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: Farming Today

: Today

with Nigel Rees in London and Brian Redhead in Manchester
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including Sports News and Today's Papers; at 7.25* and 8.S5* VHF Regional News and Weather;
Thought for the Day at 7.45*
English Regions: see column I


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: These You Have Loved

(A shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 58; Father, in whom we live (BBC HB 166); Psalm 150; Isaiah 63, vv 7-17 (Av); On Jordan's bank (BBC mi 38)

: Morning Story

The Big Dipper by TERRY TAPP Read by Timothy Kightley
' You see, dipping is an art - like painting or sculpturing and all that. Only I don't take a naked canvas and put things on it. I take a loaded gent and remove things from him .. . Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Terry Tapp
Read By: Timothy Kightley
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

: You, the Jury

: Brian Johnston

says It's Been a Lot of Fun and recalls some amusing, as well as more serious moments in his 30 years of broadcasting. A series of four programmes 3: Let's Go Somewhere

: News

: You and Yours

Consumer Edition
Presenter George Luce including the BBC Shopping Basket with MOLLY PRICE-OWEN , and best buys for the weekend.


Presenter: George Luce
Unknown: Molly Price-Owen

: My Word!

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Brian Widlake


Unknown: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
The Face of Christmas: an anthology of words and music to capture some aspects of the festive season, compiled and presented by GORDON SNELL ,
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
Bird or Beast - Next Please: MOLLY PRICE-OWEN at a vet's surgery.
' Pipe Down Scrooge ': MAUREEN STEVENS defends the extravagance of Christmas.
Forgive Us Our Debts: ANDY PRICE looks at attitudes to owing.
The Skating Party by MERNA SUMMERS abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Valerie Colgan


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Gordon Snell
Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Unknown: Maureen Stevens
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Valerie Colgan

: Listen with Mother

Story: Baa Baa Christmas by MARJORIE DAWES


Unknown: Marjorie Dawes

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

and in The House at Rainbow's End by GRAHAM BLACKETT
1 know people escape from prison and get murdered, but why involve us? All we wanted was to decorate our front room.'
Produced a'nd directed by PATRICIA BRENT


Directed By: Patricia Brent
Richard: Richard O'Callaghan
Amanda: Nicolette McKenzie
Sergeant Lewis: Michael Goldie
Carter: David Graham
Inspector Fry: Peter Howell
PC Tewitt: Timothy Bateson
Milkman: Michael Harbour
PC: Geoffrey Collins

: Jack de Manio Precisely

From gardeners to ghost hunters; from poets to pop-stars; from cantors to crime-writers. JACK DE MANIO meets them all. Producer MICHELL RAPER
4.0- 4.5 News


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by LSWIS CARROLL
4: Alice meets thousands of soldiers, a king, two messengers, a lion, a unicorn, a battle, but is at last guided safely to the edge of the wood by the White Knight. She reaches the Eighth Square at last - and finds a golden crown ...


Read By: Bernard Crtbbins

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Brian Widlake with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: News

: Top of the Form

: The Archers

(Rptd: Christmas Eve 1.30 pm)
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Keith Miles
Written By: Brian Hayles
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
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: Basil Jones
Woolley: 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
Joby Woodford: George Woolley
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Gordon Armstrong: Tom Coyne
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Barbara Drury: Ann Pilgrim
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Terry Barford: Paul Draper
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Colonel Danby: Norman Shelley
Barney Lee: Douglas Ditta

: News

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questionst Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs

: Something to Declare

Writers and travellers discuss some of the pleasures and perils of their journeys.
This week: Sarah Hobson , Patrick Marnham and Daniel Topolski consider the ethics of young people on the move through Africa and Iran and on the hippy trail to Katmandu. Chairman Christopher Matthew Producer DENYS GUEROLT
(Rptd: Christmas Eve 11.5 am)


Unknown: Sarah Hobson
Unknown: Patrick Marnham
Unknown: Daniel Topolski
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Producer: Denys Guerolt

: Singing for Glory 1976

A musical Christmas with the Salvation Army Presented by Harry Secombe HENDON SONGSTER BRIGADE conductor PAUL RUBY
Parkinson Meets the Goons with Harry Secombe , Peter Seller * and Spike Milligan , is available on the Weekend Sounds series from BBC Records (LP or cassette £1.95) through record shops


Conductor: Paul Ruby
Conductor: Eric Rapp
Producer: Charles Chilton
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Peter Seller
Unknown: Spike Milligan

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan


Presenter: Paul Vaughan

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting andincluding
The Financial WorldTonight


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Mrs Llrriper 's Lodgings by CHARLES DICKENS
(Starting next Tuesday: Mrs Lirriper 's Legacy; Oliver!: Christmas Day 4.15 pm BBC1)


Unknown: Mrs Llrriper
Read By: Barbara Mitchell
Unknown: Mrs Lirriper

: God Rest Ye Merry....

The last 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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