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: A Thought for the Week

(BBC recording)


Speaker: C. A. Joyce

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

An up-to-the-minute guide for your listening and viewing.

: Today

A breakfast-time magazine.

: Lift Up Your Hearts: Spare a Moment

Melville Dinwiddie talks about making time for God.
(Repeated on Tuesday at 6.50 a.m.)


Speaker: Melville Dinwiddie

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Today: Second edition

Each day this edition includes some recorded items from the first edition.
followed by
Melody on the Move
See Light Programme

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: Recital

Thomas Davidson (piano), Henry Hinds (bass), Havelock Nelson (piano)
(BBC recording)


Pianist: Thomas Davidson
Bass: Henry Hinds
Pianist: Havelock Nelson

: For the Schools: How Things Began: 11: Life among the Ape-men



Material compiled by: Richard Palmer
Dramatic presentation: Honor Wyatt

: The Daily Service

O God our help in ages past (BBC H.B. 467)
New Every Morning, page 80
Psalm 11 (Broadcast Psalter)
Isaiah 40. vv. 1-11
The Lord will come (BBC H.B. 479)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry


Musicians: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Conductor: David Curry

: Greenwich Time Signal; For the Schools

Singing Together: Request Week
by William Appleby.

11.20 The World of Work: First Days at Work
A talk by Alec Rodger, Director of the Vocational Guidance Centre, Birkbeck College, London.
(BBC recording)

11.40 Intermediate French: Les trois messes basses
dramatisation du conte d'AIphonse Daudet.
Texte de Guy Millot.
(BBC recording)


Presenter/singer (Singing Together): William Appleby.
Speaker (The World of Work): Alec Rodger

: Concert Hour

BBC Midland Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Glenice Halliday (mezzo-soprano)


Musicians: BBC Midland Orchestra
Orchestra leader: James Hutcheon
Orchestra conducted by: Leo Wurmser
Mezzo-Soprano: Glenice Halliday

: The Weather

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

: Desert Island Discs

Paul Robeson (in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island.


Castaway: Paul Robeson
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: For the Schools

People, Places and Things: A Deer in the Family
An adaptation of the book by John Hartmann. Script by D.J. Saint.

2.0 The Music Box
by Gordon Reynolds.
(BBC recording)

2.10 Orchestral Concerts
Concert on records.
Troika (Lieutenant Kizhe) (Prokofiev)
Russian Dance: Coachmen's Dance (Petrushka) (Stravinsky)
Waltz and Mazurka (Masquerade) (Khachaturyan)
Dubinushka (Rimsky-Korsakov)

2.30 The Jacksons: Christmas Candles

2.50 Prose and Verse Readings: The Young Pretender in the Highlands from The Forty-Five
A narrative of the last Jacobite Rising, edited by C.S. Terry.


Author (People, Places and Things: A Deer in the Family): John Hartmann.
Script (People, Places and Things: A Deer in the Family): D.J. Saint
Presenter (The Music Box): Gordon Reynolds
Script (The Jacksons): Phillip Mann
Editor (Prose and Verse Readings): C.S. Terry

: Defy the Foul Fiend

by John Collier.
dramatised by Donald McWhinnie.
[Starring] Alec McCowen with Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley

(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 24)


Author: John Collier
Dramatised by: Donald McWhinnie
Producer: Martyn C. Webster
Willoughby: Alec McCowen
The Guardian Angel: Carleton Hobbs
Lord Ollebeare: Norman Shelley
Lord Stumber: Hamilton Dyce
Lady Stumber: Joan Matheson
George Corbo: Malcolm Graeme
Bucknell: George Merritt
Louise: Hilda Schroder
Dr. Whately: Jeffrey Segal
Lucy Langton: Beryl Calder
Mr. Langton: Rolf Lefebvre
Frances: June Tobin
Hendred: John Cazabon
Other characters: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: The Pavilion Orchestra

Conducted by Reginald Kilbey, and Antonio Navarro (flamenco guitar) play music from the countryside.


Musicians: The Pavilion Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Reginald Kilbey
Guitarist: Antonio Navarro

: Children's Hour

For Listeners of Most Ages: The Dragon and the Rose: 2: The Fugitive Princess
Written by David Scott Daniell.

A story of high adventure in Old Tuscany.

The scene is set in northern Italy during the Renaissance, when rich and powerful princes lived in gorgeous palaces surrounded by new works of art, with artists and musicians at their courts.

5.30 For Older Children: Now Showing in London
A review by Eric Gillett of some of the new films and plays.

5.50 The week's programmes


Writer (The Dragon and the Rose): David Scott Daniell
Producer (The Dragon and the Rose): Peggy Bacon
Carlo Rovero: Glyn Dearman
Signora Catarina Rovero: Christine Lindsay
Benedetto Salvi: Martin Lewis
lacopo Salvi: Oliver Burt
The Princess Fiorella: Nona Blair
Count Paolo: Bernard Hepton
Renaldo: Geoffrey Lewis
Pietro: Wilfred Downing
Giorgio: Jack Holloway
Critic (Now Showing in London): Eric Gillett

: The Weather

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

: In the South-East

6.15 Local news and London Stock Market report

6.30 Today's Sport

6.35 All Kinds of Weather
The Weather Men at the Central Forecast Office, Dunstable, show Raymond Baxter and David Lloyd James how a forecast is prepared, and what happens afterwards.

6.15-6.25 for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary
(VHF: Rowridge (92.9 Mc/s))


Presenter (All Kinds of Weather): Raymond Baxter
Presenter (All Kinds of Weather): David Lloyd James

: Music to Remember

Robert Irwin introduces Music to Remember
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, in E flat (Eroica)
played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Conductor, George Hurst
Before an invited audience in the Town Hall, Manchester.
(Next week: BBC Midland Orchestra, conducted by Meredith Davies, with Suzanne Rossa (violin) from the Music Hall, Shrewsbury)


Presenter: Robert Irwin
Musicians: The BBC Northern Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: George Hurst

: New Town: Crawley New Town

A portrait by those who live and work there.

(BBC recording)
Eric Ewens writes on page 6


Arranged by: Eric Ewens
Compiled by: Irene Slade
Compiled by/Producer: Anthony Thwaite

: The Goon Show

with Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan
The Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray
(BBC recording)

(Peter Sellers is in "Brouhaha" at the Aldwych Theatre, London; Harry Secombe in "Large as Life" at the London Palladium)
Repeated on Wednesday at 9.30 (Light)


Comedian: Peter Sellers
Comedian: Harry Secombe
Comedian/Script: Spike Milligan
Musicians: The Ray Ellington Quartet
Harmonicist: Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Producer: John Browell

: The Sky-Line

A radio version of his original play by Charles Lloyd-Jones.
[Starring] Ernest Clark and June Tobin

(Jack May broadcasts by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust, Ltd.)
(Repeated on Monday, Dec. 8, at 3.0)


Writer: Charles Lloyd-Jones
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Thornton Blore: Hugh Manning
Henry Blake: Ernest Clark
Shirley: June Tobin
Denis Etta: Reginald Jessup
Ryden Voyce: Jack May
Harmony Blake: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: Music at Night

Patrick Ireland (viola), Peggy Gray (piano)
(BBC recording)


Viola: Patrick Ireland
Pianist: Peggy Gray

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