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: FARMING TODAY

Magazine edition
Introduced by JOHN GREENSLADE

Contributors

Introduced By: John Greenslade

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker,
THE Rev. JAMES EDWARDS

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. James Edwards

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Radio's breakfast-time look at life around the country and across the world
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: TEN TO EIGHT

A mong the Gifts of Christmas ...
THE REV. H. A. Williams , Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge, speaks on ' Christ as the Light of the World '

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. H. A. Williams

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Memories of the Month from the BBC Sound Archives
December recalled by HAROLD ABRAHAMS

Contributors

Recalled By: Harold Abrahams

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas
Extended version of Sunday's broadcast

: FOR SCHOOLS THE WORLD OF WORK

12: Questions
A Youth Employment Officer, a Welfare Supervisor in a factory, and the Principal of a College of Further Education answer questions sent in by schools

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 96
Lord of our life, and God of our salvation (BBC H.B. 179)
Psalm 42
Isaiah 6, vv. 1-10
Bright the vision that delighted
(BBC H.B. 269)

: FOR SCHOOLS WEIHNACHTSEINKAUFE

Written by Hilde-Maria Kraus
Intermediate German series

Contributors

Written By: Hilde-Maria Kraus

: FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS

Lesson 12: Revision
Written by Raymond Escoffey
A radio-vision programme

Contributors

Written By: Raymond Escoffey

: SINGING TOGETHER

by WILLIAM APPLEBY
All the songs in today's programme have been requested by schools

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby

: DRAMA WORKSHOP

The Island of Prospero
† DEREK BOWSKILLpresents the last programme of the term
Today's broadcast develops a class improvisation based on the opening scene of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Bowskillpresents

: MUSIC SESSION TWO

Music SessionsPast and Present
Second of two illustrated talks by JOHN OWEN

Contributors

Unknown: John Owen

: IT TAKES ALL SORTS

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life
The Orchestra Game
Hugh Bean. Leader of the New Philharmonia Orchestra, meets Edward Lee , the man in charge of moving the London Philharmonic Orchestra from concert to concert
They talk to DEREK PARKER about their work and problems t- Produced by George Angell

Contributors

Leader: Hugh Bean.
Unknown: Edward Lee
Unknown: Derek Parker
Produced By: George Angell

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Captain John Ridgway and Sergeant Chay Blyth the two paratroopers who recently crossed the Atlantic in a rowing boat discuss with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records they would take to a desert island
Produced by Michael Hall
Repeated: Saturday, 1.40 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Captain John Ridgway
Unknown: Sergeant Chay Blyth
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Michael Hall

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE WORLD AT ONE

The News and Voices and Topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced by WILLIAM DAVIS Financial Editor of The Guardian

Contributors

Introduced By: William Davis

: The Archers

Friday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: Bruno Milna

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story: ' Tony's busy day ' by Olive Jeffrey

Contributors

Unknown: Olive Jeffrey

: FOR SCHOOLS SPRINGBOARD

Holidays
Written by Henry Marshall
Last of four programmes about getting the most out of life

Contributors

Written By: Henry Marshall

: The Music Box

by Albert Chatterley

Contributors

Presenter: Albert Chatterley

: YOURSELF

including the poem
' Writ on the Eve of my 32nd Birthday ' by Gregory Corso Speak series

Contributors

Unknown: Gregory Corso

: MUSIC, MOVEMENT, AND MIME

for the nine-to-eleven-year-olds by GLYN HARRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Glyn Harris

: A Second Start

Speaking and Writing
A series of ten programmes designed to help and encourage those who wish to express themselves more effectively or recapture old skills in the spoken and the written word.
10: Listeners' Forum
Written and introduced by GILBERT PHELPS
Produced by Peggy Bacon

Contributors

Introduced By: Gilbert Phelps
Produced By: Peggy Bacon

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Home at Seven by R. C. Sherriff with Patrick Barr
Isabel Dean , James Thomason Had David Preston lost his memory during the twenty-four hours that he was missing?
Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Patrick Barr
Unknown: Isabel Dean
Unknown: James Thomason
Unknown: Had David Preston
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
With Posterity in Mind:
Miss COMPTON COLLIER , now an active seventy-seven, talks to DEREK PARKER about her fifty years as a society photographer
I Looking at Books: URSULA
BLOOM suggests some new books about, or in search of, arfimals
Can You Tell Me?: a fortnightly series answering listeners' queries
You asked us to play record requests
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Unknown: Miss Compton Collier
Unknown: Derek Parker
Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: STORY TIME

The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langley adapted as a six-part serial reading by THEA HOLME
PART 2: Prince Abu AH, son and heir of the Emperor Aladdin, sets out to seek the hand of Silver Bud. the jeweller's beautiful daughter, and to redeem from its aimless wanderings through space the Land of Green Ginger.
Produced by LORRAINE DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown: Noel Langley
Reading By: Thea Holme
Produced By: Lorraine Davies
Honourable Reader: Howieson Culff
Prince Abu Ali: David Spenser
Prince Tintac: Peter Bartlett
Shah of Persia: Frank Henderson
Prince Rubdub: Glyn Dearman
Small Slave: Carol Marsh
Omar Khayyam: Leonard Henry

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Latest regional news — The stories behind the headlines-Scotland Yard Calling-Personal Column with DAVID GEARY-A news personality returns to a place of special memories-South-East Sport-From the Local Press
Introduced by MICHAEL MURRAY Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown: David Geary-A
Introduced By: Michael Murray

: HOME TO MUSIC

played by the BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA
Leader, David Adams
Conductor, TERENCE LOVETT with a variety of songs on gramophone records
Introduced by MICHAEL MURRAY

Contributors

Leader: David Adams
Conductor: Terence Lovett
Introduced By: Michael Murray

: MISS HOOK OF HOLLAND

A Dutch musical incident
Book bv PAUL RUBENS and AUSTEN HURGON
Lyrics and music by Paul Rubens
THE RITA WILLIAMS SINGERS
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conducted by VILEM TAUSKY
Produced by Elizabeth Johnson and Michael Moores
Derek Hammond-Stroud broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Co.
Repeated as a stereophonic broadcast: Friday, 2.0 p.m. (Music)
' The Opera Ball ': December 19

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Rubens
Unknown: Austen Hurgon
Music By: Paul Rubens
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Produced By: Elizabeth Johnson
Produced By: Michael Moores
Produced By: Derek Hammond-Stroud
Sally: Elisabeth Robinson
Mina: Marjorie Westbury
Bandmaster Van Vuyt: Alfred Hallett
Ludwig Schnapps: Derek Hammond-Stroud
Simon Slinks: Michael Wakeham

: THE MADAM

by Gwen Cherrell adapted from her television play with Barbara Bolton , Maria Charles Sheila Grant , and June Tobin
' Do you know what that is? The Madam? its the lie that people believe because they want to believe it. All the lies they have to believe, because without them they can'go on living....'
Produced by BETTY Davies
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Gwen Cherrell
Unknown: Barbara Bolton
Unknown: Maria Charles
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Produced By: Betty Davies
Anna: Barbara Bolton
Ginny: Sheila Grant
Kilby: Wilfrid Carter
Bennett: Robert Powell
Leonie: Maria Charles
Sandy: Frank Duncan
Molly: Kathleen Helme
Paula: June Tobin

: NOCTURNE

Music for the Evening by Chopin, Franck, and Faure gramophone records

: TEN O'CLOCK

Part 1
The News

: PARTY POLITICAL BROADCAST

on behalf of the CONSERVATIVE AND
UNIONIST PARTY

: TEN O'CLOCK

Part 2
Background to the News
People in the News followed by 'LISTENING POST
Letters from today's postbag introduced by WALTER JAMES

Contributors

Introduced By: Walter James

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Dean's Watch by ELIZABETH GOUDGE abridged by Nan Macdonald
Read by NORMAN SHELLEY
First of fifteen insta]ments
Who could have guessed that that first encounter between the austere bean and a humble watchmaker would lead to such changes in the great cathedral city?

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Goudge
Abridged By: Nan MacDonald
Read By: Norman Shelley

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Dvorak
String Quartet in D minor.
Op. 34
THE JANACEK QUARTET
Jiri Travnicek (vielin) Adolf Sykora (violin) Jiri Kratochvil (viola) Karel Krafka (cello) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Jiri Travnicek
Viola: Jiri Kratochvil
Cello: Karel Krafka

: Closedown









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