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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Paul Mendel.


Unknown: Paul Mendel.

: Today

with Peter Hobday. Details as Holiday Monday, plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Eric James.


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: The Lost Continent

Final part.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Guest Paul Smith.


Unknown: Paul Smith.

: Tales from the Brigadier

Final part: The Brigadier in Season.

: Daily Service

0 Praise Ye the Lord!
(Laudate Dominum, BBC HB 279): Colossians 3, vv 9-14; Teach Me, Lord
(Kendrick); Lord, for the Years. Director of Music Stephen Layton.


Music: Stephen Layton.

: From Loon Pants to Safety Pins

A three-part celebration of how things were in the 1970s. 1: AU the Girls and Boys When women were wimmin and men were androgynous. Producer Liz Jensen. Stereo


Producer: Liz Jensen.

: Paradise Regained

John Milton 's sequel to
Paradise Lost, abridged in nine episodes.
1: Satan undertakes His Temptation.
(For credits see Monday 21 December)


Unknown: John Milton
Milton: Denis Quilley
God: Godfrey Kenton
Christ: Robert Glenister
Satan: Ian McDiarmid
Mary: Federay Holmes
Andrew: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Simon: Matthew Morgan
Belial: Steve Hodgson

: Larks Ascending

Violinist Iona Brown performs The Lark
Ascending, with memories of the composer Vaughan Williams from
Ursula Vaughan Williams and Sir Neville Marriner , and the song of larks, recorded by Richard Margoschis.
Producer Richard Bannerman Stereo (First broadcast in Kaleidoscope)


Violinist: Iona Brown
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Ursula Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Richard Margoschis.
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: On Ice

Water below zero can be hostile, beautiful and strange. This reflection on ice explores its enigmatic chemistry.
Producer Hamish Mykura. Stereo


Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Murder on the Orient Express

Final part: Time is not on the side of Hercule Poirot. Stereo


Unknown: Hercule Poirot.

: The X-Factor

Final programme: Lord Hesketh and James Hunt.
James Hunt won the World Championship a year after leaving the Hesketh team.


Unknown: James Hunt

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.
Producer Sheila Dillon. Stereo


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: Christmas Spirits

8: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.
What evil influences the two children at Bly?
Dramatised by John Tydeman Music Wildredo Acosta
Director Glyn Dearman. Stereo


Unknown: Henry James.
Dramatised By: John Tydeman
Music: Wildredo Acosta
Director: Glyn Dearman.
The Governess: Charlotte Attenborough
Mrs Grose: Rosemary Leach
Miles: Sam Crane
Flora: Sara Jane Derrick
Master of Bly: Michael Tudor Barnes
Coachman: John Church
Storyteller: Jonathan Adams

: Carry On up the Zeitgeist

5: Mirror Mirror on the Wall.... 1965 and Alf Garnett speaks for England. (Final programme)

: Queen Victoria's Last Exotic Friendship

1887 was Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee year as monarch, and her tenth as Empress of India. To mark the occasion, the Queen received a gift from the country she loved Adbul Karim , the first in a line of native Indian servants.
Victoria was enchanted with Karim. Her c)ose advisor Sir James Reid was concerned about the effects this relationship might have on the throne. Queen Victoria .....DOROTHY TUTIN
Sir James Reid. ..STUART McGUGAN
Compiled by Sushila Anand
Producer Fiona Couper. Stereo


Unknown: Adbul Karim
Unknown: Sir James Reid
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Sir James Reid.
Producer: Fiona Couper.
Harriet Phipps: Theresa Streatfeild
Fritz Ponsonby: Neil Roberts
Lord Elgin: John Church
Sir George Hamilton: Brett Usher
Sir Henry Ponsonby: Peter Penry Jones

: Short Story

The New Year Boy by Shena Mackay.
There's a bulky stranger on Monica's sofa ...
Read by Maggie Steed.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Shena MacKay.
Read By: Maggie Steed.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Masterbrain


: News

: The Archers

Britt moves to the workshop.
Director Joanna Toye Stereo


Director: Joanna Toye
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebdon: Judy Bennett
Kenton Archer: Graeme Kirk
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pal Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
Sam Stokes: Monty Allen
Oliver Stokes: James Naylor
Craig: David Phelan
Richard Locke: Willlam Gaminara
Lisa: Tracey Gardiner

: Pick of the Year

Chris Serle invites celebrities to choose their favourite moments from the year's broadcasting. Producer Sally Flatman. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Sally Flatman.

: The Correspondents Look Ahead

BBC correspondents worldwide forecast trends and events in 1993. Chairman Gordon Clough. Producer Howard Rogers
0BOOK: The Best of From Our
Own Correspondent, Volume 3, L10.95 from retailers


Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Producer: Howard Rogers

: Kaleidoscope

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Melanie Phillips , Stereo


Unknown: Melanie Phillips

: A Book at Bedtime

The Doctor's Family 5: A Proposal

: Year Pending

A look ahead to the news stories of 1993 with the Week Ending team.
Producer Caroline Leddy. Stereo


Producer: Caroline Leddy.

: Song of Solomon

A biblical celebration.
Read by Robert Stephens and Cathy Tyson.
Abridged by Doreen Mahon
Producer Ned Chaillet. Stereo (Rpt,


Read By: Robert Stephens
Read By: Cathy Tyson.
Abridged By: Doreen Mahon
Producer: Ned Chaillet.

: St Erkenwald

Garard Green reads the tale of Erkenwald, 7th-century Bishop of London. (Stereo)


Reader: Garard Green
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News

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