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: NEWS

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Stephen Grenfell introduces your request records

Contributors

Introduces: Stephen Grenfell

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: MUSICALLY YOURS

Charles Smitton at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Smitton

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the Royal Horse Guards
(The Blues)
Conducted by Captain David McBain
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Captain David McBain

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Lesley Wilson

Contributors

Script By: Lesley Wilson

: ARTHUR BIRKBY

and his Octet

: MORNING STORY

' My Copra Island ' by David Symonds
Told by Russell Napier

Contributors

Unknown: David Symonds
Told By: Russell Napier

: SOUVENIRS OF MUSIC

Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Robert Busby with Louise TraiII (soprano)

Contributors

Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Robert Busby
Soprano: Louise Traiii

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes

: HULLO THERE!

A Christmas holiday magazine
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
Schoolboys' Own Exhibition
Soccer and the Sea
Brian Johnston welcomes you back to the Exhibition and invites you to join young visitors who ask questions about soccer from expert advisers, and also inspect the Fleet Destroyer Engine Platform installed by the Admiralty
Guess Where ...
In the second round of their new disc-jockey contest, Wilfrid Thomas and 'Marcel Stellman continue to puzzle each other, as well as you, with some musical 'long-distance' calls from various parts of the world

Contributors

Produced By: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Wilfrid Thomas
Unknown: Marcel Stellman

: Listen with Mother

A programme for children under five
Here comes that ' naughty little sister ' again-this time in the naughtiest story of all ' Don't want him, nasty old Father Christmas man! ' she says in today's story by Dorothy Edwards. After hearing this story last year, an adult listener questioned the wisdom of suggesting to our young audience that any child might dislike Father Christmas, but we feel sure no harm will come of it for him, and that on the contrary the children will register their disapproval of the little girl's shocking behaviour. Tomorrow and Wednesday bring us more stories by Jean Sutcliffe about Charlie and his big red bus, two more favourites in the world of personalities and objects which our two years of programmes have created for our listeners. This time they are concerned with the transporting of a Christmas tree and the business is not without its measure of unexpected incident. With Thursday's story of Tumpy the Elephant by M. Wallace we end our celebrations of the Christmas season, and on Friday in ' Toast for Tea ' by Joan E. Cass we see that there is real and satisfying enjoyment to be found in the comfortable pleasures of everyday family life. Elizabeth A. Taylor

Contributors

Story By: Dorothy Edwards.
Stories By: Jean Sutcliffe
Unknown: M. Wallace
Unknown: Joan E. Cass
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including
Round Table
A programme of advice and discussion based on problems sent by listeners
Phyllis Digby Morton , the Woman's Hour doctor, and the Rev. Frank Martin answer your questions and then discuss this week's talking point, ' Why do we pursue youth and beauty? '
Today's guest at the Round Table is Nontando Jabavu
Serial: Mary Barton ' by Mrs. Gaskell. Abridged by Marianne Helweg. Read by John Sharp

Contributors

Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Phyllis Digby Morton
Unknown: Rev. Frank Martin
Unknown: Mary Barton
Abridged By: Marianne Helweg.
Read By: John Sharp

: CONTINENTAL SERENADE

The Albert Delroy Trio Carmen del Rio (soprano)
David Java (violin)

Contributors

Soprano: Carmen Del Rio
Violin: David Java

: PLAIN ENGLISH

How They Say It
2 — ' The Sergeant-Major' by John Coulson
In this talk the speaker discusses clear instructions and the use of words that are exactly fitted to their purpose.

Contributors

Unknown: John Coulson

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Len Goodwin Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Len Goodwin

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Principal characters this week:

Contributors

Script By: Lesley Wilson
Unknown: Susie Thompkins
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale -: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Frank Partington
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Alvys Maben
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Maggs: Ernest Butcher
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Mrs Owen: Hilda Bayley
Gerda Thornton: Pat Jamblin
Dai Lewis: Ben Williams
Mrs Skeats: Joan Clement Scott
Megan Lewis: Olwen Brookes

: Monday Matinee ' EPITAPH FOR A SPY'

Dramatised for broadcasting by Jon Manchip White from the novel by Eric Ambler
The persons in the hotel:

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Jon Manchip White
Novel By: Eric Ambler
Josef Vadassy: David Peel
Michael Begrin: John Slater
Commissaire of Police for St Gatien: George Pastell
A chemist: Robert Raikes
A police agent: Jeffrey Seal
Robert Duclos: Eric Anderson
Andre Roux: Malcolm Hayes
Odette Martin: Catherine Willmer
Warren Skelton: Philip Vickers
Mary Skelton, his wife: Barbara Todd
Walter Vogel: Rudolph Offenbach
Hulde Vogel his wife: Ilona Ference
Major Clandon-Hartley: Richard Williams
Emil Schimler: Michael Hitchman
Albert KBche: David Hurst

: REGINALD DIXON

at the organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

: The Younger Generation UNDER-20 PARADE

welcomes you to
Sports Pavilion
A fortnightly magazine supplement
Edited and produced by Alec Weeks and Harold Rogers
Club Chairman, Stan Tomlin
The Youngsters of Tennis:
A visit to the winter school at South-dean. where the Lawn Tennis Association is running courses for the most promising young tennis players in Great Britain
Star Turns:
Geoff Duke (350 and 500 c.c. motor cycle champion) and Tommy Price (Wembley and former World Speed-way Champion)
Gossip Column:
Geoffrey Peck gives you the latest news of sporting events and personalities
You're Only Young Once
The everyday adventures of the Caldicott family
Script by Edward J. Mason
13 — ' A problem is solved by accident'

Contributors

Produced By: Alec Weeks
Unknown: Stan Tomlin
Unknown: Geoff Duke
Unknown: Tommy Price
Unknown: Geoffrey Peck
Script By: Edward J. Mason

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

: Sport

: Top of the Form

Round the British Isles with Top of the Form
An inter-country contest
Question-Masters:
John Ellison, Robert MacDermot
14: Scotland v. Wales
Morgan Academy, Dundee (Boys) v. Boys' Grammar School, Llanelly

Contributors

Question-Master: John Ellison
Question-Master: Robert MacDermot
Producer: Joan Clark

: FOCUS ON TREASURE

Unexpected finds of hidden treasure are more common than is generally supposed. Tonight's programme gives some interesting examples and describes how a coroner's jury decides what is, and what is not, treasure trove
Script by C. Gordon Glover
Produced by Maurice Brown
Series edited by Dennis Bardens

Contributors

Script By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Maurice Brown
Edited By: Dennis Bardens

: Leon Quartermaine in ' A TALE OF TWO CITIES'

by Charles Dickens
Freely dramatised as a serial in eight parts by John Keir Cross
1—' Recalled to Life'
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Norman Wright

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Produced By: Norman Wright
The Presenter: Leon Quartermaine
Coachman: Joe Sterne
Mail-coach guard: Frank Foster
Mr Lorry: John Ruddock
Jerry Cruncher: Stanley Groome
Ostler: John Warner
Miss Press: Jane Henderson
Lucie Manette: Elizabeth London
Gaspard: Aubrey Richards
Madame Defarge: Nan Marriott-Watson
Ernest Defarge: Malcolm Hayes
Jacques: Hamilton Dyce
Dr Manette: Martin Lewis

: CALLING ALL FORCES

Ted Ray
Introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Guests:
Moira Lister
Peter Ustinov and a sporting celebrity
(Continued in next column)
The Forces try to stump
Leslie Welch , the Memory Man
Carole Carr sings songs of the Servicemen's choice
You've Asked For It
Bringing sounds for Servicemen overseas to remind them of home
The Stargazers
The George Mitchell Choir
Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced bv
Leslie Bridgmont and Frank Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Lister
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: George Mitchell Choir
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Leslie Bridgmont
Unknown: Frank Hooper

: NEWS

: SHALL WE DANCE?

Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight
The Hermanos Deniz Cuban Rhythm Band

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Gold

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

* A Place to Hide ' by Clifford King
Reader, John Slater
5—' Across the Corridor '

Contributors

Reader: John Slater

: MUSIC TAPESTRY

The Stradivari Orchestra directed by Michael Spivakovsky with Ivor Dennis (piano)

Contributors

Directed By: Michael Spivakovsky
Piano: Ivor Dennis

: News Summary

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