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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Two figures in the public eye talk about their farming interests.
6.25 Shipping forecast long uave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Hugh Sykes
6.45* Prayer for the Day DR FRED MiLSON
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by SUSAN DENNY
7 30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Dr Fred Milson
Read By: Susan Denny

: Trust to Talk

Part 6

: News

: Mid-Week: Sherrin after Breakfast

Ned Sherrin presides over live interviews, reviews and gentle mischief. Including RUSSELL DAVIES 'S look at The Week So Far. Producer IAN GARDHOUSE

Contributors

Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, P 21; In the bleak mid-winter (BBC HB 51); Psalm 15; 1 John 4, vv 7'-14 (AV); Past three a clock (Carols for Choirs Bk 2): long wave only

: Story Time

Tom's Midnight Garden (4)

: News

: Baker's Dozen

: News

: You and Yours Special

Financial pressures have forced many changes in education during 1980. As part of a daily review of the past year You and Yours looks at the effects and consequences on students and their families.
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY Editor DAVID HARDING

Contributors

Producer: Frances Donnelly
Editor: David Harding

: I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

The Wonder Show Tim Brooke-Taylor Gracme Garden David Hatch
Jo Kendall , Bill Oddie Music by THE DAVE LEE GROUP
Script by GRAEME GARDEN , BILL ODDIE , JO KENDALL Producers
PETER TITHERADGE and DAVID HATCH
(First broadcast 1970)
12.55Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Script By: Graeme Garden
Script By: Bill Oddie
Script By: Jo Kendall
Producers: Peter Titheradge

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Hobday

Contributors

Presenter: Peter Hobday

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Liberal Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long uave only

: News

: Woman's Hour 1980

Sue MacGregor presents some of the strange, solemn, funny, whimsical. logical, touching, tender. tragic, practical, off-beat and on-beat. highlights and sidelights of the year's programmes.
A. J. Wentworth , BA (3)

Contributors

Unknown: J. Wentworth

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Best Side Story by ANDREW LYNCH
Don Shaw has worked abroad for ten years. Now he's come home for his daughter's wedding. He knows that things won't be the same. but the first change he finds unsettles him. The landlord of his local has died.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester

Contributors

Story By: Andrew Lynch
Story By: Don Shaw
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Margaret: Kay Adshead
ROSS: David Beames
Tom: Bob Keegan
Celia: Judith Barker
Don: Geoffrey Hinsllff
Sharon: Barbara Marten
Eric: Malcolm Hebden

: Choral Evensong

sung by EX CATHEDRA in St Paul's Church, Birmingham
Introit: Alleluya! A new work is come on hand (Wishart); Versicles and Responses (Tunnard); Psalm 150 (Pryer)
Lessons: Deuteronomy 10 v 12; 11 v 1; Luke 21 vv 25-36; Canticles: Wood in F
Anthem: When Jesus our Lord (Mendelssohn) Organist JOHN PRYER Directed by JEFFREY SKIDMORE BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Organist: John Pryer
Directed By: Jeffrey Skidmore

: Short Story

The Loved One by H. E. BATES Read by Michael Burlington

Contributors

Unknown: H. E. Bates
Read By: Michael Burlington

: PM

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

Contributors

Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: What Ho! Jeeves

(Details on Fri 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Kaleidoscope special on The Archers 9.30 pm)

: Bethlehem: What Really Happened?

Every year at Christmas. preachers remind their largest congregations of the timeless story of Christ's birth to a virgin at Bethlehem. But, as many of them know, considerable doubt has been cast in recent years on the historical reliability of the Gospel accounts.
Philip Crowe is a vicar in the Midlands, and formerly taught New Testament in an Anglican theological college. In this programme, he sets out to answer, with the aid of a number of distinguished scholars, the question of what really happened at Bethlehem.
Producer DAVID WINTER
(First broadcast in 1978)

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Crowe

: The Titanic Book List

Brian Redhead invites
Patricia Beer , John Drum mond and Kenneth Mc-Leish to draw up a short list of books they find over-valued, over-done and over-praised, all of them candidates for sink- ing without trace in the library of the Titanic. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Patricia Beer
Unknown: John Drum
Unknown: Kenneth Mc-Leish
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Analysis

(Details on New Year's Day at 11.5 am)

: Kaleidoscope

An Everyday Story....
On I January 1951, the doings of a family in the Borsetshire farming village of Ambridge were first heard on the Light Programme. Thirty years and 7,800 episodes later, The Archers has become a national institution. In 1955 the death of Grace Archer on the evening ITV was launched. provoked a public furore; Doris Archer 's death in October caused an even greater outcry.
Gillian Reynolds salutes the world's longest-running serial. She talks to some of the present producers and writers, and reflects on the programme's imaginative hold on its audience with some of its fans, including SUSAN HILL , MICHELINE WANDOR. JONATHAN RABAN and JEFFREY RICHARDS
Producer BRIAN BARFIELD

Contributors

Unknown: Grace Archer
Unknown: Doris Archer
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Micheline Wandor.
Unknown: Jonathan Raban
Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

David Lay reporting

: Old Took's Almanac

Barry Took with Michael McClain and Marie Sutherland.
Today, the letters ' I
' J ' and ' K ' which include BURL IVES. AL JOLSON and DANNY KAYE , plus the programme's special guest Peter Jones.
Producer DANNY GREENSTONE

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Michael McClain
Unknown: Marie Sutherland.
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Peter Jones.
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: A Book at Bedtime

My Apprenticeships (3)

: Year Ending

The Week Ending team look back over the past years news with their usual critical and irreverent eye, with David Jason , Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sheila Steafel and music by DAVID FIRMAN Written byGUY JENKIN. JOHN LANGDON. RICHARD QUICK , ANDY WILSON , BOB SINFIELD , BRIAN BETHELL , JEREMY BROWNE , CHRIS STRATFORD , DAVE MORLEY
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE ( Revised rpt: Sat 6.55 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Music By: David Firman
Written By: Guy Jenkin.
Written By: John Langdon.
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Andy Wilson
Written By: Bob Sinfield
Written By: Brian Bethell
Unknown: Jeremy Browne
Unknown: Chris Stratford
Unknown: Dave Morley
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: Big Ben

and meditation for The New Year
Redeeming the Time
At the end of the year, Vernon Sproxton considers the grounds for hope in 1981

Contributors

Unknown: Vernon Sproxton








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