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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Prayer for the Day

with The Rev Noel Battye
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo

: News

: Cold Turkey

A Boxing Day breakfast is served up by toastmaster Bernard Falk , who shares his bacon and eggs with Sally Jones (poached from Breakfast Time). Producer JILL THOMAS Editor IRENE MALUS


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Sally Jones
Producer: Jill Thomas
Editor: Irene Malus

: News

: Punters

Past punters join Susan Marling for flashbacks and updates on the year's reports. Produced in Bristol by the Punters team


Unknown: Susan Marling
Editor: Jenny Walmsley

: Wilko's Weekly

Four daily programmes with Tony Wilkinson. The Bible message comes to thousands of Russian seamen in Lerwick. The
Shetland Times reports rumours of haddock smuggling and the end of the oil boom.
Producer JULIAN HALE. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson.
Producer: Julian Hale.

: Down the River Tay

In four daily programmes, Cliff
Morgan meets some of the people who live and work along the banks of the River Tay. Today's programme includes a visit to Scone Palace where the Kings of Scotland were crowned. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC BristoL Stereo (R)


Unknown: River Tay.
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Daily Service

Angels from the realms of glory (Iris) (BBC HB 42) Philippians 2, w 1-11 Carol: Lord, you were rich beyond all splendour (French, arr D. Willcocks ) Hark, the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn) (BBC HB 50)
Director of Music


Unknown: D. Willcocks
Unknown: Alan Wilson.

: Citizens

Cast for the fortnight:
Directed by ADRIAN BEAN Producer CUVE BRILL. Stereo


Unknown: Graeme Curry.
Directed By: Adrian Bean
Producer: Cuve Brill.
Mary: Alice Arnold
Suzi: Hetty Baynes
Zena: Maria Charles
Sally: Avril Clark
Harry: Steve Coogan
Mireille: Tara Dominick
Alex: Kate Duchene
Mike: Scott Farrell
Steve: Mark Fletcher
Toby: Christophergodwin
Jackie: Eve Gurney
Charles: Michael N Harbour
Julia: Beverley Hills
Joe: John Hollis
Terry: Anthony Jackson
Megan: Margaret John
June: Maggie McCarthy
Helen: Jenny McCracken
Ernest: Brian Murphy
Miles: Dominic Rickhards
Pat: Marcella Riordan
Tony: Richard Tate
Kelly: Kerry Ann White

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Ludovic Kennedy talks with Dr Anthony Clare. Researcher RONNI DA vis


Talks: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare.
Unknown: Ronni Da
Producer: Michael Ember

: Something to Celebrate

2: A Rite of Passage for the Apprentice
Graham Buckley can become a man only through a ceremony of degradation ...
Producer CATHIE MAHONEY Stereo


Unknown: Graham Buckley
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Smash of the Day: The Men from the Ministry: The Big Rocket

Starring Wilfred Hyde-White and Richard Murdoch. With Diana Olsson, Roy Dotrice, Norma Ronald, David Graham and John Graham.
(First broadcast Nov 1962)


Written and produced by: Edward Taylor
Hamilton-Jones: Wilfred Hyde-White
Lamb: Richard Murdoch
April Adams: Diana Olsson
Sir Gregory: Roy Dotrice
Mildred: Norma Ronald
[Actor]: David Graham
[Actor]: John Graham

: News

: The Announcers' Challenge II

.... or The Newsreaders Strike Back!
Michael Aspel delves into the mysteries of Network Presentation.
From Radio 2: James Alexander Gordon and Steve Madden. From Radio 3: Peter Barker and Susan Sharpe. From Radio 4:
Laurie Macmillan and Charlotte Green. Scorer and adjudicator GRAHAM POINTON.
BBC Pronounciation Adviser.
Devised and written by DIRK MAGGS


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: James Alexander Gordon
Unknown: Steve Madden.
Unknown: Peter Barker
Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: Graham Pointon.
Written By: Dirk Maggs
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Bernard Cribbins reads The Mystery Voyage of the Cuttlefish by ALEXA ROMANES. Producer DAVID LAN NEVILLE Stereo (R)


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins

: Moonlight and the Black Cat

The second of two sketches by DAVID BUCK. 2: Guns
With Geoffrey Collins as Pierre Luoys.
Technical presentation by JOHN PARTINGTON SARAH DEVONALD and RUPERT FUNDT. Stereo (R)


Unknown: David Buck.
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins
Unknown: Pierre Luoys.
Presentation By: John Partington
Presentation By: Sarah Devonald
Presentation By: Rupert Fundt.
Gaby: Elizabeth Proud
Lily: Rosalind Shanks
Emma: Julie Berry
Andre Messager: Garard Green
Igor Stravinsky: Geoffrey Matthews
Woman at funeral: Susan Sheridan

: The Afternoon of a Faun

An impression of Vaslav Nijinsky 's scandalous ballet, in which he danced the faun;
Stephane Mallarme 's erotic poem LApresmidi dun Faune; and Claude Debussy's famous Prélude, composed in 1894, which accompanied them both. Anton Lesser as the Faun/Nijinsky Daniel Massey as Debussy
John Moffatt as Mallarme and Anna Cropper as Romola Nijinsky. Directed by JOHN POWELL Stereo (R)


Unknown: Vaslav Nijinsky
Unknown: Stephane Mallarme
Unknown: Anton Lesser
Directed By: John Powell

: Rogue Male

The novel by GEOFFREY HOUSEHOLD dramatised by FREDERICK BRADNUM. With and If Sir Ben had succeeded in his mission, he would have changed the course of history ... Set in Germany and England in the late 1930s.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD Stereo


Novel By: Geoffrey Household
Dramatised By: Frederick Bradnum.
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Sir Ben: Simon Cadell
Major Quive-Smith: David Goudge
Karl: Ian Michie
Colonel: Christopher Scott
Police Chief: Geoffrey Whitehead
Fisher: David Rose
Vaner: Philip Sully
Saul: Leslie Heritage
Peale: Ian Targett
Tom: Jonathan Scott
Mrs Whelkes: Ysanne Churchman
Patachon: Manning Wilson
Barmaid: Susan Sheridan
Mrs Erskine: Joan Matheson

: Kaleidoscope Quartet

Paul Allen meets three theatre professionals: Jane Lapotaire , currently C. S. Lewis 's beloved Joy Davidman in Shadowlands;
Ian McDiarmid , who acted in Iris Murdoch 's The Black Prince and took over the Almeida
Theatre; and playwright
Timberlake Wertenbaker , who won success for Our Country's Good.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: C. S. Lewis
Unknown: Joy Davidman
Unknown: Ian McDiarmid
Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: Timberlake Wertenbaker
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: News

: Daphne

A portrait in her own words of Dame Daphne du Maurier.
Christopher Cook presents scenes from the life of the best-selling novelist, who died earlier this year.
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Reader: Joanna David.

: Uncle Mort's North Country

With Norman Bird as Harry Hardcastle.
2: Dark Satanic Writer Stereo (R)


Unknown: Norman Bird
Unknown: Harry Hardcastle.

: Masterbrain

A special invitation challenge match featuring the winners and runners-up of the 1989 Brain of Britain and Mastermind contests. Chairman
Robert Robinson , with: Barbara Thompson (Brain of Britain) Glen Binnie (Runner-up)
Mary Elizabeth Raw (Mastermind)
GUI Doubleday (Runner-up) Questions set by IAN GILLIES , ALAN PALMER and JOHN METFORD Mycroft IAN GILUES
Producer RICHARD EDIS Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Barbara Thompson
Unknown: Glen Binnie
Unknown: Mary Elizabeth Raw
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Alan Palmer
Unknown: John Metford
Unknown: Mycroft Ian Gilues
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

: J. Kingston Platt ...

2: Randolph and the Shopgirl Princess. Stereo

: Classic Serial

A Tale of Two Cities
4: Beginnings. Stereo (R)

: The Tingle Factor

Michael Bentine is Robin Ray 's guest. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Robin Ray

: Kaleidoscope

Aspects of Andrew Lloyd Webber The composer talks with Mark Steyn. Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
Stereo (R) revised


Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Mark Steyn.
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Two Stories by Georgina Hammick

2: Noble Rot

: News

: In Royal Company

A visit to Her Majesty's Chapel Royal,
St James 's Palace, heralds the start of a historical journey spanning the battlefield of Agincourt and the christening of Prince William. Today's Gentlemen and Children of the Chapel are among those who tell the stories, accompanied by the music of Purcell,
Byrd, Handel and Tallis. Producer CHRISTINE MORGAN Stereo


Unknown: St James
Producer: Christine Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass , an American Slave (2). Stereo


Unknown: Frederick Douglass

: Britannia -the Film

A history in eight reels. Reel 2: Merrie England With the opinions of film historians
Jeffrey Richards and Sue Harper ; directors Richard Lester and John Boorman. Narrated by Christopher Frayling. Reader DAVID KING.
Compiled and researched by PAUL WELLS. Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Sue Harper
Directors: Richard Lester
Directors: John Boorman.
Reader: Christopher Frayling.
Reader: David King.
Directed By: John Powell.

: The Natural History of the Gnome

Peter France talks to naturalists about the role of the gnome in the ecology of his woodland home.
Producer MILES BARTON BBC Bristol (R)


Talks: Peter France

: News

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