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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
TREVOR SMITH 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 ALAN WATKINS †


Unknown: Trevor Smith
Read By: Jon Curle
Narrator: Peter Barker
Producers: Kevin Ruane
Unknown: Martin Cox

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 83; Lord, thy word abideth (BBC Hymn Book 190); Psalm 33, vv 1-12; Isaiah 5. vv 1-7 (Rsv); 0 Word of God incarnate (BBC HB 191) ,

: Study on 4

10.30-11.0 VHF Open University: see column 2
10.30 Vient de parattre
Twenty lessons in spoken French 9: Beaucoup d'appelés
11.0 Wiedersehen in Ansburg
A course for those with some knowledge of German 9: Klaus am Empfang
11.30 Affluence and Inequality Ten programmes on the problems of the developing world 9: Aid and Trade
(Publications: page 15)

: 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 -8: West of England
Questions set by Roy smith Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Question-Masters: John Ellison
Question-Masters: Tim Gudgin
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by LORD ROBENS
Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from High Wycombe, Bucks (Friday's broadcast) ‡
Listeners' views for use in Any Answerst (next Thursday at 7 30 pm) should be addressed to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre

The Stowaway
A radio play by STEPHEN MULRINE adapted from the novel by RONALD JOHNSTON with When a stowaway is discovered on board ss Gloriana as she leaves Piraeus, unexpected complications follow very quickly.
Producer EDDIE FRASER (from Glasgow)


Play By: Stephen Mulrine
Novel By: Ronald Johnston
Producer: Eddie Fraser
Captain Panton: Teddy Johnson
Commander Miller: Callum Mill
Stacey: Clem Ashby
Diterides: E J P MacE
Tumble: Charles Kearney
McBride: Ronald Bain
Jardine: Roy Boutcher
Arturo: Arthur Boland
Mander: Peter Kelly

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
The Life I'd Like to Lead:
Rights and Obligations - 5: GERALD SANCTUARY on buying a a home
China and Mao: LEWIS MCLEOD talks of his experiences
Cookery Club: HAZEL EVANS and CLEMENT FREUD discuss roasting With JEAN METCALFE
The Woman who wrote Black Beauty: SUSAN chitty talks to ELISABETH BERESFORD about Anna Sewell
The Dreamer by WALTER MACKEN abridged by DOREEN ESTALL read by ALAN BARRY


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Talks: Lewis McLeod
Unknown: Hazel Evans
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Unknown: Anna Sewell
Unknown: Walter MacKen
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: Alan Barry

: Film Time

Director Norman Jewison recalling his Hollywood career with excerpts from some of his films including:
In the Heat of the Night
The Thomas Crown Affair and a preview of his latest production:
Fiddler on the Roof
Introduced by DAVID GEARY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Director: Norman Jewison
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 Research by JEAN STROUD


Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: 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 by 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
Script By: Peter Spence
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: David Hatch

: News

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday, 9.15 am)
(The original mid-Atlantic man, honest reporter in a complicated world: pages 15-16)


Unknown: Istair Cooke

: Sports Session

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


Producer: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Graham Kerr , the Galloping Gourmet, 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: Graham Kerr
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

Cliff Morgan introduces a weekly sequence of favourite music chosen from records made by some of the world's great artists


Introduces: Cliff Morgan

: Saturday-Night Theatre

A classic story of love and murder. Place and time: London in the mid 1930s.
Producer MARTIN JENKINS † (Repeated: Monday. 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Ernest Raymond
Adapted By: Denis Constanduros
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Paul Pressett: Peter Jeffrey
Myra Bawne: Ann Bell
Mrs Pressett: Pauline Letts
Annie: Olwen Griffiths
Headmaster and Counsel for Defence: William Fox
Briscoll: Ronald Herdman
Mrs Briscoll: Hazel Coppen
Dr Waterhall and Clerk of Court: Martin Friend
Insp Boltro and Foreman of Jury: Antony Higginson
PC: Geoffrey Larder
Judge: Lewis Stringer
Prison Governor: Michael Burrell
A Warder: Nigel Anthony
Hangman: Edward Kelsey

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which J. R. L. ANDERSON STANLEY COLLIER and THE REV ERIK ROUTLEY exchange thoughts, opinions. Ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD


Unknown: J. R. L. Anderson
Unknown: Stanley Collier
Unknown: Erik Routley
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: For All Sorts and Conditions of Men

The Litany sung to the music of Thomas Tallis


Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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