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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Coming of Christ '

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

See Light Programme

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Coming of Christ'
The Rev. Leslie Timmins talks about its various meanings
6: A Day of Decision

Contributors

Talks: Rev. Leslie Timmins

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

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

: THE NEWS

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Work in the world of science
IGY REPORT
The Ionosphere by W. J. G. Beynon C.B.E. ,Professor of Physics,
University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
Professor Beynon describes some of the first results of experiments carried out during the International Geophysical Year on the tenuous, electrified outer atmosphere of the earth.
Last Thursday's recorded broadcast in Network Three

Contributors

Unknown: W. J. G. Beynon C.B.E.

: SONG RECITAL

Kathleen Willson
(mezzo-soprano)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Kathleen Willson
Piano: Frederick Stone

: FIRES OF YESTERDAY

by Rosemary Timperley
' I am convinced,' says Rosemary Timperley , ' that fire-watching enriched my life--even though I never actually put out a fire.' In this talk she describes incidents, mostly lighthearted, that happened to her as a fire-watcher during the last war.

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Timperley
Unknown: Rosemary Timperley

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Now thank we all our God (BBC
H.B. 277)
New Every Morning, page 68 Psalm 148 (Broadcast psalter) Isaiah 45, v\'. 8-12 and 18-25 Thou, whose almighty word (BBC
H.B. 185)
News Summary at 10.30

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Fred AlexandeT and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Alexandet

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Beethoven
Turkish March (The Ruins of Athens)
Philhamornia Orchestra
Conducted by Efrem Kurtz
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A
Tamas Vasary (piano)
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Felix Prohaska
Dohnanyi
Wedding Waltz (The Veil of Pierrette)
Philharmonia Hungarica Conducted by Antal Dorati some recent gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Efrem Kurtz
Conducted By: Felix Prohaska
Conducted By: Antal Dorati

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

Learning to drive or passing the Test?: A discussion between Ronald Priestley and Geoffrey Hancock
The 1960 Caravan Show: reviewed by Roy McCarthy
The Changing Garage World: A report from Pat Gregory
Thoughts for Christmas: Joan Harper discusses presents for motorists

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Priestley
Unknown: Geoffrey Hancock
Reviewed By: Roy McCarthy
Unknown: Pat Gregory
Unknown: Joan Harper

: SING ME A SOUVENIR

The Bowman-Hyde Singers and Players
Directed by Eric Wilson-Hyde

Contributors

Directed By: Eric Wilson-Hyde

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN TOWN TODAY

The magazine programme of the air, which invites you to meet some of the stars and personalities who are In Town Today
Introduced by Nan Winton and Antony Bilbow
Produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

Introduced By: Nan Winton
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Freddy Grisewood in a recorded programme discusses with Roy Plomley the records he would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
Previously broadcast on November 7

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: SATURDAY MATINEE

Miss Hei and Miss Lo
A tale of old China by DICK CROSS
What happens when a shy young scholar dreams that two lovely flowers in his garden materialise and become two real young ladies; and when a wily marriage broker and the proprietress of a Singing House substitute two real young ladies for the dream-girls?
Produced by H. B. FORTUIN

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Cross
Produced By: H. B. Fortuin
Lu Chin the storyteller: William Eedle
Mr Li a scholar: Peter Wilde
Chang, a marriage broker: Haydn Jones
Willow Bud proprietress of the Red Tower: Kathleen Helme
Ho Ling, Duke Ying's personal magician: James Thomason
Duke Ying district mandarin: Peter Claughton
Mother Wang Mr Li's housekeeper: Beatrice Kane
Lotus Petal: Freda Dowie
Misty Moonlight: Nerys Kerfoot
Miss Hei Fei: June Tobin
Miss Lo Fu: Rosalind Knight

: RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL

Wales v. South Africa
G. V. Wynne-Jones and Ian Balfour describe play in this afternoon's international match
W. E. N. Davis sums up from time to time
From Cardiff Arms Park See page 5

Contributors

Unknown: G. V. Wynne-Jones
Unknown: Ian Balfour
Unknown: W. E. N. Davis

: RICHARD FARRELL

piano on gramophone records

: WHO KNOWS?

A question and answer programme in which four scientists answer listeners' questions about science and technology
In the Chair:
Professor G. P. WELLS. F.R.S.
Members of the Panel:
A. D. BOOTH
Birkbeck College. London J. D. CARTHY
Queen Mary College, London R. L. WAIN
Wye College. University of London W. T. WILLIAMS
University of Southampton Arranged by Archie Clow
If you. have a question you would like to put to the panel, please write it on a postcard, and address it to ' Who Knows? ', BBC. Broadcasting House, London, W.1.

Contributors

Unknown: Professor G. P. Wells.
Arranged By: Archie Clow

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A musical programme for children under five with Ann Driver. Marjorie Westbury and Maurice Bevan
Tim Gudgin introduces today's programme which includes ' The Willow Pattern Song ' and music for the little Chinese Orchestra

Contributors

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

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Junior Theatre
NORMAN AND HENRY BONES
The boy detectives in a new series of adventures written by ANTHONY C. WILSON with Patricia Hayes and Harold Reese
3: Four Pink Pearls
Just how interesting a place Wildwinds Hall was neither Mr. Bones nor the boys realised until the owner, Mr. Michael Caley , invited them to coffee one evening.
...Produced by Graham Gauld
5.30 VISITING DAY
Cliff Morgan visits the Prince of Wales Orthopaedic Hospital, Rhydlafar, Cardiff, and invites the patients to choose a record

Contributors

Written By: Anthony C. Wilson
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Harold Reese
Unknown: Mr. Michael Caley
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Norman Bones: Harold Reese
Henry his cousin: Patricia Hayes
Mr Bones: Leslie Perrins
Mr Michael Caley: Philip Cunningham
Mr Hugh Faircroft: Derek Prentice
Mr John Harris: Charles Hodgson
Mr Philip Ayres: John Baker
Dr Knowles: Stephen Jack
Mr Ludgrove: Charles E Stidwill
Det Inspector Hirst: Michael Sherwell
Inspector Martin: Preston Lockwood

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: SPORTS SESSION

Association Football Results
Association Football
Patrick Campbell sums up the day's play, introducing reports and comments on matches played by south-eastern teams
Minor Leagues: Results of matches played by clubs in the Athenian, Isthmian. and Southern Leagues
Rugby Union
Results of first-class matches and news of games played by London and south-eastern teams
Comment in Sport
Sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries Produced by Gerald Sinstadt

Contributors

Introduced By: Jacob de Vries
Produced By: Gerald Sinstadt

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Patricia Varley (soprano)
Introduced by Ivan Samson Master of Ceremonies Charles Crathorn
Produced by Fredric Bayco
The dances: Marine Fourstep; Waltz Martine : Alexandra Tango : Variety Foxtrot; Kingsway Saunter; Hurndilla
The songs: Lo. here the gentle lark; Come to the ball
Admission by ticket on application to [address removed], enclosing stamped addressed envelope.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Soprano: Patricia Varley
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Fredric Bayco
Unknown: Waltz Martine
Unknown: Alexandra Tango

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

The Rt. Hon. Nigel Birch O.B.E., M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Rt. Hon. Nigel Birch

: VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

in which
Vic Oliver introduces
Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert and The singers Kyra Vayne
Raimund Herincx
Kenneth MacDonald
The George Mitchell Choir
Comedy from
Ronnie Barker , Leslie Crowther and Terry Scott and Charlotte Mitchell
BBC Revue Orchestra
Leader, Julien Gaillard Conducted by Vic Oliver Script by Carey Edwards
Ronnie Barker , and Leslie Crowther ' Pocket Theatre ' written by Gavin Blakeney
Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston

Contributors

Introduces: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Singers: Kyra Vayne
Singers: Raimund Herincx
Unknown: Kenneth MacDonald
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Terry Scott
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Script By: Carey Edwards
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Written By: Gavin Blakeney
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston

: SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

The Moving Toyshop
The novel by EDMUND CRISPIN adapted for radio by Ken Lewis with Richard Hurndall and David March
Richard Cadogan , arriving in Oxford in the early hours of the morning, noticed a toyshop with its door unlocked. He went in to investigate, and found the body of a murdered woman in one of the upstairs rooms. But when he came back with the police, the toyshop was not there.
Cost in order of speaking:
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by R. D. SMITH and KERI Lewis

Contributors

Novel By: Edmund Crispin
Unknown: Ken Lewis
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: David March
Unknown: Richard Cadogan
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Produced By: Keri Lewis
Richard Cadogan, a poet: Richard Hurndall
Parsons: Philip Cunningham
Professor Gervase Fen: David March
Mrs Wheatley: Beatrice Kane
Rosseter: Malcolm Hayes
Anthony Hoskins: John Rye
Sharman: Edward Burnham
Evans: Hugh Dickson
Freeman: Peter Claughton
First Man: Keith Buckley
Second Man: Ralph Hallett
Sally Carstairs: Diana Olss
Dr Wilkes: Haydn Jones
Lorry Driver: Tom Watson
Erwin Spode, a publisher: James Thomason
Miss Winkworth: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Dr Havering: Hugh Manning
Fairground attendant: Joe Sterne

: THE NEWS

: PARTY POLITICAL BROADCAST

on behalf of the LABOUR PARTY
The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell C.B.E., M.P.

Contributors

Unknown: Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: FOR ALL SORTS AND CONDITIONS OF MEN

The Litany sung to the music of Thomas Tallis

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: app-MUSIC AT NIGHT

Kyla Greenbaum (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Kyla Greenbaum

: Close Down









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