With THE VERY REV
DRSTEPHENS.SMALLEY BBCManc/tMfer. Stereo
Boxing Day dawned dull and drear, the end of yet another year. But, St Stephen had tt right. on Radio 4 this day'H dawn bright....
With Susan Marling in the Chair , ., and Maureen Lipman also there. While Patrick Stoddart , wUy fox, has news of programmes on the box. including at 8.00am News
In the first ofathrough-the-week series, Sue MacGregor makes for the historic hub of the movie business, to talk to five of its extraordinary stars. Today: Walter Matthau producer GILHAN HUSH BBC Mane/tester
Derek Cooper looks at secular and retigous abstinence. (R)
A series of five programmes. 1 Freedom and ResponsibilityNorman Stone , Professor of Modern History at Oxford
University, considers the shifts in personal and economic freedom and examines the claim that Government is becoming too intrusive. Producer HOWARD ROGERS
The first of five recollections by DENIS CONSTANDUROS
Read by Benjamin Whitrow Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo (R)
for St Stephen 's Day led by CANON NOEL VINCENT ,
With the BBC NORTHERN SINGERS Introit for St Stephen's Day; 0 Httle town of BetMehem; Sing lullaby; Shepherds left their f)ocks (Quern pastores) Conducted by MARK POWUMON BBC Afanc/!MMr
First of three programmes in which Teleri Bevan talks with three very different American opera singers.
Today, mezzo-soprano turned soprano Grace Bumbry , one of the first black artists to win international recognition.
Producer MARK OWEN BBC Wa<es (R) (Roberta Peters. Wednesday 11. 00am)
Debbie Thrower visits five very different shops.
1: Groove Records in Soho Jean Palmer is known as Granny Groove. She's 73, hip, coot and smooth.
Producer CATHIE MAHONEY
with John Bennett as Mendel Ann Lynn as Mrs Pope Graham and featuring Rosemary Leach as Connie Sachs. Part 3
The most memorab)e stories and clippings revisited. With Richard Ingrams.
Alan Coren and lan Hislop. Barry Took is in the Chair.
Stereo ('Repeated on Netf Year's Eve)
Bill Oddie reads "The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark" by Jill Tomlinson. Today's story: "Dark is Exciting" Stereo (R)
A baroque portrait in two parts by GRAEME FIFE.
1: Afmtc TrtMmp/!an<
'To write the Four Seasons was simple: but to endure the four seasons of my own life and work....'
If the Four Seasons is all you know of Don Antonio Vivaldi. then you know next to nothing. Technical presentation by ROBIN CHERRY. MARTIN HOLUSTER and VICKY OSWALD
Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo repeated on Neu' year's &)e.) fFor cast see tomorroM' at 2.06tpm.)
In the first of two autobiographical talks,
Peter White recalls some of his schoolboy escapades. Producer THENA HESHEL (R)
2: A Touch of the Seagrims Stereo (R)
Exits and Entrances
They came: David Hockney ,
Peter Brook , MOMI, the Tate of the North. Clause 29, Prince.
They changed places: Peter Hall. Jeremy Isaacs , Judi Dench. And they departed:
Sir Frederick Ashton ,
Colin Blakely , Raymond Carver. Christopher Cook updates the arts in 88. Producer us EDWARDS
A series of five programmes in which Jamaican-born
Ferdi Dennis goes on a journey into Afro Britain.
1:A Weekend at YAA AsantewaA poetry event at Yaa Asantewa Arts Centre.
Producer MANNA SALANDY BROWN w
Ray Gosling spends sunny winter days with the Blackpool black forest gateau classes.
BBC Manchester (R)
With Peter Donaldson
or A Night at the Old Gaff.
Salty comedy telling the story of the Clements Brothers and their 1902-32 shows at Skegness. Performing at the Bristol Old Vic are the Arcadia Revels. Featuring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Paula Wilcox, Julia Hills, Chris Harris and Robert Austin with John Telfer and the Skeggy Syncopators. Written and presented by Tony Staveacre.
Directed by ALEC REID. BBC Bristol (Stereo)
The Dippers adapted by PETER KING from the novel by BEN TRAVERS .
If only Stella and Henry had realised that they were both going to be in Coombe Puddy.
If only Henry hadn't missed his train home. If only he hadn't agreed to impersonate a 'professional' dancer. If only the dancer's wife hadn't been quite so lovely and if only
Stella hadn't caught him in the bedroom of this creature....
Music composed and played by DAVID CHILTON and NICK RUSSELL PAVIER
Directed by PETER KING Stereo
as Henry TalboyesWith:
as Lord Mctlingham:
and as Pauline Dipper:
First of four daily programmes. Alan Sillitoe takes
Christopher Somerville to areas of Nottinghamshire that have formed the background to some of his novels.
Reader Tom Courtenay Producer JUDE HOWELLS W
Niget Hawthorne tells the first of five Stones with Music featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth.
Story adapted by MICHAEL COLE. Set to music by PAUL READE Producer BRIAN SCOTT HUGHES. Stereo (R)
Raising Your Voice
You may not get rich, but it has never been easier to set up a small press. Paul Allen talks to the publishers who want new voices to be heard, and to the writers with stories to tell. BBC North East (R)
Tess of the D'UrbervilIes (6)
A musical Christmas card presented by one of the country's leading chamber groups.
Producer RICHARD EDIS. S<ereo
A series of daily programmes. 7V!e River TM< tn Hampshire
Cliff Morgan follows the course of a great trout river. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC BristoL Stereo (R)