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: Morning Has Broken

6.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Sunday Papers

7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye
BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God SUSAN WILLIAMS reflects on Mark 1, vv 18-23 BBC Manchester
7.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: God Susan Williams

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

with Rosemary Hartill Producer DAVID COOMES


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: David Coomes

: Week's Good Cause

THE REV AUSTEN WILLIAMS appeals on behalf of the Si Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Fund
Gifts in response to this annual appeal by the Vicar are distributed throughout the British Isles to people in need.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Austen Williams

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

Last of four broadcasts during Advent on the comings of God.
4: The Coming of God in the Spirit from Carey Baptist Church, Preston conducted by PROFESSOR GRAHAM ASHWORTH Preacher
Readings: Luke 1, vv 30-35; John 3, vv 1-19 Hymns (BCH): Thou didst leave thy throne (111); Who is he in yonder stall? (134): Thou art the everlasting Word (219)
Musical director


Unknown: Graham Ashworth
Unknown: Fred Wilson
Unknown: Sylvia Gaukroger

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Nigel Rees meets
Gerald Pricstland and his wife Sylvia at home; plus Woman's Hour highlights


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Gerald Pricstland

: Smash of the Day

Take It From Here starring Jimmy Edwards Dick Bentley
June Whitfield
Producer CHARLES MAXWELL (First broadcast in 1959)


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Denis Norden
Producer: Charles Maxwell

: The Food Programme

visits Rome to join the Italians as they prepare for Christmas feasting. Presenter Derek Cooper Producer JOY HATWOOD
12.55 Weather; programme news


Presenter: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

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


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details: Wed 10.2 am)

: Afternoon Theatre

Whistle Down the Wind by MARY HAYLEY BELL adapted by KENNETH ALAN TAYLOH from the screenplay by KEITH WATERHOUSC and WILLIS HALL
Three children on a Pennine farm discover a mysterious stranger taking refuge in their barn. Convinced that he Is Jesus returned to earth, they attempt to shield him from the adult world that is hunting him.
A radio presentation of the Oldham Coliseum Theatre production of November 1981
Directed for the stage by KENNETH ALAN TAYLOR
Produced by PAT TRUEMAN and KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mary Hayley Bell
Adapted By: Kenneth Alan Tayloh
Unknown: Keith Waterhousc
Unknown: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Produced By: Pat Trueman
Bostock: Russell Dixon
Aunty Dorothy: Lorraine Peters
Kathy: Jane Hazelcrove
Nan: Jessica Taylor
Charles: Iain Jones
Eddie: Andrew Hay
Man: Brian Southwood
Salvation Army girl/Ruth: Lesley Nicol
The Rev Reeves: Charles Hacgith
Inspector Teesdale: David Kitchen
PC Thurstow: Michael Atkinson
Mr Weaver: Ian Bleasdale
Raymond: Michael Leigh
Latecomer: Auson Blake
Disciples.: Ursula Bamford
Disciples: Pip Dewsbury
Disciples: Natalie Dunn
Disciples: Sharon Fitton
Disciples: Megan Gallagher
Disciples: Michael Gibbons
Disciples: Michelle Lichtbowne
Disciples: Patricia Nolan
Disciples: Alistair Walker
Raymonds gang: Diane Berry
Raymonds gang: Janette Beverley,
Raymonds gang: Jane, Keane
Raymonds gang: Paul Marshall
Raymonds gang: Sara Rowbotham
Raymonds gang: John Thompson

: Henry

A short story by PHYLLIS BOTTOM!
Read by Neville Jason Producer JOHN CARDY


Read By: Neville Jason
Producer: John Cardy

: News

long wave only

: The Week's Antiques

with Bruce Parker
Glyn Worsnip talks to Hilary Kay: plus Saleroom Report by Huon Mallalieu
BBC Bristol long wave only


Producer: Sarah Pitt

: The Living Wonderland

(Details on Christmas Eve at 9.30 am) long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Trafalgar Square to see the Christmas tree - a gift to Londoners from the people of Oslo.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 11.5 am) 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

: A Walk in the Dark

(Details: Wed 12.27 pm)

: You The Jury

Issues on trial before Chairman Peter Jay and an audience in Broadcasting House, London.
Today's motion:
The present state of competition over television scheduling is in the best enterests of viewers
Two advocates will each call supporting witnesses. The jury will vote at the beginning and end of the trial.


Unknown: Peter Jay
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: Bookshelf

with Frank Delaney


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Evening Service

In preparation for Christmas, a service from St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London conducted by THE REV PREBENDARY LUSTEN WILLIAMS with the BRITISH CHOIR
ABROAD and the choir of THE CHINESE CONGREGATION Readings (rsv): Genesis 2, vv 1-7; Luke 2, vv 1-7; Philippians 2, vv 1-11
Hymns (BBC Hymn Book): 0 come, o come,
Emmanuel (36); 0 little town of Bethlehem (56);
It came upon the midnight clear (52); Hark! the herald angels sing (50) Choir items: The little road to Bethlehem (Head); The shepherds' farewell (Berlioz); Hodie Christus natus est (Gabrieli); Ding dong! merrily on high Organist and Master of the Music CHRISTOPHER STOKES Assistant organist IVOR BOLTON


Unknown: Prebendary Lusten Williams
Unknown: Hodie Christus
Music: Christopher Stokes
Organist: Ivor Bolton

: Gardening at Brideshead

' ... the noblest lawn in the world, fenced by half the horizon.'
(HORACE WALPOLE on Castle Howard, in Yorkshire)
Jim Russell talks to
Teresa McGonagle about his great project of restoring and replanting much of the 18th-century glory of the landscape at Castle Howard - the ' Brideshead ' of the Granada television production.


Talks: Jim Russell
Unknown: Teresa McGonagle

: News

: Tom Jones

by HENRY FIELDING (3) (Details: Tues 3.2 pm)

: Weather

: News

: Great Galloping Gottschalk

Glimpses of a whirlwind life, compiled by Andrew Thomas and Michael Tudor Barnes Nicholas Courtney
Stella Forge. Guy Gregory Kate Harper. Marvin Kane and Kerry Shale
Little known today,
Gottschalk was in the 1850s the nearest thing to an international superstar. A musical prodigy, born in New Orleans of an English father and a Creole mother, he achieved early fame as a virtuoso pianist and conductor, and was one of the first composers to use Latin American and Creole folk themes. He was the darling of royalty and the ' heart-throb of the West '. He died in 1868, aged 40.


Unknown: Andrew Thomas
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Nicholas Courtney
Unknown: Stella Forge.
Unknown: Gregory Kate Harper.
Unknown: Marvin Kane
Directed By: John Theocharis
Louis Moreau Gottschalk: James Aubrey

: A Costly Gift

In the second of three programmes The Rev Hugh Jones considers a gift of God which is costly to receive. Producer


Unknown: Hugh Jones

: Inside Parliament

Presenter Rodney Foster Producer PETER ROBINS


Presenter: Rodney Foster
Producer: Peter Robins

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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