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: News Summary

6.32 Farming Today: BRYAN PLATT
Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Bryan Platt

: News

7.10 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agricultural scene Producer ANTHONY PARKIN
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4's 60-mintite worldwide look at the weekend.
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

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
COLIN VALDAR reviews what the weeklies have to say. Illustrations read by BRYAN MARTIN
9.45 Talking Politics
Although the Commons is still in recess the House of Lords has been sitting this week.
ANTHONY KING talks to a number of peers about the contribution of the upper chamber to the legislative process.


Unknown: Colin Valdar
Read By: Bryan Martin
Talks: Anthony King
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Martin Cox
Unknown: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 33; Come let us join IBBC HB 122); Psalm 20; Acts 1. vv 15-26 (NEB); See the Conqueror mounts in triumph (BBC HB 129)

: Pick of the Week

11.30 Announcements

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
Latest news and prospects of a big afternoon's sport, including Racing from Epsom and Haydock Park. Motor Racing, Golf, Cricket. Producer GEOFF DOBSON (Sport on 2: from 2.2 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Producer: Geoff Dobson

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper You and Your Time
Fount of Knowledge: when you visit a historic building or famous site, how much can you trust your guide? How are they trained and how do they qualify? LUCILLE HALL finds OUt.


Presenter: Derek Cooper

: Brain of Britain

Second Round: featuring each week winners from the first round of the contest. 4: Midlands
LIONF.L KING (Birmingham) lecturer
DAVID PHILO (Leicestershire) schoolmaster
Including Beat the Brains
Questions set and programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday. 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: David Philo
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Rt Hon Enoch Powell , MP Lord Stokes
Hugh Scanlon Billie Whitelaw
Chairman David Jacobs from Leyland, Lancashire


Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Mp Lord Stokes
Unknown: Hugh Scanlon
Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Afternoon Theatre

The Unassuming Man by LINLEY WALL
' I watched the staggering remains of that house we'd lived in from babyhood to 1939 - and I didn'believe it. Those special events between 36 and 39 crystallized in my mind - good heavens, in 36 I was "young Nicola" - 14 - and my sister Lois. 16 ... Lois ... -
Producer BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)


Producer: Brian Miller
Veronica: Pauline Jamieson
Lois: Susan Levi
Nicola: Gillian Bailey
Ida: Enid Burton
Ned: Haydn Jones
Henry: David Hyde
Mr Hodgkinson: Hedley Goodall
Mrs Hodgkinson: Elizabeth Chater
Grace: Peggy Ryalls
Muriel: Ronnie Hurren

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Anne Gregg
The week in Woman's Hour. What the European papers say. In Business: SHIRLEY LIGER and VIRGINIA STOURTON talk about their colour advisory service.
Small Jobs in the Garden: seasonal tips from GEOFF AMOS. Magic Pianos: ANITA MORGAN talks to CHRIS THOMAS , chairman, Welsh Pianola Society. Birds, Beasts and Relatives by GERALD DURRELL abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN read by PETER TUDDENHAM last instalment


Introduced By: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Shirley Liger
Unknown: Virginia Stourton
Unknown: Geoff Amos.
Pianos: Anita Morgan
Unknown: Chris Thomas
Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Peter Tuddenham

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners Adventures of the Incredible Dr McLoon by BRIAN THOMPSON With JOHN FRANKLYM-ROBBINS and CAROLE HAYMAN
Producer TONY cliff
4.5 Use Your Wits
The nation-wide word-game contest devised by TONY SHRYANE Compiled by PETER MOORE
3: London (Woodberry Down School, N4) ROWENA COHEN and RACHEL HUNDLEBY challenge
4.20 Having a Party?
Why not try a Barbecue?: JANICE DICKERSON joins one organised by some Birmingham Scouts, to find out how to build it, and discusses some recipes for barbecue night with ALBERTA REIT . Producer Richard MADDOCK
4.30 Tank Commander: the novel by RONALD WELCH : abridged in six episodes by ALUN RICHARDS. Read by EMRYS JAMES 6: On 7'rial
All three Tank Brigades are to take part in the new offensive at Ypres. John Carey knew that. once more. the tanks would be wrongly used. Producer LORRAINE DAVIES
4.50 New Films
SARAH FORBES reviews some of the latest releases Producer BOBBY JAYE Editor GRAHAM GAUL *


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: John Franklym-Robbins
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Peter Moore
Unknown: Rowena Cohen
Unknown: Rachel Hundleby
Unknown: Nigel Boyd
Unknown: Peter Sirockin
Unknown: Tom Coyne
Unknown: Janice Dickerson
Unknown: Alberta Reit
Producer: Richard Maddock
Novel By: Ronald Welch
Unknown: Alun Richards.
Read By: Emrys James
Producer: Lorraine Davies
Unknown: Sarah Forbes
Producer: Bobby Jaye
Editor: Graham Gaul

: Kaleidoscope

A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions. Introduced by Robert Hewison
Weather, programme news


Introduced By: Robert Hewison

: News

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday, 9.15 am)

: Sports Session

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


Producer: Roger MacDonald

: Desert Island Discs

Joe Bugner. European heavyweight boxing champion. discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK


Unknown: Joe Bugner.
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker with records


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Bill Fraser , Alan Wheatley and Fraser Kerr in The Ringer by EDGAR WALLACE Stereo adaptation by RAYMOND RAIKES
This play was the turning point in Edgar Wallace 's meteoric career from newspaper boy to dramatist and writer of best-selling fiction. Adapted from his novel of 1925. The Gaunt Stranger, the play scored an immediate success at Wyndham's Theatre, London, in May 1926.
(Bill Fraser is in ' Misalliance at Mermaid Theatre, London)


Unknown: Bill Fraser
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Edgar Wallace
Unknown: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Edgar Wallace
Producer: Raymond Raikes
'Gaunt Stranger': David Davis
Divisional Det Insp Wembury: Alexander John
Central Det Insp Bliss: Geoffrey Collins
Col Walford: Peter Williams
Samuel Hackitt: Bill Fraser
Maurice Meister: Alan Wheatley
Mary Lentey: Kate Binchy
Dr Lomond: Fraser Kerr
Cora Ann Milton: Sandra Clark
John Lentey: John Forrest
Telephone: Operator Juhehallam
Station Sgt Carter: Vernon Joyner
Det Sgt Brown: Robin Browne
Det Con Field: John Samson
PC Atkins: Nigel Graham

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which BARONESS WOOTTON, PROFESSOR A. H. JONES and NIGEL LAWSON exchange ideas with BRIAN REDHEAD


Unknown: Fessor A. H. Jones
Unknown: Nigel Lawson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by REV TREGELLES WILLIAMS with the NORTH WALES SINGERS conductor JAMES Williams


Unknown: Tregelles Williams
Conductor: James Williams

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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