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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends, and current topics

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Tuesday's 7.50 talk

: 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

The Hope of God-With-Us in readings and music

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE NEWS

: SIR OLIVER STARKEY

Knight of Malta
CLARE-ELIANE ENGEL throws fresh light on one of the last English Knights of the Order of Malta
Sir Oliver Starkey was one of the defenders of the island when it was besieged by the Turks four hundred years ago and has the distinction of being the only Knight to be buried beside Grand Masters of the Order in Valetta.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Oliver Starkey

: CHAUSSON AND DEBUSSY

sung by CLARE WALMESLEY (soprano) with PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)

Contributors

Sung By: Clare Walmesley
Piano: Paul Hamburger

: FOR SCHOOLS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Stage 2 by RACHEL PERCIVAL
Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray
Repeated on Friday at 9.55 a.m.

Contributors

Arranged By: Vera Gray

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 87
Thy kingdom come! On bended knee (BBC H.B. 28)
Psalm 100
Isaiah 52, vv. 1-10
0 Day of God, draw nigh (BBC
H.B. 24)

: FOR SCHOOLS NOEL

Written by Charlotte Crozet
Also JAN ROSOL singing with his guitar
Intermediate French series

Contributors

Written By: Charlotte Crozet
Unknown: Jan Rosol

: Interlude

: FOR SCHOOLS LIVING ON EARTH

3: Night and Day by HARRY ARMSTRONG
Junior Science series

: MUSIC WORKSHOP

The Four Friends
A radio ' pastiche ' for children's voices, guitar, and percussion instruments, written for the season of Christmas by WILLIAM MURPHY , with melodies contributed by listeners

Contributors

Unknown: William Murphy

: TOPICAL TALK

A programme for older children on a subject of current importance
The Modern World series
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: THE DANCING ENGLISH

visits Nottingham to join a country dance party to the music of Fred's FOLK FIVE
NAN FLEMING-WILLIAMS (fiddle) accompanied by DENIS SMITH (accordion) songs by ALICE BRENAN
Master of Ceremonies, KENNETH CLARK
Introduced by RICHARD MADDOCK
Kenneth Clark broadcasts by permission of the English Folk Dance and Song Society

Contributors

Accordion: Denis Smith
Songs By: Alice Brenan
Unknown: Kenneth Clark
Introduced By: Richard Maddock
Introduced By: Kenneth Clark

: GREAT CONDUCTORS

Arturo Toscanini conducts the NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
La Mer (Debussy) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Arturo Toscanini

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: MY WORD!

Midland Region's panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
DILYS POWELL and FRANK MUIR challenge
ANNE SCOTT-JAMES and DENIS NORDEN
In the chair, JACK LONGLAND
Last Friday's broadcast followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story:
' Granny in the Country ' by RUTH AINSWORTH

Contributors

Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth

: FOR SCHOOLS THE NATIVITY PLAY

Let's Join In series

: YOUR OWN WORK

A programme of prose and poetry by listeners to the series
Books. Plays. Poems series

: NATURE QUIZ

Written by Christine Dudley
Nature Study series

Contributors

Written By: Christine Dudley

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

I Shouldn'Have Come by Ian S. Munro with George Merritt and John Ruddock
Produced by R. D. SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Ian S. Munro
Unknown: George Merritt
Unknown: John Ruddock
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Anderson: George Merritt
White: John Ruddock
Client: Joe Sterne
Mrs MOSS: Margaret Gordon
Taylor: Hamlyn Benson
Fairfax: Norman Claridge
Miss Morton: Nora Laidlaw
Boy Jo: Manning Wilson

: SPANISH DANCES

from the ballet played by the London SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA on gramophone records

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from Carlisle Cathedral
Preces and Responses (Smith) Psalms 47, 48, 49
Lessons: Isaiah 22 vv. 1-14;
Revelation 14
Canticles (Stanford in C)
Anthem: There shall be light in the sun (Wadely)
Hymn: Wake, 0 wake (E.H.12)
Organist and Master of Music, A. Seivewright
Assisted by Eric Pratt

Contributors

Music: A. Seivewright
Assisted By: Eric Pratt

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Fifty Years Ago Today:
DAVID FRANKLIN brings back memories of people, places, and music on December 9, 1914
Bid For Freedom: Tomorrow is Human Rights Day. BERNARD PALMER talks to PETER BENEN -SON, the Secretary of Amnesty International about the work and aims of his organisation
Date with a Doctor
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Unknown: David Franklin
Talks: Bernard Palmer
Unknown: Peter Benen
Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: THE WATER BABIES

by Charles Kingsley adapted as a narrative reading in two parts by MURIEL LEVY
Part 2
Music composed by Henry Reed who conducts a section of the BBC Northern Orchestra
Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Kingsley
Composed By: Henry Reed
Produced By: Herbert Smith

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

In the region today news, comment, controversy

: SCOTLAND YARD CALLING

Can you help the Police or can they help you?

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

on gramophone records

: PIANO AT SEVEN

Schubert
Moments musicaux
C major
A flat major F minor
C sharp minor F minor
A flat major played by JAMES GIBB

Contributors

Played By: James Gibb

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

Five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. North
Round 1
London:
BARRY CARMAN , CEDRIC CLIFFE
Quiz-Master, LIONEL HALE
North:
DENNIS CHAPMAN , NIEL PEARSON
Quiz-Master, Roy PLOMLEY
Arranged by PATRICK HARVEY
Repeated on Thursday at 1.10

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Carman
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Dennis Chapman
Unknown: Niel Pearson
Arranged By: Patrick Harvey

: BBC SYMPHONY CONCERT

from Fairfield Hall, Croydon
GINA BACHAUER (piano)
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Dean Dixon
Part 1

Contributors

Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Dean Dixon

: * The Interval LONDON AT MY FEET

Dame Adeline GEN ÉE now in her eighties looks back to the turn of the century when, for ten years, she was the prima ballerina at the Empire Theatre in London
See page 47

Contributors

Unknown: Dame Adeline Gen

: * Concert

Part 2

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
DOUGLAS BROWN introduces a programme specially designed to reflect listeners' comments on public affairs and policy
Correspondents are invited to write to: Listening Post. BBC. Broadcasting House. London, W.l.

Contributors

Introduces: Douglas Brown

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

A. J. Wentworth , B.A.(Retd.) by H. F. ELLIS abridged by Eileen Capel read by RICHARD HURNDALL
Third of ten instalments

Contributors

Unknown: J. Wentworth
Unknown: H. F. Ellis
Abridged By: Eileen Capel
Read By: Richard Hurndall

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

TILFORD BACH FESTIVAL CHOIR
Conductor, DENYS DARLOW
Magnificat: Ave Maria; Praeclara stella maris; Procul recedant somnia
Dom Pedro da Esperanca
The second, third, and fourth works are first broadcast performances

Contributors

Conductor: Denys Darlow

: Closedown









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