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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented by AUan Wright featuring an end-of-year interview with the Minister of Agriculture, The Rt Hon Michael Jopling , mp.

Contributors

Presented By: Auan Wright
Unknown: Michael Jopling

: Today

Presented by Michael Stewart and Jon Silverman
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND

Contributors

Presented By: Michael Stewart
Presented By: Jon Silverman
Read By: Brian Perkins
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

with Dilly Barlow

Contributors

Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: Far Away and Long Age

A History of My Early Life by W. H. HUDSON abridged in five parts by JEREMY MORTIMER Read by Ian Holm
1: Earliest Memories
Producer JEREMY MORTIMER

Contributors

Unknown: W. H. Hudson
Unknown: Jeremy Mortimer
Read By: Ian Holm
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

: News

: Funny You Should Sing That

RONALD FRANKAU, MIKE HARDING , FLANDERS AND SWANN, VICTORIA WOOD, GEORGE FORMBY , NOEL COWARD, GRACIE FIELDS,
JAKE THACKRAY , BENNY HILL,
ARTHUR ASKEY , MAX MILLER , LESUE SARONY, RICHARD STILGOE , THE BONZOS and CHARLES PENROSE are just some of those likely to turn up, as Jeremy Nicholas takes an affectionate look at 100 years of comic song-writing. Producer IAN GARDHOUSE

Contributors

Unknown: Mike Harding
Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Jake Thackray
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Max Miller
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Charles Penrose
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: Money Box

: Morning Story

The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton from The Pickwick Papers by CHARLES DICKENS
Read by Charlie Chester Producer MITCH RAPER

Contributors

Read By: Charlie Chester
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 5; Hark, the herald angels sing (BBC HB 50); Canticle 9;
I Corinthians 13; In the bleak mid-winter (BBC HB 51) Stereo

: The Year Ahead

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Alan Brownjohn Readers PETER JEFFREY and BONNIE HURREN
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Alan Brownjohn
Presented By: Readers Peter Jeffrey
Presented By: Bonnie Hurren
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

International Consumer Quiz Teams of consumer broadcasters from the four home countries compete for the title of Champion of the Champions. Round 1:
NORTHERN IRELAND V SCOTLAND Chairman Paul Heiney Producer BILL MORRIS and JOHN WATKINS

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Bill Morris
Unknown: John Watkins

: Anything Legal: A Tale of Two City Gents

by Wally K. Daly
Starring Donald Hewlett as Charles and Michael Knowles as George
also featuring Dilys Laye and Norma Ronald.
Theme music by Jim Parker
Producer John Fawcett Wilson
(Repeated: New Year's Day 6.30 pm)
(Stereo)

Contributors

Writer: Wally K. Daly
Theme Music By: Jim Parker
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Charles: Donald Hewlett
George: Michael Knowles
Actor: Dilys Laye
Actor: Norma Ronald

: The World at One: News

Presenter John Harrison

Contributors

Presenter: John Harrison

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Andrew McAndrew and Grandad's Fiddle by BERNARD MACLAVERTY Storyteller Bill Paterson

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew McAndrew
Fiddle By: Bernard MacLaverty
Fiddle By: Storyteller Bill Paterson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Woman's Hour reflects.... and refracts.... and takes a sideways, backwards glance at the sounds and thoughts of 1984. Flush by VIRGINIA WOOLF abridged in six episodes by JANET QUIGLEY
Read by Penelope Keith (1)
'Everything is the proper stuff of fiction', said Virginia Woolf, and proved it with this life of Flush, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel.
(Music: Poulenc's Aubade) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS

Contributors

Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Janet Quigley
Read By: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

The Happiest Women by M. J. READ with
Marjorie Dennis has been a much-neglected writer. She lives quietly with a budgerigar called Ottoline. But when after many years, she suddenly publishes a book, she finds herself part of a strange and passionate triangle.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: M. J. Read
Unknown: Marjorie Dennis
Directed By: David Spenser.
Marjorie: Mary Morris
Madeleine: Hannah Gordon
Rosie: Elizabeth Proud
Frank: And Martyn Read

: Weigh-in

Join the slimming club of the year, where we concentrate on balanced, healthy eating.
Presented by David Ponting
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Presented By: David Ponting
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Story Time

Just So Stories by RUDYARD KIPLING
Read by David Davis
1: The Elephant's Child
Kipling told these amazing and funny tales first of all to his own children, who always asked that they were told 'just so', without any changes - hence their name.
Producer GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Read By: David Davis
Producer: Graham Gauld

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Carole West continued on VHFjFM 5.50-5.55

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: News Quiz of the Year

Stereo

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: New Year's Day 1.40 pm)

: Time Before This

(Details: Thursday 9.5 am) Stereo

: Science Now

Presented by Colin Tudge
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer ALISON RICHARDS

Contributors

Presented By: Colin Tudge
Producer: Alison Richards

: The Monday Play

Miss Julie by AUGUST STRINDBERG translated by MICHAEL MEYER with Janet Maw as Miss Julie David Rintoul as John and Terry Cavers as Kiisty A new production of this intense study of a woman's sexuality related to her social position at the turn of the century, placed in a Scottish context.
Directed by JAMES RUNCIE BBC Scotland
(Repeated: next Sunday) Stereo

Contributors

Translated By: Michael Meyer
Unknown: Janet Maw
Unknown: Miss Julie David Rintoul
Unknown: Terry Cavers
Directed By: James Runcie

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents a revue of reviews, news, interviews and music from the past year's programmes.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN Editor BRIAN BARFIELD

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

Empire of the Sun by J. G. BALLARD abridged in 15 episodes by JOHN SCOTNEY
Read by Kenneth Haigh (1) In the horrifying and often bizarre world of his Shanghai internment camp, 11-year-old Jim is a cool and unsentimental observer of the adults around him. Unlike most of them he discovers within himself a ruthless instinct for survival.
This highly acclaimed novel was short-listed for the 1984 Booker/McConnell Prize and has been hailed as 'the great British novel about the last war'.
Producer MAURICE LEITCH

Contributors

Unknown: J. G. Ballard
Unknown: John Scotney
Read By: Kenneth Haigh
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

National and international news, background analysis and comment.
Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines

Contributors

Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Persona Grata

with Roy Plomley
Stereo

: Ring Out the Old: Ring In the New

A meditation on the passing of time by The Rt Rev
John Taylor , Bishop of Winchester. BBC Bristol. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: John Taylor

: * am : News

followed by an interlude








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