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: News Summary

4.32 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

: Open University

The four-page supplement of 1973 Open University programmes, as printed in RADIO TIMES, is obtainable from Information Services (Ref EP). The Open University, Bletchley, Bucks.

: Saturday Briefing

medium wave
Radio 4 fills you in on the political scene at home and abroad, starting with 9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News staff
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
S.30 The Weekly World
MICHAEL MOLYNEUX 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: Michael Molyneux
Read By: Martin Muncaster
Narrator: Terence Lancaster
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Martin Cox

: Daily Service

medium wave
New Every Morning page 83; Before the almighty Father's throne (BBC HB 452); Psalm 119, part 6; John 15, vv 1-16 (AV); Lord, thy word abideth (BBC HB 190)

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Nancy Wise
Introduced By: John Ellison

: Sports Parade

medium wave
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
Home-grown Honey? NIGEL MURPHY on the joys, tribulations, costs and profits of keeping bees.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: John Edmunds
Unknown: Nigel Murphy

: Brain of Britain

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman ROBERT ROBINSON 5: Midlands (i)
KITTY BLACK (Norfolk) translator
DAVID PHILO (Leicestershire) schoolmaster
LIONEL KING (Birmingham) lecturer
Including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Questions set and programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
(Paperback. 35p: see page 63)
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: David Philo
Unknown: Lionel King
Unknown: Mrs Angela Bunting
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Rt Hon Enoch Powell. mp Lord Willis, Robin Ray Juliet Mitchell
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Rowton Castle, Shropshire


Unknown: Enoch Powell.
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Juliet Mitchell
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre

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A Way with Women A comedy for radio by MICHAEL BRETT with Peter Tuddenham
Christine Finn and Jan Edwards Judy Marsh had a feeling that her husband was up to something. He was!


Unknown: Michael Brett
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham
Unknown: Christine Finn
Unknown: Jan Edwards
Unknown: Judy Marsh
Producer: Betty Davies
Judy Marsh: Christine Finn
Christine Edwards: Jan Edwards
Hugo Marsh: Peter Tuddenham
Fellowes: Anthony Hall
Della Wellgood: Sheila Grant
Arthur: J Bennett
Judge: Rolf Lefebvre,

: Open University

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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Introduced by Judith Chalmers Entertainment Round-up: by JUDITH CHALMERS
What the European papers say. City of Nightingales and Roses: PEGGY CAIRD paints a picture of Shiraz, in Iran.
Of Future Concern: what kind of Church? RT REV KENNETH WOOLLCOMBE , Bishop of Oxford, in discussion with a young curate, RICHARD SYMS: VALERIE JENKINS in the chair. Heaven Lies About Us from the autobiography of BOWARD SPRING abridged by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE read by GLYN OWEN


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Peggy Caird
Unknown: Kenneth Woollcombe
Unknown: Valerie Jenkins
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Glyn Owen

: 4th Dimension

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Martin Muncaster introduces the Saturday show for young listeners
4.5 Dial a Scientist
Puzzled by unanswered questions from the world of science? Then send them on a postcard giving your name, age and telephone number to: 4th Dimension, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW.
This week Cherry Bramwell. a zoologist. joins regulars Patrick Moore and Professor Eric Laithwaite who have answers to just about anything. In the chair Paddy Feeny Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT
(Dial a Scientist for Easter: 27 April)
4.30 The Wouldbegoods
The book by E. NESBIT : abridged and read in six parts by DAVID DAVIS
5: The Canterbury Pilgrims Producer GLYN DEARMAN
4.50 Meet ... Valerie Single ton talks to children from a London primary school. Producer ELIZABETH SMITH Editor GRAHAM GAULD


Introduces: Martin Muncaster
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Producer: Elizabeth Ornbo
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Eric Laithwaite
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Producer: Michael Bright
Book By: E. Nesbit
Unknown: David Davis
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Unknown: Valerie Single
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.
24: Semi-detached: Middle-class Britain between the Wars Composed and produced by DANIEL SNOWMAN under the direction of Asa Briggs, Professor of History and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex.
(A series of 26 programmes)
5.55 Weather, programme news VHF ; Regional news, weather


Produced By: Daniel Snowman

: 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 BOGER MACDONALD


Producer: Boger MacDonald

: Desert Island Discs

Dame Veronica (C.V.) Wedgwood, OM. historian, 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

Thunder on Sunday: the novel by KAREN CAMPBELL adapted for radio by BETTY DAVIES with Noel Johnson. Rosalind Shanks Duncan Mclntyre , Simon Lack and Tom Watson
Storm damage forces an aeroplane flying from Keflavik to Glasgow to make a forced landing on the remote Scottish island of Ardnabegh ... And there is something sinister about the island ...
' Thunder on Sunday ' composed and played on the guitar by STEVE GAUNA Producer BETTY DAVIES
(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)
(Noel Johnson is in ' Crown Matrimonial ' at the Hay-market Theatre. London)


Novel By: Karen Campbell
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Noel Johnson.
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Duncan McLntyre
Unknown: Simon Lack
Unknown: Tom Watson
Unknown: Steve Gauna
Producer: Betty Davies
Unknown: Noel Johnson
Lampeter ,: Noel Johnson
Claire: Rosalind Shanks
Bill Barrett: Nigel Graham
Peter Spence: John Forrest
Dawn Playfair: Gail MacFarlane
Jerry Ainsworth: John Samson
Mrs Ewart: Sandra Clark
Hagedorn: Michael Kilgarriff
Phi lby: Anthony Hall
Crowther: Haydn Jones
Mrs Crowther: Joyce Latham
Duncan: Duncan McIntyre
Menzies: Tom Watson
Maiyrat: Sheila Grant
Dundas: Simon Lack
Todd: John Graham
Jamie: William Sleigh

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which JOHN LINSIE , ANTHONY QUINTON and ANDREW MACKENZIE exchange thoughts, opinions. ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD


Unknown: John Linsie
Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Andrew MacKenzie
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV FRANK TOPPING With DONALD SWANN


Unknown: Donald Swann

: Film Time

Featuring the stars, the new films and the people who make them: including Jim Dale. Lynn Redgrave and Peter Nichols on the new satirical comedy The National Health. Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer -BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Jim Dale.
Unknown: Lynn Redgrave
Unknown: Peter Nichols
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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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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