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: News

6.32 Farming Today: David Addis
6.50 Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.55 Weather, programme news


Presenter: David Addis

: News

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


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4's 70-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

: 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 Destination Downing Street - The Aftermath
What are the urgent tasks facing the newly elected Government? And what has the election result done to the political scene at home? Presenter ALAN WATSON
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
KEITH OVENDEN reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by DENIS JONES Narrator DAVID WILLMOTT Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE TOM READ , ANNE SLOMAN


Presenter: Alan Watson
Unknown: Keith Ovenden
Read By: Denis Jones
Narrator: David Willmott
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Tom Read
Producers: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 42; Awake, my soul, and with the sun (BBC Hymn Book 403); Psalm 84; Luke 12, vv 32-46 (NEB); King of glory, king of peace (BBC HB 325)

: Pick of the Week

11.30 Announcements

: Sports Parade

Introduced by PETER JONES
A preview of the day's sport including: Football in England and Scotland; International Rugby in Dublin and Paris; Rugby League; Racing at Haydock Park and Newbury
(Sport on 2: from 2.2 pm)


Introduced By: Peter Jones

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time
Chair-lifts and apre"s: DOREEN TAYLOR looks into the Scottish Ski Scheme as it reaches the peak of its season.


Presenter: Roger Cook
Unknown: Doreen Taylor

: Brain of Britain 1974

Chairman Robert Robinson 4: West of England
MRS JUDITH EDWARDS (Bristol) roland hulbert (Somerset) retired accountant
FRANCIS HOWES (Dorset) schoolmaster
ROGER PRITCHARD (Somerset) civil servant
Questions set and programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Francis Howes
Unknown: Roger Pritchard
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

Lord Byers, Shirley Williams
Nigel Lawson , Russell Braddon Chairman David Jacobs from Buckinghamshire


Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Nigel Lawson
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers The week in Woman's Hour.
What the European papers say. Entertainment Round-Up: GORDON gow reporting.
A castle - or villa in the air?: ALISON BRUCE goes holiday property hunting.
The Village School: CHRISTINE MEEK and JAMES michie discuss its role in education and society.
A Bachelor's Story by FRANK O'CONNOR abridged by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE Read by ALAN BARRY


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Alison Bruce
Unknown: Christine Meek
Unknown: James Michie
Story By: Frank O'Connor
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Alan Barry

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Healing Arts by JOHN KIRKMORRIS with Patricia Denys as Denise Byrne Timothy Bateson as Patrick Wills
Elaine Ives-Cameron as Lavinia Abbot
LAVINIA: Do you know of a doctor practising in this town by the name of Patrick Wills ? He runs a shakedown clinic at Eastcliff. He calls it a Psychic Health Centre. The credulous gather there twice weekly for the laying on of hands.
DENISE: You think he's a quack? LAVINIA: One of the best. I believe his activities should be looked into as a matter for public concern.
Other parts nigel GRAHAM Producer


Unknown: John Kirkmorris
Unknown: Patricia Denys
Unknown: Denise Byrne
Unknown: Timothy Bateson
Unknown: Patrick Wills
Unknown: Elaine Ives-Cameron
Unknown: Lavinia Abbot
Unknown: Patrick Wills
Unknown: Shaun MacLoughlin
Syrie Foster: Julie Hallam
Tommy Thompsett: Vernon Joyner
Edna: Lynette McMorrough
Elsie: Katherine Parr
Geoffrey: Nigel Anthony

: 4th Dimension

Introduced by John Dunn
4.5 Animals Unlimited
Introduced by PHIL DRABBLE
An adult male gorilla can weigh over 400 pounds: MOLLIE BADHAM tells how she brought up such a huge ' baby.' Members of the Young Ornithologists' Club talk about nest boxes for different sorts of birds, and there are some fascinating facts about mammals. Producer DILYS BREESE (Bristol)
4.25 Quick Quiz
JOHN DUNN sets the questions - you provide the answers.
4.30 Smoke Over Shap by MARGARET POTTER
When Tissie, the navvy child, is found stealing eggs at the Parsonage, Bella comes face to face with the reality of life for those who are building the railways. She is determined to do all she can to help them - and finds a champion in Mr Brassey. Bella's cousin Ralph has another meeting with a certain Mr Nathan Raphael. 4: The Race Begins
Play produced and programme edited by TREVOR HILL


Introduced By: John Dunn
Unknown: Alexander Guyan
Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Mollie Badham
Producer: Dilys Breese
Unknown: John Dunn
Unknown: Margaret Potter
Unknown: Mr Brassey.
Unknown: Mr Nathan Raphael.
Edited By: Trevor Hill
Gerard Gifford, the young sur veyor: Struan Rodger
Rev Josiah Linwood: Tom Harrison
Bella, his daughter: Merle Kessler
Ralph Rawlings of Meathrop Hall: Bruce Bould
Thomas Brassey: David Marlowe
Mr Nathan Raphael: Geoffrey Banks
Jake: Bill Tate
Hindley, a contractor: Graham Tennant
Dawson, the Ganger: John Baldwin

: News

: Kaleidoscope

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

Maureen O'Sullivan , film and stage actress, with ROY PLOMLEY (Repeated: Monday, 12.27 pm) (Maureen O'Sullivan is in ' No Sex, Please - We're British at the Strand Theatre, London)


Unknown: Maureen O'Sullivan
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Maureen O'Sullivan

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker with records
(Shortened edn: Thurs, 9.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Riding Officer by PHILIP BARKER
Riding officers were mounted excise men who waged a constant battle along the coasts against smugglers, but in 1805 England faced a greater threat - from France.
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Philip Barker
Producer: Margaret Etall
John Blakemore, the Riding Officer: David Timson
The travellers: Tich Meadows: Terry Scully
The travellers: Ma Meadows: Sheila Raynor
The travellers: Serena: Elizabeth Revill
The travellers: Buckskin JaCk: Blain Fairman
The travellers:LongbOW: Garrick Hagon
The travellers:Madame Zena: Diana Bishop
The travellers:Lolly: Meadows Sarahgrazebrook
The travellers:The Professor: William Sleigh
At Dunwich: Elizabeth Fraser: Liane Aukin
At Dunwich: Rufus Fraser: Godfrey Kenton
At Dunwich: Capt Etheridge: Vernon Joyner
Trooper Woodman: Peter Cochran
Trooper Woodman: Peter Cochran
Woodman's wife: Diana Bishop
Innkeeper: Sion Probert

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Canon David Jenkins
Professor Ronald Atkinson
Professor W. H. G. Armytage in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer Michael GREEN


Unknown: Canon David Jenkins
Unknown: Professor Ronald Atkinson
Unknown: Professor W. H. G. Armytage
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: The Late Show

This week: All Gas and Gaiters Only Three Can Play
Adapted for radio from their own TV series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS Producer DAVID HATCH
Just a Nimmo: Mon, BBC2


Unknown: Pauline Devaney
starring the Archdeacon: Robertson Hare
the Bishop: William Mervyn
Rev Mervyn Noote: Derek Nimmo
the Dean: John Barron
with Christine Buckley: Elizabeth Proud
Mrs Buckley: Sonia Fraser
Granny: Eva Stuart

: Before the Ending the Day

The evening office of Compline

: News

preceded by Weather
12.6 am Inshore forecast

: Closedown

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