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: Outlook

Reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.55-7.0 Weather and programme news

: The News

7.10 On Your Farm
Produced by ANTHONY-PARKIN
7.45 Outlook
7.51 Boxing Day Parade
7.55 Weather; programme news

: Today

The News
Radio 4s breakfast-time look at what Britain is getting up to this Boxing Day-and what's happening abroad
Presented by Douglas Cameron
8.55 Boxing Day Parade

Contributors

Presented By: Douglas Cameron

: Weather

: The News

: Saturday Briefing

Radio 4 tills you in on the political scene at home and abroad, starting with 9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
9.30 The Weekly World
DONALD MCLACHLAN reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by COLIN DORAN
9.45 Talking Politics
A look at some of the literature which has taken politics as its theme.
Introduced by IAN WALLER Narrator Peter Barker
Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE
MARTIN COX , BERNARD TATE

Contributors

Unknown: Donald McLachlan
Read By: Colin Doran
Introduced By: Ian Waller
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Martin Cox

: Daily Service

SI Stephen
New Every Morning, page 19; Good King Wenceslas (Oxford Book of Carols, 136) ; Canticle 9; Acts 7, v 55, to 8. v 3; Little Jesus, sweetly sleep (OBC 87)

: Secombe and Friends

Excerpts from Services
Benevolent Fund Concerts in Hohne, Germany, and in Aldershot, England

: Why Are You Laughing?

Frank Muir answers the question before an invited audience of young people and explains the various forms of comedy which have been produced by Light Entertainment Department (Radio) with the help of GRAEME GARDEN, JO KENDALL and Hancock's Half-Hour, Take It From Here, The Goons, Round the Horne, I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, and many more
Produced by DAVID HATCH and SIMON BRETT

Contributors

Presenter: Frank Muir
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Produced By: David Hatch
Produced By: Simon Brett

: 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: Bristol Grammar School (Boys) v Wyggeston Boys School, Leics 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
Question-Masters: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Roy Smith
Produced By: Martin Fisher

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by BARONESS STOCKS , DAVID FRANKLIN THE DEAN OF ST PAUL'S
LORD BOOTHBY
Chairman DAVID JACOBS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Littlemore Hospital, Oxford
Listeners' views for use in Any AnswersT should be sent to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Unknown: Baroness Stocks
Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre

The Felonious Marriage A comedy by LYDIA RAGOSIN with Denise Bryer
The trial of Elizabeth, the Dowager Duchess of Kingston, for bigamy in 1776, and the extraordinary events which led up to it.
Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX

Contributors

Comedy By: Lydia Ragosin
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Duchess of Devonshire: Betty Baskcomb
Countess of Derby: Margaret Wolfit
Elizabeth Chudleigh: Denise Bryer
Mr Wallace: John Gabriel
Attorney-General: Edward Kelsey
Duke of Hamilton: Brian Hewlett
Mrs Hanmer: Margot Boyd
Augustus Hervey: John Rye
Mrs Chudleigh: Eva Stuart
Lord Chesterfield: Clifford Norgate
Duke of Kingston: Nigel Lambert
Mr Amis: Trevor Martin

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers Guest Arthur Lowe
Christmas Book Tokens: CARYS BELL, CYRIL FLETCHER , and SIMON THORNE suggest how to spend them
1970 Quiz: JUDITH CHALMERS asks MARGARET POWELL and TONY BLACKBURN to look back over the year
A City and Its Saint: IRENE THOMAS visits Canterbury This Right Suft Lot by EDWARD BLISHEN abridged by JANET HICKSON Read by Martin Jarvis
(First of eight instalments)

Contributors

Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Introduced By: Guest Arthur Lowe
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Simon Thorne
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Margaret Powell
Unknown: Tony Blackburn
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Abridged By: Janet Hickson
Read By: Martin Jarvis

: Film Time

TONY BILBOW recalls some behind-the-scenes stories when a funny thing happened to: HARRY SECOMBE , MICHAEL CAINE BRYAN FORBES , CAROL CHANNING BERYL REID , ALEC GUINNESS ALBERT FINNEY , EDITH EVANS HYWEL BENNETT , CLIVE DUNN Written by LYN FAIRHURST Produced by BOBBY JAYE

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Bilbow
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Carol Channing
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Edith Evans
Unknown: Hywel Bennett
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: Pick of the Year

(Shortened version of yesterday's broadcast) i

: Mister Pybus

by ANTHONY SCOTT VEITCH Unstable Elements

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Scott Veitch

: 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

Quentin Poole, 13-year-old Head Chorister of King's College Chapel, Cambridge, discusses with Roy Plomley (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island.
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm) ('Christmas at school': p 4)

Contributors

Castaway: Quentin Poole
Presenter/Devised by: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: 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
7: Battle to Exhaustion Cast: JOHN BENTLEY
MICHAEL COLLINS , GARARD GREEN LESLIE HERITAGE, GODFREY KENTON CLIFFORD NORGATE
FREDERICK TREVES PETER TUDDENHAM
Written and produced by JOHN BRIDGES

Contributors

Narrator: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Kenneth MacKsey
Unknown: John Bentley
Unknown: Michael Collins
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Frederick Treves

: Round the Horne

Written by BARRY TOOK, JOHNNIE MORTIMER and BRIAN COOKE starring Kenneth Horne with KENNETH WILLIAMS , HUGH PADDICK and BETTY MARSDEN Music by THE MAX HARRIS GROUP
Announcer DOUGLAS SMITH
Produced by JOHN SIMMONDS

Contributors

Written By: Barry Took
Written By: Johnnie Mortimer
Written By: Brian Cooke
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Max Harris
Announcer: Douglas Smith
Produced By: John Simmonds

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Tenth Man by SOMERSET MAUGHAM adapted by PEGGY WELLS with Clifford Norgate
Patricia Gallimore , Hector Ross Carleton Hobbs
George Winter had built a fortune on a simple premise-nine men out of ten are either rogues or fools. But had he thought that one day the tenth man might cross his path?
Produced by DAVID GEARY

Contributors

Unknown: Somerset Maugham
Adapted By: Peggy Wells
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Hector Ross
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: George Winter
Produced By: David Geary
Lord Francis Etchingham: Hector Ross
Lady Etchingham: Joan Matheson
Catherine Winter: Patricia Gallimore
George Winter: Clifford Norgate
Anne Etchingham: Venetia Maxwell
Edward O'Donell: David Robb
Thompson: Patrick Tull
Robert Colby: Peter Williams
Frederick Bennett: Martin Friend
The Prime Minister: Carleton Hobbs
Swalecliffe: Michael Kilgarriff
Ford: Gerald Cross
Colonel Boyce: Charles Simon

: Weather

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which
ANDREW FAULOS , MP FREDERIC cox and MARY GRIFFITHS exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas, and prejudices With BRIAN REDHEAD
(from Manchester)

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Faulos
Unknown: Mary Griffiths

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV DOUGLAS AITKEN

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Aitken

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown









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