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: Morning Has Broken

7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhije for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
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


Unknown: Ghar Samajhije
Unknown: Ruth Matthews

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

A weekly look at religious news at home and abroad Presenter Michael Cooke Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Presenter: Michael Cooke
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Week's Good Cause

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


Unknown: Austen Williams

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

The third of four broadcasts centred on the four traditional themes of Advent comes from Salisbury Baptist Church Today: Hell Officiant
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


Unknown: Keith Clements

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Directed by ALARIC COTTER Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Alaric Cotter
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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.


Unknown: Mollie Hard

: A Touch of Genius

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


Unknown: Robin Ray
Pianist: Arthur Rubinstein

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper takes the lid off food - good and bad, fun and fast - and the industry behind it.
HELP! page 15


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: Feedback

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


Presented By: Tom Vernon
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details: Wed 10.5 am) long wave only

: Afternoon Theatre

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


Unknown: David Pownall
Directed By: Alfred Bradley

: News

long wave only

: Talking about Antiques

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


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Hugh Scully.

: The Living World

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
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only


Unknown: Peter France
Unknown: Brian Leith.

: Weigh-in: The Facts and Fallacies of Dieting

' 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


Unknown: Amanda Theunissen.
Presented By: Caroline Parsons
Producer: Carole Stone

: Down Your Way

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


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News

: You, The Jury

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)


Unknown: Dick Taverne
Unknown: William Shelton
Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Bookshelf

with Frank Delaney Producer NICK HUGHES
(Repeated: Tues 4.10 pm)


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Nick Hughes

: The Tragedy of Lagneau

- 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.


Unknown: Marcel Pagnol
Unknown: Monsieur Michel
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Producer: John Knight.

: Music to Remember

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


Clarinet: Roger Fallows
Bassoon: Robert Jordan
Horn: John Butterworth
Harp: Francis Kelly
Violin: Andrew Watkinson
Violin: Cathy Weiss
Cello: Stephen Orton
Double-Bass: Barry Guy
Double-Bass: Beethoven Septet

: News

: Men at Arms: Part 4

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)

9.58 Weather


Author: Evelyn Waugh
Dramatised by: Barry Campbell
Title music played by: The Band of the Royal Corps of Transport
Director of music: Major William Allen
Director: Jane Morgan
Narrator: Hugh Burden
Guy Crouchback: Hugh Dickson
Apthorpe: Norman Rodway
Major Erskine: William Eedle
Col Tickeridge: Vernon Joyner
Nameless Major: Clive Swift
Sarum-Smith: John Bull
de Souza: Sean Arnold
Brig Ritchie-Hook: Patrick Troughton
Mr Crouchback: Carleton Hobbs
Leonard: David Timson
Daisy Leonard: Carole Boyd
Brigadier Jameson: Hugh Sullivan
[Actor]: Peter Baldwin
[Actress]: Sandra Clark
[Actor]: Sam Dastor
[Actor]: Alan Dudley
[Actor]: Tony Matthews
[Actor]: Sion Probert
[Actor]: Hugh Ross

: News

: Have Courage, My Boy, to Say No

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.


Unknown: Philip Crowe

: Epilogue

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)

: With Great Pleasure

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)


Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Readers: Jane Knowles
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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