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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Christmas readings

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: MORNING CONCERT

with Ruggiero Ricci (violin)
Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Hane Knapptrtsbusch
Havanaise for violin and orchestra
(Saint-Sains)
Rugjgiero Ricci (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Pierino Gamba
Waltz: Die Schönbrunner (Lanner)
Philharmonia Hungarica
Conducted by Antal Dorati
Two Slavonic Dances (Dvorak)
No. 2, in E minor
No. 5 in B flat minor
Cleveland Orchestra
Conducted by George Szell on gramophone records

Contributors

Violin: Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted By: Hane Knapptrtsbusch
Violin: Rugjgiero Ricci
Conducted By: Pierino Gamba
Conducted By: Antal Dorati
Conducted By: George Szell

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Christmas readings selected and read by David Scott Blackhall

Contributors

Read By: David Scott Blackhall

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents' throughout the world talk about the news

: SMETANA

Two Polkas: The Countrywoman;
To Our Girls played by Prague Radio Orchestra
Conducted by Zdenek Koster on a gramophone record

Contributors

Conducted By: Zdenek Koster

: THE NEWS

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Work in the world of science
PHYSIQI'E AM) ATHLETICS by J. M. Tanner
Institute of Child Health, London
For many sporting events, success depends on physique. Dr. Tanner talks of recent studies of Olympic athletes.
Thursday's recorded broadcast in Network Three

Contributors

Unknown: J. M. Tanner

: SCHUBERT

Sonata in A (D.959) played by Terence Beckles (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Terence Beckles

: POCKET MONEY

by S. M. Jarvis
There were eight of them and their parents were poor. If they wanted pocket money they had to go out and earn it. That was not only a challenge, it was fun.

Contributors

Unknown: S. M. Jarvis

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Wake, 0 wake! for night is flying
(BBC H.B. 40)
New Every Morning, page 41 Psalm 32 (Broadcast psalter) Isaiah 64, vv. 1-9
Blest are the pure in heart (BBC
H.B. 318)
News Summary at 10.30

: Music While You Work

Reg Pursglove and the Albany Strings

Contributors

Musicians: Reg Pursglove and the Albany Strings

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Johann Strauss
Overture: The Gypsy Baron Two Polkas:
Auf der Jagd: Annen
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Paul Paray some recent gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Conducted By: Ravel Valses
Conducted By: Paul Paray

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from. Britain and overseas

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

Introduced by Bill Hartley
A Motoring Philosophy: by Roy McCarthy
Taking Your Car to a Party: with the Lawyer
My First New Car: Eric Roberts
Mid-Winter Hazards: Clive Walker

Contributors

Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: Roy McCarthy
Unknown: Eric Roberts

: 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

Frank Muir and Denis Norden in a recorded programme discuss with Roy Plomley the records they would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
Previously broadcast on Nov. 28

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: SATURDAY MATINEE

The Clerks by GEOFFREY HUBBARD
The strange, eventful history of a Government Department that wasn't!
Civil Servants:
Ministers of the Crown:
Members of the Public:
Other parts played by Nigel Anthony , Julian Somers Tom Watson , and Derek Birch
Produced by Archie Campbell followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Hubbard
Played By: Nigel Anthony
Played By: Julian Somers
Played By: Tom Watson
Played By: Derek Birch
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Miss Anstruther: Nerys Kerfoot
Charlie Babchick: John Rye
Edwin Droop: James Thomason
Effle Frobisher: Gretchen Franklin
Mr Jenkins: Malcolm Hayes
Private Secretary: William Eedle
Prime Minister: Wilfred Babbage
Chancellor of the Exchequer: Douglas Storm
Minister of Public Buildings,Maternity Services, and WelshAffairs: David Bird
John Gillray: Kenneth Dight
Mrs Gillray: Barbara Mitchell
Old Man: Middleton Woods

: A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

in King's College Chapel, Cambridge upon Christmas Eve
Repeated on Sunday at 7.15 p m.

: PICK OF THE WEEK

Gale Pedrick selects highlights from BBC sound and television
Introduced by John Ellison Edited by John Haslam

Contributors

Unknown: Gale Pedrick
Introduced By: John Ellison
Edited By: John Haslam

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Proudly presents
SIMPLE SIMON AND
THE SLEEPING PBINCESS
Another untraditional pantomime written by Philip Bentinck with Richard Murdoch
Barbara Leigh , and Leonard Henry
Assistants, noises off. noises on. pop-singers, hop-pickers, pop-hickers, courtiers and, of course, villagers
The George Mitchell Singers Additional material by practically everybody, Including Leonard Henry
Music arranged and conducted by Alan Paul
Production by Graham Gauld Before an audience of children in the Camden Theatre, London
5.30 OVERSEAS FOSTBAG
Greetings and Christmas messages to the children of Britain recorded by boys and girls from many parts of the world
The European greetings include messages from Finland, France, Germany. Denmark, Spain, and Hungary; and from further overseas come greetings from Singapore, Fiji, Ghana, Gibraltar, Bermuda, and Tanganyika
Edited and introduced by Evelyn Williams

Contributors

Written By: Philip Bentinck
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Barbara Leigh
Unknown: Leonard Henry
Conducted By: Alan Paul
Production By: Graham Gauld
Introduced By: Evelyn Williams
The Knight-at-Arms'-Length: Richard Murdoch
Fanny the Nanny: June Spencer
Princess Beauty: Barbara Leigh
Little Boy Blue-nose: Fred Yule
Simple Simon: Leonard Henry

: 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
Arthur Richards (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson Master of Ceremonies Charles Crathorn
Produced by Fredric Bayco
The dances: Waltz; Flirtation Twostep: Progressive Barn Dance; Square Tango; Veleta; Dinky One-step; Schottische; Boston Twostep
The songs: Sing a song of sixpence: The floral dance: There is a tavern in the town
Admission on application to [address removed], enclosing stamped addressed envelope. Repeated on Friday at 12.0

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Arthur Richards
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Fredric Bayco

: VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

in which
Vic Oliver introduces
Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert and The Singers
The George Mitchell Choir Doreen Murray Alfred Drake
The piano played by Valerie Tryon
Comedy from
Leslie Crowther , Ronnie Barker and Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Home
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
Unknown: George Mitchell
Unknown: Doreen Murray
Unknown: Alfred Drake
Played By: Valerie Tryon
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Ronnie Barker
Script By: Leslie Crowther
Written By: Gavin Blakeney
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Repertory in Britain: Any Other Business

by George Ross and Campbell Singer
Peter Powell's production adapted for radio by David Turner with the Alexandra Theatre Repertory Company, Birmingham

Somebody on the Board of Directors is a traitor! - and the enemy has involved an old-established firm in a take-over bid. To fight it or not to fight it? That is only one of the exciting questions posed in this unusual thriller set against a background of big business.

Contributors

Author: George Ross
Author: Campbell Singer
Stage Production: Peter Powell
Adapted by: David Turner
Radio Production: Hugh Stewart
Joyce Anderson: Dy Parfltt
Geoffrey Harrison: Brian Kent
Jonathan Travis: William Avenall
Julian Armstrong: David Crosse
Malcolm Turnbull: Ronald Magill
Sir Norman Tullis: Ross Hutchinson
Harry Dodds: Derek Royle
Charles Pleydon: John Ruddling
Martin Meadows: Tony Steedman
Stanley Griffiths: David MacMillan

: THE NEWS

: JOAN SUTHERLAND

soprano with Richard Bonynge (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Richard Bonynge

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening Prayers
The Rev. Canon Roy McKay

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Canon Roy McKay

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Joan Trimble and Valerie Trimble two pianos and piano duet

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Trimble
Unknown: Valerie Trimble

: Close Down









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