Producers MARTIN SMALL and ALLAN WRIGHT
A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent. Rosemary Hartill
(Repealed at 7.50 am)
Producer ANTHONYPARKIN BBC Birmingham
8.10 Today's Papers
Starring Tony Hancock
with Sidney James
and Wilfred Babbage, Hugh Morton, Frank Partington in The Christmas Club Hand-Out
Wally Stott and his Orchestra
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Producer Tom Ronald
(First broadcast in December 1956)
Introduced by Bernard Falk , with help from SUSAN MARLING and ROBIN DEWHURST. taking a critical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene. Producer CHERYL. GARNSEY Editor ROGER MACDONALD
Colin Semper presents a personal review of the weekly magazines.
Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
Robert Carvel. Political Editor of the London
Standard, reviews parliaments last few working days before the Christmas recess and reports on how the inhabitants of Westminster have been enjoying the spirit of the season.
Producer ROGER MOSEY
Advent Calendar: The Birth of Jesus
New Every Morning, page 67; O little town of Bethlehem
(BBC HB 56); Love came down at Christmas; Matthew 1, vv 18-25; 0 come, all ye faithful (BBC HB 55)
Radio and TV extracts with Margaret Howard
Part 1 ... in which
Simon Hoggart remembers the major and minor events of 1983, and finds out whether Alan Coren , John Wells , Joan Bakewell , Gillian Reynolds ,
David Taylor and Michael White can do the same!
Festively compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the yuletide producer DANNY GREENSTONE
(Part 2 on Christmas Day at
A series of eight programmes in which Alistair Cooke takes a personal view of social life in Britain and the USA from 1900-50 as it was reflected in the popular music of the time 4: A Time of Peace (1918-23) Producer ALAN OWEN
with Anna Barry as Anne Hathaway in Mistress Mine by JUDITH GICK
'Heere lyeth interred the body of Anne, wife of William Shake speare who departed this life the sixth day of August 1623 being the age of 67 years
What's the rest of it?
Can't you make it out? No, too difficult.'
In this radio version of her stage monologue, written for Anna Barry and first performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1981, Judith Gick puts together historical fact and the internal evidence from Shakespeare's writing, to reconstruct the life and marriage of Anne Hathaway.
With the voices of MICHAEL BILTON.
RICHARD HUW. PAULINE SIDDLE
Music specially arranged by IAIN STEWART and played by IAIN STEW ART (flute) and SUZANNE BRAMSON (guitar)
Directed by RICHARD (Repeal)
First Lesson: Genesis 3, vv 8-15, 17-19: A CHORISTER Carols: Adam lay ybounden (Boris Ord); Sussex Carol (trad English, arr Ledger)
Second Lesson: Genesis 22, vv 15-18: a CHORAL SCHOLAR Carol: In dulci Jubilo (14th-century German, arr Pearsall)
Third Lesson: Isaiah 9. vv 2, 6, 7: A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CAMBRIDGE CHURCHES Carols: All this time (Walton); Morning song for the Christ child (Peter Sculthorpe ); O little town of Bethlehem (trad English, arr Vaughan Williams, descant Thomas Armstrong).
Fourth Lesson: Isaiah 11, vv 1-38, 4a, 6-9: A ????
of the city Carols: The lamb (John Tavener); A spotless rose (Howells).
Fifth Lesson: Luke 1; vv 26-35, 38: THE DIRECTOR op music Carols: I eingofa maiden (Patrick Hadley ); Joys Seven (trad, arr Cleobury). Sixth Lesson: Luke 2, vv 1, 3-7: A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SISTER COLLEGE AT ETON Carol: In the bleak midwinter (Darke).
Seventh Lesson: Luke 2, vv 8-16: A FELLOW Carol: When thou wast born in wintertime (Lennox Berkeley) Hymn: While shepherds watched (Este's Psalter, descant Cleobury).
Eighth Lesson: Matthew 2. vv 1-11: the VICE PROVOSTCarols: Three kings (Ivor Atkins ): Unto us is born a Son (Piae Cantiones, arr Willcocks).
Ninth Lesson: John 1, vv 1-14, the PROVOST Hymn: Adeete Fideles (J. F. Wade , descant Cleobury) Collect and Blessing Hymn: Hark! The herald angels sing (Mendelssohn,descant Cleobury) Chorale Prelude: In dulec jubilo (Bach) Final de la Evocation, Op 37 (Marcel Dupre ) Organ Scholar DAVID BRIGGS Director of Music
A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families with countrywide news and views on matters of concern.
Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
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(MonFri 10.0 om-5.0 pm)
Questions put by an audience to the team in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Field Studies Council.
Presented by Derek Jones
Here come 1, old Father
Am I welcome, or am 1 not? JhopeoldFatherChristmas
Will never be forgot.
Some seasonal verse, prose and song.
JOHN DARRAN and DI1.YS PRICE Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales
A story by MARY HAYLEY BELL dramatised for radio by DENYS HAWTHORNE with music by MAX EARLY
Until he was 4 years old, Shaunie wasn't different from any other child of his age. Then, his parents noticed something strange about his shoulders....
The Voice of the Swan
Narrator HUGH DICKSON
Music played by the NASH ENSEMBLE
Technical presentation by PETER NOVlS
Assisted by ROY FRASER and DAVID CHILTON
Directed by RICHARD
(The full effect of this programme can be heard by listening on stereo headphones)
Dame Angela Marvell celebrates her 70th birthday.
In conversation with Peter France, she and Sir Kenneth Shandy share memories of their distinguished stage partnership and recreate some of their famous performances together.
Also taking part Arthur Marshall and Kenneth Williams.
Each Christmas in the village of Kilmore, just outside Wexford town in the south-east corner of Ireland, six men sing a unique form of Christmas carol, preserving a tradition which can be traced back to the 17th century.
Sean MacReamoinn explores the origins of the Wexford carols and talks to
Jack Devereux and some of the other singers in Kilmore who today mamtain a tradition centuries old.
(First broadcast on Radio Ulster)
The Holly and the Ivy bv WYNYARO BROWNE adapted for radio by PEGGY WELIS and RAYMOND RAIKES with Stephen Murray ,
Nora Nicholson , Jane Knowles and Isobel Black
'But as a parson you've got a different attitude to life. Can't you see? How can parsons expect to be told the truth, when one can't even talk to them as human beings?'
A country vicarage, Christmas Eve 1950
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
Followed by an interlude
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas reflects on the festive season with a collection of country tales. There are memories of a village Christmas during the 1930s, a visit to a bird sanctuary in Leicestershire, the story of a young couple hoping to promote goats' milk, and the sound of handbells ringing in Oxfordshire.
The American writer,
Washington Irving , established his reputation in this country with his sketches of English life and traditions, particularly at this season.
James Munson introduces Irving's affectionate observations of England and its characters. With Peter Marinker as Washington Irving
Producer GILLIANMUSH BBC Manchester
from St John the Baptist Church, Chipping llarnet
Celebrant the REV ADRIAN ESDAILI Preacher the RT REV
JOHN TAYLOR. Bishop of St Albans Mass of Light - al*\" wititoN
Readings: Isaiah 9, vv 2. 6, 7; Luke 2, vv 1.14
Once in Royal David's City (A&MR 432);
O little town of Bethlehem (A&MR 65);
A spotless rose (Howells);
0 come all ye faithful (A&MR. 59)
Organist and Choirmaster TERENCEATKtVS
Assistant Organist ALAN PARISH