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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
Producer Anthony PARKIN
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; and at 8.50* The primrose path from Bath to Reading.... following in MALCOLM BILLINGS'S footsteps along the Kennet and Avon Canal. Series producer JOANNA HiCKSON


Introduces: Michael Aspel
Producer: Joanna Hickson

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
9.30 Conference Special
ALAN WATSON reports on the TUC at Blackpool and discusses the week's main issues with some of the people in and behind the headlines.
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
J. w. m. THOMPSON reviews what the weeklies have to say with illustrations read by STUART FORSYTH


Unknown: Alan Watson
Narrator: Stuart Forsyth
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

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New Every Morning p 96; For the might of thine arm (BBC HB 242): Psalm 29: St Mark 7, vv 1-23 (av); Around the throne of God (BBC HB 237)

: Announcements

: Sports Parade

Introduced by ALAN PARRY
News and prospects for all the day's big events including: Football in England and Scotland: Racing at Newbury; International Athletics at Edinburgh: Golf; Cricket; Rugby Union and Rugby League. (Sport on 2: from 2.2 pm)


Introduced By: Alan Parry

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time
Food Column: Among other things in this month's food column, DEREK COOPER will be finding out how the Government's Food Science Division protects the shopper.
With other items and your let. ters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Roger Cook
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Forces' Chance

A weekly quiz on music and general knowledge with the Services stationed in West Germany and Gibraltar.
7th Field Ambulance, RAMC. Osnabruck, West Germany TONY SPARGO , MARK TWELLS DEREK BETTANY , TERRY FARO
Questionmaster ALUN WILLIAMS Questions set. devised and produced by MICHAEL TUKEHASTINGS (by arrangement with the BFBS) (Repeated: Friday. 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Nan Winton
Unknown: Tony Spargo
Unknown: Mark Twells
Unknown: Derek Bettany
Unknown: Terry Faro
Unknown: Questionmaster Alun Williams
Duced By: Michael Tukehastings

: News

: The Entertainers

One of the greatest
Dame Cicely Courtneidge , who has celebrated over 70 years on the stage, tells her own fascinating story.


Unknown: Dame Cicely Courtneidge

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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Introduced by Anne Gregg The week in Woman's Hour.
What the European papers say. Guest Virginia Wade
What's New for the Home: DIANA POLLOCK reports.
Mammon's Mile: FRANCES CAIRNCROSS and HAMISH MCRAE examine our financial institutions.
With Pipe and Drum: DOREEN MUSKETT and MICHAEL MUSKETT on the development of folk instruments. The Correspondents by MARGERY ALLINGHAM abridged by EVANGELINE BANKS Read by Carleton Hobbs


Introduced By: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Guest Virginia Wade
Unknown: Diana Pollock
Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Unknown: Hamish McRae
Unknown: Doreen Muskett
Unknown: Michael Muskett
Unknown: Margery Allingham
Abridged By: Evangeline Banks
Read By: Carleton Hobbs

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Visiting Time by DOMINIC LE POF.R POWER with Through a series of comic mishaps a shy young man finds himself trapped in a kangaroo suit.
Producer Richard WORTLEY


Producer: Richard Wortley
Mrs Ivy Pond: Sheila Grant
Norman Pond: Derek Seaton
Barry Benson: Robin Browne
Doctor: William Eedle
Sylvia Brown: Emily Richard
Ronald Brown: Haydn Jones
Alice Farthing: Hilda Schroder
Johnny Nero: Blain Fairman
Steve Derbyshire: Gary Hope
Television reporter: Sam Dastor

: 4th Dimension

Medium wave only
Introduced by John Dunn
Adventures of the Incredible Dr McLoon by BRIAN THOMPSON With JOHN FRANLYN-ROBBINS and FIONA WALKER
4.5 Day Out at the Wildfowl Trust, Slimbridge
BEVERLEY and DAVID are joined again by LESLIE DUNN for a visit to Sir Peter Scott 's centre of bird life and conservation study in Gloucestershire. DR JANET KEAR shows them round. Producer RICHARD MADDOCK
4.25 Postbag: some of your letters read by KIM CLIFFORD and GARY KEMP.
4.30 The Hawks and the Doves A thriller series for the young and fearless: written for radio by PAT and DEREK HODDINOTT
3: Operation: The King of Diamonds
The young heir to the throne of the Middle Eastern state of Tarra has been abducted.
4D annual, 80p: see page 78


Introduced By: John Dunn
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: John Franlyn-Robbins
Unknown: Leslie Dunn
Unknown: Sir Peter Scott
Unknown: Dr Janet Kear
Producer: Richard Maddock
Read By: Kim Clifford
Read By: Gary Kemp.
Read By: Derek Hoddinott
Unknown: Derek Hoddinott
Editor: Graham Gauld
Sam: Chris Range
Vie: David Griffin
Brad: Nigel Anthony
Ambassador: Manning, Wilson
Agal: Anthony Hall
Sadar: Rolf Lefebvre
Faisel: John Samson
Prince Neguib: Sam Dastor
Producers DAVID H: Godfrey And

: News

: Kaleidoscope

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


Introduced By: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Alan Haydock
Unknown: Miriam Rapp

: News

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday, 9.15 am)
AUstair Coofce will be featured in RADIO TIMES Anniversary Special on sale 13 September, SOp


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Joyce Carey. actress, discusses with Roy PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records she would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday. 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Joyce Carey.
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

Records introduced by Richard Baker
(Shortened edn: Thurs, 9.5 am)


Introduced By: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Semi-detached House by EMILY EDEN: adapted for radio by THEA HOLME with Elizabeth Spriggs
Sheila Brennan. John Rowe Valerie Sarruf
A semi-detached house in the suburbs of London was no better regarded by the snobs of 1858 than it would be by the snobs of today. Lady Chester learnt with dismay of her husband's plans to move into such a house, but It turned out to be not entirely what she expected.
(Repeated: Monday. 3.5 pm)


Radio By: Thea Holme
Unknown: Elizabeth Spriggs
Unknown: Sheila Brennan.
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Valerie Sarruf
Producer: Jane Graham
Narrator: Lynn Farleigh
Arthur, Lord Chester: John Forrest
Blanche, Lady Chester: Julie Hallam
Rose: Emily Richard
Janet: Madeleine Cannon
Mrs Hopkinson: Elizabeth Spriggs
Charles Willis: John Rowe
Little Charlie: Penny Dixon
Aileen: Bonnie Hurren
Baroness Sampson: Sheila Brennan
Moses: Vernon Joyner
Rachel Monteneros: Valerie Sarruf
Baron Sampson: Hugh Sullivan
Col Hilton: John Samson
Capt Harcourt: David Timson
Mr Greydon: Hugh Ross
Capt Hopkinson: Michael Shannon

: Weather

: News

: The Silent Years

Bedrich Smetana , composer of The Bartered Bride and founder of modern Czech music, wrote some of his finest works after he had suffered the most grievous affliction that can overtake a musician - total deafness.
Written and presented by IAN HORSBRUGH with Other parts read by RONALD HARVI and ALAN MOORE Producers CILLIAN HUSH and STANLEY WILLIAMSON (from Manchester)


Unknown: Bedrich Smetana
Presented By: Ian Horsbrugh
Read By: Ronald Harvi
Read By: Alan Moore
Smetana: Paul Webster

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers led by ANDREW BARR


Unknown: Andrew Barr

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