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6.32 FarmingToday: DAVID ADDIS
Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian intecest and concern
6.55 Weather, programme news

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7.10 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agricultural scene Producer ANTHONY PARKIN (Birmingham)
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4s 60-minute worldwide look at the weekend
Including at 7.50 medium 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

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: 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 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with DAVID WOOD
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'KEEFFE


Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Keith Ovenden
Read By: John Marsh
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 122: When morning gilds the skies (BBC Hymn Book 285): Psalm 34, vv 11-22: Luke 10. vv 1-16 (NEB): 0 dear and heavenly city (BBC HB 251)

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced by DAVID DAVIS Producer JOHN KNIGHT
11.30 Announcements


Introduced By: David Davis
Producer: John Knight

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
News and prospects of the day's sport, featuring: Cup Football in England and Scotland; International Rugby, England v Ireland, Wales v France; Rugby League.
(Sport on 2: from 2.2 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Lyn MacDonald You and Your Time
Large as Life? Back to Nature in Art? With the current interest in natural history in art exhibitions JEANINE MCMULLEN visits a college in Carmarthen. where students specialise in wildlife artistry.


Presenter: Lyn MacDonald
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Brain of Britain 1974

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 2: Home Counties FIONA RUDD (Essex)
MRS GAY BISPING (Surrey) JOHN EDMOND (Bucks) administration manager ALAN ILIFFE (Herts) psychologist
Including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Questions set and programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday. 6.15 pm)
Book, Brain of Britain, 35p: see page 58
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Alan Iliffe
Producer: Martin Fisher

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: Any Questions?

1,000th Edition
A spontaneous discussion by Lord Robens
Rt Hon Richard Marsh Robin Day
Marghanita Laski
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Great Bookham, Surrey
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday at 7.30 pm) to: Any AnswersT BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Unknown: Richard Marsh
Unknown: Robin Day
Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers The week in Woman's Hour.
What the European papers say. Widowhood: JILL BALCON and ELEANOR STEFF in discussion
Gardening: seasonal tips from GEOFF AMOS


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Eleanor Steff
Unknown: Frank O'Connor
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Alan Barry

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Three-Cornered Hat by PEDRO ANTONIO DE ALARCdN translated and dramatised by RAGAN BUTLER
1 I think of you all the time, Frasquita. Your shining hair, your blue eyes, your laughter
'Your Excellency! You mustn' talk to me like that! I'm a respectable woman. And you yourself have a wonderful wife.'
' She doesn' understand me, Frasquita.'


Dramatised By: Ragan Butler
Producer: Margaret Etali
Lucas, the miller: John Hollis
Frasquita, his wife: Christina Gray
Don Eugenio, the Governor: David March
Dona Mercedes,his wife: Betty Huntley-Wright
Bastian,the Bailiff: Sion Probert
Tofiuelo: David Timson
Juán Lopez, the Mayor of Rinconcillo: Peter Cochran
Conchita: Diana Bishop

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners. Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN
4.5 Time Well Spent
Things to do. to make, to collect ... haybox cooking, painting pebbles, treen. Introduced by BRIAN TRUEMAN Producer GILLIAN HUSH
4.25 New Films
SARAH FORBES takes a look at the new releases.
4.30 Smoke Over Shap by MARGARET POTTER
The building of a railway line over Shap Fell brings not only technical problems for the contractor and his men, but trouble between the army of navvies who invade the countryside and some of the local farmers Then there are others who. for financial gain. are ready to sabotage the railway. 2: An Explosive Situation
Concertina player.HAROLD BARNES Play produced and programme edited by TREVOR HILL
4D annual, 80p. see page 58


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Alexander Guyan
Duced By: Brian Trueman
Producer: Gillian Hush
Unknown: Sarah Forbes
Unknown: Margaret Potter
Unknown: Harold Barnes
Edited By: Trevor Hill
Maggie Henderson. housekeeper at -the parsonage: Joan Anstey
Bella Linwood: Merle Kessler
Rev Josiah Linwood: Tom Harrison
Westmorland: Gerard Gifford
Gazette reporter: Alun Bond
Jake Joynson,an overseer: Bill Tate
Tom Bellamy, a local farmer: Ronald Scales
Mrs Bellamy: Freda Jeffries
Ralph Rawlings, squire of Meathrop Hall: Bruce Bould
Patrick O'Leary a bullying navvy: Graham Tennant
Mick Simmons, proprietor of the ' Tommy Shop: David Hatton

: News

: Kaleidoscope

The best from the week's editions: introduced by Nigel Rees Producer TONY GOULD
Weather, programme news


Introduced By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tony Gould

: News

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Roy Fox , bandleader, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Roy Fox
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 Secretary Bird by WILLIAM DOUGLAS HOME
A comedy of marital manner* and bedroom bluff.
Adapted for radio by JOHN G. PITMAN with Producer ROGER PINE
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: William Douglas
Unknown: John G. Pitman
Producer: Roger Pine
Frederick Treves: Hugh Walford
Liz Watford: Elizabeth Morgan
Mrs Grav: Katherine Para
Molly Forsyth: Caroline John
John Brownlow: John Rowe

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Edward Blislien
Professor J. B. Mays
Dr Mia Kellmer Pringle in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (Manchester)


Unknown: Edward Blislien
Unknown: Professor J. B. Mays
Unknown: Dr Mia Kellmer Pringle

: The Late Show

This week:
The Navy Lark with Jon Pertwee. Leslie Phillips and Stephen Murray
A chronicle of events aboard HMS Troutbridge written by LAWRIE WYMAN and involving RICHARD CALDICOT


Unknown: Jon Pertwee.
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Written By: Lawrie Wyman
Unknown: Richard Caldicot
Unknown: Heather Chasbn.
Unknown: Tenniel Evans
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Michael Bates
Announcer: Robin Boyle
Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by REV JOHN LANG


Unknown: John Lang

: News

preceded by Weather
12.6 am* Inshore forecast

: Closedown

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