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David Niven appeals on behalf of Refresh which provides a holiday home for people whose life depends on a breathing machine.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: David Niven [address removed]

8.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presenter:
David Niven

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Learning to live with winter temperatures way below zero in Vermont. Show more

Family worship from Holy Trinity Church, Tulse Hill, south-west London conducted by the Vicar, THE REV D. G. BLUNDELL
Lessons (from the Good News Bible):
Psalm 119, vv 97-112; Matthew 5. vv 1-16
Hymns: To God be the glory (Hymns of Faith 37i: Praise the Lord (Anglican HB29); God of eternity (BBC HB 390); Ye Servants of God (Anglican HB 336); Choir item: A New Year carol (Benjamin Britten ) Organist and Choirmaster ROGER GROST

Contributors

Unknown:
D. G. Blundell
Organist:
Benjamin Britten
Choirmaster:
Roger Grost

Another chance to hear some of the most successful comedy shows from the BBC Light Entertainment Radio Department. Round the Horne starring Kenneth Horne with Kenneth Williams Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Bill Pertwee
Announcer DOUGLAS SMITH
THE FRAZER HAYES FOUR, THE HORNBLOWERS
Conducted by EDWIN BRADEN
Written by BARRY TOOK and MARTY FELDMAN
Producer JOHN SIMMONDS
(First broadcast in 1965)

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenneth Horne
Unknown:
Kenneth Williams
Unknown:
Hugh Paddick
Unknown:
Betty Marsden
Unknown:
Bill Pertwee
Announcer:
Douglas Smith
Conducted By:
Edwin Braden
Written By:
Barry Took
Written By:
Marty Feldman
Producer:
John Simmonds

Ken Ford invites Geoffrey Smith, Bill Sowerbutts and Professor Alan Gemmell to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post.

BBC Manchester

Contributors

Presenter:
Ken Ford
Panellist:
Geoffrey Smith
Panellist:
Bill Sowerbutts
Panellist:
Professor Alan Gemmell

by Jennifer Johnston, adapted by Denys Hawthorne
Winner of the "best adaptation" in the 1980 Society of Authors/Pye Awards to Radio.
With Robert Powell and Jim Norton

"Because I am an officer and a gentleman, they have given me notebooks, pen, ink and paper. So I write and wait. The guns throb constantly and louder up the line. The building trembles ... The fact that I have no future except what you can count in hours doesn't seem to disturb me unduly ..."

(BBC Northern Ireland)

Contributors

Author:
Jennifer Johnston
Adapted by:
Denys Hawthorne
Director:
Robert Cooper
Alec as a young man:
Robert Powell
Alec as a child:
Susan Sheridan
Padre/Patron:
Denys Hawthorne
Cave:
Allan McClelland
Alicia Moore:
June Tobin
Mr Moore:
John Welsh
Jerry as a child:
Elizabeth Lindsay
Jerry as a young man:
Jim Norton
Major Glendinning:
Haydn Jones
Bennett:
Nigel Anthony
Sgt Barry:
Harry Towb
Major:
Jonathan Scott
O'Keefe:
Sean Barrett

Brian Johnston visits the London Palladium, which this year is staging Dick Whittington.
(BBC Bristol)
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm) (long wave only)

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Johnston
Producer:
Anthony Smith

A series of six programmes Jonathan Miller presents his personal choice of poetry and prose, with Michael Hordern and Angela Down.

(BBC Bristol)

Contributors

Presenter:
Jonathan Miller
Reader:
Michael Hordern
Reader:
Angela Down
Producer:
Brian Patten

Does He Take Sugar? greets the International Year of Disabled People
Marilyn Alan talks to Paul Whittaker, a young and aspiring deaf organist in Huddersfield; and Kevin Mulhern expresses hopes for the on-going welfare of the disabled.

(Help! page 85)

Contributors

Interviewer:
Marilyn Alan
Interviewee:
Paul Whittaker
Reporter:
Kevin Mulhern
Editor:
Marlene Pease

In the first of six programmes, Origins reports from Poland. As the nation reshapes its political future, an energetic programme of archaeology is going on to discover and preserve its past. Town centres have been restored to their medieval grandeur, and a nationwide survey is producing a comprehensive atlas of ancient sites out of which has come the earliest evidence for wheeled transport in Europe.
Malcolm Billings reports with John Howell of St John's College, Oxford, a specialist in East European pre-history.

(BBC Bristol)

Contributors

Presenter:
Malcolm Billings
Historian:
John Howell
Producer:
Roy Hayward

BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra
leader Dennis Simons, conducted by Mark Elder

Elgar...Overture: Cockaigne
Dvorak...Symphony No 5. in F major.

(BBC Manchester)
(Mark Elder broadcasts by permission of English National Opera)

Contributors

Musicians:
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader:
Dennis Simons
Conductor:
Mark Elder

Ten programmes making up a lighthearted anthology of new writing which this week takes an unsentimental look at children swearing, swanking and swashbuckling. Introduced by Brian Thompson
With STEPHANIE TURNER and SAM KELLY and songs by Mark Bunyan Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester

Contributors

Introduced By:
Brian Thompson
Introduced By:
With Stephanie Turner
Introduced By:
Sam Kelly
Songs By:
Mark Bunyan
Producer:
Kay Jamieson

A two-part programme
Winner of the best radio feature' in the 1980 Society of Authors/Pye Awards to Radio
2: Shortly before dawn on Tuesday 4 June 1940, the last ships sailed from Dunkirk for England to complete the greatest military evacuation in the history of warfare. A total of more than 338,000 men had been brought out of France during the nine days of Operation Dynamo. The final part of this award-winning programme tells the story of the final stages of the epic of Dunkirk.
Narrator Frank Windsor Additional interviews CONRAD NICHOLSON
Compiled, written and produced by ALAN HAYDOCK

Contributors

Unknown:
Conrad Nicholson
Produced By:
Alan Haydock

Moonshine is an unreliable, non-committal, unsentimental and inconsistent light, such as is shed by this inconclusive and distracting assemblage of verse, songs, stories and archival oddments on dogs.
Presented by Judi Dench with additional readings by Joss Ackland Music from
CAMBRIDGE CITY JASSBAND Vocal refrains
DAVE SKITANI AND THE RHYTHM BOYS
Written and compiled by PETE ATKIN and RUSSELL DAVIES
Pioducer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE
(Judi Dench is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)

Contributors

Presented By:
Judi Dench
Unknown:
Joss Ackland
Unknown:
Dave Skitani
Unknown:
Pete Atkin
Unknown:
Russell Davies
Unknown:
Pioducer Jonathan James-Moore
Unknown:
Judi Dench

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