Market prices and intelligence, the weather, and what s new for farmers.
A note from Gerald Priest-land Religious Affairs Correspondent
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A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham
7.40 Today's Papers
Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.
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Tony Lewis presents a magazine programme that includes up-to-the-minute coverage of play in the Third Test between Australia and England, in Melbourne
A Radio Sport and ot production
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Seasonal impressions gathered by Nancy Wise
The State of Europe
In The Years Ahead, the final programme of this series, leaders of the European Economic Community tell BBC Correspondents of their hopes for the future.
A Radio News production by BLAIR THOMSON
What do politicians talk about when they're not talking politics? What are their interests, and how do they relax when they can escape from the pressures of Westminster and Whitehall? Anthony King continues his occasional series of conversations with leading politicians about their lives outside politics, with the Conservatives' new Spokesman on Foreign Affairs. The Rt lion Francis Pym , MP. Producer ANNE SLOMAN
Anthony Howard reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER WALLICH
NEM, page 110; 0 little one sweet (Oxford Book of Carols 109): Psalm 16; 1 John 4. vv 7-14 (AV); Of the Father's love begotten (BBC HB 57)
with Margaret Howard
The ninth of 13 programmes in which Kingsley Amis introduces poems from The New Oxford Book of Light Verse. The poems in this edition are by C. S. LEWIS , NOEL COWARD and PHYLLIS MCGINLEY. Readers DAVID BRIERLEY and HEATHER BELL
Producer ALEC REID
' Why is it that apples partly chewed by slugs dj not turn brown? Is it to the advantage of a slug to protect the fruit from rotting? '
The Wildlife team discuss your questions. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: New Year's Day 10.5 am)
Bird Songs and their Meaning: book £4.95. record £3.24, from bookshops
Fritz Spiegl keeps a keen eye and ear on what's written and said. BBC Manchester
Joan Bakewrll looks back at the travellers' year and forward to the next with the help of: Lord George-Brown, John Cleese , Germaine Greer. The Rt lion Edward Heath , mp, Peter Ustinov , Kenneth Williams , Peter Cook and Dudley Moore Editor ROGER MACDONALD
says Cardew Robinson to Tom Mennard Jan Harding
KEN FRITH ( piano)
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Tues 10.30pm)
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Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy, both new and old, from classics to comics.
Producer HELEN FRY
A comedy by Betty Paul
with Julia McKenzie and Jack May
Margaret Goodwin firmly believes that adultery should be punishable by law and leads a campaign for the preservation of the institution of marriage. When, therefore, she buys an antique four-poster bed and discovers that it is haunted, it presents a problem-particularly as the ghost has carnal appetites! with
(Julia McKenzie is in 'Ten Times Table' at the Globe Theatre, London)
Presenter Marilyn Alan
With the participation of the disabled themselves. Docs He Take Sugarf gives some practical advice.
Editor MARLENE PEASE
A Fresh Look at the Musical. Part 2
Presented by Denis Quilley 1: The Black Musical or How Sambo Came Up the Swanee River and Told Massa where to Get Off with BLAIN FAIRMAN
THOMAS BAPTISTE , BRUCE BEEBY Written by ALISTAIR BEATON Producer MARTIN FISHER
Let Neil Landor and the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer to your queries. Producer DENYS GUEROULT
Black-eyed Susan, The Corsican Brothers, The Silver Palace, The Miller and his Men - some of the 300 melodramas and pantomimes in vivid colours in the repertoire of the juvenile drama. These plays have provided hours of excitement for children since the first sheets appeared in 1811. Toy Theatres, however, are more than play-things. They provide a unique record of the English Theatre in the 19th century.
Paul Vaughan. for Kaleidoscope, explores this colourful world of histrionic characters and flamboyant scenery, which sold for a penny plain and twopence ready-coloured.
Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
(Broadcast Christmas Day at 7.30 ami
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Norman Parkinson , the photographer.
A play by Stuart Jackman
with Kenneth Williams
HEROD: Wait my turn? Like Hell I will. Damn it, man, I'm Herod of Judea. I don't kick my heels in bloody ante-rooms waiting my turn. Now get out of my way and let me ...
AZRAEL: Angela, love, I think it's going to be one of those days!
Angela, his secretary:
Herod of Judaea:
Mrs Morris, landlady of the Lamb Hotel:
John Golding, a shepherd:
Richard Baker with records.
Producer RAY ABBOTT i Revised rpt: Fri 9.5 am)
by Hugh Walpole, adapted for radio by Val Gielgud
with Marius Goring, Hugh Burden, Jeremy Clyde, Joan Matheson and Sandra Clark
Mr Perrin has been a master at Moffatt's school for some 20 years where life has been somewhat humdrum. With the arrival of young Mr Traill, however, this is greatly changed and, for Perrin, becomes considerably less happy.
Directed by DAVID H. GODFREY
Adapted for radio by:
Mr Dormer/M Pons:
The Rev Moy-Thompson:
Mrs Perrin/The elder Miss Madder:
The younger Miss Madder:
The School Sergeant:
Sir Hugh Casson , President of the Royal Aca demy, presents his personal choice of poetry and prose
'I've always been a sucker for descriptions-for the sharp eye and the soft heart rather than the great thought or the meditative statement. I've built the programme on this ... on people and places and occasions seen through the eyes of writers and poets.' with GARY WATSON and PAULINE WYNN
Recorded before an invited audience at the Royal Insitute of British Architects, London
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol.
Thoughts and music at the close of the year led by THE REV STEWART LAMONT BBC Scotland
Nigel Douglas presents recordings of singers for whom he has particular affection and regard. 7: Tito Gobbi
A series of plays for late-night listening"
The Other Side of the Door. A mystery thriller by JOHN WILKIE with ' It's been waking me up for months... the same dream, always exactly the same. Until I was afraid to go to sleep. And now - oh God. now . Rolfe. I've never been here before in my life but I tell you I know every mark and hollow of this stile as if it were my own face in a mirror '
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude