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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 OuUook
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 Manlo presents Radio 4's 50-minute worldwide look at the weekend
8.45 Todays Papers


Unknown: Jack de Manlo

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 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
BRIAN CONNELL 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 ROBERT CARVEL


Unknown: Brian Connell
Read By: Jon Curle
Narrator: Robert Carvel
Producers: Kevin Ruane
Unknown: Martin Cox.

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 99: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (BBC Hymn Book 142): Psalm 118. vv 13-24; Romans 2, vv 25-39 (NEB): Soldiers of Christ, arise (BBC HB 365)

: Study on 4

10.30-11.0 VHF Open University: see column 2
10.30 Vient de paraltre
20 lessons in spoken French 5: Oil l'on parle boutique
11.0 Wiedersehen in Ansburg
A 20-lesson follow-up course to Reisebiiro Atlas
5: Missverstandnis in Salzburg 1
11.30 Affluence and Inequality Ten programmes on the problems of the developing world 5: The Present Development Task
(Publications: page 17)


Unknown: Reisebiiro Atlas

: Sports Parade

Introduced by PETER JONES
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: Peter Jones

: 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 -4:
Southern England
Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer MARTIN FISHER
12.55 Weather: programme news


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

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by BARONESS PHILLIPS
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Brayford. Devon
Listeners' views for use In Any AnswersT should be addressed to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Edward du Cann
Unknown: Dominic Le Foe
Unknown: Jack Hedley
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre

A Head Held High by CHRISTOPHER BIDMEAD with Glenn Beck , Jane Knowles It was really great. The police pulled us out of the van - they got Ayjay by the hair. you know - but we were cool and smiled at them. And then they took him away to the other car. But our heads are still joined together.'


Unknown: Christopher Bidmead
Unknown: Glenn Beck
Unknown: Jane Knowles
Producer: Richard Wortley
Narrator: Sheila Grant
Anke: Julia Vidler
Suzie: Jane Knowles
Guard: Marvin Kane
Ayjay: Glenn Beck
Jax: Murray Kash
Miss Ermand: Katherine Parr
Vogler: Lockwood West
Howell: David Valla

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
The Life I'd Like to Lead: MAUREEN STEVENS
Rights and Obligations - 1: GERALD SANCTUARY on Shopping A Rose-red Speaker half as Old as Time: BA MASON
Ideas and Ideals: Judith Chalmers in discussion with young people
Five Years After: SIMON OGDEN and his mother describe his continuing recovery from a car crash
The Brogue by ' 'SAKI' abridged by EVELYN THOMAS read by JOHN SAMSON


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Simon Ogden
Abridged By: Evelyn Thomas
Read By: John Samson

: Film Time

presents 'The Master of Suspense' Alfred Hitchcock on the set with Jon Finch and Barry Foster, the stars of his new film "Frenzy".
Introduced by David Geary


Interviewee: Alfred Hitchcock
Interviewee: Jon Finch
Interviewee: Barry Foster
Presenter: 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 Research by JEAN STROUD


Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Producer: Richard Burwood

: 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 Script bv PETER SPENCE Producers SIMON BRETT and DAVID HATCH
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Peter Spence
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: David Hatch

: 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

Sir Vivian Dunn , maritime musician, discusses with Roy PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK


Unknown: Sir Vivian Dunn
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: My Kind of Music

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


Unknown: Jill Balcon

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Winds of Heaven

By Monica Dickens, adapted for radio by Jill Hyem
with Joan Matheson, Richard Pearson and Angela Thorne.
"Going from one daughter to the other, trying to pass the time and keep out of the way in someone else's house - what did other women do who had been left alone without money or purpose in life?"

9.58 Weather


Written by: Monica Dickens
Adapted by: Jill Hyem
Producer: Jane Graham
Miriam: Angela Thorne
Louise: Joan Matheson
Gordon Disher: Richard Pearson
Simon: Cordelia Mansall
Ellen: Jill Riddick
Arthur: Martin Friend
David Gower: Neville Jason
Anne: Barrie Shore
Frank: Brian Hewlett
Harry: Edward Kelsey
George Vernon: Bill Eddle
Mrs Dill: Katherine Parr

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which
SHIRLEY WILLIAMS , MP PROFESSOR LIAM HUDSON and JOHN WAIN exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN RBDHEAD
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Professor Liam Hudson

: Before the Ending of the Day


: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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