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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 Douglas Cameron
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: Douglas Cameron
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: News

: Sir Harry Brittain Remembers

(Shortened version of Wednesday's broadcast)

: Daily Service

NEM p 29; Give me the wings of faith (BBC HB 229); Canticle 8; John 20, vv 19-29 (Av): Brief life is here our portion (BBC HB 241)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

for Christmas
LONDON STUDIO STRINGS leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by ASHLEY LAWRENCE including music by Geoffrey Bush and Ernest Tomlinson and the Serenade in E minor by Eigar, with harp solos and songs from OSIAN ELLIS


Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Ashley Lawrence
Music By: Geoffrey Bush
Music By: Ernest Tomlinson

: 4D Special

JOHN DUNN introduces
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by ROBERT C. O'BRIEN Read by DAVID DAVIS 4: Captured


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

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen Health and Welfare
It's not that funny! FRANCES BERTHELSEN finds out about gout. Christmas drinks for diabetics and slimmers: NIGEL PULLEN advises.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Frances Berthelsen
Unknown: Nigel Pullen

: My Word!

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: Piggy and the Old Lady by A. M. BRAZIER


Unknown: A. M. Brazier

: All Kinds of Music



Leader: Nigel Carter
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Introduced By: Brian Empringram

: Afternoon Theatre

Cruise of the Curlew

: ... Jack de Manio Precisely

A mixture of the skittish, the sceptical and the scurrilous, but never, we hope, the snobbish, the self-righteous or the soporific.


Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

A Christmas Anthology
4: Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage by ANTHONY TROLLOPE abridged in two parts by RONALD RUSSELL
Read by Eva Haddon
This charming, little-known Christmas story is typical Trollope - clergymen, young lovers and the country gentry all seen with an eye of kindly irony.
Part 1 (Part 2: Friday, 4.30 pm)


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Ronald Russell
Read By: Eva Haddon

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Just a Minute

: The Archers


Written By: Bruno Milna
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Aunt Laura: Gwenda Wilson
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Hazel Woolley: Hilary Armstrong
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt: Julia Mark
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Martha Lily: Mollie Harris
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Meridew: Norman Shelley
Stan Cooper: Geoffrey Lewis
Angela Cooper: Elizabeth Revill
Rita: Elizabeth Adare
And members of: Eynsham WI

: News Desk

Gerald Prieslland presenting world news and views


Unknown: Gerald Prieslland

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
Write to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: From Leonora to Fidelio

Beethoven's only opera began life as a three-act work called Leonora. He wrote four overtures for it, in nine years rewrote and revised it many times; and finally reconstructed it in two acts as Fidelio.
Written by MICHAEL KENNEDY Narrated by BRIAN TRUEMAN Producer GILLIAN HUSH (from Manchester)


Written By: Michael Kennedy
Unknown: Brian Trueman
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Scan

A look at Christmas entertainment with Christopher Cook including:
Two Charlie Chaplins for the price of one in a revival of The Great Dictator in which he plays Hynkel. dictator of Tomania, and a Jewish barber. Two musical movies: Man of La Mancha starring Peter O'Toole as Don Quixote; The
Pied Piper starring Donovan
. DANIEL FARSON looks at drag and pantomime in another film. Our Miss Fred with Danny La Rue, and Babes in the Wood at the London Palladium with Edward Woodward and Derek Nimmo.
(Chaplin Revue on BBCtv: next Saturday, 6.0 pm BBC1. The clown of the century: pp 16-17)


Unknown: . Daniel Farson
Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Derek Nimmo.
Producer: Patricia Brent

: New Worlds

What's happening in science and technology?
PAUL VAUHAN rounds up the important, the interesting and the off-beat in a weekly look into the world of the future. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT

: 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 (14)


Read By: Timothy West

: News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: Closedown

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