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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

: 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: News

Jack de Manio presents Radio 4's 50-minute worldwide look at the weekend
8.45 Today's Papers


Unknown: Jack de Manio

: Weather

: 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
MICHAEL, UNDERHILL reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by CORMAC RIGBY
9.45 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ROBERT CARVEL


Read By: Cormac Rigby
Unknown: Robert Carvel
Narrator: Peter Barker
Producers: Kevin Ruane
Unknown: Martin Cox

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 61; 0 dearest Lord. by all adored (BBC Hymn Book 266); Psalm 145, vv 1-13; 1 Peter 2. vv 4-12: Lift up your heads (BBC HB 178)

: Study on 4

10.30-12.0 VHF Open University: see column 5
10.30 Vient de paraltre
3: Les secrets de la mode
11.0 Wiedersehen in Ansburg 3: Klaus will etwas Neues anfangen
11.30 Amuence and Inequality 3: The Origins of Inequality (Publications: page 17)

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
News and prospects of today's big sporting events featuring: Association Football in England and Scotland; Racing; Rugby Union: Rugby League (Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in England, Scotland, Wales and N Ireland Question-masters: JOHN ELLISON and TIM GUDGIN
First Round - 2: Scotland (ii)
DALZIEL HIGH SCHOOL. Motherwell Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday. 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Question-Masters: John Ellison
Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Roy Smith
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by SIR EDWIN LEATHER
Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire


Unknown: Sir Edwin Leather
Unknown: Vic Feather
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre

Maugham the Storyteller The Alien Corn by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM adapted for radio by ERIC EWENS with In Art. the difference between the amateur and the professional is immeasurable. Neither great riches nor burning passion can bridge the gap, and this knowledge may prove more bitter than some can bear.


Radio By: Eric Ewens
Unknown: Hilda Kriseman
Pianist: Frederick Treves
Pianist: Paul Hamburger
Producer: Archie Campbell
the Storyteller: Carleton Hobbs - replaced by Alan Wheatley
Ferdy Rabenstein: John Wyse
Sir Adolphus Bland: Cyril Luckham
Muriel, his wife: Grizelda Hervey
George, their son: Martin Jarvis

: Weekend Woman's Hour from the Regions

Introduced from Leeds by Judith Chalmers 1
Entertainment Round-up: JUDITH CHALMERS takes a look at what is happening in the world of entertainment
Shopping for a Carpet: PETER HIRD bought one the. hard way Middle c: GAENOR THOMAS looks at the work of the piano-tuners Mr Portway 's Practice by MICHAEL GILBERT abridged by EVANGELINE BANKS read by DENIS MCCARTHY


Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Penise Robertson
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Peter Hird
Unknown: Gaenor Thomas
Piano-Tuners: Mr Portway
Unknown: Michael Gilbert
Abridged By: Evangeline Banks
Read By: Denis McCarthy

: Film Time

Mike Nichols , award-winning director of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolff, The Graduate, Catch 22 and Carnal Knowledge.
Introduced by DAVID GEARY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Mike Nichols
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
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON


Introduced By: John Ellison

: Week Ending ...

DAVID JASON , BILL WALLIS NIGEL REES and BILL MCGUFFIE at the piano look back at the week's news and illustrate the funny side
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Bill McGuffie

: News

: 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

Dame Sibyl Hathaway of Sark discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records she would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Dame Sibyl Hathaway
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: My Kind of Music

Clift Morgan plays some of his favourite records and explains why they give him particular pleasure


Unknown: Clift Morgan

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Younger Generation by Stanley Houghton adapted by Brian Thompson
'Father's never stopped me from doing anything I wanted to. A fellow can find ways to do things only, of course, he's obliged to do them in an underhand secret way and that's what I object to ... but when he thinks it's a deadly sin to drink a glass of beer or to go to a Music-Hall, what else can I do? '
Producer Tony Cliff


Adapted By: Brian Thompson
Producer: Tony Cliff
Reggie: Barrie Smith
James Kennion: John Franklyn-Robbins
Alice Kennion: Daphne Oxenford
Grace: Jenny Austen
Tom: David Mahlowe
Mr Leadbitter: Bruce Jeffery
Mr Fowle: Roy Barraclough
Arthur: Peter Ivatts
Maggie: Ellsabeth Paget
Mrs Hannah: Barbara Mullaney
Clifford: Malcolm Storry

: Mr Asquith's Daughter

Lady Violet Bonham Carter on her early life at the turn of the century, from her first meeting with Mr Gladstone to 1 coming out ' as an Edwardian deb.
(From a BBC1 conversation between Baroness Asquith and Kenneth Harris in 1967) 9.58 Weather


Unknown: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Unknown: Mr Gladstone
Unknown: Kenneth Harris

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversatin in which
MAURICE TEMPLE SMITH exchange thoughts, opinion ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Mary Scrutton
Unknown: Maurice Temple Smith

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted b THE REV VERNON SPROXTON


Unknown: Vernon Sproxton

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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