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: Prayer for the Day

6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: Today

The News
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth Introduced bv Jack de Manio and John Timpson
Deputy editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE Editor MARSHALL STEWART
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Jack de Manio
Unknown: John Timpson
Editor: Alastair Osborne
Editor: Marshall Stewart

: The News

and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra)
E Anglia VHF: see Variations below
8.40 Today's Papers

: The Lost World

by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Bead by MICHAEL KlLGARRIFF (5)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Michael Kllgarriff

: The News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Ken Sykora , Zena Skinner Gordon Clyde and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week. Produced by FRANCES DONNELLY and JACK SINGLETON

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Produced By: Frances Donnelly
Produced By: Jack Singleton

: Daily Service

Holy Innocents
NEM p 26; The holly and the ivy (Oxford Book of Carols 38); Canticle 5; Matthew 2, vv 13-23: Unto ua a boy is born (OBC 92)

: Music Hour

Introduced by Sidney Harrison who invites you to listen to some easily remembered music played bv the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS conducted by VILEM TAUSKT

Contributors

Introduced By: Sidney Harrison
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Vilem Tauskt

: The Orange-coloured Peppermint Humbug Holiday Show

A series of four programmes particularly for children at home from school Programme 1
Including facts, figures, Jokes, songs, guessing games, things to do, things to see: a mini-play starring Captain Rex Radio ; the first episode of a serial. Run for Your Life by DAVID LINE.
Things to do today include making sound effects, ginger beer, and badges.
Script by ALEXANDER GUYAN Presented by MICHAEL SMER and NERYS HUGHES
Produced by ELIZABETH ORNBO (Humbug No 2 on Wednesday)

Contributors

Unknown: Captain Rex Radio
Script By: Alexander Guyan
Presented By: Michael Smer
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornbo

: You and Yours

Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your money - earning, saving, and spending it
The Sales: how much of a bargain are they? Do they come at the right times? NANCY WISE discusses these questions with DAME ELIZABETH ACKROYD , director of the Consumer Council, and EDWARD MCLEAN , managing director of one of London's biggest department stores.
South West VHF: see Variations, col 2

Contributors

Unknown: Dame Elizabeth Ackroyd
Unknown: Edward McLean

: Desert Island Discs

Quentin Poole , 13-year-old Head Chorister of King's College Chapel, Cambridge With ROY PLOMLEY
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

Contributors

Unknown: Quentin Poole

: The World at One

The News and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by David Jessel
Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE

Contributors

Introduced By: David Jessel
Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Dog Toffee at Christmas time by FLORENCE POOLE

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

with the BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA conductor IAIN SUTHERLAND and VALERIE TRYON (piano) Produced by ALAN OWEN

Contributors

Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Conductor: Valerie Tryon
Produced By: Alan Owen

: Afternoon Theatre

The Tenth Man by SOMERSET MAUGHAM

: Story Time

The Story of an African Farm bV OLIVE SCHREINER abridged in five parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Eva Haddon
Olive Schreiner died In Cape Town on 10 December 1920. It was this novel (first published in 1883), much of which is autobiographical, which established her name in literature. Sir Charles Dilke even acclaimed it as the greatest novel In the English language. Be that as It may, the tale has a sincerity and realism found only rarely today, and it abounds with humour, sensitivity, and not a little sadness. 1: A Disturber of the Peace
Produced by DAVID H. GODFREY

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Eva Haddon
Unknown: Sir Charles Dilke
Produced By: David H. Godfrey

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening.
Including the latest news, the evening press, what's on tonight, the City, and the people and talking points of the day. Presented by David Jessel and Steve Race
Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE

Contributors

Presented By: David Jessel
Editor: Derek Lewis
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Ken Dodd Show .

'It's me, Folks! Back home again after my ENSA twir of the lower Amazonian basm - the only place where the audience sit in their pelts and watch the cast perform Oh, Calcutta; In their overcoats.'
Doddy's Daft Half-Hour featuring
PETER GOODWRIGHT and MIKE NEWMAN
PAT COOMBS. TEDDY JOHNSON TALFRYN THOMAS
JO MANNING WILSON
DODDY'S DIDDY ORCHESTRA directed bv GEOFF ALDERSON Devised and written by KEN DODD , DAVID MCKELLAR
GEORGE MOFFAT , NORMAN BEADLE MALCOLM CAMERON
Produced by BOBBY JAYE

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Unknown: Mike Newman
Unknown: Pat Coombs.
Unknown: Johnson Talfryn Thomas
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Unknown: Geoff Alderson
Written By: Ken Dodd
Written By: David McKellar
Written By: George Moffat
Written By: Norman Beadle
Written By: Malcolm Cameron
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: The Archers

Contributors

Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Hosken presenting world news and views
Deputy editor VINCENT DUGGLEBY Editor BRIAN BLISS

Contributors

Unknown: John Hosken
Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Brian Bliss

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
DILYS POWELL and FRANK MUIB challenge ANNE SCOTT-JAMES and DENIS NORDEN
In the chair JACK LONGLAND

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: World Theatre Becket

Ian Holm (above, top) as Becket David Buck (above) as Henry II and Peter Jeffrey as Foliot, Bishop of London in the play by JEAN ANOUILH adapted for radio by ROGER PINE from the translation by LUCIENNE HILL
1 Sire, crush them now, or In five years'* time there will be two Kings in England, the Archbishop of Canterbury and you. And in ten years' time there will be only one.'
Produced by RONALD MASON
Tomorrow is the 800th anniversary of Becket's martyrdom

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Becket David Buck
Unknown: Henry Ii
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Play By: Jean Anouilh
Translation By: Lucienne Hill
Produced By: Ronald Mason
Gwendolen: Patricia Galllmore
Archbishop of Canterbury: Geoffrey Wincott
Bishop Of York: Garard Green
Bishop of Oxford: Antony Viccars
Baron: Ralph Truman
Little Monk: Roger Gale
Queen Mother: Marjorie Westbury
Young Queen: Kathleen Helme
A page: David Brierley
Louis of France: David March
The Pope: Peter Pratt
Zambelli: John Baddeley

: Weather

: The World Tonight

The News
Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world
Deputy editor VINCENT DUGGLEBY Editor BRIAN BLISS

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Vincent Duggleby
Editor: Brian Bliss

: Peoples of the Far East

Asia - for us in the West a world of inscrutable orientals, but for ANTHONY LAWRENCE a continent of diverse peoples and ways of living that have fascinated him during 14 years as the BBC's Far East correspondent.
1: The Japanese A group of five talks

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Lawrence

: A Book at Bedtime

Whisky Galore by COMPTON MACKENZIE
Read by JOHN GRAHAM (11)

Contributors

Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Read By: John Graham

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends
11.36" Closedown








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