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: News Summary

: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Arwel Hughes

Contributors

Conducted By: Arwel Hughes

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

An anthology of carols and readings

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: SHOPPING LIST

A bulletin of food news

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet

Contributors

Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: EN FAMILLE

15-La Noël approche

: RECITAL

Elsa Steck (soprano)
John McCaw (clarinet)
Josephine Lee (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Elsa Steck
Clarinet: John McCaw
Piano: Josephine Lee

: This Week's Composer

CHOPIN
Records of his Trio in G minor

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Feast of the Holy Innocents
Once in royal David's city (BBC H.B.
68)
New Every Morning, page 93 Carol: Unto us a Boy is born St. Matthew 2. vv. 13-18
The wise may bring their learning
(BBC H.B. 370)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ian Stewart and his Quintet

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Stewart

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

on gramophone records
Overture, The Italian Girl in Algiers
(Rossini):London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Georg Solti
Symphony No. 3, in D (Schubert):
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Igor Markevitch

Contributors

Conducted By: Georg Solti
Unknown: Igor Markevitch

: SOUTH SEA SERENADERS

Directed by Ernest Penfold

Contributors

Directed By: Ernest Penfold

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet with Mr. New and Mr. Wu
Marian Keene
Renee Houston and Donald Stewart
David Hughes
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Marian Keene
Unknown: Renee Houston
Unknown: Donald Stewart
Unknown: David Hughes
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: COUNTY COUNT

A challenger tests a panel's knowledge of his county
The Panel:
Paul Jennings , Ivor Machin
Christopher Rhodes , John Stevens
Chairman, Victor Bonham-Carter
Programme devised and compiled by Alan White
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

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

: PICTURES BY THE FIRE

A varied selection of excerpts from the sound-tracks of musical films new and old
Presented by Desmond Carrington
A Carrington-Hale production

Contributors

Presented By: Desmond Carrington

: Beautifully Less

A programme about slimmers, past and present, theories about the causes of obesity, and methods of dealing with it.
Scientific advice has been given by Sir Charles Dodds, Professor of Biochemistry at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, and by Alexander Kennedy, Professor of Psychological Medicine in the University of Edinburgh.

Contributors

Scientific advice: Professor Sir Charles Dodds
Scientific advice: Professor Alexander Kennedy
Written and produced by: Nesta Pain

: Orchestral Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Richard Adeney (flute)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Flute: Richard Adeney

: 'SO LITTLE TIME'

A novel by John P. Marquand
12—' You'd better think fast'

Contributors

Novel By: John P. Marquand

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Older Children
' When You Look Back '
A new series of memories
6-and last
' Silly Little Boy '
Reminiscences of fifty years ago by Geoffrey Dearmer and ' The Lashwood Inheritance '
A sinister story with a mid-Victorian setting
Written as a play in six episodes by Aubrey Feist
Conclusion-' October 30 '
Produced by Eve Burgess

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Dearmer
Unknown: Aubrey Feist
Produced By: Eve Burgess
Digby Lashwood: Timothy Bateson
Joanna Lashwood: Beth Boyd
Victoria Lashwood: Hilda Schroder
Sir Charles Lashwood, Bt: Michael Warre
Mr Gabriel Sanctuary: Carleton Hobbs
Holly: Stephen Jack
Dr Lorrimer: John Clarke-Smith
Walter Knight: Keith Lloyd
Fido: Frank Atkinson
Mrs Clegg: Mary O'Farrell

: 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

: SPORT

A weekend preview including a report from Johannesburg by Rex Alston on the fourth day's play in the First Test Match between South Africa and England
Introduced by John Snagge

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Introduced By: John Snagge

: HENRY HALL'S GALA GUEST NIGHT

Highlights of the Show World
Stars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert platform, with the BBC Revue Orchestra
Produced by John Simmonds

Contributors

Produced By: John Simmonds

: THE ADMIRAL'S DUCKPOND

Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard, K.C.B., C.B.E., tells a story of the early days of aeronautics that concerns a strange arrival in time for tea

Contributors

Unknown: Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard, K.C.B., C.B.E.,

: Rodgers and Hammerstein's 4 THE KING AND I '

A radio adaptation of the Twentieth Century-Fox Cinemascope 55 Picture from the musical play based on ' Anna and the King of Siam' by Margaret Landon starring
Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Narrated by David Jacobs
Adapted and produced for broadcasting by Trafford Whitelock
(The recorded broadcast of Septem her 21 in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Landon
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Yul Brynner
Music By: Richard Rodgers
Unknown: Oscar Hammerstein
Unknown: David Jacobs
Broadcasting By: Trafford Whitelock
Anna Leonowens: Deborah Kerr
The King: Yul Brynner
Tuptim: Rita Moreno
Kralahome: Martin Benson
Lady Thiang: Terry Saunders
Louis Leonowens: Rex Thompson
Lun Tha: Carlos Rivas
Prince Chulalongkorn: Patrick Adiarte
British Ambassador: Alan Mowbray
Ramsay: Geoffrey Toone
Ship's Captain: Charles Irwin
Interpreter: Leonard Strong

: NEWS

: AT HOME AND ABROAD

in 1956

: CASALS AND TERTIS

A tribute on the eve of their eightieth birthday with the recorded voices of Pablo Casals. Dame Myra Hess
Bernard Shore , and Lionel Tertis
A supplement to Music Magazine edited by Anna Instonc and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage

Contributors

Unknown: Pablo Casals.
Unknown: Dame Myra Hess
Unknown: Bernard Shore
Unknown: Lionel Tertis
Edited By: Anna Instonc
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage

: OWLS

An anthology of words and music selected and presented by James Fisher and Geoffrey Grigson
A short account of the history-natural, literary, and legendary—of the birds of night
Readers:
Hedley Goodall and Charles E. Stidwill
Produced by Tony Soper

Contributors

Presented By: James Fisher
Presented By: Geoffrey Grigson
Readers: Hedley Goodall
Readers: Charles E. Stidwill
Produced By: Tony Soper

: 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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