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6.32 Farming Today
6.50 med wave only. Outlook: matters of Christian interest
VHF Regional news and weather
6.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Garth Cooper

: News

7.10 OnYourFarm: a weekly review. Producer ANTHONY PARKIN
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 FOWLER , 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 Fowler

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
9.30 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians in discussion With ROBERT CARVEL
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
GERARD EVANS reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by EDWARD COLE Narrator PAULINE BUSHNELL Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Unknown: Gerard Evans
Read By: Edward Cole
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: David Walter

: Daily Service

NEM, p 34; Jesus lives! (BBC HB 106); Psalm 114; Romans 8. vv 5-21 (Jerusalem Bible); All hail the power (BBC HB 118)

: 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 and DAVID PATERSON


Presenter: Brian J. Ford
Presenter: David Paterson

: News

: Stem Stereo Release

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

: News

: Any Questions?

Clive Jenkins
Rt Hon Edward Du Cann , up Ned Sherrin
Lady Antonia Fraser


Unknown: Clive Jenkins
Unknown: Edward du Cann
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser

: Man of Action

A. L. Rowse as Radio 3


Unknown: L. Rowse

: Matinee Musicale


: News

: 4th Dimension

Introduced by John Dunn Chief Inspector Chief of Scotland Foot by PETER PACEY and MICHAEL ROLFE with Nigel Anthony , Peter Pacey Stephen Thorne , Tony McEwan Producer MICHAEL ROLFE
4.5* Time Well Spent
Introduced by BRIAN TRUEMAN
This month WALTER HUGHES talks about angling; JUDI GOOD-MAN meets a young team of handbell ringers; and PAT bennett finds out how to make a kite. Producer GILLIAN RUSH
4.25* Edwards' Ark in which PERCY EDWARDS imitates and talks about animals of your choice.
It you have an animal you'd like Percy to feature, send a postcard to 4th Dimension, BBC, London W1A 4WW
4.30* The Mutineers
The book by RICHARD ARMSTRONG abridged in six parts by PAUL NICHOLSON
Read by Timothy Kightley
A group of teenage boys, emigrating to Australia, take over the ship for ' kicks.' Escaping in one of the boats they eventually reach an island, where conflicts build to an almost unbearable tension. Why do frightening stone images dominate part of the island? 1: Mutiny
4.50* Pop Unseen
A series of six weekly programmes about the background people who help to make the pop world what it is. 1: The Entourage
Written and presented by TONY JASPER


Introduced By: John Dunn
Unknown: Peter Pacey
Unknown: Michael Rolfe
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Peter Pacey
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Tony McEwan
Producer: Michael Rolfe
Introduced By: Brian Trueman
Talks: Walter Hughes
Talks: Pat Bennett
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Producer: Nick Handel
Book By: Richard Armstrong
Read By: Timothy Kightley
Producer: Carole Stone
Presented By: Tony Jasper
Editor: Graham Gauld

: PM Reports

Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team Editor ANDREW BOYLE
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

in informal conversation with Dennis Barker , Dr Edward de Bono , Benny Green and who knows who else
Musical ideas by PETER SKELLERN Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Dennis Barker
Unknown: Dr Edward de Bono
Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Matt Monro chooses the rec ords he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY who devised the programme.
(Repeated: Monday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Matt Monro
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: The Governor

by Christopher Salkield.
With Elizabeth Sellars and Hector Ross
The play is set in a Roman province in the Middle East during the time of Tiberius Caesar. The Governor is faced with the same sort of problems which would have occurred in any colonial system of more recent years.
Adapted and produced by David H. Godfrey (1972) [Repeat]


Writer: Christopher Salkield
Adapted by/Producer: David H. Godfrey
The Governor: Hector Ross
Claudia, his wife: Elizabeth Sellars
Paulinus, the commander of the garrison: Michael Kilgarriff
Proculus, a civil servant: Edward Kelsey
Persephone, a Greek slave: Jo Manning Wilson
Representatives of the people - Joseph: Lewis Stringer
Representatives of the people - Zambri: Brian Haines
Longinus, a centurion: William Eedle
The Historian: John Ruddock

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Peter Kirk. mp Terence Prittie
Professor D. C. Watt in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON (Manchester)


Unknown: Peter Kirk.
Unknown: Terence Prittie
Unknown: Professor D. C. Watt
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by REV HUBERT HOSKINS


Unknown: Hubert Hoskins

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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