A service of music and meditation led by THE REV FRANK TOPPING
Music: 0 little town of Bethlehem (Carols for Choirs 1); The cherry tree carol (Carols for Choirs 2); A hymn to the Virgin (Britten); Mary's boy child; Love came down at Christmas (HFTC62)
Reading (Rsv): Matthew 1, vv 18-25
Director of music
NOEL TREDINNICK Stereo
'Some words.... are invasive, and like certain viruses that go on living in your blood, can exercise their power again, in an instant.'
Robert Robinson , in company with Richard Pasco and Tim Pigott-Smith , presents a selection of his favourite poetry and prose before an audience at The Grange Theatre, Little Tew , Oxford.
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol
'One of the best parts was the great build-up to the holiday, and seeing all the things being unpacked from the previous year. The nanny would get the bathing-dresses out and there would be that glorious smell of the sea that still appeared to be stuck to the sand-shoes, and sometimes, if you were lucky, a grain of sand might come out. A montage of memories evoking the pleasures and pains of a seaside holiday on the south coast between the wars. Producer PETER HOARE Stereo (R) revised
'Wagner's first wife was Minna, not to be confused with Mina, who was Elgar's last dog.
Whereas Elgar cherished Mina as only an Englishman can, Wagner gave Minna a dog s life
Fritz Spiegl continues his series on musical matrimony with a controversial look at a controversial couple.
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo
A series of documentaries from the BBC Sound Archives 1: The 38th Parallel
Rene Cutforth , BBC Special Correspondent, presents a dramatised portrait of the war in Korea.
Producer PETER DUVAL SMITH (First broadcast in 1952)
For 40 years, Tito Gobbi was one of the most admired and popular singers in the world, particularly in this country.
Derek Parker celebrates Gobbi's life and music with memories from his wife Tilde and many of his friends, colleagues and pupils.
Producer STEPHEN SHIPLEY Stereo (R) revised
In Praise of Love by TERENCE RATTIGAN with and Lydia knows that she is dying, but her thoughts are for her self-centred husband and their son. If only she can bring them together....
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo (R)
Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway look back at the highlights of this year's Natural History Programmes, including badgers who joined in with a recital by the Bartok Quartet and Canada geese who just had to have their say.
Producer MILES BARTON BBCBristol
6: Concerning Captain Smith
Other parts played by JONATHAN SCOTT , JAMES THOMAS
JOHN GRAHAM. JUDY BAILEY
JOHN CAZABON , BEATRICE ORMONDE
FREDERICK TREVES ,
RONALD BADDILEY , JOHN BODINGTON
FRANK PARTINGTON , PEGGY GOW and SHEILA GRANT
Producer ENYD WILLIAMS
Directed by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Sir Graham Forbes:
Elsa, Countess Dekker:
More Work for the Undertaker by MARGERY ALLINGHAM dramatised by MARGARET ETALL with The Palinode family are relics of a gracious past, and not the sort to get themselves poisoned. But this is what seems to be beginning to happen, and Campion, as an old friend of the family, decides it is time to look into the matter ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBCBristol. Stereo
Henry James/ Glossop:
by JENYTH WORSLEY with Clara Schumann : 1819-96
How did the daughter of a little-known piano teacher in Leipzig find time to compose and to become one of the most famous concert pianists in Europe?
Producers VANESSA WHITBURN and JILLIAN WHITE
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo (R)
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