On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
(Winchester New, BBC
HB 38); Luke 1, vv 68-79; Anthem: 0 Thou the Central Orb (Wood); Hark, the Glad Sound, the Saviour Comes
(Bristol, BBC HB 90). Director of Music
Jonathan Rennert. Stereo
A six-part series in which John Cleese and his former psychiatrist, Dr Robin Skynner , discuss how relationships are formed, sustained and developed.
1: Why Do We Fall in Love? Featuring Basil Fawlty and Alf Garnett
Producers Rachel Yorke and Jonathan James-Moore . Stereo
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with Jenni Murray. Is there cachet in counting carats or more fun in frankly fake?
Nancy Durham puts on the glitz to find out how to sparkle this Christmas. Serial: Billy Bayswater by Nigel Watts. Billy is mentally backward and homeless - and Christmas is just around the corner. The first of seven episodes read by Trevor Nichols.
Abridged by Doreen Estall Producer Pat McLoughlin
(Music: Arnold's Flute Sonatina)
The sixth of 12 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Neville St Clair is missing, presumed murdered. The trail leads Holmes to one of London's vilest opium dens.
Sir Arthur Conan
Dr John Watson:
Mrs St Clair:
Presented by Michael Rosen.
Is Enid Blyton the most hated children's author?
How many fathers sing nursery rhymes at bedtime? Has television really replaced reading? The results of the Treasure Islands/Red
House Book Club children's book survey reveal the answers. Producer Jill Burridge
The last of five programmes exploring special events in people's lives.
A Party for the Joy of It There is nothing at all unusual about the parties held by Marc - except that all his guests (as well as Marc himself) know that he has AIDS. Marc's parties are an affirmation of present life.
Producer Cathie Mahoney Stereo (R)
Brian Sibley reviews the new films; joins
Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra on tour; and sees two Redgrave sisters and a niece in Chekhov's
Producer John Goudie Stereo
Robert Weddle and Anthony Halford spent a summer 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.
2: Open Roads and Open Minds
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.
'We lamented the loss of faith. Shall we fear its rediscovery still more?'
Sugar for the Horse by H E Bates.
'The little brown mare, Jenny, went to bed with Silas after the 1897 Jubilee. Grandmother warns it must never happen again.'
Adapted and read by David Neal.
Producer Philip Martin Stereo
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