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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

See Light Programme

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Bible reading and comment by the Rev. E. H. Robertson

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. E. H. Robertson

: 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

Two talks on INTELLIGENCE AND LEARNING
2: Learning to be intelligent by Leslie Reid
Department of Psychology University of Aberdeen
Following his talk on learning to learn, Leslie Reid describes experiments with animals of different species.
Last Thursday's recorded broadcast in Network Three

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Reid

: RECITAL

Noelle Barker (soprano) Colin Kingsley (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Noelle Barker
Piano: Colin Kingsley

: THE BOARD WILL APPOINT

Some hints on getting the job from Paul Griffin

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Griffin

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Creator of the starry height (BBC
H.B. 31)
New Every Morning, page 7
Canticle 6, part 1 (Broadcast Psalter) Isaiah 59, vv. 1-11
Hills of the north, rejoice (BBC
H.B. 33)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Marcel Gardner and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Marcel Gardner

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

with Joan Sutherland (soprano)
Prelude. Act 3 (La Traviata)
(Verdi): New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Toscanini
Recit.: Care compagne, e voi; Aria:
Come per me sereno (La Sonnambula) (Bellini) : Joan Sutherland (soprano). Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden, conducted by Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Balliet music, Aida (Verdi); and Bacchanale (Samson and Delilah) iSaint-Saens): Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Anetole Fistoulari some recent gramophone records

Contributors

Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Conducted By: Arturo Toscanini
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Conducted By: Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Conducted By: Anetole Fistoulari

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

Introduced by Bill Hartley
An Approach to Parking: by Ken Pitman of the Road Campaign Council
The Insurance Consultant: Passenger risks
Animals on the Read: Some comments from George Cansdale Produced by David Glencross

Contributors

Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: Ken Pitman
Produced By: David Glencross

: SING ME A SOUVENIR

with 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
Unknown: Antony Bilbow
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Edmund Hockridge in a recorded programme discusses with Roy Plomley the records he would have with him on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
Previously broadcast on Nov. 21

Contributors

Unknown: Edmund Hockridge
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: SATURDAY MATINEE

Summer's Christmas by ANNE ALLAN
The elderly Mrs. Tuftnell and her unmarried daughter, Miriam, are preparing to celebrate a lonely Christmas, but the sudden arrival of an unexpected visitor from the past disturbs their usual routine.
Produced by William Glen-Doepel

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Allan
Produced By: William Glen-Doepel
Miriam: Betty Linton
Mrs Tuftnell: Kathleen Helme
Mr O'Brien: William Eedle
Vicar: Charles Simon
Harry: John Cazabon

: A Slight Case of Amnesia

A comedy for broadcasting by Charles Hatton
The breaking-off of an engagement can be a difficult business, but do the services of a bogus psychiatrist make it any easier?

Contributors

Writer: Charles Hatton
Produced by: David H. Godfrey
Gina Bryce: Penelope Lee
Walter Foden: Hugh Dickson
Talbot Reeves: David March
Angela Horrocks: Nerys Kerfoot
Sylvia Barlow: Diana Olsson
Judge: George Hagan
Firth Dunstan, QC: Charles Simon
Douglas Mountford QC: Hugh Manning
Rudolf Schiller: Bernard Rebel
Sir Truman Belling: Lionel Gamlin

: RUGBY UNION

Ireland v. South Africa
A commentary by Sammy Walker and Ian Balfour on the second half of this afternoon's international match, with summaries by Rex Alston
From Lansdowne Road, Dublin

Contributors

Commentary By: Sammy Walker
Commentary By: Ian Balfour

: WHO KNOWS ?

Scientists answer listeners' questions on 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. J. C. HARRIS
Imperial Cancer Research Fund J. YUDKIN
Queen Elizabeth College, London Arranged by Archie Clow

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 ' Galloping along for Christmas Day ' and ' Pat-a-pan '

Contributors

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

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Junior Theatre
NORMAN BONES AND HENRY BONES
The boy detectives in a new series of adventures written by ANTHONY C. WILSON with Patricia Hayes and Harold Beese
5: The Voice in the Chimney
'No, no. It was a voice.... honestly it was. I couldn't hear any words, though. It was kind of echoey and far away.....'
Produced by Graham Gauld

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Bones
Unknown: Henry Bones
Written By: Anthony C. Wilson
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Harold Beese
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Norman Bones: Harold Reese
Henry, his cousin: Patricia Hayes
Miss Frances Bones: Vivienne Chatterton
Dick Skene: Gerik Schrielderup
Desmond Baker: Martin Starkie
Inspector Newmani: Gabriel Woolf
Mr Morton: Preston Lockwood
Mrs Courlenay: Lydia Sherwood
Nicky: Jill Nyasa
Hickling: Peter Augustine

: VISITING DAY

Bernadette Hodgson visits St. Gerard's Hospital, Coleshill, and talks to some of the young patients, inviting them to choose a record they would like to hear

Contributors

Unknown: Bernadette Hodgson

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas, and 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 Mary Denise (soprano)
Introduced by Ivan Samson Master of Ceremonies, Charles Crathorn
Produced by Fredric Bayco
The dances: Naval Threestep; Waltz; Balmoral Tango; Chrysanthemum Waltz; La Mascotte; Rosetta Twostep
The songs: Love everlasting; Sing as we go
Admission by ticket on application to [address removed], enclosing stamped addressed envelope.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Soprano: Mary Denise
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Fredric Bayco

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Geoffrey Wilson M.P , gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Wilson M.P

: VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

in which
Vic Oliver introduces
Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert
The singers
Vanessa Lee
Peter Graves Mary Wells
William Aitken
Comedy from
Leslie Crowther
Ronnie Barker and Cyril Fletcher
BBC Revue Orchestra
Leader. Julien Gaillard Conducted by Vic Oliver Script by Carey Edwards
Ronnie Barker. Leslie Crowther
' Pocket Theatre ' by Gavin Blakeney Produced bv
Alastair Scott Johnston

Contributors

Introduces: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Singers: Vanessa Lee
Singers: Peter Graves
Singers: Mary Wells
Unknown: William Aitken
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Ronnie Barker.
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Gavin Blakeney
Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston

: SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

A Shred of Evidence by R. C. SHERRIFF adapted for broadcasting by the author
Production by Val Gielgud

Contributors

Unknown: R. C. Sherriff
Production By: Val Gielgud
Richard Medway: Kenneth Dight
Laura Medway: Diana Olsson
John Cartwright: David Bird
Inspector Beecroft: Peter Claughton
Tom Foster: Philip Leaver
Mr Bennett: Norman Claridke
Mrs Bennett: Janet Burnell
Announcer: Philip Morant

: THE NEWS

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

News of books and their makers in reviews, quotations and interviews
C. Northeote Parkinson talks about satire
Introduced by Robin Holmes

Contributors

Talks: C. Northeote Parkinson
Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

. Evening Prayers
The Rev. Douglas Stewart

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Douglas Stewart

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Nina Milkina (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Nina Milkina

: Close Down









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