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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse.
PrOducer David Bellinger. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger.

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies . Including Bells On
Sunday from Chelsea Old Church, London. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Oliver Walston visits the Chatsworth Farm Shop and its manager, Sandy Boyd.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Sandy Boyd.
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Andrew Green. Editor David Coomes
Including at
8.00am News


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Editor: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Norman Willis

sPeaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity committed to reducing the death rate from coronary heart disease by 1,000 a week. ● Donations by post only to the Coronary Prevention Group[address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke. 'Broadcast last Friday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

Glorious Return ... ... As Son of Man.
The last in the series of Advent services with Preacher Rev Dr Colin Morris. From Wesley
Chapel, London, led by Rev Paul Hulme. John 3, vv 14-21; Christ Whose Glory
Fills The Skies; Jesus My
'ruth, My Way; Jesus
Good Above All Other;
Away In A Manger; Come Thou Long Expected
Jesus. Organist
Ronald Thompson. Choir Director Richard Lee. Stereo


Unknown: Rev Dr Colin
Unknown: Rev Paul Hulme.
Organist: Ronald Thompson.
Director: Richard Lee.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Keri Davies. Stereo


Director: Keri Davies.

: News Stand

with Sebastian Scott. Producer lain Croft. Stereo


Unknown: Sebastian Scott.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Designer Paul Smith talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Talks: Paul Smith
Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members of the Garstang and District Gardening Club in Lancashire put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward. Chairman Clay Jones.
Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson.

: Christmas Spirits

Eight plays "to haunt thy days And chill thy dreaming nights" (Keats)
1: The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain
Charles Dickens' last Christmas story, about a man tormented by his past.
Dramatised by Jill Brooke
Producer Glyn Dearman
Director Kay Patrick. Stereo ("A Christmas Carol" on Christmas Day at 2.00pm)
DRAMA: page 15


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Jill Brooke
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Director: Kay Patrick
Redlaw/Ghost: Michael Tudor Barnes
Charles Dickens: John Moffatt
Milly Swidger: Dilys Laye
William Swidger: Ronald Herdman
Philip Swidger: Godfrey Kenton
George Swidger: Timothy Carlton
Adolphus Tetterby: Timothy Bateson
Sophia Tetterby: Maxine Audley
Johnny Tetterby: Stuart Heath
Adolphus Tetterby Jnr: Winston Eade
Denham: Andrew Wincott

: Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish

by F Scott Fitzgerald. It's Christmas 1942 in Hollywood and a down-at-heel screenwriter is looking for a miracle....
With David Graham. Harry Towb , Frank Lazarus and Liza Ross Dramatised by David Graham Producer Dirk Maggs. Stereo


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald.
Unknown: David Graham.
Unknown: Harry Towb
Unknown: Frank Lazarus
Unknown: Liza Ross
Dramatised By: David Graham
Producer: Dirk Maggs.

: The Radio Programme

A look at the regular crop of seasonal turkeys with Laurie Taylor.
Producer Mary Sharp. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Mary Sharp.

: Analysis

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.
In the last programme of the series, the Treasure Islands Roadshow comes from Bury St Edmunds. Listeners discuss the treasures on their bookshelves with Brian Alderson and Dr Marguerita Reeve. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Brian Alderson
Unknown: Dr Marguerita Reeve.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Coastline

LLynmouth is
Cliff Michelmore 's destination on the first stage of his journey along the North Devon Coast.


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore

: Poetry Please!

The last in a series of four programmes in which members of the four estates pick a favourite poem. Today for the Lords Spiritual, the Archbishop of York, John Habgood , discusses his choice with Simon Rae.
Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo 0 Requests to Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: John Habgood
Unknown: Simon Rae.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Europhile

: The Best of Fear on 4

The final part of this look back at the first two series, introduced by Edward De Souza , the Man in Black. 7: The Snowman Killing by J C W Brook.
A young mother's fear is intensified by her children's fascination with an eyeless snowman.
Director Martin Jenkins. Stereo


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Director: Martin Jenkins.
Anne Makepeace: Imelda Staunton
Colin: Alistair White
Alex: Alkis Constantouris
Henry Makepeace: Brian Hewlett
Helen: Emily Richard
Mrs Macpherson: Eve Stuart

: Bookshelf

Thriller- writer Jonathan Aycliffe provides a ghostly element for
Christmas with his new novel Whispers in the Dark. Nigel Forde also discusses the importance of time in fiction with novelists A S Byatt and Michael Frayn.


Unknown: Jonathan Aycliffe
Unknown: Michael Frayn.

: Punters

with Susan Marling.


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Reading Aloud

American Journals by Albert Camus.
In the late 1940s, Camus travelled first to the United States, then to South
America. His journal of these journeys provides a fascinating insight into the mind of one of the most original writers of the century. Read by Clive Merrison.
Abridged and produced by Cherry Cookson. Stereo


Unknown: Albert Camus.
Read By: Clive Merrison.
Produced By: Cherry Cookson.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Hank Wangford , musician and gynaecologist, presents his choice of writing while on tour with the Lost
Cowboys. He introduces poems by John Hegley and Roger McGough and folk tales from the North
American Indians, and indulges his passion for the lyrics of country and western music.
Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo


Unknown: Hank Wangford
Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Roger McGough
Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

: In Committee

The programme that follows the activities of MPs in committee.
Presented by Susan Hulme. Producer Charles Sigler


Presented By: Susan Hulme.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Seeds of Faith

A Season Under Siege Canon John Young , York Diocesan Evangelist, with his reflections for Advent.
4: The Coming of Christ the Child
Producer Clair Jaquiss. Stereo


Unknown: Canon John Young
Producer: Clair Jaquiss.

: News

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