6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
6.27 Farming Today
The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Jack de Manio and John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
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 col
8.40 Today's Papers
by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Read by MICHAEL KILGARRIFF (2)
An account of the making of Cole Porter's 1948 musical which was based on The Taming of the Shrett with contributions from Sam and Bella Spewack co-authors of the show Alfred Drake the original Petruchlo Robert Russell Bennett orchestrator
Saint Subber , producer
Brooks Atkinson , then drama critic of the New York Times and. as a prologue, a rare recording by Cole Porter himself
Narrated by JOHN DUNN
Written by GEOFFROY MILLAIS Produced by MICHAEL BELL
(The film starring Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel : BBC2, Christmas Day 11.0 pm)
NEM p 22; Behold, the great Creator makes (BBC HB 44); Psalm 9; St Luke 2, vv 1-7; Angels from the realms of glory (BBC HB 42)
A sequence of seasonal music BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS BBC CHORUS conducted by JOHN POOLE
3: Fisherman's Law by T. G. NESTOR
' It's a pity you don't fish a fly, Mr Moriarty. It's an indication of character. I've great time for fly fishermen.'
Produced by ROGER PINE
Nancy Wise presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you.
Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
A party in your house: knowledge of the law makes ELIZABETH MITCHELL uncomfortably aware of the hazards of entertaining at home.
Other topical items too. and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
South West VHF: see Variations, col 5
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area
The News and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle
Story: Willy Mouse's Christmas Pudding by ALISON JÉZARD
with the BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA leader IAN TYRE conductor IAIN SUTHERLAND THE KING'S SINGERS
A play for radio by David Wade.
With Dinsdale Landen and Prunella Scales.
"If you play your cards Just a little cleverly, don't you think you could persuade dear Jim to part with the price of a new cooker after all? ... You do need a new cooker, don't you?"
(Dinsdale Landen is in "The Philanthropist" at the May Fair Theatre, London)
A look at the present plight and future shape of town and country: a second chance to hear some of last spring's programmes
4: The Twilight Areas: why are the poor getting relatively poorerf
NICHOLAS TAYLOR talks With ELIZABETH BURNEY of The Economist, author of Housing on Trial; HELENE MIDDLEWEEK , Pressure Co-ordinator of ' Shelter '; and PROFESSOR PETER TOWNSEND , Chairman of the Child Poverty Action Group
Produced by LEONIE COHN
Experiences of an Irish Resident Magistrate by E. OE. SOMFRVILLE and MARTIN ROSS
1: Occasional Licensej
'Character or no character, the magistrates have settled to give no occasional licenses.' Reader Denys Hawthorne
Produced by JOHN SCOTNEY (from Northern Ireland)
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 William Hardcastle and Steve Race
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
Problems from listeners' letters discussed by RENEE HOUSTON, CHARMIAN INNES KATHARINE WHITEHORN , JOYCE LYON In the chair ANONA WINN Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Produced by CHRISTOPHER SERLE
(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30pm)
Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views with MERYL O'KEEFFE
Franklin Engelmann recently visited the Inverkeithing district of Fife
Maugham the Storyteller Red by SOMERSET MAUGHAM adapted for radio by KEITH MILES with Atafu. Pago Pago, Raratonga, Safoto! When the gentle music of these islands drifts into a man's ears it can take him strangely, and he may find himself bemused by its charm.
GERALD CROSSMAN (piano) ALFIE KAHN (harmonica)
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL (' The Tenth Man ' by Somerset Maugham: Saturday-Night Theatre on Boxing Day)
with MAGNUS MAGNUSSON
T. S. ELIOT reading his Christmas poem Journey of the Magi LAURENS VAN DER POST on imprisonment in the light of The Real Enemy by Pierre d'Harcourt. now in paperback
MARGARET LANE on Dickens's view of Christmas, with readings from his Christmas Books by GARY WATSON
DYLAN THOMAS reading from A Child's Christmas in Wales
JOHN CLEESE with a pick of the funnies
Produced by JOCELYN FERGUSON
A professional broadcaster talks on a topic which has caught his attention
Tonight Ian McIntyre
Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world
Lord Beaumont of Whitleyclergyman and Liberal
The President of the Liberal Party talks to BRIAN CONNELL about his life as politician, clergyman, and publisher,
Whisky Galore by COMPTON MACKENZIE
Read by JOHN GRAHAM (8)
All the day's news preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends