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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Talks by the Rev. Brian Hession
5—' The little things '

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Brian Hession

: 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

Talks by the Rev. Brian Hession
6—' The Pinnacle of Faith '

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Brian Hession

: 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
Cold Electrons by E. H. Rhoderick , Ph.D. of the Services Electronics
Research Laboratory, Baldock

Contributors

Unknown: E. H. Rhoderick

: LEKEU

Sonata in G played by Henriette Canter (violin)
Natalia Karp (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Henriette Canter
Piano: Natalia Karp

: SOLOMON AND THE MERMAID

A story from the past told by A. W. Rowe
Solomon Stevens ' wife was known all over St. Ives, Cornwall, as the Doble's Wall Demon-at least until the day he met the mermaid.

Contributors

Told By: A. W. Rowe
Told By: Solomon Stevens

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Let us. with a gladsome mind (BBC
H.B. 461)
New Every Morning, page 68
Psalm 104, vv. 25-36
St. Matthew 23, vv. 13-26
0 thou who earnest from above (BBC
H.B. 362)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Eddie Carroll and his Music

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Carroll

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Overture. Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Constantin Silvestri
Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes )
(Britten): Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden, conducted by the composer some recent gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Constantin Silvestri
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas

: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF MUSIC AND SONG

Introduced by Colin Doran with contributions from
Constance Carrodus and the Bowman-Hyde Singers with mandolin, guitar, and bass

Contributors

Introduced By: Colin Doran
Unknown: Constance Carrodus

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Sir Arthur Bryant
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Bryant
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

with Sidney James , Bill Kerr
Wilfred Babbage , Jack Watson
Hugh Morton
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Tom Ronald
(The recorded broadcast of December 1 in the Light Programme)

Contributors

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

: Saturday Matinée Double Bill * SOLD FOR GUINEAS'

by Aileen Burke and Leone Stewart
Cast in order of speaking:
Was it because he dreamed of immortal fame that Henri Corval , the eighteenth-century French artist, chose to paint the interiors of food shops? Or because he wanted to eat?

Contributors

Unknown: Aileen Burke
Unknown: Henri Corval
Tom Tennant: Tom Whyte
Prue Tennant: Jane Jordanrogers
Jacques: Kenneth Dight
Henri Corval: George Hagan
Marianne Corval ,: Cécile Chevreau
Loubert: Haydn Jones
Felipe Loubert: Scot Finch
Mr Clegg: Charles Simon

: ' IN THE FIRM'S TIME'

by Aileen Burke and Leone Stewart
Cast in order of speaking:
While the boss is away, the staff can play..... After a year's absence abroad, Mr. Crag returns to find the business floundering, because his deputy, Ronnie Carson, has been writing novels in the firm's time and is now a literary lion. With ruin facing him, the boss has to resort to ' 'novel' measures to square matters.
Plays produced by Norman Wright
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Contributors

Unknown: Aileen Burke
Unknown: Leone Stewart
Produced By: Norman Wright
Joan Bentley Jane: Jordan Rogers
Ronnie Carson: Frederick Treves
Morris: Nicholas Edmett
Mr Crag: Philip Cunningham
Edna Foyle: Cecile Chevreau
Mr Bounty: Kenneth Dight

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: THINGS ARE SWINGING

Steve Race plays some happy records

Contributors

Unknown: Steve Race

: Rugby Union Football WALES v. FRANCE

G. V. Wynne-Jones and Gilbert Bennett describe play in the second half of this afternoon's match at Cardiff Arms Park. Wilfred Wooller sums up from time to time

Contributors

Unknown: Gilbert Bennett

: BRITISH LIGHT ORCHESTRAS

Norrie Paramor ,
Mantovant Ron Goodwin , Laurie Johnson on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Norrie Paramor
Unknown: Mantovant Ron Goodwin
Unknown: Laurie Johnson

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A musical programme for children under five with Ann Driver , Marjorie Westbury and Maurice Bevan
Tim Gudgin introduces today's items which include ' There was a Crooked Man ' and ' The Old Woman and her Pig'

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Maurice Bevan
Introduces: Tim Gudgin

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' Wrke Me a Letter '
The Children's Hour
Correspondence Column of the Air edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas
5.25 For Older Listeners
* The Sinister Hoard ' by Robert J. Hoare
Adapted as a serial in six instalments by Nan Macdonald
3-' A Burglary is Planned '
Production by Herbert Smith

Contributors

Introduced By: Adrian Thomas
Unknown: Robert J. Hoare
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Production By: Herbert Smith

: 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 Football Results
Association Football
F.A. Cup: Billy Wright assesses the prospects for the Cup Final in the light of today's Semi-Final ties
Football League: 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. A report on the international between Wales and France
Athletics
A report on the International Cross Country race in Glasgow
Cricket
The latest score and details of play in the Fifth Test between the West Indies and England in Trinidad
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
Philip Hattey (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
The dances: Liberty Twostep; Hesitation Waltz; Eva Threestep ; Balmoral Tango: On Leave Foxtrot; Naval Threestep
The songs: Young Tom o' Devon; The Vicar of Bray
Tickets for this broadcast may be obtained on application to [address removed], enclosing stamped addressed envelope.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden
Unknown: Eva Threestep
Songs: Young Tom

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Peter Rawlinson , M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Rawlinson

: 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
The Variety Playhouse Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conducted by Vic Oliver
Variety Playhouse
Pocket Theatre starring Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert
Written by Gavin Blakeney
To sing for you:
Patricia Bartlett , Robert Thomas
The George Mitchell Choir
To play for you:
Yoko Kono
To make you laugh:
Norman Vaughan
Frankie Howerd
Incidental music by Philip Martell
Continuity byCarey Edwards
Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Written By: Gavin Blakeney
Unknown: Patricia Bartlett
Unknown: Robert Thomas
Unknown: The George Mitchell
Unknown: Yoko Kono
Unknown: Norman Vaughan
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Music By: Philip Martell
Unknown: Carey Edwards
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston

: NEWS

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents Sebastian Shaw and Austin Trevor in ' PILGRIM ON THE ISLAND'

The novel by Desmond Cory adapted for broadcasting by Norman Edwards
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by David H. Godfrey
Scene: Communist East Berlin and the Island of Riigen on the Baltic Coast.

Contributors

Novel By: Desmond Cory
Broadcasting By: Norman Edwards
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Otto Berendt (alias Lehmann), Under-Minister of Propaganda: Austin Trevor
Captain Schulten, his nephew, on the Staff of the Security Police: Kenneth Dight
Haller, Chairman of the Committee: Norman Claridge
Lange: Philip Cunningham
Colonel Carossa, of the Police: Wensley Pithey
Geli, Berendt's wife: Eva Stuart
Klaus, Minister of Propaganda: George Merritt
Frana Krebs, Chief of Police: Denis McCarthy
Secretary: Charles Simon
Karl Brink, assistant to Pilgrim: Alan Reid
Mr. Pilgrim (alias Untermayer and alias Lieutenant Kretsch): Sebastian Shaw
Grete von Wangenheim, ex-mistress of Berendt: Cecile Chevreau
Oscar Werther: Hugh Manning
Anton Zwicker, Foreign Minister: John Hollis

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening Prayers conducted by Prebendary Martin Willson

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Willson

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Edith Vogel (piano)
Toccata

Contributors

Piano: Edith Vogel

: Close Down









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