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: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, THE BISHOP OF CHELMSFORD

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' All Things New '
Talks by FR. HUGH McKAY , O.F.M.
1: New Diaries

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh McKay

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE ROCKS REMAIN

by GAVIN MAXWELL abridged by Donald Bancroft read by GABRIEL WOOLF First of ten instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Gavin Maxwell
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE i Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

ANTONY HOPKINS Sunday's broadcast in the Third Network

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Rossini
Records of movements from the ballet music: La Boutique Fantasque (arr. Respighil

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 93
Sing, 0 sing, this blessed morn! (BBC H.B. 59)
To us in Bethlem city (BBC
H.B. 315)
1 John 1. vv. 1-10
As with gladness men of old
(BBC H.B. 62)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

FRED ALEXANDER
AND HIS PLAYERS

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Alexander

: THOSE RECORD YEARS

KEN SYKORA invites you to glance back at what the personalities of jazz and pop music were doing in 1953

: 1 REMEMBER

Clarkson Rose talks of his career as actor. music-hall star. and pantomime dame in a conversation with MICHELL RAPER

Contributors

Talks: Clarkson Rose
Unknown: Michell Raper

: CONCERT HOUR

BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA
Leader, Reginald Stead
Conducted by Brian FAIRFAX

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Brian Fairfax

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas Detailed forecast tor the South-East

: THE NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick concert pianists discuss with ROY PLOMLEY tn a recorded programme the eight records they would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Phyllis Sellick
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: NO STRANGER HERE

Sir Learie Constantine has lived and worked in this country for more than twenty-five years - since 1962 as Trinidad and Tobago's first High Commissioner in London
In this talk he describes some of the opportunities and disappointments that have come to him since he returned to Trinidad ten years ago and took up a career in politics Broadcast on December 24

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Learie Constantine

: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

GEORGE BAKER introduces records of excerpts from the comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan

Contributors

Introduces: George Baker

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Friends and Relations by St. John Ervine adapted for broadcasting by JOHN BOYD
A millionaire has died and his relations, parasites almost all, Krasp at his money. A posthumous letter assesses each and the play vindicates his judgment.
Produced by RONALD MASON Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Broadcasting By: John Boyd
Produced By: Ronald Mason

: INDIAN SUMMER

For retired and older people, and for those concerned for their welfare New Year: with DAVE WILLIS
1 Stolen Property: Who is legally responsible if property is stolen from a hotel or an old people's home? A barrister explains A Holy Land Trip:
MARGUERITE RAYNER f New plants from old: unusual pot plants you can grow, by ENID KELLEWAY
The Changelings: a story from COMMANDER IBBETT
Introduced by SAM POLLOCK

Contributors

Unknown: Dave Willis
Unknown: Marguerite Rayner
Unknown: Enid Kelleway
Introduced By: Sam Pollock

: FOR THE YOUNG A SEA VOYAGE

Seventh of twelve Toytown plays by S. G. HULME BEAMAN
Produced by CLAIRE CHOVIL f Previously broadcast last
January

Contributors

Unknown: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Produced By: Claire Chovil
Larry the Lamb): Derek McCulloch
Narrator: Derek McCulloch
Dennis the Dachshund: Preston Lockwood
Ernest the Policeman: Peter Claughton
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
Mr Growser: John Glyn-Jones
The Magician: Norman Shelley
The Inventor: Ivan Samson

: UNDER THE BIG TOP

A visit backstage to
Bertram Mills Circus with TONY PRESTON

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Preston

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

News, comment controversy and character from town and country

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

Scottish dance music played by the BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conductor, JACK LEON with ARCHIE DUNCAN (accordion)

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Leon
Accordion: Archie Duncan

: THE WORDS WERE THEIRS

You remember a tune-but who wrote the words?
This week DEREK PARKER listens to some of the best popular songs of the century with words by Lorenz Hart Produced by BARRY WHITEHALL

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Lorenz Hart
Produced By: Barry Whitehall

: RING UP THE CURTAIN

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conductor. VILEM TAUSKY with APRIL CANTELO (soprano)
LESLIE FYSON (tenor)
Owen BRANNIGAN (bass)
THE JOHN MCCARTHY SINGERS Produced by ALAN ABBOTT
The programme includes the Concert Suite from ' Our Man in Havana' by Malcolm Williamson

Contributors

Tenor: Leslie Fyson
Bass: Owen Brannigan
Singers: John McCarthy
Produced By: Alan Abbott
Unknown: Malcolm Williamson

: PRATER VIOLET

The novel by Christopher Isherwood adapted as a play for radio by ERIC EWENS with Howard Marion Crawford and David Peel
The action of the play takes place in the autumn and winter of 1933-34. Cast in order of speaking:
Studio techhicians:
Characters in the film Prater Violet:
Continued in next column
Singer, HELEN CLARE
Pianist, CICELY HOYE
The theme song ' Prater Violet composed by Alan Paul and played by the augmented BBC Revue Orchestra Leader, David Paget conducted by the composer
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL Previously broadcast in 1955

Contributors

Novel By: Christopher Isherwood
Unknown: Howard Marion Crawford
Singer: Helen Clare
Pianist: Cicely Hoye
Song: Prater Violet
Composed By: Alan Paul
Leader: David Paget
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Christopher Isherwood: David Peel
A secretary: Brian Haines
Mrs Isherwood: Molly Rankin
Richard, her younger son: Charles Hodgson
Dr Friedrich Bergmann: Howard Marion Crawford
Hall Porter: George Merritt
Head Waiter at the Old Vienna': ..........John Gabriel
Mr Chatsworth, of Imperial Bulldog Films: ...Cyril Shaps
Eddie Kennedy, a film director: Leonard Trolley
Sandy' Ashmeade, story editor to Bulldog Films: Robert Bishop
Dorothy, Bergmann's secretary: Patricia Brent
Lawrence, chief cutter: Malcolm Hayes
Fred: John Gabriel
Joe: Charles Hodgson
Roger: Leonard Trolley
Eliot, an assistant Director: Kim Grant
The Count: Martin Lewis
The Crown Prince: John Gabriel
Anita Hayden, a film star: Cécile Chevreau
Hans Pfeffer, a composer: Rudolph Offenbach
Patterson, a journalist: Garard Green

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: Cambridge Circus

Extracts from the Cambridge Footlights 1963 Revue
with Humphrey Barclay, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, Bill Oddie
and Burt Rhodes and his Quintet

Contributors

Performer: Humphrey Barclay
Performer: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Performer: Graham Chapman
Performer: John Cleese
Performer: David Hatch
Performer: Jo Kendall
Performer: Bill Oddie
Musicians: Burt Rhodes and his Quintet
Associate Musical Director: Hugh MacDonald
Producer: Humphrey Barclay
Producer: Edward Taylor

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Kippers, Rats and Benzedrine Puff Adders - the story of Fawlty Towers 19 September 2017

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

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

Contributors

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

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Brahms
Sonata No. 1, in G major played by HENRYK SZERYNG (violin)
ARTUR RUBINSTEIN (piano) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Violin: Henryk Szeryng
Piano: Artur Rubinstein

: Closedown









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