Story: Christmas Eve from Frog and Toad All Year Written by ARNOLD LOBEL Presenters
Chloe Ashcroft , Johnny Ball
with sub-titles for the hard-of-hearing, followed by Weather on 2
The Songs of Victoria Wood As She Sees It
A humorous bitter-sweet look at the life of a girl in her early 20s who lives in suburbia: from starting the day with Tony Blackburn to
Follow the shining road Down to the lonely town
It knows it can't get to sleep
The noise will not die down until the morning.
Producers JOHN BIRD, JOHN PERCIVAL Preview: page 18
Michael Charlton and Richard Kershaw present news and opinion with David Sells , including
Foreign Report from the BBC news correspondents around the world. Newsreader Richard Baker
Editor DAVID WITHEROW
For this special Christmas edition of The Book Programme
Robert Robinson chairs a literary quiz. All the questions are based on outstanding books published this year-fictioh and non-fiction, paperback and hardback, best-sellers and outsiders. Have a pencil and paper ready if you'd like to join in along with the experts in the studio.
Studio director TONY TYLEY Producer PHILIP SPEIGHT
by MICHAEL ABBENSETTS
Frosty the snowman is on the radio, 25 marching Santas are on TV, black cake is in the oven - and the Johnsons are ready for Christmas!
Script editor PETER ANSORGE DesignerSALLY WILLIAMS Producer TARA PREM
Director STEPHEN FREARS BBC Birmingham
A free-wheeling adaptation of the Chinese classic.
At first Unsuccessfully, hin Chung attempts to bring the millionaire Li-Chinl to the outlaws' headquatters.
Directed by GYO KOMATA
English adaptation by DAVID WEIR
With the voiced of MICHAEL MCCLAIN MIRIAM MARGOLYES , PETER MARINKER *
DENYS HAWTHORNE , NICKOLETTE MCKENZIE JOHN NOLAN and BURT KWOUK Produced by NTV, Tokyo
Theme music? Japanese and English versions (RESL, 58),. from record shops
Liang Chung Shu:
Kung Sun Sheng:
This week: Must Try Harder?
How good or bad are our comprehensive schools compared with those in other countries? This programme sets out to throw some light on this urgent subject.
Producer ROBYN WALLIS Editor TIM SLESSOR
Albert Grossman-At Home
This summer Bob Harris and the OGWT team went to Bearsville, a small village in the township of Woodstock 100 miles north of New
York, to meet ALBERT GROSSMAN at a picnic he threw for some of the artists and friends who live and record there.
Producer MICHAEL APPLETON
MARIUS GORING reads
How To Paint A Perfect Christmas by MIROSLAV HOLUB