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: News Briefing

: Prelude

BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

: Morning Has Broken

A sequence of hymns presented by Charlotte Green


Presented By: Charlotte Green

: News

7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Apna HI Ghar Samajhiye Make Yourself at Home A programme for Asian listeners
BBC Pebble Mill
7.45 Bells on Sunday from Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, Canada
Turning Over New Leaves
Richard Harries selects a few of the best religious books of the year.


Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers (Broadcastat 7.10am)

: Sunday

Religious news and views from home and abroad
Presented by Trevor Barnes


Presented By: Trevor Barnes

: Lord Murray

talks, for the Week's Good Cause, about the need to develop and support self-help projects being undertaken by young people and adults who are unable to gain employment.
Donations to: Church Action with the Unemployed, [address removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

A spoken service of Holy Communion from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer celebrated in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral
Celebrant THE REV PETER ALLEN , the Chaplain of King's School, Canterbury Preacher
Dean of Canterbury Cathedral. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Allen
Unknown: John Simpson

: The Archers

Omnibus edition

: Emma

Part 4 Stereo

: Fat Man on a Bicycle

4: The French Liver and Its Uses The mineral waters of the Spa and the machine workers of the Sausage. Stereo (R)

: The Goon Show

Reconstituted from bits of string, liquorice, gob-stoppers and brown-paper parcels. The Internal Mountain (R)

: The World ThisWeekend: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: Pick of the Year

with Margaret Howard For 52 weeks of the year
The 'pick' of the week is quite clear.
The selections are made,
But will they make the grade
For inclusion in 'Pick of the Year'? Producer ANDREW PARFITT
Stereo (Revised re-broadcast on Tuesday at 9.0pm)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: The Afternoon PlayChristmas Holiday

by SOMERSET MAUGHAM dramatised by JEFFREY SEGAL with 'By God, what a time I am going to have,' thinks Charley when at Christmas 1938 he goes to Paris to visit his old schoolfriend Simon.
As ignorant of the storm clouds lowering over Europe as he is of any world outside his own comfortable, cultured middle-class English background,
Charley does not have quite the Christmas that he expected.
MARY NASH (piano)
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD Stereo


Unknown: Somerset Maugham
Dramatised By: Jeffrey Segal
Piano: Mary Nash
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Charley Mason: Peter Rumney
Lydia Berger: Elizabeth Lindsay
Simon Fenimore: Anthony Daniels
Venetia Mason: Monica Grey
Leslie Mason: Jeffrey Segal
Patsy Mason: Jenny Funnell
Mile Ernestine: Carole Boyd
Mme Berger: Mary Wimbush
Robert Berger: George Parsons
Hotel manager: Richard Durden
Detective: David Goodland

: The Impresarios

'You have to finance it yourself, cast it, put the whole thing together and then hold it together - and pray God they're all going to be well on the night!' For nearly 20 years
Alan Sievewright and Denny Dayviss have periodically mounted concert performances of opera featuring the world's greatest singers.
They recall some of the triumphs (and a few near-catastrophes) in conversation with Daniel Snowman. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN Stereo (e)
(Re-broadcast New Year's Eve at 9.0pm)


Unknown: Alan Sievewright
Unknown: Denny Dayviss
Unknown: Daniel Snowman.
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: News

: News



Unknown: Brian Perkins

: I've Been Together Nowfor 70 Years

Johnny Morris recalls his childhood in Wales.


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Paul Templeand the Conrad Case

4: A Visit to Innsbruck

: Cowboy!

2: Back at the Ranch Stereo (R)

: Murder for Christmas: Unto the Grave

by John Penn dramatised by Melville Jones.
With John Castle as Supt Thorne, Tessa Worsley as his wife, Miranda, Stephen Thorne as John Kempton, Diana Bishop as his wife, Rose
When a body is found floating in the pool of a luxurious hotel in the Cotswolds, Superintendent Thorne is called in to investigate.


Author: John Penn
Dramatised by: Melville Jones
Director: Martin Jenkins
Supt Thorne: John Castle
Miranda: Tessa Worsley
John Kempton: Stephen Thorne
Rose: Diana Bishop
Tom Latimer: Jonathan Tafler
Polly Raven: Karen Ascoe
Vern Raven: James Goode
Mrs Fowler: Pauline Letts
Mr Fowler: Alan Dudley
Mrs Blair: Sheila Grant
Mr Blair: Tim Reynolds
Paul Kempton: Kim Wall
Helen Dearden: Eve Karpf
Roy Mortlake: John Hollis
Cassandra Gray: Jennifer Piercey
Canon Hurley: Peter Howell
Mrs Hurley: Rachel Gurney
Alice Hurley: Deborah Makepeace
Sgt Abbott: Andrew Branch
Dr Band: Gordon Reid
Margery Swinson: Jo Manning Wilson

: Actuality

5: Remember My Name It would be nice if
Steven Spielberg or someone just showed up and said, 'Hey, wanna be a movie star?' and I'll say, 'Sure', but it doesn't normally happen that way at all.
A montage documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of a school familiar the world over to viewers of the TV series Fame. After four years at New York's High School of Music and Performing Arts, the senior dance and music students pin their hopes on their final 'showcase' productions.
Technical presentation PHIL BOOTH Producer JULIE SIMMONS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Phil Booth
Producer: Julie Simmons

: News

: The Man Who Was Nobody


: Seeds of Faith

Hope of the World
'Born in the night, Mary's Child' The last of three seasonal meditations by The Rev Dr John Newton , Chairman of the Merseyside Methodist District BBC Manchester Stereo


Unknown: Dr John Newton

: News

followed by an interlude

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