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7.10 Sunday Papers
7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye: for Asians
BBC Birmingham
7.45 Bells
7.50 The Shape of God
Fr Philip Dyson with a meditation on John 5, vv 36-47

Contributors

Speaker:
Fr Philip Dyson

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]

Contributors

Unknown:
Austen Williams.

Regional Variations (2)

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

President Alfonsin of Argentina

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

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

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
A special Christmas edition starring
Wilfred Brambell
Harry H. Corbett
with Douglas Blackwell
Nicolette McKenzie

(Repeat)

Contributors

[Actor]:
Wilfred Brambell
[Actor]:
Harry H. Corbett
[Actor]:
Douglas Blackwell
[Actress]:
Nicolette McKenzie
Writer:
Ray Galton
Writer:
Alan Simpson
Producer:
Bobby Jays

visits Shropshire where members of the Shrewsbury Flower Club put their questions to Clay Jones Daphne Ledward and Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster Ken Ford
BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.0 am)

Contributors

Panellist:
Clay Jones
Panellist:
Daphne Ledward
Panellist:
Dr Stefan Buczacki
Presenter:
Ken Ford

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Frederick Bradnum
Unknown:
James Villiera
Unknown:
Adam Lloyd-Little
Unknown:
Brian Carroll
Unknown:
Anthony Hall
Unknown:
Adam Lloyd-Little
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)

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Keating
Unknown:
Bill Wallis

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.
BBC Bristol
(Repealed: Mon 11.0 am)
(long wave only)

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Johnston
Producer:
Anthony Smith

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Shepherd
Unknown:
Elizabeth Bond
Unknown:
Rosemary Leach
Unknown:
Margaret Shepherd
Producer:
Gillian Hugh

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...
BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Writer:
David Beaty
Director:
Brian Miller
Narrator:
Conrad Phillips
Kirk:
Norman Bowler
Gloria:
Sarah Jane Bickerton
Irwin:
Alan Moore
Olive:
Ingrid Hafner
Pomfret/Hunt/Announcer:
Rex Holdsworth
Thomson:
Esmond Rideout
MacDonald/Landlord:
Bob Docherty
Buck/Booth/Blinks:
Phillip Manikum
Brancker/Colmore:
Hubert Rees
Nixon:
Bruce Lewis
Scott:
John Hartoch
Bell:
Elwyn Johnson
Finch/Johnston:
Pavel Douglas

In preparation for Christmas from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, conducted by THE uv PREBENDARY AUSTEN WILLIAMS , with ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS
CHAMBER CHOIR
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

Contributors

Unknown:
Austen Williams
Music:
Christopher Stokes

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)

Contributors

Unknown:
Benjamin Disraeli
Unknown:
Sorcha Cusack
Unknown:
Sybil Richard Derrington
Unknown:
Charles Egremont
Unknown:
Alan Dobie
Unknown:
Walter Gerard
Unknown:
Michael N. Harbour
Unknown:
Lord Marney Terry Molloy
Unknown:
Stephen Morley
Unknown:
Richard Pasco
Unknown:
Benjamin Disraeli
Directed By:
Vanessa Whitburn
Mountchesney/Field:
Peter Marlowe
Lord Mowbray/Juggins:
Stephen Hancock
Lady Joan/Caroline:
Elizabeth Proud
Lady Maud/Harriet:
Hedu Niklaus
Baptist Hatton:
Peter Tuddenham
Lady Mowbray:
Eileen Barry
Bishop Hatton:
Roger Hume
Sir Vavasour Firebrace:
Robert Dorning
Dandy Mick:
Paul Copley
Devilsdust:
Alan Devereux
Widow Carey:
Mary Wimbush
Julia:
Anna Lindup
Nixon/Diggs:
James Kerry
Waghorne/ Sergeant:
Michael Bilton

—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)

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Mullen
Unknown:
Sian Phillips
Unknown:
Hannah More
Unknown:
Hannah More
Narrator:
Hugh Dickson
Producer:
John Knight

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