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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by David Scott Blackhall

Contributors

Talk By: David Scott Blackhall

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

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

: TODAY

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Brooke

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by David Scott Blackhall

Contributors

Talk By: David Scott Blackhall

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Michael Brooke
Each day this edition may include some of the items from the first edition.

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Brooke

: MELODY ON THE MOVE

See Light Programme

: NEWS

: FOUR OF A KIND

Christmas where I come from
Sweden by Halvo William-Olsson
Italy by Clara Falcone Poland by Czeslaw Halski Greece by Jenny Angeloglou

Contributors

Unknown: Clara Falcone Poland
Unknown: Czeslaw Halski Greece
Unknown: Jenny Angeloglou

: PIANO RECITAL

by Joyce Hedges

Contributors

Unknown: Joyce Hedges

: This Week's Composer

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Gramophone records including movements from ' Scheherazade '

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Lo: he comes with clouds descending
(BBC H.B. 35)
New Every Morning, page 15 Psalm 111 (Broadcast Psalter) Revelation 21, vv. 18-27
The Church of God a kingdom is (BBC
H.B. 183)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Norman

: THE SCHOOL BY THE ROSE GARDEN

Impressions of the first day at school of a Welsh country boy in the 1920s
Written by Cledwyn Hughes
Produced by Wilbert Lloyd Roberts
' The most alone first journey is to school, where one small boy stands solitary for the first time among giant children with great shoes and loud voices and long pigtails.... It was the school by the rose garden, and the whole memory of my first day is coloured by the remembrance of that garden of roses....'

Contributors

Written By: Cledwyn Hughes
Produced By: Wilbert Lloyd Roberts

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Loader, J. Mouland Bobbie )
Conducted by Bryden Thomson

Contributors

Unknown: J. Mouland Bobbie
Conducted By: Bryden Thomson

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: ANY QUESTIONS ?

A spontaneous discussion by A. G. Street
Lord Boothby, K.B.E.
Lady Pakenham
The Bishop of Crediton
Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Arranged by Michael Bowen
From the Chew Valley Secondary
School, Chew Magna. Somerset

Contributors

Unknown: A. G. Street
Unknown: Lady Pakenham
Arranged By: Michael Bowen

: RETURN TO ST. HILARY

For nine years, between 1926 and 1934, a Nativity Play called Bethlehem was broadcast every Christmas from the small Cornish village of St. Hilary. The last performance in 1934 was recorded.
The Rev. Vernon Mitchell recently visited St. Hilary and introduces reminiscences by some of those who took part and excerpts from the last performance
Produced by Harold Rogers
See page 5

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Vernon Mitchell
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: WILHELM KEMPFF

(piano)
Three Chorale Preludes (Bach, arr.
Kempff)
Hcrzlich thut mich verlangen In dulci jubilo Nun freut euch
Arabeske (Schumann)
Gondolieri (Annees de Pelerinage)
(Liszt) on gramophone records

: 'LITTLE DORRIT'

The story of the novel by Charles Dickens made into a radio serial play by John Keir Cross
7 — ' The Marshalsea becomes an orphan '
Produced by Peter Watts

Contributors

Novel By: Charles Dickens
Play By: John Keir
Produced By: Peter Watts

: MUSIC TAPESTRY

Gordon Heard (flute)
Edward Rubach (piano) with the London Studio Players
Conducted by Michael Krein

Contributors

Piano: Edward Rubach
Conducted By: Michael Krein

: Scenes from Humperdinck's opera * HANSEL AND GRETEL '

on gramophone records
Presented by William Mann
The cast includes: with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan

Contributors

Presented By: William Mann
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Hansel: Elisabeth Griimmer
Gretel: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
The Witch: Else Schiirhoff

: THE SILVER LINING

A message of comfort and cheer for all in trouble, sorrow, need. sickness, or any other adversity '
Stuart Hibberd introduces a talk by Mrs. Gwenith Davies

Contributors

Introduces: Stuart Hibberd
Talk By: Mrs. Gwenith Davies

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

* Tinker and Tapp, Inc.'
A general ' knock-up ' with Fred Fairclough on the one side and Herbert Smith on the other with Doris Gambell in the middle
Script by Muriel Levy
Incidental music written by Ray Martin and Frank Barber and played by a section of the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Produced by Trevor Hill
5.15 For Older Listeners Only
'The House of the Seven Chimneys *
A play for a dark wintry night by E. Lucia Turnbull
Production by Trevor Hill

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Fairclough
Unknown: Herbert Smith
Unknown: Doris Gambell
Script By: Muriel Levy
Written By: Ray Martin
Written By: Frank Barber
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Unknown: E. Lucia Turnbull
Production By: Trevor Hill
Marv Challoner landlady of The Coach and Horses ': Norma Wilson
Ailse, a serving maid at the inn: Judith Bradshaw
Joe Mary's husband: Jack Howarth
Giles, the ostler: Joseph Holmes
Conal the ' stranger ': James Greene
A quarryman taking shelter from the storm: Harry Markham
Mattv, another serving-maid: Joyce Palin
Pedlar Joe: Herbert Smith
The Sexton: Reginald Waithman
Owd Bill: Ronald Scales
Constance: Vida Paterson
Robin: Alan Rothwell
Narrator: John Mead

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

Local news and London Stock Market report
6.30 Today's Sport
6.35 Fred Streeter Advises
A weekly talk to gardeners in the South-East
6.45 Town and Country
A magazine for listeners in London and the counties of the South-East
6.15 6.25 VHF: Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Streeter

: The Merry Widow

An operetta in three acts
Libretto by Victor Leon and Leo Stein
English version by Christopher Hassall
Music by Franz Lehar
Sadler's Wells Chorus
(Chorus-Master, David Tod Boyd )
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
(Leader, John Ludlow )
CONDUCTED BY William REID
Producer, Charles Hickman
From Sadler 's Wells Theatre, London
(by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera Company)
The action takes place in Paris at the turn of the century
Act 1
The grand salon at the Pontevedrian Embassy
Act 2
The garden of Anna Glavari 's mansion: evening of the next day

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Leon
Unknown: Leo Stein
Unknown: Christopher Hassall
Music By: Franz Lehar
Chorus-Master: David Tod Boyd
Leader: John Ludlow
Conducted By: William Reid
Producer: Charles Hickman
Unknown: From Sadler
Unknown: Anna Glavari
Baron Mirko Zeta Pontevedrian Ambassador in Paris: Howell Glynne
Valencienne, his wife: Marion Lowe
Count Danilo Danilovitch, his secretary: Thomas Round
Anna Glavari: June Bronhill
Camille de Rosillon: Rowland Jones
Vicomte Cascada: Frederick Sharp
Raoul de St Brioche: George Chitty
• Bogdanovit sch Cragg Sinkinson Sylvane, his wife: Celine Murphy
Kromov, Pontevedrian Councillor: Leigh Maurice
Olga his wife: Lily Gribbin
Pritsch, Pontevedrian Military Attaché: William Booth
Praskovia, his wife: Angela Wheeldon
Njegus, an Embassy official: Kevin Miller
Grisettes: Lolo: Joan Clarkson
Grisettes: Dodo: Janet Leggat
Grisettes: Jou-Jou: Irene Carpenter
Grisettes: Frou-Frou: Lily Gribbin
Grisettes: Clo-Clo: Celine Murphy
Grisettes: Margot: Dorothy Nash

: NEWS

: ' THE MERRY WIDOW

Act 3
The same as Act 2, later that night

: Midland Region presents MY WORD!

(Christmas Edition)
A panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
E. Arnot Robertson and Frank Muir challenge
Nancy Spain and Denis Norden
Umpire, Jack Longland

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: MOZART

Variations on Unser dummer Pobel meint
(K.455) played by Susan Tunnell (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Susan Tunnell

: ROBERT DONAT

reading
Poems for Christmas
Listeners will recall the late Robert Donat as the narrator in the round-the-world Christmas Day broadcasts, also the programmes of poetry he broadcast at this time of year. This programme is a further selection from the recordings of favourite poems he made at home between 1953 and the summer of 1958 when he died.
Programme arranged and introduced by John Donat

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Donat
Introduced By: John Donat

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

The Lyric Trio:
William Bennett (flute)
Margaret Moncrieff (cello) Margaret Norman (piano)

Contributors

Flute: William Bennett
Cello: Margaret Moncrieff
Piano: Margaret Norman

: Close Down









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