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Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
Sue MacGregor
Presented By:
Peter Hobday
Read By:
Eugene Fraser
Unknown:
Garry Richardson

In 1970, adventurer
John Ridgway set out to explore the Apurimac river in Peru. His pilot was Elvin Berg , a young Norwegian.
Some years later. Elvin was murdered by Maoist guerrillas, and his 6-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, was left an orphan without hope.
Anne Brown tells how John and Marie-Christine Ridgway set out to adopt Elizabeth. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill (R) revised

Contributors

Unknown:
John Ridgway
Unknown:
Elvin Berg
Unknown:
Anne Brown
Unknown:
Marie-Christine Ridgway

with Daniel Massey as Verdi Act 3: The Maestro with Clifford Norgate ,
Crawford Logan. Manning Wilson and Nigel Graham Technical presentation by ROBIN CHERRY with MARTIN HOLLISTER and ANNE-MARIE WARMINGTON Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Daniel Massey
Unknown:
Clifford Norgate
Unknown:
Crawford Logan.
Unknown:
Manning Wilson
Unknown:
Martin Hollister

Introduced from Belfast
Celebrate New Year's Day with an Irish blend of good humour and good music.
Story: Mr Bostock 's Backsliding by ARTHUR MORRISON abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Robert Lang
'Mr Bostock was a person of that peculiar stainlessness which is only to be observed in a London suburb of the highest respectability. Every admirer of the female sex will at once perceive that there was a Mrs Bostock to whom much of this perfection was due....' BBC Northern Ireland

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr Bostock
Unknown:
Arthur Morrison
Abridged By:
Pat McLoughlin
Read By:
Robert Lang
Read By:
Mr Bostock
Unknown:
Mrs Bostock

From Favela to Farm Street A portrait of the Jesuit,
Fr Michael A. E. Campbell -Johnston, SJ
Presented by Julie Loyd Producer FRANCES GUMLEY

Contributors

Unknown:
Fr Michael A. E. Campbell
Presented By:
Julie Loyd

Clive Jacobs and the team monitor the movements in the worlds of travel and transport and examine the implications for you, the customer. Producer IRENE MALLIS

Contributors

Unknown:
Clive Jacobs
Producer:
Irene Mallis

Esther Rantzen Jeffrey Archer Lady Phillips and Arthur Marshall answer questions raised by an audience in Pangbourne, Berkshire
Chairman Sue MacGregor
BBC Bristol

Contributors

Panellist:
Esther Rantzen
Panellist:
Jeffrey Archer
Panellist:
Lady Phillips
Panellist:
Arthur Marshall
Chairman:
Sue McGregor
Producer:
Carole Stone

An appreciation of Sandy Powell by Peter Tinniswood
Sandy Powell can rightly claim a unique place in broadcasting history with the creation of the first radio catchphrase. It was coined in the days before the Great War when the 16-year-old Rotherham lad formed a music-hall duo with his mother Lillian. For writer Peter Tinniswood , Sandy Powell was a particular inspiration. He was one of the great northern comedians who married the broad weft and warp of working-class comedy with the subtle, refined, surrealistic comic insights of Pirandello. lonesco and Stoppard.
Producer GEOFF SARGIESON BBC North East

Contributors

Unknown:
Sandy Powell
Unknown:
Peter Tinniswood
Unknown:
Sandy Powell
Unknown:
Peter Tinniswood
Unknown:
Sandy Powell
Producer:
Geoff Sargieson

Tomticketatom
Love it or loathe it, Ravel's Bolero is one of the most performed pieces in the concert repertoire.
For conductor Bramwell Tovey it's full of great moments; Jack Brymer thinks it's like being hit behind the ear with a sock full of wet sand.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
Stereo (R)

Contributors

Conductor:
Bramwell Tovey
Unknown:
Jack Brymer

by Stephen Sheridan.
Settle down by the fire and prepare yourself for this rib-tickling, toe-curling tale of orthodontic outrage. Learn of the ghastly secret that lies behind a set of wooden false teeth.
Also featuring Phil Nice, John Baddeley, Caroline Gruber and Stephen Tompkinson.
Producer Don Patterson. Stereo

Contributors

Writer:
Stephen Sheridan
Unknown:
Phil Nice
Unknown:
John Baddeley.
Unknown:
Caroline Gruber
Unknown:
Stephen Tompkinson
Producer:
Don Patterson.
Abbot:
Alfred Marks
Dr Bonteen:
Robert Bathurst
Uncle Montague:
Jonathan Adams
Mrs Halliday:
Denlse Coffey
Stump:
Bill Wallis

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