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: News Summary

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


Presented By: Bryan Plait

: 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


Introduces: Michael Aspel

: News

and more of Today including at 8.20 TROMPETTO on food: at 8.30. Sportsdesk; at
8.45 Today's Papers

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.5* Weather

: News

: Saturday Briefing

Radio 4 fills you in on the political scene at home and abroad, starting with 9. From Our Own Correspondent
Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News staff
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
ANTHONY king reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by ROY WILLIAMSON


Read By: Roy Williamson

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 72: Now Israel mav sav (BBC Hymn Book 464i: Psalm 142; Ecclesiasticus iSirach) 10, vv 12-22 IRSV): The Lord's my Shepherd (BBC HB 480)

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by JEAN STROUD
11.30 Announcements


Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Sports Parade

Introduced by PETER JONES
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: Peter Jones
Producer: Bob Burrows

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanlne McMullen You and Your Time
Don't make the sparks fly: KAY NASH gets some advice on do-it-yourself electrical repairs
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Jeanlne McMullen

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in England, Scotland, Wales and N Ireland. Questionmasters
4: North of England
HAVELOCK SCHOOL, Grimsby 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 Rt Hon Enoch Powell , mp John Garnett , Jack Jones and Beryl Reid
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Guys Marsh , Dorset (Friday s broadcast) X
Listeners' views for use in Any Answersr should be addressed to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: John Garnett
Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Chairman David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen
Unknown: Guys Marsh

: Afternoon Theatre

The Witch Of Park by JOHN LAWSON Scotland. 1662. Witchcraft has Been a growing threat to the authority of the church. But in the village of Auldearn, in Nairnshire, there has been little evidence of any serious pursuit of the craft. So far ... Isobel Gowdie. ..EILEEN MCCALLUM Alexander Dunbar. PAUL YOUNG David Savage DAVID STEUART The Rev Forbes.BRYDEN MURDOCH


Unknown: John Lawson
Unknown: Isobel Gowdie.
Unknown: Eileen McCallum
Unknown: Alexander Dunbar.
Unknown: David Savage
Unknown: David Steuart
Unknown: Bryden Murdoch
Producer: Gordon Emslie
Hugh Hay: Paul KermacK
John Weir: Victor Carin
Chisholm: Martin Cochrane
John Gilbert: Bill Henderson
Mary Hay: Sheila Donald
Man: Alex McCrindle
Woman: Gwyneth Guthriz

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced bv Judith Chalmers Guest: Joseph Cooper
Inland Spas: POITFEN FORSYTH takes a weekend at Tunbridge Wells Bayeux .War Cemetery: some personal impressions from JOHN HARRISON
Crossing the Desk: is secretarial work a dead-end or a good start to a career? AKSA COOTE investigates
What the European Papers Say ALEXANDER JOHN reads
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet by JAMES HERRIOT
(Fourth of nine instalments)
(Alexander John is in ' Canterbury Tales ' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Poitfen Forsyth
Unknown: John Harrison
Unknown: Alexander John
Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Alexander John

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners Rex Radio bv ALEXANDER GUYAN Archfiend Krakov meets Captain Radio and Passionflower yet again. With NIGEL LAMBERT PAT KEEN and GARARD GREEN Producer ELIZABETH ORNBO
4.5 Dial a Scientist
Send in those science questions which your parents stumble over
Paddy Feeny will be phoning up the lucky ones and putting them on the line to the panel of scientists: Patrick Moore , Professor Eric Laithwaite and Professor John Napier
Questions (on a postcard, please, giving your name, age and home phone number) to: 4th Dimension, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
4.30 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The famous book by ROALD DAHL abridged in six episodes by NAOMI LEWIS
Told by Eric Thompson
1: In which we meet Charlie Bucket and hear of the five Golden Tickets
4.5t Unsolved Mysteries
Unexplained facts from the past and present
1: Norman Tozer asks if men from other worlds have visited the earth


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Alexander Guyan
Unknown: Archfiend Krakov
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Producer: Elizabeth Ornbo
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Professor Eric Laithwaite
Unknown: Professor John Napier
Book By: Roald Dahl
Told By: Eric Thompson
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Unknown: Norman Tozer
Producer: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith
Editor: Graham Gauld

: The Long March ofEveryman

Themes and Variations from the History of the People in Britain, based upon their own words, spoken by their descendants.
7: The Sheep Hath Paid for All Masters and men in late medieval Britain
Composed and produced by daniel SNOWMAN under the direction of Rodney Hilton , Professor of Medieval History at the University of Birmingham (A series of 26 programmes)
5.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news. weather


Produced By: Daniel Snowman
Unknown: Rodney Hilton

: News

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday, 9.15 am)
(Alistair Cooke loves San Francisco: pp 70-73)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
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

Maggie Smith, actress, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him the records she would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm) (Maggie Smith is in 'Private Lives ' at the Queen's Theatre, London)

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker introduces records of favourite music


Introduces: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

An Infinity of Cages by Joan O'Connor
Adapted from the novel The Visited by Joan O'Donovan, with Faith Brook and Haydn Jones.

Edith Crannick, on holiday in Dublin from nursing her old, tiresome, invalid mother, meets an unknown neighbour from London and unfortunately falls in love with him ...

(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)
9.58 Weather


Writer: Joan O'Connor
Producer: Charles Lefeaux
Leopold Darkin: Haydn Jones
Frank: Nigel Graham
Edith Crannick: Faith Brook
Sgt Molloy: Maurice Good
Sean Rafferty: Sean Barrett
Pat: Kerry Francis
Chambermaid: Kate Binchy
Movra Crannick: Caroline John
Harry Crannick: Ronald Herdman
Mrs Crannick: Sheila Grant
Mrs Trott: Wynne Clark
Caroline: Helen Worth
Flo: Olwen Griffiths
Dr French: Willlam Eedle
Nurse Bagley: Hilda Kriseman

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: H. G. Armytage
Unknown: Sarah Hogg

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers conducted by THE REV HUBERT HOSKINS


Unknown: Hubert Hoskins

: Film Time

A topical view of the cinema featuring the stars, the new films and the people who make them, including: Glenda Jack son, star of Triple Echo, and scenes from Goldie Hawn's Butterflies are Free and Truman Capote's The Glass House Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by MARJORIE BILDOW Producer BOBBY jayk


Unknown: Glenda Jack
Introduced By: John Bentley
Written By: Marjorie Bildow
Producer: Bobby Jayk

: News

preceded by Weather
11.45 Inshore waters forecast

: Closedown

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