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: World Service


: Children of the One God

(Broadcaston Sunday 10.00am)

: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Cliff Morgan conducts a journey through Christmases past and present - with carols, songs, Tony Hancock, Dylan Thomas, holly, ivy, and children from around the country.
Including at 9.00 The Queen's Speech


Presenter: Cliff Morgan

: Take Five Christmas Special

Gorden Kaye and Carmen Silvera broadcast from the 'Allo! 'Allo! cafe, reading out your requests and dedications for Christmas. Plus Part 3 of The Snow
Queen, and Judi Dench reading Papa Panov s
Special Christmas .
Including at 10.25-10.40 1,2,3,4,5
Today's Wiggly Park story: The Spider Who Saved Christmas


Unknown: Gorden Kaye
Unknown: Carmen Silvera
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Papa Panov

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Once in Royal David's City*
Bidding Prayer The Dean
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Walford Davies)
Lesson 1: Genesis 3 vv 8-15, 17-19 A chorister
This Is the Truth (arr: Vaughan Williams)
Adam Lay Yboundcn (Warlock)
Lesson 2: Genesis 22 vv 15-18 A choral scholar
A Gathering (John Casken. First performance of a carol commissioned by
King's College)
A Christmas Carol (Kodaly)
Lesson 3: Isaiah 9 vv 2, 6, 7 A representative of Cambridge churches
It Came upon the Midnight Clear (desc: Willcocks)
/ Saw Three Ships (am Ledger)
Lesson 4: Isaiah 11 1 W l-3a, 4a, 6-9 A representative of the city
Es 1st ein Ros ' Entsprungen (arr: Praetorius)
The Holly and the Ivy (am: Walford Davies)
Lesson 5: Luke 1 w 26-35, 38 The Director of Music
/ Sing of a Maiden (Hadley)
Bogoroditse dyevo (Arvo Part)
Lesson 6: Luke 2 VV 1, 3-7 A member of the college staff
Quelle cst cette odeur agréable (air: Willcocks)
In Dulci Jubilo (arr: Pearsall)
Lesson 7: Luke 2 vv 8-16 A fellow
In the Bleak Mid-winter (Holst)
While Shepherds Watched*
Lesson 8: Matthew 2 vv 1-11 The Vice Provost
The Three Kings (Cornelius, air: Atkins)
What Sweeter Music (Rutter)
Lesson 9: John 1 vv 1-14 The Provost
0 Come, All Ye Faithful*
Collect for Christmas Eve and Blessing
Hark' The Herald Angels Sing*
Chorale Prelude: In Dulci Jubilo (Bach, BWV 729)
Toccata (Jongen)
Organ Scholar: Christopher Hughes Director of Music (and *descant): Stephen Cleobury


Presenter: Chris de Souza

: BFBS Worldwide

from the Falklands
With the Falklands squad and music from 1984.

: World Service

3.30 Queens of Crime; 3.45 Good Books; 4.00 Development;
4.30 Discovery

: The 13th Owl

A play by Nick Warburton. Mr Balik rejects the porcelain owl Imogen and her father make for him - but that night something comes fluttering at Mr Balik 's window.


Play By: Nick Warburton.
Play By: Mr Balik
Unknown: Mr Balik

: Children's Prom

Including Prokofiev's Peterandthe Wolf narrated byjudi Dench. (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Peterandthe Wolf

: Dick Whittington

Read by Barbara Windsor.


Read By: Barbara Windsor.

: Peter Pan

8: The boys and Wendy are prisoners on the pirate brig.

: London Snow

A story by Paul Theroux. Mrs Mutterance is being evicted from her sweet shop by a greedy landlord - but a heavy snowfall changes everything.
Dramatised by Colin Haydn Evans


Story By: Paul Theroux.
Story By: Mrs Mutterance
Dramatised By: Colin Haydn Evans

: National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Bill Ashton. director and founder, looks back over its 25 years. Plus the NYJO in concert from
Golders Green Hippodrome. Soloist John Dankworth.
Introduced by Mark Curry.


Soloist: John Dankworth.
Introduced By: Mark Curry.

: Black Museum

The Razor

: Hit the North

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