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: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker.
THE Rev. AUSTEN WIILIAMS

: 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

David Kossoff tells the story of Jonah
1: Don'Argue
Broadcast on Sept. 30, 1963 (Light)

Contributors

Unknown: David Kossoff

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: ASHENDEN-SECRET AGENT

1914-1918
Beginning a radio adaptation in five instalments of The Hairless Mexican a story by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM dealing with the exploits of Ashen-den. a British secret agent during the first world war
Read by LEO GENN
Produced by George Angell
See page 41

Contributors

Story By: W. Somerset Maugham
Read By: Leo Genn
Produced By: George Angell

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: BURL IVES

introduces
Shall We Gather at the River? and sings revivalist hymns en records
Broadcast on July 29

: WHERE LOVE LIES DEEPEST

A romantic tale written, at the age of twelve, by DAISY ASHFORD author of The YoungVtsiters
Read by MARJORIE ANDERSON

Contributors

Read By: Marjorie Anderson

: DAILY SERVICE

St. Stephen's Day
New Every Morning, page 99
The Son of God goes forth to war (BBC H.B. 235)
The holly and the ivy (Oxford
Book of Carols, 38)
Acts 6, vv. 8-15, and 7, vv.
55-60
How bright these glorious spirits shine (BBC H.B. 492)

: Seasonal Twitters

from Nellie and Ludwig Koch and some of their feathered friends

Contributors

Unknown: Ludwig Koch

: THE HAROLD ARLEN SONGBOOK

sung by Louis ARMSTRONG , TONY BENNETT
NAT King COLE, BING CROSBY
BILLY DANIELS , SAMMY DAVIS JR.
ELLA FITZGERALD, JUDY GARLAND
ROBERT Goulet. LENA HORNE
THE NORMAN LUBOFF Choir
DEAN MARTIN, FRANK SINATRA
BARBRA STREISAND on records
Harold Arlen talks about his hit songs and ALAN DELL asks the questions
Research by Neil Stevens
Produced by Mark White

Contributors

Sung By: Louis Armstrong
Sung By: Tony Bennett
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Billy Daniels
Unknown: Sammy Davis
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Robert Goulet.
Unknown: Lena Horne
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Barbra Streisand
Talks: Harold Arlen
Unknown: Neil Stevens
Produced By: Mark White

: FOUR THOUSAND THOUSAND CAME TO SEE

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo remembered by BRIGADIER ALASDAIR MACLEAN after sixteen years as producer of the Edinburgh Festival's most popular spectacle
A programme with recordings from past Tattoo performances
Introduced by ALASTAIR MACINTYRE
Edited and produced by Bill Meikle
Broadcast on October 2

Contributors

Unknown: Alasdair MacLean
Introduced By: Alastair MacIntyre
Produced By: Bill Meikle

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Georg Solti international conductor and Musical Director, Covenl Garden Opera, Royal Opera House discusses with ROY PLOMLEY in a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Michael Hall
Repealed: Saturday, 1.40 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Georg Solti
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Michael Hall

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TWO OLD SQUARES'

Baroness Stocks and Freddy Grisewood compare life as it is today with what it was when they were brought up at the beginning of the century, and illustrate their conversation with quotations from Any Queslionst
Produced by Michael Bowen
Repealed: Friday, 3.0 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: The Archers

Friday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: John Keir Cross
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley

: AT THE PIANO

Readings from
Ivor Newton 's autobiography by JACK DE MANIO
Records of some of the artists associated with the well-known accompanist. including Tetrazzini. Melba. Flagstad. Casals. Pialigorsky, Grace Moore , and di Stefano
Produced by John Lade

Contributors

Unknown: Ivor Newton
Unknown: Grace Moore
Unknown: Di Stefano
Produced By: John Lade

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Pied Piper
The novel by Nevil Shute adapted by KENNETH LANGMAID with Felix Aylmer
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL

Contributors

Novel By: Nevil Shute
Adapted By: Kenneth Langmaid
Unknown: Felix Aylmer
Produced By: Archie Campbell
First club member: Wilfred Babbage
Second club member: John Dearth
John Howard, an elderly widower: Felix Aylmer
Mrs Cavanagh: Anna Burden
Mr Cavanagh: Allan McClelland
Ronnie: Dorio Perez
Sheila: Caroline Lederer
Receptionist: Hana Pravda
Mme Rougeron: Hana Pravda
Rose: Cecile Chevreau
Pierre: Jean-Renaud Lescene
French bus driver GUY: Du Monceau
La Petite Rose: Françoise Gamby
R A F driver: Ian Thompson
R A F corporal: Douglas Hankin
Nicole Rougeron: Yvonne Coulette
Stationmaster: Andre Maranne
Major Diessen: John G Heller
W V S officer: Hilda Schroder
Mrs Dyson: Noel Hood
German Kuard: Harold Kasket

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

Freddy Grisewood introduces a Boxing Day edition including:
Turning Points: JOHN ELLISON talks to VAL DOONICAN
Alan Melville reflects on having to work today, of all days
Reading the Pictures: BILL TAYLOR looks at some old-fashioned greetings cards
Christmas in Corsica: SHIRLEY DEANE recalls staying with a shepherd and his family

Contributors

Talks: John Ellison
Unknown: Bill Taylor
Unknown: Shirley Deane

: STORY TIME

The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langley adapted as a six-part serial reading by THEA HOLME
PART 5: Prince Abu Ali is still searching for the Magic Phoenix Birds-a Difficult Task he has to perform in order to win the hand of the beautiful Silver Bud. Helped by his friends the Mouse and Boomalakka Wee, Abu Ali makes a surprising discovery and he begins to see an end to his troubles.
Produced by Lorraine DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown: Noel Langley
Reading By: Thea Holme
Unknown: Prince Abu Ali
Unknown: Abu Ali
Produced By: Lorraine Davies
Honourable Reader: Howieson Culff
Prince Abu Ali: David Spenser
Mouse and Small Slave: Elizabeth Proud
Boomalakka Wee: Clive Merrison
Prince Tintac: Peter Bartlett
Prince Rubdub: Glyn Dearman
Sulkpot Ben Nagnag: Stephen Jack
Kublai Snoo: Walter Fitzgerald
The Captain: Arthur Lawrence

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SPORTS SESSION

: DAVID FROST

at the Yuletide Phonograph
Produced by Angela Bond

Contributors

Produced By: Angela Bond

: BLESS THE BRIDE

A light opera in two acts by A. P. Herbert
Music by Vivian Ellis
THE RITA WILLIAMS SINGERS and the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conductor. MARCUS DODS
† Produced by Elizabeth Johnson and Michael Moores
John Wakelield broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Co.
Repeated as a stereophonic broadcast: Fridau. 2.0 p.m. (Music)
Next Monday: Brigadoon

Contributors

Unknown: A. P. Herbert
Music By: Vivian Ellis
Singers: The Rita Williams
Produced By: Elizabeth Johnson
Produced By: Michael Moores
Produced By: John Wakelield
Lucy Veracity Willow: Patricia Lambert
Suzanne Valdis: Marion Grimaldi
Nanny: Margaret Burton
The Hon Thomas Trout: Ian Paterson
Pierre Fontaine: John Wakefield

: LOOK AFTER AMELIE

Occupe-toi d'Amelie by Georges Feydeau translated by BRAINERD DUFFIELD with Elizabeth Morgan Michael Spice
Gudrun Ure and Andrew Sachs Paris. 1908
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by Deborah Anthony
Nicolette Bernard. Alan Haines Timothy Harley. Bill Horsley and Fraser Kerr
Adapted and produced for the Rothwell Group by GLYN DEARMAN
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Georges Feydeau
Translated By: Brainerd Duffield
Played By: Deborah Anthony
Played By: Nicolette Bernard.
Played By: Alan Haines
Unknown: Timothy Harley.
Unknown: Bill Horsley
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Glyn Dearman
Amelie: Elizabeth Morgan
Adonis, a servant: Nigel Anthony
Etienne fiance to Amelie: Stephen Thorns
Irene, Comtesse de Prernilly: Gudrun Urs
Pochet, father to Amelie: Geoffrey Matthews
Marcel: Michael Spice
Putzboum godfather to Marcel: Wllfrid Carter
Koshnadiev, an aide-de-camp: John Hollis
The Prince of Palestria: Andrew Sachs
Charlotte, a maid: Jill SimcOx
The Mayor: Douglas Storm
Little girl: Elizabeth Proud
Commissaire of Police: Michael Kilgarriff

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
GILBERT PHELPS introduces letters from today's postbas

: A THAI CHRISTMAS

by DAVID M. DAVIES
Mr. Davies has travelled extensively in Thailand and has made a special study of the customs and ceremonies of the Thai people.

Contributors

Unknown: David M. Davies

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A STORY AT BEDTIME

Boots at the Holly Tree
A short story by CHARLES DICKENS adapted for broadcasting
Read by PETER CLAUGHTON

Contributors

Story By: Charles Dickens
Read By: Peter Claughton

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Fauri
Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor
LEONID KOGAN (violin) RUDOLF BARSHAI (viola)
MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVKH (cello) Emil GILELS (piano) gramophone record

Contributors

Viola: Rudolf Barshai
Piano: Emil Gilels

: Closedown









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