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6.32 Farming Today
Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.55 Weather, programme news

: News

7.10 On Your Farm
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook t


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4's 60-minute worldwide look at the weekend.
Travel news and What's on 7.55 Weather, programme news


Introduces: Michael Aspel

: News

and more of Today including Sportsdesk; at 8.30* Sports Spot; at 8.40* Today's Papers

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
9.30 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ALAN WATKINS
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
GERARD EVANS reviews what the weeklies have to say with illustrations read by ROY WILLIAMSON


Unknown: Alan Watkins
Unknown: Gerard Evans
Narrator: Roy Williamson
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

New Every Morning p 25; 0 come. 0 come, Immanuel (BBC Hymn Book 36); Psalm 27. part 1; Isaiah 61, vv 1-11 (RSV) ; Come. thou long-expected Jesus (BBC HB 30)

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
News and prospects of the day's sport, featuring: Football in England and Scotland: Racing: Rugby Union; Rugby League; Show Jumping.
(Sport on 2: from 2.2 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time
The Great Christmas Club Pay-out: this is the time of year when those who have been saving their money during the past months get their bonanza. With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Top of the Form

(Details as Friday, 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Marghanita Laski Lord David Cecil
The Bishop of Salisbury Cliff Michelmore
Chairman David Jacobs from Salisbury
Service from Salisbury Cathedral: Christmas morning, 9.35


Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Unknown: Lord David Cecil
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers Guest Peter Jones
What the European papers say. The week in Woman's Hour.
Gardening: seasonal tips from GEOFF AMOS.
Landscapes with snow and sand: Christmas poems read by MARJORIE ANDERSON and STEPHEN THORNE.
Death of the Hind Legs by JOHN WAIN abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN read by SHEILA GRANT


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Introduced By: Guest Peter Jones
Unknown: Geoff Amos.
Read By: Marjorie Anderson
Read By: Stephen Thorne.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Sheila Grant

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: The Thirteen Clocks

A fairy-tale by James Thurber adapted by Peter Fieldson

Even the hands of the 13 clocks lie frozen in the Castle. They stopped one snowy night, seven years ago, when the Duke murdered time. He is afraid of Now, for Now has warmth and urgency, whereas Then is dead and buried.... Now might bring a certain knight of gay and shining courage who will steal Saralinda from the Castle.

Music played by the Praetorius Consort
Special effects by BBC Radiophonic Workshop
(Thurber Carnival: 2, 3, 4 Jan)


Writer: James Thurber
Adapter: Peter Fieldson
Music By: David Cain
Narrator: John Rowe
Producer: John Theocharis
Xingu, a minstrel: Nigel Lambert
Golux: Heron Carvic
The Duke: Paul Hardwick
Hark: Godfrey Kenton
Hagga: Pauline Wynn
Saralinda: Sandra Clark
Captain: David Sinclair

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Christmas edition of the show for young listeners.
Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN Christmas Krakov
4.5 Jennings at School by ANTHONY BUCKERIDGE
Happy Christmas, Jennings
It was all due to Jennings that the smooth-running school routine disintegrated into turmoil and confusion on the last day of the Christmas term.
Carols sung by the pupils of CHETHAM'S SCHOOL. Manchester Producer HERBERT SMITH Editor GRAHAM GAULD
4D annual, 80p: see page 114


Introduces: John Dunn
Radio By: Alexander Guyan
Unknown: Nigel Lambert.
Unknown: Jo Manning
Producer: Michael Rolfe
Producer: Herbert Smith
Editor: Graham Gauld
Mr Wilkins: Anthony Buckeridge
Jennings: Mark Hadfield
Venables: Nigel Makin
Atkinson: Jeremy Clarkson
Darbishire: Stephen Jenkins
Temple: Jonathan Carp
Mr Carter: John Daglish
Headmaster: David Mahlowe
Matron: Juliet Cooke
Mr Macready: Geoffrey Banks

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions. Introduced by Gordon Snell Producer TONY GOULD
Weather, programme news


Introduced By: Gordon Snell
Producer: Tony Gould

: News

: Letter from America

Book, Alistair Cooke 's America: from booksellers, f5.00


Unknown: Istair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

: News

: Desert Island Discs

John Mills, actor, with Roy Plomley.


Guest: John Mills
Presenter: Roy Plomley

: These You Have Loved

Records introduced by Richard Baker
(Shortened edn: Thurs, 9.5 am)


Introduced By: Richard Baker

: Saturday-NightTheatre

Escape to Lhasa
An adventure thriller for radio by VICTOR PEMBERTON with Mary Morris , Rolf Lefebvre
Joanne David and Terry Scully An air crash in the Himalayas. Talk of Treasure. Two spies escape from prison far too easily. A strange meeting in Kathmandu. Then on to Tibet and sudden deaths....
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Victor Pemberton
Unknown: Mary Morris
Unknown: Rolf Lefebvre
Unknown: Joanne David
Unknown: Terry Scully
Producer: John Tydeman
Martin Gilbert: Terry Scullt
Valerie Nichols: Joanne David
Cmdr Straker: Rolf Lefebvre
' Robert: Mary Morris
McCloud: Fraser Kerb
Losang: David Spenser
Ningha: Heather Emmanuel
Gulliver: Sam Dastor
Prison Governor: Timothy Bateson
Superintendent: Nigel Graham
Police Sergeant: David Timson
Lady Portland: Elizabeth Morgan

: News

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by REV MICHAEL MAYNE


Conducted By: Michael Mayne

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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