Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys
22.214.171.124,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With MARTIN CRASS
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day
The bellowing of the Galapagos sealion and the 'ooh' of the Arsenal crowd as the ball hits the woodwork in extra time.
Nick Baker explores the strange and secret life of the BBC Sound Effects Library.
Producer ANDREW PARFITT. Stereo
from St George 's,
Brandon Hill , Bristol.
With the CHOIR OF CLIFTON COLLEGE. Hymns: Adam lay y bounden; Out of your sleep; Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates (MHB 890) Reading: Isaiah 11, vv 1-6
Conducted by THE REV ERNEST REA BBCBristol. Stereo
'I will sing the praises of Great Ormond Street from the rooftops and no-one will stop me,' declares writer and broadcaster Bel Mooney in support of London's Hospital for Sick Children.
Small wonder, since daughter Kitty now thrives after eight years of their unique brand of tender loving care.
An unashamedly biased account as the hospital's muchpublicised Wishing Well Appeal reaches its halfway mark. Producer JILL MARSHALL BBCBristol
Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presenter John Fuller. Readers JUNE BARRIE and MARTIN jar vis.
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR
Gordon Clough and Louis Allen - linked by the miracle which is wireless - preside over a further series of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the frontal lobes....
Irene Thomas and Eric Kom challenge John Julius Norwich and Peter Oppenheimer. Researcher AUDREY ROBINS Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
Open the window, what can we hear? Christmas sounds from far and near. Alvin Stardust opens the windows of the Listening Corner Advent calendar. Today: Jingle All the Way Written and produced by MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)
Mothers, martyrs and managers, musicians, models and men - Jenni Murray and guests invite you to share the hour that highlights women's interests and colours men's thinking.
Five Short Stories by RONALD BLYTHE.
Read by Ronald Pickup 3: The Common Soldiery Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY
Frankie Goes to Liverpool.
Frank Clarke , writer of Letter to Brezhnev and The Fruit
Machine, takes Paul Allen on a cultural tour of his home city. His itinerary ranges from a theatre group struggling on the dole to the bingo on a Saturday night.
Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters Letters to: PM, BBC London W1A 1AA
0 If you would like the chance to read out your own letter over the Christmas period, please enclose a daytime telephone number.
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55
by RAY JENKINS.
When Emile Zola published his famous J'accuse in defence of Captain Dreyfus, his own liberty was put at risk and he fled to England. He ended up in Surrey with a most unusual housekeeper, who was aged 16 and called Violette.
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo
Capt Alfred Dreyfus:
F W Wareham:
The last of four programmes presented by Margaret Howard. The 2nd Baron Colwyn leads a busy life. His days are divided between his successful dental practice and the House of Lords; but at night he plays trumpet in his own society dance band. Producer GRAHAM TAYAR (R)
David Hayman , newly appointed director of 7:84 Scotland, talks to
Joyce McMillan about his plans for the acting company, and Tom Brooke finds out what's buzzing in New York.
Presenter Prabhu Guptara Producer JOHN BOUNDY
Editor RICHARD BANNERMAN
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by THOMAS HARDY abridged in 20 episodes by DONALD BANCROFT.
Read by Kenneth Haigh (1)
The tragedy of a 'pure woman' destroyed by a false and heartless code of values and by the cruelty of the two men in her life.
Producer MAURICE LEITCH
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