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Presented by John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FR AGNELLUS ANDREW
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by SUSAN DENNY
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Dan


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Peter Ruff
Read By: Susan Denny

: To Build a Fire

Read by ALAN DOBIE (2)


Read By: Alan Dobie

: News

: Baboushka

ARTHUR SCHOLEY 'S version of a traditional Russian story, told by Johnny Morris
Music composed and played by Donald Swann with the singing of the JUNIOR CHOIR OF


Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Told By: Johnny Morris
Played By: Donald Swann
Unknown: St Alban
Conducted By: Douglas Coombes
Producer: Geoff Marshall-Taylor

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

Book: Down the Garden Path, £3.50, from bookshops

: Daily Service

NEM. page 97; Angels, from the realms of glory (BBC HB 42): Psalm 50; John 1, vv 1-14 (av); 0 word of God (BBC [number removed])

: Morning Story

The Giraffe by MAURO SENESI
Read by Robert Rietty Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Mauro Senesi
Read By: Robert Rietty
Producer: Mitch Raper

: You, The Jury

Today's proposition: Ghosts Exist

: Listen with Mother

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
A Listen with Mother Pantomime by BARBARA LLOYD EVANS


Unknown: Barbara Lloyd Evans
Goldilocks: Nerys Hughes
Captain Bear: James Thomason
Matilda Bear: Tony Aitken
Edward Bear: Jean Rogers
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Listen to the Banned

Not to be Broadcast without Permission - So read the labels on many records in the BBC Gramophone Library, ranging from Cole Porter's In the Morning No to the Derek and Clive LP by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.

For this programme, Frank Dixon has wangled permission, blown the dust out of a few grooves, and presents a selection of the most notorious 'banned' discs.
Written and narrated by Frank Dixon
BBC Manchester
(Rpt: Friday 4.5 pm)

12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Writer/Narrator: Frank Dixon
Producer: Bob Oliver Rogers

: The World at One:News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

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: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week;
Pierre Cardin. couturier and designer.
Gentle Words for the Gentle Sex: ANN LESLIE with a monthly review of newly-published magazines.
A View from the Continent: a reflection of events and reactions in the rest of Europe over the past year.
Writer's Quest: Ross DAVIES in search of the real Margaret Bondfleld. Moon's Ottery by PATRICIA BEER. abridged in nine parts by JANET HICKSON and read by June Barrie (1)
Alice and Rosalind Mutter are the teenage daughters of Farmer Mutter of Sparkhayes Farm. Normally their world is bound by the remoteness of rural life in Elizabethan Devon. But big events threaten to open up that world. For this is 1587 - the year before the Spanish Armada! (Music: Dubois' Three Preludes)


Unknown: Pierre Cardin.
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Ross Davies
Unknown: Margaret Bondfleld.
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: June Barrie
Unknown: Rosalind Mutter

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Warsaw Melody by LEONID ZORIN translated by MIA NADASI with John Castle as Victor Mia Nadasi as Hela
Don't look for political overtones in this play: it is set in Moscow after the war but it's not about Communism, it's about love. The lovers arc affected by political restrictions but it's a story about human feelings and failings and the politicians are not important. With CZESLAW HALSKl
Music arranged and play. ed by DR CZESLAW HALSKl Directed by JANE MORGAN


Unknown: Leonid Zorin
Translated By: Mia Nadasi
Unknown: John Castle
Unknown: Victor Mia Nadasi
Unknown: Czeslaw Halskl
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Harold Kasket
Unknown: Brenda Kaye
Unknown: Roy Spencer
Directed By: Jane Morgan

: Choral Evensong

Portsmouth Cathedral
Responses (William Smith ) Office Hymn: Word supreme before creation (EH 33) Psalms 92, 97 (chants: Hopkins, Ley)
Canticles (Stanford in c) Lessons: Isaiah 6, vv 1-8; John 13, vv 21-35 (RSV)
Anthem: The Shepherds' Cradle Song (Karl) Leuner. arr Charles Macpherson ) Hymn: It came upon the midnight clear (EH 26)
Organist and Master of the Choristers


Unknown: William Smith
Unknown: Charles MacPherson
Organist: David Thorne

: Story Time

Robert Hardy reads Right Royal by JOHN MASEFIELD
BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Masefield

: PM

The news magazine Presented bv
Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
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Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world.

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the chair Steve Race
(Details: Friday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40pm)

: Bethlehem: What Really Happened?

Philip Crowe sets out to discover how much or how little of the traditional Christmas story - the manger, the star, the shepherds and the wise men - is based on historicad fact. He talks to some of the leading New Testament theologians and unbelievers, in search of an answer to the question: What really happened? Producer DAVID WINTER


Unknown: Philip Crowe

: You're the Tops

Charles Wheeler presents the BBC's Correspondents and contributors in an uninhibited review of the personalities and performance of the world's leaders in 1978. Producer BLAIR THOMSON


Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: Kaleidoscope Quiz

Michael Oliver invites regular contributors to the programme. Robert Buckman ; Richard Cork. Jacky Gillott. Sheridan Morley. Gillian Reynolds and Tony Palmer , to identify some of the authors, performers, films, radio and television productions that have been featured during the year. Editor ROSEMARY HART
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Robert Buckman
Unknown: Richard Cork.
Unknown: Jacky Gillott.
Unknown: Sheridan Morley.
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Tony Palmer
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: An Actor in his Time

Sir John Gielgud , in the tenth of 11 programmes, talks to JOHN MILLER. 10: Life in the Movies
' I always wanted to play the old king in Henry IV and I managed to get my way and play the King in Orson Welles 's film Chimes at Midnight. Like most of Orson's films it was full of very fascinating things, I think it had a very Shakespearian feeling, and he was very splendid to work with. But he was always hard up for money, and he couldn't afford us all the time, so I went for a week and then Margaret Rutherford went for a week and then Jeanne Moreau went for a week. And at the end of that time, Orson Welles had never done a single scene of Falstaff himself, and I think hy the time he got to his own scenes he was worn out and there was nobody left to act with! ' Producer JOHN POWELL


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: John Miller.
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Jeanne Moreau
Unknown: Orson Welles
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy
Read in three parts by Paul Rogers (1)
'Medicine can't cure it. 'Tis the work of an enemy. If you like I can show the person to you, though I shall not myself know who it is. I can do no more.'
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Author: Thomas Hardy
Reader: Paul Rogers
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Unforgettables

A selection of music for late-night listening.

: News

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