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: News

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


Unknown: Robin Hicks

: 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.
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: Michael Aspel

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
9.30 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ROBERT CARVEL
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
ANDREW SINCLAIR reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by MARTIN UUNCASTER
Narrator BRYAN MARTIN Producers


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Narrator: Martin Uuncaster
Narrator: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Martin Cox
Unknown: Bernard Tati

: Daily Service

New Every Morning p 54; My God, my King, thy various praise (BBC Hymn Book 13); Psalm 107. vv 31-42; Acts 16, v 32, to 17. v 3 (NEB); Happy are they (BBC HB 274)

: Pick of the Week

11.30 Announcements

: Sports Parade

Latest news and prospects of a big afternoon's sport, including Athletics. Racing. Lawn Tennis. Cricket, including the Benson and Hedges Cup Final. Producer RICHARD MADDOCK (Sport on 2: from 2.2 pm)


Introduced By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Richard Maddock

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time
The Way There - and Back: FRANCES BERTHEI. SEN finds OUt about the making of maps and their future.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Roger Cook
Unknown: Frances Berthei.

: Brain of Britain

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman ROBERT ROBINSON Semi-final (i)
HUGH STEWART (Bucks) actuary
National Coal Board official JOHN SYKES (Berks) lexicographer
Questions set and programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Donald Boydell
Unknown: John Sykes
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Sir Jack Longland
Lady Barnett. Paul Foot Sir Cyril Kleinwort
Chairman David Jacobs from Buxton. Derbyshire


Unknown: Sir Jack Longland
Unknown: Paul Foot
Unknown: Sir Cyril Kleinwort
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour visits Ghana - the West African State where women hold the purse strings and family ties are binding. Home of the highlife. the cocoa bean, the Volta Dam, ancient forts and castles, fetish priests and modern hospitals.
DAVID MARCH reads Auntie Mame by PATRICK DENNIS (3)
Compiled and presented by WYN KNOWLES and ANNE HOWELLS


Unknown: Patrick Dennis
Presented By: Wyn Knowles
Presented By: Anne Howells

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

At Your Service by CARL AMERY : translated from the German by MICHAEL BULLOCK with Patrick Troughton
Martin Jarvis , Timothy Bateson An East German border-guard escapes to West Berlin. The authorities want to know why.


Unknown: Carl Amery
Unknown: Michael Bullock
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Timothy Bateson
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Beuerle: Patrick Troughton
Kroeger: Martin Jarvis
Cohen: Timothy Bateson
Frau Tarnowska: Diana Olsson
Irene Dorahn: Diana Olsson
Interrogator: David Timson
TV Interviewer: David Timson
Chief of Police: Brian Haines

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Sat. urday show for young listeners Adventures of the Incredible Dr McLoon by BRIAN THOMPSON With JOHN FRANKLYN-ROBBINS and FIONA WALKER
4.5 Focus
SARAH FORBES and her 4th Dimension team look at new films, plays and music especially for you.
4.25 Things to Do
JANICE DICKERSON finds out how you can help when anyone's hurt.
4.30 White Rose and Wanderer The book by MOLLY HOLDEN abridged by VIRGINIA BROWNE -WILKINSON Read by JUNE BARRIE
2: Horseman and Servant Producer PAMELA HOWE
4.59 They Live in a Faraway Land. 2: The Middle East
From Beirut DAVID MCNEIL reports on the daily lives of Arab boys and girls. Editor GRAHAM GAULD


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown: Fiona Walker
Producer: Tony Cliff
Unknown: Sarah Forbes
Producer: Bobby Jaye
Unknown: Janice Dickerson
Producer: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith
Book By: Molly Holden
Abridged By: Virginia Browne
Producer: Pamela Howe
Editor: Graham Gauld

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions. Introduced by Gillian Strickland Producers
Weather, programme news


Introduced By: Gillian Strickland
Unknown: Rosemary Hart
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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Andrew Lloyd Webber , composer, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday. 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
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 Minister

The novel by Maurice Edelman, MP adapted for radio by David Geary with Rosemary Leach as Elizabeth Melville and Nigel Graham as Geoffrey Melville, a young MP with a promising future. After one unguarded moment Geoffrey suddenly finds himself facing both a public and a private crisis.
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING (Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)


Author: Maurice Edelman
Adapted for radio by: David Geary
Producer: Christopher Venning
Elizabeth Melville: Rosemary Leach
Geoffrey Melville: Nigel Graham
Julia Drayford: Olive Lucius
Francis Waters: Nigel Anthony
Butler: Robin Browne
Mr Barry: David Sinclair
Sylvia: Bonnie Hurren
Andrew Collard: Haydn Jones
Howard Forbes: Michael Shannon
Raymond Benson: Nigel Lambert
Alfred Yates: Geoffrey Collins
Comm Granger: Martin Mathews
Mr Speaker: John Forrest
Philip Anderson: Fraser Kerr

: Weather

: News

: Hanged for Adultery?

New light on the Thompson-Bywaters case
Should Edith Thompson have been hanged, along with her lover Frederick Bywaters, for the stabbing of her husband Percy Thompson? Her sister, now in her 70s and silent since the trial 50 years ago, now comes out with her belief in her innocence, and with some facts about Percy Thompson.
Was Edith Thompson hanged not for the knife assault but for attempts at poisoning? Professor Donald Teare, consultant pathologist, puts forward his interpretation of the forensic reports of the time.
Beverley Nichols, then a young reporter covering his first Old Bailey murder trial, explains what made this case so sensational.
A Pin to See the Peepshow: Thur.8 30 pm, BBC2. A deadly affair: cover story, pages 6-7


Unknown: Edith Thompson
Unknown: Frederick Bywaters
Unknown: Percy Thompson
Unknown: Percy Thompson.
Unknown: Edith Thompson
Unknown: Professor Donald Teare
Unknown: Beverley Nichols
Unknown: Sylvia Margolis
Presented By: Fenton Bresler
Presented By: Elizabeth Smith

: Meditation

in words and music based on the work of John Donne led by REV STEWART LAMONT


Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: Stewart Lamont

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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