6.55 Weather; programme news
7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye
7.50 The Shape of God SUSAN WILLIAMS reflects on Mark 1, vv 18-23 BBC Manchester
7.55 Weather: programme news
with Rosemary Hartill Producer DAVID COOMES
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
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
THE REV FRED WILSON
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)
SYLVIA GAUKROGER BBC Manchester
Producer ANTON GILL
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Nigel Rees meets
Gerald Pricstland and his wife Sylvia at home; plus Woman's Hour highlights
Take It From Here starring Jimmy Edwards Dick Bentley
With WALLAS EATON AND THE KEYNOTES
THE BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA conducted by HARRY RABINOWITZ
Written by FRANK MUIR and DENIS NORDEN
Producer CHARLES MAXWELL (First broadcast in 1959)
visits Rome to join the Italians as they prepare for Christmas feasting. Presenter Derek Cooper Producer JOY HATWOOD
12.55 Weather; programme news
Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
1.55 Shipping forecast long ware only
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
Salvation Army girl/Ruth:
The Rev Reeves:
A short story by PHYLLIS BOTTOM!
Read by Neville Jason Producer JOHN CARDY
with Bruce Parker
Glyn Worsnip talks to Hilary Kay: plus Saleroom Report by Huon Mallalieu
BBC Bristol long wave only
(Details on Christmas Eve at 9.30 am) long wave only
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
Issues on trial before Chairman Peter Jay and an audience in Broadcasting House, London.
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.
Producer MAGGIE REDFERN
with Frank Delaney
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON
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
' ... 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.
Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE
by HENRY FIELDING (3) (Details: Tues 3.2 pm)
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.
Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS
Louis Moreau Gottschalk:
In the second of three programmes The Rev Hugh Jones considers a gift of God which is costly to receive. Producer
MICHAEL SHOESMITH BBC Birmingham
Presenter Rodney Foster Producer PETER ROBINS
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude