Hymn: A great and mighty wonder
Responses: Byrd; Venite (Rose) Psalm 116, w 1-6, 15, 16 (Carpenter)
Benedictus (the Short Service) (Gibbons)
Carol: Angelus ad Virginem (arr Willcocks)
Organ voluntary: Chorale Prelude on In dulcijubilo (Buxtehude). Stereo
Beryl Reid 's Christmas Collection
She recalls some of the sketches, monologues, plays and poetry that have been a part of her life since childhood and in her career as actress and comedienne.
With YVONNE D'ALPRA and GEOFFREY HEAD at the piano Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)
Presented by Barry Paine
While Britain is enveloped in the icy grip of winter, Australia is enjoying high summer.
Riding in a 'yellow submarine', scrambling over razor-sharp corals, and taking Christmas lunch on the beach at Heron
Island, Barry Paine explores the Great Barrier Reef - the largest living organism in the world; and he finds that every coral along its entire length spawns in the same hour, on the same night each year.
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBCBristol. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on New Year's Day at 4.5pm)
A series of documentaries from the BBC Sound Archives Undergraduate Summer
An impression of the summer term at Oxford. The BBC recording van has been round the colleges, into the lecture rooms and through the meadows to the barges, where some thousands of undergraduates are spending the happiest days of their lives....
Narrator Valentine Dyall Compiled and produced by STEPHEN POTTER
(First broadcast in 1939)
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Tuesday
8 May 1945 dawned bright and clear; there was joy and anticipation in the air, for this day was long awaited. Big Ben struck three o'clock and Winston Churchill announced to the people of Britain that there was peace in Europe. The memories of the celebrations and rejoicing come flooding back, not only for those in the armed forces, some of whom were still fighting in the Far East, but also for the civilians who stayed behind. At just 19 years old HM The Queen had a memorable night, and 40 years on, she has spoken for the first time with Godfrey Talbot about her own recollections of VE Day, for it was a time when the people of Britain could forget the austerity and their personal grief and join in the jubilation.
Stewart Macpherson , one of the BBC War Correspondents, remembers 8 May 1945. Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT (R) Revised
Christmas Eve in King's College Chapel, Cambridge
Once in Royal David's city (Descant: Cleobury) Bidding Prayer
Carols: The oxen (Radcliffe); Ding Dong! Merrily on high (arr Willcocks)
First Lesson: Genesis 3, w 8-15, 17-19: A CHORISTER
Carols: Adam lay ybounden (Ord); Noel Nouvelet (arr Stephen Jackson )
Second Lesson: Genesis 22, VV 15-18: A CHORAL SCHOLAR Carol: One star, at last (Maxwell Davies)
Third Lesson: Isaiah 9, vv 2,6,7: A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CAMBRIDGE
Carols: Sussex carol
(arr Ledger); God rest you merry, gentlemen (arr Willcocks)
Fourth Lesson: Isaiah ll.vv 1.3a, 4a, 6-9: A REPRESENTATIVE
OF THE CITY
Carols: Jerusalem rejos for joy (Judith Weir ); Sans day carol (arr Rutter)
Fifth Lesson: Luke 1, vv 26-35, 38:
THE DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Carols: Gabriel's message (arr Pettman)
Joys seven (arr Cleobury)
Sixth Lesson: Luke 2,vv 1, 3-7: A MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE STAFF
Carol: Wither's rocking hymn (Vaughan Williams)
Seventh Lesson: Luke 2, vv 8-16: A FELLOW
Carols: Bethlehem down
(Warlock); While shepherds watched (Descant: Cleobury) Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2, VV 1-11: THE VICE-PROVOST Carols: The three kings
(P. Cornelius , arr Atkins); Wassail carol (Mathias)
Ninth Lesson: John 1, vv 1-14:
Hymn: Adeste Fideles (Descant: Cleobury)
The Collect and Blessing
Hymn: Hark! The herald angels sing (Descant: Cleobury)
Chorale Prelude: In dulcijubilo (Bach)
Organ Scholar RICHARD FARNES Director of Music
STEPHEN CLEOBURY Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow on Radio 3 at
A tale of seasonal misery written and read by Robert Overton
'Father was a large and flatulent man in a wing collar. His twin pursuits were bee-keeping and rat-poisoning.
Our icy Victorian house echoed to the sound of bronchitic coughing and the ideas of John Knox. ...'
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast on Saturday at 8.15 am)
by LEWIS CARROLL adapted for radio with additional lyrics by JOHN WELLS with music composed and conducted by CARL DAVIS with Repetiteur
A BBC Transcription Services recording by ADRIAN REVILL
Directed by IAN COTTERELL. Stereo (R) (Tomorrow: 'Through the Looking
Glass and What Alice Found There
Pat the Mole:
Bill the Lizard/Card Gardener 7:
Frog Footman/Card Gardener 2:
Card Gardener 5:
Queen of Hearts:
Knave of Hearts:
King of Hearts:
This is Radio Luxembourg, your Station of the Stars.
As Jack Payne and his
Orchestra play 'Tune in', listen once more to the famous gong, the Ovaltinies, the Top 20 Show, and Horace Batchelor in a programme marking half a century of entertainment from Europe's oldest commercial radio station.
Radio Luxembourg, broadcasting from the Grand
Duchy, has attracted millions of British listeners over the years: it invented the disc jockey and produced many of our top broadcasters, including
Noel Edmonds , who tells the story from its controversial beginnings in the 1930s. Producer ROY SAATCH1 BBC Birmingham
(How Noel Edmonds spends Christmas: page 4)
from Bradford Cathedral Preacher The Very Rev
Brandon Jackson , Provost Celebrant
Canon Kenneth Cook , Precentor Hymns: Hark the herald angels sing; It came upon a midnight clear: 0 come, all ye faithful
Readings: I John 4, vv 7-14 (jb); Luke 2, vv 1-14 (Rsv); Service: Aston in F
Motets: Canticle of Light (Philip Wilby ):
The holly and the ivy (Walford Davies ); Still, still, still
(arr Philip Ledger)
Organist and Master of the Choristers GEOFFREY WEAVER
Assistant organist MARTIN BAKER Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester. Stereo
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