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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and for ever '
Talks by Lord Hemingford
5-His Humanity

: 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

' Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and for ever '
Talks by Lord Hemingford
6-His reconciling man with God

: 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

Guests that Kill
1-The Life of a Virus in a Living Cell by F. Kingsley Sanders , Ph.D.
Virus Research Group.
Medical Research Council
Growing animal cells use chemical blueprints when making their own substances. In the first of two talks Dr. Kingsley Sanders explains that certain viruses provide their host cells with false blueprints which then cause the cells to make virus rather than cell material.

Contributors

Unknown: F. Kingsley Sanders

: MUSIC FOR RECORDERS AND HARPSICHORD

Ruth Dyson (harpsichord)
The Taylor Recorder Trio : Stanley Taylor. Richard Taylor
Christopher Taylor

Contributors

Harpsichord: Ruth Dyson
Unknown: Stanley Taylor.
Unknown: Richard Taylor
Unknown: Christopher Taylor

: BIRD-WATCHING IN NEW ENGLAND

AGNES MACMILLAN describes her stay in the bitter frost and snow of a New Hampshire winter and the unfamiliar birds she saw there. Most people did what they could to feed the birds, but special problems were set by the squirrels and by a stray towhee bird who had omitted to fly south with the rest of her kind.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

The King of love (BBC H.B. 475) New Every Morning, page 90 Psalm 96 (Broadcast psalter) St. Matthew 25, vv. 1-13
There is a land of pure delight (BBC
H.B. 254)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Fred Alexander and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Alexander

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, in F:
Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra directed by Yehudi Menuhin
Violin Concerto in E: Yehudi Menuhin
(violin) directing the Robert Masters Chamber Orchestra some recent gramophone records

Contributors

Directed By: Yehudi Menuhin
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas

: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF MUSIC AND SONG

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Colin Doran
Unknown: Sylvia Rowlands

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS H.R.H.

Prince Chula-Chakrabongse of Thailand
(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: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Hancock's Half-Hour

[Starring] Tony Hancock

with Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Warren Mitchell, Fenella Fielding, Fraser Kerr
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Tom Ronald
(The recorded broadcast of December 8 in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Producer: Tom Ronald
Tony: Tony Hancock
Sid: Sidney James
Bill: Bill Kerr
[Actor]: Warren Mitchell
[Actor]: Fenella Fielding
[Actor]: Fraser Kerr

: Saturday Matinee Double Bill 'Y LIST'

Written and narrated by J. MacLaren-Ross
Produced by R. D. Smith Cast in order of speaking:
Reminiscences of Army life in which the individual meets the system, with something of a collision.
'THE FRAUDULENT
ARCHDEACON' by Ronald Horton
Adapted for radio by David Tutaev
Produced by R. D. Smith Cast in order of speaking:
A Mayor, a Chief Constable, an Alderman, and an Archdeacon are concerned in what might be a miscarriage of justice.

Contributors

Produced By: R. D. Smith
Unknown: Ronald Horton
Unknown: David Tutaev
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Company Sergeant-Major: Philip Cunningham
Author: David March
Platoon Sergeant: John Hollis
Corporal: George Merritt
First Medical Orderly: Nigel Anthony
Second Medical Orderly: Bill Horsley
Medical Officer: Hugh Manning
V A D: Hilda Schroder
Night Sister: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Digger: Kenneth Dight
Brailowsky: John Bryning
Hospital Sister: Gladys Spencer
Collins: Nicholas Edmett
Paddy: James McLoughlin
Head Porter: Brian O'Higgins
Sir Harry Walker, K B E: John Bryning
Alderman Mansbridge: George Hagan
Major James: Wilfred Babbage
Club Steward: Nicholas Edmett
Mary: Hilda Schroder
Mrs Anderson: Gladys Spencer
The Ven P E Whately: David March
Butler: Bill Horsley
Chief Superintendent Scott: James McLoughlin

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: Richard Hurndall introduces HOME ON SATURDAY

A selection of 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
Tim Gudgin introduces today's items, which include ' One. two. buckle my shoe ' and a country walk in spring

Contributors

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

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Peter Cranmer introduces
Sportlight and turns the spotlight on a different sport each month
SWIMMING
Produced by Graham Gauld
See Junior Radio Times
5.25 For Older Listeners
' The Sinister Hoard by Robert J. Hoare
Adapted as a serial in six instalments by Nan Macdonald
4-' Night Chase '
Mr. Barraclough, Director of the Evening Globe Reginald Waithman
Mike. the storyteller Brian Trueman
Production by Herbert Smith

Contributors

Introduces: Peter Cranmer
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Unknown: Robert J. Hoare
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Unknown: Reginald Waithman
Unknown: Brian Trueman
Production By: Herbert Smith
Graham Roberts of the Evening Globe: Noel Johnson
Cecil ' Chick Wainhouse: Barrie Hesketh
Det -Insp Blackmore of Scotland Yard: Leonard Williams
Gerald, a copy-boy: Robert Powell
Major Keeler: Norman Somers
Baker: David Scase
Hans: David Crane
Fritz: Geoffrey Banks

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: SPORTS SESSION

Today's programme includes:
Racing and Football Result*
Association Football
A review of this afternoon's matches and selected eye-witness accounts
(Continued in next column)
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
The Boat Race
Richard Burnell looks back over the afternoon's race between Oxford and Cambridge
Comment in Sport
Sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Burnell
Introduced By: Jacob de Vries

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Ronald Evans (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
The dances: Waltz; Marine Fourstep; Royal Saunter: Tango Waltz; Canadian Barn Dance: Melody Twostep
The songs: Shipmates o' mine; The mermaid
Produced by Eric Arden

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Ronald Evans
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Reg Prentice , M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Reg Prentice

: 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:
Jenifer Eddy , John Lanigan
To play for you:
Kendall Taylor
To make you laugh:
Jimmy Gay , Tony Fayne
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: Jenifer Eddy
Unknown: John Lanigan
Unknown: Kendall Taylor
Unknown: Jimmy Gay
Music By: Philip Martell
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston

: NEWS

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents Ernest Milton June Tobin, Trevor Martin, and Mary O'Farrell in ' ALIBI FOR A JUDGE'

A play for radio by Henry Cecil based on his new book
Other parts played by members of the cast
Produced by H. B. Fortuin

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Cecil
Produced By: H. B. Fortuin
Sir Gerald Carstairs: Ernest Milton
Lady Carstairs: Mary O'Farrell
Det -Insp Hopkins: Trevor Martin
Lesley Burford: June Tobin
William Burford: Gabriel Woolf
Mr Empton, a barrister: Douglas Storm
Mr Hunt, a solicitor: Norman Claridge
P C Bennett: Tom Watson
Mr Bell, prosecuting counsel: Malcolm Hayes
Lord Chief Justice: George Merritt
Mr Justice Grain: David Bird
Mr Justice Pantin: Rolf Lefebvre
Home Secretary: Keith Williams
Private Detective: Tom Watson
Miss Pimple: Kathleen Helme
Henry Sprout: John Cazabon
Director of Public Prosecutions: John Boddington
BBC Announcer: Norman Claridge

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Late evening prayers conducted by the Rev. Peter Hamilton in the Parish Church of the Holy Ascension, Upton-by-Chester

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Peter Hamilton

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by Rachmaninov (piano)
Carnaval. Op. 9 (Schumann) Serenade (Rachmaninov) on gramophone records

: Close Down









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