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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Readings and carols arranged by THE REV. W. D. KENNEDY-BELL with the SAINT MARTIN SINGERS

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. D. Kennedy-Bell
Singers: Saint Martin

: WEATHER

' 0 come, all ye faithful'

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

A special Christmas edition of the morning magazine
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: CHRISTMAS AT THE FORGE

from Great Expectations by Charles DICKENS abridged by Doris MacGowan read by MICHAEL DEACON Third of five instatments
' 0 come, all ye faithful'

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Abridged By: Doris MacGowan
Read By: Michael Deacon

: THE NEWS

: Christmas Bells

Greetings from Lincoln Cathedral; The Parish Churches of St. Mary, Market Drayton,
St. Mary, Apsley End, Christ Church, Swindon, St. Patrick, Coleraine, St. Teilo, Llandeilo, Dunblane Cathedral, Church of the Nativity at Bethlehem
Introduced by John Snagge

Contributors

Presenter: John Snagge

: THE QUEEN

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth followed by an interlude

: MORNING SERVICE

for Christmas Day from Petts Wood
Congregational Church, Kent
Preacher,
THE REV. R. W. HUGH JONES
Hymns (from Congregational
Praise): Angels from the realms of glory (86); Once there came to earth (710); God rest you merry, gentlemen (707); 0 come all ye faithful (85)
If Christ were born in Petts
Wood (University Carol Book, No. 68)
Lessons: St. Luke 2, vv. 1-13;
St. Matthew 2, vv. 1-11; St. John 1, vv. 1-14
Organist, George Wale

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. R. W. Hugh
Organist: George Wale

: VIC IN VIENNA

Records of Viennese music introduced by Vic OLIVER

Contributors

Introduced By: Vic Oliver

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

Five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. North
Round 3
London:
MICHAEL AYRTON , CEDRIC CLIFFE
Quiz-Master, LIONEL HALE
North:
DENIS CHAPMAN , WILLIAM WALSH
Quiz-Master, Roy PLOMLEY Arranged by PATRICK HARVEY

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Ayrton
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Denis Chapman
Unknown: William Walsh
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Arranged By: Patrick Harvey

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Overture: Oberon (Weber)
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by RUDOLF KEMPE
Symphonic variations for piano and orchestra (Franck)
CLIFFORD CURZON (piano) LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT
Waltz: The Skaters (Waldteufel)
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA Conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN
Navarra (Sarasate)
DAVID and IGOR OISTRAKH (violins)
LEIPZIG GEWANDHAUS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRANZ KONWITSCHNY
The Three-cornered Hat, Suite No. 2 (Falla)
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA Conducted by CARLO Maria GIULINI on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Rudolf Kempe
Piano: Clifford Curzon
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Conducted By: Igor Oistrakh
Conducted By: Franz Konwitschny
Conducted By: Carlo Maria Giulini

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Christmas Edition
From the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
ANONA WINN, Joy ADAMSON
JACK TRAIN, RICHARD DIMBLEBY KENNETH HORNE in the chair Produced by TOM RONALD

Contributors

Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: Weather

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

: THE QUEEN

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth followed by THE NEWS

: MY WORD!

Christmas Edition
DILYS POWELL and FRANK MUIR challenge
NANCY SPAIN and DENIS NORDEN
In the chair, JACK LONGLAND Tuesday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: MICHAEL FLANDERS AND DONALD SWANN

introduce
At the Drop of a Needle
Some of their records. including extracts from the L.P. of their new show
Michael Flanders and Donald Swann are appearing in 'At the Drop of Another Hat' at the Hay- market Theatre, London

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Donald Swann

: JOY TO THE WORLD

A Christmas anthology of the poetry and gospel songs of the American Negro
Singers:
MAHALIA JACKSON
PRINCESS STEWART Marie KNIGHT
MARION WILLIAMS and the STARS of FAITH
THE REV. ALEX BRADFORD and the BRADFORD SINGERS
THE WARD SINGERS
Readers:
NADIA CATTOUSE and TOMMY EYTLE
Additional research by Rosey Pool Produced by David EDGE

Contributors

Singers: Mahalia Jackson
Singers: Princess Stewart Marie Knight
Unknown: Marion Williams
Unknown: Rev. Alex Bradford
Produced By: David Edge

: JANE EYRE

by Charlotte Bronte dramatised by HELEN JEROME
LIONEL HAMILTON 'S production adapted for radio by PHILIP GARSTON-JONES with the Northampton Theatre Repertory Company
Other parts played by Daphne Odin-Pearse
Lisa White , Peter Montier Nigel Goodwin , Glyn Jones
Janice Edgard , Cynthia Bizeray Norman Wingrove
Produced for radio by HUGH STEWART in the BBC's Midland studios Broadcast on May 12, 1962

Contributors

Dramatised By: Helen Jerome
Dramatised By: Lionel Hamilton
Unknown: Philip Garston-Jones
Played By: Daphne Odin-Pearse
Played By: Lisa White
Unknown: Peter Montier
Unknown: Nigel Goodwin
Unknown: Glyn Jones
Unknown: Janice Edgard
Unknown: Cynthia Bizeray
Unknown: Norman Wingrove
Unknown: Hugh Stewart
Jane Eyre: Caroline Maud
Mr Rochester: Alan Brown
Mrs Fairfax: Vera Lennox
Diana Rivers: Margaret Denyer
St John Rivers: Robert Mill
Storyteller: Lionel Hamilton

: FATHER CHOBLET

A tale of the Pacific islands by SIR ARTHUR GRIMBLE Broadcast on Sept. 5, 1952

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Grimble

: FOR THE YOUNG THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER

by BEATRIX POTTER told by DAVID DAVIS
One bitter cold day near Christmas time. the tailor began to make a coat and a cream-coloured satin waistcoat for the Mayor of Gloucester.

Contributors

Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Told By: David Davis

: HERE WE COME A-WASSAILING

Traditional songs, dances, and mumming from the Midlands including
THE MAGPIES BAND
ROSEMARY REDPATH with THE WAYFARERS and a surprise guest from abroad
Introduced by SIBYL CLARK Produced by PEGGY BACON
Sibyl Clark and Rosemary Redpath broadcast by permission of the English Folk Dance and Song Society

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Redpath
Introduced By: Sibyl Clark
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Produced By: Sibyl Clark
Produced By: Rosemary Redpath

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND

Appeal on behalf of the British Wireless for the Blind Fund by RICHARD DIMBLEBY , C.B.E.
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal order or cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Each year more than 5,000 blind people depend for their wireless sets on the response to this Christmas Day broadcast Appeal-the only Appeal the British Wireless for the Blind Fund makes to the public. In addition to sets for the newly blinded, replacements are needed for many hundreds of sets which, after years of daily use, are finally worn out. Each new set costs £10.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby

: FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

in King's College Chapel Cambridge Tuesday's broadcast

: THE IMPOSTORS

Fakes, frauds, and forgeries
Therese the Great
The story of Therese Humbert, who reigned as queen of Parisian society from 1880 to 1900 with written by JEAN FOREST and translated from the French by BARBARA BRAY
Other parts played by ANNE BERESFORD , DOROTHY BLACK JOHN Boxer , JOHN BROSTER
JANET BURNELL , BRUCE CONDELL GORDON FAITH, LEE Fox
ALAN HAINES , PENELOPE LEE
IAN LUBBOCK, GEORGE MERRITT SANDRA SCRIVEN , ANNA WING and GABRIEL WOOLF Produced by DAVID THOMSON

Contributors

Written By: Jean Forest
Unknown: Barbara Bray
Played By: Anne Beresford
Played By: Dorothy Black
Played By: John Boxer
Played By: John Broster
Unknown: Janet Burnell
Unknown: Bruce Condell
Unknown: Lee Fox
Unknown: Alan Haines
Unknown: Penelope Lee
Unknown: George Merritt
Unknown: Sandra Scriven
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Produced By: David Thomson
narrator: Hugh Burden
Therese: Mary Wimbush
her father: Felix Felton

: IN THE PUBLIC EAR

Highlights from the Light Programme series
The Public Ear
Introduced by ALLAN SCOTT with HARRY SECOMBE
EAMONN ANDREWS
MORECAMBE and WISE
TONY HALL on RAY CHARLES and the MAX HARRIS GROUP Produced by JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
Harry Secombe is in ' Pickwick ' at the Saville Theatre, London; Morecambe and Wise are in 'The Sleeping Beauty' at the Hippodrome, Bristol

Contributors

Introduced By: Allan Scott
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Unknown: Ray Charles
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson
Produced By: Harry Secombe

: FROM DAYS OF YORE

A musical tapestry woven from the songs which, through the centuries, have been sung in the islands of Britain with PATRICIA WHITMORE
JOHN MITCHINSON
FREDERICK HARVEY
THE GEORGE MITCHELL SINGERS
JAMES TURNER
AND HIS ORCHESTRA Produced by MAUDE HAMILL

Contributors

Unknown: Patricia Whitmore
Unknown: John Mitchinson
Unknown: Frederick Harvey
Singers: The George Mitchell
Produced By: Maude Hamill

: A HARVEST OF GIFTS

A programme for Christmas Day bringing together the voices of men, women, and children from all over the Commonwealth
The narrator.
Dame Flora Robson
Devised and produced by HENRY SWANZY in collaboration with Commonwealth radio organisations and also broadcast in the BBC General Overseas Service

Contributors

Narrator: Dame Flora Robson
Produced By: Henry Swanzy

: THE NEWS

: MENDELSSOHN

Charakterstucke, Op. 7
No. 1, in E minor No. 3, in D major No. 6, in E minor No. 7, in E major
Prelude and Fugue, in E minor,
Op. 35 No. 1
Songs without Words
G major, Op. 62 No.
B flat major, Op. 62 No. 2 G minor, Op. 102 No. 4 A minor, Op. 85 No. 2
F sharp minor, Op. 19 No. played by LAMAR CROWSON (piano)
Last of thirteen weekly programmes including Mendelssohn's chamber music, piano music, and songs
Four weekly programmes of Mendelssohn's chamber music can be heard in the Third Programme, starting on Jan. 3

Contributors

Piano: Lamar Crowson

: THE BALLROOM

A short story by WILLIAM SANSOM adapted for broadcasting read by GARY WATSON
Gary Watson is in The Masters ' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London

Contributors

Story By: William Sansom
Read By: Gary Watson
Read By: Gary Watson

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Unforgiving Wind by JOHN HARRIS abridged by Neville Teller read by DEREK HART Third of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: John Harris
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Derek Hart

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

JULIAN BREAM (lute and guitar) Broadcast on March 7, 1962

: Closedown









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