from Westminster Abbey
With Canon Colin Semper. The Abbey choristers directed by Martin Neary.
Introit: Once in Royal David's City; Angelus ad 'irginem; The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came; Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth; Luke 1, vv 26-38.
Organist Andrew Lumsden.
Throw your chicken legs in the air, get out your lute, weave a little gold and take a trip to Tudor England with Sylvia Horn. Serial: Deep Sleep by Frances Fyfield. The final episode read by Jan Francis. Abridged by Doreen Estall Music: Britten's Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie
A Woman of No Importance
Diana Rigg and Martin Jarvis play the leading roles in this new production of Oscar Wilde 's social comedy.
Violin Alexander Balanescu.
Adapted and directed by Adrian Bean. Stereo (London Assurance, Christmas Day 2.00pm)
Lady Caroline Pontefract:
Sir John Pontefract:
Mr Kelvill, MP:
Lord Alfred Rufford:
Tim, Tim, Mike and Will have a quiet Christmas Day - apart from the exploding rabbit, of course. Precision comedy written and performed by Tim Firth , Tim de Jongh, Michael Rutger and William Vandyck.
Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo
An African Christmas in the 1950s, as recalled in five stories by Christopher Hope. The small town of Badminton welcomes a restless chemist called Nathan Swirsky. 1: Avanti!
"He arrived wearing a deadly moustache. And he came from the direction of the dynamite factory...." Producer Duncan Minshull
Roxana Daniel Defoe 's story of a beautiful adventuress who rises from poverty to become the mistress of King Charles II.
Alison Steadman plays Roxana, a woman who finds fulfilment is not always to be found in fame and prosperity.
Dramatised by Alan England Director Philip Martin. Stereo
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