(Broadcaston Sunday 10.00am)
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
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
Introduced by Chris de Souza.
ORDER OF SERVICE: page 21
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
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 agrÃ©able (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)
Organ Scholar: Christopher Hughes Director of Music (and *descant): Stephen Cleobury
from the Falklands
With the Falklands squad and music from 1984.
3.30 Queens of Crime; 3.45 Good Books; 4.00 Development;
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.
Including Prokofiev's Peterandthe Wolf narrated byjudi Dench. (First broadcast on Radio 3)
Read by Barbara Windsor.
8: The boys and Wendy are prisoners on the pirate brig.
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
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.