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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 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

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
(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 Douglas Smith Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE


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

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 19; Christ is our corner-stone (BBC Hymn Book 253); Canticle 9; Luke 8, vv 22-25: At thy feet, 0 Christ, we lay (BBC HB 402)

: Study on 4 Incontri in Italia

7: Affittiamo una villetta
(Rptd: Tuesday, 6.30 pm, R3) 1
10.30-12.0 VHF Open University: see column 5

: Help Yourself to English

3: The Dragon
(Rptd: Wed. 7.0 pm, R3)

: Perspective

A series on the arts
The making of a poem
(Publications: see page 11)

: Sports Parade

Introduced by JOHN MOTSON
Latest news and prospects of a big day's sport including:
The Lions in New Zealand-Third Test; Soccer - Watney Cup Round 1; Cricket; Yachting-Admiral's Cup; Racing from Goodwood; Golf-Swiss Open Championship; Archery -26th World Championships; Cycling - National Amateur Road Race Championship Producer GEOFF DOBSON
(Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: John Motson
Producer: Geoff Dobson

: Brain of Britain 1971 Top Brain

A special edition of this general knowledge contest featuring the holders of the title ' Brain of Brains.' Competing for the title ' Top Brain': IAN GILLIES (Essex): 1965
(Ross and Cromarty): 1971
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON (Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Ralph Raby
Unknown: Iain Matheson
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 , Tommy Trinder In the chair MCDONALD HOBLEY
Special guest Nicholas Parsons from an idea by JIMMY EDWARDS Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
(Repeated: Thursday, 7.30 pm)


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards.
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Afternoon Theatre Ladies of Virtue

Two comedy sketches of the 90s by JULES RENARD adapted from the French by RAYNER HEPPENSTALL
The Scene-Setter.....HAYDN JONES 1: A Clean Break
A bachelor on the eve of his wedding says goodbye to his mistress.
2: Daily Bread
A husband and his friend's wife play with fire.


Unknown: Jules Renard
Producer: Christopher Holme
Blanche: Geraldine McEwan
Maurice: Robert Stephens
Singer: Marjorie Westbury
Marthe: Barbara Jefford
Pierre: Alec McCowen

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
Entertainment Round-up: JUDITH CHALMERS
European Yet Individual: views on national characteristics within the Common Market from RICARDO ARAGNO, HART-MLT SCHNEIDER , EVA FOURNIER , with JOAN YORKE in the chair
A House to Visit-5: AUDREY RUSSELL at Melford Hall, Suffolk The Foot and the Snare by GWYN THOMAS abridged by ANN THOMAS read by ALARIC COTTER


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Mlt Schneider
Unknown: Eva Fournier
Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Audrey Russell
Abridged By: Ann Thomas
Read By: Alaric Cotter

: Film Time

presents Family Entertainment, including Disney's new discovery Sandy Duncan with her Million Dollar Duck, and Ron Moody and Jack Wild in Flight of the Doves.
Introduced by DAVID GEARY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Sandy Duncan
Unknown: Ron Moody
Unknown: Jack Wild
Introduced By: David Geary
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV during the past seven days
(Shortened version of last Friday's broadcast)


Introduced By: John Ellison
Introduced By: Richard Burwood

: The Twelve Maidens

A serial for radio in six parts by STEWART FARRAR with Martin Jarvis and Patricia Gallimore
Evidence has been found of black magic rites on Maiden Tor, and Dr Ewing has called in two white witch friends, Bridget and Donald Williams , to help.
3: The New Witch
(For cast see Tues, 3.30 pm)
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Stewart Farrar
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Donald Williams

: 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

Lorin Maazel , conductor, with ROY PLOMLEY
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm)


Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: Roy Hudd's Vintage Music-Hall

A Night at the London Pavilion - 1878 With PETER REEVES, JOHN GOWER, VERNON MIDGLEY 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: John Gower
Unknown: Vernon Midgley
Directed By: Charles Young
Conducted By: Alfred Ralston
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Written By: Charles Chilton
Producer: Charles Chilton
Producer: Richard Willcox

: Saturday-Night Theatre You Never Can Tell

A Comedy by BERNARD SHAW with Prunella Scales. Denys Hawthorne and Freddie Jones
(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)


Comedy By: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Prunella Scales.
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Freddie Jones
Producer: Betty Davies
Dolly Clandon: Jo Manning Wilson
Valentine: Denys Hawthorne
Philip Clandon: Nigel Anthony
Mrs Clandon: Betty Baskcomb
Gloria Clandon: Prunella Scales
Fergus Crampton: Godfrey Kenton
FinchMcComas: Lockwood West
The Waiter: Freddie Jones
Walter Bohun: Michael Kilgarriff
Parlour Maid: Jane Knowles

: Weather

: My Kind of Music Prunella Scales

plays some of her favourite records and explains why they give her particular pleasure (Radio Times People: page 4)

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV DOUGLAS AITKEN


Unknown: Douglas Aitken

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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