with John Hedges
English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF Regional news, weather
Nigel Rees in London
Michael Cooke in Manchester
with John Hedges
7.52 VHF Regional news, weather
Michael Cooke in Manchester Nigel Rees in London
8.35 News headlines, weather, papers and sport
by AMBROSE BIERCE
4: The Middle Toe of the Right Foot
(Ashortenedversionofthe New Year's Eve broadcast)
BBC correspondents throughout the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people.
NEM, p 1; Behold, the great Creator makes (BBC HB 44); Psalm 63; Hebrews 4, v 14 to 5, v 10 (NEB); He smiles within his cradle (Oxford Book of Carols 84)
The Catch by STEWART CONN Read by Paul Young
' I had done all I could to get the fishing permit, but with no luck ... then after I'd caught the two fish the two men had caught me, and they wanted to mete out what they called " summary justice " !
Producer ALLAN G. ROGERS BBC Scotland
The writer and broadcaster 1 Ian Grimble on some matters ef perennial interest.; 1: Conscience
The first of five programmes BBC Manchester
Presenter Sue Cook
Including the BBC Shopping Basket and the Best Buys for the weekend.;
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by Brian Widlake
Introduced by Sue MaeGregor
Twenty-one Days for Twelfth Night: NICK HUGHES joins a young people's drama course, with fencing, make-up and dance on the timetable.
Collectors and their Enthusiasm: BRYAN ETCHES plays his music boxes to TONY BARNFIELD. Mavis's Club: MAVIS ISAACS tells GWYN Richards about her club for homely and dumpy people in Bristol.
Sea Wyf and Biscuit (4)
Story: Ben Goes Exploring by CHERIDA SEAGO
by Sarah Maxwell
NEW YORK - the mid 1930s. Vaudeville is on the way out, and with it that top of the bill double act Arty and Bridget, Then Hattie turns up with a proposal...
But who wants to appear on radio? Certainly not Bridget, However, Bridget has a weakness - and Hattie has an idea,
From cantors to crime-writers. Jack de Mania meets them all. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
Mapp and Lucia by E. F. BENSON (4)
Presented by Brian Widlake
... the happy knack of makingunexpectedanddelightfuldiscoveries - applied each Thursday by Fritz Spiegl in his A-Z of Musical Curios
M is for Mnemonics and Mathematics
Producer ANDREW MUSSETT
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional News; weather
including Financial Report and half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world
Written by BRIAN HAYLES
A second chance to hear the late and much-loved Bing Crosby talking to DEREK JONES about the great enthusiasm he had throughout his life for wildlife and wildfowlingj Producer JOHN BURTON BBC Bristol
The River Shannon, like so many things in Ireland, springs from a myth. It also springs from a silver pool on a mountain slope and flows 214 miles to where, in the words of Spenser, ' it expands into an ecean.' Frank Delaney takes a journey through time and the Irish countryside along the River Shannon from the source to the sea.
Producer VIRGINIA HARDY BBC Northern Ireland
Arthur Pedrick died unknown, but he left behind a legacy of 200 registered patents. His inventions ranged from fields floating on the sea, to a winged golf ball. Was he an unsung genius, unjustly neglected in his time, or merely a crank?
Geoffrey Best, Professor of History in the School of European Studies, University of Sussex, continues his reflections on some notable modern attitudes to war and peace. 3: Communist Approaches
* Our search for the place of war and peace in the outlooks ef the 20th-century Communist leaders, Lenin, Mae Tse-tung , Khrushchev and Brezhnev, is best begun with a glance at where they first got it from: in the 19th-century writings of Marx and Engels
Presenter Tony Palmer Producer ARNOLD MILLER
Douglas Stuart reporting
A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions Introduced by David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (3)
Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends
Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude