Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor featuring this year's winner of the Man of the Year poll
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
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7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
A Box of Chocolates
'Any treaty drawn up with my mother would have to include strict boundary agreements. I'm afraid she has the same attitude to frontiers as Genghis Khan. And now I come to think of it. the similarities don't end there.'
A wry and revealing self-portrait of the successful young actress, playwright and comedienne Meera Syal. An Asian born in Britain, her chosen career has taken her to the West End and Broadway, yet has raised a few eyebrows in her home-town of Walsall and caused her parents some pain. She finds it difficult to meet an Indian man who will accept her as she is, yet she longs to marry in full accordance with her culture. And so Meera waits and waits, 'getting bunions'.
Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Pebble Mill (R) revised
4: Not Like Mills and Boon
Nurses and physiotherapists care intimately for patients on a one-to one basis, yet both feel their contribution does not always get the respect it deserves. Stereo (R) revised
Twenty years ago, the late David Franklin revisited Glyndebourne and made a programme which told, with love and pride, the story of the opera house and of his part in that story as a member of the company in the 30s.
Wandering around house and stage, he captured the voices and music of Glyndebourne before the war.
Producer HELEN FRY (R)
In the programme no woman can afford to miss,
Jenni Murray introduces some of the highlights of the year - from why Maureen Lipman gets on her knees at parties, to what Erica Jong has in common with Enid Blyton.
And there's the chance to hear again
Chief Seattle's Testimony Read by Sean Barratt.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by GRAHAM HARVEY and ROB GITTINS
Cast for the fortnight
BBC Pebble Mill
by John Abineri
The old gentlemen at Bromley Old Gentlemen's Retirement Home are restive, what with a poisoner in their midst; as is Miss Fadworthy, the proprietor matron trying to make ends meet.
BBC Bristol. Stereo
Inmates - Hamilton:
Inmates - Rice:
Inmates - True:
Inmates - Col Buzzard:
Inmates - Pinkerton:
Inmates - Phillips:
Inmates - Hepplewhite:
Inmates - Doyle:
Staff, and others - Miss Fadworthy:
Staff, and others - Lucy:
Staff, and others - Gibbs:
Staff, and others - Miss Doyle:
Police - Insp Parrot:
Police - Det Sgt Ramsden:
Verse and Circuses
A profile of the Circus of Poets, a South Yorkshire performance poetry group which appears nationwide in clubs, pubs, schools and arts centres, merging literary art with pure cabaret.
Presenter Paul Allen Producer GAVE SHEASBY BBC North East (R)
Ned Sherrin prepares to ring out the old year in the company of people like Stephen Fry
John Walters , Richard Jobson Victor Lewis Smith
Emma Freud , Jonathan Ross Carol Thatcher. Craig Charles Victoria Mather and Robert Elms as they look back over what they think they should apologise for during 1987.
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