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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
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

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

Contributors

Introduced By:
Derek Jones

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)

Contributors

Unknown:
Bella Spewack
Unknown:
Alfred Drake
Unknown:
Robert Russell Bennett
Unknown:
Saint Subber
Producer:
Brooks Atkinson
Unknown:
Cole Porter
Unknown:
John Dunn
Written By:
Geoffroy Millais
Produced By:
Michael Bell
Unknown:
Kathryn Grayson
Unknown:
Howard Keel

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

Contributors

Unknown:
T. G. Nestor
Unknown:
Mr Moriarty.
Produced By:
Roger Pine
Sergeant:
Michael Duffy
Guard:
Brian Cullen
Mrs Moriarty:
Trudy Kelly
Mr Moriarty:
Louis Rolston
O'Donnell:
Paul Clarke
Flynn:
Patrick Brannigan

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Elizabeth Mitchell

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)

Contributors

Writer:
David Wade
Producer:
David H. Godfrey
Mary Hale:
Prunella Scales
Evelyn:
Monica Grey
Jim Hale:
Dinsdale Landen
Hugo:
Peter Tuddenham
Van driver:
Richard Griffiths
An electrician:
Sean Arnold
Fred, his mate:
John Samson
Waitress:
Judith Boyd

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

Contributors

Talks:
Nicholas Taylor
Unknown:
Helene Middleweek
Unknown:
Professor Peter Townsend
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)

Contributors

Unknown:
E. Oe.
Unknown:
Martin Ross
Reader:
Denys Hawthorne
Produced By:
John Scotney
on BBC Radio 4 FM

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

Contributors

Presented By:
William Hardcastle
Presented By:
Steve Race

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Charmian Innes
Unknown:
Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown:
Joyce Lyon
Produced By:
Christopher Serle

(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30pm)

Contributors

Written By:
Brian Hayles
Daniel Archer:
Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer:
Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer:
Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer:
June Spencer
Roger Travers-Macy:
Jeremy Mason
Lilian Nicholson:
Elizabeth Marlowe
Tony Archer:
Colin Skipp
Philip Archer:
Norman Painting
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson:
Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer:
Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest:
Bob Arnold
Prue Forrest:
Mary Dalley
Sid Perks:
Alan Devereux
Polly Perks:
Hilary Newcombe
Nora Salt:
Julia Mark
Walter Gabriel:
Chris Gittins
Jack Woolley:
Philip Garston-Jones
Brigadier Winstanley:
Anthony Godfrey
Vicar:
Arnold Peters
Tessa Latimer:
Carol Davies
Mrs Lily:
Mollie Harris
Ralph Bellamy:
Jack Holloway
Joby Woodford:
George Woolley
[Also taking part]:
The choir and congregation of St Michael's Parish Church, Warmington

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)

Contributors

Radio By:
Keith Miles
Piano:
Gerald Crossman
Produced By:
Archie Campbell
the storyteller:
Carleton Hobbs
Skipper:
David Bauer
Red:
Blain Fairman
Kanaka Mate:
Sean Arnold
Kanaka boy):
Brinsley Forde
Native boy:
Brinsley Forde
Neilson:
Geoffrey Matthews
Sally, as a girl:
Heather Emmanuel
as a woman:
Golda Casimir
Captain of whaler:
Richard Griffiths

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Magnus Magnusson
Unknown:
T. S. Eliot
Unknown:
Laurens van Der
Unknown:
Margaret Lane
Unknown:
Gary Watson
Unknown:
Dylan Thomas
Produced By:
Jocelyn Ferguson

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