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: News

: Farming Today

C.40 Prayer for the Day REV RICHARD HARRIES

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Harries

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester and Nigel Rees in London
At 7.0 and 8.6 News and more of Today, including Thought for the Day at 7.45*
English Regions: see column 5

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: News

: Voice of the People: [number removed]

Ring Birmingham [number removed]and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners. Producer JENNY DE YONG BBC Birmingham
The lines are open from 8.0am

Contributors

Unknown: George Scott

: News

: Christmas is for Children

Do they still look forward to it as their parents did? Are the pleasures of anticipation still the same? Christmas 1976. as seen in prospect by children in rural Wales and urban Belfast, in a children's home and a us Army Air Force base and in a Sussex village school. Introduced by Nanette Newman Devised and produced by DON MOSEY BBC Manchester

Contributors

Introduced By: Nanette Newman
Produced By: Don Mosey

: Daily Service

NEM, p 25: 0 come. 0 come, Immanuel (BBC HB 36): Psalm 119, vv 137-144 (bcp): Isaiah 64, vv 1-9 (av): Wake, 0 wake! for night is flying (BBC HB 40)

: Morning Story

The Old Soul by GEOFFREY PERKINS
Read bv Martin Muncaster Producer DAVID SHUTE BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Producer: David Shute

: News

: A Pause forPunctuation

An illustration of the ways in which punctuation has been used in comedy by STAINLESS STEPHEN, ALLAN SHERMAN , WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE , VICTOR BORGE and others.
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS

Contributors

Unknown: Allan Sherman
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Victor Borge
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: You and Yours

Mind and Body Edition Presenter Bill Breckon with your letters

Contributors

Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Just a Minute

Wednesday's broadcast)
12.55
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Gordon Clough

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
On the Outside Looking In: how do those from other lands and religions spend their Christmas in this country!
2.0-2.2 News
My Christmas: a personal view from DAPHNE HUBBARD.
Calypso, West Indian and Greek Carols: a selection from composer PAUL NICOLAIDES. BBC Bristol
Bertie's Christmas Eve by SAKI
Read by Ian Carmichael
(Ian Carmichael is in ' Out on a Limb' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Daphne Hubbard.
Unknown: Paul Nicolaides.
Read By: Ian Carmichael
Read By: Ian Carmichael

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Story of Christmas by JEAN SUTCLIFFE
Presenters AURIOL SMITH and SEAN BARRETT
Written by RACHAEL BIRLEY Producer JENYTH WORSLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe
Presenters: Auriol Smith
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Written By: Rachael Birley
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

in King's College
Chapel, Cambridge upon
Christmas Eve
(Rptd: Christmas Day 3.0 pm R3).
Order of service: page 62

: Story Time

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by LEWIS CARROLL
Read by BERNARD CRIBBINS
Epilogue by ANNE ROSENFELD
S: Alice takes a proper examination to be a Queen, and attends an important feast at which some extraordinary things happen.... Humpty Dumpty looks for Hippopotamus. the Red Queen changes into a kitten and Alice goes back through the looking-glass. 7n a Wonderland they lie.
Dreaming as the days go by.... . Life, what it it but a dreamt

Contributors

Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Read By: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Anne Rosenfeld

: PM Reports

Gordon Clough
5.50 VHF
Regional news and weather

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Clough

: News

: TheBurkissWay

: The Archers

(Repeated: Boxing Day 2.15 pm)

: News

: The Ox and the Ass

A short story for Christmas Eve by BENITO PÉREZ GALDÓS, translated by LESTER CLARK and read by Tony Britton
Producer MARGARET ETALL
(New Year's Eve: The Princess and the Urchin)

Contributors

Translated By: Lester Clark
Read By: Tony Britton
Producer: Margaret Etall

: Pick

of the Week
Presented by MARGARET HOWARD Producer DENYS GUEROULT

Contributors

Presented By: Margaret Howard
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Russell Braddon Patricia Hayes Terry Wogan Lord Soper
Chairman David Jacobs from Avon
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN BBC Bristol
(Rptd: Christmas Day 1.15 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Russell Braddon
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America

by ALISTAIR COOKE
(Rptd: Christmas Sun 9.15 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Brain of Britain meets Many a Slip

Challenge Match
The finalists from this year's contest:
Thomas Dyer (Brain of Britain 1976). Thomas Chivers
Margery Elliott. Andrew Turner meet David Nixon
Eleanor SummerBeld
Tim Rice , Gillian Reynolds in a less-than-serious edition of Radio 4's nationwide general knowledge contest.
Chairman Robert Robinson
Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN , who, With IAN GILLIES , sets the questions Producer TONY LUKE
(Rptd: Christmas Sun 12.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Dyer
Unknown: Thomas Chivers
Unknown: Margery Elliott.
Unknown: Andrew Turner
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Eleanor Summerbeld
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies

: Weather

: News

: Mincepiety

A Christmas anthology written and compiled by Robert Giddings
Introduced by Jeremy Carrad
And when it comes it brings - what? It seems it brings all things to all men. The face of Christmas is many-sided ... ' From John Milton to Dickens and T. H. White, a collection of Seasonal Gems drawn from the wealth of English literature. V/ith the voices of DOUGLAS BLACKWELL. PETER HOWELL PAUL NICHOLSON, MARY WIMBUSK and DAVID YELLAND Produced and directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol (Rptd: Christmas Day 4.40 put)

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Giddings
Introduced By: Jeremy Carrad
Directed By: Brian Miller

: The Dog

by IVAN TURGENEV adapted by PETER FOZZARD froa the translation by CONSTANCE GARNETT with ' Do you seriously maintain that something supernatural has happened to you? Something inconsistent with the laws of nature ... ? ' and the mild little Hussar launches into his strange tale of a haunting and its consequences.
Producer PETER NOVIS Director IAN COTTERELL

Contributors

Adapted By: Peter Fozzard
Translation By: Constance Garnett
Producer: Peter Novis
Director: Ian Cotterell
The Hussar: Timothy West
Guest: Marcus Campbell
Civil servant: Nigel Graham
Manservant: Peter Craze
Neighbour: Malcolm Reid
Lady: Carole Boyd

: News

preceded by Weather

: Midnight Massof Christmas

from the Priory Church of Christ the King, Cockfosters. London Celebrant and Preacher
DOM EDMUND JONES , OSB
Readings: Isaiah 9, vv 2-7; Titus 2, vv 11-14; Luke 2, vv 1-14
Music:
Procession to the Crib: Once in royal David's city
Entry to the Mass: 0 come, aU ye faithful
The Offertory: Unto us is born; The Sussex Carol
The Communion: While shepherds watched; Torches
Recessional: 0 little town of Bethlehem
Common of the Mass: A New People's Mass by DOM GREGORY MURRAY Choirmaster pkiup ASKER
Organist RAYMOND DUNNE

Contributors

Unknown: Dom Edmund Jones
Choirmaster: Dom Gregory Murray
Organist: Raymond Dunne








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