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: Graham Knight

The Saturday Show with Relatively Speaking, linking families who are apart at Christmas.

: Ronnie Hilton

Sounds of the 50s

: Brian Matthew

Sounds of the 60s

: Anne Robinson

with guests, news, reviews and music.

: Gerald Harper

Saturday Selection

: Thank You, Richard Murdoch

Bob Monkhouse recalls the entertainer, who died this year. With highlights from his radio shows, plus special contributions from John Mortimer , Maurice Denham and Deryck Guyler.
Producer Edward Taylor
0 COMEDY: page 12


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Deryck Guyler.
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Dolly Parton - Home for Christmas

Dolly Parton was born in a small town in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
With 12 children, the family's Christmas was a frugal but joyous occasion. Today she recalls those childhood days and sings some of her favourite carols and Christmas songs. Producer Brian Stephens


Unknown: Dolly Parton
Producer: Brian Stephens

: Marian Foster

Last in the series.
With guests the Cambrian Brass Quintet. Producer Jane Ward


Producer: Jane Ward

: Nigel Ogden

at the console of the Wurlitzer organ in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester.

: Cinema 2

with Charles Nove
Producer Carol Smith


Producer: Carol Smith

: The Movie Quiz

Chris Serle with the weekly quiz for film fans. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Country Greats in Concert

George Hamilton IV introduces Crystal Gayle, and makes a guest appearance with the Moody Brothers.


Unknown: George Hamilton

: The ABC Quiz

Presented by Ken Bruce


Presented By: Ken Bruce

: Christmas Classics

Tom Fleming introduces a gala concert of popular classics with a seasonal flavour at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall. Russian virtuoso
Eliso Virsaladze joins Jerzy Maksymiuk and the BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra in Rachmaninov's much-loved Second
Piano Concerto. Plus
Christmas music from
Paisley Abbey Choir, director George McPhee. Producer Hugh Macdonald
8.20 8.40 * Interval
Martin Loveday 's Palm Court Trio, introduced by David Bellan.


Introduces: Tom Fleming
Unknown: Eliso Virsaladze
Unknown: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Director: George McPhee.
Producer: Hugh MacDonald
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Introduced By: David Bellan.

: Easy Does It

with the BBC Big Band, conducted this week by Barry Forgie.
With Christine Scott.
Presenter Bill Rennells.


Unknown: Barry Forgie.
Unknown: Christine Scott.
Presenter: Bill Rennells.

: Radio 2 Arts Highlights

Sheridan Morley with a selection of guests who have appeared on the Radio 2 Arts Programme this year.
Producers Stella Hanson and Madeleine Cuming


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producers: Stella Hanson

: Cinema 2

: Pop Score Presented by Ken Bruce

Producer Richard Willcox (R)


Producer: Richard Willcox

: Colin Berry

with Night Ride
And at 3.00-4.00
A Little Night Music
Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with Rev Roger Royle


Unknown: Rev Roger Royle

: David Allan

The Early Show

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