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: News

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 agricultural scene Producer ANTHONY PARKIN
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

Michael Aspel 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 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 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ALAN WATKINS
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
BRIAN CONNELI. reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by DAVID WILLMOTT


Unknown: Alan Watkins
Unknown: Brian Conneli.
Read By: David Willmott
Narrator: John Marsh
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: David Walter
Unknown: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 50: Come, Holy Ghost (BBC HB 151): Psalm 89; Matthew 13, vv 44-58 (AV): Thou, whose almighty word (BBC HB 185)
New Every Morning, £1.00 (cloth), 50p (paper), from bookshops

: Science Now

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

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook
I Must Go Down ... to the sea again-in a small dinghy? How safe are they? JOHN TURTLE investigates.


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Forces' Chance

A weekly quiz on music and general knowledge with the Services stationed in Cyprus, Malta and Northern Ireland. (Details as Friday, 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Mancroft. Anne Mallalieu Michael Barratt. Lord Oaksey Chairman David Jacobs from Berkshire


Unknown: Lord Mancroft. Anne Mallalieu
Unknown: Michael Barratt.
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Presenter Barbara Myers
The week in Woman's Hour.
The Habit of Village Church Visiting: recommended by PAUL HUMPHREYS (and he has more to say from the countryside tomorrow at 10.15 pm). Guest: Dame Irene Ward.
What the European papers say. A Long Way from Home - 3. Land of the Samba: HILARY OSBORN talks to Brazilian people who live and work in Britain about the life they left behind.
Christmas Goes Well with Donkeys: written and read by ALEXANDER WALKER


Presenter: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Paul Humphreys
Unknown: Dame Irene Ward.
Talks: Hilary Osborn
Read By: Alexander Walker

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

medium wove only Cause for Alarm by IVOR WILSON
' He talks all the time and tells you nothing - that's what I don' like about Inspector Bright ... I wonder what he really wants? The funny thing is I keep getting the impression the whole thing's some kind of game to him.'
Producer TONY CLIFF (Leeds)


Unknown: Ivor Wilson
Maureen Eckersley: Barbara Young
Freda Smith: Carole Hayman
Frank Bright: John Franklyn-Robbins
Joe Graham: Christian Rodska
Sgt Reg Mason: Geoffrey Banks
Insp Davis: Graham Roberts

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners Arthur Poskett-man of destiny 5: England girds her loins With JOHN FRANKLYN-ROBBINS and CAROLE HAYMAN written by BRIAN THOMPSON Producer TONY CLIFF
4.5 In My Opinion
CLIFF MORGAN, MARY PETERS and JOHN CRAVEN give their views on questions put by pupils of Cantunian High School, Cardiff. Producer ANTHONY SMITH
4.30 Disney Time
BILL CROZIER tells the story of Mary Poppins with soundtrack and songs from the film. Producer BOBBY JAYE Editor GRAHAM GAULD


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Arthur Poskett-Man
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Written By: Brian Thompson
Producer: Tony Cliff
Unknown: Mary Peters
Unknown: John Craven
Producer: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Bill Crozier
Unknown: Mary Poppins
Producer: Bobby Jaye
Editor: Graham Gauld

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions: books, films, plays, broadcasting. music and exhibitions. Presenter Nigel Rees Producer TONY GOULD
Weather, programme news


Presenter: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tony Gould

: News

: Letter from America


Alistair Cooke 's America: Sunday, 7.25 pm, BBC1. Book, £5.00, from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Valerie Singleton , TV interviewer and reporter, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records she would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday. 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
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

with William Lucas as Capt Philip Bowes de Vere Broke, captain of HMS Shannon Year: 1813
'Twos on the glorious fourth of June
At ten o'clock in the forenoon
That we sailed out of Boston
That we sailed out of Boston Bay tor to fight the Chesapeake boys
Of HMS Shannon:
Producer ANTHONY CORNISH (Birmingham)
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm) .58 Weather


Unknown: William Smethurst
Unknown: William Lucas
Unknown: Capt Philip Bowes
Unknown: Jack Holloway
Unknown: David Moran.
Producer: Anthony Cornish
George Watt: John Rowe
Provo Wallis: Rhys McConnachie
Charles Falkiner: Geoffrey Leesley
Mr Stevens (Bosun): Don Henderson
Joseph Brown: Percy Herbert
Jacob West: Graham Rigby
William Perry: Paul Henry
Of uss Chesapeake: Capt James Lawrence: Paul Maxwell
Augustus Ludlow: Peter Whitman
Sarah Broke: Patricia Greene
Senator Henry Clay: Kerry Francis
Liza Clay: Elizabeth Revill
Capt Slocum: Don Fellows
Lord Melville: George Woolley
Nan: Buster Skeggs

: News

: The Time of My Life: The Man who Tried to Cross the Sahara on a Camel

Geoffrey Moorhouse in conversation with Jonathan Dimbleby describes his attempt in 1_te 1972 to be the first man to cross the Sahara by camel. To succeed, he needed to travel
3.600 miles. He describes the trials, tribulations and near-disaster of his finally unsuccessful journey.
Producer Peter de Rosa


Unknown: Geoffrey Moorhouse
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by FR PATRICK MCENROE ST GABRIEL 'S SINGERS director of music KENNEDY RYAN


Conducted By: Fr Patrick McEnroe
Conducted By: St Gabriel
Music: Kennedy Ryan

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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