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: Ten to Seven

6.55 Weather; programme news
Today's Time GTS 7.0,8.0,9 0 am
1.0, 6.0, 11.0 pm Big Ben 10.0 pm

: The News

7.10 South-East News
7.15 Today introduced by JACK DE MANIO
7.45 Today's Papers
7.50 Ten to Eight Heroes
7.55 Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Talk By: Ronald Faulkner

: The News

8.10 South-East News
8.15 Today
8.40 Today's Papers

: The Diary of Fanny Burney

read by JILL BALCON (6)


Read By: Jill Balcon

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

(Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast)

: Lady Asquith Remembers

Just before her death last February Baroness Asquith recorded a programme for BBC2. Better known, perhaps, as Lady Violet Bonham Carter , she talked with GEORGE RYLANDS about the poetry and prose that had helped to form her life. Produced for TV by JOHN FURNESS Edited for radio by PATRICK HARVEY


Unknown: Violet Bonham Carter
Unknown: George Rylands
Unknown: Patrick Harvey

: Daily Service

NEM p 4; 0 Christ, Redeemer of our race <BBC HB 54); He smiles within his cradle (Oxford Book of Carols 84); Luke 1, vv 57-66, 80, and 2, vv 1-7; God from on high (BBC HB 49)

: Morning Melody

presenting Bill McCue in It's a Fine Thing to Sing with his guest MARION GRIMALDI BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA conductor IAIN SUTHERLAND
Produced by EDDIE FRASER
(Marion Grimaldi is in ' Cinderella ' at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth)


Unknown: Bill McCue
Unknown: Marion Grimaldi
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Produced By: Eddie Fraser
Produced By: Marion Grimaldi

: Mass

from Wood Hall Pastoral and Ecumenical Centre, near Wetherby, Yorks
Celebrant and Preacher MGR MICHAEL BUCKLEY
Readings: Isaiah 9, vv 1-7 (Jerusalem Bible); Titus 3, vv 4-7; Luke 2, vv 15-20
Choirmistress SISTER CONSTANCE Action of the Mass described by FR JOHN STAPLETON


Unknown: Mgr Michael Buckley
Unknown: Fr John Stapleton

: Stanley Holloway Entertains

Songs from the musicals and the music-hall, and stories of Old Sam and The Rams-bottoms: on records


Stories Of: Old Sam

: Petticoat Line

: Weather

and programme news

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Christmas Robins by RUTH AINSWORTH


Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth

: Invitation to Music

from STEVE RACE including a selection from the BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by GEOFFREY BRAND Produced by DAVID ALLAN


Conducted By: Geoffrey Brand
Produced By: David Allan

: The Woman in White

12: The Last Chance

: The Countryside in December

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country with a Natural History contribution by ERIC SIMMS Introduced by C. GORDON GLOVER


Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Richard Baker Off Duty t

with his choice of records

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced by STEVE RACE and including
Learning through the Letter-box: Wolsey Hall has just celebrated its 75th anniversary as a correspondence college, CORAL HADDON visited Oxford and met some of the people who are involved in teaching by post Straight, Curved, and Serpentine: ALFRED H. DUNHILL talks to DENNIS LOWER about the history of tobacco pipes and smoking 4 Anything for me, miss? ': ELIZABETH STEVENSON is reminded of when she was a wartime seasonal postman in North Wales
Sugar Mouse or Glass Bauble?: RONALD DAVIS wonders how far a childhood choice from the Christmas tree moulded his character


Introduced By: Steve Race
Unknown: Wolsey Hall
Unknown: Elizabeth Stevenson
Unknown: Ronald Davis

: Story Time A World of Their Own

A series of stories about children chosen and abridged by GUY CULLINGFORD
The Truthful Witness by ELIZABETH FERRARS


Abridged By: Guy Cullingford
Read By: Elizabeth Proud

: Weather

and programme news

: The News

and Radio Newsreel

: South-East

Tonight's evening paper of the air with reports from the region's news studios and Scotland Yard - Sportsdesk - Stop Press: introduced by MICHAEL MEECH


Introduced By: Michael Meech

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Labour Party

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: War and Peace

A dramatisation in 20 parts from the translation by LOUISE AND AYLMER MAUDE edited by MICHAEL BAKEWELL Executive producer RONALD MASON with David Buck. Kate Binchy
Martin Jarvis , Anna Cropper Christopher Guinee Jeremy Clyde and ' What is War and Peace? It is not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less an historical chronicle. War and Peace is what the author wished and was able to express in the form in which it is expressed.' Part 1: St Petersburg, 1805 adapted by MICHAEL BAKEWELL
Directed by RONALD MASON
(Jeremy Clyde is in ' Conduct Unbecoming ' at the Queen's Theatre; Christopher Guinee in ' The Magistrate ' at the Cambridge Theatre; Martin Jarvis in ' The Bandwagon ' at the Mermaid Theatre, London)
(Repeated: Sunday, 2.30 pm)
(Full page feature in next week's RADIO TIMES)


Unknown: Aylmer Maude
Edited By: Michael Bakewell
Producer: Ronald Mason
Unknown: David Buck.
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Anna Cropper
Unknown: Christopher Guinee
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Ronald Mason
Directed By: Jeremy Clyde
Unknown: Christopher Guinee
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Tolstoy: Denys Hawthorne
Anna Scherer: Madi Hedd
Prince Vasili Kuragin: James Thomason
Princess Lise Bolkonskaya: Anna Cropper
Count Pierre Bezukhov: David Buck
Anna Scherer's aunt: Margaret Wolfit
Hippolyte Kuragin: Jeremy Clyde
Vicomte de Mortemart: Michael Deacon
Hélène Kuragina: Sonia Fraser
Prince Andrei Bolkonsky: Martin Jarvis
Princess Drubetskaya: Daphne Newton
Anatole Kuragin: Sean Arnold
Fedya Dolokhov: Sean Barrett
Countess Rostova: Ilona Ference
Count Ilya Rostov: David March
Madame Karagina: Margot Boyd
Julie Karagina: Alexa Romanes
Natasha Rostova: Kate Binchy
Nicolai Rostov: Christopher Guinee
Petya Rostov: Derek Seaton
Sonya: Patricia Gallimore
Boris Drubetskoy: John Rye
Vera Rostova: Margaret Wolfit

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Classically Russian 31 January 2016

: Music to Remember

Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1, in G minor
Schumann Symphony No 1, in B flat major (Spring)


Violin: Elaine Skorodin
Leader: John Bacon
Conductor: John Carewe

: Radio 4 Reports ... It's Your Children They're Teaching ...

but are teachers being adequately trained for the job?
An enquiry into Colleges of Education by PATRICK NUTTGENS , Director of the Leeds Polytechnic, with additional research by TONY VAN DEN BERGH


Unknown: Patrick Nuttgens
Unknown: Tony van Den Bergh
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: Weather

: Ten O'Clock The News

The background to the news and people in the news, followed by Listening Post in which ANTHONY BROWN introduces letters from today's postbag


Unknown: Anthony Brown

: We Don't Want to Lose You....

An increasing number of people in their vigorous fifties are being forced into early retirement, often by employers' obsession with the ' vitality ' of youth Deprived, very often,.of the traditional solaces - children, gardening, religion, the respect of the young - how do they cope with the 15 or 20 years left to them


Unknown: Frank Clements

: Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at.Bedtime

Book 1: The Ladies Rally Round read by DAVID MARCH (7)


Unknown: Phineas Redux
Read By: David March

: Music at Night

Grieg Sonata No 3, in c minor, Op 45


Piano: Audrey Innes

: Closedown

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