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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Elise Granados at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Elise Granados

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THE BILLY MAYERL RHYTHM ENSEMBLE

and the Montmartre Players directed by Henry Krein

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Krein

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' Grace and Gratitude '
Talk by Father Joseph Christie

Contributors

Talk By: Father Joseph Christie

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
Conductor, Leighton Lucas

Contributors

Unknown: Leighton Lucas
Conductor: Leighton Lucas

: SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Prayer
Once in royal David's city (S.P. 368, omitting vv. 3, 4: A. and M. 329 and C.H. 69, omitting vv. 3, 4, 6: Tune, Irby)
(Continued in next column)
Reading: St. Luke 2, vv. 1-20 Carols:
Angels from the realms of glory
(S.P. 71, omitting vv. 4. 5: A. and M. 482 nnd C.H. 65, omitting v. 4: Tune. Iris)
In the bleak mid-winter: (S.P. 75, omitting v. 3; C.H. 50: Tune, Cranham)
Prayers: the Prayer for All Men; the Lord's Prayer
0 come, all ve faithful (S.P. 78. omitting vv. 2. 3. 4. 5: A. and M. 59, omitting v. 2: C.H. 55 (first form): Tune. Adeste fideles)
Blessing

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. ' The Revenge ': a narrative poem by Lord Tennyson
9.45 nENERAL SCIENCE. Revision Quiz. Pencils and paper are needed for this broadcast.
10.5 NEWS COMMENTARY

: THE DAILY SERVICE

King of glory. King of peace (BBC
Hymn Book 325)
New Every Morning, page 58
Psalm 119, part 3 (Broadcast psalter) Isaiah 9. vv. 1-7
Soldiers of the Cross, arise! (BBC
Hymn Book 367)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

TIME AND TUNE, by Doris Gould
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. ' First Days at Work': young people give their experiences of their first days at work, and R. J. Blofeld closes the programme with advice to listeners.
11.40 TALKS FOR SIXTH FORMS. A Place for Poetry. 4-' Poetry and Experience,' by R. N. Currey
This talk is based on the work of William Butter Yeats , and includes readings from ' The Lake Isle of Innisfree,' ' An Irish Airman Foresees His Death,' and ' Sailing to Byzantium'

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Gould
Unknown: R. J. Blofeld
Unknown: R. N. Currey
Unknown: William Butter Yeats

: STANLEY BLACK

at the piano with the Dance Orchestra
Monty Norman and Martin Moreno in a programme of Latin-American music

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Moreno

: UP-AND COMING!

A midday menu of radio artists known, well known, and unknown with Poppy Baker
Leslie Crowther , Lionel Baker Wally Dunn , Beatrice Oakley
BBC Revue Orchestra
Introduced this week by Douglas Young
Produced by Trafford Whitelock

Contributors

Unknown: Poppy Baker
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Lionel Baker
Unknown: Wally Dunn
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Doris Arnold presents THESE YOU HAVE LOVED

A weekly sequence for music-lovers compiled from gramophone records made by distinguished artists

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

TRAVEL TALKS. In the Hot Lands. ' Cotton for the cotton mills of Bombay.' Script written by Shakuntala Shrinagesh
2.20 LOOKING AT THINGS. The story of Michelangelo.' Script by Anthony Bertram
2.40 SENIOR ENGLISH I. Christmas Interlude: The Wakefield Shepherds' Play.' Adapted by June Hodge

Contributors

Script By: Anthony Bertram
Adapted By: June Hodge

: 'THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS'

by Anthony Trollope
Episode 4

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Trollope

: Orchestral Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Peter Katin (piano)

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Piano: Peter Katin

: Clarence Wright gets out THOSE OLD RECORDS

The ones we used to like not so long ago

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Tarn, short for Tamburlain': a new series of stories, written and told by Mary Patchett. 2 — ' The Yearling'followed by ' The Keys of England'
A serial play in six parts by Aubrey Feist
' He who holds the Tower of London has the Keys of England in his hand '
3 — ' The Water Dungeon '
Production by David Davis
There is fascinating detective work to be done at the Tower of London. Old books tell of secret passages and whispering galleries like the one from which Martin and Nicholas spied on Father Pole, but some of the darkest and most sinister corners have disappeared for ever. The terrible Flint Tower (Lytle Helle) has been twice rebuilt since Armada Year; and although, if you visit -the fortress, you will still find a Develin Tower, in 1588 this name belonged to what is now the Devereux. Tradition says that between these two towers-the Flint and its neighbour, the old Develin — lay that black and noisome water-dungeon known as the Pit.

Contributors

Told By: Mary Patchett.
Unknown: Aubrey Feist
Production By: David Davis
Captain Aylmer a young officer of the Tower garrison.: . John Clarke-Smith
Nicholas Renny, one of Walsinghams Men: Lewis Stringer
Jessel Overton, the adopted daughter of the Lieutenant of the Tower: Jill Balcon
Thomas Dygon, the Lieutenant'ssecretary: Leslie Heritage
Master Rumbold, the yeoman porter: Fred Yule
Dame Comfrey,the Lieutenant's housekeeper: Vivienne Chatterton
Toby Comfrey: Brian Smith
Trip, the Tower fool Wilfred Babbage Bagot, the gaoler: Peter Claughton
Old Croaker, of the Corps of Tower Ravens: Bryan Powley
Narrator: James McKechnie

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Gordon Harker
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Harker
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: First House BBC SHOW BAND

Directed by Cyril Stapleton with . Lee Lawrence
Jean Campbell
Johnny Johnston
Harold Smart
Bill McGuffie
The Johnston Singers and Stan Stennett Production by Johnnie Stewart

Contributors

Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Lee Lawrence
Unknown: Jean Campbell
Unknown: Johnny Johnston
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Stan Stennett
Production By: Johnnie Stewart

: WHAT HAPPENED TO THREE VILLAGES

Talk by Adam Curle
Professor of Education and Psychology,
University College of the South West
Professor Curie carried out a survey of community behaviour and development in a rural area in England In -the course of these studies he came to the conclusion that communities react somewhat like individuals if they suffer sudden disruptive changes. In this talk he describes two unhappy villages and one happy village, and he suggests that the behaviour of the inhabitants — suspicious, aggressive, or serene — was the result of what had happened to the villages, economically and socially, in the last thirty years.

Contributors

Talk By: Adam Curle

: THE JET-AGE METAL

A programme about nickel: its queer history, its innumerable uses, and its importance in an era of gas-turbine aircraft and rearmament
Written and produced by Elwyn Evans
Music composed by Alun Hoddinott and played by the BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Elwyn Evans writes on page 12

Contributors

Produced By: Elwyn Evans
Composed By: Alun Hoddinott
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Conductor: Elwyn Evans

: RAWICZ AND LANDAUER

(at two pianos) spin their magical web
This week on the theme of 'Fire'

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Bernard Braden and Barbara Kelly in 'BEDTIME WITH BRADEN'

with Benny Lee
Pearl Carr
Ronald Fletcher
Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Produced by Pat Dixon '

Contributors

Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Ronald Fletcher
Unknown: Nat Temple
Produced By: Pat Dixon

: THE FRIDAY RECITAL

Clifford Curzon (piano)
Schumann believed that the first, second and fourth Impromptus of Schubert's second set (Op. 142) may have been intended to form a sonata, but there is no conclusive evidence of this. The third Impromptu consists of a set of five variations on a modified version of the well-known melody from the B flat entr'acte in Rosamunde.
For his Berceuse, Liszt, like Chopin, chose the richly harmonious key of D flat. In its original form the piece dates from 1854; eight years later Liszt produced a more elaborate version, which is being played tonight.

Contributors

Piano: Clifford Curzon
Unknown: Harold Rutland








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