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: Prelude

Seasonal music for Boxing Day Stereo

: A Service of Matins

for St Stephen 's Day conducted by THE REV PREB W. D. KENNEDY-BELL Responses (Bernard Rose ) Venite (Barry Rose )
Psalm 119, w 161-176 (Day, Goss) Reading (AV): Acts 7, v 54 to 8, v 1
Jubilate: Collegium regale (Howells)
Anthem: Happy and blessed are they (St Paul: Mendelssohn) Carol: Good King Wenceslas BBC SINGERS directed by BARRY ROSE
Organist ANDREW LUMSDEN. Stereo


Unknown: St Stephen
Unknown: W. D. Kennedy-Bell
Unknown: Bernard Rose
Unknown: Barry Rose
Directed By: Barry Rose
Organist: Andrew Lumsden.

: News

: Simon Bates

says: 'What better time than "the morning after" to settle down with a cup of coffee, ignore the washing-up and relax with moments from well-loved radio programmes?' Producer HELEN FRY including at
8.0 News


Producer: Helen Fry

: After Henry

The Teapot
'It was bought by Jack Prescott , your father's great-grandfather. He made a fortune in the cardboard-box business, and always bought the best of everything.'


Unknown: Jack Prescott

: News

: Secret Life of the Romania

"The experience of a lifetime' is promised the passengers of the cruise ship Romanza.
Nigel Farrell goes aboard to see how they all cope with the rough and tumble of a calm Mediterranean cruise.


Producer: Sharon Banoff

: The Man Who Hid the Stone

On Christmas Eve 1950, four Scottish Nationalist students from Glasgow broke into
Westminster Abbey and took away the Stone of Scone from beneath the Coronation Chair. Every policeman in the country was mobilised to hunt it down.
For 109 days only one man in the world knew where it was. In 1973 he told his story to
Archie P. Lee on the promise that it would not be broadcast until after his death.
Presented and produced by Murdoch McPherson
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Archie P. Lee
Produced By: Murdoch McPherson

: The Fosdyke Saga

Episode 28: 'But you're C.
B. Scargill ... would you settle for some cough mixture out of this clog?' Stereo


Unknown: B. Scargill

: Wives of theGreat Composers

Today Fritz Spiegl investigates the strange tale of the composer Carlo Gesualdo , who murdered his wife and wrote madrigals ever after....


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Carlo Gesualdo

: Emma

Part 2. Stereo

: Fat Man on a Bicycle

2: Family Entertainment. Stereo

: The Goon Show

Another nugget from the gold mine of BBC Radio Comedy The Dreaded Piano Clubber

: News

: The Billion Dollar Bubbles

Every day 200 million people throughout the world take a swig of Coca-Cola; another
100 million wet their lips with Pepsi. Their rivalry began in the 1890s.
Heather Payton reports from the frontline of the Cola Wars. Producer FRANCINE STOCK


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Francine Stock

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Quincy the Christmas Toy
5: Third Floor - Quincy Arrives at Santa's Grotto. Stereo

: The Man Who Was Nobody

by KEITH WATERHOUSE with and / have often seen reminiscences of people I have never heard of and I fail to see - because I do not happen to be a Somebody - why my diary should not be interesting. (CHARLES POOTER ) The Diary of a Nobody has continued to interest readers for nearly 100 years. But what is known of its authors George and Weedon Grossmith and why does a record of trivial suburban life in late-Victorian London remain fresh and funny today? Narrator Ned Sherrin
Producer ROSEMARY HART. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Sunday at 10.15pm) (Judi Dench and Michael Williams are in 'Mr and Mrs Nobody'at the Garrick Theatre, London)


Unknown: Keith Waterhouse
Unknown: Charles Pooter
Unknown: Weedon Grossmith
Narrator: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Rosemary Hart.
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Michael Williams
Judi Dench: Michael Williams
Mr and: Mrs Pooter

: Margery Allinghamand Crime Fiction

Derek Wilson discusses the output of one of murder fiction's most popular exponents and her views on crime-writing in general.
ReaderJUNE BARRIE Producer
(Re-broadcast Monday at 11. 45pm)


Unknown: Derek Wilson
Reader: June Barrie
Producer: Brian Miller

: The Afternoon Play: Peter Pan

by J. M. Barrie
Music by John Crook arranged by Chris Walker
with Robert Lang as Mr Darling/Capt Hook
Joanna David as Mrs Darling
Graham McGrath as Peter Pan
Lucinda Bateson as Wendy
and Alec McCowen as J. M. Barrie
BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Chris Walker. Adapted and directed by Glynn Dearman. Stereo
(Joanna David is in Breaking the Code at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London)
HEAR THIS! page 23


Original play by: J. M. Barrie
Music: John Crook
Arranged by: Chris Walker
Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra
Conducted by: Chris Walker
Director: Glyn Dearman
J. M. Barrie: Alec McCowen
Nana(a dog): Leonard Fenton
John Darling: James Trevelyan
Michael Darling: Alistair White
Liza/Tiger Lily: Natasha Pyne
Pirate: s
Smee: Ronald Herdman
Cecco: John Church
Bill Jukes: Stuart Organ
Cookson: Stephen Hattersley
Starkey: Edward de Souza
Skylights: Manning Wilson
Mullins: Gordon Reid
Noodler: Eric Stovell
Lost: Boys
Slightly: Wayne Phelan
Curly: Daniel Steel
Nibs: Craig Coughlin
First twin: Nigel Harman
Second twin: David Dawson
Tootles: Spencer Wilton

: News

: Any Sporting Questions 1986

In the Trophy Room at Anfield, Harry Carpenter chairs the panel of Don Howe , England football coach, Don Mosey , cricket commentator,
Adrian Moorhouse , European swimming champion and Edward Grayson , sports lawyer, as they seek the answers to the year's sporting questions. Producer JOANNE WATSON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at & 15 am)


Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Unknown: Don Howe
Unknown: Don Mosey
Commentator: Adrian Moorhouse
Commentator: Edward Grayson
Producer: Joanne Watson

: News

: Through My Window

Pam Ayres peers beyond her pen and paper to ponder over the passing scene and to wonder what went on in the mysterious wychwood. BBC Bristol (R)
(A new series of 'Through My Window' begins on 9 January)


Unknown: Pam Ayres

: I've Been Together Nowfor 70 Years

Johnny Morris recalls his childhood in Wales.


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Paul Temple and the Conrad Case

2: Concerning Elliot France

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast on Monday at 1. 40pm)

: Letter from the Sticks

by David Bean


Unknown: David Bean

: Murder for Christmas: The Valley of Fear

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by Roy Apps
with Tim Piggott-Smith as Sherlock Holmes, Andrew Hilton as Dr Watson, James Aubrey as Douglas, Lee Montague as McGinty

One drab January morning in the year 1889 Holmes's attention is taken up by a strange message in code that leads him to the scene of a bizarre murder at
Birlstone Manor in Sussex...

BBC Bristol
(Stereo) (R)
Hear This! page 22


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Roy Apps
Director: Brian Miller
Sherlock Holmes: Tim Pigott-Smith
Dr Watson: Andrew Hilton
Douglas: James Aubrey
McGinty: Lee Montague
Insp MacDonald: Bob Docherty
Mrs Hudson: Val Lorraine
White Mason: Edward de Souza
Constable: Jared Morgan
Barker/Marvin: Trevor Nichols
Mrs Douglas: Natasha Pyne
Baldwin: Andrew Branch
Morris: Ronald Herdman
Ettie: Adeen Fogle
Shafter: John Church
Other parts played by: Tom Karol
Other parts played by: Ronald Herdman
Other parts played by: Jared Morgan

: In Search ofProfessor Moriarty

Selections from Sherlock Holmes - The Man and His World by H. R. F KEATING
Read by Alan Moore BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: H. R. F Keating
Read By: Alan Moore

: You Must Remember This

It's romantic, it's 's exciting, it brilliantly cast. It was a movie, movie and has become the most successful film ever done.
Nigel Andrews explores the less familiar story behind the making of Casablanca.
Adapted from an unproduced play, Everybody Comes to Rick's, it shot Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart to stardom. Producer ROSEMARY HART. Stereo (Re-broadcast on Sunday at 5.5pm) 0 HEAR THIS! page 22


Unknown: Paul Henreid
Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Producer: Rosemary Hart.

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: News

: Treasures and Trifles

(Broadcaston Tuesday at 11.33am)

: A Christmas Meditation

Following a Star -
Determined to Be Free, with Canon Anthony Harvey. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Anthony Harvey.

: Bebe and Ben

Hubert Gregg tells the true story of Life with the Lyons: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon Producer PETER HOARE (R)


Unknown: Hubert Gregg
Unknown: Bebe Daniels
Unknown: Ben Lyon
Producer: Peter Hoare

: News

followed by an interlude

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