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: News Summary

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


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
7.50 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


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

: News

: If It's Wednesday It Must Be ...

Kenneth Robinson
Kenny Everett , Vivian Stanshall and, this week, LADY JUNE and MILES KINGTON in a midweek medley of music, humour and comment.


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Vivian Stanshall
Unknown: Lady June
Unknown: Miles Kington
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Daily Service

NEM p 72; 0 day of God, draw nigh (BBC HB 24); Canticle 4: Isaiah 61, vv 1-11 (rsv): A safe stronghold (BBC HB 297)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

for Christmas
BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE CAVANAGH conducted by GEORGE FRENCH including the Children's Overture by Roger Quilter and music by Grieg and Bizet, with harp solos and songs from OSIAN ELLIS


Leader: Maurice Cavanagh
Conducted By: George French
Unknown: Roger Quilter

: 4D Special

JOHN DUNN introduces
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by ROBERT C. O'BRIEN Read by DAVID DAVIS 3: The Maze


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

: You and Yours

Presenter Derek Cooper Consumer Style
Freezers: eat better cheaper ... or merely a gimmick? LUCILLE HALL finds out about home freezers.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Lucille Hall

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

Charity, Dr Finlay
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

: The World at One: News

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


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Three Jolly Sailormen by URSULA HOURIHANE

: All Kinds of Music

Introduced by STUART FORSYTH


Leader: James Davis
Conducted By: Michael Moores
Directed By: John Pigntguy
Introduced By: Stuart Forsyth

: Afternoon Theatre

The Threat of the Ilnado by DAVID HOPKINS
Martin Edwards 's friend Dave Wiltshire committed suicide-or did he? In an effort to discover the truth Martin's inquiries take him to a primitive village in Spain, and there, like Dave, he discovers the threat of the Ilnado ... with Michael Spice
Martin Edwards


Unknown: David Hopkins
Unknown: Martin Edwards
Unknown: Dave Wiltshire
Producer: Kay Patrick
Harriet Quincy: Margot Boyd
Pete: Ronald Herdman
Hans: Michael Kilgarriff
Michael Dawlish: Rolf Lefebvre
Claire Dawlish: Eva Stuart
Debbie Sinclair: Liza Ross
Terry Maynard: Nigel Graham
The Mayor: Harold Kasket
Jim Harrow: Fraser Kerr
Billy: David Graham

: Sir Harry Brsttain Remembers

Sir Harry Brittain , who will be 99 on Christmas Eve, recalls a few of his friends from over the years, including Mark Twain. Marchese Guglielmo Marconi and Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Introduced by HAROLD ROGERS
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.50 am)


Unknown: Sir Harry Brittain
Unknown: Mark Twain.
Unknown: Marchese Guglielmo
Introduced By: Harold Rogers

: Story Time

A Christmas Anthology 3: Turkey and Ham
Written by LYNN DOYLE : adapted for radio by STEWART PARKER Read by J. J. Murphy


Written By: Lynn Doyle
Unknown: Stewart Parker
Read By: J. J. Murphy

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcaslle

: News

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send are discussed this week by Renée Houston. Beryl Reid
Margaret Powell , Zena Skinner In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER


Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Margaret Powell
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Christopher Serle

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting
; world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON
Variety Artists Home, Twickenham


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Midweek Theatre

Cruise of the Curlew by John Tarrant
Missing on trip from Anglesey to Northern Ireland: fast little sloop called Curlew with one-man crew. Foul play cannot be ruled out.
Producer John Cardy


Writer: John Tarrant
Producer: John Cardy
Sandra Reid: Sheila Grant
Alan Reid: Terry Scully
Monica Craig: Kate Binchy
Customs Officer: John Rowe
Coastguard: Michael Kilgarriff
Logan: Haydn Jones
Skelly: Nigel Anthony
Caradec: Manning Wilson
Tom Craig: Michael Kilgarriff

: Now Read On

Ronald Harwood presents a special seasonal edition in which he invites four guests: Penelope Mortimer
Michael Elliott , Denis Norden and Tom Stoppard to discuss books that they would like to give or receive as Christmas presents. Producer ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Ronald Harwood
Unknown: Penelope Mortimer
Unknown: Michael Elliott
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Speaking for Myself

A well-known professional broadcaster talks about something in the recent news which has caught his attention. Tonight's speaker: Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Travels with my Aunt by GRAHAM GREENE
Read by TIMOTHY WEST (13)


Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Timothy West

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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