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: News

6.32 Farming Today
ROBIN HICKS and GARTH COOPER
6.50
Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.55 Weather, programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Garth Cooper

: News

7.10 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agricultural scene Producer ANTHONY PARKIN (Birmingham)
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook

Contributors

Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

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*

Contributors

Introduces: Barry Norman

: News

: Saturday Briefing

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
10.0 News
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

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Carvel
Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: David Walter.

: Daily Service

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

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her personal selection of items from BBC Radio and Television.

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Science Now

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

Contributors

Presenter: Brian J. Ford
Presenter: David Paterson

: News

: You and Yours

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?

Contributors

Presenter: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Top of the Form

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
12.55
Weather, programme new*

Contributors

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

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Byers, Ned Sherrin Lord David Cecil
Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
Chairman David Jacobs from Dorset

Contributors

Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Lord David Cecil
Unknown: Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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)

Contributors

Presenter: Barbara Myers
Unknown: L. Travers
Unknown: Mary Poppins
Unknown: Lynda Harding
Unknown: James Herriot
Abridged By: Delia Paton
Read By: Alexander John

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

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)

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Harris
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Producer: Peter Baldwin
Sadie Armour: Betty Huntley-Wright
Muriel Traquair, her daughter: Dorit Welles
Charles Traquair, her son: Peter Baldwin
Miranda Traquair, her grand-daughter: Helen Worth
Alan Merlin: Peter Williams
Joe Christmas: Stephen Thorne
Mrs Brigson: Margot Boyd

: News

: 4th Dimension

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

Contributors

Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Alexander Guyan
Unknown: Xmas Krakov
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Jo Manning
Producer: Michael Rolfe
Book By: John Masefield
Dramatised By: Howard Jones
Producer: Josephine Plummer
Editor: Graham Gauld
Kay Harker: Jean England
Cole Hawlings: Timothy Bateson
Abner Brown: Robert Eddison
Foxy-faced man: Frank Duncan
Chubby man: Wilfred Babbagc
Sylvia Daisy Pouncer: Sheila Grant
Rat: Norman Shelley
Maria Jones: Norma Ronald
Peter Jones: Judy Bennett
The Bishop: Preston Lockwood
Arnold Todi: David March

: Reports

All the day's current affatrs, news and comment: presented by Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.55
Weather, programme news

Contributors

Presented By: Nicholas Woolley
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

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

Contributors

Assisted By: Dennis Barker
Assisted By: Dr Edward de Bono
Assisted By: Benny Green
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: News

: Desert Island Discs

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)

Contributors

Guest: Angela Baddcley
Host/Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Ghost and Mrs Muir

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

9.58 Weather

Contributors

Author: R. A. Dick
Dramatised by: Barry Campbell
Producer: Jane Graham
Lucy Muir: Gemma Jones
Anna: Emily Richard
Cyril: Peter Settelen
Eva: Eva Stuart
Mr Coombe: Stephen Thorne
Capt Daniel Gregg: Bryan Pringle
Martha: Diana Bishop
Miles Blane: Philip Bond
Mr Sproule: Sean Arnold
Celia: Madeleine Cemm
Bishop: Alan Dudley

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Dr Harry fudge Edward Blishen Dr Alan Little in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (Manchester)

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Dr Alan Little

: Lighten Our Darkness

The Child in the Heart
A meditation before Christmas led by PETER FIRTH

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Firth

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown









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