A service of music and meditation led by David Winter Shepherds came their praises singing (HFTC 74); A child is born in Bethlehem (Carols for
Choirs 2); A baby was born in Bethlehem (trad); When Christ was bom of Mary free; Child in a manger; Angels from the realms of glory (HFTC 77)
Reading (Rsv): Luke 2, w 15-21 Director of music
NOEL TREDINNICK. Stereo
Presented by Chris Lowe and Jon Silverman
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day
Five programmes for children under 12. Each day there is a story, a cartoon and a quiz.
Presented by Bernard Cribbins Storyline by NICK SYMONS and SANDI TOKSVIG
8.31* The Lobster Mobster by BRIAN TRUEMAN
8.41* Fungus the Bogeyman by RAYMOND BRIGGS featuring Brian Blessed
8.46* The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by PENELOPE LIVELY dramatised by ALFRED BRADLEY
Those taking part: JUDITH BARKER NEIL CAPLE , ANNA JANE CASEY
EDWARD DE SOUZA. PHILIP
GLANCY CLIFF HOWELLS , JENNY LUCKRAFT
DAPHNE OXENFORD , STEVEN RENDALL DAVID ROSS and PETER WHEELER SARAH HARRISON (flute) Producer CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester. Stereo
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Edward de Souza.
'I've noticed that people like doing best the things they do second-best. Comedians, they say, like to play Hamlet, piano players like to read aloud.
Personally I mourn the lost art of reading aloud.'
Steve Race , in company with Timothy West and Prunella Scales , presents before an audience in Broadcasting
House, London, a selection of his favourite poetry and prose. Producer JOHN POWELL BBC Bristol. Stereo
Five areas of life to which most of us never give much thought. But if you don't fall within the norm in these areas, life can be fraught with difficulties.
1: Margaret Horsfield shares the thoughts of the accident-prone. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM (R)
Faith Spencer-Chapman has always had a deep love of sailing. Well into her 60s, in June 1984 she joined the crew of the American tall ship
The Gazella of Philadelphia as general dog's body for a ceremonial sail from Halifax to Quebec and on up the St Lawrence Seaway through
Lake Ontario to Toronto. She ' took with her a small tape recorder to help keep alive her memories of a varied collection of people of all ages and nationalities brought together by their love of the sea. Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS Stereo (R) revised
Halley's Comet, thought by manytobea harbinger of ill fortune, made one of its rare appearances in 1986; it was a year in which an American space shuttle exploded on take-off; and the Soviet town of Chernobyl became the scene of the world's worst nuclear accident. But there was also the joy of a royal wedding and a football World Cup enriched by the skills of the world's greatest player, Diego Maradona.
Tim Llewellyn recalls these and the many other contrasting sounds of the past 12 months. Written and produced by JONATHAN BAKER
The Admirable Crichton by J.M BARRIE with and The natural order of an aristocrat's household, the lord superior to his butler, the butler disdainful of the odds and ends in the scullery and kitchen, is humorously disrupted when master and servant are shipwrecked on a desert island.
Adapted and directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL Stereo
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Countess of Brocklehurst:
The Wild Humbug Hunt
Leave, for just half an hour, the bright lights of the Christmas tree, the warming roast, the robins on the mantelpiece, and step into the awful chill without Join Lionel Kelleway on a stealthy Christmas tree patrol; follow Fergus Keeling keeping a flock of rare waterfowl from the table; and consider, in these bright times, the plight of the imprisoned Maltese robin Producer GEORGE MONBIOT BBCBristol
Last year, the novelist Alun Richards travelled to Tokyo and took up residence in a block of spotless Japanese flats.
Tonight, crammed into his miniscule room, with the ten-volume Tokyo telephone directory for a desk, he begins a series of five letters home.
The Smiler With the Knife by NICHOLAS BLAKE dramatised by BARRY CAMPBELL with and A thieving magpie and a rather fussy Surveyor of Highways cause Nigel Strangeways and his wife to stumble upon an organisation which has close links with Fascist Germany and some very odd ideas about the future of this country.
With ANDREW BRANCH. JOHN CHURCH
ELAINE CLAXTON , STEVEN HARROLD
NATASHA PYNE. GORDON REID
ERIC STOVELL and JONATHAN TAFLER Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo
(Simon Cadell is a National Theatre Player)
Sir John Strangeways:
Professor Hargreaves Steele:
The Rev Fortescue:
A portrait of Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) written by ARTHUR JACOBS and based on the composer's letters and diaries, and also on the memoirs of the London music critic Hermann Klein.
Gambler, charmer of women, racehorse owner, friend of royalty, aristocracy and the establishment, and of course composer, Sullivan regarded his 'serious' music and his attempt at grand opera as much more important than his collaborations with W. S. Gilbert , whom he never much liked and with whom he frequently quarrelled. With and Hermann Klein
Producer STEPHEN SHIPLEY. Stereo (R)
his American mistress,:
his American mistress,:
the music critic,:
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