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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 Aspet introduces Radio 4's 60-miniite worldwide look at the weekend.
Travel news and What's on 7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including Sportsdesk; at 8.30* Sports Spot; at 8.40* Today's Papers


Introduces: Michael Aspet

: 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 PATRICK COSGRAVE
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
MICHAEL MOLYNEUX reviews what the weeklies have to say with illustrations read by ROY WILLIAMSON


Unknown: Patrick Cosgrave
Unknown: Michael Molyneux
Narrator: Roy Williamson
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning (new edition) p 71; 0 praise ye the Lord! (BBC HB 279) ; Psalm 145. vv 1-13: 1 Corinthians 4, vv 1-5. 15-20 (rsv); Praise the Lord! (BBC HB 16)

: Pick of the Week

11.30 Announcements

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
News and prospects for the days sport, featuring: Football in England and Scotland; Racing from Newmarket; Rugby Union; Rugby League. (Sport on 2: from 2.2 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time
Feathered Fancy: why do people spend damp hours, much too early in the morning, watching the movements of sparrow, finch and hawk? NIGEL MURPHY observes the world of the bird-watcher.


Presenter: Roger Cook
Unknown: Nigel Murphy

: Forces' Chance

A weekly quiz on music and general knowledge with the Services stationed in West Germany and Gibraltar.
Questions set, devised and produced by MICHAEL TUKE-HASTINGS (by arrangement with the BFBS) (Repeated: Friday, 6-15 pm)
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Nan Winton
Unknown: Josie Savage
Unknown: Jerry Evans
Unknown: Mike Cartwright
Unknown: Questionmaster Alun Williams
Duced By: Michael Tuke-Hastings

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Robens Nicholas Monsarrat
Lady Howe, James Burke Chairman David Jacobs from Reading


Unknown: Lord Robens Nicholas Monsarrat
Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers The week in Woman's Hour.
Air Letter from Indonesia: sent by SHIRLEY DEANE.
Guest Sir William Glock, until recently BBC's Controller of Music, who says: what the European papers say. Fit for Work?: advice on keeping healthy for women at work. 1: a married woman with a family.
Interlude at Spanish Harbour by MARGERY SHARP abridged by FIONA MACPHERSON Read by JOHN MOFFATT


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Shirley Deane.
Unknown: Sir William Glock
Unknown: Margery Sharp
Abridged By: Fiona MacPherson
Read By: John Moffatt

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Guest Who Invited Himself A play for radio by c. j. STEPHENSON : based on a story by FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY with Norman Shelley
' The reason I've come here is to see you on your wedding day. Am I to have the privilege of meeting the bride, your charming wife?' But State Councillor Pralinsky has other motives for attending the nuptials of his junior clerk.


Unknown: C. J. Stephenson
Story By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Unknown: Councillor Pralinsky
Producer: John Cardy
Pralinsky: Norman Shelley
Nikiforov: Godfrey Kenton
Shipulenko: Clifford Rose
Pseldonimov: Sam Dastor
Mme Pseldonimov, his molher: Betty Hardy
Cleopatra Semyonovna, his bride: Bonnie Hurren
Mlekopitaev, her father: Manning Wilson
Anya,her mother: Betty Huntley-Wright
Zubikov: Timothy Bateson
Shubin: Haydn Jones
Policeman: David Sinclair
Wedding guest: Diana Bishop

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners. Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN With NIGEL LAMBERT , GARARD GREEN, and JO MANNING WILSON Producer MICHAEL ROLFE
4.5Sportscene goes back-stage at Elland Road. home of Leeds United, and talks to twin brothers who think that Manchester City and Manchester United are the greatest teams in the world. Introduced and produced by DON MOSEY
4.25 Postbag: some more of your letters read by SUSAN ONIGBANJO and MICHAEL SCOTT.
4.30 Harry the Boot
MARTIN MUNCASTER reads the comedy stories by RICHARD COMPTON-HALL .
3: War is ... declared Producer JOHN CARDY
4.45 Showbiz Kids: PETER GLAZE talks to the sons and daughters of show business stars. Who will he meet today? Producer BOBBY JAYE Editor GRAHAM GAUI. D
4D annual, 80p: see page 82


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Alexander Guyan
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Producer: Michael Rolfe
Produced By: Don Mosey
Read By: Susan Onigbanjo
Read By: Michael Scott.
Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Stories By: Richard Compton-Hall
Producer: John Cardy
Producer: Bobby Jaye
Editor: Graham Gaui.

: 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 Gordon Snell Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
Weather, programme news


Introduced By: Gordon Snell
Producer: Alan Haydock

: News

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Peter Rogers , producer of ' Carry On' films, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK


Unknown: Peter Rogers
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: A Boston Story

A comedy by Ronald Gow based on the novel "Watch and Ward" by Henry James
with Tony Britton and Bonnie Hurren

"I have heard of men who shot themselves after a refusal - or married another - or even took to drink. But never of one who adopted a girl to make her into the perfect wife!"
(Tony Britton is in "No, No, Nanette" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)

9.58 Weather


Writer: Ronald Cow
Based on a novel by: Henry James
Pianist: Martin Goldstein
Producer: Betty Davies
Roger Lawrence: Tony Britton
Lucinda: Georgina Anderson
Hubert Lawrence: John Rowe
Isabel Keith: Madi Hedd
Nora Lambert: Bonnie Hurren
George Fenton: Blain Fairman

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Mary Warnock Eric Midwinter Dr Harry Judge in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (from Manchester)


Unknown: Mary Warnock
Unknown: Eric Midwinter
Unknown: Dr Harry Judge

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers led by FR WILLIAM ANDERSON with the choir of Notre Dame High School, Dumbarton conducted by JEAN GRAHAM


Unknown: Fr William Anderson
Conducted By: Jean Graham

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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