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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: RALPH ELMAN

and his Bohemian Players

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Behold, thy King cometh'
Bible reading and comment by H. F. Lovell Cocks D.D Principal of the Western College, Bristol
I-The Good Shepherd

Contributors

Unknown: H. F. Lovell Cocks D.D

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

Langham Light Orchestra
Conductor, Maurice Miles

Contributors

Conductor: Maurice Miles

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: RECITAL

Cynthia Glover (soprano)
Lois Turner (piano)
Lilian Warmington (cello)
Norah Newby (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Cynthia Glover
Piano: Lois Turner
Cello: Lilian Warmington
Piano: Norah Newby

: This Week's Composer

ELGAR
Records of orchestral music, including the Serenade for Strings and a movement from the Cello
Concerto

: THE DAILY SERVICE

All glory to God in the sky (BBC
H.B. 29)
New Every Morning, page 68 Psalm 93 (Broadcast psalter) Isaiah 55, vv. 1-11
Rise up, 0 men of God (BBC H.B.
364)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Strings in Rhythm
Directed by Henry Croudson

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Croudson

: PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA

on gramophone records
Overture, Cos! fan tutte (Mozart): conducted by Rudolf Kempe
Symphony No. 1, in E flat (Borodin, revised Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov): conducted by Alceo Galliera

Contributors

Conducted By: Rudolf Kempe
Conducted By: Alceo Galliera

: 'THE DEMON LOVER'

Short story by Elizabeth Bowen
Read by Catherine Salkeld

Contributors

Story By: Elizabeth Bowen
Read By: Catherine Salkeld

: Peter Sinclair's RECORD DATE

An invitation to the young at heart to share his choice of gramophone records

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader. Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz with the Morton Fraser Harmonica Gang
Harry Dawson , Percy Edwards
Dorothy Squires
Harry Mooney assisted by Hugh Harden
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: Harry Dawson
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Dorothy Squires
Unknown: Harry Mooney
Assisted By: Hugh Harden
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Peter Finch
(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
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: CHRISTMAS IN A FOUR-MASTED BARQUE

by Eric Newby
The Finnish barque Moshulu took part with twelve other big sailing ships in the last Grain Race from Australia to Britain. Mr. Newby, who was the only Englishman aboard her, describes how, after sixty-seven days of living mainly on pickled pork and potatoes, the crew celebrated Christmas in true Scandinavian fashion.

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Newby

: Orchestral Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Suzanne Rozsa (violin)

Contributors

Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Violin: Suzanne Rozsa

: PEOPLE I KNOW

by Rene Cutforth
2-Martha McCulloch: worker for welfare
In this series Rene Cutforth presents half-hour sketches of people he knows whose characters are typical strands in the British social fabric.

Contributors

Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Rene Cutforth

: MOMENT MUSICAL

An entertainment presented by Eileen McLoughlin (soprano)
Julian Bream (guitar) Valerie Tryon (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Eileen McLoughlin
Guitar: Julian Bream
Piano: Valerie Tryon

: ' SIMPSON '

A life by Edward Sackville-West
The eleventh of twelve readings by Gladys Young
Edited for broadcasting by Mary Hope Allen

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Sackville-West
Unknown: Gladys Young
Broadcasting By: Mary Hope Allen

: SIDNEY BRIGHT

and his Music

: Children's Hour

"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Adapted for broadcasting as a serial play by H. Oldfield Box
6: "Aunt Miranda makes Amends"
Produced by Graham Gauld
When Rebecca was fourteen Aunt Miranda sent her to Wareham College, as she had promised. Rebecca did very well there, earning the praise of all who taught her. Mr. Adam Ladd - Mr. Aladdin, her friend of the soap-selling expedition - was one of the school's trustees, and she saw him quite often.

5.30 "Play Up!"
A magazine programme of sports and games including:
A Christmas Book Review
How to Buy...
Football Club Names
Guinea Pigs' Progress and a Celebrity
Introduced by Peter Cranmer Produced by Graham Gauld

5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Author ("Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm"): Kate Douglas Wiggin
Adapted by ("Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm"): H. Oldfield Box
Producer ("Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm"): Graham Gauld
Rebecca: Molly Weir
Adam Ladd: Lewis Stringer
Miss Maxwell: Ysanne Churchman
Aunt Miranda: Joan Young
Aunt Jane: Natalie Lynn
Jeremiah Cobb: MacDonald Parke
Mrs Cobb: Gwen Day Burroughs
Mrs Randall: Janet Morrison
Introduced by ("Play Up!"): Peter Cranmer
Producer ("Play Up!"): Graham Gauld

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: NEWS

: TOWN AND COUNTRY

A programme for listeners in the South-East of England
6.15 Local news
6.25 Today's sport
6.30 Reports and comments

: Ludwig Koch takes you on a VISIT TO THE SCILLY ISLANDS

and introduces recordings of the stormy petrel, manx shearwater, and cormorant
Produced by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Produced By: Harold Rogers

: Robert Irwin introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

BBC Midland Orchestra (Leader. James Hutcheon )
Conductor, Gerald Gentry
Larry Adler (harmonica)
Before an invited audience at Nuffield House. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham
December 31: Schubert's Symphony No. 9, played by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gerald Gentry
Conductor: Larry Adler

: MEN AND POWER '

E. T. Williams , C.B., C.B.E., D.R.O., talks about the recently published volume of memoirs by Lord Beaverbrook
E. T. Williams was Field-Marshal Montgomery's Intelligence Officer during
World War 2, and is now editing the Dictionary of National Biography. The memoirs by Lord Beaverbrook, which he now reviews, give unique personal glimpses behind the political scenes during the momentous war years, 1917 and 1918.

Contributors

Unknown: E. T. Williams

: Ted Ray and June Whitfield in THE SPICE OF LIFE

A carefree mixture of comedy and music also featuring:
Deryck Guyler , Gene Crowley
Therese Burton and including:
At the Launderette
A radio strip cartoon
The Friendly Voice of Michael Holliday
For the Record
A new singing discovery in search of a hit disc
Do You Know Your Music
Quiz-Master, Antony Hopkins
1-8-3-4-Five in Harmony
The Coronets
Many Questions
Topics of the day aggravated by the panel of experts
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Gene Crowley Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Gene Crowley
Unknown: Therese Burton
Unknown: Michael Holliday
Unknown: Antony Hopkins
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Great Tom NEWS

: 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

: Close Down









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