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: Farming Today

C.40 Prayer for the Day MARTHA BLOUNT


Unknown: Martha Blount

: 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. English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Brian Redhead

: The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol: The Adventure of a Saint Martin's Summer: Part 1

by William J. Locke
Abridged and read by Aubrey Woods


Author: William J. Locke
Abridged by/Reader: Aubrey Woods

: News

: Down the Thames

with Johnny Morris
A chance to hear again his account of his river cruise, first broadcast in 1965. Second of two programmes Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: In Britain Now

Introduced by COLIN DORAN


Introduced By: Colin Doran

: Daily Service

NEM. p 25; All poor men and humble (Oxford Book of Carols 34); Psalm 27, vv 1-7 (part 1); I John 4, vv 714 (AV): 0 little one sweet (OBC 109)

: Morning Story

.4 Week of Animal Stories 3: The Cat and the Mouse by MANUEL HARRIS
She was a mouse, small, thin, and insufficient. He was a cat, large sleek, a thief, friendless - until the mouse saw his predicament.
Read by Richard Bebb


Unknown: Manuel Harris
Read By: Richard Bebb

: News

: Home to Roost

starring and with This week:
Father's Little Problems with Producer THAFFORD WHITELOCK
BBC Birmingham


Producer: Thafford Whitelock
Mr and Mrs Wheeler: Deryck Guyler
Mr and Mrs Wheeler: Mollie Sugden
Jack Bailey: Norman Rossington
Nev: John Baddeley
Kath: Patricia Greene
Ange: Ysanne Churchman

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Taxman Cometh

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter George Luce
I Know My Rights - or Do lind out in today's edition.


Presenter: George Luce

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest
Questionmasters TIM GUDGIN and BOB HOLNESS First Round
8: South of England
King Edward VI School, Southampton v High School for Girls, Chichester
Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
V/IF Regional news and weather


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

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by John Parry


Introduced By: John Parry

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

The Party's Over ... and Woman's Hour says good-bye to International Women's Year, with roses and raspberries, bouquets and brick-bats tossed by Helvi Sipila. Germaine Greer , Millie Miller and, perhaps, you. We'll nominate some male chauvinist pigs, serenade some of our heroes and put one misused Frenchman back where he belongs.
Presented by June Knox-Mawer TONY ROBINSON reads
I Had a Little Nut tree by LOUIS BATTYE (3)
2.0-2.2 News


Unknown: Helvi Sipila.
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Millie Miller
Unknown: Knox-Mawer Tony Robinson

: Listen with Mother

Story: Plodding and Plodding by MARGARET GORE


Unknown: Margaret Gore

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Last Riot by JAMES FOLLETT
A comedy very nearly based on the events surrounding the last public reading of the Riot Act. which took place on 5 November 1929 - Guy Fawkes Night. with Producer MARGARET ETALL.


Unknown: James Follett
Producer: Margaret Etall.
Police Sergeant Hugo Vice: Bryan Prlngle
Colonel Sprigg: Hector Ross
Alf Sprange: John Hollis
Joe Gingam: Anthony Hall
Mrs Sprange: Deborah Paige
Mrs Gingam: Norma Ronald
Mrs Lumley: Norma Ronald
Mary Vice: Anne Jameson
Kelly: Michael Shannon
Ramsnest: Malcolm Hayes
Jacko: Malcolm Hayes
Shreeve: Clifford Earl
Rev Mr Haywood: Roger Snowdon
Court Clerk: Clifford Norgate
RSM Walker: Clifford Norgate

: News

: Boys and Girls Come Out to Play

A random selection of books and verses tor children, from 1800-1900, chosen and introduced by Elisabeth Beresford


Introduced By: Elisabeth Beresford
Introduced By: Readers Barbara Markham
Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

3: William and the Bird Man

: PM Reports

John Parry with PM's reporting team
5.50 VHF
Regional news and weather


Unknown: John Parry

: News

: Petticoat Line

The questions and ideas you send are discussed this week by Renée Houston Isobel Barnett
Eleanor Summerfield Anne Valery
In the Chair Anona Winn
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Anne Valery
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Bridges

: The Archers

(Rptd: New Year's Day 1.30)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh


Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Hattie's Music-Hall

An old-time frolic for New Year's Eve starring Miss Hattie Jacques with Mr John Hewer as Master of Ceremonies Mr Peter Greenwell at the Pianoforte Mr Michael John and his Singers Mr Jack Emblow with his Musical Gentlemen and The Singing Audience in the Paris Theatre, London Producer Mr John Browell


Unknown: Miss Hattle Jacques
Unknown: Mr John Hewer
Unknown: Mr Peter Greenwell
Pianoforte: Mr Michael John
Singers: Mr Jack Emblow
Producer: Mr Jonn Browell

: A Place of One's Own

' Funny old business. What is it? Something to do with that Bezyre woman, daft in the head, and that leaves something behind ... People such as us don't get mixed up with this sort of thing, never have and never should ... '
Producer TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Osbert Sitwell
Adapted By: Frederick Bradnum
Producer: Tony Cliff
Mr Tideroft: Paul Webster
Arthur Smedhurst: John Franklyn Robbins
Annie Smedhurst: Katherine Parr
Ellen: Stephanie Turner
Mrs Thatcher: Ann Aris
Hilary Thatcher: Helen Worth
Miss Bezyre: Cecile Chevreau
Mr Pont: Geoffrey Banks
Mrs Pont: Rosalie Williams
Commander Thatcher: Thatcher Mahlowe

: Great Gingold!

with Hermione Glneold
One of the great entertainers of our time indulges in a personal choice of words and music, linked by mostly hilarious reminiscences, with the assistance of RODERICK COOK and, at the piano, STUART PEDLAR.
The programme, which was originally broadcast in the series With Great Pleasure, includes songs by Noel Coward. poetry by Shakespeare, and revue numbers by Alan Mel ville and Miss Gingold herself. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK


Unknown: Roderick Cook
Piano: Stuart Pedlar.
Songs By: Noel Coward.
Unknown: Alan Mel
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Kaleidoscope

In this last edition of the year Michael Oliver looks back over 364 days of the arts and attempts to discover just how much critics Marina Vaizey. Alan Coren , Ronald Harwood and Clive James remember about them.


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Marina Vaizey.
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Ronald Harwood
Unknown: Clive James

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Little Oltleys
Book 2: Tenterhooks (11)

: Stop the Year with Richard Baker

A collection from the 75 crop of the sublime and/or the ridiculous tracked down and revealed in a pre-party atmosphere by James Cameron. General Sir John Hackett. Dr Jonathan Miller. Esther Rantzen, Kenneth Robinson and who knows who else.
Musical notes on the year by Instant Sunshine


Host: James Cameron
Unknown: Sir John Hackett
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Musicians: Instant Sunshine

: News

preceded by Weather

: Watchnight Service

from Kingsbury Free Church (Baptist), London Conducted by REV DAVID HAMILTON


Choirmaster: David Hamilton
Organist: Andrew Hamilton
Organist: Aileen Robinson

: Start the Year with Richard Baker

who invites you to celebrate the launching of another year with the motto
Carry On Surviving
Those taking part include Dame Vera Lynn. General Sir John Hackett , Kenneth Williams , Esther Rantzen with the That's Life team, Kenneth Robinson. Benny Green. Fritz Spiegl and many others.


Unknown: Vera Lynn.
Unknown: Sir John Hackett
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson.
Unknown: Benny Green.
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Michael Ember

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