6.40 Prayer for the Day FR VINCENT WHELAN
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
The Adventure of the Foundling Read by Aubrey Woods (Part 2 on Boxing Day)
with Johnny Morris
A chance to hear again his account of his river cruise, first broadcast in 1965. First of two programmes
BBC home correspondents and reporters. Introduced by EDWARD COLE. Producer JEREMY
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)
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
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
Presenter Nigel Murphy
1 Know My Rights - or Do
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)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by June Knox-Mawer
Christmas Guests: Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie of The Goodies
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
Story: The Story of Christmas by JEAN SUTCLIFFE
Presenters JEAN ROGERS and JOHN BULL. Written and produced by JENYTH WORSLEY
In King's College
Chapel, Cambridge upon
(Kpta: Christmas Day
2.0 pm Radio 3)
Order of service: page 52
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
A. N. L.
Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team
Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
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)
(Rptd: Christmas Day 1.45 pm)
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
Devised and produced by CHARLES CHILTON (Rpfd: Christmas Day 2.0 pm)
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,
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON : Christmas at Sea
Recorded before an Invited audience in the BBC Concert Hall in London.
Producer GEORGE MACBETH Preview: page 18
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
Douglas Stuart reporting
The Little OUleys
Book 2: Tenterhooks (8)
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.
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