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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Christmas readings selected and read by David Scott Blackhall

Contributors

Read By: David Scott Blackhall

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: SHOPPING LIST

Food news, comment and suggestions for the household shopper from Louise Davies including a Special Report on a particular product

Contributors

Unknown: Louise Davies

: THE NEWS

: LIFE AT MA'S

by Rob Inglis
Ma is a vintage landlady, Australian style—bossy and very tough. Her boarding-house inmates are equally tough. Rob Inglis was one of them.

Contributors

Unknown: Rob Inglis
Unknown: Rob Inglis

: THE RISING GENERATION

Alan Jones (baritone)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Baritone: Alan Jones
Piano: Frederick Stone

: TRUSTEE FROM THE TOOLROOM

by Nevil Shute
Abridged by Donald Bancroft , Read by Derek Hart
The fourth of fourteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Nevil Shute
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Derek Hart

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Feast of St. Thomas
Let saints on earth in concert sing
(BBC H.B. 249)
New Every Morning, page 22 Psalm 9 (Broadcast Psalter) St. John 14, vv. 1-7
Thou art the way (BBC H.B. 338)
News Summary at 10.30

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Rushden Temperance Band
Conductor, William A. Scholes

Contributors

Conductor: William A. Scholes

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Radetzky March (Johann Strauss the elder)
Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Efrem Kurtz
Carnival of Aix (Milhaud)
Grant Johannesen (piano) Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Georges Tzipine
Wedding Waltz
(The Veil of Pierrette) (Dohnanyi) Philharmonia Hungarica conducted by Antal Dorati on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conducted By: Efrem Kurtz
Piano: Grant Johannesen
Conducted By: Georges Tzipine
Conducted By: Antal Dorati

: LOUISE

The short story by SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Adapted for broadcasting by John Gouldsmith
The beautiful Louise has spent her life blackmailing people into doing what she wants by her fragile charm and perpetual appeals of being about to die.
Produced by Norman Wright
The recorded broadcast of June 14 on the Light Programme

Contributors

Story By: Somerset Maugham
Broadcasting By: John Gouldsmith
Produced By: Norman Wright
Bill: Brewster Mason
Louisa: Irene Sutcliffe
Mrs Millick: Hester Paton Brown
Tom Maitland: Frederick Treves
George Hobhouse: Richard Bebb
Iris: Judy Bailey
Russ: John Rye

: COUNTRY DANCING

Country Ceili from Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh
St. Peter's Ceili Band
Kenny Thompson (accordion)
Teresa Clifford (folk singer)
William Turner (baritone)
Master of Ceremonies. Jack Sloane
Produced by Sam Denton

Contributors

Accordion: Kenny Thompson
Accordion: Teresa Clifford
Baritone: William Turner
Unknown: Jack Sloane
Produced By: Sam Denton

: ON YOUR FARM

Introduced by Alastair Dunnett
Setting a Dainty Dish
Much of the food eaten at this and other times of the year is produced in this country and its preparation is the concern of many people. A farmer, a retailer, a cookery expert, and a housewife give their ideas of quality in food and talk about the efforts they make to see that it retains its freshness and flavour and appears appetising when on the table.
Produced by John Greenslade

Contributors

Introduced By: Alastair Dunnett
Produced By: John Greenslade

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: My Word!

E. Arnot Robertson and Frank Muir challenge
Nancy Spain and Denis Norden
Umpire, Jack Longland
(Last Friday's recorded broadcast)

Contributors

Panellist: E. Arnot Robertson
Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Nancy Spain
Panellist: Denis Norden
Umpire: Jack Longland

: JASCHA HEIFETZ

(violin,) with Emanuell Bay (piano)
Gramophone records including music by Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Weill

Contributors

Piano: Emanuell Bay

: BETHLEHEM

A Nativity Play in three scenes by BERNARD WALKE
Introduced by the Rev. Vernon Mitchell
For nine years, between 1926 and 1934, this nativity play was broadcast every Christmas from the small Cornish village of St. Hilary. This recording is of the last performance in 1934-Produced by Filson Young

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Walke
Unknown: Rev. Vernon Mitchell
Produced By: Filson Young

: WEDNESDAY MATINEE Christmas Call

A play for radio by PHILIP LEVENE
Medical practice in a lonely community of hard-working, canny country-folk might prove a challenge to the most experienced hand. But Dr. Mary Hammond , young and recently qualified, took the hurdles in her stride.
Produced by Archie Campbell

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Mary Hammond
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Mary Hammond: Brenda Kaye
Dr Gillard: Charles Simon
Bill Thompson: Julian Somers
Mrs Coombe: Gladys Spencer
Simon Radford: Ralph Hallett
Timothy Radford: Michael Hull
Woman: Mary Wimbush

: One Christmas Eve A play for radio

by LIONEL BROWN
James Meredith Craig had built his successful career on his faith in taking risks. One Christmas Eve he had an unexpected visitor; he, too, had taken risks, but his life had taken a different turn.
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by Cedric Messina

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Brown
Unknown: James Meredith Craig
Produced By: Cedric Messina
James Meredith Craig: Hugh Manning
The Tramp: Harold Scott

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from Magdalen College, Oxford
Responses (Ayleward)
Psalm 106
First Lesson : Ecclesiasticus 2
Canticles (Daniel Purcell in E minor)
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 1, w. 3-9 The Creed
Responses (Ayleward)
The Lord's Prayer (farmer) Collects
Anthem: Sing praises to the Lord (Croft)
Prayers
Hymn O thou, who didst with love untold
(E.H. 206: Tune, Crediton)
The Grace
Organist and Instructor in Music Bernard Rose
Organ Scholar, Christopher Gower

Contributors

Bernard: Martin. Tidied up and corrected information.

: IN THE PARAGUAYAN THORN FOREST

by Oliver Rudston de Baer
The Chaco was once called ' the great dragon which guards the silver mines of Potosi.' Now it is the home of the Mennonites, a strange austere community in search of freedom.

Contributors

Unknown: Oliver Rudston de Baer

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.0 JUNIOR TIME
A programme for the fives to eights
Mr. Peckew and Mr. Paygo Arnold Peters tells another story by R. G. Walker ' Mr. Peckew has a secret'
Introduced by Shirley Franklin

Contributors

Unknown: Arnold Peters
Story By: R. G. Walker
Introduced By: Shirley Franklin

: THE GREY COCKADE

An adventure in six parts by Aubrey Feist
6: The Dark Castle
Produced by David Davis

Contributors

Unknown: Aubrey Feist
Produced By: David Davis
Major March: John Glen
Jan his wife: Carol Marsh
Jean-Paul Renard: Lewis Stringer
Manon: Ursula Hirst
Casca Duboso: Felix Felton
Captain Joly: Ronald Baddiley

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-Eastern News

: Turkey Patrol

Richard Burwood describes some of the problems facing the Kent County Police at this time of the year

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Burwood

: A Christmas Stocking

A jumble of fact and fancy about Christmas in the south-east

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor played by Paul Tortelier with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent on a gramophone record

Contributors

Played By: Paul Tortelier
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

A series of five-round contests between London and the Regions
LONDON V. NORTH
Round 3
London:
Denis Brogan , Cedric Cliffe
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
North:
W. Lyon Blease Dennis Chapman
Quiz-Master, Stephen Potter
Arranged by Patrick Harvey

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: W. Lyon Blease
Unknown: Dennis Chapman
Unknown: Stephen Potter
Arranged By: Patrick Harvey

: PIERRE MONTEUX

conducts the BBC Northern Orchestra

: BREACH OF THE PEACE

A talk about Southern Rhodesia by Margaret Barnes
The recent riots in the townships of Southern Rhodesia have broken into the calm of a way of life built up by white settlers some sixty years ago.
Margaret Barnes , who was born in Rhodesia and whose home it has been all her life, describes some of the changes that are coming about in the pattern of living.
Recorded by courtesy of the Federal Broadcasting Corporation

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Barnes
Unknown: Margaret Barnes

: CONCERT

Part 2

: FRANKLY SPEAKING

A series of interviews with well-known people
J. Chuter Ede who first went into the House of Commons in 1923. announced recently that he will not stand for re-election at the end of this Parliament
He answers questions from Judith Hubback
Dorothy Pickles , George Scott

Contributors

Unknown: J. Chuter Ede
Unknown: Judith Hubback
Unknown: Dorothy Pickles
Unknown: George Scott

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News and Comment from at home and abroad

: SCIENCE, POETRY, AND THE INCARNATION

Four talks for Advent by Kenneth Barnes
Headmaster of Wennington School, Wetherby
4: The Unity of Science and Christianity

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Barnes

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Robert South and Joan South (two pianos)

Contributors

Unknown: Robert South
Unknown: Joan South

: Close Down









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