From the Chandale Handbell Ringers.
As the tableau of the Holy Family in the stable takes centre stage. Mark Tully looks at parenthood.
Mistletoe and Wine. Quentin Seddon breakfasts with mistletoe grower
Captain Bill Swinley. Producer Joanna Toye
Colin Morris hosts a programme of religious news for Christmas Eve.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Rachel Hawkes
speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which delivers aid to children and their carers in the aftermath of war or natural disaster. DONATIONS TO: The Anne Diamond Appeal,
Feed the Children, [address removed]CARDS: [number removed]
ByAlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday
A Word for Our Time
The Word Made Flesh. Live from
Epsom Methodist Church, Surrey. Led by the Minister, the Rev J
David Bridge. Preacher the Rev Dr Kenneth Greet. Isaiah 11, w 1-6; Let earth and heaven combine; Love came down at Christmas; Hark the glad sound: The race that long in darkness pined. Director of music Ian Holiday. Organist Ron Perkins.
A look at Derek Cooper's Christmas lunch. And, in her debut broadcast, Derek's wife Janet makes her traditional Christmas pudding.
Revised repeat tomorrow at 7.20pm
Five BBC correspondents look back at the history of their adopted cities through the writings of earlier visitors. 2: Dublin. Leo Enright picks his way through the letters of politicians, writers and Queen Victoria herself to create a picture of his native city.
With actress and singer Petula Clarke. Repeated on Friday at 9.05am
Pippa Greenwood , Nigel Colborn ,
Geoffrey Smith and guest panellist Gordon McMaster MP are grilled by MPs and Peers at the Palace of Westminster. Chairman Eric Robson.
By Nick Warburton. When the Three Kings seek shelter at Baboushka's home, a tragic story of loss unfolds.
With Simon Treves and James Taylor Director Sally Avens
from the Chapel of King's
College, Cambridge. See panel on right for Order of Service. Director of music (*and descant)
Stephen Cleobury. Organ scholar James Vivian. Producers David Kremer and James Whitboum
Reminiscences about unusual
Christmases of the past. Producer Amanda Hancox Rpt
Gareth Owen presents his own selection of Christmas poetry.
A celebration of the wintry verse of America's poet laureate of the north, Robert Frost. With readings by Bradley Lavelle , Meg Davies and William Roberts.
Producer Ned Chaillet. Rptd Wed 9.00pm
ByJ M Barrie. The final part of Philip Glassborow's dramatisation. Spring Cleaning Time Again
For cast list see Sunday 17 December
Robert Irwin, novelist, historian and raver blader explores the craze for "rollerblades" and inline skating. (Rpt)
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
The Beaux Arts Trio celebrated its
40th anniversary this year, but only one of its founder members, pianist Menahern Pressler , is still with the group, In conversation with June Knox-Mawer, he recalls some of the highlights.
Producer Derek Drescher
Bel Mooney and guests including
Sheila Hancock , John Carey and Ian Hislop discuss the meaning of Christmas. Producer Malcolm Love. Rptd Boxing Day 8.30pm
By Adrian Mourby. A romance between two lonely people brought together by a succession of sick cats.
Producer Brian King
The award-winning comedy show about aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth , written and performed by Graham Fellows. With a special contribution by Charlotte Green. Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt
The first Communion of Christmas from Bridlington Priory, East
Yorkshire. The celebrant is the Rector, Canon John Meek. The preacher is the Bishop of Hull, the Rt Rev James Jones. Darkein in Uohn
4, w 7-21; John 1, w 1-14; It came upon the midnight clear; On
Christmas night all Christians sing; 0 little town of Bethlehem; Hark! the herald angels sing; Silent night; In the bleak midwinter; 0 come all ye faithful. Director of music Michael
Smith. Organist John Hughes.
Bill Franzen 's tale pays homage to the great surfer - Floyd "B-positive" Miller. Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Duncan Minshull Rpt