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: Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye

BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 Sunday Reading
ROBERT RIETTY reads from Letters from a Prisoner of Conscience by CARLOS CHRISTO
7.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Carlos Christo

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY
8.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: John Newbury

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London. conducted by THE REV DR HOWARD WILLIAMS , assisted by THE REV
BARBARA STANFORD
Preacher THE REV
DR HOWARD WILLIAMS
The last of four broadcasts during Advent on: Signs of the Times
4: The Signs of Hope
Readings (RSV): Isaiah 11, vv 1-9; St John 1, vv 1-14
Introit: I will lift up mine eyes (Gerald Barnes)
Hymns (Baptist Hymn Book): We praise, we worship thee, 0 God (33); The race that long in darkness pined (110); All my hope on God is founded (492); Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes (81)
Anthem: Ye that are to mirth inclined consider well what God hath done (Eric Thiman )
Organist and Choirmaster GERALD BARNES

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Howard Williams
Unknown: Dr Howard Williams
Organist: Eric Thiman
Choirmaster: Gerald Barnes

: Beryl Reid's Christmas Collection

in which she recalls some of the sketches, monologues. plays and poetry that have been a part of her life since childhood and in her career as actress and comedienne. With YVONNE D'ALPRA and GEOFFREY HEAD (piano) Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
Recorded at The Redgrave Theatre, Farnham, Surrey (Rptd: Christmas Day 5.0)

Contributors

Unknown: Yvonne D'Alpra
Producer: Brian Patten

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Another chance to hear Tony's Christmas starring Tony Hancock SIDNEY JAMES , BILL KERR HATTIE JACQUES and KENNETH WILLIAMS
Script by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON
Theme and incidental music by WALLY STOTT Producer
DENNIS MAIN WILSON
(First broadcast in 1956)

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Script By: Ray Galton
Script By: Alan Simpson
Music By: Wally Stott
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: The Chef Who Went to War

with Narrator John Rowe with David Graham. Harold Kasket, Elizabeth Proud and Philip Voss
One of the most flamboyant characters of Victorian London was a French-man, Alexis Soyer. He was the greatest chef of the age. equally successful organising banquets for the wealthy and soup kitchens for the poor. In 1855, distressed by the front-line dispatches in The Times. he travelled at his own expense to the Crimea. Within a short time he had transformed the daily diet of the British soldier and won the admiration and friendship of Florence Nightingale.
ScriptPEGGYBRANFORD
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK

Contributors

Narrator: John Rowe
Unknown: David Graham.
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Philip Voss
Unknown: Victorian London
Unknown: Alexis Soyer.
Unknown: Florence Nightingale.
Producer: Alan Haydock
Alexis Soyer: Martin Jarvis

: Hooray! To morrow's Monday

and among those celebrating with Sandra Clark will be Sir John Betjeman. There are poems for the family by the fireside, and Hella Pick has been visiting Christians in Eastern Europe.
Producer PETER ESTALL
12.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: Sir John Betjeman.
Producer: Peter Estall

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough

Contributors

Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Spinners

Tony Davis , Mick Groves , Cliff Hall and Hugh Jones with JOHN mccormick (bass) Producer
JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Davis
Unknown: Mick Groves
Unknown: Cliff Hall
Unknown: Hugh Jones
Bass: John McCormick
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Northumberland where members of the Nedderton Women's Institute put their questions to FRED LOADS
BILL SOWERBUTTS and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL Questionmaster KEN FORD BBC Manchester
(Rev rpt: Wed 10.5 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken Ford

: The Lion and the Unicorn

A compilation by BRIAN SIBLEY which ventures through fable, verse and prose.
(Details: Thurs 10.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Sibley

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

in King's College Chapel, Cambridge upon Christmas Eve
Before this 50th live broadcast of the Service, BISHOP JOHN DALY remembers Eric Milner-White . Dean of King's for 23 years, and later of York. who planned the Festival for use at Cambridge in 1918. (Full details: Christmas Day 3.0 pm Radio 3; see also BBC2 tonight 8.5 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: John Daly
Unknown: Eric Milner-White

: The Living World

The World of Jesus
Why is the kingdom of heaven like a mustard seed? Jesus often used the animals and plants around him to illustrate his teaching but how did his living world differ from ours? Introduced by Peter France
Producer MOIRA MANN BBC Bristol

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: Moira Mann

: Nanette Newman

in nostalgic mood, invites you to join her at home as she recalls how Christmas was celebrated in those far-off days of long ago, and explains how she likes to spend Christmas with her family now.

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited The Savoy Hotel (Revised repeat of last Friday's broadcast)
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News

: The Archers

Omnibus Edition Directed by VANESSA WHITBURV BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Directed By: Vanessa Whitburv

: In Praise of God

for The Light of the World An anthology in words and music for Christmas Eve. introduced by Tom Fleming , with JILL BALCON. GARY WATSON
ST MARGARET 'S WESTMINSTER SINGERS, conducted by RICHARD HICKOX
Organist IAN WATSON
Producer ANGELA TILBY
Recorded at St Alban's Church, Holborn.

Contributors

Introduced By: Tom Fleming
Unknown: Jill Balcon.
Unknown: Gary Watson
Unknown: St Margaret
Conducted By: Richard Hickox
Organist: Ian Watson

: Fringe Benefits

Brian Matthew presents a selection of items from the Fringe of this year's Edinburgh Festival.
(Details: Thurs 11.0 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Matthew

: What a Way to Spend Christmas!

Gerald Priestland and BBC Correspondents around the world recall the sights and sounds of Christmas abroad.
A Radio News production by JOHN WILLIAMS
(Rptd: Boxing Day 2.45)

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Production By: John Williams

: A Musical Evening

with Anne Howells and Ryland Davies
A programme of operatic arias, ballads and duets sung by husband and wife ANNE HOWELLS (mezzo-soprano) and RYLAND DAVIES (tenor) before an invited audience at Broadcasting House. Cardiff.
SHEELAGH GALLWAY (piano) Producer TELERI BEVAN BBC Wales
9.58 Weather

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Howells
Unknown: Ryland Davies
Unknown: Anne Howells
Tenor: Ryland Davies

: News

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

A new epic adventure in time and space, including some helpful advice on how to avoid certain death. The show that began with the end of the world continues with Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect stranded on prehistoric earth, and Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin thoroughly devoured by a carbon-copy of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal.

Starring Peter Jones as The Book with Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox
Stephen Moore as Marvin Simon Jones as Arthur Dent
Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect/Frogstar Robot
Bill Paterson as Assistant Arcturan Pilot
David Tate as The Captain/Receptionist/The Lift
Alan Ford as Roosta

Radiophonic sound and music by PADDY KINGSLAND
Written by DOUGLAS ADAMS
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS
(Stephen Moore is a National Theatre player)

Contributors

Arthur Dent : Simon Jones
The Book: Peter Jones
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Marvin : Stephen Moore
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Assistant Arcturan Pilot : Bill Paterson
The Captain/Receptionist/The Lift : David Tate
Roosta : Alan Ford
Music By: Paddy Kingsland
Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Producer: Stephen Moore

: A Christmas Garland

Compiled and written by ELIZABETH HAVELOCK and JOHN CHATER. Introduced by Elizabeth Havelock
A lighthearted seasonal anthology of traditional and modern aspects of Christmas, including this 1594 cookbook recipe:
' Traditional Ale Syllabub Place in a large bowl a quart of strong ale or beer, grate into this a little nutmeg, and sweeten with sugar; milk the cow rapidly into the bowl, forcing the milk as strongly as possible into the ale, and against the sides of the vessel, to raise a good froth. Let it stand an hour. and it will be fit for use.'
Readers MANNING WILSON boy SPENCER and ROSEMARY WHITFIELD
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol

Contributors

Written By: Elizabeth Havelock
Written By: John Chater.
Introduced By: Elizabeth Havelock
Readers: Manning Wilson
Unknown: Rosemary Whitfield
Directed By: Brian Miller

: Midnight Mass

of the Nativity from Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne, Belfast, celebrated by the Rector, THE VERY REV MYLES KAVANAGH , CP
Preacher FR RALPH EGAN , CP Organist and Choirmaster WILLIAM SAVAGE
Readings: Isaiah 9. w 2-7; Titus 2, vv 11-14; Luke 2, vv 1-14
Hvmns: Once in roval David's city; In the bleak midwinter; In dulci jubilo; Hark, the herald angels sing.
BBC Northern Ireland

Contributors

Unknown: Myles Kavanagh
Unknown: Fr Ralph Egan








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