Brian Redhead in London, with LIBBY PURVES in Birmingham
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV BARNEY MILLIGAN
7.0. 8.0 Today's news Read by COLIN DORAN
7.45* Thought. for the Day
Read Any Good Books Lately?
With Christmas looming, a look at the recently published natural history books that you might wish to give - or receive! Introduced by Peter France
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
A parents' guide on how to get the bes. out of the education system.
In this series of eight programmes Maureen O'Connor and Barry Tur ner (with your help) plot the crisis points of school days and arm you to make the best decisions along the way.
This week: Who's afraid of mathematics? What's going on inside classrooms? Producer
New stories about the characters created by 1..1. CRONIN
The Brodie Affair by JOHN GRAHAM
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
(Andrew Cruickshank is a National Theatre player)
12.55 Weather: programme news:
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Aubrey Singer, Managing Director, BBC Radio
Visitor to London: Mary Martin, singing star of South Pacific.
Christmas is Coming: It may gladden - or madden you - but it has to be catered for. Here's how (with a little bit of aspic) to handle it.
New York Report: Helene Hanff.
The Tiger in the Smoke (3) from 2.0
The Fall of the House of Usher by EDGAR ALLAN POE dramatised for radio by DAVID CAMPTON
'I reined my horse to the precipitous brink of a black and lurid tarn, and gazed at the vacant eye-like windows of the house. What was it that so unnerved a man in the contemplation of the House of Usher?'
JOHN TURNER (guitar)
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Tim Pigott -Smith and Roger Hume are members of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company)
on St Cecilia's Day from Salisbury Cathedral Responses: Rose; Psalm 145 (Marsh)
Lessons: Ecclcsiasticus 50, vv 17-23; Revelation 5
Canticles (Leighton, Second Service)
Anthem: Cantanlibus organis (Philips)
Hymn: 0 praise ye the Lord (A and M Rev 376)
Organist and Master of the Choir RICHARD SEAL Assistant Organist COLIN WALSH BBC Bristol
A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge
Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden In the chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)
Christianity and the World Order by The Rev Dr Edward Norman. Dean of Peter-house. Cambridge.
4: The Imperialism of Political Religion
Christians of the developed world regard the Latin American radicals as authentically speaking for the oppressed and exploited of the Third World. But are they?
(Repeated: Sun Radio 3; and printed in THE LISTENER dated 23 Nov)
Fit the Fourth: It has been revealed to Arthur that the earth has been built by the Magratheans and run by mice. Meanwhile his companions have been suddenly confronted by something nasty (probably certain death).
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Written by DOUGLAS ADAMS Producer
Hold the Front Page! Presented by Mary Goldring
National newspapers this year have been going through one of the worst periods in their history, with constant disruptions, stoppages and even the threat of total closure for two major papers. What lies at the root of the present troubles? What are the prospects for the industry in the long term? Does it really matter what happens?
Producer TOM READ
(Repeated: Thurs 11.0 am)
Sir John Gielgud in the fifth of 11 programmes, talks to JOHN MILLER about his life in the theatre.
5: ' Hamlet tomorrow or next Thursday - but just not tonight! '
' When I played Hamlet I thought - now this is the great juvenile part of all times, I'm going to make a terrible hash of this, because I'd known at dramatic school how I'd used to trail around, waving my cloak in the air and posing with my sword and crying a lot, and I thought - I don think that's the thine at all. And I sort of threw mysetf into the part, like someone trying to swim. and found it sort of held me up, if I really was truthful in it.'
Producer JOHN POWELL promising some of the greatest enjoyment radio currently offers
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