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
(A shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)
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)
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
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
Presenter George Luce including the BBC Shopping Basket with MOLLY PRICE-OWEN , and best buys for the weekend.
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
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 ,
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
Story: Baa Baa Christmas by MARJORIE DAWES
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
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
Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by LSWIS CARROLL
Read by BERNARD CRtBBINS
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 ...
The news magazine: presented by Brian Widlake with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
(Rptd: Christmas Eve 1.30 pm)
A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questionst Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
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)
A musical Christmas with the Salvation Army Presented by Harry Secombe HENDON SONGSTER BRIGADE conductor PAUL RUBY
SALVATION ARMY REGENT HALL BAND conductor ERIC RAPP
Producer CHARLES CHILTON
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
Presenter Paul Vaughan
Douglas Stuart reporting andincluding
The Financial WorldTonight
Mrs Llrriper 's Lodgings by CHARLES DICKENS
Read by BARBARA MITCHELL and GARARD GREEN (3)
(Starting next Tuesday: Mrs Lirriper 's Legacy; Oliver!: Christmas Day 4.15 pm BBC1)
The last of three meditations by Rev Donald Cole , Rector of St Cuthbert's Episcopal Church. Colinton, Edinburgh followed by an interlude