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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 8.30* 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
GERARD EVANS 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 TERENCE LANCASTER


Unknown: Gerard Evans
Read By: Martin Muncaster
Narrator: Terence Lancaster
Narrator: Brian Empringham
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Martin Cox
Producers: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

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NEM p 61: Christ, whose glory fills the skies (BBC HB 137); Canticle 7; John 13, vv 21-30 (AV); Lift up your heads (BBC HB 178)

: Pick of the Week

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: Sports Parade

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


Introduced By: Peter Jones
Producer: Bob Burrows

: You and Yours

Presenter John Edmunds You and Your Time
Tea: have you ever realised that tea is jolly good value for money, or wondered why in these days of constantly rising prices it remains a relatively cheap beverage? DEREK COOPER tells you how to make the best of that cuppa.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: John Edmunds
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Brain of Britain

Chairman ROBERT ROBINSON 4: South of England
MRS SUSAN GRANT (Brighton) JOHN SYKES (Berkshire) lexicographer
FRANK TERRY (Berkshire) schoolmaster
BILL HAYNES (Sussex) retired radio engineer
Including Beat the Brains
Questions set and programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John Sykes
Unknown: Frank Terry
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Greenwood. Lord Robens Anna Coote, Russell Braddon Chairman David Jacobs


Unknown: David Jacobs

: Open University

: Afternoon Theatre

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The River dale Dam by DEREK BOND with Nigel Lambert , Rosalind Shanks Allan Cuthbertson , John Bentley A river threatens to burst its banks. What actions will the residents of Riverdale take?


Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Allan Cuthbertson
Unknown: John Bentley
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Bert: John Forrest
Blackie: John Ruddock
Mavis: Norma Griffin
Richard: Nigel Lambert
Freddie: Nigel Graham
Cilia: Rosalind Shanks
Roger: John Bentley
Hermione: Eva Stuart
Phili p: Allan Cuthbertson
Brigadier: Brian Haines
Da nny: Terry Scully
N ellie: Sheila Grant
Sgt Cotton: Anthony Hall

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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Introduced by Judith Chalmers Guest Neville Marriner , director of the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Antiques Teach-in: ANNE BOLT went on a weekend course.
Poetry on a Theme: JENNIFER CURRY chooses poems about mothers.
What the European papers say. The Home of the Mounties: TERESA mcgonagle reports on a visit to Regina in the Canadian Prairies.
Draft-board Nights from The Thurber Carnival: abridged and read by BLAIN FAIRMAN


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Introduced By: Guest Neville Marriner
Read By: Blain Fairman

: 4th Dimension

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Martin Muncaster introduces the Saturday show for young listeners
4.5 Animals Unlimited
Introduced by PHIL DRABBLE
Not all prehistoric animals were huge: one type of dinosaur was about the size of a chicken. Also today: tortoises, herons and some ' strangers on the shore ' - rare fishy visitors which turn up round our coasts. Producer dilys BREESE
4.25 Things to Do: JOCELYN ryder-smith finds out ways of sending secret messages.
4.30 The Wouldbegoods
The book by E. NESBIT : abridged and read in six parts by DAVID DAVIS
4: The Benevolent Bar Producer GLYN DEARMAN
4.50 Meet.... Michael Bond. author of the Paddington books, who talks to children from a London primary school. Producer ELIZABETH SMITH Editor GRAHAM GAULD


Introduces: Martin Muncaster
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Producer: Elizabeth Ornbo
Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Book By: E. Nesbit
Unknown: David Davis
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Unknown: Michael Bond.
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.
23: Hunger March - the 1920s and 1930s.
Composed and produced by DANIEL SNOWMAN under the direction of Donald Nicholl. Reader in History at Keele.
(A series of 26 programmes)
5.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Produced By: Daniel Snowman

: News

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

A nationwide look at the stories behind the day's sporting headlines. Producer ROGER MACDONALD


Producer: Roger MacDonald

: Desert Island Discs

Alexander Gibson , conductor, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK


Conductor: Alexander Gibson
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: Abracadaver

The novel by Peter Lovesey dramatised for radio by Geoffrey M. Matthews
with Frank Windsor as Det-Sgt Cribb and John Hollis as Constable Thackeray
CRIBB: Thackeray... Your spare time... Spend much of it in the music-hall?
THACKERAY: Music-hall Sarge? No! I'm more of a melodrama man meself.
CRIBB: But you have been inside a music-hall?
THACKERAY: I've had to... But it's not my cup of tea.
CRIBB: From now on it's going to be...
Cribb and Thackeray investigate a series of 'accidents' in the Victorian music-halls and discover a palace of entertainment where a murder takes place.


Author: Peter Lovesey
Dramatised by: Geoffrey M. Matthews
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Det-Sgt Cribb: Frank Windsor
Constable Thackeray: John Hollis
Music-hall barker: Alan Dudley
Lola Pinkus: Jane Knowles
Bella Pinkus: Helen Worth
Jason: William Eedle
Education Officer: Douglas Blackwell
Woolston: Rolf Lefebvre
Woman pie-seller: Olwen Griffiths
Mum: Margot Boyd
Albert: Nigel Anthony
Major Chick: Peter Bathurst

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which LAURENS VAN DER POST, PROFESSOR BRIAN MORRIS and JOHN WAIN exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices With BRIAN REDHEAD
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Laurens van Der
Unknown: Professor Brian Morris

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline

: Film Time

A topical view of the cinema featuring the stars, the new films and the people who make them: including Walter Matthau's new comedy Pete 'n' Tilly; Reg Varney's The Best Pair of Legs in the Business and SHEILA FRAZIER , star of Superfly. Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by MARJORIE BILBOW Producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Walter Matthau
Unknown: Sheila Frazier
Written By: Marjorie Bilbow
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

preceded by Weather
11.45 Inshore waters forecast

: Closedown

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