with Marjorie Lofthouse Stereo
with Jack Hywel-Davies including
Bells on Sunday from Portsmouth Cathedral. Stereo
How did the legend of Father Christmas arriving down the chimney come about? Find out when Oliver Walston has breakfast with Dr Nicholas Tyler , somewhere in the Arctic Circle.
with Andrew Green and Clive Jacobs including at
speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the work of the United
Nations Association Trust on behalf of Mozambican refugees in Malawi.
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The Prince of Peace? The last in a series of sermons exploring the message of peace.
Peace and Social Conflict from St Cross with St Paul Church,
Preacher: the Bishop of Manchester, the Rt Rev Stanley Booth-Clibborn. Led by the Rev Nigel Prior with the John Powell singers.
Omnibus edition Director Niall Fraser
with Hugh Prysor-Jones
with Margaret Howard
This week's castaway is Brian Keenan , who will be spending his first
Christmas in five years as a free man. He talks to Sue Lawley about those years, and about life before his captivity in Beirut. Stereo
with Nick Clarke
from Liverpool, where members of the South
Mersey College put their queries to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones.
The Holly and the Ivy In Wynyard Browne's play, set in a country vicarage in 1950, Christmas spirit and Christian values are sorely tested.
Director Martin Jenkins (R)
Why do the forecasters and pollsters so often go awry? Governments continue to spend significant sums on research, but how much do policy makers and the public really know about what is happening inside British society?
with Carol Ann Duffy.
William Stafford reads at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival.
Producer Alec Reid. Stereo
with the Salvation Army's Croydon Citadel Band, out and about among Christmas shoppers. Producer Jill Marshall
Phil Smith 's six-part guide to making the most of your sunset years. 5: Have Pension, Will Travel
Producer Gillian Hush
Four talks in which
David Bean traverses the island following the route marked out 70 years earlier by D H Lawrence. 3: Bandits, What Bandits?
Mary Poppins first appeared in 1934, yet author P L Travers is still recording her adventures. Travers talks about the spirituality that underlies her much-loved creation.
Cyril Cusack reads extracts from her books. Producer Martin Buckley
(P L Travers's play 'Fox at the Manger' is broadcast tomorrow at 2.00pm)
Brian Kay introduces the complete oratorio from St David 's Hall, Cardiff. Lillian Watson (soprano) Ameral Gunson (mezzo) Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Michael George (bass) BBC Welsh Chorus chorusmaster
John Hugh Thomas
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra led by Geoffrey Trabichoff conducted by Simon Preston.
Producer George Michael
Stereo (In association with Price Waterhouse)
The final part of Graeme Fife's epic serial. Arthur.
'Remember it - and our splendour.
No mild something that never was.
No something only that might be.
But Arthur - Arthur the King.'
Morgan le Fay:
The Lady Guenever:
Are angels real or imagined? Andrew Green draws on the experiences of devotees and doubters, and on the literature and music inspired by angels. Producer David Coomes Stereo
Good News at Christmas
The Rev David Winter , the Bishop's Officer for
Evangelism in the Diocese of Oxford, examines contemporary concerns I for evangelism in the light of the Christmas message. Stereo