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A selection of plays from the series
Just Before Midnight And No Birds Sing by TED WILLIS
Directed by DAVID JOHNSON
Leavings byROSE TREMAIN
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN
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with Sue MacGregor : Cut off from most of the world until the late 19th century. Japan has developed a highly refined culture.
Cherry Blossom and Bamboo: PETER ESTALL and LIZ MARDALL have visited Kyoto, the ancient cultural capital. And also:
Guest of the Week:
Dr Mary Leakey , archaeologist and anthropologist. and Pets (7): Stick Insects and Garter Snakes. The Ginger Tree (10)
Kenneth More and Michael Kitchen in Chicken On the Road by BOB WILSON.
A young hitch-hiker gets a lift. As the journey progresses he reveals a knowledge of the driver's life. About his family, about his mistress. But there seems to be no question of blackmail.
Directed by PETER KING
from Ripon Cathedral
Responses (William Byrd ) Psalms 65. 66, 67 (Walmisley. Wesley, Perrin, Noble)
Readings fRSV): Isaiah 5, vv 1-7; I Thessalonians 2, vv 13-20
Canticles (Noble in a minor)
Anthem: Hosanna to the Son of David (Gibbons) Hvmn: Lo! he comes with clouds descending (Helmsley)
Organist RONALD PERRIN Assistant organist MARCUS HUXLEY
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
The African Condition 6: In Seared of Pax Africana by AH Mazrul, Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan.
Africa is the most centrally located of all continents but is politically and militarily the most marginal. How can Africa increase its political leverage on world affairs?
PROFESSOR MAZRUI argues that implicit in the concept of Pax Britannica was the assumption that western powers have special privileges for being armed to the teeth while at the same time disarming the natives. Should Africa, in turn, now pacify the war lords by entering the politics of nuclear power and nuclear proliferation? BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sunday at 6.0 pm on Radio 3, and printed in THE LISTENER dated 13 December)
A lighthearted anthology of new words and old-time music, introduced by Peter Wheeler with Ronald Baddiley Bob Grant and Kathleen Helme
Music-hall songs sung by TONY BATEMAN withTOM STEER (piano) Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester
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