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: News Summary

6.32 Farming Today presented by BRYAN PLATT
6.50 Outlook
Reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
VHF: Regional news, weather
6.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Bryan Platt

: 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


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4's 60-minute worldwide look at the weekend.
7.50 Travel news and What's on VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.20 TROMPETTO on food: at 8.30* Sportsdesk; at
8.45 Today's Papers


Introduces: Michael Aspel

: 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 ROY WILLIAMSON
9.45 The Week In Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with TERENCE LANCASTER


Unknown: M. Thompson
Read By: Roy Williamson
Narrator: Terence Lancaster
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Martin Cox

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 11; Fill thou my life (BBC HB 271); Psalm 66, vv 1-3, 12-17; Revelation 21, vv 1-7 (NEB); For all thy saints, 0 Lord (BBC HB 228)

: Pick of the Week

med wave: VHF joins at 11.0
NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON


Introduced By: John Ellison

: Open University

: Announcements

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
Featuring League football in England and Scotland; Racing; Rugby Union and Rugby League Producer BOB BURROWS
(Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Producer: Bob Burrows

: You and Yours

Presenter John Edmunds You and Your Time
It's not a hobby - it's a religion. It's not cheap and it's often hard to find a course. Nevertheless, with an increase of conversions to the faith of 10-15 every year, Golf has become one of the country's fastest growing sports.
And, of course, your letters.


Presenter: John Edmunds

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in England, Scotland, Wales and N Ireland. Questionmasters:
JOHN ELLISON and TIM GUDGIN First Round. 2: Scotland (ii)
Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Roy Smith
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Hugh Scanlon , Jean Rook
Brian Morris , Nigel Lawson Chairman David Jacobs from Sheffield


Unknown: Hugh Scanlon
Unknown: Jean Rook
Unknown: Brian Morris
Unknown: Nigel Lawson
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Afternoon Theatre:

The World of Simenon: November adapted by ALICK ROWE from the novel by GEORGES SIMENON with FATHER: It's not right, Laure. You're my daughter; it's not right that you should -
LAURE: Your private life's no concern of mine. If that's what you wanted. Look, I just want to know what's happened, and where she is now.


Adapted By: Alick Rowe
Novel By: Georges Simenon
Producer: Richard Wortley
Laure: Jane Knowles
Father: Frank Duncan
Mother: Betty Baskcomb
Oiivier: Peter Craze
Manuela: Julia Vidler
Shimek: Haydn Jones
LedOUX: William Sleigh
Gilles Ropart: Sean Barrett
Madame Rorive: Eva Stuart
Josselin: Brian Haines

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers What the European papers say. Family Footsteps: ANNA MASSEY talks to SUE MACGREGOR about the pros and cons of being the actress daughter of Adrienne Allen and Raymond Massey
Small jobs in the garden: seasonal tips from GEOFF AMOS.
Poetry on a theme: BA MASON chooses poems about dogs.
Inland Spas: YVONNE ADAMSON takes a weekend at Buxton. ALEXANDER JOHN reads
It Shouldn'Happen to a Vet by JAMES HERRIOT
(Alexander John is in ' Canterbury Tales ' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Talks: Anna Massey
Unknown: Adrienne Allen
Unknown: Raymond Massey
Unknown: Geoff Amos.
Unknown: Yvonne Adamson
Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Alexander John

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the new Saturday show for young listeners

Rex Radio
by Alexander Guyan
More extraordinary adventures of Capt. Radio and Passionflower versus archfiend Krakov

4.5 Forecast
The radio game devised by Ian Messiter
Host Tony Blackburn
Special guest Ed Stewart
with some Scouts and Guides

4.30 Shadow of the Pharaoh: 5: Into Battle
A thriller play in six episodes set in Ancient Egypt
Written by Victor Pemberton and David Spenser

Play produced and programme edited by Graham Gauld


Presenter: John Dunn
Writer (Rex Radio): Alexander Guyan
Producer (Rex Radio): Elizabeth Ornbo
[Actor]: Nigel Lambert
[Actress]: Pat Keen
[Actor]: Garard Green
Devised by (Forecast): Ian Messiter
Presenter (Forecast): Tony Blackburn
Guest (Forecast): Ed Stewart
Producer (Forecast): Richard Willcox
Writer (Shadow of the Pharaoh): Victor Pemberton
Writer (Shadow of the Pharaoh): David Spenser
Producer (Shadow of the Pharaoh)/Programme Editor: Graham Gauld
Ahmose: Sean Barrett
Kem: David Valla
Peten-Ra: John Bentley
Hamabari: Betty Baskcomb
Karu: John Westbrook
Nefertari: Sheila Grant
Senmut: Rolf Lefebvre
Honimon: Lewis Stringer
Hyksos Captain: Andrew Rivers

: The Long March of Everyman

Themes and Variations from the History of the People in Britain, based upon their own words, sppken by their descendants.
5: Village Church - the medieval village seen through the eyes of its clerics, its ' clerks.' Composed and produced by DANIEL SNOWMAN under the direction of Paul Hyams , Fellow and Lecturer in Modern History, University of Oxford.
(A series of 26 programmes)
5.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Produced By: Daniel Snowman
Unknown: Paul Hyams

: News

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday, 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

A nationwide look at the stories behind the day's sporting headlines. Producer GODFREY DIXEY


Producer: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Imogen Holst, musician,discusses with Roy Plomley (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records she would take to a desert island.


Presenter: Roy Plomley
Guest: Imogen Holst
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

Dorothy Tutin in The Barretts of Wimpole Street by RUDOLF BESIER with Paul Rogers and Jeremy Brett The action takes place in Elizabeth Barrett 's bed-sitting room in Wimpole Street, London: 1845.


Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Rudolf Besier
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Unknown: Jeremy Brett
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett
Producer: Archie Campbell
Edward Moulton-Barrett: Paul Rogers
His children: Alfred: William Eedle
His children: George: John Rowe
His children: Charles: John Samson
His children: Henry: Robin Browne
His children: Septimus: David Valla
His children: Octavius: Christopher Good
His children: Arabel: Kate Binchy
His children: Henrietta: Jane Knowles
His children: Elizabeth: Dorothy Tutin
His children: Robert Browning: Jeremy Brett
Captain Surtees Cook: Michael Kilgarriff
Henry Bevan: Kenneth Fortescue
Dr Chambers: Rolf Lefebvre
Dr Ford-Waterlow: John Ruddock
Bella Hedley: Helen Worth
Wilson: Sheila Grant

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which ANTHONY STORR , EVA FIGES and MICHAEL HOLROYD exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Anthony Storr
Unknown: Eva Figes
Unknown: Michael Holroyd

: Lighten Our Darkness

Family Prayers conducted by THE REV RALPH SMITH


Unknown: Ralph Smith

: Film Time

A topical view of the cinema featuring the stars, the new films and the people who make them, including Alain Delon and scenes fom Pope Joan. Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by MARJORIE BILBOW Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Alain Delon
Unknown: Pope Joan.
Introduced By: John Bentley
Written By: Marjorie Bilbow
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

preceded by Weather
11.45 Inshore waters forecast

: Closedown

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