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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Kathleen Richardson.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 18.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8,00 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with JOHN RAWLING
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: John Rawling

: Christmas with the Savages

Part 4 (R)

: News

: Face the Facts

A special edition in which John Waite looks back over a year of investigations on Radio 4 and brings you up to date with what's happened since.


Presenter: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis
Editor: Chris Longley

: One Big Kitchen Table

An Italia prize-winning snack at the 'Famous Delicatessen,
Philadelphia. pickled and shredded by Roberta Berke with the voices of Sam, Lilian and David Auspitz , their customers and helpers
A gem of a montage documentary
Recorded by ROGER DOWUNG Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT Stereo (R)


Unknown: Roberta Berke
Unknown: David Auspitz
Unknown: Roger Dowung
Producer: Piers Plowright

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm report on the wildlife scene and discover, some very unlikely predators \sheep and deer which eat seabird chicks! Producer JOHN HARRISON
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: John Harrison

: An Act of Worship


: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: Family Footsteps

Jackie Stewart is helping his son Paul launch his career in the dangerous and exciting world of motor sport, but what does the future hold? In the first of six chats with sporting families, Gerald Williams talks to father and son about sporting influences and whether the urge to succeed is in the blood. Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT


Unknown: Jackie Stewart
Talks: Gerald Williams
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: First Person

New broadcasters with stories to tell and opinions to air.
This week Linda Stapley on how to make the best of being a failed mum.


Unknown: Linda Stapley

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Fat Man in Italy

Tom Vernon pedals from the Alps to the Mezzogiorno in the summer of 1980. 2: The Olive, the Crossbow and the Caterpillar. Stereo (R) (Part 3 next Wednesday)


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

John Dowie reads Growing and Knowing. Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Dowie

: Woman's Hour

Is there sex after 70? Very much so, according to the couples who talk to Karen Deco about their emotional and physical lives. Serial: The Skin Chairs (4) Presenter Jenni Murrary


Unknown: Karen Deco
Presenter: Jenni Murrary

: A 40-Year-Old Man

by SHUSAKU ENDO dramatised by PENNY LEICESTER from the translation by VAN C. GESSEL. With
Suguro, a Catholic, lies in a hospital bed awaiting his third serious operation on the eve of his 40th birthday. Even if he survives, he is not sure that his marriage will.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo (R)


Unknown: Shusaku Endo
Dramatised By: Penny Leicester
Translation By: van C. Gessel.
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Suguro: Denis Lill
Yoshiko: Auriol Smith
Young nurse: Susie Brann
Yasuko: Janet Spencer-Turner
Michio: Bern Adette Windsor
Young doctor: Stephen Rashbrook
Yasuko's husband/Doctor: George Parsons
Priest/Anaesthetist: Garard Green
Old nurse: Pauline Letrs

: News

: Bookshelf

This week Nigel Forde offers a slice of England, with an anthology of writing edited by Richard Ingrams.
Professor John Honey asks 'Does accent matter?'


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Edited By: Richard Ingrams.
Edited By: Professor John Honey
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of yesterday s programme at 9. 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters; 5.31 City News continuedon FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Serenade to Music

In October 1938, to celebrate his jubilee as a conductor, Sir
Henry Wood conducted the first performance of a work specially written for the occasion by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The piece was Serenade to Music. Fifty years on, John Steane looks back to that famous premiere and examines how
Vaughan Williams tailored the 16 vocal parts to the voices who sang them. With contributions from the three surviving original soloists,
Dame Eva Turner , Mary Jarred and Roy Henderson , the composer's widow
Ursula Vaughan Williams and the voices of Sir Henry Wood and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Producer ANDREW LYLE. Stereo


Unknown: Henry Wood
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Unknown: John Steane
Soloists: Dame Eva Turner
Soloists: Mary Jarred
Soloists: Roy Henderson
Unknown: Ursula Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Producer: Andrew Lyle.

: The Idea of Europe

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am)

: The Family Firm

A series of six programmes.
1: H.P. Bulmer - Cider-Makers of Hereford
The Rev Charles Bulmer made cider from the apples in his rectory orchard. One hundred years ago, his son Percy turned the hobby into a business.
Now his grandson Esmond is chairman of a multi-million pound company.
Marjorie Lofthouse tells the story of the Hereford cider giants. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Charles Bulmer
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Does He Take Sugar?

Organising an efficient network of services for people with handicaps is difficult enough, but how is it managed on an archipelago of 60 islands? Lyn ten Kate shares her conclusions in a special programme from the Orkney Isles.


Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Jeremy Irons plays a pair of twin gynaecologists in Canadian film director David Cronenberg 's Dead Ringers.
Shock has been the hallmark of Cronenberg's recent films such as Scanners and The Fly. This one is less shocking, he thinks ... but Natalie Wheen has her point of view.
Producer us EDWARDS


Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Director: David Cronenberg
Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: A Book at Bedtime

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (14)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Room to Listen, Room to Talk

Presented by Dr Tony Lake 3: A Good-Enough Therapist (R) revised


Presented By: Dr Tony Lake

: 'amNews

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