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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Jack Leon

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: MORNING MUSIC

See Light Programme

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Preparing for Christmas ' by the Rev. John G. Williams
Chaplain of Holy Trinity, Marylebone
Headquarters of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John G. Williams

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it

: SCIENCE SURVEY

A weekly programme about work in the world of science
New Ways with Oil by L. J. Richards of the Thornton Research Centre near Chester

Contributors

Unknown: L. J. Richards

: BACH

Denis Vaughan (organ)
Concerto No. 1, in G (S.592)
Chorale Preludes (The Little Organ
Book):
Gelobet selst du. Jesu Christ (S.604) Jesu meine Freude (S.610)
Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
(S.639)
Prelude and Fugue in B minor (S.544)
From Holy Trinity Church,
Sioane Street, London
The last of three recitals of Bach's organ works

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Vaughan

: BRIDGE ACROSS THE SKY

by Leslie Luscombe
The reminiscences of an Englishman who lived six years in Sydney before returning to his native West Country

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Luscombe

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Feast of St. Thomas
How mighty are the Sabbaths (BBC
H.B. 246)
New Every Morning, page 93 Psalm 138 St. John 14. vv. 1-7
Thou art the Way (BBC H.B. 338)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ronnie Munro and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Munro

: THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC

A mosaic of melody woven from the life and tunes of Irving Berlin

: News Summary MUSIC FROM THE BALLET

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: VIC LEWIS

and his Orchestra with Irma Logan

Contributors

Unknown: Irma Logan

: MOVIE-GO-ROUND

A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Haigh

: The Weather

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

: THE SATURDAY SHOW

Cyril Stapleton and his Show Band
David Jacobs and The Stargazers The Adam Singers
Harold Smart
Joan Small and Michael Desmond
Produced by John Browell

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: David Jacobs
Singers: Harold Smart
Unknown: Joan Small
Unknown: Michael Desmond
Produced By: John Browell

: Saturday Matinee 'THE HEAVEN-KISSED HILL'

or ' A Night in Dan Flint's Quarry'
A pastoral thriller by J. S. Fletcher
Adapted for broadcasting by Raymond Raikes
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Raymond Raikes

Contributors

Unknown: J. S. Fletcher
Broadcasting By: Raymond Raikes
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Dick Cresswell: Hugh Manning
Coistervine: Frank Windsor
Marjorie Cresswell: Beryl Calder
William Kiffln: William Eedle
Meiky: Andrew Sachs
Fakoe: Malcolm Hayes
Dex: Frederick Treves
Greever: Charles Kay
Zephany Shepperoe: Trevor Martin
Mrs Shepperoe: June Tobin
Young Bowler: Peter Wilde
Old Bowler: Lockwood West
Mr Macpherson: John Graham

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Belinda Lee
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have on a desert island

Contributors

Unknown: Belinda Lee
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: Saturday Concert BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie ) Conducted by Colin Davis

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Colin Davis

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The Boy with the Green Thumb'
Another story from the book written by Barbara Euphan Todd and told by Eve
' The Christmas Pie '
5.15 'The Mystery of Tyford Towers '
An adventure of Norman Bones and Henry Bones the boy detectives
Written by Anthony C. Wilson
Production by Josephine Plummer

Contributors

Written By: Barbara Euphan Todd
Unknown: Norman Bones
Unknown: Henry Bones
Written By: Anthony C. Wilson
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Norman Bones: Charles Hawtrey
Henry Bones, his cousin: Patricia Hayes
Jean Lincoln: Patricia Field
Lord Dunsford: Martin Lewis
Bardolph his butler: Deering Wells
Police Inspector: Eric Lugg
Mr Saragos: Peter Claughton

: The Weather

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

: TOWN AND COUNTRY

Sports Session
The day's sport reviewed in results, reports, and summaries, for listeners in South-East England
Today's programme includes:
6.15 Association Football
The classified results and a review of the afternoon's football by Clifford Webb , introducing eye-witness accounts by reporters
Minor Leagues
Results of matches played by South-Eastern clubs in the Athenian, Isthmian, Kent, and Southern Leagues
6.30 app. Rugby Union
Results of important games and special reports and comments on selected matches
Roving Report
Bill Latto looks behind the scenes of sporting activities in the South-East
Comment in Sport
Well-known sports personalities in South-East England express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries

Contributors

Unknown: Clifford Webb
Introduced By: Jacob de Vries

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

E. L. Mallalieu Q.C., M.P ,gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: E. L. Mallalieu Q.C., M.P

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Interesting people who are
In Town Tonight
Interviewed bv
John Ellison and Pauline Tooth
Edited and produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Pauline Tooth
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: Ted Ray rings up the curtain on a Christmas Edition of VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

presenting Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert
Harry Worth , Thomas Round
Ronnie Barker , Patricia Hayes Tollefsen
, Julia Shelley
The Western Brothers
The George Mitchell Choir
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Continuity and Ted Ray 's sketch by Terry Nation and John Junkin
' Pocket Theatre '
Written by Jeremy Bullmore
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Unknown: Harry Worth
Unknown: Thomas Round
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Patricia Hayes Tollefsen
Unknown: Julia Shelley
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: Ted Ray
Conductor: John Junkin
Written By: Jeremy Bullmore
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents Jim Dale with Kenny Baker and his Dozen in 'CELERY QUARTER BLUES'

A play for radio by Robin Midgley
Adapted from the novel
' Obbligato ' by Frederic Raphael
Fans, cats. squares, spivs reporters, tailors, photographers played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Title tune composed by Jack Nathan and Maurice Burman
Music arranged and played by Kenny Baker with the Dozen
Music consultant, Maurice Burman
Produced by Archie Campbell and Robin Midgley

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Midgley
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Composed By: Jack Nathan
Composed By: Maurice Burman
Played By: Kenny Baker
Unknown: Maurice Burman
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Produced By: Robin Midgley
The ' 'Family':Mr Smith: Frank Partington
The ' 'Family': Mrs Smith: Kathleen Helme
The ' 'Family': Frank Smith: Jim Date
The ' 'Family': Liz his sister: Beryl Calder
Wallace Pin, a music-teacher: Andrew Sachs
Aristotle C. Falls, ace American trumpeter: Mark Baker
Milton, his brother: David March
Gloria Strangeways, whose father is an admiral: Diana Fulker
Oscar Bloom, a variety agent: Max Bacon
Jacko, his stooge: Andrew Sachs
Hamburger, an impresario: Danny Green
Ferdinand Hammertoe. even more of an impresario: Edgar K Bruce
Marilyn, his secretary: June Tobin
Bill Dusty, a band leader: William Eedle
Mervyn, Frank's double: Haydn Jones

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening prayers conducted by the Rev. Canon Roy McKay

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Canon Roy McKay

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas








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