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A service of music and meditation led by CAROLINE DONNE
Music: What cheer (Carols for Choirs 1); The light of Christ (Mission Praise); When to the temple Mary went (Church
Anthem Book); Nunc dimittis; Joy to the world (arr Rutter) Reading: Luke 2, w 11-40 Director of music
NOEL TREDINNICK. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Caroline Donne
Music:
Noel Tredinnick.
on BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe
7.0, 8.0 News
Read by EUGENE FRASER 7 20* Business News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With DAVID MERCER
7 30 News Summary
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter Hobday
Presented By:
Chris Lowe
Read By:
Eugene Fraser
Unknown:
David Mercer

'There is no point in pretending that I am not fascinated by the behaviour of our upper classes....'
Russell Harty , in company with Geraldine McEwan and Kenneth Branagh , presents a selection of his favourite poetry and prose at Giggleswick School, North Yorkshire. Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Russell Harty
Unknown:
Geraldine McEwan
Unknown:
Kenneth Branagh
Producer:
Alec Reid

3: The Ballad of John Axon A ballad by EWAN MACCOLL and CHARLES PARKER
The story of engine-driver
John Axon and the tradition of railway service for which he stands, told by his widow and workmates.
Musical director PEGGY SEEGER Producer CHARLES PARKER (First broadcast in 1958)

Contributors

Unknown:
John Axon
Unknown:
Ewan MacColl
Unknown:
Charles Parker
Unknown:
John Axon
Director:
Peggy Seeger
Producer:
Charles Parker

A special invitation challenge match
Chairman Robert Robinson Taking part: Stephen Gore (Brain of Britain 1986)
Arthur Naylor (Runner-up Brain of Britain 1986) Jennifer Keaveney (Mastermind 1986) Philip McDonald
(Runner-up Mastermind 1986) including specialist rounds on subjects chosen by the contestants: The French
Revolution; The Royal Navy in World War 11; The Life and Works of Jane Austen ; The Life and Works of James Brindley
Questions set by IAN (MYCROFT) GILLIES, BOSWELL TAYLOR and PATRICK BEAVER
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson
Unknown:
Stephen Gore
Unknown:
Arthur Naylor
Unknown:
Jennifer Keaveney
Unknown:
Jane Austen
Unknown:
Boswell Taylor
Unknown:
Patrick Beaver
Producer:
Richard Edis.

Bequest to the Nation by TERENCE RATTIGAN adapted by BRIDGET MARROW
'... could I have rewarded these services, I would not now call upon my Country; but as that has not been in my power, I leave Emma Lady Hamilton , therefore, a Legacy to my King and Country, that they will give her an ample provision to maintain her rank in life
Fortepiano played by DAVID JOHNS Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Terence Rattigan
Adapted By:
Bridget Marrow
Unknown:
Emma Lady Hamilton
Played By:
David Johns
Directed By:
David Johnston
Emma Hamilton:
Sian Phillips
Nelson:
Michael Bryant
Lady Nelson:
Anna Massey
Captain Hardy:
Alan Lake
George Matcham Sr:
Michael Spice
Katherine Matcham:
Judy Franklin
George Matcham:
David McAlister
Lord Barham:
Alan Dudley
Lord Minto:
Nicholas Courtney
Betsy:
Diana Bishop
Captain Blackwood:
Geoffrey Beevers
Francesca:
Patience Tomlinson

The Living World Good Food Guide
Peter France steers a course between hedgehog pie and hallucinogenic vegetables, asks why lions don't eat tigers, and discovers how chimpanzee gourmets are puzzling experts. Producer MEUNDA BARKER BBC Bristol (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter France
Producer:
Meunda Barker

Alan Bennett goes in search of his mother's brother, who died in Flanders in 1917. ... perfect wireless, a voice on the ether, radiant with pictures.
(SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)
BBC Manchester (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Bennett

by Michael Innes, dramatised by Michael Bakewell
with John Hurt as Insp Appleby, John Le Mesurier as Everard Raven, Christopher Benjamin as Heyhoe/Insp Mutlow, Joyce Redman as Clarissa and Pippa Guard as Judith

Appleby of the Yard is used to dealing with serious crimes, but from the moment he steps on the train to Snarl to investigate a series of bizarre happenings, i he's plunged into a world where jokes play too large a part.
(Stereo) (R)

Contributors

Author:
Michael Innes
Dramatised by:
Michael Bakewell
Director:
Jane Morgan
Inspector Appleby:
John Hurt
Everard Raven:
John Le Mesurier
Heyhoe/Insp Mutlow:
Christopher Benjamin
Clarissa:
Joyce Redman
Judith:
Pippa Guard
Luke:
Lewis Stringer
Robert:
Anthony Newlands
Mark:
Richard Derrington
Rainbird:
John Sharp
Billy Bidewell/Mr Hoobin:
Christopher Douglas
Colonel Pike:
Jack May
Sir Mulberry Farmer/Liddell:
Hugh Dickson
Lady Farmer/Mrs Ulstrup/Hannah Hoobin:
Pauline Letts
Gregory Grope:
David Gooderson
Mr Smith:
Trevor Baxter
Hannah Hoobin's boy:
Stephen Garlick
Brettingham Scurl/Scott:
John Livesey

Once a year, BBC News correspondents get together to peer into a collective crystal ball. Linked together from their bases around the world, they try to predict the main issues of the year ahead.

Contributors

Producer:
Adam Raphael

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