A story in three parts bv JACK LONDON
Read by Alan Dobie (1)
' He squatted in the snow. pulling the twigs out from their entanglement in the brush and feeding directly to the flame. He knew there must be no failure, when it is 75 below zero.' Producer MAURICE LEITCH
A selection of seasonal songs that made the ' charts ' in great-grand-father's day - not forgetting two piano pieces that sold a million. Presented by Joseph Cooper
Sinsers Pat Whitmore Maryetta Midgley John Gower
Charles Young Singers BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA with DENNIS GOMM (piano) led by JOHN BRADBURY
Conductor ASHLEY LA WRENCf Devised and written by CHARLES CHILTON
Producer DANNY GREENSTONI
In this special Christmas edition of the lighter side of ..., Vincent Kane meets again some of your favourite characters from the summer: Ms Edith Truck, the famous failed female novelist; Professor Bertram Hutt , the amorous statistician: and others. Written and produced by VINCENT KANE BBC Wales
in which Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch return to their flat at Broadcasting House and talk to Barry Took about some of the stars of a few years ago. including: CLAUDE DAMPIER , FLANAGAN AND ALLEN. GEORGE FORMBY, RONALD FRANKAU. TOMMY HANDLEY. NORMAN LONG. MAX MILLER , GILLIE POTTER. NELLIE WALLACE. WHEELER AND WILSON and ROBB
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
(Arthur Askey : New Year's Eve, 7.20 BBC2)
Sir Robert Helpmann. choreographer, actor and director, chooses the records he would take and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY
Producer DEREK DRESCHER (Robert Helpmann is in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: New Year's Eve 3.55 BBC1)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
Deep in verdant Derby-shire countryside stands one of the most beautifully decorated country houses in England - Sudbury Hall. Built in the reign of Charles II, and formerly the seat of the Vernon family, it now belongs to the National Trust. Michael Oliver went there this summer and went over the house with its curator JOHN HODGSON. In the servants' quarters of the house is a museum of childhood: NICHOLAS TUCKER explores the fantasy world within, complete with mouseholes. an authentic Victorian classroom, a chimney smaller visitors can crawl up and, at its centre, a Fairytale Quest, relating the storv of Beauty and the Beast.
Producer CHRIS SWANN
A Kaleidoscope production
Vincent Price and Coral Browne in Night of the Wolf
A horror legend of man and beast specially written for radio by VICTOR PEMBERTON
Time: around the end of the last century.
Place: Cambridge and the Fen Country.
'... It came to me from nowhere.... eyes glarin' out of the dark like emeralds. Teeth like rocks. tarnished with the blood of human flesh. And hair streamin' out of its neck and hands and feet.... This isn't one of Gods creatures, sir. It's the work of the devil himself: '
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
Judge Matthew Deacon:
Sybil, her daughter:
Dorothy, Sybil's daughter:
Nicholas, Sybil's son:
Griffin, an undergraduate:
Sir Richard Burnett:
A marital comedy starring Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick
3: All Play and No Work Makes Jill An Unemployment Statistic featuring ALISON STEADMAN and BILL WALLIS
Written by BARRY PILTON Producer
Philip Howard celebrates that part of The Times' correspondence column which has attracted writers of wit and wisdom to air their views on subjects ranging from ' how to keep warm whilst reading in bed ', to Keats and claret.
Readers ANTHONY NEWLANDS JIM NORTON , EVE KARPP and GERALD CROSS
Producer HELEN FRY (Revised repeat)
A special Christmas edition of With Great Pleasure in which Richard Cordon returns to the hospital in which he studied and practised medicine to present some of his favourite prose and poetrv. With readings by Dinsdale Landen
Producer BRUN PATTEN BBC Bristol
Recorded before an audience at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.
(Dinsdale Landen is a National Theatre player)
For more than a year now. strange and seemingly inexplicable events have been taking place in a house at Enfield in Middlesex. The family who live there, and many other people besides, believe that what is happening is caused by a poltergeist.
Rosalind Morris has been monitoring the mysterious goings-on in Enfield since soon after they began. Tonight she tells the story and introduces some of the many people who have seen and heard these unusual happenings. Producer SALLY THOMPSON
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