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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
Presented by ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Outlook
Reflecting matters of Christian interest and. concern
6.511-7.0 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
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 4s 50-minute worldwide look at the weekend, with FRED STREETER in the garden and TROMETTO in the kitchen.
8.45 Today's Papers

: Weather

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World j. w. m. THOMPSON reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by BRIAN EMPRINGHAM
9.45 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with GEORGE GARDINER
Narrator STUART FORSYTH Producers PADDY o'keeffe


Read By: Brian Empringham
Narrator: George Gardiner

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 72; Lord, as to thy dear Cross (BBC Hymn Book 293); Psalm 142; Matthew 7, vv 1-12 (RSV); Lead us 0 Father (BBC HB 308)

: Open University

: Study on 4

(medium wave')
10.30 The Story of the Pill A four-part case-history
2: The Right Man at the Right Time. PAUL VAUGHAN on Gregory Pincus , ' the father of the contraceptive pill
11.0 Workface
A 20-part case study 14: Precedents
11.30 Key to Music
Twelve programmes in which PETER WISHART examines the basic materials of music. 6: Modulation
(Publication, 90p: page 51)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Gregory Pincus
Unknown: Peter Wishart

: Sports Parade

Latest news and prospects of a big afternoon's sport including: Watney Cup preview: Racing from Redcar: Athletics from Crystal Palace: World Cycling Championships from Gap. France; German Open Golf from Hamburg; Cricket


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Producer: Jacob de Vries

: Brain of Britain 1972

Final of the general knowledge contest in which the three finalists who have won through from the 56 contestants representing .all parts of the United Kingdom compete for this title. Chairman IAN GILLIÈS
Robert Eccles (Oxford) musical instrument repairer Aubrey Lawrence (Worcs) trainee librarian
Stewart Crow (Edinburgh) scientist
Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Aubrey Lawrence
Unknown: Stewart Crow
Written By: John P. Wynn
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Russell Braddon
Lord Soper Daphne Hubbard Ned Sherrin
Chairman David Jacobs from Banwell, Somerset


Unknown: Russell Braddon
Unknown: Lord Soper Daphne Hubbard
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Open University

: Afternoon Theatre

tnwdium wave) The Truth Game by DEREK HODDINOTT with Dinsdale Landen
Yootha Joyce and Sheila Grant ' I've got a nice bank account, a pleasant flat - sports car. holidays abroad. It's the " I'm all right Jack" syndrome. Open the door and join the club Neil! You can'run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. Not on this one! '


Unknown: Derek Hoddinott
Unknown: Dinsdale Landen
Unknown: Yootha Joyce
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Producer: Betty Davies
Neil: Dinsdale Landen
Stella: Yootha Joyce
Maxwell: Willlam Fox
Jill: Sheila Grant
Philip DOUGLAS: Blackwei L
De Veildon: Rolf Lefebvre

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
Are you good at managing money? JUDITH CHALMERS quizzes ELISABETH BERESFORD and MOLLY WEIR
What the European papers say. How Deep is Swan Lake?: GORDON GOW looks into the popularity of this ballet with BERYL GREY , ANTHONY DOWELL and GALlNA SAMTSOVA
Small jobs in the garden: seasonal tips from GEOFF AMOS EILEEN BARRY reads Rain Before Seven by ROMA GROVER
(Fourth of six instatments)


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Elisabeth Beresford
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Beryl Grey
Unknown: Anthony Dowell
Unknown: Gallna Samtsova
Unknown: Eileen Barry
Unknown: Roma Grover

: Film Time

Michael Winner continuing the story of his career as an international film-maker with scenes from:
The Games, The Lawman Chato's Land and The Nightcomers with Marlon Brando
Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by i.yn FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Introduced By: John Bentley
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Sounds Familiar

The game that turns the pages of showbiz history
Betty Astell , Cyril Fletcher Jimmy Logan. Ken Sykora Chairman Jack Watson
Devised by DENIS GIFFORD and compiled by ANN MEO Producer JOHN DYAS
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Betty Astell
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Jimmy Logan.
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Denis Gifford
Unknown: Ann Meo
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

: Desert Island Discs

Edward Ardizzone , water-colourist and illustrator, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him the records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK


Unknown: Edward Ardizzone
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

Kate and Emma by MONICA DICKENS adapted for radio by JILL HYEM with Angela Down and Marian Diamond
' I won'cry. I won't. They can belly-ache on to their heart's content - they'd love me to cry, love to see me sobbing all over the court like a sinner at a Billy Graham rally. All 'cept that one girl - who is she, I wonder? '
The first play: Dreams and PETRA LEAH
Next week Nightmares tells the second half of the story
(Charles Bolton is in ' There's a Girl in My Soup ' at the Comedy Theatre, London)


Unknown: Monica Dickens
Radio By: Jill Hyem
Unknown: Angela Down
Unknown: Marian Diamond
Unknown: Petra Leah
Producer: Jane Graham
Johnny Jordan: John Nettleton
Emma Bullock: Marian Diamond
Hester Bullock: Nancie Jackson
Alex Bullock: Tenniel Evans
Mr Thomas: George Waring
Kate Thomas: Angela Down
Molly Arthur: Yvonne Bonn Amy
Bob: Charles Bolton
Mrs Thomas: Cecile Chevreau
With JUDY BENNETT: Carole Boyd
BETH HARRIS,: David Horovitch

: Weather

: The News

: The Entertainers

Bob Hope
An appreciation of the international entertainer and film star over five decades of comedy Narrated bv Warren Mitchell Written by MARJORIE BILHOW Taking part JACK BENNY
Private recordings loaned by DENIS GOODWIN
(Repeated: Friday. 9.5 am)
(Laugh with Hope in ' The Cat and the Canary ': Tuesday
7.45 pm BBC1. At 69, Hope still springs eternal: pp 6-7)


Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Written By: Marjorie Bilhow
Unknown: Jack Benny
Unknown: James Butterworth
Unknown: Melvyn Frank.
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Producer: John Browell

: For All Sorts and Conditions of Men

The Litany sung tu the music of Thomas Tallis


Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: News

preceded by Weather
11.21. Closedown

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