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: Lift Up Your Hearts

Talks by C. A. Joyce.
(Recording of Wednesday's broadcast)


Speaker: C. A. Joyce

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

An up-to-the-minute ffuide tor your listening and viewing.

: Today: First edition

A breakfast-time magazine bringing you news, views, and interviews.

: Lift Up Your Hearts

Talks by C.A. Joyce.
(Repeated on Friday at 6.50 a.m.)


Speaker: C.A. Joyce

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Second Test Match: Australia v. England

Summary by Brian Johnston.


Summariser: Brian Johnston

: Programme Parade

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

: Today: Second edition

followed by
Melody on the Move
See Light Programme

: Bury the Hatchet

by E.J. Edwards.

At the beginning of the last war, on a quiet Samoan island, a detachment of Marines built an air base and a group of native carpenters built a village hall. Between them they nearly wrecked the peaceful life of a small community. E.J. Edwards describes how the situation arose and how it was resolved.
(January 8: 'A Nightmare Journey': a second talk about the people of the Samoan islands)


Speaker: E.J. Edwards

: Song Recital

Anthony Strange (tenor), Clifton Helliwell (piano)
(BBC recording)


Tenor: Anthony Strange
Pianist: Clifton Helliwell

: This Week's Composer: Chopin

Gramophone records of the Introduction and Polonaise for cello and piano - and some of the Polish songs.

: The Daily Service

All praise to thee who safe has kept (BBC H.B. 401)
New Every Morning, page 99
Carol: Good Christian men, rejoice
1 John 3, vv. 13-24
O thou, whom neither time nor space (BBC H.B. 430)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Lou Preager and his Orchestra
(Lou Preager and his Orchestra are appearing at the Hammersmith Palais, London)


Musicians: Lou Preager and his Orchestra

: Greenwich Time Signal; Marching and Waltzing

The marches played by the Band of the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues).
Conducted by Capt. J. E. Thirtle, Director of Music
The waltzes played by Isy Geiger and his Viennese Music.


Musicians (The Marches): The Band of the Royal Horse Guards
Band conducted by: Capt. J.E. Thirtle
Musicians (The Waltzes): Isy Geiger and his Viennese Music

: See You Round the Bend: 2: Outlay and Upkeep

Man and the Motor-Car in three easy instalments by J. B. Boothroyd.

(The recorded broadcast of November 9, 1958)
Third instalment: January 5 at 11.45


Speaker: J. B. Boothroyd

: Second Test Match

Summary by E. W. Swanton, cricket correspondent of the Daily Telegraph.


Summariser: E. W. Swanton

: Concert Hour: BBC Welsh Orchestra

(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins


Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: The Weather

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

: Round Britain Quiz: London v. North Region: Round 4

A series of five-round contests between London and the Regions.

(Wednesday's recorded broadcast)


Sixty glorious years of stardom with Greta Lauder , G. H. Elliott
Ian Whyte , Tom Clarke
Abe Lastvogel , Eric de Banzie
Wilmot Martin , Peggy Gant
Will Morris and Danny Kaye
BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader. J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor. Ian Whyte BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
BBC Chorus
(Trained by Alan G . Melville )
Written and told by Howard Lockhart
Produced by Michael North


Unknown: Greta Lauder
Unknown: G. H. Elliott
Unknown: Ian Whyte
Unknown: Tom Clarke
Unknown: Abe Lastvogel
Unknown: Eric de Banzie
Unknown: Wilmot Martin
Unknown: Peggy Gant
Unknown: Will Morris
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Alan G Melville
Told By: Howard Lockhart
Produced By: Michael North

: Edwin Fischer (piano)

playing some of Schubert's Moments Musicaux.
on a gramophone record


Pianist: Edwin Fischer

: Grand Hotel

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
This afternoon's visiting artist, Patricia Bartlett
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Singer: Patricia Bartlett

: Spotlight on the Primary School

Three parents put questions to a primary school headmaster and headmistress and to the Chief Education Officer for Norfolk.
(The recorded broadcast of December 15 in Network Three)

: The Critics

Conducted by Sir John Summerson.
Book: Margaret Lane
Art: Basil Taylor
Film: Dilys Powell
Theatre: Lionel Hale
Radio: H.A.L. Craig
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Presenter: Sir John Summerson
Book critic: Margaret Lane
Art critic: Basil Taylor
Film critic: Dilys Powell
Theatre critic: Lionel Hale
Radio critic: H.A.L. Craig

: Children's Hour

For Children of Most Ages: Heritage of the Past: 1: The National Gallery
A series of six visits by W. R. Dalzell to some of London's renowned art galleries and museums.

Mr. Dalzell introduces you to the work of two millers' sons, two Cockneys, and an Italian engineer: Rembrandt and Constable, Turner and Hogarth, and Leonardo da Vinci.

5.20 For Children of all Ages: Jennings at School: 1: Jennings and the Mixed Assortment
by Anthony Buckeridge.

'With their return to sound broadcasting, Jennings, Darbishire and Co. enter on the tenth year of their radio existence. I don't think listeners will find they have altered much!' (David)
See page 6


Presenter (Heritage of the Past): W. R. Dalzell
Writer (Jennings at School): Anthony Buckeridge
Producer (Jennings at School): David Davis
Jennings: Nigel Lambert
Darbishire: Jonathan Margetts
Mr. Carter: Geoffrey Wincott
Mr. Wilkins: Wilfred Babbage
Matron: Janet Bruce
Venables: Sam Jephcott
Temple: Charles Greville Williams
Atkinson: Stewart Guidotti

: 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 Town and Country
A magazine for listeners in London and the counties of the South-East.

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

: Music Tapestry

Archie Camden (bassoon), Alexander Young (tenor), Edward Rubach (piano)
with the London Studio Players
Conducted by Maurice Miles


Bassoonist: Archie Camden
Tenor: Alexander Young
Pianist: Edward Rubach
Musicians: The London Studio Players
Players conducted by: Maurice Miles
Producer: Alan Owen

: The Beggar Student

Philip Hope-Wallace presents 'The Beggar Student'
Scenes from Millocker's operetta on gramophone records.


Presenter: Philip Hope-Wallace
Symon Symonowicz, the Beggar Student: Rudolf Christ
Countess Kowalska: Rosette Anday
Laura, her elder daughter: Wilma Lipp
Bronislava, her younger daughter: Esther Rethy
Colonel Ollendorf, Governor of Cracow: Kurt Preger

: The Thursday Play: Mr. Sparrow

A new radio play by Lance Sieveking.
Adapted from the novel by John Montgomery.
[Starring] Cyril Shaps and Joan Matheson

(BBC recording)
To be repeated on Saturday at 2.10


Based on the novel by: John Montgomery
Adapted by: Lance Sieveking
Producer: Charles Lefeaux
Mrs. Cottle: Sheila Grant
Mr. Sparrow: Cyril Shaps
Beauty: John Graham
Mr. Green: Frank Windsor
Miss Booth: Una Venning
Colonel Maxwell: Richard Williams
Mrs. Adams: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Margaret Lush: Joan Matheson
Mr. Wilkinson: Godfrey Kenton
Adrian Maxwell: Gabriel Woolf
Mr. Werthe: Frederick Treves
Mrs. Bishop: Sylvia Coleridge
Bill Bates: John Hollis
Captain Straker: John Bennett
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: Matters of Moment

A programme in which a question of current concern or interest will be argued or investigated.

: Cha Cha Now

with Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra and Don Carlos and his Latin Music playing the exotic dance music of the Americas featuring the cha-cha-cha.
Introduced by Edmundo Ros.

(The Orchestra broadcasts by permission of Edmundo Ros' Club, London; Don Carlos and his Latin Music are appearing at the Astor Club, London)
See page 5


Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra
Musicians: Don Carlos and his Latin Music
Presenter: Edmundo Ros
Producer: David Miller

: Chanticleer

An anthology of words and music presented by James Fisher and Geoffrey Grigson.
A short account of the history-natural, literary, and legendary-of the bird that heralds the dawn.

(Repeated on January 6 at 1.55)


Presenter: James Fisher
Presenter: Geoffrey Grigson
Producer: Tony Soper

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

Late weather forecast for land areas.

: Music at Night

Louis Kentner (piano)
(Recording of the broadcast of Sept. 21)


Pianist: Louis Kentner

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