6.32 Farming Today
Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.10 On Your Farm
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook t
Michael Aspel introduces Radio 4's 60-minute worldwide look at the weekend.
Travel news and What's on 7.55 Weather, programme news
and more of Today including Sportsdesk; at 8.30* Sports Spot; at 8.40* Today's Papers
9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
9.30 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ALAN WATKINS
10.2 The Weekly World
GERARD EVANS reviews what the weeklies have to say with illustrations read by ROY WILLIAMSON
Narrator BRYAN MARTIN
Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE
BERNARD TATE , GERRY MONTE
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)
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)
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?
(Details as Friday, 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
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
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
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)
Xingu, a minstrel:
John Dunn introduces the Christmas edition of the show for young listeners.
Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN Christmas Krakov
With NIGEL LAMBERT. JO MANNING WILSON and GARARD GREEN Producer MICHAEL ROLFE
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
A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions. Introduced by Gordon Snell Producer TONY GOULD
Weather, programme news
by AI.ISTAIR COOKE
Book, Alistair Cooke 's America: from booksellers, f5.00
John Mills, actor, with Roy Plomley.
Records introduced by Richard Baker
(Shortened edn: Thurs, 9.5 am)
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....
Producer JOHN TYDEMAN
Evening Prayers conducted by REV MICHAEL MAYNE