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The News
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the . news from anywhere on earth introduced by Jack de Manio and John Timpson
Deputy editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE Editor MARSHALL STEWART
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

Introduced By:
Jack de Manio
Introduced By:
John Timpson
Editor:
Alastair Osborne
Editor:
Marshall Stewart

and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra: and Today in the South and West introduced by DEREK JONES )
E Anglia VHF: see Variations, col 5
8.40 Today's Papers

Contributors

Introduced By:
Derek Jones

Written and read by JANET HITCIIMAN
I suppose you've come to wish me a happy Christmas,' say Mrs Ringbelow. ' I haren't come to wish you a happy no-thin', you miserable old varmint,' say Liza. ' But du the good Lord call me to him tonight, I don't want you on my conscience.'
(A new morning serial, ' The Lost World' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , begins tomorrow at 8.45)

Contributors

Read By:
Janet Hitciiman
Unknown:
Mrs Ringbelow.
Unknown:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Ken Sykora , Zena Skinner Gordon Clyde and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week. Produced by FRANCES DONNELLY and JACK SINGLETON

Contributors

Unknown:
Ken Sykora
Unknown:
Zena Skinner
Unknown:
Gordon Clyde
Produced By:
Frances Donnelly
Produced By:
Jack Singleton

Introduced by Sidney Harrison who invites you to listen to some easily remembered music played by the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS conducted by MAURICE HANDFORD with MICHAEL RIPPON (bass)
PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sidney Harrison
Leader:
Arthur Leavins
Conducted By:
Maurice Handford
Bass:
Michael Rippon

1: A Matter of Grave Importance by MICHAEL JUDGE
When you want to get rid of something unpleasant, why not bury it? After all, burning makes such a horrible smell.
Produced by ROGER PINE
First of three morning plays from Northern Ireland

Contributors

Produced By:
Roger Pine
Tom Daly:
Louis Rolston
Ossie Nolan:
Wolsey Gracey
Sergeant Flynn:
J J Murphy

Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Money - earning, saving, and spending it
What is a parent worth?: JEANINE MCMULLEN asks children what they're giving their parents for Christmas and how much they're spending.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
South West VHF; see Variations, col 5

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeanine McMullen

Tales of Paris
Three novelettes by HONORÉ DE BALZAC 3: The Vendetta
Paris, 1815: Fifteen years after Piombo arrives from Corsica in the aftermath of a terrible vendetta, he discovers that his only child has fallen in love with the scion of the hated house of his enemies Second of two episodes read by DUNCAN CARSE
Adapted and produced by BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)

Contributors

Read By:
Duncan Carse
Produced By:
Brian Miller

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening.
Including the latest news, the evening press, what's on tonight, the City, and the people and talking points of the day. Presented by Nicholas Woolley and Steve Race
Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

Contributors

Presented By:
Nicholas Woolley
Editor:
Derek Lewis
Editor:
Andrew Boyle

A weekly quiz on music and general knowledge
Resident Panel: NAN WINTON TED MOULT, NEIL DURDEN-SMITH v A team representing Weston-super-Mare
Question-master ALUN WILLIAMS Questions set and programme produced by MICHAEL TUKE-HASTINGS from the Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare

Contributors

Unknown:
Nan Winton
Question-Master:
Alun Williams
Produced By:
Michael Tuke-Hastings

A play for Christmas by JAMES FORSYTH with Jane Wenham , Robert Eddlson Anthony Jackson
Henry Stamper '
Emmanuel is about the birth of the child Christ and of the imagined drama of the human occasion of that birth. The author suggests that ' it could never be less than an exciting story, whose subject is birth, its new hopes, and the persecution of new hope.'
The action takes place in the hills around Bethlehem, in the Stable, and in the Palace of Herod in Jerusalem.
Produced by JOHN POWELL
(A BBC Transcription Service production)

Contributors

Unknown:
James Forsyth
Unknown:
Jane Wenham
Unknown:
Robert Eddlson
Unknown:
Anthony Jackson
Unknown:
Henry Stamper
Produced By:
John Powell
The Shepherd:
Henry Stamper
Joseph:
Anthony Jackson
Mary:
Jane Wenham:
Justinius, the Roman Procurator:
Patrick Barr
Herod the King:
Robert Eddison
Thomas, the innkeeper:
Alan Dudley
Innkeeper's wife:
Betty Hardy
The Wise Man of Astronomy:
Heron Carvic
The Wise Man of Medicine:
Howieson Culff
The Wise Man of Chemistry:
Harold Kasket
Nicolus, servant to Herod:
Robin Browne
Old Simon:
Denis McCarthy
A Young Man of Bethlehem:
Christopher Bidmeab
Two Women of Bethlehem:
Joan Matheson
Two Women of Bethlehem:
Patricia Gallimore

The fourth of a series of programmes surveying different aspects of the many changes taking place in the British Theatre.
4: Changes in Production Lindsay Anderson talks to JOHN RUSSELL TAYLOR
Produced by CHARLF.S LEFEAUX (The Training of Actors - John Barton and Hugh Cruttwell : 18 January)

Contributors

Talks:
Lindsay Anderson
Unknown:
John Russell Taylor
Unknown:
John Barton
Unknown:
Hugh Cruttwell

Andrew Faulds - politician and actor
The Labour mp for Smethwick and Opposition Front-bench spokesman for the arts talks to JOHN TUSA about his life u politician and actor, A group of four talks

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Faulds
Unknown:
John Tusa

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