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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: James Galway

A sequence of pieces from the lighter side of the flautist repertoire. records

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JUIIAN HOLLAND


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Peter Hobday
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Editor: Juiian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Charles Colvile


Unknown: Charles Colvile

: 1066 and All That

by w C SELLAR and R J YEATMAS A memorable history of England, comprising all the parts you can remember. Abridged in five parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Arthur Marshall and Barry Justice (1) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: C Sellar
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Arthur Marshall
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Witty, provocative, outrageous, unpredictable table talk from RICHARD BAKER 'S live guests. Producer LAN STRACHAN


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Money Box

A Question of Money Part 2
(Part 1 and details on New Year's Eve at 12 noon)

: Morning Story

The Blue Bead by NORAH BUKKK
Read by Richard Hurndall Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Norah Bukkk
Read By: Richard Hurndall
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM P17; Away in a manger
(BBC hb 43); Te Deum ; Luke 2, w 21-35; Hark, the herald angels sing (BBC HB50)


Unknown: Te Deum

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Pleasel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by D. J. Enright
Compiled by MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol
Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: D. J. Enright
Presented By: Readers Barbara Jefford

: You and Yours

Takes a 100-year leap to make some lighthearted prophecies about possible consumer problems in 2084. Written by PAUL. DAVIES Editor KEN VASS


Editor: Ken Vass

: Three Men in a Boat

A new series adapted in three episodes and performed by JEREMY NICHOLAS
1: "We arranged to start on the following Saturday. Harris and I would take the boat up to Chertsey, and George, who would not be able to get away from the city till the afternoon, would meet us there. (George goes to sleep at a bank from ten to four each day, except Saturdays, when they wake him up and put him outside at two)."


Author: Jerome K. Jerome
Adapter: Jeremy Nicholas
Performer: Jeremy Nicholas
Music by: Jeremy Nicholas
Musicians: The Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Producer: Paul Mayhew Archer

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake with views and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including during the week some TalkingPoint,Your Lettersand other topics. Among these today: Rumbly Tummies:
ANDREA ADAMS who has an embarrassingly loud and persistent one- seeks an explanation.
Over the Bridge by RICHARD CHURCH abridged in ten parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Richard Hurndall (1) 'It was 1 January 1900: New Year's Day; New Century's
Day.' With these words, the late Richard Church , poet and novelist, began this autobiography of his Battersea childhood, which was first published in 1955. (Music: Glazunov's Saxophone Concerto)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Andrea Adams
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Richard Church
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: Afternoon Theatre

A Trail of Blood by ALLAN SCOTT and CHRIS BRYANT based on the novel by JEREMY POTTER with Jack May and Michael Kitchen murdered by their wicked uncle Richard III , or so the Tudors would have us believe. But there are no contemporary accounts of their death and 50 years later a lay brother of one of the monasteries
Henry VIII sought to destroy, sets out to discover whether either or both of the princes survived the Tower. The King's men and the Yorkist rebels both have an interest in the quest and Brother Thomas is venturing into dangerous territory.
Walter Skelton PETER TUDDENHAM Directed by JANE MORGAN


Unknown: Allan Scott
Unknown: Chris Bryant
Novel By: Jeremy Potter
Unknown: Michael Kitchen
Unknown: Richard Iii
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Brother Thomas
Unknown: Walter Skelton
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Gervase: James Kerry
Abbot: Jack May
Robert Aske: Stephen Thorne
Chancellor Rayne: Brett Usher
Prior: Preston Lockwood
Brother Thomas: Michael Kltchen
Friar/Soldier: James Bryce
Warder Martyn: Arne Gordon
Leper/Quincy: David Peart
Agnes: Christine Pollon

: Lost Cause?

What is it that makes some of us persist against all odds?
Nigel Rees has been talking to six people who just won't give up.
3: Ian Challen - song-writer Producer ROS HARTLETT


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Ian Challen
Producer: Ros Hartlett

: Story Time

The Wind in the Willows (8)

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC newsman around the world


Unknown: Harriet Casp

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: The Monday Play

The Secret Agent by JOSEPH CONRAD dramatised by JACEK LASKOWSKI 'A bomb explodes and a man dies.... a blood-stained inanity of so fatuous a kind that it is impossible to fathom it.'
In London in 1886, the life of a secret agent is complex and dangerous.


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Dramatised By: Jacek Laskowski
Narrator: Michael Bilton
Directed By: Richard Imison
Verloc: David March
Assistant Commissioner: Brett Usher
Vladimir: Stanley Lebor
Sir Ethelred: Manning Wilson
Chief Insp Heat: Aubrey Woods
Ossipon: Steve Hodson
Winnie: Alexandra Mathie
Stevie: Stephen Garlick
Michaelis: James Bryce
Professor: Brian Haines
Toodles: Alex Jennings
Lady Petra: Hilda Schroder
Annie: Madi Hedd

: Kaleidoscope

Encore Eighty-Three
Sheridan Morley presents a revue of reviews, news, interviews and music from the past year's programmes.
Producer john powell Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: John Powell
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: A Book at Bedtime

Nineteen Eighty-four by GEORGE ORWELL
Abridged in 15 parts by KEITH DARVILL
Read by Kenneth Haigh (1)
'It was a bright cold day in April. and the clocks were striking thirteen ...'
Winston Smith 's rebellion against Big Brother and the arrayed might of the Party has never been so relevant. Producer MAURICE LEITCH •FEATURE: page 88 Woddis on ... page 93


Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: Kenneth Haigh
Unknown: Winston Smith
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

reporting the news and the background to the news from around the world
10.30 Headlines
11.0 Headlines and Financial World Tonight Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The Music Mill?

: News

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