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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: John Marsh

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Norman Mailer , the American writer

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Mailer

: Enquire Within

Unload your query on to Nell Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London [Postcode removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Nell Landor
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer ANTHONY SARGENT

Contributors

Producer: Anthony Sargent

: Daily Service

NEM, p 1: 0 heavenly Word. eternal Light (BBC KB 37); Psalm 99: John 20, vv 19-29 (AV): The Lord is King! (BBC IIB 28)

: The Bandsman's Daughter

by IRENE THOMAS , who reads the final extracts from her autobiography abridged for radio in ten parts by MOLLIE HARGREAVES 410)

Contributors

Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Mollie Hargreaves

: News

: You, The Jury

: Bird of the Week

With the festive season rapidly approaching Jim Flegg sends you the song of the robin as an aural Christmas card. BBC Bristol
Bird Sounds and Their Meaning, book, £4.95. and record from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown: Jim Flegg

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce

Contributors

Unknown: George Luce

: My Word!

12.55 Weather;programme news: long wave only

: The World at One:News

Presenter Brian Widlakc

Contributors

Presenter: Brian Widlakc

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer Sounds of Praise: DENNIS THURLOW runs a small company which builds and restores church and cathedral organs. He talks about his craft to DAVID LLOYD and illustrates the different stages of production.
Cast-offs and Left-overs: are you likely to be still faced with turkey four days after Christmas? Overwhelmed with unwanted wrapping paper? Will those socks and ties have to be changed? ANN TENNANT and Richard CARR -INGTON present a crash course in coping with the season's excesses.
Resetting the Body's Clock: some people find it difficult to sleep at night - and prefer to doze during the day instead. At the Montefiore Hospital in New York. DR ELLIOTT WEITZMAN has developed new techniques which may help such cases. He discusses his work with GILL PYRAR. BBC Birmingham
The Two Wise Virgin- *< Have (2)

Contributors

Unknown: Dennis Thurlow
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Ann Tennant
Unknown: Richard Carr
Unknown: Dr Elliott Weitzman

: News

: Listen with Mother

The Story of Christmas by JEAN SUTCLIFFE
Presenters NERYS HUGHES and TONY AITKEN
Written by TONY AITKEN Producer MARY HAYDON
Songs from Listen with Mother are featured on the BBC Record The Bumper Fun Album for Children (also available as a cassette): from record shops

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe
Presenters: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Tony Aitken
Written By: Tony Aitken
Producer: Mary Haydon

: Afternoon Theatre

Once a Year by ANITA BRONSON with Geoffrey Beevers as William and Sandra Clark as Rosemary To William 's terror. Christ mas is upon him once again. He faces the prospect of the inevitable shopping with all the over-spending that entails, and to add to his trepidation, it looks as though his wife's entire clan-like family. plus their numerous offspring, are about to descend. But when the country is covered by a mammoth fall of snow, he breathes again ...
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Anita Bronson
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: Rosemary To William
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Edward: Rory Corsellis
JOSie: Binnie Rees
Saleswomen: Christine Pollon
Combat man: Miles Anderson
Doll: Rosemary Whitefield
Ghost of Christmas yet to Come: Michael Dehrington

: Lovers Come Back

The lives and music of Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth
Written and presented by Frank Dixon
.' You could be well Into your 40s without knowing what Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth meant to those of us who were around during and after the war. Anne and Webster were - and still are - all about romance.' Producer
HERBERT SMITH BBC
Manchester

Contributors

Soprano: Anne Ziegler
Tenor: Webster Booth
Presented By: Frank Dixon
Producer: Herbert Smith

: Announcements

: Short Story

Pearl by GEORGE MACKAY UROWN Read by John Shedden
A day in winter. No school. I was sent from the smithy to the boat-house with a message. It was this: " John Gorss the ferryman is not to trouble Tessa Smith again by night or by day. winter or summer, to his peril." '
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown: George MacKay Urown
Read By: John Shedden
Unknown: John Gorss
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

Richard Hudson-Evans brings you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport. Producer GEOFF DOBSON
Editor ROGER MACDONALD

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Hudson-Evans
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Christmas Eve
1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer SIMON ELMES
< Repeated." Sat 10.45 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Prefaces to Shakespeare

Robert Hardy , the actor and author, who has played Henry V and many other leading Shakespearean roles. presents a personal view of Henry V, to be seen this Sunday in BBC2's season of Shakespeare's plays. Producer
ALAN WILDING

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Alan Wilding

: Any Questions?

The Rt lion
Enoch Powell , mp Baroness Phillips Nell Kinnock , MP and Peregrine Worsthorne tackle the issues raised by the audience in Birmingham. Chairman David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Baroness Phillips Nell Kinnock
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presented by Sheridan Morley
Producer ANNE WINDER
Sheridan Morloy 's Films: page 25

Contributors

Presented By: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Anne Winder
Unknown: Sheridan Morloy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis David Tale
Sheila Steafel Chris Emmett and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO Written by GUY JENKIN JOHN LANGDON , ROGER WODDIS , RICHARD QUICK JEREMY BROWNE and ANDY WILSON
Producer GRIFFRHYS JONES Woddis On ... : page 20

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tale
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Jenkin John Langdon
Unknown: Roger Woddis
Unknown: Jeremy Browne
Unknown: Andy Wilson
Producer: Griffrhys Jones

: A Book at Bedtime

A Cab at the Door by V. S. PRITCHETT abridged in 15 parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by PETER JEFFREY
15: The Other Side of the Frontier
Producer MARGARET tTALL I Peter Jeffrey is a Natiimal Theatre player) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Just Before Midnight

The Last Santa bv ROBIN TAYLOR with Charlotte Mitchell as Margery Roy Kinnear as Kipling and Peter Bayliss as Mr Perkins
Everyone who works here likes Christmas. Thanks to Mr Perkins. Every year he turns the store into a real fairyland. And, you know, each time it comes round, 1 wish I was a child again. No matter how hard you try. it's never quite the same once you're grown up, is it?' Directed by BERNARD KRICHEFSKI i Peter Bayliss is in 'My Fair Lady ' at the Adclphi Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Taylor
Unknown: Margery Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Peter Bayliss
Unknown: Mr Perkins
Unknown: Mr Perkins.
Directed By: Bernard Krichefski
Unknown: Peter Bayliss

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude








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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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