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: Sunday Reading

A Christmas reading by DAME FLORA ROBSON
7.55 Weather, programme news

Contributors

Reading By: Dame Flora Robson

: News

8.10 Sunday Papers

: Wake Up with Jack de Manio

Moods and characters to give a seasonable start to the day
8.50 Programme news
8.55 Weather

: News

9.5 Sunday Papers

: The Archers

Contributors

Written By: Bruno Milna

: Morning Service

on Christmas Eve from St Michael 's Parish Church. Camberley: conducted by the Vicar. THE REV PAUL BARBER , assisted by THE REV GRAHAM THEOBALD
Hymns: It came upon the midnight clear (A and M Rev 66); 0 little town (A and M Rev 65): The first Nowell (obc 27)
Lesson: Luke 2..vv 1-14 (NEB) Te Deum
Choirmaster BRIAN SCHOLLAR Organist PAUL WREN

Contributors

Unknown: St Michael
Unknown: Paul Barber
Unknown: Graham Theobald
Choirmaster: Brian Schollar
Organist: Paul Wren

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker introduces a sequence of music for Christmas Eve chosen from records made by some of the world's great artists.

Contributors

Introduces: Richard Baker

: The Brains Trust

A selection from some of the recordings of the wartime radio programme from the BBC Sound Archives. Taking part:
DR C. E. M. JOAD , JULIAN HUXLEY COMMANDER A. B. CAMPBELL MALCOLM SARGENT
COMMANDER R. T. GOULD PHILIP GUEDALLA
HAROLD NICOISON. , BARBARA WARD Questionmaster
DONALD MCCULLOUGH
Edited by DENYS GUEROULT
12.55 Weather, programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Dr C. E. M. Joad
Unknown: Julian Huxley
Unknown: A. B. Campbell
Unknown: Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: R. T. Gould
Unknown: Philip Guedalla
Unknown: Harold Nicoison.
Unknown: Barbara Ward
Unknown: Donald McCullough
Edited By: Denys Gueroult

: The World This Weekend

Review of the Year
A survey of the main events of 1972 ... the voices and sounds that have made news during the year: presented by William Hardcastle with the help of LADY ANTONIA FRASER PAUL JOHNSON and PEREGRINE WORSTHORNE Editor ANDREW BOYLE
Producers ROBIN MALCOLM HOWARD ROGERS
(Radio Times 1972 People: p 4)

Contributors

Presented By: William Hardcastle
Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Paul Johnson
Editor: Andrew Boyle
Producers: Robin Malcolm
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Gardeners' Question Time

STEVE RACE invites FRED LOADS
BILL SOWERBUTTS, ALAN GEMMELL to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post.

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Gemmell

: The Living World

Is it true...

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, upon Christmas Eve (Order of Service: see Christmas Day, 1.15 pm. Radio 3) (Singing Joy ... : pages 6-7)

: A Slip in Time

Audrey Russell introduces a collection of personal accounts of strange experiences of ghosts, hauntings. dreams and premonitions.
Compiled by JOHN WHITEHEAD Producer ROY HAYWARD

Contributors

Introduces: Audrey Russell
Unknown: John Whitehead
Producer: Roy Hayward

: In Touch

A special Christmas edition with contributions from blind listeners of all ages. Introduced by DAVID SCOTT BLACKHALL Producer THENA HESHEL

Contributors

Introduced By: David Scott Blackhall
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited
The Variety Artists Benevolent Fund Home, Twickenham
(Extended version: Wed. 7.30)
5.55 Weather, programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Johnston

: News

: Late Joys

Christmas Eve at the Players' Theatre
Rumbustious Victorian Music-Hall with popular favourites in party mood introduced by that mirthful Master of Ceremonies John Hewer
SHEILA BERNETTE, ANNA DAWSON, ROBIN HUNTER, DENIS MARTIN
SHEILA MATHEWS, STELLA MORAY, JOAN STERNDALE BENNETT and special guests Ian Wallace and Hugh Paddick
At the piano PETER GREENWELL Producer TRAFFORD WHITELOCK

Contributors

Unknown: John Hewer
Unknown: Sheila Bernette
Unknown: Anna Dawson
Unknown: Robin Hunter
Unknown: Denis Martin
Unknown: Sheila Mathews
Unknown: Stella Moray
Unknown: Joan Sterndale Bennett
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Piano: Peter Greenwell

: My Word!

Dilys Powell and Frank Mutr challenge Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden
In the chair, Jack Longland

Contributors

Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Mutr
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: Sing Alleluia for Christmas

Andrew Cruickshank introduces Christmas hymns and carols sung by the young people of school and college choirs. Producer STEWART CROSS

Contributors

Introduces: Andrew Cruickshank

: Music to Remember

ALAN CIVIL (horn)
BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader SYDNEY HUMPHREYS conducted by ANDREW DAVIS Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Mozart Horn Concerto No 4, in E flat major. (K 495)
Strauss Suite: Der Rosenkavalier

Contributors

Leader: Sydney Humphreys
Conducted By: Andrew Davis

: Our Joyfull'st Feast

A Christmas Garland devised and presented by David Davis So now is come our joyfull'st feast
Let every man be folly:
Each room with ivy leaves Is dressed,
And every post with holly with the voices of ROSALIND SHANKS and GABRIEL WOOLF
Producer RICHARD IMISON
(Repeated: Tuesday, 3.0 pm)

Contributors

Presented By: David Davis
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Producer: Richard Imison

: Weather

: News

: The Radio Spellbinders

J. B. Priestley , A. J. Alan James Stephens who created a climate of compulsive listening
Presented by Frank Phillips in recorded classics of broadcasting
Producer MADEAU STEWART
(The Hosts of Christmas 1922-1972: pages 100-110)

Contributors

Unknown: B. Priestley
Unknown: A. J. Alan
Unknown: James Stephens
Presented By: Frank Phillips
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: Epilogue

God with us
Reader Stuart Hibberd
(An extended version of a Christmas Epilogue broadcast by Stuart Hibberd in 1936)
11.4 Weather

Contributors

Reader: Stuart Hibberd
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd

: News

: Ballads of Yesterday

Alan Keith with some records

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Keith

: Midnight Mass

from the Roman Catholic Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Billericay, Essex Celebrant FR GEOFFREY PYE assisted by FR MICHAEL WATERS
Readings: Isaiah 9, vv 1-7; Titus 2. vv 11-14; Luke 2, vv 1-14 Music 0 come. all ye faithful; Hodie Christus natus est (Britten): Make we joy now in this fest (Walton); Hark! the herald angels sing; Billericay People's Mass
Choirmasters ARTHUR SPARKS and BERNARD ANTRAM
Organist WILLIAM SMITH s.
The action of the Mass described by FR PATRICK MCENROE
1.15 Inshore waters forecast

Contributors

Unknown: Fr Geoffrey Pye
Assisted By: Fr Michael
Choirmasters: Arthur Sparks
Choirmasters: Bernard Antram
Organist: William Smith
Unknown: Fr Patrick McEnroe

: * Closedown









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