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: News Briefing

: * Prelude


: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday
Handbells from the Beverley and District Bell Ringers, Humberside. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

7.10 Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Allan Wright has breakfast with Arthur and Margaret
Court, a retired farming couple from Frome in Somerset.


Unknown: Allan Wright

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Ted Harrison including at 8.00 News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Ted Harrison

: Sunday Papers

: Sir Harry Secombe

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause about the Army s central charity, which helps any man or woman serving in the British
Army, past or present, and their families, when they are in need. Donations to: Army Benevolent Fund [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Christchurch, Prestatyn led by the Vicar,
Readings: Luke 2, vv 15-20; Micah 5, vv 2.4
Hymns (AMR): Hark! The herald-angels sing; Good Christian men, rejoice with heart and soul and voice; Lord Jesus Christ; Christians awake, salute the happy morn. BBC Wales


Unknown: Clive Southerton

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Directed by cuve BRILL

: On Duty


: Pick of the Year


: Hancock's Half Hour

starring Tony Hancock with Sidney James
Bill Kerr. Hattie Jacques Kenneth Williams in A Sunday Afternoon at Home WALLY STOTT AND HIS ORCHESTRA Producer TOM RONALD
(First broadcast in April 1958)


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr.
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Wally Stott

: News

: News Review of the Year

Phil Longman looks back on a year that has seen the hurlyburly of a general election campaign, and the signing of the first nuclear arms reduction agreement ever concluded by the superpowers; a year, too, of success on the field of play as England's cricketers retained the Ashes and reached the World Cup final, as Europe's golfers won the Ryder Cup on American soil and the British Open had a British winner; but also a year studded with events that can be recalled only with horror and sadness - the Zeebrugge ferry disaster, the Hungerford shootings, the Remembrance Day killings at Enniskillen and the King's Cross underground fire. Written and produced by JONATHAN BAKER


Unknown: Phil Longman
Produced By: Jonathan Baker

: Les Misérables

The Words and the Music with James Grout as Victor Hugo
While living in exile in Guernsey, Victor Hugo wrote his epic novel, Les Misérables - a blazing pageant of life and death at the barricades of political and social revolution in 19th-century France.
Almost 125 years after Hugo completed his masterpiece, the ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY presented ALAIN BOUBLIL and CLAUDE-MICHEL SHONBERG 'S pop-opera of Les Misérables. This montage documentary examines the epic themes of the novel, explores its translation from page to stage and features the music of the show which has broken box-office records on both sides of the Atlantic. Compiled by BARRY CARMAN Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Victor Hugo
Unknown: Victor Hugo
Unknown: Alain Boublil
Unknown: Claude-Michel Shonberg
Unknown: Barry Carman
Producer: John Knight

: The Pickwick Papers

3: Alarms and Excursions

: An Evening with Alan Jay Lerner

The late Alan Jay Lemer , author and lyricist of such shows as My Fair Lady, Camelot and Gigi, talks about his life in the musical theatre in a programme originally broadcast in 1985. Producer PETER KING. Stereo (R) (Given before an invited audience)


Unknown: Alan Jay Lemer
Producer: Peter King.

: With Great Pleasure

Sue Townsend, Adrian Mole 's 's creator, in company with Peter Geoffrey and Julia Hills , presents a selection of her favourite poetry and prose before an audience in the Secret Jazz Club, Leicester. Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Adrian Mole
Unknown: Peter Geoffrey
Unknown: Julia Hills

: News



Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: The Hundred and One Dalmatians

2: Hark, Hark, the Dogs Do Bark Stereo

: Murder at the Red October

by Anthony Olcott
dramatised in five parts by Matthew Walters
1: Duvakin, a night-security guard in the Red October Hotel in Moscow, finds his whole life altered when he is confronted with an American tourist staying at the hotel - a murdered American tourist.
Stereo (R)


Writer: Anthony Olcott
Dramatised by: Matthew Walters
Music composed By: Jim Parker
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Duvakin: Anton Rodgers
Tanya: Rula Lenska
Bezimenov: David March
Mashka: Margot Boyd
Dima: John Webb
Lena: Moir Leslie
KGB man: Mark Jones
Polkovnikow: John Rye
Ludmilla: Madi Hedd
Kazbick: John Hollis
Petka: Michael Spice
Ishakin: Clifford Rose
Leonid: David Peart
Larisa: Huda Schroder
Muscleman: Scott Cherry
Slava: Anthony Higginson
Misha: Nigel Graham

: Space Children

This is the story of the last children to leave Earth, a planet rendered uninhabitable by wars and the destruction of the environment. Appalled by what they have done, the adults send the children out into space to make a better life....
Space children and the children from Ecaps played and sung by pupils from
ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL, conducted by MARGARET HOPES Adapted and directed by ALEC REID BBCBristol. Stereo


Unknown: David Ray Markham
Conducted By: Margaret Hopes
Directed By: Alec Reid
the Queen of Ecaps: Jill Balcon
Cheeky: Ben Igo
Miranda: Rachel Willis
Captain of the Spaceship: Don Fellows
Co-pilot: Alan Coveny
MachO: Geoffrey Collins
Space Demons: Paul Gregory
Space Demons: Sheila Grant
Father: Michael Drew
Mother: Ella Hood

: Crime at Christmas: The Governess

by Evelyn Hervey dramatised by Barry Campbell and Michael Bakewell
with Angela Pleasance as Harriet Unwin and James Bolam as Sgt Drewd
It all began with the theft of some sugar mice, which was hardly a crime to interest Sergeant Drewd. But it was followed by something rather more serious - murder.
Stereo ("Smallbone Deceased" by Michael Gilbert tomorrow at 7.45pm)


Author: Evelyn Hervey
Dramatised by: Barry Campbell
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Jane Morgan
Harriet Unwin: Angela Pleasence
Sgt Drewd: James Bolam
Pelham: James Holland
Mrs Arthur Thackerton: Susan Jameson
William Thackerton: Jack May
Arthur Thackerton: Tony Mathews
Joseph: Steve Hodson
Vilkins: Emily Richard
Grandmother Thackerton: Joan Matheson
Hopkinson: David Sinclair
Hannah: Victoria Carling
Mrs Breakspear: Eva Stuart
Newspaper voice: John Rye
Miss Bond: Marian Diamond
John: Stephen Tompkinson
PC Wilson: Anthony Jackson
Surgeon: Alan Dudley
Mr Brattle: Kim Wall
PC Smithers: Michael Troughton
Superintendent: Stephen Thorne

: News

: The Warm-Up Men

Wogan, The Price Is Right, all the popular television programmes offer two shows: the one you see, and the one you don't - the 'warm-up', designed to put the studio audience in exactly the right mood for the main attraction.
'The warm-up man', said one famous comedian, 'can make a duff show good, and a good show brilliant.' So who takes on this awesome responsibility?
What are the tricks of the trade? And can it all go hilariously or horribly wrong?
Glyn Worsnip finds out - from the stars, the producers, and the warm-up men themselves. Producer IRENE MALLIS


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Irene Mallis

: Seeds of Faith

The Rt Rev Cyril Bowles with a seasonal reflection.
3: In You, Lord, Is Our Hope
A New Year look into the open future of the people of God. Reader ALAN SYKES Stereo


Unknown: Cyril Bowles
Reader: Alan Sykes

: Little Horrors

2: The Skeleton and the Gypsy
In which little Peggy takes little Lilian to a graveyard in search of a cure for warts. Stereo


Peggy: Annabelle Lanyon
Lilian: Bernadette Windsor

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

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