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: News Summary

6.32 Farming Today presented by BRYAN PLATT
(Europe Farm Facts, a set of 15 cards containing information on the Common Agricultural Policy which comes into force next February, 75p: see page 78)
6.50 Outlook
Reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
VHF: Regional news, weather


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 4s 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
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: Brian Hudson
Producers: Bernard Tate
Unknown: Martin Cox

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 44: God's law is perfect (BBC HB 456); Psalm 139; Isaiah 52, v 13, to 53. v 6 (Rsv): Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176)

: Announcements

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
Featuring League football in England and Scotland; Racing; Rugby Union and Rugby League Producer BOB BURROWS


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Producer: Bob Burrows

: You and Yours

Presenter John Edmunds You and Your Time
The Anatomy of a Competition. Why are they devised? Why do people enter? LYN MACDONALD follows a competition through all its stages from its inception to the final award.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: John Edmunds
Unknown: Lyn MacDonald

: 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. 8: Wales
Questions set by roy smith Producer MARTIN FISHER
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Robens Cliff Michelmore John Junor
Chairman David Jacobs from London


Unknown: Lord Robens Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: John Junor
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Afternoon Theatre

The Lady with the Little Dog by LAZARE KOBRYNSKI , based on the short story by ANTON CHEKHOV
English translation by BRIAN JONES with Anthony Bate as Gurov Jane Lapotaire as Anna
1 Has it never happened to you, during a walk, at a reception, or on a train, that a sudden secret glance from someone has surprised you by its complete and touching understanding, as if that person had known you from your earliest childhood and was replying, immediately and instinctively, to all your desires, fears, and doubts? '


Unknown: Lazare Kobrynski
Story By: Anton Chekhov
Translation By: Brian Jones
Unknown: Anthony Bate
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Producer: Jane Graham
Nurse: Susan Richards
Hotel clerk: John Samson

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers The Lost Art of Travel: ALAN
Window Shopping for Christmas; JUDITH CHAI. MERS in London, MARY MARQUIS in Glasgow, BARBARA MCDONALD in Manchester. What the European papers say. Fatherhood: SUE MACGREGOR on past and present attitudes ALEXANDER JOHN reads
It Shouldn'Happen to a Vet by JAMES HERRIOT (8)
(Alexander John is in ' Canterbury Tales' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Judith Chai.
Unknown: Alexander John
Unknown: James Herriot
Unknown: Alexander John

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners
Captain Radio and Passion-flower versus archfiend Krakov with NIGEL LAMBERT
4.5 Dial a Scientist
Send us those science questions your parents stumble over.
Paddy Feeny will be phoning the lucky ones and putting them on the line to the panel of scientists: Professor Eric Laithwaite. Dr Chris Evans and Cherrie Bramwell.
Questions (on a card, please, giving your name, age and home phone number) to: Dial a Scientist, [address removed] (Dial a Scientist again: 13 Jan) Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT
4.30 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by ROALD DAHL abridged in six episodes by NAOMI LEWIS Told by ERIC THOMPSON
5: Violet meets the Great Gum Machine and Veruca has a nutty encounter with squirrels Producer IAN COTTERELL
4.50 Unsolved Mysteries
NORMAN TOZER puts together reports of time slips at Versailles. Producer JOCELYN RYDER-SMITH Editor GRAHAM GAULD
(4D Special: Mon-Fri. 11.30 am)


Introduces: John Dunn
Radio By: Alexander Guyan
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Pat Keen
Unknown: Garard Green
Producer: Elizabeth Ornbo
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Professor Eric Laithwaite.
Unknown: Dr Chris Evans
Unknown: Cherrie Bramwcll.
Producer: Michael Bright
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Told By: Eric Thompson
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Unknown: Norman Tozer
Producer: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith
Editor: Graham Gaui.

: 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. 11: Nation of Shopkeepers
The businessman in the 17th and 18th centuries
Composed and produced by MICHAEL MASON under the direction of Peter Mathias. Chichele Professor of Economic History, University of Oxford.
(A series of 26 programmes)
5.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Produced By: Michael Mason

: News

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

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


Producer: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Johnny Speight. comedy script-writer. discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island.


Unknown: Johnny Speight.
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: 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.
(Radio Times People: page 5)


Introduces: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Ramage dramatised by BENNETT MAXWELL from the novel by DUDLEY PORE wtih Michael Harbour as Lt Lord Nicholas Ramage , RN I was bound to send a report to Sir John Jarvis about the proceedings here involving an accusation of cowardice. If I could later forward a report from the young officer involved, describing how he had successfully rescued the crew of a ship lost to the French, then neither the Admiral nor myself need have any further doubts about his courage.'
9.58 Weather


Dramatised By: Bennett Maxwell
Novel By: Dudley Pore
Unknown: Michael Harbour
Unknown: Lt Lord Nicholas Ramage
Unknown: Sir John Jarvis
Producer: Roger Pine
Gianna, Marchesa di Volterra: Kate Binchy
Jackson: Blain Fairman
Brown: John Hollis
Lloyd: Sean Arnold
Capt Croucher: John Bryning
Capt Lord Probus: Michael Kilgarriff
Capt Ferris: Antony Higginson
Count Pisane: Ronald Herdman
Count Pitti: Douglas Blackwell
Lt Dawlish: Robin Browne
Commodore Nelson: Manning Wilson

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which PROFESSOR BERNARD CRICK , NIGEL LAWSON and MARY WARNOCK exchange thoughts, opinions. ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Professor Bernard Crick
Unknown: Nigel Lawson
Unknown: Mary Warnock
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV JOHN LANG


Unknown: John Lang

: Film Time

A topical view- of the cinema featuring the stars, the new films and the people who make them. This week: Danny La Rue as Our Miss Fred and Barry Newman , star of Alistair McLean 's new adventure Fear is the Key.


Unknown: Danny La Rue
Unknown: Barry Newman
Unknown: Alistair McLean
Introduced By: John Bentley
Written By: Marjorie Bilbow
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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