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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Morning Praise

A service of music and meditation led by THE REV FRANK TOPPING
Music: 0 little town of Bethlehem (Carols for Choirs 1); The cherry tree carol (Carols for Choirs 2); A hymn to the Virgin (Britten); Mary's boy child; Love came down at Christmas (HFTC62)
Reading (Rsv): Matthew 1, vv 18-25
Director of music


Unknown: Frank Topping
Music: Noel Tredinnick

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe
7.0,8.0 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: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Read By: Simon Vance
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Cat's Whiskers

Presented by Bernard Cribbins
8.31* The Lobster Mobster (2)
8.41* Fungus the Bogeyman (2)
8.46* The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (2) Stereo


Presented By: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Thomas Kempe

: News

: With Great Pleasure

'Some words.... are invasive, and like certain viruses that go on living in your blood, can exercise their power again, in an instant.'
Robert Robinson , in company with Richard Pasco and Tim Pigott-Smith , presents a selection of his favourite poetry and prose before an audience at The Grange Theatre, Little Tew , Oxford.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Little Tew
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: No Laughing Matter

2: Margaret Horsfield shares the thoughts of the unrhythmic.


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield

: Sand Between the Toes

'One of the best parts was the great build-up to the holiday, and seeing all the things being unpacked from the previous year. The nanny would get the bathing-dresses out and there would be that glorious smell of the sea that still appeared to be stuck to the sand-shoes, and sometimes, if you were lucky, a grain of sand might come out. A montage of memories evoking the pleasures and pains of a seaside holiday on the south coast between the wars. Producer PETER HOARE Stereo (R) revised


Producer: Peter Hoare

: The Fosdyke Saga

Episode 31: 'Who is the new President?'
'Well, I got here first, so it s me! Stereo

: Wives of theGreat Composers

'Wagner's first wife was Minna, not to be confused with Mina, who was Elgar's last dog.
Whereas Elgar cherished Mina as only an Englishman can, Wagner gave Minna a dog s life
Fritz Spiegl continues his series on musical matrimony with a controversial look at a controversial couple.


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: Emma

Part 6
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo


Directed By: Brian Miller
Jane Austen: Jean Trend
Mr Woodhouse: Peter Tuddenham
Miss Bates: Constance Chapman
Frank Churchill: Graham Callan
Jane Fairfax: Deborah Paige
Harriet Smith: Juliet Waley
Mrs Weston: Ingrid Hafner
Mr Weston: Edward Cast
John Knightley: Tim Meats
Isabella: Margo Gunn
Mr Elton: Michael Drew
Mrs Elton: Maev Alexander
Mrs Cole: Elizabeth Havelock

: Classic Features

A series of documentaries from the BBC Sound Archives 1: The 38th Parallel
Rene Cutforth , BBC Special Correspondent, presents a dramatised portrait of the war in Korea.
Producer PETER DUVAL SMITH (First broadcast in 1952)


Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Producer: Peter Duval Smith

: News Quiz of the Year

Part 2

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Snow Queen
2: Gerda Searches for Kai Stereo

: Tito Gobbi

For 40 years, Tito Gobbi was one of the most admired and popular singers in the world, particularly in this country.
Derek Parker celebrates Gobbi's life and music with memories from his wife Tilde and many of his friends, colleagues and pupils.
Producer STEPHEN SHIPLEY Stereo (R) revised


Unknown: Derek Parker
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: The Afternoon Play

In Praise of Love by TERENCE RATTIGAN with and Lydia knows that she is dying, but her thoughts are for her self-centred husband and their son. If only she can bring them together....
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Directed By: Peter King.
Sebastian Cruttwell: Anthony Quayle
Lydia Cruttwell: Muriel Pavlow
Mark Walters: Robert Beatty
Joey Cruttwell: John Bull
TV announcer: Brlan Carroll
TV actors: Godfrey Kenton,
TV actors: Danny Schiller

: The Natural HistoryProgramme

Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway look back at the highlights of this year's Natural History Programmes, including badgers who joined in with a recital by the Bartok Quartet and Canada geese who just had to have their say.
Producer MILES BARTON BBCBristol


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Miles Barton

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams


Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Fosdyke Saga

Episode 32: 'In all my years I have never seen such a savage wound inflicted by a cabbage. Not even a Savoy.' Stereo

: Radio 4Christmas Competition

Another opportunity to hear the clues
(Details of entry page 77 at 8.50am)

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report


Unknown: David Symonds

: I've Been Together Nowfor 70 Years

Johnny Morris recalls his childhood in Wales.


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Paul Temple and the Conrad Case

6: Concerning Captain Smith
Other parts played by JONATHAN SCOTT , JAMES THOMAS


Played By: Jonathan Scott
Played By: James Thomas
Played By: John Graham.
Played By: Judy Bailey
Played By: John Cazabon
Played By: Beatrice Ormonde
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Unknown: John Bodington
Unknown: Frank Partington
Unknown: Peggy Gow
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Producer: Enyd Williams
Directed By: Martyn C. Webster
Charlie: James Beattie
Sir Graham Forbes: Richard Williams
Herr Breckshaft: Jeffrey Segal
Mrs Weldon: Virginia Winter
June: June Tobin
Gerda: Hilda Schroder
Madame Klein: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Denis Harper: John Bryning
Elliot France: James Thomason
Elsa, Countess Dekker: Joan Matheson
Dr Conrad: Rolf Lefebvre
Joyce Gunter: Dorothy Smith
Fritz Gunter: George Hagan
Capt Williams: John Bennett
Insp Vosper: Hugh Manning
InspDigby: Peter Wilde
Paddy: John Hollis
Betty: Jane Jordan Rogers

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Coin' Bamboo

2: Thoughts on the Japanese Workman Today

: Murder for Christmas

More Work for the Undertaker by MARGERY ALLINGHAM dramatised by MARGARET ETALL with The Palinode family are relics of a gracious past, and not the sort to get themselves poisoned. But this is what seems to be beginning to happen, and Campion, as an old friend of the family, decides it is time to look into the matter ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBCBristol. Stereo


Unknown: Margery Allingham
Dramatised By: Margaret Etall
Directed By: Brian Miller
Albert Campion: Francis Matthews
Lugg: Geoffrey Matthews
Jas Bowels: George Parsons
Charlie Luke: Tim Meats
Renee Roper: Jennlfer Piercey
Clarence/Capt Seton: Howard Goorney
Henry James/ Glossop: Phillip Manikum
Evadne/Housekeeper: Sheila Grant
Lawrence/Dice: Manning Wilson
Jessica: Rachel Gurney
Rowley/Congreve: Stuart Organ
Dr Smith/Yeo: Paul Nicholson
Voice: James Goode

: Pick of the Year

(Revised re-broadcast of Sunday 2.0pm)

: John Morgan on Health

In the last of this occasional series of talks, John Morgan reflects on having cancer and recovering from it.

: Ghost Story

The Crowd by RAY BRADBURY Joss Ackland reads a tale in which a car crash is only the beginning of the horror.


Unknown: Ray Bradbury
Unknown: Joss Ackland

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Clara

by JENYTH WORSLEY with Clara Schumann : 1819-96
How did the daughter of a little-known piano teacher in Leipzig find time to compose and to become one of the most famous concert pianists in Europe?
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Jenyth Worsley
Unknown: Clara Schumann
Producers: Vanessa Whitburn
Producers: Jillian White
Clara Schumann: Moir Leslie
Robert Schumann: Peter Harlowe
Frederich Wieck: John Church
Johannes Brahms: Tony Turner
Emilie: Patricia Gallimore
Henriette: Hedli Niklaus
Customs official: Gordon Reid
Hauptmann: Richard Durden
Pianist: Marlene Fleet

: 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.

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