7.10 On Your Farm
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN
7.40 Today's Papers
Michael Aspel with Radio 4 s 70-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
t.30 Talking Politics
How good is the fare. festive or otherwise, in the House of Commons? Is it the best club in the world - or the worst? ANTHONY KING discusses its comforts. or lack of them. with WOODROW WYATT : CLEMENT FREUD , MP; DENNIS SKINNER , mp; and DR REGINALD BENNETT , MP.
10.2 The Weekly World
GERARD EVANS reviews what the weeklies have to say with Illustrations read by ROY WILLIAMSON
Narrator DAVID WILLMOTT Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE
ANNE SLOMAN , BERNARD TATE
New Every Morning p 62; I saw three ships (Oxford Book of Carols 18); Psalm 107, vv 31-42; Luke 1, vv 5-16 (NEB); Angels from the realms of glory (BBC HB 42)
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
News and prospects of the day's sport, featuring: Football in England and Scotland; Racing at Newbury; Rugby Union; Rugby League.
(Sport on 2: from 2.2 pm)
Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time
Food Column: DEREK COOPER with what's new In the world of food this month.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?
(Details as Friday, 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
from Charlbury, Oxfordshire
Introduced by Judith Chalmers Guest: Vidal Sassoon
What the European papers say. Tapping her way to stardom? Eight-year-old BONNIE LANGFORD played the juvenile lead in Gypsy.
What's New for the Home: SALLY BRADBERY reports.
Breaking the Barrier: ANNA COOTE investigates the recent break-through women have made into the Stock Exchange. Acky by GEORGE EWART EVANS abridged by DAVID SHUTE
Read by Peter Tuddenham
' Acky ' is at the centre of this collection of stories about life in Suffolk.
(First of five instalments)
Ratcliffe Highway bv ROY LOMAX
It's December 1811. In the Shadwell district of London, the Marine Police are jealous of their responsibility for law and order. Should they accept help from the Bow Street Runners in looking for a murderer who has already claimed seven victims?
Producer HARRY CATLIN
John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners. Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN With NIGEL LAMBERT. GARARD GREEN and JO MANNING WILSON Producer MICHAEL ROLFE
4.5 Dial a Scientist
Send in your science questions that do not seem to have straightforward answers. Paddy Feeny will phone up the lucky young scientists and put them on the line to the panel: astronomer Patrick Moore , electrical engineer Professor Eric Laithwaite , and zoologist Professor John Napier.
Questions on a postcard, with your name. age and home phone number to: Dial a Scientist, 4th Dimension, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT
Dial a Scientist again: 2 Feb
4.30 Captain Whackamore - his voyage to the Steaming Indies The book by MICHAEL MASON abridged in six episodes by the author
1: What Goes On When You Aren't Looking
Their father makes for Joe and Mike Roberts , out of pipe-cleaners and odds and ends, Captain Whackamore and his crew: One-Eye Boffin, Fire-cracker Moggs and Sago the Cook. Mysteriously they come alive, and the boys take part in the adventures of a rather unhandy ship's company. Read by John Slater
Producer HERBERT SMITH
4.50 Personal Choice
Suggestions for spending your Christmas book tokens. Editor TREVOR HILL
4D annual 80p: see page 114
Peter Pratt introduces a record programme of excerpts from the Savoy operas.
The Mikado on television: Friday 28 December 8.15 pm BBC1
Weather, programme news
by ALISTAIR COOKE
Book, Alistair Cooke 's America: from booksellers, £5.00
A nationwide look at the stories behind the day's sporting headlines.
Mrs Jeremy Thorpe discusses with ROY PROMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records she would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.27 pm)
Records introduced by Richard Baker
(Shortened edn: Thurs, 9.5 am)
by Jonquil Antony and Ursula Hanray
with Gary Bond, Maria Aitken and Neil Stacey
In 1864 Lady Florence Paget, the daughter of Lord Anglesey, had to make up her mind which of her two suitors to accept - Henry Chaplin, whom her family approved, or the Marquis of Hastings, a wealthy, reckless young man whose love for Florence was equalled by his passion for gambling. A true story, with a tragic end.
With BETTY HUNTLEY-WRIGHT SANDRA CLARK , SAM DASTOR Producer BETTY DAVIES
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)
John Day, a trainer:
Fordham, a jockey:
Bloss, a trainer:
Johnny Daley, a jockey:
Jim Ring, Graham Ashworth Michael Winstanley In conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer MICHAEL GREEN
Evening prayers conducted by FR JOHN THOMPSON
With THE BARLOW SINGERS directed by MICHAEL CALLAGHAN