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: NEWS

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Introduced by Sam Heppner

Contributors

Introduced By: Sam Heppner

: HOWARD LUCRAFT

and his Music

: BERT PALMER AND THE CRITIC

'I I prefer Westerns' says Bert Palmer in the second of six discussions with Frank Tilsley , the critic and novelist. Why should you read the classics when you can get far more enjoyment out of a Western or a thriller? Why should you go to see a 'good ' film full of depressing realities, when you can get a bit of gaiety and romance at the cinema and escape from dreary everyday life?

Contributors

Unknown: Bert Palmer
Unknown: Frank Tilsley

: BBC WEST OF ENGLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, John Bath
Rita McKerrow (soprano)

Contributors

Conductor: John Bath
Soprano: Rita McKerrow

: MORNING STORY

' Superficial Judgments'
A Bailie Macwilliam story
Written and read by Hilton Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Bailie MacWilliam
Read By: Hilton Brown

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Joan Carr-Jones

Contributors

Script By: Joan Carr-Jones

: Bandstand BAND OF THE ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS

Conducted by Captain John L. Judd , M.B E.
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Captain John L. Judd

: HULLO, CHILDREN!

A Christmas holiday programme
Edited by Lionel Gamlin
Spotlight on Sport
Famous sports stars tell you about their professional careers and give you some hints based on their own experience.
Series devised and presented by Harold Rogers and Alec Weeks
Today: Len Harvey on boxing
Mystery Express
Marcel Stellman invites you to go aboard his Mystery Express for the third and last of his musical tours around the world. When the express stops, it is up to you to recognise the name of the country from the music and speech you hear. No train tickets required, but have your pencils and paper ready
* Proud Canvas *
Duncan Carse tells you about the voyage he made from Sweden to South Africa aboard one of the last of the old sailing ships, the Finnish four - master barque Passat, and illustrates his account with some excerpts from the sound-track of the film ' Proud Canvas,' which was made on board during the eighty days between ports

Contributors

Edited By: Lionel Gamlin
Presented By: Harold Rogers
Presented By: Alec Weeks
Unknown: Len Harvey
Unknown: Duncan Carse

: CONCERT HOUR

Overture, Le Carnaval romain (Berlioz): Orchestra of the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk. conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Vltava; Sarka; From Bohemia's Woods and Fields; Tabor (Ma Vlast) (Smetana): BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: WOMAN'S HOUR

A daily programme of entertainment, information, and music for the woman at home
Introduced by Olive Shapley
' What's Going On ': spotlight on current affairs
' Stately Homes': 2-St. Fagan's Castle, Glamorgan. This Elizabethan manor house, built on the site of a former medieval fortress, became in 1947 a museum of Welsh folk culture and industries. The house and its interesting contents are described by the Director of the museum, Dr. Iorwerth Peate
' Talking and Playing,' by Sidonie Goossens , harpist
' Just Plain Potty,' by Gertrude Hutchinson
' Beginners in the Kitchen: Planning Meals for the Family,' by Marguerite Patten
Serial: The Paying Guest,' by George Blake. Abridged by Hilton Brown. Read by John Laurie

Contributors

Introduced By: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Dr. Iorwerth Peate
Harpist: Sidonie Goossens
Unknown: Gertrude Hutchinson
Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Unknown: George Blake.
Abridged By: Hilton Brown.
Read By: John Laurie

: MELODY HOUR Music for the Housewife

Louis Stevens and his Quintet with George Chitty (tenor)

Contributors

Unknown: Louis Stevens
Tenor: George Chitty

: Music While You Work

Billy Tement and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Tement

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones

Contributors

Script By: Joan Carr-Jones

: THE SILVER LINING

A message of comfort and cheer for all who are ' in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity '
Today's speaker, who is introduced by Stuart Hibberd , is the Rev. Ronald Selby Wright , Minister of the Kirk of the Canongate, Edinburgh

Contributors

Duced By: Stuart Hibberd
Unknown: Rev. Ronald Selby Wright

: TALK YOURSELF OUT OF THIS

Harold Warrender is referee in a game to test the wits and imagination of three hand-picked victims
Victims:
Naomi Jacob
Hugh McDermott
Humphrey Lestocq
Inquisitors:
Patricia Laffan
Kim Peacock
Alan Campbell-Johnson
Devised by Victor Silvester , Jnr.
Sketches by Kevin McGarry , Frances Collingwood
Lawrie Somers. Victor Woolf
Preduction by Frederick Piffard

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Warrender
Unknown: Naomi Jacob
Unknown: Hugh McDermott
Unknown: Humphrey Lestocq
Unknown: Patricia Laffan
Unknown: Kim Peacock
Unknown: Victor Silvester
Unknown: Kevin McGarry
Unknown: Frances Collingwood
Unknown: Lawrie Somers.
Unknown: Victor Woolf
Unknown: Frederick Piffard

: BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Kemlo Stephen

Contributors

Conductor: Kemlo Stephen

: GEORGE CROW

and the Blue Mariners

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: DICK BARTON-SPECIAL AGENT

Script by B. D. Chapman
Produced by Archie Campbell

Contributors

Script By: B. D. Chapman
Produced By: Archie Campbell

: Sport

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Tunes you have asked us to play

: ' GOOD OLD TIMERS'

with George Robey
Nat Travers
Lily Morris
Bransby Williams
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Frank Cantell
Produced by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Conducted By: Frank Cantell
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: Lester Ferguson in YOUR SONG PARADE

Owen Walters and his Orchestra
Tonight's guest, Eugenie Castle

Contributors

Unknown: Owen Walters

: NEWS

: BBC DANCING CLUB

Each week Victor Silvester gives you a ten.minute dancing lesson, followed by thirty minutes of dance music played by his Ballroom Orchestra to enable you to practise the steps you have just learned
Produced by David Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Silvester
Produced By: David Miller

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

'Further Experiences of an Irish R.M.' by E. CE. Somerville and Martin Ross
Read by Joe Linnane
' Sharper than a Ferret's Tooth
Part 2

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Ross
Read By: Joe Linnane

: MELODY MIXTURE

Jack Byfield and his Players with Frederic Curzon at the organ

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Byfield
Unknown: Frederic Curzon

: News Summary

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