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: Chris Stuart

: Pause for Thought

Judi Dench reads
Advent stories.


Unknown: Judi Dench

: Derek Jameson

live from Gatwick
Airport, where he waves goodbye to the people who are flying off for the festive season and finds out what is served for
Christmas lunch at
30,000 feet.
Producer Trevor Aston


Producer: Trevor Aston

: Pause for Thought

Christmas Special

: Katie Boyle

with requests and dedications.

: Jimmy Young

talks to the people who make the news.
Plus today: your legal questions answered.

: David Jacobs

plays the music and tells the stories behind the tunes.

: Gloria Hunniford

Christmas Carol Concert
Music from the Chalk
Farm Salvation Army
Band, the London Choral Society and the BBC Choir Girl of the Year.
With Helen Shapiro and some surprise guests.


Unknown: Helen Shapiro

: Bob Holness

with his favourite music on record.

: John Dunn

with tales of the unexpected and the odd Mystery Voice.

: Hinge and Bracket

Last in the series, direct from the Old
Manse, Stackton Tressel. Dr Evadne and Dame
Hilda invite you to eavesdrop on an informal evening of music and conversation. Joining them in the music room this week is the baritone
Benjamin Luxon. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Stackton Tressel.
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon.
Producer: Richard Edis

: Friday Night Is Music Night

live from the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London.
Kenneth Alwyn conducts the BBC Concert
Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday. Singers:
Maryetta Midgley , Vernon Midgley and the Nigel Brooks Singers. Introduced by Robin Boyle.
Producer Alan Boyd


Singers: Martin Loveday.
Singers: Maryetta Midgley
Singers: Vernon Midgley
Introduced By: Robin Boyle.
Producer: Alan Boyd

: Richard Rodney Bennett

... at the piano.
Producer John Langridge


Producer: John Langridge

: Listen to the Band

Roy Newsome presents a special Christmas edition from the Victoria
Hall in Queensbury, near Bradford, Yorkshire.
With the John Foster and Sons Black Dyke Mills Band, conducted by Kevin Bolton and David King.
Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Roy Newsome
Conducted By: Kevin Bolton
Conducted By: David King.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: The Radio 2 Arts Programme

This week Margaret Howard makes her selection of highlights from the Friday regional editions. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Angela Hind

: Jazz Parade

Roy Bowyer 's Jazzmen recorded in Brighton Poly, presented by Digby Fairweather. Producers Terry Carter and Keith Slade


Unknown: Roy Bowyer
Presented By: Digby Fairweather.
Producers: Terry Carter
Producers: Keith Slade

: Vince Hill's Solid Gold Music Show

Tonight's guest is Allan Stewart. (R)


Unknown: Allan Stewart.

: Colin Berry

with Night Ride
Easy-listening music
And at 3.00-4.00
A Little Night Music
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Anne Wilkinson


Unknown: Anne Wilkinson

: Dave Bussey

The Early Show

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