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In this international edition Norman Tozer starts the year with up to 15 per cent more Information (free).
However, as a result of this programme, no exchanges can be made or money refunded.
(This is a revised version of the transmission originally prosecuted under the Trade
Descriptions Act 1968)
7.55 Weather; travel; programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Norman Tozer

Gerald Williams heralds the arrival of the New
Year in the programme which looks at all facets of the world of sport.
In an extended edition there's news of the ENGLAND team selected to face AUSTRALIA In the Fifth Test at Sydney, an examination of the issues of the moment and some off-beat items guaranteed to ease you gently into the sporting year.
Producer DAVE GORDON

Contributors

Producer:
Dave Gordon

New Year celebrations and predictions In the world of travel and leisure. Peter Jones with SUSAN MARLING and ROBIN DEWHURST Start your New Year in style. Producer
JENNY MALLINSON DUFP
Editor ROGER MACDONALD Including at:
8.57 Weather: travel and 9.0 News

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Jones
Unknown:
Susan Marling
Unknown:
Robin Dewhurst Start
Unknown:
Jenny Mallinson
Editor:
Roger MacDonald

A Question of Money Louise Bolting gets together with editor
Vincent Duggleby and reporter
Michael Robinson , to offer some financial tips for 1983 and answers listeners' questions about money with the help of accountant
Philip Hardman and the editor of What Investment,
Christopher Gilchrist. A Financial World Tonight production

Contributors

Unknown:
Vincent Duggleby
Unknown:
Michael Robinson
Unknown:
Philip Hardman
Unknown:
Christopher Gilchrist.

The Instruments of Jazz A series of eight programmes
1: The Trumpet With KING OLIVER BIX BEIDERBECKE LOUIS ARMSTRONG DIZZY GILLESPIE
MILES DAVIS and others Producer ALAN OWEN (Revised repeal)
12.55 Weather: programme news

Contributors

Producer:
Alan Owen

Keeping the Customer Satisfied by PHILIP MITCHELL
Would you sell a tax inspector a dud car if your business was a bit casual about Inland
Revenue matters? That's what Bernie finds he's done, and galloping paranoia is about to set in. Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
(Repeated; Tues 11.3 am)

Contributors

Unknown:
Philip Mitchell
Directed By:
Tony Cliff
Bernie:
Arthur Blake
Charlie:
Colin Edwynn
Mrs Jones:
Eileen Derbyshire
Mrs Jenkins:
Diana Flacks

An Acre of Land A series of seven programmes of poetry, prose and song, giving a picture - both idyllic and realistic - of life In the countryside.
Poems by John Clare ,
ThomasHardyand Laurie Lee are included and on disc,
Kathleen Ferrter and Alfred Deller. Readers Ray Smith and Dilys Price
Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales

Contributors

Unknown:
John Clare
Unknown:
Thomashardyand Laurie Lee
Unknown:
Kathleen Ferrter
Readers:
Alfred Deller.
Readers:
Ray Smith
Producer:
Herbert Williams

For the next three Sundays The BBC Television Shakespeare series continues with the three parts of Henry VI. Brewster Mason - who played Warwick in the RSC's 1963 version of the plays, The Wars of the Roses - gives a personal view of this epic drama, on of Shakespeare's earliest and most ambitious undertakings, which spans 50 years of medieval History.
Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
(The First Part of Henry the Sixth Sun BBC2, 7.15 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Brewster Mason
Producer:
Gordon Hutchings

Festivities
Frank Muir and Alfred Marks conduct a seasonal investigation of the subject's humour, with the help of Jokes, press clippings and anecdotes with the voices of ALAN BENNETT , BILL COSBY , TOM LEHRER , JOYCE CRENFELL INSTANT SUNSHINE and BOB NEWHART
Written by FRANK MUIR and SIMON BRETT
Producer SIMON BRETT
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; travel; programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Muir
Unknown:
Alan Bennett
Unknown:
Bill Cosby
Unknown:
Tom Lehrer
Unknown:
Joyce Crenfell
Unknown:
Bob Newhart
Written By:
Frank Muir
Written By:
Simon Brett
Producer:
Simon Brett

Today is the tenth anniversary of Britain's accession to the European Community.
Paul Reynolds , the BBC's man in Brussels, assesses how successful our membership has been so far. He asks the politicians who took us
IntoEuropeIfIthaslived up to their hopes - or fears - and those who support or oppose our continued membership, of their hopes and fears for the next ten years. Producer ADAM RAPHAEL

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Reynolds
Producer:
Adam Raphael

A play for radio by Alden Nowlan and Walter Learning from the novel "Trilby" by George du Maurier
Paris. The middle of the 19th century. The Innocent young Trilby O'Ferrall comes under the evil, hypnotic Influence of that musical genius, Svengali. His Intention: to turn her into the greatest singer the world has ever heard.
(A CBC production recorded in Toronto, broadcast across Canada today as part of their Gala Performance series)

Contributors

Writer:
Alden Nowlan
Writer:
Walter Learning
From a novel by:
George du Maurier
Music composed and arranged by:
Lucio Agostini
The part of Trilby sung by:
Kathy Pimenoff
Director:
Glyn Dearman
Svengali:
John Colicos
Trilby:
Elaine Crossley
Gecko:
Saul Rubinek
Little Blllee:
Jeremy Hinson
Mrs Bagot:
Nonnis Griffin
Parson Bagot:
Gillie Fenwick
Taffy:
Raymond Clarke
Laird:
Graham Haley
Glorioli:
Ronnie Desousa

A portrait of Rose Macaulay by PENELOPE LEI
' Novelist, traveller, essayist and scholar, agnostic and theologian . - .with a unique ability to write religious farce ', she was a walking example of integrity.
Through her writings (of which The Towers of Trebizond is perhaps the most famous), her friends and her broadcasts,
Penelope Lee traces the rich life and sensitive thoughts of this remarkable woman, with contributions from her publisher Mark Bonham
Carter. and The Spectator critic Andrew N. Wilson. Narrator HUGH BURDEN Readers JOAN MATHESON
MICHAEL SPICE, PENELOPE LEE Producer PETER FIRTH BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Penelope Lei
Unknown:
Penelope Lee
Unknown:
Mark Bonham
Narrator:
Andrew N. Wilson.
Readers:
Joan Matheson

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