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: News Briefing

: Prelude

A selection of music BBC Pebble Mill Stereo

: Farming Today



Producers: Tim Finney
Producers: Rebecca Pow

: Prayer for the Day

with Bernard Jackson


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

The second special programme on zoonosology, with enzootic abortion among the subjects being discussed. Pregnant women risk losing their babies if they're in contact with diseased sheep at lambing time. Producer TIM FINNEY
(Revised re-broadcast Monday 7.20pm)


Producer: Tim Finney

: In Perspective

with the BBC's Religious Affairs Correspondent
Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.


Unknown: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan
England's cricketers are doing their last-minute Christmas shopping in Hobart, where they are playing Tasmania. Back home. Cliff has a few thoughts about the past 12 months, and looks forward to 1987.


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Emily McMahon

: News

: Breakaway

Presented by Bernard Falk with Susan Marling Nigel Coombs and Patrick Stoddart Producer HELEN ROBSON


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart
Producer: Helen Robson

: News Stand

Presented by David Lister Producer SUSAN SNAlLUM


Presented By: David Lister
Producer: Susan Snallum

: The Week In Westminster

In this special Christmas edition, the presenters recall their favounte moments of drama and humour in the parliamentary year.
Robert Carvell of the London Standard is in the Chair. Producer SHEILA COOK


Unknown: Robert Carvell
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Loose Ends

unravelled, dangled or tied up by Ned Sherrin and the likes of Craig Charles Carol Thatcher and Stephen Fry.
Plus Nigel Farrell , who continues his Great Bus
Journeys of Our Time, and the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward Additional material by IAN BROWN and JAMES HENDRIE Producers IAN GARDHOUSE and CATHIE MAHONEY


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Ian Brown
Unknown: James Hendrie
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Cathie Mahoney

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 10.0am)


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Quote.... Unquote

'Don't half-quote me to reinforce your own prejudices.' The quotation and half-quotation game presented by Nigel Rees with The Rt Hon David Steel. mp Liberal Leader,
Gemma O'Connor , collector of quotes, Sheridan Morley , theatre critic and broadcaster, and John Peel , DJ and wit Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised by NIGEL REES
Producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo (Re-broadcast on Monday at 6.30pm)


Presented By: Nigel Rees
Unknown: David Steel.
Leader: Gemma O'Connor
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: John Peel
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Malcolm Rifkind , mp The Rt Hon Denis Healey , mp The Rt Hon Shirley Williams General Eva Burrows


Unknown: Malcolm Rifkind
Unknown: Denis Healey

: The Afternoon Play

Henry and the Dogs
A bitter-sweet comedy by DAVID CAUTE with Henry is a professional complainer against dogs, against bureaucracy, against the man who ran off with his wife. How can he be redeemed? Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY. Stereo


Comedy By: David Caute
Directed By: Richard Wortley.
Henry/Quirk: Richard Kane

: With Great Pleasure

'My first love for song and poetry came from my father's passionate devotion to Robert Burns. I can still recite "Holy Willie's Prayer" - which is a good form of self examination for an Archbishop.'
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie , in company with Michael Hordern and Judi Dench , presents a selection of his favourite poetry and prose, before an audience at the BBC's Concert Hall in London. Producer ALEC REID. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Christmas Eve at 11.0am)
(The Archbishop of Canterbury is
John Dunn guest on Christmas Eve at 5.5pm on Radio 2)


Unknown: Robert Burns.
Unknown: Dr Robert Runcie
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Judi Dench
Producer: Alec Reid.
Unknown: John Dunn

: Feedback

The last programme in the series presented by Christopher Dunkley


Presented By: Christopher Dunkley

: Girls and BoysCome Out to Play

A profile of the National Children's Orchestra
The NCO was set up eight years ago and now has several hundred members aged 7 to 14 who fit NCO tours into their school holidays. Antony Hopkins meets the children who demand to be seen and heard. Producer ANNE HINDS
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Christmas Day at 10.35 pm)


Unknown: Antony Hopkins
Producer: Anne Hinds

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate Jon Glover and Sally Grace Stereo


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Sally Grace

: News

With PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Stop the Weekwith Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Dillie Keane
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

People called Rachel Thorpe an angel. Young, beautiful and innocent, when she wasn't looking after her gruff giant of a husband Henry, she was doing some good work for her local community in wartime Oldham. And then the first Italian prisoners of war arrived....
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.0pm)


Unknown: Christopher Denys
Unknown: Rachel Thorpe
Directed By: Tony Cuff
Rachel: Lisa Bowerman
Mrs Chadwick: Judith Barker
Elsie: Clare Kinsale
Dora: Julie Corrigan
Jimmy: Colin Meredith
Henry: John Branwell
Mario: Howard Ward
Parson James: Christopher Ravenscroft
Mrs James: Linda Gardner
Bishop: Simon Carter
Donald: Martin Greenwood
Ronnie: Nlall O'Brien
Billy: Lee Millward
Muriel: Jenny Luckcraft
Doreen: Anna-Jane Casey

: Baker's Dozen

Presented by Richard Baker Producer JUDITH ROLES Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Judith Roles

: Those Angel Faces Smile

In 1856 Catharine Tait and her husband Archibald, then Dean of Carlisle, lost five of their children within six weeks. It was a family tragedy mourned by the whole nation.
Catharine wrote an account of that time of trial to comfort others who might have to bear a similar burden.
Malcolm Jones draws on her book to tell the story.
With Jill Balcon as Catharine and Donald Douglas as Archibald Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast on Tuesday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Catharine Tait
Unknown: Malcolm Jones
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Donald Douglas
Unknown: Archibald Producer Gillian

: News

: Evening Service

The Night is Far Spent
Wake, 0 wake, for night is flying (BBC HB 40); Nunc
Dimittis (Howells); Romans 13, w 18-14; Hark a herald voice is calling (EH 5). Stereo

: Soundings

The last in the current series of documentaries in which a team of specialist reporters 'sound out' the religious and moral implications of major current issues and provide in-depth analysis of the religious scene at home and abroad.
Researched and produced by AMANDA HANCOX


Produced By: Amanda Hancox
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: News Quiz of the Year

At last! The year 1986 is inspected, dissected and pulled into pieces by a team of hand-picked experts on nothing in particular.
In the first of two programmes, Richard Ingrams and David Taylor are joined by John Wells and Bill Tidy to mull over 12 months that shook the world. In control of events (just) Barry Took
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON with the producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Tuesday at 12.27pm) (Part 2 next Saturday at 1.0pm)


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: Merry Christmas Mrs Saxe-Coburg

It's Christmas at Balmoral. The turkey's in the oven, the presents are wrapped and Victoria's writing her speech. Everything looks set for another happy Christmas, but will the arrival of Prince Albert's relations upset the Yuletide joy? with Hugh Paddick
Brenda Blethyn, Chris Emmett, Caroline Gruber, Leonard Sachs and special guests.


Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Caroline Gruber
Unknown: Leonard Sachs
Writer: Stuart Silver
Writer: Malcolm Williamson
Producer: Mark Robson.

: News

followed by an interlude

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