A special holiday edition looking at the year ahead with Paul Barnes and Heather Summerfield 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; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50. English Regions: see column 5
by WILLIAM J. LOCKE
The Adventure of a Saint Martin's Summer (concluded) abridged and read by Anbrey Woods
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
(Sal's broadcast; shortened)
NEM, p 21; A great and mighty wonder (BBC HB 41); Psalm 15: Romans 4, w 8-16 (nsv); Angels, from the realms of glory (BBC HB 42)
A Week of Animal Stories 4: Grumphie by F. g. TURNBULL
The tale of the tail of a pig Told by John Laurie
The boys had their own ideas of how a pig should be reared and prepared for prize-winning. . .
Beginning in the corner of his bedroom. Laurie Lee explores the world of the eight year-old. It is peopled with grinning Eskimos eating candies, polar bears like snowmen swimming underwater, and jewelled elephants with tigers on their backs. It is a fuzzy world with sharp edges that stretches to the moon.
Presenter (.eorge Luce
What's your shopping basket going to be like in 1976? The Shopping Backet team and consumer experts do some New Year predictions,
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by John Parry
Introduced by June Knox-Mawer Talk till Two
You Can't Live with Fear: LADY MARK, wife of Sir Robert Mark , HM Commissioner of Metropolitan Police.
Ahoy! Ahoy!: ideas on bow to become a family afloat, without breaking the bank.
Fun with Words: BERNARD JACK -soN finds a way of improving his vocabulary.
TONY ROBINSON reads
I Had a Little Nut Tree by LOUIS BATTYE (4)
Story: Little Old Woman and the Cross Postman by DOROTHY EDWARDS
Dark Interval by GWEN CHERRELL with The trouble is we never stop and think. We just jump to a conclusion and usually it's the wrong one. In our family it's known as 'proceeding to the nearest disaster.'
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING
JACK DE MANIO meets the famous, the not-so-famous and sometimes even the downright obscure. Producer MICHELL RAPER
A selection of RICHMAL CROMP-TON'S stories
Read by MARTIN JARVIS
4: Entertainment Provided
Regional news and weather
(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)
(Inside Story: 9.30 BBC2)
(Gareth Armstrong is a member of the RSC)
A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questionst Introduced by MICHAEL BOWEN Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Friday 4.5 pm)
by SHEILA STEWART. winner of the Writers' Guild Award for the Best Radio Feature Based on her book
Country Kate with Peter Gllmere
Molle Harris and Heather Bell Kate Walker was born at the turn of the century in the Cotswold village of Long Compton Life had a different quality in those days and Kate reveals the tragedies and comedies, the births and deaths that so movingly affected her young life.
_ The congregation, choir and bells of Long Compton Parish Church
The children of Long Compton County Junior and Infant School
Producer KAY PATRICK
I started from my sleep with horror; a cold dew covered my forehead, my teeth chattered and every limb convulsed - when, by the dim and yellow Hoht of the moon, I beheld the wretch - the miserable monster whom I had created.
Valentine Dvall and Charles Osborne present an anthology of the macabre - monsters, ghosts, murderers and mummies, which have fascinated writers throughout the centuries.
Compiled by CHARLES OSBORNE Producer ROSEMARY BART
(Valentine Dyall is in ' What the Butler Saw ' at the Whitehall Theatre, London)
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer ANNE WINDER
John Tusa reporting
The Little Ottleys by ADA LEVERSON
Book 2: Tenterhooks
Read by GERALDINE MCEWAN (12)
Taken from the Kenneth Williams Playhouse series starring Kenneth Williams, Lance Percival and Miriam Margolyes with music by THE NIC ROWLEY TRIO
Script by PETER SPENCE and others
Producer SIMON BRETT