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: Up to the Hour

with Edward Cole
Headlines, weather, sport, a spot of music and Thought for the Day

: News

: Today

Nigel Rees in London
Michael Cooke in Manchester
8.35 News headlines, weather and sport

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Rees

: The Turn of the Screw

by HENRY JAMES , abridged in five episodes by NEVILLE TELLER Read by Anna Massey (1)
' In going on with the record of what was hideous at Bly I not only challenge the most liberal faith - for which I little care; but - and this is another matter - I renew what I myself suffered.'
Producer MAURICE LEITCH

Contributors

Unknown: Henry James
Read By: Anna Massey
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Breakfast With Instant Sunshine

David Barlow , Peter Christie Alan Maryon-Davis and Miles Kington provide a special Christmas entertainment for an audience of patients, doctors, staff and guests of the Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot.
Producer IAN FENNER

Contributors

Unknown: David Barlow
Unknown: Peter Christie
Unknown: Alan Maryon-Davis
Unknown: Miles Kington
Producer: Ian Fenner

: My Delight

Frank Muir describes some of the pleasures of life. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Muir

: News

: Wildlife

The Wildlife team of three naturalists answer your questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; Infant holy (Carols for Choirs 16); Psalm 32; Acts 6. vv 8-15 and 7, vv 55-60 (av); Good King Wenceslas (Carols for Choirs 13).

: Monsters and Other Events

A Gothic comedy for radio in three parts by ANNE LEATON with and What if monsters aren't always fearful, invincible creatures? Suppose they suffer from the same everyday problems afflicting all of us. Three stories explore this theme and present aspects of monsters which would never make the movies ... Part 1 Part2 Part 3
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
(Michael Aldridge is in ' Rosmersholm ' at the Haymarket Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Leaton
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Unknown: Michael Aldridge
Count Dracula: Michael Aldridge
Mrs Deathwatch: Mary Wimbush
Mrs Truefoot: Kathleen Helms
Tommy Truefoot: Kenneth Shanley
Alfred Evergreen: Gerald Cross
Violet Evergreen,: Brenda Kaye
Triggy Dum: Kenneth Shanley
The Professor: Garard Green
Albert: Jonathan Scott

: Traveller's Joy

Johnny Morris talks to an invited audience about some of the pains and pleasures of globe-trotting.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN

Contributors

Talks: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: Top of the Form

Round 1-7: West of England
WELLINGTON SCHOOL, WELLINGTON V
LA RETRAITE HIGH SCHOOL, BRISTOL Questionmaster Tim Gudgin Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Smith
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Gordon Clough

Contributors

Introduced By: Gordon Clough

: The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter

A Christmas Chapter in the chronicle of our optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C. Potter
Charlotte Mitchell as his wife The Cousin
Written by BASIL BOOTHROYD Producer BOBBY JAYE

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Gerald C. Potter
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Written By: Basil Boothroyd
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: The Archers

: A Christmas Forest

Dennis Potter spent his childhood in the Forest of Dean, ; Gloucestershire.
The sounds of childhood Christmas still ring in his ears,, and the images remain as powerful as ever.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Dennis Potter
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

William Lucas as Alan Scott in Let It Come Down A play for radio by MICHAEL ROBSON with Because Alan Scott , key witness for the prosecution is too conscientious, a murderer goes free and thereafter someone has it in for Scott. Who is that someone?
Directed by JOHN CARDY

Contributors

Unknown: William Lucas
Unknown: Alan Scott
Unknown: Michael Robson
Unknown: Alan Scott
Directed By: John Cardy
Sue Crichton: Ros Drinkwater
Q C: Peter Woodthorpe
Moira Scott: Margaret Robertson
Daniel Hope: Roger Snowdon
Frank Lawler: Haydn Jones
Mrs Clayton: Jeanne Mockford
Christine Lang: Deborah Paige
David Bennett: Christopher Bidmead
Restaurant manager: Leslie Heritage
Det-Sgt Franklin: William Sleigh
Ward sister: Eva Haddon
Headmaster: Godfrey Kenton
Tony Parrish: Anthony Smee
Clennett: David Graham
Det Chief Insp Durrant: Kevin Brennan
Christine's father: Douglas Blackwell
Colonel Bradley: Garard Green
Dr Adlard: Michael Shannon
Announcer: Peter Craze

: Story Time

The African Queen by c. s. FORESTER, abridged in five parts by NEVILLE TELLER Read by Alec McCowen (1)
An account of one of the strangest, perhaps the most pathetic, forlorn hopes of the First World War. The African Queen, an ancient steam launch, crewed by a spinster missionary and a Cockney mechanic, navigating the Ulanga River in an attempt to destroy the German naval supremacy in Central Africa. Producer ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Central Africa.
Producer: Roger Pine

: PM Reports

Presented by Gordon Clough

Contributors

Presented By: Gordon Clough

: Quote, Unquote

Christmas Special
A seasonal look back at the mirthful and memorable sayings of 1977 with Spike Milligan
Malcolm Muggeridge
Terry Wogan and Anna Ford Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Producer JOHN LLOYD
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

Contributors

Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: John Lloyd

: Lines from My Grandfather's Christmas Forehead

starring Ronnie Barker
Also featuring Terence Brady and Pauline Yates with GORDON LANGFORD at the piano
The lines were written by CHRIS ALLEN , JOHN GRAHAM , W. W. MAYNE and LESLIE HARRIS , MICHAEL PALIN , MYLES RUDGE and GORDON LANGFORD , ALLAN SCOTT and CHRIS BRYANT , DYLAN thomas and GERALD WILEY Producer
JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
(First broadcast on Christmas Eve 1971)

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Terence Brady
Unknown: Pauline Yates
Unknown: Gordon Langford
Written By: Chris Allen
Written By: John Graham
Written By: Leslie Harris
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Myles Rudge
Unknown: Gordon Langford
Unknown: Allan Scott
Unknown: Chris Bryant
Unknown: Gerald Wiley
Unknown: John Fawcett Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: International Assignment

What a Way to Spend Christmas?
BBC correspondents tell of the Christmases they have spent around the world - the joys they've experienced, the tragedies they have covered.
Presented by Gerald Priestland A Radio News production

Contributors

Presented By: Gerald Priestland

: The Monday Play

Locusts by DICK SHARPLES with lyrics by DICK SHARPLES music by IAN GOURLAY
The Nesbitts have arrived - every policeman in Lancashire is thrown into a panic! They're like a plague of locusts - the monthly crime figures rise by nine per cent when they move into a district. The Nesbitts have 'something in mind', the police suspect it. The result - Locusts, an hilarious, irreverent, account of the clash between law and disorder.
Flute/Tenor sax ALAN FAWKES Guitar LES BEAVERS
String bass DAVE LYNANE
Musical director IAN GOURLAY Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Sharples
Unknown: Dick Sharples
Music By: Ian Gourlay
Guitar: Alan Fawkes
Guitar: Les Beavers
Bass: Dave Lynane
Director: Ian Gourlay
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Machin: Michael Deacon
Nixon: John Hollis
Harris: Raymond Llewellyn
Kitty: Heather Bell
Mrs Nesbitt: Stella Tanner
Len: Kenneth Shanley
Tom: Christian Rodska
Marlene: Polly James
Ernie: John Franklyn-Robbins
Mrs Andrews: Daphne Oxenford
Mrs Whitworth: Judith Barker
Morrie: David Mahlowe

: The Genesis Tomato

A theological joke for Christmas, written and read by Ian Hawkins. Producer ALEC REID

Contributors

Read By: Ian Hawkins.
Producer: Alec Reid

: The Haunting of Hobstones

' I can remember going up town shopping and I thought how normal everything is, and if only they knew what was going on back at our house they'd die of fright! '
Phil Smith tells the story of the strange happenings at a farmhouse in the Lancashire Pennines with the help of some of the people involved... Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
9.59 Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude








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