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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

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
John Humphrys.
Unknown:
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

Contributors

Unknown:
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

Contributors

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)

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Worsley
Unknown:
Brendan O'Malley
Unknown:
St David
Unknown:
John Darren.
Producer:
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)

Contributors

Producer:
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?
(Stereo)

Contributors

Author:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by:
Vincent McInerney
Violinist:
Leonard Friedman
Director:
Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes:
Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson:
Michael Williams
Jabez Wilson:
James Grout
Vincent Spaulding:
James Wilby
Ross:
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.

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicola Bailey
Unknown:
Raymond Briggs
Producer:
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)

Contributors

Producer:
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

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Andrews
Singer:
Bobby McFerrin
Unknown:
Leo Davy
Producer:
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

Contributors

Unknown:
Hugh Sykes
Producer:
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

Contributors

Lecturer:
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

Contributors

Unknown:
Samuel Pepys
Unknown:
Benjamin Haydon
Unknown:
Simon Brett
Producers:
Kate Whitehead
Producers:
Kate McAii.

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