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Songs of Praise


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Christmas at Canterbury Four days after Christmas 1170, Archbishop Thomas a Becket was murdered in his cathedral at Canterbury. His martyrdom made Canterbury the holiest place of pilgrimage in Britain.
Cliff Michelmore meets some modern-day pilgrims from east Kent to discover what Christmas was like in Canterbury in the past and to see how the festival is being celebrated in 1985. Cliff is joined by Sally Magnusson and Ian Gall , who tell the story of the Nativity; while Roger Royle discovers the spirit of Christmas present. 0 come. all ye faithful (Adeste fideles); The truth from above; God rest you merry, gentlemen; Nativity carol; Unto us is bom a son; Rocking; Away in a manger; Good King
Wenceslas; Tomorrow shall be my dancing day; The first nowell; The little road to Bethlehem; Torches; Of the Father's heart begotten; Hark! the herald angels sing Conductor DR ALLAN WICKS Organist DAVID FLOOD Lighting PETER WEBB Sound GRAHAM HAINES Assistant producer
Series producer STEPHEN WHITTLE


Unknown: Archbishop Thomas
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Ian Gall
Unknown: Roger Royle
Conductor: Dr Allan Wicks
Organist: David Flood
Unknown: Lelia Gulnery.
Producer: David Kremer
Producer: Stephen Whittle

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