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Do our politicians have a chance to enjoy Christmas? Ann Taylor , mp Lord Avebury and Norman St John-Stevas . mp, discuss the questions with Anthony King
Producer PETER ROBBINS

Contributors

Unknown:
Ann Taylor
Unknown:
Norman St John-Stevas
Unknown:
Anthony King
Producer:
Peter Robbins

' Is it true that butterflies are smaller in the north and, if so, why? ' This is one of the questions tackled by the Wildlife team. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer BRIAN LEITE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Introduced By:
Derek Jones
Producer:
Brian Leite

says Cardew Robinson to Bernie Clifton. Tom Mennard. Jan Harding KEN FRITH (piano)
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Boxing Day at
10.50 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Cardew Robinson
Unknown:
Bernie Clifton.
Unknown:
Tom Mennard.
Unknown:
Jan Harding
Piano:
Ken Frith
Producer:
Mike Craig

A nativity play in 21 scenes and poems by Clive Sansom
with and

"God, as you see, Astroleth, is not above taking his own advice.... Unless you become as a small child - guileless, imaginative,/Taking no thought for tomorrow, careless as wild anemones,/Free as the sparrow, harmless as the dove-you shall not enter/The Kingdom of Heaven" ...And these words were added: "You must be born again". So God himself is born in the shape of a child, to follow that admonition.'

BBC Bristol

Contributors

Writer:
Clive Sansom
Music specially composed and directed by:
Sidney Sager
Harpist:
Meinir Heulyn
Flautist:
Elmer Cole
Clarinettist:
Angela Malsbury
Cornettoist:
Crispian Steele-Perkins
Percussionist:
Paul Chalkin
Director:
Shaun MacLoughlin
Kayphos:
Nigel Stock
Astroleth:
Geoffrey Beevers
Mary of Nazareth:
Rosalind Shanks
Joseph:
Stephen Thorne
Herod:
Harold Innocent
Melchior:
Saeed Jaffrey
Minister/Ox:
Bill Monks
Boethus/Simon:
Roger Hammond
Caspar/Ass:
Sam Dastor
Balthazar/Ezra:
Philip Voss
Warden of the Caravanserai:
Phillip Manikum
Amos:
Cornelius Garrett

A series in which current and controversial issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne , Qc, and a jury, in Broadcasting House, London.
Today's proposition: Ghosts Exist
It is proposed by Andrew Green and opposed by Professor Frank George Producer KAY EVANS
(Repeated: Wed at 11.0 am)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dick Taverne
Unknown:
Andrew Green
Unknown:
Professor Frank George
Producer:
Kay Evans

Dennis Potter spent his childhood jn the Forest of Dean. Gloucestershire.
The sounds of childhood Christmas still ring in his ears, and the images remain as powerful as ever.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Revised repeat: first broadcast in 1977)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dennis Potter
Producer:
Brian Patten

Dear Octopus by DODIE smith, adapted for radio by CYNTHIA PUGHE with Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies and Robert Harris
A revival of Dodie Smith's delightfully nostalgic play set in the home of Charles and Dora Randolph on the occasion of their Golden Wedding anniversary.
Directed by DAVID H. GODFREY
9.58 Weather

Contributors

Radio By:
Cynthia Pughe
Unknown:
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Unknown:
Robert Harris
Unknown:
Dora Randolph
Directed By:
David H. Godfrey
Charles Randolph:
Robert Harris
Dora Randolph:
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Their children: Hilda:
Monica Grey
Margery:
Eva Haddon
Cynthia:
Jo Manning Wilson
Nicholas:
Martin Jarvis
Their grandchildren: Hugh:
Tim Bentinck
Flouncy:
Susan Sheridan
Bill:
Elizabeth Lindsay
Scrap:
Bernadette Windsor
Belle, Charles's sister-in-law:
Barbara Coupe
Kenneth Harvey, Margery's husband:
Garard Green
Edna Randolph Hugh's mother:
Irene Sutcliffe
Laurel Randolph, Hugh's Wife:
Gretta Gouriet
Fenny Dora's companion:
Lisa Harrow
Gertrude:
Janet Burnell
Nanny:
Margot Boyd

Good Evening All
Songs, stories and monologues recalled by Jack Warner from a lifetime of entertainment.
'I didn't orta et it', 'I'm a hunger up of rat holes' and the memorable letter-writer brother Syd are a few of the items in a programme of reminiscence that also features Britain's best-loved copper Dixon of Dock Green in: The Spirit of Christmas Past With GEOFFREY ADAMS, NICK DONNELLY, SALLY GRACE, EDWARD KELSEY, REG LYE, MICHAEL MCCLAIN, MARIANNE STONE
Written by GERALD KELSEY Piano accompaniment by BOBBY ALDERSON
With THE JACK EMBLOW TRIO Producer BOBBY JAYE

Contributors

Recalled By:
Jack Warner
Unknown:
Geoffrey Adams
Unknown:
Nick Donnelly
Unknown:
Sally Grace
Unknown:
Edward Kelsey.
Unknown:
Reg Lye
Unknown:
Michael McClain
Written By:
Gerald Kelsey
Unknown:
Bobby Alderson
Producer:
Bobby Jaye

The Cobweb Kiss by PETER J. HAMMOND.
With Gemma Craven as Lydia and Richard O'Callaghan as Jonathan.
In an old house, covered in dust. a beautiful toy merry-go-round shines brightly. Jonathan and Lydia wait patiently for their six-year-old son to return home. They have been waiting a long time ...
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN

Contributors

Writer:
Peter J. Hammond
Director:
Glyn Dearman
Lydia:
Gemma Craven
Jonathan:
Richard O'Callaghan
James:
Manning Wilson
Mary:
Eva Stuart

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