


Unknown: Hugh Cudlipp
Unknown: Evelyn MacLeod
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre The Consignment

by RAYMOND RAGAN BUTLER with John Pullen
The consignment was in transit. The routing - Sierra Leone, Liberia, Antwerp, New York. Every detail had been checked.
Nothing could go wrong ...
Produced by DAVID GEARY


Unknown: Raymond Ragan Butler
Unknown: John Pullen
Produced By: David Geary
Nadullah: Edward Kelsey
Lafitte: Andre Maranne
Harris: John Pullen
DuboiS: Patrick Tull
Van Cleve: Gerald Cross
Klein: Lionel Murton
Hauser: Robert MacLeod
Rabin: Murray Kash
Sharp: Alan Pearce
Niccolo: Edward Kelsey
Woman: Sabah Brackett

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Judith Chalmers
Woman behind ' Woman's Guardian': MARY STOTT talks to
The Airport Show: AUDREY KAYE investigates a popular hobby
Fear of School: a personal experience in two generations
Three Stars for Comfort: Lincoln public lavatories have a special rating. FLORENCE AKST finds out why
Last Recollections of My Uncle Charles by NIGEL BALCHIN (3)


Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Talks: Mary Stott
Unknown: Audrey Kaye
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Nigel Balchin

: Challenging Brass

Round 2: Programme 2
The Cammell Laird Band conductor JAMES SCOTT v Ransome Hoffman Pollard Works Band conductor DENNIS MASTERS Adjudicators E. C. BUTTRESS ALEX MORTIMER , VILEM TAUSKY Introduced by DOUGLAS SMITH Produced by ALLAN GILES


Conductor: James Scott
Conductor: Dennis Masters
Unknown: E. C. Buttress
Unknown: Alex Mortimer
Unknown: Vilem Tausky
Introduced By: Douglas Smith
Produced By: Allan Giles

: Pick of the Week

(Shortened version of last Friday's broadcast)

: The Wolf Far Hence

A serial thriller in six parts by EDWARD BOYD starring Teddy Johnson as Steve Gardiner with Moultrie Kelsall as Det Insp Gordon
Walter Carr as Jonathan Ketch Janet Michael as Judy Clark Robert Urquhart as Capt Siegfried Bevvis David Kinnaird as Det-Sgt Grant
Peter Calder is dead: Judy Clark is under suspicion; and Jonathan Ketch , who claims to know the murderer, refuses to reveal his identity. 3: The Morass
Produced by EDDIE FRASER
(Repeated: Tuesday, 3.30 pm)
5.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Edward Boyd
Unknown: Teddy Johnson
Unknown: Steve Gardiner
Unknown: Moultrie Kelsall
Unknown: Det Insp Gordon
Unknown: Walter Carr
Unknown: Jonathan Ketch
Unknown: Janet Michael
Unknown: Judy Clark
Unknown: Robert Urquhart
Unknown: Capt Siegfried Bevvis
Unknown: David Kinnaird
Unknown: Det-Sgt Grant
Unknown: Peter Calder
Unknown: Judy Clark
Unknown: Jonathan Ketch
Produced By: Eddie Fraser

: 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

Ludovic Kennedy , journalist and television reporter, with ROY PLOMLEY
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: Late Joys Victorian Music-Hall

with all the favourites from The Players' Theatre
Underneath the Arches at Charing Cross
Chairman DOMINIC LE FOE introduces BARRY CRYER
DUDLEY STEVENS and FRED STONE plus IAN WALLACE - Favourite Ballads for the Family Circle
HUGH PADDICK and PATSY ROWLANDS Two Straw Hats with a smile and a song
The Songs of Marie Lloyd TOMMY ELLIOTT
Maestro of the Concertina
At the piano GEOFFREY BRAWN Additional script material by CARDEW ROBINSON. Produced by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Denis Martin
Unknown: Sheila Mathews
Unknown: Joan Sterndale Bennett
Unknown: Dudley Stevens
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Patsy Rowlands
Unknown: Julia Sutton
Unknown: Marie Lloyd
Unknown: Tommy Elliott
Unknown: Cardew Robinson.
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Princess of the Island
A play for radio by DIANA MORGAN and PATRICK HAMPSHIRE based on the novel Phroso by ANTHONY HOPE with Barry Justice as Lord Oxleigh and Elizabeth Proud as ' Phroso '
The action takes place in London and on the Aegean island of Neopalia.
Glamour and high adventure are the essential ingredients of any Anthony Hope novel. When his story concerns the attempt by a young English peer to assert his ownership of a remote Greek island, against the will of its picturesque but hot-blooded inhabitants, the result is likely to prove both exciting - and romantic!
Music composed and piano played by GEOFFREY WRIGHT
Bouzouki player, ANDREAS TOUMAZI Greek supervisor NICHOLAS PHOCAS
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL (Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)


Radio By: Diana Morgan
Unknown: Patrick Hampshire
Unknown: Anthony Hope
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Anthony Hope
Played By: Geoffrey Wright
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Truscott, a groom: Edward Kelsey
Hon Beatrix Amberley: Sara Coward
Majordomo: Patrick Tull
Ambassador: John Gabriel
Mouraki Pasha: Gerald Cross
Madame Mouraki: Monica Vassilou
Rosa: Monica Vassilou
Constantine Stephanopoulos: Alec Mango
Denny Swinton: Nick Hoye
Watkins, a valet: Sean Barrett
Vlasto, an innkeeper!: John Theocharis
A singer: John Theocharis
Stephano Stephanopoulos: Edward Kelsey
Lysander, a fisherman: Sean Arnold
Captain Hamid: David Valla
Waiter: David Valla

: Weather

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which
DAME KITTY ANDERSON ALBERT HUNT and PROFESSOR FRANK MUSGROVE exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
Produced by MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Dame Kitty Anderson
Unknown: Albert Hunt
Unknown: Professor Frank Musgrove
Produced By: Michael Green

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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