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Philadelphia Story to The For Country and Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation. In conversation with ROY PLOMIEY , he talks about his long career and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.
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Lebanon at Christmas
A close look at the people of this embattled country as they prepare for the holiday; the tragedies behind the news, and the politics behind the tragedy. In this special edition,BBC Middle East Correspondent, Gerald Butt, brings you the mixture of tension, hopes and fears, of private armies and foreign forces, and of ordinary people trying to live their lives In an atmosphere of hate, suspicion and uncertainty. A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL
Advent Calendar: The Birth of John
NEM. p 84; On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (BBC HB 38);
Gabriel'sMessage(Carols for Choirs n, 43); Luke 1, w 57-69; Let thine example, holy John, remind us (Ell 223)
French Mice and Billiard-balls The rat is a most strict observer of the law 'Be fruitful and multiply', for Madame la Ratte is generally in an interesting condition thrice-a year....'Thusobserved
Francis Trevelyan Buckland , 19th-century naturalist and enthusiast for creatures great andsmall.
Barry Paine reads a selection of highlights &om Buckland's Curiosities of Natural History. Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
Introduced from Birmingham by Marjorie Lofthouse including
For Samaritans Read Star Wars: instead of the Parable, Religious Instruction in Midland schools, is turning more and more to sci-fi for its examples, in an attempt to relate to religion. Is this the right approach? A group of people from mixed religious backgrounds discuss the questions.
Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham
A Tale of Two Princesses by ANNE SUTER
2: The Princess who had everything
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The story of some of the people who have made aviation history, told in six programmes to mark the 80th anniversary ofpoweredflight. 6:ManinSpace
Astronauts of the new era, featuring John Glenn and John Young.
Producer ANNE HOWELLS
Frances Morrell Jeffrey Archer Clare Francis Alun Richards tackle the issues raiaed by the audience in GLastonbury, Somerset
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
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Irving Berlin, 95 years old, started early. At the age of 14 in 1902, he was 6ineing in saloons.Tenyearslater,he'd made 100,000 dollars in royalties and 'Alexander's ragtime band' had sold two million copies. The songs poured out over the next 50 years, 3,000 of them, but he never learnt to read music and composed on a piano with an automatic key changing device. Sheridan Morley explores the phenomenon of Irving Berlin with ALAN JAY LERNER. ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER. ETHEL MERMAN. JEROME ROBBINS. STEVE ROSS and BRIAN RUST.
Producer Richard BANNERMAN
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis , David Tate ,
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Read by JOHN FRANKLYN-ROBBINS 15: The Hunt Ball
Producer perm WINDOWS BBC Birmingham
(Starting on Boxing Day: The Poison Belt' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ) long wave only
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