Financial pressures have forced many changes in education during 1980. As part of a daily review of the past year You and Yours looks at the effects and consequences on students and their families.
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY Editor DAVID HARDING
The Wonder Show Tim Brooke-Taylor Gracme Garden David Hatch
Jo Kendall , Bill Oddie Music by THE DAVE LEE GROUP
Script by GRAEME GARDEN , BILL ODDIE , JO KENDALL Producers
PETER TITHERADGE and DAVID HATCH
(First broadcast 1970)
12.55Weather; programme news
Sue MacGregor presents some of the strange, solemn, funny, whimsical. logical, touching, tender. tragic, practical, off-beat and on-beat. highlights and sidelights of the year's programmes.
A. J. Wentworth , BA (3)
Best Side Story by ANDREW LYNCH
Don Shaw has worked abroad for ten years. Now he's come home for his daughter's wedding. He knows that things won't be the same. but the first change he finds unsettles him. The landlord of his local has died.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
sung by EX CATHEDRA in St Paul's Church, Birmingham
Introit: Alleluya! A new work is come on hand (Wishart); Versicles and Responses (Tunnard); Psalm 150 (Pryer)
Lessons: Deuteronomy 10 v 12; 11 v 1; Luke 21 vv 25-36; Canticles: Wood in F
Anthem: When Jesus our Lord (Mendelssohn) Organist JOHN PRYER Directed by JEFFREY SKIDMORE BBC Birmingham
Every year at Christmas. preachers remind their largest congregations of the timeless story of Christ's birth to a virgin at Bethlehem. But, as many of them know, considerable doubt has been cast in recent years on the historical reliability of the Gospel accounts.
Philip Crowe is a vicar in the Midlands, and formerly taught New Testament in an Anglican theological college. In this programme, he sets out to answer, with the aid of a number of distinguished scholars, the question of what really happened at Bethlehem.
Producer DAVID WINTER
(First broadcast in 1978)
Brian Redhead invites
Patricia Beer , John Drum mond and Kenneth Mc-Leish to draw up a short list of books they find over-valued, over-done and over-praised, all of them candidates for sink- ing without trace in the library of the Titanic. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
An Everyday Story....
On I January 1951, the doings of a family in the Borsetshire farming village of Ambridge were first heard on the Light Programme. Thirty years and 7,800 episodes later, The Archers has become a national institution. In 1955 the death of Grace Archer on the evening ITV was launched. provoked a public furore; Doris Archer 's death in October caused an even greater outcry.
Gillian Reynolds salutes the world's longest-running serial. She talks to some of the present producers and writers, and reflects on the programme's imaginative hold on its audience with some of its fans, including SUSAN HILL , MICHELINE WANDOR. JONATHAN RABAN and JEFFREY RICHARDS
Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
Barry Took with Michael McClain and Marie Sutherland.
Today, the letters ' I
' J ' and ' K ' which include BURL IVES. AL JOLSON and DANNY KAYE , plus the programme's special guest Peter Jones.
Producer DANNY GREENSTONE
The Week Ending team look back over the past years news with their usual critical and irreverent eye, with David Jason , Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sheila Steafel and music by DAVID FIRMAN Written byGUY JENKIN. JOHN LANGDON. RICHARD QUICK , ANDY WILSON , BOB SINFIELD , BRIAN BETHELL , JEREMY BROWNE , CHRIS STRATFORD , DAVE MORLEY
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE ( Revised rpt: Sat 6.55 pm)
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