with Charles Colvile
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with Charles Colvile
Starring Tony Hancock with Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams
(First broadcast in Dec 1956)
The sayings of the famous and obscure recalled and celebrated by Canon Don Lewis, Julian Mitchell, Elaine Morgan and Myfanwy Talog
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Regional Variations (2)
With stereotypes in his knapsack and a hipflask full of the spirit of adventure, Christopher Matthew sets out on a fresh collection of travellers' trails. Today, in the first of five programmes, he observes the rich getting quick at the Concorde Lounge, Heathrow.
In the first of five programmes in the sequel to Crowdie and Cream, Finlay J. Macdonald continues the story of a growing crofting community in the Hebrides.
As the Depression of the 30s lifted, the tourists and entrepreneurs began to take 'the road to the Isles' in droves. One made a dramatic impression on the new village.
by Lance Salway
Read by Sandra Clark
A celebration In words and music for the week of Christmas.
by R.D. Blackmore
Dramatised for radio in five parts by Brian Gear
Narrated by Jack Watson
with Cornelius Garrett as John Ridd
Young John Ridd's schooldays end abruptly one November day in 1673 with the arrival of John Fry bearing a fateful message ...
(For cast see page 101)
(Broadcast on Christmas Day at 5.25 pm)
featuring Kenneth Williams with Nicholas Parsons in the Chair
Devised by IAN MESSITER
26 December 1943
A documentary by WENDY LLOYD Narrator Geoffrey Banks Forty years ago, in the icy seas of the convoy route between Britain and the Russian ports of Murmansk and Archangel, the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst was steaming north in search of the enemy. Suddenly, at about
9.30 am, in the darkness of the Arctic winter, she was attacked by a British Naval force. The ensuing battle ended that evening at 7.45 pm. Of the 1,900 officers and men of the Scharnhorst only 36 survived. In this programme some of the British seamen who took part in the action tell the story of what proved to be the last epic sea battle in the history of naval warfare.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
Book by Aubrey Woods
Music and lyrics by Julian Slade
adapted from Arthur Wing Pinero's "Trelawny of the Wells" by Aubrey Woods, George Rowell and Julian Slade
Every year Brian Johnston travels thousand? of miles on his journeys Down Your Way. His memories include two fascinating characters, a man who makes music on the most unlikely objects and another who claims to have averted an invasion of Britain during the last war.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
The Wind in the Willows (3)
Alison Grant Waley recaHs how her Burmese kitten first faced the big outdoors.
In a series of six talks,
Michael Elkins , plots his own course through the history of modern Israel.
1: Sunlight and Shadow
In 1948 Elkins arnved in Israel as the country, after her victory over five Arab states, embarked upon the even more difficult struggle of building the first Jewish state in 2,000 years.
Series producer PADDY OKEEFFE
With LAURIE MACMiU. AN
A selection of plays from the series Simenonsmaigret, based on the novels of GEORGES SIMENON with Maurice Denham as Jules Maigret and Michael Gough as Georges Simenon 1: Maigret Goes Home translated by ROBERT RALDICK and adapted for radio by FREDERICK BRADNUM with Brian Haines as Lucas and Sean Barrett as Janvier
Maurice St Fjacre MICHAEL, SPICE Dr Bouchardon...... HECTOR ROSS Jean Metayer .. CLIFFORDNORGATE Gautier ......................CYRIL SHAPS Emile Gautier. ... ANTHONY DANIELS Priest MICHAEL DEACON Directed by CLYN DEARMAN
devised by DON HAWORTH
What would a wise man say if he arrived in 1983? A contest m imagination between two teams of schoolchildren.
Geoffrey Hutchings introduces The Two Gentlemen of Verona
by Anthony Trollope, adapted by Ray Jenkins
With Timothy Bateson, Alan Bennett, Jenny Seagrove, John Rye, Simon Hewitt and Freddie Jones as Anthony Trollope
A pleasant house, Â£800 a year, and nothing to do but care for the 12 old men who live in Hiram'e Hospital - is that what the founder of the charity intended for the Warden? The tranquility of Mr Harding's conscience is greatly disturbed by a campaign to restore the full amount of the benefactor's legacy to the elderly residents.
The champagne's flat, the girls have gone home and worse, the jolly old Bachelor's Club has shut for the season. What a bore! So those Handsome Cads, Reggie Biffen and Freddie Fortescue-Smythe , cut off down to the country for the festivities.
Derek Beard is Freddie, David Timson is Reggie, accompanied charmingly at the pianoforte by MISS HELEN CRAYFORD
Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham
The Poison Belt by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE abridged in five parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Peter Pacey (1) Producer MAURICE LEITCH
Highlights of the Ambridge Christmas Revue of 1982 recorded in the Village Hall with Charles Collingwood , Bob Arnold , Sara Coward , Kathryn Hurlbutt , Arnold Peters , Graham Roberts , Haydn Jones and Trevor Harrison with TOM STEER
Written by DIANE CULVERUHOUSE Producer PETER WINDOWS
Directed by WILLIAM SMETHURST BBC Birmingham (Rev rpt)