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: Thought for the Day

THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, DR DONALD COGGAN
7.55 Weather, programme news
Christians, awake

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Donald Coggan

: News

: My Kind of Christmas Music

Robert Dougall plays some of his favourite records and explains why they give him particular pleasure. gramophone records
(Extended rpt: Boxing Day 4.5) Around the World in 60 Days with Robert Dougall : 8 Jan 4.5 pm
S.55 Christmas Day Parade
Christians, awake . . .

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Dougall
Unknown: Robert Dougall

: News

: Christmas Bells

Greetings from St Thomas 's, Belfast; St Mary's Scottish Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh; St Mawgan and St Nicholas, Mawgan-in-Pydar, Cornwall; St Michael 's, Llantarnam. Gwent; St Andrew 's, East Hagbourne, Berks; St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich; St Wil frid's, Harrogate; Christchurch Cathedral, NZ; the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem.
Introduced by ROBERT HUDSON Producer JOHN HASLAM

Contributors

Unknown: St Thomas
Unknown: St Michael
Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: St Wil
Introduced By: Robert Hudson
Producer: John Haslam

: The Queen

The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth

: Christmas Morning Service

Holy Communion from the Cathedral and Abbey Church of StAlban. Celebrant, The Dean VERY REV PETER MOORE
Preacher RT REV ROBERT RUNCIE , Bishop of St ALbans
Hymns (EH): Of the Father's love begotten (613); It came upon the midnight clear (26) Carol: Sunny Bank (Hurford)
Anthem: Hodie Christus natus est (Sweelinck)
Lessons (AV); Micah 5, vv 2-4: Titus 2, vv 11-14; Luke 2, vv 1-20 Service to Merbecke and Stanford in c and F. Master of the MUSiC PETER HURFORD
Assistant SIMON LINDLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Moore
Unknown: Robert Runcie
Unknown: F. Master
Unknown: Assistant Simon Lindley

: Christmas Morning

David Jacobs
Invites you to Join him with RONNIE BARKER, WILFRID BRAMBELL, TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR, SIR NEVILLE CARDUS
CHARLES CHILTON, JOHN CLEESE, HARRY H. CORBETT
BERNARD CRIBBINS
LESLIE CROWTHER , BARRY CRYER, FREDDIE DAVIES, PERCY EDWARDS, RAY FELL, GRAEME GARDEN
DENNIS GOMM, PETER GOODWRIGHT, SHEILA HANCOCK, TONY HANCOCK DAVID HATCH , BOB HOPE
GEORGE HOUSE, KENNETH HORNE, SID JAMES , DAVID JASON
JOHN JUNKIN, JO KENDALL, BILL KERR, ROGER KITTER, DAVE LEE, ALFRED MARKS
BETTY MARSDEN, ERIC MORECAMBE and ERNIE WISE, FRANK MUIR, MIKE NEWMAN, MIKE NEVILLE, BILL ODDIE, HUGH PADDICK
BILL PERTWEE, ESTHER RANTZEN, AL READ, WILLIAM RUSHTON
HUGH SCANLON, DOUGLAS SMITH, BARRY TOOK, JUNE WHITFIELD, KENNETH WILLIAMS, CHARLES YOUNG and THE KING'S SINGERS also a Christmas repeat of Take It From Here (1958) with JIMMY EDWARDS, DICK BENTLEY, JUNE WHITFIELD, WALLAS EATON, THE KEYNOTES and AUGMENTED
BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA conducted by HARRY RABINOWITZ
Written and produced by many people. Compiled by JOHN LLOYD and JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
12.55 Weather, programme news

Contributors

Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Sir Neville Cardus
Unknown: Charles Chilton
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Harry H. Corbett
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Freddie Davies
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Dennis Gomm
Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Sid James
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Roger Kitter
Unknown: Dave Lee
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Mike Newman
Unknown: Mike Neville
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Hugh Scanlon
Unknown: Douglas Smith
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Charles Young
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: John Fawcett Wilson

: The Queen

The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth followed by News

: Dad's Army Special Christmas Edition: Present Arms

Based on the original TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
Featuring John Laurie, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender
with Bill Pertwee, Pearl Hackney, Larry Martyn, Geoffrey Lumsden, Jack Watson, Norman Bird and John Snagge

Capt Mainwaring and his men pit their wits against Eastgate Platoon for the honour of guarding a VIP.
(Rptd: Boxing Day 7.30 pm)

Contributors

Writer: Jimmy Perry
Writer: David Croft
Adapted for radio by: Harold Snoad
Adapted for radio by: Michael Knowles
Additional music provided by: Jack Emblow
Additional music provided by: Len Johnson
Producer: John Dyas
Captain Mainwaring: Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson: John Le Mesurier
L/Corporal Jones: Clive Dunn
Private Fraser: John Laurie
Private Godfrey: Arnold Ridley
Private Pike: Ian Lavender
Chief Warden: Bill Pertwee
Mrs Pike: Pearl Hackney
Private Walker: Larry Martyn
Captain Square: Geoffrey Lumsden
Brigadier/Cheerful Charlie Cheeseman: Jack Watson
Bert Postlethwaite: Norman Bird
Announcer: John Snagge

: The Archers

: Just a Minute

: Vice Versa

or A Lesson to Fathers
A comic adventure (1881) by F. ANSTEY : adapted for radio by CONSTANCE cox and for Christmas by RAYMOND RAIKES with Norman Shelley
Schoolboys: IAN ALLIS, ANTHONY DANIELS , ROBERT KING , DANIEL ROSE, IAN SHARROCK , BARNABY WILLIAMS. Railwaymen: MICHAEL DEACON , PAUL GAYMON , PETER PACEY Producer RAYMOND RAIKES

Contributors

Unknown: F. Anstey
Unknown: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Anthony Daniels
Unknown: Robert King
Unknown: Ian Sharrock
Unknown: Barnaby Williams.
Unknown: Michael Deacon
Unknown: Paul Gaymon
Unknown: Peter Pacey
Producer: Raymond Raikes
The Author: David Davis
Paul Bultitude, a City Merchant: Norman Shelley
Dick, Barbara, Roly, his children: Brian Hewlett
Dick, Barbara, Roly, his children: Kate Coleridge
Dick, Barbara, Roly, his children: Elizabeth Morgan
Boaler, butler: Peter Williams
Dr Grimstone, headmaster: Denis McCarthy
His daughter: Madi Hedd
Old lady: Betty Huntley-Wright
Gentlemen in railway carriage: Hector Ross
Gentlemen in railway carriage: Alan Rowe
Marmaduke Paradine, an adventurer: Trader Faulkner

: And Then We Wrote...

Flanders and Swann

: At Home with Badgers

MARTIN MUNCASTER joins MONICA EDWARDS as evening falls in a wooded valley near her home to watch what happens as the badgers emerge from their setts. Producer DILYS BREESE

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Producer: Dilys Breese

: News

: Christmas Appeal

Wireless for the Blind Fund
The annual appeal made this year by RICHARD BAKER
Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Richard Baker

: Petticoat Line

Renée Houston. Isobel Barnett Katie Boyle , Janet Hitchman In the chair Anona Winn
Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER. Producer JOHN BRIDGES (Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Katie Boyle
Unknown: Janet Hitchman
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter.

: The Archers

(Rptd: Boxing Day 1.30 pm)

: Tommy Steele at Christmas Time

A Celebration Special
Tommy Steele remembers pantomimes, plays, films and long-run musicals in which he has appeared during the Festive Season; with songs on records and a reminiscent anecdote or two from his stage producer FREDDIE CARPENTER.
Compiled and produced by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK
(Rptd: Boxing Day 11.5 am)
(Tommy is in 'Hans Ander sen ' at the London Palladium)

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Steele
Producer: Freddie Carpenter.
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock
Unknown: Hans Ander

: A Study in Scarlet

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Dramatised by Michael Hardwick
with Dinsdale Landen
and Frederick Treves

An American is found dead in an empty house in the Brixton Road. Insp Gregson is puzzled. He consults an eccentric young gentleman, Mr Sherlock Holmes.

Contributors

Sherlock Holmes: Robert Powell
Dr. Watson: Dinsdale Landen
Insp. Lestrade: John Hollis
Insp. Gregson: Frederick Treves
Jefferson Hope: Don Fellows
PC Rance: John Samson
Mme Charpentier: Madi Hedd
Alice Charpentier: Carole Boyd
Mrs. Sawyer: Nigel Lambert
Enoch J. Drebber: Paul Maxwell
Stangerson: Peter Whitman
Commissionaire: Alan Dudley
Violinist: Lionel Bentley
Written By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised By: Michael Hardwick
Produced By: Roger Pine

: Beniamino Gigli

Records of the great Italian tenor

: News

and Weather

: Kenneth Horne

Round the Horne and back - to Much-Binding in-the-Marsh
Richard Murdoch introduces an appreciation of a unique radio entertainer, with recordings from his many broadcasts Producer BOBBY JAYE
(First broadcast in Celebration)

Contributors

Introduces: Richard Murdoch
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Bing Sings

Some of his favourite records, including ' White Christmas

: A Christmas Epilogue

Read by Sir John Gielgud and Rosalind Shanks
Music contributed by the BBC SINGERS. The sequence compiled by H. COLIN DAVIS

Contributors

Read By: Sir John Gielgud
Read By: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: H. Colin Davis

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown









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