Producers KEN POLLOCK and LESLIE COTTINGTON
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Introduced by KEN FORD BBC Manchester
7.40 Today's Papers
with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
Presented by Tony Lewis including news of England's cricket team in Australia. i Tony presents Boxing Night at the Mill: Tues
8.45 Today's Papers
Seasonal impressions gathered by Nancy Wise Producer PAT TAYLOR
The State of Europe
6: Cold Shoulder, Warm Embrace
A Radio News production by BLAIR THOMSON
Do our politicians have a chance to enjoy Christmas? Ann Taylor , mp Lord Avebury and Norman St John-Stevas . mp, discuss the questions with Anthony King
Producer PETER ROBBINS
Anthony Howard reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER WALLICII
New Every Morning, page 17; Hark what a sound, and too divine for hearing (BBC HB 32); Psalm 33, vv 13-21; Matthew 1, vv 18-25 (av); 0 come. 0 come, Immanuel (BBC HB 36)
with Margaret Howard Producer NICK HUGHES
' Is it true that butterflies are smaller in the north and, if so, why? ' This is one of the questions tackled by the Wildlife team. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer BRIAN LEITE BBC Bristol
Fritz Spiegl keeps a keen eye and ear on what's written and said. BBC Manchester
with Joan Bakewell
The travel programme that takes you behind those glossy brochures. Editor ROGER MACDONALD
says Cardew Robinson to Bernie Clifton. Tom Mennard. Jan Harding KEN FRITH (piano)
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Boxing Day at
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
Miriam Karlin Woodrow Wyatt
The Rev Roy Trevlviaa Arthur Marshall from Holt. Wiltshire
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only
Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about books.
Producer BRIAN COOK
Convergence on Bethlehem A nativity play in 21 scenes and poems by CLIVE SANSOM with and ! God, as you see, Astroleth. is not above taking his own advice.... Unless you become as a small child - guileless, imaginative, /Taking no thought for tomorrow, careless as wild anemones,/Free as the sparrow, harmless as the dove-you shall not enter/The Kingdom of Heaven "... And these words were added: " You must be born again ". So God himself is born in the shape of a child, to follow that admonition.'
Music specially composed and directed by SIDNEY SAGER
MEINIR HEULYN (harp) ELMER COLE (flute)
ANGELA MALSBURY (clarinet) CRISPIAN STEELE-PERKINS (cornetto)
PAUL CHALKIN (percussion) Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol
Mary of Nazareth:
Warden of the Caravanserai:
Presenter Marilyn Alan
With the participation of the disabled themselves. Does He Take Sugart seeks to give practical advice to disabled listeners.
Editor MARLENE PEASE
A series in which current and controversial issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne , Qc, and a jury, in Broadcasting House, London.
Today's proposition: Ghosts Exist
It is proposed by Andrew Green and opposed by Professor Frank George Producer KAY EVANS
(Repeated: Wed at 11.0 am)
Let Neil Landor and the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer to your queries.
Producer DENYS GUEROULT
Michael Billington introduces a selection from the books, plays, films, music and other arts reviewed during the past week.
Editor ROSEMARY HART
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Sir Robert Helpmann. choreographer, actor and director.
Dennis Potter spent his childhood jn the Forest of Dean. Gloucestershire.
The sounds of childhood Christmas still ring in his ears, and the images remain as powerful as ever.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Revised repeat: first broadcast in 1977)
Richard Baker with popular classics on records. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Revised rpt: Fri 9.5 am) (Baker on Board: Mon
Dear Octopus by DODIE smith, adapted for radio by CYNTHIA PUGHE with Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies and Robert Harris
A revival of Dodie Smith's delightfully nostalgic play set in the home of Charles and Dora Randolph on the occasion of their Golden Wedding anniversary.
Directed by DAVID H. GODFREY
Their children: Hilda:
Their grandchildren: Hugh:
Belle, Charles's sister-in-law:
Kenneth Harvey, Margery's husband:
Edna Randolph Hugh's mother:
Laurel Randolph, Hugh's Wife:
Fenny Dora's companion:
Good Evening All
Songs, stories and monologues recalled by Jack Warner from a lifetime of entertainment.
'I didn't orta et it', 'I'm a hunger up of rat holes' and the memorable letter-writer brother Syd are a few of the items in a programme of reminiscence that also features Britain's best-loved copper Dixon of Dock Green in: The Spirit of Christmas Past With GEOFFREY ADAMS, NICK DONNELLY, SALLY GRACE, EDWARD KELSEY, REG LYE, MICHAEL MCCLAIN, MARIANNE STONE
Written by GERALD KELSEY Piano accompaniment by BOBBY ALDERSON
With THE JACK EMBLOW TRIO Producer BOBBY JAYE
The last of three talks by Evan Pilkington. Canon of St Paul's Cathedral.
Nigel Douglas presents recordings of singers. 6: Lauritz Melchior
(Nigel Douglas on Tauber: Boxing Day 5.5 pm R3)
The Cobweb Kiss by PETER J. HAMMOND.
With Gemma Craven as Lydia and Richard O'Callaghan as Jonathan.
In an old house, covered in dust. a beautiful toy merry-go-round shines brightly. Jonathan and Lydia wait patiently for their six-year-old son to return home. They have been waiting a long time ...
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude