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: Farming Week

Presented from the North by KEN FORD. BBC Manchester

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester and Nigel Rees in London At 7.0 and 8.1 News and more of Today, Including Sports News and Today's Papers; at 7.25* and 8.25* VHF Regional News and Weather; and Thought for the Day at 7.45* Editor MIKE CHANEY
English Regions: see column 5


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Editor: Mike Chaney

: Learning from the Children

Marghanita Laski plays some of the carols we learnt at school, carols children sing for fun.


Unknown: Marghanita Laski

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Esther Rantzen , Kenneth Rob inson and Fritz Spiegl. who discuss, criticise, and musicalise with a tableful of guests for whom the coming week holds something special. Producer MICHAEL GILLIAM


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Rob
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl.
Producer: Michael Gilliam

: News

: Wildlife

I have always thought that elephants slept on their feet, and were not able to lie down tor any length of time since their great weight would crush their lungs. Yet children's stories often tell of elephants lying down to steep: which it truer
Your questions once more keep the Wildlife team on their toes. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; Praise ye the Lord, ye servants of the Lord (BBC as 280); Psalm 32; Isaiah 60, w 1-15 (av); Christ is our corner-stone (BBC HB 258)

: Morning Story

The Sleepwalker
Written and read by Anthony Buckeridge
1 went downstairs and left the door of the staff-room ajar so that I could see the foot of the staircase ... I listened to the headmaster with half an ear. The other ear-and-a-half were listening for footsteps on the stairs; and ten minutes later they heard them ... Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Read By: Anthony Buckeridge
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm)

: Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Earning and Saving Edition Presenter Sue Cook including the World of Wort With MARGARET KORVING. Editor DENNIS LOWER


Presenter: Sue Cook
Unknown: Margaret Korving.

: Desert Island Discs

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Robert Williams


Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor How Mr Davidson Kept his
LastChristmasatDrumtochty': and other stories, poems and menus from Victorian magazines.
2.0-2.2 News
Tom: CLAIRE TOMALIN has a six-year-old son with spina bifida. Christmas in the Country: PHIL DRABBLE and RAY GOODWIN With some seasonal sights and sounds.
'Christmas Away RACHEL ANDERSON tried a country Christmas.
MARLENE SIDAWAY reads Milk My Ewes and Weep by JOYCE FUSSEY (3) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Introduced By: How Mr Davidson
Unknown: Claire Tomalin
Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Ray Goodwin
Unknown: Rachel Anderson
Unknown: Marlene Sidaway
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Henry Learnj his Colours by HAZEL LUCAS


Unknown: Henry Learnj
Unknown: Hazel Lucas

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Colder than of Late

: Story Time: Through the Looklng-Glass and What Alice Found There

by Lewis Carroll abridged for radio In five parts by Joy Osborne
Read by Bernard Cribbins with a Prologue by Anne Rosenfeld
The year is 1872 and Alice Pleasance Liddell - seven-and-a-half years old- receives a very special Christmas present from her friend 'Lewis Carroll'. It is a story! A wonderful, exciting, startling, fairy story full of extraordinary people and creatures! A story which is just right - for Christmas!


Author: Lewis Carroll
Abridged for radio by: Joy Osborne
Read By: Bernard Cribbins
Prologue: Anne Rosenfeld
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented bv Robert Williams with PM's reporting team Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Many a Slip

'twixt Eleanor Summerfield Gillian Reynolds and David Nixon , Tim Rice
Tune-twisters from STEVE RACE In the Chair Roy Plomley Devised and written by IAN MESSITER


Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Written By: Ian Messiter
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)
Twenty-five Years of The Archers, 60p, from bookshops

: News

: The World in Focus

Reports from around the world are discussed and analysed. Editor ALASTAia OSBORNE


Editor: Alastaia Osborne

: Sixth Sense

A group of sixth-form student* discuss issues and topics with a special guest. Tonight:
Rev Moelwyn Merchant Chairman Gerry Mont é Producer TELERI BEVAN BBC Wales


Unknown: Gerry Mont

: The Monday Play

Frost at Midnight by ANDRE OBEY translated by WARREN TUTE and adapted for radio by DAVID PINNER with and Since 1405 the local tradesmen of a small English town have established a tradition of performing a nativity play each Christmas Eve in the Corn-market hall. But in this year, 1499, it seems that the tradition is threatened, and not just by the harsh winter the wind is howling, the snow is Getting worse, and the sky's as black as ink. And yet we all know that the townspeople would rather stay outside in that storm than come in here!
Produced and directed by MICHAEL ROLFE
BBC Birmingham


Translated By: Warren Tute
Unknown: David Pinner
Directed By: Michael Rolfe
Alice: Illona Linthwalte
Bradshaw: Peter Dyneley
John Greene: Peter Craze
Blackwill, the nightwatchman: Chris Gittins
George Bradshaw, blacksmith/The Ox: Peter Dyneley
John Greene apprentice clerk/The ASS: Peter Craze
Scott, a tailor/First Shepherd: Alaric Cotter
Dodger, a butcher/Second Shepherd: Paul Moriarty
Lowell, a carpenter/Third Shepherd: Eric Allan
Hodge, a cobbler/Joseph: Roger Hume
Alice, serving-maid at the Inn/The Virgin Mary: Illona Llntwaite
Goodlack, the inn-keeper: Don Henderson

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Tony Palmer Editor ROSEMARY BART


Presenter: Tony Palmer
Editor: Rosemary Bart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rains Came by LOUIS BROMFIELD abridged in 23 parti by RAMSAY WILLIAMS
Read by NIGEL ANTHONY (Final instalment)
Producer ROBERT cooper BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Louis Bromfield
Read By: Nigel Anthony

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report: Market Trends
Book, How Money Works, 40p, from bookshops

: News

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