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: Graham Knight

The Sunday Show with Relatively Speaking linking families apart at Christmas.

: Don Maclean

says Good Morning
Sunday and welcomes his guests the Beverley
Sisters. Including at 7.40 the Venerable John Barton. Producer Michael Wakelin


Unknown: John Barton.
Producer: Michael Wakelin

: Richard Baker

with Melodies for You
BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth.


Conducted By: Barry Wordsworth.

: Desmond Carrington

Radio 2 All-Time Greats

: The Magic of Mantovani

George Elrick , for many years the concert manager for the Mantovani Orchestra, recalls the events that occurred while 'on the road' with Monty and recreates a typical Mantovani concert programme of favourite tunes.
Producer Brian Stephens


Unknown: George Elrick
Producer: Brian Stephens

: Christmas at the Movies

With Tony Sloman. Producer Gary Bones


Unknown: Tony Sloman.
Producer: Gary Bones

: Radio Orchestra Salutes

The first of two programmes saluting the talents of Robert Farnon.
The conductor is lain
Presented by Ken Bruce


Unknown: Robert Farnon.
Presented By: Ken Bruce

: Sing Something Simple

Cliff Adams Singers
Jack Emblow Quartet


Singers: Cliff Adams
Singers: Jack Emblow

: Charlie Chester

Pilgrims to the Kwai Highlights of Charlie Chester 's trip to Thailand with a party from the Royal British Legion. (R)


Unknown: Charlie Chester

: European Broadcasting Union Christmas Concert

live from the Golders
Green Hippodrome, London
. Richard Stilgoe and Peter Skellern present Cantabile, King's College School Choir, the Vasari Singers, the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Michael Reed and the BBC Big Band, conducted by Barry Forgie.
Producer David Rayvern Allen


Unknown: . Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Peter Skellern
Conducted By: Michael Reed
Conducted By: Barry Forgie.
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: Sunday Half Hour

Roger Royle introduces the last of four programmes for Advent.
With music from Hereford sung by the RSCM
Diocesan Choirs, the Community and School of Belmont Abbey, the congregations of the Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed
Churches and the Cathedral Choir.
Lo! He Comes With Clouds
Descending; The Angle
Gabriel; Tell Out, My Soul; Long Ago, Prophets Knew; I Saw Three Ships; Silent Night; Joy to the World. Producer Shirley Scott


Introduces: Roger Royle
Producer: Shirley Scott

: Robin Ray on Record

Seasonal CDs
Producer Tim McDonald

: Radio 2 Arts Christmas Programme

Brian Kay with a seasonal sack of musical allsorts.


Unknown: Brian Kay

: 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 John Morgan


Unknown: John Morgan

: Steve Madden

The Early Show
A gentle awakening for Christmas Eve.

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