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: Farming Today

: Yours Faithfully

with Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
(B'cast New Year's Eve)
7.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tonv Lewis introduces his magazine programme that takes a different look at sport, featuring
Cricket: news of two Test matches - PETER BAXTER reports from Calcutta on the second day of the Fourth Test between INDIA and ENGLAND. and from
Sydney, news of the first day of the Second Test between AUSTRALIA and the WEST INDIES from HENRY BLOFELD.
Rugby Union: a talk with players from both sides taking part in the ENGLAND-AUSTRALIA matcn at Twickenham.
Soccer: it's the Third
Round of the FA Cup, and those who have battled through from earlier rounds talk of their hopes now that the top clubs are involved.
A Radio Sport and OB production


Introduces: Tonv Lewis
Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Henry Blofeld.

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk. with help from IAN LYON and SUSAN MARLING , taking a critical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene.


Introduced By: Bernard Falk.
Unknown: Ian Lyon
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: Breakaway

Part 2

: News Stand

Ray Gosling takes a look at the weekly magazines, their views on the news and the special interests they reflect.


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: Talking Politics

In another of his occasional series of conversations with politicians about their lives outside Westminster, Anthony King talks to the Secretary of State for
Employment, The Rt Hon Norman Tebblt , mp. Producer


Talks: Anthony King
Unknown: Norman Tebblt

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 42; To us in Bethlem
City (BBC HB 315); Psalm 122; Ephesians 2, vv 11-22 (rsv); It came upon the midnight clear (BBC HB 52)

: From Our Own Correspondent

(Nat cdn: Tucs 10.2 am)

: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting At the start of another year. Money Box brings together a panel of personal finance experts to talk over the lessons of 1981 and look at likely developments in the months ahead - the prospects for inflation, interest rates, taxes and investment; and how the financial institutions are shaping up. Taking part: Lorna Bourke (The
Times), John Davis (The Observer), Tim Dickson (Financial Times) Tom Tickell (The Guardian) A Financial World Toniaht production
(Continued Mon 10.2 am)


Presenter: Louise Botting
Unknown: Lorna Bourke
Unknown: John Davis
Unknown: Tim Dickson
Unknown: Tom Tickell

: The News Quiz of the Year

The continuing dilemma of whether Richard Ingrams, Ann Leslie and Stan McMurtry know more about the events of 1981 than Alan Coren, Gay Search and Simon Hoggart. Controlled and succumbed to by Barry Took.
Compiled, written and despaired of by JOHN LANGDON and the producer DANNY GREENSTONE
(Repeated: Mon 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


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

: News

: Any Questions?

John Palmer
Frederic Raphael Chris Patten. mp and Barbara Woodhouse at Reading, Berkshire


Unknown: John Palmer
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: Chris Patten.
Unknown: Barbara Woodhouse

: Shipping forecast

long wave only

: News

: Thirty-MinuteTheatre

The Diary of Nigel Mole Aged 13¾ by SUE TOWNSEND
(Details: Tues 11.5 am)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Wildlife

Your wildlife questions answered.

: Lenya

1 I have a whole box of awards and everybody says " Why don't you put them up? " I really don't believe in those things. It's nice when I get one, but it doesn't shake me. Applause is a fading thing, so don't rely too much on it.'
Lotte Lenya recorded this wide-ranging interview in New York just a few months before she died. She talked about her film and theatre career which spanned 70 years, including premieres in Germany of Mahagonny, The
Threepenny Opera, The Seven Deadly Sins; and in America, The Eternal Road and Cabaret. She also recalled many of the people she worked with, including Brecht,
Klemperer, Moss Hart and her husband, Kurt Weill. Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN BOUNDY
A Kaleidoscope production (Extended repeat)


Unknown: Lotte Lenya
Unknown: Moss Hart
Unknown: Kurt Weill.
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy

: Fireside Gardening

Anne Scott-James talks about the gardening books that give her most pleasure, inspire her most in her own gardening and evoke the happiest memories.


Talks: Anne Scott-James

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by John Mills The programme today visits Northern Ireland where facilities for disabled people are often said to be as much as ten years behind what is available in England. Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Tel: [number removed]Ext: 7048


Presented By: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Novels up to Now

Anthony Curtis presents eight programmes on the novel since the war.
1: The Death of the Novelt What was the state of the novel in 1945? According to Cyril Connolly the form ' needed to be reinvented from the beginning.' In the event, the novel received a new vitality by abandoning literary experiment and reverting to its traditional forms and concerns.
ANTHONY CURTIS looks at the works of Henry Green and William Cooper ; writers whose novels were to point to two of the main directions of English fiction in the 50s and 60s. Extracts read by ELIZABETH PROUD and GAVIN CAMPBELL Producer FRANCES DONNELLY


Unknown: Anthony Curtis
Unknown: Cyril Connolly
Unknown: Anthony Curtis
Unknown: William Cooper
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: Injury Time

with Robert Bathurst Jimmy Mulvillc ,
Rory McGrath , Emma Thompson and Griff Rhys Jones


Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Jimmy Mulvillc
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: Shipping forecast

long wave only

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Trevor Brooking
(Repeated: Fri 9.5 am)


Unknown: Trevor Brooking

: Victorious Lions

It's ten years since the British Lions beat New
Zealand for the first time on their own territory. Martyn Williams recaptures the excitement of the tour with excerpts from match commentaries, interviews and expert assessment.


Unknown: Martyn Williams
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Baker's Dozen

(Details: Wed 11.5 am)

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Little Giant by CHARLES THOMAS
(Details: Mon 3.2 pm)


Unknown: Charles Thomas

: Weather

: News

: NothingBut my Genius

Oscar Wilde in America, 1882 with Martin Jarvis as Oscar Wilde and Michael Goldie , Helen Horton , Peter Marinker Bob Sherman and Peter Whitman Narrator
Mr Wilde , sir, do you have anything to declare?
OSCAR WILDE: Nothing. Nothing but my genius. CUSTOM'S OFFICER: That, sir, is a commodity that does not require protection in the United States.
Oscar Wilde was 28 when, on 2 January 1882. he arrived in America for the first time. His visit was the result of an invitation from Richard D'Oyly
Carte who thought Wilde's presence would help promote the latest Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration Patience: Wilde was widely supposed to have been the model for the opera's principal character, the lovesick poet Reginald Bunthorne. Wilde travelled extensively, delivering lectures on various topics, dressed in knee breeches and silk stockings.
In this documentary account of one of the happiest years of his life, Wilde is seen and heard at his most entertaining. Script by BARRY CARMAN Producer ALAN HAYDOCK (Repeated. Fri 11.5 am) (Martin Jarvis is in ' Caught in the Act ' at the Garrick Theatre, London)


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Michael Goldie
Unknown: Helen Horton
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Bob Sherman
Narrator: Peter Whitman
Unknown: Mr Wilde
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Richard D'Oyly
Unknown: Reginald Bunthorne.
Script By: Barry Carman
Producer: Alan Haydock
Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: Lighten OurDarkness

led by David Craig BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Craig

: A Word inEdgeways

Patricia Beer,
Michael Holroyd , and Dr Jonathan Steinberg in conversation with Brian Redhead. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Steinberg
Unknown: Brian Redhead.

: On the Train to New Zealand

The first of ten talks in which Ray Gosling tells of his travels to the east.
Christendom Bye, Bye


Presenter: Ray Gosling

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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