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Radio 4 fills you in on the political scene at home and abroad, starting with 9.5 From Our Own
Correspondent
Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News staff
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
COLIN VALDAR reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by DAVID BROOMFIELD
9.45 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the w-sek's business with IAN WALLER
Narrator Douglas Smith Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE
HUGH PURCELL, BERNARD TATE

Contributors

Unknown:
Colin Valdar
Read By:
David Broomfield

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
Latest news and prospects of a big day's sport including:
Rugby Union - the Lions' First Test in New Zealand: Golf from Belfast: Racing from Newcastle: Tennis from Wimbledon: Cricket from Bournemouth, Leicester and Sheffield: Motor Cycling - the Dutch TT. Produced by JACOB DE VRIES

Contributors

Introduced By:
Desmond Lynam
Produced By:
Jacob de Vries

A nation-wide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN
Semi-Final (1)
MRS MARGARET STEWART (Buckinghamshire)
JEAN ADAMSON (Sussex) retired secretary
RICHARD CONDON (Birmingham) lecturer
Including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN.
Produced by JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)

12.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Chairman:
Franklin Engelmann
Unknown:
Margaret Stewart
Unknown:
Jean Adamson
Unknown:
Richard Condon
Devised and written By:
John P. Wynn
Producer:
John Fawcett Wilson

by JANET HOWORTH
' Right from the beginning w followed our principle that an idle child is potentially a bored child and that boredom is a sickness of the mind.... ours were taught from the start to be self-sufficient, to stretch their talents in all directions. But the Masters children have been stretching their talents in ways which had not occurred to their absent, trusting parents ... '
Produced by MARGARET ETALL

Contributors

Unknown:
Janet Howorth
Produced By:
Margaret Etall
Philip Masters:
Gary Watson
Pamela Masters:
Gudrun Ure
Their children:Anthea:
Jane Knowles
Simon:
Derek Seaton
Peter:
Martin Stephens
Jodie JO:
Manning Wilson
Tristan:
Sean Barrett
Suzy White:
Rosalind Shanks
Television interviewer:
Kerry Francis
Programme assistant:
Elizabeth Holland

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
My Week: PAT LLEWELYN-DAVIES Preview for Gardeners' Sunday: visits to Hurtmore Farm House. Rousham Gardens and Levens Hall
A Beginners Guide to Mending China: THOMAS POND
Man's-eye View of Women's Lib: SUE MACGREGOR collects some sympathetic views Me, written and read by JAMES MCMANUS

Contributors

Introduced By:
Judith Chalmers
Introduced By:
Levens Hall
Read By:
James McManus

presents
Glenda Jackson in person, and in scenes from Women in Love, The Music Lovers and her new film Sunday - Bloody Sunday.
Introduced by TONY BILBOW Written by LYN FAIRHURST Produced by BOBBY JAYE

Contributors

Unknown:
Glenda Jackson
Introduced By:
Tony Bilbow
Written By:
Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By:
Bobby Jaye

The novel by GAVIN LYALL adapted as an eight-part serial by BETTY DAVIES with Edward Woodward and Toby Robins
6:Something Most Special
Bert Kemp knew that when he did business with Faggioni he was risking his money. He didn'know he was risking his life ...
Produced by BETTY DAVIES

Contributors

Novel By:
Gavin Lyall
Unknown:
Betty Davies
Unknown:
Edward Woodward
Unknown:
Toby Robins
Unknown:
Bert Kemp
Produced By:
Betty Davies
Bert Kemp:
Edward Woodward
Faggioni:
John Gabriel
Alfredo:
David Valla
Carlos McGregor:
Henry Stamper
Elizabeth Whitley:
Toby Robins
Italian Customs man:
Sean Arnold
Dona Margarita:
Sheila Grant
Polizeileutnant Lindemann:
Michael Kilgarriff

'tWixt ISOBEI. BARNETT ELEANOR SUMMERFIELD and RICHARD MURDOCH , DAVID NIXON
Tune twisters from STEVE RACE In the chair ROY PLOMLEY Devised and written by IAN MESSITER
Produced by PETER TITHERADGE

Contributors

Unknown:
Barnett Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown:
Richard Murdoch
Unknown:
David Nixon
Written By:
Ian Messiter
Produced By:
Peter Titheradge

with Bernard Miles , Betty Marsden Written by HARRY IBBETSON based on the characters in the Larkin family saga by H. E. BATES
11: Happy Return!

Contributors

Unknown:
Bernard Miles
Unknown:
Betty Marsden
Written By:
Harry Ibbetson
Unknown:
H. E. Bates

A mystery for radio by Maurice Callard
with Robert Brown as Paul
Angela Brooking as Margaret

What could possibly connect the eminently respectable Paul Trent - accountant and family man - with the murder of a cheap local good-time girl?

(from Bristol)
(Repeated: Monday 3.0 pm)

Contributors

Writer:
Maurice Callard
Producer:
Brian Miller
Paul:
Robert Brown
Margaret:
Angela Brooking
Sue:
Emily Richard
Mrs Armstrong:
Dorothy Hawkins
Nicky:
Nigel Anthony
Myra:
Cheryl Molineaux
Vane:
Milton Johns
Cleve:
Tony Poole
May:
Una Victor

A late-evening conversation in which
BARONESS SEEAR, MARY WARNOCK and KATHARINE WHITEHORN exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with Brian Redhead
Produced by STANLEY WILLIAMSON (from Manchester)
(' A Word in Edgeways ' returns in the autumn. Next week: ' My Kind of Music '-Alan Melville)

Contributors

Unknown:
Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown:
Brian Redhead
Produced By:
Stanley Williamson

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