On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol arr Vaughan Williams); II Corinthians 3, v 17, to 4, v 6; Small Wonder The Star (No Small Wonder); Hark, The Herald Angels Sing (Mendelssohn, BBC HB 50). Director of Music James Whitboum.
Six years in radio's history, recalling an era when both microphones and audiences were larger. 4: 1956. The BBC heaved itself into the rock'n'roll era by changing the weather forecast. It also embarked on ajourney into Space and went Motoring with the Motorist. Tony Hancock read his diary, the Goons were broadcasting, and the Oxford and Cambridge Unions debated whether the Third Programme should be abolished ...
Richard Griffiths is the Rum Baba in Mel Caiman 's comedy about life and death on the pastry shelf. The on/off love affair between George and Alice is his constant threat.
Director Ned Chaillet. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)
at Winchester Cathedral with David Hill - the cathedral organist - and choir members Francis Pott and James Goodman, as the cathedral prepares for its Christmas celebrations.
Producer Michael Emery. Stereo
Is it cruel to make a five-year-old boy miss half a year of school because his home is a touring fairground? Or is
John Scarrott actually better off than his more conventional friends?
Dylan Winter discovers the pros and cons of life among the dodgems. Producer Ian Bell
Gill Pyrah reviews The
Prisoner ofZenda on stage at Greenwich and a recording of a soul version of The Messiah.
Helen Garrison talks to choir girls about their role in a boys' world.
Producer Beaty Rubens Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
2: Night in Paris
A bitter-sweet tale for
Christmas by Patrice Chaplin.
In 1950 Aunt Ethel sent
Lucy a bottle of perfume. It was called "Night in Paris" and was packaged in a blue box with an Eiffel Tower and a half moon on the front.
Read by Eleanor Bron. Producer Michael Earley
... with Alan Partridge. Classic chat from On the Hour's supreme sports reporter and his guests from the worlds of theatre, tragedy and emotional politics. Researchers: Steve Coogan , Patrick Marber , Rebecca Front,
Doon MacKichan and David Schneider.
Producer Armando lannucci
A militant mutation of Muslim fundamentalism is coursing through the Arab world. In the second of two special programmes,
Stuart Simon reports on the radical challenge of Islam to Arab governments. Producer Lynne Jones
News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. With Tony Barringer. Producer Thena Heshel
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