Presents a selection of music for Christmas morning. Producer Anthony Sellors
Colin Morris hosts a festive two-hour edition bringing you seasonal news and views, a quiz for Christmas, choirs and special guests, plus the Bethlehem story "as it unfolds".
Producer Christine Morgan
Live from the Round Church at St
Andrew the Great, Cambridge. Led by Rev Christopher Ash. Preacher Rev
Mark Ashton. The first Nowell (The first Nowell); Longtime ago in Bethlehem (Hairston arrTredinnick); Matthew 1, vv 18-25; Look to the skies (Kendrick); God rest you merry, gentlemen (God rest you merry, gentlemen); Hark! the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn).
Director of music Christopher Hayward.
Repeated from Friday 10.15pm
The wicked Masterson family attempt to celebrate Christmas in the traditional manner -with plenty of Plum duff, roly-poly and rumpy pumpy Puddings. Starring Josie Lawrence , Phelim McDermott , Paul Merton ,
Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney.
Producer Phil Clarke Rpt
Join Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Willie Rushton and Tim Brooke-Taylor for a stockingful of silly games and pointless revelry. With Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair, and Colin Sell on the merry organ. Producer Jon Naismith Rpt
With actor David Jason OBE.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Friday 9.05am
Music and readings for Christmas in a lighter vein. Jean Marsh and John Mortimer present favourite prose and Poetry by Dylan Thomas ,
Charles Dickens and others, with seasonal choral music from the BBC Singers, conducted by David Angus.
Recorded in the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford. Producer Michael Emery
In the days before television, the only truly British accompaniment to one's turkey and plum pudding was the radio relay of greetings from remote corners of the home country and Empire. Harry Thompson looks back. Producer Lucy Bartley Rpt
by Bryony Lavery. Kayley lannucci lives at the end of the Pier. Her parents, the famous battling lannuccis, run an ice-cream parlour, and have occasional skirmishes with the Rowbottoms who run the rock shop. Will the spirit of Christmas bring peace to the Pier?
With Kay Purcell , Linda Dobell. Ian Masters. Michael Tudor-Barnes and Jilly Bond Director Claire Grove
Christopher Serle juggles the gems of 1994's radio and television to present his Pick of the Picks.
Producer Jane Ray. Rptd Friday at 7.20pm
Frances Partridge , born in Bloomsbury in 1900, married to Ralph Partridge with whom she edited The Greville Memoirs, started to write her own diaries at the beginning of the Second World War. Today, she selects entries made on 25 December from a variety of diaries, giving a vivid picture of Christmas Day through the centuries. Producer Kate McAII
Repeated from Tuesday at 10.00am
Gareth Owen celebrates with the winners of the Radio 4 Young Poetry Competition and the Poetry Society's National Poetry Competition.
Ned Sherrin in conversation with well-known nonagenarians. Producer Michael Ember
by Dylan Thomas.
Wil and Jim look back to their boyhood escapades in a time when "the snow was shaken from whitewash buckets in the sky and grew overnight on the roofs of houses".
Dramatised by Herbert Williams
Mother/Female cousin/Miss Prothero:
Mrs Prothero/Auntie Bessie:
Mr Prothero/Uncle George:
Uncle Ben/Fireman 1:
Fireman 2/Hearty voice/Angry old man:
Fireman 3/Postman/Small dry voice:
Simon Rae loads his gun and sprays the festivities with satirical bullets. Producer Paul Dodgson
Repeated from Wednesday at 10.00am
Organist Gillian Weir introduces June Knox-Mawer to the mysteries of her chosen instrument.
Producer Derek Drescher Rpt
or how Arpad and Elena Rosner broke out and came via football, ice-skating, poetry, music, dancing and factories to a new kind of freedom.
Producer Piers Plowright Rpt
Repeated from yesterday at 4.30pm
The Last Dance. I 1816 the Times "felt it a duty to warn every parent against exposing his daughter to so fatal a contagion" but now the waltz's ability to shock has been surpassed by the tango and the twist. Peggy Reynolds reports. Producer Robyn Read
All cultures have their angels - from innocent cherubs to angels of destruction, guardians to Satanic fallen angels, but who or what are they? Angel watchers, academics and believers try to shed light on this strange phenomenon. Producers Roger Childs and Amanda Hancox
in The Shakespeare Review
Revised repeat of yesterday at 5.00pm
Down to Earth. Nigel Forde and the Riding Lights Theatre Company explore the beauty and humour of Christmas. Producer Kathryn Pritchard