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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Sunday Papers

7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samaj hiye. BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God
THE REV HUGH BISHOP With a reflection for the fifth Sunday before Christmas (Mark 13, vv 14-23)
7.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Ghar Samaj

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news presented by Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY


Presented By: Clive Jacobs

: Week's Good Cause

Following Friday's appeal on television. TERRY WOGAN continues to ask vour support for Children in Need of help. Many thousands of children benefit each year from this appeal. The money received is distributed by the BBC on the advice of its Appeal Advisory Committees.
Charitable organisations who would like further information should write to- Children in Need, [address removed]
Donations to Terry Wogan at the same address.
8.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Terry Wogan

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

Series Three Morning Prayer from Cromer Parish Church, Norfolk, conducted by the Vicar, THE REV CANON DEREK OSBORNE Hvmns: O praise ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum); Jesus is Lord: Lord of all hopefulness (Slane); Ye servants of God (Paderborn)
Lessons: Isaiah 61, vv 1-4; John 1, vv 1-14
Organist JOHN BURTON BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Canon Derek Osborne
Organist: John Burton

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Directed by CLARE TAYLOR. Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Clare Taylor.
Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend Woman's Hour

in which June Knox-Mawer visits the Barracloughs: Jenny, television documentary producer: and Michael. consultant physician; and presents weekday highlights

: My Word!

Devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilvs powell and Frank Muir challenge Gillian Reynolds and Denis Norden. In the Chair John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE. Executive producer BOBBY JAYE
(Rcpeatcd: Wed 12.27 pmi


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilvs Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Denis Norden.
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Moore.
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper surveys the industry and its products. Producer DENNIS LOWER
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

Ken Ford invites Geoffrey Smith
Bill Sowerbutts and Professor Alan Gemmell to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ken Ford
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell

: Afternoon Theatre

The Leveret by LARRY MCCOUBREY adapted for radio by MATTHEW WALTERS with Sean Barrett and Sandra Clark
' The leveret is said to be capable of contacting the middle world ... it's all superstitious nonsense, of course ...' John Gra ham's decision to return to live in his native County Down seems to have been a good one: his English wife Ruth loves her new home, and the children seem to have settled in well, too, especially when they are allowed to keep a young, abandoned hare as a pet. In fact, Northern Ireland seemed an idyllic place to live until they found the leveret ...
Radiophonic music by DICK MILLS
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Larry McCoubrey
Unknown: Matthew Walters
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: John Gra
Music By: Dick Mills
Directed By: Robert Cooper

: Near Myths

In the last of three programmes, John Ebdon offers some more oblique reflections on present-day life in the Greek Islands.


Unknown: John Ebdon

: News

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: The Week's Antiques

Introduced bv Bruce Parker
This series offers an insight into the trade: and in Salesroom Report HUON MALLALlEU takes a look at price trends.
Producer SARAH pitt BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Bruce Parker
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: The Living World

Jim Flegg , Anthony Smith and Jeffery Boswall take a look at recently published natural history books and records you might like to give - and receive - this Christmas. Presented by Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
( Repeated : Thnrs 9.30 am) long wave only


Unknown: Jim Flegg
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Jeffery Boswall
Presented By: Peter France
Producer: Michael Bright

: Feedback

with John Morgan
long wave only


Unknown: John Morgan

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited the North Cotswolds
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm) long wave only
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

A series in which current and controversial issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne , qc, and an audience of jurors in Broadcasting House, London. Tonight's motion:
Britain's Civil Defence Plans are Worse than Useless. It is proposed by Dan Smith and opposed by Edward Leigh
The jury will vote at the beginning and the end of the trial so that any swing of opinion may be measured and a verdict reached.
(Repeated: Mon 11.5 am)


Unknown: Dick Taverne
Unknown: Dan Smith
Unknown: Edward Leigh
Producer: John Skrine

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN
Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Man 2.0-4.0 pm, [number removed]. Ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Later Stages

A divertissement in four parts in which Sir John Gielgud. in conversation with John Miller. takes an international look over half a century working on stage and screen.
3: Blue in the First Act and Pink in the Last
' Cecil Beaton said, " If I do a new set you've got to change their dresses over." And Dorothy Hyson, who was playing
Lady Windermere, said, "I can't change my clothes. I feel skittish in the pink dress to elope with the young man and in the last act I feel motherly in the blue dress." So we sat until about two in the morning arguing with Beaton, who was absolutely adamant ... Finally, I got my way, but he made the most terrible fuss and didn't speak to me. When we got to London I went down to the Haymarket and I said rather timidly. hoping to make it up. " Cecil, anything I can do for you this morning? " And he said, " Only congratulate me on my genius," and walked off:'


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud.
Unknown: John Miller.
Unknown: Cecil Beaton
Producer: John Powell

: Music to Remember

HEATHER HARPER (soprano) Strauss Songs with orchestra: Zueignung, Op 10 No 1: Muttertandelei, Op 43 No 2: Meinem Kinde, Op 37 No 3; Ich wollt' eitt Strausslein binden, Op 68 No 2: Morgen, Op 27 No 4: Die heiligen drei Kbnige aus Morgenland, Op 56 No 6
Schumann Symphony No 2, in c major
BBC Scotland


Conducted By: Steuart Bedford
Soprano: Heather Harper

: News

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read. borrow and buy, both new and old, from classics to comics. Producer HELEN FRY


Introduces: Frank Delaney

: The Peacocks

by Yukio Mishima
In a reading relating to the preceding edition of Bookshelf, John Shrapnel reads a previously unpublished story by the Japanese writer who died ten years ago this week. Producer BRIAN COOK
(Repeated: Thurs 4.35 pm) (A drama for Yukio Mishima , Death at Midday, Tues Radio 3,7.0 pm)


Unknown: Yukio Mishima
Producer: Brian Cook
Unknown: Yukio Mishima

: Weather

: News

: The British Seafarer

A history in 26 parts, in the words of those who have made the history.
15: Engineroom and Stokehold
In the great steamer the bridge was a gold-braided Olympus; the engineroom a kind of underworld; and the stokehold Hades itself. Yet engineers could regard their huge machines with almost religious devotion; and the sub-human stoker of legend plied in fact a skilled trade.
Programme consultant and presenter Campbell Mac-Murray, Assistant Keeper, Dept of mss and Printed Books, National Maritime Museum.
Special sound DICK MILLS BBC Radiophonic
Workshop. Composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON


Unknown: Leonard Maguire.
Unknown: Timothy Bentinck
Unknown: Robert Trotter
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Unknown: David Casey
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Unknown: Ford. John Hollis
Directed By: Michael Mason

: Places of Pilgrimage

Bernard Jackson visits Nevers and the convent where the body of Bernadette of Lourdes lies in-corrupt.


Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Producer: Sarah Widdows

: Inside Parliament

Westminster committees at work - extracts and discussions. Presented by Rodney Foster.


Presented By: Rodney Foster.
Producer: Peter Robins

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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