C.22 Farming Today This week:
GARTH COOPER and ROBIN HICKS
C.40 Prayer for the Day ROSEMARY WAKELIN
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.
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
post that mentions
BBC correspondents throughout the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people.
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)
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.'
Brian Johnston recently visited Cullompton, Devon
Producer RICHARD BURWOOD
Four excursions at the piano by SIDNEY HARRISON
4: Looking for the lost chord
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
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
Producer TRAFFORD WHITELOCK
Weather, programme news
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardeastle
Presenter Sue MacGregor
Posted Abroad: DILYS MORGAN visits a service base in Hong Kong to meet wives celebrating Christmas in the tropics.
' 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
Story: Little Grey Donkey's Birthday Party by BERENICE ROBBINS
by THOMAS HARDY : dramatised in four parts by DESMOND HAWKINS
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)
MICHAEL BARRATT invites
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
The Lunatic at Large by J. STORER CLOUSTON
Read by NIGEL LAMBERT (2)
The news magazine: presented by William Hardeastle and PM's reporting team
5.5t Financial Report
5.55 Weather, programme news
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
John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views
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
A musical Christmas with The Salvation Army
ILFORD SONGSTER BRIGADE and a chorus of 300 voices
SALVATION ARMY ENFIELD BAND
THE CHARLES YOUNG SINGERS Devised and produced by CHARLES CHILTON
(Shortened edn:. Friday 11.5 am)
Presenter Peter France Producer TOM VERNON
Douglas Stuart reporting
Cheri by COLETTE
Read by SIOBHAN MCKENNA (It)
Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends