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

: 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 70-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

Radio 4 fills you in on the political scene at home and abroad, starting with
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 Talking Politics
A summer series In which leading politicians talk to ANTHONY KING about themselves and their lives in and away from politics.
1: RT HON SIR KEITH JOSEPH , MP, Secretary of State for Social Services
Minister's modesty: page 4
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
COLIN valdar reviews what the weeklies have to say with illustrations read by MARTIN MUNCASTER


Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: Sir Keith Joseph
Narrator: Martin Muncaster
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Martin Cox
Producers: Bernard Tate
Producers: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 96; Thy kingdom come! (BBC HB 28); Psalm 82; Acts 20, vv 16-27 (NED); Christ for the world we sing! (BBC HB'172).

: Pick of the Week

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


Introduced By: John Ellison

: Sports Parade

Introduced by ALAN PARRY
Previewing the afternoon'sport, including: Racing from Goodwood; Athletics from Oslo; Swimming; Rowing; Golf; County Cricket.


Introduced By: Alan Parry
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time Left on the Plate: in this month's food column DEREK COOPER looks at the multifarious uses of mustard and the mixed blessings of some of our latest food additives.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Roger Cook

: 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 (iii)
MRS JENNY GRAVES (Gloucester) landscape architect
DR GLYN COURT (Somerset) linguist
FRANK Swansea) civil servant
BARRY OWEN (Flintshire) chemist
Questions set and programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday. 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Mrs Jenny Graves
Unknown: Dr Glyn Court
Unknown: Barry Owen
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Robens
Lord David Cecil Dame Mary Green David Dimbleby
Chairman David Jacobs from Bramley, Hampshire


Unknown: Dame Mary Green
Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Anne Gregg The week in Woman's Hour.
What the European papers say. Worth a Detour - 2: COLIN SEMPER visits the Waterways
Museum at Stoke Bruerne. near Northampton.
Small Jobs in the Garden: seasonal tips from GEOFF AMOS. Entertainment Round-up: GORDON GOW
DAVID MARCH reads Auntie Mame by PATRICK DENNIS (5)


Introduced By: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Geoff Amos.
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Patrick Dennis

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: But One Poor Noah

by Patricia Griffiths
with Patricia Leventon as Ruth Lane

John: Have it if you want it and if you want it then so do I. But if you don't want it then I'll see the doctor myself.
Ruth: I don't want the baby. But the baby wants me. He's forcing himself on me, trying to make me love him so that I won't get rid of him.

(medium wave only)


Writer: Patricia Griffiths
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin
Ruth Lane: Patricia Leventon
Mother: Betty Huntley-Wright
Doctor: Haydn Jones
John Lane: Vernon Joyner
Helen: Anna Barry
Julia Lane: Julie Hallam

: 4th Dimension

medium wore only
John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners Adventures of the Incredible Dr McLoon by BRIAN THOMPSON With JOHN FRANKLYN-ROBBINS and FIONA WALKER
4.5 Use Your Wits
The nationwide word-game contest devised by TONY SHRYANE compiled by PETER MOORE
5: Bristol (Marlwood School. Alverton). JILLIAN BENNETT and ALISON BLENKIRON challenge DAVID POWELL and JAMES VOWLES. Chairman TOM COYNE
4.20 Fantastic Facts
The unusual, interesting, fascinating and amazing: presented by JANICE DICKERSON
4.30 White Rose and Wanderer The book by MOLLY HOLDEN Read by JUNE BARRIE
4: Member of the Household Producer PAMELA HOWE
4.50 Meet ... Jimmy Savile Producer ELIZABETH SMITH Editor GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown: Fiona Walker
Producer: Tony Cliff
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Peter Moore
Unknown: Jillian Bennett
Unknown: Alison Blenkiron
Unknown: David Powell
Unknown: James Vowles.
Unknown: Tom Coyne
Unknown: Janice Dickerson
Producer: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith
Book By: Molly Holden
Read By: June Barrie
Producer: Pamela Howe
Unknown: Jimmy Savile
Producer: Elizabeth Smith
Editor: Graham Gauld

: 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 Brian J. Ford Producers
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Rosemary Hart.
Unknown: Michael Bright
Unknown: Louise Purslow
Unknown: Joy Hatwood

: News

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

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


Producer: Roger MacDonald

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Colin Welland, actor and playwright, discusses with Roy Plomley (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to desert island.
(Colin Welland is in 'Say Goodnight to Grandma' at the St Martin's Theatre, London)
Desert Island amenities: Letters, page 55


Castaway: Colin Welland
Presenter/Devised by: 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: Murder at the Eisteddfod

A play for radio by Brian Evans.
It is Crowning Day at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. The winning poet is robed and escorted to the stage, but as his name is announced he slips from the bardic chair...
(Repeated Monday 3.5pm)

9.58 Weather


Author: Brian Evans
Producer: Lorraine Davies
Angharad Rogers: Petra Davies
Glenys Lane: Victoria Plucknett
Det-Supt John Wright: Douglas Blackwell
Mary Wright: Margaret John
Chief Constable: Dillwyn Owen
Sgt Williams: Huw Thomas
Gerwyn Arfon: Michael Povey
Meirion Matthews: Gareth Lewis
John ap Rhys: Ray Handy

: Weather

: News

: The Entertainers

Top Marx for Comedy
The Marx Brothers' story told in clips from their films, and from Groucho's one-man shows and interviews: with BOB HOULTON on Marxian economics and MADAME STILES-ALLEN on Groucho the TV Quizmaster. Presented and arranged by FRANK DIXON
Producer HERBERT SMITH (from Manchester)


Arranged By: Frank Dixon
Producer: Herbert Smith

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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