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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Today

withJohnTlmpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Dall THE REV ALEC GILMORE
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON 7 25', 8.25* Sport
7 30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Alec Gilmore
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Love of Life

Part 2
8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: Tuesday Call[number removed]

Cooking for Christmas
With less than eight weeks to go, it's time once again to think about festive food. Will it be turkey or goose? What can you offer your vegetarian guests? How much can you prepare now and freeze? What will you serve on Boxing Day? In the studio to offer advice and ideas on Christmas catering are two expert cooks, Mary Berry and Glynn Christian.
Sue MacGregor in the Chair
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Glynn Christian.

: News

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: From Our Own Correspondent

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: Morning Story

Thanksgiving by NORA
WINDRIDGE. Read by Kerry Shale. Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol long wave only


Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; Thy kingdom come. 0 God <BBC HB 27); Psalm 97; Luke 13, vv 10-21 (NEB); The Church of God a kingdom is (BBC HD 183)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Principles of Rocketry by BOB COULTIE
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Unknown: Bob Coultie

: Wildlife

A plague of daddy-long-legs: dolphins at play; the nightjar; animals, yawning and the Mystery Sound competition - these are some of today's topics. Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

. Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Quote ... Unquote

Chairman Nigel Rees with Alan Bennett Janet Suzman Leslie Thomas
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
12.55 Weather; travel-programme news


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Motherland: ANGELLE
BRYAN-KANE hears from a group of West Indian mothers and daughters who share their experiences of Britain in words and music.
Pick of the Paperbacks PRANCES DONNELLY and SEBASTIAN FAULKES choose. The Book of Ebenezer Le Page (7) long wave only

: News

: Germinal


: News

: Smith on the Abyss

Phil Smith pauses on the brink of some personal nightmares and - undaunted - peers within. This Mean, Unpleasant Land
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

: A Prime Minister's Love Story

For five years Prime
Minister H. H. Asquith corresponded with Venetia Stanley , nearly 35 years younger than him. sometimes writing several times a day. He wrote with great franknessaboutnational events before and during the First World War. Mark Bonham Carter talks about how these letters came to be written by his grandfather and assesses their historical significance.


Unknown: H. H. Asquith
Unknown: Venetia Stanley
Talks: Mark Bonham Carter

: Story Time

Landscape with Dead Dons (2)

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Top of the Form

(Details: Thurs 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: File on 4

Reporter Stuart Simon


Reporter: Stuart Simon
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: David Taylor

: Alistair Cooke

The Instruments of Jazz A series of eight programmes
6: The Oddities with ADRIAN ROLLINI
THiELEMANS, and others Producer alan OWEN


Unknown: Adrian Rollini
Unknown: Lionel Hampton
Unknown: Fred Katz
Unknown: Slam Stewart
Unknown: Herbie Mann.
Producer: Alan Owen

: Haven of Refuge

The fifth of six programmes about people who have come to
Britain seeking shelter from persecution. 5: Ugandan Asians
When General Idi Amin was President of Uganda. he declared that immigrants from India and Pakistan were sabotaging his economy. So he froze their bank accounts and expelled about 40.000 from the country. Uganda's economy never recovered. But what of the men and women he dispossessed? Ten years on, Robert Rowe investigates whether the ' made-good ' myth i.; actually true.


Unknown: General Idi Amin
Unknown: Robert Rowe
Producer: Andrew Vivian

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. This edition includes a description of some of the braille writing frames that are now available. Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed], 8.30-10.0 pm Handbook of aids and services, 12.95, from BBC Publications, PO Box 234, London SEl 3TH

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of the film version of the Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds ; and an exhibition of the 18th century landscape painter Richard Wilson at the Tate Gallery, London. Presenter Edwin Mullins Producer


Unknown: Dolly Parton
Unknown: Burt Reynolds
Unknown: Richard Wilson
Presenter: Edwin Mullins
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander Macleod with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Mastermind of Motoring

Maxwell Boyd chairs the final of this new motoring contest, at the Motor
Show in Birmingham. The four finalists face a wide selection of questions set bv Autocar magazine. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Maxwell Boyd
Producer: Jane Marshall

: A Book at Bedtime

I Like it Here (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: An Individual Self

In conversation with dkrek PARKER. Sir Laurens van der Post talks about his books, his philosophy. his friendship with Jung and his anxieties for the African people.


Unknown: Parker. Sir Laurens
Producer: John Knight

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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