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: Nativity Reading

ROBERT EDDISON reads the Birth narrative from the Gospel According to St Luke

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Eddison

: News

and Weather

: Frank Muir goes into.... Pleasure

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks on the humour of the subject. and the voices of ALAN BENNETT PETER COOK and DUDLEY MOORE
BOB NEWHART , JOYCE GRENFELL INSTANT SUNSHINE
JERRY STILLER and ANNE MEARA MICHAEL FLANDERS and DONALD SWANN
Producer SIMON BRETT
(Repeated: Boxing Day 1.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Bob Newhart
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Jerry Stiller
Unknown: Anne Meara
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Donald Swann
Producer: Simon Brett

: Weather; programme news

0 come, all ye faithful

: News

: Christmas Bells

ROBERT HUDSON introduces Christmas morning greetings from the bells of St Peter and St Paul , Ormskirk,
Lancashire; St Mary's, Coity, Mid-Glamorgan; St Stephen's, Bristol; St Edmund 's, Kessingland, Suffolk; Christ Church, Lurgan, Co Armagh; The Church of The Holy Rude. Stirling; St Mary's, Luton; the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem. Producer JOHN HASLAM

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Hudson
Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: St Edmund
Producer: John Haslam

: The Queen

The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth

: Christmas Morning Service

from St Anne 's Cathedral, Belfast, conducted by the Dean, VERY REV SAMUEL B. CROOKS
Preacher: RT REV
ARTHUR H. BUTLER , Bishop of Connor
Master of the Music JONATHAN GREGORY
Sub-organist EDWIN GRAY
Readings: Isaiah t, vv 2-7; Luke 2, vv 8-16
Hymns: 0 come, all ye faithful; While shepherds watched their flocks; Ding dong! merrily on high; Away in a manger
Anthem: The Shepherds' Cradle Song. BBC N Ireland

Contributors

Unknown: St Anne
Unknown: Samuel B. Crooks
Unknown: Arthur H. Butler
Music: Jonathan Gregory
Music: Sub-Organist Edwin

: David Jacobs' Crackers

An Invitation to celebrate Christmas morning in the company of WOODY ALLEN , ALAN BENNETT, MICHAEL BENTINE, DAD'S ARMY, WINDSOR DAVIES, LES DAWSON, THE GOONS, TONY HANCOCK, HINGE AND BRACKET, KENNETH HORNE, THE KING'S SINGERS, MORECAMBE AND WISE and many others
David Jacobs introduces a seasonal selection of widely varied entertainment, including a special Christmas edition of Steptoe and Son, starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett
With DOUGLAS BLACKWELL and NICOLETTE MCKENZIE
Written and adapted for radio by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON
Compiled and produced by BOBBY JAYE and GEOFFREY PERKINS

Contributors

Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Introduced by: David Jacobs
Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Harry H. Corbett
Unknown: Nicolette McKenzie
Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson
Produced By: Bobby Jaye
Produced By: Geoffrey Perkins

: The Queen

The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth

: News

: Any Questions?

: Robin Ray

presents for your pleasure a weekly selection of popular classics, in performances chosen from over 75 years of gramophone recordings,

: Afternoon Theatre

The Grand Babylon Hotel by ARNOLD BENNETT dramatised by BARRY CAMPBELL with Peter Vaughan, Angela Pleasence, Simon Cadell and Philip Bond
Murder, love affairs, international intrigues and high finance are the ingredients that go to make up this story which its author describes as being ' a lark Theodore Racksole buys the most famous hotel in the world on a whim. stung by the head waiter's disapproval of his American ways. and lives to doubt the wisdom of his impulse. with ALISON FRAZER , DOUGLAS BLACKWELL WILLIAM EEDLE , LESLIE HERITAGE Produced and directed by JANE MORGAN

Contributors

Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised By: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Peter Vaughan
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Simon Cadcu
Unknown: Theodore Racksole
Unknown: Alison Frazer
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: William Eedle
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Theodore Racksole: Peter Vaughan
Jules: Philip Bond
Miss Spencer: Shirley Dixon
Nella Racksole: Angela Pleasence
Felix Babylon: Hugh Dickson
ROCCO: John Hollis
Reginald Dimmock: David Savile
Prince Aribert of Posen: Simon Cadell
Smethers: Alan Lawrance
Sampson Levi: Christopher Benjamin
The Grand Duke Eugen of Posen: Andrew Seear
Hans: Tim Wylton
Hazell: Michael Goldie

: Piano Nostalgia

Billy Mayerl plays his own music: Marigold: The Jazx Master; Hollyhock gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Mayerl

: Mincepiety

: Desert Island Discs

Charlie Cairoli, the clown, chooses the records he would take to a desert island, and discusses them with Roy Plomley.
(Rptd: Boxing Day 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Guest: Charlie Calroll
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

: Christmas Appeal

RICHARD BAKER makes the annual appeal for the Wireless for the Blind Fund
Donations to: Richard Baker , [address removed](no stamp required) or any branch of [text removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: Christmas Ending....

A festive look back over the year through the eyes of the Week Ending ... team, David Jason. Bill Wallis
Chris Emmett. David Tate
With the music and keyboards of Bill McGuffie
Special Christmas cracker Gay Soper
Written by COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH ALASTAIR BEAToN and others Producers SIMON BRETT and GEOFFREY PERKINS
(Repeated: Tuesday 11.0 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Chris Emmett.
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Written By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Written By: Alastair Beaton
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: Geoffrey Perkins

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

A special seasonal story about the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with A Sentimental Tale by DONALD BULL
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Producer EDWARD TAYWR
(Repeated: Tuesday 9.5 am)

Contributors

Unknown: A. J. Cronin
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Producer: Edward Taywr
Dr Cameron: Andrew Crulckshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Calder: Alastair Hunter
Maggie: Elizabeth Proud
Reid: Gordon Clyde
McDoUgal: David Strong

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker with records
(Shortened edn: Thurs 6.5 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre: West End Winners: Rebecca

by Daphne du Maurier
adapted for radio by Cynthia Pughe
Flora Robson , Richard Pasco and Jane Asher
The haunting story of a young and ingenuous girl who married the wealthy and romantic Maxim de Winter and found herself at grips with the ghost of the beautiful Rebecca, former mistress of the fabled Manderley.

Contributors

Author: Daphne du Maurier
Adapted for radio by: Cynthia Pughe
Produced and directed by: Graham Gauld
Mrs Danvers: Flora Robson
Maxim de Winter: Richard Pasco
Mrs de Winter: Jane Asher
Jack Favell: Charles Hodgson
Frank Crawley: Paul Meier
Beatrice Lacy: Joan Matheson
Major Lacy: Douglas Blackwell
Col Julyan: Jeffrey Segal
Tabb: William Eedle
Frith: Denis McCarthy
Robert: Michael Tudor Barnes
Pianist: Mary Nash

: Weather

: News

: Flight from Kabul

A true story of Christmas with Annette Crosbie as Violet Pulford
Narrator Noel Johnson
A few days before Christmas 1928 the British Legation in Afghanistan came under heavy fire. Rebel tribesmen had launched an attack on the capital. Kabul. For several days the lives of those in the Legation were in danger. There were real fears of a massacre Early on 23 December a single RAF Vickers Victoria troop transport which had already flown 2,800 miles from its base in Iraq set off on the final lap to attempt a rescue....
This account of the first-ever civilian airlift is based on the book Wtngs over Kabul by ANNE BAKER and AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RONALD IVELAW-CHAPMAN and on the unpublished diary of VIOLET PULFORD. Written and produced by ALAN HAYDOCK

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Baker
Produced By: Alan Haydock
Violet Pulford: Annette Crosbie

: Epilogue

Sir John Gielgud and Rosalind Shanks read poems by WILLIAM BLAKE and h. colin DAVIS , with music contributed by the BBC SINGERS The sequence compiled by H. COLIN DAVIS
Producer HUBERT HOSKINS

Contributors

Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: H. Colin Davis
Unknown: H. Colin Davis
Producer: Hubert Hoskins

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown









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