7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.50 The Shape of God
THE RF.V RLTH MATTHEWS reflects on the Gospel reading for the fourth Sunday in Advent: Matthew 1, vv 18-23
7.55 Weather; programme news
Presented by Clive Jacobs
8.55 Weather; programme news
by Alistair Cooke
The last of four broadcasts centred on the four traditional themes of Advent. Today: Heaven from Cohnton Parish Church, Edinburgh, led by THE REV W. B JOHNSTON
Hymns (CH 3): The Lord win come and not he slow (321): Jerusalem the golden (537); 0 holy citv, seen of John (509); Father Eternal, Ruler of Creation (507); Hark, how the adoring hosts above (532) Readings: Revelation 21, vv 1-4. 22-27; St Luke 16, vv 19-:;
Organist JAMES PATERSON BBC Scotland
Written by TESSA DIAMOND and HELEN LEADBEATER Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Introduced by June Knox-Mawer, who with Edward Blishen chooses some Christmas boxes of paperback books; and also presents some memories of Christmas spent overseas and highlights from the weekday programme.
Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry and achievements of some of the world's great musicians. This week, the Spanish guitarist Andres Segovia
Derek Cooper takes the lid off food - good and bad, fun and fast -and the industry behind it.
12.55 Weather; programme news
Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
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 WIA 4WW
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visits Cambridgeshire, where members of the Orwell and District Horticultural Society put their questions to FRED LOADS BILL SOWERBUTTS and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL Questionmaster KEN FORD BBC Manchester
Peace Games by MIKE WALKER with Stan Phillips Christopher Blake Paul Gregory and Richard Hurndall
During the First World War. two cousins -one from Germany, the other from England -find themselves victims of wartime I games'.
' Mr Summerfield Is a deeply honest man - he is also extremely fond of his cousin. I simply presented him with a choice: help us prove his cousin innocent or ignore us and see him shut as a spy, Of course there was only one choice and he made it.'
STUART HUTCHINSON (piano) Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
Paul Von Kleist:
Rear Admiral Old:
Arthur Negus and Bernard Price discuss listeners' questions with HUGH SCULLY. Producer
SARAH PITT. BBC Bristol
Questions to: Talking about Antiques, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
Field sports - friends or foes of wildlife conservation? The panel discusses the conflicts that can arise between the two interests.
Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Postponed from 9 Dee)
(Repeated; Thurs 9.30 am)
Michael Elkins. the BBC Correspondent in Jerusalem, takes a highly personal look at Christmas as seen through the eyes of a Jew.
A Radio News production by BLAIR THOMSON (Postponed from 22 Dec 1978)
A chance to hear again some of the people Brian Johnston met earlier this year in Australia.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
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in which current and controversial issues are put on trial before Dick Tav erne QC, and an audience of jurors.
Tonight s motion: The Language of Worship Should be Ancient not Modern
Proposer Anthony Quinton Opposer Lord Soper
The jury vote at the beginning and the end of the trial so any swing of opinion may be measured and a verdict reached. Producer KAY EVANS
(Repealed; Fri 11.5 am)
with Frank Delaney
Producer NICK HUGHES
In preparation for the Christmas Festival from St Martin-in-the-Fields. London
Conducted by THE REV PREBENDARY AUSTEN WILLIAMS Readings: Isaiah 61, vv 1-4 (AV): Luke 2, vv 1-16 (Av); Philippians 2, vv 1-11 (av): Psalm 150
Hymns (BBC Hymn Book): Hark, what a sound (32); Lo! he comes with clouds descending (35): While shepherds watched their flocks by night (61); O little town of Bethlehem (56): Once in royal David's city (58); Hark, the herald-angels sing (50) Master of the Music CHRISTOPHER STOKES Deputy organist ROGER OVEREND
Master of the Music:
Sir Adrian Boult. on the occasion of his 90th birthday earlier this year. talked to Roy Plomlev about his long and distinguished career as a conductor. His memories include giving the first performance of The Planets by Holst, the problems involved in conducting for one of Diaghilev's ballet seasons, forming the BBC Symphony Orchestra and looking after it during the War. and his long recording career with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER
starring Roy Dotrice as Scrooge
A musical version of Charles Dickens' story of the miser who was haunted into changing his ways.
(First broadcast on Christmas Eve 1978 on Radio 2)
(See also: Christmas Day 5.30 pm BBC2)
The Nigel Brooks
Spirit of Christmas Past:
Scrooge as a boy:
Scrooge as a young man:
Spirit of Christmas Present:
A sideways glance at 1979 Barry Took puts questions to Alan Coren Richard Ingrams Clive James
Stan McMurtrey Claire Rayner and Gillian Reynolds
Compiled and produced by ALAN NIXON and DANNY GREENSTONE
In the season of Advent, devised and narrated by Frank Topping
4: Mother and Child Reader Petra Davies
Moonshine is an unreliable, non-committal, unsentimental and inconsistent light, such as is shed by this inconclusive, distracting assemblage of verse, songs, stories and nostalgia on trains
Presented by Judi Deneh with additional readings by Joss Ackland
Music from Cambridge City Jassband.Vocal refrains Dave Skitani and the Rhythm Boys
Written and compiled by PETE ATKIN and RUSSELL DAVIES. Producer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE
(Repeated: Tuesday 8 Jan) (Judi Dench is a member of the RSC)
Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude