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: Today

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

Contributors

Duced By: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: In a Beautiful Pea-green Boat

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)

Contributors

Unknown: J. M. Scott
Abridged By: Madge Hart
Read By: Kerry Francis
Producer: John Cardy

: News

: A Half-Century of Laughter

Introduced by Arthur Askey

Contributors

Introduced By: Arthur Askey

: David Franklin

looks at other people's Christmases in the BBC Sound Archives.

: Daily Service

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)

: The Entertainers

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)

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Steele
Told By: Frank Dixon
Producer: Herbert Smith

: Through the Eyes of a Child

Jean Metcalfe 's
Christmas anthology
(Extended version of Monday's broadcast)

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Metcalfe

: You and Yours

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

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Frances Berthelsen
Unknown: Bill Lawrence
Unknown: Xenia Field

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William HardcasUe

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcasue

: The Archers

: Twenty Questions

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

Contributors

Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Norman Hackforlh
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: David Franklin
Producer: John Cassels

: My Kind of Music

Richard Attenborough

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Attenborough

: Story Time

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)

Contributors

Unknown: Caroline John

: PM Reports

William Hardcastle and PM s reporting team
5.50 VHF: Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, programme news

Contributors

Unknown: William Hardcastle

: News

: Milligna

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.

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed. 1.30 pm)

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views

Contributors

Unknown: Adam Raphael

: A Christmas Scrapbook

louks back upon the many ways in which radio has celebrated the festival of The Manger and the Mistletoe
1922-19*1
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
VIVIENNE CHATTERTON
LAURENCE GILLIAM
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)

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Baily
Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: Gracie Fields
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.
Unknown: Gillie Potter
Unknown: Vivienne Chatterton
Unknown: Laurence Gilliam
Unknown: Stanford Robinson.
Unknown: John Watt
Unknown: Stanley Maxted
Unknown: Edward Ward
Unknown: Godfrey Talbot.
Unknown: Wilfrid Thomas
Unknown: Mr Walton
Unknown: Handy Drummer
Unknown: H. F. Wilson
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Joan Harben
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Geoffrey Lewis
Unknown: Olive Gregg
Unknown: Dudley Rolph
Unknown: John Cazabon
Turned By: Freddy Grisewood
Producer: Vernon Harris

: Ivor Novello

A man and his music

: Everett on Everett

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

Contributors

Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Producer: Richard Gilbert

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Generation of Peace?

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.

Contributors

Reporter: Ronald Robson

: A Book at Bedtime

Travels with my Aunt by GRAHAM GREENE
Read by TIMOTHY WEST (17)

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Timothy West

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown









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