7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye: for Asians
7.50 The Shape of God
Fr Philip Dyson with a meditation on John 5, vv 36-47
8.10 Sunday Papers
(Broadcast 7.10 am)
Presented by Clive Jacobs
from St Martin-in-the-Fields where gifts in response to this annual appeal by the Vicar, THE REV PREB AUSTEN WILLIAMS. are distributed throughout the British Isles to people in need through illness or misfortune. Donations can be sent to [address removed]
9.10 Sunday Papers
(Broadcast at 7.10 am)
Regional Variations (2)
US hopes of new talks follow installation of Argentina's first democratically-elected president, Alfonsin. Show more
Morning Service for the last Sunday in Advent comes from West Orchard United
Reformed Church, Coventry, led by THE REV or LESLEY BEALE Preacher the REV OR FRED KAAM Hymns: Of the Father's love begotten (rp 76); No one haa ever seen God (NCP 68); Behold the great Creator makes (cf 79) Readings:Genesis1,w1-6,
24-31; James 1, w 19-25; John 1, w 1-14
Organist les BARNETT BBC Birmingham
Sue MacGregor with a second chance to sample the varied delights of Woman's Hour.
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
A special Christmas edition starring
Harry H. Corbett
with Douglas Blackwell
As the festive season approaches, Derek Cooper reports from Jerez on the campaign to get us to buy more sherry. Plus a dish of carp.
Presenter Gordon Clough
visits Shropshire where members of the Shrewsbury Flower Club put their questions to Clay Jones Daphne Ledward and Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster Ken Ford
(Repeated: Wed 10.0 am)
Comrades by FREDERICK BRADNUM with James Villiera as Adam Lloyd-Little Brian Carroll as Major Blind and Anthony Hall as RSM Mortal
The Falklands War revives
Adam Lloyd-Little 's memories of his war in the desert and France. For the first time in many years he attends the memorial service for those who fell at Caen in 1944. with unexpected results.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD
How Michaelangelo's ring had a fortunate recovery, what Tom Keating did with his early Palmer fakes and the Mozart trio that stood firm in battle - all are tales in Bernard Price's anthology of how the famous (and infamous) acquired their favourite possessions. Bill Wallis, Martin Jarvis and June Barrie unfold a few collections of Treasures and Trifles.
Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
(long wave only)
Presented by Peter France
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 am)
(long wave only)
long wave only
Brian Johnston visits Oxford Street, does a bit of last-minute shopping and catches the Christmas spirit in one of London's most famous streets.
(Repealed: Mon 11.0 am)
(long wave only)
with MARRIET CASE
with Colin Semper
In 1938 Margaret Shepherd , newly married and highly qualified as a surgeon, went to
Indiatoworkwithher husband, also a surgeon. Her parents tn Westmorland, preserved the letters she wrote home every week and her niece Elizabeth Bond haa drawn on them to construct A picture of her aunt's unusual career with Rosemary Leach as Margaret Shepherd Producer GILLIAN HUGH BBC Manchester
The Story of the R101, a serial in seven parts by David Beaty
The 16-hour test of the lengthened R101 had taken place in perfect calm. But Captain Irwin wanted still more tests, although others responsible felt there wasn't time...
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)
Hunter Davies presents Radio 4's good book programme.
(Repeated: Thurs 4.10 pm)
In preparation for Christmas from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, conducted by THE uv PREBENDARY AUSTEN WILLIAMS , with ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS
0 come. 0 come, Immanuel; And the glory of the Lord (Handel);
Reading: Genesis 1, w 1-3, 24-28; 0 little town of Bethlehem; Reading: Luke 2, vv 1-7; Nativity carol (Rutter); Reading:
'Verses on the Nativity'; Quern vidistis pastorea (Dering);
It came upon the midnight clear:
The shepherds' cradle song (arr Macpherson);
Hark the herald angels;
Organ voluntary: The Final. Symphony No 1 (Vierne)
Organist and Master of Music CHRISTOPHER STOKES
Assistant Organist DAVID BISHOP
by Anthony Smith
or The Two Nations by BENJAMIN DISRAELI dramatised in sixpartsbyFrederickbradnum with Sorcha Cusack as Sybil Richard Derrington as Charles Egremont
Alan Dobie as Walter Gerard Michael N. Harbour as Lord Marney Terry Molloy as Stephen Morley and Richard Pasco as Benjamin Disraeli
6: Of Destruction and Reconciliation
-JACK: It won't spread; it's a cotton squall, it will pass. Let meseetheminersout....when things get serious; them miners is very stubborn and when they gets excited it ain't a bearatplay.
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Friday 3.0 pm)
—a portrait of Hannah More by RICHARD MULLEN with Sian Phillips as Hannah More
Hannah More , who died 150 years ago. was one of the moat influential women of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. She had a great impact on the change in religious attitudes and public behaviour that marked the difference between the Georgian and Victorian eras and played a leading role in the education of women, the advocacy of anti-slave arguments and the beginnings ofsocialwork.
Narrator HUGH DICKSON Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Fri 11.0 am)
The Bishop of Middlesborough, The Rt Rev Augustine Harris, explores some themes of the Christmas Festival, with readings and music.
BBC Manchester (Stereo)
Presenter John Harrison