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: Man Kay'sChristmas Music

Producer Patrick Lambert


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: News

: Morning Cordial

With Russell Davies and guests.
8.00 News
Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Mark Smalley

: A Christmas Carol

Richard Wilson reads Charles Dickens 's classic tale in five episodes. 1: Marley's Ghost
A Heavy Entertainment production 4 See This Week: page 13


Unknown: Richard Wilson
Unknown: Charles Dickens

: The Queen

Speaks to the Commonwealth.

: News

: Christmas MorningService

From St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, led by the Very Rev Gilleasbuig Macmillan. Hark! The herald angels; Whence is that goodly fragrance; While humble shepherds; Infant Holy; 0 come all ye faithful; A Christmas Proclamation (Tavener); Isaiah 9, v 2, w 6-7; St Luke 2, w 1-4; St John 1, w 1-14. Master of the music Herrick Bunney.


Unknown: Gilleasbuig MacMillan.
Music: Herrick Bunney.

: Lashings of Ginger Beer

Lenny Henry joins Michael Rosen to look at food in children's books. Sophie Grigson hosts a tasting where children sample some fictional recipes. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Sophie Grigson
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Walters' Festive Frolics

Five programmes in which John Walters searches for the perfect winter break. 1: Christmas Day Spanish-style. Producer Sue Foster


Unknown: John Walters

: The Player

By Neil Brand , It's bad enough going all the way to Perth to play piano on a film you've never seen before, but when Cecil B De Mille comes along ... with Jane Whittenshaw and John Baddeley Director David Blount. Rptd Sun 8.00pm


Unknown: Neil Brand
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: John Baddeley
Director: David Blount.
Cecil B De Mille: David Healy
Himself: Neil Brand

: At Bertram's Hotel

Part 1 of Michael Bakewell 's five-part dramatisation of Agatha Christie 's novel, starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple. with Patrick Allen , John Hartley , Geoffrey Whitehead. Garard Green. David Timson. Gavin Muir , Margaret Courtenay ,
Geoffrey Bayldon , Preston Lockwood , Freddie Jones , Sarah Plowright , Jane Whittenshaw , David Collings , Zulema Dene. Alan Rowe ,
Ross Livingstone , Louisa Seddon , Tessa Worsley , Sandra James Young , Patience Tomlinson and Andrew Branch. Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Author: Agatha Christie
Miss Marple: June Whitfield
Unknown: Patrick Allen
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Unknown: David Timson.
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Margaret Courtenay
Unknown: Geoffrey Bayldon
Unknown: Preston Lockwood
Unknown: Freddie Jones
Unknown: Sarah Plowright
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Zulema Dene.
Unknown: Alan Rowe
Unknown: Ross Livingstone
Unknown: Louisa Seddon
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Sandra James Young
Unknown: Andrew Branch.
Director: Enyd Williams
Chief Inspector Davy: Frederick Jaeger
BessSedgwick: Sian Phillips
Canon Pennyfather: Maurice Denham
Elvira Blake: Tracy Wiles
MissGorringe: Jillie Meers

: Trumpton Riots

In the first of a five-part look at cult 70s children's television, Brian Cant goes to Pogle's Wood to meet Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin. Producer Laura Druce


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Oliver Postgate
Unknown: Peter Firmin
Producer: Laura Druce

: The Masterson Inheritance Christmas Special

Join Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence , with Jim Sweeney , Caroline Quentin , Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Phelim McDermott
Unknown: Lee Simpson.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: News

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The annual Christmas bonanza, featuring Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Willie Rushton and Tim Brooke-Taylor. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: The NuTCracker Christmas

By Nicholas Mcinerny. With Bernard Hepton as Igor and Stella Gonet as Anna. It's Christmas Eve in Moscow and Natalia can't go to the Boishoi. with Patrick Brennan. Richard Pearce , Melanie Waters , Richard Tate , Ivor Roberts and David Bannerman. Music realised by Matthew Bailey and Stewart Lucas. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Nicholas McInerny.
Unknown: Bernard Hepton
Unknown: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Patrick Brennan.
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Unknown: Melanie Waters
Unknown: Richard Tate
Unknown: Ivor Roberts
Unknown: David Bannerman.
Unknown: Matthew Bailey
Unknown: Stewart Lucas.
Director: Alison Hindell
Natalia: Siriol Jenkins
Young Igor: Ashley Bird
Clara: Deborah Berlin

: Storm 10, Rain Later,Good

Jeremy Nicholas reveals the mysteries of Radio 4's shipping forecast. Producer Jane McMorrow Rpt


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Jane McMorrow Rpt

: News

: Radio Lives

Five portraits of great names in radio. 1: A Matter of Timing. Nick Baker profiles Today broadcaster Jack De Manio. Producer Cathy Drysdale Rpt


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Jack de Manio.
Producer: Cathy Drysdale Rpt

: Christmas Short Story:Christmas Present

By Maeve Binchy, read by Hannah Gordon.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon. Rptd next Sat


Read By: Hannah Gordon.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon.

: With Great Pleasure

Kate Adie presents a personal anthology of her favourite poetry and prose. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: News

: Dear Peter Pan

Nanette Newman presents a dramatisation of letters written by Edwardian children to actresses who played Peter Pan in the early productions. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Nanette Newman
Unknown: Peter Pan
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: News Quiz of the Year

Repeated from Saturday

: News

: The Archers

A surprise for Shula.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Derek Cooper'sChristmas Pleasures

Revised repeat from yesterday

: Private Lives

Sheridan Morley introduces Noël
Coward's glittering 1930s comedy.
With Annabel Mullion. Music by Neil Brand. Sian Bell and Sonia Slang. Director Ned Chaillet Rpt


Introduces: Sheridan Morley
Music By: Neil Brand.
Music By: Sian Bell
Music By: Sonia Slang.
Director: Ned Chaillet Rpt
Amanda Prynne: Imogen Stubbs
Victor Prynne, her husband: Simon Ward
Sibyl Chase: Louise Lombard
Elyot Chase, her husband: Stephen Fry

: Spike's Fleas, Kneesand Hidden Elephants

Spike Milligan reads poems from his latest collection.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: Kaleidoscope Feature

A Century of Cinema: in Dreams
A look at why the "dream sequence" has become one of cinema's favourite motifs.
Producer Paul Quinn Rpt


Producer: Paul Quinn Rpt

: News

: Don't Wony, Be Happy

Nick Baker provides the best present of them all - the secrets of life-long joy. Producer Miriam Akhtar


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Miriam Akhtar

: Book at Bedtime:Memo from David O Selznick

The Making of Gone with the Wind. Henry Goodman reads the first of five extracts from the letters of David 0 Selznick, the producer behind the film classic. A Ladbroke Radio production


Unknown: Henry Goodman

: A Christmas Cracker

Music in a lightervein for Christmas night, from the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford. With the BBC Singers.
Performance given in association with James Offen and Partners. Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: James Offen
Producer: Michael Emery

: A Christmas Meditation

With author PD James.
Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Pd James.
Producer: Philip Billson

: News

: The Late Book: MissSmilla's Feeling for Snow

Siobhan Redmond reads part 6 of Peter Hoeg 's successful thriller. For details see Monday 18 December


Unknown: Siobhan Redmond
Unknown: Peter Hoeg

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