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: News Summary

6.32 Farming Today: BRYAN CLATT
6.50 medium wave Outlook
Reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Bryan Clatt

: 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 medium wave Travel news and What's on 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

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9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
NORMAN HUNT reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by BRYAN MARTIN
9.45 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with TERENCE LANCASTER


Read By: Bryan Martin
Narrator: Terence Lancaster
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Martin Cox

: Daily Service

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New Every Morning p 64; New every morning is the love (BBC Hymn Book 408); Psalm 112: Isaiah 62, vv 1-7 and 10-12 (RSV); Believe not those who say (BBC HB 317)

: Pick of the Week

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11.30 medwa ve Announcements

: Sports Parade

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


Introduced By: Desmond I.Ynam
Producer: Bob Burrows

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy You and Your Time
A Flutter on the Horses - or an obsessive need to win? What makes some people compulsive gamblers, running up huge debts, risking their marriages and possibly losing their jobs? NANCY WISE investigates.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Nigel Murphy

: Brain of Britain

Chairman ROBERT ROBINSON 9: Scotland (ii
MRS RUTH ENDREDY (Dumfries) HUGH FRASE (Edinburgh) civil servant
DAVID DEMPSEY (Kirkcaldy) civil servant
WILLIAM MCCART (Kilmarnock) librarian
Including Beat the Brains
Questions set and programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday. 6.15 pm)
(Paperback, 35p: see page 63)
12.55 medium wave Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: David Dempsey
Unknown: William McCart
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Steve Race , Campbell Adamson Rt Hon Richard Marsh Jill Tweedie
Chairman David Jacobs from Bristol


Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Campbell Adamson
Unknown: Richard Marsh
Unknown: Jill Tweedie
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Afternoon Theatre

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Rhodes of Dorley by NORMAN CLARE
' It's a family store, nice size, unbelievably inefficient ... and in a fast developing area, which to me spells massive potential. In effect it's a take-over, but we're keeping everybody happy by calling it a merger.'
Producer ALFRED BRADLEY (from Leeds)


Unknown: Norman Clare
Producer: Alfred Bradley
John Sylvester: Alan Rothwell
Eileen Croxfordl: Carole Turner
Miss Martin (: Carole Turner
Ronald Lacy: Geoffrey Banks
Mr Holt: Ronald Harvi
Stephen Rhodes: Graham Roberts
Arnold Sylvester: David Mahlowe
Mr Ford: John Linstrum
Jane Rhodes: Stephanie Turner
Miss Burke: Audrey Barr

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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Introduced by Judith Chalmers
The Week in Woman's Hour: some highlights
What the European papers say.
Scullery Maid in the 20s: ELLEN BOWLER talks to MORGAN CROSS
Air Letter from the Seychelles: JOAN PYPER
Leaving the Nest: DR ANN DALLY and MARGARET PUTNAM on when children should leave home.
The Basket Chair by WINSTON GRAHAM abridged by HILDA SCHRODER Read by JOHN BRYNING


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Dr Ann Dally
Unknown: Winston Graham
Abridged By: Hilda Schroder
Read By: John Bryning

: 4th Dimension

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John's back! John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners
Adventures of the Incredible Dr McLoon
The new cartoon series written by BRIAN THOMPSON about the ace inventor and international genius: with JOHN FRANKLYN -ROBBINS and CAROLE HAYMAN. Producer TONY CLIFF
4.5 Dial Your Career
Telephone the experts for advice on all kinds of careers. Bruce Cousins, a BEA pilot, and Vicki Hodge , a fashion model, answer your questions. Presenter Maureen Staffer Producer DAVID SHUTE
Next month (5 May) the guest will be a heart surgeon. Send your question for him on a postcard giving your name, age and telephone number to: 4th Dimension, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
4.30 Kick Off by NOEL STREATFEILD: a six-part serial about a young Northern footballer and his family. 3: A Setback


Unknown: John Dunn
Written By: Brian Thompson
Unknown: John Franklyn
Unknown: Carole Hayman.
Producer: Tony Cliff
Producer: Vicki Hodge
Presenter: Maureen Staffer
Producer: David Shute
Producer: Trevor Hill
Editor: Graham Gauld
Mrs Bean: Hope Johnstone
Mr Bean: Graham Roberts
Billy: Simon Lennon
Charles: Andrew Harrison
Anne: Maggie Peacock
Velma: Helen Worth
Physio: John Linstrum
Mr Neil: Graham Tennant
Miss OsgOOd: Carole Turner
Helen: Nichola Bradbury
Andy Potts: Barry Dixon
Shop assistant: Valerie Windsor
Bouncer: Jack Carr

: Kaleidoscope

A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions. People, ideas and events in the world of arts and sciences.
Introduced by Robert Hewlson whn says:
Producers ROSEMARY hart
(Kaleidoscope can be heard at
10.30 pm Monday-Friday)
5.55 medium wave Weather, programme news


Introduced By: Robert Hewlson
Producers: Rosemary Hart
Unknown: Alan Haydock
Unknown: Michael Bright

: News

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday. 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

A nationwide look at Ihe stories behind the days sporting headlines. Producer ROGER MACDONALD


Producer: Roger MacDonald

: Desert Island Discs

Florence de Jong, cinema organist and pianist, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records she would take to a desert island.
(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

The Depression of Edward Loos by ERIC B. MADDISH with Brian Wilde and Leonard Fenton
' Edward Loos Investigations Limited ' is a small private detective agency that has fallen on hard times No sooner has its owner decided to close down than he is approached by a client with an unusual and interesting proposition.
(Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Edward Loos
Unknown: Eric B. Maddish
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Unknown: Leonard Fenton
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Edward Loos: Brian Wilk
Stubbins: Leonard Fenton
Treezer: Bonnie Hurren
Eric Vincent: Rolf Lefebvre
Midwinter: Fraser Kerr
Peter Vincent: Godfrey Kenton
Butler: Sam Castor
Raphael: John Forrest
NiCOlson: Malcolm Hayes
Mrs Nicolson: Joan Miller
Houseman: Vernon Joyner
Angela Nicolson: Patricia Gallimore
Taxi driver: Brian Haines

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which STANLEY ELLIS. STUART HALL and MAURICE TEMPLE SMITH exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Stanley Ellis.
Unknown: Stuart Hall
Unknown: Maurice Temple Smith
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: For All Sorts and Conditions of Men

The Litany sung to the music of Thomas Tallis


Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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