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: Thought for Christmas Day

THE REV WILF WILKINSON
Rector of St Mary's Church. Clifton, Nottingham
7.55 Weather; programme news Christians, awake . . .

Contributors

Unknown: Wilf Wilkinson

: Today

The News
The world on Christmas mornIng: Introduced by Jack de Manio in the studio and John Timpson in the wards of one of the big London hospitals
- 8.40 Christmas Day Parade

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Introduced By: John Timpson

: The Lost World

by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Read by MICHAEL KILGARRIFF (4) Christians, awake . . .

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Read By: Michael Kilgarriff

: The News

: Christmas Bells

Greetings from: St Mary the Virgin, Pembroke; St Mary the Virgin, Willesborough, Kent; The Old Steeple, Dundee; St Nicholas , King's Norton, Birmingham; St Bronach, Kilbroney, Rostrevor, Co Down; Sherborne Abbey, Dorset; Cathedral Church of All Saints. Wakefield; Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
Introduced by ROBERT HUDSON Produced by JOHN HASLAM

Contributors

Unknown: St Nicholas
Introduced By: Robert Hudson
Produced By: John Haslam

: The Queen

speaks to the Commonwealth
(Also broadcast on Radio 1, 2, 3. Repeated on Radio 4 at 1.0 pm. BBCtv at 3.0 pm on BBC1 and 7.20 pm on BBC2)

: Christmas Morning Service

from Guildford Cathedral Preacher THE DEAN
THE VERY REV A. C. BRIDGE
Sing, 0 sing this blessed morn Versicles, Responses (Doveton) Psalm 85
Lesson: Isaiah 9, w 2, 8, 7
Te Deum (Stanford in B flat) Lesson: St Luke 2, vv 8-16
Jubilate (Collegium Regale - Howells); Creed; Lesser Litany, Responses (Doveton); Collects
Carol: I saw three ships (trad, arr Willcocks)
Prayers: THE BISHOP OF GUILDFORD
Of the Father's love begotten Address: THE DEAN
0 come, all ye faithful
The Blessing: THE BISHOP
Precentor THE REV ERIC WARE
Organist and Master of the Choristers BARRY ROSE
Sub-Organist ANTHONY FROGGATT Captain of Tower DAVID TUBBS

Contributors

Unknown: David Tubbs

: My Kind of Music

Denis Norden plays some of his favourite records and explains why they give him particular pleasure
(Repeated: 8 January, 9.5 am)

Contributors

Presenter: Denis Norden

: Yuletide in the Music-Hall

A Christmas Box at the Players' Theatre
Dominic le Foe introduces a seasonal fairy pantomime Cinderella which has somehow become mixed up with King Lear and is set ' somewhere in Tipper ary! ' starring and with Adapted from
MAURICE BROWNING 'S stage version of u. J. BYRON 'S 1840 original by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK Musical director GEOFFREY BRAWN Production TRAFFORD WHITELOCK

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Browning
Unknown: J. Byron
The Baron O'Leary: Mr Ian Wallace
Cordelia: Miss Frances Barlow
The Fairy O'Lympia: Miss Joan Sterndale Bennett
Goner: Miss Josephine Gordon
Regan O'Leary;: Miss Doreen Hermitage
Prince Edgur Bergundl: Denis Martin
Edmundo Dandini;: Mr Robin Hunter
Mick Buttons: Mr Kim Grant
Fairy Randlda: Eleanor McCready
Fairy Chatterina: Miss Jenny Wren
Lord Curandi: Mr Michael Darbyshire

: Petticoat Line

: The Queen

speaks to the Commonwealth 1 followed by The News

: The Archers

: The World of Stanley Holloway

Variety artist, comedian, concert singer; star of musical comedy, films, and television. He celebrated his 80th birthday this year.
Talking to ANNE SUTER. he recalls songs and monologues he has made famous and discusses his personal philosophy and the qualities of character which have enabled him to remain a top entertainer for over half a century.
Produced by MADEAU STEWART

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Suter.
Produced By: Madeau Stewart

: Many a Slip

Christmas Edition

: Afternoon Theatre The Return

by BRIDGET BOLAND : adapted for radio by the author starring Flora Robson
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD
Next Friday: Albert's Bridge' by Tom Stoppard.

Contributors

Unknown: Bridget Boland
Unknown: Flora Robson
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Unknown: Tom Stoppard.
The Chaplain: James Thomason
The Prioress: Betty Hardy
Sister Agatha: Flora Robson
Lay Sister: Gwen Berryman
Peter Swithin: Gabriel Woolf
Angela Swithin: Hilda Schroder
Cyril Plummer: Denys Blakelock

: Giacomo Puccini

1858-1924
I am a mighty hunter of wildfowl, attractive women, and good opera libretti
A portrait in words and music by MICHAEL KENNEDY with WILFRED HARRISON as Puccini Narrator DAVID MAHLOWE Other parts
RONALD HARVI , PAUL WEBSTEB Produced by STANLEY WILLIAMSON

Contributors

Music By: Michael Kennedy
Unknown: Wilfred Harrison
Unknown: Ronald Harvi
Produced By: Stanley Williamson

: Secombe and Friends

Excerpts from Services Benevolent Fund Concerts in Hohne, Germany, and in Aldershot, England with Harry Secombe, Peter Goodwright, Stephanie Voss, Wally Whyton, John Bouchier and The Karlins
Accompanist to Harry Secombe, Johnny Franz
Recordings made available with the co-operation of the British Forces Broadcasting Service: edited for the BBC by John Browell
(Rptd: Boxing Day, 10.30 am)

1.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Star/Entertainer: Harry Secombe
Impressionist: Peter Goodwright
Actress: Stephanie Voss
Musician: Wally Whyton
Unknown: John Bouchier
Singers: The Karlins
Accompaniist: Johnny Franz
Edited for the BBC by: John Browell

: Christmas Appeal

Wireless for the Blind by ALVAR LIDELL
The annual opportunity to provide radio sets for blind people. Donations, - preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: Alvar Lldell , Wireless for the Blind, [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Alvar Lldell

: Top of the Form

Semi-Finals
Harris Academy Dundee (Boys) V Regent House School, Newtownards (Boys)

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday, 1.30 pm)

Contributors

Written By: Brian Hayles
Written By: Bruno Milna

: Pick of the Year

NANCY WISE makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and TV during 1970. Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Shortened version: Sat, 4.30)

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by BARONESS STOCKS DAVID FRANKLIN
THE DEAN OF ST PAUL 'S LORD BOOTHBY
Chairman DAVID JACOBS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Littlemore Hospital, Oxford

Contributors

Unknown: Baroness Stocks David Franklin
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: A Story of Our Time: The Small Woman

Introduced by Ingrid Bergman, with The story of the London parlourmaid who journeyed to China to become a missionary and who after many adventures during the Japanese Invasion led 100 orphan children across the Shansi Mountains to safety.
The dramatisation is followed by memories of Gladys Aylward in Formosa from Kathleen Langton Smith; and a discussion on the 150 years of missionary work in China and its Influence in the age of Chairman Mao by the Rev David A. Davies, Leslie Lyall, and M. Herbert Lockyer.
Compiled and produced by Alan Burgess

Contributors

Introduced by: Ingrid Bergman
Speaker: Kathleen Langton Smith
Speaker: Rev. David A. Davies
Speaker: Leslie Lyall
Speaker: Herbert Lockyer
Compiled and produced by: Alan Burgess
Gladys Aylward: Gwen Cherrell
Nurse: Patricia Gallimore
Missionary: John Gabriel
Doctor: Sean Barrett
Mrs Lawson: Betty Hardy
Mandarin: John Bryning
Linnan: Alan Barry
David: Hector Ross
Sualan jo: Manning Wilson

: Weather.

: The News

: The Time of My Life

David Davis (' David ') chooses his years with the BBC Children's Hour
Taking part: MAY E. JENKIN JOSEPHINE PLUMMER BARBARA SLEIGH
GEOFFREY DEARMER
Singers BETTY BASKCOMB ANTHONY HALL
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD 1

Contributors

Unknown: David Davis
Unknown: E. Jenkin
Unknown: Josephine Plummer
Unknown: Barbara Sleigh
Unknown: Geoffrey Dearmer
Unknown: Singers Betty Baskcomb
Produced By: Graham Gauld

: Mary's Child

An anthology of readings and music with Andrew Cruickshank and the choir of ST KATHARINE'S COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, LIVERPOOL
Directed by IAN SHARP

Contributors

Reader: Andrew Cruickshank
Directed By: Ian Sharp

: A Book at Bedtime: Whisky Galore: 10

by Compton Mackenzie
Read by John Graham

Contributors

Author: Compton Mackenzie
Reader: John Graham

: Christmas Night with the Mike Sammes Singers

and their special guest Ronnie Barker
With Judy Bennett, also the recorded voices of Paul Gallico and Alec Guinness
Introduced by Tim Gudgin
Ronnie Barker's material written by John Graham

Contributors

Singers: The Mike Sammes Singers
Actor: Ronnie Barker
Actress: Judy Bennett
Presenter: Tim Gudgin
Ronnie Barker's material written by: John Graham
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: The Late News

All the day's news preceded by Weather.

: Closedown









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