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: News Summary

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


Unknown: Stuart Forsyth

: 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 4 s 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 8.40' 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 MARTIN MUNCASTER
9.45 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ALAN WATKINS


Unknown: Walter Taplin
Read By: Martin Muncaster
Narrator: Alan Watkins
Producers: Paddy O'Kfeffe
Unknown: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 76; Guide me, 0 thou great Redeemer (BBC Hymn Book 140); Psalm 118. vv 1-14; Acts 6, vv 1-15 (NEB); Be thou my guardian and my guide (BBC HB 135)

: Pick of the Week

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


Introduced By: John Ellison
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: Sports Parade

Introduced by ALAN PARRY
Latest news and prospects of a big afternoon's sport, including Tennis, Racing, Athletics, Golf. Motor Cycling, Cricket. Producer JOHN FENTON
(Sport on 2: from 2.2 pm)


Introduced By: Alan Parry
Producer: John Fenton

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy
You and Your Time
Gypsies: Gill Butcher discusses life on the road with Jeremy Sandford, playwright and editor of the gypsies' newspaper.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Nigel Murphy
Interviewer: Gill Butcher
Interviewee: Jeremy Sandford

: Brain of Britain

Second Round: featuring each week winners from the first round of the contest.
6: North o/ England and Scotland
(Details as Friday. 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson

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: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Rt Hon Denis Healey , mp Peter Kirk. mp Antony Hopkins JackyGillott
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Ludlow. Shropshire


Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Peter Kirk.
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre

The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd by D. H. LAWRENCE with Judy Parfitt
' Why don'you come an' live here? '
1 Nay, you've got your own Dad to live here.'
' Well, you could come as well. Dad shouts when we've gone to bed. an' thumps the table. He wouldn'if you was here.'
Producer cuy VAESEN


Unknown: Mrs Holroyd
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Judy Parfitt
Producer: Cuy Vaesen
Mrs Holroyd: Judy Parfitt
Btackmore: Roy Spencer
Jack: Patricia Leventon
Minnie: Helen Worth
Clara: Jane Knowles
Laura: Christine Welch
Hotroyd: David Brierley
Grandmother: Joan Matheson
Rigley ron: Ald Herdman
Manager: George Woolley
First miner: Christopher Crooks
Second miner: Peter Bourke

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Anne Gregg
The week in Woman's Hour. Sunday Blooming Sunday: a visit to Great Dixter, Wood-perry House, Chettle Lodge - all open to the public on Gardeners' Sunday.
What the European papers say. Books which Evoke Places: discussed by ADRIENNE KEITH COHEN and JEAN ROBERTSON To Uncle, with Love by RUMER GODDEN abridged by ANN REES JONES read by DIANA OLSSON


Introduced By: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Adrienne Keith
Unknown: Jean Robertson
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 Great Day
The excitement, the back. ground, the organisation behind some of the outstanding events of the year.
This month: Wimbledon - the lawn tennis championships Presented by DICK TRACEY Producer GEOFF DOBSON
4.20 Things to do
JOCELYN RYDER-SMITH finds out about making musical instruments at home
4.30 Popinjay Stairs by GEOFFREY TREASE : a serial play in four parts set in the days of King Charles II.
2: Who is Nicholas Ardent


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Producer: Tony Cliff
Presented By: Dick Tracey
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Unknown: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith
Unknown: Geoffrey Trease
Unknown: King Charles Ii.
Producer: Harry Catlin
Editor: Graham Gauld
Bos'n Winter: William Eedie
Denzil Swift: Michael Harbour
Evans: Anthony Hall
Samuel Pepys: Derek Smith
Waterman: David Timson
Orange girl: Bonnie Hurren
Mr Downes: Haydn Jones
Clerk: John Samson
Mrs Vandertoo: Hilda Schroder
Deborah Fane: Lisa Harrow
Serving wench: Julie Hallam
Street vendor: Brian Haines
Tavern keeper: William Sleigh
Dr Fane: Geoffrey Bavldos

: 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 Hewison Producers ROSEMARY HART
Weather, programme news


Introduced By: Robert Hewison
Producers: Rosemary Hart
Unknown: Miriam Rapp
Unknown: Louise Purslow

: 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 ROGER MACDONALD


Producer: Roger MacDonald

: Desert Island Discs

Georgie Fame, singer and composer, with ROY PLOMLEY Producer RONALD COOK


Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker introduces a weekly sequence of favourite music on records.


Introduces: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Mr Whatsisname
A play for radio by MALCOLM hazell , based on The Lunatic at Large by J. STORER CLOUSTON with Dinsdale Landen as Francis Mandell-Essington
A knockabout comedy set in the Edwardian era featuring that amiable - and extremely wealthy - young eccentric,' Francis Mandell-Essington , who combines the foiling of cads with the creation of mayhem.


Unknown: Malcolm Hazell
Unknown: J. Storer Clouston
Unknown: Dinsdale Landen
Unknown: Francis Mandell-Essington
Unknown: Francis Mandell-Essington
Producer: Brian Miller
Twiddel: William Sleigh
Emily: Richenda Carey
Welsh: David Timson
Sherlaw: John Samson
ESCOtt: John Moore
Lady Alicia: Caroline Hunt
Baron von Blitzenberg: Richard Griffiths
Aunt PEGGY: Ann Wood
Dr Congleton: Esmond Rideout
Nemo: Rex Holdsworth
Manager: Charles Mander

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in Which EDWARD DE BONO. PROF GORDON PASK and MAURICE TEMPLE smith exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD


Unknown: Prof Gordon Pask
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers led by JOHN STUART ROBERTS with the NORTH WALES SINGERS conducted by JAMES Williams


Unknown: John Stuart Roberts
Conducted By: James Williams

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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