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: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead with MIKE VESTEY
6.45* Prayer for the Day with SISTER JUDITH ELLEN
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Mike Vestey
Unknown: Judith Ellen
Read By: Brian Perkins

: Granny's Village



Unknown: Roger Mason

: News

: On Location

1: P's and Q
Pasties, piskies, pilchards and piracy ...
In the first of a new series of eight programmes. Tom Vernon visits Fowey in South Cornwall to find out who has been moved to write about this medieval fishing port and discovers some surprising literary connections: not merely the great ' Q ' - Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch , but also such diverse writers as Kenneth Grahame , John Betjeman , Leo Walmsley , the du Mauriers and A. L. Rowse.


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Unknown: Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Leo Walmsley
Readers: A. L. Rowse.
Readers: Sheila Allen
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Revised rpt of New Year's Eve's broadcast at 2.0)

: Daily Service

NEM, page 13; Love came down at Christmas (BBC HB 53); Psalm 66, vv 1-11; Colossians 1. vv 15-23 (rsv); He smiles within his cradle (OBC 84)

: Morning Story

A Gentleman of Letter* by LANDPORT CHANCE
Read by Gerald Cross and Jon Glover
A further exchange of letters between Joe Thompson (author) and his long-suffering adviser Charles Beeching.


Read By: Gerald Cross
Read By: Jon Glover
Unknown: Joe Thompson
Unknown: Charles Beeching.

: K2-The Savage Mountain

In May Chris Bonington led an eight-man British assault on the West Ridge of K2, a route never before attempted. Recorded on the mountain, this programme is the story of that expedition-an expedition which was to culminate in the death of one of its members. Producer JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: Chris Bonington
Producer: John Knight

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Doll's House by JUDITH DRAZIN


Unknown: Judith Drazin

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and Andy Price


Unknown: Andy Price

: Lord Peter Wimsey

12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week:
Lord Gibson. Chairman of the National Trust
Bonsoir Messieurs, Bonsoir Mesdames: HÉLÈNE CORDET , hostess of television's Café Continental, and founder of Britain's first discotheque, talks to TONY BARNFIELD.
Reading Your Letters.
Sewing Club: BETTY FOSTER helps solve the problems in home fashion sewing and looks at developments in the industries which serve the neediewoman. Moon's Ottery (6)


Unknown: Ne Cordet
Unknown: Tony Barnfield.

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Friends and Neighbours by JOHN BOND
' Moving in, are you? You'll have your work cut out with that garden ... the guttering, it's rotten ... the trench window, the lock's seized ... I don't object to people like yourself moving here but what I do object to is people moving to a place and then not being prepared to put in the necessary ...'
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Bond
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Douglas Davidson: Avid Mahlowe
Louis Czezicki: Aul Webster
Marjorie Davidson: Ileen Derbyshire

: Choral Evensong

sung by the EXON SINGERS in the Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tewkesbury
Introit: Here is the little door (Herbert Howells )
Versicies and Responses (Philip Radcliffe)
Psalm 18 (W. H. Cutler ; J. Turle ; E. J. Hopkins) Lessons: Isaiah 61, vv 1-7: Ephesians 2. vv 1-10 Canticles < Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense); Anthem: Long, long ago < Herbert Howells ) Conductor
Organist COLIN WALSH BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Herbert Howells
Unknown: H. Cutler
Unknown: J. Turle
Conductor: Herbert Howells
Organist: Christopher Tolley
Organist: Colin Walsh

: Story Time

1066 And All That (2)

: PM

The news magazine Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report and 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
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
BBC Birmingham
Recorded before an in-t'ited audience at the Cheltenham International Festival of Music


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

: News

: The Archers

: One Last Look at the Garden

Just over a year ago Brenda Kidman discovered she had cancer of the breast It was diagnosed shortly after a stressful period which culminated in the death of her mother. (She described this in her award-winning radio documentary Where's the Keyt)
In this programme she tells the story of her illness and treatment, illustrated with the voices of fellow patients and doctors. And in the ensuing discussion with Professor Eric Easson. of the Christie Hospital in Manchester, and Doctor Stephen Greer. from the Department of Psychological Medicine at King's College Hospital in London, she asks: why are we still so ignorant about cancer? Can there be a connection between cancer and stress?


Unknown: Brenda Kidman
Unknown: Eric Easson.
Unknown: Stephen Greer.
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Schools Prom

Over three evenings in November 1978 some
1.200 school-age musicians from all over Uie country performed in London everything from symphonic music to jazz. It was a rapturous success. This evening you can hear a varied selection of those outstanding groups that took part, and, in addition, an American Youth Orchestra that was specially invited for the occasion. Introduced by Derek Jewell Producer


Introduced By: Derek Jewell
Producer: Anthony Friese-Greene

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Chris Fowling Producer CARROLL MOORE
9.59 Weather


Producer: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: An Actor in his Time

Sir John Gielgud , in the last programme of this series, talks to JOHN MILLER about his life in the theatre.
Our Revels Now Are Ended
' I want to make a film of The Tempest very much. I want to make it in Japan.... of course the Masque would be wonderful on the screen, having them coming down in peacock chariots from the sky and walking on the sands.... and the forgiveness at the end on some high hill with a bonfire. It could be so beautiful.'


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: John Miller
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

The Slave (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Unforgettables

A selection of music for late-night listening.

: News

Weather report; forecast

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