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: 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


Presenter: 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
JOHN TUSA 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 ALAN WATKINS
Narrator Douglas Smith Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE MARTIN COX , BERNARD TATE


Unknown: John Tusa
Read By: David Broomfield
Narrator: Alan Watkins
Narrator: Douglas Smith
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Martin Cox
Producers: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 41; Fairest Lord Jesus (BBC Hymn Book 139); Psalm 85; Wisdom 11, v 21. to 12, v 2; Oft in danger (BBC HB 363)

: Richard Tauber

A musical portrait including memories from his widow DIANA NAPIER TAUBER LEA SEIDL and JOSEF KRIPS Written and introduced by CHARLES OSBORNE
Produced, with gramophone records, by ANNA INSTONE


Unknown: Diana Napier Tauber
Unknown: Lea Seidl
Introduced By: Charles Osborne

: Hoffnung Highlights

Excerpts from gramophone records of his celebrated Music Festivals
Introduced by DOUGLAS SMITH


Introduced By: Douglas Smith

: Spike Milligan

in Sir Patrick Spens Rides Again or The Great Round-Britain Poetry Race of 1971 Beirtg a new and revolutionary poetry programme: featuring
DOUGLAS BLACKWELL , ROBIN HOLMES PETER TUDDENHAM , JAMES URQUHART with music, refreshments and litter, a Chinese choir and pianist, and The Harmonie de la Fosse Brass Band of France
Written and produced by ROBERT CRADOCK
(Repeated: Tuesday, 8.30 pm) (Radio Times People: page 4)


Unknown: Sir Patrick Spens
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: Robin Holmes
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham
Unknown: James Urquhart
Produced By: Robert Cradock

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
Latest news and prospects of a big day's sport including:
The Lions Tour of New Zealand: Tennis from Paris: Racing from Kempton Parkr Cricket from Cardiff. Old Trafford and Worcester.
Produced by JOHN FENTON (Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Produced By: John Fenton

: 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 6: Scotland
12.55 Weather; programme news

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by RUSSELL 8RADDON
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Weymouth, Dorset


Unknown: Lady Rachel Billington
Unknown: Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: David Cecil
Unknown: Chairman David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre The Gwaine Inheritance

A new trilogy by A. R. RAWLINSON
Part 3: The Merlin Stone
The two contestants for the Gwaine inheritance - the late Earl Gwaine 's elderly cousin, Miss Llewellyn, and Owen Blotten , student son of a London greengrocer - meet for the first time in the solicitor's office
Produced by GUY VAESEN


Unknown: A. R. Rawlinson
Unknown: Earl Gwaine
Unknown: Owen Blotten
Produced By: Guy Vaesen
Farthingale: Bruce Beeby
Miss Pullen: Jo Manning Wilson
Owen: Barry Justice
Miss Llewellyn: Fabia Drake
May Blotten: Eva Stuart
Bunty: Patricia Gallimore
Imogen Llewellyn: Chrys Salt
Bertie: Leslie Heritage
Groom: Clifford Norgate
Willis: John Ruddock
Gen Mainwaring: Gerald Cross
Mrs Mainwaring: Margot Boyd

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
Guest: Lord Montagu of Beaulieu
Can It Be True?: LESLEY SAXBY on the evolution of the woman's magazine story
The Five Points of Women's Liberation - 5: Free abortion and contraception on demand. AUDREY BATTERSBY and DR MARGARET WHITE discuss the pros and cons with JOAN YORKE Shoes Were for Sunday written and read by MOLLY WEIR abridged by DOREEN ESTALL


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Lesley Saxby
Unknown: Audrey Battersby
Unknown: Dr Margaret White
Unknown: Joan Yorke
Read By: Molly Weir
Abridged By: Doreen Estall

: Film Time

Maurice Chevalier recalling highlights from his screen career.
Introduced by TONY BILBOW Written by LYN FAIRHURST
Produced by BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Introduced By: Tony Bilbow
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

(Shortened version of last Friday's broadcast)

: Venus with Pistol

with Edward Woodward and Toby Robbins 2: The Cizanne
5.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Toby Robbins

: 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

Ronnie Corbett , comedian, 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: Ronnie Corbett
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, 12.25 pm)


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

: Just Perfick

with Bernard Miles , Betty Marsden 7: The Show


Unknown: Bernard Miles
Unknown: Betty Marsden

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Arsenic and Old Lace

The celebrated comedy by Joseph Kesselring
Starring Sybil Thorndike and Athene Seyler.
With Prunella Scales, Dinsdale Landen and Desmond Walter-Ellis.

Scene: The living-room of the Brewster home in Brooklyn
Time: The present

(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)
(9.58 Weather)


Writer: Joseph Kesselring
Producer: Graham Cauld
Abby Brewster: Sybil Thorndike
Teddy Brewster: Desmond Walter-Ellis
Dr Harper: Lewis Stringer
Officer Brophy: David Valla
Officer Klein: John Rye
Martha Brewster: Athene Seyler
Elaine Harper: Prunella Scales
Mortimer Brewster: Dinsdale Landen
Jonathan Brewster: Heron Carvic
Dr Einstein: Gerald Cross
Officer O'Hara: Alaric Cotter
Lieut Rooney: Edward Kelsey
Mr Witherspoon: Lockwood West

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which JACK DOMINIAN MARGARET DRABBLE and NICHOLAS STACEY exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
Produced by MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Jack Dominian
Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: Nicholas Stacey
Produced By: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV DR RONALD FALCONER


Unknown: Dr Ronald Falconer

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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