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6.32FarmingToday: ROBIN HICKS
Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robin Hicks

: 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

John Anthony introduces Radio 4's 60-minute 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 World Cup Sportsdesk at 8.30* live from Frankfurt on the day Scotland play Yugoslavia; Today's Papers at 8.40.


Introduces: John Anthony

: News

: Saturday Briefing

Radio 4 fills you in on the political scene at home and abroad.
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 ALAN WATKINS
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World simon JENKINS reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by PETER DONALDSON Narrator JOHN MARSH


Unknown: Alan Watkins
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Bernard Tate
Unknown: David Walter

: Daily Service

NEM, p 58: Father, in whom we live (BBC HB 166); Psalm 150; Matthew 4, vv 12-25 (AV); The God of Abraham praise (BBC hb 283)
New' Every Morning, 11.00 (cloth), 50p (paper), from bookshops

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and Television. Introduced by DAVID DUNHILL


Duced By: David Dunhill

: Science Now

A weekly survey of what is new and significant in science and technology at home and abroad. Presenter Brian J. Ford.


Presenter: Brian J. Ford
Producer: Michael Bright

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time
Gardening Column. Among this month's topics: making herb teas; gardening books; tools for the indoor gardener.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Brain of Britain 1974

Chairman Robert Robinson Second Round. 8: N Ireland and Scotland
ERNEST GRAHAM (County Down) civil servant
JAMES MURRAY (Kincardineshire) retired headmaster
Including Beat the Brains
Questions set and programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Producer MARTIN fisher
Brain of Britain, 35p, from bookshops
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Elizabeth Stuart
Unknown: Ernest Graham
Unknown: James Murray
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by C. A. Joyce
Janet Fookes , mp
Roderick MacFarquhar , mp Des Wilson
Chairman David Jacobs


Unknown: C. A. Joyce
Unknown: Janet Fookes
Unknown: Roderick MacFarquhar
Unknown: Des Wilson
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Presenter Barbara Myers
The week in Woman's Hour.
Writers' Houses - they lived and wrote here. 2: david HAY-COCK visits Bateman's, Rudyard Kipling's home in Sussex, which is open to the public.
Guest: Zandra Rhodes, fashion designer.
What the European papers say. From Print to Microphone: author JEAN STUBBS , reader SHEILA MITCHELL and producer PAT mcloughlin on what makes a good book-reading on radio. Two Birds and a Stone by BERYL WHITAKER abridged by ANN REES JONES read by ROGER AVON


Reader: Jean Stubbs
Reader: Sheila Mitchell
Producer: Pat McLoughlin
Unknown: Beryl Whitaker
Abridged By: Ann Rees Jones
Read By: Roger Avon

: News

: medium leave only Afternoon Theatre

Bingley's Classic Case by ALLAN SURTEES with John Baddeley and Frances Jeater
They don'go and get gtve the heave, do they? ... Peter Wimsey, Father Brown - them lot with a taste for crime and vintage wines. 'Cause I'm not one of your dilettantes with a Mayfair accent it don'follow I can'bring the old deducting reasoning into play.'


Unknown: Allan Surtees
Producer: Betty Davies
Insp Lockwood: Timothy Bateson
Sgt Redding: David Sinclair
Hetty Bingley: Katherine Parr
Brenda Bingley: Frances Jeater
Joe Bingley: John Baddeley
Billy Marsh: Edward Kelsey
Mr Gillon: Godfrey Kenton
Mrs Gillon: Hilda Schroder
Marjorie Gillon: Elizabeth Morgan

: 4th Dimension

Introduced by John Dunn
4.0 Admiral Skylark
The last tale of the Space-age Twit: with GEORGE LAYTON as everyone: written by GAIL RENARD. Producer JOHN LLOYD
4.5 Behind the Scenes
1: Lord's Cricket Ground
On the Saturday of the Second Test against India CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS visits Lord's and meets some of the men and women who work there. Producer RICHARD MADDOCK
4.25 Postbag
SHARI PHILLIPS and STEPHEN BONE read some of your letters.
4.30 Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator: the book by ROALD DAHL abridged in six parts by naomi LEWIS. 2: The Space Hotel told by MARTIN MUNCASTER. Producer PETER NOVIS
4.50 Strange Music from faraway and long ago
1: Voices - not singing but buzzing, whistling, yodelling, often sounding barely human! Narrator madeau STEWART Editor GRAHAM GAULD


Introduced By: John Dunn
Unknown: George Layton
Written By: Gail Renard.
Producer: John Lloyd
Producer: Richard Maddock
Unknown: Shari Phillips
Book By: Roald Dahl
Told By: Martin Muncaster.
Producer: Peter Novis

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions Presenter Gordon SneU Producer TONY gould
Weather, programme news


Producer: Tony Gould

: News

: Letter from America

Alistair Cooke 's America: Sundaw, 7.25 pm, BBC1. Fully illustrated book of the same title, 15.00, from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Max Wall , entertainer, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island.


Unknown: Max Wall
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 Enquiry

[Starring] Flora Robson with Vanessa Lee
The play by Charlotte Hastings adapted for radio by the author
The action takes place in the Governor's office in a women's open prison in the Midlands.

9.58 Weather


Author/adapted for radio by: Charlotte Hastings
Producer: Graham Gauld
Kate Walmer: Pat Pleasance
Probyn: Diana Olsson
Collins: Margot Boyd
Frances Treadgold: Vanessa Lee
Marcy: Marjorie Forsyth
Marian Oates: Carole Boyd
Laura Fenn: Flora Robson
Dr Janet Graham: Kathleen Helme
Gow: Ysanne Churchman
Rev John Shillitoe: Godfrey Kenton
Valentine: Elizabeth Proud
Tom Walmer: Nigel Graham

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Stuart Hampshire Dr Colin Morris
Dr Patrick Nuttgens in conversation with Brian Redhead
ProducerMICHAEL GREEN (Manchester)


Unknown: Stuart Hampshire
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris
Unknown: Dr Patrick Nuttgens
Producer: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by REV HUBERT HOSKINS


Unknown: Hubert Hoskins

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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