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: Today

Presenters John Tiinpson and Libby Purves
6.45' Prayer for the Day DR FRED MILSON
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Book. Thoughts. Prayers, Reflections, 1135, available from bookshops


Presenters: John Tiinpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Dr Fred Milson
Read By: Christopher Slade

: Trust to Talk

Part 7

: News

: The Little Swallow and the Happy Prince

An entertainment for narrator and brass band adapted by ALFRED SHADLEY from the storv by OSCAR WILDE
Robert Powell tells the story of the swallow who befriends a golden statue of the Prince who wants to make the world a better place.
Specially composed music by ROGER PAYNE is played by BESSES 0' Til' BARN BAND conductor ROY NEWSOME
(Oscar Wilde's ' The Selfish Giant ' is on Friday at 11.5 am)


Adapted By: Alfred Shadley
Music By: Roger Payne
Conductor: Roy Newsome
Producers: Alfred Bradley
Producers: James I.Angley

: News

: Fat Man in Italy

The Olive, the Cross-bow and the Caterpillar Lucca to Siena
In the fourth of six bicycle trips. Tom Vernon goes to Tuscany, where he hears of ancient civilisations and modern patterns of agriculture. He sees the working of alabaster, and discovers medieval rivalries still fervent - and dangerous - today. Producer JOY HATWOOD


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: Daily Service

NEM. p 13; 0 little one sweet (OBC 1091: Psalm 66, vv 1-3. 12-17: Romans 4, vv 8-16 (NEB): Here we bring new water from the well (Carols for Choirs Bk 2. 13): long wave only

: Story Time

Tom's Midnight Garden (5)

: News

: Ana:ysis

Comrades: We Face Difficulties
1980 has been the year of food shortages at home, the year of Afghanistan and Poland. the year when the remnants of western belief in peaceful Soviet intentions were shattered. Why has the USSR provoked such distrust? Is the threat of force the only political and diplomatic weapon the Soviets have left?
Presenter John Eidinow Producer DAVID MORTON


Presenter: John Eidinow
Producer: David Morton

: It's Just Like Playing with Sand

(Broadcast on Boxing Day at 11.50 pm;

: News

: You and Yours Special

1980 brought many changes in Social
Welfare and 19S1 brings
Year of Disabled People. You and Yours assesses the likely impact on those most affected.


Producer: David Harding

: Never Too Late

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Hobday


Presenter: Peter Hobday

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
The Sweeney Syndrome: ANNE JONES casts herself in a new role.
Future indicative: some predictions from CHARLES PANATI about scientific breakthroughs in 1981 and after.
Invasion: SONIA BEESLEY takes a look at the ubiquitous games from ' outer space '.
A. J. Wentworth , BA (4)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Anne Jones
Unknown: Charles Panati
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: J. Wentworth

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Sweet Logic by BOB WILSON with Victoria Plucknett as Vera Dromgocilie and Tim Woodward as the Computer Mind
Vera is a beautiful, blende, serious lady. But she doesn't understand men They get so emotional. She likes logic. Is it surprising she gets on better with LIMBO the computer?
Directed by PETER KING


Unknown: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Victoria Plucknett
Unknown: Vera Dromgocilie
Unknown: Tim Woodward
Directed By: Peter King
J P R Talbot: William Fox
Mother: Elizabeth Morgan
Neville Snape: Christopher Scott
Alec Fitch: John Church
Computer machine: John Livesey
Receptionist: Jane Knowles

: Fritz Spiegl's Musical Alphabet

This week M ' is for mnemonics and mathematics gramophone records

: Bookshelf

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world.

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash. (Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

This is the 30th Anniversary edition of The Archers - the longest-running radio serial in the world.
BBC Birmingham


Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Adam Macy: Barnaby Williams
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Nigel Carrivick
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Col Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Eva Coverdale: Hedli Niklaus
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Jackie Woodstock: Anne Louise Wakefield

: Handel's Messiah

Master Concert FELICITY
HELEN WATIS (contralto) RYLAND DAVIES (tenor) ALAN TRUSS (baritone)


Contralto: Helen Watis
Chorus-Master: Stephen Wilkinson
Leader: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Raymond Leppard

: Memories of Walter de la Mare

A talk from the BBC Sound Archives by VITA SACKVILLE WEST.
(FIrst broadcast in 1953)

: Handel's Messiah

Part 2
BBC Manchester

: The World Tonight: News

David Lay reporting

: A Book at Bedtime

My Apprenticeships (4)

: Whisky: A Celebration

Professor David Daiches equally well known as a literary scholar and connoisseur of Scotch, looks at whisky's impact on society and art in Scotland over the ages. He is assisted by MARY RIGGANS
Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN (First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Professor David Daiches
Assisted By: Mary Riggans
Assisted By: Brown Derey
Assisted By: Tony Roper
Assisted By: John Shedden.
Producer: Martin Goldman

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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