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Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4's 70-minute worldwide look at the weekend
7.50
Travel news and What's on 7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.30* Sportsdesk; at 8.40* Today's Papers; and at
8.50 The M4 Waterway:
Malcolm Billings starts a five-part journey from Bath to Reading along the Kennet and Avon Canal
Producer JOANNA HICKSON
The life outside London: page 5

Contributors

Introduces:
Michael Aspel
Producer:
Joanna Hickson

medium wave only
9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
9.30 Talking Politics
Leading politicians talk to ANTHONY KING about themselves and their lives in and away from politics.
5: LORD CARRINGTON
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World j. w. M. THOMPSON reviews what the weeklies have to say with illustrations read by STUART FORSYTH
Narrator BRYAN MARTIN
Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE, ANNE SLOMAN , BERNARD TATE

Contributors

Unknown:
Anthony King
Narrator:
Stuart Forsyth
Unknown:
Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown:
Anne Sloman

medium wave only
Introduced by ALAN PARRY
Featuring the Gillette Cup Final at Lord's; World Cycling Championships from Barcelona; prospects for the day's football in England and Scotland; Racing from Kempton Park; Rugby Union from Twickenham; Rugby League; Golf. (Sport on 2: from 2.2 pm)

Contributors

Introduced By:
Alan Parry

Panel: NAN WINTON , TED MOULT NEIL DURDEN-SMITH V
RAF Gutersloh, West Germany: RICHARD GILBERT. VIC CARTER
PAT ROWLEY-BROOKE , ALAN BROWN Questionmaster ALUN WILLIAMS
Questions set devised and produced by MICHAEL TUXE-HASTINGS (Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55
Weather, programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Nan Winton
Unknown:
Richard Gilbert.
Unknown:
Vic Carter
Unknown:
Pat Rowley-Brooke
Unknown:
Alan Brown
Unknown:
Questionmaster Alun Williams
Duced By:
Michael Tuxe-Hastings

Ken Dodd: you know the singer; you roar at the comic. But are you ready for a lesson from the Professor Extraordinary of the theory and history of humour? And have you met the man behind the comedian? Arranged and presented by Frank Dixon

Contributors

Presenter/Arranged by:
Frank Dixon
Subject:
Ken Dodd
Producer:
Herbert Smith

Introduced by Anne Gregg The week in Woman's Hour. What the European papers say. Entertainment Round-up: GORDON GOW
Small Jobs in the Garden: seasonal tips from GEOFF AMOS
Mammon's Mile: FRANCES cairn-, CROSS and HAMISH MCRAE examine our financial institutions. The Perfect Butler by MARGERY ALLINGHAM abridged by EVANGELINE BANKS Read by Carleton Hobbs

Contributors

Introduced By:
Anne Gregg
Unknown:
Hamish McRae
Unknown:
Margery Allingham
Abridged By:
Evangeline Banks
Read By:
Carleton Hobbs

The Lame Duck by MICHAEL LAWRENCE with John Stride as John Bell
' Improving the image of ducks is no more ridiculous than trying to convince people that X's petrol will improve their performance in bed. We know it won't, but the satisfaction of the job lies in exercises like that.'
Producer HARRY CATLIN

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Lawrence
Unknown:
John Stride
Unknown:
John Bell
Producer:
Harry Catlin
Maggie:
Julle Hallam
Brodie:
Nigel Graham
Simon Rice:
David Timson
Robert Harper:
David Gooderson
Peter Arnold:
Derek Seaton
Br Howard:
Manning Wilson
Sally:
Ysanne Churchman
Jenkins:
Edward Kelsey
Sister Annette:
Hilda Schroder

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners Adventures of the Incredible Dr McLoon by BRIAN THOMPSON with JOHN FRANKLYN-ROBBINS and FIONA WALKER
Producer TONY CLIFF
4.5 Use Your Wits
The nationwide word-game contest devised by TONY SHRYANE compiled by PETER MOORE
6: Glasgow (Knightswood Secondary School); SUSAN LESLIE and MYRA BELL challenge
ALEXANDER ANDERSON and THOMAS MCTURK. Chairman TOM COYNE
4.20 Mystery Voices
Competition: BARBARA MCDONALD gives the answers and names the prize-winners.
4.30 The Hawks and the Doves A thriller series for the young and fearless: written for radio by PAT and DEREK HODDINOTT
2: Operation: the mad bomber Britain's power stations are threatened with destruction. It's blackmail on a grand scale. The unravelling of the mystery makes the Doves believe they are living through some bizarre nightmare.
Producer DAVID H. GODFREY Editor GRAHAM GAULD
Out today! 4D's own annual: a BBC publication, SOp (page 61)

Contributors

Introduces:
John Dunn
Unknown:
Brian Thompson
Unknown:
John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown:
Fiona Walker
Producer:
Tony Cliff
Unknown:
Tony Shryane
Unknown:
Peter Moore
Unknown:
Susan Leslie
Unknown:
Alexander Anderson
Unknown:
Thomas McTurk.
Unknown:
Tom Coyne
Unknown:
Barbara McDonald
Unknown:
Derek Hoddinott
Producer:
David H. Godfrey
Editor:
Graham Gauld
Sam:
Chris Range
Vic:
David Griffin
Brad:
Nigel Anthony
Insp Marquis:
Lewis Stringer
Mr Collins:
John Forrest
Mr Bragg:
William Sleigh
Mr Bramwell:
Brian Haines
Keeble:
Edward Kelsey

A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions. Introduced by Brian J. Ford Producers
JOY HATWOOD, ALAN HAYDOCK
MICHAEL BRIGHT, ROSEMARY HART
5.55
Weather, programme news

Contributors

Introduced By:
Brian J. Ford
Unknown:
Alan Haydock
Unknown:
Rosemary Hart

Earl Wild, virtuoso pianist, discusses with Roy Plomley (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island.
(Repeated: Monday, 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Presenter/Devised by:
Roy Plomley
Castaway:
Earl Wild
Producer:
Ronald Cook

Nigel Davenport in The Rise and Fall of Liberty Wilkes by BALFOUR BARWISE adapted by KAY PATRICK
Reformer. libertine and wit. to George III he was ' that Devil, Wilkes ': to his supporters, the defender of the rights and liberties of ordinary men.
Lord Sandwich GARARD GREEN King George III. WILLIAM SLEIGH
Producer MARGARET ETALL
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Davenport
Adapted By:
Kay Patrick
Unknown:
George Iii
Unknown:
King George Iii.
Producer:
Margaret Etall
Lord George Sackville:
Brian Haines
Polly Wilkes:
Sandra Clark
John Wilkes:
Nigel Davenport
David Mitchell:
Vernon Joyner
Humphrey Cotes:
Francis Thomas
Heaton Wilkes:
Edward Kelsey
Serjeant John Glyn:
Peter Williams
Jeremy:
Edward Kelsey
Samuel Eliot:
Francis Thomas
Mr Whebble:
Rolf Lefebvre
Lord George Gordon:
Nigel Graham
Mr Dixon:
Garard Green

talks about
Another Time of My Life
1933-1941: In these years, starting as a messenger boy, the writer-producer of Radio Rhythm Club, Journey into Space, Oh! What a Lovely War and many musical documentary features began to develop his own broadcasting style while working for and with some of the pioneers of radio in its formative years.
(Illustrated with recordings from the Sound Archives) Producer SHEILA ANDERSON
(Repeated: Thursday. 11.5 am) Charles Chilton 's new series ' Sing of America ': Thurs, 7.30

Contributors

Producer:
Sheila Anderson
Unknown:
Charles Chilton

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