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: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead in Manchester and Nigel Rees in London At 7.0 and 8.0 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*
English Regions: see column 5


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: Jumbo

by w. P. JOLLY


Read By: Manning Wilson

: News

: These You Have Loved

Records introduced by Richard Baker
(A shortened version of the broadcast on Christmas Day)


Introduced By: Richard Baker

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people.

: Daily Service

NEM, p 21: Ding dong! merrily on high (Carols for Choirs 10); Psalm 1; 1 Timothy 1, vv 1-2 and 8-17 (NEB); Angels, from the realms of glory (BBC HB 42)

: Morning Story

The Girl in the Red Coat by PEGGY LOOSEMORE JONES Read by Sonia Eiliman
' She looked up now, hearing a slight sound, and saw that Cassie stood at her elbow. She smiled encouragingly, but the child was staring, aghast, at her picture. Paula looked, too, and saw that she had placed in the very centre of her drawing a little girl in a bright red coat, with her back turned towards them.'
Producer HERBERT SMITH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Peggy Loosemore
Read By: Sonia Eiliman
Producer: Herbert Smith

: News

: Time for Action

: 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 4: Round The Halls

: News

: You and Yours

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


Presenter: George Luce
Unknown: Molly Price-Owen

: My Word!

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by Brian Wldlake


Introduced By: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two. 2.0-2.2 News Reading your letters.
Arts Notebook.
I Knew You'd Come: PAT his-COCK delivers Meals-on-Wheels. JOHN PULLEN reads Sweet Confusion by NORMAN DENNY (3)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Pullen
Unknown: Norman Denny

: Listen with Mother

Story: Wriggly Worm and the Straggly Dog by EUGENIE SUMMERFIELD


Unknown: Eugenie Summerfield

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: The Half Believers

by Margaret Harris
With Nicolette McKenzie

Carol Selby is staying in the country with her aunt in the hope that she will completely recover from the shock of the death of her mother and young sister in a plane crash. The country should be so much more peaceful. There are, however, many superstitions and beliefs in the country which can be as disturbing as the pressures of city life and Carol suffers an experience which lies far beyond the laws of nature.


Writer: Margaret Harris
Producer/Director: Kay Patrick
Aunt Eva: Irene Sutcliffe
Carol Selby: Nicolette McKenzie
Mike Yearsby: John Rye
Don Pearson: Michael Tudor Barnes
Leo Rennister: Peter Williams
Mrs Fletcher: Valerie Lush
Dr Phillips: Michael Bilton

: Jack de Manio Precisely

From gardeners to ghost hunters; from poets to pop-stars; from cantors to crime-writers. JACK DE MANlO meets them all. Could you be on his list? Producer MICHELL RAPER 4.1-4.5 News


Producer: Michell Raper

: Story Time

I Capture the Castle Read by ANGELA DOWN 3: The Shilling Book


Read By: Angela Down

: PM Reports

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


Presented By: Brian Wldlake

: News

: Top of the Form

: The Archers

(Rptd: New Year's Eve 1.30 pm)

: News

: Happiness is ...

Bernard Falk talks to people who have decided to ' do their own thing '.
(B'cast on Christmas Sunday)


Talks: Bernard Falk

: Something to Declare

Writers and travellers discuss some of the pleasures and perils of their journeys.
This week Sir William Hayter , Paul Theroux and Angus Wilson consider the changing pattern of travel over the years at various levels, from third-class long-distance trains to the international movements of ambassadors.
Chairman Christopher Matthew Producer DENYS GUEROULT
(Rptd: New Year's Eve 11.5 am)


Unknown: Sir William Hayter
Unknown: Paul Theroux
Unknown: Angus Wilson
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: The 'Great Escape'

When a child plays truant from school, it may be to serve behind the counter in the family's fish and chip shop or to help took after younger brothers and sisters - or it may be to sit in the local pub to work out how to break and enter the shop down the road.
Jocelyn Ryder-Smith looks at the many reasons for truancy; at the extent of the problem and the difficulty of defining it and at the efforts being made to encourage persistent truants to go back to school.
Producer JENNY DE YONG BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith

: Kaleidoscope: Book-Ends

In the last edition in 1976 David Attenborough, Anne Jellicoe and Frederic Raphael discuss a somewhat unusual selection of books about African exploration, growing up in Hollywood, the British Raj, and Opera. Presenter Paul Vaughan


Speaker: David Attenborough
Speaker: Anne Jellicoe
Speaker: Frederic Raphael
Presenter: Paul Vaughan

: 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
(Starting next Monday: The Constipation of O'Brien by George MacDonald Fraser )


Unknown: Mrs Lirriper
Read By: Barbara Mitchell
Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: Logical and Lateral

2: Is the Right to Life Absolute? This is the topic for tonight's discussion between Sir A. J. Ayer. Professor of Logic at Oxford. and Dr Edward de Bono , exponent of lateral thinking.


Unknown: Sir A. J. Ayer.
Unknown: Dr Edward de Bono

: News

preceded by Weather

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