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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
Presented by ROBINHICKS
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

: Weather

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
JOHN WHALE reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by STUART FORSYTH
9.45 The Week In Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with GEORGE GARDINER


Unknown: John Whale
Read By: Stuart Forsyth
Narrator: George Gardiner
Narrator: Brian Hudson
Producers: Walter Wallich
Producers: Martin Cox
Producers: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning p 11: Let us, with a gladsome mind (BBC Hymn Book 461); Psalm 103, vv 1-13; Acts 27, vv 18-32 (NEB); Souls of men, why will ye scatter (BBC HB 20)

: Study on 4

10.30 Introduction to Arabic-14
(Book and record from BBC Publications by post £1.80: page 50)
11.0 Workface
A 20-part case study In industrial relations
11: Out for Number One
11.30 Key to Music
Twelve programmes In which PETER WISHART examines the basic materials of music and shows how composers have used them.
3: Concords and Cadences (Publication, 90p: page 50)


Unknown: Peter Wishart

: Open University

: Sports Parade

Latest news and prospects of a big afternoon's sport including: Golf - the British Open from Muirfield:, Racing from Newcastle, Irish Oaks from Dublin; Athletics from Crystal Palace; Swimming from Crystal Palace; Motor Racing - the British Grand Prix from Brands Hatch: Show Jumping from Hickstead; County Cricket
(Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)
(Radio Times Olympic Summer of Sport, available from newsagents: 25p)


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 Semi-Final (i)
ROBERT DIMMICK (London) computer programmer ROBERT ECCLES (Oxford) musical instrument repairer MRS MEG HAMILTON (Somerset)
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) (Book, 35p: see page 50)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Robert Dimmick
Unknown: Mrs Meg Hamilton
Written By: John P. Wynn
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Robens. Jack Jones
Lady Barnett, Michael Barratt Chairman David Jacobs from Liverpool
Listeners' views for use in Any Answersr should be sent to Any
Answers?, BBC Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Afternoon Theatre

The Last of the Studleys by LEON ROSSELSON with Raymond Francis and Geoffrey Beevers
Sebastian, a young freewheeling dropout, accepts help from Studley. In time, Studley's motives become clear.
Music composed and played by LEON ROSSELSON


Unknown: Leon Rosselson
Unknown: Raymond Francis
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Unknown: Daniel Brian
Unknown: Alan Devereux
Played By: Leon Rosselson
Producer: Susanna Capon
Studley: Rayniond Francis
Sebas tian: Geoffrey Beevers
Mr Pindar: John Rowe
Mrs Pindar: Jane Knowles
Waiter: Lewis Stringer
Youths: Raymond Bourton

: Open University

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers What the European papers say. Guest Edward Woodward
This afternoon Marjorie Ander son talks to the man who is best known as Callan - but who has also distinguished himself as Crouchback in Sword of Honour. Cassius, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Sydney Carton. He sings as well, but today he appears in a new role - as an interviewee.
What's" New in the Home: JENNIFER STONE reports
Out for the Day: I.YN MAC DONALD went to Woodstock and Blenheim, birthplace of Winston Churchill
Ratn Before Set'en by ROMA GROVER abridged by jim DUCKETT read by EILEEN BARRY
(First of six instalments)


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Marjorie Ander
Unknown: I.Yn Mac
Unknown: Roma Grover
Abridged By: Jim Duckett
Read By: Eileen Barry

: Film Time

Richard Attenborough Carl Foreman and Simon Ward , the star of Young Winston with Anne Bancroft and Robert Shaw in a preview of the film
Introduced by JOHN BENTLET Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE
(More about Young Winston in Film Night tonight on BBC2: Woman's Hour. Tuesday Radio 2; and Scan, Thursday Radio 4)


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Carl Foreman
Unknown: Simon Ward
Unknown: Anne Bancroft
Unknown: Robert Shaw
Introduced By: John Bentlet
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

A selection of items from BBC Radio and TV
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Script and selection by JEAN STROUD


Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Producer: Richard Burwood

: Sounds Funny

to me, says Bernard Braden in conversation with ROBIN RAY he describes, with illustrations, what makes him laugh, and explores the subtleties of non-visual comedy.
Producer PAMELA HOWE (from Bristol)
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: Robin Ray
Producer: Pamela Howe

: 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

Joe ' Mr Piano ' Henderson was only 15 when he made a long tour with a Scottish junior band, all the members of which appeared in kilts. Joe discusses his life of show-business. piano-playing and composing with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) and chooses the gramophone records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday. 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Mr Piano
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

To Kill a Witch
Adapted for radio from his novel by BILL knox
A young woman is murdered in Glasgow: Thane and Moss have another crime to solve, one with a strange and frightening motive behind it.
Producer GORDON EMSLIE (from Glasgow)


Novel By: Bill Knox
Chief Insp Thane: Tom Watson
Insp MOSS: John Grieve
Ilford: Brian Carey
Doc Williams: Michael Elder
Jean Cranston: June Andrews
Mrs Polson: Helena Gloag
Frank Foulis: Paul KermacK
Mrs Foulis: Eileen McCallum
Mary Thane: Mary Riggans
Arthur Gibb: Arthur Boland
Mrs Gibb: Jan Wilson
Det-Con Beech: Paul Young
Tulley: Ian Ireland
Laurenco: Willy Joss
Raddock: John Shedden
Sylvia: Sandra Clark
Sheriff Lewis: Ian Stewart

: Weather

: News

: The Entertainers

The Lyon Family:
Bebe, Ben, Barbara and Richard in a story which begins back in 1923 in Holly-wood and covers the spectrum of entertainment over 50 years. Producer
(Repeated: Friday, 9.5 am)
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV W. D. KENNEDY-BELL


Unknown: W. D. Kennedy-Bell

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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