6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia. Regional Extra; and Today in the South and West introduced by DEREK JONES )
VHF East Anglia: see column 5
8.40 Today's Papers
In (acountry churchyard ... or a citv one. for that matter. Churchyards can be valuable havens of rest for hard-pressed wildlife in built-up areas or, in the country, can simply add variety to the habitat. And what could be better for lichens than tombstones? Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (from Bristol- Sunday's broadcast) Private Lires: book of fully illustrated natural history studies on a year in the life-cycles of 13 different species of animals and birds - including the red fox, Atlantic grey seal, wandering albatross and New Forest pony - is available, price £1.75 (a BBC publication).
to Prue Leith. Derek Cooper and Harold Wilshaw on your Christmas Dinner with ROBIN DAY in the chair
(Shortened version of last night's broadcast)
NEM p 7: My spirit longs for thee (BBC HB 3311: Psalm 8; Isaiah 26, vv 1-12 (rsv); Fill thou my life (BBC HB 271)
BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA leader MATRICE CAVANAGH conductor KENNETH ALWYN and VALERIE TRYON (piano)
Today: Rhythm of the Dance Introduced by PETER DONALDSON
The biography of the legendary dancer written by his widow ROMOLA NIJINSKY
Read by ANNA BURDEN 8: Prisoners Once More
Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Today: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Buying a House: JOAN YORKE discusses some of the legal pitfalls with PAMELA DEEDES
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see column 5
with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay A Question of Conflict
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area
Dr Cameron Barbara
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle
Story:Changing houses by LESLIE PITT
LONDON STUDIO STRINGS leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by ANTHONY ENGLISH and CLIVE LYTHGOE (piano)
Play It By Ear: a play for radio by joy HARINGTON
'It's like being in a deep freeze and being thawed out ... As though he'd been dead ... You'd have to learn everything over again. Everything. How to do every simple thing: And how to think, talk, behave. And everything'd be terribly frightening ... '
Charlie Danvers. ..BRIAN HEWLETT Mary Danvers .......... EVA STUART Jenny Danvers. ..WENDY LOVELOCK Arthur Danvers.PETER WILLIAMS Granny ..BETTY BASKCOMB Library assistant. KATE BINCHY Producer DAVID H. GODFREY
(Wendy Lovelock is in ' Big Bad Mouse ' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)
Themes and Variations from the History of the People in Britain, based upon their own words.
The medieval knight comes over with Norman William. He has courage and power: he can be hero and gangster.
Composed and produced by MICHAEL MASON under the direction of Maurice Keen, Fellow and Tutor of Medieval History, University of Oxford, who also speaks the commentary.
(For full details see Sunday)
The Cruel Sea by NICHOLAS MONSARRAT
Read by GABRIEL WOOLF
8: 1943-the moment of balance
The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
The questions and ideas you send are discussed today by Renee Houston , Katie Boyle
Yvonne Zackerwich , Anna Coote In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE
Jacky Giliott presenting world news and views
FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited the Ashbourne district of Derbyshire
Producer Richard BURWOOD
‡ Horndean, Hants
Other People's Houses bv ERIC CORNER with Jack Watling as Gerald Rosemary Leach as Susan Gerald and Susan go house-hunting separately in 'picturesque ' Devon, with unforeseen results....
Producer BRIAN MILLER
Children's Books for Christmas adventures, legends, fairy stories, picture books, ghosts.... EDWARD BLISHEN , NAOMI LEWIS and ANNE WOOD choose their favourites from this year's selection
Introduced by PADDY FEENY with poems and stories read by DAVID DAVIS and EVA HADDON Producer MICHAEL HEFFERNAN
from Chaucer to Yeats
An anthology in 26 programmes 12: John Milton 1608-1674)
Introduced by Anthony Thwaite Reader GARY WATSON
Producer GEORGE MACBETH
Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world
The Shipbuilders by GEORGE BLAKE
Read by TOM FLEMING (8)
All the days news preceded by Weather