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: Thought for the Day

7.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: My Kind of Music

Richard Attenborough plays some of his favourite records and explains why they give him particular pleasure (Rptd: Boxing Day, 2.15 pm)
8.55 Christmas Day Parade
Christians, awake

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Attenborough

: News

: Christmas Bells

Greetings from Winchester Cathedral: Holy Trinity, Barrow-on-Humber, Lines; St Nicholas, Kenilworth; St John the Evangelist. Alloa; Holy Trinity, Drumbo, Co Down: St Mary's, North Mimms, Herts; LlandaS Cathedral: Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem.
Introduced by ROBERT HUDSON Producer JOHN HASLAM

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Hudson
Producer: John Haslam

: The Queen

The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth

: * Christmas Morning Service

from St Andrew 's Methodist Church, Worcester: conducted by the Minister,
THE REV DERRICK GREEVES
With THE CHRISTOPHER WHITEHEAD GIRLS' SCHOOL CHOIR directed by MARJORIE POTTS
Lessons: Luke 2, vv 1-14; Matthew 2, vv 1-12
Carols: 0 come, all ye faithful; Once in royal David's city; Unto us is born a Son; While shepherds watched; Away in a manger: 0 little town; Angels, from the realms of glory; In dulei jubilo; Hark! the herald-angels sing
Organist DAVID LINDOP

Contributors

Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: Derrick Greeves
Unknown: Christopher Whitehead
Directed By: Marjorie Potts
Organist: David Lindop

: Christmas Morning

David Jacobs invites you to join him
with ARTHUR ASKEY, RONNIE BARKER, DICK BENTLEY, JOHN BLUTHAL, TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR, PETER BROUGH, CHARLIE CHESTER, JOHN CLEESE, PAT COOMBS, KEN DODD, JIMMY EDWARDS, PETER FINCH, CYRIL FLETCHER,
CLEMENT FREUD, GRAEME GARDEN, SHEILA HANCOCK, WILLIAM HARDCASTLE, MCDONALD HOBLEY, LIONEL JEFFRIES, PETER JONES, BILL JOHN LAURIE, JOHN LE MESURIER, ARTHUR LOWE, HUMPHREY LYTTELTON,
SPIKE MILLIGAN, BOB MONKHOUSE, DUDLEY MOORE, PATRICK MOORE, DEREK NIMMO, DAVID NIXON, NICHOLAS PARSONS, BILL PERTWEE, TED RAY, BERYL REID, WILLIAM RUSHTON, IAN WALLACE, JACK WATSON, JUNE WHITFIELD, KENNETH WILLIAMS and THE MIKE SAMMES SINGERS
also Hancock the Gourmet with TONY HANCOCK and SID JAMES
Produced and written by many people.
Compiled by BOB ROGERS, SIMON BRETT, DAVID HATCH and JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
(The Hosts of Christmas 1922-1972: pages 100-110)
12.55 Weather, programme news

Contributors

Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Dick Hentley
Unknown: John Bluthal
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Peter Brough
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: William Hardcastle
Unknown: McDonald Hobley
Unknown: Lionel Jeffries
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Bill John Laurie
Unknown: John Le Mesurier

: The Queen

The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth followed by News

: The Archers

: Have a Go!

with Wilfred Pickles visits the town of Padiham, Lancashire, at the Town Hall, with MABEL at ' the table ' and ERIC JAMES at the piano
Producer STEPHEN Williams
(Wilfred Pickles in Afternoon Theatre: Wednesday at 3.0, R4. His Christmas Choice: page 5)

Contributors

Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Eric James
Producer: Stephen Williams
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles

: The Spirit of Christmas Past

The Spirit gazed upon Scrooge mildly. Its gentle touch appeared still present to the old man's sense of feeling. He was conscious of a thousand odours floating in the air, each one connected with a thousand thoughts, and hopes and joys long, long forgotten! Kenneth More. in nostalgic mood, invites you to join him as he recalls how Christmas was celebrated in those far-off days of long ago.
Script by BENNY GREEN Additional research by DONNA MCDONALD
Producer JOHN KNIGHT
(The Hosts of Christmas 1922-1972: pages 100-110)

Contributors

Script By: Benny Green
Unknown: Donna McDonald
Producer: John Knight

: Christmas Afternoon Theatre: Treasure Island

The Black Spot! Pieces of Eight! Flints Treasure! Long John Silver! These are only a few of the magic ingredients of this classic adventure story.

Contributors

Writer: Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted for radio by: John Keir
Producer: Martin Jenkins
Jim Hawkins: John Rowe
Jim, a boy: Crispin Gillbard
Long John Silver: Timothy West
Squire Trelawney: William Fox
Dr Livesey: Rolf Lefebvre
Capt Smollett: Allan Cuthbertson
Israel Hands: Geoffrey Matthews
Ben Gunn: Geoffrey Bayldon
Blind Pugh: John Baddeley
Billy Bones: John Bentley
Mrs Hawkins: Alethea Charlton
Tom Morgan: John Bentley
George Merry: William Sleigh
Coastguard: Anthony Hall
Pirate: Fraser Kerr

: The Royal Year

State occasions - anniversaries - walkabouts - launchings - charity concerts....
A family business of service to the community in which each year its members carry out hundreds of engagements throughout the world.
RONALD ALLISON and AUDREY RUSSELL look back on some of the royal events of 1972. Producer ARTHUR PHILLIPS

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Allison
Unknown: Audrey Russell
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: A Half-Century of Laughter

A golden anthology of radio comedy introduced by Arthur Askey me acis: SANDY POWELL , CLAUDE DAMPIER AND BILLIE CARLYLE , JACK WARNER, MAX MILLER , MR MURGA-TROYD AND MR WINTERBOTTOM , REVNELL AND WEST, ROBB WILTON, WILL FYFFE, FRANKIE HOWERD
The Shows: Band Wagon, Hi Gang!, ITMA, Much Binding, Hancock's Half-Hour, Round the Home, The Navy Lark Producer
ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON
(Repeated: Boxing Day, 9.5 am) All the illustrations in this programme are featured in a Radio Enterprises LP record, 50 Years of Radio Comedy, REC 138m, from record shops
(The Hosts of Christmas 1922-1972: pages 100-110)
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Introduced By: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Sandy Powell
Unknown: Claude Dampier
Unknown: Billie Carlyle
Unknown: Max Miller
Unknown: Mr Winterbottom
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston

: News

: Christmas Appeal

Wireless for the Blind Fund by LORD FRASER OF LONSDALE, the blind Chairman of the Fund.
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed]

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Elsie and Doris Waters

: My Word-It's My Music!

Christmas edition of the two radio panel games devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell , David Franklin and Frank Muir challenge
Anne Scott-James , Ian Wallace and Denis Norden. In the chair Jack Longland and Steve Race who compiled the questions

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden.
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Steve Race

: The Christmas Play: Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit: an improbable farce by Noel Coward, adapted for radio by Norman Wright

with Dulcie Gray and Michael Denison

The play hilariously exploits the Eternal Triangle in a double sense - Charles Condomine lives in wedded bliss with his wife. Ruth, until his former wife, Elvira, returns to haunt them!

Contributors

Written by: Noel Coward
Adapted by: Norman Wright
Producer: Norman Wright
Elvira: Dulcie Gray
Charles: Michael Denison
Ruth: Gudrun Ure
Madame Arcati: Sylvia Coleridge
Dr Bradman: Peter Pratt
Mrs Bradman: Joan Matheson
Edith, the maid: Olwen Griffiths

: S Weather

: News

: Through the Eyes of a Child

Jean Melcalfe introduces her selection of poetry, prose and music illustrating the theme of Christmas as children see it. Interviews with children: HAROLD WILLIAMSON
Readers BARBARA KELLY and GARY WATSON , with DAVID DAICHES reading an extract from his Two Worlds. Research NOEL ILIFF Producer ELIZABETH SMITH
(Rptd: Boxing Day, 11.15 am)

Contributors

Introduces: Jean Melcalfe
Unknown: Harold Williamson
Unknown: Readers Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Gary Watson
Unknown: David Daiches
Producer: Elizabeth Smith

: An Epilogue on Christmas Day

Blessed be the hour Reader John Snagge

Contributors

Reader: John Snagge

: A Book at Bedtime

Travels with my Aunt by GRAHAM GREENE
Read by TIMOTHY WEST (16)

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Timothy West

: News

preceded by Weather

: Alvar Lidell

Nothing to do with the News
Readings of favourite poetry, unseasonable and (some of it) unreasonable.
11.45 Inshore waters forecast

: Closedown









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