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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Conductor: David Curry

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

First edition
A breakfast-time magazine followed by MORNING MUSIC
See Light Programme

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Preparing for Christmas ' by the Rev. John G. Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John G. Williams

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

Second edition

: SHOPPING LIST

A bulletin of food news
Compiled and read by Louise Davies

Contributors

Read By: Louise Davies

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Jack Train introduces your request records

Contributors

Introduces: Jack Train

: SONG RECITAL

Kenneth Tudor (baritone)
Josephine Lee (piano)

Contributors

Baritone: Kenneth Tudor
Piano: Josephine Lee

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Wake. 0 wake (BBC H.B. 40) New Every Morning, page 83
Psalm 119. part 6 (Broadcast psalter) Revelation 21. vv. 1-7
City of God (BBC H.B. 173)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Phil Tate and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Tate

: MUSIC IN MINIATURE

Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick
(two pianos)
Osian Ellis (harp)
Members of Virtuoso Ensemble:
Edward Walker (flute) David Martin (violin)
Patrick Halling (violin) Gwynne Edwards (viola)
Willem de Mont (cello)
Arranged by Basil Douglas

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Phyllis Sellick
Harp: Osian Ellis
Flute: Edward Walker
Violin: David Martin
Violin: Patrick Halling
Viola: Gwynne Edwards
Cello: Willem de Mont
Arranged By: Basil Douglas

: A MAN OF FEW WORDS

with Tony Quinn
The story of a life-boat coxswain whose courage and skill aided by the determination of his crew brought about the rescue of thirty-nine men from a Liver-pool steamer which foundered in a gale off the coast of County Down.
Narrator. Stephen Grenfell Script by Margaret Hotine
Production by Joe Burroughs

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Quinn
Script By: Margaret Hotine
Production By: Joe Burroughs

: Music for Dancing

See Light Programme

: FARM FARE

An agricultural weekly
A. E. Aitkins talks on the place of the Christmas tree in planting up wood
Vernon Cory reports on a recent conference where the subjects of farm management, mechanisation, and finance were discussed
Introduced by Denys Bullard
News commentary by Clifford Selly

Contributors

Talks: A. E. Aitkins
Introduced By: Denys Bullard
Commentary By: Clifford Selly

: The Weather

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

: George Cole, Diana Churchill and Colin Gordon in ' A LIFE OF BLISS '

Script by Godfrey Harrison
Episode 6: In which David Bliss finds a new girl friend.

Contributors

Script By: Godfrey Harrison
Unknown: David Bliss

: SPIRITUALS PLAIN AND FANCY

by Everett Helm
What does the original Negro spiritual sound like? Dr. Everett Helm shows how different it is from the spirituals we usually hear.

Contributors

Unknown: Everett Helm
Unknown: Dr. Everett Helm

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Mozart
Overture. La finta giardiniera: Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Kubelik
Flute Concerto in D (K.314) :
Hubert Barwahser (flute), Vienna Symphony Orchestra. conducted by John Pritchard
Symphony No. 39. in E flat (K.543):
Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Otto Klemperer on gramophone records

Contributors

Flute: Rafael Kubelik
Flute: Hubert Barwahser
Conducted By: John Pritchard
Conducted By: Otto Klemperer

: Wednesday Matinee ' THE SEVEN-FOOT BED'

by Angus Macleod
From the American short story ' The Rousing of Mr. Bradegar ' by Gerald Heard

Contributors

Unknown: Angus MacLeod
Nicholas Bradegar: Derek New
Mabel: Nora Laidlaw
Derek Anderson: Robert Baird

: ' IT'S LATER THAN YOU THINK '

by N. Blair Reid
Plays produced by James Crampsey

Contributors

Unknown: N. Blair Reid
Produced By: James Crampsey
Julian Barlow: Moultrie R Kelsall
Drusilla his sister: Ann Gudrun
Helen, his daughter: Hilary Thomson
Jon Cleveland: Ian Richardson
Austin Stanes: Norman Scace
Mr Brown: Frank Eynstone
Miss Jones: Gwyneth Guthrie
Miss Trevor: Isobel Spouse
Earthly Destiny: Robert Baird
Ultimate Destiny: Colin Chandler

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from Gloucester Cathedral
Versicles and Responses (Byrd) Psalms 93 and 94 First Lesson: Isaiah 45, vv. 14-26 Advent Antiphon: 0 Radix Jesse
Magnificat
Second Lesson: Revelation 20, vv. 7-15 Nunc dimittis
Creed. Suffrages, Responses (Byrd) Collects
Anthem: This sanctuary of my soul
( Wood
Prayers; Final Responses (Naylor)
Hark a herald voice is calling (E.H. 5) Blessing
Organ Voluntary: Nun komm' der
Heiden Heiland (Bach)
Organist and Master of the Choristers,
Herbert Sumsion
Assistant organist, Wallace Ross

Contributors

Organist: Wallace Ross

: INDIAN SUMMER

Unaccustomed as I am ...Peter Quince gives some hints on how to avoid public speaking
It happened to Me!: Listeners are invited to send short true accounts of their worst mistake or the nicest thing that ever happened to them
Something Amusing: another story from Alfred Byrne
Presented by Douglas Smith
' It happened to Me ' stories should be sent to Indian Summer, Broadcasting House, London, W.1, by January 1. Contributions cannot be individually acknowledged, but a selection will be read in this programme on January 8.

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Quince
Unknown: Alfred Byrne
Presented By: Douglas Smith

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' Two by Two' *
Some true stories about animals
4-and last
' Tree Kittens and Others 'by Marjorie Kinsman
Tree kittens are born in a bird's nest, and if you are inclined to disbelieve this statement, listen to Mrs. Kinsman's talk.
5.10 ' Deep Down'
A serial play in four parts
A free adaptation by Tony Chambers of the book by R. M. Ballantyne
4 — ' The Best Policy After All '
Guitarist, Michael Watson Produced by Mollie Austin
The unpleasant stranger still haunts St. Just, and Rose is in danger. The Maggot family is in trouble, but Boy Zackey is instrumental in bringing about a happy ending.
5.50 Children's Hour prayers
Conducted by the Rev. Donald M. McFartan

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Kinsman
Book By: R. M. Ballantyne
Guitarist: Michael Watson
Produced By: Mollie Austin
Unknown: Rev. Donald M. McFartan
Oliver Trembath: David Enders
Rose Ellis: Genefer Elliot
Captain Dan Hoskin: Bernard Fishwick
Tom Donnithorne: Dudley Rolph
Mrs Donnithorne: Mollie Tapper
Zachariah Maggot: Basil Jones
Mrs Maggot: Irene Hall
Boy Zackey: J Barrie
Jim Cuttance: Francis Lunt
Joe Tonkin: Denis Raymond
George Augustus Clearemout: Heron Carvic
Jack Muddle, his secretary: Michael Watson
Aunt Jilly: Ethel Coleridge
John Thomas: Douglas Leach

: The Weather

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

: TOWN AND COUNTRY

A programme for listeners in the South-East of England
6.15 Local news followed by Reports and comments
6.37 app. London Stock Market report
6.15 6.25 VHF: Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s) for the South-Coast:
Area news and weather summary

: Scottish Dance Music

played by Andrew Rankine and his Scottish Dance Band
The dances include: Waltz Country Dance
The Linton Ploughman (Jig)
Duke of Perth (Reel)

Contributors

Played By: Andrew Rankine
Unknown: Linton Ploughman

: BETOVE

Impressions of the French comedian presented by Philip Hope-Wallace with gramophone records

Contributors

Presented By: Philip Hope-Wallace

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

A series of five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. North Region
Round 2
London:
Cedric Cliffe , Hubert Phillips
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
North:
Professor W. Lyon Blease
Dennis Chapman
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding

Contributors

Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Professor W. Lyon Blease
Unknown: Dennis Chapman
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: Handel 'MESSIAH'

Elsie Morison (soprano)
Janet Baker (contralto)
William Herbert (tenor)
Norman Walker (bass)
William Overton (trumpet)
Charles Spinks (organ)
BBC Choral Society
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate
PART 1

Contributors

Soprano: Elsie Morison
Contralto: Janet Baker
Tenor: William Herbert
Bass: Norman Walker
Bass: William Overton
Unknown: Charles Spinks
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate

: 'MESSIAH'

Parts 2 and 3

: THEY FOUND A VIXEN

by Gwen Dunn
There was little I could do to ease Alec's isolation.' Mrs. Dunn talks about one of the boys at her country school in Suffolk.

Contributors

Unknown: Gwen Dunn

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MARKET TRENDS

London Stock Market closing report. and a review of today's overseas commodity and financial news








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