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: FARMING TODAY

Magazine edition
Introduced by JOHN GREENSLADE

Contributors

Introduced By: John Greenslade

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

from FR. GORDON ALBION

: 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

Celebration
Well-known voices and verses reflect the coming of Christmas
See page 20

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Write promptly yet carefully
An invitation to applicant schoolmasters which DAVID FRANKLIN once received and heeded.
He recalls his memories of the profession and the opinions of other teachers and pupils taken from the BBC Sound Archives

Contributors

Unknown: David Franklin

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas
Revised edition of Sunday's broadcast

: GROWING UP IN THE WEST INDIES

Memories of childhood in Jamaica recalled by DWIGHT WHYLIE MYRNA HAGUE and Louis MARRIOTT
Produced by Thena Heshel

Contributors

Recalled By: Dwight Whylie
Recalled By: Myrna Hague
Produced By: Thena Heshel

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 72
Come, let us to the Lord our
God (BBC H.B.487)
Psalm 142
Isaiah 59, vv. 12-21
Just as I am (BBC H.B. 292)

: MORNING MELODY

played by the BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA Leader, Ian Tyre
Conductor, IAIN SUTHERLAND with songs from PADDY ROBERTS
Introduced by Roy WILLIAMSON

Contributors

Leader: Ian Tyre
Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Unknown: Paddy Roberts
Introduced By: Roy Williamson

: ROYAL OCCASIONS

A series of five true stories about events in the lives of Kings and Queens 1: The Marriage of Queen Victoria as recounted in her correspondence
Read by ROSALIND SHANKS and WILFRED BABBAGE
The series edited and produced by Terence Tiller
Broadcast on February 7

Contributors

Read By: Rosalind Shanks
Read By: Wilfred Babbage
Produced By: Terence Tiller

: THE LIVING PAST

Have we got it rightf
JANET LACEY , the retiring Director of Christian Aid, looks at the affluent Christmas we are used to in the West. at the poverty and need still in the world, and relates this to the true Christmas message
Produced by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Unknown: Janet Lacey
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Robert Merrill with Roy PLOMLEY
Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Merrill
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE WORLD AT ONE

The News and Voices and Topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced by WILLIAM HARDCASTLE

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

Friday evening's broadcast

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' Willy Mouse's
Christmas Pudding' by Alison Jezard

Contributors

Unknown: Alison Jezard

: INVITATION TO MUSIC

from Steve Race including a selection from the ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ERIC WETHERELL
Produced by David Allan
Eric Wetherell broadcasts by arrangement with the Welsh National Opera Company

Contributors

Unknown: Steve Race
Conducted By: Eric Wetherell
Produced By: David Allan
Produced By: Eric Wetherell

: BASIL DEAN ON THE CHANGING THEATRE

Reflections and Reminiscences
2: The Actor and the Director
The second of three talks in which Basil Dean remembers the past and discusses the present state of the theatre.
Third talk: January 1

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Snakes and Ladders by Douglas Livingstone
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Livingstone
Produced By: Archie Campbell

: MARISA ROBLES

(harp): gramophone records

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A family magazine introduced by KEN SYKORA and including:
Damsels in Distress:
Gordon Gow talks to JOSEPHINE BAKER , GWYNETH JONES, ELSIE ARNOLD. ANN TODD , and MERLE PARK who recall occasions when it almost wasn'' all right on the night '
Consulting Rooms in the Sun:
NINA EPTON has a date with the doctor in Spain
Books for the Stocking: EDWARD
BLlSHEN suggests some presents for boys and girls
The Raggers Ragged:
MICHAEL VLASTO recalls as a medical student sixty years ago going to the music-hall to see ' Doctor ' Bodie

Contributors

Introduced By: Ken Sykora
Talks: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Josephine Baker
Unknown: Elsie Arnold.
Unknown: Ann Todd
Unknown: Merle Park
Unknown: Nina Epton
Unknown: Michael Vlasto

: STORY TIME

The Snow Queen by Hans Andersen freely adapted for radio in four parts by BERTHA LONSDALE
4: The Palace of Snow Rooms During her long search for Kay. Gerda has been captured by robbers and has learned that Kay was carried off by the Snow Queen to her palace in the far north of Finland.
Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Hans Andersen
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Storyteller: Ronald Baddiley
Gerda: Francine Bramwell
Snow Queen: Elizabeth Tyrrell
Kay: William Marsh

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: SOUTH-EAST

Latest regional news-The stories behind the headlines— ' Live ' rush-hour traffic reports -Scotland Yard Calling-South-East Sport-Christmas Preview
Introduced by Tim GUDGIN
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: The Archers

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Tony Shryane

: PETTICOAT LINE

Listeners' letters and points of difference aired Programme devised by Anona Winn and Ian Messiter
Announcer, Angela Buckland
Produced by John Cassels
Pre-recorded at The Playhouse.
Northumberland Avenue. London. W.C.2
Shortened version: Thurs., 12 noon

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Announcer: Angela Buckland
Produced By: John Cassels

: WALES IN THE WORLD OF OPERA

DOUGLAS CRAIG introduces
JANET PRICE (soprano)
ANNE HOWELLS (mezzo-soprano) STUART BURROWS (tenor)
WELSH NATIONAL OPERA CHORUS Chorus-Master, David Sutton
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA Leader. Colin Staveley
Conducted by ERIC WETHERELL
Produced by J. Alwyn Jones
The last in a series of six programmes featuring Welsh solo artists with the Welsh National Opera Chorus.
Anne Howells broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator. Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Contributors

Introduces: Douglas Craig
Tenor: Stuart Burrows
Chorus-Master: David Sutton
Leader: Colin Staveley
Conducted By: Eric Wetherell
Produced By: J. Alwyn Jones
Unknown: Anne Howells

: THE BIRDWATCHER

Monsieur Chasse
A farce by Georges Feydeau translated by Richard COTTRELL with Keith Michell
Tony Britton and Jill Bennett
The place: Paris. The date: 1890
Adapted for radio and produced by GLYN DEARMAN
Tony Britton is in A Woman of No Importance ' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London
See page 20

Contributors

Unknown: Monsieur Chasse
Unknown: Georges Feydeau
Translated By: Richard Cottrell
Unknown: Keith Michell
Unknown: Tony Britton
Unknown: Jill Bennett
Produced By: Glyn Dearman
Produced By: Tony Britton
Moricet, Leontine's friend: Keith Michell
Leontine: Jill Bennett
Duchotel, Leontine's husband: Tony Britton
Babet, a maid: Hilda Schroder
Gontran, Duchotel's nephew: Ian Thompson
Cassagne, Duchotel's friend: Alan Dudley
Madame Latour a concierge: Noel Hood
Bridois: Harold Kasket
Policeman: Nigel Anthony

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
† GILES PLAYFAIR introduces this evening's edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics. Letters on public affairs and issues of policy are specially welcome
For very late letters you can ring (01)-[number removed]. extension 3030. and dictate your message

Contributors

Introduces: Giles Playfair

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

White Christmas by NINA WARNER HOOKE
Read by MARGOT HEATH
Sixth of seven instalments

Contributors

Read By: Margot Heath

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

I SOLISTI DI ZAGREB
Conducted by ANTONIO JANIGRO ANDRÉ LARDROT (oboe) gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Antonio Janigro

: Closedown









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