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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, with FRED STREETER in the garden and TROMPETTo 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 HALE reviews what the weeklies have to say. with illustrations read by DOUGLAS SMITH
9.45 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ROBERT CARVEL


Unknown: John Hale
Read By: Douglas Smith
Narrator: Robert Carvel
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 68: Sing to the Lord (BBC Hymn Book 19); Psalm 104, vv 25-36: Hebrews 10, vv 11-27, 31 (JB): Now thank we all our God (BBC IIB 277)

: Study on 4

10.30 Introduction to Arabic - 4
(Book & record from BBC Publications by post 11.90: page 58)
11.0 Workface
A 20-part case study in industrial relations
Script by BENNETT STRUTTON with analytical commentary by PAT LOWRY , Director of Industrial Relations, British Leyland Motor Corporation.
1: Rumours of Redundancy Producer JOHN TURTLE
11.30 Un paso mas
Second-year Spanish
13: Proyectos de vacaciones (it (Rptd: Thurs, 6.30 pm: R3) (Book. 42Jp: see page 58)


Script By: Bennett Strutton
Commentary By: Pat Lowry

: 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 (Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Peter Jones

: Brain of Britain 1972

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 12: Wales (ii)
MRS HYLDA MORLEY (Caernarvonshire)
MRS PAULA YATES (Carmarthen) NIGEL YATES (Carmarthen) assistant archivist
JAMES KILLEY (Denbighshire) design engineer
Including ' Beat the Brains ' in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Devised and written by JOHN WYNN 1.
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WLSON (Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Hylda Morley
Unknown: Paula Yates
Unknown: Nigel Yates
Written By: John Wynn
Unknown: Fawcett Wlson

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Sylvia Syms , Lord Greenwood Bernard Levin. Peter Blaker , mp Chairman DAVID JACOBS from Blackburn, Lancashire


Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: Lord Greenwood Bernard Levin.
Unknown: Peter Blaker
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Afternoon Theatre

John Force is told by his doctor that he hasn'long tu live. However. Force has also been singled out as the victim of a murder plot. Will he d;c> from natural causes, or will he die a violent death?


Unknown: Robert Furnival
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Miss Rose: Eva Stuart
John Force: George A Cooper
Reed: John Pullen
Stiles: Manning Wilson
Kathy: Jacqueline Morgan
Dr Bartholomew: William Fox
Inspector: John Corvin
Newscaster: Geoffrey Beevers

: Open University

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers The Music of the Pearl
DAVID FANSHAWE with recordings Looking After the Pennies: VERA ELLISON tells EVELYN ROSE about the Manchester Small Claims Arbitration Scheme
A Disastrous Dinner Party: in DIANA MORRISON 'S caravan
On the eve of the Referendum: ANNE LAUnENS talking from Paris Talking Point: ' Respect for the past must be pious, but not mad GILLIAN TINDALL and DAVID BENEDICTUS in discussion with JOAN YORKE
The Courtship by H. E. RATES abridged by ANN REES JONES read by LAURENCE HARRINGTON


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: David Fanshawe
Unknown: Vera Ellison
Unknown: Diana Morrison
Unknown: Gillian Tindall
Unknown: David Benedictus
Unknown: Joan Yorke
Abridged By: Ann Rees
Read By: Laurence Harrington

: Film Time

presents a round-up of releases including:
Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett as Steptoc and Son
Ian Bannen. John Paul and Simon Oates in Doomwatch Introductd by JOHN BENTLEY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Harry H. Corbett
Unknown: Ian Bannen.
Unknown: John Paul
Unknown: Simon Oates
Unknown: John Bentley
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.
IntroJuced by JOHN ELLISON


Unknown: John Ellison

: The Commuters' Tales

In which travellers on the Southern Region pass their time like Chaucer's pilgrims by telling stories. This week:
The Barber's Tale. Written by Arthur O'Connor (a winner in the Commuters' Tales competition) and told by Alfred Marks to Manning Wilson and John Samson.
(Alfred Marks is in Don'Just Lie There, Say Something at the Garrick, London.)


Writer: Arthur O'Connor
[Lead]: Alfred Marks
[Actor]: Manning Wilson
[Actor]: John Samson

: News

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

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


Producer: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Leonide Massine, dancer and choreographer, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island Producer RONALD COOK


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

HMS Saracen by Douglas REEMAN: dramatised for radio by BARRY CAMPBELL Part 1: The Midshipman
1915. Mr Midshipman Richard Chesnaye. RN, joins his first ship. She is. as he is. a new-comer to the Fleet: a new weapon specifically designed to bombard an enemy shoreline. She sails for the Mediterranean and the beaches of Gallipoli.
(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm) (Pt 2, The Captain: next Sat)


Radio By: Barry Campbell
Mr Midshipman Chesnaye: Michael Harbour
Capt Royston-Jones: Geoffrey Matthews
Mr Midshipman Pickles: Nigel Anthony
Sub-Lt Prlngle: Nigel Lambert
Cmdr Godden: Andrew Staines
Lt Travis: John Rowe
Lt Hogarth: John Samson
Maj De Lisle: Douglas Blackwell
Helen Driscoll: Sally Stephens
Bob Driscoll: Anthony Matthews
Mr Midshipman Beaushears: Michael Stirrup
Wellard: Ronald Herdman
Tobias: Roger Gale
Rating: Robin Browne

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which ROGER POOLE , STUART HAMPSHIRE and MARY MIDCLEY exchange thoughts, opinions. ideas, prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD


Unknown: Roger Poole
Unknown: Stuart Hampshire
Unknown: Mary Midcley
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV VERNON SPROXTON


Unknown: Vernon Sproxton

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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