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: Up to the Hour

with Eugene Fraser
Headlines and weather, a look at the papers, news for sports fans, Prayer for the Day (Tues-Thurs THE REV JOE GIBBON , Fri THE REV RICHARD HARRIES )
English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHFRegionalnews, weather

Contributors

Unknown: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Joe Gibbon
Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Today

Michael Cooke in Manchester Nigel Rees in London

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Cooke

: Up to the Hour

with Eugene Fraser
7.52 VHF Regional news, weather

Contributors

Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: 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 (2)

Contributors

Unknown: Henry James

: News

: Victorian Top of the Pops

A selection of seasonal songs that made the ' charts ' in great-grandfather's day - not forgetting two piano pieces that sold a million.
Presented by Joseph Cooper Singers MARY THOMAS
PAT WHITMORE , CHARLES YOUNG and the CHARLES YOUNG SINGERS BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA led by ARTHUR PRICE conductor ASHLEY LAWRENCE Devised and written by CHARLES CHILTON
Producer DANNY GREENSTONE

Contributors

Presented By: Joseph Cooper
Presented By: Singers Mary Thomas
Presented By: Pat Whitmore
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Written By: Charles Chilton
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 97; The blessed son (Carols for Choirs 36); Psalm 33, vv 1-12; John 1, vv 1-14 (AV); 0 word of God (BBC HB 191)

: Morning Story

The Trouper, written and read by Jeffrey Segal

Contributors

Read By: Jeffrey Segal

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Blodwin and the Crock of Gold by J. C. W. BROOK with Jan Edwards as Blodwin Blodwin Stringburger , the beautiful Welsh maiden, has come to London to hear of her father's will. She'll only get her inheritance if she fulfils certain conditions. Can she ...
Directed by GERRY JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Edwards
Unknown: Blodwin Blodwin Stringburger
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Bert: John Rye
Mr Puff: Alan Dudley
Biff O: John Rowe
Paul: Sion Probert

: It was a Girl's World in 1912

An insistent feminine type of the year has been the girl with the skimpy skirt. We have seen a very great deal of her - far too much in fact. We have seen her feet, her elbows, and all that was possible of her neck. And as though to make up for the scantiness of her clothing, she has been wearing a huge hat. The girl who affected this style of garb looked like many things, but there was one thing that she never looked like-- a lady.
Piers Burton-Page looks through the pages of the Girl's Own Annual and discovers that girls in 1912 were encouraged to fly, taught how to manage their servants, helped to dress properly, etc. And what music did thev listen to?
Readers BRENDA KAYE and MALCOLM GERARD
Compiled and produced by DEREK DRESCHER

Contributors

Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Malcolm Gerard
Produced By: Derek Drescher

: News

: You and Your Home and Family

Presenter Marl Prichard

Contributors

Presenter: Marl Prichard

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Alec Guinness, the actor, chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY, who devised the programme.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER
(Alec Guinness is in 'The Old Country' at the Queen's Theatre, London)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF (exc London and SE)
Regional news and weather

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher
Unknown: Alec Guinness

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced by Brian Wldlake

Contributors

Introduced By: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour's Choice Seleotion
Presenter Sue MacGregor
A chance to hear again some of the highlights from the 250 editions of Woman's Hour of 1977. And ROBERT MORLEY reads A Musing Morley
2: Trailing Clouds of Treacle
2.0-2.2 News

Contributors

Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Presenter: Robert Morley

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mrs McMuddle 's Washing Day by MOIRA heritage

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs McMuddle

: News

: The Pickwick Papers

by CHARLES DICKENS , dramatised in 12 parts by BARRY CAMPBELL and CONSTANCE COX and
Mr Pickwick was fain to prepare for his Christmas visit to Dingley Dell, with the pleasant anticipation that some two or three months afterwards an action for breach of promise would be brought against him, with Mrs Bardell having all the advantages desirable, not only from the force of circumstances, but from the sharp practice of Dodson and Fogg to boot.
6: Christmas and a Wedding
With JANE KNOWLES , MICHAEL GOLDIE and KENNETH SHANLEY Song composed by MICHAEL GRAHAM COX
Musicians MARTIN GOLDSTEIN , LOU WHITESON , CHRIS TAYLOR Directed by JANE MORGAN

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Constance Cox
Unknown: Mr Pickwick
Unknown: Mrs Bardell
Unknown: Jane Knowles
Unknown: Michael Goldie
Unknown: Kenneth Shanley
Composed By: Michael Graham Cox
Musicians: Martin Goldstein
Musicians: Lou Whiteson
Musicians: Chris Taylor
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Mr Pickwick: Freddie Jones
Winkle: Philip Bond
Tupman: Michael Raham Cox
Snodgrass: Stephen Thorne
Sam Weller: Douglas Livingstone
Charles Dickens: Simon Cadell
Mr Wardle: Jack May
Old Mrs Wardle: Kathleen Helme
Isabella: Anne Rosenfeld
Joe: Michael Troughton
Bob Sawyer: Nigel Anthony
Ben Allen: Tim Piggott-Smith
Arabella Allen: Rosalind Ayres
Tony Weller: John Hollis
Mrs Weller: Stella Tanner
Mr Stiggins: Christopher Benjamin

: News

: Story Time

The African Queen (2)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlak *

Contributors

Presented By: Brian Widlak

: Serendipity

Peter Clayton has more words about words in popular song. Producer CHRISTINE HARDWICK
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Clayton
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: TheBurkissWay

The humorous wireless programme
Lesson 26:
First Prize the Burkiss Way starring Jo Kendall
Nigel Rees , Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. Written by ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK . Producer JOHN LLOYD

Contributors

Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Fred Harris.
Written By: Andrew Marshall
Written By: David Renwick
Producer: John Lloyd

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: Time for Verse

Compiled by PATRie DICKINSON Introduced by William Eedle Readers ELIZABETH BELL and GAVIN CAMPBELL and featuring Tennyson's In Memoriam
Producer CHERRY COOKSON

Contributors

Introduced By: William Eedle
Introduced By: Readers Elizabeth Bell
Introduced By: Gavin Campbell

: Kaleidoscope

The Met
On the west side of the huge plaza of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York stands the Metropolitan Opera House, with its spectacular high-arched portico and great glass screen.
1977-78 represents the brink of a new era in the life of the Metropolitan Opera, whose 93rd season is now under way. Michael Oliver goes behind the great golden curtain to get the backstage story of one of the world's great opera houses and discusses the challenge with Anthony Bliss. Executive Director; James Levine. Music Director; and John Dexter. Director of Productions, whose staging of Rigoletto was the season's first new production, Producer JOHN POWELL
9.59 Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Anthony Bliss.
Director: James Levine.
Director: John Dexter.
Producer: John Powell

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting

Contributors

Unknown: John Tusa

: The Ghosts of M. R. James

Michell Raper examines some of the stories of this master of the uncanny who died 40 years ago. Readers GERALD CROSS NORMAN SHELLEY and KENNETH FORTESCUE

Contributors

Unknown: Michell Raper
Stories Of: This Master
Readers: Gerald Cross
Readers: Norman Shelley
Readers: Kenneth Fortescue

: A Book at Bedtime

Annals of The Parish (6)

: Christmas Island after 200 Years

The Rev David Young looks back at Captain Cook's discovery of December 1777. and recalls the British nuclear explosions of 20 years ago when he was working on this Pacific Island.
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: David Young
Unknown: Pacific Island.
Producer: Trevor Hill

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude








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