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: Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Ford

: Farming Today

visits Tom Southern in Northumberland

: Matins for the Feast of St John the Evangelist

Hymn: Love came down at Christmas
Responses: Bernard Rose Venite (Barry Rose )
Psalm 121 (Barry Rose ) Te Deum in B flat
Carol: A Babe is born (William Mathias )
Organ voluntary: Prelude on the carol 'Seigneur Dieu ouvre la porte' (Boely). Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Rose
Unknown: Barry Rose
Unknown: Barry Rose
Unknown: William Mathias

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Phil Longman
7.30 News Summary
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.0* Today's News With CLIVE ROSLIN
8.25* Sport with ANDY SMITH

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Phil Longman
Unknown: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Andy Smith

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games Stereo (R)

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Dame Celia Johnson presented her personal choice of poetry and prose shortly before her death in 1981. Readers DAVID DAVIS and ROSALIND SHANKS Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Dame Celia Johnson
Readers: David Davis
Readers: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Brian Patten

: Strathinver

A portrait album of the people of a small Scottish country town in the years between VE Day in 1945 and the Coronation in 1953. Written and introduced by Robin Bell
Readings by FULTON MACKAY
EILEEN MCCALLUM , MARY RIGGANS and ROBERT TROTTER Producer JOHN ARNOTT BBC Scotland. Stereo (R)
(Winner of the 1985 Sony Award for Best Radio Feature)

Contributors

Unknown: Fulton MacKay
Unknown: Eileen McCallum
Unknown: Mary Riggans
Unknown: Robert Trotter
Producer: John Arnott

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Smith

: The Fosdyke Saga

10: 'I'm not the wicked villain you used to know - I've changed. Victoria, forgive me.' Other parts played by CHRISTOPHER BARR.
DOUGLAS BLACKWELL and SALLY GRACE (R)

Contributors

Played By: Christopher Barr.
Played By: Douglas Blackwell

: News

: Westward Ho!

5: Ayacanora
Losing his brother Frank to the Spaniards, Amyas vows a war of attrition, spurred also by thoughts of the gold of El Dorado. ...
DAVID HYDE. JUNE MARLOW TIM MEATS. ANNA NYGH . ANNA PERRY DAVID PONTING. SARA PUGSLEY
ROSEMARY SIGEL
Music composed and conducted by NICHOLAS MARSHALL
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC BristoL Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown: El Dorado.
Unknown: David Hyde.
Unknown: June Marlow
Unknown: Tim Meats.
Unknown: Anna Nygh
Unknown: Anna Perry
Unknown: David Ponting.
Unknown: Sara Pugsley
Unknown: Rosemary Sigel
Conducted By: Nicholas Marshall
Directed By: Brian Miller
Narrator: William Squire
Amyas Leigh: Tim Woodward
Richard Grenville: Richard Greene
Frank Leigh: Richard Warwick
Will Cary: Cornelius Garrett
Rose JUUE: Dawn Cole
Don Guzman: John Abineri
Salvation Yeo: Brian Jackson
Ayacanora: Elizabeth Bell
Lucy Passmore: Constance Chapman
Mr Leigh: Barry Jackson
Mrs Leigh: Ann Queensberry
Brimblecombe/Ebsworthy: Danny Schiller
Yeo's mother: Daphne Heard
Salteme/Lord Grey: Hedley Good All
Eustace Leigh: Peter Baldwin
Ostler/Modena: Fred Bryant
Fr Campion: John Linstrum
Eustace's father: Phillip Manikum
Old Cary: Stephen Sylvester
Oxenham: Trevor Martin
Servant: Douglas Leach
Walter Raleigh: Eric Allan
Winter: John Gabriel
Lady Grenville: Rosemary Whitfield
St Leger/Witch doctor: John Telfer
Mrs Hawkins: Eva Stuart
Adrian Gilbert: Philip Sully
Fr Parsons: Michael Tudor Barnes
Innkeeper/Indian: Rex Holdsworth
Will Parracombe: Roger Leach
Jack/Command: Tim Bentinck
Drew: Paul Nicholson
Michael Heard: Hubert Tucker
Jesuit: Peter Harlowe
Guide: Andrew Branch
Don Alvarez/Evans: John Bull
Bishop: Harold Kasket
Tita/Grace: Christine Winter
Captain: Derek Graham
FrGerundio: Geoffrey Serle
Other parts played by: Ian Cross

: Classic Features

Song of a Road
A radio ballad by EWAN MACCOLL and CHARLES PARKER on the building of the first stage of the London to Yorkshire motorway, told by the men who designed and built it.
Songs by EWAN MACCOLL
Music directed by PEGGY SEEGER Producer CHARLES PARKER (First broadcast in 1959)

Contributors

Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Unknown: Charles Parker
Songs By: Ewan MacColl
Directed By: Peggy Seeger
Producer: Charles Parker

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough

Contributors

Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

5: Christmas Creatures - Camel told by DANA

: Home for Christmas: The Secretary Bird

The last in a series of plays by William Douglas Home.

What is a husband to do when his wife says she is leaving him after 15 years of marriage?
Acquiesce or fight - or do both?

(Stereo)

Contributors

Author: William Douglas Home
Director: Ian Cotterell
Hugh Walford: Michael Aldridge
Liz Walford: Sheila Gish
John Brownlow: Edward De Souza
Mrs Gray: June Tobin
Molly Forsyth: Melinda Walker

: Round Britain Quiz

A special edition of rigorous mind-expanding gobbets as Irene Thomas and Eric Kom challenge Bill Russell and Jack Jones.
Chairmen Gordon Clough and Louis Allen
Researchers BERNICE COUPE, KAREN OSTLE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re broadcast on Sunday at 7.30pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Kom
Unknown: Bill Russell
Unknown: Jack Jones.
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Researchers Bernice
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Four Seasons

Winter
Caroline Parsons finds out how man, beast and plant respond to the bleaker days of winter. Stereo (R) Revised

Contributors

Unknown: Caroline Parsons

: The Corncrake and the Lysander

ThelastofFinlay
J. Macdonald 's memoirs of a Hebridean boyhood. A Rum Affair
With the outbreak of war many strange and sinister objects were washed up on the sandy Atlantic beaches of Harris. (R)

Contributors

Unknown: J. MacDonald

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons

Contributors

Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Fosdyke Saga

11: 'Ditchley's found the Schmidt contracts, and he's blackmailing me. We're done for.' Other parts played by TREVOR COOPER , DAVID ENGLISH
NICK MALONEY and NICK REVELL (R)

Contributors

Played By: Trevor Cooper
Played By: David English
Played By: Nick Maloney
Played By: Nick Revell

: The Six O'Clock News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN

: Adrian Mole at Christmas

The last of three talks Mole on Lifestyle (R)

: Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery

5: A Surprise for Mrs Milbourne At the request of Margaret Milbourne , Paul Temple and Steve are in Geneva to investigate the supposed death of her husband, publisher Carl Milboume. Danny Clayton has also asked them to meet his employer, film star Julia Carrington , who is being blackmailed.
Directed by MARTIN C. WEBSTER (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Milbourne
Unknown: Margaret Milbourne
Unknown: Paul Temple
Unknown: Carl Milboume.
Unknown: Danny Clayton
Unknown: Julia Carrington
Directed By: Martin C. Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
: Steve Marjoriewestbury
Maurice Lonsdale: Patrick Barr
Den Roberts: Alan Haines
: Lucas Patconnell
Insp Lloyd: Wilfridcarter
Charlie: John Baddeley
Margaret Milbourne: Isabel Dean
Dolly Brazer: Isabel Rennie
Stone: Frederick Treves
Green: Anthony Hall
Doctor: James Thomason
Danny Clayton: Nigel Graham
Mrs Langham: Barbara Barnett
Vince Langham: Simon Lack
Mr Gadd: Fraser Kerr
Insp Jenkins: Hamlyn Benson
Norman Wallace: Rex Graham
Walter Neider: Noel Howlett
Julia Carrington: Pollymurch
Droner: Malcolm Terris
Ferdy: Bruce Beeby
Hans Schmidt: Gordon Faith

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast on Monday at 1.40pm)

: Franglais

The Lingo de Mid Channel Episode Cinq: Presents pour Maman! Stereo (R)

: Scenes from a Voyage to the Indies

by JOHN HARRISON with Paul Scofield ,
Linda Gardner and Maurice Denham Tensions and emotions explode between passengers and crew during the close confinement of a voyage aboard a ship of the East India Company during the late 18th century.
Directed by KAY PATRICK
BBC Manchester. Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown: John Harrison
Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Linda Gardner
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Captain Josiah Bennett: Paul Scofield
Matthew Cropper: David McAlister
Bobby Stark: Brian Southwood
Judge Henry Wedderburn: Maurice Denham
Lucy Wedderburn: Linda Gardner
Arthur Cosway: Francis Mlddleditch
Donald Gowdie: Peter Laird

: Family Portrait

The Midgley Family
The late Walter Midgley was one of this country's great operatic tenors; his wife Gladys is a successful accompanist. Their son and daughter,
Vernon and Maryetta Midgley. have inherited the family's musical talent and are acclaimed wherever they sing. Marion Foster talks to Gladys Midgley and her son and daughter about their life together and takes a peep inside the family album - a record album of course!
Producer DAVID WELSBY BBC Birmingham (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Walter Midgley
Unknown: Maryetta Midgley.
Talks: Marion Foster
Unknown: Gladys Midgley
Producer: David Welsby

: Radio 4 Christmas Comptition

An opportunity to hear the clues again.
(Seepage 39at 7.50 am for details)

: A Book at Bedtime

A Christmas Carol being A Ghost Story for
Christmas by CHARLES DICKENS abridged in eight episodes by DEREK PARKER
Told by Martin Jarvis and Denise Bryer
8: God Bless Us, Every One! Adapted and produced by IAN COTTERELL. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Parker
Told By: Martin Jarvis
Told By: Denise Bryer
Produced By: Ian Cotterell.

: The World Tonight

with Charles Wheeler

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: The Peace of Christmas

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

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Worlock

: Incredible Flautists

William Bennett plays music by Mozart, Handel,
Richard Rodney Bennett and Boehm (R)

Contributors

Unknown: William Bennett
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

The last of five parts (R)

: * am News

followed by an interlude








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