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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Outlook
Reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern r
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
Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News Staff
(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 BROOMFIKLD
9.45 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ROBERT CARVEL
Narrator Douglas Smith Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Anthony King
Read By: David Broomfikld
Narrator: Robert Carvel
Narrator: Douglas Smith
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Anne Duncan-Jones
Producers: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 41: Jesu, lover of my soul (BBC Hymn Book 145); Psalm 119, part 4; St John 7, vv 37-52: My God, my Father, make me strong (BBC HB 357)

: Study on 4 Rendez-vous a Chaviray

Programme 18
10.30-12.0 VHF Open University : see col 2

: Starting German: Reisebiiro Atlas

18: Auf der Autobahn nach Hamburg

: Reading to Learn

10: The History of Ideas
(Repeated: Wed, 7.0 pm, R3) (Publications: see page 12)

: 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

A nation-wide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Chairman FRANKLIN ENCELMANN 9: Scotland (ii)
DAVID GIDDINGS (Edinburgh) student
PAT ROTHNIE (Peeblesshire) civil servant
ANDREW GILCHRIST (Fife) civil servant
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)


Unknown: Franklin Encelmann
Unknown: Margaret MacGregor
Unknown: David Giddings
Unknown: Andrew Gilchrist
Written By: John P. Wynn.
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by BARONESS STOCKS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Barnstaple, Devon I
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? should be sent to Any
Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Baroness Stocks
Unknown: Edward du Cann
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre: High Twig on a Low Bough

Christine Monsev lives in a Norfolk fishing village. In spite of her mother, she tries to find a more exciting, loving lih than the one she has.
Produced by JAMES DUCKETT (from Birmingham)


Unknown: Kenneth John
Unknown: Christine Monsev
Produced By: James Duckett
Carr: Rhys McConnochie
Christine Monsey: Carol Gray
Mrs Monsey: Anne Cullen
Palgrave: Roger Milner
Jim Bateman: Brian Cant
Rachael: Alex Johnston
Bolderow: Arthur Pentelow

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Judith Chalmers 1
The Cost of Being a Woman Alone-5: PATSY KUMM talks to two mothers without maintenance
House for Sale: DOROTHY YOUNG finds out what you can pay in Yorkshire, Wales, and Scotland No Passport Required: MOLLIE LEE reports on holidays in East Anglia
Room to Swing a Cat: BARBARA LAVINGTON on ways of making smal! rooms look spacious RICHARD HURNDALL reads
Last Recollections of My Uncle Charles by NIGEL BALCHIN (4)


Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Mollie Lee
Unknown: Barbara Lavington
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Nigel Balchin

: Challenging Brass

A radio competition for bands Round 2: Programme 3 The Langley Band conductor DENNIS MASTERS uSt Dennis Band conductor E. J. WILLIAMS
Adjudicators E. c. BUTTRESS ALEX MORTIMER , VILEM TAUSKY Introduced by DOUGLS smith Produced by ALLAN GILES


Conductor: Dennis Masters
Conductor: E. J. Williams
Unknown: E. C. Buttress
Unknown: Alex Mortimer
Unknown: Vilem Tausky
Introduced By: Dougls 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 with
Jonathan Ketch has still refused to reveal the name of the murderer. When he steals out of the hotel in the middle of the night Steve follows. 4: The Twist
Produced by EDDIE FRASER (from Glasgow)
(Repeated: Tuesday, 3.30 pm)


Unknown: Edward Boyd
Unknown: Jonathan Ketch
Produced By: Eddie Fraser
Steve Gardiner: Teddy Johnson
Jonathan Ketch: Walter Carr
Mrs McPhee: Pearl Colquhoun
Det-Insp Gordon: Moultrie Kelsall
Judy Clark: Janet Michael
Elspeth MacDonald: Mary Riggans
Captain Siegfried Bevvis: Robert Urquhart

: 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

Patrick Cargill , actor, 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)


Unknown: Patrick Cargill
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Ronald Cook

: Late Joys Victorian Music-Hall

with all the favourites from The Players' Theatre
Underneath the Arches at CharingCross
Chairman Dominic le Foe introduces
Favourite Ballads for the Family Circle
HUGH PADDICK and SHEILA BERNETTE Two Straw Hats with a smile and a song
Prince of the Piccolo and The Songs of LESLIE STUART
At the piano PETER GREENWELL Additional script material by CARDEW ROBINSON. Produced by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK
(Sheila Bernette is in ' Aladdin ' at the London Palladium)


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Marion Grimaldi
Unknown: Archie Harradine
Unknown: Jan Hunt
Unknown: Denis Martin
Unknown: Ian Paterson
Unknown: Jenny Wren
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Leslie Stuart
Piano: Peter Greenwell
Unknown: Cardew Robinson.
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Sheila Bernette

: Saturday-Night Theatre The Tumbled House

bv VAL GIELGUD freely adapted from the novel by WINSTON GRAHAM with Gary Watson
' To libel the dead is not in itself an off ence known to our law.' Cast in order of appearance
Produced by BETTY DAVIES (Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Val Gielgud
Novel By: Winston Graham
Unknown: Gary Watson
Produced By: Betty Davies
Paul Whitehouse: Lockwood West
Donald Marlowe: Gary Watson
Vincent Doutelle,Qc: Norman Claridge
Alan Rice: Martin Friend
Warner Robinson: Trevor Martin
Bennie Marlowe: Jane Knowles
Roger Shorn: Malcolm Hayes
Joanna Marlowe: Eva Haddon
Narissa Delaney: Nicolette Bernard
Aubrey Lytton, QC: Gerald Cross
Judge: James Thomason
Taylor Hutton: Ronald Forfar
Dr Arthur Lippman: John Gabriel

: Weather

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which FRANK MCKENNA
ROSEMARY ANNE SISSON and MICHAEL HOLROYD exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
Produced by MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Frank McKenna
Unknown: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Produced By: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV C. V. SPROXTON

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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