Programme for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.45 Sunday Programmes Bells and Sunday Reading
PENELOPE LEE reads from Isaiah
Presented by CLIVE JACOBS Reporter DOUGLAS BROWN Producer DAVID WINTER
8.50 Programme news
by ALISTAIR COOKE
The last of four broadcasts during Advent
4: Living in Hope - of the World to Come from the United Reformed Church, Manselton, Swansea, West Glamorgan, conducted by the Minister.
REV DR JOHN I. MORGANS
Hymns: Give to our God immortal praise (Duke Street): Good Christian men, rejoice and sing (Vulpius); At the name of Jesus (Camberwell); Father of Jesus Christ my Lord (Aspurg)
Reading: Romans 8, vv 31-39 Organist JOHN H. REES BBC Wales
REV AUSTEN WILLIAMS appeals for St Martin in the Fields Christmas Fund
Gifts in response to this annual appeal by the Vicar are distributed throughout the British Isles to people in need through illness or misfortune.
Donations to The Vicar, [address removed]
Introduced by Jim Pestridge
Have a Happy Motoring Christmas: some advice about roads and hazards from ERIC TOBITT and BRIAN ROBINS. Surviving a winter breakdown by FRANCES BERTHELSEN.
Christmas in the Countryside: ERIC simms , a naturalist, reminds us what can be seen and heard at this season.
Motoring on Two Wheels: BARRY COLEMAN talks about the new ' Super Bikes '.
Producer JOHN HASLAM at 11.43* the latest traffic report
Countrywide reactions to current political issues.
Presented from Manchester by George Scott
Producer CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM BBC Manchester Ring [number removed]
Presenter Derek Cooper
Presented by Gordon Clough Editor HARRY BROWN
Another chance to hear the late Dame Sybil Thorndike playing one of her most telling radio roles in A Passage to India by SANTHA RAMA RAU from the novel by E. MFORSTER adapted by JOHN MAYNARD with Zia Mohyeddin Jill Balcon and Frank Duncan
The action of the play takes place in the small provincial town of Chandrapore. in Eastern India, near Bengal. The time is April of a year in the early 20s.
Produced and directed by GRAHAM GAULD
Is it old? Is it genuine? What is it?
ARTHUR NEGUS and BERNARD PRICE discuss listeners' questions with HUGH SCULLY
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
Questions to: Talking about Antiques, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
A magazine edition of this programme about wildlife and the countryside.
Introduced by PETER FRANCE Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol
(Repeated; Wednesday 9.5 am)
A magazine of special interest for the visually handicapped. ' Even just cleaning an old person's spectacles can help them to see better.' A look at some of the practical wavs in which the sighted can help the blind.
Introduced by DAVID SCOTT BLACKBALL Producer THENA HESHEL
BRIAN JOHNSTON goes on tour with the Welsh National Opera Company Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tuesday 11.5 am)
The last programme of a series in which current and controversial issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne , uc, and an audience of jurors assembled, this evening, at the Royal Commonwealth Society in London.
Civil Honours Should be Scrapped
It is proposed by Andrew Phillips , Founder Chairman of the Legal Action Group; and opposed by John Vaizey. recently ennobled as Baron Vaizey, of Greenwich, in Greater London
Each advocate will call his witnesses, cross-question his opponent's and argue his case so that the jury may reach a verdict. Producer HUGH PURCELL (Repeated: Thursday 11.5 am)
Killing the pig, dressing the Yule log. dancing in the servants' hall - tonight's programme looks back at the way country people prepared for Christmas not so very long ago. Introduced by Gwyn Richards Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol
in preparation for the Christmas Festival from
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. conducted by the Vicar, REV AUSTEN WILLIAMS
Readings: Isaiah 40, w 1-8 (RSV); John 1, vv 1-14 (RSV)
Hymns (BBC Hymn Book): Hark: what a sound (32): Away in a manger (43); It came upon the midnight clear (521; Once in royal David's city (58); 0 little town of Bethlehem (56)
Master of the Music and Organist ROBERT VINCENT Assistant organist CHRISTOPHER STOKES
BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA leader BARRY GRIFFITHS conducted by BRYDEN THOMSON
Rossini. arr Respighi Ballet Suite: La boutique fantasque
8.11* Grieg Holberg Suite
8.35* Sullivan, arr Mackerras Suite: Pineapple Poll BBC Manchester
bv HENRY JAMES, Part 1
(Full details: Tuesday 3.5 pm)
by TOM VERNON
Ghosts of childhood in the imagination of Charles Dickens raised through the novelist's own dialogues, descriptions and memories; with the comments Of PROFESSOR PHILIP COLLINS
WALTER BALL, MICHAEL GOLDIE, ROD BEACHAM and TERRI LANG appear under a string of aliases, such as Colonel Bulder, Boanerges Boiler, Samuel Weller and King Richard III. Parlour music by KENNETH BARCLAY (pianoforte) With ANNE SOLOMON as Fanny Dickens
Street songs by JOHN FOREMAN accompanied by ROB NEAL (concertina) Director TOM VERNON
Producer LOUISE PURSLOW
(More Dickens: The Signalman, Wednesday 10.40 pm BBC1; Oliver!, Christmas Day 4.15 pm BBC1; A Book at Bedtime, Tuesday onwards 10.45 pm R4)
Three talks in Advent by REV PETER DEWEY. Curate-in-Charge of All Saints Church. Isleworth 3: The Light as a Way