Producers LESLIE COTTINGTON and KEN POLLOCK
with Laurie Macmillan
English Regions: see column 3
6.52 VHF Regional news, weather
Brian Redhead in Manchester Nigel Rees in London
with Laurie Macmillan
7.52 VHF Regional news, weather
Nigel Rees in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester
8.35 News headlines, weather, papers and sport
An evocative tune, a memorable concert, a song perfectly sung. Most of us have a favourite piece of music that brings back memories.
Steve Race brings his considerable musical knowledge to a selection of listeners who will be sharing their musical memories with him. Your tune may be among them. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed]from 8.0 am
NEM, p 84; God is my strong salvation (BBC HB 453); Psalm 51; Isaiah 35, vv 1-10 (Rsv); To the name (BBC HB 284)
The Christmas Tree by CHARLOTTE LESSING Read by Julia Lang
All the usual efficient Christmas count-down had gone to pieces. Even the tree. the nasty plastic substitute for the real thing, was lying in the hall. long and thin: nobody had bothered to stand it up.
The Night of the Ammo Train
Presenter Mari Prichard
(Sat's broadcast: shortened)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF (exc London and SE)
Regional news and weather
Introduced by Brian Widlake
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
It's a Gift: 12,000 London schoolchildren have recently attended four Carol Concerts with a difference. NICK HUGHES followed the months of planning and rehearsal.
Reading Your Letters.
Daisy and her/his Sex Change: since the shattering news, MARIE CROSSMAN 'S cat has a more robust approach to life!
JUNE ROSE with a Jewish I Woman Of Goodwill
Lifetime: KHALED ALHEGELAN is 15 and has Thalassaemia, an incurable disease, but believes his life will be long enough Jamaica Inn (11)
Story: The Christmas Bulldozer by CHRISTINE THOMPSON
by CHARLES DICKENS , dramatised in 12 parts by BARRY CAMPBELL and CONSTANCE COX
' Whenever I meet that Jingle again, I'll inflict personal chastisement on him. I will or my name is not Pickwick.'
' And whenever I catches hold o' that melancholly chap with the black hair, if I don't bring some real water into his eyes, my name a'nt Weller.'
Mr Pickwick and Sam have so far been outwitted by Jingle and Job Trotter but they're not defeated yet.
5: Perambulations and Proposals
With HEATHER BELL , SUSAN COL-GRAVE , DEDDIE DAVIES , ERIC ALLEN ,. MICHAEL GOLDIE and KENNETH SHANLEY Directed by JANE MORGAN
(Elizabeth Spriggs is a National Theatre Player; Tim Wylton is a member of the RSC)
visits Derbyshire, where members of the Turnditch and Windley Flower and Produce Show put their questions to FRED LOADS, CLAY JONES and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL Questionmaster KEN FORD
BBC Manchester (Sun's b'cast)
Diary of a Provincial Lady (2)
Presented by Brian Widlake
For All Seasons
Marghanita Laski plays some of the carols which celebrate other seasons and festivals in the year.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
The humorous wireless programme. Lesson 25:
Not to be Unwrapped the Burkiss Way, starring Jo Kendall. Nigel Rees
Chris Emmett and Fred Harris Written by ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)
(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)
Compiled by PATRIC DICKINSON Introduced by William Eedle Readers GAVIN CAMPBELL and ELIZABETH BELL and featuring
Milton's Hymn on the Morning of Christ's Nativity
Producer CHERRY COOKSON
Presented by Chris Powling Producer CHRIS SWANN
Douglas Stuart reporting ð
Presented by Michael Day , Professor of Anatomy, St Thomas 's Hospital Medical School, London
The discovery of parts of a mysterious and unidentified skeleton in deposits in the Thames Valley by an amateur fossil hunter could have unforeseen significance in our interpretation of the fossil record of the dinosaurs.
Dr Alan Charig , Curator of Fossil Reptiles and Birds, British Museum of Natural History; Dr Jack Miller , Assistant Director of Research, Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, University of Cambridge: and Dr John Waechter , Senior Lecturer in Pre-History, the Institute of Archaeology, London, visit the site and discuss the revelance of the finds. Producers GEOFF DEEHAN and MICHAEL BRIGHT
Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude