Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather
Producers MARTIN SMALL and ALLAN WRIOHT
with Frances Gumley
Producer MARTTN SMALL BBC Birmingham
Norman Tozer with how to get the best from your hard-earned cash
Introduced this week by Tony Adamson
Last night Manchester United played Tottenham Hotspur in the Canon Football League, and Olympia, in London. stages Show Jumping's
Christmas extravaganza. Plus a look at the more humorous and unusual stories to catch the eye in the sporting world. Producer EMILY MCMAHON
Introduced by Bernard Falk , with help from SUSAN MARLING and ROBIN DEWHURST taking a critical took at the holiday, travel and leisure scene. Producer CHERYL GARNSEY Editor ROGER MACDONALD
Ann Leslie presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events. Producer SUSAN SNAtLUM
Hugo Young , Political Editor of The Sunday Times, views the past week.
Producer ROGER MOSEY
Advent Calendar: The Anunciation
New Every Morning. page 21, I sing of a maiden (bp 34); Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary
(Carols for Choirs n, 11); Luke 1 vv 26-38; The God whom earth and sea and sky (BBC HB 239)
Radio and TV extracts with Margaret Howard
BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people Editor PADDY O'KEEFFE
(Next edn; Tues 10.0 am
Presented by Loutse Botting The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the field of personal savings and the financial problems of everyday life.
(Repeated: Monday 10.0 am)
The third of eight programmes in which Alistalr Coolie takes a personal view of social life in Britain and the USA from 1900-50 as it was reflected in the popular music of the time
Producer ALAN OWEN
(Repeated: Mon 6.30 pm)
The Rt Hon David Steel , mp
The Rt Hon Denis Healey , mp John Selwyn Gummer , mp and Lesley Abdela tackle the issues raised by an audience at Bishopsgate. London (Broadcastyesterday)
James Arnold Foster's life is seen through the music that featured in it. It was, in all respects, 'a small life' which sought comfort in music and we share the memories as well as the music in what is virtually a one-man play, with Nigel Graham as the parson.
A play of subtlety and charm - The Guardian
James Arnold Foster:
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
The last in a series of 12 programmes
Points of Departure - Issues of FaithandSalvation
In his final programme.
Professor John Bowker asks 'What must I do to be saved?' Do we have to follow one specific path or will any religion with its appropriate observances be acceptable on the last day?
Producer DAVID CRAIG BBC Manchester
BBC correspondents look at a contemporary issue.
A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern.
Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondenceaddress: BBC Broadcasting House. London WIA 4WW Tel: [number removed]
(MonFri 10.0 am -5.0 pm)
The naturalists answer your wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones
A critical look back at the week's news.
with DAVID HITCHINSON including
James Stewart With Roy Plomley.
(Details: Friday 9.5 am)
Amiably competitive conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations.
Music by INSTANT SUNSHINE Producer MICHAEL EMBER
Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on records, reviving old favourites, introducing the leu familiar and including some recent releases.
Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.0 am)
The Years Between by DAPHNE DU MAURIER starring Barbara Leigh-Hunt and Richard Pasco
In the middle of the Second
World War, Diana Wentworth faces up to the loss of her soldier husband. She realises that her life does not belong to him anymore: she can do as she likes. The sense of freedom is as though the years have rolled away and she is young again. adapted and directed by GRAHAM GAULD
(Repeated: Monday 3.0 pm) (Barbara Leigh-Hunt is in 'Pack of Lies at the Lyric
Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue, London)
Many people claim to have memories of past lives, explaining them as reincarnation or reverse telepathy or possibly, genetic inheritance.
Dr Rupert Sheldrake , a biochemist from Cambridge, has a new theory which he calls 'morphic resonance', developed from work on patterns of behaviour in rats.
Memory, he suggests, is not stored within the brain: an influence may operate across time and space.
Three personal past-life memories, from Catherine aged 7, John in his 40s, and Winifred in her 80s, may be explained by morphic resonance. Psychiatrist Dr Ian Stevenson of the Division of Parapsychology at the University of Virginia, also comments.
Presenter June Knox-Mawer Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
An evening meditation with music led by Bishop Bill Westwood
The Metropolitan Opera. New York. recently celebrated its centenary All the greatest singers of the age have performed there: Caruso sang over 600 times in the original house and in our own day the 'new' Met has seen some of the greatest triumphs of Pavarotti. Sutherland, Nilsson and Domingo. The move from the old house to the new in 1966 was only one of several major upheavals in a colourful
100-year history of frequent triumphs and occasional disasters. The story of the Met is told in words and music by many of those who know it best
Presented and produced by Daniel Snowman