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Presented by John Timpson with Peter Ruff
including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with Fr Agnellus Andrew
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by Peter Donaldson
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenter:
John Timpson
Presenter:
Peter Ruff
Unknown:
Peter Donaldson

plus Angela Rippon as an inquisitive hostess of well-known guests on their birthdays, and other familiar names playing unfamiliar roles in this live miscellany of reassuring entertainment, disturbing oddities, and stimulating arguments.
From Glasgow, Fran Morrison; from Cardiff. Gerry Monté; and from Dublin, Frank Delaney , investigate and tell stranger than fiction real-life stories.
Live musical interludes and punctuations by THE BOWLES BROTHERS
A Start and Stop the Week team production

Contributors

Unknown:
Angela Rippon
Unknown:
Frank Delaney

How would you cope if, in an emergency, you were asked to take over the controls of a large jet airliner and bring it safely to land by instructions from ground control? Clive Jacobs experiences a frighteningly real flight into danger in an aircraft training simulator. Producer
MICHAEL GILLIAM

Contributors

Unknown:
Clive Jacobs
Producer:
Michael Gilliam

The Brains of the Outfit by EDWARD SALMON
Bead by Frank Windsor
' The plan was very simpie - though I think George was overdoing it when he said it bore the hallmarks of genius - nothing could go wrong. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Producer:
Jane Marshall

Sue MacGregor presents a selection from a year's broadcasting - laughter, events, and issues, and the voices of, among others,
Th Duke of Edinburgh Diana Dors
Barbara Cartland Germaine Greer and Jack Jones and Moon's Ottery (2)

Contributors

Unknown:
Th Duke
Unknown:
Diana Dors
Unknown:
Barbara Cartland
Unknown:
Germaine Greer
Unknown:
Jack Jones

by David Wheeler
with Richard Hurndall as Stephen Ryan
An elderly art collector who has prided himself always on his taste in women, wishes to see them all again before he dies, so that he can leave his collection to the one who most recalls the pleasures of the past. But memory is so unreliable...

Contributors

Writer:
David Wheeler
Director:
Margaret Etall
Stephen Ryan:
Richard Hurndall
Nurse Madeley:
Jennifer Piercey
Dante:
Tim Bentinck
Isobel:
Ann Wrigg
Margot:
Margot Boyd
Lucille:
Judith Morse
Jane:
Monica Grey
Elizabeth:
Petra Davies
Helen:
Heather Bell

of the Form
The Final
Northern Ireland
ST PATRICK 'S HIGH SCHOOL, DOWNPATRICK
V
North of England
BRINKBURN COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL, HARTLEPOOL Questionmasters
TIM GUDGIN , JOHN ANTHONY Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES

Contributors

Unknown:
St Patrick
Unknown:
Tim Gudgin
Unknown:
John Anthony
Unknown:
Roy Smith
Producer:
Griff Rhys

Written by KEITH MILES and ALAN BOWER
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the fortnight:
BBC Birmingham
Tom Forrest's Country Calendar, £1.20, from bookshops

Contributors

Written By:
Keith Miles
Written By:
Alan Bower
Dan Archer:
Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer:
Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer:
June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer:
Colin Skipp
Pat Archer:
Patricia Callimore
Philip Archer:
Norman Painting
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Shula Archer:
Judy Bennett
Christine Johnson:
Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer:
Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest:
Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley:
Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel:
Chris Gittins
Sid Perks:
Alan Devereux
Polly Perks:
Hilary Newcombe
Jethro Larkin:
George Hart
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
George Barford:
Graham Roberts
Mike Tucker:
Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker:
Pamela Craig
Colonel Danhy:
Norman Shelley
Jackie Smith:
Maggie McCarthy
Eva Lenz:
Hedli Niklaus
Nick Wearing:
Gareth Johnson

Light Verse
The ninth of 13 programmes in which Kingsley Amis introduces poems from The New Oxford Book of Light terse. The poems in this edition are by c. S. LEWIS , NOËL cowARD and PHYLLIS MCGINLEY. Readers DAVID BRIERLEY and HEATHER BELL
Producer ALEC REID
(Repeated: Sat 11.20 am)

Contributors

Introduces:
Kingsley Amis
Unknown:
S. Lewis
Readers:
Phyllis McGinley.
Readers:
Heather Bell
Producer:
Alec Reid

starring Paul Jones in the ever popular rock opera by TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER also featuring
Jacob's wives, Ishmaelites, slave girls: FRAN-CESCA LUCY , AUDREY DUGGAN , JEANNA L'ESTY, MAGGIE RYDER
THE MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY'S children's choir and orchestra, conducted by JACK FORSYTH
Technical presentation by JOHN WHITEHALL and COLIN DUFF Directed by RICHARD WILLCOX
Presented by arrange. ment with MARTIN GATES
The Musical Theatre
' Company's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat directed by Ken Hill , is now at the Westminster Theatre, London) i Broadcast on Boxing Day at 7.20 pin)

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Jones
Unknown:
Tim Rice
Unknown:
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Unknown:
Cesca Lucy
Unknown:
Audrey Duggan
Conducted By:
Jack Forsyth
Presentation By:
John Whitehall
Directed By:
Richard Willcox
Unknown:
Martin Gates
Directed By:
Ken Hill
The Narrator:
Jonn Golder
Pharaoh:
Leonard Whiting
JaCOb:
Michael Bal'Er
Reuben:
Stan Pretty
Simeon:
Frank Elms
Levi:
Robert Lister
Napthali:
Ray Scally
Isaacher:
Eric Gething
Potiphar/Asher:
Michael Heath
Dan:
Terry Matkin
Zebulun:
Brian Byrne
Gad:
Peter Eden
Judah:
John Aron
Benjamin:
Clive Griffin
Potiphar's wife:
Audrey Duggan

Introduced by Wynford Vaukhan -Thomas A seasonal look at the Calf of Man. 616 acres of rock and scrub-the home of lighthouse-keepers, National Trust wardens and birds; Christmas trees by the thousand - KEITH ALLAN visits a Northumbrian pine forest: foxes which are more playful than destructive -
MARTIN MUNCASTER meets a remarkable lady who has nursed injured foxes and : reared orphaned cubs: a < country vicar explains the significance of the Christ. mas crib - THE REV DONALD JOHNSON talks to some of his young parishioners: a mid-winter birdlife in Highland Scotland - ERIC simms takes his tape-recorder into the Cairngorms.
Producer DON MOSEY BBC Manchester

Contributors

Introduced By:
Wynford Vaukhan
Unknown:
Keith Allan
Unknown:
Martin Muncaster
Talks:
Donald Johnson
Unknown:
Eric Simms

David Attenborough Robert Gittings and Julia O'Faolain discuss a selection of books published this year.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer DAVID PERRY
9.59 Weather

Contributors

Unknown:
David Attenborough
Unknown:
Robert Gittings
Unknown:
Julia O'Faolain
Presenter:
Paul Vaughan
Producer:
David Perry

A compilation by BRIAN SIBLEY which ventures through fable, verse and prose seeking to ensnare them both, with Judy Parfitt
Christopher Cazenove
Clive Francis. Tony Steed -man, Jean Rogers , Michael Johnson
Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING i Broadcast on Christmas Eve at 2.30 pmi

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Sibley
Unknown:
Judy Parfitt
Unknown:
Christopher Cazenove
Unknown:
Clive Francis.
Unknown:
Tony Steed
Unknown:
Jean Rogers
Unknown:
Michael Johnson
Directed By:
Christopher Venning

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