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: News; Weather

Through the day on 1 and 2 News: 5.30 am 6.0 6.30 7.30 8.30
9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 pm 1.30
2.30 3.30 4.30 5.30 6.30 7.30 10.30
11.30 12 midnight 1.0 am 2.0
3.0 4.0 5.0
Weather: 5.32 am 6.2 6.31
7.0 7.31 8.0 (R2) 8.31
5.31 pm 6.5 (R2) 6.31 7.44
12.4 am 2.1
Time Big Ben 5.30 am
GTS 7.0 am 10.0 12 noon
2.0 pm (R2) 7.30
Shipping: (1,500m only)
6.40 am 1.55 pm 5.57
2.2 am (also on VHF)

: Breakfast Special

Paul Hollingdale with resident bands, singers, and discs, plus news, weather, and traffic Producers


Unknown: Paul Hollingdale
Unknown: Colin Chandler
Editor: Edward Nash

: Pete Murray's Open House

Your records - your choice of guests - it's all yours

: Five to Ten

Radio Christmas Card from CYRIL FLETCHER


Unknown: Cyril Fletcher

: The Jimmy Young Show

with music on and off the record, featuring a song or two from Jimmy, listeners' recipes, and phone calls

: Waggoners' Walk NW

(Tuesday afternoon's broadcast)

: The Jimmy Young Show


: Sam Costa

presents music with the Accent on Melody

: Woman's Hour

Guest of the Week: Bernard Braden
The pig and the piano: NORMA HUXTABLE
Reading your letters
A lean Christmas Eve: DICK GREGSON
The spirit of Christmas: In words and music
An excerpt from Gamesmanship by STEPHEN POTTER read by TENNIEL EVANS


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: Dick Gregson
Unknown: Stephen Potter
Read By: Tenniel Evans

: Turner Talks Turkey

Joan Turner invites all women to put their feet up and listen to a few Christmas thoughts and relaxing music
Produced by STEVE ALLEN
Joan Turner , zany comedienne, singer, religious broadcaster, and a lady of boundless energy, should by this afternoon have organised the shopping, the cooking, and got in the odd bottle. If she hasn' there'll be a nasty gap in Radio 2. But if her life has been suitably organised, she'll be inviting all her fellow lady sufferers to stop the Christmas rush - sit down and hear her set of problems recounted in a humorous fashion. And they can listen to some music that at least should encourage them to continue the whole business of Christmas with a happier countenance.


Unknown: Joan Turner
Produced By: Steve Allen
Produced By: Joan Turner

: Waggoners' Walk NW



Unknown: Jeffrey Segal
Unknown: Patrick Scanlan

: Roundabout

with Brian Matthew for news, views, and music from all directions
Produced by FRANCES LINE


Unknown: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Frances Line

: Album Time

Barry Alldis with a review of the popular record releases


Unknown: Barry Alldis

: News Time

Radio Newsroom brings you what's news tonight, followed by Comment
Presenter NIGEL REES
7.44 Weather forecast


Presenter: Nigel Rees

: Jackie Trent and Tony Hatch

entertain with their kind of music for Christmas Eve, with THE RADIO ORCHESTRA leader JULIEN GAILLARD conducted by MALCOLM LOCKYER


Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: John Bussell
Produced By: Tony Hatch

: Midweek Theatre The Peacocks Must Go

A play for radio by DENNIS DRISCOLL
Christmas is generally for nostalgia and reunions, when people hope old ties may be consolidated. But it doesn't always work, however. Christ was born to change the world, and Christmas may spark off disturbing thoughts and actions. Peacocks at Christmas seem strange birds, but a visitor proves stranger, even in the world of stocks and shares.
Produced by R. D. SMITH


Unknown: Dennis Driscoll
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Isobel Brocklebank: Sylvia Coleridge
Sally Brocklebank: Kate Coleridge
Haydn Brocklebank: John Sharp
Doreen: Frances Jeater
Emma Armitage: Nan Marriott-Watson
Jonty Cragg: Nigel Anthony

: Christmas With Cliff

It's Christmas Eve - too late now to do any more shopping! So put the final touches to the tree, and relax with Cliff Richard and an hour of Christmas spirit on records

: as Radio 1

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