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with John Tlmpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.90. 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Readbyamrosun
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.26* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Tlmpson
Unknown:
Brian Redhead

Family Trees
Why is there auch a growth of interestintracingour ancestral roots? What is the statistical probability of blue blood in your pedigree? Can you make investigations abroad? Ann Chiswell , General Secretary of the Federation of Family History Societies and Colin Chapman. lecturer in genealogy and heraldry, give their expert advice on your quest into your family's past.
Judith Chalmers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman'sHourunit
Lines open from 8.0 am

Contributors

Unknown:
Ann Chiswell
Unknown:
Colin Chapman.
Unknown:
Judith Chalmers

by Bernadette Quinn
Read by Frances Quinn
"The old man took the ointment put it into the pocket of his jacket and buttoned his overcoat. He made no attempt at conversation. Before he heaved himself away from the counter, he looked at Maeve from under spiky, grey eyebrows. 'You're new here,' he seemed to say."
BBC Northern Ireland

Contributors

Author:
Bernadette Quinn
Reader:
Frances Quinn
Producer:
Kathryn Porter

The Lady and the Double-BassCaseadaptedfor radio by ARNOLD HINCHLIFFEfrom ANTON CHEKHOVS short
Story RomancewithaDouble-Boss with James Bryce as Ivan Sergeivich Smichkov
Moir Leslie as the Princess and Geoffrey Collins as the Narrator
The terrible story began when a certain Smichkov, who played the double-bass, was walking beside a lake carrying his instrument. It was very. very hot .. and who could blame Smichkov for removing his clothes and taking a swim? Seeing the beautiful Princess asleep was a bonus. Finding his clothes had been stolen was not.
ADRIAN BEERS (double-bass) Directed by cum DEARMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Arnold Hinchliffefrom
Unknown:
Anton Chekhovs
Unknown:
Story Romancewithadouble-Boss
Unknown:
James Bryce
Unknown:
Ivan Sergeivich Smichkov
Unknown:
Moir Leslie
Unknown:
Geoffrey Collins
Directed By:
Cum Dearman
Peasant:
William Geole
Flautist:
Henry Stamper
Clarinettist:
Michael Silton

'Why do owls fly by night?' 'Do foxes protect crops by eating pests?'
'Why do moths eat clothes?" Questions put by an audience to the team in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Field Studies Council Presented by DEREKJONES Producer john HARRISON BBC Bristol

Contributors

Producer:
John Harrison

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muilr challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell
Questions compiled by PETER MOOM
Producers TONY SHRYANE and PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
FEATURE: page 4

Contributors

Devised by/Producer:
Tony Shryane
Devised by:
Edward J Mason
Panellist:
Dilys Powell
Panellist:
Frank Muir
Panellist:
Antonia Fraser
Panellist:
Denis Norden
Chairman:
Michael O'Donnell
Producer:
Pete Atkin

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including Supermarkets; how super? JENNY CUFFE looks at supermarkets and finds out who decides what goes where and why.
The Ladies of Lyndon (15)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenny Cuffe

by Howard Wakeling
with Annette Badland as Brenda

Brenda is bored, overweight and 21. On impulse she decides that the only answer is to take up a career as a female wrestler. The family reaction is predictable and unfortunately, her boyfriend, Kevin, can't stand violence of any kind.

Contributors

Writer:
Howard Wakeling
Director:
Ian Cotterell
Brenda:
Annette Badland
Ron Bissel:
Stuart Organ
Mavis Bissel:
Carole Boyd
Alison Bissel:
Moir Leslie
Jason:
Michael Jenner
Kevin Chittock:
Clive Panto
Joan:
Jane Knowles
Brett Devlin:
Sean Arnold
Mildred McLucky:
Maggie McCarthy
Delivery man/Referee:
Jon Strickland

The Comedy of Errors
'The play's wonderful-it's like a game of consequences, you turn one card and it means you've got to turn another-it's inevitable-
Roger Rees , who starred in Trevor Nunn 's highly popular musical version of the play in 1977, gives a personal view of one of Shakespeare's earliest plays-
Research JENNY BARDWELL
Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
('The Comedy of Errors' is on Christmas Eve at 5.0 pm on BBC2)

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Rees
Unknown:
Trevor Nunn
Unknown:
Jenny Bardwell
Producer:
Daniel Snowman

Crackers for all as the Radio Active festive season of one show plunges into the myth behind the Nativity, a super under-12 carol competition for all the family, and Nigel Pry cheering up the chronics at the local hospital.
Happy Xmas from
HELEN ATKINSON WOOD (Anna Daptor ) ANGUS OEAVTON (Mike Channel) GEOFFREY PERKINS (Mike Flex) MICHAEL FENTON-STEVENS (Mike Stand) and PHILIP pom: (Nigel Pry) Written by ANGUS DEAYTON and GEOFFREY PERKINS with additional material by JON CANTER. MORAY HUNTER and JOHN OOCHERTY
Music by PHILIP POPE Producer JAMIE RIX ,
(Repeated: Thurs 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Pry
Unknown:
Helen Atkinson
Unknown:
Anna Daptor
Unknown:
Geoffrey Perkins
Written By:
Angus Deayton
Written By:
Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown:
Jon Canter.
Unknown:
John Oocherty
Music By:
Philip Pope
Producer:
Jamie Rix

It was port of Archie Mclndoe 's dream that one day anyone would be able to have akingrafts from another without fear of their being rejected.
Enormous strides in reconstructive surgery have been made since Sir Archibald treatment for airmen injured in the Second World War.
Geoff Watts visits the Blond Mclndoe Centre for Medical Research which, since it opened in 1960, has acquired aninternationalreputationfor work in transplantation biology, tissue typing, burns treatment and corneal grafting. Producer ALISON RICHARDS

Contributors

Unknown:
Archie McLndoe
Unknown:
Geoff Watts
Producer:
Alison Richards

A portrait of Kathleen Ferrier , one of the best-loved singers of the century.
In the early summer of her gloriouscoursesheleftus.She left us for ever in her debt, for ever grateful for her example of nobility and humility, for her shining beauty and grace. for her goodness and her truth.
(GERALD MOORE)
This portrait of Kathleen Ferrier ,whodied30yearsago, on 8 October 1953, is presented by Peter Orr who has talked to some of the people who knewandlovedherincluding her sister WINFRED FERRIER and LADYBARBlROLLI. ERIC CROZIER ,
NANCY EVANS. GERALD MOORE and SIR PETER PEARS and her many friends in Silloth in Cumbria where her career began. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK (Extended repeat)

Contributors

Unknown:
Kathleen Ferrier
Unknown:
Kathleen Ferrier
Presented By:
Peter Orr
Unknown:
Winfred Ferrier
Unknown:
Eric Crozier
Unknown:
Nancy Evans.
Unknown:
Gerald Moore
Unknown:
Sir Peter Pears

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Peter White
Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed],
8.30-10.0 pm Handbooks of aidsandPublications,POBox 234. London SEI 3TH

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