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7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Sama )-hiye: for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
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

Contributors

Unknown:
Ghar Sama

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)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Brian Johanson
Unknown:
Dr Robert Norris
Director of Music:
Kenneth Abbott
Organist:
Anne Marsden Thomas

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.

Contributors

Introduced By:
June Knox
Unknown:
Ian Reid

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)

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Shryane
Unknown:
Edward J. Mason
Unknown:
Dilys Powell
Unknown:
Frank Muir
Unknown:
Antonia Fraser
Unknown:
Denis Norden.
Unknown:
John Julius Norwich
Unknown:
Peter Moore.
Producer:
Bobby Jaye

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

Contributors

Dramatised By:
William Fox
Novel By:
Patrick Hamilton
Unknown:
Mr Thwaites
Directed By:
John Cardy
Miss Roach:
Gwen Watford
Mr Thwaites:
Raymond Huntley
Lt Dayton Pike:
Peter Marinker
Vicki Kugelmann:
Jill Bennett

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
BBC Bristol
long wave only

Contributors

Presented By:
Bruce Parker
Unknown:
Huon Mallalieu
Producer:
Sarah Pitt

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
JOHN HARRISON.
BBC Bristol (Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Terry White
Unknown:
Peter France
Unknown:
John Harrison.

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Dick Taverne
Unknown:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Julia Morley
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

Contributors

Presenter:
Marilyn Alan
Reporter:
Kevin Mulhern
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

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir John Gielgud
Unknown:
John Miller
Unknown:
Edward Gor
Producer:
John Powell

In Advent
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)

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Syms
Readers:
Jill Balcon
Readers:
Frank Duncan
Directed By:
Richard Hickox
Organist:
Ian Watson
Producer:
Hubert Hoskins

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

Contributors

Readers:
Leonard Maguire
Readers:
Joe Dunlop
Unknown:
Anthony Newlands
Unknown:
Michael Goldie
Unknown:
Anthony Hall
Unknown:
David Ashford
Unknown:
Timothy Bentinck
Unknown:
Kathleen Helme
Unknown:
Carole Boyd
Unknown:
John Hollis
Unknown:
Dick Mills
Directed By:
Michael Mason

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