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with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr David Stone
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Hobday
Unknown:
Sue MacGregor.
Unknown:
Dr David Stone

Regional Variations (2)

The Reith Lectures

Jonathan Sacks: The Persistence of Faith: 1990

Paradoxes & Pluralism

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

In his fourth Reith lecture Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks explores the language of religion and community. Show more

The Unfaithful by Steve Dixon. A busy MP on a train writes a letter to his lover.
Read by Sean Barrett. Producer Richard Wortley

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Dixon.
Read By:
Sean Barrett.
Producer:
Richard Wortley

The Advent of Our King (Franconia, BBC HB 39); Matthew 24, vv 36-46; Anthem: Behold, the Hour Cometh (Tomkins); Of the Father's Heart
Begotten (Divinum
Mysterium, BBCHB57). BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose Stereo

Contributors

Directed By:
Barry Rose

Five programmes in which Roger Worsley accompanies the Rev
Brendan O'Malley as he continues a pilgrimage across west Wales to the ancient shrine of St David 's.
4: Travellers' Tales Producer Kate Fenton
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Worsley
Unknown:
Brendan O'Malley
Unknown:
St David
Producer:
Kate Fenton

In the run-up to
Christmas, are you tempted by the 'buy now - pay later' offers advertised everywhere? Although it does make sense in some cases to spread the cost of purchases over a longer period, it can be an expensive business.
Today the team looks at the different types of credit available - and how much it really costs. Producer Ian Gilvear

Contributors

Producer:
Ian Gilvear

The final programme of the series marking the birth of key cultural phenomena.
Off to Sunny Spain!
Nigel Fountain explores the history of the mass-market air-package holiday.
Producer Wendy Pilmer (R)

Contributors

Producer:
Wendy Pilmer

with Jenni Murray. Short story:
Hold Me Fast,
Don't Let Me Pass Read in two parts by Margaret Robertson.
The first of three stories from Friend of My Youth by Alice Munro.
Abridged by Meg Clarke
(Music: Gershwin's Violin Piece)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenni Murray.
Unknown:
Margaret Robertson.
Unknown:
Alice Munro.
Abridged By:
Meg Clarke

The fifth of 12 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
At breakfast one morning Colonel Elias Openshaw receives a letter whose singular contents spell violent death.
(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
Elias Openshaw:
Brian Greene
John Openshaw:
Angus Wright
Mary:
Danielle Allan
Joseph Openshaw:
Michael Turner
Fordham:
Brett Usher

Presented by Michael Rosen.
Should fairy-tale illustrations be frightening or frilly?
Do children prefer old favourites or newly discovered stories?
Angela Carter reviews some recent retellings and anthologies. Producer Jill Burridge

Contributors

Presented By:
Michael Rosen.
Unknown:
Angela Carter
Producer:
Jill Burridge

Five programmes exploring special events in people's lives. 4: A Reunion for the Soldiers
Every year the Air
Despatch Squadron holds its reunion.
Those who have exchanged their uniform for civvies compare experiences with their former friends and colleagues. How do they cope with life outside and do they regret their decision to leave?
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith Stereo (R)

Brian Sibley reviews the new films, including Dennis Hopper 's Hot
Spot and Alan Bates in Mister Frost ; meets the people behind the screen adaptation of Henry Mayhew 's The Fool, including Derek Jacobi ; and discusses the life and music of Gustav Hoist.
Producer Richard Bannerman Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Sibley
Unknown:
Dennis Hopper
Unknown:
Alan Bates
Unknown:
Mister Frost
Unknown:
Henry Mayhew
Unknown:
Derek Jacobi
Producer:
Richard Bannerman

Three programmes.
When students
Robert Weddle and Anthony Halford decided to spend a summer away from it all - walking 1,000 miles from Chartres to Assisi - they little suspected how the experience would change their lives. Thirty years on, the landscape, the people and legendary shrines yield up their simple secret to Robert Weddle.
1: Two Pilgrims and a Cart Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Weddle
Unknown:
Anthony Halford
Unknown:
Robert Weddle.
Producer:
Simon Elmes.

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.
4: Paradoxes of Pluralism During the 19th century, religious confession became a matter of conscience; access to the universities, professions and public office was open to all. But there remained a distinctive language of society, and whoever wished to enter had to learn it. Then the 60s shattered the idea of a single public culture.

Contributors

Lecturer:
Dr Jonathan Sacks

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