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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Thelma Bailey and Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Thelma Bailey

: Open University

Learning from Television and Radio

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers
7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye : for Asians
7.45 Bells
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves Kevin Grant reviews
The Spirit of Christmas by G. K. CHESTERTON


Unknown: Ghar Samajhiye
Unknown: Kevin Grant
Unknown: G. K. Chesterton

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presenter Libby Purves Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Presenter: Libby Purves
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Bishop David Sheppard

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about Youthaid which researches into the problems of young unemployed people in order to provide information and advice.
Donations: [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Preparing the Way of the Lord
Morning Service for the second Sunday in Advent from St Columba's United Reformed Church, Cambridge, conducted by the Minister, THE REV ERNEST MARVIN
Hymns (Church Hymnary IH): 0 come, and let us to the Lord (19); On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (208); Thy kingdom come, 0 God (322); Tell out, my soul (164);
Readings (rsv): n Peter 3, w 8-14; Mark 1, w 1-8 Organist ERIC IMPEY BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Ernest Marvin

: The Archers

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


Producer: William Smethurst
Editor: Anthony Parkin

: Weekend

Helen Atkinson Wood and Jenni Mills go out in search of the Great British Sunday. Producer VANESSA HARRISON for the Woman's Hour unit


Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Jenni Mills
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Behind the Last Brazier

They've made a coffin for
MacGregor in the local welfare hall. However the strike ends, they know that the bell tolls for them and their way of life - a personal appraisal by Ray Gosling of the present state of the miners' strike from where it all began - Cortonwood Colliery, South Yorkshire. Producer LIZ CARNEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Liz Carney

: The Food Programme

Cookbooks for Christmas? Derek Cooper is joined by singer Linda Esther Gray and former trade union leader Tom Jackson to browse through some of the new food books in search of stimulating ideas and value for money. Producer JOY hatwood


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Singer: Linda Esther Gray
Leader: Tom Jackson

: The World This Weekend: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: Gardeners' Question Time

Ken Ford invites
Geoffrey Smith , Clay Jones and Dr Stefan Buczacki to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post. BBC Manchester


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

: The Afternoon Play

One Man Killed by RACHEL WYATT
Vera is proud of her Harry; Harry is a hero. In a flash-flood in their Yorkshire village he gallantly saved the life of a local widow. Vera's friends don't think it was quite as straightforward as that?
Directed by PENNY GOLD


Unknown: Rachel Wyatt
Directed By: Penny Gold

: Persona Grata

Brian Redhead talks about three of his favourite humorous characters from fiction. Readers BILL PATERSON and MARK ROLSTON
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol Stereo


Talks: Brian Redhead
Readers: Bill Paterson
Readers: Mark Rolston
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Study on 4

4.0 In Business With PETER HOBDAY
4.30 Get By In German 4: Getting About with GABI ENGLET and JÜRGEN ANDERSEN
5.0 A vous la France! (Details: Wednesday 11.0 pm)
5.30 Por aqui (Details: Friday 11.30 pm)


Unknown: Peter Hobday

: Talking About Antiques

Arthur Negus and Bernard Price discuss your questions with Hugh Scully
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Arthur Negus
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of wildlife and the countryside. Presented by Michael Jordan Producer CAROL JEFFERSON-DAVIES BBC Bristol


Presented By: Michael Jordan
Producer: Carol Jefferson-Davies

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston is in Knutsford in Cheshire, the original of Mrs Gaskell's Cranford. He meets the Knutsford sandman, learns about a most unusual custom and goes to Tatton Park and Jodrell Bank.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: News



Unknown: Harriet Cass

: The Case Against God

An inquiry into the existence and character of God in eight parts.
Written and presented by Gerald Priestland
7: The Church in the Dock
Most of what we know about God - even the claim that he exists -has filtered through to us through the Church. But do we really need the Church?
And is it time to stop thinking of it as an authoritarian structure and see it as a society of friends?
Music arranged by BARRY ROSE Producer CHRIS REES
(Repeated: Thursday 11.28 am) A BBC digital recording. Stereo


Presented By: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Patrick Forbes
Arranged By: Barry Rose
Producer: Chris Rees

: Archive Auction

Exploring in the Sound
Archives, Malcolm Billings has discovered that his fascination with the Nile
Valley and its antiquities is well catered for.


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Producer: Sally Lunn

: Father Brown Stories: 2: The Queer Feet

by G. K. Chesterton
Seven stories dramatised by John Scotney with Andrew Sachs as Father Brown and Oliver Pierre as the arch-villain Flambeau
Death in a small hotel. Who stole the silver fish service? How many waiters are there? And how did all this lead to a glimmer of repentance?


Author: G. K. Chesterton
Dramatised by: John Scotney
Director: Alec Reid
Father Brown: Andrew Sachs
Flambeau: Oliver Pierre
Hector: Kerry Shale
Lever: David Graeme
Duke: Christopher Scott
Colonel/Cabby: Nat Brenner
Giovanni: Arnold Diamond
Jean-Pierre: Robin Summers
Doctor: David Sinclair
Audley: Alan Thompson

: Bookshelf

(Details: Thursday 4.10 pm)

: Birth of an Old Lady

The Bank of England started operating in Threadneedle
Street 250 years ago on 5 June 1734. It had opened 40 years earlier in the reign of William and Mary. What began as a commercial concern developed into a supreme example of a bank with a national conscience.
A look back to the dramatic beginnings of this famous institution.
With contributions from c. w. MCMAHON, Deputy Governor;
D. H. F. SOMERSET, Chief Cashier; JOHN KEYWORTH , Curator, Bank of England Museum; RAYMOND WOOD , Senior Gatekeeper


Unknown: John Keyworth
Unknown: Raymond Wood
Narrator: Nigel Anthony
Narrator: Guide Carole Boyd
Unknown: John Bott.
Unknown: Bernard Brown.
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Unknown: Mark Rolston
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: David Sinclair
Directed By: John Theocharis

: Masters' India

An 18-part serialisation of JOHN MASTERS' saga of the Savage family spanning the years 1825-1946.
Book Three: The Lotus and the Wind dramatised in four parts by DAVID WADE with William Nighy as Robin Savage
Juliet Stevenson as Anne Nicky Henson as Major Hay ling and John Bott and Irene Sutcliffe as Mr and Mrs Hildreth
2: Compromised
Thin snow dusted the rocks of the shallow gorge; the storm of the knifemen had passed leaving the Highlanders sprawled in the isolation of death.
Narrator JOHN ROWE
(Juliet Stevenson is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: David Wade
Unknown: William Nighy
Unknown: Robin Savage
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Anne Nicky Henson
Unknown: John Bott
Unknown: Irene Sutcliffe
Unknown: Mrs Hildreth
Directed By: Penny Leicester
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Jagbir: Dhirendra
General Alma: Richard Caldicot
Franklin: Stephen Thorne
Mclain: Struan Rodger
Maniraj: Garard Green
Mrs Collett: Maggie McCarthy
Caroline Savage: Carole Boyd
Sgt Major: Gordon Reid
Captain: David Sinclair
Muir: Guy Holden
Watchman: Badi Uzzaman

: News

: Richard Lewis at 70

'I like to be looked upon always as an actor-singer. Or singer-actor. Which way? I don't know, as long as the two are combined, because I've always tried to get inside the part.'
The tenor Richard Lewis in conversation with David Hoult reflects on his long, varied and distinguished international career in the opera house and the concert hall.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester. Stereo


Tenor: Richard Lewis
Unknown: David Hoult

: Mindful of the Love

Canon Michael Austin presents a series of illustrated talks on the Advent theme. 2: Judgment
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester. Stereo


Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Inside Parliament

Westminster committees at work - extracts and discussions
Presented by David Davies Producer PETER ROBINS


Presented By: David Davies
Producer: Peter Robins

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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