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: News Summary

: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: RALPH ELMAN

and his Bohemian Players

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Things New and Old'
Talks by John Marsh , D.PhiI.

Contributors

Unknown: John Marsh

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

The Ernest Tomlinson
Light Orchestra
(Continued in next column)

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: RECITAL

Roger Stalman (bass)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)
Mary Murdoch (oboe)
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

Contributors

Bass: Roger Stalman
Piano: Clifton Helliwell
Oboe: Mary Murdoch
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons

: This Week's Composer

DEBUSSY
Records of some of his piano music played by Gieseking

Contributors

Played By: Gieseking

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Almighty God, thy word is cast (BBC
H.B. 188)
New Every Morning, page 83 Carol: To us in Bethlem City 1 John 2, vv. 18-29
My God. accept my heart this day
(BBC H.B. 356)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Falkman and his Apache Band

: MUSIC FOR STRING ORCHESTRA

on gramophone records
Alman (Thomas Simpson): Boyd Neel
String Orchestra, directed by Thurston Dart
Concerto for double string orchestra
(Tippett): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Walter Goehr
St. Paul's Suite (Holst): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by George Weldon

Contributors

Directed By: Thurston Dart
Conducted By: Walter Goehr
Conducted By: George Weldon

: WAR CORRESPONDENT

Three eye-witness accounts of famous battlefields
1 — Corunna
Taken from the ' Diary ' of Henry Crabb Robinson
Reader, Simon Lack
Henry Crabb Robinson went to Spain at the start of the Peninsular War as correspondent for The Times. There, he unexpectedly found himself involved in the retreat of Sir John Moore's army and its evacuation from Corunna. What happened to him then, as recorded in his diary, recalls the experiences of men caught in similar situations in the days befor Dunkirk.

Contributors

Reader: Simon Lack
Reader: Henry Crabb Robinson

: TOLLEFSEN

plays his own accordion transcriptions of music from everywhere

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet with Robin Richmond
Pauline Shepherd
Irene Handl and Pat Coombs
Leslie A. Hutchinson (' Hutch ')
Max Miller
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Robin Richmond
Unknown: Pauline Shepherd
Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Leslie A. Hutchinson
Unknown: Max Miller
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Tyrone Power
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Tyrone Power
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: LOWLIGHTS OF 1956

by Rose Marie Hodgson
Miss Hodgson keeps her own scrapbook of the year's news, but the events she records are the odd or scarcely credible ones which are likely to be overlooked by future historians. She recalls some of these.

Contributors

Unknown: Rose Marie Hodgson

: Orchestral Hour BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Lionel Bowman (piano)

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Piano: Lionel Bowman

: PEOPLE I KNOW

by Rene Cutforth
3-Mrs. Moonie Horton
Social Changes in Portland Place
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

: MOMENT MUSICAL

An entertainment given by Jacqueline Delman (soprano)
Frederick Stone (piano)
Christopher Bunting (cello)
Paul Hamburger and Liza Fuchsova
(two pianos)

Contributors

Soprano: Jacqueline Delman
Piano: Frederick Stone
Cello: Christopher Bunting
Cello: Paul Hamburger
Cello: Liza Fuchsova

: Tony Britton in ' THE WOODLANDERS '

Thomas Hardy 's novel of the Wessex countryside adapted as a radio play in ten parts by Desmond Hawkins
1-' Mr. Percomb's Rural Ride '
Music composed and conducted by Bruce Montgomery and plaved by the BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Produced by Owen Reed

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Conducted By: Bruce Montgomery
Produced By: Owen Reed
Narrator: George Holloway
Mr Percomb: Ronald Baddiley
Robert Creedle: Charles E Stidwill
Sam Cawtree: George Mattock
Marty South: Beatrice Bevan
Mr South: Owen Berry
Giles Winterborne: Tony Britton
Timothy Tangs: Lewis Gedge
Mr Melbury: Hedley Goodall
Mrs Melbury: Gwen Howell

: MAX JAFFA

and his Orchestra

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Arranged for broadcasting in eight instalments by May Jenkin with music by H. Fraser-Simson
1 — 'The River Bank '
Production by Josephine Plummer

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Unknown: May Jenkin
Music By: H. Fraser-Simson
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Mole: Richard Goolden
Water Rat: Frank Duncan
Otter: Olaf Pooley
Storyteller: Mary O'Farrell

: 'Write Me a Letter'

The Children's Hour correspondence column of the air
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Introduced By: Adrian Thomas

: 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

: KATHLEEN FERRIER

(contralto) on gramophone records
Spring is coming; Come soothing sleep: (Ottone) (Handel, arr. Somervell): Gerald Moore (piano)
A soft day (Stanford):
Frederick Stone (piano)
Love is a bable (Parry):
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Frederick Stone
Piano: Frederick Stone

: Robert Irwin introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Schubert
Symphony No. 9, in C played by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Leader, Norris Stanley)
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Before an invited audience at Nuffield House, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Contributors

Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz

: ON NOT CARING FOR OLD CARS

by David Piper
The endless battle between man and the machine goes on; one of its features is the tyranny of old cars over their owners. The speaker, who has fought several old cars to the death and survived to fight again, describes his campaigns without illusion.

: 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 , Stanley Unwin 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, Harry Rabinowitz
1-2-3-4-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: Stanley Unwin
Unknown: Michael Holliday
Unknown: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: Roy Speer

: NEWS

: The Man Who Could Work Miracles

by H. G. Wells adapted from the author's screen-play and produced for radio by Dennis Main Wilson
[Starring] Tony Hancock with Andre Morell, Dennis Price Howard Marion-Crawford
The Elemental Powers
The Mortals on Earth in the mid-nineteen-thirties

Contributors

Author: H. G. Wells
Adapted by/Producer: Dennis Main Wilson
Incidental music composed by: Wally Stott
Incidental music played by: BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
The Observer: Andre Morell
Indifference: Dennis Price
The Player: Robert Eddison
George McWhirter Fotheringay: Tony Hancock
Toddy Beamish: Warren Mitchell
Miss Maybridge: Hattie Jacques
Mr Cox: Fred Yule
Old Man with Dog: Deryck Guyler
Bill Stoker: Harry Fowler
Ada Price: Miriam Karlin
Maggie Hooper: Marcia Ashton
Effie Hickman: Maria Charles
Housekeeper: Hattie Jacques
Major Grigsby: Charles Lloyd Pack
P C Winch: Alfie Bass
Mr Bampfylde: Hugh Morton
The Rev Silas Maydig: Kenneth Williams
Moody: Fred Yule
Colonel Winstanley: Howard Marion-Crawford
Superintendent Smithells: Deryck Guyler
Other voices played by: Roger Snowdon
Other voices played by: Sidney Keith

: ARTUR RUBINSTEIN

(piano) on gramophone records

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

: MARKET TRENDS

: AT THE YEAR'S TURNING

See top of column 4

: WATCH-NIGHT SERVICE

from
Christ Church, Cockfosters,
Hertfordshire
Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. George Duncan

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. George Duncan

: Welcome to the New Year

followed by News Summary
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