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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today presented by ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day

Contributors

Presented By: Robin Hicks

: Today

The world this morning introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
6.50 Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER VHF: Regional news, weather
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.0 News and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdesk; at 7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.59 Travel news
VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.25 Sportsdesk; at 8.35* Today's Papers
Regional VHF: see Variations

Contributors

Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

Contributed by the BBC'S Foreign News staff

: Ivor Novello

A man and his music remembered by PETER NOBLE and JOHN PALMER Producer
ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: John Palmer
Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston

: Daily Service

NEM p 68; High in the heavens (BBC HB 9): Psalm 148: Isaiah 60. vv 1-15 (RSV): O splendour of God's glory bright (BBC HB 409)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

for Christmas
LONDON STUDIO ORCHESTRA leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by OWAIN ARWEL HUGHES including music by Tchaikovsky and Offenbach, and ' Three
Bears ' by Eric Coates , with harp solos and songs from OSIAN ELLIS

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Owain Arwel Hughes
Unknown: Eric Coates

: 4D Special

JOHN DUNN introduces
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by ROBERT C. O'BRIEN Read by DAVID DAVIS
2: A Powder for Dragon

Contributors

Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Mrs Frisby
Unknown: Robert C. O'Brien
Read By: David Davis

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper Home and Family
Coping single-handed: JEANINE MCMULLEN talks to a widow about how children react to the death of a parent.
The lazy cook's guide to Christmas catering: AUDREY ELLIS offers ideas.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? (Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA)
VHF South West: see Variations

Contributors

Presenter: Derek Cooper
Talks: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Audrey Ellis

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams Clement Freud , Peter Jones and Sheila Hancock try to talk for just a minute on this \and that
Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer SIMON BRETT
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Simon Brett

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Big Fat Rosie's Christmas Present by MARY CALVERT

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Calvert

: All Kinds of Music

RADIO BIG BAND leader NIGEL CARTER conducted by MALCOLM LOCKYER INDIA ADAMS with the MARTIN GOLDSTEIN QUARTET
Introduced by ROY WILLIAMSCN

Contributors

Leader: Nigel Carter
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Unknown: Martin Goldstein
Introduced By: Roy Williamscn

: Janet Dempster

Adapted by GABRIEL WOOLF from Scenes of Clerical Life by GEORGE ELIOT with Jill Balcon , Richard Pasco and David March
When the Evangelical minister Edgar Tryan came to Milby in 1830 he incurred the wrath of lawyer Dempster and Dempster's ill-used wife Janet. But husband and wife had very different reasons for opposing Mr Tryan's preaching.
Producer JOHN CARDY
(Richard Pasco is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Co)

Contributors

Adapted By: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: David March
Unknown: Edgar Tryan
Producer: John Cardy
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Janet Dempster: Jill Balcon
Robert Dempster: David March
Landlord: Peter Pratt
Pilgrim: William Fox
Boots: William Eedle
Pryme: William Eedle
Mrs Jerome: Kathleen Helme
Rebecca Linnet: Helen Worth
Miss pratt: Gail MacFarlane
Edgar Tryan: Richard Pasco
Jerome: John Ruddock
Mrs Pettifer: Margot Boyd

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of Cookham and Cookham Dean Horticultural Society put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL
Questionmaster STEVE RACE Producer KENNETH FORD

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Steve
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Story Time

A Christinas Anthology
2: How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar by BRET HARTE Read by Bill Bailey

Contributors

Unknown: Bret Harte
Read By: Bill Bailey

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 VHF: Regional news. weather
S.55 Weather, programme news

Contributors

Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Milligna

or Your Favourite Spike
A series of uncorrected mishaps, mistakes and misdeeds perpetrated by Spike Milligan misaligned with JOHN BLUTHAL VILMA HOLLINGBERY
ALAN CLARE AND HIS QUARTET
Guest singer Jeremy Robinson Script by SPIKE MILLIGAN , PETER SPENCE , CHRISTOPHER LANGHAM Producer JOHN BROWELL
(Vilma Hollingbery is in ' The Man Most Likely To ' at the Duke of York's Theatre, London) (Milligan in Winter: Christmas Eve at 9.30 pm BBC2)

Contributors

Unknown: John Bluthal
Unknown: Vilma Hollingbery
Unknown: Alan Clare
Singer: Jeremy Robinson
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Peter Spence
Script By: Christopher Langham
Producer: John Browell
Unknown: Vilma Hollingbery

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

Ring Robin Day to put your question in person to
Hugh Scanlon , President of the Amalgamated Engineering and Foundry Workers Union
To promote a maximum flow of questions [number removed](16 lines) will take them from 6.0 pm onwards until the end of the programme
Producer WALTER WALLICH

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Scanlon
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Carols for Christmas

IWAN THOMAS introduces a programme of carols old and new from the famous Tabernacle at Morriston. Swansea, in celebration of its centenary year
MORRISTON TABERNACLE CHOIR chorus-master MYRDDIN EVANS
MORRtSTON ORPHEUS
MALE VOICE CHOIR conductor LYN HARRY
COR YSGOL GYFUN YSTALYFERA conductor VALERIE Williams MANDY VERNON JONES (harp) YR AWR
MORRISTON SALVATION ARMY BAND bandmaster WILLIAM THOMAS HUW TREGELLES WILLIAMS (organ) conducted by Alun John

Contributors

Introduces: Iwan Thomas
Conductor: Lyn Harry
Conductor: Cor Ysgol Gyfun
Conductor: Valerie Williams
Conductor: Mandy Vernon
Unknown: William Thomas
Unknown: Huw Tregelles Williams
Conducted By: Alun John

: Dylan Thomas in America

An edited anthology from public readings at the Poetry Centre YMHA, New York. The poems include:
Robert Graves: Welsh Incident
Anon: Polly Perkins
Edward Thomas: Old Man; The Owl
William Plomer: The Flying Bum
W. B. Yeats: Lapis Lazuli
Henry Reed: Naming of Parts
Edith Sitwell: Still Falls the Rain

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting

Contributors

Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Travels with my Aunt by GRAHAM GREENE (12)

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Greene

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown









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