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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 70-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 S.40*


Introduces: Barry Norman
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

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: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
BBC correspondents throughout the world report on the societies they live in. 9.30 Talking Politics
Not all the key decisions which affect our daily lives are taken by politicians. Much of the power in this country is in the hands of non-politicians. This summer ANTHONY KING talks to five such men about their jobs, their relationship with the government and the public, and the power they wield.
4: Sir Michael Palliser , who is to be the new Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service.
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
HONOR BALFOUR reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by PAULINE BUSHNELL Narrator COLIN DORAN Producers TOM READ


Unknown: Sir Michael Palliser
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Anne Sloman
Unknown: David Walter

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 1: Angel-voices, ever singing (BBC HB 256); Psalm 63; Mark 5, vv 21-34 (NEB); God of grace and God of glory (BBC HB 391)

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her own selection of items from the many broadcast; on BBC Radio and Television during the past seven days. Producer JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Presented by Brian J. Ford
A weekly survey of what is new and significant in science and technology at home and abroad.


Presented By: Brian J. Ford
Producer: Thelma Rumsey

: News

: Release

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

: News

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Enniskillen, County Fermanagh Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Monday 11.5 am)


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Helen Fry

: Man of Action

Patrick Moore as Radio 3


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Matinee Musicale


: News

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners. Arthur Poskitt by BRIAN THOMPSON with John Franklyn-Robbins and Carole Hayman
11: The Dance of Death Producer TONY CLIFF
4.5* Talk Up
DAVINA WEIR and her countrywide team Of CATHERINE MORGAN. SIMON MORRIS and TIM MORAN discuss their view of the men at Westminster and the way they put politics across to the younger generation. Producer DAVID SHUTE
4.20* Strange Music
3: Imitations - ranging from humans sounding like bagpipes to instruments being birds.
Introduced by MADEAU STEWART
4.30* Jennings at School
Six plays by ANTHONY BUCKERIDGE 4: Jennings and the Air of Panache


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Arthur Poskitt
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Producer: Tony Cliff
Unknown: Davina Weir
Unknown: Catherine Morgan.
Unknown: Simon Morris
Producer: David Shute
Introduced By: Madeau Stewart
Producer: Herbert Smith
Editor: Graham Gauld
Jennings: Glenn Campbell
Darbishire: Timothy Bleecker
Temple: Nicholas Cooke
Venables: Timothy Meehan
Atkinson: Christopher Ball
Mr Wilkins: Anthony Buckeridge
Mr Carter: John Daglish

: 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 William Davis

Mr Punch , his resident humorists and the magazine's favourite contributors being let loose on the week's entertainment. Musical comments by INSTANT SUNSHINE


Unknown: Mr Punch
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Esther Rantzen , broadcaster, chooses the records she would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY , who devised the programme. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker with records
(Shortened edn: Thurs 9.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Search for Satan by VAL GIELGUD adapted from his novel Fall of a Sparrow by DAVID H. GODFREY with and LENARTOWYCZ: You must forgive us, Havilland, but we-my friends and I - need help ... we want you to find for us the man whose name is written on the paper inside that envelope. We think he is in Poland.
HAVILLAND: ... But this is fantastic. To begin with the man is dead.
SYDNEY: We have reason to think not.
(Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Val Gielgud
Unknown: David H. Godfrey
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Antony Havilland: John Rowe
Ingrid Borenius: Carole Boyd
Samuel Sydney: Douglas Blackwell
Felix Lenartowycz: Denis McCarthy
Benedict Peters: Michael Segal
Gabriel Waters/Stranger: Garard Green
Sergeant Carruthers: Roger Snowdon
Inspector Murray: Simon Lack
Ladislas Sale/Waiter/Russian guard: Malcolm Hayes
Franz Schelde/Foreign man: Haydn Jones
Newsboy/First child: Jill Shilling
First Jewish traveller/Corporal: Christopher Bidmead
The Rabbi/Second Jewish traveller/Hotel receptionist: Nigel Lambert
Young woman/ Second child: Rosalind Adams
Leopold Schwarzenberg: David March
Captain Bourke: Anthony Smee
General Boughton/Taxi driver: Alan Dudley
Janet Colville: Madi Hedd

: Weather

: News

: With Great Pleasure

There's woe in the world. Wantonness rampant;
An axe-age, a sword-age. Shields are sundered;
A storm-age, a wolf-age,
Before the world crumbles.
Magnus Magnusson presents his choice of poetry and prose from the literature of Iceland, some of which, he points out, makes the Apocalypse sound like a joyride, reminding him of Cecil B. DeMille 's recipe for a good film: start with an earthquake and build up to a climax.
(Repeated: Friday 11.5 am)


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Cecil B. Demille
Reader: Tom Fleming
Producer: Elizabeth Smith

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by REV FRANK TOPPING

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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