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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 visits Yalding in Kent for breakfast with the Director-General of the National Farmers' Union.
STUART SEATON and DAVID RICHARDSON put questions about the Union and its future to George CATTELL , a man who until last summer had had no connection with agriculture... Arranged and introduced by ANTHONY PARKIN
(from Birmingham)
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Unknown: Stuart Seaton
Unknown: David Richardson
Unknown: George Cattell
Introduced 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
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 DOUGLAS SMITH
9.45 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ROBERT CARVEL
Narrator Peter Barker


Unknown: Anthony King
Read By: Douglas Smith
Narrator: Robert Carvel
Narrator: Peter Barker
Narrator: Paddy O'Keeffe
Narrator: Martin Cox
Producers: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 83; Lord thy word abideth (BBC Hymn Book 190): Psalm 119, part 6: St John 10, v 40 to 11, v 15: 0 God of truth (BBC HB 359i

: Study on 4 Rendez-vous a Chaviray

Programme 20
10.30-12.0 VHF Open University: see cot 1

: Starting German: Reisebiiro Atlas

20: Fraulein Koch hat fret


Unknown: Fraulein Koch

: Reading to Learn

Don Juan
(Repeated: Wed. 7.0 pm, R3) (Publications: see page 12)


Unknown: Don Juan

: 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)


Introduced By: Peter Jones

: Brain of Britain 1971

A nation-wide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 11: Wales (i)
MARGARET REES (Merioneth) teacher
RICHARD STAGG (Denbighshire) dental surgeon
ARTHUR EDWARDS (Flintshire) retired headmaster
DAVID GERARD (Cardiganshire) senior 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


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Margaret Rees
Unknown: Richard Stagg
Unknown: Arthur Edwards
Unknown: David Gerard
Written By: John P. Wynn.
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by RT HON
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Lockheed Sports and Social Club, Leamington Spa
Listeners' views for use In Any AnswersT should be sent to Any
Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Anthony Wedgwood Benn
Unknown: Ernest Marples
Unknown: Patrick Hutber
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre The Anxious Conspirator

by MICHAEL UNDERWOOD adapted by MICHAEL KILGARRIFF with Amelia Bayntun , Martina Mayne Stephen Thorne. Antony Viccars An informer makes the law's work easy. until the time for the payoff comes.
Cast in order of speaking
Produced by R. D. SMITH


Unknown: Michael Underwood
Adapted By: Michael Kilgarriff
Unknown: Amelia Bayntun
Unknown: Martina Mayne
Unknown: Stephen Thorne.
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Freda: Martina Mayne
George: Malcolm Hayes
Tony: Antony Viccars
Roy: Douglas Blackwell
Manton: John Bryning
Raikes: Leo Maguire
Slater: Tony Robinson
Rita: Amelia Bayntun
Roger: Stephen Thorne
Carol: Deborah Anthony
Ticket clerk: Nigel Anthony
Kirschner: Cyril Shaps
Frau Fischer: Céclle Chevreau
Tina: Martina Mayne
Magistrate: Reg Lever

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
The Cost of Being a Woman Alone - 6: Patsy Kumm talks to two unmarried mothers
In the Dance-mad 20s: Barbara Cartland talks to Audrey Russell
'Monty Python 's Flying Circus': John Cleese talks to Pamela Howe
I Retired to London: Margaret Dawson
Richard Hurndall reads Last Recollections of My Uncle Charles by Nigel Balchin


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Talks: Barbara Cartland
Unknown: Audrey Russell
Unknown: Monty Python
Talks: John Cleese
Unknown: Pamela Howe
Unknown: Margaret Dawson
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Nigel Balchin

: Challenging Brass

A radio competition for bands Semi-final 1
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band conductor ROBERT OUGHTON v
Ransome Hoffman Pollard Works Band cortducted by DENNIS MASTERS AdjudicatorsE. C BUTTRESS ALEX MORTIMER , VILEM TAUSKY Introduced by DOUGLAS SMITH Produced by ALLAN GILES


Conductor: Robert Oughton
Unknown: Dennis Masters
Unknown: E. C Buttress
Unknown: Alex Mortimer
Introduced By: Douglas Smith
Produced By: Allan Giles

: Pick of the Week

NANCY wise makes a personal selection of items broadcast during the past seven days Introduced by ROBERT DOUGALL Research by JEAN STROUD
(Shortened version of last Friday's broadcast)


Introduced By: Robert Dougall
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: The Wolf Far Hence

A serial thriller in six parts by EDWARD BOYD starring Teddy Johnson as Steve Gardiner with Robert Urquhart as Capt Siegfried Bevvis Moultrie Kelsall as Det-Insp Gordon
Janet Michael as Judy Clark
June Andrews as Celia Carson Steve Gardiner 's enquiries have led him back to the home of Captain Siegfried Bevvis , but a great many doubts remain. 6: The Finale
Produced by EDDIE FRASER (from Glasgow)
(Repeated: Tuesday. 2.30 pm)
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Edward Boyd
Unknown: Teddy Johnson
Unknown: Steve Gardiner
Unknown: Robert Urquhart
Unknown: Capt Siegfried Bevvis
Unknown: Moultrie Kelsall
Unknown: Det-Insp Gordon
Unknown: Janet Michael
Unknown: Judy Clark
Unknown: June Andrews
Unknown: Celia Carson
Unknown: Steve Gardiner
Unknown: Captain Siegfried Bevvis
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

Clodagh Rodgers , singing star. discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records she would take to a desert island.
Produced by RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Clodagh Rodgers
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Ronald Cook

: Late Joys Victorian Music-Hall

with all the favourites from The Players' Theatre
Underneath the Arches at Charing Cross
Chairman DOMINIC LE foe introduces
Favourite Ballads 'for the Family Circle
Gus and Algy, two chaps about town
Violin melodies from the Palm Court and The Songs of Vesta Victoria At the piano PETER GREENWELL Additional script material by CARDEW ROBINSON. Produced by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK


Unknown: Margaret Ashton
Unknown: Michael Darbyshire
Unknown: Doreen Hermitage
Unknown: Elrick Hooper
Unknown: Robin Hunter
Unknown: Denis Martin
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Joan Sterndale Bennett
Piano: Peter Greenwell
Unknown: Cardew Robinson.
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: Saturday-Night Theatre Mr Bolfry

by JAMES BRIDIE with Tom Fleming , Roddy McMillan and Effie Morrison
' I've been reading this book The Discoverie of Witchcraft. Tells you how to raise the Devil and that. It would be quite fun to try. The Devil might tell us why these people here behave in this extraordinary fashion.'
Produced by GORDON EMSLIE (Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: James Bridie
Unknown: Tom Fleming
Unknown: Roddy McMillan
Unknown: Effie Morrison
Produced By: Gordon Emslie
Cohen: George Howell
Cully: Paul KermacK
Jean: Gwyneth Guthrie
McCrimmon: Roddy McMillan
Mrs McCrimmon: Effie Morrison
Morag: June Andrews
Bolfry: Tom Fleming

: Weather

: A Word in Edgeways

MICHAEL NICHOLSON SIR WILLIAM HAYTER and HUMPHRY BERKELEY exchange thoughts, opinions. ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
Produced by MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Unknown: Sir William Hayter
Unknown: Humphry Berkeley
Produced By: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV DOUGLAS AITKEN


Unknown: Douglas Aitken

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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