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
With CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
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
Producer GILLIAN HUSH
BBC Manchester (R) revised
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)
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
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
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)
Written by DAVID ASHTON Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill
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
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
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)
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