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: News Summary

1.27 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, with FRED STREETER in the garden and THOMPETTO in the kitchen.
8.45 Today's Papers


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: 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
JOHN WHALE reviews what the weeklies have to say. with illustrations read by BRYAN MARTIN
9.45 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ROBERT CARVEL


Read By: Bryan Martin
Narrator: Robert Carvel
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Martin Cox

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 44; God of eternity (BBC Hymn Book 390); Psalm 89; Hebrews 7, vv 4-19 (JB): Rise up. 0 men of God! (BBC UB 364)

: Study on 4

10.30 Introduction to Arabic - 3
11.0 Perspective
In Repertoire: MICHAEL BILLING-TON , drama critic of The Guardian, talks to directors and actors in the provinces about the revival of the repertory theatre and its prospects for the future,
11.30 Un paso \más
Second-year Spanish
12: Por fin aparece el seAor Ruiz (Rptd: Thurs. 6.30 pm; R3) (Publications: page 10)


Unknown: Michael Billing-Ton

: Open University

: 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


Introduced By: Peter Jones

: Brain of Britain 1972

A nation-wide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 11: Wales (i)
MRS JACQUELINE LYSAGHT (Cardiff) DAVID MORRIS (Anglesey) meteorological officer
ROBERT HEATHCOTE (MonmOUthshire): chartered surveyor
ALUN J. HAWKINS (Caernarvonshire): lecturer
Including ' Beat the Brains ' in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
12.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Mrs Jacqueline Lysaght
Unknown: Robert Heathcote
Unknown: Alun J. Hawkins
Written By: John P. Wynn
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Baroness Phillips Viscount Watkinson Dorian Williams Ned Sherrin
Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Bicknoller. Somerset


Unknown: Baroness Phillips Viscount Watkinson
Unknown: Dorian Williams
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre

Trio: three dramatic pieces by ANTON CHEKHOV Hugh Burden as Ivan Ivanovitch Niukhin In Tobacco is a Harmful Weed translated by HERBERT SWANN adapted by JANET DUNBAR
A local schoolmaster addresses a provincial audience on the dangers of smoking - and other things.
Patricia Routledge as Olenka in The Darling translated by CONSTANCE GARNETT adapted by LIANE AUKIN
A provincial wife recalls some of the men and incidents in her life.
Wilfrid Lawson as Svetlovidov in Swan Song translated and adapted by NICHOLAS BETHELL with John Ruddock as Nikita, the prompter
An old actor is left on the empty stage of a provincial theatre after his benefit performance.


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Ivan Ivanovitch Niukhin
Translated By: Herbert Swann
Adapted By: Janet Dunbar
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Translated By: Constance Garnett
Adapted By: Liane Aukin
Unknown: Wilfrid Lawson
Adapted By: Nicholas Bethell
Unknown: John Ruddock
Producer: John Tydeman

: Open University

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers Small Jobs in the Garden: seasonal tips from GEOFF AMOS. A Working Partnership: RAY and JOAN DASILVA , puppeteers, talk to JEAN GOODMAN
What the European papers say. Confrontation on Retailing: CHARLES HAWES , managing director of a large department store, faces a panel of housewives. The Picnic by H. E. BATES abridged by ANN REES JONES read by LAURENCE HARRINGTON (Radio Times Women: page 4)


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Geoff Amos.
Unknown: Joan Dasilva
Unknown: Jean Goodman
Unknown: Charles Hawes
Unknown: H. E. Bates
Abridged By: Ann Rees
Read By: Laurence Harrington

: Film Time

Gene Hackman with the director and producer of The French Connection; and in contrast, the characters from Magic Roundabout in Dougal and the Blue Cot.
Introduced bv JOHN BENTLET Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Gene Hackman
Unknown: John Bentlet
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: The Commuters' Tales

The Headmaster's Tale: written by COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH (a winner in the Commuters' Tales competition) and told by John Le Mesurler -
5.55 Weather, programme news


Written By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Told By: John Le Mesurler

: News

: Letter from America



Unknown: Istair Cooke

: Sports Session

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


Producer: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Wendy Hiller , actress, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records she would take to a desert island Producer RONALD COOK


Unknown: Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker introduces a weekly sequence of favourite music chosen from records made by some of the world's great artists.


Introduces: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Lions and Diamonds A play for radio by CHRISTOPHER BIDMKAD with Barry Foster , Amanda Reiss and William Fox
Lions are found in Africa - and diamonds too. Both become connected in a rather extraordinary way. A white hunter, his talkative client, a young mother and a local witchdoctor become connected as well. There is also a safari - and a kill.


Unknown: Christopher Bidmkad
Unknown: Barry Foster
Unknown: Amanda Reiss
Unknown: William Fox
Producer: John Tydeman
Scott Wilkinson: William Fox
Waterman: Barry Foster
Mboto I Witchdoctor): Willie Jonah
Albert: Lionel Ngakane
Geraldine: Amanda Reiss

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which JONATHAN MILLER , OSBERT LANCASTER and FRANK MUIR exchange thoughts, opinions. ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHKAD
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Osbert Lancaster
Unknown: Frank Muir

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV COLIN SEMPER


Unknown: Colin Semper

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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