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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news. market trends and weather.
Producers MARTIN SMALL. and ALLAN WRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown: Allan Wright

: Today

with John Tlmpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.90. 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Readbyamrosun
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.26* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: John Tlmpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: Tuesday Call: 01.[number removed]

Family Trees
Why is there auch a growth of interestintracingour ancestral roots? What is the statistical probability of blue blood in your pedigree? Can you make investigations abroad? Ann Chiswell , General Secretary of the Federation of Family History Societies and Colin Chapman. lecturer in genealogy and heraldry, give their expert advice on your quest into your family's past.
Judith Chalmers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman'sHourunit
Lines open from 8.0 am

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Chiswell
Unknown: Colin Chapman.
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondenta throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.

: Morning Story: The Gift

by Bernadette Quinn
Read by Frances Quinn
"The old man took the ointment put it into the pocket of his jacket and buttoned his overcoat. He made no attempt at conversation. Before he heaved himself away from the counter, he looked at Maeve from under spiky, grey eyebrows. 'You're new here,' he seemed to say."
BBC Northern Ireland

Contributors

Author: Bernadette Quinn
Reader: Frances Quinn
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar:
The Expected Day of the Lord NEM, p 9; 0 come. 0 come.
Immanuel (BBC Ha 36); Psalm 94; Isaiah 55. w 1-13; A great and mighty wonder (BBC Ha 41)

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Lady and the Double-BassCaseadaptedfor radio by ARNOLD HINCHLIFFEfrom ANTON CHEKHOVS short
Story RomancewithaDouble-Boss with James Bryce as Ivan Sergeivich Smichkov
Moir Leslie as the Princess and Geoffrey Collins as the Narrator
The terrible story began when a certain Smichkov, who played the double-bass, was walking beside a lake carrying his instrument. It was very. very hot .. and who could blame Smichkov for removing his clothes and taking a swim? Seeing the beautiful Princess asleep was a bonus. Finding his clothes had been stolen was not.
ADRIAN BEERS (double-bass) Directed by cum DEARMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Arnold Hinchliffefrom
Unknown: Anton Chekhovs
Unknown: Story Romancewithadouble-Boss
Unknown: James Bryce
Unknown: Ivan Sergeivich Smichkov
Unknown: Moir Leslie
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins
Directed By: Cum Dearman
Peasant: William Geole
Flautist: Henry Stamper
Clarinettist: Michael Silton

: Wildlife

'Why do owls fly by night?' 'Do foxes protect crops by eating pests?'
'Why do moths eat clothes?" Questions put by an audience to the team in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Field Studies Council Presented by DEREKJONES Producer john HARRISON BBC Bristol

Contributors

Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Paul Helney with more news andadviceforconsumers.If you have any comments on today's items, ring [number removed]after 11.0 am

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Helney

: My Wordl

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Mulr challenge Antonia Fraser and Dents Norden In the Chair
Michael O'Donnell
Questiona compiled by PETER MOOM
Producers TONY SHRYANE and PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Thura 6.30 pm) 0 FEATURE: page 4

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Mulr
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Producers: Tony Shryane
Producers: Pete Atkin

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including Supermarkets; how super? JENNY CUFFE looks at supermarkets and finds out who decides what goes where and why.
The Ladies of Lyndon (15)

Contributors

Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Afternoon Theatre

The Girl in the Corner by HOWARD WAKELING with Annette Badland as Brenda Brenda is bored, overweight and 21. On impulse she decide* that the only answer is to take up a career as a female wrestler. The family reaction Is predictable and unfortunately. her boyfriend. Kevin, can't stand violence of any kind.
Directed by tAN COTTERELL

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Wakeling
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Brenda Brenda
Ron Bissel: Stuart Organ
Mavis Bissel: Carole Boyd
Alison Bisael: Motr Leslie
Jason: Michael Jenner
Kevin Chittock: Cuvs Panto
Joan: Jane Knowles
Brett Devlin: Sean Arnold
Mildred McLucky: MacCie McCarthy
Delivery man/Referee: Jon Strickland

: Just After Four

Off the Record....
RogerWoraleywithhisown early hit list of music-hall recording pioneers and eccentricities.
Producer KATE FENTON

Contributors

Producer: Kate Fenton

: Prefaces to Shakespeare

The Comedy of Errors
'The play's wonderful-it's like a game of consequences, you turn one card and it means you've got to turn another-it's inevitable-
Roger Rees , who starred in Trevor Nunn 's highly popular musical version of the play in 1977, gives a personal view of one of Shakespeare's earliest plays-
Research JENNY BARDWELL
Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
('The Comedy of Errors' is on Christmas Eve at 5.0 pm on BBC2)

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Rees
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Unknown: Jenny Bardwell
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Story Time

The Shepherd (2)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton

Contributors

Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

Contributors

Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Radio Active's Christmas Turkey

Crackers for all as the Radio Active festive season of one show plunges into the myth behind the Nativity, a super under-12 carol competition for all the family, and Nigel Pry cheering up the chronics at the local hospital.
Happy Xmas from
HELEN ATKINSON WOOD (Anna Daptor ) ANGUS OEAVTON (Mike Channel) GEOFFREY PERKINS (Mike Flex) MICHAEL FENTON-STEVENS (Mike Stand) and PHILIP pom: (Nigel Pry) Written by ANGUS DEAYTON and GEOFFREY PERKINS with additional material by JON CANTER. MORAY HUNTER and JOHN OOCHERTY
Music by PHILIP POPE Producer JAMIE RIX ,
(Repeated: Thurs 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Pry
Unknown: Helen Atkinson
Unknown: Anna Daptor
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Jon Canter.
Unknown: John Oocherty
Music By: Philip Pope
Producer: Jamie Rix

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated; Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

It was port of Archie Mclndoe 's dream that one day anyone would be able to have akingrafts from another without fear of their being rejected.
Enormous strides in reconstructive surgery have been made since Sir Archibald treatment for airmen injured in the Second World War.
Geoff Watts visits the Blond Mclndoe Centre for Medical Research which, since it opened in 1960, has acquired aninternationalreputationfor work in transplantation biology, tissue typing, burns treatment and corneal grafting. Producer ALISON RICHARDS

Contributors

Unknown: Archie McLndoe
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: It Was A Dark and Stormy Night on Bookshelf....

When Hunter Davies challenged Bookshelf listeners to produce a contemporary ghost story, hundreds of spine-chilling tales of the supernaturalpouredin.A selection of some of the best is read in the second of two programmes.
Producer KATE PENTON

Contributors

Unknown: Hunter Davies
Producer: Kate Penton

: Dear Kath

A portrait of Kathleen Ferrier , one of the best-loved singers of the century.
In the early summer of her gloriouscoursesheleftus.She left us for ever in her debt, for ever grateful for her example of nobility and humility, for her shining beauty and grace. for her goodness and her truth.
(GERALD MOORE)
This portrait of Kathleen Ferrier ,whodied30yearsago, on 8 October 1953, is presented by Peter Orr who has talked to some of the people who knewandlovedherincluding her sister WINFRED FERRIER and LADYBARBlROLLI. ERIC CROZIER ,
NANCY EVANS. GERALD MOORE and SIR PETER PEARS and her many friends in Silloth in Cumbria where her career began. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK (Extended repeat)

Contributors

Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier
Presented By: Peter Orr
Unknown: Winfred Ferrier
Unknown: Eric Crozier
Unknown: Nancy Evans.
Unknown: Gerald Moore
Unknown: Sir Peter Pears

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Peter White
Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed],
8.30-10.0 pm Handbooks of aidsandPublications,POBox 234. London SEI 3TH

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver presents tonight's edition, including interviews, news and reviews of films. books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer DANIEL DODO

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Oliver

: The World Tonight News

with Alexander MacLeod andvoicesandopinionsfron aroundtheworld

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Instant Sunshine ... Reasonably Together Again

The last of six entertainments to help you beat the weather as David Barlow ,
Peter Christie , Miles Kington and Alan Maryon-Davls make the attempt to be reasonably together with their special guests:WASO
Producer DANNY GREENSTONE

Contributors

Unknown: David Barlow
Unknown: Peter Christie
Unknown: Alan Maryon-Davls
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: A Book at Bedtime

Ask Mamma 12: The Hunt Dinner long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trend* long wave only

: News









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