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6.32 Farming Today: ROBIN HICKS and GAHTH COOPER
Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Gahth Cooper

: 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 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
9.30 Talking Politics
ANTHONY KING in conversation with leading politicians about themselves and their lives in and away from politics.
1: RT HON JAMES CALLAGHAN , MP Party Lines (Conservative): Monday at 8.10 pm BBC1
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
DICK LEONARD reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by DAVID WILLMOTT Narrator JOHN MARSH


Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: James Callaghan
Unknown: Dick Leonard
Read By: David Willmott
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 102; Awake, my soul (BBC HB 403); Psalm 119. part 5; Matthew 17, v 24, to 18, v 10 (AV): Lead, kindly light (BBC HB 306)
New Every Morning, il.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 Brian J. Ford Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT


Presenter: Brian J. Ford
Producer: Michael Bright

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook
Stopped in their Tracks: TED HARRISO" on how to delay a developer if a bulldozer turns up archaeological remains.


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Forces' Chance

Panel v A team representing the Army, Dhekelia Area, Cyprus (Details as Friday. 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Malcolm Muggeridge
The Countess of Longford Rt Hon Richard Marsh Bamber Gascoigne
Chairman David Jacobs
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday at 7.30 pm) to: Any Answersf, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: Richard Marsh
Unknown: Bamber Gascoigne
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Presenter Maggie Black
The week in Woman's Hour.
Consumer Commentary: NORMAN TOZER with a round-up of international news in the consumer world.
Land, Sea and Air: MRS VICTOR BRUCE has been breaking racing and endurance records since winning the ladies' cup in the Monte Carlo Rally 1927. What the European papers say. A Long Way from Home. Land of Many Islands: JUNE KNOX-MAWER talks to Fijians who live and work here about the life they left behind them. Ben Preserve Us by CHAIM BERMANT abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN read by CYRIL SHAPS (2)


Unknown: Mrs Victor
Unknown: Chaim Bermant
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Cyril Shaps

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Sultan's Dilemma by TEWFIK AL HAKIM: translated by DENYS JOHNSON-DAVIES adapted by JOHN G. PITMAN
Published in 1960, this comedy by Egypt's most famous play-wright takes place in the romantic ' Thousand and One Nights ' atmosphere of the rule of a Mameluke Sultan faced with a terrible choice.
Condemned Man .DAVID MARCH


Unknown: Denys Johnson-Davies
Adapted By: John G. Pitman
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Executioner: Nigel Lambert
Wine Merchant: Siõn Probert
Maidservant: Emily Richard
Beautiful Lady: Elizabeth Morgan
Muezzin: Alec Bregonzi
Vizier: :timothy Bateson
Sultan: John Pullen
Chief Cadi: Michael Spice
Citizens ALAN DUDLEY,: Sean Arnold

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners Arthur Poskett-man of destiny 7: Sun, Sand and Spinach With JOHN FRANKLYN-ROBBINS and CAROLE HAYMAN written by BRIAN THOMPSON Producer TONY CLIFF
4.5 Railway Magazine visits the Isle of Wight
TOM HEANEY rides on a train that runs half-a-mile out to sea! Producer REX CHRISTIANSEN
4.25 Request Week
Our second birthday edition will be made up of your favourite 4th D programmes. John tells you how to vote.
Postcards to: 4th Dimension, BBC, London WlA 4WW
4.30 The Prince and the Pauper: the book by MARK TWAIN abridged in seven episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Gabriel Woolf
When a London beggar-boy changes places with the young Prince Edward the results are exciting and amusing. Producer PEGGY BACON
4.45 Number Please
A nationwide game about numbers devised and compiled by VALERIE HODGETTS 1: The Midlands
ALISON TAYLOR and ALISON WRAGG from St Martin 's, Solihull, challenge PETER JEAVONS and RICHARD MOUNTFORD from King Edward's, Birmingham. Chairman TOM coyne


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Arthur Poskett-Man
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Written By: Brian Thompson
Producer: Tony Cliff
Producer: Rex Christiansen
Book By: Mark Twain
Read By: Gabriel Woolf
Producer: Peggy Bacon
Producer: Alison Wragg
Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: Peter Jeavons
Unknown: Richard Mountford
Producer: Tony Shryane
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, 15 00, from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Michael Levey , Director of the National Gallery, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Michael Levey
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

Lord Arthur Savile 's Crime A comedy for radio by CONSTANCE cox based on the short story by oscar WILDE with Richard Briers
Mr Podgers isn'an ordinary fortune-teller at all. With one glance at your hand, he can tell you everything you've ever done in the past, and everything you're going to do in the future.'
Scene: Lord Arthur Savile 's house in Grosvenor Square, London: early summer 1895.
Herr Winkelkopf. ...ROY KINNEAR Music arranged and played by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Lord Arthur Savile
Radio By: Constance Cox
Story By: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Mr Podgers
Unknown: Lord Arthur Savile
Unknown: Herr Winkelkopf.
Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Played By: Terence Allbright
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Baines: Alan Rowe
Lord Arthur Savile: Richard Briers
Sybil Merton: Diana Olsson
The Dean of Paddington: Godfrey Kenton
Lady Windermere: Betty Huntley-Wright
Lady Clementina Beauchamp: Kathleen Helme
Lady Julia Merton: Sylvia Coleridge
Mr Podgers: Timothy Bateson
Nellie: Emily Richard

: Weather

: News

: The Time of My Life

Lord Harlech discusses with ROBERT MACNEIL his years as British Ambassador in Washington - years which included the Cuba crisis and the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963 when President Kennedy declared:


Unknown: Robert MacNeil

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by REV JOHN LANG


Unknown: John Lang

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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