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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

Fifty-five minutes of verbal corybantics. Sometimes. Producer VICTOR LEWIS SMITH Stereo


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

from Ross-on-Wye, where the team are guests of the Llangrove and District
Gardening Society, whose members put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Daphne Ledward and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Sinking Hearts and Christmas Cakes byjEANBINNIE
Read by Rosalind Adams
Elizabeth is the sort of mother who does everything right - for her house, for her children, for the school - but not this time. Her husband has booked a holiday on his own....


Read By: Rosalind Adams
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar: The Root of Hope
NEM, p 50; Of the Father's love begotten (BBC HB 57); God is our hope (Bach); Isaiah 10,v 33 to 11, v 10; Every star shall sing a carol (HHFT 21). Stereo

: Hosts to the World

In the 16th century a Mexican
Indian had a vision of the Virgin Mary. She left an image of her face on his clothing and every December the present-day Tigua tribe of New Mexico commemorate this event with a three-day festival. Some of those taking part explain the tradition and how it has survived. Narrator John Hartley Producer ED THOMASON


Unknown: Enyd Williams
Narrator: John Hartley

: For Schools

11.0 Listening to Music 1 (11-13) Parti and at 11.20 Part 2 Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) With CHRISTOPHER SEAMAN and MART STEVENSON. Stereo
11.40 Encore une etape French Graded Objectives (Level 3)
3: Finding Somewhere to Stay by DEREK UTLEY


Unknown: Derek Utley

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which lie unanswered at the back of our minds. Let Neil Landor , with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out the answers. Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within. BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA Producer ANDY PARFITT


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Andy Parfitt

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Johnson and Chippet

Three short stories by HUGH WALPOLE dramatised for radio by PETER MELLORS
2: The Talkative Diplomat with and 'My life is being made a misery by the biggest bore even you can have had the misfortune to meet,' says Banting when he asks for the services of Johnson and Chippet to rid their exclusive club of its most excruciatingly tedious member.
He is Sir Marcus Pendyce , CB, mvo, an authority on everything under the sun and, of course, a compulsive talker. After examining the patient 'at close range', Johnson and Chippet prescribe the necessary treatment.


Stories By: Hugh Walpole
Unknown: Peter Mellors
Unknown: Sir Marcus Pendyce
Directed By: Walter Acosta
Seymour Johnson: Bernard Hepton
Clarence Chippet: David Timson
Sir Marcus Pendyce: Garard Green
Pom Banting: Colin Starkey
Charles Black: Douglas Blackwell
Sir Muttlebury Hatt: Bernard Brown
Emily Piggott: Gwen Cherrell
Ann Piggott: Mia Soteriou
The Canon of Durham/Crane: David Garth

: World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Liberal Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner RICHARD BRIERS reads An Extra-Special Mealfor the King by DIANA STOW
2.0 Deutsches Magazin 5: Das Wetter compiled by WOLFGANG KEINHORST and at
2.15 6: RadiolFernsehen compiled by DR BRIAN him.
2.30 Books, Plays, Poems The Destructors by GRAHAM GREENE


Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Wolfgang Keinhorst
Unknown: Graham Greene

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Dame Jennifer Jenkins Chairman-elect of the National Trust
Serial: Six Ghost Stories by H. G. WELLS abridged by MADGE HART
Read by David McAlister 1: The Moth
The tablecloth was tapestry and the pattern was in gold, with a small amount of crimson and pale blue upon a greyish ground. At one point the pattern seemed displaced, and there was a vibrating movement. It was a large moth or butterfly, its wings spread in butterfly fashion.
(Music: Bush's Music for Orchestra)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Dame Jennifer Jenkins
Stories By: H. G. Wells
Abridged By: Madge Hart
Read By: David McAlister

: The Afternoon Play

Marilyn and Julie go with their parents on holiday to Venice.
They are bored until they meet Tom, a young American.
Then everything changes - everything becomes strange....
Directed by DAVID SPENSER (R) Stereo


Unknown: Angus Graham-Campbell
Directed By: David Spenser
Mrs Bolton: With Sheila Grant
Mr Bolton: Stephen Thorne
Marilyn: Deborah Makepeace
Tom: And Kerry Shale
Julie: Emma Kate Davies
Gondolier: Graham Blockey
Guide: Danny Schiller

: Time for Verse

The Sting of Comfort
Six programmes compiled and presented by Anne Stevenson
4: Living with Animals Readers JOHN CHURCH and BONNIE HURREN
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Presented By: Anne Stevenson
Presented By: Bonnie Hurren
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised version of yesterday 's broadcast at 9.45 pm) including The Obituary
Episode 3 by PETER ACKROYD


Unknown: Peter Ackroyd

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHFFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: My Music

A musical panel game in which John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Programme devised by TONYSHRYANEand EDWARD MASON Producer PETE ATKIN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm) Stereo


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Edward Mason
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: In Business

Peter Smith reports.


Unknown: Peter Smith

: The Reith Lectures 1985

Innocence and Design
The last of six talks about the influence of economic ideas on policy by David Henderson. Head of the Economics and Statistics Department in the Organisation for
Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
6: Markets, States and Economics 'Those who are influenced by orthodox economic ideas have no pre-assigned place on the political spectrum - left, right or centre. Contrary to what is often supposed, my fictional orthodox colleague Mr MacQuedy , who favours market-oriented economic policies, is not a man of the right. He holds no firm party political allegiance, and in most, if not all, OECD countries he would have to be classed as a floating voter.'
(Re-broadcast on Sunday at 9.35 on R3) (The Reith Lectures are printed weekly in THE LISTENER)


Unknown: David Henderson.
Unknown: Mr MacQuedy

: You'll Never Be 16 Again

A history of the British teenager 5: A Touch Too Much
'Donny Osmond was my first idol. I used to dream about going to Utah.'
'Football? It's sort of like a war, isn't it? You like to see the other lot get killed.'
'Thirty Rollers fans were taken to hospital after last night's concert.... some with fractured ribs and some with asphyxia.'
'Children are holding sex, drink and drug parties at which they try to contact the dead, a vicar said last night.'


Unknown: Donny Osmond
Unknown: Michelle Rowland
Producer: Peter Everett

: Thirty-Minute Theatre


: The Enthusiasts

Allan Smith visits five groups of assorted devotees. 3: The Whovians
It may be only a corny TV programme to you, but for many otherwise sensible citizens Doctor Who is a way of life. Producer SUSAN SNALLHAM


Unknown: Allan Smith
Producer: Susan Snallham

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer RICHARD DUNN
(Rev broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm) including The Obituary
Episode 3 by PETER ACKROYD
(First broadcast in this afternoon 's programme)


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Dunn
Unknown: Peter Ackroyd

: A Book at Bedtime

The Aloe (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Horizons de France 3a: Marseille/Fos (RV) and at 12.50
3b: Vivre en Bretagne Presenter Yves Aubert Written by MADELEINE LE CUNFF (R)


Presenter: Yves Aubert
Written By: Madeleine Le Cunff

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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