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7.50 The Shape of God SUSAN WILLIAMS with a meditation for the first Sunday after Christmas Day. Luke 2. vv 22-40 BBC Manchester
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A quizzical look back at the year's religious news. Presenter Clive Jacobs Producer DAVID COOMES
DAVID DIMBLEBY appeals on behalf of Voluntary
Service Overseas (reg no 703509), which responds to requests for help from communities in poor countries by sending volunteers to train local people in the skills needed for self-sufficiency.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: [address removed]
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Parish Folk Mass from Holy Cross Church, Bedminsler, Bristol
Celebrant the VERY REV CANON RICHARD NORRIS Preacher
THE REV PR DAVID KIELY Readings (Jerusalem
Bible): Ecclesiasticus 3, vv 2-6 and 12-14; Luke 2, vv 22-40. Hymns: 0 little town of Bethlehem
(Celebration Hymnal 235); In bread we bring you, Lord (CH 135); When a child is born (F. Jay ); Mary's boy child
(spiritual); Go tell it on the mountain (CH 92)
Choirmaster ROBERT MORRIS Organist
SISTER PATRICK JOSEPH BBC Bristol
Written by JAMES ROBSON Producer ANTON GILL
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Another chance to hear some of the most popular comedy shows from the BBC Light Entertainment Radio department. Round the Horne starring Kenneth Horne with Kenneth Williams Hugh Paddick , Betty Marsden , Bill Pertwee
Announcer DOUGLAS SMITH THE FRASER HAYES FOUR THE HORNBLOWERS conducted by EDWIN BRADEN
Written by BARRY TOOK and MARTY FELDMAN
Producer JOHN SIMMONDS (First broadcast in 1965)
Derek Cooper devises a menu of questions while Margaret Powell and Hilary Rubenstein take up the wooden spoon against Patti Boulaye and Paul Gambaccinl.
Producers LOUISE HIBBINS and SUSAN SNAILUM
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Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
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visits Derbyshire, where members of the Belper Civic Association put their questions to Bill Sowerbutts
Professor Alan Gemmell and Geoffrey Smith
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.2 am)
The Lion in Winter
A comedy bv JAMES GOLDMAN John Turner as Henry II, King of England
Barbara Jefford as Queen Eleanor, his wife Michael Cochrane as Richard Lionheart , the eldest son
Clive Francis as Geoffrey, the middle son
Gary Cady as John, the youngest son Geoffrey Burridge as Philip, King of France Phoebe Nicholls as Alais, a French princess
' What family doesn't have its ups and downs? ' remarks Eleanor of Aquitaine, the estranged, imprisoned wife of Henry II. The Christmas gathering of the Royal
Family at Chinon in 1183 is spectacularly fraught. The divisive issue is that of succession to the throne of England.
Eleanor, Henry and his three sons, Richard,
Geoffrey and John, all plot with one another to secure the throne for themselves or their candidates. Directed by IAN COTTERELL
(John Turner is in ' Evita ' at the Prince
Edward Theatre, London)
Bernard Price presents a personal anthology in celebration of the great collectors of a bygone age, the treasures and much-loved trifles they left behind, and some of the people and places he's visited during a lifetime in the world of antiques.
Readers Martin Jarvis and Angela Down
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
(Martin Jarvis is in ' Caught in the Act' at the Garrick Theatre, London)
A selection of extracts from listeners' favourite Living World and Wildlife programmes broadcast during the past year.
Presented by Peter France Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
A chance to hear again some of the people Brian Johnston met in recent journeys Down Your Way. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
Down Your Way 1982
Calendar of Britain, £1.99 from retailers
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Two million wildebeest, half-a-million Thompson's gazelles and a quarter-of-a-million zebras track the changing seasons across more than 5,000 square miles of Savannah that is Tanzania's
Serengeti National Park. Zoologists Malcolm Coe and Robin Pellew, and wildlife film-makers Alan Root and Hugo van
Lawick help celebrate its diamond jubilee with tales of bottom-biting leopards, hammer-chewing hyenas and a man-hunting rogue elephant.
Presented by Barry Paine Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
SAKI'S comic story freely adapted by REX ANDERSON and NICK HIGHAM starring and ' When people break down under stress they're sent on rest cures. Huddle is suffering from too much repose. He needs the opposite kind of treatment.' The Unrest Cure Clovis prescribes involves a group of fiendish boy scouts, several mysterious telegrams, and the sinister Colonel Alberti.
Sir Flynn O'Toole:
Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about yje books you read, borrow and buy, both new and old.
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON
A sequence of words and music devised and narrated by William Drummond Readers JILL BALCON and GARY WATSON with the ST MARGARET 'S WESTMINSTER SINGERS directed by RICHARD HICKOX Organist IAN WATSON
Producer HUBERT HOSKINS
'Have you ever felt to all intents and purposes, dead? Barely able to put one foot in front of the other - mentally as well as physically? This is how I felt a short time ago -
I couldn't have been more depressed.' The biographer Mary Craig meditates on the cycle of spiritual energy in our lives.
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY
by HENRY FIELDING (4) (Details: Tues 3.2 pm)
' He loved cricket and wine, marriage and the society of women, goodness and friendship and books. Both his life and his work were entirely joyous.'
(SIR HAROLD HOBSON )
In the 1920s and 30s his Aldwych farces established Ben Travers as a master of the unexpected calamity and the dithering, disconcerted Englishman. Then, in his 90th year, Travers wrote The Bed
Before Yesterday - it was his most resounding success.
J. W. Lambert presents a portrait of this remarkable man who died a year ago.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT
In the last of three programmes, The Rev R. W. Hugh Jones considers a gift of God which it is costly to receive. Producer
MICHAEL SHOESMITH BBC Birmingham
Following yesterday's programme, this evening we hear a further selection from two of the concerts. Introduced by Antony Hopkins Producer
(Sponsored by The Times, The Times Educational Supplement and Commercial Union Assurance)
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