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: Roger Royle

stands in for Sarah Kennedy
with the Early Show


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy

: Pause for Thought

with Cardinal Basil Hume.

: Pause for Thought

with Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Ken Bruce

: A Caribbean Christmas -

Mona Hammond and Tommy Eytle (Blossom and Jools from EastEnders) warmly remember Christmasses past in the Caribbean with a selection of favourite music.


Unknown: Mona Hammond
Unknown: Tommy Eytle

: Sing Something Crosby

Repeated from yesterday at 4.00pm

: Fiona Armstrong

stands in for Gloria Hunniford
all week.


Unknown: Gloria Hunniford

: Ed Stewart

with the Junior Accumulator
Quiz all this week.

: The Henry Mancini Tribute

Lorelei King narrates this tribute to Hollywood's greatest composer, conductor and arranger, who died earlier this year. Producer Barry Littlechild


Producer: Barry Littlechild

: Busby Berkeley: You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet

Hollywood and Broadway conductor John McGlinn joins Chris Stuart to celebrate the career of the legendary Busby Berkeley , musical director of films such as 42nd Street,
Footlight Parade and Dames. Producer Barry Littlechild


Conductor: John McGlinn
Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Busby Berkeley
Producer: Barry Littlechild

: Hubert Gregg

says Thanks for the Memory

: Malcolm Laycock

with Dance Band Days and at 8.00 Big Band Era

: Big Band Special

The second part of a concert recorded at the Assembly Rooms, Derby, by the BBC Big Band, conducted by Barry Forgie , with Jeff Hooper.
Introduced by Sheila Tracy.


Conducted By: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Jeff Hooper.
Introduced By: Sheila Tracy.

: Humphrey Lyttetton

with The Best of Jazz on record.

: Jazz Score

The last jazz quiz in the series chaired by Benny Green from Ronnie Scott 's, London. With Ronnie Scott , George Melly , Acker Bilk and Humphrey Lyttelton.


Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Acker Bilk
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: London Calling

A comedy, broadcast over the next four evenings, about the early days of the BBC, not-so-loosely based on fact and written by Jimmy Perry. 1: In the Beginning. The microphone jammed if a speaker talked too loudly, the letters of praise and complaint flooded in, and then a new Director-
General, John Brown , came to take over the BBC. Music Roy Moore. Rpt
For cast see Thursday 29 Dec


Written By: Jimmy Perry.
Unknown: John Brown
Music: Roy Moore.

: Magic Moments of Perry Como

The veteran entertainer in conversation with David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Subject: Perry Como
Producer: Madeleine Cuming

: Digby Fairweather

with Jazz Notes in Concert
The BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie , and the Tim Richards Trio.


Conducted By: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Tim Richards Trio.

: Patrick Lunt

with Night Ride
Including at 1.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Eric Gaudion.


Unknown: Rev Eric Gaudion.

: Alex Lester

Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought

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