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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 Producer ANTHONY PARKIN (Birmingham)
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 med wave only Travel news and What's on; Weather and prog 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 Talking Politics
ALAN WATSON discusses the people and policies that will shape the pattern of the new Parliament.
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
HONOR BALFOUR reviews what the weeklies have to say: Illustrations read by PETER DONALDSON Narrator DENIS JONES


Unknown: Alan Watson
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 67; Come, ye faithful (BBC Hymn Book 123); Psalm 119, part 3: Luke 14, vv 15-24 (NEB); Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481)

: Pick of the Week

11.30 Announcements

: Sports Parade

Introduced by PETER JONES
News and prospects of the Football in England and Scotland; Cricket in the West Indies; Racing at Sandown Park; Rugby Union and Rugby League.
(Sport on 2: from 2.2 pm)


Introduced By: Peter Jones

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time
Gardening Column: NIGEL MURPHY gives details of what's new in garden implements and JOHN WARREN tells you how to grow plants in a bottle.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Roger Cook
Unknown: Nigel Murphy
Unknown: John Warren

: Brain of Britain 1974

Chairman Robert Robinson
5: Midlands and East Anglia (i) MRS MARJORIE NOONAN (Warwickshire)
MARK BROADHEAD (Norfolk) insurance clerk
DR G. H. FREEMAN (Warwickshire): statistician
ROBIN HEALEY (Birmingham) student
, Including Beat the Brains
Questions set and programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday. 6.15 pm) Book 35p: see page 62
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Marjorie Noonan
Unknown: Dr G. H. Freeman
Unknown: Robin Healey
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

Rt Hon Enoch Powell Baroness Wootton Campbell Adamson
Chairman David Jacobs


Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Baroness Wootton Campbell Adamson
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers The week in Woman's Hour Guest Barbara Windsor
Not Just a Pretty Face: a confirmed bachelor discovers just what girls are made of. Breaking the Barrier: how easy is it to become an mp if you're a woman? ANNA COOTE investigates.
What the European papers say. Fanny and Annie by D. H. LAWRENCE abridged by MYRA BEATON Read by JUDY PARFITT


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Abridged By: Myra Beaton
Read By: Judy Parfitt

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Jon Rollason in The Fencing Man by PETER RUSSELL
A girl died late one night on the grass verge by the motorway. A hit-and-run accident ... or was it something more?


Unknown: Jon Rollason
Unknown: Peter Russell
Producer: Betty Davies
Jimmy Morgan: Jon Rollason
Annie: Diana Bishop
May Morgan: Diana Olsson
Bert: Kerry Francis
Dick: Anthony Hall
Harry Burrows: Nigel Graham
Keynes: Godfrey Kenton
Mavis: Joyce Latham
Hubie Aupers: Cyril Shaps
Charlie: David Sinclair
Winthrop: Brian Haines

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners. Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN With NIGEL LAMBERT , GARARD GREEN and JO MANNING WILSON Producer MICHAEL ROLFE
4.5 Argue!
GEORGE HOUSE takes the chair as children from Tyneside discuss the Monarchy.
4.25 Matchbox Competition
JOHN DUNN names the winners in the two age groups.
4.30 Smoke Over Shap by MARGARET POTTER
The East Coast route to Scotland is almost completed, but not the line across Shap Fell. Hindley, the rascally contractor, met his own death by sabotaging work on the viaduct. Part 5: Breaking Point
Play produced and programme edited by TREVOR HILL


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Alexander Guyan
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Producer: Michael Rolfe
Unknown: John Dunn
Edited By: Trevor Hill
Gerard Gifford: Struan Rodger
Bella Linwood: Merle Kessler
Rev Josiah Linwood: Tom Harrison
TiSSie: Ruth Dooner
Jake Joynson: Bill Tate
Gregory: Graham Roberts
Ralph Rawlings: Bruce Bould
Maggie: Joan Anstey
Beresford: Peter Ellis
Farmer: Joe Holmes

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions. 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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Eileen Fowler , keep-fit expert, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records she would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.27 pm) Keep Fit with Eileen: Monday-Friday, 6.50 am. You can' let the body rust: page 4


Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

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


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Fenella Fielding and Stephen Murray in The Liars an original comedy in four acts by HENRY ARTHUR JONES adapted for stereo and produced by RAYMOND RAIKES
1 Above all things, tell no untruth; no, not in trifles; the custom of it is naughty.' (SIR HENRY SIDNEY 'S letter to his son Philip Sidney )
Time: The summer of 1897 (Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Henry Arthur Jones
Duced By: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Henry Sidney
Unknown: Philip Sidney
Archibald Coke: Kerry Francis
Freddie Tatton: David Timson
Mrs Crespin: Betty Hunti.Ey-Wright
Col Sir Christopher Deering: Stephen Murray
George Nepean: Stephen Thorne
Lady Rosamund Tatton: Diana Olsson
Dolly Coke, her cousin: Elizabeth Morgan
Lady Jessica Nepean, Rosa mund's sister: Fenella Fielding
Edward Falkner: Vernon Joyner
Gilbert Nepean, Jessica's husband: William Sleigh
Beatrice Ebernoe: Sandra Clark
Waiter: Manning Wilson
Footman: Anthony Daniels
Taplin: David Sinclair

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

John Wain
Jacky Gillott
Professor Brian Cox in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer MICHAEL green (Manchester)


Unknown: John Wain
Unknown: Jacky Gillott
Unknown: Professor Brian Cox
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: The Late Show

This week:
The Goon Show with Harry Secombe. Peter Sellers Spike Milligan
The String Robberies
Producer TOM RONALD (1958)


Unknown: Harry Secombe.
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: George Chisholm
Unknown: Max Geldray
Unknown: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan

: Lighten Our Darkness

An airport is a kind of inland shore: a meditation led by SIMON BARRINGTON-WARD

: News

preceded by Weather

: * Closedown

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