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: Grieg

Holberg Suite
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by RAYMOND LEPPARD gramophone record C.55 Weather; programme news


Conducted By: Raymond Leppard

: News

: Yours Faithfully

with Gerald Prlestland


Unknown: Gerald Prlestland

: On Your Farm

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: The Week on 4

with Laurie MacMillan
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Sport on 4

with Tony Lewis including
Cricket .direct from Delhi, news of the Third Test between ENGLAND and INDIA from DON MOSEY - also news from Melbourne of the First Test between AUSTRALIA and the WEST INDIES from HENRY BLOFELD.
Racing: a preview of a tiaditionally packed holiday programme which includes the King George VI Steeplechase at
Kempton. A Radio Sport and OB production
8.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Henry Blofeld.
Unknown: King George Vi Steeplechase

: News

: Breakaway

Ode to the Second Day of Christmas by BERNARD FALK If the flavour's gone out of the turkey
And the sparkle has dropped off the tree
If the baubles are cracked on the carpet
Tune in and listen to me. Producer JENNY MARSHALL Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: You The Jury

: Daily Service

NEM. p 114; Love came down at Christmas (BBC HB 53); Psalm 82; Acts 6, vv 8-15 and 7, vv 55-60 (RSV); Good King
Wenceslas looked out
(Oxford Book of Carols 136)

: Derek Hill's Bottom Drawer

Painter Derek Hill possesses a hilarious collection of off-beat old records. John Julius
Norwich prompts him to Play a few extracts.


Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: A Licence to Print Money

(Details on Holiday Monday at 10.2 am)

: The News Quiz of the Year

The first heat on the annual excursion back into the year's events as Richard Ingrams, Ann Leslie and Stan McMurtry discover whether they can remember more about the news of 1981 than Alan Coren, Gay Search and Simon Hoggart. Chaired by the man with all the answers and none of the rivalry - Barry Took.
Written, compiled and disowned by JOHN LANGDON and the producer DANNY GREENSTONE
(Part 2 next Saturday)
12.55 Weather; programme news '


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Stan McMurtry
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Unknown: Barry Took.
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: News

: With Great Pleasure

James Mason presents his choice of poetry and prose.
With Colin Blakely
BBC Bristol

1.55 Shipping forecast (long wave only)


Presenter/Reader: James Mason
Reader: Colin Blakely
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: Wildlife

: The Scarlett Dark Horse

' Saturday night I was greatly exhilarated by the frightening but exciting knowledge that Gone with the Wind was finally in work. My brother rolled in just exactly too late: with him were
Larry Olivier and Vivien Leigh. Ssh! She's the Scarlett dark horse and looks damned good.... '
Every girl in America wanted to play her, 1,500 made it to the production office but it was a young Englishwoman who landed the part of Scarlett O'Hara in the legendary film. Geoffrey M. Matthews tells the story of the search for Scarlett and of the making of one of the landmarks of the cinema. Reporter
Barbra Paskin / Producer


Unknown: Larry Olivier
Unknown: Vivien Leigh.
Unknown: Scarlett O'Hara
Unknown: Geoffrey M. Matthews
Unknown: Barbra Paskin
Unknown: Simon F.Lmes

: Afternoon Theatre

Bequest to the Nation by TERENCE RATTIGAN .... could I have rewarded these services, I would not now call upon my Country; but as that has not been in my power. I leave
Emma Lady Hamilton , therefore, a Legacy to my King and Country, that they will give her an ample provision to maintain her rank in life ... '
Forte piano played by DAVID JOHNS , play adapted for radio by BRIDGET MARROW Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON


Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Unknown: Emma Lady Hamilton
Played By: David Johns
Radio By: Bridget Marrow
Directed By: David Johnston
Emma Hamilton: Sian Phillips
Nelson: Michael Bryant
Lady Nelson: Anna Massey
Captain Hardy: Alan Lake
George Matcham Sr: Michael Spici
Katherine Matcham: Judy Franklin
George Matcham: David McAlister
Lord Barham: Alan Dudley
Lord Minto: Nicholas Courtney
Betsy: Diana Bishop
Captain Blackwood: Sean Arnold
Francesca: Patience Tomiinson

: When is a Door Not a Door?

An entertainment on the theme of the door. The door seen as a symbol of the mysteries and revelations of life; and life seen as a perspective of portals stretching into the distance. Some doors open to terrifying prospects; others to ludicrous frivolities.


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Alan Dudley.
Unknown: Ronald Herdman
Unknown: Margaret Robertson
Unknown: Andrew Secombe
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Directed By: John Theocharis

: Along the Silk Road

The end of a journey along the trade route whichhasconnected China with Europe for more than 2,000 years.
Jessica Rawson explains the historical background and Philip Short looks at the modern face of China. 4: From the oasis town of Turfan, to Vrumchi, capital of Sinkiang, the most westerly province of China
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jessica Rawson
Unknown: Philip Short

: Kaleidoscope

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Lord Harewood

: The Death of the Hood

Forty years ago in 1941, Esmond Knight stood on the bridge of HMS Prince of Wales. He watched mountainous seas break over the bows of HMS Hood. The two ships alone were chasing the Bismarck, the world's largest battleship. The
Bismarck was sighted, and a bitter blood-battle began. The Hood was sunk with only three survivors. The Prince of Wales, badly damaged, had to retire. ESMOND KN!GHT re-lives the sensations of that ferocious encounter.
Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Esmond Knight

: Schools Prom

Over three evenings in November, some 1,200 school-age musicians from all over the country performed in the Royal Albert Hall. London. It was a rapturous success. This evening we hear a varied selection from two of the concert* of those outstanding groups that took part. Antony Hopkins introduces the first of two programmes.


Introduces: Antony Hopkins

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Sword in the Stone

the novel by T. H. WHITE
dramatised by NEVILLE TELLER
with Michael Hordern as Merlyn
and Toby Robertson as Wart

An education fit for a king - that is what young Wart receives when Merlyn the magician takes over as his tutor; a series of magical lessons with a most unexpected end in view.

Original music by BENJAMIN BRITTEN , played by a section of the ENGLISH SINFONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by STEUART BEDFORD
Special sounds by SWART ROBINSON of the BBC
Radiophonic Workshop
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Novel By: T. H. White
Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Toby Robertson
Music By: Benjamin Britten
Conducted By: Steuart Bedford
Unknown: Swart Robinson
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Governess: Pauline Letts
Kay: Simon Teff
Sir Ector: Charles Hodgson
Sir Grummore: Jeffrey Segal
King Pellinore: David Gooderson
Archimedes: David Davis
Mr M: Stephen Thorne
Madame Mim: Josephine Gordon
Goat: Steve Hodson
Hecate: Jill Lidstone
Falcon: Stella Forge
Balan: Gary Cady
Snake: John Warner
Galapas: Peter Wickham
Badger: Lewis Stringer

: Weather

: News

: The Old and Bold

Test pilots of the 50s The 1950s were the golden years of British aviation, when Britain led the world in development of the delta. vertical take-off and advanced jet design. As the frontiers were pushed forward, it was the test pilots who caught the public imagination. George Luce meets a flight of 50s test pilots to paint a picture of the triumphs and perils of experimental flying through the decade.


Unknown: George Luce

: Lighten Our Darkness

led by Ronald Farrow


Unknown: Ronald Farrow

: Bob Hope

Song-and-dance man, golfer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, crony of presidents. Bob Hope at 78 is the United States' most resoundingly established comedian.
Charles Marnwitz reflects on the entertainer's longevity and the America he exemplifies in conversation with Jane Russell. Mel Shavelson.
Andrew Sarrls. Ward Grant and BOB HOPE himself.


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Charles Marnwitz
Unknown: Jane Russell.
Unknown: Mel Shavelson.
Unknown: Andrew Sarrls.
Unknown: Ward Grant
Producers: Louise Purslow

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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