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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

: Today

Introduced by Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV ADAM FORD
7.0 and 8.0 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.3* and 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Introduced By: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Adam Ford
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Yesterday in Parliament

Preview: page 25

: News

: Tuesday Call:[number removed]

Cooking for Christmas
Detailed advanced planning is the secret of a successful campaign and in order to plan your Christmas food programme. you are invited to telephone this morning for advice on alternatives to the turkey. feeding unexpected guests, new twists to the traditional favourites and ways with vegetables. Put your questions to two successful campaigners in the cookery field, Zena Skinner and Eric Humphrey.
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
The lines arc open from 8.0 am from 9.40


Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Eric Humphrey.

: News

: In Britain Now

Presented by Colin Doran Producer BERNARD TATE


Presented By: Colin Doran
Producer: Bernard Tate

: Daily Service

NEM, page 84: 0 God, give ear unto my cry (BBC HE 466); Canticle 4: Genesis 6, vv 5-8, 13-22 (Rsv); Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481)

: Morning Story

The Chair Mender by GUY DE MAUPASSANT Read by Jeffrey Segal Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Jeffrey Segal
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Little Lamb by LIANE AUKIN with Annette Crosbie as Mona and Peter Vaughan as Gerald
Two people meet on a park bench. She has a child with her - he is childless. He is desperate to communicate, she is withdrawn. The child becomes an object between them. a means of reflecting their own views. their own attitudes... with NICHOLAS MIDGLEY as the child
Directed by KAY PATRICK


Unknown: Liane Aukin
Unknown: Annette Crosbie
Unknown: Peter Vaughan
Unknown: Nicholas Midgley
Directed By: Kay Patrick

: Let's Talk About Me

In a series of six programmes, Dr Anthony Clare gives his personal assessment of the present state of psychotherapy in its many forms. 6: Does it Workt


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Producer: Sally Thompson

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue and Andy Price


Unknown: Andy Price

: Desert Island Discs

John Wain , poet, novelist, biographer and the retiring Oxford Professor of Poetry. chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY FLOM-LEY. Producer DEREK DRESCHER
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: John Wain
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Family Forum: DR DAVID HAR VEY, paediatrician, and listener BRONWEN HIPKIN discuss some aspects of bringing up toddlers
2.1-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
Work in Progress: NOEL BARBER talks about the book he's working on. Top to Toe: JAN LEEMING finds out the answers to beauty problems and regular care. 4: Hands and Feet.
Hedingham Harvest by GEOFFREY ROBINSON abridged in nine parts by BA MASON
Read by Hugh Dickson (1)
There is no village actually called Hedingham. It is a combination of several villages in North Lincolnshire, where Geoffrey Robinson 's Victorian forebears lived. But the people existed and the stories are true, even though they seem to echo the bawdy world of Henry Fielding and the 18th century, more than Victorian repression. (Music: Kreisler's String Quartet)
from 2.0


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dr David Har
Unknown: Bronwen Hipkin
Talks: Noel Barber
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: Geoffrey Robinson
Read By: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Geoffrey Robinson

: Listen with Mother

Story:Jessica and the Rag and Bone Manby KATHY MEAGHER


Unknown: Kathy Meagher

: News

: Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Commons Preview: page 25

: Vanity Fair

A novel without a hero by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY 1: Between London and Hampshire


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray

: My Delight

Claire Rayner describes one of the pleasures of life.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Claire Rayner

: Story Time

Omar (2)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.55 Weather; programme news medium u'arc only


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Peter Hudson Show

starring Peter Hudson with his individual brand of ttumour and song, aided and abetted by LOIS LANE with the max HARRIS ORCHESTRA Producer RICHARD WILLCOX
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Peter Hudson
Unknown: Lois Lane
Producer: Richard Willcox

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: File on 4

Presented by Peter Oppenheimer with reports by STEVE BRADSHAW and DAVID HENSHAW Editor COLIN ADAM * BBC Manchester


Presented By: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: Steve Bradshaw
Unknown: David Henshaw
Editor: Colin Adam

: The Singer in his Chains

Myth and Reality In the life or Dylan Thomas
A programme compiled and produced by HALLAM TENNYSON to mark the 25th anniversary of the poet's death.
Among those taking part: Caitlin Thomas (widow). Aeronwy Thomas-Ellis (daughter), Douglas Cleverdon , Pamela Hansford Johnson , George Barker and Maureen Duffy with excerpts from the poet's recorded readings of his work.
(This programme was one of. BBC Radio's submissions to this year's Italia Prize in Milan where it was highly commended by the jury)
( B roadcas ton Mon at 11.5 am)
(Dylan, the life and death oj a poet, Thursday BBC2 8.30)


Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Produced By: Hallam Tennyson
Unknown: Caitlin Thomas
Unknown: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Unknown: George Barker
Unknown: Maureen Duffy

: Scientifically Speaking

Nearly one per cent of the population of Britain will suffer from some form of schizophrenia during their lives. Why do people become schizophrenics? Could this illness be caused by changes in the chemistry of the brain? John Maddjox examines the biochemical foundations of mental disorders.


Unknown: John Maddjox
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Today in Synod

Gerald Priestland reports on today's proceedings.


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Tony Palmer Producer ANNE WINDER


Presenter: Tony Palmer

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Jason Explanation of Taboos

David Jason
Stephen Moor * Royce Mills
Sheila Steafel and John Owen Edwards and his Musicians all totter precariously on the tightrope of taste - held tightly by writers
(Stephen Moore is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Stephen Moor
Unknown: Royce Mills
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: John Owen Edwards
Unknown: Colin Bostock-Smith
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Barry Pilton
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Stephen Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Tolstoy Remembered (7)

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; including Market Trends and a report from the cbi's Conference at Brighton.

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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