with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer Jane Ward. Stereo
with Jack Hywel-Davies including
Bells on Sunday from Westminster Abbey. Stereo
Robert Forster has his breakfast cooked by Baroness Trumpington, Minister of State for Agriculture. Producer Carol Trewin
Religious news and views with Libby Purves and Trevor Barnes Editors Beverley McAinsh and David Coomes including at
speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of an organisation that provides residential care and support to adults with a mental handicap.
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from St Mary 's Collegiate Church, Haddington, East Lothian. Led by Rev Alasdair Macdonell. Hymns: Of the Father's Love Begotten (198); Lord, Thou Hast Been
Our Dwelling-Place (102); Child in the Manger
(180); Lord, Who in Thy Perfect Wisdom (473). Anthem: Love Came
Down at Christmas (Boal). Readings: Isaiah
Colossians 2, w 1-7; Luke 2, w 22-35, 39,40.
Director of Music Fergus Malcolm
Organist Alan Buchan Stereo
Omnibus edition. Directors Joanna Toye and Niall Fraser
Presented by Hugh Prysor-Jones Producer Jane Beresford
This week irreverent cook Keith Floyd talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo
with Nick Clarke Editor Roger Mosey
A postbag edition.
This week Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips to solve listeners' gardening problems. Producer Diana Stenson
A Room Full of Mirrors
Patricia Finney 's fantasy of the Third Armada won the 1988 Radio Times
In 1597 Queen Elizabeth I was 64 and the most powerful ruler in Europe. Except perhaps for Philip of Spain....
Mirror by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Director Richard Imison Stereo (R)
A celebration of an underrated oral pastime. Nick Baker talks to whistlers professional and amateur, including the prince of pursed lips, Ronnie Ronalde.
Producer Fiona Couper. Stereo (Repeated Thursday 11.30am;
Steve Race turns the pages of a Victorian collection that includes such personages as Charles II, Christina Rossetti , Napoleon and Sydney Smith.
Readers: June Barrie,
Moir Leslie , Stuart Organ and Christian Rodska.
Producer Pete Atkin. Stereo
Carol Ann Duffy visits the Aldeburgh
Producer Alec Reid. Stereo
Clay Jones visits Jersey - the island of flowers.
Producer Anthony Smith
The final part of Phil Smith 's chirpy guide to making the most of your sunset years.
Better Dead Than Shed
The Russian pianist
Andrei Gavrilov talks to
June Knox Mawer about his career and about the political problems with which he has had to cope, and introduces his recording of Rachmaninov's Second
Piano Concerto, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. Producer Derek Drescher Stereo (R)
Gerald Durrell chooses his favourite reading for an expedition to
Madagascar, and Nigel Forde meets
William Cooper , author of Scenes from Provincial Life.
BBC correspondents at home and abroad discuss likely events and trends for 1991.
Among the topics:
Will the Gulf crisis replace the Cold War as the focus of world instability? How good are the prospects for the troubled Soviet Union and the fragile new democracies of Eastern Europe?
And will the EC start to evolve a new shape with the support of all its members - including
Britain under John Major ? Chair Gordon Clough Producer Howard Rogers
A look at the giant octopuses of Seattle, USA, and how the unpretentious dung beetles of North Borneo are aiding the study of forest regeneration.
Stereo (Broadcast on Christmas Day at 10.30am;
Good News for
Looking forward to the beginning of the decade of evangelism, the Rev David Winter looks at the opportunities that will face Christians in the year ahead.
Producer Noel Vincent. Stereo