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: 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
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 hour-long look at the first weekend of 1972. (8.45: Papers)
8.59 Weather


Unknown: Jack de Manio

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
TREVOR SMITH reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by JON CURLE
9.45 Talking Politics
ANTHONY KING takes a look at the office of the British Ombudsman. He examines the case-history of one complainant whose problem was taken to the office by his mp. Narrator DAVID BROOMFIELD Producers KEVIN RUANE


Unknown: Trevor Smith
Read By: Jon Curle
Unknown: Anthony King
Producers: Kevin Ruane
Producers: Martin Cox

: Daily Service

New Every Morning p 54: Little Jesus, sweetly sleep (Oxford Book of Carols 87); Psalm 36; Romans 4. vv 8-15 (NEB); 0 little one sweet (obc 109)

: Study on 4

10.30 Vient de parattre Vins de France
11.0 Poetry at Large
MICHAEL BAKEWELL investigates the new popularity of poetry and of public readings
2: Instant Communication Producer PEGGY BACON
11.30 Perspective. Panto Time: ADRIAN RENDLE discusses the traditions and conventions of pantomime with ARTHUR ASKEY. RONNIE CORBETT , ALBERT J. KNIGHT , DEREK SALBERG and MARGARET DRABBLE
(Publications: page 60)


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Producer: Peggy Bacon
Unknown: Arthur Askey.
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Unknown: Albert J. Knight
Unknown: Derek Salberg
Unknown: Margaret Drabble

: Sports Parade

Introduced by PETER JONES
News and prospects of today's big spotting events
(Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Peter Jones

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest Question-masters JOHN ELLISON and TIM GUDGIN
Second Round - 12:
West of England v The Midlands ST JOSEPH'S COLLEGE. Ipswich V BISHOP FOX'S GIRLS SCHOOL Taunton
Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55Weather; programme news


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

: News

: Any Questions?



Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Alastair Burnet
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Afternoon Theatre

Daybreak by ARTHUR SCHNITZLER : translated and adapted by THOMAS SCHWALM and HOWARD THOMPSON with David Timson and Helen Fraser The girl. on the bed sleeps with her face buried in the pillow. The man, dressing stealthily with his back to her, buttons his tunic, smooths his hair. The girl mutters in her sleep. Cautiously the man puts a new banknote on the bedside table, carefully moving to one side a glass of water with its single overblown rose.'
(Doreen Andrew is in Abelard and Heloise' at Wyndham's
Theatre. London)


Unknown: Arthur Schnitzler
Adapted By: Thomas Schwalm
Adapted By: Howard Thompson
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Helen Fraser
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Unknown: Jane Knowles
Unknown: Matthew Walters
Producer: Colin Tucker
Producer: Doreen Andrew
Kasda: David Timson
Leopoldine: Helen Fraser
Wilram: Lockwood West
Consul: Malcolm Hayes
Dr TUgUt: James Thomason
Bogner: Nigel, Anthony
Joseph: Martin Friend
Lt Greising: Antony Higginson
Herr Kessner: John Bott
Frau Kessner: Doreen Andrew
Emilie: Stephanie Turner
Guest: John Ruddock

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
I Know I Ought to. but ... : JOYCE GRENFELL. BUNTY JAMES and EDWARD MACE on the New Year resolutions they won't be making
It All Starts Two Years Beforehand: SYLVIA EAST organises symphony concerts
I'd Like to Meet ... : Jane Austen. MILLICENT ISHERWOOD explains her choice
Writer Talking: ELWYN JONES , author of many episodes of Softly, Softly and Z Cars, talks tO BRIAN HOEY
Behind the Travel Brochures: LORNA BRAITHWAITE and JOHN CARTER discuss what to look out for
Beginning The New Year by ARNOLD BENNETT abridged by DOREEN ESTALL read by LAWRENCE JAMES


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.
Unknown: Jane Austen.
Unknown: Millicent Isherwood
Unknown: Elwyn Jones
Unknown: Lorna Braithwaite
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: Lawrence James

: Film Time

presents Frankie Howerd
John Cleese and Graham Stark with their current comedies Up the Chastity Belt
And Now for Something Completely Different
The Magnificent 7 Deadly Sins Introduced by DAVID GEARY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Graham Stark
Introduced By: David Geary
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Year

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from 1971 Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by JEAN STROUD


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

: Year Ending January 1

In which the Week Ending team review and repeat some of the highlights of the year With NIGEL REES, DAVID JASON, BILL WALLIS, FRANK ABBOTT and BILL MCGUFFIE at the piano
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Jason Bill Wallis
Unknown: Frank Abbott
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Script By: Peter Spence
Producers: David Hatch
Producers: Simon Brett

: News

: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

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


Producer: Godfrey Dixey

: 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-NightTheatre

Thunder in the Air by ROBINS MILLAR with John Cairney as Ronnie Vexled
It's 1927 and strange things are happening at the home of Major Vexted. His son died in the 1914-18 war. Or did he?
Adapted for radio and produced by EDDIE FRASER (from Glasgow)


Unknown: Robins Millar
Unknown: John Cairney
Unknown: Ronnie Vexled
Produced By: Eddie Fraser
Anna: Juliet Cadzow
The Rev Arthur Stanes: Bryden Murdoch
Dorothy Stanes: Doris McLatchie
Miss Newton: Marjorie Dalziel
Gibbs: E J P MacE
James Harding,: Victor Carin
Major Vexted: Callum Mill
Mrs Vexted: Lennox Milne
Pamela Bentley: June Andrews
A boy: Rose McBain

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which
MARY STOTT , COLIN WELLAND THE MARQUESS OF HERTFORD exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD ' Producer MICHAEL GREEN


Unknown: Mary Stott
Unknown: Colin Welland
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline †

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

: Coastal forecast

Gwen Berryman -, Doris Archer of The Archers, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records she would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Gwen Berryman
Unknown: Doris Archer
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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