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6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
A 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 Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
Recorded before an invited audience at the Cheltenham International Festival of Music
Stereo. BBC Birmingham
(My Music: New Year's Eve 3.55 BBC2)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
Introduced from Manchester by June Knox-Mawer
Heritage in Stitches: WENDY LLOYD talks to some of the 300 needlewomen engaged in making the Chester Tapestry.
Helping Hands: FAY WAT SON reports on a scheme tJ involve schoolgirls in a playgroup.
Poetic Protest: MARGARET MAISON traces the early steps in the march towards liberation made by 18th-century poetesses. BBC Manchester Moon's Ottery (3)
The Funny Man by JOHN GRAHAM with Cyril Shaps as Askell ' Alive and warm. Up there in front of an audience. It's the only time I feel - wanted - if you know what I mean. If they laugh, if they smile, I feel real.'
' But vou killed a China-man. didn't you, Askell? Got five years for it. How did you do it? '
Directed by ROGER PINE
(First broadcast in 1972)
Barry Norman continues his reflections on the transport year.
PAUL CALLAN , MICHAEL EDWARDS, JOHN HORAM , MP, RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS , SIR FREDDIE LAKER , SIR PETER PARKER. ERIC TOBITT
Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD
"Look then upon this Cathedral Church of Christ, imagined by men's minds, built by the labour of men's hands. working with power upon the souls of men, symbol of the Everlasting Trinity, the visible Temple of God." (Dorothy L. Sayers)
Peter France makes the pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, where Thomas Ã Becket, Archbishop, Saint and Martyr died on the Fourth Day of Christmas 1170.
With The Dean of Canterbury, The Very Rev Peter de Waal, Canon Derek Ingram Hill, Dr Allan Wicks, Dr William Urry and Alec Clifton-Taylor
A Kaleidoscope production
Very Rev Peter de
Canon Derek Ingram
Nigel Rees presents a seasonal edition of the popular quotation game incorporating the funniest and the most fatuous Quotes of 1978 featuring Peter Cook Clement Freud , MP Neil Kinnock. mp and Ann Leslie
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcber
Producers JOHN LLOYD and GEOFFREY PERKINS
A series of plays for late-night listening
Interval bv j. c. WILSHER with Eileen Atkins and Edward Woodward
A man (married) takes a colleague from work (female) to the theatre-dinner to follow. After that.... well, he has booked the company flat for the night. A clear-cut business arrangement. Only where does business end and pleasure begin? Directed bv GLYN DEARMAN (Eileen Atkins is a member of the Prospect Theatre Company)
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