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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 (from Birmingham)
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Producer (On Your Farm): Anthony Parkin

: Today: News

Jack de Manio presents Radio 4s hour-long worldwide look at the weekend, with FRED STREETER in the garden and TROMPETTO in the kitchen. Today's Papers at 8.45
8.59 Weather


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
JOHN WHALE reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by DOUGLAS SMITH
9.45 Talking Politics
ANTHONY KING visits the constituency surgeries of SHIRLEY Williams , Labour mp for Hitch-in, and NORMAN tebbit , Conservative mp for Epping.


Read By: Douglas Smith
Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Norman Tebbit

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 11; Good Christian men, rejoice and sing! (BBC Hymn Book 103); Psalm 103, vv 1-13; 1 Peter 1, vv 13-21 (NEB); That Eastertide with joy was bright (BBC hb 111)

: Open University

: Study on 4

10.30 Introduction to Arabic - 2 (Book & record from BBC Publications by post £1.90: page 58)
11.0 Perspective
From Footlights to Film
Following its spectacular run in the theatre, Fiddler on the Roof continues its success as a film.
CHRISTOPHER PALMER discusses with some of those involved the practical and artistic problems of transferring a stage production to the screen. Producer ROBERT BROOKES
11.30 Un paso mas
Second-year Spanish
11: CQui ha sido del senor Rufzf
(Rptd: Thurs. 6.30 pm: R3) (Book 42ip: see page 58)


Unknown: Christopher Palmer
Producer: Robert Brookes

: Sports Parade

Introduced by PETER JONES (Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Peter Jones

: Brain of Britain 1972

10: Scotland (ii)
(Details as Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, programme news

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Hilary Spurling The Rt Hon
Anthony Wedgwood Benn. ur John Biflen , mp Alan Gemmell
Chairman DAVID JACOBS from Keele, Staffordshire


Unknown: Hilary Spurling
Unknown: Anthony Wedgwood Benn.
Unknown: John Biflen
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Chairman David Jacobs

: Afternoon Theatre

A Shot in the Dark by IVOR WILSON
'Somebody just tried to kill me - and before you roll your soft brown eyes and tell me I'm mad, that makes the third go in the seven weeks since I came out of prison.'


Unknown: Ivor Wilson
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Peter Ellwood: Brian Peck
Mrs Bristow: Barbara Mullaney
Rose Howard: Pam Craig
Prosecuting Counsel: David Mahlowe
Mia Anderson: Junk Barry
Philip Daniels: John Franklyn Robbins
Sir Gresham Gray: Geoffrey Banks
Chris Ogden: John Nightingale

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers Learn to Relax: JANE MADDERS talks to PRISCILLA HODGSON about ideas to help migraine sufferers and others
What the European papers say. Entertainment Round-up: JUDITH CHALMERS
I'd like to meet ... Lord Chesterfield: MARGARET lane considers his precepts
Prospects: FRED TOWNSEND and KEVIN MALLETT talk about their training and employment opportunities in the construction industry
You Could Haue Footed Me by JOHN WAIN abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN read by SHIRLEY DIXON


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Priscilla Hodgson
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Fred Townsend
Unknown: Kevin Mallett
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Shirley Dixon

: Film Time

presents scenes from this year's Oscar nominations, including: A Clockwork Orange Mary Queen of Scots Fiddler on the Roof Hospital, Kotch
The Last Picture Show
Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


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

The Plumber's Tale
Written by PETER spence and told by Roy Hudd
5.55 Weather, programme news


Written By: Peter Spence
Told By: Roy Hudd

: 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

Sir Geoffrey Jackson discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday. 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Jackson
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

Laburnum Grove by J. B. PRIESTLEY with Bernard Archard
'The first thing I see in the cards; Elsie, is a great surprise. It's coming very soon and I don'think you'll like it. I think it's something to do with a medium-coloured man. I think it must be your father.'
The play adapted and produced by CHRISTOPHER VENNING (Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: Bernard Archard
Duced By: Christopher Venning
Mrs Baxley: Diana Olsson
Mr Baxtey: Geoffrey Matthews
Elsie: Jane Knowles
Mr Radfern: Bernard Archard
Harold: Michael Harbour
Fletten: Douglas Blackwell
Mrs Radfern: Kathleen Michael
Insp Stack: Michael Byrne
Sgt Morris: Manning Wilson

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which PROFESSOR COLIN CHERRY , STUART HALL and JOHN WAIN exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD


Unknown: Colin Cherry
Unknown: Stuart Hall
Unknown: John Wain
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers led by THE REV JOHN STUART ROBERTS


Unknown: John Stuart Roberts

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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