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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by pauune BUSHNELL
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan

: News

: A Danish Childhood

In 1927 the composer
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) published an affectionate memoir of his early life. One of the 12 children of a poor farm labourer, he started work as a goose boy when he was 8, but music was his escape route from the hard life of his parents.
Kenneth MeLeish selects from Nielsen's reminiscences. With Denys Hawthorne as Nielsen
BBC Manchester (R) revised


Unknown: Carl Nielsen
Unknown: Kenneth Meleish
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne

: The Natural History Programme

As Christmas approaches, this nation of meat-eaters gears up for its annual feast.
But how humane are the slaughter methods used to provide us with our roast turkey, duck or beef? Lionel Kelleway and Fergus Keeling investigate. Producer MILES BARTON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Night Life by MARJORIE STUBBS Read by Gwyneth Guthrie My husband snored gently, in rhythm with the ticking of the bedside clock. I lay sleepless beside him ... Producer BRUCE YOUNG BBC Scotland


Unknown: Marjorie Stubbs
Read By: Gwyneth Guthrie

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: The Matter of Britain

An impression of the writer T. H. White


Unknown: T. H. White

: Lines of Communication

In the last of five programmes, Patrick Hannan focuses on the linguistic skills of lawyers and the way truth can be arrived at through misquotation.


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Herbert Williams

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week's programmes, write for Fact Sheet No 50 to: [address removed] Please enclose sae


Presented By: John Howard

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: King Jolly and the Christmas Cards. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Lost Boys and Indians: this Christmas, 64 children are taking part in Peter Pan at the Redgrave Theatre in Farnham. Most have speaking parts, some dance or fence and a lucky few even fly.
Lynn ten Kate reports. Eight Stories by Elizabeth Bowen
4: Songs My Father Sang Me


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Pan
Unknown: Lynn Ten Kate
Stories By: Elizabeth Bowen

: The Afternoon Play

The Gingerbread House by KEN WHITMORE
Richard's new wife believes that his young children should face the real world of missiles, starvation and terrorists, and is determined to drive them out of Winnie-the-Pooh's 'Four-acre Wood'.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Ken Whitmore
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Richard: Nigel Anthony
Cynthia: Bonnie Hurren
Harry: Judy Bennett
Kate: Bernadette Windsor

: News

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill presents Radio 4's good books programme.
Edna O'Brien on her collection of Irish folk and fairy stories; and Wendy Cope on her collection of poems, Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis. Producer NIGEL ACHESON
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday programme at 9. 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: My Music


: News

: The Archers

Written by DAVID ASHTON Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: David Ashton
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Sophie Barlow: Moir Leslie
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Linda Snell: Carole Boyd

: Through My Window

David Sheppard , Bishop of Liverpool, pauses for a few moment's reflection at his lodge window... BBCBristol


Unknown: David Sheppard

: Carols from Liverpool

Richard Baker introduces the annual concert of carols and Christmas music direct from Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool with Mark Tinkler (baritone)
Broad Square County Primary School Choir chorus-mistress GILLIAN JONES
Liverpool Philharmonic Choir Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra leader MALCOLM STEWART conducted by Ian Tracey
Part 1


Baritone: Mark Tinkler
Baritone: Broad Square County
Leader: Malcolm Stewart
Conducted By: Ian Tracey

: * Any Answers?

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


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: * Carols from Liverpool

Part 2
BBC Manchester Stereo

: John Ebdon

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Bigsby presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: A Book at Bedtime

Christmas with the Savages (4)

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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