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: News Briefing

: Pretude


: Prayer tor the Day


: News

: Boxing Day

Boxing Day dawned dull and drear, the end of yet another year. But, St Stephen had tt right. on Radio 4 this day'H dawn bright....
With Susan Marling in the Chair , ., and Maureen Lipman also there. While Patrick Stoddart , wUy fox, has news of programmes on the box. including at 8.00am News


Unknown: St Stephen
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart

: News

: Conversation Piece in Hoitywood

In the first ofathrough-the-week series, Sue MacGregor makes for the historic hub of the movie business, to talk to five of its extraordinary stars. Today: Walter Matthau producer GILHAN HUSH BBC Mane/tester


Unknown: Walter Matthau

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper looks at secular and retigous abstinence. (R)


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Perspective 08

A series of five programmes. 1 Freedom and ResponsibilityNorman Stone , Professor of Modern History at Oxford
University, considers the shifts in personal and economic freedom and examines the claim that Government is becoming too intrusive. Producer HOWARD ROGERS


Unknown: Norman Stone
Producer: Howard Rogers

: My Brandtather

The first of five recollections by DENIS CONSTANDUROS
Read by Benjamin Whitrow Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Read By: Benjamin Whitrow
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: Daily Service

for St Stephen 's Day led by CANON NOEL VINCENT ,
With the BBC NORTHERN SINGERS Introit for St Stephen's Day; 0 Httle town of BetMehem; Sing lullaby; Shepherds left their f)ocks (Quern pastores) Conducted by MARK POWUMON BBC Afanc/!MMr


Unknown: St Stephen
Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent
Conducted By: Mark Powumon

: Brace Bumhrv

First of three programmes in which Teleri Bevan talks with three very different American opera singers.
Today, mezzo-soprano turned soprano Grace Bumbry , one of the first black artists to win international recognition.
Producer MARK OWEN BBC Wa<es (R) (Roberta Peters. Wednesday 11. 00am)


Talks: Teleri Bevan
Soprano: Grace Bumbry
Unknown: Roberta Peters.

: Nation at Shopkeepers

Debbie Thrower visits five very different shops.
1: Groove Records in Soho Jean Palmer is known as Granny Groove. She's 73, hip, coot and smooth.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower
Unknown: Granny Groove.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Tinker. Taiiar. So!aier. Spy

with John Bennett as Mendel Ann Lynn as Mrs Pope Graham and featuring Rosemary Leach as Connie Sachs. Part 3
Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Bennett
Unknown: Mendel Ann Lynn
Unknown: Mrs Pope Graham
Unknown: Rosemary Leach

: News

: News Quiz et the Year

The most memorab)e stories and clippings revisited. With Richard Ingrams.
Alan Coren and lan Hislop. Barry Took is in the Chair.
Stereo ('Repeated on Netf Year's Eve)

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Bill Oddie reads "The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark" by Jill Tomlinson. Today's story: "Dark is Exciting" Stereo (R)

: Vivaldi!

A baroque portrait in two parts by GRAEME FIFE.
1: Afmtc TrtMmp/!an<
'To write the Four Seasons was simple: but to endure the four seasons of my own life and work....'
If the Four Seasons is all you know of Don Antonio Vivaldi. then you know next to nothing. Technical presentation by ROBIN CHERRY. MARTIN HOLUSTER and VICKY OSWALD
Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo repeated on Neu' year's &)e.) fFor cast see tomorroM' at 2.06tpm.)


Unknown: Graeme Fife.
Unknown: Don Antonio Vivaldi.
Unknown: Martin Holuster
Directed By: John Powell.

: The Btind misteading the B)ind

In the first of two autobiographical talks,
Peter White recalls some of his schoolboy escapades. Producer THENA HESHEL (R)


Unknown: Peter White

: Tom Jones

2: A Touch of the Seagrims Stereo (R)

: Ka)e)doscope

Exits and Entrances
They came: David Hockney ,
Peter Brook , MOMI, the Tate of the North. Clause 29, Prince.
They changed places: Peter Hall. Jeremy Isaacs , Judi Dench. And they departed:
Sir Frederick Ashton ,
Colin Blakely , Raymond Carver. Christopher Cook updates the arts in 88. Producer us EDWARDS


Unknown: David Hockney
Unknown: Peter Brook
Unknown: Peter Hall.
Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Unknown: Judi Dench.
Unknown: Sir Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Colin Blakely
Unknown: Raymond Carver.
Unknown: Christopher Cook

: Journey Round My Peop)e

A series of five programmes in which Jamaican-born
Ferdi Dennis goes on a journey into Afro Britain.
1:A Weekend at YAA AsantewaA poetry event at Yaa Asantewa Arts Centre.


Unknown: Ferdi Dennis
Producer: Manna Salandy Brown

: News

: Entertaining Mr Gosling: A Fylde Folktale

Ray Gosling spends sunny winter days with the Blackpool black forest gateau classes.
BBC Manchester (R)


Presenter: Ray Gosling
Organist: Clarice Robson
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The Six O'Clock News

With Peter Donaldson


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Loose Gags, Songs and Sketches

or A Night at the Old Gaff.
Salty comedy telling the story of the Clements Brothers and their 1902-32 shows at Skegness. Performing at the Bristol Old Vic are the Arcadia Revels. Featuring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Paula Wilcox, Julia Hills, Chris Harris and Robert Austin with John Telfer and the Skeggy Syncopators. Written and presented by Tony Staveacre.
Directed by ALEC REID. BBC Bristol (Stereo)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Paula Wilcox.
Unknown: Julia Hills
Unknown: Chris Harris
Unknown: Robert Austin
Unknown: John Telfer
Unknown: Skeggy Syncopators.
Presented By: Tony Staveacre.
Directed By: Alec Reid.

: News

: The Archers

: Comedy at Christmas

The Dippers adapted by PETER KING from the novel by BEN TRAVERS .
If only Stella and Henry had realised that they were both going to be in Coombe Puddy.
If only Henry hadn't missed his train home. If only he hadn't agreed to impersonate a 'professional' dancer. If only the dancer's wife hadn't been quite so lovely and if only
Stella hadn't caught him in the bedroom of this creature....
Music composed and played by DAVID CHILTON and NICK RUSSELL PAVIER
Directed by PETER KING Stereo


Adapted By: Peter King
Novel By: Ben Travers
Played By: David Chilton
Played By: Nick Russell
Directed By: Peter King Stereo
as Henry TalboyesWith: Michael Williams
Stella Tavistock: Judi Dench
as Lord Mctlingham: Freddie Jones
and as Pauline Dipper: Melinda Walker
Hank Dipper: Coun Srinton
Band leader: John Samson
Agent: Norman Bird
Peter: Stephen Rashbrook
Wattle: TrevormcHols
Helen Monk: Dorcas Morgan
Minnie: Polly James
Cowman: William Simons
Party guests: Eva Stuart
Party guests: Diana Olson

: Literary Waths

First of four daily programmes. Alan Sillitoe takes
Christopher Somerville to areas of Nottinghamshire that have formed the background to some of his novels.
Reader Tom Courtenay Producer JUDE HOWELLS W


Producer: Jude Howells W

: Cinaeretia

Niget Hawthorne tells the first of five Stones with Music featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth.
Story adapted by MICHAEL COLE. Set to music by PAUL READE Producer BRIAN SCOTT HUGHES. Stereo (R)


Conducted By: Barry Wordsworth.
Adapted By: Michael Cole.
Music By: Paul Reade
Producer: Brian Scott Hughes.

: Kaleidoscope

Raising Your Voice
You may not get rich, but it has never been easier to set up a small press. Paul Allen talks to the publishers who want new voices to be heard, and to the writers with stories to tell. BBC North East (R)


Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: A Beck at Bedtime

Tess of the D'UrbervilIes (6)

: News

: Fine Arts Brass Christmas Special

A musical Christmas card presented by one of the country's leading chamber groups.
Producer RICHARD EDIS. S<ereo


Producer: Richard Edis.

: Down the Riwer

A series of daily programmes. 7V!e River TM< tn Hampshire
Cliff Morgan follows the course of a great trout river. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC BristoL Stereo (R)


Producer: Anthony Smith

: 'amMews

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