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: News

6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV RICHARD HARRIES


Unknown: Richard Harries

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Desmond Lynam
Including at 6.50 and 7.50 Travel news, What's on, and (6.50 only) Keep Fit: Weather and programme news at 6.55 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 Lynam

: News

: Voice of the People: [number removed]

Voice your opinions on the political issues of the day.
Ring Birmingham (021)-[number removed]and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners. Producer JENNY DE YONG
The lines are open from 8.0 am

: News

: Checkpoint

Presenter Roger Cook


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79; The advent of our King (BBC HB 39); Psalm 104, vv 25-36; Isaiah 61, vv 1-11 (rsv); Wake, 0 wake! (BBC HB 40).

: Morning Story

Here's a Present by NORMAN SMITHSON
Read by Bernard Cribbins
We couldn'think of anything till one tea-time on Christmas Eve night. ' What y'off to buy yer gran for Chrissy then? ' Nobby said. ' Don'know what to buy.' I said. and my breath frosted the window up. ' Why don'you buy her a cigar? '
Producer ALFRED BRADLEY (Leeds) (Bernard Cribbins is in ' There Goes the Bride ' at the Criterion Theatre, London)


Unknown: Norman Smithson
Read By: Bernard Cribbins
Producer: Alfred Bradley
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins

: News

: Singing for Glory 1974

(Shortened version of Tuesday's broadcast)

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce Letter Therapy
Friendship, information, advice and pleasure are exchanged in letters between mothers of children with special difficulties. NANCY wisi hears about the organisation In Touch.


Presenter: George Luce

: Petticoat Line

Weather, programme news

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Gordon Clough


Introduced By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Glasgow by Mary Marquis
Dlal an Inventor: Alexander (Jraham Bell.
The Soft Sell: in the street markets.
2.0-2.2 News
Family of Kings: THE STEWARTS. Christmas Menu: with a Scots flavour
The Cnstle Inn by STANLEY J*. WETMAN abridged by DOREEN ESTALL Read by DAVID BUCK (Final instalment)


Unknown: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Stanley J*. Wetman
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: David Buck

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Big Blue Removal Van by VERA RUSHBROOKE


Unknown: Vera Rushbrooke

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Selected for Friday Ralph Richardson in A Christmas Carol by CHARLES DICKENS : adapted and produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX with music composed and conducted by CHRISTOPHER WHEIEN , Christmas can hardly be Christmas without a story by Dickens, and what better story than this, told by one of our most famous actors.
A Pickwickian Christmas at Dingley Dell: Monday and Tuesday 4.35 pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Christopher Wheien
Unknown: Eric Anderson
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Storyteller/Scrooge: Ralph Richardson
Fred: Bruce Beedy
Bob Cratchit: Frederick Treves
Ghost of Jacob Marley: John Ruddock
Ghost of Christmas Past: Wilfrid Carter
Ghost of Christmas Present: Ralph Truman
Mrs Cratehit: Mary Wimbush
Tiny Tim: Sheila Grant

: News

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Story Time

The Lunatic at Large by J. STORER CLOUSTON
Read by NIGEL LAMBERT (Final instalment)
Next Story Time. Nevil Shute 's Round the Bend, read by Edward Kelsey : 31 December


Unknown: J. Storer Clouston
Read By: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Nevil Shute
Read By: Edward Kelsey

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Gordon Ciough with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Gordon Ciough

: News

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in England, Scotland, Wales and N Ireland. Questionmasters


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Bob Holness
Unknown: Roy Smith
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The Archers


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her personal selection from the many broadcasts on BBC Radio and Television during the past seven days.


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: John Knight

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Byers, Ned Sherrin Lord David Cecil
Chairman David Jacobs from Dorset
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday af 7.30 pm) to Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Lord David Cecil
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America

Bonk, Alistair Cooke 's America, £6.00. from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

in New York
At a season when British theatre companies seem to be taking over Broadway, Paul Bailey takes a look at what is essentially American in the arts. Producer LOUISE PURSLOW
9.59 Weather


Producer: Louise Purslow

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting

: A Bedtime Story

Joe Johnson: a short story by H. E. BATES
Read by John Hollis
Flowers, chocolates, perfume, a fur coat - he would give the girl anything. And if she ruined him he would lay the blame elsewhere. Had a scapegoat ready and waiting. Producer JOHN CARDY
Smokescreen by Dick Francis , read by Jack Watson


Story By: H. E. Bates
Read By: John Hollis
Producer: John Cardy
Unknown: Dick Francis
Read By: Jack Watson

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report: Market Trends

: Week Ending....

DAVID JASON. BILL WALLIS NIGEL REF.S and BILL MCGUFFIE at the piano take a late night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side.
Script by COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH ALASTAIR BEATON and others Producer SIMON BRETT don'miss Week Ending's Post-Christmas Party, the social event of the year (they say): Friday 11.15 pm


Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Wallis Nigel
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Script By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Script By: Alastair Beaton
Producer: Simon Brett

: News

preceded by Weather
12.1 am Inshore forecast

: Closedown

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