Dingdong! merrily on high (16th-century French); Hebrews 1, w 1-5; LlJlly, lulla, thou little tiny child
(Leighton); Unto us is born a son (tune from Piae Cantiones arr Willcocks). Director of music Gordon Stewart.
with Maurice Denham in stories by P G WOdehouse. 3: The Clicking of Cuthbert. With Jonathan Cecil , Betty Marsden , John Graham , John Kane and Sue Holderness.
Drarnatised by Edward Taylor and Michael Pointon
In Jules Verne's classic Victorian adventure story, Lidenbrok, a Hamburg geologist, decodes the runes of Arne Saknussemm, revealing a passage to the centre of the earth. Entering at the icy Snaefells Peak, Lidenbrok's expedition delves not only into the earth's core, but into the terrifying world of their own inner beings.
Dramatised by Steve Walker
Director Eoin O'Callaghan
A special invitation challenge match featuring the winners and runners-up of the 1994 Brain of Britain and Mastermind competitions. Those taking part are Ian Wynn-Mackenzie (Brain of Britain 1994), Jeremy Cotton (Runner-up Brain of Britain 1994), George Davidson (Mastermind 1994) and Graham Roe (Runner-up Mastermind 1994). Chairman Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis
Repeated on New Year's Eve at 11.00pm
Dramatised by John Fletcher from the novel by David Grubb , and best known as a celebrated Hollywood "film noir". Starring Struan Rodger as the Preacher, Tom Lawrence as John Harper Jnr , Angela Shaftoe as Pearl Harper and Betsy Blair as Ma Cooper. Two children are chased across rural
America by a terrifying killer.
Original music by Thomas Johnson and Stuart Gordon. Director Andy Jordan Rpt
John Harper Snr:
Simplify Me When I'm Dead Keith Douglas , who was an accomplished writer, artist and fighter before he enlisted, kept ajournal of the battle for North Africa, Alamein to Zem Zem, that has become a classic.
Sean Street reassesses a paradoxical life. Producer Julian May
Pianist George Shearing , now in his 70s, looks back with June Knox-
Mawer to his early years in America when the unique sound of his quintet caught the public ear with such tunes as his own Lullaby of Birdland.
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