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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Outlook
Reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: The News

7.10 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agricultural scene Produced by ANTHONY PARKIN (from Birmingham)
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

Produced By: Anthony Parkin

: Today The News

Radio 4's breakfast-time look at what Britain is getting up to this weekend - and what's happening abroad
8.45 Today's Papers

: Weather

: The News

: Saturday Briefing

Radio 4 fills you in on the political scene at home and abroad, starting with 9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
Contributed by the BBC's Foreign News Staff
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
DONALD MCLACHLAN reviews what the weeklies have to say, with illustrations read by RONALD FLETCHER
9.45 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with IAN WALLER
Narrator Douglas Smith Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE
MARTIN COX, BERNARD TATS

Contributors

Unknown: Donald McLachlan
Read By: Ronald Fletcher

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 4; Lord, pour thy spirit from on high (BBC Hymn Book 224); Psalm 19, vv 1-11; St Luke 1, vv 57-66; A great and mighty wonder (BBC HB 41)

: Study on 4

Rendez-vous a Chaviray Programme 10
(Last Monday's broadcast: R3)
11.0 Starting German: Reisebiiro Atlas
10: Busfahrt zum Tegemsee
Klaus takes his travel party on an excursion to one of the lakes near Munich.
(Last Tuesday's broadcast: R3)
11.30 Europe and The Indies
Ten programmes about the impact of Europe on the Indies during the Era of the Companies 1600-1824.
10: The Foundations of Empire

Contributors

Unknown: Reisebiiro Atlas

: Sports Parade

Introduced by PETER JONES
News and prospects of today's big sporting events, featuring Association Football In England and Scotland, Racing, Rugby Union and Rugby League (Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Jones

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between girls' and boys' schools in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Question-masters
JOHN ELLISON and TIM GUDGIN Semi-Finals
Harris Academy, Dundee (Boys) v Regent House School, Newtownards (Boys)
Questions set by ROY SMITH Production assistant GERALDINE CHURCH
Produced by MARTIN FISHER (Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Question-Masters: John Ellison
Unknown: Roy Smith
Produced By: Martin Fisher

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by RT HON ENOCH POWELL. MP THE BISHOP OF CREDITON
NED SHERRIN, MARY GOLDRING Chairman DAVID JACOBS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from the Robert Sewers Hall, Curry Rivel , Somerset
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers† (31 December, 7.30 pm) should be sent to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LB

Contributors

Unknown: Enoch Powell.
Unknown: Mary Goldring
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen
Unknown: Curry Rivel

: Afternoon Theatre: The Wild Rovers

by Jim Andrew
"If I had my way, they wouldn't be let stop in town. They should put 'em on their coach or the train right after the match."
(from Leeds)

Contributors

Writer: Jim Andrew
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Landlord: Geoffrey Banks
Mabel: Nita Valerie
George: Peter Schofield
Mick: Colin Edwynn
Chuck: Neville Smith
Joe: Michael Deacon
Harry: Alun Armstrong
Cashier: Juliet Cooke
Len: Derrick Gilbert
Girl: Sara Grazebrook
Counter assistant: Gwen Hart
Phil: Bob Hoskins

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers
Equality of Opportunity?: a discussion with MARIE PATTERSON , ANNE MACKIE , CAROL BLAYMIRE
What's the money used for?: a working wife and mother who runs her own business at home A Good Read: KATHARINE WHITE-BORN recommends a book she couldn't put down
Managing Your Money Some Inns in Wales by GWYN THOMAS: abridged and read by TENNIEL EVANS

Contributors

Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Marie Patterson
Unknown: Anne MacKie
Unknown: Carol Blaymire
Read By: Tenniel Evans

: Film Time

TONY BILBOW previews two Christmas attractions: Walt Disney's Aristocats, and Lionel Jeffries ' version of The Railway Children.
Written by LYN FAIRHURST
Produced by BOBBY JAYE

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Jeffries
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Week

(Shortened version of last Friday's broadcast)

: Mister Pybus Yorkshireman - Security Officer

A series of plays written by ANTHONY SCOTT VEITCH
featuring with and The Closed Door
A civil engineer returns to his old job after a number of years in a Chinese gaol. He cannot stand closed doors, and yet he slams one on himself. A man does such a thing either after - or just before - he does something drastic.
Produced by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON
(Repeated: Tuesday, 3.30 pm)
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Written By: Anthony Scott Veitch
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston
Mister Pybus: William Gaunt
Major Duncan Geddes: Tom Watson
Mrs Mary Pybus: Olive Milbourne
Max Barry: Edward Kelsey
Ellen Barry: Elizabeth Proud
Jane Geddes: Hannah Gordon
John Cronin: Martin Friend

: Letter from America

by ALISTAIR COOKE

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

Highlights of today's sport In the South and Midlands.
Produced by GODFREY DIXEY

Contributors

Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Ivan Mauger world speedway champion With ROY PLOMLEY
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Ivan Mauger
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The Desert War

A series of 13 dramatisations based on the campaign in North Africa during the Second World War
Narrator Michael Flanders Military historical adviser KENNETH MACKSEY
6: Operation Battleaxe
With GERALD CROSS. GARARD GREEN LESLIE HERITAGE, GODFREY KENTON HECTOR ROSS , FREDERICK TREVES PETER TUDDENHAM
Written and produced by JOHN BRIDGES

Contributors

Narrator: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Kenneth MacKsey
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Hector Ross
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Produced By: John Bridges

: Round the Horne

Written by Barry Took, Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke
starring Kenneth Horne with Kenneth Williams... and Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden
The Max Harris Group
Announcer Douglas Smith
Produced by JOHN SIMMONDS

Contributors

Written By: Barry Took
Written By: Johnnie Mortimer
Written By: Brian Cooke
Produced By: John Simmonds
Star/comedian: Kenneth Horne
Actor: Kenneth Williams
Actor: Hugh Paddick
Actress: Betty Marsden
Announcer: Douglas Smith

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Mourning Raga
The novel by ELLIS PETERS adapted for radio by BETTY DAVIES A trip to India, taking a 14-year-old girl to the father she hadn't seen for ten years, sounded an exciting way to spend Christmas. But for Tossa and Dominic it turned out a terrifying experience ...
With SEAN ARNOLD , MOHAN SINGH VIRAM JASANI (sitar)
Produced by BETTY DAVIES (Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)
(Harry Towb is in ' Dial M for Mulder ' at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford)

Contributors

Novel By: Ellis Peters
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: Mohan Singh
Unknown: Viram Jasani
Produced By: Betty Davies
Unknown: Harry Towb
Tossa: Patricia Gallimore
Dominic: Sean Barrett
Dorette: Madi Hedd
AnjH: Elizabeth Proud
Felder: Harry Towb
Ashok: David Spenser
Govind Das: Saaed Jaffrey
Kamala: Heather Emmanuel
Kishan Singh: Tariq Yunus
Vasudev: Garard Green
Police Officer: Nenu Satna
The Swami: Carleton Hobbs
Girish: Sam Dastor
Kumar: Roger Snowdon
Shantila JO: Manning Wilson

: Weather

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation In Which LADY GEORGINA COLERIDGE , THE BISHOP OF CHESTER, and BRIAN INGLIS exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas, and prejudices With BRIAN REDHEAD

Contributors

Unknown: Lady Georgina Coleridge
Unknown: Brian Inglis

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by FR PATRICK MCENROE with the ST GABRIEL SINGERS directed by DAVID EDMONDS Organist ROGER BROOKS

Contributors

Conducted By: Fr Patrick McEnroe
Singers: St Gabriel
Directed By: David Edmonds
Organist: Roger Brooks

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown









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