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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 Today's Papers


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: 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 MARTIN MUNCASTER
9.45 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with GEORGE GARDINER


Read By: Martin Muncaster
Narrator: George Gardiner
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Martin Cox.

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 50; My heart is filled with longing (BBC Hymn Book 525); Psalm 150; Matthew 5. vv 1-16 (rsv); Sing praise to God (BBC HB 18)

: Study on 4

10.30 The Story of the Pill A four-part case-history in research and development. 1: It's a Long Story
PAUL VAUGHAN on the early research leading to oral contraceptives. Series producer ROBIN BRIGHTWELL
11.0 Workface
A 20-part case study in industrial relations
13: Manager or Messenger?
11.30 Key to Music
Twelve programmes in which PETER WISHART examines the basic materials of music and shows how composers have used them.
5: Keeping Going
(Publication, 90p: page 51)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Robin Brightwell
Unknown: Peter Wishart

: Open University

: Sports Parade

Latest news and prospects of a big afternoon's sport including: Golf - English Amateur Championship and Swiss Open Championship; Racing from Goodwood; Swimming - Eight Nations Competition; Association Football - Watney Cup: County Cricket: Rifle Shooting - The Queen's Prize.
(Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Producer: Geoff Dobson

: Brain of Britain 1972

Chairman IAN GILLIES Semi-final (iii)
MARY GRUMMITT (Co Down) pensioner
STEWART CROW (Edinburgh) scientist
NIGEL YATES (Carmarthen) assistant archivist
REV JOHN MCCOY (Co Tyrone) Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON (Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
Next week, in the Final of the contest, the three people who have won through from the original 56 contestants representing all parts of the United Kingdom compete for the title Brain of Britain 1972
(Book, 35p: see page 51)
12.55 Weather: programme news


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

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Boothby Malcolm Muggeridge
Rt Hon Barbara Castle , mp Peter Blaker , mp
Chairman David Jacobs Producer Michael BOWEN from Hove, Sussex
Listeners' views for use in Any Answerst should be sent to Any
Answers?, BBC Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Lord Boothby Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: Barbara Castle
Unknown: Peter Blaker
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Open University

: Afternoon Theatre

Gilbert Makepeace Livest by JAMES WATSON with David Mahlowe
' You ask what I have in this little box file ... speeches, enough for one broadcast per day for six months. They detail all the areas of imperfection that mankind, with a prod and a pinch of effort, can put right ...'
Producer TONY CLIFF (from Leeds)


Unknown: Gilbert Makepeace Livest
Unknown: James Watson
Unknown: David Mahlowe
Producer: Tony Cliff
Gilbert Makepeace: David Mahlowe
Mrs Gance: Elizabeth McKenzie
Scammell: Roy North
Charlie: Harry Markham
Giles/Newscaster: Peter Ivatts
Doris/Boy: Gwen Taylor

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Marjorie Anderson Guest: Jean Plaidy
Entertainment Round-Up: JUDITH CHALMERS takes a look at what is happening in the world of entertainment
What the European papers say. Hymns our children sing: discussed by headmistress DAME MARGARET MILES, THE REV COLIN HODGETTS , and a parent, KENNETH JOHN SON
EILEEN BARRY reads Rain Before Seven by ROMA GROVER
(Third of six instalments)


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Colin Hodgetts
Unknown: Kenneth John Son
Unknown: Eileen Barry
Unknown: Roma Grover

: Film Time

Michael Winner , Britain's most prolific director
I always smile when people speak of my instant and continual success, as if I'd had an easy road, because I assuredly have not
Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Michael Winner
Introduced By: John Bentley
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON


Introduced By: John Ellison

: Sounds Familiar

The game that turns the pages of showbiz history with Terence Alexander
Bettv Marsden , Lance Percival John Ellison
Chairman Jack Watson
Programme devised and compiled by DENIS GIFFORD Producer JOHN DYAS
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Terence Alexander
Unknown: Bettv Marsden
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Denis Gifford
Producer: John Dyas

: 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

Sir Arthur Bliss , Master of the Queen's Musick, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records be would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK


Unknown: Sir Arthur Bliss
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 Deep Blue Sea by TERENCE RATTIGAN with Isabel Dean as Hester Collyer
Hester is intense, artistic and loving. Freddie is gregarious. noisy and devil-may-care. They need each other and yet their needs are so different.... Is there any hope for them both to make a life together?
This play, first produced in 1952. has been performed many times since then and in various mediums, and provides splendid acting roles for both the main characters.
Adapted and produced by CHRISTOPHER VENNING


Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Unknown: Isabel Dean
Unknown: Hester Collyer
Produced By: Christopher Venning
Philip Welch: Richard Kay
Mrs Elton: Judith Harte
Ann Welch: Jane Knowles
Hester Collyer: Isabel Dean
Mr Miller: Manning Wilson
Sir William Collyer: John Rowe
Freddie Page: Michael Byrne
Jackie Jackson: Basil Moss

: Weather

: The News

: The Entertainers

C. B. Cochran
A musical portrait of the great showman, presented by SAM HEPPNER , which includes the voices of C.B. himself and some of the stars associated with him - Richard Rodgers , Jessie Matthews , and Anna Neagle who says: ' Cochran wasn't only a brilliant showman. He was such a human person. He knew us all by name ... When an understudy had to play the part for a principal he'd always write a letter thanking whoever it happened to be. When I had my tonsils out. flowers were sent to the hospital.'


Unknown: B. Cochran
Presented By: Sam Heppner
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: Anna Neagle

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by MICHAEL SHOE SMITH with a section of the BIRMINGHAM BACH SOCIETY CHOIR conducted by RICHARD BUTT


Conducted By: Michael Shoe Smith
Conducted By: Richard Butt

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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