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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Log Special
This is the season for logs - oak, ash, elfn and chocolate: a useful source of seasonal pin money.
Producer George Macpherson


Producer: George MacPherson

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Danny McLoughlin.


Unknown: Father Danny McLoughlin.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Peter Hobday. Details as yesterday plus: 745 Thought for the Day with John Dunlop.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: John Dunlop.

: Murderers and Other Friends

John Mortimer reads Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Mortimer

: News

: Empire Games

Craig Anderson explores the sports that were seeded throughout the world as part of the British Empire. Producer Lamont Howie
First broadcast on Radio Scotland


Unknown: Craig Anderson
Producer: Lamont Howie

: Alan Bennett's Diaries

The playwright Alan Bennett reads extracts from his 1980-90 diaries. Producer Gillian Hush. Revised


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: Daily Service

See amid the winter's snow (Humility); Luke 2, w 1-7; Nativity Carol (Rutter); It came upon the midnight clear (Noel). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Terry Waite at the World Service

"I was one of the last generation of radio children," says Terry Waite. Years later the BBC World Service Provided a lifeline for him when he was in captivity. Three years after his release, Terry pays a visit to the home of the World Service - Bush House. Producer Miriam Akhtar "epeated on New Year's Day at 5.00pm * Terry Waite remembers Christmas: page 24


Unknown: Terry Waite.
Unknown: Bush House.
Producer: Miriam Akhtar
Unknown: Terry Waite

: Children's Radio 4: Charlotte's Web

by E B White. Final part: Who will be Wilbur's friend now?
For details see Monday 19 December

: Photo Appreciated

2: Love Letters. Debbie casts a cool eye over her batch of letters - while Peter is intrigued by one particular Message.

: The Forgotten Cowboy

From sagebush to silver screen he rode the range, but few have heard of his exploits. Among his number are
Bill Pickett , Bose Ikard , Jesse Stahle , Cleo Hearn and Herb Jeffries. He is the Black Cowboy. Gavin Esier heads West to find out what it was really like. Producer Chns Kimber


Unknown: Bill Pickett
Unknown: Bose Ikard
Unknown: Jesse Stahle
Unknown: Cleo Hearn
Unknown: Herb Jeffries.
Unknown: Gavin Esier
Producer: Chns Kimber

: Murder in Mesopotamia

2: Hercule Poirot 's services are about to be required.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Hercule Poirot

: Second to None

Sara Parker reports on people who do other people's jobs.
2: The Locum Vicar (Part 1)


Unknown: Sara Parker

: Hoax!

You and chairman Tim Brooke-Taylor have to guess who's hoaxing. With panellists Dulcie Gray , Miles Kington and John Wells.
Producer Edward Taylor


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: John Wells.
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The World at One

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi 's classic Italian tale, dramatised by Tina Pepler and starring Mark Burrows as Pinocchio and Stephen Moore as Geppetto the toymaker, follows the perilious adventures of a cheeky wooden puppet who learns goodness and is transformed into a real boy.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Music by Peter Howell. Director Michael Earley


Unknown: Carlo Collodi
Dramatised By: Tina Pepler
Unknown: Mark Burrows
Unknown: Stephen Moore
Music By: Peter Howell.
Director: Michael Earley
Grillo: Christian Rodska
Mr Cherry/Bravaccio/lnnkeeper/Grasso/Whale/Farmer: Bill Walus
Volpino/Trapezio: Phil Daniels
Felina: Tilly Vosburgh
Celestina: Charlotte Attenborough
Alidoro/Drummer/Tunny Fish: David Holt
Marcello: David Cooper
Pulcinella/Eugenia: Deborah Berlin
Harlequin/Giorgio: Joshua Towb

: In Excess

Armando lannucci takes some more tentative steps into a world of extremes. 1: Money. Armando is not waving but drowning - in a sea of financial advice. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Producer: Brian King

: News

: On the Road Again

Simon Dring retraces the hippy trail East, comparing dreams and adventures with today's travellers. 2: Never What's Expected


Unknown: Simon Dring

: Family Feelings

Second of five stories for Christmas written and read by Deborah Moggach. The Use of Irony. Paula needs to work on her essay. Will Esther's house give her the space she's looking for?


Read By: Deborah Moggach.

: PM

with Hugh Sykes and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Tides of History

In the first of four programmes, Kevin Connolly travels to the Russian Far East city of Komsomolsk where the secret police pay him a visit. Producer Tony Grant Rpt


Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Producer: Tony Grant

: Gush

In the final episode of the epic mini-series by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman , the world is still teetering on the brink of war. As it was five episodes ago. For cast see Tuesday 20 December


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Nick Newman

: News

: The Archers

Is Alice in Wonderland?
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Anthony Clare's Musical Melancholia

From Mahler to Morrissey and from Leonard Cohen to Country and Western and the Blues, Professor
Anthony Clare asks why gloomy music is so popular and, with guests such as Sir Colin Davis , explores how mournful sounds work on the mind. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Leonard Cohen
Unknown: Anthony Clare
Unknown: Sir Colin Davis
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Correspondents' Lookahead

BBC correspondents from home and abroad look ahead to 1995, forecasting the events that will dominate the news and conversation. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White.
For details see Tuesday 20 December


Presented By: Peter White.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

A profile of folk singer June Tabor.
Repeated from Saturday 17 December 7.20pm


Singer: June Tabor.

: The World Tonight

with Owen Bennett-Jones .


Unknown: Owen Bennett-Jones

: Book at Bedtime: The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

Part 2 by F Scott Fitzgerald. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald.

: New Europeans

Lisbon. Dance teacher Ruth Silk moved to Lisbon to change her life.
David Lodge discovers the surprising effect the city has had on her.


Unknown: Ruth Silk
Unknown: David Lodge

: Touch of Genius

2: Jazz pianist George Shearing tells June Knox-Mawer how he made his name in this country, topping the polls throughout the war years. In 1948, he emigrated to the States where he formed his hugely successful quintet.


Pianist: George Shearing
Unknown: June Knox-Mawer

: News

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