began on BBC1, 1967. Today is Christmas Day in the Orthodox Church and the Feast Day of St Aldric, St Canute Lavard, St Lucian of Antioch, St Raymund of Penafort, St Reinold, St Tillo and St Valentine of Rhaetia.
TOMORROW Births: William Wilkie Collins, novelist, 1824; Elvis Presley, rock singer, 1935. Deaths: Galileo Galilei, astronomer, 1642; Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts, 1941; Chou En-lai, Chinese leader, 1976. On this day: Chequers C ourt was occupied by its first prime minister tenant, David Lloyd-George, 1921. Tomorrow is the Feast Day of St Adrian of Canterbury, St Apollinaris the Apologist, St Erhard, St Gudula, St Lucian of Beauvais, St Pega, St Severinus of Noricum Repense, St Severinus of Septempeda, St Thorfinn and St Wulain.Reuse content