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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

A selection of seasonal music Producer DAVID BELLINGER BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

A selection of hymns and music with Jack Hywel-Davies including Bells on Sunday from St Alphege's, Solihull, West Midlands. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

7.10 Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

with David Richardson


Unknown: David Richardson
Producer: Ann-Marie Clifford

: Sunday

Religious news and views with Clive Jacobs and Ted Harrison
Researcher ALISON BOGLE Editors DAVID COOMES and BEVERLEY MC AINSH including at 8.00 News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Researcher Alison Bogle
Editors: David Coomes

: Sunday Papers

: Martyn Lewis

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, about how 25,000 inner-city youngsters benefit each week by being members of clubs affiliated to one of London's oldest voluntary youth organisations.
Donations to: London Federation of Boys ' Clubs, [address removed]
Credit cards: phone [number removed]

: News

9.10 Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from the Parish Church of St John with St James, Woodley, Reading
Parish Communion Rite A Hymns: Come, thou long-expected Jesus (AMNs 31); 0 breath of God (Anglican Hymnal 298); In the bleak mid-winter (AMNS 42);
Tell out, my soul (AMNS 422)
Readings: Revelation 21, vv 1-7; Matthew 1, vv 18-24
Celebrant and Preacher The Rev John Congdon
Director of music MARTIN ADAMS Organist MARY CONGDON


Unknown: John Congdon
Organist: Mary Congdon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed and produced by LIZ RIGBEY BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Produced By: Liz Rigbey

: News Stand

Presented by Polly Toynbee Producer JAMES LEATON GRAY


Presented By: Polly Toynbee
Producer: James Leaton Gray

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Stereo (Revised re-broadcast of last Friday's programme)


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Victoria Wood in conversation with Michael Parkinson.
Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Michael Parkinson.
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: The World This Weekend: News

Presented by John Sergeant EditorMARTIN COX


Presented By: John Sergeant
Editor: Martin Cox

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details on Wednesday at 10. 00am)

: Venus Observed

(in celebration of his 80th birthday)
We're here this morning to watch
The sun annulled and renewed, and to sit affectionately
Over the year's dilapidation. 'Mellow'
Is the keynote of the hour.
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Christopher Fry
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
the Duke of Altair: Denholm Elliott
Jessie Dill: Elizabeth Spriggs
Rosabel Fleming: Moira Redmond
Hilda Taylor-Snell: Stephanie Bidmead
Perpetua: Angela Down
Edgar: Richard Kay
Reedbeck: Clive Swift
Dominic: David Timson
Capt Fox Reddleman: Alan Barry
Bates: Michael Shannon

: Charles Dickens Commits Murder

by RAYMUND FITZSIMONS with Joss Ackland as Charles Dickens
It is 1869. Dickens is on a farewell reading tour of Britain, and has returned to his house at Gad's Hill for the weekend. Though a sick man, he has chosen to add to his repertoire the murder of Nancy by Bill Sikes from Oliver Twist. He sits alone in his study rehearsing this most violent and demanding of all his readings. Music arranged and performed by GEORGE AND ISOBEL DEACON Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Bill Sikes
Unknown: Oliver Twist.

: The Butterfly Collectors

In the final part of his series, Martin Wainwright portrays The Rev Miles Moss.
Vicar of an enormous Anglican parish in the Amazon, he used the church graveyard as a breeding ground for butterflies. Producer JENNY HARGREAVES (R)


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Miles Moss.
Producer: Jenny Hargreaves

: Down Your Way

(Details tomorrow at 11. 00am)

: News



Unknown: Bryan Martin

: In Praise of God

A selection of music and readings for Christmas with the London Bach Society conducted by PAUL STEINITZ
Introduced by William Carr Readers PRUNELLA SCALES and PAUL DANEMAN
Producer JAMES WHITBOURN. Stereo (Given last Thursday in St James's Church, Piccadilly, London)


Conducted By: Paul Steinitz
Introduced By: William Carr
Readers: Prunella Scales
Readers: Terry McNamara
Producer: James Whitbourn.

: Charley's Aunt

by Brandon Thomas, adapted by David Buck.
Jack and Charley, students of St Olde's College, Oxford, in 1892, are hopelessly in love with Kitty and Amy. The problem - how to get a moment alone with the girls to declare their undying passion.
Will the imminent arrival of Charley's Brazilian aunt provide a solution?
Stereo (R)
A BBC World Service Drama production


Writer: Brandon Thomas
Adapted By: David Buck
Directed By: Gordon House
Jack Chesney: Tim Pigott Smith
Charley Wykeham: Jeremy Clyde
Lord Fancourt Babberley: Michael Cochrane
Kitty Verdun: Nina Thomas
Amy Spettigue: Stella Forge
Sir Francis Chesney: Jack May
Mr Spettigue: David Buck
Brassett: Alan Dudley
Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez: Pauline Letts
Ela Delahay: Madeline Smith

: Bookshelf

Presented by Nigel Forde


Presented By: Nigel Forde

: The Brick that Created a World

Why has a little plastic building brick been able to capture the imagination of so many children throughout the world? Brian Sibley visits Billund in Denmark to trace the history of Lego, one of the most successful children's toys in the 20th century.
Producer JOHN FORREST. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: John Forrest.

: I Am Inisent

Dear Wife, it is with sorrow that I have to acquaint you that this day I received the hard sentence of seven years transportation beyond the seas.
In 1812 Thomas Holden, a Bolton weaver, was sentenced at Lancaster Assizes for unlawful assembly and swearing illegal oaths.
With the help of his letters,
Monica Gough tells the story of his transportation to Australia. With John Basham as Thomas Holden Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Producer: Gillian Hush

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling


Presented By: Fergus Keeling

: News

: Inside Hollywood Bowl

Jeremy Siepmann traces the Bowl's colourful history.


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann

: The Root of the Matter

The last of the present series reporting on political issues from a local viewpoint Producer MARGARET HILL

: Seeds of Faith

The Rt Rev Cyril Bowles with a seasonal reflection 2: When You Became
Man Christ 's presence is to be found not only in the back streets of Bethlehem but also among those who suffer today. Reader ALAN SYKES
Followed by music for the Nativity
Producer NORMAN WINTER BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Cyril Bowles
Unknown: Man Christ
Reader: Alan Sykes

: *am News

followed by an interlude

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