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7.15 Apna Hi Ghar SamaJhiye: for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God With FR JOHN MCDADE , SJ (Matthew 1, vv 18-25)
7.55 Weather: programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Fr John McDade

ARTHUR NEGUS appeals on behalf of the Abbeyfield Society, which cares for lonely, elderly people in family - sized houses throughout the UK.
Donations to: Arthur Negus , [address removed] (no postage necessary)
8.55 Weather: programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Arthur Negus

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Nixon's top aide is offered senior post - but the hearings on his fitness to serve could be damaging. Show more

The last of four broadcasts during Advent on the theme.
A World Under Judgment The Christian Hope from St Thomas 's Church, Salisbury
Officiant and Preacher
THE VEN NIGEL MCCULLOCH , Archdeacon of Salisbury
Epistle: Philippians 4, vv 4-7; Psalm 31. vv 1-6; Gospel: John 1, vv 19-28 Hymns (A and M REV): On Jordan's bank (50); Firmly I believe and truly (186i; Lo. he comes with clouds descending (51): 0 little town of Bethlehem (65)
Anthem: Rejoice in the Lord (John Redford ) Director of Music GARNET SWATRIDGE
Organist NICHOLAS BRAY BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
St Thomas
Unknown:
Nigel McCulloch
Unknown:
John Redford

Devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD .1. MASON Dilvs 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

Contributors

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

visits Cambridgeshire, where members of the Kimbolton and District Floral Arrangement Society put questions to Clay Jones
Bill Sowerbutls and Professor Alan Gemmell Questioninaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
(Repealed on Christmas Eve at 10.2 am)

Contributors

Unknown:
Clay Jones
Unknown:
Bill Sowerbutls
Unknown:
Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown:
Questioninaster Ken

The Mendip Demoniack bv JOHN FLETCHER
' The convulsive fits or, as the common fame has it. possessions of my patient George Lukins take different forms Sometimes he pretends himself a dog, sometimes a wild. fanatic dancer. Sometimes he will run violently into a shallow pond or river. Several times he has danced in a large chimney corner barefoot upon burning coals.'
(SURGEON REES, 1745)
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN. - BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
John Fletcher
Unknown:
George Lukins
Directed By:
Shaun MacLoughlin.
Michael Durbin:
Steve Hodson
Henry Durbin:
Jack Watson
the Demoniack:
Bill Wallls

Introduced by Bruce Parker
This series offers an insight into the trade; and in Salesroom Report HUON MALLALIEUtakes a look at price trends. Producer SARAH PITT. BBC Bristol long wave only

Contributors

Introduced By:
Bruce Parker
Producer:
Sarah Pitt.

"I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country... The - is a much more respectable bird, and with all a true original native of America." (Benjamin Franklin, 1784)
Which is the creature with strong Christmas associations?
BBC Bristol
(long wave only)

Contributors

Producer:
Brian Leith

Brian Johnston is in London meeting people who work for the Post Office, which this week is at its busiest, handling millions of Christmas cards, letters, parcels and telephone calls. Producer ANTHONY SMITH. BBC Bristol (Repeated: Thurs 12.20 pm) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Johnston
Producer:
Anthony Smith.

A series in which Russell Harty hopes to strike a few conversational chords. Today he and author Erica Jong confront each other with pieces of music selected to surprise, stimulate and provoke each other into anecdote and reminiscence about shared experience.
Producer IANGARDHOUSE

Contributors

Unknown:
Russell Harty
Unknown:
Erica Jong

In preparation for Christmas from St Martin - in - the - Fields, Trafalgar Square.
London, conducted by THE REV PREB AUSTEN WILLIAMS Readings: Isaiah 61, vv 1-4; Luke 1, vv 26-38: Luke 2, vv 1-7
Hymns (BBC HB): Hark what a sound (32); Lo! He comes (35); While shepherds watched (6); 0 little town of Bethlehem (56i; Hark, the herald angels (50)
Carols: Sans day carol (arrRutter); Sussex carol (arr Willcocks); Entre le boeuf et l'âne (arr G. W. Coldbeck ). Organist and Master of the Music CHRISTOPHER STOKES Assistant organist IVOR BOLTON

Contributors

Unknown:
Preb Austen
Organist:
G. W. Coldbeck
Music:
Christopher Stokes
Organist:
Ivor Bolton

A seasonal comedy by Christopher Russell.
With George Baker as Grum, Maurice Denham as Santa, Colin Jeavons as Irk, Haydn Wood as Albert and Peter Woodthorpe as the Narrator

Sinning is winning, evil's increasing, so Grum, the Prince of Evil, should be content. But he is not. Once a year his attempts to make the world completely nasty, are knocked for six by an old geezer in a red cloak driving a team of reindeer. If Grum wants to keep his job. then he must do something about Santa.

Contributors

Writer:
Christopher Russell
Music played by:
Gary Yershon
Director:
Michael Bartlett
Grum:
George Baker
Santa:
Maurice Denham
Irk:
Colin Jeavons
Albert:
Haydn Wood
The Narrator:
Peter Woodthorpe
Uncle Pincher:
John Church
Mary:
Jane Knowles
Vapus:
Roger Hammond
Castigon:
David McAlister
Announcer:
Peter Jefferson

bv B. Traven
In a reading relating to the preceding edition of Bookshelf, Ed Bishop reads a short story by the author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Producer BRIAN COOK
9.58 Weather

Contributors

Unknown:
Ed Bishop
Producer:
Brian Cook

Dame Anna Neagle , CBE presents her personal choice of poetry and prose, with Ann Todd , Tony Britton and Peter Bayliss
'My childhood impressions are still vivid and looking back I realise how fortunate I was to be part of a family with such varied interests.' Producer BRIAN PATTEN
BBC Bristol
(Anna Neagle , Tony Britton and Peter Bayliss are in ' My Fair Lady ' at the Adclphi Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dame Anna Neagle
Unknown:
Ann Todd
Unknown:
Tony Britton
Unknown:
Peter Bayliss
Producer:
Brian Patten
Unknown:
Anna Neagle
Unknown:
Peter Bayliss

The City of London is well known as a commercial centre, but at the heart of British business there is a small chapel which is familiar to Methodists throughout the world. It's Wesley's Chapel in the City Road, where John Weslev , the founder of Methodism, preached and worked for 13 years of his life.
Producer SARAH WIDDOWS

Contributors

Unknown:
John Weslev
Producer:
Sarah Widdows

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