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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Working farmers and Friends of the Earth: do they have to be enemies?

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Andrew Marr.
7.45 Thought for the Day the the Rev
Dr Leslie Griffiths


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Andrew Marr.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan


Unknown: Cliff Morgan

: Breakaway

Presented by Ken Bruce. This week: two exotic islands - Bill Breckon explores the Galapagos while Susan Marling soaks up the sun in Mauritius. 0 WRITE to: [address removed] for factsheet No 52, enclosing sae
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Presented By: Ken Bruce.
Unknown: Bill Breckon
Unknown: Susan Marling

: Loose Ends Christmas Special

Ned Sherrin presents
Carry on up Yer Cinders with a galaxy of stars including Frankie Howerd , Jonathan Ross ,
Rory Bremner , Claire Rayner and Julian Clary. Introducing
Barbara Windsor.
Co-starring Arthur Smith. Stereo
• COMEDY: page 12


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Julian Clary.
Unknown: Barbara Windsor.
Unknown: Arthur Smith.

: The Year In Westminster

A look back at an eventful 12 months in Parliament.

With Michael White, Peter Jenkins, Robin Oakley and Andrew Marr.


Presenter: Michael White
Presenter: Peter Jenkins
Presenter: Robin Oakley
Presenter: Andrew Marr

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections of life and politics abroad.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby


Presented By: Louise Botting
Presented By: Vincent Duggleby

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

The last programme in the series, with Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair.
With Tim Brooke-Taylor , Willie Rushton , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer. Pianist Colin Sell.
Producer Jon Magnusson. Stereo


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Pianist: Barry Cryer.
Producer: Jon Magnusson.

: News

: Any Questions?

This week's panel:
Diane Abbott , MP; the Rt Hon
Lynda Chalker , MP; the Rt Hon Shirley Williams ; and Germaine Greer.
From Buxton, Derbyshire. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby and at 2.00pm
Any Answers?
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Call Jonathan Dimbleby with views on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producer Janet Lee
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Unknown: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Lynda Chalker
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Germaine Greer.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Janet Lee

: Saturday Playhouse

A Christmas
Carol Charles Dickens 's much-loved Christmas story. With Michael Gough as Ebenezer Scrooge. Narrated by Freddie Jones.
Music Elizabeth Parker.
Dramatised by Chnstopher Denys Director Janet Whitaker. Stereo


Writer: Charles Dickens
Ebenezer Scrooge: Michael Gough
Narrated: by Freddie Jones.
Music: Elizabeth Parker.
Dramatised By: Chnstopher Denys
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Ghost of Marley: Robert Eddison
Scrooge's nephew: Douglas Hodge
Mrs Dilbur: Anna Wing
Ghost of Christmas Past: Elizabeth Lindsay
Ghost of Christmas Present: Peter Woodthorpe
Bob Cratchit: Danny Schiller
Mrs Cratchit: Vivian Pickles
Mr Fezziuiig: Timothy Bateson
Mrs Fezziuiig: Maxine Audley
Young Scrooge: Andrew Wincott
Dick Wilkins: Terence Edmond
Belle: Joanna Myers
Old joe: Ronald Herdman
Scrooge's niece: Petra Markham
Sister: Emma Gregory
Topper: Timothy Carlton
Schoolmaster: Ian Lindsay
Martha: Danielle Allan
Tiny Tim: Hugo Mendez

: Grand Tour

In the last programme of the series, the novelist Anthony Burgess reflects with his characteristic wit on one of his favourite cities: Rome.
Producer Martin Buckley


Unknown: Anthony Burgess
Producer: Martin Buckley

: Science Now

The discovery of aspirin and the first human flight are just two Christmas presents that changed the world. Alun Lewis looks at more examples from the past, and, with the help of his studio guests, probes the future.
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Staying On

' In the Rhodesias.
The last of three interviews by Lynn Ten
Kate with men who chose to 'stay on' after
Rhodesian independence. Norman Carr - from hunter to conservationist.
Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Lynn Ten
Unknown: Norman Carr
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Week Ending


: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition.
Director Tracey Neale , Stereo


Director: Tracey Neale

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson
Producer Michael Ember. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Classic Serial: The Forsyte Chronicles

John Galsworthy's saga dramatised in 23 episodes, narrated by Dirk Bogarde as Galsworthy.
13: An action for libel, Marjorie Ferrar versus Fleur Mont, and Michael Mont pursues 'Foggartism'. Soames must defend the family.
Cast list as next Saturday plus:
Episode dramatised by Elspeth Sandys
Director Anthony Cornish.


Written By: John Galsworthy
Dramatised By: Elspeth Sandys
Director: Anthony Cornish.
Galsworthy: Dirk Bogarde
Sir Lawrence Mont: Paul Daneman
Soames: Alan Howard
Fleur Mont: Amanda Redman
Michael Mont: Gary Bond
Marjorie Ferrar: Belinda Lang
Francis Wilmot: Simon Treves
Wilfred Desert: Philip Sully
Sir Alexander MacGown: Stuart McGuigan
Marquess of Shropshire: Jack May
Sir Lawrence Mont: Paul Daneman
Mr Settlewhite: David King
Butterfield: Nicholas Gilbrook
Sir James Foggart: Michael Kilgarriff
Mr Bergfeld: Ben Onwukwe
Mrs Bergfeld: Tara Dominick
Boddick: David Bannerman
Bicket: Stephen Garlick
Lord Charles Ferrar: James Greene
Editor: Brian Miller

: Conversation Piece

In the last programme of the series,
Sue MacGregor meets
Anthony Dowell , Director of the Royal Ballet. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Anthony Dowell
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rev
Dr John Sentamu. Stereo


Unknown: Dr John Sentamu.

: News

: Hallelujah!

The Chorus
Daniel Snowman watches the London Philharmonic Choir at work, joins in the singing, and meets
Sir Georg Solti , Bernard Haitink and Simon Rattle.
Stereo (R)


Unknown: Daniel Snowman
Unknown: Sir Georg Solti
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Simon Rattle.

: Pen to Paper

Eight anthologies of new writing.
3: This week's programme is mainly on the subject of suburbs. Readers: Ann Rye ,
Emma Garner-Clarke and Derrick Gilbert.
Producer Alfred Bradley Stereo


Readers: Ann Rye
Readers: Emma Garner-Clarke
Readers: Derrick Gilbert.
Producer: Alfred Bradley

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Dr Christopher Page , director of Gothic Voices.


Unknown: Dr Christopher Page

: Steve Ross in Cabaret

Four programmes featuring one of New York's leading pianists and vocalists.
With John Rees-Jones (double bass)
2: 1 Happen to Like New York

: News

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