Farming, food and countryside news. market trends and weather
Producers MARTIN SMALL and ALLAN WRIGHT
A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Rosemary Hartill
A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham
Norman Tozer with how to get the best from your hard-earned cash.
There's a Hogmanay touch to Sport on 4 this morning as Ian Archer introduces a New Year's Eve edition of the programme.
Get into training with tales of sporting indulgence and festive activity, celebrating the year gone by. Producer emtly mcmahon
Introduced by Bernard Falk with help from susan MARLING and ROBIN DEWHURST , taking a critical look at what 1984 has to offer in the world of travel and leisure.
Producer CHERYL GARNSEY Editor ROGER MACDONALD
'Alexander, please don't move the rockery," I pleaded. 'I don't know. Where it is, it represents the Dragon of Wales; that's the Worm's Head, see. Can't be too careful.' he answered.
David Moreau recalls his friendship with Alexander Wortley , an eccentric, who lived for 20 years at the bottom of his garden in a box three-feet wide.
How much do MPs and peers really know about the Palace of Westminster, its quirks, traditions and day-to-day running? A brave panel of politicians reveal their wit and wisdom to quizmaster
Christopher Jones , BBC
Parliamentary Correspondent. Producer MARGARET BUOY
6: He Dwelt Among Us
A celebration in words and music for the week of Christmas.
In the first of two end-of-the-year bumper editions, Margaret Howard presents her selection of the radio and television highlights from 1983.
Producer JULIAN hale
Editor PADDY O'KEEFFE.
A Question of Money
Presenter Louise Botting and Editor Vincent Duggleby offer some financial tips for 1984 and answer listeners' questions about money, with the help of accountant Philip Hardman , and the Editor of What Investment Christopher Gilchrist.
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A series of eight programmes in which AHstair Cooke takes a personal view of social life in Britain and the USA from 1900-50 as it was reflected in the popular music of the time 5: The Era of Wonderful Nonsense (1924-29) Producer ALAN OWEN
A Radio News special Once a year BBC News correspondents get together to peer into a collective crystal ball. Linked together from their bases around the world, they try to predict the main issues of the year ahead.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL
The Winter Plan by BARBARA CHAMPION
Every winter the lively old lady makes plans for a trip abroad. Her friends and acquaintances know exactly what the course of events will be.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD
Enormous strides in reconstructive surgery have been made since Sir Archibald McIndoe pioneered such 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 an international reputation for work in transplantation biology, tissue typing, burns treatment and corneal grafting. Producer ALISON RICHARDS
The story of a quest to find of all the stars that are on this earth the brightest star of all. Star seeker: Sarah Ben field The guide: Derek Jones Written by PAUL THOMAS
Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
with Eileen McCallum and Andrew Cruickshank as the Narrator.
The story of Christian Watt, adapted from her own account of her life The Christian Watt Papers edited by David Fraser.
Christian Watt was declared insane in 1879 and admitted to Cornhill, the hospital for the mentally ill in Aberdeen, where she lived for the next 44 years. She died, aged 90, in 1923. At Cornhill she wrote about her early life in the fishing community of Broadsea, near Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire. She also described in vivid and, by turns, abrasive and tender detail her travels to London and New York, her encounters with the Scottish aristocracy, her marriage, and the succession of tragedies that finally unhinged her mind but at the same time renewed and deepened her simple religious faith.
A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern.
Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
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(Mon-Fri 10.0 am-5.0 pm)
A documentary by wendy LLOYD Narrator Geoffrey Banks Forty years ago, on 26 December 1943, in the icy seas of the convoy route between Britain and the Russian ports of Murmansk and Archangel, the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst was steaming north in search of the enemy. Suddenly, at about
9.30 am, in the darkness of the Arctic winter, she was attacked by a British Naval force. The ensuing battle ended that evening at 7.45 pm. Of the 1,900 officers and men of the Scharnhorst only 36 survived. In this programme some of the British seamen who took part in the action tell the story of what proved to be the last epic sea battle in the history of naval warfare.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
In the last of six talks
Michael Elkins , who has lived in Israel since 1948 and was BBC correspondent there for 17 years, ends his journey through the history of the modern Jewish state.
6: The Infirm Giant and the Endangered Dream
This evening, examining the impact of Menachem Begin's tenure as Prime Minister as well as the 'government of continuity' that has followed his resignation, MICHAEL ELKINS offers no hopeful forecast, only a personal testament.
Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE (Revised repeat)
with CLIVE ROSLIN including Sports Round-up
The novelist M. M. Kaye with ROY PLOMLEY
A radio portrait of the popular novelist and critic
Hugh Walpole 1894-1941, author of the Herris Chronicle, Mr Perrin , Mr Trail and The Old Ladies compiled by PETER MELLORS Introduced by Sir Rupert Hart-Davis
with Richard Baker Producer RAY ABBOTT
The Geneva Run by MICHAEL DAVIES
A British armaments expert goes missing at the Geneva talks. Has she defected or been kidnapped? other parts played by ERICA EIRIAN and JAMES BENSON Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales
Sir Robert Clyne:
John Altwen Lassam:
In the second of two end-of-the-year bumper editions, Margaret Howard presents her selection of the radio and television highlights from 1983.
An evening meditation led by Christopher Mann BBC Bristol
David Attenborough 1: Communication
An animal communicates with another when it transmits information that influences the listener's behaviour: but who benefits sender or receiver? John Krebs of Oxford
University, Peter Marler of Rockefeller University, and Peter Slater of Sussex
University, help introduce this 13-part series on sound communication in animals. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
A meditation for the change of the year by Lord Soper