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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 Mary Marquis
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

Contributors

Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: News

: The Entertainers

Bud Flanagan
The colourful life of one of Britain's great comedians as he recalled it himself on his retirement from show business. With reminiscences from two constant companions in his career - MRS BUD FLANAGAN and CHESNEY ALLEN.
Producer JOHN BRIDGES
(Tommy Steele - ' I wanna be an all-round entertainer': Boxing Day, 10.30 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Bud Flanagan
Unknown: Mrs Bud Flanagan
Unknown: Chesney Allen.
Unknown: Tommy Steele

: Sounds Familiar

The game that turns the pages of showbiz history with the return of Diana Dors , Donald Peers Victor Spinetti , Barry Took Chairman Jack Watson
Programme devised and compiled by DENIS GIFFORD
(Shortened version of Thursday's broadcast: Radio 2)

Contributors

Unknown: Diana Dors
Unknown: Donald Peers
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Denis Gifford

: Daily Service

NEM p 76; We come unto our fathers' God (BBC HB 255): Psalm 67: Isaiah 63, vv 7-17 (RSV); Creator of the starry height (BBC HB 31)

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

for Christmas
BBC MIDLAND LIGOT ORCHESTRA leader JAMES DAVIS conducted by MICHAEL MOORES including music by Johann Strauss and Waldteufel, and Gilbert Vinter 's Christmas Sinfonietta. with harp solos and songs from OSIAN ELLIS

Contributors

Leader: James Davis
Conducted By: Michael Moores
Music By: Johann Strauss
Music By: Gilbert Vinter

: 4D Special

JOHN DUNN introduces
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by ROBERT C. O'BRIEN Read by DAVID DAVIS 5: Escape!

Contributors

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

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen you and the Law
Is your Christmas party legal? A barrister explains some of the little-known hazards of Christmas entertaining.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations

Contributors

Presenter: Jeanine McMullen

: 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
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Contributors

Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Margaret Powell
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Anona Winn

: 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: The Stvry of Christmas by JEAN SUTCLIFFE
Presenters ELIZABETH CASSIE and JOHN BULL
Scripts by the producer JENYTH WORSLEY
(Turnip Tom and Big Fat Rosie by Mary Calvert , a collection of seven stories illustrated with cartoons by Rogfer Smith , from Listen with Mother: BBC paperback, 30p: see p 114)

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe
Presenters: Elizabeth Cassie
Producer: Jenyth Worsley
Unknown: Mary Calvert
Unknown: Rogfer Smith

: All Kinds of Music

BBC N IRELAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE CAVANAGH conducted by HAVELOCK NELSON BBC CHORUS directed by JOHN POOLE
Introduced by MARTIN MUNCASTER

Contributors

Leader: Maurice Cavanagh
Conducted By: Havelock Nelson
Directed By: John Poole
Introduced By: Martin Muncaster

: Afternoon Theatre

Selected for Friday
The Valley and the Shadow
A comedy thriller set in West Wales before the suspension of capital punishment.
The novel by w. H. boore : adapted for radio by BARRY THOMAS with Ray Smith and Rachel Thomas It's a daft thing committing a crime in the place where you belong. Death now - that's a neighbourly thing, but murder ... and hanging. There's talking to be done before we let this invader from Scotland Yard decide the rights and wrongs of it.'
Producer LORRAINE DAVIES

Contributors

Novel By: W. H. Boore
Unknown: Barry Thomas
Unknown: Ray Smith
Unknown: Rachel Thomas
Producer: Lorraine Davies
Jones, Coffin: Emrys Cleaver
Daniels, Gamekeeper: Ieuan Rhys Williams
Sgt Hollis: Ray Handy
Owen the Pub: Bryn Williams
Mrs Jenkins: Dilys Davies
Insp Biggins: Ray Smith
Sian Morris: Harriet Lewis
David James: Clive Roberts
Widow James: Rachel Thomas
Evan Hopkin: Jack Walters
Blodwen: Sian Davies

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questionsf Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD

Contributors

Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Story Time

A Christmas Anthology
4: Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage by ANTHONY TROLLOPE Read by EVA HADDON Part 2

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Read By: Eva Haddon

: PM Reports

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

Contributors

Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in England, Scotland, Wales and N Ireland. Questionmasters
JOHN ELLISON and TIM GUDGIN Second Round
9: TAPTON HOUSE SCHOOL, Chesterfield v
NEWTON ABBOT GRAMMAR SCHOOL Questions set by ROY SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Roy Smith

: The Archers

Contributors

Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Pick of the Week

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by JEAN STROUD
Producer RICHARD BUHWOOD

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Producer: Richard Buhwood

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Baroness Stocks
The Bishop of Crediton Frank Gillard Kenneth More
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Tone Valley Hospital, Somerset
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answerst should be addressed to Any Answers. BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Ralph Richardson Festival

Bound to Get On
A birthday tribute to
Sir Ralph Richardson
Compiled and produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX and introduced by MICHAEL ELLIOTT with Lord Olivier and Harold Hobson The programme also includes Sir Ralph and recordings he has made ranging from 1942 to 1970.
(He reads a short story by de Maupassant: Christmas Day,
3.35 pm Radio 3)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Ralph Richardson
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Introduced By: Michael Elliott
Unknown: Harold Hobson

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world

Contributors

Unknown: John Tusa

: As Others See Us

A foreign journalist based in London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week

: A Book at Bedtime

Travels with my Aunt by GRAHAM GREENE
Read by TIMOTHY WEST (15)

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Timothy West

: Week Ending....

DAVID JASON. BILL WALLIS NIGEL REES and BILL MCGUFFIE at the piano take a late-night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side
Script by PETER SPENCE and CHRIS MILLER. Producers
DAVID HATCH and SIMON BRETT

Contributors

Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Wallis Nigel Rees
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Script By: Peter Spence
Script By: Chris Miller.
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Simon Brett

: News

preceded by Weather
11.59 Market Trends

: Closedown









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