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Introduced by Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV ADAM FORD
7.0 and 8.0 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.3* and 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
Preview: page 25
Cooking for Christmas
Detailed advanced planning is the secret of a successful campaign and in order to plan your Christmas food programme. you are invited to telephone this morning for advice on alternatives to the turkey. feeding unexpected guests, new twists to the traditional favourites and ways with vegetables. Put your questions to two successful campaigners in the cookery field, Zena Skinner and Eric Humphrey.
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
The lines arc open from 8.0 am from 9.40
Presented by Colin Doran Producer BERNARD TATE
NEM, page 84: 0 God, give ear unto my cry (BBC HE 466); Canticle 4: Genesis 6, vv 5-8, 13-22 (Rsv); Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481)
The Chair Mender by GUY DE MAUPASSANT Read by Jeffrey Segal Producer MITCH RAPER
Little Lamb by LIANE AUKIN with Annette Crosbie as Mona and Peter Vaughan as Gerald
Two people meet on a park bench. She has a child with her - he is childless. He is desperate to communicate, she is withdrawn. The child becomes an object between them. a means of reflecting their own views. their own attitudes... with NICHOLAS MIDGLEY as the child
Directed by KAY PATRICK
In a series of six programmes, Dr Anthony Clare gives his personal assessment of the present state of psychotherapy in its many forms. 6: Does it Workt
Producer SALLY THOMPSON
Presenters Sue and Andy Price
Regional Variations (2)
Presented by Brian Widlake
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Family Forum: DR DAVID HAR VEY, paediatrician, and listener BRONWEN HIPKIN discuss some aspects of bringing up toddlers
Reading Your Letters.
Work in Progress: NOEL BARBER talks about the book he's working on. Top to Toe: JAN LEEMING finds out the answers to beauty problems and regular care. 4: Hands and Feet.
Hedingham Harvest by GEOFFREY ROBINSON abridged in nine parts by BA MASON
Read by Hugh Dickson (1)
There is no village actually called Hedingham. It is a combination of several villages in North Lincolnshire, where Geoffrey Robinson 's Victorian forebears lived. But the people existed and the stories are true, even though they seem to echo the bawdy world of Henry Fielding and the 18th century, more than Victorian repression. (Music: Kreisler's String Quartet)
Story:Jessica and the Rag and Bone Manby KATHY MEAGHER
Live from the House of Commons Preview: page 25
A novel without a hero by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY 1: Between London and Hampshire
Claire Rayner describes one of the pleasures of life.
Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.55 Weather; programme news medium u'arc only
starring Peter Hudson with his individual brand of ttumour and song, aided and abetted by LOIS LANE with the max HARRIS ORCHESTRA Producer RICHARD WILLCOX
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)
(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)
Presented by Peter Oppenheimer with reports by STEVE BRADSHAW and DAVID HENSHAW Editor COLIN ADAM * BBC Manchester
Myth and Reality In the life or Dylan Thomas
A programme compiled and produced by HALLAM TENNYSON to mark the 25th anniversary of the poet's death.
Among those taking part: Caitlin Thomas (widow). Aeronwy Thomas-Ellis (daughter), Douglas Cleverdon , Pamela Hansford Johnson , George Barker and Maureen Duffy with excerpts from the poet's recorded readings of his work.
(This programme was one of. BBC Radio's submissions to this year's Italia Prize in Milan where it was highly commended by the jury)
( B roadcas ton Mon at 11.5 am)
(Dylan, the life and death oj a poet, Thursday BBC2 8.30)
Nearly one per cent of the population of Britain will suffer from some form of schizophrenia during their lives. Why do people become schizophrenics? Could this illness be caused by changes in the chemistry of the brain? John Maddjox examines the biochemical foundations of mental disorders.
Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
Gerald Priestland reports on today's proceedings.
Presenter Tony Palmer Producer ANNE WINDER
Douglas Stuart reporting
Stephen Moor * Royce Mills
Sheila Steafel and John Owen Edwards and his Musicians all totter precariously on the tightrope of taste - held tightly by writers
BARRY PILTON and ALISTAIR BEATON
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS
(Stephen Moore is a National Theatre player)
Tolstoy Remembered (7)
Radio 4's International Business Report; including Market Trends and a report from the cbi's Conference at Brighton.
Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude