1.27 Farming Today presented by ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day
Robert Robinson and Douglas Cameron introduce what Europe's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere else on earth
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 Europe Information Desk and travel news
VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today in Rome and London including at 8.25 Sportsdesk, With CRAWFORD WHITE on the Second Test at Calcutta; at
8.35* Today's Papers
Regional VHF: see Variations
by J. m. SCOTT
Read by KERRY FRANCIS (7)
Under the Mistletoe Bough
Before you take down the Christmas decorations, give a second thought to that mysterious plant, the mistletoe - its strange half-parasitic method of growth, the many legends associated with it, and its place in the modern commercial world.
Introduced by DEREK JONES
Producer DILYS BREESE (from Bristol: Sunday's broadcast) ‡
Kenny Everett. Vivian Stanshall and, this week, LADY JUNE and the CREDIBILITY GAP in a midweek medley of music, humour and comment.
Producer RICHARD GILBERT
(Radio Times People: page 5)
NEM p 99; Into this world of sorrow (BBC HB 515); Psalm 118, vv 13-24; John 2, vv 1-11 (av); Jesus, good above all other (BBC HB 72)
BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE CAVANAGH conducted by JOHN CAREWE including music by Rossini and Waldteufel, and Borodin's Nocturne for strings
MOURA LYMPANY (piano) plays Chopin, Schumann, Debussy and Fur Elise by Beethoven
by ALEXANDER HUSSEY An office retirement party
' I've failed the retired Senior Clerk with a new clock That's not what I want I want to be remembered Me Tom Smith person Surely it's not too much ' Producer
LORRAINE DAVIES (from Cardiff)
Presenter Joan Yorke Consumer Style
1 Of course we'll change it if ... ' But will they, if you don't like your Christmas gift, or have got two? And what about servicing the gift that came from a long way away?
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations
from the TV series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with Andrew Cruickshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay
Resolution: written and adapted by JOHN PENNINGTON
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Producer TRAFFORD WHITELOCK t
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather
Dr Cameron Barbara
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle
Story: Bimbo the Clown by HILDA GEE
BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA conducted by MICHAEL MOORES JOHN LAWRENSON (baritone) WILFRID PARRY (piano)
Introduced by STUART FORSYTH
Anthony Jackson and Dinsdale Landen in The Penstone Commune by K. ALLEN SADDLER
' My name is Ken Barton. I am 37, unmarried - divorced, that is - and I have drifted into a life of organised crime. No, that's not exactly right. Well, it might be. It all depends how you look at it ...'
Producer IAN COTTERELL
Girl in office:
Tito the dog:
Drought is our inseparable companion and we must learn to live with it ... With our adverse climate we can never produce sufficient food in the bad years. I fear that the land, at these times, rather than feeding the people, is nourished by the bodies of those who are buried in it.
PEGGY BENTON tells the story of Padre Lira Parente's struggle to save a dying people in the desolation of north-east Brazil, and the support he found in the person of Muriel Heading Mitchell living thousands of miles away in Winchester.
Padre Lira's letters read by ANTHONY JACOBS
Producer HELEN FRY
The Surgeon's Log by J. JOHNSTON ABRAHAM
Read by MANNING WILSON 3: On the way to Japan
The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50* Stock Market report
VHF: Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
The questions and ideas you send are discussed this week by Renée
Houston Barbara Cartland , Mary Stott Adrienne Corri
In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE
Gerald Prieslland presenting world news and views
BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited the International Headquarters Girls' and Boys' Brigade, London
Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON
(Sunday s broadcast extended) Daily Express International Boat Show, Earls Court, London
Anything to Declare? as he double-crosses the Channel with a cargo of contraband comments. music and opinions, 100 per cent proof of the delights and dangers of mixing the English with anything. Research ANN MEO
Producer HELEN FRY
The weekly programme about books and writers.
Magnus Magnusson introduces NEMONE LETHBRIDGE. Who wrote the preface to The Affair of Gabrielle Russier , a book about the suicide of a woman whose story caused as much sensation in France as that of Stephen Ward in Britain.
HUMPHREY LYTTELTON reviews The Story of the Blues by Paul Oliver.
ANDREW CRIICKSHANK discusses some of the questions raised in The Modern Actor by Michael Billington
And other new books
Producer PATRICIA BRENT
Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world
The virtues and problems of being in the same profession. 3: The Folk Singers
Bob Copper , whose family were Sussex farmers for many generations. in conversation and song with his son John.
The Slaves of Solitude by PATRICK HAMILTON
Read by CYRIL SHAPS (3)
preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends