The world on Boxing Day: a holiday edition of Radio 4's breakfast time magazine introduced by Michael Aspel
6.50 Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER VHF: Regional news, weather
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.0 News and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdesk; at 7.40 Boxing Day Parade
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50 Travel news
VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at .8.25 Sportsdesk; at 8.40 Boxing Day Parade
Regional VHF: see Variations
by J. M. SCOTT abridged by MADGE HART Read by Kerry Francis
Bordas had meant to drown himself. Instead here he was adrift in the middle of the ocean, in a rubber dinghy with a helpless child ... Producer JOHN CARDY
(First of nine instalments)
Introduced by Arthur Askey
looks at other people's Christmases in the BBC Sound Archives.
NEM p 99: In the bleak midwinter (BBC HB 51): Psalm 46: Acts 6, vv 8-15, and 7, vv 55-60 (av); The Son of God goes forth to war (BBC HB 235)
Tommy Steele - I wanna be an all-round entertainer
The story told by FRANK DIXON Producer HERBERT SMITH (from Manchester)
(Repeated: Friday, 9.5 am)
Jean Metcalfe 's
(Extended version of Monday's broadcast)
Derek Cooper presents a Boxing Day Edition in which
FRANCES BERTHELSEN tastes the smell ... BILL LAWRENCE takes a sideways look at law and disorder .." . XENIA FIELD advises on keeping those gift plants alive and blooming.
VHF South West: see Variations
A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William HardcasUe
From the wardroom of HMS Norfolk
Anona Winn, Joy Adamson
Norman Hackforlh , Peter Glaze try to guess objects thought up by the ship's company
David Franklin in the chair Producer JOHN CASSELS
Lady Susan by JANE AUSTIN with Caroline John
Part 1: 'My dear Brother - can no longer refuse myself the pleasure of profiting by your kind invitation ... '
So begins Lady Susan's lengthy sojourn at Churchhill, home of her late husband's brother, where her polished social manners cannot disguise from the discerning her total lack of natural feeling.
(Cast for the week: page 99)
William Hardcastle and PM s reporting team
5.50 VHF: Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
or Your Favourite Spike
Join Spike Milligan and his friends isee this time last week: page 39) for more uncorrected mishaps. Today's guest singer is Salena Jones.
Adam Raphael presenting world news and views
louks back upon the many ways in which radio has celebrated the festival of The Manger and the Mistletoe
Written and compiled by LESLIE BAILY with the voices of: KING GEORGE V, KING GEORGE VI QUEEN ELIZABETH II
ROBERT DONAT , GRACIE FIELDS
JOYCE GRENFELL. GILLIE POTTER
STANFORD ROBINSON. JOHN WATT
STANLEY MAXTED , EDWARD WARD
GODFREY TALBOT. WILFRID THOMAS MR WALTON
HANDY DRUMMER H. F. WILSON
TOMMY HANDLEY in ITMA with JOAN HARBEN ARTHUR ASKEY and RICHARD MURDOCH in Band Wagon THE KENTUCKY MINSTRELS
CHOIR OF KING'S COLLEGE CHAPEL, CAMBRIDGE: THE BACH CHOIR LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
SAVOY HAVANA BAND
Soldiers at Montgomery's HQ in France and GEOFFREY LEWIS , OLIVE GREGG
DUDLEY ROLPH and JOHN CAZABON Pages turned by FREDDY GRISEWOOD
Producer VERNON HARRIS
(Revised version of the broadcast on Christmas Eve 1959)
(The Hosts of Christmas 1922-1972: pages 100-110)
A Boxing Day extravaganza with a cast of one
Kenny Everett , the voice of them all, side-steps radio's old-fashioned, nostalgic celebration of Christmas and chases your chuckle-buds with a mouthful of jokes and a fistful of records.
A Shakespeare play in three minutes, an undiluted history of the Beatles. a survey of commercial radio in America, a look back at the technological breakthroughs of 1972. and the adventures of Special Agent Rock Salmon - these are just a few of KENNY EVERETT 'S seasonal offerings.
Producer RICHARD GILBERT
Douglas Stuart reporting
Four programmes examining, in the light of President Nixon's election slogan, some of the world's trouble-spots and their prospects.
The Far East: a report by Ronald Robson, the BBC'S TV correspondent there.
Travels with my Aunt by GRAHAM GREENE
Read by TIMOTHY WEST (17)