Presented by Brian Bedhead and John Timpson including at
C 45' Prayer for the Day With THE REV ALEX MOTYER
7.0, 8.9 Todays News
Read by laurie macmillan
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day
xenneth FORD invites FRED LOADS bill sowerbutts and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post.
Questions, on postcards, to Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, Woodhouse .Lane, Leeds [Postcode removed] BBC Manchester
A selection of plays from the series
Just Before Midnight The Bionic Blob
(or This Bazooka on my Left Shoulder is Loaded) A sci-fl comedy by JAMES FpLLETT
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
Antlanta by BERNARD KOPS
Directed by JOHN tydeman
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only
Slim Chance ':
Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Pam Gems , playwright
Desert Island People: ARTHUR MARSHALL selects some would-be and not-would-be companions for his blue lagoon.
Little Miss Coot and Plcasino: just one of the children ANNE CATCHPOLE heard about during her recent visit to Burma.
The Social Sense by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM Read by Gerald Cross
'Cynthia speaking. I lie in bed and don't get up and think just how much I don't believe in God, or Christmas, or miracles ... I don't want to be observed. I just want to live in peace, alone, with Miranda.'
'Mrs Ruddy speaking. I sit here in my office at the school and think just how much everyone ought to make an effort. Especially Miranda's mother.'
'Colin speaking. Miranda's father. I believe a man should be allowed to put his past behind him, sit in this west-bound high-speed train and think just how much I believe that.'
(Fay Weldon regularly writes the Radio Times Preview column)
Choir of St Nicholas Junior School,
from the Queen's Free Chapel of St George.
Psalms 98, 99, 100, 101 (Attwood, Hanforth, Battishill, Goss)
First Lesson: Isaiah 13, vv 1-13
Canticles (Howells: Gloucester Service)
Second Lesson: Colossians 2, vv 1-15
Anthem: Vigilate (Byrd) Choir directed by CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON Organist
The Same Angel
Written and read by Shirley Cooklin
'Terry thought It's the same dirty old world. Nothing's changed, and it's Christmas too, to top it! He looked at the tinsel and the mock Christmas trees in the shop windows. Everything from wallpaper to tinned cat-food was decorated.'
A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden In the chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)
A Folk Oratorio in celebration of Christmas with words and music by David Palmer from the Fairfield Hall, Croydon.
Narrator Richard Baker with a choir assembled from local Roman Catholic schools and an orchestra, recorder group and folk group provided by various schools in the Croydon area.
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