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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: 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
NORMAN HUNT 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, p 11; God of mercy (BBC Hymn Book 455); Psalm 66. vv 1-3, 12-17: Wisdom of Solomon 5, vv 1-16 (rsv); Be near us. Holy Trinity (BBC HB 165)

: Study on 4

10.30 Introduction to Arabic - 6
(Book and record from BBC Publications by post 11.80: page 54)
11.0 Workface
A twenty-part case study in industrial relations
3: A Question of Consultation 1
11.30 Un paso mas
Second-year Spanish
15: Diez pasa las de Cain
(Rptd: Thurs, 6.30 pm: R3) (Book. 42Jp: see page 54)

: Open University

: Sports Parade

Latest news and prospects of a big afternoon's sport including: FA Cup Final; Scottish FA Cup Final; Racing from Kempton Park; Davis Cup; Rugby League; Rugby Union; Cricket


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Producer: Jacob de Vries

: Brain of Britain 1972

Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 14: Northern Ireland (it) MARY GRUMMITT (Co Down) pensioner
(Londonderry): architect
HENRY CHISHOLM (CO Antrim) professional man
TOM KIRK (Belfast): 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
Written By: John P. Wynn
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Steve Race
Norman St John-Stevas, mp Baroness Wootton Dr Kit Pedler
Chairman DAVID JACOBS from Horncastle, Lines


Unknown: David Jacobs

: Afternoon Theatre

(medium wave)
Afar and Asunder: a play for radio by Michael Kittermaster with Hector Ross and Brian Wilde
'From the very first day you picked on me, Moxon. I was standing looking at the notice board, trying to find out which dorm I was in when you came up behind me, flicking that cane of yours.'


Unknown: Michael Kittermaster
Unknown: Hector Ross
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Commentator: Ronald Herdman
Wykes: Brian Wilde
Hospital reception clerk: Olwen Griffiths
Dr Travers: Nigel Havers
Headmaster: William Eedle
Mrs Moxon: Barbara Bolton
Henry Moxon: Hector Ross
Scott-Prentice: Michael Harbour
Young Moxon: Alaric Cotter
Young Wykes: Brian Hewlett
Pomfret: David Cooderson
Dawson: Edward Kelsey
Miss Granger: Betty Baskcomb
Todhunter: Douglas Blackwell
Bartlett: David Valla

: Open University

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers What the European papers say. Entertainment Round-up: JUDITH CHALMERS
Guest Lord Kearton. OBE. FRS. Chairman of Courtaulds
I'd Like to Meet .. Madame Mere: ANTONIA RIDGE chooses Napoleon's mother
When Sickness Pays: PAUL VAUGHAN looks at some health insurance schemes Early One Morning by H. E. BATES abridged by ANN REES JONES read by CELIA JOHNSON


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Guest Lord Kearton.
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: H. E. Bates
Abridged By: Ann Rees
Read By: Celia Johnson

: Film Time

James Stewart who continues his personal story of his 37 years as a Hollywood star, with soundtrack illustrations from his most popular films. Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: James Stewart
Introduced By: John Bentley
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE introduces a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.

: The Commuters' Tales

The Tale of the Male Model
Written by Simon Barnes (a winner in the Commuters' Tales competition) and told by Hugh Paddick.
5.55 Weather: programme news


Writer: Simon Barnes
Storyteller: Hugh Paddick

: 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

David Bryant. champion of the world at Bowls, 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: David Bryant.
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: Conan Doyle Investigates

by Roger Woddis.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the world's most famous writer of detective stories, suddenly found himself face-to-face with a real-life mystery, more bizarre than anything even he had penned.
(from Birmingham)
(Paul Chapman and Arthur Pentelow are members of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre) (Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)


Written by: Roger Woddis
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Carleton Hobbs
Alfred Wood: Graham Armitage
George Edalji: Brian Hewlett
The Rev Shapurji Edalji: Edward Kelsey
Charlotte Edalji and Mrs Greatorex: Penelope Shaw
Maud Edalji and Alice: Susan Tracy
Capt Anson, Sir Reginald Hardy, Ernley Blackwell: Paul Chapman
Insp Campbell: John Malcolm
Mr Gurrin, Mr Aldis, The Governor: George Woolley
Sgt. Upton: Ralph Lawton
Dr Butter, Sgt Robinson, Mr: Scott Arthur Pentelow
Mr Disturnal and Mr Herbert Gladstone: Peter Yapp
Mr Vachell and Mr Johnson: Basil Jones
Mr Hand and Clerk of of Court: Gerald Turner
[Actor]: Daniel Brian
[Actor]: James Duckett

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which MICHAEL CALVERT , THE VERY REV ALFRED JOWETT and NIGEL CALDER exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices With BRIAN REDHEAD
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Michael Calvert
Unknown: Very Rev Alfred Jowett
Unknown: Nigel Calder
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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