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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by the Rev. Austen Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: ALCEO GALLIERA

conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra
Overture: Susanna's Secret
( Wolf-Ferrari)
Havanaise for violin and orchestra
(Saint-Saens)
Michael Rabin (violin)
Dance of the Water Nymphs
(Loreley) (Catalani)
Waltz (Notturno Romantico)
(Pick-M angiagalli)
Carmen, Suite No. 1 (Bieet) on gramophone records

Contributors

Violin: Michael Rabin

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by the Rev. Austen Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

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

: FROM TODAY'S PAPERS

followed by an interlude

: THE NEWS

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Work in the world of science
CO-OPERATIVE ANIMALS
2; Social Amoebas by Brian Shaffer of the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
We are all societies of living, co-operating cells, but we are so complex that the interactions between individual cells are difficult to study. Social amoebas (or ' slime moulds ') are much simpler. They lead alternately solitary and social lives, and the way they ' team up,' when necessary, can be investigated directly.
Last Thursday's recorded broadcast in Network Three

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Shaffer

: PIANO RECITAL

by Dorothea Braus

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothea Braus

: INSTANT WELSH

MICHEL VERCAMBRE decided to learn the language after abortive attempts to make himself understood on holiday. His primers were a printed paper-napkin and a pocket Welsh-English dictionary compiled by W. Richards , LL.D., in 1861, full of Humpty Dumpty definitions.

Contributors

Unknown: Michel Vercambre
Unknown: W. Richards

: THE DAILY SERVICE

0 Lord our God, arise (BBC H.B.
25)
New Every Morning, page 61 Canticle 7 (Broadcast psalter) Isaiah 64, vv. 1-9
Lo' he comes with clouds descending (BBC H.B. 35)
News Summary at 10.30

: SIDNEY BOWMAN

and his Orchestra

: A BEECHAM ANTHOLOGY

Excerpts from two recently issued gramophone records

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

A weekly magazine
Introduced by Bill Hartley
Side-Lights on Motoring Law: by The Lawyer
I Huntin' by Car ': seasonable advice by Phil Drabble
Car Lighting: an indication of future developments by Geoffrey Hancock
Produced by James Pestridge

Contributors

Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Geoffrey Hancock
Produced By: James Pestridge

: 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 Leslie Mitchell
Produced by Richard Dingley

Contributors

Introduced By: Leslie Mitchell
Produced By: Richard Dingley

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: Whack-O!

Professor Jimmy Edwards submits a weekly school report with Roddy Maude-Roxby as Aubrey Potter
Frederick Treves as Alfred Tennyson
Roy Dotrice as Magistrate
Michael Turner as Eamonn O'Reilly Roger Shepherd as Lumley and David Lott and Graham Aza
Script adapted by David Climie from an original by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Edward Taylor
Recorded broadcast of August 15 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Hoddy Maude-Roxby
Unknown: Aubrey Potter
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Unknown: Alfred Tennyson
Unknown: Roy Dotrice
Unknown: Michael Turner
Unknown: Eamonn O'Reilly
Unknown: Roger Shepherd
Unknown: David Lott
Adapted By: David Climie
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Joan Collins in a recorded programme discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have with her if she were condemned to spend the rest of her life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
Previously broadcast on Nov. 27

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Collins
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: NATIONAL THEATRE OF THE AIR

The Play of the Nativity
Arranged by John Barton from the York Tile-thatchers' play. the Ludus Coventriae Birth of Christ, the Coventry Corpus Christi Pageants of the Shearmen and Taylors and of the Weavers, the Wakefield Prima and Secunda Pastorum, the Chester Nativity and Adoration of the Shepherds, and the Hegge Salutation and Conception Characters in order of speaking:
Shepherds:
Music composed by Elizabeth Poston with Stephen Manton (tenor) The Ambrosian Singers
The Goldsbrough Orchestra
Conducted by Douglas Robinson
Radio adaptation and production by RAYMOND RAIKES
: originally broadcast on December 24, 1956
See page 4

Contributors

Arranged By: John Barton
Unknown: Chester Nativity
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Tenor: Stephen Manton
Conducted By: Douglas Robinson
Production By: Raymond Raikes
The Son: Deryck Guy!er
Gabriel: Godfrey Kenton
Mary: June Tobin
Joseph: Norman Shelley
John Horn: Charles Leno
Dick: John Glyn-Jones
Daw: Geoffrey Matthews
Mak, a sheep stealer: Rupert Davies
Gill, his wife: Vivienne Chatterton

: 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

: L.P. PARADE

A sound guide to long-playing records of popular music
Introduced by Ken Sykora Produced by Jack Dabbs

Contributors

Introduced By: Ken Sykora
Produced By: Jack Dabbs

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A programme for children under five with Christmas songs and music Introduced by Tim Gudgin

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: PONY PARADE

A magazine for pony lovers everywhere
Edited and introduced by Hilary Paterson
Ponies of Britain: 3
A talk on the Dale ponies. by Margaret Mole
The Vet discusses ponies' feet
Teaching a pony tricks
Hilary Paterson visits Bertram Mills Circus at Olympia and talks to Albert and Benny Schumann about the training of ponies and horses
News and Views

Contributors

Introduced By: Hilary Paterson
Unknown: Margaret Mole
Unknown: Hilary Paterson
Unknown: Benny Schumann

: LUCK OF THE DRAW

A selection of your record requests played by Graham Gauld
Postcards should be sent to: Luck of the Draw, BBC, London, W.l.

Contributors

Played By: Graham Gauld

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: SPORTS SESSION

Association Football
Results. 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 sanies played by London and south-eastern teams
Comment in Sport
Well-known sports personalities are invited to express their views on affairs ot the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries Produced by Gerald Sinstadt

Contributors

Introduced By: Jacob de Vries
Produced By: Gerald Sinstadt

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Christopher Chataway , M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Chataway

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Introduced by Ivan Samson Master of Ceremonies, Charles Crathorn
Produced by Frcdric Bayco
The dances: Boston Twostep; Waltz; Progressive Barn Dance; Clarendon Saunter: Fifth figure of the Quadrilles: On Leave Foxtrot; The Last Waltz
Repeated on Friday at 3.0
Tickets for this programme and for the recording which will follow this transmission (and will be broadcast next Friday) are available on application to [address removed], enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Frcdric Bayco

: VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

Introduced by Vic Oliver
The singers
Amy Shuard
Andy Cole
Ian Wallace
The George Mitchell Choir
Comedy from
Leslie Crowther , Ronnie Barker
This month's comedy guests Elsie and Doris Waters
This month's storyteller Stephen Murray
Variety Playhouse Orchestra Leader, John Jezard
Conducted by Vic Oliver Script by Carey Edwards and Leslie Crowther
Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston

Contributors

Introduced By: Vic Oliver
Singers: Amy Shuard
Singers: Andy Cole
Singers: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Leader: John Jezard
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Leslie Crowther
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston

: SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud in Arms and the Man by BERNARD SHAW with Vanessa Redgrave and Judi Dench
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by CEDRICMESSINA

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Unknown: Judi Dench
Narrator: Hugh Dickson
Catherine Petkoff: Grizelda Hervey
Raina Petkoff: Vanessa Redgrave
Louka: Judi Dench
Bluntschli: Ralph Richardson
An Officer: Anthony Hall
Nicola: John Bryning
Major Petkoff: Arthur Gomez
Sergius Saranoff: John Gielgud

: THE NEWS

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

Talking Shop
Some reviewers and interviewers take a light-hearted look at reviewing and interviewing
Stevie Smith adds her voice
Introduced by Michael Vowden

Contributors

Unknown: Stevie Smith
Introduced By: Michael Vowden

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

A Meditation on The Road to Bethlehem by the Rev. John Owen Jones with the North Wales Singers conductor. James Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John Owen Jones
Conductor: James Williams

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by Edmund Kurtz (cello)
Ernest Lush (piano)

Contributors

Cello: Edmund Kurtz

: Closedown









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