Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FTNIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COLVTLE
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
9.8 Together: An Assembly for Schools A Play for Christmas (2) Written by ARTHUR SCHOLEY (e)
9.30 Secondary English (11-14) Space Program Alpha. Stereo (e)
9.55 First Steps in Drama Star Street Starship
3: A Happy Christmas Narrated by vAL MCLANE Written by CECILY AND HUGH O'NEILL. Stereo (e)
10.15 Something to Think About Ring Out the Bells! by DIANA REED (e)
10.25 Talk to a Sports Star Presented by BOB WILSON Soccer This week: Guest: JOHN BARNES of Watford Stereo (R) (e)
Fergus Keeling investigates the aquarium trade, which results in the death of up to 80 per cent of fish caught.
Lionel Kelleway talks to MORI pollster Bob Worcester about the assessment of the public's attitude to wildlife.
Producer miles BARTON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
11.0 Noticeboard DIANE WILMER with news of School Radio's primary programmes. (e)
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio, London W1A4WW Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Straight to the Top What does it take to get a record in the charts - hype, talent or just hard work? Presented by TONY CHRISTIAN Stereo (e)
1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Harry's Very Bad Day Stereo
2.5 The Song Tree
10: A Gaggle of Music Games Presented by HILARY JONES and SIMON MAYOR WithPYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON Stereo (e)
2.20 Living Language London Snow (2) by PAUL THEROUX adapted by TERRY JAMES (e)
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges Presented by RICHARD WACHIMAN
Better to Break Your Neck by COLIN DOUGLAS with and It's just a routine operation which thousands of old people have every year. But as Agnes waits for her operation, the pain and distress, caused by an overloaded system are revealed - pain and distress which finally overcome her.
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE BBC Scotland Stereo
the BBC announcer:
Staff nurse/Young Agnes:
Old Mrs Aithie:
Operating theatre nurse:
Susan Hill presents Radio 4's good books programme.
'Dr P left his shoe on the floor and tried to lace up his foot. He was suffering from a strange visual blankness.'
Neurologist Dr Oliver Sacks discusses the case-histories of his patients in his latest book and reveals why his studies are received as literary works. Richard Holmes follows in Robert Louis Stevenson 's footsteps.
Producer ANGELA HIND
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS82LR
A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London WIA 4WW Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.0 am to 5.0pm Monday to Friday
Christopher Bigsby presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer JOHN POWELL
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)
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