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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Outlook
Reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern 1
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: The News

7.19 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 Joan Bakewell and featuring Graham Kerr
8.45 Today's Papers


Presented By: Joan Bakewell
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
WALTER TAPLIN reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by JON CURLE
9.45 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ALAN WATKINS
Narrator Peter Barker Producers


Unknown: Walter Taplin
Read By: Jon Curle
Narrator: Alan Watkins
Narrator: Peter Barker
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Martin Cox
Producers: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 41: 0 for a thousand tongues (BBC Hymn Book 2781: Psalm 85; St John 15. vv 1-16: Father. hear the prayer we offer (BBC HB 352)

: Study on 4 Rendez-vous a Chaviray

Programme 21
(LastMonday'sbroadcast: R3)
10.30-12.0 VHF Open University: see col 2
11.0 Starting German: Reisebiiro Atlas
21: Franlein Koch hat Zahnschmerzen
(LastTuesday'sbroadcast: R3)
11.30 Reading to Learn 12: Exile and Glory
(Repeated: Wed. 7.0 pm. R3) (Publications: see page 12)


Unknown: Franlein Koch

: 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
Second Round: featuring each week three winners from the first round of the contest
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 1: London and Home Counties MRS SARAH HARRIS (London) magistrate
MRS MARGARET STEWART (Buckinghamshire)
PATRICK FERGUSON ( London) journalist
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)
12.55 Weather ; programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Sarah Harris
Unknown: Mrs Margaret Stewart
Unknown: Patrick Ferguson
Written By: John P. Wynn.
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by VIC FEATHER,
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from the Albright and Wilson Oldbury Recreation Club, Warley, Worcestershire


Unknown: Lord Stokes Lynda Chalker
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre Bishop's Pawn

In a gigantic business organisation like Amalgam most junior executives are just pawns in the game - except when they happen to have the same name the Managing Director
Produced bv JOHN SCOTNEY
(from Northern Ireland)


Unknown: Tom Carson
Unknown: John Scotney
Anthony Palfreyman: Peter Templar
Muriel: Helen Madden
Herbie: Peter Adair
Mr Bishop: Maurice O'Callaghan
Sally: Sarah Maxwell
Mr Palfreyman: Ronald Ablett
Johnny Bates: Wolsey Gracey
Mr McCalla: Joe McPartland
Miss Jennings: Roisin Donaghy

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
From Garrick to Redgrave: RICHARD FINDI. ATER talks tO KAY EVANS about his book on the great Shakespearean stars
Five Points of Women's Liberation-1: ANN OAKLEY and ANTHONY STORR discuss male and female roles
Entertainment Round-up The Fishing Boat Picture by ALAN SILLITOE abridged by DOREEN ESTALL read by STEPHEN THORNE


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Richard Findi.
Unknown: Kay Evans
Unknown: Ann Oakley
Unknown: Anthony Storr
Unknown: Alan Sillitoe
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: Stephen Thorne

: Film Time

Michael Caine in person and on screen in Gei Carter and The Last Valley and Sir Frederick Ashton choreographer of The Tales of Beatrix Potter Introduced by TONY BILBOW Written by LYN FAIRHURST Produced by BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Sir Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Introduced By: Tony Bilbow
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

Introduced by JOHN ELIISON .
(Shortened version of last Friday's broadcast)


Introduced By: John Eliison

: The Wrong Side of the Law

A thriller serial in seven parts by DAVID ELLIS with Frederick Jaeger and Peter Pratt
Part 4: ' I must have been out of my mind. I've been so damned anxious to put Roy and Eddie away I've done things that give me nightmares when I think about them.'
Produced by ROGER PINE
(Repeated: Tuesday, 3.30 pm)
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: David Ellis
Unknown: Frederick Jaeger
Unknown: Peter Pratt
Produced By: Roger Pine
Counsel: Martin Friend
SCOtt: Frederick Jaeger
Maxwell: Peter Pratt
Hardy: Antony Higginson
Holland: Roger Gale
Roy Flint: Trevor Martin
Eddie Flint: Michael Kilgarriff
Joyce Hardy: Mary Quinn
Moss: Kerry Francis
Fiemyng: Patrick Tull

: 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

Jonathan Miller discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island. Produced by RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday. 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Ronald Cook

: Many a Slip

Tune twisters from STEVE RACE In the chair ROY PLOMLEY Devised and written by IAN MESSITER
Produced by PETER TITHERADGE (Repeated: Thursday, 12.25pm)


Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Richard Murdoch.
Written By: Ian Messiter
Produced By: Peter Titheradge

: Just Perfick

with Bernard Miles , Betty Marsden Written by HARRY IBBETSON based on the characters in the Larkin family saga by H. E. BATES
2: Wetting the Baby's Head
I Last Wednesday's broadcast)


Unknown: Bernard Miles
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Written By: Harry Ibbetson
Unknown: H. E. Bates

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Children's Hour

by Lillian Hellman
starring Jill Bennett and Prunella Scales
"There's always been something wrong. Always - as long as I can remember. But I never knew it until all this happened."
(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)
9.58 Weather


Author: Lillian Hellman
Producer: Christopher Venning
Mrs Mortar: Betty Baskcomb
Peggy: Nicola Jenkins
Catherine: Rosalind Adams
Lois: Jill Shilling
Evelyn: Linette McMorrough
Helen: Therese McMurray
Rosalie: Jean Rogers
Mary Tilford: Judy Bennett
Karen: Prunella Scales
Martha: Jill Bennett
Joe Cardin: John Pullen
Agatha: Betty Baskcomb
Mrs Tilford: Margot Boyd
Grocery boy: Richard Griffiths

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which
STUART HAMPSHIRE ANTHONY LEWIS and COLIN MCCLASHAN exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
Produced by MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Stuart Hampshire
Unknown: Anthony Lewis
Unknown: Colin McClashan
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Produced By: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV RALPH SMITH


Unknown: Ralph Smith

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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