7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhije for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.50 The Shape of God
THE REV RUTH MATTHEWS reflects on the Gospel reading for the third Sunday in Advent: Matthew 11, w 2-15
7.55 Weather; programme news
A weekly look at religious news at home and abroad Presenter Michael Cooke Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester
THE REV AUSTEN WILLIAMS appeals for St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Fund Donations to this annual appeal by the Vicar are distributed throughout the Brititsh Isles to people in need through illness or misfortune. Donations to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather; programme news
by Alistair Cooke
The third of four broadcasts centred on the four traditional themes of Advent comes from Salisbury Baptist Church Today: Hell Officiant
THE REV GWYNNE EDWARDS Preacher
THE REV KEITH CLEMENTS
Readings: Matthew 10, vv 24-33; Revelation 21, vv 1-8
Hymns (BHB): Rejoice! the Lord is King (190); My God, I love thee (211); Lo! He comes with clouds descending (185); 0 come, 0 come, Immanuel (83)
Organist PAUL JEFFREY BBC Bristol
Directed by ALARIC COTTER Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
June Knox-Mawer visits Michael and Mollie Hard wick. who have written. between them, over 100 books at their home in Highgate; and presents highlights from the weekday programme.
Robin Ray traces, with the use of records, the artistry and achievements of some of the world's great musicians.
This week, the Polish pianist Arthur Rubinstein
Derek Cooper takes the lid off food - good and bad, fun and fast - and the industry behind it.
HELP! page 15
Presenter Gordon Clough
Your responses and reactions to programmes on radio and television.
Presented by Tom Vernon Producer JENNY DE YONG
Comments, questions or suggestions to Feedback, Room 7076, BBC, Broadcasting House, London [Postcode removed]
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only
(Details: Wed 10.5 am) long wave only
Livingstone and Sechele by DAVID POWNALL
Turning a pagan into a shaky sort of Christian forces the missionary to re-examine his own beliefs and prejudices.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY long wave only
Arthur Negus and Bernard Price discuss listeners' questions with HUGH SCULLY.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
Questions to: Talking about Antiques, BBC, Bristol [Postcode removed] long wave only
The Frozen Desert
' Great God! This is an awful place ...' wrote Captain Scott the day he reached the South Pole. Antarctica, which occupies one-eleventh of the earth's surface, has temperatures as low as minus 125°F, winds in excess of 200 mph and enough water - captured as ice - to raise the world's oceans by about 200ft, Yet this continental refrigerator supports a surprising abundance and diversity of life, occupying the most unlikely niches on earth.
Peter France explores the bizarre and unique adaptations enabling life to survive in the frozen desert. Producer
BRIAN LEITH. BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only
' The other evening the telephone rang and it was a message I found particularly worrying, so I whizzed off into the kitchen and munched my way through biscuits smothered in butter.'
A reaction from one of the four overweight people who discuss their problem with Amanda Theunissen. Presented by Caroline Parsons
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol long wave only
Brian Johnston recently visited Chepstow in Gwent Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Postponed from 9 Dec and repeated: Tues 12.20 pm) long wave only
A Down Your Way calendar for 1980 is available from bookshops, or from BBC Publications, PO Box 234 London [Postcode removed], £2.15, inc p and p.
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
Current issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne, QC, and an audience of jurors in Broadcasting House, London.
Tonight's motion: The Government is Right to Expect Overseas Students to Pay their Full Fees at British Universities. It is proposed by William Shelton, MP, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Education Committee and opposed by Trevor Phillips, President of the NUS
Each advocate calls supporting witnesses who are questioned by each protagonist. The jury vote at the beginning and the end of the trial so that any swing of opinion
may be measured and a verdict reached.
Producer HUGH PURCELL (Repeated; Fri 11.5 am)
with Frank Delaney Producer NICK HUGHES
(Repeated: Tues 4.10 pm)
- taken from The Time of Love by MARCEL PAGNOL ' One Monday morning in March, at round about a quarter to nine, while the history lesson was in progress, Lagneau threw two stink bombs. The second glass capsule broke against the flue-pipe of the stove with a metallic ring. Monsieur Michel spun round angrily. In less than a second he collated the evidence afforded by his nose with that which glittered before his eye.'
In the last of seven readings related to the preceding Bookshelf programme, Paul Rogers reads from this posthumously published volume of childhood recollections by one of the most distinguished of modern French writers.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT.
Roger Fallows (clarinet) Robert Jordan (bassoon) John Butterworth (horn) Francis Kelly (harp)
Andrew Watkinson (violin) Cathy Weiss (violin) Jan Schlapp (viola)
Stephen Orton (cello)
Barry Guy (double-bass)
Beethoven Septet , Op 20, in E flat
Ravel Introduction and Allegro, for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet
by Evelyn Waugh, dramatised in four parts by Barry Campbell
with Hugh Dickson, Norman Rodway, Patrick Troughton, Carleton Hobbs and Hugh Burden as the Narrator
Nine weeks of 'flap', of alternating chaos and order. The Halberdiers were far from the battle, but delicate nerves stretched to them from the front where the Allied armies were falling apart; each new shock carried its small, painful agitation to the extremities.
(First broadcast in 1974)
(Repeated: Tues 3.15 pm)
(Graham Greene on Evelyn Waugh: Fri 8.35 pm, R3)
Title music played by:
The Band of the Royal Corps of
Director of music:
As a nation, our consumption of alcohol has doubled in 20 years, but warnings about the serious consequences come now more from psychiatrists than from the churches.
Philip Crowe looks at different attitudes to the moderate use of alcohol and asks if there are religious reasons for changing our drinking habits.
MICHAEL SHOESMITH BBC Birmingham
in the season of Advent, devised and narrated by Frank Topping
3: Beasts and Stars Reader Petra Davies
(Boole the Busy World is Hushed, £1.50, from bookshops)
Leslie Thomas , novelist, journalist, traveller, introduces some At his favourite poetry and prose. 'Somewhere along the way, I suppose, there comes to everyone a time when they realise and mark the things that to them are beautiful and good ... when I was 13 I discovered the things. or the beginnings of them. that I have always loved.'
Readers Jane Knowles and Brian Gear
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(First broadcast in 1977)
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude