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: Chris Stuart

warmly wakens you with a wassail or two. Producer PAM cox

: Good Morning Christmas

Roger Royle will be meeting Santa Claus at his home in Lapland, talking to his elves and reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas. Producers MICHAEL WAKELIN JOHN NEWBURY, HILARY MAYO


Unknown: Roger Royle
Unknown: Santa Claus
Producers: Michael Wakelin
Unknown: Hilary Mayo

: The Queen

HM The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth

: Michael Aspel

A festive feast of family favourites.


Producer: Geoff Mullen

: Ken Dodd's Christmas Cracker

with Colin Edwynn Sybie Jones
Michael McClain Paula Tilbrook and David Ross. Music by the Brian Fitzgerald Trio. Writers EDDIE BRABEN , JOHN PYE. NORMAN BEEDLE. JOHN BROWN. RICHARD JONES and JEREMY BROWNE
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester


Unknown: Colin Edwynn
Unknown: Sybie Jones
Unknown: Michael McClain
Unknown: Paula Tilbrook
Unknown: David Ross.
Unknown: Brian Fitzgerald Trio.
Unknown: Eddie Braben
Unknown: John Pye.
Unknown: Norman Beedle.
Unknown: John Brown.
Unknown: Richard Jones
Unknown: Jeremy Browne
Producer: Mike Craig

: I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again

The 25th anniversary of the Angus Prune Tune. With Tim Brooke-Taylor , John Cleese ,
Graeme Garden , David Hatch , Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. Music by David Lee and the boys.


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie.
Music By: David Lee
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Producer: Richard Willcox

: Angela Rippon

takes a look at
Christmas past with some surprising guests. Producer STUART HOBDAY BBC Bristol


Producer: Stuart Hobday

: Handel's Messiah in Brass

Introduced by Nick Page.
Harry Mortimer's one ambition was to conduct Messiah with brass bands, in the arrangement by Denis Wright.
Reporters David Clayton and Neil Walker went behind the scenes at Huddersfield Town Hall to capture the excitement of the day.
4.30pm Performance: Gillian Fisher (sop), Fiona Kimm (mezzo-sop), Vernon Midgley (tenor), Paul Hudson (bass), Maurice Murphy (trumpet), Roy Newsome (organ), Black Dyke Mills Band, Britannia Building Society Band, Huddersfield Choral Society
BBC North East (R)


Introduced by: Nick Page
Conductor: Harry Mortimer
Composer: Handel
Arranger: Denis Wright
Reporter: David Clayton
Reporter: Neil Walker
Soprano: Gillian Fisher
Mezzo-soprano: Fiona Kimm
Tenor: Vernon Midgley
Bass: Paul Hudson
Trumpet: Maurice Murphy
Organ: Roy Newsome
Musicians: Black Dyke Mills Band
Musicians: Britannia Building Society Band
Singers: Huddersfield Choral Society
Producer: Antony Askew
Producer: Glyn Jones

: Christmas Glow

Alan Titchmarsh presents Cantabile and The Fairer Sax.
BBC Pebble Mill


Presenter: Alan Titchmarsh
Singers: Cantabile
Musicians: The Fairer Sax
Producer: David Corser

: Colm Wilkinson Special

The star of Les
Misérables, now playing in The Phantom of the Opera in Toronto, talks about his life.


Producer: Stella Hanson

: Be My Love

Mario Lanza died 30 years ago this year.
David Willmott traces his life story and plays his best recordings. Researcher


Unknown: Mario Lanza
Unknown: David Willmott
Unknown: Stephen Pattinson
Producer: Philip Hughes

: Humphrey Lyttelton

His own selection of jazz. Producer TERRY CARTER


Producer: Terry Carter

: Sports Desk

: Jazz Score

From the Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone.
With Acker Bilk, Dick Charlesworth, Digby Fairweather and Ronnie Scott.


Chairman: Peter Clayton
Guest: Acker Bilk
Guest: Dick Charlesworth
Guest: Digby Fairweather
Guest: Ronnie Scott

: From the Film of the Same Name

with Dick Vosburgh and Kerry Shale


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Kerry Shale

: This Was Children In Need

A look back at some of the highlights of this year's campaign.


Producer: David Vercoe

: Alan Dedlcoat

presents Nightride

: Steve Madden

The Early Show

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