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: Play School

: Closedown

: News on 2 Headlines

with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2

: A Christmas Carol

A cartoon version of CHARLES DICKENS'S story in the style of the original illustrations by ' Phiz
Narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave with the voices of and Producer and director Richard WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Michael Redgrave
Director: Richard Williams
Scrooge: Alastair Sim
Marley's Ghost: Michael Hordern

: News on 2

Weather

: A Christmas Taste of Britain

From the fruits and nuts In the early dawn stocking to the after-math of Boxing Day, food is at the heart of the English Christmas. Traditionally it is the one time in the year that everyone unbuttons and eats his fill. A look at Christmas fare in town and country. Introduced by Derek Cooper
Producer ANDREW SNELL. BBC Manchester

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Cooper
Producer: Andrew Snell.

: The Enthusiast

A celebration of John Betjeman
Few writers in our time have gained a wider audience than the Poet Laureate SIR JOHN BETJEMAN. This special programme includes excerpts from some of Sir John's most enjoyable television programmes over the past 20 years, and brings together a number of close friends who talk with affection of a much loved enthusiast whose ' basic honesty', as Philip Larkin puts it, ' ensures that he will always be taken seriously '. with Sir Osbert Lancaster
John Sparrow , Philip Larkin Prunella Scales , Judi Dench and Patrick Garland
Film editor ROBIN SCALES
Producer MARGARET MCCALL

Contributors

Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Sir John Betjeman.
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Sir Osbert Lancaster
Unknown: John Sparrow
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Patrick Garland
Producer: Margaret McCall

: Phantasmagoria

or the story of The Magic Lantern Horizon presents a nostalgic, colourful Christmas entertainment. Laughter, joy. sadness: all the wisdom of centuries; riddles that have puzzled kings; angels, witches, pirates, sirens - they are all in the magic box of the itinerant Magic Lantern Showman.
Editor R. w. REID. Producers
TOM SCOTT ROBSON , ROBERT VAS

Contributors

Editor: R. W. Reid.
Producers: Tom Scott Robson

: The Glittering Prizes

A series of six plays by FREDERIC RAPHAEL 4: A Country Life
1964: Alan Parks , now a notorious television interviewer, decides to visit the country with his wife Barbara. They descend on their old Cambridge friends Joyce and Dan Bradley - disrupting their quiet lives.
Best dialogue on television (DAILY EXPRESS) Producer MARK SHIVAS
Director waris HUSSEIN

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Parks
Unknown: Dan Bradley
Joyce: Angela Down
Dan: Malcolm Stoddard
Barbara: Anna Carteret
Alan: John Gregg
Tim March: Tim Preece
Denis Person: Nigel Havers
Ronald Braithwaite: Roger Hammond
Graham Black: Martin Kemp
Rex Deakin: John Williams
Bruce Steel: Peter Hugo Daly
Kevin: Chris Leonard
Fred: Steve Fletcher
Billy: Rossie Kelly
Jenny March: Stephanie Calman
Hannah Bradley: Sacha Bardsley
Carol Bradley: Catherine Devitt
Peter Bradley: Grant Bardsley
Mrs Page: Nikola Sterne
Ken: Raymond Magnus
TV delivery man: Tony Haygarth

: Sounds of Christmas

with The Salvation Army Introduced by RAY MOORE featuring
THE INTERNATIONAL STAFF BAND
OF THE SALVATION ARMY conducted by RAY BOWES
THE LONDON SALVATION ARMY CHORUS chorusmaster RAY STEADMAN-ALLEN
THE NORWICH CITADEL SINGING
COMPANY, directed by BERYL MANN and timbrels and trombone ensemble
From the Main Exhibition Hall of the Commonwealth Institute in London and from the elegant Sunbury Court by the Thames in Middlesex; over 400 singers and musicians of the Salvation Army join together to sing and play music for Christmas.
Sound GRAHAM HAINES
Lighting JOHN MASON SAM BRANTER Producer KF.N GRIFFIN
(Singing for Glory 1976, favourite carob sunn bu Salvation Armu members, tomorrow, R4, 8.45 pm, not Wales)

Contributors

Introduced By: Ray Moore
Conducted By: Ray Bowes
Directed By: Beryl Mann
Unknown: John Mason Sam Branter

: Late News on 2

Weather

: The Lady of the Camellias

by ALEXANDRE DUMAS FILS: part 2

Contributors

Unknown: Alexandre Dumas

: Closedown.

PAUL SCOFIELD reads
The Keeper of the Midnight Gate by GEORGE MACKAY BROWN

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: George MacKay Brown








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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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