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: Today

Presenter John Timpson with WENDY JONES
6.45* Prayer for the Day with SISTER MARTINA
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Wendy Jones
Read By: Colin Doran

: Lady into Fox



Unknown: David Garnett

: News

: Red Arrows

How does it feel to loop the loop in a supersonic jet? What does it take to become one of Britain elite front-line pilots?
Clive Jacobs spent a weekend with the Royal Air Force AerobaticsTeam
The Red Arrows in their last season flying the Hawker-Siddeley Gnat aircraft, and experienced some of the thrills that compensate for the gruel. ling timetable of the eight pilots and the work that goes on behind the scenes.


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Susan Snailum

: JeremyTaylor Revisits South Africa

Moyra Bremner talked to
JEREMY TAYLOR while he was back in South Africa just before Christmas. performing his one-man show there for the first time since he was banned in 1970. Producer IAN GARDHOUSE


Unknown: Moyra Bremner
Unknown: Jeremy Taylor
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: The 70s by the 80s

Some well-known and some anonymous octogenarians cast a canny eve over their own 70s and the events and personalities of the last decade.


Producer: Leslie Robinson

: Daily Service

NEM. p 13; I.ove came down at Christmas (BBC HB 53): Psalm 116: Romans 4. vv 8-16 (NEB):
Sing lullaby: (Carols For Choirs 2: 41)

: 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 Quote.... Unquote, The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Frankie Howerd Show, The News Huddlines, The Burkiss Way, Hello Cheeky, Week Ending, and The Grumbleweeds.

(Richard Briers is in Middle Age Spread at the Lyric Theatre, London)


Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Frankie Howerd Show
Written By: Barry Pilton
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Producer: Richard Briers

: News

: You and Yours

Buyer Beware-the Future of Consumer Power?
After two decades of growing consumer consciousness Norman Tozer looks to the future in discussion with leading figures in the consumer world.


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: Down Your Way

i Broadcast Sun 5.15 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

(Broadcast New Year's Eve at 7.5
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

starts a new decade with a backward glance at the century. with Gordon Snell and octogenarians Richard Goolden. Canon Roy McKay , and Denise Robins : with forecasts of scientific and medical developments in the SOs from Judith Hann , Dr Kit Pedler , and Geoff Watts ; and with Helene Hayinan and Simon Jenkins con sidering the prospects and expectations for the immediate future.
Presenter Sue MacGregor (Richard Goolden is in Toad of Toad Hall' at the Old Vic Theatre, (London)
Children in the House (4)


Unknown: Gordon Snell
Unknown: Richard Goolden.
Unknown: Canon Roy McKay
Unknown: Denise Robins
Unknown: Judith Hann
Unknown: Dr Kit Pedler
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Helene Hayinan
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Presenter: Richard Goolden

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Simon Rhymon by SHELLEY R. LEE


Unknown: Simon Rhymon
Unknown: Shelley R. Lee

: Afternoon Theatre

The Fruit of the Vine by J. C. WILSHER with Manning Wilson and John Salthouse
TED: You don't want to worry about this job, Michael ..
MICK: Yes, well, I don't think a summer job in a wine-merchant's office is going to present any major challenges.
Directed by DAVID H. GODFREY


Unknown: J. C. Wilsher
Unknown: John Salthouse
Directed By: David H. Godfrey
Ted Wallace: Manning Wilson
Mick Wallace: John Salthouse
Stevie: Alan Reid
Mr Attwood: Gregory de Polnay
Yvonne: Amanda Murray
Dustman: Bruce Beeby
Claire: Jennifer Piercey
Rakoff: Hector Ross
Mr Standish: Lewis Stringer
Mr John Standish: Roy Spencer

: Bookshelf

4.40 Announcements

: Short Story

Going on 16 by DOUGLAS RAILTON Read by Jon Glover


Unknown: Douglas Railton
Read By: Jon Glover

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: Just a Minute

ChairmanNieholas Parsons with Kenneth Williams (lenient Freud Derek Nimmo and Patrick Moore


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Freud Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Schools Prom

Over three evenings in November 1979 some 1.250 school-age musicians from all over the 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. Introduced by Derek Jewell Producer


Introduced By: Derek Jewell
Producer: Anthony Friese-Greene

: In Touch

Peter White presents a lighthcarted look at situations faced by people with a visual handicap, including the art of getting the best help from sighted friends, and ways of using household rubbish to overcome some practical, everyday problems.


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: 1880

: From Our Own Correspondent

(Next edition: Fri 10.5 am)


Producer: Anthony Sargent

: Kaleidoscope

A Music for Our Time
Sir Michael Tippett has always been concerned with the relevance of his music to society, ranging from his war oratorio. A Child of Our Time, to the opera The Ice Break. dealing with modern race and drug problems. On the eve of his 75th birthday, SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT talks to Paul Vaughan about his philosophy and the influences he has felt on his music.
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Talks: Sir Michael Tippett
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight: News

Peter Paterson reporting


Unknown: Peter Paterson

: Frank Muir goesinto....

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject. Celebrations
Here's to a temperance supper
With water in glasses tall And coffee and tea to end with - And me not there at all! with the voices of TONY HANCOCK , TOM LEHRER. MICHAEL BENTINE. PETER COOK AND DUDLEY MOORE , NOËL COWARD


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Tom Lehrer.
Unknown: Michael Bentine.
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Simon Brett.
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: A Book at Bedtime

Lord of the Flies by WILLIAM GOLDING abridged in 14 parts by VIVIEN CREEGOR. Read by Michael Williams (1)
Signs of life were visible now on the beach. The sand, trembling beneath the heat-haze, concealed many figures in its miles of length: hoys were making their way towards the platform through the hot. dumb sand. Some were naked and carrying their clothes: others half-naked. or more-or-less dressed, in school uniforms; grey, blue, fawn. jacketed or jerseyed. There were badges, mottoes even. stripes of colour in stockings and pullovers.'


Unknown: William Golding
Unknown: Vivien Creegor.
Read By: Michael Williams
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The Underwater Towering Inferno

An underwater musical in three acts. A live transmission from the Birkenhead Aquadrome
Presented by Baby Grand
Libretto and music by Cousteau, after Cocteau (sung in English and with special breathing equipment)
Scuba divers, a consumptive hero, and a shapely marine biologist, work out their watery destinies above street level in this, the ultimate disaster entertainment.
BBC Wales (Exact times depend on tides)


Producer: Gareth Rowlands
Producer: Richard Thomas
Ray, a consumptive scuba diver: Neil Watson
Ursula, a gypsy marine biologist.: Judith Glanville
A reluctant plumber: Cliff Prior
A hunchbacked harpoon carrier: Chris Stuart
Second hunchbacked harpoon carrier: Robin Lyons
Presented by: Baby Grand
Chorus of scuba divers, telephone operators and piranha fish: Baby Grand

: News

Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude

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