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6.32 Farming Today: GARTH COOPER and BRYAN PLATT
Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Garth Cooper
Unknown: Bryan Platt

: News

7.10 On Your Farm
7.40 Today's Papers


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Outlook t

: Today

Barry Norman 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: Barry Norman

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent

9.30 Talking Politics: 4: Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher, MP
Anthony King in conversation with leading politicians about themselves and their lives in and away from politics.

10.0 News

10.2 The Weekly World
Dick Leonard reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by Edward Cole
Narrator Sheila Tracy


Interviewer (Talking Politics): Anthony King
Interviewee (Talking Politics): The Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher, MP
Presenter (The Weekly World): Dick Leonard
Reader (The Weekly World): Edward Cole
Narrator (The Weekly World): Sheila Tracy
Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producer: Anne Sloman
Producer: David Walter

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 46; Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts (BBC HB 323); Psalm 32; Matthew 24, v 45, to 25, v 13 (AV); Through the night of doubt and sorrow (BBC HB 186)

: 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
Food Column: LYN MACDONALD with her monthly look at what's new in the world of food.


Presenter: Roger Cook
Unknown: Lyn MacDonald

: Forces' Chance

TED MOULT, NEIL DURDEN-SMITH v A team representing the Army, Mtarfa, Malta
Questionmaster PETER JONES
Questions set and programme devised by the producer MICHAEL TUKE-HASTINGS
(by arrangement with the BFBS: rptd Friday, 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Nan Winton
Unknown: Ken Swinburn
Unknown: Dave Perry
Unknown: Barry Parrott
Unknown: Questionmaster Peter Jones
Producer: Michael Tuke-Hastings

: News

: Peter Sellers

The actor whose ability to create original characters and capture vocal characteristics is unrivalled.
PETER CLAYTON celebrates the achievements of Peter Sellers from the zany inventiveness of the Goon Shows through to his recognition as one of our leading film actors.
(First broadcast in Celebration)


Unknown: Peter Clayton
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Producer: Simon Brett

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Presenter Sandi Jones
The week in Woman's Hour.
What the European papers say. Know Your Place: RACHEL ANDERSON. GRACE FOAKES. and FRANCES BERRIGAN , middle children, discuss their position with THORNTON PEARN.
Gardening: GEOFF AMOS.
Elves and Wizards-Ghosts and Mermaids: CHARLES CAUSLEY 'S favourite magic verse. Ben Preserve Us by CHAIM BERMANT abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN read by CYRIL SHAPS (6)


Presenter: Sandi Jones
Unknown: Rachel Anderson.
Unknown: Frances Berrigan
Unknown: Thornton Pearn.
Unknown: Geoff Amos.
Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: Chaim Bermant
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Cyril Shaps

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Milk and Honey

by Malcolm MacDonald: the first of three plays based on his book "World from Rough Stones"
The story of a navvy ganger with ambitions to become England's greatest railway contractor. The year is 1839.
John: "Don't question, lass. Just do as th'art bid. By daybreak I need a letter of introduction from.... we'll make it Duke of Somerset. A letter from 'im and a note of 'and from a London banker good for ten thousand quid".


Writer: Malcolm MacDonald
Producer: Richard Wortley
Lord John: Barry Foster
Nora: Nerys Hughes
Walter: Hugh Ross
Labourer: Sion Probert
Farmer/Payter: Stephen Thorne
Sir Sidney: Nigel Graham
Dr Prendergast: Denis McCarthy
Meg: Diana Olsson

: 4th Dimension

Introduced by John Dunn
Arthur Poskett-man of destiny 10: Kidnapped
4.5 All Yours: more poetry, stories and music written and performed by you.
4.25 New Films: SARAH FORBES on some of the recent releases. Producer BOBBY JAYE
4.30 The Prince and the Pauper by MARK TWAIN
4.45 Number Please
A nationwide game devised by VALERIE HODGETTS
4: West of England
ALISON SMITH and HELEN MONT GOMERY (Clifton High School, Bristol) challenge ANDREW PICKup and ALAN CAVE (Sexey's School, Bruton, Somerset). Chairman TOM COYNE
4D Annual (jrom 26 September), 90p, from bookshops


Introduced By: John Dunn
Introduced By: Arthur Poskett-Man
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Written By: Brian Thompson
Producer: Tony Cliff
Unknown: Sarah Forbes
Producer: Bobby Jaye
Read By: Gabriel Woolf
Read By: Helen Mont
Unknown: Tom Coyne
Producer: Tony Shryane
Editor: Graham Gauld

: News

: Kaleidoscope

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


Presenter: Brian Trueman
Producer: Tony Gould

: News

: Letter from America

America. £5.00. from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The World of Daphne du Maurier

Six short stories dramatised and produced for radio by DEREK HODDINOTT 3: Frustration
Judy Cornwell as Susanne and Jeff Rawle as Stanley
It took Stanley seven years to propose, a second for Susanne to accept, two days to set up home in furnished rooms and, as far as we know, no opportunity for consummating the marriage.
(BBC World Service production)


Unknown: Derek Hoddinott
Unknown: Judy Cornwell
Unknown: Jeff Rawle
Father: Douglas Blackwell
Mother: Delia Paton
The Vicar: Harold Reese
The Landlady: Norma Ronald

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Phyllis Barclay-Smith , ornithologist, with ROY PLOMLEY. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday. 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Phyllis Barclay-Smith
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

Operation Pedestal by FREDERICK TREVES
In August 1942 the largest. most heavily escorted and perhaps the most savagely attacked convoy of the war sailed from Britain to relieve the besieged island of Malta. This play, set aboard a British merchant vessel carrying a cargo of ammunition and aviation spirit, has been specially written as a tribute to some of those who took part in Operation Pede.stal.
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Frederick Treves
Generalfeldmarschall Kessel-ring: Alan Dudley
Fourth mate: Sean Arnold
Stobart: Gareth Johnson
Hugh Macintyre: Michael Cochrane
Capt Fordyce: Don McKillop
Chief Officer Robinson: John Hollis
Lieutenant Edwards RN: David Rowlands
Second Officer Hunt: Alan Rowe
Mansergh: Manning Wilson
Banks: Bryan Pringle
Clarke: Jack Carr
CPO Jones: Vernon Joyner

: Weather

: News

: Echoes of an Age: 1: Siegfried Sassoon

Three programmes in which Benny Green recalls the so-called 'golden age' of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Benny Green looks at this period through the eyes of Siegfried Sassoon, who wrote so sensitively about his childhood in the Kent countryside and whose recordings of his poems from BBC Archives evoke the atmosphere of the day... Reader John Samson
Producer David Cornet
(Repeated: Friday, 11.5 am)


Presenter: Benny Green
Reader: John Samson
Producer: David Cornet

: Lighten Our Darkness

Family Prayers led by REV DOUGLAS AITKEN


Unknown: Douglas Aitken

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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