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: Bright and Early

Park and Dare Workmen's Band
Conductor, Harry Nuttall

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Nuttall

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra

(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Michael Collins

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Michael Collins

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' Seek ye the Lord '
Reading from Isaiah 55
Reader, Marjorie Westbury

Contributors

Reader: Marjorie Westbury

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MARKET INTELLIGENCE

A midweek bulletin of food news
Compiled by Louise Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Louise Davies

: RECITAL

Wight Henderson (piano)
Joan Alexander (soprano)
Andrew Bryson (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Joan Alexander
Piano: Andrew Bryson

: GYR FALCONS— A FAMILY PORTRAIT

by Stanley Cerely
' Over all my plans hovered the shadow of this fabulous bird, that was once worth a king's ransom, and is today the national emblem of Iceland.' Stanley Cerely describes his plans to photograph this rare gyr falcon, and the success that crowned them.

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

STORIES FROM WORLD HISTORY. ' Queen Philippa and the Burghers of Calais':a story told by Froissart about the reign of Edward III. Script by Rhoda Power.

Contributors

Script By: Rhoda Power.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Feast of St. Andrew
Jesus calls us (BBC H.B. 354) New Every Morning, page 58 Psalm 146 (Broadcast psalter) St. John 1, vv. 35-42a Spread, 0 spread, thou mighty word
(BBC H.B. 182)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Bill Savill and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Savill

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

music AND MOVEMENT II: Marjorie Eele
11.20 CURRENT AFFAIRS II
11.40 FRENCH FOR SIXTH FORMS. ' Le Cid ' de Pierre Corneille. Extraits des scenes suivantes, interprétées par les comédiens du Theatre National Populaire avec Gerard Philipe dans le role de Don Rodrigue. Acte 1, Scènes 5. 6; Acte 2, Scène 8: Acte 3, Scène 4; Acte 4, Scene 3; Acte 5. Scene 7. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele
Unknown: Gerard Philipe
Unknown: Don Rodrigue.

: FOUR MEN—ONE SONG

and some records
The Radio Revellers invite you to a rendezvous round the radiogram

: FARM FARE

An agricultural weekly
Topical talks of interest to farmers and country people
News commentary by Clifford Selly
Introduced by George Villiers

Contributors

Commentary By: Clifford Selly
Introduced By: George Villiers

: The Weather

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

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas

: ON THE BRIGHTER SIDE

Records by popular bands from both sides of the Atlantic
Introduced by David Jacobs

Contributors

Introduced By: David Jacobs

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

LET'S JOIN IN. Miss Toosey prepares for Christmas': an original tale by M. E. Ryder. adapted for broadcasting by Jean Sutcliffe. Part 2
2.20 ADVENTURES IN music. ' Christmas Music first of two illustrated talks by leuan Rees-Davies
2.40 HISTORY. II. Scientific Discovery: Sir William Herschel. Script by Alan Hill

Contributors

Unknown: M. E. Ryder.
Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe.
Unknown: Sir William Herschel.
Script By: Alan Hill

: Wednesday Matinee Double Bill ' NO DIVIDENDS, BY REQUEST'

by Evelyn Ford

Contributors

Unknown: Evelyn Ford
Lottie Mayfield: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Charlie, her son: Brian Haines
Gladys, his wife: Annette Kelly
Bill Stewart: Geoffrey Hodson
Emmie, a friend: Molly Rankin
Bert Mayfleld: Hamilton Dyce

: 'THE PROJECTION OF ADDISON'

by Aileen Burke and Leone Stewart
Plays produced by Audrey Cameron

Contributors

Unknown: Aileen Burke
Unknown: Leone Stewart
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
Phyl Duncan: Mairhi Russell
Miss Jaffa: Molly Lumley
Hopkins: Geoffrey Matthews
Henry Addison: Tsmes Thomason
Elise Lambert: Cecile Chevreau

: CHORAL EVENSONG

For the Feast of Saint Andrew
From the Cathedral Church of St. Mary,
Edinburgh Versicies and Responses (Tomkins) Psalms 147. 148. 149, 150
First Lesson: Ezekiel 47. vv. 1-12
Office Hymn: Jesus calls us! (English
Hymnal 205)
Magnificat (Stanford in G)
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1, v. 18 Nunc dimittis (Stanford in G) Creed, Suffrages, Collects
Anthem: 0 how glorious is the Kingdom (Basil Harwood )
Prayers Blessing
Organist and Master of the Choristers,
Robert Head
Assisting at the organ, E. F. Thomas

Contributors

Unknown: Edinburgh Versicies
Unknown: Basil Harwood
Unknown: E. F. Thomas

: INDIAN SUMMER

Advice and entertainment for retired people and older people generally
My Old Friend: Margaret Smellie tells us some more about her neighbour. Miss Smellie is secretary of the Scottish Old People's Welfare Committee.
Night Attendants: The County Medical Officer and Welfare Officer of Kent, Dr. Alfred Elliott , briefly describes an innovation in local government-the county-wide supply, starting tomorrow, of attendance in the evening and at night for old people ill in their own homes
Programme presented by Richard Baker

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Smellie
Unknown: Dr. Alfred Elliott
Presented By: Richard Baker

: Children's Hour

For Children of All Ages

'The Purple Comet'
An adventure serial
In four parts by Peter Hayes
1 - 'The Crystal Ball'
Produced by David Davis
'Only now, at a safe distance of years, am I permitted to make public what is perhaps the strangest series of events in the history of our old, old world. At the time, the full significance of the appearance of the Purple Comet was withheld from the general public...'

5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Rev. E. D. Jarvis D.D., of Wellington Church, Glasgow

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Hayes
Produced By: David Davis
Unknown: Rev. E. D. Jarvis D.D.
Sir John Gaveston: D. A. Clarke-Smith
Dr Helliwell: Howard Marion-Crawford
Mr Plomley: Seymour Green
Donald Prescott: Keith Lloyd
Peter Chubb: David Spenser
Coffin: Ernest Jay
Mrs Blundell: Sheila Raynor
Wing-Cmdr Henson: Leslie Perrins

: The Weather

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

: HOME AFFAIRS

A comment on the home news
Speaker, Sam Pollock

Contributors

Unknown: Sam Pollock

: Scottish Dance Music

played by Jim Cameron and his Scottish Dance Band

Contributors

Played By: Jim Cameron

: George Cole Diana Churchill and Colin Gordon in ' A LIFE OF BLISS'

Episode 7
Script by Godfrey Harrison
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenouthet
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Script By: Godfrey Harrison
Conducted By: Paul Fenouthet
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne Fellows: Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Mrs Bliss: Gladys Young
Mr Bliss: Ernest Jay
Mrs Griffin: Gladys Henson
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards
Bernard Marshall: Felix Felton
Harriet Marshall: Belle Chrystall

: THE USE OF POETRY

Four conversations between
Patric Dickinson and R. N. Currey
2— 'The Charge of Ugliness'
In this programme the speakers discuss the ingredients of verse-language, rhythm, and sound-in relation to the charge that the poetry written nowadays is ' ugly.'

Contributors

Unknown: Patric Dickinson
Unknown: R. N. Currey

: SYMPHONY CONCERT

Max Rostal (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Part 1

Contributors

Violin: Max Rostal
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: St. Andrew's Day LETTERS FROM SCOTLAND

to the Rev. R. F. V. Scott , Minister of St. Columba's,
Pont Street, London
Dr. Scott, who is Moderator-Designate of the General Assemblv of the Church of Scotland, looks through impressions of the year that is past sent to him by correspondents in touch with events and trends North of the Border.
Programme arranged by Robin Richardson

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. R. F. V. Scott
Arranged By: Robin Richardson

: THE CHRISTIAN HOPE AND PHYSICAL EVIL

A series of five talks for Advent
2-The Human Dilemma by the Rev. Canon C. E. Raven D.D. ,
In the first talk in this series, Professor T. W. Manson discussed the Biblical meaning of the word * hope.* In this talk Charles Raven speaks as one who has lived through the theological revolutions of the past forty years. As one brought up in the heyday of liberal theology, he approaches with excitement the revival of interest in hope in present-day theological thinking.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Canon C. E. Raven D.D.
Unknown: T. W. Manson
Unknown: Charles Raven

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MARKET TRENDS

A review of today's overseas commodity and financial news, and the London Stock Market closing report








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