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Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4's 60-minute worldwide look at the weekend.
7.50 Travel news and What's on VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.30* Sportsdesk with CRAWFORD WHITE, Daily Express, on the Fifth Test in Bombay; at 8.45 Today's Papers

Contributors

Introduces:
Michael Aspel

Regional Variations (2)

Open University

BBC Radio 4 FM

medium wave
9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
GERARD evans reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by BRYAN MARTIN
9.45 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with PATRICK COSGRAVE
Narrator BRIAN EMPRINGHAM Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE
MARTIN COX , BERNARD TATE

Contributors

Read By:
Bryan Martin
Narrator:
Patrick Cosgrave
Producers:
Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown:
Martin Cox

medium wave
Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
Featuring League football in England and Scotland; Racing; Rugby Union, Rugby League; report from Bombay on the fourth day of play in the Fifth Test between India and England. Producer BOB BURROWS (Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)

Contributors

Introduced By:
Desmond Lynam
Producer:
Bob Burrows

A general knowledge contest
Chairman Robert Robinson 1: London
SHELAGH WOODHOUSE: interviewer
MRS MARILYN WIGODER -HALBERSTAN: lawyer
MRS NORMA SIMMONS : housewife MARTYN CORBETT : schoolmaster Including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Questions set and programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson
Interviewer:
Mrs Marilyn Wigoder
Unknown:
Mrs Norma Simmons
Unknown:
Martyn Corbett
Producer:
Martin Fisher

2.0 Afternoon Theatre medium wave Counter Plot by ELIZABETH BATT with Noël Hood Rose Wilmott , faced with money troubles, had to take a job. But she was gentle, vague and easily flustered-not really the ideal sales assistant for a busy store ... With JUDITH FELLOWES Producer BETTY DAVIES
3.0 Weekend Woman's Hour medium wave Introduced by Judith Chalmers Things that go bump in the night-or do they?: FRANK HENNIG and friends go ghost-hunting at Shripney Manor, in Sussex. What the European papers say. Entertainment Round-up: by JUDITH CHALMERS The Way We Talk: STANLEY ELLIS of Leeds University and JOHN WIDDOWSON of Sheffield University discuss differences in dialect with SHEILA YEADON ' The Car We Had to Push from The Thurber Carnival by JAMES THURBER : abridged and read by BLAIN FAIRMAN
4.0
4th Dimension medium wave Martin Muncaster introduces the Saturday show for young listeners Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN With NIGEL LAMBERT , PAT KEEN and GARARD GREEN
4.5 Dial a Scientist Puzzled by unanswered questions from the world of science? Then send them on a postcard giving your name. age and telephone number to: 4th Dimension. BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW. This week Dr Chris Evans. a psychologist, joins regulars Patrick Moore and Professor Eric Laithwaite who have answers to just about anything. In the chair Paddy Feeny Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT
4.30 The Wouldbegoods The book by E. NESBIT abridged and read in six parts by DAVID DAVIS
1: The Society for Being Good In. This is another story of the Bastable children. After a bad escapade they are packed off to the country and form themselves into a society called The Wouldbegoods - meaning they would if they could, which even they thought unlikely! Producer GLYN DEARMAN
4.50 The 3-Way Miracle Making a pop record 1: Song Writing featuring Colin Blunstone. Introduced by PETER POWELL Producer ROBERT A. HOPTON Editor GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Unknown:
Elizabeth Batt
Unknown:
Hood Rose Wilmott
Unknown:
Judith Fellowes
Producer:
Betty Davies
Introduced By:
Judith Chalmers
Unknown:
Frank Hennig
Unknown:
Judith Chalmers
Unknown:
John Widdowson
Unknown:
Sheila Yeadon
Unknown:
James Thurber
Read By:
Blain Fairman
Introduces:
Martin Muncaster
Unknown:
Nigel Lambert
Unknown:
Dr Chris Evans.
Unknown:
Patrick Moore
Unknown:
Eric Laithwaite
Unknown:
Paddy Feeny
Producer:
Michael Bright
Book By:
E. Nesbit
Unknown:
David Davis
Producer:
Glyn Dearman
Unknown:
Colin Blunstone.
Introduced By:
Peter Powell
Producer:
Robert A. Hopton
Editor:
Graham Gauld
Mrs Rose Wilmott:
Noël Hood
Karen, her daughter:
Helen Worth
Andrew Kent a solicitor:
Rolf Lefebvre
Albert Tufnell staff manager:
Preston Lockwood
James Garnett, general manager:
William Eedle
Elaine Marriner, head sales-woman:
Kate Binchy
Julie Clarke, assistant sales-woman:
Gail MacFarlane
Doreen Hammond, chief accountant:
Sandra Clark
Marion Drage:
Sheila Grant
Stephen Cadbury, QC:
Lewis Stringer
Lionel Webb QC:
Brian Haines
Judge:
John Ruddock

Themes and Variations from the History of the People in Britain, based upon their own words, spoken by their descendants. 20: Poverty and Progress High Victorian Britain
Composed and produced by DANIEL SNOWMAN under the direction of Theo Barker. Professor of Economic and Social History, University of Kent.
(A series of 26 programmes)
5.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Contributors

Produced By:
Daniel Snowman

Beaker's Field by PHILIP BARKER
' Flying's been used for the first time. rightly or wrongly. as an instrument of war - but its potential, its real value has nothing to do with war. Just the opposite ... '
Producer ROGER pine
(Repeated: Monday. 3.0 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Philip Barker
Peter Wylie:
Nigel Lambert
Steve Gorman:
Blain Fairman
Margaret Baxter:
Elizabeth Proud
Mrs Wylie:
Katherine Parr
Harry Linford:
Davld Gooderson
Dr Roberts:
John Samson
Police Sgt Farrow:
Ronald Herdman
Mr Gill:
Haydn Jones
Site Manager:
Brian Haines
Stephen:
Nigel Anthony
Waitress:
Olwen Griffiths
Reporter:
John Forrest

A late-evening conversation in Which GEORGE FFITCH , FRANK FIELD and ANGUS MAUDE , UP, exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON (from Manchester)

Contributors

Unknown:
George Ffitch
Unknown:
Angus Maude

A topical view of the cinema featuring the stars, the new films and the people who make them: including
Burt Lancaster , who stars in Robert Aldrich's Ulzana's Raid, and a look at Eli'is on Tour. Introduced by JOHN BENTLEY Written by LYN FAIRHURST Producer BOBBY JAYE

Contributors

Unknown:
Burt Lancaster
Introduced By:
John Bentley
Written By:
Lyn Fairhurst
Producer:
Bobby Jaye

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