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6.32 Farming Today
6.50 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 (Birmingham)

7.40 Today's Papers

7.45 Outlook


Producer (On Your Farm): 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 Sportsdesk; at 8.30* Sports Spot; at 8.40' Today's Papers


Presenter: Michael Aspel

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent

9.30 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Alan Watkins

10.0 News

10.2 The Weekly World
Gerard Evans reviews what the weeklies have to say with illustrations read by Roy Williamson
Narrator Bryan Martin


Unknown: Alan Watkins
Unknown: Gerard Evans
Narrator: Roy Williamson
Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

New Every Morning p 34; Blest be the everlasting God (BBC Hymn Book 486); Psalm 57; Isaiah 26, vv 1-12 (RSV); All praise to thee (BBC HB 119)

: Pick of the Week

Nancy Wise makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced by John Ellison

11.30 Announcements


Presenter: John Ellison

: Sports Parade

Introduced by Desmond Lynam
News and prospects of the day's sport, featuring: Football in England and Scotland; Racing at Ascot; Rugby Union; Rugby League.


Presenter: Desmond Lynam

: News

: You and Yours: You and Your Time

Presenter Roger Cook
Saturday's Supermen: more and more men are on the loose with the weekly housekeeping money. Just how well do they cope?
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Top of the Form

(Details as Friday, 6.15 pm)

12.55 Weather, programme news

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Soper, Ludovic Kennedy, Jean Rook , Basil de Ferranti
Chairman David Jacobs
from Carlisle


Panellist: Lord Soper
Panellist: Ludovic Kennedy
Panellist: Jean Rook
Panellist: Basil de Ferranti
Chairman: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers The week in Woman's Hour. Guest J. B. Priestley
Sauce and Resource: a test of ingenuity in the kitchen. PADDY FEENY faces BARBARA KELLY and JOHN SHERWOOD with crises every cook dreads.
What the European papers say. Nothing to be miserable about: HILARY POLE is physically but not spiritually paralysed.
The Daughters of the Late Colonel by KATHERINE MANSFIELD abridged by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE Read by ANN MORRISH


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: John Sherwood
Unknown: Hilary Pole
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Ann Morrish

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: The plays of Philip Levene: Murder Beyond

A series of the most successful plays of this popular story-teller.

'You know, when I got back from the funeral, I got the feeling he was in the house. Oh I know it's quite ridiculous. Perhaps I did imagine the smoke, and probably moved the furniture without thinking. There can'be any other explanation, can there?'


Writer: Philip Levene
Producer: Michael Heffernan
Alice Gardner: Eileen Derbyshire
Dr Fletcher: Geoffrey Banks
Hilary Sands: Joanna Tope
Insp Alchin: Graham Roberts
Sgt Treeves: Sam Dastor
Stephen Kendall: David Mahlowe

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners. Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN Super captain and supercat sally forth from Radio Castle once more!
4.5 All Yours
More poetry, music and stones written and performed by you.
4.25 Christmas Films
SARAH FORBES reviews the holiday screen attractions.
4.30 Duke Diamond
The space fiction serial play in six parts by ROBIN SMYTH 5: Revenge!
Under the general amnesty to celebrate the dawn of the 26th century, criminals serving sentences of suspended animation are freed. But Alikon, the Robot, seeks revenge.
Radiophonic special sounds and music by DICK MILLS
Play produced and programme edited by GRAHAM GAULD
4D annual, 80p: see page 78


Introduces: John Dunn
Radio By: Alexander Guyan
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Unknown: Sarah Forbes
Unknown: Robin Smyth
Music By: Dick Mills
Edited By: Graham Gauld
Duke Diamond: John Pullen
Swish: William Sleigh
Alikon: David Jarrett
Yangor: Jonathan Scott
Eturnus: Alan Wheatley
Colosina: Hilda Schroder
Kek: Nigel Graham
J D C: Anthony Daniels

: 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 Nigel Rees

5.55 Weather, programme news


Presenter: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tony Gould

: News

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke's Choice: p 5. Book, Alistair Cooke 's America: from booksellers, £5.00


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Alexander Young , tenor, discusses with Roy Plomley (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island.


Castaway: Alexander Young
Presenter/Devised by: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

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


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre: M'sieur from Armenteer

A new play for radio by A. R. Rawlinson
with Maurice Denham, Clifford Rose, Frances Jeater

Lord Ghisbert is seriously ill. His grand-daughter believes that he might recover if she can find a very old friend of his with whom he had a violent quarrel nearly 30 years ago. When she eventually traces the man. she discovers that the argument stemmed from an incident which took place during the First World War.
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)
9.58 Weather


Writer: A. R. Rawlinson
Producer: Martin Jenkins
James Lord Ghisbert: Maurice Denham
Nurse/ATS Officer: Sandra Clark
Doctor/Mr Makeby: Manning Wilson
Mrs Olwen: Kathleen Helme
Lord Ghisbert's secretary Susan: Betty Huntley-Wright
Colin Trayson: David Valla
Midge Fallor: Frances Jeater
Marion: Pauline Letts
Mr Makeby senior/Second man in pub: Godfrey Kenton
Mervyn Blenton: Clifford Rose
Rene/Man in pub: Nigel Graham
Frances Fallor: Pauline Letts

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

A. W. Allen
Professor Robert Pennington Enid Mumford in conversation with Brian Redhead


Unknown: Professor Robert Pennington
Unknown: Enid Mumford
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

A meditation in preparation for Christmas led by REV MICHAEL MAYNE

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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