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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet

Contributors

Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' The Word became Flesh'
Talk by Robert Crossett
'It's hard to believe in Christmas '

Contributors

Talk By: Robert Crossett

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: RECITAL

Claire Duchesneau (soprano)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)
Arnold Ashby (cello)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Clifton Helliwell
Piano: Frederick Stone

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

HOW things BEGAN. 12-' Through the Ice Age.' Material compiled by Richard Palmer ; dramatic presentation by Honor Wyatt.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Palmer

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Come, thou long-expected Jesus (BBC
H.B. 30)
New Every Morning, page 72 Canticle 4 (Broadcast Psalter) Revelation 4, vv. 1-11
Lord of all, to whom alone (BBC H.B.
294)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Joseph Muscant and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Muscant

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

SINGING TOGETHER by William Appleby. Request programme
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. ' What is a Good Job? ': a discussion by young people, with Alec Rodger as chairman.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH: Programme varié de Noel. Préparez-vous a repondre aux questions et aux devinettes. Texte de Raymond Escoffey.

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby.

: Lou Preager's MIXED GRILL

A lunchtime entertainment on gramophone records

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

Augmented
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader. George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Radio: Maxine Daniels
Variety: Sydney Shaw
TV: Graham Stark
Theatre: Edmund Hockridge
In Town Today: Max Bacon
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Maxine Daniels
Unknown: Edmund Hockridge
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Bernard Braden
(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
Programme produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

FOR COUNTRY SCHOOLS. A Christmas programme: ' The Moth and the Beetle.' Script by Diana Ross
2.0 THE music Box by Gordon Reynolds
2.10 Orchestral Concert on gramophone records
Introduced by Everett Helm
Excerpts from Porgy and Bess
(George Gershwin)
Cattle; The plow that broke the plains (Virgil Thomson)
Variations on a Shaker Song (Appalachian Spring) (Aaron Copland) Hoedown (Rodeo) (Aaron Copland)

Contributors

Script By: Diana Ross
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Introduced By: Everett Helm

: THE DISTANT SCENE

A series of readings from books of travel and discovery
12-In Zagreb
Taken from
' Black Lamb and Grey Falcon ' by Rebecca West
Reader, Olive Gregg
In 1937 the author and her husband made a long journey through Yugoslavia. In Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, they found bewildering evidence of the long, complicated and stormy history of the South Slavs, then on the eve of yet another upheaval.

Contributors

Reader: Olive Gregg

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. ' The Football Match ' from ' Tom Brown 's Schooldays ' by Thomas Hughes

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Brown
Unknown: Thomas Hughes

: COUNTY COUNT

A challenger is invited to test a panel's knowledge of his county and its customs
The Panel:
James Laver , Ivor Machin
Christopher Rhodes , John Stevens
Chairman, Victor Bonham-Carter
Programme devised and compiled by Alan White
Produced by Joan Clark
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 4)

Contributors

Unknown: James Laver
Unknown: Ivor MacHin
Unknown: Christopher Rhodes
Unknown: John Stevens
Unknown: Victor Bonham-Carter
Unknown: Alan White
Produced By: Joan Clark

: THE LANGUAGE OF THE BIRDS

Eric Simms , with the help of recordings, shows how birds use their songs and calls to communicate with each other
Programme produced by Arthur Phillips

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Simms
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Orchestral Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Led by Fred Brough )
Conductor, John Hopkins Harold Jackson (trumpet)

Contributors

Conductor: Fred Brough
Conductor: John Hopkins
Conductor: Harold Jackson

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
'Five O'Clock Tales '
Six plays by E. Lucia Turnbull
4—' The Turnip '
Produced by David Davis
' A soldier was coming home from the wars. He had fought well for his king and country, and wore a medal on his scarlet coat. This was all he had in the world--except a week's pay, a concertina, and a cheerful nature. As he walked along he saw an old road-mender breaking stones beside the road, and hailed him.....'
5.30 For Older Children
Music's Magic Carpet
Three illustrated talks by Julian Herbage
3—' How Not to Fall Off
5.50 The week's programmes
5.55 The Weather
Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England

Contributors

Unknown: E. Lucia Turnbull
Produced By: David Davis
Conrad: Derek Blomfield
Laban: Stephen Jack
Trudi: Joan Ireland
Page: Melvin Hayes
The King: Richard Goolden
Reuben: Geoffrey Wincott
Narrator: Cecil Bellamy

: THE WORLD AND OURSELVES

William Pickles comments on events abroad and our relations with other countries

Contributors

Unknown: William Pickles

: WEST END

A programme of favourite melodies from London shows with Vanessa Lee , Bruce Trent and the Albert Webb Orchestra Conductor, Albert Webb including music from:
No, No, Nanette ' ; ' Can-Can '
'Kiss Me, Kate'; Bitter Sweet'
Script by Roy Plomley
Introduced by John Hobday
Produced by Peter Haysom Craddy

Contributors

Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Bruce Trent
Unknown: Albert Webb
Conductor: Albert Webb
Script By: Roy Plomley
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: Peter Haysom Craddy

: Cicely Courtneidge in CALLING MISS COURTNEIDGE

The Hedley Ward Trio
Joan Sims
Gene Crowley
Dickie Henderson
William Dickie
Nigel Patrick
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductoi, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Gene Crowley
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Unknown: Hedley Ward Trio
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Gene Crowley
Unknown: Dickie Henderson
Unknown: William Dickie
Unknown: Nigel Patrick
Unknown: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: The Earl of Harewood introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Leader, Norris Stanley )
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Joan Sutherland (soprano)
Given before an invited audience at the Gala Hall. West Bromwich

Contributors

Leader: Norris Stanley
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz
Soprano: Joan Sutherland

: Eric Barker in JUST FANCY

with Pearl Hackney, Deryck Guyler
Charlotte Mitchell and Kenneth Connor
Music under the direction of Peter Akister
Script by Eric Barker
Produced by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Script By: Eric Barker
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: 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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