The Unambiguous Yes
BISHOP DAVID SIIEPPARD talks about the Christmas promise.
7.55 Weather, programme news
Paul Barnes presents Radio 4's Boxing Day morning special, including Sportsdesk at 8.27
by WILLIAM J. LOCKE
The Adventure of the Foundling (concluded) abridged and read by Aubrey Woods
A Christmas Confection of Poetry, Prose. Custom and Tradition, culminating in a Moving Melodrama The Grip of Iron
Introduced by Frank Muir with GABRIEL WOOLF
JONATHAN CECIL. FRANCES JEATER and the piano of COLIN SELL Producer SIMON BRETT Preview: page 18
NEM, p 118; Sweet was the song the Virgin sang (Carols for Choirs I 34); Psalm 118, vv 13-24; Acts 6, vv 8-15 and 7, vv 55-60 (Rsv); Good King Wenceslas looked out (Carols for Choirs I 13)
Christmas Week Specials Soaked in Seaweed or Upset in the Ocean by STEPHEN I.EACOCK Read by Robin Ray
(Extended version of the broadcast on Christmas Day)
for Boxing Day
Jeanine McMullen introduces a special Country edition in which we meet Panda sheep, Norfolk lurchers, a New Forest craftsman, and an organic farmer.
Weather and programme news VIIF Regional news and weather
In which Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise introduce some more favourite entertainers of a few years ago, including:
SID FIELD, FLANAGAN AND ALLEN, GEORGE FORMBY, RONALD FRANKAU, WILL FYFFE, TOMMY HANDLEY, WILL HAY, MAX MILLER, GILLIE POTTER, SUZETTE TARRI, WHEELER AND WILSON and ROBB WILTON and reminisce with DAVID WILLMOTT
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
A play by DAVID WADE based on the fairy tale of the same name by HANS CHRISTIAN ANDER -SEN. to mark the centenary of his death in 1875. Producer GRAHAM GAULD
Song of the Nightingale:
Cyril Cusack as Bernard Shaw If we always thought him to be a caustic and cantankerous old rascal, this programme more than confirms the view.
(THE DAILY TELEGRAPH)
An account of Shaw's relationship with the BBC over more than a quarter of a century. Narrator Noel Johnson Written and produced by ALAN HAYDOCK
And What have they Done to my Plays?
Excerpts from two musical adaptations of plays by BERNARD SHAW - My Fair Lady and 7'he Chocolate Soldier: records
Regional news and weather
(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)
MARGARET HOWARD presents her personal selection from BBC Radio and Television broadcasts, reflecting Christmas and the past year.
Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON
(Repeated- Saturday 10.30 am)
Russell Braddon Arthur Marshall Patricia Hayes
The Bishop of Salisbury from Avon
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN BBC Bristol
Rptd: Sat, 1.15; Mon, 11.5 am) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (New Year's Day at
7.30 pm) to: Any Answers? BBC. Bristol BSS 2LR
by ALISTAIR COOKE
'Repeated: Sunday 9 15 am)
The celebrated accompanist introduces records of some of the famous artists he has worked with.
A Victorian thriller by Patrick Hamilton adapted for radio and produced by Raymond Raikes with Barbara Jefford and Raymond Huntley
The play begins in the rather terrifying darkness of the late afternoon - the foggy hour as it were. before the dawn of gaslight and tea... The scene is a living-room on the first floor of a four-storied house in a gloomy and unfashionable quarter of London. The period is the latter part of the last century. (Broadcast in 1968)
Christmas Pantomime Horse played by David Jason. Bill Wallis
Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett with Bill McGuffle on Jlnglebells
Glossy material by COLIN BOSTOCK -SMITH and DAVID RENWICK Produced from a hat by JOHN LLOYD