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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 (from Birmingham)
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

Desmond Lynam introduces Radio 4s 60-minute 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: Desmond Lynam

: Weather

: News

: Saturday Briefing

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)
9.30 The Weekly World
WALTER TAPLIN reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by BRIAN EMPRINGHAM
9.45 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ALAN WATKINS


Unknown: Walter Taplin
Read By: Brian Empringham
Narrator: Alan Watkins
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 54: Holy Father, in thy mercy (BBC Hymn Book 386): Psalm 36; Acts 3, v 16 to 4, v 4 (NEB); Lord of all hopefulness (BBC He 309)

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.


Introduced By: John Ellison
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: Sports Parade

Latest news and prospects of a big afternoon's sport, including Athletics, Lawn Tennis. Racing, Golf, Soccer and Cricket.


Introduced By: Nigel Starmer-Smith
Producer: John Haslam

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy You and Your Time
Anyone for Squash?: as more people play squash to keep them fit, what will it keep them fit for?. The rules by KEVIN D'ARCY


Presenter: Nigel Murphy

: Brain of Britain

Second Round: featuring each week winners from the first round of the contest. 5: North of England
MARGARET TODD (Yorkshire) retired lecturer
DONALD BURSLAM (Lancashire) civil servant
PETER RICHAHDSON (Lancashire) photographic technician
(Repeated: Friday. 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Donald Burslam
Unknown: Peter Richahdson

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Mancroft. John Junor The Bishop of Woolwich Baroness Phillips
Chairman David Jacobs from Greenwich. London


Unknown: Lord Mancroft. John Junor
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Afternoon Theatre

The Narrow Forfeit by BRIAN LEE with Colin Blakely. Nora Nicholson and Clive Swift
Flood warnings are up along the coast when two strange men arrive at a fenland village. Mace - a giant of a man - and Billy, his companion, describe themselves as ' walking gentlemen.' The fearful inhabitants are not pleased to see them. but the village matriarch. Granny B. is convinced that they come to fulfil a legend and restore the Narrow manhood....
(Colin Blakely and Nora Nicholson are in ' A Doll's House' at the Criterion Theatre, London)


Unknown: Brian Lee
Unknown: Colin Blakely.
Unknown: Nora Nicholson
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin
Unknown: Colin Blakely
Unknown: Nora Nicholson
Mace: Colin Blakely
Granny B: Nora Nicholson
Billy: Clive Swift
PC Arthur Wilkes: John Hollis
Bodger: Geoffrey Matthews
Daniel: Peter Tuddenham
Bert: Nigel Graham
Noreen: Helen Worth
Lucy: Bonnie Hurren
Lady social worker: Hilda Schroder
Grocer: Anthony Hall

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Anne Gregg
The week in Woman's Hour. What the European papers say. It's Foolish but its Fun: JEANINE MCMVLLEN visits some follies and finds out how these eccentric buildings came into being.
Plan Your Own Pension: but don'over-tax yourself.
What's New for the Home: ALICE HOPE reports.
Down Under the Thames by RUMER GODDEN abridged by ANN REES JONES read by DIANA OLSSON


Introduced By: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Jeanine McMvllen
Unknown: Rumer Godden
Abridged By: Ann Rees
Read By: Diana Olsson

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners Adventures of the Incredible Dr McLoon by BRIAN THOMPSON With JOHN FRANKLYN-ROBBINS and CAROLE HAYMAN Producer TONY CLIFF
4.5 Railway Magazine including Festiniog Extension: a report on the work by enthusiasts who are rebuilding the narrow-gauge railway in the mountains of North Wales. Introduced by TOM HEANEY Producer REX CHRISTIANSEN
4.25 Sports Competition
Who? When? Where? Why?
How well do you know your sport and its personalities? Premium Bond prizes for the winners.
Introduced by PETER WHEELER
(Entries to: 4th Dimension, BBC. London W1A 4WW)
4.30 Popinjay Stairs by GEOFFREY TREASE. A new serial play in four parts set in the days of King Charles II 1: Strictly Outside the Law


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Producer: Tony Cliff
Introduced By: Tom Heaney
Producer: Rex Christiansen
Introduced By: Peter Wheeler
Unknown: Geoffrey Trease.
Producer: Harry Catlin
Editor: Graham Gauld
Colonel Rackerby: Ralph Truman
Hooker: John Hollis
Serving Man: John Samson
Denzil Swift: Michael Harbour
Samuel Pepys: Derek Smith
Doctor Fane: Geoffrey Bayldon
Deborah Fane: Lisa Harrow
Mr Swift: Godfrey Kenton
Boatman: William Sleigh
Mrs Vanderloo: Hilda Schroder
Bosun Winter: William Eedle
Evans: Anthony Hall

: Kaleidoscope

A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions. Introduced by Robert Hewlson


Introduced By: Robert Hewlson

: 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

Basil Dean. theatre director and film producer, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY i in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK


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 Venus of Konpara by JOHN MASTERS dramatised by NORMAN PAINTING with Liane Aukin as Rukmini
' ... within seven days of my coming to my lord Mohan, we two. with four others, were called by destiny to search for an ancient statue, and in so doing to learn the truth about our deepest selves ... '
Ian Richardson as Kendrick Peter Dyneley as Smith and Sam Dastor as Mohan
With HUGH WARD and DEV SAGOO Producer ANTHONY CORNISH (from Birmingham)
(Ian Richardson is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Co)


Unknown: John Masters
Dramatised By: Norman Painting
Unknown: Liane Aukin
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Kendrick Peter Dyneley
Unknown: Sam Dastor
Unknown: Hugh Ward
Unknown: Dev Sagoo
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Unknown: Ian Richardson
MARIGOLD SHARMAN: Barbara Kendrick
Foster: Graham Weston
Huttoo Lall: Renu Setna

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which ANTHONY STORR , MARY MIDGLEY and BRIAN JACKSON exchange ideas with BRIAN REDHEAD Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Anthony Storr
Unknown: Mary Midgley
Unknown: Brian Jackson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by REV HUBERT HOSKINS


Unknown: Hubert Hoskins

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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