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: Hodie Christus

Natus Est: music on record.

: News

: Walking Backwards for Christmas

Nick Baker and Dilly Barlow with listeners' favourite bits of radio. Producers Mark Savage and Kim Normanton. Stereo


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Kim Normanton.

: The Queen


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: Christmas Morning Service

from Henleaze U R C. Come and Join the Celebration; Christians
Awake; Hark the Herald
Angels Sing; Little Donkey; See Him Lying on a Bed of Straw; Joy to the World;
Make Way, Make Way; 0 Come All Ye Faithful.
Isaiah 9, vv 2, 6; Luke 2, vv 2-5, 6; John l,w 9-14. Organist Dr John Bishop.


Organist: Dr John Bishop.

: Dear Diary

Christmas Day:
Francis Kilvert breaking the ice on his bath; Liane de Pugy 's Exotic presents; Evelyn laugh's "ghastly" day.
PrOducer Kate McAll. Stereo


Unknown: Francis Kilvert
Unknown: Liane de Pugy
Producer: Kate McAll.

: Down Your Ear

Armando Iannucci recycles 1992's events.
Producer Cathie Mahoney. Stereo


Unknown: Armando Iannucci
Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

: Desert Island Discs

Physicist Professor
Stephen Hawking talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Ian Gardhouse


Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: The X-Factor

Emma Freud talks to six partnerships that achieved great things but ended in "divorce".
1: Sammy Stopford and Shirley Ballas, once the number one Latin-American dance couple.


Presenter: Emma Freud
Subject: Sammy Stopford
Subject: Shirley Ballas
Producer: John Watkins

: Second Thoughts Christmas Special

by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.
Starring James Bolam as Bill and Lynda Bellingham as Faith. 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas
Producer Paul Schlesinger. Stereo


Unknown: Jan Etherington
Unknown: Gavin Petrie.
Unknown: James Bolam
Unknown: Lynda Bellingham
Producer: Paul Schlesinger.
Liza: Belinda Lang
Hannah: Julia Sawalha
Joe: Mark Denham
Richard: Geoffrey Whitehead
Hilary: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: The Queen

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: The Million Pound Radio Show Pantomime

Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell as The Babes in the Wood. With
Felicity Montagu and Jasper Jacob. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Jasper Jacob.
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: The Archers

Stereo (B'cast yesterday 7.05pm)

: Christmas Spirits

2: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Starring
Dramatised by Christopher Denys Music: Elizabeth Parker
Director Janet Whitaker. Stereo
(Third play tomorrow 7.50pm)


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Dramatised By: Christopher Denys
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Ebenezer Scrooge: Michael Gough
Narrator: Freddie Jones
Ghost of Marley: Robert Eddison
Scrooge's Nephew: Douglas Hodge
Mrs Dilbur: Anna Wing
Ghost of Christmas Past: Elizabeth Lindsay
Ghost of Christmas Present: Peter Woodthorpe
Bob Cratchit: Danny Schiller
Mrs Cratchit: Vivian Pickles
Mr Fezdwig: Timothy Bateson
Mrs Fezawig: Maxine Audley
Young Scrooge: Andrew Wincott
Scrooge's Niece: Petra Markham
Tiny Tim: Hugo Mendez

: Here Come the Books

Martyn Wiley goes out with the library bus into the Peak District villages. Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo


Unknown: Martyn Wiley
Producer: Dave Sheasby.

: Falstaff - A Voyage round his Belly

with Donald Sinden as Sir John Falstaff. A celebration of Shakespeare's "huge bombard of sack", exploring his enduring appeal - to Verdi, to Orson Welles , to Olivier and Branagh. Contributors include Joss Ackland , Timothy West ,
Robert Stephens , Les Dawson and Adrian Noble.
Producer Paul Schlesinger. Stereo


Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Sir John Falstaff.
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Robert Stephens
Unknown: Adrian Noble.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger.

: Short Story

5: Crying, Talking, Sleeping, Walking by Greg Snow.
Read by Haydn Gwynne. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Greg Snow.
Read By: Haydn Gwynne.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Mary Ellis, 92 and Still Working

The actress, singer and writer talks to
David Foster about her career.
Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Unknown: David Foster
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: Christmas

A chance to eavesdrop on the people who have to work on Christmas Day. Producer Sara Conkey


Producer: Sara Conkey

: News

: Something Borrowed, Something New

Jeremy Nicholas 's survey of musical borrowings and plagiarism.
Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ian Gardhouse.

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: The Archers

Where's Elizabeth?

: Titus Groan of Gormenghast

Mervyn Peake's gothic fantasies Titus Groan and Gormenghast dramatised. Starring Sting as Steerpike.
Dramatised by Brian Sibley
Director Glyn Dearman. Stereo (First broadcast in 1984)


Dramatised By: Brian Sibley
Director: Glyn Dearman.
The Artist: Freddie Jones
Dr Prunesquallor: Bernard Hepton
Irma Prunesquallor: Judy Parfitt
Sepukhrave: David Warner
Gertrude: Eleanor Bron
Clarice and Cora -: Sheila Hancock
Fuchia: Jill Lidstone
Flay: Cyril Shaps
Sourdust: Robert Eddison
Barquentine: Maurice Denham
Swelter: Stratford Johns
Bellgrove: Michael Aldridge
Nannie Slag: Hilda Shroder
Titus, aged 7: Vicky Ireland
Titus, aged 17: Julian Firth

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: Rhythms of Life

Fergus Keeling discovers life may have needed rhythm to evolve. With Patrick Moore.
Producer John Ruthven


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Patrick Moore.
Producer: John Ruthven

: A Book at Bedtime

The Jumblies and Other Nonsense
Some of Edward Lear 's nonsense poems read by Sir John Gielgud.
Director John Theocharis. Stereo


Unknown: Edward Lear
Read By: Sir John Gielgud.
Director: John Theocharis.

: Year Ending

Producer Caroline Leddy. Stereo


Producer: Caroline Leddy.

: Bute Reading

David Neal reads from the Book of Isaiah.
Producer Philip Martin


Unknown: David Neal
Producer: Philip Martin

: My Dancing Day

A meditation on Christ as the Lord of the Dance, led by Stephen Shipley with St Paul 's Girls' School choir, Hammersmith. Director
Hilary Davan Wetton.
Producer Claire Campbell Smith Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Hilary Davan Wetton.

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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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