with Melvyn Bragg and guests.
Producer Manna Salandy-Brown
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from Clifton College
Chapel, Bristol, with the Clifton College Chamber
Choir. Led by Alison Bogle. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Stainer); A Tender Shoot (Goldschmidt);
Lord of All Hopefulness
(Archer); All My Hope on God Is Founded (Howells). Conductor Malcolm Archer.
Organist Anthony Pinel.
The caustic Blue team challenge the acidic Pink team to a light-hearted test of science. Nigel Henbest asks what sky-divers share with dandelion seeds, and what honey, strychnine and ginseng have in common. (Stereo)
with Jenni Murray .
Karen Deco talks to couples who have had a final baby after a very long gap.
Serial: The Sixth Heaven, Book two of L P Hartley's Eustace and Hilda.
The sixth of 11 episodes read by Alan Bennett. Abridged by Anne Rees Jones Editors Clare Selene and Sally Feldman
"Who is the sane one," asked the philosopher Bertrand Russell, "the man who cracks up because of Hiroshima, or the rest of us who remain unaffected by it?" On 10 December, 1957, Claude "Buck" Eatherly, ex-509th Squadron, USAF, stood trial for robbing post offices. He pleaded not guilty by virtue of insanity....
Written by Colin Davis.
Director Andy Jordan. Stereo
Natalie Wheen meets the authors and illustrators of the ecologically-minded children's book Ronnie the Red-Eyed Tree Frog, and looks forward to other children's reading for Christmas; and there's a roundup of recent record releases.
Producer Anthony Denselow
Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)
A Victorian translation of a 17th-century story byL'AbbeBourdelot.
The farcical history of the superstitious and weak-headed Monsieur Oufle who believes he has been bewitched and turned into a werewolf.
Read by Timothy Bateson. Translated by the Rev Sabine Baring-Gould
Producer Sarah Kilgarriff
Following on from his Giles Cooper Award-winner The Pope's Brother, Steve Walker's play shows Captain "Titus" Oates in the year 2065, alive and thawing out in the Antarctic. What will the old-fashioned explorer think of an England laid waste by drought and famine, where everyone speaks with an American accent?
Four programmes in which Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life and talks to families about how they weathered the crisis. 2: Mike and Margaret have been married for 30 years. Last summer, Margaret discovered that for the past six years Mike had been having an affair with her best friend.
Producer Sarah Rowlands
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