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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Women's World Day of Prayer ' Labourers together with God '
Talk by Mrs. Geoffrey Fisher

Contributors

Talk By: Mrs. Geoffrey Fisher

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

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

: MORNING MUSIC

See Light Programme

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Women's World Day of Prayer
" Labourers together with God '
Talk by Mrs. R. Hain Taylor

Contributors

Talk By: Mrs. R. Hain Taylor

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

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

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it

: NEWS

: SCIENCE SURVEY

A weekly programme about work in the world of science
Light and Gravity by D. W. Sciama , Ph.D.
King's College, London

Contributors

Unknown: D. W. Sciama

: BEETHOVEN

Sonata in A, Op. 47 (Kreutzer) played by Hugh Bean (violin)
David Parkhouse (piano)
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 26)

Contributors

Violin: Hugh Bean
Piano: David Parkhouse

: INNOCENTS IN BOHEMIA

' We knew a great deal about books and theories and very little about life,' says ROSE ODLE, who describes some of the events in her life when she lived in Bloomsbury at the turn of the century.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Immortal, invisible, God only wise
(BBC H.B. 10)
New Every Morning, page 7 Psalm 8 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Matthew 17. vv. 1-13
Stand up, stand up for Jesus (BBC
H.B. 368)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Reg Pursglove and the Albany Strings

Contributors

Played By: Reg Pursglove

: ROBERT MAYER CHILDREN'S CONCERT

Rohan de Saram (cello)
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire )
Conducted by Trevor Harvey who also introduces the music
The programme includes:
From the Royal Festival Hall, London
See Junior Radio Times
Another performance of Elgar's Cello Concerto: next Friday at 7.30 p.m.

Contributors

Cello: Rohan de Saram
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Trevor Harvey

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Marty Wilde
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: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

with Sidney James
Bill Kerr , Wilfred Babbage
Hugh Morton , Harry Towb
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Wilfred Babbage
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Harry Towb
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: Saturday Matinee ' VINTAGE BREED'

by Kenneth Hayles
Produced by Cedric Messina
This light drama is about a vintage Clement Talbot car which is threatened with being thrown out of the family garage to make room for a new car.

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Hayles
Produced By: Cedric Messina
The Major: Philip Cunningham
Tim Flinders: Arthur Young
Carrie Flinders: Sylvia Coleridge
David: David Enders
Diane: Judy Bailey
Cassidy H Dinkworth: John Cazabon
Dr Brownley: Rolf Lefebvre

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

News of books and their makers in reviews, quotations, interviews
Introduced by Robin Holmes

Contributors

Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: Ian Wallace introduces HOME ON SATURDAY

A selection of wit, music, and humour
Edited and produced by Francis Dillon (: broadcast earlier in the week as ' Monday Night at Home ')

Contributors

Produced By: Francis Dillon

: THINGS ARE SWINGING

Steve Race plays some happy records

: 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 ' She'll be coming round the mountain ' and ' Mountain Echo '

Contributors

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

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Peter Cranmer introduces
Sportlight and turns the spotlight on a different sport each month
6-Rowing
Produced by Graham Gauld
5.25 For Older Children
'Beware the Hunter!'
A serial in eight episodes byHoward Jones
8 — ' The Trap is Sprung ' with Alan Paul (piano) who composed and arranged the music and Harold Smart (organ) Produced by Claire Chovil

Contributors

Introduces: Peter Cranmer
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Unknown: Howard Jones
Piano: Alan Paul
Unknown: Harold Smart
Produced By: Claire Chovil
John Haddon: Duncan Carse
Angus Cochrane: Alec Ross
V H Valgrove: Frank Duncan
Mary Lodge: Mary Steele
Chief Det Insp Buller: -Francis de Wolff
Crabtree: Peter Claughton
Det -Sgt Monk: Roger Grainger
Jeremy Quern: Richard Goolden
Supt Treves: Jeffrey Segal

: 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

Contributors

Introduced By: Jacob de Vries

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest, Alfred Swain (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson M.C. . Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
The dances: Military Twostep; Doris Waltz : Shadow Saunter; Third and fourth figures of Tango Quadrilles; Barn Dance; Flirtation Twostep

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Alfred Swain
Introduced By: Ivan Samson M.C.
Introduced By: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden
Unknown: Doris Waltz

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Norman Dodds , M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Dodds

: 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

and introduces
Variety Playhouse Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conducted by Vic Oliver
Variety Playhouse
Pocket Theatre starring Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert
Written by Jack Hulbert
To sing for you:
Patricia Bartlett , Norma Morgan John Larsen , Kenneth MacDonald
The George Mitchell Choir
To make you laugh:
Ron Moody , Cyril Fletcher
Incidental music by Philip Martell
Continuity by Carey Edwards
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Written By: Jack Hulbert
Unknown: Patricia Bartlett
Unknown: Norma Morgan
Unknown: John Larsen
Unknown: Kenneth MacDonald
Unknown: George Mitchell
Unknown: Ron Moody
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Music By: Philip Martell
Unknown: Carey Edwards
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: NEWS

: QUESTION TIME FOR YOUTH

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party Young people put questions to three M.P.s:
Mrs. Judith Hart (Lanark)
Roy Mason (Barnsley)
John Morris (Aberavon)
Introduced by Alan Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. Judith Hart
Unknown: Roy Mason
Unknown: John Morris
Introduced By: Alan Williams

: Saturday-Night Theatre ' DEVONSHIRE CREAM'

by Eden Phillpotts
Music composed and arranged by Sidney Sager
Produced by Patrick Dromgoole

Contributors

Unknown: Eden Phillpotts
Arranged By: Sidney Sager
Produced By: Patrick Dromgoole
Elias Widecombe: Lewis Gedge
Amy Widecombe: Phyllis Smale
Beth Widecombe: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Robert Blanchard: Patrick Troughton
William Blee: Hedley Goodall
Gregory Sweet: Victor Piatt
Jenny Sweet: June Barrie
Joseph Munday: Peter Jeffrey

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: BEFORE THE ENDING OF THE DAY

A form for Compline

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Robin Harrison (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Robin Harrison

: Close Down









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