Presented by Brian Redhead with MIKE VESTEY including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV VERNON SPROXTON
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
by ROGER MASON adapted in five parts by ANN REES JONES , read by Christian Rodska (1)
The village is Thornton-in-Craven in the Yorkshire Dales.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
for breakfast at the Savoy on the morning after the year before.
Regulars Esther Rantzen Kenneth Robinson
Sheridan Morley and Lance Percival
(headaches permitting) will be among those trying to help us face up to the next 365 days, as they talk to their guests.Dr Rob Buckman also threatens to be on hand to administer a variety of hangover cures, and Gyles Brandreth will be doing his best to keep the party going.
Producer IAN R. GARDHOUSE
NEM, page 5; See amid the winter's snow (Carols for Choirs 33); Psalm 96; Romans 4. vv 8-16 (AV); 1 i dulci jubilo (obc 86)
Richard Briers brings you Bank Holiday bric-a-brac, a revue of sketches and songs from recent radio shows more typical than topical. Snatches and quips from The Peter Goodwright Show, The News Huddlines, The Jason Explanation, The Burkiss Way and The Impressionists, among others.
And to complete the backward glance, at 11.15* Dad's Army, based on the original television series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft starring Arthur Lowe John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
"Ten Seconds from Now"
featuring John Laurie, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender
with Frank Thornton, Larry Martyn, Roger Gartland and John Snagge
Gerry Monté - with the help of prose and music and some practitioners - investigates this most popular of pastimes.
Research MEGAN EMERY
Producer DAVID NICHOLAS BBC Wales
(Details: Thurs 6.30 pml
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only
Presented by Brian Widlake
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Mother Goose Tales: ANDY PRICE tells how Charles Perrault collected the traditional fairy stories Jf Europe.
The End of the World is Nigh: soothsayers, sandwich-men and harbingers of doom - thev all have a field-day at this time of year. How many years has the world git to go? HENRY KELLY reports.
How 1 Became a Herbalist: ANNE JONES.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON gow reporting. Moon's Ottery (4)
Editor WYN KNOWLES
Toad of Toad Hall by A. A. MILNE adapted from The Wind in the Willous by KENNETH GRAHAME with Derek Smith Richard Goolden Bernard Cribbins Cyril Luckham Hugh Paddick William Fox
The Fraser-Simson music has been arranged for this production by PETER HOPE
' This production deserves to be re-run at regular intervals from now until the air waves grow cold.'
(THE DAILY TELEGRAPH)
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
(First broadcast in 1973) (Richard Goolden is in ' Toad of Toad Hall ' at the Piccadilly Theatre)
Tom Fleming reads Marmion by SIR WALTER SCOTT
with Gordon Clough and Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
5.56 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news
Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers adapted in six episodes by Alistair Beaton.
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)
A tragedy by Bernard Shawe
with Derek Godfrey, Sarah Badel, Gary Bond and Stephen Murray
It is now 30 years since the National Health Service was first established in these islands....
(Preface on Doctors: Wed 9.30 pm R3)
E. M. Forster was born 100 years ago today. From 1924. when Forster's best-known novel A Passage to India appeared. until his death in 1970. he wrote no major
work of fiction. Yet his reputation as novelist,
= polemicist and critic seemed to grow over the years. Only recently has his importance and influence been questioned.
Paul Vauchan for Kaleidoscopc talks about E. M. Forster with his biographer P. N. Forbank ,
and Lord Annan. Stephen Spender.
Francis Kine and A. S. Byatt.
Extracts read by RONALD PICKUP
Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
Douglas Stuart reporting
A radio version of the 1978 Footlights Revue Stage Fright with Robert Bathurst Martin Bergman Sean Crannitch
Richard Harfey , Ian Ravens and Sarah Palmer
Music from the NICK BURS-
TIN MEDIUM SIZED BAND
Written by CLIVE ANDERSON RORY MCGRATH and MARTIN BERGMAN
Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES
The Slave by ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER translated from Yiddish by the author and CECIL HEM LEY and abridged for radio in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT
One of the finest novels by the most recent Nobel Prize Winner for Literature, The Slave is a powerful love story set against the exotic hack-ground of 17th-century Poland.
Read by Gabriel Woolf 41) Producer
BERNARD KRICHEFSKI (Repeal)
Many customs associated with the New Year are an entertaining excuse for a good time. In South Wales they still carry a decorated horse's skull around the farms. houses and taverns of some villages, competing in verse with the inhabitants in order to gain entry for revelry.
Tonight. Wynford Vaughan-Thomas. Ray Handy Carys Pugh. Ar Leg and Harrl Webb use a similar excuse, with stories, poetry. and songs to open up one of Glamorgan's taverns.
Research ROY SAER and BRENDA THOMAS
Script HARR] WEBB
Producer GARETH price BBC Wales
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude