6.32 Farming Today
ROBIN HICKS and GARTH COOPER
Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.10 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agricultural scene Producer ANTHONY PARKIN (Birmingham)
7.40 Today's Papers
Barry Norman introduces Radio 4's 60-minute world-wide look at the weekend: including at
7.50 Travel news and What's On; Weather and programme news at 7.55.
At 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 8.30*; Papers at 8.40*
9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
BBC correspondents throughout the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people.
9.30 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ROBERT CARVEL
10.2 The Weekly World
MARGHANITA LASKI reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by PETER DONALDSON Narrator EDWARD COLE
Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE
DAVID WALTER. BERNARD TATE
New Every Morning, p 84: All ye who seek for sure relief (BBC HB 289); Psalm 142: John 20. vv 19-29 (AV); Hark what a sound (BBC HB 32)
New Every Morning, fl.00 (cloth), 50p (paperback), from bookshops
MARGARET HOWARD presents her personal selection of items from BBC Radio and Television.
Presenter Brian J. Ford
A weekly survey of what Is new and significant in science and technology at home and abroad.
Producers MICHAEL BRIGHT and DAVID PATERSON
Presenter Jeanine McMullen
Food Column: DEREK COOPER with his monthly look at what's new in the world of food.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?
A general knowledge contest between schools in England, Scotland. Wales and N Ireland.
Questionmasters TIM GUDGIN and BOB HOLNESS Semi-final. 13:
PEEBLES HIGH SCHOOL V MAGDALEN
COLLEGE SCHOOL, BRACKLEY
Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Second semi-final: Sat 28 Dec
Weather, programme new*
A spontaneous discussion by Lord Byers, Ned Sherrin Lord David Cecil
Chairman David Jacobs from Dorset
Presenter Barbara Myers
The Week in Woman's Hour.
I Wouldn't Dare to Write for Children: p. L. TRAVERS , creator of Mary Poppins , in conversation With SUE MACGREGOR.
Waiting in the Wings: what's it like to be an understudy? ANN HEYNO finds OUt.
What the European papers say. Bush Hospital: LYNDA HARDING nursed in Zambia.
Let Sleeping Vets Lie by JAMES HERRIOT abridged by DELIA PATON read by ALEXANDER JOHN
(first of seven instalments)
The Guests by MARGARET HARRIS
MURIEL: What is it, Miranda?
MIRANDA: Look - over there ... two men ploughing their way through the snow. They're coming this way. Who on earth can they be?
MURIEL: Oh, these snow drifts. They must be frozen.
MIRANDA: If there'd have been three of them we could have pretended they were the three kings, after all it is Christmas.
Producer DAVID H. GODFREY
(Peter Baldwin is in ' Only Make Believe ' at Oxford Playhouse)
Muriel Traquair, her daughter:
Charles Traquair, her son:
Miranda Traquair, her grand-daughter:
John Dunn introduces the Christmas edition of the Saturday show for young listeners. Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN Xmas Krakov with NIGEL LAMBERT , JO MANNING WILSON and GARARD GREEN Producer MICHAEL ROLFE
4.S* The Box of Delights or When the Wolves Were Running The Christmas book by JOHN MASEFIELD dramatised by HOWARD JONES
O Greatness, hear, 0 Brightness hark, Leave us not Little, nor yet Dark.
Producer JOSEPHINE PLUMMER Editor GRAHAM GAULD
Sylvia Daisy Pouncer:
All the day's current affatrs, news and comment: presented by Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team Editor ANDREW BOYLE
Weather, programme news
assisted by Dennis Barker Dr Edward de Bono Benny Green and who knows who else
The Radio Personality of the Year takes a quizzical look at the week and talks to people who have contributed to its yield of the sublime and/or the ridiculous.
Also featuring PETER SKELLERN With NOTTINGHAM FESTIVAL
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY
Angela Baddeley, actress, discusses With Roy Plomley (in a programme devised by him) the records she would take to a desert island.
(Repeated: Monday 12.27 pm)
Records introduced by Richard Baker
(Shortened edn: Thurs 9.5 am)
by R.A. Dick.
Dramatised by Barry Campbell.
With Bryan Pringle, Gemma Jones, and Philip Bond.
Gull Cottage. A charming let at an exceptionally reasonable rent. Its only snag is that it's haunted, but the ghost seems to be remarkably cheerful for someone who is supposed to have killed himself. Perhaps one could learn to live with such a ghost.
Producer Jane Graham
(Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm)
(Bryan Pringle is in "Billy" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London; Peter Settelen in "Dame of Sark" at Wyndham's Theatre, London)
Come back, Santa: page 5
Capt Daniel Gregg:
Dr Harry fudge Edward Blishen Dr Alan Little in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (Manchester)
The Child in the Heart
A meditation before Christmas led by PETER FIRTH