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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 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 Todays Papers


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 Weather

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
HONOR BALFOUR reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by BRYAN MARTIN
9.45 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with GEORGE GARDINER


Read By: Bryan Martin
Narrator: George Gardiner
Narrator: Brian Hudson
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Martin Cox
Producers: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 33: Rejoice! the Lord is King (BBC Hymn Book 128); Psalm 20; John 20, vv 1-2, 9-18 (av); Lift up your heads (BBC HB 178)

: Open University

: Study on 4

10.30 Introduction to Arabic-15
(Book and record fromBBC Publications by post £1.80: page 54)
11.0 Workface
A 20-part case study in industrial relations
12: Group arid Combine
11.30 Key to Music
Twelve programmes in which PETER WISHART examines the basic materials of music.
4: Cadences and Discords (Publication, 90p: page 54)


Unknown: Peter Wishart

: Sports Parade

Latest news and prospects of a big afternoon's sport including: Cricket - Benson and Hedges Cup Final from Lord's; Racing from Ascot: Royal International Horse Show from Wembley: Rowing - Great Britain Championships from Nottingham; French Open Golf Championship from Chantaco Club: Rothmans Open North of England Tennis Championships at Hoylake.
(Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Producer: Geoff Dobson

: Brain of Britain 1972

Chairman IAN GILLIES Semi-final (ii)
AUBREY LAWRENCE (Worcester-shire): trainee librarian
ANTHONY MACFARLANE (Lancashire): systems analyst
STEPHEN PAYNE (Yorkshire) computer programmer
Including ' Beat the Brains Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON (Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm) (Book. 35p: page 54)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Aubrey Lawrence
Unknown: Anthony MacFarlane
Unknown: Stephen Payne
Written By: John P. Wynn
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Rt Hon Richard Crossman. MP Rt Hon Enoch Powell , mp Paul Foot. Lynda Chalker Chairman David Jacobs Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Nottingham


Unknown: Richard Crossman.
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Paul Foot.
Unknown: Lynda Chalker
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre

(medium leave)
The World of Simenon The Prison by GEORGES SIMENON : translated by LYN MOIR and adapted for radio by COLIN TUCKER with Martin Jarvis
' Your sister-in-law, she's been murdered, yes. She was killed this afternoon, a little before five o'clock. By your wife. Why? '
(Radio Times People: page 4)


Unknown: Georges Simenon
Translated By: Lyn Moir
Unknown: Colin Tucker
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Colin Tucker
Alain Poitaud: Martin Jarvis
Deputy Supt Roumagne: Edward Kelsey
Maitre Rabut: John York
Julien Bour: Eric Allan
Maleski: Leonard Fenton
Btanchet: Peter Baldwin
Benitet: Geoffrey Beevers
Fage: Wilfrid Carter
Jacqueline: Judy Franklin
Mina: Stephanie Turner
Bessie: Pam Craig
Mother: Olwen Griffiths
Insp Noble: David Gooderson

: Open University

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers At Home: PEGGY ARCHER visited ROBIN and MARIKA HANBURY -
The Summer Hols: SUSAN DENNY finds out about a play-scheme register.
What the European papers say. A Dream Came True!: JANE WHITTLE tells JENNIFER CURRY about a journey to Mount Everest
Middle-aged, middle-class and redundant: JOAN PYPER describes how she and her husband plan a new start.
EILEEN BARRY reads Rain Before Seven by ROMA GROVER


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Peggy Archer
Unknown: Marika Hanbury
Unknown: Susan Denny
Unknown: Jane Whittle
Unknown: Jennifer Curry
Unknown: Joan Pyper
Unknown: Eileen Barry

: Film Time

presents a round-up of releases including Mutiny on the Buses Mary Queen of Scots Rentadick and Henry VIII and his Six Wives Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Henry Viii
Introduced By: John Bentley
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

Introduced by JOHN ELLISON


Introduced By: John Ellison

: Sounds Familiar

The game that turns the pages of showbiz history with Elizabeth Larner Raymond Francis
Jimmy Thompson , Roy Plomley Chairman Jack Watson
Devised by DENIS GIFFORD and compiled by FRANK SALTER Producer JOHN DYAS
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Elizabeth Larner
Unknown: Raymond Francis
Unknown: Jimmy Thompson
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Denis Gifford
Unknown: Frank Salter
Producer: John Dyas

: 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

Marcel Marceau , international mime artist, discusses with roy PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday. 12.25 pm) (Marceau in Omnibus: BBC1 Sunday 10.0 pm. See pages 8-9)


Unknown: Marcel Marceau
Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker introduces records made by some of the world's great artists.


Introduces: Richard Baker

: Saturday-NightTheatre

Mr Stephen The novel by TERENCE DE VERE WHITE adapted by ADRIAN VALE with Cyril Cusack and Allan McClelland
The most respected of family lawyers may sometimes find it necessary to step outside the strict ethics of his profession. The play is set in Dublin - at or about the present time.
(Repeated: Monday. 3.0 pm)
(Cyril Cusac stars in ' Them ': Thurs. BBC1, 10.15 pm. See p 12)


Unknown: Mr Stephen
Novel By: Terence de Vere White
Adapted By: Adrian Vale
Unknown: Cyril Cusack
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Producer: Archie Campbell
Unknown: Cyril Cusac
Mr Stephen: Cyril- Cusack
Joan Joyce: Eva Stuart
Arthur Evans President of the Law Society: Earle Grey
Curran clerk: Harry Webster
Curtis, solicitor: Barry Keegan
Woodhouse, a land developer: Allan McClelland
Johnny Preston, a briefless barrister: William Eddle
Barbara Preston: Katherine Parr
Sonny Haggard: David Gooderson
Brian Fagan: David Valla
Major Bramwell: John Ruddock
Mrs Bramwell: Betty Baskcomb
Miss Thompson: Heather Gibson

: Weather

: News

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV JOHN STUART ROBERTS


Unknown: John Stuart Roberts

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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