Santa Shuggie and the Good Fairy by FRED URQUHART
Read by Fraser Kerr
'"It's all settled," Alice said. " Mr Imrie wants you and he's goin' to pay you for doin' it. And his wee girls want you. His wee girls are awful taken with you, Shuggie.
Gloria Anne tells me you were her ' Pin Up Boy
No 1 '. She's goin' to kiss you under the mistletoe at the party." " God help me! " Shuggie naid.'
Producer MITCH RAPER
Last of a five-part serial by CHRIS BOUCHER with Patrick Mower
Helen Atkinson Wood and David Timson
Ruth Cobb has been kidnapped and the reason now becomes clear.
Det Con Partridge and Daryl Kennedy from the Australian police set out to give the kidnappers a big surprise, but it's Partridge who gets the biggest surprise of all.
Partridge....PATRICK MOWER Ruth Cobb
HELEN ATKINSON WOOD
Daryl Kennedy. JOHN ROWE Garvey.GREGORY DE POLNAY Clerk in bank...GARY CADI Directed by GERRY JONES
12.55 Weather; programme news
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Including
Guest of the Week: Petula Clark
WILLIE RUSHTON and his son TOBY sample some films on release this Christmas aimed at the young. Dance in your Chair: swim, dance, play bowls, keep fit, for 30p an afternoon. GERRY MONTÉ reports on a new scheme to bring sport to the over 50s.
(Petula Clark is in ' The Sound of Music ' at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, London)
The Biggest Sandcastle in the World by PAUL THAIN with Colin Douglai as Archie Booth John Hollis as Jimmy Redpath and Geoffrey Matthews as Tommy Sugden
Tyneside, 1981: Archie, Jimmy and Tommy are just three of the countless numbers out of work. Rather than sit at home all day or in the local pub spending their rapidly dwindling redundancy money, they decide to do something to keep themselves occupied.
Building the biggest sandcastle in the world would seem an innocent enough occupation - until, that is, the ' authorities ' get to hear about it.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Fred Pearson is a member of the Royal
Robert Fox visits four of the great cities of northern Italy to see how much of their past glory lives on today. 4: Parma
City of ham and cheese and villainy in the house of Verdi.
Series producer PADDY O'KEEFFE
In the first of six programmes the great
Swedish soprano recalls, with the aid of gramophone records, some of the unusual places where she has sung. ' I once sang in the Toronto Maple Leaf Garden, a cosy little place that can seat 15,000 people ... ' Producer
A special Christmas edition of the musical quiz devised by Edward J. Mason and Tony Shryane.
Joyful John Amis and Frank Muir festively challenge jocund Ian Wallace and Denis Norden.
In the seasonal chair Steve Race who, after returning from an autumn holiday in Venice, told Radio Times a musical anecdote:
'I still can't believe the music that they played us as the aircraft took off. Not cosy strings, but a vocalist singing quite distinctly "This time we almost made that long hard climb, didn't we?" What's more, they followed with "Blowing in the wind"!'
Questions compiled by Steve Race.
Chairman/Questions compiled by:
Memories of a man of Stratford-upon-Avon compiled by Angela Hewins Narrated by Michael Williams with John Hollis as George The book on which this feature is based was published to outstanding critical acclaim earlier this year. George Hewins lived in late Victorian England. Despite a life of appalling hardship, his story is a testament to the human determination to survive. It also provides a fascinating insight Into the day-to-day life of a family bound together by love and friendship.
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
Overture for Beginners Michael Oliver talks to Children's Music Theatre's founder
Jeremy James Taylor about his five-year-old company and joins the children aged 9 to 15 as they audition for a new show, then visit the Kent hop fields to research it. The children themselves are heard in performance at the Edinburgh Fringe in The Leaving of Liverpool and reacting to what, for many of them, is their first time in front of an audience. Producer
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