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: Bright and Early

George Scott-Wood and his Accordion Band

Contributors

Musicians: George Scott-Wood and his Accordion Band

: 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!

' The Word became Flesh '
Talk by Robert Crossett
' The Troubling of Herod '

Contributors

Talk By: Robert Crossett

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: HINTS FOR HOUSEWIVES

Topical talk by Ruth Drew

Contributors

Talk By: Ruth Drew

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey

Contributors

Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey

: RECITAL

Karen Morny (piano)
Jean Carpenter (soprano)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Karen Morny
Soprano: Jean Carpenter
Piano: Frederick Stone

: 'ERNIE'

The story of a respectable man by Theodore Hoste
Mr. Hoste tells the story of a man he met in prison; who had come there through a history of misfortune and although he was able to protest, apparently with some justice, that he had always been respectable.'

Contributors

Unknown: Theodore Hoste

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

music AND MOVEMENT i, by Marjorie Eele

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele

: THE DAILY SERVICE

0 come. 0 come, Immanuel (BBC
H.B. 36)
New Every Morning, page 83
Psalm 119, part 6 (Broadcast Psalter) Revelation 7. vv. 1-4 and 9-17 Be thou my Vision (BBC H.B. 316)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Harold Collins and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Collins

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

RHYTHM AND MELODY
Choir of Wimbledon High School
Trained and conducted by Gladys Jones
Programme introduced by Gladys Whitred
11.20 geocraphy. The British Isles. Summing Up. Script by Michael Wise , ph.D.
11.40 intermediate GERMAN. Kellers kaufen Wpihnachtsgeschenke. Eine ungemutliche Adventsfeier-fast geht alles schief mit den Kellerschen Weihnachtsgeschenken-Onkel Dietrich als rettender Engel. Manuskript von Marianne Leibholz.

Contributors

Conducted By: Gladys Jones
Introduced By: Gladys Whitred
Script By: Michael Wise

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Listeners' requests introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in Pendlebury, near Manchester
with The Kordites, George Martin, Edna Savage, Freddie Sales
The Jimmy Leach Organ Trio
Introduced by Randal Herley

Contributors

Singers: The Kordites
Comedian: George Martin
Unknown: Edna Savage
Unknown: Freddie Sales
Musicians: The Jimmy Leach Organ Trio
Presenter: Randal Herley
Producer: Eric Miller

: The Weather

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

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Diane Dubarry
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies, Jack Crossley
Producer. Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Diane Dubarry
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Jack Crossley
Producer: Stanton Jefferies

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

ADVENTURES IN ENGLISH. ' A Christmas Carol ': a serial story from the book by Charles Dickens. Adapted by Sam Langdon. 3-' Christmas Yet to Come '
2.20 HISTORY i. Tudor People. 12-Dramatist: Will Shakepeare. Script by John Allen
2.40 SCIENCE AND THE community. Transport. 6-Air Transport Today and Tomorrow. Script by Ivor Jones

Contributors

Book By: Charles Dickens.
Adapted By: Sam Langdon.
Script By: John Allen
Script By: Ivor Jones

: OPERA ALMANAC

Andrew Porter introduces records presenting events in opera that happen in particular months of the year. 5-May

Contributors

Introduces: Andrew Porter

: Robert Eddison with Gladys Young and Gwen Cherrell in 4 A DAY BY THE SEA'

by N. C. Hunter
Adapted for broadcasting by Mollie Greenhalgh
Production by Val Gielgud

Contributors

Unknown: N. C. Hunter
Broadcasting By: Mollie Greenhalgh
Production By: Val Gielgud
Julian Anson: Robert Eddison
Laura Anson: Gladys Young
Frances Farrar: Gwen Cherrell
Miss Mathieson: Belle Chrystall
David Anson: John Turnbull
Doctor Farley: Brewster Mason
William Gregson: Ronald Sidney
Humphrey Caldwell: Patrick Waddington
Elinor Eddison: Penny Morrell
Toby Eddison: Gabrielle Blunt

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of All Ages
' The Missing Christmas Parcel'
A special Goon show with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan assisted by John Snagge
Neddie Seagoon endeavours to illustrate, with the aid of a smoked-glass ear-trumpet, exactly what happens to Christmas parcels which are posted too late to arrive before Christmas.
Be warned by the ghastly series of misfortunes and POST EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS
Script by Eric Sykes
Devised and produced by Peter Eton and John Lane
5.15 For Children of Most Ages
Stories from the Opera
* The Bartered Bride'
A comic opera by Bedrich Smetana
Storyteller, David Franklin
Villagers, strolling players, children sung by the BBC Midland Chorus
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader. Ernest Element )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser Produced by David Franklin

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Assisted By: John Snagge
Assisted By: Neddie Seagoon
Script By: Eric Sykes
Produced By: Peter Eton
Produced By: John Lane
Unknown: David Franklin
Leader: Ernest Element
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Produced By: David Franklin
Krusina a peasant: Redvers Llewellyn
Ludmila, his wife: Edith Coates
Marenka, their daughter: Marjorie Shires
Micha a peasant: Stanley Mason
Hata his second wife: Dora Capey
Vasek, her son: Dennis Stephenson
Jenik, son of Micha's first wife: James Johnston
Kecal, the village marriage-broker: Howell Glynne

: The Weather

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

: THURSDAY COMMENT

A speaker with special knowledge comments on a subject of topical interest and importance

: John Watt presents RECORD CAVALCADE

with stars and music of the past and present from home and abroad also a ' Back-stage call' to meet Joy Nichols
Produced by Derek Chinnery

Contributors

Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: SCIENCE SURVEY

A weekly programme about work in the world of science
Life in the Soil by Howard Lees
Department of Biological Chemistry, in the University of Aberdeen
Every gardening article on the soil says that soil bacteria are very important-but not usually why. Howard Lees describes the teeming life in the soil and explains its importance.

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Lees

: THE THURSDAY CONCERT

Helen Watts (contralto)
London Harpsichord Ensemble :
John Francis (flute)
Albert Chasey (violin) Suzanne Rozsa (violin)
Bernard Davis (viola)
Ambrose Gauntlett (cello)
Adrian Beers (double-bass)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)
Before an audience in the Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. London. Tickets may be obtained from Ticket Unit, Broadcasting House, London, W.l

Contributors

Contralto: Helen Watts
Flute: John Francis
Violin: Albert Chasey
Violin: Suzanne Rozsa
Viola: Bernard Davis
Cello: Ambrose Gauntlett
Double-Bass: Adrian Beers
Harpsichord: Millicent Silver

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

A series of domestic episodes by Sid Colin , Talbot Rothwell and George Wadmore
9-' How to be very, very unpopular '
The Peter Akister Players
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Sid Colin
Unknown: Talbot Rothwell
Unknown: George Wadmore
Produced By: Roy Speer
Mary: Diane Hart
Harold: Kenneth Connor
Hans Hooblegrizt: David Hurst
Mrs Chatsworth: Patricia Hayes
Mr Pike: Oswald Waller

: TOWN FORUM VISITS VIENNA

An Austrian audience in the studios of Radio Vienna asks questions in English about Britain and the British
The questions, unknown in advance, are answered by: The Rt. Rev. J. Leonard Wilson
Bishop of Birmingham
Christopher Mayhew
Professor Thomas Bodkin , M.P.
Air Chief Marshal
Sir Philip Joubert
Chairman. Denis Morris

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. J. Leonard Wilson
Unknown: Christopher Mayhew
Unknown: Professor Thomas Bodkin , M.P.
Unknown: Sir Philip Joubert
Unknown: Denis Morris

: VIENNESE CABARET

Presented, with gramophone records, by Hilde Breitkreuz

Contributors

Unknown: Hilde Breitkreuz

: WESTMINSTER JOURNEY

A discussion by three young politicians
Humphry Berkeley former Conservative candidate
Peter Shore former Labour candidate
Jeremy Thorpe former Liberal candidate
Chairman : Robert McKenzie
The speakers meet to discuss why people stand for Parliament, and the different methods used in selecting Parliamentary candidates; the role and influence of the Party machine prior to elections, and its relation to the candidate; and the place of the Independent in politics.

Contributors

Unknown: Humphry Berkeley
Unknown: Peter Shore
Unknown: Jeremy Thorpe
Unknown: Robert McKenzie

: 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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