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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' One Thing '
Talks by the Rev.
Geraint Nantlais Williams
2—One thing thou lackest

Contributors

Unknown: Geraint Nantlais Williams

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

A breakfast-time magazine bringing you news, views, and interviews
Introduced by Michael Brooke

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Brooke

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' One Thing '
Talks by the Rev.
Geraint Nantlais Williams
3-One thing I know
Repeated on Thursday at 6.50 a.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Geraint Nantlais Williams

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Michael Brooke

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Brooke

: SHOPPING LIST

A bulletin of food news to guide the household shopper
Compiled and read by Louise Davies

Contributors

Read By: Louise Davies

: OFF ZANZIBAR

by Jasper Tomlinson
Fortunes were made by shipowners on the East African coast in the years after the war. In 1957 Jasper Tomlinson decided to try his fortune in the same line.

Contributors

Unknown: Jasper Tomlinson
Unknown: Jasper Tomlinson

: RECITAL

Joan Alexander (soprano)
David Wilde (piano)
Christ keep the hollow land To the moon
Never look back

Contributors

Soprano: Joan Alexander
Piano: David Wilde

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

STORIES FROM WORLD HISTORY. Sohrab and Rustum. Script by Sam Langdon.

Contributors

Script By: Sam Langdon.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Thou, whose almighty word (BBC
H.B. 185)
New Every Morning, page 83
Psalm 33. vv. 1-12 (Broadcast Psalter) Revelation 6, vv. 1-11
Mv God. accept my heart this day
(BBC H.B. 356)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Fred Alexander and his Players

Contributors

Played By: Fred Alexander

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT ii, by Marjorie Eele.
Repeated on Friday at 9.55 a.m.
11.20 CURRENT AFFAIRS
11.40 FRENCH FOR SIXTH FORMS. Le potache devient etudiant: Du lycée a la Faculty. Texte de Max Bellancourt.
Nous vous ferons d'abord assister aux derniers jours de la vie d'un écolier francais, Jean Faure , au Lycee de Versailles. Par la suite vous le verrez s'installer a la Cite Universitaire et commencer sa carriere d'etudiant a la Sorbonne.

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele.
Unknown: Jean Faure

: WHO SPOTS 'EM ?

asks Flotsam
A record programme for listeners who may or may not have the good memories they think they have

: ON YOUR FARM

An agricultural weekly
The Smithfield Show
Three visitors to the Show-Walter Stewart , Edward Bowden , and Antony Williams-comment on the livestock and machinery exhibits
News commentary by Laurence Easterbrook
Chairman, George Villiers

Contributors

Unknown: Walter Stewart
Unknown: Edward Bowden
Commentary By: Laurence Easterbrook
Unknown: George Villiers

: The Weather

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

: Kenneth Horne in BEYOND OUR KEN

A sort of radio show with Kenneth Williams
Hugh Paddick , Betty Marsden
Bill Pertwee , Patricia Lancaster
The Fraser Haves Four and the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Eric Merriman and Barry Took wrote the script and Edwin Braden the incidental music
Produced by Jacques Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Patricia Lancaster
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: Eric Merriman
Conductor: Barry Took
Conductor: Edwin Braden
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: NIKITA MAGALOFF

(piano)
Gramophone records of music by Granados, including ' La Maja y el Ruisenor '

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

LET'S JOIN IN. The Story of the Nativity: retold by Sam Langdon , with Christmas music including the carol ' How far is it to Bethlehem? '
2.20 ADVENTURES IN music. Singing at Christmas: second of two talks by Walter Drabble.
2.40 MODERN HISTORY. Lancashire Cotton. Script by Margaret J. Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Sam Langdon
Unknown: Walter Drabble.
Script By: Margaret J. Miller

: Wednesday Matinée presents Mary O'Farrell in ' THE GIFT GIVER'

A new play for radio by Allan Prior
Cast in order of speaking:
Production by Audrey Cameron
This light drama, set in a Lake District hotel, concerns a middle-aged lady who is staying there. She is recognised by a detective as a character known to the police as ' the gift giver' because she buys expensive things on credit and gives them away.

Contributors

Unknown: Allan Prior
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Porter: Nicky Edmett
Miss Matilda Freer: Mary O'Farrell
Jack Shaw: John Hollis
Mr Marsh, hotel manager: James Thomason
Arnold Hill wine waiter: Jon Rollason
Dinah Elliott, receptionist: Sheila Grant
Annie, the chambermaid: Freda Dowie
John, the waiter: Douglas Storm
Mr Pinner, entertainments manager: Tom Watson
Talbot, a detective: Philip Cunningham

: CHORAL EVENSONG

From the Cathedral Church of St. Mary (Scottish Episcopal), Edinburgh
Sentence: Confession; Absolution Preces (Byrd)
Psalm 47. 48, 49
First Lesson: Isaiah 29, vv. 1-14 Magnificat (Harris in A minor) Second Lesson: Revelation 13
Nunc dimittis (Harris in A minor)
Creed; Lesser Litany; the Lord's
Prayer
Responses (Byrd) Collects
Anthem: This is the record of John
(Gibbons)
When came in flesh the incarnate
Word (E.H. No. 13)
Organist and Master of the Choristers,
Eric Parsons

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Parsons

: INDIAN SUMMER

Advice and entertainment for retired people and older people generally, and a meeting place on the air for those concerned for their welfare
They Came to Stay: Meg Sangar describes how Remembrance Sunday was responsible for bringing her some foreign visitors. (BBC recording)
The Prize: Dorothy Phillips remembers the pleasure provided by a Sunday School prize
Presented by Douglas Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Meg Sangar
Unknown: Dorothy Phillips
Presented By: Douglas Smith

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
With Christmas Greetings from ...
A painting and drawing competition for a Christmas card set by W. R. Dalzell
Producer, Geoffrey Dearmer
See Junior Radio Times
5.15 For Children of All Ages
' The Flight of the Heron ' by D. K. Broster
Adapted for radio in six parts by Catherine M. Barr with Bryden Murdoch as Ewen Cameron of Ardroy
3—' Flood-Tide' with Rosemary Eadie
Sarah Brackett , George Davies
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden and Songtime
The ' College ' Singers present a little programme of Scottish songs of work
5.50 Children's Hour prayers
'-Kinsmen of the King '
Five talks by the Rev. Donald Cairns
2-The Royal Shepherd

Contributors

Unknown: W. R. Dalzell
Producer: Geoffrey Dearmer
Unknown: D. K. Broster
Unknown: Catherine M. Barr
Unknown: Bryden Murdoch
Unknown: Ewen Cameron
Unknown: Rosemary Eadie
Unknown: Sarah Brackett
Unknown: George Davies
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden
Unknown: Rev. Donald Cairns
Mr Grant, Alison's father: Leonard Maguire
Alison Grant, Ewen Cameron's fiancee: Eileen McCallum
Hector Grant Alison's brother: Frank Wylie
Ewen Cameron of Ardroy: Bryden Murdoch
Dr Archie Cameron, brother of Lochiel: Bill Crichton
Strickland, one of the Prince's advisers: Henry Donald
Prince Charles Edward Stuart: Callum Mill
O'Sullivan, one of the Prince's advisers: Leonard Maguire
Lady Easterhall, a Jacobite lady: Effie Morrison
Miss Isobel Cochran, Lady Easter hall's niece: Joan Fitzpatrick
Saunders, Lady Easterhall's butler: Henry Donald
Soldier of Captain Windham's regiment: Gerard Slevin
Captain Keith Windham: Martin Heller

: The Weather

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

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

Local news and London Stock Market report
8.30 Today's Sport
6.15 6.25 VHF: Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast
Area news and weather summary

: COUNTRY DANCING

Traditional music and songs from a square dance party in Gloucestershire
Songs from Isla Cameron
Callers,
Pat Shaw and Tex Brown
Music from the Jolly Waggoners Band led by Nan Fleming-Williams
Master of Ceremonies,
Bernard Fishwick
Produced by Brian Patten
From the Miners' Welfare Hall,
Cinderford

Contributors

Unknown: Pat Shaw
Unknown: Nan Fleming-Williams
Unknown: Bernard Fishwick
Produced By: Brian Patten

: ODA SLOBODSKAYA

The celebrated soprano recalls her career as a singer and plays some of her gramophone records
With recorded messages from
Anatole Fistoulari and Ivor Newton
Produced by John Lade

Contributors

Unknown: Anatole Fistoulari
Unknown: Ivor Newton
Produced By: John Lade

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

London v. North
Round 2
London:
Denis Brogan , Hubert Phillips
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
North:
W. Lyon Blease , Dennis Chapman
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding
Arranged by Robert Gladwell

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: W. Lyon Blease
Unknown: Dennis Chapman
Arranged By: Robert Gladwell

: MUSIC OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

played by William Gomez (guitar)

Contributors

Guitar: William Gomez

: CECIL SHARP

(1859-1924)
A programme of words and music to celebrate the centenary of the greatest collector of English folk music with contributions from
Maud Karpeles , Douglas Kennedy Helen Kennedy , William Kimber Imogen Holst ,
Captain Kettlewell Evelyn Wells
Singers
Janet Baker , Isla Cameron
Patrick Shuldham-Shaw
Choir of Bungay Primary School and recordings from the BBC Recorded Programmes Library
Narrated and produced by Sasha Moorsom
See page 5

Contributors

Unknown: Maud Karpeles
Unknown: Douglas Kennedy
Unknown: Helen Kennedy
Unknown: William Kimber
Unknown: Imogen Holst
Singers: Captain Kettlewell Evelyn Wells
Singers: Janet Baker
Singers: Isla Cameron
Unknown: Patrick Shuldham-Shaw
Produced By: Sasha Moorsom

: North Region presents the FIFTY-ONE SOCIETY

The members welcome as their guest speaker
Sir Hugh Casson and invite him to open a discussion on The Future of the Past
In the chair, Niel Pearson
(A shortened version of a recent meeting of the Society: recording)
See page 4

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Hugh Casson
Unknown: Niel Pearson

: SPANISH SERENADE

Popular songs and dance rhythms from Spain on gramophone records
Presented by Gordon Morrison

Contributors

Presented By: Gordon Morrison

: MEMORIES OF GEORGE ORWELL

RUTH PITTER , the poet. knew George Orwell in the years before the publication of 'Animal Farm' and 1984' made him famous. In this talk she recalls him as a young man back from his service with the Burma Police. She describes the poverty and indifference to his own health which eventually were to cut his life short.
(: originally broadcast in the BBC's General Overseas Service in 1956)

Contributors

Unknown: Ruth Pitter
Unknown: George Orwell

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by the Pierre Poulteau Wind Ensemble
Directed by Pierre Poulteau
Minuet in F (Schubert)
Little Symphony in B flat (Gounod) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Pierre Poulteau
Directed By: Pierre Poulteau








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