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: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse NE WARD
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: On Christmas Day In the Morning

News, weather and travel seasonally wrapped by John Waite. Hampered by JANE RAY and ANDREW PARFITT. Stmo


Unknown: John Waite.
Unknown: Jane Ray
Unknown: Andrew Parfitt.

: Newt

: The House

A seasonal episode by CHRISTOPHER LEE. Starring and with and A quiet family
Christmas - or is it?
Producer MARTIN FISHER. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Charles Bannister: Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter: Timothy West
Mary Bannister: Sarah Badel
Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin
Polly Bannister: Ruth Gemmell

: The Queen

HM The Queen speaks to the Commonwealth.

: Morning Service

The Christmas Eucharist from the Cathedral
Church of St Mary the Virgin, St Peter and St Cedd, Chelmsford.
Celebrant THE RT REV JOHN WAINE , The Lord Bishop of Chelmsford. Preacher The Very Rev Dr John Moses.
Isaiah 9, w 2, 6, 7; Luke 2, w 8-20; 0 come, all ye faithful; Away in a manger; 0 little town of Bethlehem; Hark the herald angels sing; Missa ad praesepe
(G. Malcolm ). Master of Music DR GRAHAM ELLIOTT; Assistant
Master of Music TIMOTHY ALLEN ; Organ Scholar NEIL WESTON


Unknown: John Waine
Unknown: Dr John Moses.
Unknown: G. Malcolm
Music: Dr Graham
Music: Timothy Allen
Unknown: Neil Weston

: Down Your Way

(Details Christmas Eve 5. 00pm)

: Christmas on 4

: The Starlings

Any resemblance to a Goon Show is due to the laxity of the producer... (Details Thurs 4 Jan 11.30pm)

: Something to Celebrate

Five programmes.
At some time in their lives everybody has something to celebrate. A Jubilee for the Sisters At the convent of Notre Dame, Dumbarton, five sisters prepare to celebrate 25 years in religious life.
Producer CATHIE MAHONEY Stereo


Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Smash of the Day

The first of five popular programmes produced by the BBC Radio Light Entertainment Dept. ITMA (Victory in Europe edition) starring Tommy Handley with Jack Train ,
Dorothy Summers ,
Horace Percival , Dino Galvani , Sydney Keith , Fred Yule , Jean Capra , Diana Morrison and Ann Rich.
BBC Augmented Variety Orchestra conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL Script by TED KAVANAGH
Producer FRANCIS WORSLEY (First broadcast May 1945)


Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Dorothy Summers
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Dino Galvani
Unknown: Sydney Keith
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Jean Capra
Unknown: Diana Morrison
Unknown: Ann Rich.
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Script By: Ted Kavanagh
Producer: Francis Worsley

: The Queen


: News

: A Cotswold Christmas

Laurie Lee introduces an anthology of seasonal poetry and prose.
With David Goodland and Elizabeth Kelly. Compiled by JOHN HUDSON Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol. Stereo


Introduces: Laurie Lee
Introduces: Elizabeth Kelly.
Unknown: John Hudson
Producer: Susan Roberts

: The Archers

: Moonlight and the Black Cat

The first of two sketches from the life and music of Claude Debussy by DAVID BUCK. Starring with and Name Dropping
Stereo (R)


Unknown: David Buck.
Piano: Don Lawson
Directed By: John Powell
Debussy: Daniel Massey
Aunt Octavie: Mary Wimbush
Eric Satie: David Collings
Young Debussy: Elizabeth Lindsay
Mme Maute: Joan Matheson
Mme Von Meek: Irene Prador
Blanche: Susan Sheridan
Sonia: Elizabeth Proud
Charles de Sivry: Geoffrey Collins
Antoine Marmontel: Clifford Norgate
Doctor: Geoffrey Matthews
Alfred: Garard Green
At The Black Cat: Mme Krysinska, singer: Marcia King
Master of Ceremonies: Simon Bullock

: Treasure Island

Long John Silver! Pieces of eight! - few of the magic ingredients of this high seas adventure


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised by: John Scotney
Directed by: Martin Jenkins
Long John Silver: Peter Jeffrey
Israel Hands: Glyn Houston
Ben Gunn: Hugh Paddick
Squire Trelawney: John Moffatt
Dr Livesey: Geoffrey Whitehead
Jim Hawkins: Ben Rodska
Flint: David King
Billy Bones: Brian Haines
Mrs Hawkins/Mrs Silver: Tessa Worsley
Black Dog/ Anderson: Michael Kilgarriff
Blind Pew: Anthony Hall
Dick: Brian Miller
Tom Morgan: John Bull
George Merry: John Hollis
Dance/Gray: Paul Downing
Joyce/Commander: Davld Goodland
Captain Smollett: Stephen Thorne
Alan/Rating: Charles Simpson
Captain Flint the Parrot: Wally K. Daly

: Kaleidoscope Quartet

Paul Vaughan meets three authors who faced their moment of literary truth this year:
Christopher Hope Kate Saunders and Patrick Garland.
Producer JOHN GOUDIE. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Christopher Hope
Unknown: Kate Saunders
Unknown: Patrick Garland.
Producer: John Goudie.

: English, Where Next?

What has happened to the English language as it has spread around the world? Are the national varieties converging or drifting apart?
David Crystal reports. Producer ALAN WILDING (R)


Unknown: David Crystal
Producer: Alan Wilding

: News

: Sharing Music

Richard Stilgoe joins in the preparations for a special concert - in which all the performers are physically disabled. Producer


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: News Quiz of the Year

Stereo (Details Sat 12.25pm)

: New*

: The Archers

Cast for the fortnight:
BBC Pebble Mill


Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Nelson: Jack May
Rosemary: Nicola Wright
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Sharon: Celia Nelson
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
DS Barry: David Vann
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Jerry: Michael Deacon
Lilian: Elizabeth Marlowe

: J. Kingston Platt ...

recalls two intriguing episodes from his show business life.
Written and told by Peter Jones.
1: Randolph and the Shopgirl Princess
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Told By: Peter Jones.
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: Classic Serial

A Tale of Two Cities 3: Promises Stereo (R)

: The Tingle Factor

Jancis Robinson talks to Robin Ray. Stereo (R)


Talks: Jancis Robinson
Unknown: Robin Ray.

: Kaleidoscope

Spying Is Waiting John le Carre talks with Christopher Cook. Producer JOHN KMGHT BBC Bristol (R)


Talks: John Le Carre
Unknown: Christopher Cook.

: Two Stories by Georgina Hammlck

abridged by MEG CLARKE. Read by Patricia Hodge. 1: Mad About the Boy Producer PAT MCLOUGHLIN
(First broadcast in 'Woman 's Hour')


Abridged By: Meg Clarke.
Read By: Patricia Hodge.
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: News

: The Choirmaster of Caen

Choirmaster Robert
Weddle ponders life and the joys of building a boy choir on an alien shore. Producer SIMON ELMES Stereo (R)


Producer: Simon Elmes

: A Book at Bedtime

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass , an American Slave by FREDERICK DOUGLASS abridged in five episodes by ROGER PINE.
Reader George Harris (1) Producer ADRIAN BEAN. Stereo


Unknown: Frederick Douglass
Unknown: Frederick Douglass
Reader: Roger Pine.
Reader: George Harris
Producer: Adrian Bean.

: The Secret of Jerusalem

Colin Semper explores the hymn Jerusalem. Producer


Unknown: Colin Semper

: Meditation for Christmas Night

Three people - a mother, a priest and a nun - look back on their day.


Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: News

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