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Brian Redhead In Manchester and Nigel Rees in London At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including Thought for the Day at 7.45* English Regions: see col 5


Unknown: Nigel Rees

: Jumbo

by w. P. JOLLY abridged and read In four parts by Manning Wilson (1)
FromAfricatoParistothe London Zoo to an American circus - the life and death story of the most famous animal in the world. Producer JOHN CARDY


Producer: John Cardy

: News

: Success is ... John Curry

An occasional series
Today Britain's World Champion Ice Skater talks about what success means to him. BBC Birmingham
(Next programme: New Year's Eve 11.50 am)

: News

: Many a Slip

: Daily Service

NEM, p 89; All poor men and humble(OxfordBookofCarols 34); Psalm 118, vv 1-14; Matthew 2, vv 13-23 AV); 0 little one sweet (OBC 109)

: Morning Story

Pressure Surge by JOHN UNSWORTH
Read by Tony Bilbow


Unknown: John Unsworth
Read By: Tony Bilbow

: News

: Down Your Way

(B'cast on Christmas Sunday)

: A Conversation with Harold Lloyd

'I only did four pictures out of 300 where I was hanging from the top of a tall building, but I guess they're the ones that have stuck in people's minds.'
Harold Lloyd was, after Keaton and Chaplin, perhaps the greatest star of the silent screen. He talked about his career to Denis McCarthy just before he died in 1971 at the age of 78.


Interviewee: Harold Lloyd
Interviewer: Denis McCarthy

: News

: You and Yours

Home and Family Edition Presenter Marl Prichard


Presenter: Marl Prichard

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest Questionmasters:
Tim Gudgin and Bob Holness First Round
7: North of England
Wolfreton School. Hull c
Macclesfield County High School for Girls
Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer JOHN BRIDGES
(Repeated: Thursday 6.15 pm)
12.55 weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Bob Holness
Unknown: Roy Smith
Producer: John Bridges

: The World at One: News

Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
L-O-V-E: some thoughts in music and verse.
2.0-2.2 News
Frustration and Gloom around the Pens: DAVID HAWKSWORTH with the farmers and auctioneers at Winchester Market.
Unposted Letters - 1: to a refuse disposal executive from ALAN MELVILLE.
Living with Cancer: JESSIE HUNT. Sweet Confusion by NORMAN DENNY abridged in 13 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by John Pullen (1)
. Things were not going too well at the firm of Ellistones In Lassiter Street.' And as the year is 1938, things are not going too well in Europe either. Change is in the air for everyone.
(Music ' Look for the Silver Lining


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: David Hawksworth
Unknown: Jessie Hunt.
Unknown: Norman Denny
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: John Pullen
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Thanks to Turnip Tom by MARY CALVERT


Unknown: Mary Calvert

: News

: The Aspern Papers

by HENRY JAMES , Part 2
(B'cast on Christmas Sunday)


Unknown: Henry James

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

(B'cast on Christmas Sunday)

: Story Time: I Capture the Castle: 1: We Discover the Castle

by Dodie Smith abridged for radio in nine parts by Barry Campbell
Read by Angela Down
'Surely we are a sorry lot: father mouldering in the gatehouse, Rose raging at life, Thomas perpetually underfed. Topaz is certainly the happiest for she still thinks it's romantic to be married to father and live in a castle.'
The Mortmain family, poor but artistic, live in an old house grafted onto a Suffolk Castle. The younger daughter, Cassandra, starts writing a journal about their lives and this unfolds into a humorous story of romance.


Author: Dodie Smith
Abridged by: Barry Campbell
Reader: Angela Down
Producer: Cherry Cookson

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by Brian Widlake with I'M's reporting team J.50 VHF
Regional news and weather


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: News

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge
Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden
In the Chair Jack Longland Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Peter Moore

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: News

: Beethoven

Part 1 as Radio 3

: Battle for the Slums

as Radio 3

: Beethoven

Part 2 as Radio 3

: Kaleidoscope Quiz

Can vou recall this film, identify that author, recognise this music or remember that television series? Looking back over the year, Michael Oliver invites you to test your memories in a light-hearted quiz with critics Gillian Reynolds. Louis Allen , Kobert Cushman and Julian Mitchell.


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds.
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Kobert Cushman
Unknown: Julian Mitchell.

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime: Mrs Lirriper's Legacy

by Charles Dickens abridged in three parts by Ann Rees-Jones
Read by Barbara Mitchell
1. Much excitement at Mrs Lirriper's Lodgings, occasioned by a disaster to a family "not liked in the neighbourhood" - but "we might most of us come to a better understanding if we kept one another less at a distance".
Producer Margaret Etall


Author: Charles Dickens
Abridged by: Ann Rees-Jones
Read by: Barbara Mitchell
Producer: Margaret Etall

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