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: Prelude

Seasonal music selected by Michael Ford Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Ford

: Farming Today

visits Campbell Graham in Stirlingshire
Producers ALLAN WRIGHT TIM FINNEY and LIZ RIGBEY

Contributors

Unknown: Campbell Graham
Producers: Allan Wright
Producers: Tim Finney
Producers: Liz Rigbey

: A Service of Matins

from the 1928 Prayer Book conducted by THE REV STEPHEN OLIVER with the BBC SINGERS
Benedictus (Stanford in B flat) In the bleak mid-winter (Hoist) The Blessed Son of God (Vaughan Williams)
Reading: Luke 2. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Oliver

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Michael Stewart
7.30 News Summary
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.0 Today's News
Read by HARRIET CASS
8.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON Editor JUUAN HOLLAND

Contributors

Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Michael Stewart
Read By: Harriet Cass
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Juuan Holland

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Every day this week at this time you can lie back and enjoy half an hour of fun.
Alternatively you can listen to I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Panellists culled from Tim Brooke-Taylor
Barry Cryer , Clint Eastwood
Kenny Everett , Graeme Garden and Willie Rushton
Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton Pianists
COLIN SELL and MATTHEW SCOTT Producer PAUL MAYHEW - ARCHER Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Pianists: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianists: Matthew Scott
Producer: Paul Mayhew Archer

: News

: With Great Pleasure

The late Leonard Rossiter 's choice of poetry and prose with James Grout and Gillian Raine
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Leonard Rossiter
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Gillian Raine
Producer: Brian Patten

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Smith

: The Fosdyke Saga

Episode I
'One more mouth to feed! That settles it. We're going.' starring (cast for the week)
Other parts played today by CHRISTOPHER BARR
DOUGLAS BLACKWELL. SALLY GRACE and JOHN JUNKIN
Adapted by BILL TIDY and JOHN JUNKIN from the Daily Mirror cartoon It's smashing - a very good piece of radio comedy Producer ALAN NIXON
(First broadcast on Radio 2)

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Barr
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell.
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: John Junkin
Adapted By: Bill Tidy
Unknown: John Junkin
Producer: Alan Nixon
Rebecca Fosdyke: Stephanie Turner
Josiah Fosdyke: Philip Lowrie
Victoria Fosdyke: Miriam Margolyes
Ben Ditchley: Colin Douglas
Roger Ditchley: Christian Rodska
Tom Fosdyke: David Threlfall
Von Richtofen: Larry Lamb
Colonel Boodle: Larry Lamb
Albert: Enn Reitel
the Sergeant: Trevor Cooper
Schmidt: David Timson
Fifi: Sally Grace
the Strangler: Nick Maloney
the Judge: David Ross

: News

: Westward Ho!

by CHARLES KINGSLEY dramatised for radio in six parts by BARRY CAMPBELL
1: The Call of the Sea
Fired by tales of returning adventurers from the Spanish Main in 1575, young
Amyas Leigh of Bideford in Devon is determined on his own voyage of discovery and riches....
Stereo (R). (For cast list see page 83)

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Kingsley
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Amyas Leigh

: Classic Features

First of five daily documentaries from the BBC Sound Archives Vox Pop??
In the 1930s, a group of Mancunian writers and poets were engaged in revolutionary work. Influenced by Fred Engels and John Grierson , they attempted to wrest Reith's BBC from the hands of a southern intelligentsia and put the wireless in the hands of the people. Olive Shapley recalls pink times and pinker programmes....
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Engels
Unknown: John Grierson
Unknown: Olive Shapley
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Christmas with Or Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket

Dame Hilda's diary recalls one Christmas when Dr Hinge's mother came to stay.... an event guaranteed to quench whatever small festive feeling Evadne may possess.
Jean Heywood as Maud Anthony Sharp as the Major Sheila Keith as Maureen Chris Emmett and Frances Jeater as Peter and Mandy Moore Script GERALD FROW
Producer JOHN DYAS. Stereo
(First broadcast on Radio 2. Revised)

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Heywood
Unknown: Maud Anthony Sharp
Unknown: Sheila Keith
Unknown: Maureen Chris Emmett
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Mandy Moore
Script: Gerald Frow
Producer: John Dyas.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Phil Longman Editor DEREK LEWIS

Contributors

Presented By: Phil Longman
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Dana sings and tells the Christmas story
1: Christmas Creatures - Donkey Written by ARTHUR SCHOLEY Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN

Contributors

Written By: Arthur Scholey
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Home for Christmas: Lloyd George Knew My Father

The first in a series of four plays by William Douglas Home
When the Ministry of Transport decides to build a motorway across the ancestral lands of the Boothroyd family, Lady Sheila declares that the work will commence over her dead body. And she means it. Literally.
(Stereo)
('The Reluctant Debutante' on Christmas Day at 2.0pm)
HEAR THIS! page 21

Contributors

Writer: William Douglas Home
Director: Matthew Walters
Sir William Boothroyd: Michael Denison
Lady Sheila Boothroyd: Dulcie Gray
Robertson: Lockwood West
Hubert: Edward de Souza
Maud: Anne Jameson
Sally: Natasha Pyne
Simon: Eric Stovell
The Rev Simmonds: George Parsons

: Once Upon a Time...

Cinderella Stereo

: News

: The Four Seasons

Spring
Caroline Parsons looks forward to the approach of spring, asks some seasonal questions and shatters a few vernal cliches. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol
Stereo (R) Revised

Contributors

Unknown: Caroline Parsons
Producer: John Harrison

: The Corncrake and the Lysander

Further memories of a boyhood in the Hebrides in five daily parts As war approached the rasp of the corncrake was replaced by the drone of the Lysander spotter plane patrolling the beaches of the island of Harris. 1: Showing the Flags
Finlay J. Macdonald describes the crofters' preparation for the visit of a real VIP. (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Finlay J. MacDonald

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough

Contributors

Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Fosdyke Saga

2: 'The truth is - our Victoria's run away with your Roger.' (R) All the performances are very nicely judged - as is everything about this excellent adaptation. (THE LISTENER)

: The Six O'Clock News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN

: Revenge of the Turkeys!

Stereo

: Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery

A serial in six episodes by FRANCIS DURBRIDGE with Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury 1: Too Young to Die
When Paul and Steve are asked to investigate a case of blackmail and murder, they soon find that violence has been brought right to their own doorstep. (R)
(For cast list seepage 83)
0 HEAR THIS! page 21

Contributors

Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Franglais

The Lingo de Mid Channel A world first - a soap opera en Franglais!
Episode Un: Achetez un brolly! starring Miles Kington
Alison Steadman , Enn Reitel and Jon Glover
Written par MILES KINGTON Produit by JENNIE CAMPBELL Stereo (R)
(Tomorrow: Episode Deux)

Contributors

Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Jennie Campbell

: The Monk

by ALLAN MCCLELLAND based on the novel by MATTHEW LEWIS
Ambrosio, the monk, draws enormous crowds to his sermons, but in a city where superstition reigns with such despotic sway as in Madrid, to seek for true devotion would be fruitless. The gorgeous
Madonna, the anxious novice and the reluctant nun understand more of the real passions unveiled in a Gothic tale of disguise, abduction, incest and murder.
With GARARD GREEN
GRAHAM BLOCKEY
PETER ACRE
DAVID LEARNER and BERNARD BROWN
Music by DAVID CHILTON and MIA SOTERIOU
Directed by MICHAEL HEFFERNAN Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Allan McClelland
Novel By: Matthew Lewis
Unknown: Graham Blockey
Unknown: Bernard Brown
Music By: David Chilton
Directed By: Michael Heffernan
Ambrosio: Michael Pennington
Rosario/Matilda: Sorcha Cusack
Antonia: Emily Morgan
Lorenzo: Christopher Douglas
Christoval: Brian Smith
Agnes: Jenny Funnell
Elvira: Tessa Worsley
Leonella: Mary Wimbush
Raymond: Simon Hewitt
Prioress: Anne Jameson
Fr Pablos: Alan Thompson
Mother Camilla/Virginia: Melinda Walker
Flora: Mia Soteriou
Demon: Allan McClelland

: Aled Jones

A glorious treble voice blossoms only briefly, yet such has been
Aled Jones 's impact that his has been described as 'the voice of the decade'. Chris Stuart presents a musical profile of a teenage superstar.
Producer MEGAN EMERY BBC Wales
49 FEATURE: page 3

Contributors

Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Chris Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

A Christmas Carol by CHARLES DICKENS abridged in eight episodes by DEREK PARKER
Told by Martin Jarvis and Denise Bryer
6: Scrooge Perplexed Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Derek Parker
Told By: Martin Jarvis
Told By: Denise Bryer

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod

Contributors

Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Reality of Christmas

A meditation by The Most Rev Derek Worlock. Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Worlock.

: Incredible Flautists

Presented by Edward Blakeman Tonight Jean-Pierre Rampal plays music by Mozart. Leclair, Yamada, Bollmg and Poulenc (R)

Contributors

Presented By: Edward Blakeman
Unknown: Jean-Pierre Rampal

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

Part 2 (R)

: * am News

followed by an interlude








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