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6.32 Farming Today: DAVID ADDIS
6.50 med wave only Outlook
6.55 Weather, programme news

: News

7.10 On Your Farm
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

From London, Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4's 60-minute worldwide look at the weekend: from Christchurch. NZ, DESMOND LYNAM and PETER JONES report on the closing stages of the 10th
Commonwealth Games
At 7.50 med wave only Travel news and What's on; Weather and programme news at 7.55.
At 8.0
News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 8.30*; Papers at 8.40*.


Introduces: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Peter Jones

: 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
KEITH OVENDEN reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by JOHN MARSH Narrator DAVID WILLMOTT Producers PADDY O'KEEFFF. ANNE SLOMAN , GERRY MONTE


Unknown: Alan Watkins
Unknown: Keith Ovenden
Read By: John Marsh
Producers: Paddy O'Keefff.
Producers: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; Blest are the pure in heart (BBC Hymn Book 318); Canticle 11; Luke 2, vv 22-40 (AV); Jesus, good above aU other (BBC HB 72)

: Pick of the Week

11.30 Announcements

: Sports Parade

Commonwealth Games Special Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM in Christchurch and ALAN PARRY in London
Featuring the highlights of the final day of the Commonwealth Games; with prospects of the day's sport in Britain.
A Radio Sports Unit production


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam
Introduced By: Alan Parry

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook
You and Your Time. Caravans Across the Sea: TIM MATTHEWS investigates the possibilities of hiring a caravan abroad.


Presenter: Roger Cook
Unknown: Tim Matthews

: Top of the Form: The Final: 15: Kirkcudbright Academy, Kirkcudbright V Broadoak School, Weston-super-Mare

Questionmasters John Ellison and Tim Gudgin.
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)

12.55 Weather, programme news


Questionmaster: John Ellison
Questionmaster: Tim Gudgin

: News

: Any Questions?

Rt Hon
Anthony Wedgwood Benn , mp
Rt Hon Edward du Cann. mp
Jacky Gillott. John Cherrington Chairman David Jacobs


Unknown: Anthony Wedgwood Benn
Unknown: Edward du Cann.
Unknown: Jacky Gillott.
Unknown: John Cherrington
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers Entertainment Round-up: by GORDON GOW.
What the European papers say. The week in Woman's Hour.
Family Finance - 4: ELLEN WINSER , stockbroker. advises. The Abortion Act Reviewed: MADELEINE SIMMS and DR MARGARET WHITE discuss possible changes in abortion laws. The Idealist by FRANK O'CONNOR abridged by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE Read by ALAN BARRY


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Gordon Gow.
Unknown: Ellen Winser
Unknown: Madeleine Simms
Unknown: Dr Margaret White
Unknown: Frank O'Connor
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Alan Barry

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Deadly Wit by WILLIAM SMETHURST : a play for radio based on the literary death of John Partridge , astrologer and quack, in 1708. David King as Jonathan Swift and Ronald Herdman as John Partridge
(Anthony Howden is a member of the company at Northampton Repertory Theatre)


Unknown: William Smethurst
Unknown: John Partridge
Unknown: David King
Unknown: Jonathan Swift
Unknown: Ronald Herdman
Unknown: John Partridge
Unknown: With Anthony Howden
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Unknown: Anthony Howden
Mr Yalden: George Woolley
Mr Willis: Richard Carrington
Patrick: Gareth Armstrong
Hugo: Bernard Finch
Mrs Partridge: Patricia Greene
Mr Aylmer: Frank Moorey
Polly: Elizabeth Revill
Mr Dodd: David Fleeshman

: 4th Dimension

Introduced by John Dunn
4.5 Animals Unlimited
Introduced by PHIL DRABBLE
Can you think of a name for a baby giraffe, a new arrival at Twycross Zoo? Today you can also learn how to keep stick insects, and there'll be some fascinating facts about snakes. Producer DILYS BREESE
4.25 Postbag: letters read by ANGELA WALKER. ANDREW WISEMAN
4.30 Captain Whackamors by MICHAEL MASON. 6: Treasure Read by JOHN SLATER
Then the author tells you how to make pipecleaner figures.
4.50 A Day in the Life of ... a soccer manager. JANICE DICKERSON joins JOE MERCER in a typical day at Coventry City FC. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER Editor TREVOR HILL


Introduced By: John Dunn
Unknown: Alexander Guyan
Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Producer: Dilys Breese
Read By: Angela Walker.
Andrew==>: Andrew Wiseman
Unknown: Michael Mason.
Read By: John Slater
Producer: Herbert Smith
Unknown: Janice Dickerson
Unknown: Joe Mercer
Producer: Jock Gallagher
Editor: Trevor Hill

: News

: Kaleidoscope

The best from the week's editions: introduced by Nigel Rees Producer TONY GOULD
5.55 med wave only Weather


Introduced By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tony Gould

: News

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Fay Compton. actress with ROY PLOMLEY
Producer RONALD COOK (Repeated: Monday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Fay Compton.
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

Letter from Paris by DODIE SMITH : adapted from the novel The Reverberator by HENRY JAMES : With
John Standing , Bonnie Hurren John Rowe and Ed Bishop
'Gaston, she may be all you say and even more - she has a sweet expression, I'd take her to be gentle and lovable. And yet she may still make you bitterly unhappy.'
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Dodie Smith
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: John Standing
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Gaston Probert: John Standing
Charles Waterlow: John Rowe
George Flack: Ed Bishop
Delia Dosson: Toby Robbins
Mr Dosson: Ramsay Williams
Francie Dosson: Bonnie Hurren
Suzanne de Brécourt: Madi Hedd
Marguerite de Cliché: Cecile Chevreau
Maxime de Cliché: David Timson
Mr Probert: Godfrey Kenton
Alphonse de BrSeourt: Stephen Thorne

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

John Cole. Clive Jenkins Eddie Robertson in conversation with Brian Redhead


Unknown: John Cole.
Unknown: Clive Jenkins
Unknown: Eddie Robertson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: The Late Show

This week:
Hancock's Half-Hour Waller Mitty Hancock starring Tony Hancock Sidney James. Bill Kerr Hattie Jacques
Kenneth Williams Script by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON Music by WALLY STOTT


Unknown: Waller Mitty Hancock
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James.
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Script By: Ray Galton
Script By: Alan Simpson
Music By: Wally Stott
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline

: News

preceded by Weather
12.6 am* Inshore forecast

: Closedown

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