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Presented by Brian Redhead with MIKE VESTEY including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV VERNON SPROXTON
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Mike Vestey
Unknown: Vernon Sproxton
Read By: Harriet Cass

: Granny's Village

by ROGER MASON adapted in five parts by ANN REES JONES , read by Christian Rodska (1)
The village is Thornton-in-Craven in the Yorkshire Dales.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Roger Mason
Unknown: Ann Rees Jones
Read By: Christian Rodska

: News

: Start the Year with Richard Baker

for breakfast at the Savoy on the morning after the year before.
Regulars Esther Rantzen Kenneth Robinson
Sheridan Morley and Lance Percival
(headaches permitting) will be among those trying to help us face up to the next 365 days, as they talk to their guests.Dr Rob Buckman also threatens to be on hand to administer a variety of hangover cures, and Gyles Brandreth will be doing his best to keep the party going.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Dr Rob Buckman
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

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: Wildlife

: Daily Service

NEM, page 5; See amid the winter's snow (Carols for Choirs 33); Psalm 96; Romans 4. vv 8-16 (AV); 1 i dulci jubilo (obc 86)

: Turn of the Year

Richard Briers brings you Bank Holiday bric-a-brac, a revue of sketches and songs from recent radio shows more typical than topical. Snatches and quips from The Peter Goodwright Show, The News Huddlines, The Jason Explanation, The Burkiss Way and The Impressionists, among others.

And to complete the backward glance, at 11.15* Dad's Army, based on the original television series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft starring Arthur Lowe John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
"Ten Seconds from Now"
featuring John Laurie, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender
with Frank Thornton, Larry Martyn, Roger Gartland and John Snagge


Presenter: Richard Briers
Script: Barry Pilton
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Writer (Dad's Army): Jimmy Perry
Writer (Dad's Army): David Croft
Adapted for radio by: Harold Snoad
Adapted for radio by: Michael Knowles
Producer: John Dyas
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Fraser: John Laurie
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
[Actor]: Frank Thornton
[Actor]: Larry Martyn
Announcer: John Snagge

: News

: Give Us a Kiss

Gerry Monté - with the help of prose and music and some practitioners - investigates this most popular of pastimes.

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(Details: Thurs 6.30 pml
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: The World at One:News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

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: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Mother Goose Tales: ANDY PRICE tells how Charles Perrault collected the traditional fairy stories Jf Europe.
The End of the World is Nigh: soothsayers, sandwich-men and harbingers of doom - thev all have a field-day at this time of year. How many years has the world git to go? HENRY KELLY reports.
How 1 Became a Herbalist: ANNE JONES.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON gow reporting. Moon's Ottery (4)


Unknown: Charles Perrault
Unknown: Henry Kelly
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Toad of Toad Hall by A. A. MILNE adapted from The Wind in the Willous by KENNETH GRAHAME with Derek Smith Richard Goolden Bernard Cribbins Cyril Luckham Hugh Paddick William Fox
The Fraser-Simson music has been arranged for this production by PETER HOPE
' This production deserves to be re-run at regular intervals from now until the air waves grow cold.'
(First broadcast in 1973) (Richard Goolden is in ' Toad of Toad Hall ' at the Piccadilly Theatre)


Unknown: A. A. Milne
Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Unknown: Derek Smith
Unknown: Richard Goolden
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Cyril Luckham
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: William Fox
Unknown: The Fraser-Simson
Production By: Peter Hope
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Unknown: Richard Goolden
Marigold: Tina Heath
Nurse: Diana Bishop
Mole: Richard Goolben
Rat: Bernard Cribbins
Badger: Cyril Luckham
Toad: Derek Smith
Alfred: Brian Haines
Chief Weasel: William Fox
Chief Stoat: Fraser Kerr
Chief Ferret: William Sleigh
Judge: Hugh Paddick
Usher: Terry Scully
Policeman: Ronald Herdman
Phoebe: Kate Binchy
Washerwoman JO: Manning Wilson
Frightened Ferret: Sam Dastor
Brave Weasel: Nigel Graham
Duck: John Forrest
Turkey: Andrew Rivers

: Story Time

Tom Fleming reads Marmion by SIR WALTER SCOTT
BBC Scotland


Unknown: Tom Fleming
Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
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5.55 Weather; programme news

: Lord Peter Wimsey: 1: Death comes to Pym's Publicity

Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers adapted in six episodes by Alistair Beaton.
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)


Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted by: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Chief Insp Parker: Allan Cuthbertson
Mr Hankin: Frank Williams
Miss Rossiter: Joanna Wake
Miss Meteyard: Frances Jeater
Mr lngleby: John Quentin
Mr Willis: Richard O'Callaghan

: News

: The Archers

: The Doctor's Dilemma

A tragedy by Bernard Shawe
with Derek Godfrey, Sarah Badel, Gary Bond and Stephen Murray
It is now 30 years since the National Health Service was first established in these islands....
(Preface on Doctors: Wed 9.30 pm R3)


Author: Bernard Shaw
Director: John Tydeman
Emmy: Margot Boyd
Redpenny: Tim Brierley
Sir Colenso Ridgeon: Derek Godfrey
Leo Schutzmacher: John Gabriel
Sir Patrick Cullen: Cyril Luckham
Cutler Walpole: Hugh Manning
Bloomfield Bonington: Stephen Murray
Dr Blenkinsop: Robert Trotter
Jennifer Dubedat: Sarah Badel
Louis Dubedat: Gary Bond
Minnie Tinwell: Frances Jeater
Newspaperman: Peter Wickham

: Aspects of the Novelist

E. M. Forster was born 100 years ago today. From 1924. when Forster's best-known novel A Passage to India appeared. until his death in 1970. he wrote no major
work of fiction. Yet his reputation as novelist,
= polemicist and critic seemed to grow over the years. Only recently has his importance and influence been questioned.
Paul Vauchan for Kaleidoscopc talks about E. M. Forster with his biographer P. N. Forbank ,
and Lord Annan. Stephen Spender.
Francis Kine and A. S. Byatt.
Extracts read by RONALD PICKUP
9.59 Weather


Unknown: E. M. Forster
Unknown: Paul Vauchan
Unknown: E. M. Forster
Unknown: P. N. Forbank
Unknown: Francis Kine
Unknown: A. S. Byatt.
Read By: Ronald Pickup
Producer: Brian Barfield

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: 78 Footlights Show

A radio version of the 1978 Footlights Revue Stage Fright with Robert Bathurst Martin Bergman Sean Crannitch
Richard Harfey , Ian Ravens and Sarah Palmer
Music from the NICK BURS-


Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Martin Bergman
Unknown: Sean Crannitch
Unknown: Richard Harfey
Unknown: Ian Ravens
Unknown: Sarah Palmer
Written By: Clive Anderson
Written By: Rory McGrath
Written By: Martin Bergman
Producer: Griff Rhys

: A Book at Bedtime

The Slave by ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER translated from Yiddish by the author and CECIL HEM LEY and abridged for radio in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT
One of the finest novels by the most recent Nobel Prize Winner for Literature, The Slave is a powerful love story set against the exotic hack-ground of 17th-century Poland.
Read by Gabriel Woolf 41) Producer


Singer: Isaac Bashevis
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Gabriel Woolf
Producer: Bernard Krichefski

: The Nag's Head

Many customs associated with the New Year are an entertaining excuse for a good time. In South Wales they still carry a decorated horse's skull around the farms. houses and taverns of some villages, competing in verse with the inhabitants in order to gain entry for revelry.
Tonight. Wynford Vaughan-Thomas. Ray Handy Carys Pugh. Ar Leg and Harrl Webb use a similar excuse, with stories, poetry. and songs to open up one of Glamorgan's taverns.
Producer GARETH price BBC Wales


Unknown: Carys Pugh.
Unknown: Harrl Webb

: News

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