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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Jim Davis.


Unknown: Jim Davis.

: Writers Revealed

Dennis Potter talks to
Rosemary Hartill. Producer David Coomes Stereo


Talks: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.
Producer: David Coomes

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Desert Island Discs


: The Village

A return to
Bentley, Hants, for six more real-life stories. With Nigel Farrell. 1: A Christmas party at Glade Farm.
Producer Chris Paling


Unknown: Nigel Farrell.
Producer: Chris Paling

: Daily Service

Introit: A Child Is Born in Bethlehem (Scheidt); Joy to the World (Antioch); I John 1, vv 1-7; Light
Shining in the Darkness (Herrington/Stone);
Sussex Carol (arr Ledger). Director of Music Stephen Layton.


Music: Stephen Layton.

: I Remember When It Was All Green Fields Round Here

The second of three programmes in which David Bean revisits his youthful haunts. Today he goes back to St Albans. Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: St Albans.
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: The Bible

Chronicles. Part 2.

: On the Hour

"Historic archive material" from the first series.
Producers Armando lannucci and Chns Moms


Producers: Armando Lannucci

: Classic Serial

The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Part 3

: Namesakes

3: Claire Rayner has some major decisions to make about her future. Stereo
(Alan Titchmarsh. Monday 12noon)


Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.

: Out of Order Christmas Special

Patrick Hannan attempts to keep control as Julian Critchley , Austin Mitchell, Robin Cook and Sir David Steel run amok.
Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: Sir David Steel
Producer: Diane Messias.

: The World at One

with Susannah Simons.


Unknown: Susannah Simons.

: The Archers

: Christmas at the Wells: The Schoolmistress

Pinero's comedy is set in a girls' boarding school at the turn of the century. Mischief and mayhem abound when the principal, Miss Dyott, assumes a false identity to perform an opera on the London stage.
("The Shaughraun", Sunday 2.30pm)
DRAMA: page 8


Author: Arthur Wing Pinero
Adapted and directed by: Sue Wilson
Miss Dyott: Hannah Gordon
Hon Vere Queckett: Gary Bond
Rear Admiral Rankling: Dinsdale Landen
Peggy Hesslerigge: Samantha Bond
Reginald Paulover: Jeremy Northam
Mrs Rankling: Ann Windsor
Dinah Rankling: Elizabeth Mansfield
John Mallory: Terence Edmond
Ermyntrude Johnson: Teresa Gallagher
Gwendoline Hawkins: Rachel Fielding
Jane Chipman: Ann Beach
Sounders: Matthew Sim
Otto Bernstein: Norman Jones
Jaffray: Brian Miller
Tyler: Mark Straker

: Plain Tales from the Rhododendrons

Last of three programmes. The Ever-Decreasing Circle

: News

: Radio Lives

The Perfect Lady In the last of three portraits, Lady Barnett is profiled by June Knox-Mawer .
Producer Mark Savage. Stereo


Unknown: June Knox-Mawer
Producer: Mark Savage.

: Short Story

Swirsky Rejoices
The last of five stories of an African Christmas.
Aloft!: "Swirsky came out of the tree house. He was naked except for his moustache. And even that looked naked...."

: PM

with Valerie Singleton.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton.

: 1891

In the last of three programmes Stanley
Williamson finds out what was in the news 100 years ago in Winchester. Stereo

: Literary Consequences

Introducing Mr Dollfuss Part 2: Alice Thomas Ellis continues the story.
(Monday: Tom Sharpecontinues )


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis
Unknown: Tom Sharpecontinues

: Winston at Christmas


: News

: The Archers

Things are not what they seem at the wine bar.
Written by Louise Page and Sam Jacobs


Written By: Louise Page
Written By: Sam Jacobs
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Kate: Susie Riddell
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Bob Arnold
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Nelson: Jack May
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Lucy: Tracy-Jane White
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Sharon: Celia Nelson
Mike: Terry Molloy
Hetty: Pamela Craig
Jean-Paul: Yves Aubert
Caroline: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Bert: Roger Hume
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Sudha Bhuchar
Roger: Peter Harlowe
Robin: Tim Meats
John Peel: Himself

: PickoftheWeek

with Chris Serle.
Producer Fiona McLean. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: Keillor and Company

Another chance to hear
Garrison Keillor 's
American Radio Company reflect upon life on both sides of the Atlantic. With
Barry Cryer ,
Elizabeth Welch and the Demi-Tasse
Orchestra. Stereo


Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Elizabeth Welch

: Voices Off

Nick Baker investigates Tannoy announcements, a talking phrase book and the emotional outpourings of a computer.
Producer Nigel Acheson. Stereo (Rpt;


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Kaleidoscope


: A Book at Bedtime

A Country Doctor's Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov. Read in five parts by Derek Jacobi.
1: The Embroidered Towel
Translated by Michael Glenny Abridged by Brian Miller
Producer Sue Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Mikhail Bulgakov.
Unknown: Derek Jacobi.
Translated By: Michael Glenny
Abridged By: Brian Miller
Producer: Sue Wilson.

: Year Ending

A review of the year's news, starring those who created it. With Bill Wallis , Sally Grace , David Tate. Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: David Tate.
Producer: Diane Messias.

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton. Stereo


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: Loud American Ladies

Sheila Ferguson strides through the BBC Sound Archives looking for loud-mouthed compatriots. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Sheila Ferguson
Producer: Tessa Watt

: News

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