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Saturday Briefing

BBC Radio 4 FM

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
8.30 Talking Politics
ANTHONY KING talks to John Biggs-Davison , up, Norman Buchan. MP, and Rt Hon Jo Grimond , up, about the books - political and non-political - they have enjoyed reading in 1976, and asks them what books they would choose as New Year presents for leading politicians,
10.0 News
10.2 Between the Lines
NIGEL REES invites newspaper readers Lord Mancroft, farmer
David Butler and schoolmaster Bill Blair to nominate their top journalist, newspaper and story of 1976. He asks them how good has press coverage of the last 12 months been, and what should we be reading about in 1977. Narrator EDWARD COLE
Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE and ANNE SLOMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
John Biggs-Davison
Unknown:
Norman Buchan.
Unknown:
Jo Grimond
Unknown:
David Butler
Unknown:
Bill Blair

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Science Now

BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by Geoff Watts
Earthquakes, rabies, the exploration of Mars, and genetic engineering! In 1976 science has been front-page news. But what have scientists found the most exciting?
Contributors include: neurophysiologist Colin Blakemore ; anatomist Michael Day ; planetologist John Guest ; physicists John Taylur and John Ziman Producer THELMA RUMSEY

Contributors

Presented By:
Geoff Watts
Unknown:
Colin Blakemore
Unknown:
Michael Day
Unknown:
John Guest
Unknown:
John Taylur
Unknown:
John Ziman
Producer:
Thelma Rumsey

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The Enchanting World of Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket

BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan with the bewitching Daphne Heard
Written by the delightful trio MIKE CRAIG , LAWRIE KINSLEY and RON MCDONNELL
Charmingly produced by JAMES CASEY and MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester

Contributors

Presented By:
Patrick Fyffe
Presented By:
George Logan
Unknown:
Mike Craig
Unknown:
Lawrie Kinsley
Unknown:
Ron McDonnell
Produced By:
James Casey
Produced By:
Mike Craig

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Future Perfect

BBC Radio 4 FM

Based on the latest technology, statistical evidence, the inertial guidance system, sound archives, history and intuition, John Fortune , assisted by John Bird , James Cameron and John Ebdon. reveals the main events, minor distractions and significant details of 1977. Producer HELEN FRY
12.55
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

Contributors

Unknown:
John Fortune
Assisted By:
John Bird
Assisted By:
James Cameron
Assisted By:
John Ebdon.

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Weekend

BBC Radio 4 FM

An hour's miscellany of chat, fact and fiction with Jill Burridge and Norman Tozer
And ROBERT MORLEY reads from his book
A Musing Morley
4: In Praise of Mr Robinson Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit

Contributors

Unknown:
Jill Burridge
Unknown:
Norman Tozer
Unknown:
And Robert Morley
Unknown:
Mr Robinson

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Thirty-Minute Theatre

BBC Radio 4 FM

Quite a Lay-out by CHRISTOPHER HOLME
Matthew is crazy about model trains but his father turns out to be even more keen on them than he is, and eventually uses his firm's boardroom table as a lay-out for the railway.
Managing Director JOHN ARNATT Produced and directed by GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Written By:
Christopher Holme
Managing Director:
John Arnatt
Produced and Directed By:
Graham Gauld
Matthew Lobb:
Jean England
Marcus Lobb:
Geoffrey Matthews
Martha Lobb:
Nicolette McKenzie
Clerk:
Timothy Bateson
Breakdown man:
Walter Hall
Gladys:
Jane Knowles
Receptionist:
Julia Lewis
Radio Announcer:
John Levitt
Interviewer:
Paul Meier

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With Great Pleasure: Gerald Durrell

BBC Radio 4 FM

writer, zoologist and traveller, introduces some of his favourite poetry and prose.
He lives at the zoo he founded 17 years ago on the island of Jersey and the programme was recorded on the island before a specially invited audience. Readers ANNE ROSENFELD and GEOFFREY COLLINS
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol

Contributors

Readers:
Anne Rosenfeld
Readers:
Geoffrey Collins
Producer:
Brian Patten

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Saturday-Night Theatre: The Doppelganger

BBC Radio 4 FM

The Doppelganger by j. c. W. BROOK
Adam and Jane are off on a make-or-break second honeymoon; but at Oxford station Adam sees his possibly dead mother, and then at the hotel he meets Beth, a 25-year-old girl with the mind of a child of seven, who looks like Jane ... ' a doppelganger is your other self - your dark brother of myth, who wishes to take your place in this world ... '
MUSiC by PADDY KINGSLAND Of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Produced and directed by IAN COTTERELL
1.58 Weather

Contributors

Music By:
Paddy Kingsland
Directed By:
Ian Cotterell
Beth Harrls:
Elizabeth Lindsay
Sarah Steadman:
Penelope Lee
Adam Oxton:
Nigel Anthony
Jane Oxton:
Emily Richard
Woman:
Mary Wimbush
Man:
Jack May
Ralph Steadman:
Geoffrey Collins

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Dame Edith Evans

BBC Radio 4 FM

1888-1976
' I was a young milliner and I had a great friend who asked me to be in a production of Much Ado About Nothing. Well, George Moore saw it and tried to get a friend at the Haymarket Theatre to audition me. Well, I went down and read to them. When I think of it now I go rather hot because, you see, I just took my Shakespeare and read a bit out. I didn't even learn it. And when it was all over they said: No - I'd much better stay with my hats.'
Dame Edith Evans , one of the greatest actresses of the British stage this century, died recently at the age of 88. Bryan Forbes , who directed her on many occasions and knew her not only as an actress, but as a close personal friend, presents a personal tribute to Dame Edith.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT (Reu rpt)

Contributors

Unknown:
George Moore
Unknown:
Dame Edith Evans
Unknown:
Bryan Forbes

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