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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Producer nick UTECHIN
0 LINES OPEN/rom 8.00am

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: A Christmas Story

Untaken by Angels by MICHAEL CARSON.
The best way to get your shopping list to Father Christmas is by flicking it up the chimney over an open fire. Read by Michael N. Harbour.
Producer CLIVE BRILL. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Carson.
Read By: Michael N. Harbour.
Producer: Clive Brill.

: Daily Service

Carol: Of the Father's heart begotten
(Divinum Mysterium: arr D. Willcocks )
Reading: Isaiah 11, w 1-6 Carol: Child in a stable (French carol, arr J. Barnard )
Hail to the Lord's anointed (Criiger) (BBC HB 457)
Director of Music


Unknown: D. Willcocks
Unknown: J. Barnard
Unknown: Noel Tredinnick.

: Citizens

Produced and directed by CLIVE BRILL
0 CEEFAX: Synopsis page 144


Unknown: Christopher Reason
Directed By: Clive Brill
JJ: Adjoa Andoh
Mary: Alice Arnold
Sally: Avril Clark
Mireille: Tara Dominick
Mike: Scott Farrell
Toby: Christopher Godwin
Charles: Michael N Harbour
Julia: Beverley Hills
Joe: John Hollis
Terry: Anthony Jackson
Hugh: James MacPherson
June: Maggie McCarthy
Helen: Jenny McCracken
Darius: Cyril Nri
Miles: Dominic Rickhards
Jackie: Eve Gurney

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: David Stevenson

: Bedbugs

'Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,
Bless the bed that
I lie on.' We spend a third of our lives lying in bed and yet most of us have allowed our beds to become part of the furniture. But there's more to a bed than meets the eye, as Lynn Ten Kate found out in this series of five programmes. 1: Beds for Babies


Unknown: Lynn Ten Kate
Producer: Mohini Patel

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite


Presented By: John Waite

: Quote ... Unquote

... and finally.
This week's guests pondering acronyms and plundering quotes are Beryl Bainbridge David Hunt
Mavis Nicholson and John Julius Norwich. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees.
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER. Producer LISSA EVANS Stereo (R)


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: David Hunt
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: John Julius Norwich.
Presented By: Nigel Rees.
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Felicity Kendal reads Peter Pan. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Pan.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Kathleen Griffin follows the yellow brick road to celebrate 50 years of The Wizard of Oz. Serial:
Mr Campion and Others 2: The Longer View


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Kathleen Griffin
Unknown: Mr Campion

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Shepherds' Play

A new adaptation of one of the greatest of all the medieval mystery plays - the Wakefield Second Shepherds' Pageant.
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Music arranged from traditional sources and played by: John Kirkpatrick
Music arranged from traditional sources and played by: Sue Harris
Adapted and directed by: Nigel Bryant
First shepherd: William Simons
Second shepherd: Roger Rowland
Third shepherd: David Gilbrook
Mak: Terry Molloy
Gill: Susan Mansell
Mary: Susan Mansell

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

Patrick Moore is well known as an astronomer. But he's also a pianist, a virtuoso xylophonist and the composer of two operas, and once accompanied the violin-playing of Albert Einstein. He talks about his musical life with Richard Baker. Producer MICHAEL EMERY Stereo


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Albert Einstein.
Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Michael Emery

: News

: Visiting Lives

The last in the series. Andrew Motion asks
Bevis Hillier about his work on John Betjeman. Producer ED THOMASON


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Bevis Hillier
Unknown: John Betjeman.

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Details Mon 9. 15pm)

: PM

with Hugh Sykes and Valerie Singleton


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Second Thoughts

Eight programmes by JAN ETHERINGTON and GAVIN PETRIE. Starring and with and 8: There Goes the Bride Producer SIONED WILIAM Stereo


Unknown: Jan Etherington
Unknown: Gavin Petrie.
Producer: Sioned Wiliam
Bill: James Bolam
Faith: Lynda Bellingham
Hilary: Celia Imrie
Liza: Belinda Lang
Hannah: Kelda Holmes
Joe: Mark Denham
the Registrar: John Baddeley
the Video Man: Richard Tate
the Cabbie: Ben Onwukue

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

with Stuart Simon


Unknown: Stuart Simon
Producer: Vicky Whitefield
Editor: Gerry Northam

: Science Now

: Bloopers

In this selection of broadcasting blunders, Jonathan Hewat looks at how radio presenters present themselves when things go wrong. Producer ARMANDO IANNUCCI Stereo


Unknown: Jonathan Hewat
Producer: Armando Iannucci

: In Touch

Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL

: Kaleidoscope

Robinson Crusoe will be the main attraction at
Crewe's Lyceum Theatre: and in a pub near
Sheffield carols are sung from the English folksong tradition.
Presenter Paul Allen. Producer NOAH RICHLER Stereo


Unknown: Robinson Crusoe
Presenter: Paul Allen.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Vintage Thurber
2: MrPreble Gets Rid of His Wife and The Macbeth
Murder Mystery. stereo

: Britannia -the Film

A reflected history in eight reels.
Reel One: The Lion and the Unicom
With Stuart Hood , Andy Medhurst , Neil Sinyard and Elizabeth Sussex and the voices of Edgar Anstey ,
Stanley Baldwin , Jim Beveridge , Gracie Fields , George Formby , Harry Watt and Basil Wright.
Script and narration by Christopher Frayling. Reader DAVID KING. Compiled and researched by PAUL WELLS
Directed by JOHN POWELL Stereo (R)


Unknown: Stuart Hood
Unknown: Andy Medhurst
Unknown: Neil Sinyard
Unknown: Edgar Anstey
Unknown: Stanley Baldwin
Unknown: Jim Beveridge
Unknown: Gracie Fields
Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Harry Watt
Unknown: Basil Wright.
Reader: Christopher Frayling.
Reader: David King.
Directed By: John Powell

: News

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