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Presenters John Timpson and Hugh Sykes
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read bv BRIAN PERKINS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
Regional Variations (2)
In the third of six programmes, John Ebdon offers some oblique reflections into the interests, institutions and idiosyncrasies of his fellow countrymen.
BBC correspondents around the world survey the year ahead.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL
Book, From Our Own Correspondent, £6.50, from booksellers
NEM, 6 21; I sine of a maiden (BP 34): Canticle 9; Romans 4, vv 8-16 (rsv); In dulci jubilo (OBC 86) long wave only
Saihnaker by ALAN SPENCE
Read by Fraser Kerr ' My father was a sailmaker. The fact that he was working as a credit collector instead, made no difference to that.
To others he might be no more than the tick man. But that was no part of my reality. He was my father, and if anyone asked me what he did, I would tell them proudly that he was a sailmaker, in much the same way I would have answered if he had been a pirate or an explorer.'
Producer MITCH RAPER
What was it like to be British 50 years ago today? ALISTAIR COOKE reviews the music, personalities and the events of the time.
Producer ALAN OWEN
(Repeated: Sun 10.15 pm) Book, Alistair Cooke 's
America, hardback £12.00, paperback 17.75, from booksellers
Every year millions of people are injured in their own homes and over a million of them need hospital treatment. This makes the home a more dangerous environment than either the roads or the workplace. What are the causes and consequences of this frightening statistic? Do we need to adopt a new approach to home safety? Bill Breckon investigates Producer JOHN GETGOOD Editor DAVID HARDING
12.55 Weather; programme news
Presenter Brian Widlake with voices and topics in and behind the headlines
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only
Introduced from Glasgow by Mary Marquis This year will be important for The Rt Hon David Steel , MP, Leader of the Liberal Party, who talks about his personal and political life.
DEE MCINTOSH Visits ScOtS in Hong Kong who keep the home fires burning. CLIFF HANLEY casts a jaundiced eye over his New Year resolutions. Ski-ing for all: MURIEL
CLARK finds you can break a leg at any age!
Producer ROSALIND BEW BBC Scotland
A Start in Life (3)
Shakespeare on Five Dollars a Day by DOUGLAS KENNEDY Visiting American academics usually arrive in Dublin with intense enthusiasm and a set of skeletal keys to
Finneaan's Wake ... not so Bradshaw, whose main reason for accepting his present post was to meet alimony payments to his ex-wife in Florida, and whose social mobility among the female students cuts no ice with his new employers.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland
(Broodcast on Holiday Monday at 11.50 am)
Compiled by Joan Bakewell
To start keeping a diary is probably one of the most common New Year resolutions. It also seems to be one of the first to be abandoned. Yet for some people, it becomes a habit they can hardly break. Why do they keep a diary? How frank dare they be in it? What therapeutic or other purpose does it serve?
JOAN BAKEWELL looks into the world of the regular diarist by kind permission Of PETER BARKWORTH , SIR HUGH CASSON , LADY ANTONIA FRASER , CLIVE JENKINS , R. D. LAING , ERIN PIZZEY, MARY WHITEHOUSE and KENNETH WILLIAMS
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news
Clive Jacobs brings you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport.
Producer STEPHEN PHELPS Editor ROGER MACDONALD
(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)
Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past year.
Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)
Above and below the tiles of one of London's finest 18th-century churches, Eddy Stride is working for renewal. Below the floor, Hawksmoor's magnificent Christ
Church, Spitalfields, is a fully-residential unit for the recovery of alcoholics in vagrancy. Above, a £1-million scheme of restoration goes on. Until recently. the REV EDDY.
STRIDE was chairman of the Nationwide Festival of Light, yet at tea in the Rectory, you could well
'meet drug addicts and prostitutes.
Presenter Oliver Scott Producer WILL BAYNES
John Palmer, Frederick Raphael, Chris Patten MP, and Barbara Woodhouse tackle the issues raised by the audience at Reading, Berkshire
(Repeated: Sat 13.10)
President Reagan's Middle Eastern concerns, the view of Poland as a Russian satellite nation, and an assessment of what news is vital to everyone but not important to some.
by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)
Sheridan Morley looks forward to some of the likely trends and outstanding events in the arts promised for the year ahead.
John Morgan reporting
Get the new year off with a thwerrkh!
Wild comedy written and performed by Robert Bathurst, Jimmy Mulville, Rory McGrath, Emma Thompson and Griff Rhys Jones
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)
Cecil B. DeMille, the legendary movie director and producer, was born on 12 August 1881. Film critic and writer John Baxter both celebrates and re-evaluates the career of a man whose name was a byword for fast action, heavy melodrama and opulent spectacle. with a cast of thousands including ELMER BERNSTEIN, DE WITT BODEEN, YUL BRYNNER, AGNES DEMILLE, KATHERINE DEMILLE, WILLIAM K. EVERSON, EBITB HEAD, CHARLTON HESTON, CORNEL WILDE, CHARLES HIGHAM, DOROTHY LAMOUR, JESSE LASKY JR, ROBERT PARRISH, GLORIA SWANSON, FRANK WESTMORE, HENRY WILCOXON and CECIL B. DEMILLE Hollywood research BARBRA PASKIN
Producer JOHN POWELL
A Kaleidoscope production
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude