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C.22 Farming Today This week:
C.40 Prayer for the Day ROSEMARY WAKELIN


Unknown: Garth Cooper
Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Desmond Lvnam
Including at 6.50 and 7.58 Travel news, What's on and (6.50 only) Keep Fit: Weather and programme news at S.55 and 7.55. At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.25 and 8.25; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50.


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Desmond Lvnam

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Christmas without Tears
The children get tired and fractious, Grandpa goes to sleep, Auntie gets indigestion, Dad complains about the expense and I do the washing-up! Why does Telly always come after the Turkey: in the old days we made our own entertainment - couldn'we nowf Why are pantos so ' pop ' and adultf The children's party always ends in uproar: what goes wrongt How can I make sure that everyone enjoys Christmas?
If you want to ask a question or make a suggestion, Jean Metcalfe and Mrs Margaret Wilkins of ' The Family ' are in the studio with William Franklyn to help you organise your Christmas without tears. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed]from 8.0 am


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Mrs Margaret
Unknown: William Franklyn

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 11: Tinsel-Free and not-so Joyous 11 December 2016

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people.

: Daily Service

nem, p 67; God of love and truth and beauty (BBC HB 273): Psalm 93; Isaiah 58, vv 1-9 (RSV); Hast thou not known (BBC HB 491)

: Morning Story

Our Dad on Form by MAVIS ARRAND
Read by Peter Bartlett
. . .Now we've central heating and colour telly you'd think he'd be comfortable, but there he sits reading the print off his travel brochures ... ' 'Don'worry,' 1 told her. 'He only has his pension ... it's a day dream.'


Unknown: Mavis Arrand
Read By: Peter Bartlett

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Cullompton, Devon


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Under Your Fingers

Four excursions at the piano by SIDNEY HARRISON
4: Looking for the lost chord


Unknown: Sidney Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen Open Your Doors.' (1)
PAT ROWE describes what's involved in being a foster-parent. Port 2: next Tuesday
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Pat Rowe

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

from the TV series based on the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with A Time for Discretion written by ARTHUR SWINSON adapted by PAT DUNLOP
Thieves are stealing whisky from the local distillers ... and Dr Finlay becomes involved.
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Weather, programme news


Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Written By: Arthur Swinson
Adapted By: Pat Dunlop
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Mr Fenning: Fraser Kerr
Mrs Fenning: Diana Olsson
Angus Leekie: Douglas Blackwell
Maggie Leekie: Delia Paton
Mr Robertson: John Samson
Mr Donaldson: John Rae
Mrs Crombie: Dorothy Smith
Sgt Dickie: Roy Spencer

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardeastle


Introduced By: William Hardeastle

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Sue MacGregor
Posted Abroad: DILYS MORGAN visits a service base in Hong Kong to meet wives celebrating Christmas in the tropics.
2.6-2.2 News
' Drink no longer water ... but take a little wine for thy stomach's sake ': an alcoholic anthology concocted by HELEN PALMER.
A Christmas Concert will be held: SHIRLEY ROFFMAN with some ' unfond ' memories of school concerts.
The Person My Childhood Made Me: Group-Capt Douglas Bader, CBE, dso, DFC, talks to ELIZABETH WEBB. DAVID BUCK reads
The Castle Inn (12) by STANLEY J. WEYMAN


Unknown: Dilys Morgan
Unknown: Helen Palmer.
Unknown: Shirley Roffman
Unknown: Group-Capt Douglas
Unknown: Elizabeth Webb.
Unknown: Stanley J. Weyman

: Listen with Mother

Story: Little Grey Donkey's Birthday Party by BERENICE ROBBINS


Unknown: Berenice Robbins

: News

: Far from the Madding Crowd

by THOMAS HARDY : dramatised in four parts by DESMOND HAWKINS
Part 4
The autumn passed without incident and Mr Boldwood planned a big Christmas party to mark the end of a year of misfortunes and the dawn of a new era. Bathsheba was about to give her promise, as if nothing had ever come between them ...
Incidental fiddle music played by GEORGE BUDDEN
Producer BRIAN MILLER (Bristol)


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Played By: George Budden
Producer: Brian Miller
Bathsheba: Jane Seymour
Gabriel Oak: Patrick Mewer
James: Grout As-Boldwood
Sgt Troy: And John Castle
Narrator: Manning Wilson
Poorgrass: Douglas Leach
Liddy: Kate Coleridge
Jan Coggan: Stephen Sylvester
Billy Smallbury: John Barker
Parson Thirdly: Douglas Coates
Mark Clark: Richard Carrington
Laban Tall: Paul Lavers
Cainy Ball: Clive Woodward

: News

: Gardeners' Question Ttme

FRED LOADS. BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post. Producer KENNETH FORD
Questions (on postcards) to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, Woodhouse Lane , Leeds LS2 9PX


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Woodhouse Lane

: Story Time

The Lunatic at Large by J. STORER CLOUSTON


Unknown: J. Storer Clouston
Read By: Nigel Lambert

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardeastle and PM's reporting team
5.5t Financial Report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: William Hardeastle

: News

: My Word!

A panel game devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden
In the chair Jack Longland Questions compiled by PETER MOORE


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Peter Moore

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed, 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: It's Your Line: [number removed]

Ring Alan Watson to put your question in person to his Guest of the evening. With an eye on topical interest the invitation is being left as near as possible to the date.
01-[number removed] lines) will take questions from 6.0 pm onward


Unknown: Alan Watson

: Singing for Glory 1974

A musical Christmas with The Salvation Army
ILFORD SONGSTER BRIGADE and a chorus of 300 voices
(Shortened edn:. Friday 11.5 am)

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Peter France Producer TOM VERNON


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Tom Vernon

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Cheri by COLETTE


Read By: Siobhan McKenna

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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