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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

: MUSIC FOR ALL

A programme of favourite orchestral music on gramophone records

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by David Scott Blackball

Contributors

Talk By: David Scott Blackball

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: VIENNA DANCES

Music by Johann and Josef Strauss played by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Willi Boskovsky and sung by Rita Streich (soprano)

Contributors

Unknown: Josef Strauss
Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky
Soprano: Rita Streich

: NEWS

: DOING MY POSSIBLE

by Peter Greave
Understanding the English isn't easy for the stranger. So Peter Greave found when he fell foul of three ladies in a railway compartment soon after his arrival from India.

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Greave
Unknown: Peter Greave

: BEETHOVEN

Sonata in A, Op. 47 (Kreutzer) played by Hugh Bean (violin)
David Parkhouse (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Hugh Bean
Piano: David Parkhouse

: EVEN HUNT BALLS COME TO AN END

SHEILA RICHARDSON describes her experiences as a Hunt Ball Organiser, and the trials and tribulations of catering for a ball held at a castle in Southern Ireland.

Contributors

Unknown: Sheila Richardson

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Feast of St. Stephen
In the bleak mid-winter (BBC H.B.
51)
New Every Morning, page 99
Carol: He smiles within his cradle
Acts 7, vv. 54-60
The Son of God goes forth to war
(BBC H.B. 235)

: News Summary STRINGS ON HOLIDAY

with Reginald Pursglove and the Albany Strings

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Pursglove

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Waltz-Fantasy (Glinka): Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Anatole Fistoulari
Italian Capriccio (Tchaikovsky):
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Antal Dorati
Prelude. Katva Kabanova (Janacek):
Pro Arte Orchestra, conducted by Charles Mackerras
Dance (The Age of Gold) (Shostakovich): London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jean Martinon some recent gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Anatole Fistoulari
Conducted By: Antal Dorati
Unknown: Katva Kabanova
Conducted By: Charles MacKerras
Conducted By: Jean Martinon

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: MUSIC IN THE PETER YORKE MANNER

featuring
Johnny Pearson at the piano
The Peter Yorke Orchestra with the Singing Strings
Presented by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Pearson
Unknown: Peter Yorke Orchestra
Presented By: Frank Hooper

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Jimmy Edwards Dick Bentley and June Whitfield in TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Wallas Eaton
Toni Eden
The Polka Dots
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Julien Gaillard )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by Charles Chilton

Contributors

Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Toni Eden
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Charles Chilton

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Billy Cotton
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Cotton
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: The BBC's CHRISTMAS SCRAPBOOK

looks back upon the many ways in which radio has celebrated the festival of ' The Manger and the Mistletoe'
1922-1959
Written and compiled by Leslie Baily
The recorded voices of: King George V King George VI Queen Elizabeth II Robert Donat, Gracie Fields
Stanley Holloway, Gillie Potter
John Henry and Blossom
Vivienne Chatterton
Michael Standing, Laurence Gilliam
Stanford Robinson , John Watt
Stanley Maxted , Edward Ward
Godfrey Talbot , Wilfrid Thomas
Mr. Walton Handy
Drummer H. F. Wilson
Tommy Handley in ' Itma ' with Joan Harben
Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch in 'BAND WAGGON '
The Kentucky Minstrels
Choir of King's College Chapel,
Cambridge
The Bach Choir
London Symphony Orchestra
The Savoy Orpheans
Soldiers at Field-Marshal
Montgomery's H.Q. in France
The bells of London and Bethlehem and Geoffrey Lewis , Olive Gregg Dudley Rolph , John Cazabon
The pages turned by Freddy Grisewood
Production by Vernon Harris

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Baily
Unknown: Gillie Potter
Unknown: John Henry
Unknown: Laurence Gilliam
Unknown: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: John Watt
Unknown: Stanley Maxted
Unknown: Edward Ward
Unknown: Godfrey Talbot
Unknown: Wilfrid Thomas
Unknown: H. F. Wilson
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Joan Harben
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Geoffrey Lewis
Unknown: Olive Gregg
Unknown: Dudley Rolph
Unknown: John Cazabon
Turned By: Freddy Grisewood
Production By: Vernon Harris

: Saturday Matinee Double Bill ' THE BAGMAN'S STORY'

The short story by Charles Dickens adapted for radio by H. Oldfield Box

Contributors

Story By: Charles Dickens
Unknown: H. Oldfield Box
Tom Smart: John Hollis
Ethel: Jane Jordan Rogers
Landlady: Margaret Courtenay
The Chair: George Hagan

: 'THE TWO-OCTAVE GRANDFATHER'

by Derek Walker
Plays produced by David H. Godfrey
(

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Walker
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Andrew Stephen: Malcolm Hayes
Michael: Nicky Edmett
Sergeant: John Hollis
Auctioneer: Leigh Crutchley
Alessandro Giulio: Robert Rietty
Mrs Birch: Nan Marriott-Watson

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

Introduced by Robin Holmes
LIBRARY LIST: Alastair Dunnett and Margery Fisher on some recent books
SPECIAL NOTICE: A review of a new book
WHO BUYS BOOKS AT CHRISTMAS? Peter Duval Smith introduces some conversations with book-sellers and customers recorded in bookshops in Greater London

Contributors

Introduced By: Robin Holmes
Unknown: Alastair Dunnett
Unknown: Margery Fisher
Introduces: Peter Duval Smith

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A musical programme for children under five with Ann Driver , Marjorie Westbury and Maurice Bevan
John Webster introduces today's items, which include ' Patapan ' and ' The Friendly Beasts '

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Maurice Bevan
Introduces: John Webster

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
Write Me a Letter
The Children's Hour
Correspondence Column of the Air edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas
Shorter Boxing Day edition
5.15 For Listeners of All Ages
(up to 100 and over)
I Leonard Henry as ' Simple Simon ' in ' Seaman Simon '
An original radio pantomime by Philip Bentinck , and Courtiers, villagers. sweeper-uppers, lookers-on, and etceteras
The Arden Singers
(Conductor, William Bennett )
Music directed by Albert Webb
Produced by Graham Gauld

Contributors

Introduced By: Adrian Thomas
Unknown: Leonard Henry
Unknown: Philip Bentinck
Conductor: William Bennett
Directed By: Albert Webb
Produced By: Graham Gauld
The Empress: Philip Garston-Jones
The Princess: June Spencer
Mr Snow: Arnold Peters
Simple Simon: Leonard Henry

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: SPORTS SESSION

Results, reports, and reviews of the day's outstanding events
Today's programme includes:
Racing and Association Football Results
Association Football
A review of this afternoon's matches and eye-witness accounts of selected games
Minor Leagues: Results of matches played by clubs in the Athenian, Isthmian, and Southern Leagues
6.30 app. Rugby Union
Results and a summary of the highlights of major club fixtures
Comment in Sport
Sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries
6.50 app.-6.55 VHF : Rowridge (92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast : Area sports results

Contributors

Played By: Clubs In
Introduced By: Jacob de Vries

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest artist:
Constance Carrodus
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
The dances are: Waltz: Melody Twostep; On Leave Foxtrot; Ideal Schottische: Kingsway Saunter: Marine Fourstep; Freesia Waltz; Barn Dance; Gay Gordons
The songs are traditional: Truro Agricultural Show: Joe Muggins ; Ould John Braddleum

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden
Unknown: Joe Muggins
Unknown: John Braddleum

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Chris Howland , Nan Winton and Antony Bilbow talk to personalities who have come by land, sea, and air to be
' In Town Tonight'
Edited and produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Howland
Unknown: Nan Winton
Unknown: Antony Bilbow
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: Vic Oliver presents VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

See foot of page

: NEWS

: Saturday-Night Theatre A Play for a Star

Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson in 'THE LINDEN TREE ' by J. B. Priestley adapted for broadcasting by Peter Watts
Cellist, Muriel Taylor
Produced by Peter Watts
See page 10

Contributors

Unknown: Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: Lewis Casson
Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Broadcasting By: Peter Watts
Unknown: Muriel Taylor
Produced By: Peter Watts
Mr Lockhart: James Thomason
Mrs Cotton: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Mrs Linden: Sybil Thorndike
Rex Linden: Simon Lack
Marion de Saint Vaury: Cecile Chevreau
Dr Jean Linden: Molly Rankin
Edith Westmore: Marjorie Westbury
Dinah Linden: Beryl Calder
Bernard Fawcett: Ronald Baddiley
Professor Robert Linden: Lewis Casson

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Saturday Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. Eric Blennerhassett

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Eric Blennerhassett

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Julius Isserlis (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Julius Isserlis

: Close Down









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