LESLIE COTTINGTON and BRYAN PLATT
A note from ReligiouS Affairs Correspondent Gerald Priestland
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Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham
with Norman Tozer
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After presenting the programme direct from Australia for the past two weeks, Tony Lewis flies back to introduce today's edition. But there's still a strong cricketing flavour to the programme, as HENRY BLOFELD reports from Sydney on AUSTRALIA'S one-day international with the WEST INDIES, while CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS in Brisbane has the latest news of the ENGLAND tour party.
Plus all the other sports news at home and abroad. A Radio Sport and OB production
with Barry Korman and an assembled multitude of personalities, experts and intrepid reporters who suggest ways and means of spending vour leisure hours.
Including this week, DIY: jobs in the home to tackle over the Christmas break; Jerusalem: a tourists guide to the Holy City; and Leonard Rossiter reveals his passion for squash.
Producer JENNY MARSHALL Editor ROGER MACDONALD
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Geoffrey Smith reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER WALLICH
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Robert Carvel
Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG
NEM, p 25; Hark the glad sound, the Saviour comes (BBC HB 490): Psalm 9; Luke 1, vv 26-35 (AV); Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates (BBC HB 34) long wave only
Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
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The Book Makers
'Art for art's sake, money for God's sake.' As the season of book-buying reaches its peak, Peter Day takes a world-wide look at the gamble that is publishing, an uneasy attempt to marry literature and commerce.
A Radio News production
Presenter Louise Botting
Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money.
A Financial World Tonight production
Shows scripted by new writers for Peter Wheeler, David Casey, Carole Hayman, Geoffrey Banks and Marlene Sidaway
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The Rt Hon
Enoch Powell , MP Baroness Phillips Neil Kinnock , mp and Peregrine Worsthorne tackle issues raised by the audience in Birmingham Chairman David Jacobs
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Baroness Phillips Neil
' It was soft and orange, with a black stripe down the back. It changed colour and suddenly its head blew off. What was it, and why did it explodet '
DAVID GEORGE , HUMPHREY GREENWOOD and TONY SOPER ward off another salvo of listeners' questions. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
(Postponed from 15 Dec)
by the American composer JOHN PHILIP SOUSA dramatised for radio by LIANE AUKIN with Sandor Eles as Angelo Diotti
Violin music arranged and played by Yossi Zivoni
'This is no ordinary violin - this string, the G, Is the string of pity; the D, the string of hope; the A, the string of love; the E gives forth the sound of joy - and the fifth string is the string of death. He who plays on it dies at once.'
Directed by IAN COTTERELL
Violin played By:
Mrs Van Krall:
A magazine for and with disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan
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Robert Foxcroft introduces a review of some of the memorable religious publications of 1979. Producer CRISPIAN HOLLIS
with Peter Porter
Spinks and ousels sing sublimely
Kenyon Emrys-Roberts talks about Brahms's First Symphony.
Producer PATRICK LAMBERT gramophone records
(Repeated: Christmas Day at 5.5 pm)
with Bill Wallis David Tate
Sheila Steafel Chris Emmelt and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO
(Year Ending: 11.15 pm New Year's Eve)
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Sir Osbert Lancaster , the cartoonist, theatre designer and writer
(Repeated: Fri at 9.5 am) (Desert Island Encores: Christmas Day 12.20)
The Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman, CBE, presents his personal choice of poetry and prose.
Readers Richard Briers and Eleanor Bron
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Richard Briers brings you Christmas Briers: Christmas Day 10.30 am, and is in 'Middle Age Spread' at the Lyric Theatre, London)
Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on record: the mixture leavened occasionally by the unfamiliar, and listeners' requests.
Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Boxing Day at
by Michael Robson
With Edward de Souza as Jacques Offenbach and Maureen O'Brien as his wife Herminie
Edward Hardwicke as Charles Comte
Sarah Badel as Lise Tautin
and Kate Coleridge as Hortense Schneider
Paris 1858. Jacques Offenbach is already acclaimed as 'the Mozart of the Champs-Elysees', but his lavish spending on the productions of his operettas means that the theatre is losing a great deal of money. Could such an unlikely theme as Orpheus and Eurydice be turned into the glittering success that Offenbach is looking for?
(Edward de Souza is in "Night and Day" at the Phoenix Theatre, Edward Hardwicke in "Can You Hear Me at the Back!" at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)
His wife Herminie:
Henri De Villemessant:
Le Comte de Morny:
Michael Billington re-plays and reflects on the movies, music, books, television, radio, plays and personalities from the nightly review of the arts - Kaleidoscope.
Editor ROSEMARY HART
An evening meditation led by THE REV FRANK TOPPING
The last of this series in which
Mick Groves Cliff Hall and Hugh Jones with John McCormick (bass) sing some songs and tell the odd story - in the company of a few friends. Including tonight a very special friend Deryck Guyler Producer
JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
A series of plays for late-night listening.
A radio pantomime by JOHN MORLEY with and Fenella Fielding as the Genie of the Ring and a pantomime horse
A magic lamp awaiting a quick rub down; an innocent young lad willing to do the same; a carpet (and a castle) flying through the air; a wicked magician; a beautiful princess.... In other words, Aladdin in 15 minutes. FENTON
Morgan the Organ spoken and played by GARY YERSHON Directed by MICHAEL BARTLETT
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude