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: Sunday Reading

The Foolishness of God read by the author, JOHN AUSTIN BAKER 4: The World's Joy


Unknown: John Austin Baker

: News

: Sunday

A weekly religious programme VHF (also on 202m Ramsgate): see column 5
8.10-8.40 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye Make Yourself at Home
Programme for Asian listeners (Write to Make Yourself at Home, BBC, Broadcasting Centre. Pebble Mill Road, Birmingham B5 7SA)
8.40 Programme news

: David Franklin

spends part of his Christmas in the BBC Sound Archives

: Weather

: News

: Hancock'sHalf-Hour

Another chanci to hear Hancock's Happy Christm Tony Hancock with Sid James Bill Kerr
Hattie Jacques
Kenneth Williams
Theme and incidental music composed and conducted by WALLY STOTT Written by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON
Producer DENNIS MAIN WILSON (First broadcast in 1956)


Unknown: Christm Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sid James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Michael Anderson
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: The Archers

(from Birmingham)


Written By: Bruno Milna
Written By: Brian Hayles
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Morning Service

from Pinner Methodist Church, Middlesex: conducted by the Minister, THE REV DR BERNARD HOLLAND , assisted by MR J. P. O'CONNELL , MBE
Hymns (MHB): Glory be to God on high (134); Give heed, my heart (126): Let earth and heaven combine (142)
Anthem: There was a Rosebud bloomed in the snow (Pail-thorpe/Shaw)
Readings: Matthew 2, vv 9-15; 26. vv 42-56 (NEB)


Unknown: Dr Bernard Holland
Assisted By: Mr J. P. O'Connell
Organist: Donald Parkin
Choirmaster: Millicent Ward

: Roy Hudd's Christmas Music-Hall

(Extended version of yesterday's broadcast)

: Whatever You Think

With a leisurely morning behind you, and Sunday dinner ahead, Cliff Michelmore invites you to liven up the middav scene. Ring him on [number removed]and put your questions on any subject under the sun, bar politics, to test the wit, wisdom, learning or special interests of his guests.
With him this week are:
Marghanita Laski , writer and reviewer, whose special interest is words and their meanings Andrew Sinclair , historian and author of The Breaking of Bumbo and other books
Osbert Lancaster , artist and humorist
[number removed](16 lines) will take calls from 11.0 am onwards as well as while the programme is on the air. If you prefer, send your question in advance, on a postcard, with your telephone number to Whatever You Think, Room 4066, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Unknown: Andrew Sinclair
Artist: Osbert Lancaster

: The World This Weekend - This Year: News

leads off this special survey of the main events of 1971 Presented by William Hardcastle with the help of PAUL JOHNSON. NED SHERRIN PEREGRINE WORSTHORNE Editor HARRY BROWN


Presented By: William Hardcastle
Unknown: Paul Johnson.
Editor: Harry Brown
Producers: Roger Frazer
Producers: Pat Taylor

: Gardeners'Question Time

visits Lewisham in London. Members of the Borough of Lewisham Gardens Guild and Horticultural Society question FRED LOADS. BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL. Question-master FRANKLIN ENGEI. MANN
(Repeated: Tuesday. 4.0 pm)


Question-Master: Alan Gemmell.
Question-Master: Franklin Engei.
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: Afternoon Theatre

My Father's Mantle by HEDDY E. ROSSI adapted by MARGARET ETALL with Maxine Audley. Austin Trevor and Frederick Treves
The fate of Europe might have been different if the Emperor Frederick of Germany, who succeeded to the throne in 1888, had lived. He was an enlightened and liberal man, and would certainly have prevented the rivalry with Great Britain which launched his son William II on the road to World War I.


Unknown: Heddy E. Rossi
Adapted By: Margaret Etall
Unknown: Maxine Audley.
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Unknown: William Ii
Producer: Martin Esslin
Narrator: Godfrey Kenton
Fritz (Crown Prince Frederick, later Emperor Frederick III of Germany): Austin Trevor
Vicky (Crown Princess Vic toria, later Empress Victoria): Maxine Audley
Princess Moretta of Prussia: Patricia Gallimore
Sandro (Prince Alexander of Battenberg: Gabriel Woolf
Baron Kaminsky: Garard Green
Countess Rattern: Kathleen Helme
Willy (Prince William of Prus sia, later Emperor William II): Frederick Treves
Professor Wegener: John Gabriel
Professor Schroetter: Charles Simon
His Excellency: James Thomason
Professor Bergmann: Hector Ross
Dr Mackenzie: Duncan McIntyre
Eulenburg: Clifford Norgate
Kiddern: Wilfrid Carter
Queen Victoria: Margot Boyd

: The Countrysidein Winter

The Summer hath his joys And Winter his delights
BOB DANVERS-WALKER talks to some lonely countryside workers; NEVILLE POWLEY joins a Christmas gathering at Elsham Hall in Lincolnshire: ERIC SIMMS and DICK BAGNALL-OAKELEY take a look at the wildlife on the Norfolk salt marshes.
Introduced by C.GORDON CLOVER Producer ARTHUR PHILLIPS (Repeated: Wed. 3.45 pm)


Talks: Bob Danvers-Walker
Unknown: Neville Powley
Unknown: Eric Simms
Unknown: Dick Bagnall-Oakeley
Introduced By: C.Gordon Clover
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: Alistair Cooke

: In Touch

You Know What it Looks Like, You've Been There Yourself: JONQUIL ANTONY , who is now facing the problems of carrying on as a writer despite failing vision, talks to DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL who lost his sight 15 years ago.


Unknown: Jonquil Antony
Unknown: David Scott
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

The Missions to Seamen
(Extended version: Wed, 7.30)

: News

: If you think You've got Problems ... !

Jean Metcalfe introduces questions put by listeners including: 'I find it so hard to make friends; I force myself to go to clubs and socialsbut nobody wants to talk to me ...' and asks panel members OLGA FRANKLIN , DR WENDY GREENGROSS , DR JAMES HEMMING and DAVID HOHMAN for their views on overcoming loneliness.
(Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 am)


Introduces: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Olga Franklin
Unknown: Dr Wendy Greengross
Unknown: Dr James Hemming
Unknown: David Hohman
Producer: Thena Heshel

: My Music!

Christmas edition
A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
David Franklin and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the chair Steve Race


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Steve Race

: The Sound of theFolk Carol

An exploration in worship and entertainment with Donald Swann and CATHERINE MARTIN
HEATHER KAY , GINNY BROADBENT RICHARD DAY-LEWIS ROGER CLEVFRDON and the Congregation of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London Producer COLIN SEMPER


Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Catherine Martin
Unknown: Heather Kay
Unknown: Ginny Broadbent
Unknown: Richard Day-Lewis
Unknown: Roger Clevfrdon
Producer: Colin Semper

: Music to Remember

Beethoven Overture: Leonora No 3
8.16* Haydn Symphony No 92, in G major (Oxford)
8.43* Sibelius Karelia Suite


Unknown: Hugh Bradley
Conducted By: Maurice Handford

: Nicholas Nickleby

by CHARLES DICKENS adapted and produced in seven episodes by CHARLES LEFEAUX
6: A Bridegroom and his Friend


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Charles Lefeaux

: Weather

: News

: My Kind of Music

Richard Attenborough plays some of his favourite records and explains why they give him particular pleasure. (Repeated: Tuesday, 11.0 am)


Unknown: Richard Attenborough

: Epilogue

He was mode Man

: Weather

: News

All the day's news

: Closedown

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