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: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day FR VINCENT WHELAN

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Unknown: Fr Vincent Whelan

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 BISHOP DAVID SHEPPARD
English Regions: see column 5

Contributors

Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Brian Redhead

: The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

The Adventure of the Foundling Read by Aubrey Woods (Part 2 on Boxing Day)

Contributors

Read By: Aubrey Woods

: News

: Down the Thames

with Johnny Morris
A chance to hear again his account of his river cruise, first broadcast in 1965. First of two programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Morris

: News

: In Britain Now

BBC home correspondents and reporters. Introduced by EDWARD COLE. Producer JEREMY
ECCLES

Contributors

Introduced By: Edward Cole.

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110; Lord, as to thy dear cross we flee (BBC HB 293); Psalm 138: Matthew 1, vv 18-25 (AV); O come. 0 come, Immanuel iBBC KB 36)

: Morning Story

Christmas Week Specials
Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by STELLA GIBBONS
Read by Kenneth Williams
The Starkadder family celebrate the festive season in their own peculiar Doom-laden way; and there's something nasty in the Christmas pudding. Producer PAMELA HOWE

Contributors

Read By: Kenneth Williams
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

: Home to Roost

A domestic comedy about retirement written by ANNE JONES starring Deryck Guyler and Mollie Sugden as Mr and Mrs Wheeler with Norman Rossington as Jack Bailey
This week: Competition Corner With JOHN BADDELEY as Nev PATRICIA GREENE as Kath YSANNE CHURCHMAN as Ange
Producer TRAFFORD WHITELOCK BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Written By: Anne Jones
Unknown: Dcryek Guyler
Unknown: Mollie Sugden
Unknown: Mrs Wheeler
Unknown: Norman Rossington
Unknown: Jack Bailey
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Nev Patricia Greene
Unknown: Kath Ysanne Churchman

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Friend or Foe?

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nigel Murphy
1 Know My Rights - or Do

Contributors

Presenter: Nigel Murphy

: Top of the Form

Questionmasters
TIM GUDGIN and BOB HOLNESS First Round. 7: Midlands
Oswestry High School for Girls, Shropshire v Eastwood Comprehensive School, Nottingham (Rptd: Boxing Day 6.15 pm)
12.55
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather

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Unknown: Tim Gudgin

: The World at One: News

Nicholas Woolley

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Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer
Christmas Guests: Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie of The Goodies
2.0-2.2 News
Roast Turkey. Plum Pudding and a Dozen Mince Pies: FRANK MUIR and Christmas Customs.
Season of Goodwill - 4: MAURICE CHESWORTH on some Merseyside schemes to help the not so well-off.
Christmas Celebrations around the world.
Martin Muncaster reads Monsieur Favrolet's Christmas Present by RICHARD COMPTON-HALL

Contributors

Introduced By: June Knox-Mawer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Bill Oddle
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Maurice Chesworth
Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Unknown: Richard Compton-Hall

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Story of Christmas by JEAN SUTCLIFFE
Presenters JEAN ROGERS and JOHN BULL. Written and produced by JENYTH WORSLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe
Presenters: Jean Rogers
Presenters: John Bull.
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

In King's College
Chapel, Cambridge upon
Christmas Eve
(Kpta: Christmas Day
2.0 pm Radio 3)
Order of service: page 52

: Story Time

Ghost Trilogy
3: The Tudor Chimney by A. N. L. MUNBY abridged by NEVILLE TELLER
With an effort of willpower I slowly turned my head, for I was intensely curious, I wish to heaven now that I had not given way to my curiosity. For what I saw still haunts me.' Read by Peter Barkworth

Contributors

Unknown: A. N. L. Munby
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Peter Barkworth

: PM Reports

Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team
5.50 VHF
Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Woolley

: News

: Petticoat Line

Your ideas discussed by Renee Houston Janet Hitchman
Charmian Innes , Elaine Stritcb In the Chair Anona Winn
Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Producer JOHN BRIDGES
(Rptd: Boxing Day 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Janet Hitchman
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Elaine Stritcb
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: John Bridges

: The Archers

(Rptd: Christmas Day 1.45 pm)

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh

Contributors

Unknown: John Tidmarsh

: Victorian Top of the POPS

A selection of seasonal songs that made the ' charts ' in great-grand-father's day - not forgemng two piano pieces that sold a million.
Presented by Joseph Cooper Singers PAT WHITMORE
CHARLES YOUNG. JOHN GOWER DOUGLAS BLAKELY
CHARLES YOUNG SINGERS BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS conductor
ASHLEY LAWRENCE
Devised and produced by CHARLES CHILTON (Rpfd: Christmas Day 2.0 pm)

Contributors

Presented By: Joseph Cooper
Presented By: Singers Pat Whitmore
Unknown: John Gower
Unknown: Douglas Blakely
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Produced By: Charles Chilton

: Poetry Prom

Sir John Betjeman , the Poet Laureate, introduces and reads, with Jill Balcon and Gary Wat son, a programme of poems about Christmas including:
JOHN MILTON This is the Month HAROLD MONRO The Curate's Christmas Eve
T. S. ELIOT The Journey of the Magi G. R. sims: In the Workhouse,
Christmas Day
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON : Christmas at Sea
Recorded before an Invited audience in the BBC Concert Hall in London.
Producer GEORGE MACBETH Preview: page 18

Contributors

Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Gary Wat
Unknown: John Milton
Unknown: Harold Monro
Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Producer: George MacBeth

: Face at the Window

David Daiches , son of a Rabbi and Professor of English at the University of Sussex: Laurens Van der Post, whose Christmases in Africa have been worlds away from snow and fairy lights: and Leslie Thomas , who describes his first Christmas in Dr Barnado's in This Time Next Week. share their experience of Christmas from the Outside Looking In.
Producer ELIZABETH SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: David Daiches
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Producer: Elizabeth Smith

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Little OUleys
Book 2: Tenterhooks (8)

: Hoffnung Springs Eternal

Donald Swann introduces a selection of records by that eccentric humorist, musician and cartoonist Gerard Hoffnung , which includes excerpts from the Hoffnung Music Festivals and the speech at the Oxford Union.

Contributors

Introduces: Donald Swann
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung

: News

preceded by Weather

: Midnight Communion

from St Martin 's in-the-Bull Ring. Birmingham
Celebrant REV PHILIP CROWE Preacher CANON PETER HALL Epistle; 1 John 4, vv 7-15 Gospel: John 1, vv 1-14
Carols: 0 little town of Bethlehem: Hark! the herald angels sing; 0 come, all ye faithful; Unto us a boy is born'
Service sung to Hurford in D
Organist and Master Chorister GEOFFREY FLETCHER
Sub-organist ANDREW PADMORS

Contributors

Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: Philip Crowe
Unknown: Geoffrey Fletcher
Unknown: Andrew Padmors








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