It's panto season again and luwies throughout the country sacrifice a Christmas at home to tread the boards.
Comfy digs can make all the difference as Jeremy Nicholas discovers with the help of Timothy West , Danny La Rue , Jeremy Sinden and Jack Tripp. Producer Jane McMorrow
from St Peter 's Church, Hale, with the Bodon Choir. Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (Epiphany); Micah 5. w 2-4; Sing Lullaby (Basque Noel, arr Willcocks); Jesus child (Rutter). Director of music Sasha Johnson Manning.
An anthology of writing that explores the seductive pleasures of food and the sharp contrasts of excess and Paucity - where boiled ham, a bowl of Plums and a clove of garlic are all the stuff of anger, humour and passion. Producer Julian Wilkinson
A five-part dramatisation of the Agatha Christie novel.
1: In the heat of the Arabian Desert, a beautiful woman fears for her life. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Director Enyd Williams
For cast list see Friday 30 December 11.30am
Another chance to hear Alan Bennett 's acclaimed dramatisation of Kenneth Grahame 's classic story, with original music and songs by Jeremy Sams.
With James Taylor , Geoffrey Matthews , David Sinclair , Elizabeth Mansfield , Tina Gray. Simon Treves. Jeffrey Holland. Mana Charles. Danny Schiller , David Holt , Belinda Baldwin , Jill Graham , Peter Acre , Natasha Pyne. Peter Whitman ,
Lucie Fitchett , Paul Panting , Peter Kenny and Tom Bevan. Director David Blount Rpt
Four programmes retracing the hippy trail of the 60s across Europe and Asia. 1: The Word Is Out. News correspondent Simon Dring first hitched to India when he was 16. Three decades later, he returns. Producer Joy Hatwood
by Christopher Fitz-Simon , based on the short story The Dead by James Joyce , with Dermot Crowley as Gabriel and Catherine Byrne as Gretta. Dublin 1903: Gabriel and Gretta travel to the Yuletide party.
With Marcella Riordan , Annabel Mullion and David Antrobus. Party piano played by Mary Nash and songs sung by Mark Redway , David Antrobus and Marcella Riordan Director Peter Kavanagh
Mr Bartell D'Arcy:
George Shearing is the only British-born pianist to rival the American jazz greats of the keyboard, although he has never seen a piano. In the first of four programmes, he tells June Knox-Mawer how he came to terms with being born blind into a London working-class family 75 years ago. Producer Derek Drescher. Part 2 tomorrow
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