What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world. Presented by Brian Redhead
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6.45. Prayer for the Day With THE REV ALEX MOTYER
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.3d, 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day
You can believe in ghosts without seeing them, and see them without believing in them - but what are they? Do they exist inside or outside the human mind, with or without it? Is the explanation hallucination, faulty perception, deception, or something else? Why have generations been fascinated by them. spent hours researching and documenting them, scared themselves silly with stories about them? Psychologist
Anita Gregory and ghost-hunter Andrew Green may have some answers. Do you have some questions?
In the chair
Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
(A chance to visit The Haunted Cellar: 4.45 pm)
The Hitch by IAN 0. CHESSMAN
Look her it'll make you feel any easier - if we do run into a police road block, I'll say I know you. What about that? No need to tell them anything about you hitching a lift. You're a friend of mine, see. Simple as that.'
Directed by ALFRED bradley BBC Manchester
Khrushchev once said that if the Russians had shot six prominent writers there would have been no Hungarian revolt. These six programmes, introduced by John Har riott, show how writers have responded to harsh treatment and imprisonment by governments who fear the power of the pen.
4:CarlosChristo,a Dominican priest, imprisoned by the Brazilian secret police.
' I do not consider this time in prison a hiatus in my life. I feel keenly that I am going through a great experience. Reader David March
Producer Shirley DU boulat
with Sue MacGregor
Return to the Family: last June RON ALLDRIDGE visited the GOULD family in Harlow before they split up. He now returns to learn the effects.
Reading Your Letters.
Letters from Ummie (5): BRENDA kidman reads from five years' correspondence with an old Indian friend. Make Yours a New Man for the New Year: RICHARD vaugban discovers how. The Ginger Tree by OSWALD WYND abridged in 14 parts by MONICA GREY. Read by HANNAH GORDON (14)
(Music: Glazunov's Oriental Rhapsody)
(HannahGordonisin ' Can You Hear Me at the Backt ' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)
The Haunted Cellar by JOHN CROKER
Read by Denys Hawthorne 1 On advancing, he perceived a little figure, about six inches in height, seated astride upon the pipe of the oldest port in the place. Raising the lantern. Mr MacCarthy contemplated the little fellow with wonder. He wore a red night-cap on his head.'
A panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons and in which
Kenneth Williams Peter Jones
Clement Freud and Lorraine Chase * endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute.
Devised by IAN MESSITER
Producer david HATCH
Schoolchildren from FHi john 's Primary School, London, read and discuss their poetry, with an introduction by Ted Hughes ' The readiness for poetry of a very intense and sophisticated sort; the ability both to respond to it and to produce it, lies in very many children.' Producer LIANE AUKIN
(Postponed from 20 Nov)
Presented by David Scott Blackhall and Peter White. This edition includes information about games especially adapted for blind or partially-sighted players.
Producer THENA HESHEL
To check information, or comment on issues raised, ring [number removed]after the broadcast, from 8.30-9.30 Handbook (same title), El.50, by post from BBC Publications, PO Box 234 London [Postcode removed]
by c. S. FORESTER adapted for radio by VAL GIELGUD starring Nigel Anthony with Terence Skelton Book 2:
Lieutenant Hornblower Part 4:
Court of Enquiry
Location recordings by DAVID FLEMING-WILLIAMS and CHRISTOPHER
HAYTON WEBB aboard the 1. P. Thorsoe
Technical assistance by members of the Royal Naval Museum Portsmouth
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON
Directed by TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester
Lord Hornblower, the Narrator, and as young a man:
Mr Buckland, First Lieutenant:
Wellard, the boy volunteer:
Captain Cogshill of HMS Buckler:
Mr Sankey, surgeon at Port Royal:
President of the Court:
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