6.55 Weather; programme news
7 15 Apna Hi Ghar Samaj hiye: for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.50 The Shape of God
THE REV HUGH BISHOP With a reflection for the sixth Sunday before Christmas (John 6, vv 25-35)
7.55 Weather; programme news
A look at religious news presented by Clive Jacobs Producer JOHN NEWBURY
'Islands from which the mentally handicapped can contribute to the community ' RICHARD
WHITMORE Appeals on behalf of the Camphill Village Trust. Donations to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather; programme news
Regional Variations (2)
An act of worship from United Reformed Church. Porth, Rhondda, South Wales, conducted by the Minister, THE REV KEITH PHILLIPS
Hymns (Congregational Praise): How pleased and blest was I (238, Ascalon); On Jordan's bank (73. Winchester New); Lead us heavenly Father (507. Mannheim)
Reading: St John 1. vv 1-14 (RSV)
Presenter BRINLEY THOMAS Organist JOHN ATTWOOD BBC Wales
Omnibus edition. Directed by CLARE TAYLOR. Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham Letters: page 83
In which June Knox. Mawer talks to Hamish Hamilton , who is celebrating his 80th birthday as well as' 50 years of publishing: and presents weekday highlights.
A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANF. and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge
Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden In the chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
Executive producer BOBBYJAYE
(Repeated. Wed 12.27 pm)
Derek Cooper surveys. the industry and its products; the preferences and prejudices that govern what we eat.
Producer DENNIS LOWER
12.55Weather; programme news
Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only
visits Staffordshire where members of the Anslow wi put their questions to Geoffrey Smith Bill Sowerbutts and Clay Jones
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.2 am)
by Chris Curry
with Bob Mason as Tom
Tom Thacker's dad always says that if you can't bring your friends home there must be something wrong with them. Tom knows there's nothing unacceptable about his new girlfriend, Cath, but he's not so confident about the state of play at home. As he warns her, they're not a 'formal' kind of family.
(Broadcast last Monday)
In the second of three programmes, John Ebdon offers more oblique reflections on present-day life in the Greek Islands.
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A topical look at the antiques and art market. introduced by Bruce Parker
The excitement of the auction room, and a business where goods have no fixed price, fascinate many people. Are anticiues today really objets d'art, or simply a hedge against inflation? This series offers an insight into the trade; and in Salesroom Report HUON MALLALIEU takes a look at price trends.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol long wave only
Lucretia, Rouge and Strelitzia are back! Flocks of swans, geese and ducks return each year from summer breeding in the Arctic. Scandinavia and Siberia, and spend the winter months at The Wildfowl Trust, Slimbridge. Waiting for them is curator Michael Ounsted. who takes us on a radio nature trail around the Trust's Gloucestershire refuge.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 aw) long wave only
with John Morgan
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Brian Johnston recently visited Chagford, Devon. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long irate only
A series in which current and controversial issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne , QC, and an audience of jurors. Tonight's motion: Britain Should Introduce Import Controls, it is proposed by Stuart Holland , mp, and opposed by John Pardoe
The jury will vote at the beginning and the end of the trial so that any swing of opinion may be measured.
Producer JENNY DE YONG (Repeated: Mon 11.5 am) (Postponed from 2 Nov)
A magazine of interest to disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN
Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Mon 2.0-4.0 pm. [number removed], Ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Editor MARLENE PEASE
A divertissement in four parts in which Sir John Gielgud, in conversation with John Miller, takes an international look over half a century working on stage and screen.
'In Caligula I play somebody who doesn't approve of the whole regime, quite rightly. There was this huge set, like Waterloo Station, with a glass-fronted bath and I was put in this bath with warm water, in a chair. I was supposed to bleed to death... The water got colder and colder, so every two hours I'd be taken out and dried down by two or three terrifying old ladies and given a clean shift and put back in the water, which had been rewarmed. And there I spent two whole days!'
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader JOHN BRADBURY conducted by ERIC WETHERELL in a programme of Slavonic music
Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy.
Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Thurs 4.5 pm)
by Algernon Blackwood
In an archive recording, related to the preceding edition of Bookshelf, the author reads his own ghost story.
Producer BRIAN COOK
(Repeated: Thurs 4.35 pm)
A history in 26 parts, in the words of those who have made the history.
14: Paradise Street and Ratcliffe Highway
The ' sailortowns ' of the great industrial ports of the 19th century and the early 20th were two-faced; havens of boozy, bawdy bliss and disaster areas where hordes of greedy parasites fleeced the sailor in days of what he earned in years.
Readers: MICHAEI. GOLDIE, HENRY KNOWLES , DOUGLAS BLACKWELL , RONALD HERD-MAN, ROBERT TROTTER , DAVID CASEY , ANTHONY HALL , ROBERT LANG , CAROLE BOYD , JOE DUNLOP , BILL MONKS, ANTHONY NEWLANDS
Programme consultant and presenter
Michael Stammers , Keeper of Maritime History, Merseyside County Museums. ' Stormalong John ' produced by STAN AMBROSE , BBC Radio Merseyside Composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON
Book, same title, is published by BBC Publications and Hutchinson at £5.95, paperback, and £9.95, hardback
Bernard Jackson visits the Normandy town of Llsieux, where St Theresa lived as a Carmelite nun. Producer SARAH WIDDOWS
Westminster's committees at work - extracts and discussions presented by Rodney Foster
Producer PETER ROBINS
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude