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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer JANE WARD
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Ward

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies . including Bells on Sunday from St Mary the Virgin, Chislet, Kent. Stereo
7.00am News


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Norman Corbett was born in Kenya, had a spell in the army and finally decided to take up farming in Wales. Claire Powell joins the Corbetts on their
750-acre beef and sheep farm near Tywyn in Gwynedd.
Producer SUE SMITH BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Norman Corbett

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Trevor Barnes Producer JULI WILLS Editor DAVID COOMES including at


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Juli Wills
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Victoria Wood

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, on behalf of an organisation that offers counselling and contraceptive advice to young people.
Brook Advisory Centres [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

The Most Rev
Derek Worlock , Archbishop of Liverpool, preaches at the Parish Mass for Advent Sunday, from the Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation,
Wavertree, Liverpool. Celebrant THE REV
ANTHONY HODGETTS. CSSR. Readings: Isaiah 2, vv 1-15; Romans 13, vv 11-14; Matthew 24, v 44. Music: 0 come, 0 come, Emmanuel; Psalm 121
(Gelineau); Tell out, my soul; Ave, verum corpus (Byrd); Enter in the wilderness.
Musical Directors


Unknown: Derek Worlock
Unknown: Anthony Hodgetts.
Unknown: Andrew Sharples
Organist: Frances Ashton
Organist: Andrew Robinson.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed by NIALL FRASER Editor RUTH PATTERSON BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Niall Fraser
Editor: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright of The Guardian


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Nigel Lawson , mp. Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY


Unknown: Nigel Lawson
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

Presenter Nick Clarke. As leaders of the Superpowers meet in the Mediterranean,
Gordon Clough reports from the summit press centre in Malta.
Deputy editor ROD LIDDLE Editor ROGER MOSEY


Presenter: Nick Clarke.
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits North Yorkshire where the Ilkley
Gardeners' Association put their queries to Dr Stefan Buezacki Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
esee feature page 101


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buezacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Classic Serial: Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky

The last of three parts dramatised by Frederick Bradnum
With Steven Pacey Annette Badland Emily Morgan and John Moffatt.
The Plains of Cement
In which Bob gives Jenny an ultimatum. Directed by Glyn Dearman Stereo


Writer: Patrick Hamilton
Dramatist: Frederick Bradnum
Director: Glyn Dearman
Bob: Steven Pacey
Ella: Annette Badland
Jenny: Emily Morgan
Ernest Eccles: John Moffatt

: The Radio Programme

with Laurie Taylor Researcher JANICE SMITH Producer CHRIS PALING


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Janice Smith
Producer: Chris Paling

: Pillars of Society

Six programmes.
Are Britain's leading institutions ready to meet the challenge of the 90s?
4: The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds The RSPB has been protecting birds for 100 years, and has become the biggest wildlife conservation group in Europe. Simon Jenkins looks at what has been achieved.


Producer: Charles Sigler

: Options

4.00 Something in the City Six programmes in which Connne Julius explores the London financial markets. 4: The Bank of England
4.30 Understanding Parliament Five programmes.
3: The House of Lords with Dr Oonagh McDonald
5.00 Wordpower Writing Past and Future Stories and poems for adult readers plus a look at how established writers use language. Presented by Nigel Forde.
5.30 Buongiorno Italia! A series of 20 programmes. 8: Ha una camera? Presented by Denise de Rome and Enrico Verdecchia Script by NOEMI MESSORA (R)


Unknown: Connne Julius
Unknown: Dr Oonagh McDonald
Presented By: Nigel Forde.
Presented By: Denise de Rome
Unknown: Enrico Verdecchia
Script By: Noemi Messora

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen. Reviewer Ruth McCarthy and broadcaster and DJ Nicky Campbell recommend Christmas books for children.


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Ruth McCarthy
Unknown: Nicky Campbell

: Down Your Way

Even his Stradivarius has to play second fiddle when it comes to the love of violinist Nigel Kennedy 's life - the claret and blue of Aston Villa Football Club. Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Violinist: Nigel Kennedy
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Really Not a Soldier

Rupert Westmacott , in the second part of his
New Zealand army tales, reaches Gallipoli in April 1915. All the chaos, the slaughter, the black comedy of the campaign are vividly recalled. Producer JULIAN HALE (R)


Unknown: Rupert WestmacOtt
Producer: Julian Hale

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Europhile

(Details as Sat 11.30am)

: Cat's Whiskers

Presented by Julie First and Andy Crane.
Join super-sleuths Kitty Purwell and Dick Dogsbody in The Spamchester Fun-Fair Affair with Elizabeth Estensen and Timothy Spall.
Script by LEE PRESSMAN . Dr Peter Rowan presents
The Bodyworks Quiz.
Eleanor Bron narrates episode four of The
Snow Queen by HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN , adapted by OLWEN WYMARK. Taking part:
Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Presented By: Julie First
Presented By: Andy Crane.
Presented By: Dick Dogsbody
Unknown: Elizabeth Estensen
Unknown: Timothy Spall.
Script By: Lee Pressman
Script By: Dr Peter Rowan
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Adapted By: Olwen Wymark.
Unknown: Jenny Luckraft
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: Nicola Stapleton
Unknown: Richard Tate.

: Bookshelf

with Nigel Forde.
Including Love Life, a collection of short stories by American writer Bobbie Ann
Mason; and a selection of this year's best biographies by Brenda Maddox.


Unknown: Nigel Forde.
Unknown: Bobbie Ann
Unknown: Brenda Maddox.

: Punters

with Susan Marling and Max Pearson


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Max Pearson

: The Lost World

Taken from the novel
Jaguars Ripped My Flesh by TIM CAHILL. Adapted by ELIZABETH BRADBURY. Read by Geoffrey Beevers. In an attempt to rediscover
Conan Doyle 's Lost World, Tim Cahill 's team come face to face with more than they bargained for.


Unknown: Tim Cahill.
Adapted By: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Read By: Geoffrey Beevers.
Unknown: Conan Doyle
Unknown: Tim Cahill
Producer: David Benedictus

: Rich Pickings

Four poetry and prose anthologies in which Hannah Gordon and David Suchet taste the bitter sweetness of love.
2: Vows of Love
'Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine?' Producer JULIA PARKER BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: David Suchet
Producer: Julia Parker

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm bring news of how the onganouk is being brought back from the brink of extinction.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: The Lady in Scariett

Margaret Mitchell wrote the best-selling novel of all time. Gone with the Wind has sold almost 30 million copies. What sort of woman could invent this classic romantic fantasy? Jill Neville went to Georgia to find out.


Unknown: Margaret Mitchell
Unknown: Jill Neville

: In Committee

with Steve McCormack Producer SALLIE DAVIES


Unknown: Steve McCormacK
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Seeds of Faith

Lighting the Way to Christmas
2: The People of God Pauline Webb considers how the first Sunday of Advent commemorates the faithful of every generation who anticipate the coming of Christ, and shows how this relates to members of one inner-city congregation in London. Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: God Pauline Webb

: News

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