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: Christmas Music in Mind

with Brian Kay. stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay.

: News

: Christmas Past, Christmas Present

Dilly Barlow with your choice of memorable radio moments. Producer Helen Fry


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Helen Fry

: The Queen's Speech


: News*

: Christmas Morning Service

An ecumenical celebration from High Street Methodist Church, Harpenden, Herts, led by the Rev John Walker. OCome All Ye Faithful; Joy to the World; Love
Came Down at Christmas; Uohn4,w7-14;Johnl, vv 6-14; Born in the Night; A King Comes!; Good
Christians All, Rejoice;
What Sweeter Music; Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.
Choirmaster Derek Curran. Organist David Noble. Stereo


Unknown: John Walker.
Choirmaster: Derek Curran.
Organist: David Noble.

: Dear Diary

Christmas Day entries from Joan Wyndham (1942),
Col Peter Hawker (1824) and Noël Coward (1960). Stereo (More extracts: New Year's Day)


Unknown: Joan Wyndham

: On the Hour

with Christopher Morris, Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, Doon MacKichan, Rebecca Front and David Schneider.


Unknown: Christopher Morris
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Patrick Marber
Unknown: Doon MacKichan
Unknown: David Schneider

: Classic Serial

Tolkien's The Hobbit or There and Back Again. The original 1968 production of this epic adventure, broadcast over four days, in celebration of next month's centenary of J R Tolkien's birth. Part 1. (For cast see next Saturday)

: Namesakes

Nick Baker brings six people together with their famous namesakes. 1: Tea for two Victoria Woods. Producer John Watkins
(Steve Davis : tomorrow 12 noon)


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Victoria Woods.
Producer: John Watkins
Unknown: Steve Davis

: Winston at Christmas

Nancy has always had lovely family Christmases. But then she finds Winston filling his pillowcases with food. Written by Peter Tinniswood.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Written By: Peter Tinniswood.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Nancy: Shirley Dixon
Father: Maurice Denham
Rosie: Liz Goulding
William: Christian Rodska
Winston: Bill Wallis

: News*

: Hancock's Half Hour

Starring Tony Hancock in Christmas East Cheam Style, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. With Sidney James ,
Bill Kerr. Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams. Producer Dennis Main Wilson (First broadcast in 1956)


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson.
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr.
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: The Archers

(Broadcastyesterday 7.05pm)

: Christmas at the Wells

London Assurance
In Boucicault's comedy of manners, the year is 1840 and Sir Harcourt Courtly is preening himself for his conquest of Grace Harkaway.
Solomon Isaacs. .. PETER PENRY-JONES
Adapted and directed by Sue Wilson Stereo (The Silver King, tomorrow at2.00pm)


Unknown: Sir Harcourt Courtly
Unknown: Solomon Isaacs.
Directed By: Sue Wilson
Sir Harcourt Courtly: Daniel Massey
Lady Gay Spanker: Elizabeth Spriggs
Max Harkaway: Paul Daneman
Grace Harkaway: Samantha Bond
Charles Courtly: Reece Dinsdale
Mark Meddle: Trevor Peacock
Dazzle: Jeremy Northam
Adolphus Spanker: David King
Cool: Nigel Carrington
Pert: Susan Sheridan
Martin: Nicholas Murchie
James: Matthew Sim

: Plain Tales from the Rhododendrons

The first of three programmes in which
Christopher Matthew recalls life in postwar Surrey.
An Explosion of Bowler Hats Producer Alastair Wilson


Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Radio Lives

The first of three portraits. It's That Man Again Phil Smith profiles Tommy Handley.
Producer Julian Hale. Stereo


Unknown: Phil Smith
Unknown: Tommy Handley.
Producer: Julian Hale.

: Short Story Swirsky Rejoices

3: Arrivederci!

: The Tingle Factor

Sir Antony Jay is
Robin Ray 's guest.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft Stereo


Unknown: Sir Antony Jay
Unknown: Robin Ray
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: 1891

2: Scarborough. Stereo

: News

: Fourth Column

with Simon Hoggart.


Presenter: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Brian King

: The House

The fourth of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. Charles Bannister. JULIAN GLOVER
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Charles Bannister.
Unknown: Julian Glover
Producer: Neil Cargill.
Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly
Mary Bannister: Isla Blair
Henry Colville: Christopher Benjamin
Kay Bennett: Jane Booker
Gerald Mossman: David Neville
Polly Bannister: Ruth Gemmell
: Blackwell

: News

: The Archers

Tidings of great joy...

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare 's guest is Dame
Barbara Cartland.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Barbara Cartland.

: Going to the Pictures

2: The Wizard of Oz
How a well-known children's book became one of the most widely seen fantasy musicals ever made. Stereo (Tomorrow: Singin' in the Rain)

: Concerto

2: Welsh harpist
Osian Ellis. stereo
(Tomorrow: cellist Lynn Harrell )


Harpist: Osian Ellis.
Unknown: Lynn Harrell

: Remembering Jane Austen

The second of three programmes. Stereo

: News

: A Search for DNA

Dr Alan Maryon Davis embarks on a quest for the blueprint of human life - DNA.
Producer Chris Wines. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Producer: Chris Wines.

: A Book at Bedtime

Walden. Part 6.

: I Remember When It Was All Green Fields Round Here

Three programmes in which
David Bean revisits youthful haunts. Today: his birthplace in Tottenham, London.


Unknown: David Bean

: EvaandAdamson

Stories from a marriage, written and read by Leonard Barras.


Read By: Leonard Barras.

: Christmas Meditation

Papa Panov by Leo Tolstoy. Read by Joss Ackland. Producer Julia Wills


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy.
Read By: Joss Ackland.
Producer: Julia Wills

: News

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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