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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

A sequence of hymns
Presented by Charlotte Green LWonlyfrom 6.35


Presented By: Charlotte Green

: Open University

6.35 Preparing for Associate Studies
6.55 Technology: Dome Sweet Home

: News

7.10 LW Sunday Papers

: ApnaHiGhar Samajhiye: for Asians

BBC Birmingham

: Bells

: Turning Over New Leaves

David Winter reviews and selects readings from The
Evidencefor Jesus by JAMES DUNN.


Unknown: James Dunn.

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad
Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Canon Geoffrey Brown

talks, for the Week 's Good Cause, about St Martin-in-the-Fields, where gifts in response to the annual Christmas appeal are distributed throughout the British Isles to people in need through illness or misfortune. Donations to: [address removed]
('Evening Service from St Martin-in -the-Fields tonight at 8 15pm)


Unknown: St Martin-In

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service for Advent Sunday

from Caldmore Methodist Church, Walsall led by clergy and members of local churches
Preacher THE REV FRANK AMERY What Hope is there when Life is Hell?
Readings: Isaiah 58, w 6-12; I John 3, w 16-18
Hymns (HYMNS AND PSALMS): On Jordan's bank (84); Bind us together, Lord (CELEBRATION
HYMNAL 409); Lord, thy church on earth (774); Make me a channel of your peace (776); All my hope on God is founded (63) Organist CHARLES OWEN
Director of Music ADRIAN INSCOE


Unknown: Frank Amery
Organist: Charles Owen

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Produced and directed by WILLIAM SMETHURST BBC Birmingham


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: William Smethurst

: The Colour Supplement

The glossy Sunday morning magazine presented by Margo MacDonald
Saturday Night: The final opportunity for Nigel Farrell to find the definitive Saturday Night.
High Noon: Guests discuss one of the issues of the week live in the studio.
International Exchange: A link-up with other countries for a broader perspective on current topics.
Derek Jameson takes his personal look at the day's offerings from Fleet Street.
Plus Rory Bremner concludes his everyday story of broadcasting folk.
And Stephen Fry reaching the parts other colour supplements can't reach. Producers IAN GARDHOUSE, SIMON SHAW, VANESSA HARRISON, CATHIE MAHONEY


Presented By: Margo MacDonald
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Derek Jameson
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Simon Shaw.
Unknown: Vanessa Harrison
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details on Wednesday at 10.0am)

: The Afternoon Play

Lily and Colin by ELISABETH BOND with Janette Beverley as Lily and Paul Copley as Colin
An 'older man' runs away with a young girl. The case looks bad: abduction, perhaps sexual abuse. But the truth is more complicated.


Unknown: Elisabeth Bond
Unknown: Janette Beverley
Unknown: Paul Copley

: How Not to Write a Short Story

One way to learn how to do it, perhaps, is to look at some of the things to avoid. Mitch Raper , a Morning Story producer, looks at some of the scripts which didn't quite make it - with the help of Elizabeth Proud and David March.


Unknown: Mitch Raper

: Options

4.0 Alternative Medicine The last in a series of six programmes The Manipulators Back pain is a very common complaint. It is estimated that it costs the country one hundred thousand million pounds a year in time off work and sickness benefits. ROBERT EAGLE investigates how effective manipulation is in treating bad backs, talks to doctors, osteopaths and chiropractors, and asks whether this form of treatment should be more readily available on the NHS. Producer JANE WOOD (R) Revised
4.30 Inside Information The last in a ten-programme course Things Yet to Come PAUL HEINEY tries to discover some of the computer developments that may lie ahead. He visits the house of the future, finds out about a community linked by computer where cash never changes hands and examines the expanding role of video in telecommunications. Researcher DAVE HARVEY Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R)
5.0 France Extra! Ce serait pour un petit renseignement ... In this last programme before the Christmas break, JULIETTE MOLE and JEAN-MICHEL DUFFRENE are joined by CHANTAL CUER, ELSPETH BROADY and ALAN MOYS , who answer some of the telephone queries from last week about France, her people and language. Producer NICOLE CHURCH (Re-broadcast 4 January 1986)
5.30Deutschdirekt! A 20-part radio and television German course for beginners
10: Zum Wohl! A second look at things you've leamt. With SABINE MICHAEL, PETER SAHLA Written by MARGARET WIGHTMAN Producer IRIS SPRANKLING (Re-broadcast 4 January 1986)


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Dave Harvey
Producer: Christopher Stone
Unknown: Jean-Michel Duffrene
Unknown: Elspeth Broady
Unknown: Alan Moys
Written By: Margaret Wightman
Producer: Iris Sprankling

: Talking about Antiques

Hugh Scully is in the Chair when Bernard Price and Eric Knowles answer listeners' questions on the origin, authenticity and value of their antiques. There is advice on objects worth collecting now and a tour around the private collection of a well-known person.
Producer MARY PRICE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Eric Knowles

: The Living World

(Detailson Thursday at 9.5 am)

: News

: Down Your Way

(Details tomorrow at 11.0am)

: News



Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Feedback

Colin Semper airs your comments and pursues your complaints and queries about the BBC.


Unknown: Colin Semper

: Bookshelf

(Details on Thursday at 4.5pm)

: Johnson and Chippet

3: The Man Who Lost His Identity
(Details on Wed at 12.27pm) Stereo


Unknown: Hugh Walpole

: Leslie

Leslie Lemke is 33 and was bom with brain damage.
Marjorie Lofthouse talks to
Leslie's family and doctors and assesses how the study of his condition, the Savant
Syndrome, may help other mentally-handicapped people.


Unknown: Leslie Lemke
Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Evening Service

In preparation for Christmas from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London conducted by CANON GEOFFREY BROWN with the St Martin-in-the-FieIds Chamber Choir
Carol of the Advent (arr Shaw); Hark the glad sound Reading:
Lamentations 3, w 19-24 Poem by Cynewulf
Laetentur coeli (Byrd)
Reading: Matthew 1, w 18-24 0 come, 0 come, Emmanuel Reading: John 1, w 1-4 The truth from above (Vaughan Williams)
0 little town of Bethlehem Wachet! Betet! (Bach)
Hark the herald angels sing Organist and Master of the Music CHRISTOPHER STOKES
Assistant Organist MARK STRINGER Soloist GILL ROSS Stereo


Conducted By: Canon Geoffrey Brown
Music: Christopher Stokes
Organist: Mark Stringer
Soloist: Gill Ross

: The White Peacock

The last of six parts
The Dominant Motif of Suffering (Details on Friday at 3.0pm) Stereo


Unknown: D. H Lawrence

: News

: The Sunday Feature

That They May Be One
Robert Foxcroft examines the health of modern Ecumenism. (Details on Friday at 11.0am)


Unknown: Robert Foxcroft

: Mary and the Incarnation

1: Submitting
The Rt Rev Michael Baughen, Bishop of Chester, presents the first of three reflections for the Christmas season.
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Producer: Roger Hutchings

: In Committee

A weekly look at the work of Parliament's Select Committees presented by David Davies Producer PETER ROBINS


Presented By: David Davies
Producer: Peter Robins

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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