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: Yours Faithfully

A note from Gerald Priestland
6.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham
7.40 Today's Papers


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis presents a magazine programme which also provides up-to-the-minute coverage of events at home and abroad. including news of the England cricket party in Pakistan - where he was captain on the last English visit in the 1972-73 season.
A Radio Sport and ob production
8.45 Today's Papers


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: Strange to Relate

Who exactly was The Clockwork Businessman? Michell Raper tells his curious story.


Unknown: Michell Raper

: News

: Pick of the Year

Margaret Howard 's selection


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent


: Daily Service

NEM, p 114; In dulci jubilo (Oxford Book of Carols 86); Psalm 29, Hebrews 1, vv 1-9, 13, 14 and 2. vv 1-4 (NEB); God from on high (BBC hb 49)

: Between the Lines

Nigel Rees 's weekly look at the press expands to cover magazines and invites Anthony Howard , Editor of The New Statesman, and Alexander Chancellor, Editor of The Spectator, to compare notes. Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Anne Sloman

: News

: Talking Politics

Recent controversial judgments in the Appeal Court have highlighted the role played by judges in creating the laws of the land.
Hugo Young discusses the role of the Judge as law-maker with leading jurists, including Mr Justice Templeman
The Rt Hon Sam Silkin , mp Professor Sir Rupert Cross and Professor Harry Street Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Unknown: Hugo Young
Unknown: Sam Silkin
Unknown: Sir Rupert Cross
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Science Now

Presented by Geoff Watts Producer DAVID PATERSON


Presented By: Geoff Watts
Producer: David Paterson

: News

: John Amis

as Radio 3
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF

: News

: Any Questions?

: Frank Muir goes into...: Money

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject
'Four thugs tried to mug an Irishman, but he put up a tremendous fight and it took them half-an-hour to overpower him. When they did, they found he only had 3p in his pocket. "Why on earth did you put up such a fight for 3p?" asked one of the thugs. "Sure," said the Irishman, "I thought you were after the £10 note in me right sock".' With the voices of Woody Allen, Jack Benny, Shelley Berman, Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett, Tony Hancock and Sidney James.


Presenter: Frank Muir
Reader: Alfred Marks
Producer: Simon Brett

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Geraldine McEwan and Rosalie Crutchley in Just the Job by LIANE AUKIN
What does a woman do when she feels she needs to be freer -needs a job - and yet has a family to run? Why - she advertises for help. That cry for help is answered by a woman who feels she needs to be freer - must have a job - and yet has a family to run ... and so ad infinitum.
Directed by KAY PATRICK


Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Rosalie Crutchley
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Madge Long: Garaldine McEwan
Mrs Burns: Rosalie Crutchley
Rodney: Leslie Heritage
Taxi driver/Mick: David Neal

: News

: Does He Take Sugar?

Marilyn Alan presents a special New Year edition in which she talks to DIANE KENYON , PETER LARGE and BETTY RAFFERTY , who have all, despite their own disabilities, evolved schemes for helping others with similar problems, and asks: what can be done to make everyday life better for people with handicaps in 1978? Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Marilyn Alan
Unknown: Diane Kenyon
Unknown: Betty Rafferty
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

The Magic Kingdom
From the gilded pinnacle of Cinderella's Castle Michael Oliver , on the eve of Mickey Mouse 's 50th Anniversary Year, watches the parade go by in Walt Disney World, Florida. Through' the extraordinary space-age technology and im-. agination of ' Audio-animar tronics ' and the ' Imagineers ' he not only flies beyond the moon and fights with the Pirates of the Caribbean but also waltzes with the ghosts in the great ballroom of the Haunted Mansion and, in the Hall of the Presidents, meets Abraham Lincoln!
Producer John Powell


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: John Powell

: Year Ending ...

5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Dorothy Edwards , the writer and creator of ' My Naughty Little Sister', chooses the records she would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY. Producer DEREK DRESCHER


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: With Great Pleasure

Alan Ayckbourn presents his personal choice of poetry and prose. Readers ANNETTE BADLAND and CHRISTOPHER GODWIN
One of Britain's most successful playwrights, Alan Ayck bourn is also Director of Productions at the Theatre in the Round, Scarborough, where the programme was recorded before an invited audience. Producer BRIAN PATTEN
(Relatively Speaking is Saturday-Night Theatre 8.30 pm)


Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Readers: Annette Badland
Readers: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: Alan Ayck
Producer: Brian Patten

: These You Have Loved

Christopher Grier with records


Unknown: Christopher Grier

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Relatively Speaking byALANAYCKBOURN with Michael Aldridge and Rosemary Leach
Relatively Speaking opened at the Duke of York's Theatre in 1967 and helped to establish Ayckbourn as one of the leading comic dramatists in the country.
Ginny and Greg are a young couple who want to marry - but first Ginny has a ' past' she wants to discard. Her attempts to do so result in a series of superbly funny mistaken identities and confusions.
Directed by KAY PATRICK
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Michael Aldridge
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Greg: Nigel Lambert
Ginny: Joanna Wake
Philip: Michael Aldridge
Sheila: Rosemary Leach

: News

: Review of the Year

What happened in 1977? The Silver Jubilee, the Lib-Lab pact, far-reaching developments in the middle east and southern Africa, spectacular terrorist attacks in Holland and West Germany, and the final curtain call for some of the world's greatest entertainers, including Groucho Marx , Bing Crosby , Elvis Presley and Maria Callas. But it wasn't all doom and gloom, as Brian Redhead shows in this look back on the successes and failures, the comedy and tragedy of 1977. Producer STEVE ROSE


Unknown: Groucho Marx
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Maria Callas.
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Steve Rose

: Should Old Acquaintance....

Sheridan Morley presents a kaleidoscope of entertainment and entertainers who have tried to bring a little warmth and light into the chilly gloom of 1977. Producer ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Watchnight Service

from the Lord Mayor's Chapel, Bristol. A welcome to the New Year led by CANON PETER COLEMAN with the choirs of Clifton College and Clifton High School, Bristol.
Conducted by DAVID PETTIT BBC Bristol followed by an interlude


Unknown: Canon Peter Coleman
Conducted By: David Pettit

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