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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with John Timpson and BrianRedhead
8.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary 6.:45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN 7.S5*,8.25*Sport
7.45. Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.60* Your Letters


Unknown: John Timpson
Read By: Clive Roslin

: News

: Desert Island Discs

James Stewart with his inimitable slow drawl and gangly walk has been making films since 1935, from The
Philadelphia Story to The For Country and Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation. In conversation with ROY PLOMIEY , he talks about his long career and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.


Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: Mr Hobbs
Unknown: Roy Plomiey
Producer: Derek Drescherer

: Feedback

Colin Semper confronts producers and management with your criticisms and comments about BBC radio and television.
Please send questions, criticisms or praise about radio or television to: Feedback, BBC.
Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Colin Semper

: International Assignment

Lebanon at Christmas
A close look at the people of this embattled country as they prepare for the holiday; the tragedies behind the news, and the politics behind the tragedy. In this special edition,BBC Middle East Correspondent, Gerald Butt, brings you the mixture of tension, hopes and fears, of private armies and foreign forces, and of ordinary people trying to live their lives In an atmosphere of hate, suspicion and uncertainty. A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL


Unknown: Gerald Butt.
Production By: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

A Minor Incident by NICK YAPP
Read by Garard Green


Unknown: Nick Yapp
Read By: Garard Green

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar: The Birth of John
NEM. p 84; On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (BBC HB 38);
Gabriel'sMessage(Carols for Choirs n, 43); Luke 1, w 57-69; Let thine example, holy John, remind us (Ell 223)

: Natural Selection

French Mice and Billiard-balls The rat is a most strict observer of the law 'Be fruitful and multiply', for Madame la Ratte is generally in an interesting condition thrice-a year....'Thusobserved
Francis Trevelyan Buckland , 19th-century naturalist and enthusiast for creatures great andsmall.
Barry Paine reads a selection of highlights &om Buckland's Curiosities of Natural History. Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Francis Trevelyan Buckland
Unknown: Barry Paine
Producer: Anne Blair

: You and Yours

Introduced by John Howard and Norman Tocer with some advice on what to do with unwanted Christmas gifts. Full details of this week's programmes on Facl Sheet 33; send a sae to [address removed]


Introduced By: John Howard
Introduced By: Norman Tocer

: My Music

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Wldlake with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Marjorie Lofthouse including
For Samaritans Read Star Wars: instead of the Parable, Religious Instruction in Midland schools, is turning more and more to sci-fi for its examples, in an attempt to relate to religion. Is this the right approach? A group of people from mixed religious backgrounds discuss the questions.
Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham
A Tale of Two Princesses by ANNE SUTER
2: The Princess who had everything


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Anne Brown
Read By: Margaret Courtenay

: Sybil



Unknown: Benjamin Dtsralu

: Just After Four

Off the Record....
ROGER WORSLEY with his own early hit list of music hall recording pioneers and eccentricities.


Unknown: Roger Worsley

: The Spirit of Kitty Hawk

Written and presented by IvanKendall
The story of some of the people who have made aviation history, told in six programmes to mark the 80th anniversary ofpoweredflight. 6:ManinSpace
Astronauts of the new era, featuring John Glenn and John Young.


Unknown: John Glenn
Unknown: John Young.
Producer: Anne Howells

: Story Time

The Wind in the Willows (2)

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: David Hitchinson

: Going Places

with Chris Serle bringing you the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport, with help from ERIC TOBTTT. ALANAH MARTIN and TOM BOSWELL


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Eric Tobttt.
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Angela Hind

: Profile

A personal portrait of a public figure or the story of a private individual.

: Any Questions?

Frances Morrell Jeffrey Archer Clare Francis Alun Richards tackle the issues raiaed by the audience in GLastonbury, Somerset
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
(Repeaud on Christmas Eve at
1.10 pm)


Unknown: Frances Morrell
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Clare Francis
Unknown: Alun Richards
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Mary Price

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke's America, hardback £12, paperback £7.75, from booksellers


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope: Doin' What Comes Natur'lly

Irving Berlin, 95 years old, started early. At the age of 14 in 1902, he was singing in saloons. Ten years later, he'd made 100,000 dollars in royalties and "Alexander's Ragtime Band" had sold two million copies. The songs poured out over the next 50 years, 3,000 of them, but he never learnt to read music and composed on a piano with an automatic key changing device. Sheridan Morley explores the phenomenon of Irving Berlin with Alan Jay Lerner, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ethel Merman, Jerome Robbins, Steve Ross and Brian Rust.


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Interviewee: Alan Jay Lerner
Interviewee: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Interviewee: Ethel Merman
Interviewee: Jerome Robbins
Interviewee: Steve Ross
Interviewee: Brian Rust
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The World Tonight News

with John Morgan with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis , David Tate ,
Jon Glover and Sally Grace Written by IAN BROWN RICHARD QUICK


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: Ian Brown
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: John Langdon
Unknown: Roy App9
Unknown: John Collee.
Unknown: Roger Planer
Unknown: Paul Davies
Unknown: Martin Booth
Unknown: Dave Dixon.
Unknown: Barry Faulkner
Unknown: Peter Iiickey
Producer: Jennie Campbeil

: A Book at Bedtime

Ask Mamma byR.S.SURTEEfl abridged in 15 parts by ARCHIE CAMPBELL
Read by JOHN FRANKLYN-ROBBINS 15: The Hunt Ball
Producer perm WINDOWS BBC Birmingham
(Starting on Boxing Day: The Poison Belt' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ) long wave only


Unknown: Archie Campbell
Read By: John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: Today In Parliament

long wave only

: John Ebdon

long wave only

: News

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