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: Prayer for the Day

6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning: Radio 4s Boxing Day look at Britain this holiday breakfast time, introduced by Michael Aspel
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 News and more of Today


Introduced By: Michael Aspel

: Lost Horizon

by JAMES HILTON abridged by NEVILLE TELLER Read by Geoffrey Matthews
They fixed their glances on the glittering mountain peak. Sheerly magnificent it looked in the full light of day; and then their gaze turned to a stare, for they could see. far away and approaching them down the slope, a party of men carrying a hooded chair. Producer JOHN CARDY
(First of ten instalments)


Unknown: James Hilton
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Geoffrey Matthews
Producer: John Cardy

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

In a special Bank Holiday edition Start the Week waves goodbye to 1971.
Ringleader Richard Baker is aided and abetted by Gordon Clyde , Zena Skinner and Ken Sykora. Vivian Stanshall offers another slice of his autobiography in words and music. and Kenny Everett returns to the airwaves with his unique brand of magic and lunacy. Producer RICHARD GILBERT


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Ken Sykora.
Unknown: Vivian Stanshall
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Daily Service

NEM page 19: To us in Bethlem city (Oxford Book of Carols
112): Psalm 1; John 1. vv 1.14 (av): Jesus is this dark world s light (BBC HB 519)

: Orange-Coloured Holiday Show

Peter Donaldson, Joanna Wake and Garard Green with more games, songs, jokes and stories. Also thoughts on hair, sport. time, treasure and things to do. Also a further adventure of Captain Radio. Also in the studio


Unknown: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Joanna Wake
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Nigel Lambert.
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Written By: Alexander Guyan
Produced By: Elizabeth Ornbo
Produced By: Michael Rolfe

: 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: Rugby League (Sport on 2: from 2.0 pm)


Introduced By: Peter Jones

: Desert Island Discs

David Frost with Roy PLOMLEY
(Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Robert Williams


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Twenty Questions

Christmas edition

: Show Boat

Songs from the LP of the famous JEROME KERN and OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN musical made by the stars of the new London production


Unknown: Jerome Kern

: Afternoon Theatre

Beyond the Black Stump by NEVIL SHUTE : adapted for radio by STEPHEN GRENFELL with Rosemary Miller Edward Bishop and David Spenser
A young man from the old Frontier of the American West comes to the new Frontier lands of the Australian outback to search for oil ...


Unknown: Nevil Shute
Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Unknown: Rosemary Miller
Unknown: Edward Bishop
Unknown: David Spenser
Producer: Betty Davies
David Cope: David Spenser
Jane Regan: Dorothy Smith
The Judge: Walter Fitzgerald
Pat Regan: J G Devlin
Mollie Regan,: Rosemary Miller
Mr Laird: Patrick Barr
Stanton Laird: Edward Bishop
Helen Laird: Brenda Dunrich
Chuck Sheraton,: Jerry Stovin
Spencer Rasmussen: Stephen Thorne
Jerry: Bruce Beeby
Dr Gordon: Frederick Treves
Ted: Alan Haines
Ruth Sheraton: Mary Wimbush
Tony Sheraton: Peter Bartlett

: Story Time

Peter Pan by J. M. BARRIE from the book by ELEANOR GRAHAM Read by Mary Riggans
The story of the boy who didn't want to grow up. and his friendship with the Darling children - Wendy, John and Michael.
1: The Shadow
Producer GORDON EMSLIE (from Glasgow)
Drawing by Edward Arditzone published by Brockhampfon Press


Unknown: J. M. Barrie
Book By: Eleanor Graham
Read By: Mary Riggans
Producer: Gordon Emslie
Unknown: Edward Arditzone

: PM Reports

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening. Presented by Robert Williams and PM's reporting team
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams

: News

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay
' Is There Anybody There? said the Traveller
(For cast see Wed, 12.25)


Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Janet Bill Simpson

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Jacky Gillott presenting world news and views


Unknown: Jacky Gillott

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden in the chair Jack Longland (Repeated: Thursday, 12.25 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: Accused in The Box

Edgar Lustgarten reconstructs six of the most famous murder trials of this century
6: Lady Cook Wanted
' Miss Wilkins, nice, respectable, 30 or 31 ... Miss Wilkins who placed an advertisement in the morning paper ... Miss Wilkins who was found brutally murdered ... just after day-break ... by a lonely road three miles from Bournemouth.' Producer ROGER PINE


Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

: Trelawny of the 'Wells'

ARTHUR W. PINERO'S original comedietta adapted for radio by PHILIP
GARSTON-JONES with Alexa Romanes Michael Harbour
Theatrical folk of the Sadler's Wells Theatre Company:
Non-theatrical folk:
Somewhere in the early 1860s.
Act 1: Mr and Mrs Telfer's lodgings at No 2 Brydon Crescent, Clerkenwell. May
Act 2: At Sir William Gower's house in Cavendish Square. June
Act 3 Again at Brydon Crescent. December
Act 4: On the stage of the Pantheon Theatre a few days later.
Music by MARC WILKINSON based on the song 'Ever of Thee' by FOLEY HALL


Unknown: Arthur W. Pinero
Unknown: Alexa Romanes
Unknown: Michael Harbour
Unknown: Mrs Telfer
Unknown: Sir William Gower
Unknown: Cavendish Square.
Music By: Marc Wilkinson
Producer: John Powell
James Telfer: Victor Lucas
Mrs Telfer (Miss Violet Syl vester): Marjorie Westbury
Augustus Colpoys: Haydn Jones
Ferdinand Gadd: Christopher Bidmead
Tom Wrench: Michael Harbour
Avonia Bunn: Barbara Mitchell
Rose Trelawny: Alexa Romanes
Imogen Parrott of the Royal Olympic Theatre: Gudrun Ure
O'Dwyer, prompter at the Pan theon Theatre: Nigel Clayton
Vice-Chancellor Sir William Gower. Kt: John Wyse
His grandchildren, Arthur Gower and Clara de Foenix: David Brierley
His grandchildren, Arthur Gower and Clara de Foenix: Sian Davies
Captain de Foenix, Clara's husband: Alexander John
Miss Trafalgar Gower, Sir William's sister: Pauline Letts
MiSS Mossop: Betty Hardy
Mr Ablett: Denis McCarthy
Charles: Frank Henderson
Musicians: Chuck Mallett
Musicians: Vera Kantrovitch
Musicians: Sylvia Mann

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: What Begins at Calais?

In the last week of the year of the big Common Market debate, Derek Cooper takes a look at attitudes of Britain's prospective partners to such mundane things as Money. Language Barrier, Politics. Socia! Conventions and Humuur 1: Getting and Spending It Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Michael Ember

: A Book at Bedtime

Kitten with Blue Eyes by JON GODDEN abridged by MOLLIE HARDWICK Read by Denise Bryer
There it was again, eerie, ghost-like but now almost a recognisable tune. Dance music? Pop music? Someone was playing a radio somewhere inside her house in the middle of the night.
(First of ten instalments)


Unknown: Jon Godden
Abridged By: Mollie Hardwick
Read By: Denise Bryer
Producer: John Cardy

: News

All the day's news preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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