With THE REV PREB AUSTEN WILLIAMS Stereo
Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00.8.00 Today's News Read by david SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
The last in the series of programmes where you set the agenda.
Radio 4 offers listeners the opportunity to sort out what's bugging them. Susan Marling and Nigel Farrell are on hand with support, advice and a touch of humorous observation. You ask the questions the professionals wouldn't dare to. Researcher PENNY BOREHAM Producer JO DOBRY
Series editor MARY PRICE
BBC Bristol .
If you would like to take part in the next senes of 'Punters' write, with address and telephone number, to: Punters, BBC Radio 4.
Bristol BS8 2LR or telephone Bristol (0272) [number removed]
The last in the series in which Sheila Minto reminisces with Jock Gallagher about her career as secretary to eight Prime Ministers at No 10.
Today: Clem Atlee , Anthony Eden and her favourite PM, Harold Macmillan.
Producer ANNE MARIE COLE BBC Pebble Mill (R)
Fergus Keeling , Jessica Holm and Lionel Kelleway present a special festive view of the natural world.
Producer LESLIE JEWELL BBC Bristol
reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London Stereo
A Christmas Carol (2) Stereo
Goose, from 16th-century Italy, was probably the first; Big
Funeral or How to Be a Jewish Mother rank among the more bizarre titles; and industry staples like Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit sell in their tens of millions every year.
Most people regard the board game as little more than simple entertainment, but there are those who read in the cardboard social and historical significance. Nick Baker throws the dice and plays the board with game consultants, collectors, enthusiasts and inventors.
Producer ANDREW PARFITT Stereo
Mike Harding takes a ten-minute break to ponder the view from his home, high on the side of a Yorkshire Dale. BBCBristol(R)
John Howard, Susan Rae and John Buckley , assisted by a glittering cast, take a less than serious look at the consumer stories of 30 years ago. Producer LUCY CACANAS
starring Tony Hancock with Bill Kerr
Sidney James , Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams in The Television Set
BBC AUGMENTED REVUE ORCHESTRA conducted by HARRY RABINOWITZ Written by RAY GALTON and ALAN SIMPSON
Producer DENNIS MAIN WILSON (First broadcast June 1955)
Book, 'Hancock's 's Half Hour - The
Classic Years', £8.95 from booksellers
Presented by John Sergeant
Alvin's Advent Calendar Today: Long Time Ago in Bethlehem Presented by ALVIN STARDUST Stereo
Woman's Hour, Woman's Hour Women all the way.
Have a merry Christmas,
Don work too hard today. Let him stuff the turkey, Let him fill your sack,
Stay in bed all morning, Let him break his back
With brussels sprouts and holly And artificial snow.
Let him change the fairy lights And buy the mistletoe.
So why not have a change of plan?
We've got the best solution,
Listen each day to Woman's Hour For your New Year's resolution. Story: Violets and Strawberries in the Snow
post that mentions
Christmas Eve in King's
College Chapel, Cambridge Processional Hymn:
Once in royal David's city (Descants: Cleobury) Bidding Prayer
Carol: The Lord at first did Adam make (Cleobury)
First Lesson: Genesis 3, vv 8-15, 17-19: A CHORISTER
Carols: Jesus Christ, the apple tree (Music: Elizabeth Poston ); Adam lay ybounden
(Music: Peter Warlock )
Second Lesson: Genesis 22, VV 15-18: A CHORAL SCHOLAR Carols: In dulci jubilo
(Pearsall); I saw three ships (Philip Ledger)
Third Lesson: Isaiah 9, vv 2,6,7:
A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
Carols: Sussex carol (Philip Ledger); God rest you merry, gentlemen (David Willcocks ) Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11,
VV l-3a, 4a, 6-9: A REPRESENTATIVE
OF THE CITY
Carols: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Musical setting: Praetorius); Noel nouvelet (Stephen Jackson )
Fifth Lesson: Luke 1, w 26-35,38: THE DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Carols: Angelus ad Virginem (Medieval); Laetabundus (Music: Gordon Crosse )
Sixth Lesson: Luke 2, vv 1,3-7: A REPRESENTATIVE OF ETON. SISTER COLLEGE OF KING'S
Carols: 0 little town of Bethlehem (Music:
Walford Davies ); Silent night (Cleobury) Seventh Lesson: Luke 2, vv 8-16: A FELLOW
Carols: In the bleak mid-winter (Harold Darke ); The first Nowell (David Willcocks ) Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2, VV 1-11: THE VICE PROVOST
Carols: What sweeter music
(John Rutter ); Sir Christemas (William Mathias )
Ninth Lesson: John 1, vv 1-14: THE PROVOST
Hymn: 0 come, all ye faithful Collect and Blessing
Hymn: Hark! The herald-angels sing
Chorale Prelude upon 'In dulci jubilo' (Bach, Bwv 729)
Organ Scholar STEPHEN LAYTON Director of Music
STEPHEN CLEOBURY Stereo
En attendant Mme Forbes
Ray Gosling presents a tale of ecclesiastical life in the Diocese of Fulham and Gibraltar.
The Rev Kenneth Forrester is chaplain to the dying Anglican community in Pau, in south-west France.
His church, St Andrew 's, has neither bells, vergers nor jumble sales -just a tiny congregation of ageing expatriates who assemble to hear true-blue 1662 ideas more ancient than modern.... Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester (R)
with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report
Gerald Kay reflects on clocks and a life spent among them. Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT. Stereo
devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J MASON
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm. 'Vintage Archers' tomorrow 8. 05am)
In the first of six programmes offering an intimate view of working life in Lancashire, Phil Smith listens to the experiences of the Demolition Men.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
by Agatha Christie, dramatised by Michael Bakewell
When Hercule Poirot retires to the country to grow vegetable marrows, he finds that someone has planted the seeds of treachery and murder.
("Whose Body?" by Dorothy L. Sayers, on Boxing Day at 7.45pm)
Mrs Cecil Ackroyd:
Parker, the butler:
The Words and the Music
A montage documentary which explores the translation of VICTOR HUGO 'S epic novel from page to stage.
Three Country Stories
2: Great Uncle Crow. Stereo
Margaret Howard with the highlights from her listening year.
Producer HELEN FRY. Stereo
direct from the Moreton
Methodist Church, the Wirral BBC Manchester. Stereo
A simultaneous broadcast with BBC1. Full service details on page 76