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6.32 Farming Today
Stuart Forsyth

6.50 Outlook
Reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern

6.55 Weather, programme news


Presenter (Farming Today): 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

Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4's 60-minute worldwide look at the weekend.
7.50 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


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
BBC correspondents throughout the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people.
9.30 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ROBERT CARVEL
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
WALTER TAPLIN reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by MARTIN MUNCASTER


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Unknown: Walter Taplin
Narrator: Martin Muncaster
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Martin Cox

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 11; New every morning is the love (BBC Hymn Book 408); Psalm 116; Acts 11. vv 1-18 (NEB); 0 Love. how deep (BBC HB 73)

: Pick of the Week

11.30 Announcements

: Sports Parade

Latest news and prospects of a big afternoon's sport including: Lawn Tennis from Wimbledon; Racing from Kempton Park; Rowing from Henley; Cricket. Producer TONY SMITH


Introduced By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Tony Smith

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time
Bicycle Boom: DAVID WILLMOTT reports on a two-wheeled investigation on the cycling comeback.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Roger Cook
Unknown: David Willmott

: Brain of Britain

Second Round: featuring each week winners from the first round of the contest. 8: Wales
(Details as Friday. 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Russell Braddon , Jack Medley Rosamund John Michael Clayton
Chairman David Jacobs from Windermere


Unknown: Russell Braddon
Unknown: Jack Medley
Unknown: Rosamund John
Unknown: Michael Clayton
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Anne Gregg The week in Woman's Hour.
What the European papers say. Entertainment Round-Up: by GORDON GOW.
Small Jobs in the Garden: seasonal tips from GEOFF AMOS. Six Months Later: BRENDA KID-MAN has been following the progress of a Ugandan Asian family since they arrived in this country.
Auntie Mame by PATRICK DENNIS abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by David March
(First of six instalments)


Introduced By: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Gordon Gow.
Unknown: Geoff Amos.
Unknown: Patrick Dennis
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: David March

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Mortal Gesture by THEODORE WILDEN translated from the German by G. THEINER with William Eedle and Peter Williams
WILHELMS: The foreman tells me you think it's going to cave in ... What gave you that idea?
TONY: I know how It goes.... a stone falls, and another.... and then it all comes down like a ton of bricks ...


Unknown: Theodore Wilden
Unknown: G. Theiner
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Peter Williams
Producer: David H.Godfrey
Tony Hildebrand: William Eedle
KlaUS: Fraser Kerr
Foreman Draage: Haydn Jones
Wilhelms: Wilfrid Carter
Dr Kolwitz: Brian Haines
Chaplain: Vernon Joyner
Tony's father: Godfrey Kenton
Father Borchett: Peter Williams

: 4th Dimension

Introduced by John Dunn

Adventures of the Incredible Dr McLoon
by Brian Thompson
With John Franklyn-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
4: Manchester (Wright Robinson High School). Julie Terry and Joanne Bevins challenge Mark Barlow and Philip Craddock. Chairman Tom Coyne

4.20 Sports Competition Results: Don Mosey gives the answers to his quiz and names the prizewinners

4.25 4D Disc: Paddy Kingsland, who composed our signature tune, talks about that and other radiophonic music of his, now released on a BBC LP - 4th Dimension.

4.30 Popinjay Stairs
by Geoffrey Trease
4: High Tide at Midnight
Producer Harry Catlin


Introduced By: John Dunn
Writer (Adventures of the Incredible Dr McLoon): Brian Thompson
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Producer (Adventures of the Incredible Dr McLoon): Tony Cliff
Unknown: Peter Moore
Unknown: Wright Robin
Unknown: Julie Terry
Unknown: Joanne Bevins
Unknown: Tom Coyne
Producer (Popinjay Stairs): Harry Catlin
Editor: Graham Gauld
Denzil Swift: Michael Harbour
Deborah Fane: Lisa Harrow
Colonel Rackerby: Ralph Truman
Orange girl: Bonnie Hurren
Samuel Pepys: Derek Smith
Dr Fane: Geoffrey Bayldon
Mrs Vanderloo: Hilda Schroder
Alderman Springer: Brian Haines
Bos'n Winter: William Eedle
Boatman: David Gooderson
Joe Chandler: John Hollis
Evans: Anthony Hall
Old woman: Diana Olsson
Old man: David Timson

: News

: 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 Gillian Strickland
Weather, programme news


Introduced By: Gillian Strickland
Producers: Rosemary Hart
Introduced By: Miriam Rapp
Unknown: Louise Purslow

: News

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

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


Producer: Roger MacDonald

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Wilfrid Van Wyck , retired impresario. discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island.
(Repeated: Monday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Wilfrid van Wyck
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.
(Shortened edn: Thurs, 9.5 am)


Introduces: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Ministry of Fear

by Graham Greene
Dramatised for radio by Geoffrey M. Matthews
[Starring] George Baker, Angela Pleasence, Sydney Taller, Vernon Joyner

'You may think it funny. Mr Rennit, but somebody tried to kill me last night. That may not sound important when it's happening to so many others, but it has made me angry.'


Author: Graham Greene
Dramatised by: Geoffrey M. Matthews
Producer: Colin Tucker
Rowe: George Baker
Anna: Angela Pleasence
Dr Forester: Sydney Tafler
Prentice: Vernon Joyner
Beavis: John Gabriel
Hilfe: Terry Scully
Johns: David Timson
Fullove/Major Stone: Timothy Bateson
Cost/Rennit: Anthony Hall
Mrs Bellairs: Diana Olsson
Mrs Purvis: Hilda Schroder
Woman at fete/Maid: Clare Horn

: Weather

: News

: Jack de Manio Requests the Pleasure

of the company of Roy Plomley to present a miscellany of poetry and prose before an audience in Broadcasting House, London.


Unknown: Roy Plomley
Readers: Gary Watson
Readers: Gail MacFarlane
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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