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


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Garth Cooper

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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

Barry Norman introduces Radio 4's 60-minute world-wide look at the weekend: including at
7.50- medium wave Keep Fit for All the Family, with EILEEN POWLER , or VHF Regional news and weather: at 7.55 Weather and programme news.
At 8.0
News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 8.30*; Papers at 8.40*.


Introduces: Barry Norman
Unknown: Eileen Powler

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: Saturday Briefing

Radio 4 fills you in on the poli-Dioal 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 DAVID WOOD
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
PETER PATERSON reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by PETER JEFFERSON. Narrator EDWARD COLE


Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Peter Paterson
Read By: Peter Jefferson.
Narrator: Edward Cole
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: David Walter

: Daily Service

NEM, p 89; I to the hills (BBC HB 459); Psalm 67; John 13. v 31, to 14, v 3 (RSV); Oft in danger (BBC HB 363)
New Every Morning, £1.00 (cloth), 50p (paperback), 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 survey of what is new and significant in science and technology at home and abroad. Producers MICHAEL BRIGHT


Presenter: Brian J. Ford
Producers: Michael Bright
Unknown: David Patbrson

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: Release

as Radio 3
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

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: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion bv Alastair Burnet. Joan Bakewell Hugh Scanlon , Dr Magnus Pyke Chairman David Jacobs


Unknown: Alastair Burnet.
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Hugh Scanlon
Unknown: Dr Magnus Pyke
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Man of Action

Sir Alan Marre , Ombudsman as Radio 3 Stereo


Unknown: Sir Alan Marre

: Matinee Musicale

ORCHESTRA as Radio 3 Stereo

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: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners. Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN with NIGEL LAMBERT. JO MANNING WILSON and GARARD GREEN. Producer MICHAEL ROLFE
4.5* Animals Unlimited
Introduced by PHIL DRABBLE
When a full-grown cat gets fatter, will its whiskers get longer? One of the questions out of the ' Pets' Postbag ' today: also a talk on mice and voles, and a Young Ornithologists' Club enquiry into when owls hoot.
4.25* Book Review
Thirtean-year-old TANIA JONES talks about some of her favourite recently published books.
4.30* Part-time Johnny Morris tries his hand at another unusual occupation.
5: Making Hats in Luton Producer BRIAN PATTEN
4.40* Music and Me: Peter Glaze gives you a chance to play your music and air your views. This week he meets SARAH. NICOLA. LINDSAY and ALEXANDRA, the daughters of Terry Scott. Producer ROBBY JAYE Editor GRAHAM GAULD
4D serial Smoke Over Shap, £2.25, from bookshops


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Alexander Guyan
Unknown: Nigel Lambert.
Unknown: Jo Manning
Producer: Michael Rolfe
Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Producer: Dilys Breese
Talks: Tania Jones
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: Terry Scott.
Producer: Robby Jaye
Editor: Graham Gauld

: PM Reports

Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team
Weather and programme news VHF (eicept London and SE) Regional news and weather


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

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: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

A personal collection from the week's crop of sense and/or nonsense revealed in informal conversation with Dennis Barker , Benny Green and who knows who else


Unknown: Dennis Barker
Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Producer: Michael Ember

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: Desert Island Discs

Jilly Cooper, journalist, with Roy Plomley
(Repeated: Monday 12.27 pm)


Guest: Jilly Cooper
Host/Presenter: 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

A Hero for Leanda
The novel by ANDREW GARVE dramatised by EII.EEN CULLEN with T. P. McKenna
Maria Aitken and David March A freak wind off the African coast wrecks Michael Con -way's yacht and leaves him penniless, stranded in Ghana. He is offered a way out of his difficulties - a highly paid, dangerous challenge. Should he accept it? Time: the late 1950s. (Santario island is fiotitious)
(Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm)


Novel By: Andrew Garve
Unknown: Een Cullen
Unknown: T. P. McKenna
Unknown: Maria Aitken
Unknown: Michael Con
Producer: Betty Davies
Michael Conway: T P McKenna
Leanda: Maria Aitken
Alessandro Kastella: David March
Sam ,: Antony Viccars
Peruzzi: Malcolm Hayes
Vittorio Oadorna: Trader Faulkner
Mazzoli: Harold Kasket
Fleteher: Alan Rowe
Sir George Hollis: William Fox
Grant: Paul Gaymon
Col Baker: Hector Ross
Mrs Baker: Madi Hedd
Tom Franklin: Nigel Lambert
Wendy Franklin: Carole Boyd

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

John Mackintosh. MP
Norman St John-Stevas . mp Professor Graeme Moodie in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON (Manchester)


Unknown: John MacKintosh.
Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Unknown: Professor Graeme Moodie
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by REV W. D. KENNEDY-BELL

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preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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