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6.32 Farming Today: DAVID ADDIS
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
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook

: Today

Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4's 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

: News

: Election Call [number removed]

The Radio Hustings
For the first time in this country during a General Election you can put your questions live by telephone to leading politicians. As the Campaign draws to its close you can raise the issues which you feel have been the most important.
Ring Robin Day to put your questions to the Liberals on their policies and their views of the other Parties' policies. Producers
Call [number removed]from 8.0 am Robin Day's Choice: page 5


Unknown: Walter Waluch
Producer: Bernard Tate

: News

: The Weekly World

KEITH OVENDEN reviews what the weeklies ha ve to say: illustrations read by JOHN MARSH


Unknown: Keith Ovenden
Read By: John Marsh

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 21: May the grace of Christ our Saviour (BBC HB 375); Psalm 15; Acts 1, vv 15-26 (AV); Disposer supreme (BBC HB 226)

: Destination Downing Street

What have the issues been so far and how have the Parties handled them? What are the factors that could be decisive on Polling Day?
Presenter Anthony King Producer MARTIN cox


Presenter: Anthony King
Producer: Martin Cox

: From Our Own Correspondent

11.30 Announcements

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce Yon and Your Time
Food Column: DEREK COOPER with his monthly look at what's new in the world of food.


Presenter: George Luce
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Brain of Britain 1974

Weather, programme news

: News

: Any Questions?

An Election edition with representatives of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal parties. Chairman David Jacobs from Devon


Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers The week in Woman's Hour
The Trend Setters - 2: eating out, from trattorias to chicken joints and hamburgers.
What the European papers say. Town and Gown: BEN DUNCAN takes a light-hearted look at Cambridge through the eyes of the poets who lived and worked there. Readers: ZOE WANAMAKER and TREVOR BOWEN of the Cambridge Theatre Company.
What's New for the Home: SALLY BRADBERY reports.


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Ben Duncan
Readers: Zoe Wanamaker
Readers: Trevor Bowen
Unknown: Sally Bradbery
Unknown: Frank O'Connor
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Alan Barry

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Bread upon the Waters by IVOR WILSON
' Don'play the fool, J.K. You're up to the neck in trouble - we're not the only ones with bills you've been saving for a better day. You're as near bust as you ever will be - and if I ask you to settle our account this month, you're gone. Think about my proposition, J.K. It may not be very ethical, but my God, it's practical.'
Producer ALFRED BRADLEY (Leeds)


Unknown: Ivor Wilson
Producer: Alfred Bradley
J K Kingsley: David Mahlowe
Harriet Kingsley: Barbara Mullaney
Malcolm Kingsley: Alan Rothwell
Christine Carter: Elaine Donnelly
Andrew Carter: John Instrum
Sam Connors: George Malpas
Sir Herbert Long: Geoffrey Banks
Pat Brown: Carole Turner
Pianist: Trevor Holroyd

: 4th Dimension

Introduced by John Dunn
4.5 Dial a Scientist
Send in those science questions that do not seem to have straightforward answers. Paddy Feeny will phone up the lucky young scientists and put them on the line to the panel: astronomer Patrick Moore ; electrical engineer Professor Eric Laithwaite ; and psychologist Dr Chris Evans
Questions please, on a postcard giving your name, age and home telephone number to: Dial a Scientist, Fourth Dimension, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
This will be the last Dial a Scientist in the present series. Producer MCHAEL BRIGHT
4.30 Smoke Over Shap by MARGARET POTTER
The building of the Lancaster to Carlisle section of the new Railway has already run into trouble. Young Gifford the surveyor, aided by The Reverend Linwood, had managed to quell the fights between local farmers and the navvies. But then Bella receives news of a fire at the depot where 50 barrels of gunpowder are stored.
3: The Advent of Tissie and introducing navvy child
Play produced and programme edited by TREVOR HILL


Introduced By: John Dunn
Unknown: Alexander Guyan
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Eric Laithwaite
Unknown: Dr Chris Evans
Producer: McHael Bright
Unknown: Margaret Potter
Unknown: Young Gifford
Edited By: Trevor Hill
Gerard Gifford: Struan Rodger
Rev Josiah Linwood: Tom Harrison
Jake, the Overseer: Bill Tate
Bella Linwood: Merle Kessler
Maggie, the Housekeeper: Joan Anstey
Dr Graham: Geoffrey Banks
Tissie, a young: Ruth Dooner

: 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 TONY GOULD
Weather, programme news


Introduced By: Gordon Snell
Producer: Tony Gould

: News

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Eddie Waring , commentator, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY fin a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island.
(Repeated: Monday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Eddie Waring
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

Records introduced by Richard Baker
(Shortened edition: Thursday,
9.5 am)


Introduced By: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Pursuit of Love

by Nancy Mitford, adapted by Alan Melville

A bitter-sweet exploration into Affairs of the Heart.
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)
(Nancy Mitford is the subject of Can't Put it Down: Wed, 9.0 pm)

9.58 Weather


Author: Nancy Mitford
Adapted By: Alan Melville
Producer: Norman Wright
Lord Radlett: Rolf Lefebvre
Lady Radlett: Joan Matheson
Fanny: Susan Maudslay
Linda: Jane Knowles
Matt: Brian Hewlett
Captain Davey Warbeck: Godfrey Kenton
Emily: Joan Hart
Tony Kroesig: Michael Spice
Lord Merlin: John Rye
Bessie: Olwen Griffiths
Mrs Fletcher: Barbara Mitchell
The Bolter: Cecile Chevreau
Other parts played by: Sion Probert
Other parts played by: George Raistrick
Other parts played by: Alan Rowe
Other parts played by: William Sleigh

: News

followed by Campaign Report

: A Word in Edgeways

Dr Roy Strong. Patrick Nuttgem Michael Hotroyd in conversation with Brian Redhead


Unknown: Dr Roy Strong.
Unknown: Patrick Nuttgem
Unknown: Michael Hotroyd
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: The Late Show

This week: My Word!
A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden
In the chair Jack Longland (My Music:: Tues, 6.15 pm; My Word - It's My Music!: Thurs, 8.45 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by DAVID WINTER


Conducted By: David Winter

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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