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Opening music:
Corelli's Concerto Grosso in G minor
Hark the glad sound (S.P. 62; C.H.
40. omitting vv. 2. 4, 6; D.S. 44: P.H. 36: Tune, Bristol-S.P. 62)
Interlude: In Preparation for
Prayers: the Prayer for Goodwill ; the Lord's Prayer
0 little town of Bethlehem (C.H.
48. omitting v. 2; S.P. 79; D.S. 50; P.H. 50. all omitting vv. 2. 4: Tune. Christmas Carol-S.P. 79)
Closing Music:
Berlioz's ' The Childhood of Christ '
Previously broadcast last Friday in the Home Service


Spotlight on the Arranger featuring the exciting arrangements of TUBBY HAYES played by an all-star combination
Introduced by Johnny Dankworth
Produced by Terry Henebery


Unknown: Tubby Hayes
Introduced By: Johnny Dankworth
Produced By: Terry Henebery

: Christian Outlook

A weekly programme of Christian news and comment
Introduced by Peter Bide Items include:
News Comment: by Bernard Mayes
Preparatory Catechism: Professor James Haire and the Rev. Donald Fraser discuss a new catechism for children produced by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
Seeing and Believing: W. R. Todd draws on local knowledge of the Bible lands to illuminate the details of the second chapter of Genesis (Postponed from November 22) The last two items are recorded


Introduced By: Peter Bide
Unknown: Bernard Mayes
Unknown: James Haire
Unknown: Rev. Donald Fraser
Unknown: W. R. Todd


Four programmes on the main trends of postwar world theatre and their influence on contemporary British drama
1: The New Naturalism
Illustrated talk by J. W. Lambert
The BBC booklet ' From the Fifties ' (price 6s.), prepared to accompany the 1961-2 Sound Drama series, contains valuable background material to these talks, and can be obtained through newsagents and booksellers, or by sending a crossed postal order for 6s. to [address removed]
See page 39


Talk By: J. W. Lambert

: Third Programme

See facing page


Today's overseas commodity and financial news, and the London Stock Market closing report

: Closedown

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