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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading taken from ' Images of God ' by A. C Bridge
Reader, Garard Green

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: MUSIC TAPESTRY

London Studio Players
Conducted by Terence Lovett
John Williams (guitar)
Edward Rubach (piano)
Reginald Leopold (violin)
George French (violin)
Reginald Kilbey (cello)

Contributors

Conducted By: Terence Lovett
Guitar: John Williams
Piano: Edward Rubach
Violin: Reginald Leopold
Violin: George French
Cello: Reginald Kilbey

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: HOME FOR THE DAY

Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
Things I have laughed at: recalled by C. A. Joyce , J. B. Boothroyd , and Arthur Marshall
Agoraphobia: discussion on issues raised in listeners' letters
Public Image and Reality: the life and work of a nun
Looking at Life: Elspeth Whitaker

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: C. A. Joyce
Unknown: J. B. Boothroyd
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Elspeth Whitaker

: MORNING SERVICE

from Beverley Minster
Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. E. B. Bull
Preacher, the Archbishop of York CHRIST , THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Last of four services on this theme
A great and mighty wonder (S.P. 70) Sentence: Responses Psalm 99
Lesson: St. John 1, vv. 1-18 Benedictus
Creed; Lesser Litany; Prayers
Anthem: Rejoice in the Lord alway
(Redford)
Sermon
0 little town of Bethlehem (S.P. 79) The Blessing
Organist, David Ingate

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. E. B. Bull
Unknown: York Christ
Organist: David Ingate

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
For Christmas Night by Charles Cudworth
Musical Profile: Joan Sutherland by Colin Gibson
Bach's Cello Suites by Denis Stevens
Strauss's The Gypsy Baron by Mark Lubbock

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Charles Cudworth
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Colin Gibson
Unknown: Denis Stevens
Unknown: Mark Lubbock

: YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records
Introduced by Alec Robertson
Toccata for organ (Symphony No. 5, in F minor) (Widor) played by the composer
Ancient Airs and Dances (Respighi)
Philharmonia Hungarica
Conducted by Antal Dorati
Songs without words (Mendelssohn)
Walter Gieseking (piano)
Suite: Christmas Eve
(Rimsky-Korsakov)
Suisse Romande Orchestra
Conducted by Ernest Ansermet

Contributors

Introduced By: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Philharmonia Hungarica
Conducted By: Antal Dorati
Piano: Walter Gieseking
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet

: FRANKLY SPEAKING

Richard Dimbleby who this year celebrates twenty-five years of broadcasting answers personal questions from Daniel Farson and Leslie Smith
Recorded broadcast of October 29

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Daniel Farson
Unknown: Leslie Smith

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: THE COUNTRYSIDE AT CHRISTMAS

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country including
Sounds of the month
Reports from the countryside
A Natural History contribution by Eric Simms
Introduced by C. Gordon Glover
Produced by Arthur Phillips

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Simms
Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: ONCE UPON A TIME

Operatic fairy tales introduced with records, by Andrew Porter

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Porter

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

visits Lincolnshire
Gardening enthusiasts from
Holton-le-Moor and district put seasonal gardening queries to Fred Loads , Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell
Question-Master,
Franklin Engelmann
Arranged by Peter Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Question-Master: Alan Gemmell
Question-Master: Franklin Engelmann
Arranged By: Peter Anderson

: CLIFFORD CURZON

piano

: A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

in King's College Chapel, Cambridge

: JOHNNY MORRIS

in Johnny's Jaunt 1961
This year Johnny travelled to Scandinavia in search of the Midnight Sun. His journey took him through Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway
Music by Dudley Savage
Produced by Brian Patten
An omnibus edition of the recordings broadcast in August

Contributors

Music By: Dudley Savage
Produced By: Brian Patten

: THE DOG IN THE STABLE

A story for Christmas by Margaret Lyford Pike read by Bryden Murdoch Music arranged by Arthur Oldham

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Lyford Pike
Read By: Bryden Murdoch
Arranged By: Arthur Oldham

: OVERSEAS POSTBAG

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 Sweden, Holland, Switzerland, Greece, Poland, and Brittany; and from further overseas come greetings from Ceylon, Japan, India, Kenya, Hong Kong, and Ghana.
Programme edited and introduced by Evelyn Williams

Contributors

Introduced By: Evelyn Williams

: THINKING ALOUD

Preparing for Christmas
Last of four talks by John Wilders

Contributors

Unknown: John Wilders

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

followed by RADIO NEWSREEL
A summary of last week's events

: GRAND HOTEL

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Folkestone Halliday Girls Choir conducted by Joan Oxley
Visiting artist, Owen Brannigan

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Joan Oxley
Artist: Owen Brannigan

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: THE WAY OF LIFE

Christians think about their faith and its living expression
THE HOUSE BY THE STABLE by CHARLES WILLIAMS
Christ is about to enter the world.
Man stands between Mary and Joseph, who need his help, and Hell and his sister Pride, who fight to win his soul. Man is in love with Pride. Can Mary and the infant Redeemer win back his soul? Man treads the razor's edge between life and death, his servant
Gabriel to guide him.
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by R. D. SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Williams
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Pride: Diana Olsson
Man: John Bryning
Hell: Anthony Jacobs
Gabriel: David March
Joseph: Kenneth Dight
Mary: Betty Linton

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the Nurses' Memorial to
King Edward VII by Miss Jean Addison , D.N.
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal order or cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Miss J. Addison , Nurses' Memorial[address removed]
This voluntary organisation, founded in 1912 by nurses and friends of the profession, maintains a residential home in Surrey for thirty-one elderly retired nurses with small incomes.
A new wing is being added to the home, primarily for use as a sick bay, to facilitate the medical and nursing care given to the residents during illness. Funds are urgently needed to equip this extension and to meet the mounting costs cf upkeep.

Contributors

Unknown: King Edward Vii
Unknown: Miss Jean Addison
Unknown: Miss J. Addison

: TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Dick Bentley , Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield
Join them for a Glum Christmas with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
BBC Revue Orchestra
Leader. Antony Gilbert
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitl Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell
Recorded broadcast of December 25, 1958, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: June Whitfield
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitl
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: CHRISTMAS SCRAPBOOK

looks back upon the many ways in which radio has celebrated the festival of The Manger and the Mistletoe
1922-1961 written and compiled by LESLIE BAILY
The voices of: King George V, King George VI Queen Elizabeth II
Robert Donat. Gracie Fields Joyce Grenfell , Gillie Potter Vivienne Chatterton
Laurence Gilliam
Stanford Robinson. John Watt Stanley Maxted. Edward Ward Godfrey Talbot , Wilfrid Thomas Mr. Walton Handy
Drummer H. F. Wilson
Tommy Handley in ' 'ITMA' with Joan Harben
Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch in ' BAND WAGGON'
The Kentucky Minstrels
Choir of King's College Chapel, Cambridge Bach Choir
London Symphony Orchestra
Savoy Havana Band
Soldiers at Montgomery's H.Q. in France and Geoffrey Lewis. Olive Gregg Dudley Rolph and John Cazabon
Pages turned by FREDDY GRISEWOOD Production by VERNON Harris
Revised broadcast of Dec. 24, 1959

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Baily
Unknown: Robert Donat.
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Gillie Potter
Unknown: Vivienne Chatterton
Unknown: Laurence Gilliam
Unknown: Stanford Robinson.
Unknown: John Watt
Unknown: Stanley Maxted.
Unknown: Edward Ward
Unknown: Godfrey Talbot
Unknown: Wilfrid Thomas
Unknown: H. F. Wilson
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Joan Harben
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Geoffrey Lewis.
Unknown: Gregg Dudley Rolph
Unknown: John Cazabon
Turned By: Freddy Grisewood
Production By: Vernon Harris

: THE NEWS

: JOAN SUTHERLAND

soprano
Richard Bonynge (harpsichord)
followed by an interlude

Contributors

Harpsichord: Richard Bonynge

: THE EPILOGUE

The Word was made Flesh
Isaiah 11, vv. 1-9
Psalm 85 (Broadcast psalter) St. John 1, vv. 1-14
All my heart this night rejoices
(BBC H.B. 501)
1 John 4, v. 14

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Beethoven
Quintet in C, Op. 29 played by the Amadeus String Quartet Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin) Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello) with Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Part of the recording of the Thursday Invitation Concert, broadcast on May 19, 1960. in the Third Programme

Contributors

Violin: Norbert Brainin
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz

: Closedown









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