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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Wednesday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO followed by an interlude

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: 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

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: CHRISTMAS AT THE FORGE

from Great Expectations by CHARLES DICKENS abridged by Doris MacGowan read by MICHAEL DEACON Fourth of five instalments

Contributors

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

: THE NEWS

: CHILDREN TALKING

to HAROLD WILLIAMSON about
' The Spirit of Christmas '

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Williamson

: CHILDREN SINGING

' What will a child learn sooner than a song? ' (Pope) LINCOLN GARDENS
JUNIOR SCHOOL CHOIR
Conductor, GWENDA JONES
OLD CLEE SINGERS
Conductor, DORIS BENNER
ST. BERNADETTE'S SCHOOL CHOIR Conductor, WALTER LocKEY

Contributors

Conductor: Gwenda Jones
Conductor: Doris Benner

: BE OF GOOD CHEER

A Search at Year's End
Written and narrated by STEPHEN GRENFELL
Produced by ALAN BURGESS Tuesday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: WILHELM KEMPFF

(piano) plays his own transcriptions of music by Bach on a gramophone record

: DAILY SERVICE

Feast of St. Stephen
New Every Morning, page 99
A great and mighty wonder
(BBC H.B. 41)
He smiles within his cradle
(O.B.C. 84)
Acts 7, vv. 54-60
The race that long in darkness pined (BBC H.B. 496)

: MARCHING AMD WALTZING

on gramophone records

: THE 1963 WEST INDIANS

A tribute to the West Indies Touring Team
JOHN ARLOTT talks to West Indies and England players and some who were exhilarated merely by watching the play
Produced by JOHN Shortened version of the programme broadcast on Sept. 24

Contributors

Talks: John Arlott

: CLIFFORD CURZON

plays Mozart with the BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Led by James Davis Conductor, GEORGE HURST

Contributors

Conductor: James Davis
Conductor: George Hurst

: HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

Tony Hancock with SIDNEY JAMES
HUGH MORTON
WILFRED BABBAGE
FRANK PARTINGTON
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by TOM RONALD Broadcast on December 22,
1959, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Wilfred Babbage
Unknown: Frank Partington
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: YULE BE SURPRISED

A Christmas misadventure involving
Brian Rix and Terry Scott with PATRICIA HAYES
WALLAS EATON , DAVID GRAHAM
Script by Eddie Maguire and John Cleese Produced by CHARLES MAXWELL
Brian Rix is in ' One for the Pot' at the Whitehall Theatre, London

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Rix
Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: David Graham
Script By: Eddie Maguire
Script By: John Cleese
Produced By: Charles Maxwell
Produced By: Brian Rix

: DORIS ARNOLD

introduces
These you have loved and in the last sequence of the present series plays some of the records most enjoyed by listeners during the past six months

: IT'S A FACT

A tongue in cheek review of the ridiculous things people say, write, and do
Written by LARRY FORRESTER
Introduced by JACKIE RAE Produced by CHARLES MAXWELL

Contributors

Written By: Larry Forrester
Introduced By: Jackie Rae
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: THE PAINSWICK LINE

by Henry Cecil
Cecil Parker , Monica Grey
Denys Blakelock , Alan Haines in an adaptation by the author from his novel of the same name
In the Painswick family succession from father to son was usually marked by a variation from respectability to criminality. When the present-day generation came up against the demands of modern society, one or the other quality was bound to come out. Luckily there was a faithful girl to support the present holder of the name in his endeavours-criminal or respectable.
Cast in order of speaking:
Bookmakers, journalists, race-crowds, legal gentlemen played by members of the cast Produced by H. B. FORTUIN

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Monica Grey
Unknown: Denys Blakelock
Unknown: Alan Haines
Produced By: H. B. Fortuin
Chairman of Quarter Sessions: Kenneth Hyde
Martin Painswick: Cecile Parker
Uriah Painswick: Cecile Parker
Mr Justice Painswick: Cecile Parker
Lucy Painswick: Monica Grey
Lucy Meeson-Smith): Monica Grey
Mr Potts: Frederick Treves
Martin Painswicka younger, man.: Alan Haines
Mr Grant: Gordon Faith
Det Inspector Hughes: Ralph Truman
Mr Croft, a barrister: Timothy Harley
The Rev Wellsby Meeson-Smith: Denys Blakelock
Mr Trumper, a barrister: Stephen Thorne
A young journalist: Michael Goldie
Mrs Poulter: Beatrlce Kane
Landlord: George Merritt
A porter: John Boxer
A bookmaker: Hamlyn Benson

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

London v. North
Round 3 Wednesday's broadcast

: FOR THE YOUNG ANGUS AND THE KING OF THE WARLOCKS

A Scottish pantomime
Book by WILMA HORSBRUGH
Music by IAN GouRLAY
Villagers, wee folk:
THE SCOTTISH JUNIOR SINGERS Conductor, AGNES DUNCAN
Music played by Alfred Furnish (celeste) George Horsfall (flute) Eleanor Weir (clarinet)
Arthur Falconer (clarinet) Michael Norris (bassoon) Haydn Allan (bass)
Norman Harris (drums)
Conducted by Ian Gourlay Produced by MARGARET LYFORD-PIKE

Contributors

Book By: Wilma Horsbrugh
Music By: Ian Gourlay
Conductor: Agnes Duncan
Played By: Alfred Furnish
Flute: George Horsfall
Clarinet: Eleanor Weir
Clarinet: Arthur Falconer
Bassoon: Michael Norris
Bass: Haydn Allan
Bass: Norman Harris
Conducted By: Ian Gourlay
Produced By: Margaret Lyford-Pike
Angus: John Duncanson
Oscar: Bryden Murdoch
Princess: Moira Anderson
The King of the Warlocks: Bill McCue
Spaewife: Effie Morrison
Mother: Lennox Milne
Mary: Sheila Donald
Anne: Hilary Thomson
Jane: Gwyneth Guthrie
George: John Shedden
William: Richard Findlay
Arthur: Bill Henderson
Narrator: Ian Wishart

: 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

: GRAND HOTEL

REGINALD LEOPOLD and the PALM COURT ORCHESTRA
Visiting artists: JOHN MITCHINSON and the ORPINGTON JUNIOR SINGERS
Conducted by SHEILA MOSSMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artists: John Mitchinson
Conducted By: Sheila Mossman

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA
Led by Granville Casey
Conductor,
NORMAN DEL MAR

Contributors

Conductor: Granville Casey
Conductor: Norman Del Mar

: Waiting in the Wings

by Noel Coward
with Sybil Thorndike and Marie Lohr
The action takes place at The Wings, a charity home for retired actresses.
Pianist, Norah Blaney Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL
'Waiting In the Wings' was first produced in London at the Duke of York's Theatre on Sept. 2, 1960.

Contributors

Author: Noel Coward
Pianist: Norah Blaney
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Residents: at The Wings:
May Davenport: Marie Lohr
Cora Clarke: Una Venning
Bonita Belgrave: Nicolette Bernard
:::: Maudie Melrose
Almina Clare: Vivienne Chatterton
Estelle Craven: Harriet Petworth
Deirdre O'Malley: Mary O'Farrell
Perry Lascoe, secretary to The Wings Fund: Gordon Faith
Miss Archie, Resident Superintendent: Margot Boyd
Lola Bainbridge, a new arrival: Sybil Thorndike
Dora, her former dresser: Molly Rankin
Doreen, a maid: Petronella Barker
Sarita Myrtle, a retired actress: Dorice Ford Red
Zelda Fenwick, a journalist: Shirley Cooklin
Dr Jevons: James Thomason
Alan Bennett: Stephen Thorne

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

A Christmas anthology of music and words by Archbishop Anthony Bloom
Russian Orthodox Archbishop for Western Europe Produced by HAROLD ROGERS

Contributors

Produced By: Harold Rogers

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

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

Contributors

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

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Grieg
Cello Sonata in A minor played by PAUL TORTELIER (cello)
ROBERT WEISZ (piano) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Played By: Paul Tortelier
Piano: Robert Weisz

: Closedown









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