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6.32 Farming Today: 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 agriculturalscene Producer ANTHONY PARKIN (Birmingham)
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook ‡


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4's 60-minute worldwide took 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

: 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
BRIAN CONNELL reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by DAVID WILLMOTT Narrator JOHN MARSH


Unknown: Alan Watkins
Unknown: Brian Connell
Read By: David Willmott
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: David Walter

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 1; Holy Father, in thy mercy (BBC HB 386); Psalm 63: Matthew 10, v 28, to 11, v 1 (AV); Ye holy angels bright (BBC HB 286)

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and Television. Introduced by DAVID DUNHILL Producer JANET THOMAS


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Introduced By: David Dunhill
Producer: Janet Thomas

: Science Now

A weekly survey of what Is new and significant In science and technology at home and abroad. Presenter Brian J. Ford Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT


Presenter: Brian J. Ford
Producer: Michael Bright

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time
Holidays without Bankruptcy: don' be gloomy - perhaps you can afford a few days away after all. LYN MACDONALD suggests ways and means.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Roger Cook
Unknown: Lyn MacDonald

: Brain of Britain 1974

Final of this general knowledge contest in which the four finalists, who have won through from the 48 contestants representing all parts of the United Kingdom, compete for the title.
DR ROGER PRITCHARD (Somerset) civil servant
PHILIP HARDINGHAM (Cumberland) factory worker
BILL BENT (Liverpool) lecturer
Chairman Robert Robinson
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: Dr Roger Pritchard
Unknown: Captain David Rhodes
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Bernard Levin , Alastair Burnet Baroness Phillips, Terry Wogan Chairman David Jacobs
Wogan's World: Sunday 6.15 R4. Face the Music with Bernard Levin : Monday at 9.0 pm BBC2


Unknown: Bernard Levin
Unknown: Alastair Burnet
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Bernard Levin

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Presenter Barbara Myers
The week in Woman's Hour.
Holiday Hazards: DR TREVOR WESTON answers your questions on summer health problems.
Guest: Rachael Heyhoe , captain of the England women's cricket team.
What the European papers say. Consumer Commentary: NORMAN TOZER with a round-up of national and international news in the consumer world. Attractive Modern Homes by ELIZABETH BOWEN abridged by ANN REES JONES read by ROSALIE CRUTCHLEY


Presenter: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Dr Trevor Weston
Unknown: Rachael Heyhoe
Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Abridged By: Ann Rees
Read By: Rosalie Crutchley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Whistling Wally by WALLY K. DALY with Christian Rodska
John Hollis and Kathleen Helme Kev is deeply affected by the news that his dad is suffering from an incurable disease. especially as they have not had a close relationship.


Unknown: Wally K. Daly
Unknown: Christian Rodska
Unknown: John Hollis
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Norman: Michael Wardle
Kev: Christian Rodska
Mary: Kathleen Helme
Wally: John Hollis
Kath: Elizabeth Proud
Joe/Porter: Charles Simon
Doctor/Priest: Nigel Lambert
Kitty/Sister: Rosalind Strang

: 4th Dimension

Introduced by John Dunn
Arthur Poskett-man of destiny 3: Good Dog, give it back now With JOHN FRANKLYN ROBBINS and CAROLE HAYMAN written by BRIAN THOMPSON Producer TONY CLIFF
4.5 Railway Magazine
Including a 125-mph journey on the high speed train. Introduced by TOM HEANEY Producer REX CHRISTIANSEN
4.20 Your Next School
2: A Comprehensive School
PETER WHEELER talks to the Headmaster and pupils of Rivington and Blackrod High School, Horwich, Bolton.
4.30 Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by ROALD DAHL 5: Minus-land told by MARTIN MUNCASTER Producer PETER NOVIS
4.50 A Day In the Life Of ... a Porcelain Designer: JANICZ DICKERSON takes a look at the delicate art of MONICA FORD. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER Editor GRAHAM GAULD


Introduced By: John Dunn
Introduced By: Arthur Poskett-Man
Unknown: John Franklyn Robbins
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Written By: Brian Thompson
Producer: Tony Cliff
Introduced By: Tom Heaney
Producer: Rex Christiansen
Talks: Peter Wheeler
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Told By: Martin Muncaster
Designer: Janicz Dickerson
Producer: Jock Gallagher
Editor: Graham Gauld

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions. Presenter Nigel Rees Producer TONY GOULD
Weather, programme news


Presenter: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tony Gould

: News

: Letter from America

America: Sunday 7.25 pm BBC1. Book, £5.00, from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Sheridan Morley , biographer and critic, with ROY PLOMLEY
(Repeated: Monday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: These You Have Loved

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


Introduced By: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Apollo's Laurel Bough by FREDERICK TREVES
An account of one of the most Incredible murder trials in English legal history. with Patrick Troughton Anna Cropper
Anthony Newlands Colin Douglas
In 1758 Eugene Aram , a highly respected teacher, was accused of a 13-year-old murder. His trial created a sensation. Was he Innocent or guilty?
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Frederick Treves
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Unknown: Anna Cropper
Unknown: Anthony Newlands
Unknown: Colin Douglas
Unknown: Eugene Aram
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Eugene Aram: Patrick Troughton
Burney/Clark: David Timson
Weatherhead/Moor: Sion Probert
Porter/Tuton/Gaoler: Peter Tuddenham
Turner/Justice Noel: Alan Rowe
John Barker: Colin Douglas
Knox/Dr Locock: Manning Wilson
Anna Aram: Anna Cropper
Houseman: Kerry Francis
Rev Collins: Timothy Bateson
Polly Powell: Diana Bishop
Thornton: John Rye
Usher/La tham: David Gooderson
Fletcher Norton: Anthony Newlands
Rev Brotheric: Stephen Thorne
CoateS: David Rowlands

: Weather

: News

: The Time of My Life

Kenneth Williams talks about the years when he served King and Country in the uniform of the British Army.
Although the army didn't succeed in turning him into an efficient combatant, yet it taught him how to live with other people; it sent him travelling across the world, it showed him the value of discipline, it gave him the opportunity to exploit his acting talent and become an entertainer, and it cured his weak feet.


Interviewee: Kenneth Williams
Producer: Helen Fry

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers conducted by REV VERNON SPROXTON


Unknown: Vernon Sproxton

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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