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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Outlook
Refiecting 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 hour-long worldwide look at the weekend presented by Michael Aspel and featuring Graham Kerr Today's Papers at 8.45
8.59 Weather


Presented By: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Graham Kerr

: The News

: Saturday Briefing

Radio 4 hills 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 COLIN VALDAR reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by JON CURLE
9.45 Talking Politics
ANTHONY KING examines the first stages of an mp's route to Westminster, and looks at the ways Parliamentary candidates are selected in the Conservative and Labour parties. Narrator Peter Barker


Unknown: Colin Valdar
Read By: Jon Curle
Unknown: Anthony King
Narrator: Peter Barker
Narrator: Paddy O'Keeffe
Narrator: Martin Cox
Producers: Anne Duncan-Jones

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 61: God is working his purpose out (BBC Hymn Book 177); Psalm 97; Acts 4, vv 21-31; Hills of the north, rejoice (BBC HB 33)

: Study on 4 Rendez-vous a Chaviray

Spécial fin de série
10.30-12.0 VHF Open University: see column 2

: Starting German: Reisebiiro Atlas

26: Auf dem Jahrmarkt
(LastTuesday's broadcast: R3)

: Reading to Learn

17: A Divided Culture
(Publications: page 12)

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
Latest news and prospects of a big day's sport including: Lawn Tennis - International Championships of France; Cricket from Blackheath, Hove, and Headingley; Golf from South Herts and Carnoustie; Cycling - Tour of Britain; Lions Tour of New Zealand. Produced by GEOFF DOBSON (Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Produced By: Geoff Dobson

: Brain of Britain 1971

A nation-wide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN Second Round: featuring each week three winners from the first round of the contest 7: Scotland and Wales
(Renfrewshire): housewife DAVID A. H. WATE (Fife) schoolmaster
ARTHUR EDWARDS (Flintshire) retired headmaster
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: David A. H. Wate
Unknown: Arthur Edwards
Written By: John P. Wynn.
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by BARONESS STOCKS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Whitchurch, Hampshire


Unknown: Ernest Marples
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre A Headful of Crocodiles

A play for radio by STEWART LOVE with Andrew Sachs
'You see how it was. I was getting no place. I was only 27 and everything was on top of me-even my sister-did you see my sister's face? I was just telling her about the crocodiles and did you see her face? So can I help it if I've got a lunatic imagination? '
Produced by DAVID h. GODFREY (Alexander John is in ' Vivat! Vivat ¡Regina! ' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Produced By: Alexander John
Peter: Leonard Fenton
William: Andrew Sachs
Landlady: Doris Gilmore
Veronica: Wendy Lovelock
Alex: Sean Barrett
Anne: Sheila Grant
Sydney: Alexander John
Vera: Jo Manning Wilson
Mr Bright: Norman Claridge
Taggart: Antony Higginson
HObSOn: Sean Arnold

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
My Week: FRANCES PERRY Entertainment Round-up:
JUDITH CHALMERS takes a look at the world of entertainment Britain in Germany: DOREEN FORSYTH talks to Servicewomen, wives and other members of BAOR communities
Ructions by FRANK TUOHY abridged by DOREEN ESTALL Read by HUGH BURDEN


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Frances Perry
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Talks: Doreen Forsyth
Unknown: Frank Tuohy
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: Hugh Burden

: Film Time

presents Soldier Blue starring CANDICE BERGEN and PETER STRAUSS , with director RALPH NELSON discussing his controversial western and the changing image of the American Indian with CHARLES CHILTON. Introduced by TONY BILBOW Written by LYN FAIRHURST Produced by BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Peter Strauss
Director: Ralph Nelson
Unknown: Charles Chilton.
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

The novel by GAVIN LYALL adapted as an eight-part serial by BETTY DAVIES with Edward Woodward and Toby Robins
Bert Kemp 's employers aren'pleased with him. On his first smuggling job he got coshed and the picture he was carrying was stolen. Moreover, he hasn'exactly hit it off with the outfit's two resident art experts ...
Part 3: The Van Gogh
Produced by BETTY DAVIES
(Repeated: Tuesday. 3.30 pm)
5.55 Weather; programme news


Novel By: Gavin Lyall
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Toby Robins
Unknown: Bert Kemp
Produced By: Betty Davies
Bert Kemp: Edward Woodward
Elizabeth Whitley: Toby Robins
Henri Bernard: Rolf Lefebvre
Carlos McGregor: Henry Stamper
Dona Margarita: Sheila Grant
HOOft: Michael Kilgarriff
Housekeeper jo: Manning Wilson
Belgian Customs man: David Valla
Chauffeur: Nigel Anthony
Bank official: Antony Higginson

: 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

Vernon Bartlett , foreign correspondent, 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: Vernon Bartlett
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 Written by HARRY IBBETSON based on the characters in the Larkin family saga by H. E. BATES
8: Pop - Private Eye


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

: Saturday-Night Theatre An Empty Seat

by KEN JAGO with June Tobin
1 I do not want to go back to that country. For all that it means to my people it can never have happy associations for me.'
Produced by BETTY DAVIES
(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: June Tobin
Produced By: Betty Davies
Brenda Tucker: Beth Boyd
James Tucker: Rolf Lefebvre
Use Wasserman: June Tobin
Berthe Goldstein: Betty Huntley -Wright
Max Goldstein: Ronald Herdman
Felix Schumann: Michael Spice
Matilde: Betty Hardy
Stefan Wasserman: Cyril Shaps
Captain David Oxby: Trader Faulkner
Captain John Saunders: Alexander John
Archer: Humphrey Morton
Josef: David March
Palestine Police Officer: Ian Thompson

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which
PROFESSOR BERNARD CRICK KRISHAN KUMAR and ESMOND WRIGHT exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
Produced by STANLEY WILLIAMSON (from Manchester)


Unknown: Professor Bernard Crick
Unknown: Krishan Kumar
Unknown: Esmond Wright
Produced By: Stanley Williamson

: For All Sorts and Conditions of Men

The Litany sung to the music Of THOMAS TALLIS


Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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