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: News Briefing

: Eric Coates

March: London Calling
Fantasy: The Selfish Giant SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by JOHN LANCHBERRY gramophone records
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Conducted By: John Lanchberry

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Peter Mayne
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV DR JOHN NEWTON
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Peter Mayne
Unknown: Dr John Newton
Read By: Colin Doran

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with John Marsh


Unknown: John Marsh

: The Giant Under the Snow

by JOHN GORDON adapted in five parts by DAVID SELF
Read by Martin Jarvis (1) Producer PETER FOZZARD (Martin Jarvis is in 'Caught in the Act at the Garrick Theatre, London)


Unknown: John Gordon
Read By: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Peter Fozzard
Producer: Martin Jarvis

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

' Live ' and lively conversation with guests helping to end the old year and begin the new.
Spokes(in the wheeDman Kenneth Robinson


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: A Licence to Print Money

In this special edition, Money Box visits the Bank of England printing works in Essex, where some eight million notes worth £36-million are produced every day.
Under the guidance of General Manager
Geoff Wheatley and other Bank of England staff, Vincent Duggleby goes on a tour of the works to see how the nation's cash is created from the original designs, through the highspeed security presses, to the final shrink-wrapped bundles - each one worth a small fortune.
Presenter Louise Botting A Financial World Tonight production


Unknown: Geoff Wheatley
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Presenter: Louise Botting

: Daily Service

NEM p 89; Infant holy, infant lowly (Carols for Choirs Bk 1. 16): Psalm 118, vv 1-14; Matthew 2, vv 13-23 (av); Unto us a boy is born (OBC 92) long wave only

: Morning Story

To Keep the Faith by MICHAEL BECKETT
Read by Elizabeth Proud Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Michael Beckett
Read By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by Robert Gittings
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
Requests to:
Poetry Please
BBC Bristol, BS8 2LR


Presented By: Robert Gittings
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

Jenni Mills and Bill Breckon find themselves involved in a lighthearted quiz which will give you the chance to test your knowledge of consumer affairs.


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Producer: Marlene Pease
Editor: David Harding

: How to Survive the School Holidays

Half-an-hour of short-term happiness with Willie Rushton and guesti Christopher Barr Douglas Blackwell Sally Grace and Jo Manning Wilson Everything you always wanted to know about your schoolchildren but were afraid .. 2
Written by GUY
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Christopher Barr
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Unknown: Jennin Barry Pilton
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Barry Bowes
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor , Including during the week some
Talking Point discussions; Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today
Gadgets Galore!: DAPHNE METLAND picks her way through the range of electrical implements now available to the cook - 6: Microwave Ovens.
Curtain Op ... : on the world of arts and entertainment with TONY BARNFIELD.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
The Price of Light by ELLIS PETERS , abridged in two parts by MADGE HART Rend by Geoffrey Beevers (1)
It was a bitter
Christmas, that year of 1135 In the villages surrounding the Abbey of Shrewsbury the people shivered and starved. That same Christmas, Hamo FitzHamon , the brutal lord of two fat manors, gave the abbey two silver candlesticks to save his soul.'
(Music: Vinter's John 0 Gaunt)
The Woman's Hour Book.
16.50, from booksellers


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Daphne Metland
Unknown: Tony Barnfield.
Unknown: Ellis Peters
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Unknown: Hamo Fitzhamon
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Sword in the Stone by t. B. WHITE

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from BBC newsmen around the world

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Fat Man Out

Another chance to hear one of the programmes for which Tom Vernon won the Radio Personality of the Year award.
In this series, he travelled out into the English summer to discover towns in which there is still a holiday flowering of tradition. His first trip was to Helston in Cornwall for The Furry Dance.


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: The Monday Play

The Fighting Cock by JEAN ANOUILH , translated by LUCIENNE BILL with John Clements as the General Sarah Badel as Aglae Wendy Murray as Sophie James Aubrey as Tarquin Mendigales Michael Aldridge as Baron Henri Belazor Written during the wilderness years of General de Gaulle, The
Fighting Cock of the title is also a general, and he too lives an exiled life in his backwater country house. There. like some
20th-century Don Quixote , he tilts against the windmills of moral corruption and seeks to expose the maggots of decay infesting the fruit of society. Indeed, so obsessed is he with his self-imposed crusade that he fails to notice the dangerous cracks that are threatening the fabric of his superficially serene domesticity.


Unknown: Jean Anouilh
Translated By: Lucienne Bill
Unknown: John Clements
Unknown: Sarah Badel
Unknown: Aglae Wendy Murray
Unknown: Sophie James Aubrey
Unknown: Tarquin Mendigales
Unknown: Michael Aldridge
Unknown: Baron Henri Belazor
Unknown: Don Quixote
Directed By: David Johnston
Bise: Annie Leon
Toto: Adrian Ross-Magenty
Lebelluc: John Warner
Michepaln: Brian Haines
Doctor: Steve Hodson
Fr Gregory: Gary Cady
Milkman: Andrew Secombe
Milkman's son: Nicholas Barnes
Marie-Christine: Bernadette Windsor

: Kaleidoscope

There's Something Out There
Aliens, triffids, mad robots, monsters from the Id. Science fiction has long played on man's fear of the unknown in nature, technology, outer space, or even lurking in his own unconscious.
John Baxter boldly goes into the unknown in the company of Kingsley Amis. J. G. Ballard,
Buster Crabbe, Thomas M. Disch, John Fowles and an assortment of mutants, aliens and bug-eyed monsters from film, literature and broadcasting.
Producer Richard DUNN Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: John Baxter
Producer: Richard Dunn
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod Editor KEN GOUDIE


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Ken Goudie

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Discoveries and developments from leading laboratories.
Producer Richard ELLIS


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Richard Ellis

: A Book at Bedtime

A Cab at the Door by v. S. PRITCHETT abridged by DONALD BANCROFT
Read in four parts by Peter Jeffrey 1: The Family


Unknown: S. Pritchett
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Producer: Margaret Etall

: The Good-Tempered Humorist

A portrait of P. G. Wodehouse to mark the centenary of his birth with Frank Middlcmass as P. G. Wodehouse and Tudor Davies as Bertie Wooster
Other parts read by Geoffrey Banks and Ronald Harvl
Written and presented by Philip Thody Producer
BBC Manchester


Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: Frank Middlcmass
Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: Tudor Davies
Read By: Geoffrey Banks
Read By: Ronald Harvl

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an Interlude

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