REV JOHN JACKSON
The world this morning: what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced by John Timpson and Desmond Lynam. Including at 6.50 and 7.50 med wave only Travel news, What's on and (6.50 only) Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER ; Weather and prog 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 by CYRIL FLETCHER
by EVELYN WAUGH abridged in 15 instalments by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Hugh Burden (1)
September 1939. As other men brace themselves to serve their country, Basil Seal , too, prepares for war. So long as it is agreeable and lucrative, war, for Basil, will do just as well as peace.
Producer JOHN CARDY
Aided by Harriet Crawlcy , Sheridan Morley , Lance Perci val. Esther Rantzen , Kenneth Robinson. Fritz Spiegl and other Monday morning regulars, he takes a lively look round. Producer HUGH PURCELL
Why don't migratory birds adapt to breeding and wintering in the same placet Do ear-wigs go into ears' How does a fly land on the ceilingT
A few of the knotty problems discussed in this Wildlife question session.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
NEM, p 89; Behold us, Lord (BBC HB 349); Psalm 118, vv 1-14; Isaiah 63, vv 7-17 (hsv); Lo! he comes (BBC HB 35)
The Big One by JOHN ONSLOW Read by Nigel Graham
The wolf stood by her, head cocked to one side, and then like a puppy he danced before her. capering in the snow..., Shelagh's plumed tail beat softly....
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm)
Presenter George Luce
See the Med-and Make the Bed Feel the need to get away? NANCY WISE talks to some young people who, free from ties, have temporarily dropped out With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?
Angela Baddeley , actress
Weather, programme news
and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by Robert Williams
Presenter Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
Christmas is Coming: last-min
, ute suggestions and reminders from ZENA SKINNER.
My Beegees and 1: BA MASON turns into a goose mother.
Music Fit for a King: JEAN FIT-CHEW talks to boys and men of King's College Choir. Cam-bridge, on the eve of their Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols ,
Death of the Hind Legs by JOHN WAIN abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN read by SHEILA GRANT
Deputy editor TERESA MCGONAGLE Editor WYN KNOWLES
Story: Big Fat Rosie's Snowman by MARY CALVERT
Book, Turnip Tom and Big Fat Rosie, 30p, from bookshops
by R. A. Dick
by CHARLES DICKENS
Read by Geoffrey Matthews
' good-humoured Christmas account of a wedding and some other sports beside: which although in their way. even as good customs as marriage itself, are not quite so religiously kept up in these degenerate times.'
1: An old-fashioned drive in fine frosty weather and other sundry events
Producer ROGER PINE
Part 2: tomorrow 4.35 pm
The news magazine: presented by Robert Williams with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
5.55 Weather, programme news
A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams
Clement Freud. Peter Jones and AndrCe Melly try to talk for just a minute on this and that
Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer JOHN LLOYD
(Rptd: Christmas Day 2.30 pm)
(Repeated: tomorrow 1.30 pm)
John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views
Read by Kenneth Williams The book by STELLA GIBBONS abridged in six parts and produced by PAMELA HOWE
3: I saw something nasty in the woodshed ...
A light comedy by Noel Coward adapted and produced by Ian Cotterell with Paul Scofield and Fenella Fielding, Patricia Routledge, Joy Parker and David Timson
'Every play you appear in is exactly the same. You have a great following and a strong personality, and all you do with your talent is wear dressing-gowns and make witty remarks!'
(Rptd: next Sunday 2.30 pm)
(Fenella Fielding is in 'Absurd Person Singular' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)
' At home ' - with conversation, music and poems drawn mainly from his latest collection A Nip in the Air
Producer TOM VERNON
(Repeated: Friday 4.5 pm)
Douglas Stuart reporting
Smokescreen by DICK FRANCIS abridged in 12 parts by BRIAN GEAR
Read by Jack Watson
' Three years ago I was asked to go out and judge the horses at the Rand Show in South Africa, and I thought I mustn't go out there without trying to make a little bit of use of it. My wife and I went racing, we went down the gold mines, we went for three or four days up in the Kruger Game Reserve, and that helped me build up the story of Smokescreen.' (DICK FRANCIS in a BBCtv interview) Producer MICHAEL BOWEN (Bristol)
Radio 4's International Busli ness Report: Market Trends
Johnny Morris recalls an age of self-acting musical instruments and introduces choice items restored to technical perfection at the West Cornwall Museum of Mechanical Music,
At 12.0 Experimental Broadcast: BBC in Quadraphony CORMAC RIGBY introduces The First Nowell
A Nativity Play with music by RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS See facing page