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: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Fred Milson

: Today

Michael Cooke 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 column 5


Unknown: Michael Cooke
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: One Man in his Time

Read by Michael Harbour
A series of five stories spanning 55 years in the life of Charlie,aManofKent. 1 : For the Time Being Producer ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Alan Bower
Read By: Michael Harbour

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The team of regulars helping to find antidotes to the Monday morning blues includes Esther Rantzen , Bernard Falk , Kenneth Robinson and Fritz Spiegl
Producer MlCU EL EMBER .


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Mlcu El Ember .

: News

: Wildlife

Just before dawn my daughter was awakened by loud noises from our four large, white ducks. She found that one was' being attacked by a hedgehog - in fact, it was on the duck's back - and it took several blows with a pole to dislodge it. We later discovered that the duck was very badly bitten and torn. Why would the hedgehog behave in this savage wayf
The team will also try to get its teeth into your questions in this morning's programme. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

nem, p 67; Infant holy, Infant lowly (Carols for Choirs 16); Psalm 119, vv 33-40 (BCP); 1 Timothy 4, vv 1-16 (NEB); In dulci jubilo (Oxford Book of Carols 86)

: Morning Story

Read by Peter Craze
Producer Barbara crowther


Unknown: Francis Wright
Read By: Peter Craze
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as New Year's Day
1.15 pm)

: Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Country Edition
Presenter Jeanine McMuUen
Including a visit to school on the farm, the rising tide in smallholdings, when Dexters are not sinister, and goats in the backyard.


Presenter: Jeanine McMuuen

: Desert Island Discs

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
The Sex Discrimination Act and the Equal Pay Act - Progress Report: Lady Howe. Deputy Chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission, and Tess Gill assess its strengths and weaknesses one year after implementation.
2.0-2.2 News
Living Without - 1: Dairy Products.
Entertainment Round-Up: GORDON GOW reporting.
Consumer Notes: with NORMAN TOZER.
Sweet Contusion (5) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Don Gow
Unknown: Norman Tozer.
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Williams the Window Cleaner by JOHN FARRINGTON


Unknown: Mr Williams
Unknown: John Farrington

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: West End Winners: Ladies in Retirement

Isabel Dean as Ellen Creed and Betty Hardy as Leonora Fiske

In 1865, in an old Tudor farm-house in the Thames marshes below Gravesend, Leonora Fiske lives happily on memories of her past conquests. Ellen Creed, her housekeeper-companion, is all that a companion should be, until her two sisters arrive for a holiday. Then the relationship changes and the play becomes what James Agate called - 'an extraordinarily exciting thriller - worth going to the theatre for'.
Produced and directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING


Unknown: Edward Percy
Unknown: Reginald Denham
Unknown: Isabel Dean
Unknown: Betty Hardy
Unknown: Leonora Fiske
Unknown: Leonora Fiske
Unknown: Ellen Creed
Unknown: James Agate
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Lucy Gilham: Nicolette McKenzix
Albert Feather: Bavid Horovitch
Louisa Creed: Hilda Schroder
Emily Creed: Joan Matheson
Sister Theresa: Mary Wimbush
Bates: Martin Matthews

: Story Time

I Capture the Castle 5: The Proposal

: PM Reports

Robert Williams
5.50 VHF
Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams

: News

: Hello Cheeky

starring Frank Bough with his special guests: Tim Brooke-Taylor Barry Cryer John Junkin and the Denis King Trio Written hy JOHN JUNKIN and BARRY CRYER
Producer BOB OLIVER ROGERS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Producer: Bob Oliver Rogers

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: News

: Do or Die

Could you face a stampeding hippopotamus? Could you find your way out of a jungle with no map or compass? Or, indeed, could you survive in your own home if things went wrong?
Some of the challenges which the competing teams may have to tackle in this survival quiz. Picking up the challenge this week are Doctors versus Nurses.
Guest explorer Walty Herbert puts real-life dilemmas to the teams. Other questions are set by DENNIS LEVER.
Chris Brasher is in the Chair. Programme devised and produced by SUSAN SNAILUM , with PAT TAYLOR
(Revised repeat; Wed 11. am)


Unknown: Walty Herbert
Unknown: Chris Brasher
Duced By: Susan Snailum
Unknown: Pat Taylor

: The Monday Play: Present Laughter

A light comedy by Noel Coward adapted for radio by Ian Cotterell, with Paul Scofield, Fenella Fielding, Patricia Routledge, Joy Parker and David Timson
'Every play you appear in is exactly the same. You have a great following and a strong personality, and all you do with your talent is wear dressing-gowns and make witty remarks!'
Produced and directed by Ian Cotterell
'A skilful cast, headed, surprisingly, but very successfully, by Paul Scofield, zipped along in elegant style...' (The Guardian)
Preview: page 19


Writer: Noel Coward
Adapted for radio by/Producer/Director: Ian Cotterell
Daphne Stillington: Miriam Margolyes
Miss Erikson: Diana Olsson
Fred: Timothy Bateson
Monica Reed: Patricia Routledge
Garry Essendine: Paul Scofield
Liz Essendine: Joy Parker
Roland Maule: David Timson
Henry Lyppiatt: Alan Rowe
Morris Dixon: Vernon Joyner
Joanna Lyppiatt: Fenella Fielding
Lady Saltburn: Betty Huntley-Wright

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Peter France

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stnart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stnart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Constipation of O'Brien by GEORGE MACDONAI. D FRASER Read in three parts by Russell Hunter. Part 1
In which MacAuslin, the dirtiest soldier in the British Army* finds his guiding star.
Producer ALLAN G. ROGERS BBC Scotland


Unknown: George MacDonai.
Unknown: Russell Hunter.
Producer: Allan G. Rogers

: Pam and her Poems

Pam Ayres , the young secretary who was catapulted into the world of showbusiness after an improbable poetry-reading on a TV talent show, talks about herself and reads some of her poems in her own distinctive style.
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Pam Ayres

: News

preceded by Weather

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