Barry Norman presents Radio 4's two-hour Boxing Day morning special. Including at 6.50 Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER ; Weather, programme news at
6.55 and 7.55.
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.25 and 8.25; Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 by RT HON SHIRLEY WILLIAMS , MP
by EVELYN WAUGH
Read by HUGH BURDEN (3)
Records introduced by Richard Baker
(A shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)
This legendary musical extravaganza opened at His Majesty's Theatre in London on 31 August 1916, and ran for .2,238 performances.
Tom Driberg recalls the joys of seeing it, four times, during its record-beating run.
With songs from the show sung by INIA TE WIATA and JULIE BRYAN
Producer PATRICIA BRENT
NEM, p 118; God from on high hath heard (BBC HB 49); Psalm 91, vv 1-13; Acts 6, vv 8-15, and 7, vv 55-60 (AV); The Son of God goes forth to war (BBC HR 235)
A Dangerous Remedy by RHYS DAVIES
Read by Ryan Davies
No chance visitor to Three Saints could believe at first. But there alive on her three-legged stool outside her cottage door sat Jane Puw , ready to tell how she was snatched out of the jaws of death by an ordinary cow. Producer MARION GRIFFITH WILLIAMS
Jeanine McMullen introduces another edition fresh from the country, including:
What's happening to rural transport in Wales?; an exclusive Interview with the champion sprout-picker of Worcester; cycling through the Yorkshire dales; plus other seasonal items and letters.
12.55 medium tvave only
Weather, programme news
in which Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise introduce some of their favourites from the Hall of Fame series, including: JACK BUCHANAN
FLANAGAN and ALLEN GEORGE FORMBY , WILL BAT TOMMY HANDLEY
LUCAN and MCSHANE MAX MILLER , VIC OLIVER
SUZETTE TARRI , NAUNTON WAYNE and ROBB WILTON
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
More from Suzette Tarrf <n a host of British Comediennes: Celebration on New Year's Day
by AUBREY WOODS with Carleton Hobbs as Rev George Minter
Six days to Christmas, and the Rev George Minter , in bed with a broken leg, is anxious not to miss the festivities in his local church. Though ' festivities hardly describes what follows.
Producer GLYN DEARMAN
Dr Arthur Barrie:
Major Edward Deighton:
Sgt Harold Dickinson:
(Extended version of the broadcast on Christmas Day)
The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM 's reporting team
(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)
Adam Raphael presenting world news and views
Arthur Lowe , John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn in Present Arms: Capt Mainwar ing and his men pit their wits against Eastgate Platoon for the honour of guarding a VIP.
A fairy tale with music by HERBERT and ELEANOR FARJEON adapted by RAYMOND RAIKES Music by CLIFTON PARKER with Jane Wenham as Cinderella The voices of the Things:
The Four Spirits: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and The Court Ladies: The Marquise of Cinnamon, The Countess of Caraway, The Baroness of Allspice, The Archduchess of Cochineal, The Viscountess of Cloves, The Margravine of Mace. sung by a section of the AMBROSIAL SINGERS
LONDON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader LIONEL BENTLEY conducted by LIONEL SALTER
Producer RAYMOND RAIKES (1964)
The Rocking chair:
The Sisters: Arethusa:
The Fairy Godmother:
Douglas Stuart reporting
Smokescreen by DICK FRANCIS Read by JACK WATSON (3)
from the book
Thoughts and Adventures by WINSTON S. CHURCHILL arranged bv MICHAEL HARDWICKReader Patrick Wymark
Sir Winston Churchill 's celebrated essay on the delights awaiting anyone who takes up paintbrush and oils for the first time.