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: News

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


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Garth Cooper

: News

7.10 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agricultural scene Producer ANTHONY PARKIN
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook 1


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: 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 Destination Downing Street The Dust Settles
Has the Election result transformed the political scene? What are the main tasks facing the new Government? What is the economic outlook? Presenter JOHN TUSA
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
COLIN VALDAR reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by PETER DONALDSON Narrator SHEILA TRACY


Presenter: John Tusa
Unknown: Colin Valdar
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: David Walter

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 71; Come, my soul (BBC HB 404); Psalm 97: 1 John 2. v 28, to 3, vv 10, 15-18 (AV); Eternal God, whose powerupholds (BBC HB 23) New Every Morning, £1.00 (cloth), 50p (paper), from bookshops

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her personal selection of items from BBC Radio and Television,


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Science Now

Presenter Brian J. Ford
A weekly review of new Ideas and discoveries in science, medicine and technology. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT


Presenter: Brian J. Ford

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook
Stop Slacking! Wheel yourself into the garden and get down to work. Join NANCY WISE with this month's Gardening Column.


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in England, Scotland, Wales and N Ireland. Questionmasters
3: South of England
Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer MARTIN FISHER
Weather, programme news


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Bob Holness
Unknown: Roy Smith
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

Lady Barnett, Steve Race Lord Soper Professor
Graham Ashworth Chairman David Jacobs from Lincoln


Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Graham Ashworth
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Presenter Judith Chalmers
Magic in the Air: ANDY PRICE has been following the fortunes 'of the International Brotherhood of Magicians at this year's Hastings Convention.
The Person My Childhood Made Me: SIR BARNES WALI. IS, CBE, FRS. talks to ELIZABETH WEBB. The Week in Woman's Hour. What the European papers say. Breaking the Barrier: do women have equal opportunities in the legal profession? ANNA COOTE investigates.
Sitting Duck by BRYCE FRASER read by KERRY FRANCIS (5)


Presenter: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Sir Barnes Wali.
Unknown: Elizabeth Webb.
Unknown: Bryce Fraser
Read By: Kerry Francis

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Secret Miniature by DOUGLAS KEAY
Kenneth and Mary return from Australia after 15 years to visit Kenneth's family. It a visit that results in the uncovering of a family secret - with tragic results.


Unknown: Douglas Keay
Producer: Kay Patrick
Ethel: Betty Hardy
Madge: Aimee Delamain
John: Lewis Stringer
Kenneth: Nigel Graham
Mary: Ellen McIntosh

: News

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners. Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN Once more the gallant Captain and intrepid Passionflower tangle with wicked Krakov. with NIGEL LAMBERT. JO MANNING WILSON and CARARD GREEN Producer MICHAEL ROLFE
4.5* Animals Unlimited
'The weasel is weasily distinguished but the stoat is stoatally different': PHIL DRABBLE tells us how - and opens his Pets Postbag to answer some of your queries. Producer DILYS BREESE
4.25* Competition
MICHAEL RICHMOND asks you how many different things you can buy for a total of 30p. Valuable prizes to be won!
Entries to: 4th Dimension, BBC, London W1A 4WW
4.30* Flying Doctor in Africa
A series of six adventure plays by MICHAEL NOONAN about the work of a Flying Doctor Service in East Africa.
2: The Four-legged Patient
4D Annual, 90p, from bookshops


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Alexander Guyan
Unknown: Nigel Lambert.
Unknown: Jo Manning
Producer: Michael Rolfe
Unknown: Phil Drabble
Producer: Dilys Breese
Unknown: Michael Noonan
Producer: Peggy Bacon
Editor: Graham Gauld
Dr James Lane: Ronald Baddiley
Karl Wegner: Michael McClain
Mary Donald: Kate Coleridge
Archdale: Kerry Francis
Stephen: Nigel Anthony
Johnson: Michael Smee
Gray: Nigel Graham
Chief: Frank Singuineau

: PM Reports

The daily news magazine, now extended to Saturdays. All the day's current affairs, news and comment.
Presented by Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team Editor ANDREW BOYLE
Weather, programme news


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

assisted by Dennis Barker Dr Edward de Bono
Benny Green , Anna Raeburn and who knows who else
The Radio Personality of the Year takes a quizzical look at the week and talks to people who have contributed to its yield of the sublime and/or the ridiculous.
Also featuring the Musical Week Spots Of GORDON CLYDE , BAVID TATE , BRONWEN WILLIAMS. Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Assisted By: Dennis Barker
Assisted By: Dr Edward de Bono
Assisted By: Benny Green
Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Unknown: Bavid Tate
Unknown: Bronwen Williams.
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Desert Island Discs

William Hardcastle , radio and television journalist, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would like to take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK


Unknown: William Hardcastle
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

' You were a master in the orphanage. Always talking about my duty and obedience.' ' That was the job, lad ... Maybe I believed it. There wasn't much else I could do.'
Producer TONY CLIFF (Leeds)


Unknown: Ivor Wilson
Producer: Tony Cliff
Roland Endicott: Martin Jarvis
Captain: Graham Roberts
Thomas (man): Alun Bond
Thomas (boy): Judy Bennett
Sarah: Helen Worth
Mrs Gray: Paula Tilbrook
June Simpson: Fiona Walker
Mr Draper: Geoffrey Banks
Mrs Morton: Elizabeth McKenzie
Mrs Allen: Rosalind Ayres

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Professor Brian Chapman Anthony Quinton
Professor Royden Harrison in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (Manchester)


Unknown: Professor Brian Chapman
Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Professor Royden Harrison
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

A meditation for Saturday evening led by REV MICHAEL MAYNE

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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