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: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Martha Blount

: Today

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


Unknown: Paul Barnes
Unknown: Heather Summerfield

: The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

The Adventure of a Saint Martin's Summer (concluded) abridged and read by Aubrey Woods
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: William J. Locke
Read By: Aubrey Woods
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

: These You Have Loved

(Sal's broadcast; shortened)

: News

: Daily Service

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)

: Morning Story

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. . .


Unknown: F. G. Turnbull
Told By: John Laurie

: News

: A Journey of Imagination

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.


Unknown: Laurie Lee

: News

: You and Yours

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,

: My Word!

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: 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

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer Talk till Two
2.1-2.2 News
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.
I Had a Little Nut Tree by LOUIS BATTYE (4)


Introduced By: June Knox-Mawer
Unknown: Sir Robert Mark
Unknown: Bernard Jack
Unknown: Tony Robinson

: Listen with Mother

Story: Little Old Woman and the Cross Postman by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

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.'


Unknown: Gwen Cherrell
Producer: Christopher Venning
Stella: Margaret Asheroft
Dennis: Bernard Ilolley
Wendy: Deborah Paige
Geoffrey: David McAlister
Harry: Michael Cochrane

: Jack de Manio Precisely

JACK DE MANIO meets the famous, the not-so-famous and sometimes even the downright obscure. Producer MICHELL RAPER
4.0-4.5 News


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

Wartime William
A selection of RICHMAL CROMP-TON'S stories
4: Entertainment Provided


Read By: Martin Jarvis

: PM Reports

John Parry
5.50 VHF
Regional news and weather


Unknown: John Parry

: News

: Just a Minute

: The Archers

25th Anniversary
(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)
(Inside Story: 9.30 BBC2)
(Gareth Armstrong is a member of the RSC)


Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Macy: Angela Piper
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlow
Ralph Bellamy: Jack Holloway
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Simon Lack
Wooley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Nora McAuley: Julia Mark
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Reg Johnston
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Adamson: Richard Carrington
Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Aldridge: Charles Collingwood

: News Desk

Dick Tracey


Unknown: Dick Tracey

: Any Answers?

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)


Introduced By: Michael Bowen
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Country Kate

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


Unknown: Sheila Stewart.
Unknown: Peter Gllmere
Unknown: Molle Harris
Unknown: Heather Bell
Unknown: Kate Walker
Producer: Kay Patrick
Country Kate: Mollie Harris
Young Kate: Heather Bell
Will Walker: Peter Gilmore
John Walker: Paul Gaymon
Wealthy gent: Paul Gaymon
Kate's mother: Hilda Schroder
Granny Walker: Hilda Schroder
First Countrywoman: Carole Boyd
Child: Carole Boyd
Maid: Carole Boyd
Secend Countrywoman: Betty Baskcomb
Mrs Bury: Betty Baskcomb
Mr Bury: Alan Dudley
Parson: Alan Dudley
Countryman: Trader Faulkner
Grandpa Walker: Trader Faulkner

: Hail, Horrors, Hail

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.
Feaella Fielding
Valentine Dvall and Charles Osborne present an anthology of the macabre - monsters, ghosts, murderers and mummies, which have fascinated writers throughout the centuries.
(Valentine Dyall is in ' What the Butler Saw ' at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Unknown: Valentine Dvall
Unknown: Charles Osborne
Unknown: Charles Osborne
Producer: Rosemary Bart
Producer: Valentine Dyall

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer ANNE WINDER


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Little Ottleys by ADA LEVERSON
Book 2: Tenterhooks


Read By: Geraldine McEwan

: Get on with It

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


Unknown: Kenneth Wil
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Script By: Peter Spence
Producer: Simon Brett

: News

preceded by Weather

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