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: Outlook

A Christian angle on the news
Speaker, MARY STOCKS

: WEATHER

and Programme News
Christians, awake...

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

A special Christmas morning edition of radio's famous breakfast-time magazine
Introduced by JACK DE MANtO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manto

: DAVID COPPERFIELD AND STEERFORTH

Readings by GARY WATSON from David Copperfield by CHARLES DICKENS abridged by Donald Bancroft
Broadcast In 1963
Christians, awake ...

Contributors

Unknown: Gary Watson
Unknown: David Copperfield
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft

: THE NEWS

: CHRISTMAS BELLS

Greetings from St. Paul's, Bedford; St. James's, Paisley; St. Gwendoline's, Talgarth. Brecknockshire; St. Nicholas', Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim; St. Calixtus', West Down. Devon; St. John's, Cleator Moor, Cumberland; St. Nicholas'. Great Yarmouth; Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
Introduced by RONALD FLETCHER

Contributors

Introduced By: Ronald Fletcher

: THE QUEEN

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth followed by an interlude

: CHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE

from
Brunswick Methodist Church, Leeds conducted by THE REV, JOHN BANKS with combined choirs
Lessons: St. Luke 2. vv. 1-14
St. Matthew 2. vv. 1-12
Hymns (Methodist Hymn Book):
Christians, awake (120); 0 come all ye faithful (118); Brightest and best (122); Good Christian men, rejoice (143); Away in a manger (860); Give heed, my heart (126)
Organist, Cecil H. Weston

Contributors

Organist: Cecil H. Weston

: THE BIG TOP

RAYMOND BAXTER and BRIAN JOHNSTON at the last of many seasons of Bertram Mills Circus at Olympia

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Johnny Morris on The River Jaunt

An account of his journey down the River Thames from Lechlade to Hampton Court last September
(First of two programmes)

: THE HOFFNUNG MUSIC FESTIVALS

Excerpts from records of the famous festivals of musical humour organised by the late Gerard Holfnung
Broadcast on November

Contributors

Unknown: Gerard Holfnung

: RUTH DRAPER

1884-1956
The class in Greek Poise
A BBC Sound Archives production

: THE WILFRED PICKLES CHRISTMAS PARTY

at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmare, Middlesex
WILFRED PICKLES and MABEL
HARRY HUDSON at the piano
Produced by Stephen Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Hudson
Produced By: Stephen Williams

: The Queen

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth followed by the News

: THE KEN DODD SHOW

with Ken Dodd
JOHN LAURIE. PATRICIA HAYES
WALLAS EATON , PERCY EDWARDS JUDITH CHALMERS
THE BARRY SISTERS
DODDY's DIDDY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by MALCOLM LOCKVER
Script written by Eddie Braben and Ken Dodd
Produced by BILL WORSLEY
Broadcast on June 13 (Light)

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: John Laurie.
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: The Barry
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockver
Written By: Eddie Braben
Written By: Ken Dodd
Produced By: Bill Worsley

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

The Earl of Harewood discusses with ROY PLOMLEY in a recorded programme the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: A CHRISTMAS CAROL

by Charles Dickens starring
Ralph Richardson adapted by Charles Lefeaux with music composed and conducted by CHRISTOPHER WHELEN
Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Adapted By: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Christopher Whelen
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Storyteller and Scrooge: Ralph Richardson
Fred: Bruce Beeby
Bob Cratchit: Frederick Treves
Ghost of Jacob Marley: John Ruddock
Ghost of Christmas Past: Wilfrid Carter
Ghost of Christmas Present: Ralph Truman
Mrs Cratchit: Mary Wimbush
Tiny Tim: Sheila Grant

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: The Entertainers

The changing world of popular entertainment
Introduced by DEREK PARKER with comment by COLIN MACINNES and the voices of DAVY BURNABY, STANLEY HOLLOWAY, HARRY LAUDER, JOSEPH COYNE, GERTIE MILLAR, BRANSBY WILLIAMS, Gus ELEN, GEORGE ROBEY, AL READ, BERYL REID, TOMMY STEELE, CILLA BLACK, JOHN HENRY AND BLOSSOM, TOMMY HANDLEY, DOROTHY SUMMERS, VERA LYNN, GRACIE FIELDS, LONNEE DONEGAN, and THE BEATLES
Compiled by Derek Parker
Produced by John Powell

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Parker
Unknown: Colin MacInnes
Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: Harry Lauder
Unknown: Joseph Coyne
Unknown: Gertie Millar
Unknown: Bransby Williams
Unknown: Gus Elen.
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Tommy Steele
Unknown: John Henry
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Dohothy Summers
Unknown: Vera Lynn.
Unknown: Lonnee Donegan
Unknown: Derek Parker
Produced By: John Powell

: The Naughty Navy Show

with Spike Milligan and John Bird, John Foreman, Phillipe le Bars, Roddy Maude-Roxby, Bernard Miles, Bob Todd and Alan Clare's Naughty Navy Quartet.

Recorded before an audience of students at the Royal Naval College. Greenwich. by permission of the Admiral President. Rear-Admiral P.U. Bayley. C.B.D.S.C.
Spike Milligan is in "Son of Oblomov" at the Comedy Theatre. London

Contributors

Star/comedian: Spike Milligan
Comedian: John Bird
Comedian: John Foreman
Comedian: Philippe Le Bars
Comedian: Roddy Maude-Roxby
Comedian: Bernard Miles
Comedian: Bob Todd
Music: Alan Clare's Naughty Navy Quartet
Written By: Spike Milligan
Produced By: Charles Chilton

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK selects items from BBC radio and television
Last Friday's broadcast

: HOROWITZ

(piano)
Sonata in A major (L.391)
(Scarlatti)
Nocturne in E flat major, Op,
9 No, 2 (Chopin)
Arabesque (Schumann)
5.30* Sonata in F minor, Op. 57
(Appassionata) (Beethoven) on gramophone records

: THE NEWS

including Scottish Football League results

: WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND

Appeal on behalf of the British Wireless for the Blind Fund by JOHN SNAGGE , O.B.E.
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal orderorcheque, will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Each year more than 6,000 blind people depend for their wireless sets on the response to this Christmas Day, Appeal-the only appeal the British Wireless for the Blind Fund makes to the public. In addition to sets for the newly blinded. replacements are needed for many hundreds of sets which after years of daily use are finally worn out.

Contributors

Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: John Snagge

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

THE HARRY DAVIDSON ORCHESTRA
Directed by SIDNEY DAVEY
Introduced by REX PALMER M.C. , CHARLES CRATHORN
Produced by Roger Eames
Dances: Imperial Twostep; Veleta; On Leave Foxtrot; Barn Dance: Fifth figure of the Lancers; St. Bernard's Waltz; Georgella Blues

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Directed By: Sidney Davey
Introduced By: Rex Palmer M.C.
Produced By: Roger Eames

: A WORLD OF VARIETY

Introduced by Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne and presenting
DICK BENTLEY (Australia)
WINIFRED ATWELL (Trinidad)
JOHN MAYER (India)
DANA VALERY (South Africa)
ROBERTO CARDINALI (Italy)
THE FRIENDLY ISLANDERS (Tonga)
THE MARVELS (Jamaica)
The Orchestra
Conducted by PAUL FENOULHET Script by Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne
Produced by BOBBY JAYE
A BBC World Service production
Dana Valery is tn ' Wait a Minim' at the Fortune Theatre. London: The Friendly Islanders are appearing at the Beachcomber Restaurant. London

Contributors

Introduced By: Richard Murdoch
Introduced By: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Winifred Atwell
Unknown: John Mayer
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Richard Murdoch
Script By: Kenneth Horne
Produced By: Bobby Jaye
Unknown: Dana Valery

: GALA NIGHT AT THE OPERA

A special edition of Gala Concert Hall with Amy Shuard and Charles Craig
THE GALA CHORUS
Directed by JOHN MCCARTHY and the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conducted by HENRY KRIPS Introduced by JOHN ROBERTS
Produced by Elizabeth Johnson
The programme includes music from the operas of Rossini. Puccini, Verdi Giordano. Leon cavallo , Mascagni. and Borodin
Amy Shuardbroadcastsbypermission of the General Administrator. Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Contributors

Unknown: Amy Shuard
Unknown: Charles Craig
Directed By: John McCarthy
Conducted By: Henry Krips
Introduced By: John Roberts
Produced By: Elizabeth Johnson
Unknown: Verdi Giordano.
Unknown: Leon Cavallo

: KENNETH MORE

(who is recorded) introduces
Musical Show Time
Records of songs from hit shows of the past and present from
Oklahoma!
Hello, Dolly!
Produced by Derek Chinnery

Contributors

Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: THE NEWS

: A FAMILY CHRISTMAS

A gathering in Scotland of Commonwealth visitors from the five continents
They sing and play their own music and remember the links their countries have with Scotland
Narrator, SETH CUDJOE from Ghana
Recordings edited by NORMAN MCGADIE
Compiled and produced by ARCHIE P. LEE

Contributors

Narrator: Seth Cudjoe
Edited By: Norman McGadie
Produced By: Archie P. Lee

: RICHARD BURTON

reads his own short story set in a Welsh mining town
A Christmas Story
' There were not many white Christmases in our part of Wales in my childhood-perhaps only one or two-but Christmas cards and Dickens and Dylan Thomas and wishful memory have turned them all into white.'

Contributors

Unknown: Dylan Thomas

: NEWS SUMMARY

: FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

in King's College Chapel, Cambridge
† Shortened version of the broadcast on Christmas Eve

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Christmas Day 1965 20 December 2015

: Closedown









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