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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
Presented by ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Outlook
Reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Robin Hicks

: News

7.10 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agricultural scene Producer ANTHONY PARKIN (from Birmingham)
7.40 Todays 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

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
BRIAN CONNELL 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 ALAN WATKINS


Unknown: Brian Connell
Read By: Douglas Smith
Narrator: Alan Watkins
Producers: Walter Wallich
Unknown: Martin Cox

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 76: Awake our souls, away (BBC Hymn Book 300); Psalm 67; Acts 21. v 37. to 22, v 15 (NEB): Ye servants of the Lord (BBC HB 372)

: Open University

: Study on 4

10.30 Introduction to Arabic - 12
(Book and record from BBC Publications by post 11.80: page 54)
11.0 Workface
A 20-part case study in industrial relations 9: Value of the Job
11.30 Key to Music
Twelve programmes in which PETER WISHART examines the basic materials of music and how composers have used them. 1: The Homing Instinct Producer DAVID EPPS


Unknown: Peter Wishart
Producer: David Epps

: Sports Parade

Latest news and prospects of a big afternoon's sport including: Wimbledon; Racing from Newcastle and Dublin; Golf from Downfield; Henley: Cricket. (Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Producer: Jacob de Vries

: Brain of Britain 1972

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title Chairman IAN GILLIES
Second Round. 8: Wales
MRS HYLDA MORLEY (Caernarvonshire)
NIGEL YATES (Carmarthen) assistant archivist
ROBERT HEATHCOTE (MomnOUthshire): chartered surveyor Inctuding ' Beat the Brains ! Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON (Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm) (Book. 35p: see page 54)


Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Nigel Yates
Unknown: Robert Heathcote
Written By: John P. Wynn
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe. MP
Rt Hon Edward du Cann. MP
Gwyneth Dunwoody , Beryl Reid Chairman David Jacobs from Meavv, Devon


Unknown: Jeremy Thorpe.
Unknown: Edward du Cann.
Unknown: Gwyneth Dunwoody
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Afternoon Theatre

(medium waves
Kristina's Winter bv MALCOLM ROSS-MACDONALD with Geoffrey Beevers and Meg Wynn Owen
Hugo McDowell , a young teach. er living and working in the north of Sweden. falls in love with Kristina, but the relationship brings little happiness to either of them.
Other parts played by SHEILA GRANT. RONALD HERDMAN and MICHAEL HARBOUR Producer BETTY davies


Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Unknown: Meg Wynn Owen
Unknown: Hugo McDowell
Played By: Sheila Grant.
Played By: Ronald Herdman
Producer: Betty Davies
HugO: Geoffrey Beevers
Kristina: Meg Wynn Owen
Johann: Robin Browne
Magnus: Frank Duncan
Fru von: Hallstein,janet Burnetl

: Open University

: Weekend Woman's Hour

(medium wave)
Introduced by Judith Chalmers
Entertainment Round-Up: by Judith Chalmers
What the European papers say.
Out for the Day: Anita Morgan visits the Dan-yr-Ogof caves in South Wales
Guest Tom Stoppard
Way Up North by Kurt Kusenberg abridged by Pat McLoughlin read by Michael Hordern (who is a member of the National Theatre Company)
(Tom Stoppard's Choice: p 5)


Presenter/reporter: Judith Chalmers
Reporter: Anita Morgan
Guest: Tom Stoppard
Author of story: Kurt Kusenberg
Abridged by: Pat McLoughlin
Reader: Michael Hordern

: Film Time

Yul Brynner recalling his stage and film career, including scenes from:
The Magnificent
Secen Anastasia ; The King and I and his current Western: Cat low
Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Secen Anastasia
Introduced By: John Bentley
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

Introduced by JOHN ELLISON


Introduced By: John Ellison

: Sounds Funny

to me, says Kingsley Amis
In conversation with ROBIN RAY he describes, with illustrations, what makes him laugh, and says: 'To me, the biggest laugh of all is the funny story someone has just finished telling me.'


Unknown: Robin Ray
Producer: Pamela Howe

: 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

Charles Groves , conductor, 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)


Conductor: Charles Groves
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

The Appointed Hour by DOUGLAS CLARK with John Samson as Lt Charles Holt ' ... I am placing you under close arrest and charging you with High Treason, Levying War against His Majesty. Adhering to His Majesty's enemies, Breach of Faith, Breach of Attestation, and Disloyalty to His Majesty ... '
(Alexander John is in ' Canterbury Tales ' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)
(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Douglas Clark
Unknown: John Samson
Unknown: Lt Charles Holt
Unknown: Alexander John
2nd Lt Rolly Swaffer: Sean Barrett
Maj Berty Gray: John Bentley
Capt Brocky Benfit: Michael McClain
Lt-Col Conway: Douglas Blackwell
Capt Newman: Richard Hampton
Maj Miller: Alexander John
2nd Lt Carne: Sean Arnold
President of Court Martial: John Bryning
Defending Officer,: Brian Haines
Prosecuting Officer: William Eedli

: Weather

: News

: The Entertainers

Maurice Chevalier
In a recording made during his last visit to Britain the great French entertainer, who was born in poverty in 1888, recalls some of the happiest moments of a love affair with the public that lasted nearly 75 years.
Some of the people who worked with him add their own recollections to this story of the ' Man in the Straw Hat ,' which is narrated by an old friend and admirer Billy Milton.
(Repeated: Friday. 9.5 am)


Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Straw Hat
Unknown: Billy Milton.
Written By: Marjorie Bilbow
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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