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: News

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
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4's worldwide look at the weekend: including at 7.50 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

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
9.30 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ROBERT CARVEL
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
MICHAELMOLYNEUX reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by DAVID WILLMOTT Narrator PETER DONALDSON Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Read By: David Willmott
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

NEM. p 9; 0 Lord of heaven (BBC HB 14); Canticle 6, part 1; Wisdom of Solomon 1, vv 1, 2. 12-16 and 2. vv 1-9 (RSV); 0 praise ye the Lord! (BBC HB 279)

: The World of Daphne du Maurier: 6: The Alibi

Adaptations of six of the author's famous short stories
Adapted and produced by Derek Hoddinott
[Starring] Tony Britton as James Fenton and Sarah Badel as Anna

To change one's life in middle age can be a traumatic experience. For James Fenton his sudden decision leads him along a strange street and into a strange house and an experience from which he will never recover.
(BBC World Service production)


Author: Daphne du Maurier
Adapted by/Producer: Derek Hoddinott
James Fenton: Tony Britton
Anna: Sarah Badel
Edna: Katherine Parr
Inspector: Geoffrey Beevers
Storyteller: Gabriel Woolf

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time
Taking Your Car Abroad: do you climb into your car and expect to make a trip without a hitch? You're likely to meet trouble unless you make adequate preparations beforehand, CLIVE JACOBS reports.


Presenter: Roger Cook
Unknown: Clive Jacobs

: Brain of Britain 1974

Chairman Robert Robinson Second Round
1: London and Home Counties JAMES OSWALD (London) technical director
JOHN ADLINGTON (London) retired teacher
ALAN ILIFFE : (Hertfordshire) psychologist
Including Beat the Brains
Questions set and programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday. 6.15 pm)
Brain of Britain, 35p, from bookshops
Weather, programme news


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

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Kearton. Mary Goldring Michael Parkinson Cyril Smith mp ,
Chairman David Jacobs


Unknown: Lord Kearton. Mary Goldring
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Cyril Smith Mp
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Presenter Judith Chalmers The week in Woman's Hour.
Entertainment Round-Up: GorDON GOW reporting.
What the European papers say. Who said that? Third of six quiz programmes compiled and presented by IRENE THOMAS : answering the questions this week, MOIRA SHEARER and LUDOVIC KENNEDY.
Air letter from the Seychelles: JOAN PYPER.
A Child in the Forest by WINIFRED FOLEY : abridged by VIRGINIA BROWNE-WILKINSON Read by JUNE BARRIE (4)
A Child in the Forest, £2.25, from bookshops.


Presenter: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Presented By: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Moira Shearer
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy.
Unknown: Joan Pyper.
Unknown: Winifred Foley
Abridged By: Virginia Browne-Wilkinson
Read By: June Barrie

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Brooch You'd Throw Away by CONOR FARRINGTON
' Who is it? It's a stranger so. And if it's a stranger amn' I the uncivil old bit not to go down and offer him a welcome; bring him an egg or two and a sup of milk, show him the drinking well and see is he wanting anything? '


Unknown: Conor Farrington
Producer: Michael Heffernan
Peg Boyle: Elizabeth Begley
John Sheridan: Joe McPartland
Liam Boyle: John Murphy
Nora Boyle: Heather Gibson
Eileen: Aine McCartney
Christy: Royston Larmour
Kevin Ryan: Patrick Brannigan
Gilbert Masterson: Pitt Wilkinson
Reporter: Eden Phillips

: 4th Dimension

Introduced by John Dunn
4.0 Admiral Skylark
Tales of a Space-age Twit with GEORGE LAYTON as everyone: written by GAIL RENARD Producer SIMON BRETT
4.5 In My Opinion
ANN MOORE , ROLF HARRIS and TONY SOPER give their views on questions put by children of Witton Middle School, Droitwich, Malvernshire.
4.30 Liz
A comedy serial play in six parts by ANTHONY BUCKERIDGE
Play produced and programme edited byGRAHAM GAULD


Introduced By: John Dunn
Unknown: George Layton
Written By: Gail Renard
Producer: Simon Brett
Unknown: Ann Moore
Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Tony Soper
Producer: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Anthony Buckeridge
Edited By: Graham Gauld
Liz Armitage: Helen Worth
Kate Kitchener: Jill Lidstone
Mrs Kitchener: Diana Bishop
Mr Collins: Anthony Buckeridge
Mrs Bulstrode: Betty Huntley-Wright
Mrs Doyle: Delia Paton

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions. Introduced by Paul Vaughan Producer TONY GOULD
Weather, programme news


Introduced By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Tony Gould

: News

: Letter from America

(Friday's broadcast: repeated again on Sunday, 9.15 am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Arthur Marshall , humorist and broadcaster, with ROY PLOMLEY Producer RONALD cook
(Repeated: Monday. 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Arthur Marshall

: These You Have Loved

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


Introduced By: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Face Of The Enemy

Adapted from his novel by Vernon Scannell
'It's not as funny as I thought it was at first. They're all trying to get back the feeling of being young and brave. irresponsible, if they ever really felt like that.'
'In the war you mean?'
Producer John Scotney
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)


Novelist: Vernon Scannell
Producer: John Scotney
David Marshall: David March
Margaret Dravton: Liane Aukin
Ian Young: Henry Stamper
Mike Venning: Kevin Flood
Geoffrey Kirk: John Rye
Donald Sinclair: Leo Maguire
Diana Venning: Kathleen Helme
Percy Frinton: Hugh Ross
Charlie: Brian Haines
Dour: Kerry Francis

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Professor John Vaizey Anthony Quinton J. R. L. Anderson in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (Manchester)


Unknown: Professor John Vaizey
Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: J. R. L. Anderson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

Family Prayers conducted by REV RALPH SMITH with a section of the BBC SCOTTISH CHORAL SOCIETY


Unknown: Ralph Smith

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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