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: Graham Knight

The Sunday Show featuring your Christmas dedications.

: Roger Royle

says Good Morning Christmas live from Salzburg, Austria. He visits the chapel where
Silent Night was first sung in 1818 and finds out about local Christmas traditions.
Visits to Mozart's birthplace and film locations for
The Sound of Music are also on the agenda, as are a sleigh ride in the snow and some marvellous Christmas music. Producer HILARY MAYO


Producer: Hilary Mayo

: The Queen

speaks to the Commonwealth.

: When Housewives Stuffed the Bird

Russell Davies calls up the ghost of Christmas past through the medium of Housewives ' Choice, featuring festive requests and recollections of yesteryear. Compiled by RUSSELL DAVIES


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jonathan J Ames-Moore

: Desmond Carrington

Your Radio 2 All-Time Greats

: Pull the Other Cracker!

A Yuletide happening in which David Frost shepherds the three wise men - Frank Carson Bernie Clifton and Ken Dodd - through some Christmas capers. Devised and researched by ANDREW PALMER and NELL BRENNAN


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Frank Carson
Unknown: Bernie Clifton
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Andrew Palmer
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The Goon Show

A programme recorded in 1956 and never before broadcast in the UK. Robin Hood starring Harry Secombe Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan with Dennis Price as Prince John Valentine Dyall as the Sheriff of Nottingoon and Max Geldray the Ray Ellington Quartet
Wally Stott and His Orchestra
Announcer Wallace Greenslade. Written by SPIKE MILLIGAN and LARRY STEPHENS Producer PAT DIXON
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Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Dennis Price
Unknown: Max Geldray
Unknown: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade.
Written By: Spike Milligan
Written By: Larry Stephens
Producer: Pat Dixon

: Jersey Gala Children's Concert

starring Rolf Harris with Joan Savage
BBC Concert Orchestra led by MARTIN LOVEDAY conducted by Neil Richardson. Introduced by Aled Jones.
The concert, recorded in the Opera House, St Helier, features Chitty Chitty Bang Rang,
Tubby the Tuba and many of Rolf Harris 's greatest hits. Producer MEL HOUSE
(Presented in association with the States of Jersey Tourism Committee)


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Conducted By: Neil Richardson.
Introduced By: Aled Jones.
Unknown: Rolf Harris

: John Dunn

presents a special travel edition as he looks back at the places he's visited this year. Producer PHIL HUGHES


Producer: Phil Hughes

: Charlie Chester

A Christmas Cracker with greetings to unite families and friends.

: Take It from Here

Christmas with the Glums
As a tribute to Jimmy Edwards , who died earlier this year, another opportunity to hear him in the role with which he was most famously associated - Pa Glum.
Also starring Dick Bentley and June Whitfield with Wallas Eaton and the Keynotes
BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz. Written by FRANK MUIR and DENIS NORDEN
(First broadcast Christmas Day 1958)


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz.
Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Denis Norden
Producer: Charles Maxwell

: KleverKaff!

A tribute to the celebrated contralto Kathleen Ferrier. Brian Kay remembers this much-loved artist with the help of many of her recordings, as well as personal and professional recollections from Winifred Ferrier
Norma Procter , Roy Henderson and others.


Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier.
Contralto: Brian Kay
Unknown: Winifred Ferrier
Unknown: Norma Procter
Unknown: Roy Henderson

: Sunday Half-Hour

Carols and readings in the company of Margaret Cundiff and Nigel Forde at the invitation of St Michael-le-Belfrey, York. With soloists Sarah Ryan and Andrew Quartermain , Choir Girl and Choir Boy of the Year.
Carols: The Sussex Carol (Vaughan Williams); This night a miracle (Davies); In the bleak mid-winter (Cranham); Angels carol (Rutter); God rest ye merry, gentlemen (trad); Unto us a child (Cheeseman and Jeffrey); Sing lullaby;
Hark! The herald-angels sing (Mendelssohn)
Musical Director ANDREW maries Pianist ANDREW SNEDDEN Organist GRAHAM HOWE BBC North East


Unknown: Margaret Cundiff
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Soloists: Sarah Ryan
Soloists: Andrew Quartermain

: Christmas at Althorp

The Earl Spencer presents a programme of memories and music from the family home in Northamptonshire. Producer GEOFF MULLIN


Producer: Geoff Mullin

: Christmas Tapestry

A miscellany of festive words and music, presented by James Bolam and Susan Jameson , featuring songs from Cantabile, with traditional tunes provided by Joyful Noyse.
Producer DAVID CORSER BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: James Bolam
Presented By: Susan Jameson
Vocal group: Cantabile
Provided By: Joyful Noyse.

: Steve Race

presents Big Band Christmas. National Youth Jazz Orchestra directed by Bill Ashton.
New songs from Lorraine Craig and the spirit of Christmas from gospel choirs on record. Producer RAY HARVEY


Directed By: Bill Ashton.
Unknown: Lorraine Craig
Producer: Ray Harvey

: Alan Dedicoat

presents Nightride

: Bill Rennells

The Early Show

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