6.55 Weather; programme news
7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samaj hiye. BBC Birmingham
7.50 The Shape of God with SARAH CAISLEY (John 1, vv 1-18)
7.55 Weather; programme news
Presented by Clive Jacobs
David Niven appeals on behalf of Refresh which provides a holiday home for people whose life depends on a breathing machine.
Donations, preferably by crossed PO or cheque, to: David Niven [address removed]
8.55 Weather; programme news
Regional Variations (2)
Family worship from Holy Trinity Church, Tulse Hill, south-west London conducted by the Vicar, THE REV D. G. BLUNDELL
Lessons (from the Good News Bible):
Psalm 119, vv 97-112; Matthew 5. vv 1-16
Hymns: To God be the glory (Hymns of Faith 37i: Praise the Lord (Anglican HB29); God of eternity (BBC HB 390); Ye Servants of God (Anglican HB 336); Choir item: A New Year carol (Benjamin Britten ) Organist and Choirmaster ROGER GROST
Introduced by June Knox-Mawer who meets Gladys Knight and her co-stars The Pips; and presents weekday highlights.
Another chance to hear some of the most successful comedy shows from the BBC Light Entertainment Radio Department. Round the Horne starring Kenneth Horne with Kenneth Williams Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Bill Pertwee
Announcer DOUGLAS SMITH
THE FRAZER HAYES FOUR, THE HORNBLOWERS
Conducted by EDWIN BRADEN
Written by BARRY TOOK and MARTY FELDMAN
Producer JOHN SIMMONDS
(First broadcast in 1965)
with Derek Cooper
12.55 Weather; programme news
Presenter Gordon Clough
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only
Ken Ford invites Geoffrey Smith, Bill Sowerbutts and Professor Alan Gemmell to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post.
by Jennifer Johnston, adapted by Denys Hawthorne
Winner of the "best adaptation" in the 1980 Society of Authors/Pye Awards to Radio.
With Robert Powell and Jim Norton
"Because I am an officer and a gentleman, they have given me notebooks, pen, ink and paper. So I write and wait. The guns throb constantly and louder up the line. The building trembles ... The fact that I have no future except what you can count in hours doesn't seem to disturb me unduly ..."
(BBC Northern Ireland)
long wave only
Listeners' queries concerning antiques are discussed by Arthur Negus and Bernard Price
Introduced by Hugh Scully
(long wave only)
Extracts from listeners' favourite The Living World and Wildlife broadcasts of the past year. Introduced by Peter France.
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am) (long wave only)
Kenneth Matthews talks about the books he's returning to this winter.
(long wave only)
Brian Johnston visits the London Palladium, which this year is staging Dick Whittington.
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm) (long wave only)
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only
A series of six programmes Jonathan Miller presents his personal choice of poetry and prose, with Michael Hordern and Angela Down.
Does He Take Sugar? greets the International Year of Disabled People
Marilyn Alan talks to Paul Whittaker, a young and aspiring deaf organist in Huddersfield; and Kevin Mulhern expresses hopes for the on-going welfare of the disabled.
(Help! page 85)
In the first of six programmes, Origins reports from Poland. As the nation reshapes its political future, an energetic programme of archaeology is going on to discover and preserve its past. Town centres have been restored to their medieval grandeur, and a nationwide survey is producing a comprehensive atlas of ancient sites out of which has come the earliest evidence for wheeled transport in Europe.
Malcolm Billings reports with John Howell of St John's College, Oxford, a specialist in East European pre-history.
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra
leader Dennis Simons, conducted by Mark Elder
Dvorak...Symphony No 5. in F major.
(Mark Elder broadcasts by permission of English National Opera)
Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read. borrow and buy.
(Repeated - Thurs 4.15 pm)
Ten programmes making up a lighthearted anthology of new writing which this week takes an unsentimental look at children swearing, swanking and swashbuckling. Introduced by Brian Thompson
With STEPHANIE TURNER and SAM KELLY and songs by Mark Bunyan Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester
A two-part programme
Winner of the best radio feature' in the 1980 Society of Authors/Pye Awards to Radio
2: Shortly before dawn on Tuesday 4 June 1940, the last ships sailed from Dunkirk for England to complete the greatest military evacuation in the history of warfare. A total of more than 338,000 men had been brought out of France during the nine days of Operation Dynamo. The final part of this award-winning programme tells the story of the final stages of the epic of Dunkirk.
Narrator Frank Windsor Additional interviews CONRAD NICHOLSON
Compiled, written and produced by ALAN HAYDOCK
The Office of Compline for the Feast of the Nativity from St Alban's Church, Holborn, with the ERIC BARNES SINGERS
Moonshine is an unreliable, non-committal, unsentimental and inconsistent light, such as is shed by this inconclusive and distracting assemblage of verse, songs, stories and archival oddments on dogs.
Presented by Judi Dench with additional readings by Joss Ackland Music from
CAMBRIDGE CITY JASSBAND Vocal refrains
DAVE SKITANI AND THE RHYTHM BOYS
Written and compiled by PETE ATKIN and RUSSELL DAVIES
Pioducer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE
(Judi Dench is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude