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: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

What's in a name? Last Friday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

: The News

: SIR MALCOLM SARGENT

conducts
Overture di ballo (Sullivan)
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Lyric Suite (Grieg)
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
Fete Polonaise (Le Roi malgr, lui) (Chabrier)
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA on gramophone records

: LiFr up YOUR HEARTS

What's in a name?
Talk by CANON BRYAN GREEN

Contributors

Talk By: Canon Bryan Green

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents through out the world talk about th, news, its background, and thpeople who make it

: THE NEWS

: THE WEEKLY WORLD

What the weeklies think, illustrated from their editorials, is reviewed in this survey by BERNARD WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Williams

: THE COMPOSER AT THE PIANO

Bernard Stevens with GERALD ENGLISH (tenor)
CLARENCE MYERSCOUGH (violin)
Songs:
The Palatine Coast
The good-morrow
Ballad
Sonata for violin and piano

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Stevens

: SCIENCE SURVEY

The Dreaded Snake by DESMOND MORRIS , D.phil. of the Zoological Society of London
Why does one child in three say that it hates snakes? Are there sexual implications in this widespread antipathy? Dr. Morris describes the results of a recent investigation. ' Last Thursday's broadcast in Network Three

Contributors

Unknown: Desmond Morris , D.Phil.

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 37
Hark. the glad sound (BBC
H.B. 490)
Psalm 111
Isaiah 63, vv. 7.17
Hast thou not known (BBC
H.B. 491)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

ANTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

: RECENT RELEASES

Records of music by Handel and Mozart

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

Introduced by BILL HARTLEY
Stop! Thief: DETECTIVE CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT GERALD BAUMBER of the Birmingham City Police gives advice about protecting the car and its contents
It Makes He Laugh: Roy MCCARTHY'S views on driving techniques
Mexican Traffic: DORITA y Pepe, two well-known entertainers, talk about driving in Mexico
Your Letters: A selection from the Post Bag Last Friday's broadcast in Network Three

Contributors

Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: Gerald Baumber

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities
Introduced by POLLY ELWES and ALEX MACINTOSH Produced by RICHARD DINGLEY

Contributors

Introduced By: Polly Elwes
Produced By: Richard Dingley

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas. Detailed forecast for the South-East

: THE NEWS

: THE ARTHUR HAYNES SHOW

ARTHUR HAYNES and NICHOLAS PARSONS in sketches by JOHNNY SPEIGHT with music by THE TEMPERANCE SEVEN
Produced by RICHARD DINGLEY Last Monday's broadcast in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Johnny Speight
Produced By: Richard Dingley

: Desert Island Discs

Lord George Sanger, circus proprietor, discusses with Roy Plomley (in a recorded programme) the eight records he would take to a desert island.

Contributors

Guest: Lord George Sanger
Host/Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK selects highlights from the many broadcasts on BBC sound and television
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Shortened version of last Friday's broadcast

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison

: CARNIVAL

A parade of Commonwealth artists
ALAN FREEMAN (Australia) introduces
KEN DODD (Great Britain)
WINIFRED ATWELL (West Indies)
BERNARD BRADEN (Canada)
BARBARA KELLY (Canada)
CARMITA (Fiji)
EDMUND HOCKRIDGE (Canada)
PETER GOODWRIGHT (Great Britain)
THE MAORI HI-FIVE (New Zealand)
THE ADAM SINGERS
BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA Leader, John Jezard
Conductor, PAUL FENOULHET
Produced by Eric MILLER Simultaneously broadcast in the BBC General Overseas Service

Contributors

Artists: Alan Freeman
Unknown: Winifred Atwell
Unknown: Bernard Braden
Leader: John Jezard
Produced By: Eric Miller

: NATIONAL THEATRE OF THE AIR

A Nativity for N-Town
Arranged for broadcasting by RAYMOND RAIKES from the fifteenth-century plays of Lincoln
Music, based on traditional carols, arranged and composed byELIZABETH POSTON
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company
BBC Chorus and a section of the New Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Harold Noble Produced by RAYMOND RAIKES

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Raymond Raikes
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Conducted By: Harold Noble
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Contemplation, who proclaims the play: Carleton Hobbs
Abiathar, the High Priest: Arthur Gomez
Mary: June Tobin
The Angel Gabriel: Godfrey Kenton
Joseph: Norman Shelley
Voice of the Trinity: John Pullen
Citizen of Bethlehem: Anthony Viccars
Sheferds: Boosras: John Baddeley
Sheferds: Maunfras: George Hagan
Sheferds: Amys: Anthony Hall
Herod the King: Derek Smith
Balthazar, King of Saba: Austin Trevor
Melchizar, King of Taurus: Leslie Perrins
Jaspar, King of Ypotan and Archage: David Valla
Seneschal to Herod: Malcolm Hayes
Two women of Bethlehem: Barbara Mitchell
Two women of Bethlehem: Elizabeth Morgan
Death: Kenneth Hyde

: DINU LIPATTI

(piano)
Chorale Prelude: Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland (S.659)
(Bach, arr. Busoni)
Barcarolle in F sharp major
(Chopin) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Heiden Heiland

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

† TIM GUDGIN introduces songs and music for the under-fives including ' Patapan,' 'We wish you a Merry Christmas,' and ' Galloping along for Christmas Day '

Contributors

Introduces: Tim Gudgin

: FIVE-FIFTEEN

A magazine for everybody
Christmas Customs IRENE PRADOR
For Boys
JIM PESTRIDGE:
Growing Christmas trees
For Girls
EILEEN FOWLER : Keep Fit
Luck of the Draw
The week's record request
Christmas is Coming MOLLY WEIR
The Watchful Eye F. R. BUCKLEY
What Happens Next?
MALCOLM HAVES tells a serial story by Geoffrey Morgan Introduced by GRAHAM GAULD
Postcards should be sent to ' Five-Fifteen.' BBC. London. W.I.

Contributors

Unknown: Irene Prador
Unknown: Eileen Fowler
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: F. R. Buckley
Story By: Geoffrey Morgan
Introduced By: Graham Gauld

: RHYTHM GROUP

† KEN SYKORA introduces
The Rich Bono Quartet
Rich Bono is appearing at the Mayfair Horel , London.

Contributors

Unknown: Rich Bono Quartet
Unknown: Rich Bono
Unknown: Mayfair Horel

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas. Detailed forecast for the South-East

: THE NEWS

: SPORTS SESSION

Introduced by GERALD SINSTADT
Produced by GODFREY Dixey

Contributors

Introduced By: Gerald Sinstadt
Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

PERCY BROWNE , M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Percy Browne

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

HARRY DAVIDSON
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Introduced by IVAN SAMSON Master of Ceremonies, CHARLES CRATHORN
Produced by ANDREW GOLD
La Militaire; Waltz; Clarendon Saunter: Classic Gavotte; Lilani Tango; Heather Waltz ; Manhattan Blues
Tickets for this programme are available on application to [address removed] enclosing stamped addressed envelope.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Andrew Gold
Unknown: Heather Waltz

: VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

Introduced by Vic Oliver
The Singers
Amy Shuard
John Cameron
The George Mitchell Singers
First broadcast
Heather Francis
Comedy from
Hattie Jacques
Leslie Crowther
Ronnie Barker continued in next column
This week's guest
Kenneth Connor
Playhouse Theatre
Stephen Murray with Perlita Neilson
BBC Revue ORCHESTRA
Conducted by Vic OLIVER
Script by Carey Edwards Leslie Crowther and Lawrie Wyman
† Produced by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON

Contributors

Introduced By: Vic Oliver
Singers: Amy Shuard
Singers: John Cameron
Unknown: Heather Francis
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Leslie Crowther
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston

: SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dramatised for radio by MICHAEL HARDWICK with Carleton Hobbs as Sherlock Holmes
Norman Shelley as Dr. Watson
Enoch J. Drebber is murdered, and the only clue appears to be ' Rache ' scrawled on a wall in letters of blood. But Sherlock Holmes perceives more than this, and with the aid of Dr. Watson embarks upon an extraordinary adventure.
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company Produced by NORMAN WRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Michael Hardwick
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Produced By: Norman Wright
Sherlock Holmes: Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson: Norman Shelley
Mrs Hudson: Barbara Mitchell
Commissionaire: Timothy West
Inspector Gregson: Humphrey Morton
Inspector Lestrade: Godfrey Kenton
Constable John Ranee: Donald McKillop
Wiggins: David Valla
Madame Charpentier: Vivienne Chatterton
Jefferson Hope: Stuart Nichol
Joseph Stangerson: Tom Whyte
Enoch J Drebber: Errol MacKinnon
Arthur Charpentier: John Graham

: THE NEWS

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

News of books and their makers, in reviews, quotations, and interviews
FRANK NORMAN
' Things can'be what they used to be ' Introduced by CORBET WOODALL

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Norman
Introduced By: Corbet Woodall

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening Prayers led by THE REV. JOHN OWEN JONES
The North Wales Singers
Conductor, James Williams
Organist, William Bacon

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John Owen
Organist: William Bacon

: THE NEWS

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Foure"
Piano Quartet No. 2. in G minor, Op. 45 played by the LONDON PIANO QUARTET
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin) Watson Forbes (viola) Vivian Joseph (cello) James Gibb (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Vivian Joseph
Piano: James Gibb

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