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: News

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day,



Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester and Nigel Rees in London At 7.0 and 8.1 News and more of Today, Including Thought for the Day at 7.45'
English Regions: see column f


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: News

: Finger on the Pulse

Struck Off!
What makes a doctor bad enough to be disciplined by the General Medical Council? Is it medical incompetence or moral laxity? Is there a change of emphasis at this time of shifting social mores?
As a Royal Commission investigates the GMC, Bill Breekon looks at some of the issues. Producers SUSAN SNALLUM and PAT TAYLOR


Unknown: Bill Breekon
Producers: Susan Snallum
Producers: Pat Taylor

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC home correspondents and reporters.


Presented By: John Hedges
Producer: Stephen Kanocz

: Daily Service

nem, p 54; 0 king enthroned on high (BBC HB 158); Psalm 143; Isaiah 61, vv 1-11 (av): Eternal ruler (BBC HB 321)

: Morning Story

The Fairy at 40 by MARY K. HUSSEY
Read by Harriet Buchan Producer ALLAN G. ROGERS BBC Scotland


Unknown: Mary K. Hussey
Read By: Harriet Buchan
Producer: Allan G. Rogers

: News

: The Frank Muir Version

Frank Muir gives an irreverent commentary on our social history. 7: Opera
Readers Alec McCoweB and Norman Shelley
Adapted by SIMON BRETT from The Frank Muir Book.
Producer HALLAM TENNYSON (Frank Muir goes into ... Pleasure: Christmas Day 8.10 am; Alec McCowen stars in Private Lives: next Tuesday
9.45 pm BBC1)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Readers: Alec McCoweb
Readers: Norman Shelley
Adapted By: Simon Brett
Unknown: Frank Muir Book.
Producer: Hallam Tennyson
Producer: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alec McCowen

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: In This Stable

adapted and translated by DOROTHY BAKER from JULES SUPERVIELLE'S story The Ox and the Ass
The first nights of Christianity. In this stable the Virgin, Joseph, the ox and the ass were extraordinarily themselves.'
Music composed by RICHARD YEOMAN-CLARK of the BBC Radio-phonic Workshop
Produced and directed by PATRICIA BRENT


Translated By: Dorothy Baker
Unknown: Jules Supervielle
Composed By: Richard Yeoman-Clark
Directed By: Patricia Brent
Virgin: Rosallnd Shanks
Joseph: William Eedle
OX: Norman Shelley
Ass: Malcolm Hayes
Storyteller: Jlll Balcon

: News

: You and Yours

Rights and Responsibilities
Edition. Presenter Nancy Wise


Presenter: Nancy Wise

: The Burkiss Way

... to Dynamic Living says ' Happy Burkiss to You,
(Fill in your name here for that personal touch) and offers a very Burkissy Lesson 8
Plan Christmas Schedules the Burkiss Way with merry Burkissy instruction from
Jo Kendall. Nigel Rees
Chris Emmett and Fred Harris Best wishes for a happy Burkiss script from ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK and a prosperous new Burkiss production by SIMON BRETT
Rptd: Christmas Ere 6.15 pm)
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Jo Kendall.
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Andrew Marshall
Unknown: David Renwick
Production By: Simon Brett

: The World at One: News

Brian Wtdlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Hume
2.0-2.2 News
1 And in the Middle of the Night Jesus was Born': British Forces service children in Berlin tell, and sing, the story of the Nativity.
Cut Glass and Coconut Juice: ROSE GAMBLE remembers Christmas 1929.
Red, White, Sweet or Dry - 3: ANNE SUTER finds out about wines for the Festive Season. Milk My Ewes and Weep bv JOYCE FUSSEY abridged in five parti by LOUIS BATTYE
Read by MARLENE SIDAWAY (Final instalment)
(Music: Basel March played by the PHILIP JONES BRASS ENSEMBLE)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Cardinal Hume
Unknown: Anne Suter
Unknown: Joyce Fussey
Unknown: Louis Battye
Read By: Marlene Sidaway

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Place for Everything by HERBERT MCKAY


Unknown: Herbert McKay

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Family Sort of Thing by JANET HOWORTH
We've always brought the kids up to be honest. There's a good thing going between us. We communicate. They tell us the truth. It's good but we don't broadcast it around . x x
His children:
Produced and directed by MARGARET ETALL


Unknown: Janet Howorth
Directed By: Margaret Etall
Roderick Pilkington: Frank Duncan
Pamela, his wife: Maggie Riley
Felicity: Jane Knowles
Peter: Peter Craze
Sue: Susan Colgravb
Cyril, his father: Brian Haines
Maud, his aunt: Bay White
Cora, his mother-in-law: Mary Wimbush
Bill, Felicity's boyfriend: Malcolm Reid
Mick, an ex-wrestler: Andrew Seear
Driver/Policeman: Rod Beacham

: News

: Letter to My Mother

by Georges Simenon
Six years ago Simenon was summoned to his mother's bedside to pay his last respects. Several years after her death, he felt the need to write down his thoughts during that week of daily visits to the hospital, to set down the questions he would have liked to ask her as she lay dying, forever a stranger to her son.
Patrick Troughton reads extracts from this letter Simenon wrote in her memory as he tried to know and understand her, piecing together the fragments of her past.


Unknown: Georges Simenon
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Producer: John Knight

: Story Time

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by LEWIS CARROLL
3: The White Queen turns into a sheep and Alice rows her unsteadily back to the little dark shop. The sheep sells Alice an egg, which she pursues over a brook. In the wood it becomes Humpty Dumpty.


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins

: PM Reports

Brian Widlake


Unknown: Brian Widlake

: Financial Report

VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Just a Minute

A panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons in which Janet Brown
Clement Freud , Peter Jones and Kenneth Williams endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this - or that Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer
(Rptd: Christmas Eve 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Janet Brown
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Browell

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News

: It's Your Line: Ring [number removed]

with your comments and questions to a leading public figure. In the Chair Robin Day
The lines are open from 6.0 pm


Producer: Elizabeth Smith

: Klemperer

A portrait of the famous conductor by DAVID WHEELER with Andrew Sachs as Dr Otto Klemperer
' I am neither a Beethoven specialist nor a "modern" conductor. My aim has always been to conduct competently in all musical styles. There are no specialists in the field of music. Here, as elsewhere, the maxim is - "all or nothing ".'
Narrated by Basil Moss with the recorded voices of PAUL JENNINGS , WALTER LEGGE , GARETH MORRIS and LOTTE MEITNER-GRAF Other parts: JOHN OXLEY
Produced and directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING


Unknown: David Wheeler
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Dr Otto Klemperer
Unknown: Basil Moss
Unknown: Paul Jennings
Unknown: Walter Legge
Unknown: Gareth Morris
Unknown: John Oxley
Unknown: Murray Brown
Unknown: David Graham
Unknown: Jeffrey Segal
Directed By: Christopher Venning

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Chris Powling


Presenter: Chris Powling

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting and including
The Financial World Tonight


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Mrs Lirriper 's Lodgings (2)


Unknown: Mrs Lirriper

: God Rest Ye Merry....

The second of three meditations by Rev Donald Cole. Rector of St Cuthbert's Episcopal Church, Colinton, Edinburgh followed by an interlude


Unknown: Rev Donald Cole.

: News

preceded by weather

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