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: News Summary; weather

5.2 Cricket: Australia v West Indies, the Second Test. CHRISTOPHER MARTIN -JENKINS reports on the fourth day at Melbourne.


Unknown: Christopher Martin

: Steve Jones

6.2, 7.3 and 8.3 Cricket
6.15 Pause for Thought

: Terry Wogan

presents Radio 2's most played records of 1979.
8.27 Racing Bulletin

: David Hamilton

: Johnny Mathis

introduces and sings some Songs of the 70s
Produced with records by DEREK MILLS

: Sport on 2 Special

with Peter Brackley
1.30; 2.15; 2.40; 3.0. 3.20;
3.45; 3.50; 4.42; 5.0; 5.45 Football Special
A full programme of League games this afternoon with clubs playing for the third time in seven days. Exclusive live second-half commentary on one of the top matches; scoreflashes from other leading games: news and results with classified scores at 5.0.
1.30; 2.10; 5.30
Test Cricket
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS reports on the fourth day of the Second Test between Australia and West Indies.
1.30; 2.15; 2.45; 3.5; 4.50;
GERALD WILLIAMS reports from Olympia where WCT'S Braniff World Doubles Championships begin today.
1.30; 2.20; 4.50; 5.45 Racing:
Live commentary by PETER BROMLEY on the feature event at 2.25
£10,000 Bass Charrington Handicap 'Chase (4m)
2.0; 2.45; 3.10
A Year of Sport
Best moments from a round-the-table after-dinner conversation between some pf sport's best known names as they look back on 1979. Providing the chat: Brian Clough , outspoken manager of Nottingham Forest: television personality David Coleman : cricket commentator John Arlott and Rachael Heyhoe-Flint . former captain of England women's cricket team. And in the chair: ex-England cricket skipper Tony Lewis.
(Edited highlights of programme broadcast on New Year's Eve 10.30 pm Radio 4UK) And at 5.0
Sports Report
Reports, news, comments and interviews on the top stories of the day with classified football scores at 5.0 and 5.45: Rugby Union and Rugby League round-up plus Test Cricket and Tennis.
Events may alter timings A Radio Sport and OB production


Unknown: Peter Brackley
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Commentary By: Peter Bromley
Unknown: Brian Clough
Unknown: David Coleman
Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
Unknown: Tony Lewis.

: Puss-in-Boots

: Des O'Connor

Thank You for the Music and welcomes the New Year with a selection of some of his favourite records.

: Tuesday Night is Gala Night

A second chance to hear The Romantic World of Ivor Novello
Introduced by Vanessa Lee with April Cantelo Lorna Dallas
Jean Grayston Joan Savage
Ryland Davies Robert Docker (at the piano)
The Nigel Brooks Singers and the BBC Concert Orchestra leader JOHN BRADBURY conducted by KENNETH ALWYN
8.50* Sheridan Morley talks to Dame Cicely Courtneidge Dorothy Dickson, Mary Ellis and Elisabeth Welch who recall their own special memories of working with Ivor Novello.
9.10* Tuesday Night is Gala Night Part 2
Associate producer
(Presented by the BBC in association with the GLC)


Unknown: Ivor Novello
Introduced By: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Cantelo Lorna Dallas
Unknown: Jean Grayston
Unknown: Joan Savage
Unknown: Ryland Davies
Unknown: Robert Docker
Leader: John Bradbury
Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn
Talks: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Dame Cicely Courtneidge Dorothy
Unknown: Mary Ellis
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Ivor Novello.

: Variety Club

with Martin Dale starring
Ken Dodd , Karen Kay
Los Zafiros , Syd Francis with resident music man Chester Harriott and the Variety Club Showband conducted by BRIAN FITZGERALD BBC Manchester


Unknown: Martin Dale
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Karen Kay
Unknown: Los Zafiros
Unknown: Syd Francis
Unknown: Chester Harriott
Conducted By: Brian Fitzgerald
Producer: Mike Craig

: Sports Desk

: Brian Matthew

with Round Midnight including at 12.0 Midnight Newsroom; weather; motoring information
1.2 and 2.2 Cricket: Australia v West Indies, the Second Test. CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS reports.


Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins

: You and the Night and the Music

Presented by Jan Leeming
3.2 and 4.2 Cricket


Presenter: Jan Leeming

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