China coast tales

PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 December, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 24 December, 1993, 12:00am

STEP back in time by tuning into Christmas Memories from the China Coast Community (RTHK, Radio 3, tomorrow 1.15 pm). Presenter Colleen Joynt takes a nostalgic look back at the Hong Kong and Singapore of the 1940s and childhood in Shanghai during the Cultural Revolution. Sit back and discover just what the Christmas of 1941 in Wan Chai was really like.

THE pupils from Chinese International, Sha Tin Junior and Hong Lok Yuen schools will be featured in Children's Voices (RTHK Radio 3, tomorrow 8.45 am). This programme will allow adults to eavesdrop on typical Hong Kong kids and hear their thoughts on Christmas plus their sweet singing voices bringing out the season's carols.

FOR those of you who are apart from your loved one at this special time of year Oh Squidgy I Love You (RTHK Radio 3, tomorrow 3.45 pm), is offering a romantic interlude for you all. Jonathan Douglas and Andrea Miller are the lovers who experience all the emotions of the world's greatest love stories. THE elusive search for the Green Man, continues this afternoon in In Search Of The Green Man (RTHK Radio 6, today 3.30pm). In earliest European civilisations he appeared as horned god, protector of the great Earth Goddess; in ancient India he takes the form of the creative side of Shiva; and in classical mythology he is Dionysus sprouting foliage and fun. Today he is becoming a symbol for a new environmental awareness.

TUNE in to the Queen's Christmas Message (RTHK Radio 6, tomorrow 5pm) as Queen Elizabeth sends her season's greetings to the Commonwealth. THE BBC's radio equivalent to TV Bloopers can be heard in Is This London? (RTHK Radio 6, tomorrow 12.30 pm). Catch all the laughs of the World Service's gaffes and clangers that managed to get to air, much to their producer's dismay. AN insight into the pros and cons of acting can be heard on Due To Indisposition (RTHK Radio 6, tomorrow 10.30am and repeated). Just how do actors cope with the stress and uncertainty of their strange jobs? Tune in and find out.

WHAT happened to NASA's Mars Observatory spacecraft that went missing in deep space? Why is space exploration so prone to expensive disasters such as this? Join Martin Redfern and Tracey Logan for Lost In Space (RTHK Radio 6, tomorrow 12.15am) to findout all the answers and their opinions on how future disasters can be avoided.

FOR many, the Festival Of Nine Lessons and Carols (RTHK Radio 6, today 11.02 pm) marks the real start of Christmas with its story of the birth of Christ and its significance for the believer is told through biblical readings and carols. Traditional medieval and more modern carols are featured.

THE Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be teaming up with the St Paul's Cathedral Choir for a special Christmas feature Christmas Concert From St Paul's Cathedral (RTHK Radio 4, tomorrow 8pm) in which a selection of ancient and modern carols and a feast of other festive music will be played. OPERA fans can hear The Magic Flute (RTHK Radio 4, tomorrow 1.15 pm). Host Michael Rippon presents Mozart's classic featuring the vocal talents of Kurt Moll, Peter Schreier, Margaret Price, Mikael Melbye, Maria Venuti and Luciana Serra plus the Leipzig Radio Choir and the Dresden State Orchestra with conduction by Colin Davis.