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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
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 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

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 Weather

: The News

: Saturday Briefing

Radio 4 fills you in on the political scene, starting with 9.5 From Our Own
(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 102; Lord, it belongs not to my care (BBC Hymn Book 3551; Psalm 34, vv 11-22; Luke 7. vv 1-10; Behold the amazing gift of love (BBC HB 484)

: Study on 4 Incontri in Italia

6: L'wtile e il dilettcvole
(Rptd: Tuesday 6.30 pm, R3)
10.30-12.0 VHF Open University: see column 5
11.0 Help Yourself to English
2: The File
(Rptd: Wed 7.0 pm, R3)
11.30 Perspective A series on the arts
The Past Presented
(Publications: see page 12)

: Sports Parade

Introduced by PETER JONES
Latest news and prospects of a big day's sport including:
Cricket - First Test at Lord's against India and County Championship matches; Racing from Ascot Heath: Athletics - AAA Championships; The Lions in New Zealand; Golf - English Amateur Championship and German Open Championship; Rifle Shooting from Bisley Producer JACOB DE VRIES


Introduced By: Peter Jones

: Brain of Britain 1971 Brain of Brains

A special edition of this general knowledge contest featuring the holders of the title ; Brain of Britain.' Competing for the title ' Brain of Brains': T. D. THOMSON (Berwickshire) ' Brain of Britain 1969 ' iain MATHESON (Ross and Cromarty) ' Brain of Britain 1970 ' FRED MORGAN (Northumberland) ' Brain of Britain 1971 '
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: T. D. Thomson
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Written By: John P. Wynn
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: Does the Team Think?

A radio happening with Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray
Arthur Askey , Cyril Fletcher In the chair MCDONALD HOBLEY
Special guest Margaret Powell from an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Producer EDWARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: McDonald Hobley
Unknown: Margaret Powell
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Afternoon Theatre Those Who Eat the Cascadura

by SAMUEL SELVON with Gary Watson. Horace James and Yolande Fermin
Those who eat the Cascadura will, the native legend says,
Wheresoever they may wander, end in Trinidad their days
Produced by BETTY DAVIES
(Another play by Samuel Selvon , Voyage to Trinidad': Midweek Theatre, Wednesday
8.15 pm)


Unknown: Samuel Selvon
Unknown: Gary Watson.
Unknown: Horace James
Unknown: Yolande Fermin
Produced By: Betty Davies
Play By: Samuel Selvon
Roger: Martin Friend
Prekash: Gordon Woolford
Sarojini: Yolande Firmin
Manko: Horace James
Garry: Gary Watson
EloiSa: Nadi Cattouse
Ramdeen: Frank Singuineau

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
Does sun tanning harm one's skin?: a doctor talks to
Follow My Leader: MARY HAMPson on a Far-East German-Swiss packaged tour
A House to Visit-4: JANICE DICKERSON at Packwood House, Warwickshire
Would you wear a sealskin coat?: MRS SPIKE MILLIGAN and ROLF HARRIS
Off the Beam by GWYN THOMAS abridged by ANN THOMAS read by ALARIC COTTER


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Audrey Russell
Unknown: Wyn Knowles
Unknown: Janice Dickerson
Unknown: Mrs Spike Milligan
Unknown: Rolf Harris
Abridged By: Ann Thomas
Read By: Alaric Cotter

: Film Time

Eric Porter from The Forsyte Saga to Hammer Horror; the young stars of SWALK, Mark Lester , Jack Wild , Tracy Hyde ; and from Black Flowers for the Bride, Jane Carr
Introduced by DAVID GEARY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Mark Lester
Unknown: Jack Wild
Unknown: Tracy Hyde
Unknown: Jane Carr
Introduced By: David Geary
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC Radio and TV during the past seven days
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
(Shortened version of last Friday's broadcast)


Introduced By: John Ellison

: The Twelve Maidens

A serial for radio in six parts by STEWART FARRAR with Martin Jarvis and Patricia Gallimore
Peter Brent and Margaret Govan are working on Biodar, a new form of radar which can pick up sentient life. They are puzzled because Maiden Tor , a nearby hilltop crowned with a circle of stones - the Twelve Maidens-shows a complete blank on their Biodar screens.
2: White Against Black
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Stewart Farrar
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Peter Brent
Unknown: Margaret Govan
Unknown: Maiden Tor
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Peter Brent: Martin Jarvis
Margaret Govan: Patricia Gallimore
Sgt George Blake: Sean Arnold
Dr Carl Ewing: Haydn Jones
Joe Gurney: Douglas Blackwell
Leader of the Black Coven: Patrick Tull
Bridget Williams: Eva Stuart
Donald Williams: Fraser Kerr
Rex Andrews: Antony Higginson
Susan Platt: Margaret Robertson
Professor Philip Jessup: Lewis Stringer

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

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


Producer: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

James Laver , authority on costume, with ROY PLOMLEY


Unknown: James Laver
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: Roy Hudd's Vintage Music-Hall

A Night at the Tivoli - 1893 with PETER REEVES and PAT WHITMORE MUSIC-HALL SINGERS directed by CHARLES YOUNG Orchestra conducted by ALFRED RALSTON
Chairman Roy Hudd
(Roy Hudd is in ' Danny La Rue at the Palace ' at the Palace Theatre, London)


Unknown: Peter Reeves
Unknown: Pat Whitmore
Directed By: Charles Young
Conducted By: Alfred Ralston
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Written By: Charles Chilton
Producers: Charles Chilton
Producers: Richard Willcox

: Saturday-Night Theatre The March Hare

The novel by TERENCE DEVERE WHITE adapted for radio by ADRIAN VALE
Despite its many pleasurable features, social life in Dublin at the turn of the century held certain pitfalls - not least for two star-crossed young lovers, one a Catholic, the other a member of the Protestant Establishment. with Kate Binchy as Milly
Nigel Anthony as Alan
William Fox as Uncle Joe and Avis Bunnage as Mrs Ball Producer


Novel By: Terence Devere White
Radio By: Adrian Vale
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: William Fox
Unknown: Avis Bunnage
Unknown: Archie Campbell
Dolly, Milly's sister: Maxine O'Reilly
Mrs Preston (Carrie): Olive Gregg
Lady Kelly: Anita Sharp Bolster
Mary: Sheila Manahan
Reverend Mother: Katherine Parr
Aunt Susan: Katherine Parr
Aunt Jane: Betty Baskcomb
Bernard Roche: Sean Barrett
Talbot Tompson (T T ): Ian Thompson
Captain Carslake: John Rye
Malachy: Harry Hutchinson

: Weather

: My Kind of Music

Peter Scott plays some of his favourite records and explains why they give him particular pleasure. Ornithologist, explorer, artist - all blend as we hear the musical choice of a self-confessed 'slow-movement man.'

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by FR PATRICK MCENROE with THE ST GABRIEL SINGERS directed by DAVID EDMONDS Organist PETER PUGH


Conducted By: Fr Patrick McEnroe
Directed By: David Edmonds
Organist: Peter Pugh

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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