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


Introduced By: David Addis

: News

7.10 On Your Farm
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today in Amsterdam

Michael Aspel presents Radio 4's 70-minute look at the first weekend of the New Year-from Amsterdam
Travel news and What's on 7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including Sportsdesk: at 8.30* Sports Spot; at 8.40* Today's Papers


Unknown: Michael Aspel

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
9.30 Talking Politics
ANTHONY KING examines the 'super ministries' and discusses their performance so far with some of the ministers and civil servants who work in them, including two ' super ministers,' GEOFFREY RIPPON , MP, and PETER WALKER , MP -
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
ANDREW SINCLAIR reviews what the weeklies have to say with illustrations read by ROY WILLIAMSON


Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: Geoffrey Rippon
Unknown: Peter Walker
Narrator: Roy Williamson
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 93; Love came down at Christmas (BBC Hymn Book 53); Psalm 90. vv 1-12; Luke 2, vv 40-52 (NEB); The greatness of God (Oxford Book of Carols 139)

: Pick of the Week

11.30 Announcements

: Sports Parade

Introduced by PETER JONES
News and prospects for a big day's sport featuring: Cup Football in England and Scotland; Racing at Haydock Park; Rugby Union; Rugby League (Sport on 2: from 2.2 pm)


Introduced By: Peter Jones

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time
The Badgers in My Life: MONICA EDWARDS, the children's novelist, talks to MARTIN MUN CASTER about the badgers she's tamed on her farm in Surrey.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Roger Cook
Unknown: Martin Mun

: Top of the Form

SCHOOL, Coleraine v BROADOAK school, Weston-super-Mare Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Roy Smith
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Campbell Adamson Sir Jack Longland Jill Knight , mp Alan Fisher
Chairman David Jacobs Producer ROY HAYWARD from Cleobury Mortimer , Worcs


Unknown: Campbell Adamson
Unknown: Sir Jack Longland
Unknown: Jill Knight
Unknown: Alan Fisher
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward
Unknown: Cleobury Mortimer

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers Guest: Angela, Countess of Limerick, chairman of the Standing Commission, International Red Cross r What the European papers say. Mr Soya Bean: RAY WHISKER shows the 1,100 soya bean plants in his garden to FRANCES PERRY and NIGEL MURPHY.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON GOW takes a look at what is happening in the world of entertainment for the family. PETER TUDDENHAM reads


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Frances Perry
Unknown: Nigel Murphy.
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: George Ewart Evans

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Who Needs Money?: a play for radio by K. ALLEN SADDLER with Nigel Stock
Trying to cope with the problem of their redundancy. Sam, Bill and Jerry set out on a course leading them towards largely unwitting defiance of the whole economic system. with PEGGY RYALLS


Unknown: K. Allen Saddler
Unknown: Peggy Ryalls
Unknown: Paul Nicholson.
Unknown: Elizabeth Boxer
Producer: Brian Miller
Sam: Nigel Stock
Bill: Norman Tyrrell
Mabel: Peggy Ann Wood
Jerry: David Gooderson
Big Ears: David Ponting
Michael: Colin Fisher
Peter: Jullan Barnes
Atkinson: Ronald Russell
Benny: John Baddeley

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners. Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN With NIGEL LAMBERT , JO MANNING WILSON and GARARD GREEN Producer MICHAEL ROLFE
4.5 Animals Unlimited
Introduced by PHIL DRABBLE
How better to start the year than with a nice clean elephant? Today we go to Twycross Zoo to help wash one down. Unusual pets this month: Shelduck - and some amazing fishy facts and figures. Producer DILYS BREESE
4.25 How to Do Better at ...
How to Get the Best of the Argument: some good ideas from BRIAN JACKSON on how to dumbfound your friends and confuse your enemies.
4.30 Captain Whackamore The book by MICHAEL MASON abridged in six parts by the author. Reader JOHN SLATER
2: Seated Orders and Ship's Biscuits
4.50 Personal Choice
Some suggestions for spending your Christmas record tokens. Editor TREVOR HILL
4D annual, 80p: see page 78


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Alexander Guyan
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Jo Manning
Producer: Michael Rolfe
Introduced By: Phil Drabble
Producer: Dilys Breese
Unknown: Brian Jackson
Book By: Michael Mason
Reader: John Slater
Producer: Herbert Smith

: News

: Kaleidoscope

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


Introduced By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tony Gould

: News

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Dr J. Bronowski discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.27 pm) Dr Bronowski's acclaimed TV series The Ascent of Man: Sunday, BBC2. Book, 14.75


Unknown: Dr J. Bronowski
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

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


Introduced By: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by ELIZABETH TAYLOR with ' Oh how sweet,' the Sister said, ' must stop marvelling at some of these old people. I think, in the end. geriatrics will become my passion.' adapted by JAMES DUCKETT Producer ANTHONY CORNISH
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)
(Janet Whiteside is a member of the RSC; Darryl Kavann , of the company at the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester)


Unknown: Mrs Palfrey
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Adapted By: James Duckett
Producer: Anthony Cornish
Unknown: Janet Whiteside
Unknown: Darryl Kavann
Mrs Palfrey: Jean Anderson
Mr Osmond: Ralph Truman
Mrs Post: Peggy Hughes
Mrs Arbuthnot: Noel Hood
Mrs Burton: Margot Boyd
Lady Swayne: Penelope Shaw
Mrs de Salis: Josephine Scott-Matthews
Ludo: Tony Robinson
Rosie: Jacquellne Morgan
Desmond: Darryl Kavann
Mr Wilkins: David King
Antonio: George Woolley
Sister: Penelope Shaw
Elizabeth: Janet Whiteside

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Philip Hope-Wallace
Harold Riley , Hugh Wood in conversation with Brian Redhead


Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Harold Riley
Unknown: Hugh Wood
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: Before the Ending of the Day

The evening office of Compline

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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