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: News Briefing

: Prelude

BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

Presented by Charlotte Green


Presented By: Charlotte Green

: News

7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye Make Yourself at Home For Asian listeners BBC Pebble Mill
7.45 Bells on Sunday from Peterborough Cathedral
7.50 Turning Over New Leaves Rosemary Foxcroft with recommended seasonal reading.


Unknown: Rosemary Foxcroft

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Presented by Clive Jacobs Reporter Trevor Barnes Producer DAVID COOMES


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Reporter: Trevor Barnes
Producer: David Coomes

: Judi Dench

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about work being undertaken to provide holidays for severely disabled people and about how these holidays provide a period of rest for those who look after them.
Donations to: Winged Fellowship Trust, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter trom America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London conducted by CANON GEOFFREY BROWN
Hymns (NEH): Come, thou long-expected Jesus (3); Hills of the north rejoice (7); It came upon the midnight clear (29); Hark! The herald-angels sing (26)
Gaudete omnes (Praetorius); Benedictus (Byrd); Gabriel's message (arr Willcocks); Cherry tree Carol
Readings (rsv): Isaiah 12, w 1-15; Luke 1, w 26-33 ST MARTIN IN THEFIELDS
Assistant organist MARK STRINGER Director of music


Conducted By: Canon Geoffrey Brown
Unknown: St Martin
Organist: Mark Stringer
Music: Christopher Stokes

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed by PETER WINDOWS Producer LIZ RIGBEY BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Peter Windows
Producer: Liz Rigbey

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes.


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: ENSA - The Unsung Heroes

During the Second World War the civilian entertainers of ENSA put on more than two million shows for the troops. They performed on makeshift stages on beach-heads, under desert sun and in jungle clearings.
Gracie Fields and George Formby were ENSA's most famous recruits but it was a host of pier-enders, repertory players, semi-professionals and amateurs who did most of the entertaining. Standards varied, but the catchphrase 'Every night something awful' was affectionately coined.
Jimmy Perry tells the story of the unsung heroes of ENSA. Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast Christmas Eve 10.50pm)


Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Producer: Brian King

: The World ThisWeekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on the expertise of Dr Stefan Buczacki , Daphne Ledward and Geoffrey Smith to answer listeners' gardening queries sent in by post.
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time,
PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast Christmas Eve 10.0am)


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Diana Stenson

: The Afternoon Play

Get Santa by PETER GIBBS with Two wealthy international businessmen have everything they want. However, their interests lack one vital commercial element - Santa
Claus! So they decide to get him.
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Directed By: John Tydeman
Osborne: Dinsdale Landen
Ron Grist: Barry Morse
Gil Maddocks: John Bluthal
Falklander: John Church
Prof Lungkvist: Ronald Herdman
Mester: Peter Woodthorpe
Ingar: Anne Jameson
Desmond: David Learner

: A Dose of Dahl'sMagic Medicine

Alfhild Hansen and Else
Logsdail reminisce about their brother, Roald Dahl , in an appreciation of the writer who celebrated his 70 birthday earlier this year.
With additional contributions from Dahl himself, KAYE WEBB DR RUTH GLASS and JOHN CLUTE Reader JOHN CHURCH
Presented by Peter Nicholls Producer JUDITH BUMPUS (R)


Unknown: Alfhild Hansen
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Kaye Webb
Unknown: Dr Ruth Glass
Reader: John Clute
Reader: John Church
Presented By: Peter Nicholls
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: The Natural HistoryProgramme

How humane are the slaughter methods used to provide us with our roast turkey, duck or beef? Lionel Kelleway and Fergus Keeling investigate.


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits the National Theatre in London (Details tomorrow at 11.0am)


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News


: Actuality

The Show Goes On
'It's like being caught in a car crash.... a violent one.'
'She didn't sit down to write a shocking play - it just turns out to be that way.'
Kenneth Alan Taylor , director of the Nottingham Playhouse, puts other worries slightly to one side when he stages Queer Folk, the first play by Rosie Logan , a blind East Ender. Compiled and produced by JANET THOMAS


Unknown: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Play By: Rosie Logan
Produced By: Janet Thomas

: Bookshelf

Presented by Susan Hill


Presented By: Susan Hill

: A Word in Edgeways

Canon John Bowker , Carolyn Faulder and Frederic Raphael in conversation with Brian Redhead.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Canon John Bowker
Unknown: Carolyn Faulder
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: Brian Redhead.

: In Praise of God

A sacred concert for Christmas from Salisbury Cathedral with Dorothy Tutin Michael Hordern
The English Brass Ensemble and the Choir of Salisbury Cathedral
Christians gather in Salisbury Cathedral for a concert of best-loved carols and readings. John Luce recently visited the Holy Land and reflects on the events of 2,000 years ago, when Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
BBC Bristol. Stereo
(Given on 11 December by Radio 4 and supported by RADIO TiMES/or the Cathedral Spire Appeal)
(Dorothy Tutin is in 'Brighton Beach Memoirs at the Aldwych Theatre, London)


Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: John Luce
Producers: John Knight
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Brighton Beach

: A Matter of Honour

by JEFFREY ARCHER dramatised in seven episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY with and 7: Northern France - 19 June 1966
Adam has escaped from the Russian embassy in Paris and is heading for home with the Tsar's Icon, little knowing that Romanov is on his trail.
Other parts played by ANDREW BRANCH . ELAINE CLAXTON
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo (Re-broadcast on Christmas Eve at 12.27pm)
(Harry Towb is a National Theatre Player)


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Played By: Andrew Branch
Played By: Elaine Claxton
Played By: James Goode.
Played By: Stuart Organ
Played By: Jonathan Tafler
Played By: Manning Wilson
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
Unknown: Harry Towb
Adam Scott: Michael York
Alexander: Simon Ward
Lawrence Pemberton: Tom Chadbon
Sir Morris: Richard Vernon
BUSCh: Harry Towb
Snell: Wllliam Fox
Matthews: Brian Hewlett
Poskonov: Vladek Sheybal
Bischoff: David March
Robin: Jane Leonard
Tomkins: Ronald Herdman
Russian ambassador: Harold Kasket
Auctioneer: Jeffrey Archer

: Pow-wow and Sundance

North American Indians all over Canada do traditional dancing for prize money on the pow-wow circuit. But you have to look harder to find the sacred
Sundance. Although all are welcome at the pow-wow, few white people have ever attended the Sundance.
Margaret Horsfield went to both with Wes Fineday of the Cree tribe.


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Unknown: Wes Fineday

: News

: The Sunday Feature

All in the April Evening
It is 80 years since
Sir Hugh Roberton formed the Glasgow Orpheus Choir. In the 45 years of its existence the choir built up a national reputation for expressiveness and purity of tone. A few of its former members still meet every month and in this programme devised and presented by Ian Bradley some of them, together with the conductor's son,
Kenneth Roberton , recollect the life of the choir and the colourful personality of the man who shaped it.
Producer JOHN ARNOTT BBC Scotland
(Re-broadcast on Saturday at 1.10pm)


Unknown: Sir Hugh Roberton
Presented By: Ian Bradley
Unknown: Kenneth Roberton
Producer: John Arnott

: Seeds of Faith

Born in the Night, Mary's Child The Rev Dr John Newton ,
Chairman of the Merseyside Methodist District, continues his series of seasonal meditations with a talk on the theme of Christmas: 'Truth of our life'.
Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr John Newton

: in Committee

A weekly look at the work of Parliament's Select Committees Presented by John Sergeant Producer PETER ROBINS


Presented By: John Sergeant
Producer: Peter Robins

: News

followed by an interlude

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