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: Outlook

: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook

: Today

Barry Norman introduces Radio 4's 70-minute world-wide look at the weekend
At 8.0 News and more of Today with Sportsdesk at 8.30; Papers at 8.40'


Presenter: Barry Norman

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
9.30 Talking Politics
Anthony King asks Lord Butler of Saffron Walden, Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone, Lord Feather and Lord George-Brown to look back on the events of 1975 and speculate over the challenges which the politicians will face in 1976.
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
ANNA RAEBURN reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by BRYAN MARTIN Narrator SUSAN DENNY


Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Read By: Bryan Martin
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

NEM, p 97; The royal banners forward go (BBC HB 91); Psalm 33, vv 1-12; John 1, vv 1-14 (AV): King Jesus hath a garden (Carols for Choirs I 20)

: Dial-a-Scientist

Chaired by Dr Geoff Watts Producer THELMA RUMSEY


Unknown: Dr Geoff Watts
Producer: Thelma Rumsey

: News

: Robin Ray

(is Radio 3
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Any Questions?

: Weekend

with Jill Burridge and Andy Price talks to the brothers Pertwee; waves a wand over fairy god-mothers; muses over marginals; and lends an ear to the European papers.
And RICHARD BRIERS reads Q - a Psychic Pstory of the Psupernatural by STEPHEN LEACOCK, abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
(Jon Pertwee is in 'Aladdin' at the Richmond Theatre)


Unknown: Jill Burridge
Talks: Andy Price
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Stephen Leacock
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Unknown: Jon Pertwee

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Taxman Cometh A play for radio by SHEILA STEWART with and' Funny I've always wanted to be a drummer They wouldn't let me. They said I had such a good head for figures ... So it was the Inland Revenue for me. I'd be a waste as a drummer, they said. It's too late now, I suppose!...'
HENRY KREIN accordion)
(Rptd: New Year's Eve 11.30) Preview: page 18


Unknown: Sheila Stewart
Musicians: Haydn Jackson
Accordion: Duncan Campbell
Producer: John Theocharis
the Taxman: Denis McCarthy
Joshua: Alan Dudley
Phoebe: Kathleen Helme
Dory: Peter Whitman
Mr Bones: Haydn Jones

: Music of the Masters

as Radio 3

: PM Reports

Gordon Clough
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: News

: Stop the Week with Cliff Michelmore

Unpredictable table-talk bounced off the week's crop of sense and/or nonsense.


Producer: Frances Donnelly

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Bing Crosby chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY FLOMLEY.
(Repeated: Monday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Roy Flomley.

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker with records
(Shortened edition: New Year's Day 9.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Secret Garden

From the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, adapted for radio by John Richmond
With Helen Worth as Mary Lennox, Violet Carson as Mrs Medlock

Mary Lennox was a selfish, spoilt child, who always had her own way with her ayah and the other Indian servants. But cholera strikes. It is then that Mary is sent to Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire - a house of dark stairs and secrets.

BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm)
9.58 Weather


Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted by: John Richmond
Theme music composed by: Alan Parker
Producer: Trevor Hill
Mary Lennox: Helen Worth
Mrs Medlock: Violet Carson
Mrs Lennox, Mary's mother: Merle Kessler
Lieut Charlesworth: Mark Sheridan
Mrs Crawford, wife of the English Minister: Rosalie Williams
Mrs Pelly: Marah Stohl
Martha: Susan Moverley
Ben Weatherstaff: Tom Harrison
The Robin: Percy Edwards
Dickon: Richard Tolan
Mr Archibald Craven, Mary's Uncle: Ronald Herdman
Colin, his son: Timothy Woolgar
Nurse: Mary Kilduff
Doctor: Ronald Harvi
Indian servant/Sitar player: Suraj Mian

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Alan Beith ,
Mr Very Rev Alfred Jowett and John Cole in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Alan Beith
Unknown: Mr Very Rev Alfred Jowett
Unknown: John Cole
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers led by DAVID WINTER


Unknown: David Winter

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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