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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6045 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 i 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
4s 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
ANTHONY KING reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by DAVID WILLMOTT 9.45 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with TERENCE LANCASTER


Unknown: Anthony King
Read By: David Willmott
Narrator: Terence Lancaster
Narrator: Douglas Smith
Producers: Kevin Ruane
Producers: Bernard Tate
Producers: Martin Cox

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 1; Lo. now is our accepted day (BBC Hymn Book 342); Psalm 3; Mark 2, v 23. to 3. v 6 (AV): Holy Father, in thy mercy (BBC HB 386)

: Study on 4

10.30 Vient de paraltre
A course of 20 lessons in spoken French
16: La vie en province
11.0 Wiedersehen in Ansburg
A course for those with some knowledge of German
16: Erika hat Handwerker
11.30 Un paso mis
Twenty lessons in spoken Spanish for those with a basic knowledge of the language
7: Rablando de la segunda seaion del congreso
(Publications: page 12)

: Open University

: 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

: Brain of Britain 1972

A nation-wide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title.
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 3: South of England RUTH FREWER (Sussex) retired teacher
ROBERT ECCLES (Oxford) musical instrument repairer ERIC YOUNG (Hampshire) schoolteacher
GEOFFREY MARWOOD (Sussex) retired schoolmaster
Including ' Beat the Brains ' in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON (Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Geoffrey Marwood
Written By: John P. Wynn
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Robens Shirley Williams , mp Bryan Forbes David Frost
Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Weybridge, Surrey
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? should be sent to Any
Answers?. BBC, Bristol, BS8 2LR


Unknown: Lord Robens Shirley Williams
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Chairman David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Open University

: Afternoon Theatre

The Funny Man by JOHN GRAHAM with Cyril Shaps
'I want to get out of here. Froggy, back into the theatre. I'm as good as ever I was. I mean, you saw me at the concert, didn'you? I was the funny man.... Remember? '
Producer Roger Pine


Writer: John Graham
Askell: Cyril Shaps
Dot: Anne Jameson
Froggy: John Ruddock
Major: Clifford Norgate
Shearwater: John Samson
David: Robin Browne
Matron: Eva Stuart
Vicar: William Fox
Doctor: Gerald Cross
Cpl Davies: Douglas Blackwell
Brigadier: Edward Kelsey
Captain: Nigel Lambert
Producer: Roger Pine

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers A Working Partnership - 4: ROY AND ELIZABETH ROBINSON , shop-keepers, talk to JEAN GOODMAN
What are we eating?: DEREK COOPER looks at cheese
Living with a Cause: DR WELTHY FISHER , at 93, continues her fight against illiteracy
What the European papers say Counter Check: NORMAN TOZER looks at convenience foods Princess Jasmine Flower by HAL PORTER abridged by DELIA PATON read by TRADER FAULKNER


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Introduced By: Elizabeth Robinson
Unknown: Jean Goodman
Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Dr Welthy Fisher
Unknown: Norman Tozer
Unknown: Princess Jasmine Flower
Unknown: Hal Porter
Abridged By: Delia Paton

: Film Time

presents stars and films nominated for this year's British Awards, with comments from previous winners, including: Rod Steiger , Rita Tushingham Ray Milland and David Niven Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Rod Steiger
Unknown: Rita Tushingham
Unknown: Ray Milland
Unknown: David Niven
Introduced By: John Bentley
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

Introduced by JOHN ELLISON


Introduced By: John Ellison

: The Commuters' Tales

In which travellers on the Southern Region pass their time like Chaucer's pilgrims by telling stories.
The Lay Clerk's Tale
Written by PAUL JENNINGS and told by Patrick Cargill to GEOFFREY BEEVERS and JOHN RUDDOCK
5.55 Weather; programme news


Written By: Paul Jennings
Told By: Patrick Cargill
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Unknown: John Ruddock

: News

: 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

Michael Parkinson , television journalist, 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: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: 75 Years of Desert Island Discs 29 January 2017

: 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

The Same Sky by YVONNE MITCHELL adapted for radio by PEGGY WELLS with Miriam Karlin and Cyril Shaps A Jewish play set in 1940 concerning the problem of mixed marriage, Jew to Gentile, and its effects on both families.
(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)
(Andrew Sachs is in ' A Voyage Round my Father ' at the Hay-market Theatre, London)
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Unknown: Yvonne Mitchell
Radio By: Peggy Wells
Unknown: Miriam Karlin
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Producer: Norman Wright
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
George Smith: David Timson
Manny Brodsky: Brian Hewlett
Esther Brodsky: Patricia Leventon
Momma Brodsky: Miriam Karlin
Poppa Brodsky: Cyril Shaps
Reeny Brodsky: Jane Knowles
Sammy: Andrew Sachs
Jeff Smith: David Valla

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which JACK DOMINIAN , CAROLINE MEDAWAR and BEN DUNCAN exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Jack Dominian
Unknown: Caroline Medawar
Unknown: Ben Duncan

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV PETER FIRTH with a section of the BBC WEST OF ENGLAND SINGERS directed by PHILIP MOORE


Unknown: Peter Firth
Directed By: Philip Moore

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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