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with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Mgr Vincent Nichols
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
8.50 Listeners' Letters


Brian Redhead
John Humphrys.
Mgr Vincent Nichols

Regional Variations (2)

The Reith Lectures

Jonathan Sacks: The Persistence of Faith: 1990

The Environment of Faith

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

In his first Reith Lecture Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks argues that religion is the best moral framework for society. Show more

Two Gentle People Graham Greene 's reflective tale of two
People who met on a park bench in Paris.
Read by John Moffatt. Produced and abridged by Michael Adams


Graham Greene
Read By:
John Moffatt.
Abridged By:
Michael Adams

Introit: This Is My Commandment
(G Thalben Ball); Father of Heaven,
Whose Love Profound (Rivaulx, BBC HB 260); Matthew 5, vv 38-48; Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace
(SS Wesley); 0 Perfect Love
(0 Perfect Love).
With the BBC Singers, directed by Barry Rose. Stereo


Directed By:
Barry Rose.

Five programmes in which Roger Worsley - connoisseur of medieval scandal, scientific marvel and pagan gods - accompanies the Rev Brendan O'Malley in a pilgrimage across west Wales to the ancient shrine of St David 's. 1: Strangers and Pilgrims.
Narrated by John Darren. Producer Kate Fenton
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Roger Worsley
Brendan O'Malley
St David
John Darren.
Kate Fenton

Nigel Fountain presents a five-part series marking the moments when aspects of contemporary life first came into being. 2: The Fragrance AspirantToday's programme traces the history of aftershave. Back in the 1950s Britain's men considered personal hygiene effeminate: a 'man's man' had to reek of sweat, oil and baccy. The birth of Old Spice in 1957 turned the nation's armpits into charmpits, and launched men on a journey through macho Brut and yuppie Polo to the 1990s family-man image of Rapport.
Producer Wendy Pilmer (R)


Wendy Pilmer

The second of 12 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring his immortal detective Sherlock Holmes.
Why is a pawnbroker being paid four sovereigns a week to copy out the Encyclopaedia Britannica?


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by:
Vincent McInerney
Leonard Friedman
Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes:
Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson:
Michael Williams
Jabez Wilson:
James Grout
Vincent Spaulding:
James Wilby
Sam Graham
Mr Merryweather:
James Greene
Inspector Jones:
Nigel Carrington

Collections of nursery rhymes are among the earliest books young children encounter.
Faith Jaques, Nicola Bailey and Raymond Briggs discuss with Treasure Islands producer Jill Burridge how they go about illustrating them.


Nicola Bailey
Raymond Briggs
Jill Burridge

Five programmes exploring special events in people's lives.
1: A Jubilee for the Sisters At the convent of Notre
Dame in Dumbarton, five sisters prepare to celebrate 25 years in religious life. No formal mass for them - just a simple service conducted by themselves, and a ceilidh band for the knees-up that follows. Producer Cathie Mahoney Stereo (R)


Cathie Mahoney

Nigel Andrews with the week's new films; versatile singer
Bobby McFerrin in interview and performance; and an exhibition of paintings by Leo Davy , released for public view only after his death.
Producer Adrian Washbourne Stereo


Nigel Andrews
Bobby McFerrin
Leo Davy
Adrian Washbourne

Hugh Sykes continues his seven-part search for Britain's most exciting new companies. 5: Finalist for the E10,000 award, Aptech
Ltd from Northumberland demonstrate the latest hands-free voice-driven computers. In Shropshire, Decorative Tile Works of Ironbridge, competing in the E5,000 category, turn out hand-made reproduction
Victorian tiles.
Producer Marc Jobst


Hugh Sykes
Marc Jobst

The Persistence of Faith
Six talks on religion and ethics in a secular society by Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi-elect of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.
1: The Environment of Faith
For the past two centuries the basis of belief has been profoundly eroded, and too much is known about ecological systems to suppose that one element can be removed leaving the rest unchanged.
Next Week: The Demoralisation of Discourse


Dr Jonathan Sacks

On 14 November 1668
Samuel Pepys feels the aftershock of an extra-marital skirmish; in 1836 Benjamin Haydon enjoys 'Rapture'; and in 1948 J R Ackerley plays it safe with his dog, Queenie ...
All is revealed, including Simon Brett 's own diary for the day, in the last programme of the series. Producers Kate Whitehead and Kate McAII. Stereo


Samuel Pepys
Benjamin Haydon
Simon Brett
Kate Whitehead
Kate McAii.

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