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: Chris Stuart

: Roger Royle

says Good Morning, Christmas with a carol or two, a look at the story of the first Christmas and special guests including Harry Secombe with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Producer JOHN FORREST

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Secombe

: Derek Jameson

Join Derek , the red-nosed DJ
(world's worst, of course), as he and the team transport the Bunker to a family home somewhere in Britain. Researcher RUTH CUBBIN Producer BRIAN STEPHENS including at 10.00 The Queen

Contributors

Unknown: Join Derek
Unknown: Ruth Cubbin
Producer: Brian Stephens

: Christmas Down Under with Jimmy Young

direct from Sydney
JY celebrates Christmas in Australia.
He meets the Brits who are spending their holiday in the sunshine and, on the eve of the celebrations to mark
Australia's 200th birthday, sends greetings back to relatives and friends in the old country. Plus a guided tour around the town conducted by Australia's first woman, Dame Edna Everage. All that and the best of Christmas music.
0 HEAR THIS! page 20

Contributors

Unknown: Edna Everage.

: The Christmas Huddlines

or The Greatest Porky Ever Told In full tremblesound, the staggering multi-pound epic they said could be made as long as it was all right. Starring
Roy Hudd as Uncle Christmas June Whitfield as the Snow Fairy Chris Emmett as Terry Venables
THE HUDDLINERS as Led Zeppelin Written on an old Christmas card by PETER HICKEY. STUART SILVER TONY HARE. MARTIN BOOTH ALAN WHITING.
MALCOLM WILLIAMSON. JEREMY BROWNE
RICHARD QUICK and PAUL B. DAVIES Producers MARK ROBSON and a turkey

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Terry Venables
Unknown: Peter Hickey.
Unknown: Stuart Silver
Unknown: Tony Hare.
Unknown: Martin Booth
Unknown: Alan Whiting.
Unknown: Malcolm Williamson.
Unknown: Jeremy Browne
Unknown: Paul B. Davies
Producers: Mark Robson

: Walt Disney: Man of Magic

Richard Todd introduces highlights from the magical world of Walt Disney. (R)
Hear This: page 20

Contributors

Presenter: Richard Todd
Written and researched by: Roy Pickard
Producer: Ken Evans

: Sleeping Beauty

A traditional pantomime for Christmas, starring
With the CHARLES YOUNG SINGERS Music and orchestral direction by COLIN CAMPBELL
Book and lyrics by CHRIS EMMETT Music by GRAHAM RIPLEY Producer MARTIN FISHER (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Colin Campbell
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Music By: Graham Ripley
Producer: Martin Fisher
the Royal Jester: Terry Wogan
the Royal Nurse: Kenneth Connor
King: Frank Thornton
Queen: June Whitfield
Fairy Buttercup: Nerys Hughes
Fairy Carabosse: Maureen Lipman
Princess Rosebud: Stacy Doming
Prince Florizel: Jimmy Young

: The Goon Show

The International Christmas Pudding
Hear again a classic edition with Peter Sellers ,
Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan. (First broadcast in November 1955)

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan.

: The Barron Knights' Christmas Special

A festive frolic certain to add further joy to the pleasures of Christmas time.
Producer TRAVIS BAXTER BBC Bristol

: Aled Jones

vacuums up the crumbs left by the Radio 2 mince pies, adjusts the BBC paper chains and invites you to join him for an hour of his favourite music. Producer BRIDGET APPS

: Sing Something Sinatra

A singalong celebration of the musical magic of Old Blue Eyes himself - Frank Sinatra.
With the Cliff Adams Singers and the Jack Emblow Quartet Producer TIM MCDONALD
(Given before an invited audience)

Contributors

Producer: Tim McDonald

: Hubert Gregg

says Thanks for the Memory. Producer PETER HOARE

Contributors

Producer: Peter Hoare

: Christmas Night Is Music Night

recorded at the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London
Michael Reed conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra led by MARTIN LOVEDAY
Friday Night's star singers
Cynthia Glover. Joan Savage and John Lawrenson with the Stephen Hill Singers and William Davies (organ and piano)
Seasonal readings by Polly James and Chris Emmett Festive appearances by Alasdair Malloy with Santa's sleigh bells,
Gareth Newman and his bucolic bassoon.
Stephen Shakeshaft with the performing violas and Big Lily and Castro on cello and musical saw.
Introduced by Robin Boyle Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Loveday
Singers: Cynthia Glover.
Singers: Joan Savage
Singers: John Lawrenson
Unknown: Stephen Hill Singers
Unknown: William Davies
Unknown: Polly James
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Alasdair Malloy
Unknown: Gareth Newman
Bassoon: Stephen Shakeshaft
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: Carnival of the Animals

Jeremy Nicholas narrates his own version of events surrounding the Grande fantaisie zoologique by Camille Saint-Saens .
The zookeeper pianists are David Nettle and Richard Markham. Menagerie managed by producer DAVID BELLINGER BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Camille Saint-Saens
Unknown: David Nettle
Unknown: Richard Markham.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Gather round the Christmas Aspidistra

The coal fire flickers, the gas jets hiss and, as Christmas Day draws to a close, everyone gathers round the piano.
Richard Graves extends an invitation to join his circle of friends for a collection of songs our grandfathers sang. Producer STUART HOBDAY BBCBristol

Contributors

Piano: Richard Graves
Producer: Stuart Hobday

: Peter Dickson Presents Nightcap

The last in the current series of live late-night comedy and music, as the BBC turns over a new leaf for 1988. OK, Dickson, you can get dressed again now. Starring Phil Cornwell
Jon Glover , Jonathan Kydd Jon Quayle , Sarah Thomas and Bob Sinfield
Written by BINKY BURTON , MIRTHFUL MATTHEWS , FUNBAGS O'FARRELL.
PUNCHLINE PARSONS, RANDOM JOHN BURNS and BOB -WEETABIX' SINFIELD Produced by HARRY THOMPSON

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Unknown: Jon Quayle
Unknown: Sarah Thomas
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Written By: Binky Burton
Written By: Mirthful Matthews
Unknown: John Burns
Produced By: Harry Thompson

: Bill Rennells

presents Nightride

: Dave Bussev

The Early Show








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