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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: a weekly review of the agricultural scene Producer ANTHONY PARKIN (from Birmingham)
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today The News

Radio 4s 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
NORMAN HUNT 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 TERENCE LANCASTER
Narrator Peter Barker


Unknown: Norman Hunt
Read By: Jon Curle
Narrator: Terence Lancaster
Narrator: Peter Barker
Narrator: Paddy O'Keeffe
Narrator: Martin Cox
Producers: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 61; Thy Kingdom come, 0 God (BBC Hymn Book 27); Psalm 145, vv 1-13; Luke 4, vv 1-13; Come, thou long-expected Jesus (BBC HB 30)

: Study on 4

Lessons in spoken Italian Incontri in Italia
4: Una fanatica dell'arte moderna
('Rptd Tuesday, 6.30 pm, R3)
10.30-12.0 VHF Open University: see column 1
11.0 Starting German: Reisebiiro Atlas
30: Einladung ins Theater
(LastTuesday's broadcast: R3)
11.30 Perspective A series on the arts
The all-embracing screen
DILYS POWELL discusses with JOHN TREVELYAN and KAREL REISZ the current range of themes in the cinema.
(Publications: see page 12)


Unknown: Reisebiiro Atlas
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: John Trevelyan
Unknown: Karel Reisz

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
Latest news and prospects of a big day's sport including:
The 100th Open Golf Championship at Birkdale; the Lions in New Zealand - Second Test; Cricket - County Championship matches and the Third Test Match at Headingley; Racing from Newbury and York; Athletics - Great Britain v France at Portsmouth
(Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: Brain of Britain 1971

Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN Semi-Final (3)
MRS HILDA DAVIES (Glamorgan) farmer's wife
DAVID A. H. WATE (Fife) schoolmaster
RALPH BOWLES (Co Down) quantity surveyor
DERMOT WILSON (Belfast) bacteriologist
Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON (Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Hilda Davies
Unknown: David A. H. Wate
Unknown: Ralph Bowles
Unknown: Dermot Wilson
Written By: John P. Wynn
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards. Ted Ray
Arthur Askey , Tommy Trinder In the chair MCDONALD HOBLEY Special guest Joe Henderson from an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
(Down Memory Lane with a red-nosed rapport: page 11)


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards.
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: McDonald Hobley
Unknown: Joe Henderson
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Afternoon Theatre: Conscience Doth Make Cowards

A play for radio by Val Gielgud with William Fox , Joan Matheson and Sean Barrett
The Savage household suffers from a breakdown of communication caused by the generation gap. The son has involved himself in a 'debt of honour' but expects his father to foot the bill. But where is the money to come from?
followed by an interlude


Writer: Val Gielgud
Producer: John Tydeman
Garry Savage: Sean Barrett
Jane Savage: Jane Knowles
John Savage: William Fox
Agnes Savage: Joan Matheson
Walter Sanderson: Martin Friend
Mariette: Ehzabeth Proud
The Mayor: John Ruddock
George Graham: Patrick Tull

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
A House To Visit-2: SHIRLEY TAYLOR at Nostell Priory, near Wakefield, Yorkshire
A Good Read: JAMES CAMERON talks about a book he couldn' put down
Leisure Gardens: GEOFFREY GREEN looks at a new approach to allotments
In Love: ALISON BRUCE , BA MASON. JOHN HOLLIS , and MICHAEL WATTS choose the fictional characters of their dreams
The Short Spell by GWYN THOMAS abridged by ANN THOMAS read by ALARIC COTTER


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Jacqueline Hicks
Unknown: Shirley Taylor
Talks: James Cameron
Unknown: Alison Bruce
Unknown: John Hollis
Unknown: Michael Watts
Abridged By: Ann Thomas
Read By: Alaric Cotter

: Film Time

Jack Nicholson from Five Easy Pieces and Roddy McDowell , star of Escape from the Planet 'of the Apes, in a round-up of releases.
Introduced by TONY BILROW Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Jack Nicholson
Unknown: Roddy McDowell
Introduced By: Tony Bilrow
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced .by JOHN ELLISON
(Shortened version of last Friday's broadcast)


Introduced By: John Ellison

: Venus with Pistol

The novel by GAVIN LYALL adapted as an eight-part serial by BETTY DAVIES with Edward Woodward and Toby Robins
8: Moment of Truth
Bert Kemp ... EDWARD WOODWARD Elizabeth Whitley. TOBY ROBINS Carlos McGregor. HENRY STAMPER Dona Margarita .SHEILA GRANT Harry Burroughs.MALCOLM HAYES Taxi-driver ..ANTONY HIGGINSON Producer 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
Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Elizabeth Whitley.
Unknown: Robins Carlos McGregor.
Unknown: Stamper Dona Margarita

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

Highlights of today's sport in the South and Midlands. Producer GODFREY DIXEY


Producer: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Laurence Whistler , glass engraver, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Laurence Whistler
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: Many a Slip

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


Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Written By: Ian Messiter
Written 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
13: Ma's Surprise
It's Ma's birthday, and happy and contented Ma is not an easy person to give a present to. She's got all she wants - except, perhaps, a complete surprise.


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

: Saturday-Night Theatre Smallbone Deceased

by MICHAEL GILBERT with Paul Daneman
A sinister discovery in a deed-box sets off a dramatic train of events in the office of a firm of fashionable solicitors.
(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Michael Gilbert
Unknown: Paul Daneman
Henry Bohun: Nigel Lambert
Birley: Llewellyn Rees
John Cove: Richard Burrell
Ann Mildmay: Harriet Gilbert
Miss Cornet: Betty Baskcomb
Miss Bellbas: Delia Corrie
Miss Chittering: Elizabeth Proud
Bob Horniman: Antony Higginson
Mrs Tasker: Margot Boyd
Inspector Hazelrigg: Paul Daneman
Assistant Commissioner: Michael Kilgarriff
Sgt Plumptree: David Valla
Dr Bland: Brian Badcoe

: Weather

: My Kind of Music Hattie Jacques

plays some of her favourite records and explains why they give her particular pleasure

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV R. BROOKS


Unknown: Rev R. Brooks

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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