6.55 Weather; programme news
7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Sama )-hiye: for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.50 The Shape of God
FR JOHN MCDADE, SJ, With a reflection for the first Sunday of Advent (Matthew 24, vv 37-44)
(For the coming liturgical year the programme will be following the Roman Catholic Lectionary)
7.55 Weather; programme news
A weekly look at religious news at home and abroad. Presented by Clive Jacobs
Producer JOHN NEWBURY
TED MOULT appeals on behalf of Hansel Village, Symington, which cares for mentally-handicapped young people.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: [address removed]
8.55 Weather; programme news
A series of four broadcasts during Advent on the theme A World Under Judgment 1: Famine
from the City Temple, London
Presiding Minister and Preacher THE REV DR BRIAN JOHANSON assisted by THE REV DR ROBERT NORRIS
Readings (Good News Bible): Joel 1 vv 9-20, and Matthew 24, vv 3-8
Hymns (Congregational Praise); Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes (74); 0 come, O come, Immanuel (72); Come, let us to the Lord our God (386); Lo! He comes with clouds descending (160)
Anthem: Jubilate (Kenneth Abbott)
Omnibus edition. Directed by CLARE TAYLOR.
Producer WILLIAM SMETHURST
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Introduced by June Knox -Mawer, who talks to Ian Reid and to Betty di San Marzano, an English-woman married to an Italian, whose wartime story he tells in his book A Game Called Survival; and presents highlights of weekday programmes.
Devised by TONY SHRYANE 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 BOBBY JAYE
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)
Derek Cooper surveys the industry and its products. Producer DENNIS LOWER
12.55 Weather; programme news
Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only
(Details: Wed 10.2 am)
The Slaves of Solitude dramatised by WILLIAM fox from the novel by PATRICK HAMILTON
Late 1943. No end of the war is in sight, but into the world of rationing and austerity something vital begins to intrude for a group of lonely boarding-house residents. Strange voices in the blackout, strange uniforms in the pubs. The Americans are taking over and beginning, dramatically, to affect the lives of vulnerable Miss Roach, that atrocious old bully Mr Thwaites , and the devious Miss Kugelmann.
Directed by JOHN CARDY
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Presented by Bruce Parker Are antiques 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
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Catbirds ... railbabblers and currawongs and many other Australian birds were the quarry of Terry White on a recent sound recording expedition. Peter France joins him while reliving some of his experiences down under. Producer
BBC Bristol (Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only
John Morgan takes up your comments about BBC programmes and policy with producers and management.
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Brian Johnston recently visited Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Producer
ANTHONY SMITH. BBC Bristol long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only
A series in which current and controversial issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne , ec, and an audience of jurors in Broadcasting House, London. Tonight's motion:
Beauty Contests are Degrading to Women It is proposed by Libby Purves and opposed by Julia Morley
The jury will vote at the beginning and the end of the trial so that any swing of opinion may be measured and a verdict reached.
Producer JENNY DE YONG
A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them and their families. 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
The last of a four-part divertissement in which Sir John Gielgud, in conversation with John Miller, takes an international look over half a century working on stage and screen.
The Pattern of a Part
'You evolve a kind of shape. What Edward Gordon Craig says about the dance of a part is very interesting. He said that the public should never have allowed the Lyceum to be pulled down - these boards on which Irving traced the pattern of his performance. You sometimes do feel in theatres you're fond of, like the Haymarket or Drury Lane, that it is extraordinary to be walking the pattern of a part on a floor which generations of actors have directly trodden.'
Producer JOHN POWELL
A sequence of words and music devised and introduced by The Rev Richard Syms
Readers JILL BALCON and FRANK DUNCAN
With ST MARGARET'S WESTMINSTER SINGERS directed by RICHARD HICKOX Organist IAN WATSON
Producer HUBERT HOSKINS
(Music recorded in St Alban's Church, Holborn)
Jim Biddulph 's parish, as Far East Correspondent for BBC Television News. covers a third of the world, from Kabul to Panmunjom, from Manchuria to the islands of the South Pacific.
Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE
(Details: Thurs 4.5 pm)
A history in 26 parts, In the words of those who have made the history. 16: Master Mariner
To be captain of a ship has always been one of the most demanding and many-sided responsibilities an ordinary citizen can undertake. What sort of men has it produced?
Readers: LEONARD MAGUIRE , JOE DUNLOP , ANTHONY NEWLANDS , MICHAEL GOLDIE , ANTHONY HALL , RONALD BADDILEY, DAVID ASHFORD , BILL MONKS, TIMOTHY BENTINCK , KATHLEEN HELME , CAROLE BOYD , JOHN HOLLIS
Special sound by DICK MILLS , BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Programme consultant and presenter Basil Greenhill, Director, National Maritime Museum
Composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON
Book, same title, published by BBC Publications and Hutchinson, £5.95 paperback, £9.95 hardback
The Litany sung to the music of Thomas Tallis
Westminster's committees at work - extracts and discussions presented by Rodney Foster
Producer PETER ROBINS
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude