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: News Briefing

: Daybreak

with Eugene Fraser including at
6.55 Weather
7.0 News summary


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Today

Presenters Peter Hobday and Bill Frost
7.30 News summary
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.0 Today's News Read by cuve R06UN
6.25* Sport


Presenters: Peter Hobday
Presenters: Bill Frost

: Quote.... Unquote

Remarkable remarks of Presidents and Prime Miniater* not forgetting the two old ladies on the top of a bus, with Glenda Jackson ,
Isabelle Lucas , Norman Painting and John Lahr
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER , devised and presented by Nigel Rees


Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Isabelle Lucas
Unknown: Norman Painting
Unknown: John Lahr
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The popular musical The Sound of Music was based on the life of Baroness Maria von Trapp and her family. In conversation with Roy Plomley, the Baroness describes what actually happened to them in Austria, and how the family went on to achieve fame in America as the Trapp Family Singers, and she chooses the eight records she would take to the island.


Presenter: Roy Plomley
Castaway: Baroness Maria von Trapp

: Points of Departure

With stereotypes in his knapsack and a hipflask full of the spirit of adventure,
Christopher Matthew sets out on a fresh collection of travellers' trails. Today our hero casts an eye over Dover lover-lovers.


Unknown: Christopher Matthew

: Crotal and White

In five programmes
Finlay J. Macdonaldrecallshis boyhood in the Hebrides in the early days of World War D. 4: Spoils of War
It was hard to appreciate that the wealth of the flotsam washing up on the Atlantic shore was a token of disaster at sea.


Unknown: Finlay J. MacDonaldrecallshis

: Morning Story

A Shocking Murder byPATBURCHARD
Read by June Barrie
'It was apparent to everyone that the cottage was too big for a single woman of restrictedmeans.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Read By: June Barrie

: Joy to the World

4: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to A Men celebration in words and music for the week of Christmas.

: Lorna Doone

Dramatised for radio in partsbybriangear
Narrated by Jack Watson with Cornelius Garrett as John Ridd
Stacev Doming as Lorna Doone
4 Expecting to meet with the vengeance of Carver for taking Loma away, John Ridd has an ally in the King's man Stickles who is attempting to get up a force to rid the valley of the Doones.... (Repeal)
(For cast see page 101)


Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Cornelius Garrett
Unknown: John Ridd
Unknown: Stacev Doming
Unknown: Lorna Doone
Unknown: John Ridd

: Paddy In his Wellies

For some 800 years, the Irish as a nation have been the butt of many a joke. Images or the stupid Irish Paddy are handed down from generation to generation and seldom are questions asked about the legacy behind the laughter. But just why is so much leg-pulling committed against the Irish? Do we laugh at the anti-Irish joke purely out of habit? Or do we laugh at the jokes out of ignorance?
Denys Hawthorne examines some of the myths behind this curious phenomenon and asks why we, in Britain, feel the need to belittle the Irish. Producer ANGELA HIND


Unknown: Denys Hawthorne

: Just a Minute

More repeat repetitions. hesitations and deviations featuring Kenneth Williams with Nicholas Parsons in the chair
Devised by tAN MESSITER


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: A Day In the Life of Radio 4

A fairly typical day: Ken Ford falls through the platform in Gardeners’ Question Time;
Samuel Beckett is the birthday guest on Midweek and the Dodo makes a rare appearance in Wildlife. What's more. it all happens in 45 minutes.
Written by RUSSELL DAVIES with Russell Davles , Chris Emmett , SallyGrace,
Sheila Staefel andEugeneFraser
One of the neatest and spoofs I've ever heard on radio.
Producer DAVID PERRY (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Ken Ford
Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Written By: Russell Davies
Unknown: Russell Davles
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Sheila Staefel
Producer: David Perry

: Bolshol Tyshlnsky No 26

A four-part series
Scotsman Bill Campbell , alias ‛Villi the Clown', lived for 45 years in the Soviet Union, havinggonetoLeningradat the age of 16. In 1977 he returned with his wife to Britain. He recalls life as experienced by his friends and neighbours in the Moscow apartment house 'Bolshoi
Tyshinsky No 26' - and their ways of circumventing bureaucracy.
3: The tale of honest Andrei Pelrovich, craftsman extraordinary.


Unknown: Bill Campbell

: Afternoon Theatre

Brief Encounter by NOEL COWARD A radio version by WALTER HALL of Coward's original film script with Ian Holm and Cheryl Campbell
‛If only it were someone else gtoryandnotmine.Asitis youaretheonlyoneinthe world I can never tell - never - never.' with RAY BROWNE , DAVID GOODERSON , MADI HEDD,
Directed by DICKON REED
A BBC World Service drama production


Unknown: Walter Hall
Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Ray Browne
Unknown: David Gooderson
Directed By: Dickon Reed
Laura: Cheryl Campbell
Alec: Ian Holm
Albert: Walter Hall
Myrtle: Shirley Dixon
Dolly: Miranda Forbes
Fred: Stephen Thorne

: Down Your Way

A singing priest and a coracle maker are among the people thatBrianJohnstonrecalls from his travels Down Your Way.
BBC Bristol

: Story Time

The Wind in the Willows (6)

: PM

Presented by
Susannah Simons


Unknown: Susannah Simons

: Elkins In Israel

In a series of six talks
Michael Elkins , who has lived in Israel since 1948 and was BBC Correspondent there for 17 years, plots his own course through the history of modem Israel.
4: Bitter Harvest
After her astonishing victory in the 1967 war, Israel becomes an occupying power- and finds that the fruits of victory are Dot all sweet.


Unknown: Michael Elkins

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: David Hitchinson

: The Best of Maigret

4: Maigret Sets A Trap translated by DAPHNE WOODWARD and adapted for radio by AUBREY WOODS


Translated By: Daphne Woodward
Jules Maigret: Maurice Denham
Georges Simenon: Michael Gough
Lucas: With Brian Haines
Lapointe: John Rye
Janvier: Sean Barrett
Moncin: Malcolm Reid
Madame Moncin: Margaret Robertson
His mother: Gladys Spencer
Tissot: Patrick Barr
Rougin: Christopher Bidmead
Policewoman: Frances Jeater

: News

: The Archers

Written by MARY CUTLER Agriculturalstory editor ANTHONY PARKIN
(Repeated. Fri 1.40 pm) BBC Birmingham
(For cast see page 55)


Written By: Mary Cutler
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: The Songwriters' Guide to Victorian Sensations

No age ever celebrated its sensations with more verve and impish irreverence than the Victorians
Roy Hudd takes a look at more curiosities, cults, crises and eccentrics, tragedies and theatrical sensations that outraged and entertained our grandfathers and great-grandfathers and inspired the popular songwriters of the day, and together with Charles West sings some of the songs that, in turn. became brief sensations in themselves. with ELIZABETH PROUD, WILLIAM ROBERTS and THE CHARLES YOUNG
Written by GERALD FROW
Producer JOHN DYAS


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Charles West
Unknown: William Roberts
Written By: Gerald Frow
Producer: John Dyas

: Coward at Christmas

Private Lives by NOEL COWARD
Noël Coward wrote that
Private Lives was 'conceived in Tokyo, written in Shanghai, and produced in London in September 1930'. The author reported that 'a gratifying number of respectable people queued up at the box office'.
They have been doing 80 ever since.
Music played and improvised by WILLIAM DA VIES Adapted for radio by CYNTHIA PUGHE


Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Elyot Chase: Paul Scofield
Amanda Prynne: Patricia Routledge
Sybil Chase: Miriam Margolyes
Victor Prynne: John Rye
Louise: Carole Boyd

: Kaleidoscope

Peggy Aahcroft
Dame Peggy Ashcroft talks to Michael Billington about her changing theatrical life and times, from her first appearance in London over half-a-century ago and now into the 80s, with her award-winning television performances.


Unknown: Peggy Aahcroft
Talks: Dame Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: John Powell

: The World Tonight News

John Morgan reporting withvoicesandopinionsfrom around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: Conversations with Domingo

Daniel Snowman talks to the greatSpanishtenoraboutthe recordingandfilmingof operaticandothermusical works.


Talks: Daniel Snowman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Poison Belt (4)

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Don't Stop Now-It’s Fundation

Songs and sketches from the boys and girls who are Fundation: Joe Griffiths Gareth Hale
Terry Morrison NormanPace and Victy Silva


Unknown: Joe Griffiths
Unknown: Gareth Hale
Unknown: Terry Morrison
Unknown: Victy Silva
Producer: Alan Nixon

: News

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