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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

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 DOUGLAS SMITH
9.45 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ROBERT CARVEL


Read By: Douglas Smith
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Martin Cox.

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 64: Might and glory (BBC Hymn Book 265): Psalm 119. part 1: Wisdom of Solomon 13, vv 1-9, and 15, vv 1-3 (RSV); 0 Jesus, I have promised (BBC HB 360)

: Study on 4

10.30 Introduction to Arabic -
(Book and record from BBC Publications by post 1.80: page 58)
11.0 Workface
A 20-part case study In industrial relations
5: The essential minority
11.30 Un paso mas
17: El senor Diez estd enfermo (Rptd: Thurs. 6.30 pm: R3) (Book, 42!p: see page 58)

: Open University

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM Producer JOHN HASLAM
Latest news and prospects of a big afternoon's sport, including: Soccer. Wales v England and N Ireland v Scotland; Racing from Newbury; Golf, The Sumrie Tournament and The English Amateur Stroke-play Championship: Rugby League, The .Championship Final: Cricket. mcc v The Australians and all Benson and Hedges Cup matches.
(Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Producer: John Haslam

: Brain of Britain 1972

Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN 2: Home Counties and South of England
MRS JEAN BOOTH (Hertfordshire) housewife
ERIC YOUNG, (Hampshire) schoolteacher
ROBERT ECCLES (Oxford) musical instrument repairer Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON (Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55Weather; programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Written By: John P. Wynn
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: News

: Any Questions?

Rt Hon Ernest Marples , MP Roy Hattersley , mp
Judith Listowel , Larry Adler Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD from Hartlepool. Co Durham
Listeners' views for use in Any Answerst should be sent to Any
Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Ernest Marples
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Judith Listowel
Unknown: Larry Adler
Unknown: Chairman David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Open University

: Afternoon Theatre

Marygold Ravine by JAMES G. HARRIS
Scene: Melville, Saskatchewan. The friendship of two small-town teenagers is based uneasily on rivalry and a mutual desire to impress the same young woman....
(Jean Gilpin is appearing at the Duchess Theatre, London)


Unknown: Marygold Ravine
Unknown: James G. Harris
Producer: Archie Campbell
Unknown: Jean Gilpin
Sydney: Denis Duval
Donald: Glenn Beck
Kathy: Bonnie Hurren
Annie: Ann Bowmann
Narrator: Peter Marinker
Male Voice: Blain Fairman
Female Voice: Jean Gilpin

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers What the European papers say. Secret Places of Childhood: recalled by DORA SAINT , EDWARD BLISHEN and MARGARET YORKE
A Sixth Sense?: HAROLD LEA-WILSON tells PEGGY CAIRD how he finds water by map-reading. Matrimonial Property Rights: MARY REDCUFFE reports on a recent conference
Love and Music by STAN BARSTOW abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN read by TIMOTHY WEST


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Recalled By: Dora Saint
Recalled By: Edward Blishen
Recalled By: Margaret Yorke
Unknown: Peggy Caird
Music By: Stan Barstow
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Timothy West

: State Visit to France

of Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
The Reception in Paris and the State Banquet; A night at the Ballet and an Equestrian Display: Visits to Avignon and the Camargue: An afternoon at the Races: The -Departure from Rouen in the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Some of the highlights of the visit as seen by AUDREY RUSSELL. JOHN ANTHONY , RONALD ALLISON Producer ARTHUR PHILLIPS


Unknown: Audrey Russell.
Unknown: John Anthony
Unknown: Ronald Allison
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE selects items from BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON


Unknown: Nancy Wise
Introduced By: John Ellison

: The Commuters' Tales

In which travellers on the Southern Region pass their time like Chaucer's pilgrims. The Scriptwriter's Tale.
Written by Mary Edwards
(First Prize-winner in the Commuters' Tales competition) and told by Francis Matthews to Kate Binchy, Robin Browne and John Samson.
5.55 Weather; programme news


Writer: Mary Edwards
Story told by: Francis Matthews
[Actress]: Kate Binchy
[Actor]: Robin Browne
{Actor]: John Samson

: News

: Letter from America



Unknown: Austair Cooke

: Sports Session

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


Producer: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Geoffrey Parsons , accompanist, 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)


Accompanist: Geoffrey Parsons
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

Billie Whitelaw in Love on the Dole by RONALD GOW and WALTER GREENWOOD adapted from the novel by WALTER GREENWOOD with Avis Bunnage , James Bolam Roy Kinnear , Bert Palmer
Sally Hardcastle has a struggle to support her mother, father and younger brother during the dark days of the Depression. She dreams of getting away for a fresh start, but ... With TOM HARRISON
(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Unknown: Ronald Gow
Unknown: Walter Greenwood
Novel By: Walter Greenwood
Unknown: Avis Bunnage
Unknown: James Bolam
Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Bert Palmer
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Unknown: Tom Harrison
Unknown: Philip Weston.
Unknown: Ralph Brooks
Unknown: Nora Wigglesworth
Unknown: Charles Walker.
Unknown: Jo Grayson
Unknown: Eileen Smith.
Unknown: Robert Wallace
Produced By: Vivian A. Daniels
Sally Hardcastle: Billie Whitelaw
Mr Hardcastle: Bert Palmer
Mrs Hardcastle: Avis Bunnage
Johnny Hardcastle: Warren Claru
Larry Meath: James Bolam
Sam Grundy: Roy Kinnear
Mrs Dorbell: Nan Marriott-Watson
Mrs Jike: Hilda Fenemore
Mrs Bull: Alison Bayley
Helen Hawkins: Maureen Dormor

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which ANTHONY SAMPSON ROSE DUGDALE and PROFESSOR GRAEME MOODIE exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices With BRIAN REDHEAD
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Anthony Sampson
Unknown: Rose Dugdale
Unknown: Professor Graeme Moodie
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by FR PATRICK MCENROE


Conducted By: Fr Patrick McEnroe

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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