The Saturday Show Producer DAVlD WELSBY BBC Pebble Mill
Producer ALAN OWEN
recalled by Joe Brown Producer LAN GRANT
with a special edition to highlight this year's visits to Portugal, the Magnus Oil Platform and Harefield
Hospital. Also a second chance to hear excerpts from the first live BBC broadcast from behind China's Bamboo Curtain.
direct from Thodding Town Hall comes A Thodding By-election Special
'This programme will not be biased towards the Conservative, Labour or Alliance parties and will take an independent line.' So promises Norman Tonsil , Radio Active Chairman and Independent Candidate.
Down for the count are
Music by PHILIP POPE
Written by GEOFFREY PERKINS and ANGUS DEAYTON
Producer PAUL MAYHEWARCHER (First broadcast on Radio 4)
('Radio Active's Christmas Turkey' on Christmas Day at 10.0pm)
Wigan Rugby League Club is the venue for the ultimate cerebral sporting challenge as Robert Tacey. John Tyson and Andrew Young contest the Final.
Questionmaster Peter Jones Referee Chris Rhys
Producer JOANNE WATSON
The last programme in the series of non-stop comedy cabaret with Fundation: JOE GRIFFITHS (piano)
GARETH HALE. NORMAN PACE.
TERRY MORRISON and MARYANNE MORGAN Written by FUNDATION with contributions from
CHARLIE ADAMS. GEOFFREY ATKINSON and others
Producer ALAN NIXON
(First broadcast on Radio 4)
Keith Fordyce with more musical teasers
Devised by DON DAVIS
Researcher BILL SULLIVAN Producer ANDY WILSON
from the Barbican Hall, London with the Ambrosian Singers chorus-master JOHN MCCARTHY and the BBC Concert Orchestra leader MARTIN LOVEDAY conducted by John Georgiadis James Galway presents and plays a programme of seasonal fayre which includes the Overture to The Magic Flute by Mozart, the Flute Concerto in E minor by Mercadante,
Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite and some favourite carols for everyone to sing.
Producer BARRY KNIGHT
(Given in association with Raymond GubbayLtd )
Ken Sykora leads a seasonal parade of pipers - pan, pied, piccolo, plaid and plumbing. Producer MICHAEL SHAW BBC Scotland
The Strings of the BBC Radio Orchestra leader MICHAEL TOMALIN Guest conductor Neil Richardson
Presented by Bill Rennells Producer RAY HARVEY
Music and memories, the Word Game and the Trivia Quiz
'I had a little drink about an hour ago and it's gone right to my head'
Producer ROBIN SEDGLEY
with Paul Sand (piano)
'The vivacious, naughty and moving group' that presents original songs of social comment, ranging from subjects such as bed-sit land through class war to the Falklands and holiday brochures.
Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN
present Nightride from Vienna continuing their Advent adventure in Austria, and discovering the excitements of a city full of music and history. Producers PAM cox
ROGER BOWMAN and ROY HERBERT
conducted by Dolf Van Der Linden, Jerry Van Rooyen and Rogier Van Otterloo with guest vocalists
Colin Anthony. Nick Curtis Elaine Delmar , Salena Jones Lois Lane , Alan Price
Danny Street and international instrumentalists
Slide Hampton (trombone) Duncan Lamont (tenor saxophone)
Ack Van Rooyen (flugelhom) Frank Wess (flute)
Introduced by Sheila Tracy Producers JAN VAN RIEMSDIJK and RAY HARVEY
(A BBC co-production with NOS recorded in Hilversum. Holland)