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: Ray Moore

: Terry Wogan

with some of the best musical memories of 1980 including at 9.30 clues 17-21 in the Christmas Candle Competition
The first 42 correct solutions out of the bag win the prizes.
Your answers by 2 Janu-ary to: Christmas Candle Competition, BBC, Broad-casting House, London WlA 4WW

: Des O'Connor's Star Choice

Join Des with a selection of his favourite records for Boxing Day.

: Cilla Black's Music Box

Relax while Cilla presents some of her best-loved songs from her music box. Producer COLIN MARTIN


Producer: Colin Martin

: The Stereo 30s

with the Midnite Follies Orchestra the musical talents Johnny M the golden voice Sweet Substitute three girls in harmony Nick Curtis your lunchtime compere Peter Clayton a word for every occasion A wireless presentation by CHRISTOPHERVEZEY


Unknown: Nick Curtis
Unknown: Peter Clayton

: Listen to Les

: Boxing Day Sports Special

Presented by Mike Ingham
1.38; 1.40; 2.19; 4.50;
Racing Special
From Kempton Park exclusive commentary by PETER BROMLEY on the race that's the traditional centrepiece of the holiday programme at
2.15 f25,000 King George VI Chase (3m) Also the 1.46 £10.000 William Hill Christmas Hurdle (2m)
Plus news of all the day's other raring with a full classified check at 5.45.
1.30; 2.8: 2.45; 3.0; 3.45;
3.50; 4.42; 5.0; 5.50
League Football
As clubs start a vital programme of two games in two days, exclusive live second-half commentary on one of the top games: scoreflashes from the other leading matches: news of all the others and a classified check at
5.0. And at 5.45, a late-comers' check plus a round-up of the day's highlights.
Brain of Sport Challenge
Three finalists from this year's competition face BBC commentators John Helm , Christopher Martin -Jenkins and Derek Thompson in an exciting, and often hilarious, chajleng before a live audience at Swindon.
And at 5.0
Sports Report
News. reports and interviews on the top stories of the day: classified scores at 5.0 and 5.50: Rugby round-ups: Cricket and classified racing. Plus Test cricket - from Melbourne, HENRY BLOFELD reports at the close of the first day's play in the Third Test between AusTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND.
1.30 News/Prospects
1.35 Kcmpton racing
1.45 Football/Cricket
2.10 Kempton racing
2.30 Cricket/Football
3.5 Brain of Sport Challenge
3.45 Football half-times
3.55 Football commentary
4.42 First football results
4.56 Racing round-up
5.0 Sports Report
5.25 Rugby round-ups/
5.45 Classified racing/
Football and football highlights
Events may alter timings A Radio Sport and OB production


Presented By: Mike Ingham
Commentary By: Peter Bromley
Unknown: King George Vi Chase
Commentators: John Helm
Commentators: Christopher Martin
Commentators: Derek Thompson
Unknown: Henry Blofeld

: John Dunn

with music, news, views

: Friday Night is Boxing Night

from the Hippodrome. Golders Green Iain Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra Band of the Coldstream Guards conductor
LT-COL RICHARD RIDINGS The French Collection leader JACK EMBLOW Star singers:
Cynthia Glover
John Lawrenson and the Nigel Brooks Singers Introduced by Robin Boyle
(Before an invited audience)


Unknown: Iain Sutherland
Conductor: Lt-Col Richard Ridings
Leader: Jack Emblow
Singers: Cynthia Glover
Singers: John Lawrenson
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Producer: John Bussell

: Hubert Gregg

Thanks for the Memory to you, and adds a few Christmas reminiscences of his own.


Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Sports Desk

: Brian Matthew

presents Round Midnight including at 12.0
Midnight Newsroom

: You and the Night and the Music

with Nick Jackson


Unknown: Nick Jackson

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