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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 THOMPETTO 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
Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News staff
(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 ROBERT CARVEL


Read By: Martin Muncaster
Narrator: Robert Carvel
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Martin Cox

: Daily Service

New Every Morning p 7: Disposer supreme (BBC Hymn Book 226): Psalm 65; Isaiah 40. vv 18-31 (rsv); I to the hills (BBC H8 459)

: Pick of the Week

NANCY wise makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
11.30 Announcements


Introduced By: John Ellison

: 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 Nigel Murphy You and Your Time
Let the People Sing: DAVID BEL-LAN looks at the growing popularity of amateur choirs.
Spending Wisely: how much is spent on food? Is this spent to the best advantage? DEREK COOPER investigates.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in England. Scotland. Wales and N Ireland. Questionmasters:
JOHN ELLISON and TIM CUDCIN First Round. 7: N Ireland
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: Tim Cudcin
Unknown: Roy Smith
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Mancroft, Mary Goldring Lord Soper. Peter Hain Chairman David Jacobs from Cleeve Hill. Glos
Listeners' views should be addressed to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Mary Goldring
Unknown: Lord Soper. Peter Hain
Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Cleeve Hill.

: Afternoon Theatre

Cash Me a Portrait A comedy for radio by ANDREW SACHS
It would be lovely to discover that a portrait hanging from your wall was by Leonardo da Vinci ... wouldn'it?


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Bluehalgh: Rolf Lefebvre
Mrs Sloper: Katherine Parr
Trudi Snape: Jo Manning Wilson
Lord Bufflemere: William Fox
Crawford: Leslie Heritage
Ridge: William Eedle
Vernon Clench-Blaise: Jack May
Lady Bufflemere: Olwen Griffiths
Mrs Ridge: Eva Stuart
Rodney: Judy Bennett

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers What the European papers say. Family Footsteps: JENNIFER BATE. who is an organist like her father, talks to ANNE CATCHPOLE
Finding the Right Job: EVELYN PAYNE was recently made redundant
Who were you with last night?: ANN HEYNE finds out about escort agencies
What's New for the Home: ALICE HOPE reports
It Shouldn'Happen to a Vet by JAMES HERRIOT
(Seventh of nine instalments)
(Alexander John is in ' Canterbury Tales ' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Jennifer Bate.
Unknown: Anne Catchpole
Unknown: Evelyn Payne
Unknown: Ann Heyne
Unknown: Alexander John
Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Alexander John

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN Archfiend Krakov meets Captain Radio and Passionflower yet again.
4.5 Animals Unlimited
Introduced by PHIL DRABBLE
Would you. like to know why the camel has a hump (no. it's not to store water); find out how best to feed wild birds; meet an ancestor of the Loch Ness Monster; hear a slug eating its breakfast? Listen today. Producer DILYS BREESE
4.30 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The book by ROALD DAHL abridged in six episodes by NAOMI LEWIS
4: In which we visit the Chocolate Room and Augustus Gloop goes up the pipe
4.50 Books for Christmas
BRIAN ALDERSON , Children's Books Editor, The Times, and PEGGY HEEKS. Schools Librarian, Berkshire, discuss what's new in books. (More books for you in Now Read On: Wed. 9.0 pm) Producer ELIZABETH SMITH Editor GRAHAM GAULD


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Alexander Guyan
Unknown: Archfiend Krakov
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Producer: Elizabeth Ornbo
Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Producer: Dilys Breese
Book By: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Told By: Eric Thompson
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Unknown: Brian Alderson
Unknown: Peggy Heeks.
Producer: Elizabeth Smith
Editor: Graham Gauld

: The Long March of Everyman

Themes and Variations from the History of the People in Britain, based upon their own words, spoken by their descendants.
10: The Holy War. Roundheads and Cavaliers - and Everyman. Composed and produced by DANIEL SNOWMAN under the direction of Christopher Hill , Master of Balliol College, Oxford
(A series of 26 programmes)
5.55 Weather, programme news VHF ( except London and SE): Regional news, weather


Produced By: Daniel Snowman
Unknown: Christopher Hill

: 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 head-tines. Producer GODFREY DIXEY


Producer: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Adelaide Hall. 'the singing blackbird.' discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records she would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm)


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

Before the Party
A Comedy of Expediency by RODNEY ACKLAND based on a short story by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM with Eva Haddon, Joan Matheson and Norman Claridge
The action of the play passes in Laura's bedroom in the Skinners' house in Surrey.
(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Rodney Ackland
Story By: W. Somerset Maugham
Unknown: Eva Haddon,
Unknown: Joan Matheson
Unknown: Norman Claridge
Producer: Norman Wright
Laura Whittingham: Eva Haddon
Blanche Skinner: Joan Matheson
Aubrey Skinner: Norman Claridge
Kathleen Skinner: Joan Hart
Susan Skinner: Helen Worth
David Marshall: John Rye
Nanny: Nan Marriott-Watson

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which C. H. ROLPH , JOHN SELWYN CUMMER. MP. and DR HUGH FREEMAN exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: C. H. Rolph
Unknown: John Selwyn
Unknown: Dr Hugh Freeman

: For All Sorts and Conditions of Men

The Litany sung to the music of Thomas Tallis


Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: Film Time

A topical view of the cinema featuring the stars, the new films and the people who make them: including a behind-the-scenes took at .Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with Dudley Moore, Michael Crawford, Flora Robson, director William Sterling and a musical preview Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE


Introduced By: John Bentley
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

preceded by Weather
11.45 Inshore waters forecast

: Closedown

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