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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning: introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra; and Today in the South and West introduced by DEREK JONES ) VHF East Anglia: see below
8.40 Today's Papers

Contributors

Duced By: Robert Robinson
Duced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: News

: Christmas Day in the Workhouse

The guardians gazed in horror, The master's face went white. Did a pauper refuse their puddingr
Could their ears believe arightt A closer look at the unexpected reality behind a legend. Narrator DAVID MAHLOWE Readers SONIA ELLIMAN
DAPHNE OXENFORD , MARAH STOHL JOHN BLAIN , RONALD HARVI
Written by NORMAN LONGMATE Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON (from Manchester)

Contributors

Readers: Sonia Elliman
Readers: Daphne Oxenford
Readers: Marah Stohl
Readers: John Blain
Written By: Norman Longmate
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: Daily Service

NEM p 61; 0 Lord our God arise! (BBC HB 25); Canticle 7; Isaiah 64, vv 1-9 (RSV); On Jordan's bank (BBC HB 38)

: All Kinds of Music

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS conducted by KENNETH ALWYN ALLAN SCHILLER (piano)
Today: Music from Scandinavia Introduced by EUGENE FRASER

Contributors

Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn
Piano: Allan Schiller
Introduced By: Eugene Fraser

: Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural

by ALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Told by HOWIESON CULFF 4: Running Wolf

Contributors

Unknown: Algernon Blackwood
Told By: Howieson Culff

: You and Yours

Presenter Joan Yorke
Your Health and Welfare
Just like a breath of mountain air: GORDON SNELL reports on a new invention which promises to be of help to chesty people, Other topical items too. and What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 2

Contributors

Presenter: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Gordon Snell

: My Word!

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Charlie's Big Red Bus in Winter by JEAN SUTCLIFFE

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA leader IAN TYRE conductor IAIN SUTHERLAND and THE KING'S SINGERS

Contributors

Leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland

: Afternoon Theatre

The Queen of Spades by ALEXANDER PUSHKIN

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

But precisely what?
A magazine of a sort, which takes a quizzical, indulgent and sometimes ferocious glance at the British way of life - while we still have one

: Story Time

Stones of Destiny by MARGARET POTTER
4: Moon of the Mountains
Nadir, Shah of Persia, returned from his conquest of the Mongol Empire with treasure x amounting to over £20-million sterling. In his personal baggage was a diamond which was to have a tragic destiny. Narrative spoken by GEOFFREY BANKS Who also portrays the characters assisted by EDYTHE FRENCH

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Potter
Spoken By: Geoffrey Banks
Assisted By: Edythe French

: PM Reports

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Just a Minute

100th edition

: The Archers

Written by BRUNO MILNA
(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)

Contributors

Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestiand presenting world news and views

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Priestiand

: Twenty Questions

Christmas edition
Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Norman Hackforth , Peter Glaze and a mystery guest
Chairman David Franklin Producer BOBBY JAYE
(Repeated: Monday, 1.45 pm)
(Peter Glaze is in ' Jack and the Beanstalk ' at the Birmingham Theatre)

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Norman Hackforth
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: David Franklin
Producer: Bobby Jaye
Unknown: Peter Glaze

: First Night of Aida

Verdi's Aida, the grandest of frand operas, had its first perormance 100 years ago, on 24 December 1871 in Cairo.
Well, it's done now, ' Aida ' is finished, and after the first night I'll be able to breathe again. There'll be an end to the talk about it, except no doubt for a few final words, perhaps some new insult accusing me of Wagnerism, and then ... Requiescat in pace!
GIUSEPPE VERDI
CHARLES OSBORNE has written an account of the Cairo premiere, with extracts from letters and contemporary newspaper articles, and musical illustrations from the available recordings. Narrator Hugh Burden Verdi Robert Rietty
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK

Contributors

Unknown: Giuseppe Verdi
Unknown: Charles Osborne
Narrator: Hugh Burden
Narrator: Verdi Robert Rietty
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Scan

A weekly survey of the arti introduced by Michael Billington
Peter Pan : SIR ROBERT HELPMANN talks about his production starring Dorothy Tutin and Eric Porter at the London Coliseum The Season of Cinderellas: GILLIAN REYNOLDS and ALAN COREN discuss the tradition of the pantomime
Long Day's Journey into Night: PATRICK GARLAND and CHARLES MAROWITZ review the National Theatre's production of Eugene O'Neill 's autobiographical play at the New Theatre. London Producer ROSEMARY HART

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Billington
Introduced By: Peter Pan
Talks: Sir Robert Helpmann
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Eric Porter
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Patrick Garland
Unknown: Charles Marowitz
Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: New Worlds

The programme that entertains you with science and technology and guarantees you'll understand.
Presenter PAUL VAUGHAN Producer LAURIE JOHN
9.59 Weather

Contributors

Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Laurie John

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: That Most ExcellentGift....

A two-part examination by DEREK COOPER of the workings of Charities in modern society. 1: Motives and Methods

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Cooper

: A Book at Bedtime

The Shipbuilders
Read by TOM FLEMING (14) t.

Contributors

Read By: Tom Fleming

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown









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