Hills of the north, rejoice (Little Cornard) (BBC HB 33); Reading: Romans 8, vv 18-25; Carol: Come, thou
Redeemer of the earth (trad, arr D. Willcocks ); Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus) (AMNS 31)
Director of Music
JONATHAN RENNERT Stereo
11.00am Music Project Instruments of the World 9: String Instruments Around the Globe (R) and at 11.20
10: String Sounds and Soundwaves The global music village (R)
11.40am 12 noon History: Using the Evidence History Mysteries The Gunpowder Plot by TERRY JAMES (R)
Three programmes reviewing the 80s.
1: The World Upside Down
Mr Gorbachev says it was the post-war era which came to an end in the 80s. Others believe it was the 'evil empire' of Communism that finished.
William Wallace ,
Deputy Director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, addresses the question: What caused the crisis in the Soviet Empire, and can capitalism take over?
Producer JOLYON MONSON
with Michael Rosen.
'So the shepherds washed their socks and went to see the baby cheeses.'
Whether or not their families are religious, children do need some grounding in the Bible. But how appealing are modern retellings of the stories?
Julia Eccleshare and David Self examine some recent versions. Producer JILL BURRIDGE
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted in two episodes by Bert Coules
2: The Great Agra Treasure
'I wouldn't tell her too much. Women are never to be entirely trusted - not the best of them.'
Dr John Watson:
The British Library's newspaper collection at Colindale's is without rival. On 18 miles of shelving, it holds over half a million fat volumes of old newspapers, dating from around 1800. It's tricky getting a seat in the stylish 1930s reading rooms - they fill soon after the doors open, then silence, as the back numbers, old issues and final editions cast their spell.
Compiled and produced by ANDREW PARFITT Stereo
Rosie Barnes. MP
David Plunkett , MP Dr Rosalind Miles , writer and broadcaster and The Rt Hon
Cecil Parkinson , MP,
Secretary of State for Transport.
From Congleton, Cheshire.
Producer ANNA CARRAGHER BBC Bristol
Spot the Ball!
Football, say some commentators, is 'poetry in motion'. That's a matter of opinion, but soccer has inspired playwrights, singers, a wave of fanzines and now Middlesbrough FC has an artist-in-residence.
Paul Allen ties up his boots, tucks in his shin-pads and goes out to tackle them ...
Producer JOHN GOUDIE. Stereo
with Bill Wallis , David Tate and Sally Grace. Written by BARRY ATKINS. PETER HAYNHAM.
MARK BRISENDEN. SIMON UULLIV ANT. MIKE COLEMAN. MICHAEL DINES. MAX HANDLEY.
ROBERT LINFORD. BILL MATTHEWS.
GED PARSONS. OLEH STEPANIUK. PETER HICKEY and others. Producer BILL dare. Stereo
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