Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Read by CHARLOTTE GREEN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought far the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
Myths, Legends and Romance Who was Robin Hood ? When was King Arthur? Where was Camelot? What had Old King
Cole to be merry about? All you ever wanted to know about the myths and legends of our forefathers but didn't know who to ask. Who makes myths? Why is a legend a lie? Why do these stories live through the ages? The experts are folklorist Jennifer Westwood and Dr Ray Barron , President of the International Arthurian Society.
In the Chair Jill Burridee
Produced by the Woman 's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 0 am
The Darkness of Evil
NEM, p 89; Thy kingdom come, 0 God (BBC HB 27); Gabriel's message does away (OXFORD BOOK OF CAROLS 102); Micah 3, vv 1-12; Lo, he comes with clouds descending (BBC HB 35) Stereo
The Grotto by BRYAN OLIVER with Stratford Johns as Santa and Christopher Chescoe as the Boy
'But you are the real Father Christmas, aren't you?'
'The Santa of Gimling and Jones Department Store is the one and only 100 per cent real McCoy.'
'Oh, that's a relief. Only, I didn't want to think I was wasting my time talking to a phoney.' Directed by PETER JUKES
11.0 Religious Education St Paul (RV) by BRIAN SIBLEY and at 11.20 Paul the Persecutor by GEOFFREY CURTIS Presented by BRIAN REDHEAD Stereo
11.40 Education Now: Industry Year 1986
2: Science and Technology Linked projects between schools in physics, engineering and problem-solving. Presented by LIBBY PURVES
When 19-year-old Helen became desperately ill and needed a kidney transplant to save her life, her father's offer to donate one of his was accepted by the surgeons.
With organ transplants becoming an almost daily occurrence in hospitals, this is the story of a kidney transplant performed in Belfast's City Hospital.
Presented and produced by Bob Crookes
(First broadcast on Radio Ulster)
1.55 Listening Corner IRENE HANDL reads Grandma and Bopper Help the Christmas Postman by JANET SORENSEN (R)
2.0 La parole auxjeunes (French III)
2: Nos deux pays; au collège; on parle comme ca
2.30 Books, Plays, Poems Narrative Poetry (2)
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
'I want to be an actress.... ': a not uncommon ambition, but for ROSEMARY BROWNE it meant overcoming disability to perform on stage and before TV cameras, and in the end achieve marriage and motherhood too. Serial: Ghost Stories by H. G. WELLS
5: The Stolen Body
by Alison Brackenbury
Long ago in 16th-century Italy, a young girl waits in her castle to see which of her two rival suitors - the youthful Silvano or the aged Paolo - will win her hand. But she herself has other thoughts: yearnings to see for herself the symbol of her fleeting freedom - a unicorn who apparently grazes in her woods....
BBC Bristol Stereo
Derek Cooper looks at a new food safety campaign whose members want more
Government controls - and at a campaign for the restoration of unpasteurised milk, which wants the Government to mind its own business.
Producer JOHN FORSYTH
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by JO TOYE Cast for the week:
Det Sgt Barry:
Richard Baker introduces the annual concert of carols and Christmas music direct from Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool Emyr Wynne Jones (baritone) Childwall Church of England Primary School Choir choirmaster DAVID MOORE
Liverpool Philharmonic Choir Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra associate leader NICHOLAS WOOD conducted by Ian Tracey Parti
Written and introduced byjeremy Kingston
Fynes Moryson was 24 when he set off on his travels from England throughout Europe and Turkey, in the spring of 1591. His itinerary of ten years' travel through these lands offers one of the earliest English language accounts of what it was like to be a 16th-century traveller....
Reader Benjamin Whitrow
Producer BRIAN MILLER. BBC Bristol
A series of six combative talks in which the novelist Howard Jacobson vents his spleen on more or less deserving subjects. 4: Me and Graham Greene
'Sometimes, when you look down at the copy of Havana Rock or The Quiet Comedian sitting unopened on your lap, you even think about willing a catastrophe.'
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