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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: A Service of Matins

from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer conducted by CANON JOHN OATES Responses (Ayleward) Venite (Barry Rose )
Psalm 111 (Eric Ware )
Reading (av): Luke 1, w 39-56 Benedictus (Gibbons: the Short Service)
Anthem: There is no rose (Gerald Hendrie )
Hymn: Hark what a sound (BBC HB 32)
Organ voluntary: Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland (Bach) BBC SINGERS directed by BARRY ROSE
Organist ANDREW LUMSDEN. Stereo


Conducted By: Canon John Oates
Unknown: Barry Rose
Unknown: Eric Ware
Unknown: Gerald Hendrie
Unknown: Heiden Heiland
Directed By: Barry Rose
Organist: Andrew Lumsden.

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.20* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.30 News Summary
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Unknown: Charles Colvile

: After Henry

The Romantic Approach
'It's amazing how much harm winning a war does for the moral fibre of a nation. I mean, you'd never have seen Winston Churchill walking around with a personal stereo.'


Unknown: Winston Churchill

: News

: Call Nick Ross:

[number removed]Your chance to get advice, information and insight into your current concerns.
Lines open from 8.0 am

: The Fosdyke Saga

Episode 25
'Ditchley is a cheat, a liar and a rogue. And that's the better side of his nature.' Stereo

: Wives of theGreat Composers

Fritz Spiegl lifts the veil on the perils of musical matrimony. Today: Mrs Mozart


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Mrs Mozart

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Teddy Bear's Picnic by PAUL KING
Young James is given two computerised robots as a present. They despise old-fashioned toys. such as teddy bears, and try to establish the New Order in the playroom. But....
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN . Stereo (R)


Unknown: Paul King
Unknown: Young James
Directed By: John Tydeman
Teddy: With Norman Rodway
James: Susan Sheridan
His mother: Ellen McIntosh
Tran, a robot: Bob Sherman
LCD, another robot: Robin Summers
Action man: John Webb

: Treasures and Trifles

Bernard Price presents an anthology of prose and poetry celebrating the humour and enjoyment of collecting. Tales of Old Masters, a marriage made by the dice, a bibliophile's song to his bookbinder, autographs, a cheap ring and an old dog are all gathered to form a collection. Readers JUNE BARRIE and MARTIN JARVIS Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast on Boxing Day at 10.35pm)
(Martin Jarvis is in 'Woman in Mind' at the Vaudeville Theatre. London)


Readers: June Barrie
Readers: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Mary Price
Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: You and Yours

Susan Rae with the latest news and advice for consumers.


Unknown: Susan Rae

: News Quiz of the Year


: The World at One: News

Presented by John Sergeant


Presented By: John Sergeant

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Quincy the Christmas Toy
2: Ground Floor - Quincy Meets the Mechanical Toys. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor The Dream.... The Reality
Broken nights, milk-stained clothes, racks of drying nappies, the all-too-familiar signs of the first six months of a baby's life. Jenny Cuffe talks to parents and Penelope Leach about this demanding and exhausting period. Eight Stones by Elizabeth Bowen 7: The Cherry Soul


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Jenny Cuffe
Talks: Penelope Leach
Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen

: The Afternoon Play

And There Were in the Same Country by DAVID BANNISTER
When a group of trendy parents offers to take over the school Christmas production, the headmaster is all in favour. It's just the sort of innovation that will impress County Hall. Other teachers are less enthusiastic.... The Parents
The Teachers
Schoolgirl reader .ROMY TENNANT
Directed by PETER WINDOWS BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: David Bannister
Reader: Romy Tennant
Piano: Stephen Hancock
Piano: Anne Vernon
Directed By: Peter Windows
Beth: Hedli Nklaus
Ian: Richard Derrington
Anne: Patricia Gallimore
Ben: Terry Molloy
Rowena: Jayne Dowell
Miles: Stephen Hancock
Mrs Green: Jane Frost
Jeremy: Brett Usher
Doris: Penelope Lee
Hugh: Roger Hume
Sue: Charlotte Martin
Maggie: Heather Barrett
Michael: Paul Gregory

: A Warm and Sunny Christmas

To Paul Keens-Douglas , actor-poet from Trinidad,
Christmas conjures up pictures of warm family celebrations in the sunshine.
Hope Sealy introduces his work and helps to bring some Caribbean spirit to the Christmas celebrations here. Researcher AMANDA HANCOX Producer JOHN FORREST
(Re-broadcast Saturday 10.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Keens-Douglas
Introduces: Hope Sealy
Unknown: Amanda Hancox
Producer: John Forrest

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Phil Longman continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Phil Longman

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report


Unknown: David Symonds

: King Street Junior

6: Christmas at King Street
Christmas breaks out at King Street - and Eric Brown comes towards the end of his first term as a teacher, his idealism still intact. Stereo (R)
(A new series of 'King Street Junior' begins on 5 January at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Eric Brown

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Letter from the Sticks

In the first of four talks David Bean dispatches a personal report on rural life. BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: David Bean

: John Ebdon's Silver Archive

File No: JE231286
Subject: Ebdon,
John Height : 6 ft 0 ins
Weight: list 7 lbs Sex: Male
Categories: Archives, talks, documentaries
Interests: Cricket, Greece, wine Total Programmes to Date: approx 1,000
Glyn Worsnip opens the John Ebdon file to celebrate 25 years of dedicated service to radio. Producer ANGELA HIND
(Revised re-broadcast Saturday 10.5am)


Unknown: John Height
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Unknown: John Ebdon
Producer: Angela Hind

: The Tuesday Feature

A Far Cry from Africa
'It's the use of simple words and the stuff of ordinary people's lives that make the verse so special.' Beverley Wynter presents a personal history of Caribbean poetry in Britain, and traces its roots back to the oral traditions and music of Africa and the West Indies.
With James Berry , Jean Binta -Breeze, Linton Kwesi-Johnson and Paula Burnett
Producer ANDREW PARFITT. Stereo


Unknown: Beverley Wynter
Unknown: James Berry
Unknown: Jean Binta
Unknown: Linton Kwesi-Johnson
Unknown: Paula Burnett
Producer: Andrew Parfitt.

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on 01 -[number removed]Linesopen from 8.30 to 10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed] (Send four saes, 81 x 12, for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith
The first of four talks for Christmas week


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver samples paperbacks currently being stacked onto the shelves, including the works of Rudyard Kipling , whose stories and poems of Imperial Britain come out of copyright in 1987 and still arouse controversy. Plus some new slim volumes of poetry and a clutch of music guides. Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Re-broadcast on 5 January)


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

My Uncle Silas
2: A Teetotal Tale

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Music at Night



Unknown: Kirill Kondrashin

: 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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