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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Morning Praise

A service of music and meditation led by THE REV EDDIE NEALE
Music: God has been gracious (Psalm Praise 47); The Virgin Mary had a baby boy; The darkness turns to dawn
(HFTC 68); Lord, you were rich (HFTC 63); You are the king of glory (Mission Praise); 0 prince of peace (HFTC 89); Let all mortal flesh keep silence (HFTC 61) Reading: Isaiah 9, w 2,6-7 Director of Music


Unknown: Eddie Neale
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Music: Noel Tredinnlck

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Jenni Murray
7.0,8.0 News
7.20* Business News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.30 News Summary
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Jenni Murray
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Cat's Whiskers

Presented by Bernard Cribbins
8.31* The Lobster Mobster (3)
8.41* Fungus the Bogeyman (3)
8.46* The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (3). Stereo


Presented By: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Thomas Kempe

: News

: With Great Pleasure

'I found Desert Island Discs easier because the choice of music seems not to be quite as vast as the choice of words.' Irene Thomas , assisted by Martin Jarvis , presents a selection of her favourite poetry and prose.
Producer ROBIN HICKS BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Assisted By: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Robin Hicks

: No Laughing Matter!

3: Margaret Horsfield shares the thoughts of the don't-know-left-from-rights.


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield

: Farrell's Travels

Is the peaceful Dorset village of Sherborne really a hotbed of anarchists and revolutionaries? Can you imagine what it's like to dance naked in front of an audience of several thousand pensioners? Does that legendary fount of all wisdom, the man on the top deck of the Clapham omnibus, really exist?
The answers to these and many other vital questions can be found in Nigel Farrell 's two-part search of the extraordinary side of ordinary British life.
Any resemblance to material first broadcast on Radio 4's Loose Ends is coincidental!
(Part 2 tomorrow at 10.0am)


Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Producer: Catherine Mahoney

: The Fosdyke Saga

Episode 33: 'One more roll of bandages Fosdyke - or should I call you Ramadatsun I - and you're done.' Stereo

: Wives of theGreat Composers

The story of Johann Sebastian Bach and his two wives-consecutive, not concurrent - inevitably takes in several other branches of the Bach clan. Fritz Spiegl investigates.


Unknown: Johann Sebastian
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: Persuasion

by JANE AUSTEN dramatised in three parts by MICHELENE WANDOR
1: Old Friends and New Meetings It is 1814 in the village of Uppercross in Somersetshire and Sir Walter Elliot of KeUynch Hall has long since given up any hope of his daughter making a favourable marriage. But Anne did fall in love, eight years ago, with Frederick Wentworth , a young man with no fortune and no family connections. She was persuaded to give him up and he has not forgiven her. Stereo
(For cast see page 139)


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Unknown: Sir Walter Elliot
Unknown: Frederick Wentworth

: Classic Features

2: The Classic Soil
A portrait by Joan Littlewood of social conditions in Manchester, based on Engels s book The Condition of the Working Class in 1844. Narrator G.B. Smith Producer OLIVE SHAPLEY (First broadcast in 1939)


Unknown: Joan Littlewood
Narrator: G.B. Smith
Producer: Olive Shapley

: Prompt!


: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

Listening CornerThe Snow Queen
3: The Robber Girl and the Reindeer. Stereo

: The Immortal Bohemian

Variations on the life and music of Giacomo Puccini
The first of two programmes Music Without Words with and With PAULINE LETTS
Compiled and translated by MICHAEL OLIVER
A model of its kind.... took us straight to the heart of Puccini 's work.
Unalloyed pleasure, an exemplary programme (THE LISTENER) Technical presentation
(Part 2 tomorrow at 2.0pm)


Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: Ronald Herdman
Unknown: Tim Reynolds.
Unknown: Edward De Souza,
Unknown: Gwen Cherrell
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Translated By: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Nick Russell-Pavier
Unknown: Mark Callum
Directed By: John Powell
Giacomo Puccini: Norman Rodway
his wife, Elvira: Jill Balcon

: The Afternoon Play

What Every Woman Knows byJ.M. BARRIE adapted by STEWART CONN
'Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. It's our only joke. Every woman knows that.' +
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE BBC Scotland. Stereo (R)


Unknown: J.M. Barrie
Adapted By: Stewart Conn
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie
Maggie Wylie: Phyllis Logan
John Shand: David Hayman
Teller of the Tale: Tom Fleming
Alick: Wylie Tomwatson
David Wylie: John Shedden
James Wylie: Ray Dunsire
Lady Sybil: Hetty Baynes
Comtesse de la Briere: Vivienne Dixon
Venables: Alan Rothwell

: The Living World

Let's Hear it Again
Peter France selects some highlights from the past year. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Producer: John Harrison

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons


Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Fosdyke Saga

Episode 34: 'Milady, all I want is a few quid to buy me a new udder-scraper.' Stereo

: Radio 4Christmas Competition

Another opportunity to hear the clues

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: I've Been Together Nowfor 70 Years

Johnny Morris recalls his childhood in Wales.


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Goin' Bamboo

3: Mr Yamada Does His Duty


Unknown: Mr Yamada

: Murder for Christmas

Trent's Last Case by E.C Bentley adapted by Alan Downer with Martin Jarvis as Philip Trent.

Sigsbee Manderson was renowned and hated throughout the financial world. One day he's found murdered. Trent is put on the case, a case that will prove to be his last, and one he certainly won't forget.


(Martin Jarvis is in 'Woman in Mind' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)


Writer: E.C Bentley
Adapted By: Alan Downer
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Philip Trent: Martin Jarvis
Mabel Manderson: Helena Breck
Marlowe: Simon Hewitt
Bunner: Brian Hewlett
Cupples: Manning Wilson
Insp Murch: Alan Downer
Martin: Stephen Thorne
Sir James Molloy: Sean Barrett
Mrs Morgan: Joanna Wake
Figgis: Paul Gregory
Eddison: David Goodland
Williams: Stuart Organ
Abbott: Simon Cuff
Dr Stock: Stephen Hattersley

: The Impresarios


: The Living Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford was founded in the 19th century on revolutionary principles by General Pitt Rivers. It has been described as 'nothing but a heap of old junk'. A new wing was opened recently to house some of its musical instruments.
Annie AUsebrook discovers that the museum is a vibrant, living place. Researcher TINA PEPLER With
Producer ALEC REID BBCBristol. Stereo


Unknown: General Pitt Rivers.
Unknown: Annie Ausebrook
Unknown: Tina Pepler
Producer: Alec Reid
General Pitt Rivers: Nat Brenner
Henry Balfour: Sean Barrett
Miss Blackwood: June Barrie
Agent: Michael Drew
Agent: James Fenton,
Agent: Helene de la Rue
Agent: Ursula Betts
Agent: Schuyler Jones
Agent: Patti Langton,
Agent: Felix Cobbson

: Ghost Story

A Little Place Off the Edgware Road by GRAHAM GREENE
Joss Ackland reads a tale in which a cinema attracts an unexpected clientele.


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Joss Ackland

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Workforce

A quarterly report on the world of employment.
Brian Redhead reports from
Hong Kong and also brings up-to-date news of what has been happening here in Britain over the past three months. Consultant JOHN ATKINSON Researcher STEPHEN SACKUR


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Atkinson
Unknown: Researcher Stephen Sackur
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Watchnight Service

Senior Chaplain at Strangeways Prison, Manchester BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Noel Proctor

: News

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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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