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: Sunday Programmes

Bells and Sunday Reading
PAT STARR reads a selection of Christmas poems.


Unknown: Pat Starr

: Weather

: News

: Sunday

The Word Mode Flesh
Is Christ still being ' born ' in the contemporary world? Timothy Raphael looks back at 1976 in search of an answer. Music: SMALL HUNDREDWEIGHT Presented by CLIVE JACOBS Producer DAVID WINTER
8.55 Weather


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: David Winter

: News

: Morning Service

On the Feast of St Stephen from a London studio, conducted by REV EDWIN ROBERTSON on the theme of Christian witness and Communist response in Eastern Europe today.
Introit: In the world you shall have tribulation
Hymns: Father, hear the prayer we offer; Good King Wenceslas; Riseup,Omenof God ; God of grace
Bible Reading (J. B. Phillips translation): Acts 7, v 44 to 8, v la. With a section of the ST MARTIN'S SINGERS, Conducted by REV W. D. KENNEDY-BELL Organist BARRY pose


Unknown: St Stephen
Unknown: Edwin Robertson
Unknown: Omenof God
Unknown: B. Phillips

: Happiness is ...

Bernard Falk reports on his nationwide search for people who have managed to find an antidote to the daily dose of depressing news by ' doing their own thing ' come what may. Producer MICHAEL EMBER (Repeated: Thursday 7.30 pm)


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Producer: Michael Ember

: Half-witted, Merry and Mad!

A light-hearted look at some of the more unusual aspects of our musical heritage. Written and compiled by Peter Gale and presented by Jonathan Cohen
Musicians are half-witted, merry and mad,
And those are the same that admire 'em.
They're fools if they play
Unless they've good pay. And others are block-heads to hire 'em.
(From the song Musick's a Crotchett, words by MR E. WARD ) With JOHN RYE. DIANA BISHOP and PETER GALE
Musicians: COLIN CRABB (flute) JAMES DAVIS (violin)
Produced and directed by MICHAEL ROLFE
BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Boxing Day, 7.5 am)


Unknown: Peter Gale
Presented By: Jonathan Cohen
Unknown: Mr E. Ward
Unknown: John Rye.
Flute: Colin Crabb
Violin: James Davis
Piano: Jonathan Cohen
Directed By: Michael Rolfe

: The World This Weekend: News

In this special end-of-the-year programme Auberon Waugh and Patricia Hodgson compete against Colin Welland and Ann Mallallieu. to see who can best remember the events and people who made the news in 1976. Why not test your memory against theirs?
Gordon Clough puts the queitions.


Unknown: Auberon Waugh
Unknown: Patricia Hodgson
Unknown: Colin Welland
Unknown: Ann Mallallieu.
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editors: Julian Holland
Editors: Jenny Abramsky

: Gardeners' Question Time

FRRD LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL to answer listeners' questions. Questions to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9PX. Producer
KENNETH FORD BBC Manchester (Repealed: Tuesday 4.5 pm)


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell

: Afternoon Theatre

Toad of Toad Hall by A. A. MILNE adapted from The Wind in the Willows bv KENNETH GRAHAME with Derek Smith Richard Goolden Bernard Cribbins Cyril Luckham
Hugh Paddlck. William Fox
The Fraser Simson music has been arranged for this production by PETER HOPE
Produced and directed by MARTIN JENKINS (B'cast in 1973) (Toad of Toad Hall is at Her Majesty's Theatre, London, with Richard Goolden as Mole)


Unknown: A. A. Milne
Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Unknown: Derek Smith
Unknown: Richard Goolden
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Cyril Luckham
Unknown: Hugh Paddlck.
Unknown: William Fox
Unknown: Fraser Simson
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Unknown: Richard Goolden
Marigold: Tina Heath
Nurse: Diana Bishop
Hole: Richard Goolden
Rat: Bernard Cribbins
Badger: Cyril Luckham
Toad: Derek Smith
Alfred: Brian Haines
Chief Weasel: William Fox
Chief Stoat: Fraser Kerr
Chief Ferret: William Sleigh
Judge: Hugh Paddick
Usher: Terry Scully
Policeman: Ronald Herdman
Phoebe: Kate Binchy
Washerwoman: Jo Manning Wilson
Frightened Ferret: Sam Dastor
Brave Weasel: Nigel Graham
Duck: John Forrest
Turkey: Andrew Rivers

: News

: Talking about Antiques

HUGH SCULLY takes ARTHUR NEGUS and BERNARD PRICE on an antique treasure hunt round Dyrham House, a National Trust property in south Gloucestershire. Producer
PAMELA howe BBC Bristol


Unknown: Hugh Scully

: In Touch

Variety is the Spice of Life
PETER WHITE, with the help of some friends, presents his own special contribution to seasonal festivities.


Producer: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

A chance to hear again some of the people Brian Johnston met in recent months.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tuesday 11.5 am)


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

: Victorian Top of the Pops

A selection of seasonal songs thatmadethecharts'in Great-Grandfather's day - not forgetting two piano pieces that sold a million.
Presented by Joseph Cooper Singers MARY THOMAS


Presented By: Joseph Cooper
Singers: Mary Thomas
Singers: Pat Whitmore
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Produced By: Charles Chilton

: News

: Quote ... Unquote

A seasonal look at the mirthful and memorable sayings of 1976 with James Cameron
Alan Coren. Germaine Greer Richard Ingrams
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees Producer JOHN LLOYD
(Rptd: Boxing Day: 2.30 pm)


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: John Lloyd

: Christmas Past

A rhyming account of a suburban child's Christmas 40 years ago with musical embellishments.
Read by Nigel Anthony
Written and produced by MONICA FURLONG


Read By: Nigel Anthony
Produced By: Monica Furlong

: Music to Remember

A programme of operetta and ballet including music by Johann Strauss , Lionel Monk-ton, Lehár and Offenbach
Introduced by Bryan Martin


Soprano: Cynthia Glover
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Music By: Johann Strauss
Introduced By: Bryan Martin

: News

: The Aspern Papers

by HENRY JAMES with and I can ... arrive at the papers only by putting her off her guard, and I can put her off her guard only by ingratiating diplomatic practices. Hypocrisy, duplicity are my only chance. I am sorry for it, but for Jeffrey Aspern 's sake I would do worse still.' Part 2
Dramatised for radio by MARY HOPE ALLEN in conjunction with the producer and director MN COTTERELL
(Repeated: Tuesday 3.5 pm)
(Starting next Sunday: Sons and Lot'ers by D. H. Lawrence )


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Jeffrey Aspern
Unknown: Mary Hope Allen
Director: Mn Cotterell
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
The Biographer Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies: Alec McCowen
The Misses Bordereau: Anna Cropper
Mrs Prest: Irene Sutcliffe
Pasquale: Andrew Seear
Olimpia: Anne Rosenfeld

: Weather

: News

: Money with Menaces

The celebrated radio suspense thriller bv PATRICK HAMILTON with and What do I want? Well - that's more reasonable. I want to know, Mr Carruthers , whether I can interest you in giving me some money.'
This play was commissioned from the author of Rope and Gaslight in 1937 and broadcast many times since. This new production sets it in its original period.
London in the late 1930s.
Produced and directed by IHAUN MACLOUGHLIN


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Unknown: Mr Carruthers
Directed By: Ihaun MacLoughlin
Andrew Carruthers: Hugh Burden
Mr Poland: Peter Jeffrey
McPherson: Fraser Kerr
Miss Rough/Mrs Sanderson: Patricia Leventon
Miss Moyna Carruthers Darts girl/Woman on the telephone: Carole Boyd
Shopkeeper/Club porter: Timothy Bateson
Bank clerk: Jonathan Scott
Hilliard: William Eedle
Mrs Carruthers: Betty Baskoomb

: Epilogue

Upon the Feast of St Stephen Devised and narrated by H. COLIN DAVIS


Unknown: H. Colin Davis

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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