With CANON GEORGE AUSTIN. Stereo
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
Your chance to get advice, information and insight into your current concerns.
Each week Nick directs your questions and comments to the experts and policy-makers on everything from drugs to disarmament, justice to journalism, maternity to eternity.
Lines openjrom 8.0am
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
The Slavery of God's People NEM, p 13; 0 come, 0 come, Emmanuel (BBC HB 36);
Advent Responsory (Carols for Choirs 2); Exodus 3, w 1-12; 0 God of Bethel (BBC HB 495) Stereo
Regional Variations (2)
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)
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
Susan Rae with the latest news and advice for consumers.
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)
Presented by Sir Robin Day
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)
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)
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
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
Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continuedon VHFfFM5.50-5.55pm
With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)
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)
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)
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
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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
Presented by David Roper Producer HANS PIETSCH
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 )
Presented by Alexander MacLeod
Radio 4's international business report; market trends
followed by an interlude
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)