The Advent of Our King (Franconia, BBC HB 39); Matthew 24, vv 36-46; Anthem: Behold, the Hour Cometh (Tomkins); Of the Father's Heart
Mysterium, BBCHB57). BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose Stereo
Five programmes in which Roger Worsley accompanies the Rev
Brendan O'Malley as he continues a pilgrimage across west Wales to the ancient shrine of St David 's.
4: Travellers' Tales Producer Kate Fenton
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)
In the run-up to
Christmas, are you tempted by the 'buy now - pay later' offers advertised everywhere? Although it does make sense in some cases to spread the cost of purchases over a longer period, it can be an expensive business.
Today the team looks at the different types of credit available - and how much it really costs. Producer Ian Gilvear
with Jenni Murray. Short story:
Hold Me Fast,
Don't Let Me Pass Read in two parts by Margaret Robertson.
The first of three stories from Friend of My Youth by Alice Munro.
Abridged by Meg Clarke
(Music: Gershwin's Violin Piece)
The fifth of 12 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
At breakfast one morning Colonel Elias Openshaw receives a letter whose singular contents spell violent death.
Sir Arthur Conan
Dr John Watson:
Presented by Michael Rosen.
Should fairy-tale illustrations be frightening or frilly?
Do children prefer old favourites or newly discovered stories?
Angela Carter reviews some recent retellings and anthologies. Producer Jill Burridge
Five programmes exploring special events in people's lives. 4: A Reunion for the Soldiers
Every year the Air
Despatch Squadron holds its reunion.
Those who have exchanged their uniform for civvies compare experiences with their former friends and colleagues. How do they cope with life outside and do they regret their decision to leave?
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith Stereo (R)
Brian Sibley reviews the new films, including Dennis Hopper 's Hot
Spot and Alan Bates in Mister Frost ; meets the people behind the screen adaptation of Henry Mayhew 's The Fool, including Derek Jacobi ; and discusses the life and music of Gustav Hoist.
Producer Richard Bannerman Stereo
Robert Weddle and Anthony Halford decided to spend a summer away from it all - walking 1,000 miles from Chartres to Assisi - they little suspected how the experience would change their lives. Thirty years on, the landscape, the people and legendary shrines yield up their simple secret to Robert Weddle.
1: Two Pilgrims and a Cart Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo
The Persistence of Faith
Six talks on religion and ethics in a secular society by Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi-elect of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.
4: Paradoxes of Pluralism During the 19th century, religious confession became a matter of conscience; access to the universities, professions and public office was open to all. But there remained a distinctive language of society, and whoever wished to enter had to learn it. Then the 60s shattered the idea of a single public culture.
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