A seasonal music sequence. BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo
John Timpson is your host with Rosemary Hartill
Frank Muir , Sarah Ryan Fine Arts Brass Ensemble and surprise guests.
Including at 7.00, 8.00 News Researcher ROSIE BOULTON Producer SHIRLEY SCOTT BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo
John Julius Norwich presents words and music that send a tingle down his spine. Stereo
speaks to the Commonwealth. Stereo
Family Mass for Christmas Day from the Church of St Edward the Confessor, Macclesfield.
Readings (JB): Isaiah 52, vv 7-10; Hebrews 1, w 1-6; John 1, vv 1-18 Hymns: Joyful news to you I bring; Psalm 67;
Song of welcome for the word; Away in a manger;
Christmas communion song; Hark! The herald-angels sing Celebrant and Preacher
FR MICHAEL CUPIT
Music Director GEOFF DEAN BBC Manchester
Directed by NIALL FRASER Producer ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Pebble Mill
In the company of Gillie Potter, Amos 'n' Andy, Tommy Handley, The Lyons Family, Joyce Grenfell, The Goons and many others, Russell Davies pieces together what wireless comedians made of Christmas.
Alan Bennett , in company with Phyllida Law, presents some favourite poetry and prose. (R)
Reviled in his own day, and almost forgotten after his death, Gustav Mahler is now one of the most performed of all symphonic composers.
Norman Lebrecht tracks down recorded reminiscences by some of Mahler's closest contemporaries - his widow
Alma, his players, and conductors such as Walter, Stokowski and Klemperer - plus a 1905 recording of Mahler at the piano. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN. Stereo
by HENRY FIELDING adapted in six parts by HALLAM TENNYSON.
1: Gentleman, Foundling and Bastard
(For full cast see page 125) Stereo (R)
as Squire Allworthy:
as Mrs Fitzpatrick:
and as Mr Nightingale:
A Tale of Mystery and Imagination by CHRISTOPHER COOK with music by CLAUDE DEBUSSY . Detective Auguste Dupin, one of Poe's own creations, investigates the bizarre life and strange death of the writer.
Auguste Charles Dupin with Michael Graham Cox Joe Dunlop and Melinda Walker Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo
0 EDGAR ALLAN WODDIS : page 145
as Edgar Allan Poe With:
visits Salisbury Cathedral.
Producer JOHN HOLMES. BBC Bristol
With CHARLOTTE GREEN
A celebration in words, music and non-sequiturs in which Bob Sinfield captures the blunderbuss-spread of
A family celebration in words and music. When Eugene Goossens came to England from
Belgium in 1845, he founded a musical dynasty whose talent still vibrates through British musical life. Granddaughters Marie and Sidonie, now aged 94 and 89, look back and forwards, with help from archive recordings of their brothers Leon and Eugene, and contributions from actress Jenny Goossens , artist
Anne Goossens Obermer and jazz pianist Tony Laurence and family.
Devised and compiled by CAROLE ROSEN
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT. Stereo
Relatively Speaking by ALAN AYCKBOURN with Michael Aldridge and Rosemary Leach.
Ginny and Greg are a young couple who want to marry - but first Ginny has a 'past' she wants to discard.
Directed by KAY PATRICK. Stereo (R)
While in the comfort of your home, surrounded by presents and full of turkey, spare a thought for those intrepid naturalists, explorers and others who do not let Christmas Day deflect them from their purpose - facing danger, excitement and, in David Bellamy 's case, nearly becoming a shark's Christmas dinner.
Presented by Barry Paine. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
Accused of crimes against humanity, the last son of Krypton stands powerless before a court dominated by Lex Luthor - criminal genius turned prosecutor.
Only Lois Lane can defend 50 Years of the Man of Steel!
With ADAM WEST, JENETTE KAHN and DAVE GIBBONS.
Written by DIRK MAGGS. Based on the character Superman created by JERRY SIEGEL and JOE SHUSTER , published by DC COMICS INC
Producer NEIL CARGILL. Stereo (R)
James Galway talks to
June Knox-Mawer about his upbringing in Belfast and his rise to fame as a flautist.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER. Stereo (R)
i Words and music for
Christmas night, with His Grace The Most Rev Dr John Habgood , Archbishop of York. Producer NOEL VINCENT BBC Manchester. Stereo