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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

: SHOPPING LIST

Louise Davies offers suggestions about pre-Christmas catering and last-minute preparations

Contributors

Unknown: Louise Davies

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by the Rev. Austen Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: SHOPPING LIST

Louise Davies offers suggestions about pre-Christmas catering : second hearing of the broadcast at 7.40

Contributors

Unknown: Louise Davies

: THE NEWS

: SEE YOU IN NEPAL ...

said John Tyson blithely, 'in three weeks.' This sounded all very well as I watched him go ashore at Tilbury, leaving me alone on the liner with twenty-two crates and seventeen kit- bags stowed away in the hold. But what had I let myself in for?
JOHN EARLE answers his own question in this talk.

Contributors

Unknown: John Tyson
Unknown: John Earle

: RECITAL

Quintin Ballardie (viola)
Viola Tunnard (piano)

Contributors

Viola: Quintin Ballardie
Piano: Viola Tunnard

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Rossini
Gramophone records including excerpts from his operas
'The Italian Girl in Algiers'; ' William Tell '; ' Le Comte Ory '

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Come. thou long-expected Jesus
(BBC H.B. 30)
New Every Morning, page 58 Psalm 93 (Broadcast psalter) Isaiah 63, vv. 7-17
Love of love (BBC H.B. 521)

: THE ADVENTURE OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING

by Agatha Christie abridged by Jane Bowness read by Derek Hart
Last of three instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Agatha Christie
Abridged By: Jane Bowness
Read By: Derek Hart

: MORNING STAR

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) playing music by Haydn and Brahms on gramophone records

Contributors

Piano: Wilhelm Backhaus

: TUTU COMES TO LONDON

Tutu works in London as a cook- nanny-housekeeper to a South African family, as she did in Cape Town. But the freedoms of England are, for her, a very different life from the one she led as a Cape Coloured woman in South Africa.
She compares her present life with her former years on the wrong side of the apartheid barrier.
Compiled and produced by Peggy Harper
Recorded broadcast of Auguit 27

Contributors

Unknown: Cape Town.
Produced By: Peggy Harper

: JACK TRAIN

with his
Record Express

: OSCAR WILDE IN BALHAM

by Henry Cohn
' Lots of people act well but very few people talk well, which shows that talking is much the more difficult thing of the two, and much the finer thing also.'

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Cohn

: ANY ANSWERS ?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to some of the views expressed in ' Any Questions ? '

: ANNOUNCEMENTS

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: PICK OF THE WEEK

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

Contributors

Unknown: Gale Pedrick
Introduced By: John Ellison
Edited By: Kenneth Pragnell

: DAVID HUGHES

introduces
Ballads Old and New
Records of well-loved songs

: ARTISTS ONLY

A programme about the Stage Door
Most people know the theatre only by its front door. There is a back door, too, used by artists only and besieged from time to time by autograph hunters. This door is looked after by a man called a Stage Door Keeper.
Stage Door Keepers are not normally an over-informative race. But when they can be persuaded to talk, their memories of the great ones of the theatre seem inexhaustible. And what a friendly stage door keeper can mean to the actor is indicated by a special contribution by Sir Donald Wolfit
Compiled and introduced by Wilfred De'Ath
Recorded broadcast of October 13

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Donald Wolfit

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Introduced by Ivan Samson M.C. , Charles Crathorn
Produced by Fredric Bayco
The Dances: Military Twostep; Waltz: Ideal Schottische; Square Tango; Waltz Camay; Wedgwood Blue Gavotte; Empress Mazurka; Manhattan Blues

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Introduced By: Ivan Samson M.C.
Introduced By: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Fredric Bayco

: A World of Sound

A weekly exploration of the BBC Sound Archives
THE SONG OF A CITY
The city is New York
' New York, New York, a visitors' place. Where no-one lives on account of the pace.
But seven million are screaming for space.
New York, New York is a visitors' place.'
(Betty Comden and Adolph Green :
' On the Town ')
Your guides are
Marvin Kane and Neil Stevens
Written by Neil Stevens Produced by John Powell

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Comden
Unknown: Adolph Green
Unknown: Marvin Kane
Unknown: Neil Stevens
Written By: Neil Stevens
Produced By: John Powell

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Edmund Kurtz (cello)
BBC Scottish Orchestra Led by Granville Casey
Conductor, Norman Del Mar

Contributors

Cello: Edmund Kurtz
Conductor: Granville Casey
Conductor: Norman Del Mar

: JUNIOR TIME

A programme for the fives to eights
Alexander Armstrong
A dialogue story written by John D. Stewart Carol Singing
Introduced by Cicely Mathews

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Written By: John D. Stewart
Introduced By: Cicely Mathews

: COLDHARBOUR

A Victorian mystery in six episodes by AUBREY FEIST
5: Moonlight
' It seemed certain that I was a Dygon, and the rightful owner of Coldharbour, but as yet I had no proof. I was convinced that the key to the mystery was held by my Uncle George. Somehow I had to bring him down here and confront him.'
Produced by DAVID DAVIS

Contributors

Unknown: Aubrey Feist
Produced By: David Davis
Rolyon Brown: Denis Goacher
Uncle George: Carleton Hobbs
Barbara Dygon: Prunella Scales
Charles: Leslie Heritage
Old Tom: Stephen Jack

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-Eastern News
6.30 South-Eastern Sport
Weekend review
6.40 Fishing Reel
Bill Latto comments on news and prospects for anglers in south-eastern waters
6.50 Preview
Some of the events in the South-East during the week ahead
6.57 London Stock Market Report

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Latto

: MUSIC OF THE MASTERS

Mozart and Dvorak
Nona Liddell (violin)
Daphne Ibbott (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Nona Liddell
Piano: Daphne Ibbott

: THE TALL TRAVELLERS

An exchange of anecdotes, globe-trotting and gastronomical between
Rene Cutforth
Norman Lewis
Peter Duval Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Norman Lewis
Unknown: Peter Duval Smith

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

See panel and page 50 Part 1

: NEW ANIMALS FOR NEW WORLDS

by Martin Wells
Demonstrator in Zoology University of Cambridge
The characteristics of animals in space strip-cartoons are sadly predictable. They could be so much more terrifying if their authors applied a little zoology -and imagination.
Recorded broadcast of August 15 in the Third Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Wells

: CONCERT

Part 2

: JUST FANCY

Some contemporary reflections by Eric Barker illustrated by Kenneth Connor ,
Deryck Guyler Pearl Hackney , Denise Bryer and the author
Music under the direction of Peter Akister
Produced by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Barker
Illustrated By: Kenneth Connor
Illustrated By: Deryck Guyler Pearl Hackney
Illustrated By: Denise Bryer
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: TONIGHT'S STORY

Bob Berry 's Tool Box by W. E. Norman read by John Westbrook
: first broadcast on December 23, 1960

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Berry
Unknown: W. E. Norman
Read By: John Westbrook

: TODAY IN PARLIAMENT

followed by an interlude

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Neil Van Allen (piano)
Liszt
Suite: The Christmas Tree
Old Christmas carol; 0 holy night; The shepherds at the manger: Adeste fideles; Scherzoso; Carillon; Cradle Song: Ancient Provengal Christmas carol; Evening bells; Long ago; In Hungarian style; In the Polish manner

Contributors

Piano: Neil van Allen

: Close Down









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