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: News Briefing

: Daybreak

Music and diversion with Charles Colvile Including at:
6.55 Weather
7.0 News summary


Unknown: Charles Colvile

: Today

Presenters Peter Hobday and Bill Frost
7.30 News summary
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.0 Today's News
8.25* Sport


Presenters: Peter Hobday
Presenters: Bill Frost
Read By: David Hitchinson

: Quote.... Unquote

More bon motley with Nigel Rees and guests
Billie Whitelaw , Paul Bailey Suzy Menkes , Peter Jones Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: Suzy Menkes
Unknown: Peter Jones
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Alan Nixon

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Cindy Buxton made several successful wildlife films in Africa for television. Then in 1978 she decided to film on the Falkland Islands and persuaded Annie Price to give up photographing children to become her assistant. In conversation with ROY FLOMLEY. they talk about their experiences, about their life during the invasion, and they choose the four records each which they would take to the mythical island.


Unknown: Cindy Buxton
Unknown: Roy Flomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Points of Departure

Christopher Matthew sets out on a fresh collection of travellers' trails. Today coaching ins and outs at Victoria, London.


Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Crotal and White: Defence and Self -Defence

In the last of five programmes Finlay J. Macdonald continues his reminiscences of a Hebridean boyhood as World War Two developed.

It was difficult to decide which came as the greater surprise to the peaceful Hebridean villagers - the sudden drafting of the men into 'Dad's Army' or the arrival of a bewildered RAF detachment exchanging the rumble of the London blitz for the roar of the wild Atlantic.


Unknown: Finlay J. Macdonald
Producer: Leslie Robinson

: Morning Story

A Terrible Night by ANTON translated by ARNOLD HINCILIFFE
Read by David Ashford


Translated By: Arnold Hinciliffe
Read By: David Ashford

: Joy to the World

5: God Made Man
A celebration in worde and music for the week of Christmas.

: Lorna Doone

The last of five parts
5: John Ridd learns that Lorna has been whisked off to
London, and fears he will never see her again.... Soldiers and farmers played by DANIEL ADRIAN CAIRNS and GEOFFREY SEHLE
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Ridd
Played By: Daniel Adrian Cairns
Played By: Geoffrey Sehle
Directed By: Brian Miller
John Ridd as a boy: Barah Bennett
John Fry/de Whichehalse: Brian Haines
Benita: Elizabeth Bell
Sir Ensor Doone: Leonard Maguire
Mrs Ridd: June Barrie
Counsellor Doonel Rueban Huckaback: Richard Grant
Lorna as a child: Heather Bell
Carver Doone: Trian Jackson
Annie Ridd: Petra Leah
Tom Faggus/Ramsack: Alan Moore
Lizzie Ridd: Paula Tinker
Snowe: Douglas Leach
Mother Melldrum: Daphne Heard
Alan Brandir/Kitch: Graham Pountney
Marwood de Whichehabe/ King/Head clerk: Daniel Hill
Sticitles/Carfai: Hex Holdsworth
Judge Jeffreys: Malcolm Gerard
Gwenny: Margot Young
Charleworth: Esmond Rideout
Tim: Ann Portus
Sgt Bloxham: Hubert Tucker
Kirke/Old Ike/ParsonBowden: Geoffrey Serle
King James II: Adrian Cairns

: Commissioner Catherine

Commissioner Catherine Bramwell-Booth, granddaughter of the founder of the Salvation Army, was 100 years old last July. This is the interview she gave
Ted Harrison in which she talked about her life, her memories and her approach to death. Producer DAVID COOMES


Unknown: Commissioner Catherine
Unknown: Ted Harrison

: Just a Minute

A last look back at the greatest hits of the extraordinary panel game featuring Kenneth Williams with Nicholas Parsons in the Chair
Devised by IAN MESSTER


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messter

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon clough

: The Archers

: The Fall of the Kingdom of Oude

Written and compiled by GERALDand narrated by Brian Matthew with David Rintoul as Lord Dalhousie Roshan Seth as Wajid Ali Shah
In 18-17 a new
Governor- General came to India— LordDalhousie, a fanatically hardworking
Scottish aristocrat bent on extending the borden of his sovereign's empire. First on his list of territories to be spized was Oude. ruled by an effete poet-king who spent his time flying kites and watching animals locked in combat, in the company of dissolute women.
Directed by JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Brian Matthew
Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Lord Dalhousie Roshan Seth
Unknown: Wajid Ali
Unknown: Eric Allan.
Unknown: Stephen Bateman.
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey.
Directed By: John Cardy

: Bolshot Tyshinsky No 26

Last of four programmes in which Scotsman
Bill Campbell , alias 'Villi the Clown', recalls life as experienced by his friends and neighbours in Moscow.
Vicissitudes of Vera Volgona (Repeal)


Unknown: Bill Campbell
Unknown: Vera Volgona

: Afternoon Theatre: 900 Murders

A detective comedy by Colin Free
with David March and Margot Boyd

Major L.N. Best has just completed his story of Ace Detective Bill 'Biff' Cunningham's masterly solution of his 300th murder case. When the script is delivered to Scobie Dearden, editor of that much-loved but under-subscribed Boy's
Adventure Magazine, Sunny Boy, he has a number of surprises in store - a real-life murder among them!


Writer: Colin Free
Director: John Tydeman
Scobie Dearden: David March
Maggie Best: Margot Boyd
Denton Carey: Steve Hodson
Capella: Ronald Herdman
Inspector Magee: Alan Barry
Brewster: Nicholas Courtney

: Down your Way

A man who has stood on the top of Salisbury Cathedral spire and a champion snuff-taker are just two of the people
Brian Johnston recalls Down Your Way.
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Story Time

The Wind in the Willows (7)

: PM

with Susannah Simons


Unknown: Susannah Simons

: Elkins In Israel

The fifth of six talks by Michael Elkins
6: The Granite Grandmother
At the age of 70, after a life of public service, Golda Meir was called out of retirement to become Israel's fourth Prime Minister-and for five yean led the nation through political crisis and the near catastrophe of the Yom Kippur War.


Unknown: Michael Elkins
Unknown: Golda Meir

: The Six O'Clock News



Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: The Best of Maigret

translated by DAPHNE WOODWARD and adapted for radio by Frederick Bradnum with Sean


Translated By: Daphne Woodward
Radio By: Frederick Bradnum
Jules Maigret: Maurice Denham
Georges Simenon: Michael Gough
Janvier: Sean Barrett
Inspector Lognon: Garard Green
Dr Paul: Michael Tudor Barnes
Viviane: Nicolette McKenzie
Irene: Gudrun Ure
Madame Cremieui: Noel Hood
Rose: Anne Rosenfeld

: News

: The Archers

: The Songwriters' Guide to Victorian Sensations

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 MUSICIANS Written by GERALD ntow
Producer JOHN DYAS


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: William Roberts
Written By: Gerald Ntow
Producer: John Dyas

: Coward at Christmas

Design for Living by NOEL. COWARD with 'The actual facts are so simple. I love you. You love me. You love Otto. I love Otto. Otto loves you. Otto loves me.
There now! Start to unravel from there'.
Edited for radio by GUY VAESEN Directed by IAN COTTRELL


Radio By: Guy Vaesen
Directed By: Ian Cottrell
Gilda: Anna Massey
Otto: John Rye
Leo: Martin Jarvis
Ernest: John Rowe
Grace: Irene Sutcliffe
: Henry Davidgraham
Heten: Nicolette McKenzie

: Kaleidoscope

Thoroughly Modern
Julie Andrews graduated through the West End theatre and radio of the 50s, to become Broadway's Fair Lady and favourite nanny in the 60s. But despite the unprecedented success of Afarv Poppingand The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews was dropped by Hollywood after the expensive failure of Star! In conversation with Michael Billington , she talks of the outcast years and how, with the help of her husband, Blake Edwards , she has re-established herself as a skilled and mature actress for the 60s.
Producer Richard DUNN


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Music: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Blake Edwards
Producer: Richard Dunn

: The World Tonight News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: Stalling Out

The life of a market trader is rough and tough and although a few may own a Rolls-Royce and a villa in Portugal, the majority graft in all winds and weathers. But what makes for success? Is it personality, flair, cunning or plain old-fasnioned hard work? Monty Modlyn has been out and about, north, west and south to see for himself.


Unknown: Monty Modlyn
Producer: Marlene Pease

: A Book at Bedtime

The Poison Belt (5)

: W. C. Fields

W. C. Fields, who died in 1946, was unique as comedian, actor, juggler and raconteur. Marvin Kane tells his story and includes excerpts from some of the most famous momenta from his films.
Producer BRYAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Marvin Kane
Producer: Bryan Miller

: The First Time by STEVE TAYLOR

Donald has never had any luck with girls until Ruth comes along and she has so much experience that she frightens him off.
BBC Manchester


Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Donald/Narrator: Christian Rodska
Mother/customer: Judith Barker
Father/ Psychiatrist: Russell Dtxon
Ruth/Assistant: Norma Cohen
Wendy's mum/Olivia/Kim: Kate Lee
Janet/Customer: Cory Pulman
Celia: Sunny Ormondk
Jim/Cyril: Francis Midoleditch
Steve/Martin: Colin Meredith

: News

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