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: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers.
6.40 Prayer for the Day FR VINCENT WHELAN


Producers: Robin Hicks
Producers: Garth Cooper
Unknown: Fr Vincent Whelan

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Brian Redhead including at 6.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather; at 6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news. At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.27 and 8.27; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*: and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 The Unambiguous Yes
BISHOP DAVID SHEPPARD talks about the Christmas promise. English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Talks: David Sheppard

: The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

The Adventure of the Fair Patronne (concluded) abridged and read by Aubrey Woods


Unknown: William J. Locke
Read By: Aubrey Woods

: News

: Tuesday Call

Christmas Special
This is the season for remembering all those good times - the Christmas baby was born, the time it snowed, the office party, the Christmas spent abroad, the time the dinner burned - the dinner you couldn't afford - and the first time you gave a present.
Frank Muir shares with listeners their favourite Christmas stories.
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit Preview: page 18


Unknown: Frank Muir

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents through. out the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people,

: Daily Service

NEM, p 1; For all thy saints, 0 Lord (BBC HB 228); Psalm 63; John 20, vv 19-29 (av); Lo! he comes with clouds descending (BBC HB 35)

: Morning Story

Christmas Week Specials
The Goose who Came to Dinner by DIANA COOPER
Read by Wendy Craig
' On its own, the old pram had always slipped through the gate with an inch to spare. Now, with the crate and that long. inquisitive neck, we were stuck.... '


Unknown: Diana Cooper
Read By: Wendy Craig
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Down Your Way

Canterbury Cathedral

: The Enthusiasts

First of three programmes
1: Sir Osbert Lancaster talks about the pleasures of buildings.


Talks: Sir Osbert Lancaster

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy
Careers without Olevels: the sixth in our series about people who started their careers without any Olevels is about a stage electrician.
Careers without O-Ieuels, including today's story and 19 others: £1.00 from bookshops.


Presenter: Nigel Murphy

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams Peter Jones , Sheila Hancock and William Rushton try to talk for just a minute on this and that.
(Rpt: Christmas Day 6.15 pm)
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Lloyd

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Nicholas Woolley


Introduced By: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer Christmas Anthology: KENNETH WILLIAMS with his own selection of seasonal music and poetry.
2.0 2.2 News
Reading your letters.
At Christmas Play and Make Good Cheer, for Christmas Comes but Once a Year: HELEN PALMER has been reviving the spirit of ' Merrie England.'
Braille for Beginners: in Louis Braille's Memorial Year CELIA THOMSON reports on teaching projects for the blind and the sighted.
Shake Hands Forever by RUTH RENDELL , abridged In ten parts by BA MASON
Read by LAURENCE HARRINGTON (Final instalment)


Introduced By: June Knox-Mawer
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Helen Palmer
Unknown: Celia Thomson
Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Ba Mason
Read By: Laurence Harrington

: Listen with Mother

Story: Sammy and Tabby-cat by ELIZABETH MACDONALD


Unknown: Elizabeth MacDonald

: News

: Pride and Prejudice

by JANE AUSTEN. Part 6


Unknown: Jane Austen.

: News

: Story Time

Ghost Trilogy 2: Number 13 by M.R. James abridged by Neville Teller
'Three stupid mistakes in 12 hours were too much for a methodical, accurate-minded man, so he turned back to make sure. The next number to 14 was number 12, his own room. There was no number 13 at all!'
Read by Peter Barkworth


Writer: M. R. James
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Reader: Peter Barkworth

: PM Reports

The news magazine presented by Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge
Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden
In the Chair Jack Longland Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
(Rptd: Christmas Day 1.15 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Peter Moore

: The Archers

(Rptd: Christmas Eve 1.30 pm)


Written By: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: L'Enfance du Christ

Berlioz's Trilogy (sung in French) conducted by CHARLES MUNCH Part 1 Herod's Dream as Radio 3


Conducted By: Charles Munch

: Three English Childhoods

as Radio 3

: L'Enfance du Christ

Part 2 The Flight into Egypt Part 3 The Arrival at Sais as Radio 3

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer DAVID PERRY


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: David Perry

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Little Ottleys by ADA LEVERSON
Book 2: Tenterhooks


Read By: Geraldine McEwan

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: The Party's Over

Small in Action
The second of two talks by Dr Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful.

: News

preceded by Weather

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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