Robin Richmond introduces your request records
Reginald Porter-Brown at the BBC theatre organ
from The Four Ramblers, The Boyne Quartet and John Rorke
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, George Deason) Conductor, Rae Jenkins with Janet Davis and the Eight Voices
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann
' Springtime a la carte ' by 0. Henry
Read by Macdonald Parke
Bernard Monshin and his Rio Tango Band with Maria Perilli (soprano)
A Christmas holiday programme
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
'We Went To Mars'
Lands on Mars!
Three Children Stow Away on Rocket Ship ' Albatross '
' I Meet the Beautiful People'
Today you hear the first of three eye-witness accounts of Professor Andrew McGillivray 's amazing rocket-ship expedition to the planet Mars, accompanied by Stephen Macfarlane , the novelist, and the three children-Paul and Jacqueline Adam , and Mike Malone —whosucceeded instowing themselves away on board the ' Albatross '
Conductor, Charles Groves
When Schubert died, his ' Unfinished' Symphony, which had never been performed during his lifetime, lay hidden somewhere in the town of Graz, of whose Musical Society Schubert was a member. Ultimately, after years of fruitless search, the manuscript of the symphony was found. Why it remained unfinished, or whether, indeed, the composer's ultimate intention was ever to finish it at all, can never be known. We do know, however, that it was the work of a new Schubert, a genius for the first time probing the remoter depths of a mature imagination.
Introduced by Olive Shapley
' For Your Library List': a book review by James Langham
' The Patchwork Quilt,' by Elizabeth Berridge
' Do You Remember That? ' Olive Shapley rummages through some old Woman's Hour scripts and recordings, and picks out some you may like to hear again
Short story: Conflict in Morfa ' by Rhys Davies. Read by John Glyn-Jones
Entr'acte Players directed by Sidney Crooke with George Armitage (tenor)
Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players
Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Lesley Wilson
(Leader, Henry Datyner ) Conductor, Hugo Rignold
Cyril Smith (piano)
From the Philharmonic Hall,
Conductor, David Aspinall with Arthur Servent (tenor)
A radio review for the under-twenties
Introduced by John Webster
In the News
This week's news stories of young people and what they are doing
Question Time from Walsall
Cecily de Moncheux, Wyn Griffith , and E. A. Eden answer the questions, with Peter Watson in the chair.
You're Only Young Once
The everyday adventures of the Caldicott family
11-In which the Grants come in from next door, and a good time is had by all
Script by Christine Dudley
with Robert Moreton , Spike Milligan Jimmy Lavall , The Stargazers
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Lawrie Wyman
Bob Monkhouse , Dennis Goodwin
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont
Every ten minutes, every twenty-four hours of the day, all the year round, a marriage is broken up. It is this state of affairs which brought Marriage Guidance Clinics into being. How do they operate, and what good do they do? Tonight's programme explores this new form of social service
Script by Eric Williams
Produced by R. D. Smith
Series edited by Dennis Bardens
in an amateur talent contest
Introduced by Kenneth Home accompanied by Charles Shadwell and his Orchestra
Producer, Alfred Dunning
by Erskine Childers
Adapted as a serial in seven episodes by Valentine Dyall
4—' The Little Drab Book '
Edited by E. J. King Bull
Produced by Frank Hauser
E. J. King
visits Blaenau Ffestiniog, a slate-mining town in Merionethshire, North Wales
Musical illustrations by Violet Carson
Presented by Barney Colehan
Ted Heath and his Music with the Kordites
Introduced by Paul Carpenter
' The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
Read by Brian Smith
12—' Lucky Strike ! '
Alice, using a divining rod—the old school umbrella, that is-tracks down some treasure to its hiding-place. Mr. Bastable reminds the children that it is a mistake to go into business with insufficient capital, so the children buy the ingredients for a right royal feast and store them in the top long drawer of the playroom cupboard.
The Albert Cazabon Orchestra