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Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With JEREMY BOWEN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Presented By:
John Timpson
Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Jeremy Bo Wen
Read By:
Bryan Martin
Unknown:
Garry Richardson

Pigs and Plums by KATE GRIFFIN
Read by Valerie Windsor
'Once one pig had seen me, it seemed to transmit the news by some kind of piggy telepathy and out they came, clamouring and squealing and pounding each other's rumps with their absurdly dainty front feet.' Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Kate Griffin
Read By:
Valerie Windsor

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Three Score and Ten, Sir by JESSIE KESSON with
Marj Tildsley leaves her home, her neighbourhood and all her friends to live with her family north of the Thames. Her return visit to the old people's social club which she used to enjoy so much serves as a sad reminder of how rapidly life can change when you are old.
NEIL MCARTHUR (piano)
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE BBC Scotland
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jessie Kesson
Unknown:
Marj Tildsley
Piano:
Neil McArthur
Directed By:
Marilyn Imrie
Marj Tildsley:
Mary Wimbush
Min:
Jane Wenham
Brenda:
Maggie McCarthy
Terry:
John Hollis
Andrea:
Elaine Claxton
Nan Coulson:
Helena McCarthy
Miss Bartlett:
Isabel Dean
Miss Ellison:
Natasha Pyne
Sarah:
Jennifer Piercey

Ian Skidmore talks to five people about their lives. 3: Audrey Brown
A former London street urchin, Audrey now runs a Salvation Army 'bws bach' in North Wales.
Producer ANNE HOWELLS

Contributors

Talks:
Ian Skidmore
Unknown:
Audrey Brown
Producer:
Anne Howells

A musical panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
(Re broadcast on Thursday at 6 30pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Shryane
Unknown:
Edward J. Mason
Unknown:
John Amis
Unknown:
Frank Muir
Unknown:
Ian Wallace
Unknown:
Denis Norden
Producer:
Pete Atkin.

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry at the Library Storyteller PENELOPE KEITH. Stereo
2.5 History Long Ago Ancient Greece Alexander the Great (2) Written by HUGH O'NEILL and LEE GALPIN. Stereo (e)
2.25 Contact Devotion to Others by JENNY NEMKO (e)
2.40 Radiovision History of Britain Into the 80s (RV) (R) (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Bad Harry
Unknown:
Penelope Keith.
Unknown:
Greece Alexander
Written By:
Hugh O'Neill
Written By:
Lee Galpin.
Unknown:
Jenny Nemko

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
For 30 years Gia Carlo Menotti 's opera Amahl and the Night Visitors has been a great favourite with amateurs. This Christmas it receives its first professional stage production at Sadler's Wells.
Lynn ten Kate meets Menotti, who directs it himself, and the school-teacher who first staged it in Britain.
Serial: Circles in a Forest (6)

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
Gia Carlo Menotti
Unknown:
Lynn Ten Kate

Last Night by ROBERT FORREST
'I have seen this evil under the sun, the fool given high office. Signs that the dreadful hour is near. Wars and rumours of wars. And the slates of your roof, Lord, shaken loose by helicopters.
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland. Stereo

Contributors

Directed By:
Patrick Rayner
Ian:
David Ashton
Sally:
Stella Forge
Tim:
David McKail
Wull:
Callum Mill
Marion:
Ann Scott-Jones
Matthew:
Benny Young

A profile of the St John Ambulance Brigade
Born 100 years ago out of the industrial revolution, the Brigade now offers an organ transplant service and air-sea rescue as well as its community welfare work. But its amateur status in a world of professionals creates a conflict of tradition and progress as it looks forward to its second century.
Producer RUTH SHARP BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast on Sunday) 0 INFO: page 101

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Stuart Simon Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 5pm)

Contributors

Reporter:
Stuart Simon
Producer:
John Drury
Editor:
Brian Walker

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
Producer JULIAN BROWN
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0am LW)

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Watts
Producer:
Julian Brown

The Bicycle-clipped Misanthropist
A view of Philip Larkin in his Hull habitat.
For 30 years until his death in 1985, Philip Larkin was
Librarian of Hull University and the big cheese of English poetry. Over the years, he cultivated the image of a curmudgeonly old recluse at the end of the M62. But long-standing friends and colleagues tell a different tale.... Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
0 HEAR THIS!: page 29

Contributors

Unknown:
Philip Larkin
Unknown:
Philip Larkin
Producer:
Alastair Wilson

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30to 10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
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Contributors

Presented By:
Peter White

Royalty
The last of four programmes reflecting life in the capital as depicted in letters and diaries of the period.
Written and presented by Sean Street
Readers JUNE BARRIE and PETER JEFFREY
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Jeffrey
Producer:
Margaret Bradley

A House for Mr Biswas by v s. NAIPAUL, abridged in 15 parts by MICHAEL VOYSEY Read by Garard Green (15) Producer MAURICE LEITCH (R)
(Starting tomorrow: 'The Fall of Kelvin Walker ' by Alasdair Gray )

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr Biswas
Unknown:
Michael Voysey
Read By:
Garard Green
Producer:
Maurice Leitch
Unknown:
Kelvin Walker
Unknown:
Alasdair Gray

Theatre History
12.30 On Shakespeare's Stage by EDWARD KELSEY (Rv) Producer DAN GARRETT (R) (e)
12.50 The Globe and Other Worlds A Background to Elizabethan Theatre Compiled and produced by DAN GARRETT Stereo (e)

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward Kelsey
Producer:
Dan Garrett
Produced By:
Dan Garrett

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