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7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Apna Hi
Ghar Samajhiye : for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God
Fr John Wijngaards with a meditation for the seventh Sunday before Christmas:
John 8, vv 51-58


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye

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8.10 Sunday Papers
(Broadcast at 7.10 am;

: Sunday

A weekly look at religious news and current affairs from home and abroad.
Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Week's Good Cause

ARTHUR NEGUS talks about the work of the National Star Centre for Disabled Youth (reg no 220239), which administers a College of Further
Education for severely disabled school leavers from all parts of the country.
Donations to: [address removed]


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Ullenwood Manor

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9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Holburn West Parish Church, Aberdeen conducted by the Minister THE REV MICHAEL MAIR Organist ROBERT HOWIE BBC Scotland


Organist: Michael Mair
Organist: Robert Howie

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Directed by PETER WINDOWS Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
VBBC Birmingham


Directed By: Peter Windows
Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Newseries Broadcasting Tomorrow: [number removed]

A series of four programmes about the future of radio and television in Britain presented by George Scott 1: We have the Technology ...
With the cables going down and the satellites going up, broadcasting is on the brink of a technological revolution that could have considerable impact on listeners and viewers. In this programme, a panel of professionals debates the implications of the developments and invite the views of callers on the phone-in line. Panellists:
Richard Frances ,
Managing Director of BBC Radio and Michael Tyler of an American communications firm
(Lines open from 10.15 am)


Presented By: George Scott
Unknown: Richard Frances
Unknown: Michael Tyler

: The Food Programme

What information do we need to be able to make sensible choices in our daily diet? Derek Cooper pursues the nutrition debate.


Presenter: Derek Cooper
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: The World This Weekend: News

presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

Ken Ford invites Geoffrey Smith Clay Jones and Dr Stefan Buczackl to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post.
BBC Manchester
Questions on postcards only please and addressed to:
BBC Woodhouse Lane, LeedsLS2 OPX.
(Repeated: We4 10.0 am)


Unknown: Ken Ford
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczackl

: Afternoon Theatre

The Shell House by ANDREW TYRRELL with Frances Tomelty as Emma James Greene as Monaghan Christopher Fairbank as Cormac
For all her 30 years, Emma has led an isolated life with her father in a run-down area of Ulster. They have totally cut themselves off from the troubles outside and their only interest is a mutual obsession with the novels of Jane Austen. Then one day, a ' terrorist ' intruder dramatically alters their way of life ... Directed by CHERRY COOKSON


Unknown: Andrew Tyrrell
Unknown: Frances Tomelty
Unknown: Emma James Greene
Unknown: Monaghan Christopher Fairbank
Unknown: Jane Austen.

: Letter from Tartary

Kashgar, the most westerly city in China. was once the eastern-most bastion of Islam as well as bestriding the ancient silk road from the east. Now, after being closed to foreigners for many years, the region is opening up again and selected foreigners, among them the BBC's Peking Correspondent. Stephen Jessel , have been allowed to visit the city.


Unknown: Stephen Jessel

: Silent Avenues of the Past

In a series of six programmes, Barry Cunliffe traces the development of archaeology and explains how the early pioneers enriched our understanding of the past through their endeavours, dreams, visions and obsessions.
4: The Last Poor Plunder From a Bleeding Land Readers MARTIN FRIEND GARARD GREEN,
DOUGLAS LEACH and PETER WICKHAM Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Douglas Leach
Unknown: Peter Wickham
Producer: John Knight

: The Living World

Peter France and a team of naturalists take a look at the recently published natural history books you might like to give - or receive - this Christmas.
(Repeated: Thurs9.30 am) long wave only


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Melinda Barker

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long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Grlmsby in Humberside Not surprisingly, the fishing industry features prominently in his conversations, but he also discovers the world's oldest footballer and a solicitor who arranges music for such people as James Galway and the King's Singers.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 11.0 am) long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: James Galway
Producer: Anthony Smith

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Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Feedback

Colin Semper confronts producers and management with your criticisms and comments about BBC radio and television.


Unknown: Colin Semper

: Out of the Wilderness

The third of six programmes in which Vernon Sproxton talks about people who have guided him on his spiritual pilgrimage. Joe Oldham
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Talks: Vernon Sproxton
Unknown: Joe Oldham
Unknown: Dr Kathleen Bliss
Unknown: Mark Gibbs
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: A Story - with Pictures

The last in a six-part thriller for radio by COLIN SHAW with Freddie Jones as Sir Marcus Marten Kate Binchy as Helen Summers James Bryce as Tim Lloyd
Nigel Anthony as Steven Emmett and Amanda Murray as Jane Fleming Coming Home
Sir Marcus has recovered the Goya sketches, but are they safe? Will Steven and Jane manage to smuggle them back to England and has Edith abandoned her efforts to steal them?
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Colin Shaw
Unknown: Freddie Jones
Unknown: Sir Marcus Marten
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Helen Summers
Unknown: James Bryce
Unknown: Tim Lloyd
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Steven Emmett
Unknown: Amanda Murray
Unknown: Monica Grey
Directed By: Michael Heffernan
van Helder: Nigel Graham
Hotel manager: Geoffrey Collins
Insp Koeffels: Steve Ubels
Warner: Michael Bilton
Sam Pryce: Stephen Garlick
Edith Baumann: Maxine Howe
Supt Rogers: Alex Jennings

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies presents Radio 4's book programme with this week a mysterious tale of death on the French Riviera and reincarnation in West Coast America.
(Repeated: Thurs4.10pm)


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Music to Remember

Schumann Davidsbiindlertanze , Op 6 played by JOSEPH KALICUSTEIN (piano)
(First broadcast on R3)


Unknown: Schumann Davidsbiindlertanze
Piano: Joseph Kalicustein

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Sybil

or The Two Nations by BENJAMIN DISRAELI dramatised in six parts by FREDERICK BRADNUM with Sorcha Cusack as Sybil Richard Derrington as Charles Egremont Alan Dobie as Walter Gerard
Michael N. Harbour as Lord Marney Terry Molloy as Stephen Morley and Richard Pasco as Benjamin Disraeli 2: Mowbray Town and Mowbray Castle
Having seen
Sybil Gerard in the ruins of Marney Abbey, Charles Egremont can think of no one else. However, his brother, the Earl of Marney, has other plans. Charles is to be introduced to Lady Joan Fitz-Warene , heiress to Mowbray Castle and a considerable fortune.
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Fri 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Benjamin Disraeli
Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Sorcha Cusack
Unknown: Sybil Richard Derrington
Unknown: Charles Egremont
Unknown: Alan Dobie
Unknown: Walter Gerard
Unknown: Michael N. Harbour
Unknown: Lord Marney Terry Molloy
Unknown: Stephen Morley
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Benjamin Disraeli
Unknown: Sybil Gerard
Unknown: Charles Egremont
Unknown: Lady Joan Fitz-Warene
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Arabella Marney: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Sir Vavasour Firebrace/ Mr Warner: Robert Dorning
Lord Mowbray: Stephen Hancock
Lady Joan/Caroline: Elizabeth Proud
Lady Maud/Harriet: Hedli Niklaus
Aubrey St Lys: Clive Marlowe
Dandy Mick: Paul Copley
Devilsdust: Alan Devereux
Chaffing Jack: William Eedle
Widow Carey: Mary Wimbush
Mrs Warner: Pauline Siddle
Maria/Dame: Carole Boyd

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: We Danced Upon His Strings

by ROBIN WHITWORTH Narrated by Michael Hordern with Michael Bryant as Geoffrey Whitworth
Geoffrey Whitworth was born in 1883. A much neglected figure, he was not only the Founder of the British Drama League, but also one of the chief pioneers in the movement to establish a National Theatre.
In this centenary tribute Peter Hall
Clifford Williams John Elsom
Martin Esslin
Robin Whitworth and Frances Briggs explore his personality and assess his achievement with readings by MICHAEL BILTON and TIMOTHY BATESON
Producer JAMES RUNCIE (Michael Hordern and Michael Bryant are
National Theatre players)


Unknown: Robin Whitworth
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitworth
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitworth
Unknown: Peter Hall
Unknown: Clifford Williams
Unknown: John Elsom
Unknown: Martin Esslin
Unknown: Robin Whitworth
Unknown: Frances Briggs
Unknown: Michael Bilton
Unknown: Timothy Bateson
Producer: James Runcie
Producer: Michael Hordern
Producer: Michael Bryant

: Encounter

The Dean of Manchester, The Very Rev
Alfred Jowett , reflects on the lessons he has learned as a Christian from contact with people of other faiths.


Unknown: Alfred Jowett
Unknown: Roger Hutchings

: Inside Parliament

Westminster committees at work - extracts and discussions.
Presenter David Davies Producer PETER ROBINS


Presenter: David Davies
Producer: Peter Robins

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