7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Apna Hi Char
Samajhiye: for Asians BBC Birmingham
7.50 The Shape of God Fr Philip Dyson with a meditation on Luke 21. vv 26-33
8.10 Sunday Papers
A weekly look at religious news and current affairs from home and abroad.
Presented by Clive Jacobs Producer DAVID COOMES
ESTHER RANTZEN finds out how Contact a Family (Reg No 284912) works to provide mutual support for families under strain with handicapped children.
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9.10 Sunday Papers
Regional Variations (2)
Alistair Cooke's weekly talk on American life, history and politics.
Morning Service for the third Sunday in Advent comes from the Chapel of the Dominican Sisters Aquinas Hall , Belfast.
The Community Mass is celebrated by THE REV AUSTIN FLANNERY of the Order of Preachers.
Readings: Isaiah 35, w 1-6 and 10; James 5, w 7.10; Matthew 11, vv 2-11
Hymns: Exalt you just ones; That there may be bread; Patience people; Let the valleys be raised
Psalm: Praise His name
Music of the Mass directed by DEIRDRE CARABINE
BBC Northern Ireland
Omnibus edition Directed by PETER WINDOWS Producer
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
A series of four programmes about the future of radio and television in Britain. In the Public Service
For this final programme, the BBC's Director-General, Alasdair Milne , is in the studio to answer your questions and to explain how he sees the Corporation's unique role in public service broadcasting being preserved in the expected deluge of commercial offerings.
George Scott is in the chair and the lines are open from 10.15 am.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
Derek Cooper is joined by Hilary Spurling and Dr Theodore Zeldin to browse through some of the new food books in a quest for stimulating ideas and value- for-money Christmas gifts.
Producer JOY HATWOOD
Presenter Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
(Details: Wed 10.0 am)
by Jane Beeson
The relationship between an older man and his much younger girlfriend is delicately observed through the eyes of his 17-year-old daughter, who fears that her 'stepmother' is planning to run off with Richard, her father's young business colleague.
These are wild, wind-swept days on the deserted Atlantic shore of County Mayo. But for
Michael Viney the shore is not empty, but is a place of amazing treasures borne in on the Gulf Stream.
Chris Powlinf talks to authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers and critics about the season's new children's books in the run-up to the peak Christmas period, including
Brian Alderson , Roald Dahl , Michael Foreman ,
Julia MacRae , Michael Rosen and Fiona Waters. Producer
(A Kakidoscope repeat)
(Details: Thurs 9.30 am) long wave only
long wave only
Brian Johnston visits Lincoln
(Repeated: Mon 11.0 am) Jong wave only
Colin Semper confronts producers and management with your criticismsandcommentsabout BBC radio and television...
The last of six programmes in which Vernon Sproxton talks about people who have guided him on his spiritual pilgrimage.
Harry Guntrip with contributionsfrom DR J 0.
SUTHERLAND DR ADRIAN GROUNDS
THE REV MAURICE KIDD and the voice of HARRY GUNTRIP
Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester
by DAVID BEATY
Hunter Davies presents Radio 4's good book programme. Producer Simon ELMES
Ravel Ballet Suite: Mother Goose
Pavane pour une Infante defunte Rapsodie espagnole played by ISABEL BEYER and HARVEY DAGUL (piano duet)
by Anthony Smith
by Benjamin Disraeli, dramatised in six parts by Frederick Bradnum
with Sorcha Cusack as Sybil
SYBIL: Did you expect to see my father here, Stephen?
MORLEY: Your father is conspiring against the State. Tonight they meet in secret to give the last finish to their plans, and tonight they will be arrested.
Earlier this year, Wynford Vaughan-Thomas followed one of the routes by which the Normans penetrated and held South Wales. He rode from Crickhowell to Pembroke, visiting castles on the way and in this programme, he recalls some of the highlights of that five-day journey.
Researcher JONATHAN DAVIES
Producer TELERI BEVAN
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)
In the first of three programmes. The Bishop of Middlesbrough. The Rt Rev Augustine Harris , explores some themes of the Christmas festival, with readings and music.
ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester
Westminster committeee at work-extracts and discussions.
Presenter Peter Hill
Producer PETER ROBINS