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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 WHALE reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by ROY WILLIAMSON
9.45 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ROBERT CARVEL


Read By: Roy Williamson
Narrator: Robert Carvel
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 93; It fell upon a summer day (BBC Hymn Book 71); Psalm 16; Hebrews 13. vv 1-16. 20-21 (jb); Jesu, priceless treasure (BBC HB 518)

: Study on 4

10.30 Introduction to Arabic - 5
(Book and record from BBC Publications by post £1.80: p 62)
11.0 Workface
A twenty-part case study in industrial relations 2: A Secure Jobt
11.30 Un paso mas
Second-year Spanish
14: Proyectos de vacaciones (ii) (Rptd: Thurs. 6.30 pm: R3) (Book, 42Jp: see page 62)

: 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 13: Northern Ireland (i) RICHARD BURNHAM (Belfast) research student
THE REV JOHN MCCOY (Co Tyrone) JOHN w. LYONS (Belfast) managing director
TERRY MASON (Antrim): lecturer 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: John McCoy
Unknown: Terry Mason
Written By: John P. Wynn
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord David Cecil , Lord Byers Robin Ray , Rosamund John Chairman DAVID JACOBS from Blandford Forum, Dorset


Unknown: Lord David Cecil
Unknown: Lord Byers Robin Ray
Unknown: Rosamund John
Unknown: Chairman David Jacobs

: Open University

: Afternoon Theatre

After the Break of Day by WILLIAM ABNEY
'You are invited to a Fancy Dress Party at Measham House. Do come if you can. Masks will be worn until midnight....' with GEOFFREY BEEVERS and LESLIE HERITAGE


Unknown: William Abney
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Steven Miller: Michael McClain
Mrs Parsons: Betty Baskcomb
Rene: Carole Boyd
Jimmy McNeill: David Gooderson
Mrs Forsdyke: Sheila Grant
Robert S: Clifford Norcatie
Andrew: William Fox
Rose: Alexa Romanes
Ben Loker: Peter Tuddenham
Mary Loker: Paullne Wynn

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers Kulu - The End of the Habitable World: PENELOPE CHETWODE on her latest book
What the European papers say. Making a Motorway: its effects on the lives of people concerned. JOAN PYPER reports
Pressure Cooking: HELEN cox Guest Andre Previn
The Winter Sound by H. E. BATES abridged by ANN REES JONES read by CELIA JOHNSON


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Penelope Chetwode
Unknown: Joan Pyper
Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: H. E. Bates
Abridged By: Ann Rees
Read By: Celia Johnson

: Film Time

James Stewart recalling his Hollywood career with soundtrack illustrations from his most popular films. Part 1
Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE
(Part 2: next Saturday)


Unknown: James Stewart
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 Middle-Aged Spinster's Tate. Written by Joan Lindsay (a winner in the Commuters' Tales competition) and told by June Whitfield.
5.55 Weather; programme news


Writer: Joan Lindsay
[Actor]: June Whitfield

: 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

Elizabeth Jane Howard , novelist, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records she would take to a desert island
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: 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 2: The Captain
1941. Captain Richard Ches naye, DSC, RN, recalled to the Navy after several unwanted years on the beach, is given command of HMS Saracen. Reunited, Chesnaye and Saracen face the problems of a modern war for which. superficially, neither seems well equipped.
(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)


Radio By: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Captain Richard Ches
Capt Richard Chesnaye DSC,RN: Michael Harbour
Lt-Cdr John Erskine, RN: John Samson
Lt FOX, BNR: Nigel Lambert
Ann: Eva Haddon
Vice-Admiral Sir Mark Beaushears: Manning Wilson
Lt James MacGowan RN: Roger Gale
Lt Norris, RNVR: Peter Pacey
Surgeon-Lt Wickersley, RNVR: David Valla
Capt Colquhoun, RN: Martin Friend
Flag-Lt Harmsworth: Nigel Anthony
Ops Officer: Julian Fox
Leading Wren Jamieson: Roisin Donaghy

: Weather

: * News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which GILLIAN REYNOLDS , MAURICE TEMPLE SMITH and BEN DUNCAN exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Maurice Temple Smith
Unknown: Ben Duncan

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV STEWART LAMONT


Unknown: Stewart Lamont

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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