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: News; Weather

: Breakfast Special

with Paul Hollingdale

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Hollingdale

: Eric Robinson

introduces and conducts Melodies for Christmas
LONDON LIGHT CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader REGINALD LEOPOLD
Today's guest: DAVID BUCHAN and including on disc
MOIRA ANDERSON , TAGLIAVINI MARGARET NEVILLE and PATRJCIA KERN
HUDDERSFIELD CHORAL SOCIETY
Produced by ALAN OWEN and at 10.23* Eric Robinson appeals on behalf of the British Wireless for the Blind Fund
(Donations, please, to Eric Robinson , British Wireless for the Blind Fund, [address removed])

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Leopold
Unknown: David Buchan
Unknown: Moira Anderson
Unknown: Tagliavini Margaret Neville
Produced By: Alan Owen
Unknown: Eric Robinson
Unknown: Eric Robinson

: People's Service

Hidden Treasure from the Albert Hall , Peter Street , Manchester led by THE REV DR TOM BAIRD organist SAM GEE
11.55 Good Listening (VHF)

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Peter Street
Organist: Dr Tom Baird
Organist: Sam Gee

: Doddy's Christmas Crackers

Fun, Games and Festive Frolic for all the family
Mirth-quaking mottos by KEN DODD
Funny hats will be worn by VINCE HILL , MRS MILLS under the mistletoe
CLODAGH RODGERS whistles and blowers by the augmented
BBC NORTHERN DANCE ORCHESTRA conducted by BRIAN FITZGERALD Produced by GEOFF LAWRENCE
(Ken Dodd is in 'Robinson Crusoe' at the Coventry Theatre, Coventry; Vince Hill in Dick Whittington ' at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford)

Contributors

Unknown: Vince Hill
Conducted By: Brian Fitzgerald
Produced By: Geoff Lawrence
Produced By: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Vince Hill
Unknown: Dick Whittington

: World Quiz 69 Special edition

The teams who have been competing in this round-the-world contest change partners for a Christmas Party Quiz
Irene Thomas (United Kingdom) Jim Winchester (New Zealand)
Ian Gillies (United Kingdom) Stephen Murray-Smith (Australia)
Ralph Dearnley (New Zealand) Bill Cook (Australia) question-master JOHN TIDMARSH Programme devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Produced by JOAN CLARK

Contributors

Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Stephen Murray-Smith
Unknown: Ralph Dearnley
Question-Master: John Tidmarsh
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Roger Moffat

invites you to spend Christmas afternoon in his company as he introduces music to soothe away that after-lunch feeling Produced by David Allan

Contributors

Producer: David Allan

: By the Fireside

Michael Aspel introduces a 60-minute sequence of seasonal songs played by Ronnie Aldrich with his piano and orchestra, and sung, on record, by Andy Williams
Produced by DEREK MILLS †

Contributors

Introduces: Michael Aspel
Played By: Ronnie Aldrich
Unknown: Andy Williams
Produced By: Derek Mills

: Singalong with Mrs M.ills

A friendly family ; knees-up round the old Joanna with THE MICHAEL JOHN SINGERS and ALAN RANDALL
Produced by CHRIS MORGAN

Contributors

Singers: Michael John
Singers: Alan Randall
Produced By: Chris Morgan

: News; Weather

: The Organist Entertains

Robin Richmond introduces the Special Christmas Edition from the Dome, Brighton featuring the organ styles of DOUGLAS REEVE , DUDLEY SAVAGE JERRY ALLEN
With DOREEN HUME and THE MARIA SINGERS conductor MARY BROMLEY
Produced by CHRIS MORGAN

Contributors

Introduces: Robin Richmond
Unknown: Douglas Reeve
Unknown: Dudley Savage
Unknown: Jerry Allen
Unknown: Doreen Hume
Conductor: Mary Bromley
Produced By: Chris Morgan

: The Seafarers

A series devised and written by C. S. ABRAHAM with Leslie Sands
Episode 4: Christmas Spirit
Christmas Day on Paradise Island. Turner and his crew prepare to celebrate ashore. But the island doesn't turn out to be their idea of paradise.
Produced by ALAN AYCKBOURN (Episode 5, part 1: next Tuesday, 8.15 pm)

Contributors

Written By: C. S. Abraham
Produced By: Alan Ayckbourn
Barney: Sam Kelly
AB Cloud: Colin Edwynn
AB Jason: John Hollis
Ch Officer Prescott: David Butler
Second Officer Page: Reg Lye
Captain Turner: Leslie Sands
Bosun: Brian Miller
Third Officer Dean: Alan Rothwell
AB Corrigan: P G Stephens
Edgar Bell: Kenneth Gilbert
Chippy: Joe Dunlop
Mrs Bell: Eileen Derbyshire
Xeres Xenephon: David Mahlowe

: I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

unwisely present a seasonal offering wittily entitled
The I'm Sorry Christmas Show starring TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR GRAEME GARDEN David Hatch
JO KENDALL
BILL ODDIE with the DAVE LEE GROUP written by BILL ODDIE and GRAEME GARDEN
Produced by DAVID HATCH and PETER TITHERADGE †

Contributors

Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Dave Lee
Written By: Bill Oddie
Written By: Graeme Garden
Produced By: David Hatch

: Semprini's Christmas Serenade

Semprini plays his own arrangements for piano and orchestra
With the SERENADE ORCHESTRA conducted by VILEM TAUSKY
Produced by FRANK HOOPER

Contributors

Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: Mike Raven's Ghost Show

super music and supernatural stories
Produced by LAURENCE STAPLEY †

Contributors

Produced By: Laurence Stapley

: Strings by Starlight

Pat Doody presents music In romantic mood. featuring the STRINGS BY STARLIGHT ORCHESTRA conductor REGINALD KILBEY
WILLIAM DAVIES (piano, organ) ORPINGTON JUNIOR SINGERS Conductor SHEILA MOSSMAN
Produced by BARRY s. KNIGHT

Contributors

Unknown: Pat Doody
Conductor: Reginald Kilbey
Piano: William Davies
Conductor: Sheila Mossman

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