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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Nichola Jones.


Unknown: Nichola Jones.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor , With the first of her reports this week from South Africa. How much has really changed in her home country?
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Pauline Webb.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: On Yer Bike, Schweik!

by Eric Davidson.
This week Michael Williams reads five poignant tales of the hapless Schweik-type characters desperately struggling to cope with wartime life.
1: Woolsac Tripoli, 2 January 1943.


Writer: Eric Davidson.
Reader: Michael Williams
Producer: Tracey Neale

: News

: Start the Week

In this holiday edition, Melvyn Bragg is joined by Anthony Howard and other guests. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Down Your Ear

Armando lannucci sets off each morning this week on his annual lack across the wireless, creating a variety of bizarre sonic landscapes.


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: Questions of Taste

Chris Kelly hosts the return of the popular food and drink quiz at the Bailiffscourt Hotel in West Sussex. Guests include Oz Clarke , AntonyWorral Jhompson and Jennifer Paterson. Written by Simon Bullivant Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Jennifer Paterson.
Written By: Simon Bullivant
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Daily Service

Of the Father's love begotten; Born in a stable (Rutter); See amid the winter's Snow; 1 John 1, w 1-4. Director of Music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: The Bible

MalacM. Fiona Shaw reads the last book of the Old Testament. Abridged by Sandra Willingham rector Tessa Kendall (Rpl)


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Abridged By: Sandra Willingham
Unknown: Tessa Kendall

: The Village

Nigel Williams presents the first of the Week's looks at highlights from two years in the lives ofvillagersofBentley.Hampshire.
Producer Chris Paling


Unknown: Nigel Williams

: Locate and Cement

Mustering all his powers of concentration, Nick Baker explores the impenetrable World of the instruction manual.
Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Murder at the Vicarage

First in this week's five-part dramatisation of the Agatha Christie novel, starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple and Francis Matthews as the Rev Leonard Clement.
1: Even the vicar detests a certain member of his flock. But murder seems to be carrying things a bit far. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Director Enyd Williams
(For cast see tomorrow at 11.30am)


Writer: Agatha Christie
Miss Marple: June Whitfield
Rev Leonard Clement: Francis Matthews
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams

: That's What Friends Are For

A five-part daily series in which
Meera Syal looks at friendships that have been forged against the odds. Today, South Africans Hugh Masekela and Bishop Trevor Huddleston , reflect on a background of exile. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Bishop Trevor Huddleston
Producer: Tony Phillips

: My Music

Another round of the musical panel game with Steve Race in the chair.


Unknown: Steve Race

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Christmas at the Ritz

The season continues with Hit the Heights! a glittering new revue from the 1920s, compiled by Brian Sibley. It features songs and sketches from Noël Coward, Cole Porter , Ivor Novello and others, many of which have not been seen or heard since their original performances.
Compered by the inimitable Mr John Moffatt and starring the incomparable Miss Elisabeth Welsh.
Featuring Una Stubbs , Nickolas Grace , Charles Kay , Cathy Sara , Nicholas Boulton , Michael Onslow , Peter Whitman and Rachel Atkins.
Musical direction Richard Holmes Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: Brian Sibley.
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Ivor Novello
Unknown: Mr John
Unknown: Miss Elisabeth Welsh.
Unknown: Una Stubbs
Unknown: Nickolas Grace
Unknown: Charles Kay
Unknown: Cathy Sara
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Unknown: Michael Onslow
Unknown: Peter Whitman
Unknown: Rachel Atkins.
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Director: Glyn Dearman

: Ad Ub

Robert Robinson ad libs with railwaymen. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Going Back

Four people return to significant places where they have lived in the past.
1: Tanya Matthews visits southern Russia for the first time since she left in 1944. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Tanya Matthews
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: What a Difference a Day Makes

Today's Monday ... washing day? Monday blues day?

: PM

with John Sopel and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: John Sopel
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: News

: The Archers

A cracker of a Christmas at Glebe Cottage.

: The Food Programme

(Revised repeat of Christmas Eve)

: The Monday Play: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson 's classic story of unleashed evil, starring
Alexander Morton as both Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Tom Fleming as Legion.
Dramatised by Robert Forrest
Music composed and played by David Dorward Director Patrick Rayner


Dramatised By: Robert Forrest
Composer: David Dorward
Director: Patrick Rayner
Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde: Alexander Morton
Legion: Tom Fleming
Lanyon: Michael Elder
Utterson: Ralph Riach
Enfield: Tom Smith
Mary: Lisa Grindall
Poole: John Shedden
Lizzie: Louise Ironside
Policeman: David Tennant

: Short Story: Not So Tiny Tim

Sir Timothy Cratchit, Conservative millionaire and self-made man, is haunted by the spirit of Scrooge.


Writer: John Mortimer
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

: Suite Hollywood

Philip French introduces movie poetry, read by Connie Booth , Nicky Henson and TimPigott-Smith. Producer Piers Plowright


Read By: Connie Booth
Read By: Nicky Henson
Producer: Piers Plowright

: The Rush

I First of four programmes in which professionals who thrive on the rush of adrenalin talk to John Wilson.
1: Football Manager. Bobby Gould knows his job is only secure when his team is winning-"it's like living on a knife's edge'. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: John Wilson.
Unknown: Bobby Gould
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The World Tonight

First of three reports on Europe's current turmoil from Misha Glenny.


Unknown: Misha Glenny.

: Book at Bedtime: Bel Ami

Part 11.

: You Heard It Here First Second Thoughts

6: Marriage of Inconvenience.
(Rpt. For details see Monday 20 December)

: Play As I Please

I Humphrey Lyttelton talks to I June Knox-Mawer in this four-part series about his life as a trumpeter, bandleader, writer and broadcaster. 1: Playing for Eton. Producer Derek Drescher


Talks: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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