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: - SUNDAY READING

A reading from
The Meaning of Gifts by Paul Tournier
† Reader, JOHN WESTBROOK

Contributors

Reader: Paul Tournier
Reader: John Westbrook

: WEATHER

and Programme News
Christians, awake ...

: THE NEWS

: THE BABE OF BETHLEHEM

The story of the birth of the Christ Child told in the words of the Gospels, with carols in the order of the story as sung in the Christian countries of the world
Reader of the Gospels, HUGH BURDEN
Translations read by DENYS HAWTHORNE
English Carols sung by the AMBROSIAN SINGERS
Written and produced by FRANCIS DILLON
A new production of the programme originally broadcast on December 20. 1964

Contributors

Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Produced By: Francis Dillon

: WEATHER

Christians, awake ...

: THE NEWS

: Christmas Bells

Greetings from Wells Cathedral; St. Paul's, Skelly, Swansea; St. Donards, Belfast; The Old Steeple, Dundee; St. Peter's. Felkirk, Yorkshire; All Saints, Allesley. Warwickshire; St. Michael's, Cornhill, London; Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
Introduced by Robert Hudson

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Hudson

: The Queen Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth

Her Majesty's message is also broadcast in the Light and Music Programmes, and repeated at 1.0 p.m. in the Home Service
On BBC-tv at 3.0 p.m.

: The Archers

Contributors

Written By: John Keir Cross
Written By: Edward J.Mason
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Tony Shryane

: Morning Service

from Wimbledon Parish Church
Conducted by the Vicar, The Rev. Clifford Smith assisted by The Rev. Adrian Esdaile
Readings: Isaiah 9. vv. 2, 6-7
St. Luke 2, vv. 1-21
Hymns (English Hymnal Service Book): Silent Night (328); While shepherds watched their flocks by night (290); Away in a manger (321); O come, all ye faithful (164)
Organist and Choirmaster, Denis Aldersea
Tower Captain, Alan Bagworth

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Clifford Smith
Unknown: Rev. Adrian Esdaile
Choirmaster: Denis Aldersea
Unknown: Alan Bagworth

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK makes a personal selection of items from BBC radio and television
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
Extended version of Friday's broadcast
Gale Pedrick 's Pick of the Year: Friday, 12.10 p.m.

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Gale Pedrick

: WELCOME YULE

A musical account of the origins and customs of the English Christmas
PAT WHITMORE , SYLVIA EAVES JOSEPH WARD , CHARLES WEST JOHN GOWER
THE RITA WILLIAMS SINGERS
LONDON RADIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by AI.FRED RALSTON
Narrators:
Charles Chilton John Westbrook
Harry Landis , Charles West
Written and produced by CHARLES CHILTON
Joseph Ward broadcasts by permission of the Gen. Administrator. Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Sylvia Eaves is in 'Robert and Elizabeth' at the Lyric Theatre. London; John Gower in ' Robin Hood ' at the Wimbledon '. healre, London

Contributors

Unknown: Pat Whitmore
Unknown: Sylvia Eaves
Unknown: Joseph Ward
Unknown: Charles West
Unknown: John Gower
Narrators: Charles Chilton
Narrators: John Westbrook
Narrators: Harry Landis
Produced By: Charles Chilton
Produced By: Joseph Ward
Unknown: John Gower
Unknown: Robin Hood

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE QUEEN

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth
Broadcast at 9.30 am followed by THE NEWS

: ANY QUESTIONS?

A spontaneous discussion by The BISHOP OF CREDITON
WYNFORD VAUGHAN-THOMAS JILL ADAMS , STEVE RACE
Travelling Question-Master, FREDDY GRISEWOOD
Produced by Michael Bowen from The Blue School, Wells
† Last Friday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Unknown: Jill Adams
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: CHRISTMAS PARTY

with Wilfred Pickles and MABEL at the Southern Railwaymen's Home for Children, Woking, Surrey
HARRY HUDSON at the piano
Produced by Stephen Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Harry Hudson
Produced By: Stephen Williams

: THE SUNDAY PLAY

Meet Me by Moonlight by Anthony Lesser with new lyrics by DAVID DEARLOVE and JOY WHITBY adapted for radio by GUY VAESEN
A gentle comedy about the Victorians from a Victorian's point of view. with Victorian songs and Victorian humour.
What a pitu the crinoline's gone. For it's quite to the modern girl's mind.
What a pity the crinoline's gone, Leaving only the bustle behind with Vanessa Lee , Desmond Jordan and Anna Dawson
Victorian music arranged and played by PETER GREENWELL
Produced by Guy VAESEN

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Lesser
Radio By: Guy Vaesen
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Desmond Jordan
Unknown: Anna Dawson
Played By: Peter Greenwell
Produced By: Guy Vaesen
Henry Mansfield: Alan Dudley
Perkins: Arthur Lawrence
Smith: Beth Boyd
Aunt Tabitha: Vanessa Lee
Alice: Maria Charles
Mary Ellen: Anna Dawson
Sarah: Susan Maudslay
Charles Cuttinghame: Desmond Jordan
Roderick: Brian Hewlett

: HAPPY THE MAN....

Happy the man, and happy he alone
He who can call today his own; He who, secure within, ran say,
Tomorrow do thy for I have
Peter Scott remembers some of the incidents, people, and music that have influenced his life
Taking part:
GILLIE POTTER
S. J. DE LOTBINIERE and Gipsy ZSIGA BURAI AND his BAND
Readers:
JOHN WELSH. HEDLEY GOODALL CLIVE RAY , BRIAN ROBERTS
CHRISTOPHER JOHN ELLICOTT (chorister)
Orchestration of ' The Elephant's Cake Walk by THE ARISTOCRATS
' The Wavy Navy ' by Dick Addis accompanied by MIKE WATSON
Produced by Suzanne Gibbs and John Sparks
Repeated; Thursday, 3.30 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Scott
Unknown: Gillie Potter
Unknown: Gipsy Zsiga Burai
Readers: John Welsh.
Readers: Hedley Goodall
Readers: Clive Ray
Unknown: Brian Roberts
Unknown: Christopher John Ellicott
Unknown: Dick Addis
Accompanied By: Mike Watson
Produced By: Suzanne Gibbs
Produced By: John Sparks

: JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM

VIVIAN OGILVIE reconstructs from their letters a journey across the Sinai Desert by three Victorian ladies
Produced by COLIN JAMES
Repented: Wednesday, 9.5 a.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Vivian Ogilvie
Produced By: Colin James
Frances Seymour: Phyllis Smale
Cecilia Davenport: Thelma Barlow
Kate Whitehead: Naomi Burgess

: DOWN YOUR WAY

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited
The Haymarket, London
† Produced by Phyllis Robinson
Repeated: Wednesday, 12.75 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR C(X)KE
Repeated: Monday, 9 α.m.

: WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the British Wireless for the Blind Fund by FREDDY GRISEWOOD, O.B.E.
Contributions, preferably by crossed postal order or cheque. will be gratefully acknowledged and should he addressed to [address removed].
Each year more than 5,000 blind people depend for their wireless sets on the response of 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 fin. The Fund must therefore raise £50.000 annually to provide this comfort and companionship where it is needed.

Contributors

Unknown: Freddy Grisewood

: GRAND HOTEL

† REGINALD LEOPOLD
AND THE
PALM COURT ORCHESTRA
Visiting artist.
RAIMUND HERINCX
Raimund Herincx broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Co.

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Raimund Herincx
Unknown: Raimund Herincx

: FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

in King's College Chapel, Cambridge
† Shortened version of the broadcast on Christmas Eve

: Hard Times: 4: A Dream and a Decision

by Charles Dickens
dramatised for radio in eleven parts by Mollie Hardwick
with Peter Claughten, and Anthony Jacobs as Dickens Sissy has made no progress with the 'Facts.' Stephen Blackpool, the power-loom weaver has asked Bounderby to help him to a divorce from his drunken wife: and a mysterious old woman has made her annual pilgrimage of forty-nine miles to set eyes on Bounderby.
Repeated: Tuesday, 3.0 p m.

Contributors

Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised for radio by: Mollie Hardwick
Producer: R.D. Smith
Dickens: Anthony Jacobs
Stephen Blackpool: Bryan Pringle
Rachael: Lynn Carson
Mrs Blackpool: Anne Jameson
Clergyman: Leigh Chutchley
Mr Gradgrind: John Dearth
Sissy Jupe: Elizabeth Morgan
Louisa Gradgrind: Eva Haddon
Tom Gradgrind: Nigel Anthony
Mrs Gradgrind: Judith Fellows
Mr Bounderby: Peter Claughton
Mrs Sparsit: Gladys Spencer

: YOUR HUNDRED BEST TUNES

f Introduced by ALAN KEITH with gramophone records of the most popular pieces of music chosen by listeners

Contributors

Introduced By: Alan Keith

: THE NEWS

and Weather forecast

: EDWARDIAN GEMS OF THE MUSIC-HALL

Songs our fathers sang and why with PAT WHITMORE
Charles WEST
CHARLES YOUNG
JOHN GOWER
BENNY LEE
THE RITA WILLIAMS Singers
Orchestra conducted by ALFRED RALSTON
Narration by Charles West. Charles Chilton Eva Haddon. Harry Landis
Written and produced by Charles CHII. TON
John Gower is in ' Robin Hood at the Wimbledon Theatre. London

Contributors

Unknown: Pat Whitmore
Unknown: Charles West
Unknown: Charles Young
Unknown: John Gower
Unknown: Benny Lee
Conducted By: Alfred Ralston
Unknown: Charles West.
Unknown: Charles Chilton
Unknown: Eva Haddon.
Unknown: Harry Landis
Produced By: Charles Chii.
Unknown: John Gower
Unknown: Robin Hood

: THE EPILOGUE

Blessed be the hour
A reading from The World's Christmas by 0. Wyon
Sweet was the song (O.B.C. 30)
A reading from Christian Faith and Practice in the Experience of the Society of Friends from an extract by George Fox
Now blessed be thou (O.B.C. 131)
Philippians 2, vv. 5-11
On Christmas night (O.B.C. 24)
Prayer: from Acts of Devotion

Contributors

Unknown: George Fox

: NEWS SUMMARY

: MUSIC ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT

Schumann Chamber Music
Märchenerzählungen. Op. 132
11.16* Quartet in A minor, Op.
41 No.
GERVASE DE PEYER (clarinet) CECIL ARONOWITZ (viola) PHILIP LEDGER (piano)
ENGLISH STRING Quartet Nona Liddell (violin)
Marilyn Taylor (violin)
Marjorie Lempfert (viola) Helen Just (cello)
Second broadcast

Contributors

Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Violin: Nona Liddell
Violin: Marilyn Taylor
Viola: Marjorie Lempfert

: Closedown









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