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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 sixth Sunday before Christmas: John 6, vv 27-35

Contributors

Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye

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8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Ted Harrison Producer DAVID COOMES

Contributors

Presented By: Ted Harrison
Producer: David Coomes

: Week's Good Cause

TERRY WOGAN looks at the ways in which the BBC's Marathon Radio and Television Appeal for
Children In Need helps disabled and deprived young people-particularly those not cared for by the larger charities.
Donations can be made without charge at post offices, most banks and building societies to: [address removed]

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9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Hopes and Fears of all the Years

Morning Service for the first Sunday in Advent comes from St Andrew and St George United Reformed Church, Stockton led by THE REV DAVID PEEL Preacher
THE REV VERNON SPROXTON Readings (RSV): Isaiah 51, vv 4-11; Matthew 25, vv 31-46
Introit: Cantate Domino (Pitoni)
Hymns: Hark, the glad sound!; And art thou come; Christ is the world's light
Anthem: My soul,there is a country (Parry)
Organist and Choirmaster REX HAZELTON
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: Vernon Sproxton

: The Archers

Omnibus edition Producer
WILLIAM SMETHURST
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Broadcasting Tomorrow: [number removed]

A series of four programmes about the future of radio and television in Britain.
Presented by George Scott 2: Radio
With the new technology promising-or threatening - wall to wall, multichannel television, what's the future for radio? Will the special qualities of sound-only broadcasting still have a distinctive role In communications and entertainment? Callers are invited to ring in to express their views to Monica Sims , the BBC's Director of Programmes, Radio; and Jimmy Gordon , Managing Director of Radio Clyde, the Glasgow commercial radio station.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Presented By: George Scott
Unknown: Monica Sims
Unknown: Jimmy Gordon

: The Food Programme

Join Derek Cooper for an eating-out edition, as he explores the new restaurant guides, and reports on the latest trends in the fast food market.
Producer JOY HATWOOD

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS

Contributors

Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Hertfordshire where members of the Orwell and District
Horticultural Society put their questions to Geoffrey Smith Clay Jones and Dr Stefan Buczackl Questionmaster Ken Ford
BBC Manchester

Contributors

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

: Afternoon Theatre

Ducks and Drakes by JAMES BRABAZON
Brenda Boyce is a woman of independence: she's intelligent, with a good job, and divorced. She has no intention of ever losing her freedom but she's in danger of becoming enslaved by the demands of liberation and forgetting her own instincts.
Directed by JANE MORGAN

Contributors

Unknown: James Brabazon
Unknown: Brenda Boyce
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Brenda Boyce: Susan Fleetwood
Arnold Griffin: Mark Jones

: Impressions of Poland

Marya Burgess recalls the year she spent studying in Krakow and the impressions on her return after three years during the Pope's visit this year.

Contributors

Unknown: Marya Burgess

: Silent Avenues of the Past

In six programmes,
Barry Cunliffe traces the development of archaeology.
5: The Hearthstone of a Grave Sententious Turk Readers MARTIN FRIEND and GARARD GREEN
Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Cunliffe

: The Living World

What Rot!
The autumn leaves fall from the trees, but their job is not yet done. The woodland floor now becomes a scene of intense activity with around a million creatures per square metre transforming the litter into food for next year's growth. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

long wave only

: Down Your Way

(Details: Monday 11.0 am) long wave only

: News

With HARRIET CASS

Contributors

Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Feedback

with Colin Semper

Contributors

Unknown: Colin Semper

: Out of the Wilderness

The fourth of six programmes in which Vernon Sproxton talks about people who have guided him on his spiritual pilgrimage. 4: Florence AUshorn Contributors include DR KATHLEEN BLISS
THE REV ALAN BOOTH
JOY DU PR9 and ALAN MANN Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester

Contributors

Talks: Vernon Sproxton
Unknown: Dr Kathleen Bliss
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: The Magic Carpet

The story of the R101
A serial in seven parts by DAVID BEATY
1: By 1930, two rival airships had been completed - the R100 built by private enterprise and the R101 by the government - and the race was on to link the British Empire by airship. R100 was on her voyage to Montreal; but problems were plaguing R101, on the point of making the long journey to India ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: David Beaty
Directed By: Brian Miller
Narrator: Conrad Phillips
Thomson: Esmond Rideout
Buck/Booth: Phillip Manikum
Colmore: Hubert Rees
Scott: John Hartoch
Greenstreet/Mcwade: John Linstrum
Johnston: Pavel Douglas
Pomfret: Rex Holdsworth
Lily: Sarah Benfield
Olive: Ingrid Hafner
Irwin: Alan Moore
Kirk: Norman Bowler
Gloria: Sarah Jane Bickerton

: Bookshelf

This week Hunter Davies takes Radio 4's book programme on a literary awayday to the world of railway books.

Contributors

Presenter: Hunter Davies
Producer: Simon Elmes

: In Praise of God

for Advent
A sequence of words and music devised and introduced by H. Colin Davis
Readers ROSALIND SHANKS and GABRIEL WOOLF with the WESTMINSTER SINGERS directed by RICHARD HICKOX Organist IAN WATSON
Producer HUBERT HOSKINS

Contributors

Introduced By: H. Colin Davis
Introduced By: Readers Rosalind Shanks
Introduced By: Gabriel Woolf
Directed By: Richard Hickox
Organist: Ian Watson
Producer: Hubert Hoskins

: A Sideways Look at....

by Anthony Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Sybil

or The Two Nations by BENJAMIN DISRAELI dramatised in six parts by FREDERICK BRADNUM
3: Mowedale and Henhouse Egremont, disguised as a reporter called Franklin, has made up his mind to take a cottage near
Gerard's. But first he must return to Marney Abbey where a letter awaits him urging the settlement of his election accounts.
Girls and boys of Mowedale and Hellhouse MEMBERS OF THE FOREST YOUTH THEATRE, WALSALL Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Benjamin Disraeli
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Sybil: Sorcha Cusack
Charles Egremont: Richard Derrington
Walter Gerard: Alan Dobie
Lord Marney: Michael N Harbour
Stephen Morley: Terry Molloy
Benjamin Disraeli: Richard Pasco
Lord Mowbray/Juggins: Stephen Hancock
Lady Joan: Elizabeth Proud
Lady Maud: Hedli Niklaus
Lord Milford: Kim Durham
Bishop: Hatton,roger Hume
Mrs Hatton: Joyce Latham
Nixon/Jermyn: James Kerry
Mr Trafford/Waghorne: Michael Bilton
Mrs Trafford: Shirley Stelfox
Sinister man: David Vann
Scrubbynose: David Conner

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: The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson

by JULIA KEAY
In 1610, the navigator
Henry Hudson set out on his dream of discovering the elusive North-West Passage. It was to prove an ignominious and tragic voyage.
Other parts played by RON BAIN , ARTHUR BOLAND
JOHN BUICK , MARTIN CLUNES and GERARD SLEVIN Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown: Julia Keay
Unknown: Henry Hudson
Played By: Ron Bain
Played By: Arthur Boland
Played By: John Buick
Played By: Martin Clunes
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Henry Hudson: John Shedden
Abacuck Prickett: Finlay Welsh
Robert Bylot: Stuart Bishop

: Encounters

The Dean of Manchester, The Very Rev
Alfred Jowett , reflects on the lessons he has learned from contact with people of other faiths.
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Jowett
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Inside Parliament

Presenter David Davies Producer PETER ROBINS

Contributors

Presenter: David Davies
Producer: Peter Robins

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