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: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Friday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by GLADYS AYLWARD the ' Small Woman '

Contributors

Talk By: Gladys Aylward

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news and its background

: THE NEWS

: THE WEEKLY WORLD

What the weeklies think, illustrated from their editorials, is reviewed by HONOR BALFOUR; extracts read by JOHN SNAGGE

Contributors

Read By: John Snagge

: SOUTH-EAST SPECIAL

Sing and be Joyful
Last Sunday, the ninth annual Carol Festival was held in the ABC Cinema. Richmond, Surrey
AUDREY RUSSELL describes the scene and introduces some of the carols, sung by choirs from local churches and schools
Organist. DR. D. J. NEAL SMITH

Contributors

Organist: Dr. D. J. Neal Smith

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Forest Research bv SIR Henry BERESFORD-PEIRSE Director-General of the Forestry Commission Thursday's broadcast in the Third Network

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Henry Beresford-Peirse

: DAILY SERVICE

Feast of St. Thomas
New Every Morning, page 47
Let saints on earth in concert sing (BBC H.B. 249)
Psalm 24
St. John 14, vv. 1-7
Put thou thy trust in God
(BBC H.B. 313)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

ANTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

: RECENT RELEASES

Records of Christmas music by CHOIR OF KING'S COLLEGE CHAPEL, CAMBRIDGE
ROYAL CHORAL SOCIETY
ELIZABETHAN SINGERS
NEW YORK PRO MUSICA

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN invites
FRED Loads, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL to answer questions listeners have sent by post Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

Crossroads
Before an audience of motoring enthusiasts from the East Surrey Motor Club
Answering their questions: COURTENAY EDWARDS JOSEPH LOWREY
GEORGE EYLES , TONY BROOKS
Chairman, BILL HARTLEY
Road Conditions
A summary for the week ahead
Produced by RICHARD BURWOOD Friday's broadcast in the Third Network

Contributors

Unknown: Courtenay Edwards
Unknown: Joseph Lowrey
Unknown: George Eyles
Unknown: Tony Brooks
Unknown: Bill Hartley
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities Introduced by NAN WINTON and MICHAEL SMEE Produced by RICHARD DINGLEY

Contributors

Introduced By: Nan Winton
Produced By: Richard Dingley

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: CROWTHER'S CROWD

LESLIE CROWTHER , RONNIE BARKER and JUNE WHITFIELD engage in an illustrated argument on the fallibility of human nature as revealed by a study of Destiny with MICKIE MOST and THE MINUTE MEN
At the piano, BERT WHITTAM
Announcer, DAVID BROOMFIELD
Script by George Evans and Derek Collyer Produced by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: June Whitfield
Piano: Bert Whittam
Announcer: David Broomfield
Script By: George Evans
Script By: Derek Collyer
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Ron Grainer composer of incidental music discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme the eight records he would take to a desert island
Produced- by Monica Chapman
Broadcast on November 25

Contributors

Unknown: Ron Grainer
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Playwright and the Star by Sydney Caroll adapted for radio by MICHAEL HARDWICK with Catherine Lacey
Haydn Jones
The author and the theatre producer believe their problems are all solved when they offer a part to a great star of an earlier time, but much happens before the curtain can go up.
Cast in order of speaking: Produced by R. D. SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Hardwick
Unknown: Catherine Lacey
Unknown: Haydn Jones
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Jo, an actress: Ann Murray
Riley, director: Peter Pratt
Henley, writer: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Weber, producer: Haydn Jones
Miss Palombo, secretary: Eva Stuart
Julia Harrington: Catherine Lacey
Harry Gale, actor: John Baddeley

: RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL

Wales v. New Zealand
Commentary on the second half of this afternoon's match by G. V. WYNNE-JONES, GILBERT BENNETT , and BOB IRVINE of the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation
From Cardiff Arms Park

Contributors

Unknown: G. V. Wynne-Jones,
Unknown: Gilbert Bennett
Unknown: Bob Irvine

: ELIZABETH POWELL

(piano) plays music by Villa-Lobos on a gramophone record

: CARNIVAL

A Parade of Commonwealth-born artists
Introduced by ALAN FREEMAN
DARIEN ANGADI (India)
THE MAPLE LEAF FOUR (Canada) LUDLOW DAWES (Jamaica) NADIA CATTOUSE
(British Honduras)
HORACE JAMES (Trinidad) BILL KERR (Australia)
WINIFRED ATWELL (Trinidad) FRANKIE HOWERD
(United Kingdom) GINGER JOHNSON with his Afro-Cuban RHYTHM (Nigeria)
BBC Revue Orchestra
Leader, Julien Gaillard
Conductor, Malcolm Lockyer Produced by BILL WORSLEY

Contributors

Introduced By: Alan Freeman
Unknown: Winifred Atwell
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Ginger Johnson
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: FOR THE YOUNG LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A programme for the under-fives Introduced by PETER HAWKINS

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Hawkins

: A CAT CALLED CHRISTMAS

by MARGARET LYFORD-PIKE Narrator, BRYDEN MURDOCH with SHEILA DONALD
HELENA GLOAG , EFFIE MORRISON BILL HENDERSON
Douglas MURCHIE, JOHN SHEDDEN

Contributors

Narrator: Margaret Lyford-Pike
Narrator: Bryden Murdoch
Unknown: Sheila Donald
Unknown: Helena Gloag
Unknown: Effie Morrison
Unknown: Bill Henderson
Unknown: John Shedden

: REGIONAL ROUND

Inter-regional General Knowledge Contest
Arranged by GEOFFREY DEARMER
Question-Master, DAVID DAVIS

Contributors

Arranged By: Geoffrey Dearmer
Question-Master: David Davis

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: South-East News

: SPORTS SESSION

Introduced by VINCENT DUGGLEBY
Produced by LESLIE FINCHAM

Contributors

Introduced By: Vincent Duggleby
Produced By: Leslie Fincham

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

EMLYN HOOSON , Q.C., M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Emlyn Hooson

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

HARRY DAVIDSON
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Introduced by REX PALMER
Master of Ceremonies, CHARLES CRATHORN
Produced by ANDREW GOLD
The dances: Waltz; Flirtation Twostep; Ideal Schottische; Oriental Mazurka; White Rose Tango; Catalina Saunter, Variety Foxtrot
Tickets for this series are available on application to [address removed] enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Introduced By: Rex Palmer
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Andrew Gold

: VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

Introduced by Vic Oliver
The singers:
Thelma Godfrey , David Hughes The George Mitchell Singers
Two pianos played by Rawicz and Landauer
Comedy from
Dick Bentley , Ronnie Stevens Dilys Laye
Drama from Thora Hird
VARIETY PLAYHOUSE ORCHESTRA Leader, John Jezard
Conducted by Vic OLIVER Script by Carey Edwards and Bob Block Produced by TOM RONALD

Contributors

Introduced By: Vic Oliver
Singers: Thelma Godfrey
Singers: David Hughes
Singers: George Mitchell
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Ronnie Stevens
Unknown: Dilys Laye
Unknown: Thora Hird
Leader: John Jezard
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Bob Block
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

My Dearest Angel by R. F. Delderfield adapted for radio by CYNTHIA PUGHE with Barbara Leigh-Hunt and Andrew Sachs
Touching upon Victoria's courtship. her early marriage, and subsequent conflicts in both high and domestic places, in which the young queen displays immediate gifts of sovereignty and compassion.
Cast in order of speaking: Produced by NORMAN WRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown: R. F. Delderfield
Unknown: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Produced By: Norman Wright
Bates: Bruce Condell
Schilling: Valerie Kirkbright
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha: Andrew Sachs
Baroness Lehzen: Gladys Spencer
Viscount Melbourne: John Wyse
George Anson: Robin Lloyd
Queen Victoria: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Lady Lyttleton: Polly Murch
Prince Ernst of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha: Gabriel Woolf
Baron Stockmar: Eric Anderson

: THE NEWS

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

News and views of books by DONALD BOYD , H. A. L. CRAIG PAMELA HANSFORD JOHNSON JOHN MORRIS , MARY STOCKS and DONALD HALL on American poetry today Introduced by JOHN HOBDAY

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Boyd
Unknown: H. A. L. Craig
Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Unknown: John Morris
Unknown: Donald Hall
Introduced By: John Hobday

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening prayers
Conducted by FR. PATRICK McENROE with music recorded by THE BARLOW SINGERS
Directed by Michael Callaghan
10.59 Weather forecast

Contributors

Conducted By: Fr. Patrick McEnroe
Directed By: Michael Callaghan

: NEWS SUMMARY

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

JOHN SHIRLEY-QUIRK (baritone)
SIMON PRESTON (organ) From Westminster Abbey

Contributors

Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Baritone: Simon Preston

: Closedown









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