Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with FR VINCENT WHELAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
A selection of plays from the series
Just Before Midnight Interval bv J. C. WILSHER with Eileen Atkins and Edward Woedward
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
Brainchild by JOSIE TAYLOR
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only
Introduced by Sue MacGrcgor
Guest of the Week:
Hannah Gordon , actress, and reader of the current Woman's Hour serial.
Cooking for Christmas: unusual ideas for your Christmas main dish provided bV JOHN TOVEY.
Pets - What Shall We Havef 6: Fish and cage birds.
Sewing Club: BETTY FOSTER helps solve the problems which arise in home fashion sewing and looks at developments in the industries which serve the needlewoman.
The Ginger Tree (5)
Levanthal's Blues by DERRICK BUTTRESS with Cyril Shaps as Nat Levanthal
' My wife forgets what an artist I became ... I'm a man who once held the second alto chair in the greatest band this country produced. Now my brother-in-law employs me five afternoons a week in one of his squalid betting shops ... I'm a lousy bookie's clerk and they expect me to be grateful.
ROGER FLEETWOOD (saxophone)
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester 'Repeat)
from Lichfield Cathedral
Versicles and Responses (Ayleward)
Psalms 27, 28, 29 (Colonel Lemon, Hylton Stewart , Ambrose Porter )
Lessons: Isaiah 9, vv 2-7; Revelation 8
Canticles (Stanford in A) Anthem: Turn thee unto me (Boyce)
Organist and Master of the Choristers
JONATHAN REES-WILLIAMS Assistant organist PETER KING
by Norman Levine
Read by Jon Glover
'We sat on the trunk of a fallen tree, and had a picnic. "You look better." I said, "don't take the pills." She brought out, from her trouser pocket some small red pills. "I put them in my mouth, but I don't swallow. If they find out I will be in trouble."'
A panel game devised by iONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Barry Took challenge
Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden In the chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)
The African Condition 5: Patterns of Identity
Despite its size, Africa is highly fragmented. Five hundred million people are split up into more than 50 states. Ali Mazrui , Professor of Political Science at the Uni-. versity of Michigan, argues that this fragmentation is a handicap in Africa's struggle for social and material improvement. It also creates a security risk. Africa, he suggests, must transcend its ethnic, religious. linguistic, ideological and class divisions if it is to protect itself against external enemies and internal deviants. BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sunday at 6.0 pm on Radio 3, and printed in THE LISTENER dated 6 December)
A lighthearted anthology of new words and old-time music, introduced by Peter Wheeler with Ronald Baddilcy Bob Grant and Kathleen Helme
Music-hall songs sung by TONY BATEMAN with TOM STEER (piano)
Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester
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