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: FARMING TODAY

News and weather

: TEN TO SEVEN

Friday's ' Ten to Eight

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: ON YOUR FARM

A weekly review of the agricultural scene Produced by Anthony Parkin
Repeated: Wednesdau, 12.25 p.m. (Midland and West only)

Contributors

Produced By: Anthony Parkin

: OUTLOOK

Reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the news. its background, and the people who make it

: CHRISTMAS VIEWS

from the BBC Sound Archives

: THE NEWS

: THE WEEKLY WORLD

What the weeklies think, illustrated from their editorials, is reviewed by ANTHONY KING

Contributors

Reviewed By: Anthony King

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Parliamentarians scrutinise the week's work at Westminster and discuss what is making an impact on the world of politics IAN WALLER takes the chair

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Waller

: IN YOUR GARDEN

Introduced by ROY HAY featuring items of news, views, replies to listeners' queries, and topical advice to help the amateur gardener Produced by John Greenslade

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Hay
Produced By: John Greenslade

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 87
Creator of the starry height
(BBC H.B. 31)
Psalm 16
Isaiah 64, vv. 1-9
Wake, 0 wake! (BBC H.B. 40)

: STUDY SESSION

Starting Spanish
A series of forty lessons for beginners or near beginners
12:Una visita at medicoLast Wednesday's broadcast (Study)

: A-level English

A series of twenty-one programmes for adults taking the G.C.E. A-level examination in English, planned in association with a National Extension College correspondence course.
12:Victorian PoetryLast Monday's broadcast (Study)

: Speaking Chinese

A course of fifteen lessons in spoken Mandarin for those who followed Introduction to Chinese or who already have some knowledge of the language.
Programme 12 Last Wednesday's broadcast (Study)

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

A Christmas Quiz
Test your knowledge of motoring matters against the experts who provide,the questions and answers:
HARRY HEYWOOD , Editor of Practical Motorist
CHARLES BRANDRETH , a lawyer specialising in motoring law
JOHN MILES, ex-police instructor and manager of the High Performance Course
BILL HARTLEY is in the chair together with topical news and the latest Road Conditions Produced by Jim Pestridge

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Heywood
Unknown: Charles Brandreth
Produced By: Jim Pestridge

: ALL THE BEST FROM TODAY

Listen at leisure to selected star items from the week's editions of radio's famous breakfast-time magazine
Introduced by DOUGLAS BROWN

Contributors

Introduced By: Douglas Brown

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: ROUND THE HORNE

Written by BARRY TOOK and MARTY FELDMAN starring Kenneth Horne with KENNETH WILLIAMS , HUGH PADDICK BETTY MARSDEN , BILL PERTWEE
Music by THE FRASER HAYES FOUR
EDWIN BRADEN
AND THE HORNBLOWERS
Announcer, Douglas Smith
Produced by JOHN SIMMONDS Broadcast on June 25 (Light)

Contributors

Written By: Barry Took
Written By: Marty Feldman
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Fraser Hayes
Unknown: Edwin Braden
Announcer: Douglas Smith
Produced By: John Simmonds

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Dame Gladys Cooper discusses with ROY PLOMLEY in a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records she would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman Dame Gladys Cooper is In Let's AU Go Down The Strand ' at the Phoenix Theatre. London

Contributors

Unknown: Dame Gladys Cooper
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman
Produced By: Dame Gladys Cooper

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Safari to Scotland by Anton Delmar with Barbara Cavan and Joyce Carpenter
It is some years since Miriam Prendergast accompanied her late husband on safari. She cannot resist the chance to relieve the tedium of the Streatham hotel where she lives by taking a chance on a job which may lead to adventure. Produced by KEITH WILLIAMS
Joyce Carpenter is in ' Give a Dog a Bone ' at the Westminster Theatre. London

Contributors

Unknown: Anton Delmar
Unknown: Barbara Cavan
Unknown: Joyce Carpenter
Unknown: Miriam Prendergast
Produced By: Keith Williams
Produced By: Joyce Carpenter
Miriam Prendergast: Barbara Cavan
Agatha Henshaw: Joyce Carpenter
Dr Narodny: Denis McCarthy
Mrs Narodny: Monica Grey
Elsie: Jill Parker

: HOME FOR THE DAY

A Saturday supplement to Woman's Hour Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
The job of acting: ROBERT STEPHENS was a recent Guest of the Week on Woman's Hour
Christmas presents you'll want to keep: DORA TAYLOR reviews inexpensive cookery books
Bear with me: PETER BULL admits to a passion for Teddy bears
It's lovely being alone: CAROLINE RAMSDEN on solitude
A Christmas Anthology of words and music: chosen and presented by IRENE THOMAS

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Robert Stephens
Unknown: Dora Taylor
Unknown: Peter Bull
Presented By: Irene Thomas

: MUSIC AT FOUR

VITTORIO EMANUELE (violin) SOCIETA CORELLI gramophone records

Contributors

Violin: Vittorio Emanuele
Violin: Societa Corelli

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: South-East News

: SPORTS SESSION

Produced by Godfrey Dixey

Contributors

Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: What's So Funny About Our Christmas?

Or Is your mistletoe really necessary?
A comedy anthology featuring:
Hancock's Half-Hour, The Men from the Ministry, Take It From Here, The Clitheroe Kid, Round the Horne, My Word!

Introduced by Tim Brinton

Contributors

Presenter: Tim Brinton
Compiled by/Producer: David Hatch

: GALA NIGHT AT THE OPERA

David Franklin introduces a special edition of Gala Concert Hall
ELIZABETH FRETWELL (soprano) KENNETH MACDONALD (tenor) RAIMUND HERINCX (baritone)
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conductor. MARCUS DOBS
Produced by Gareth Walters
From the Camden Theatre. London
Including music from Aida (Verdi). Carmen (Bizet), and Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
Elizabeth Fretwell broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company; Kenneth Macdonald by permission of the Gen. Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Contributors

Introduces: David Franklin
Soprano: Elizabeth Fretwell
Tenor: Kenneth MacDonald
Baritone: Raimund Herincx
Conductor: Marcus Dobs
Produced By: Gareth Walters
Unknown: Elizabeth Fretwell
Unknown: Kenneth MacDonald

: SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

Arthur W. Pinero 's original comedietta
Trelawny of the ' Wells ' with Alexa Romanes
Michael Harbour and the BBC Drama Repertory Company Period: Somewhere In the early
1860s.
THE PERSONS OF THE PLAY:
Theatrical folk of the Sadler's Wells Theatre Company:
Music by Marc Wilkinson based on the song Ever of Thee by FOLEY HALL Produced by JOHN POWELL
See page 6

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur W. Pinero
Unknown: Alexa Romanes
Unknown: Michael Harbour
Music By: Marc Wilkinson
Produced By: John Powell
James Telfer: Victor Lucas
Mrs Telfer (Miss Violet Sylvexster): Marjorie Westbury
Augustus Colpoys: Haydn Jones
Ferdinand Gadd: Christopher Bidmead
Tom Wrench: Michael Harbour
Avonia Bunn: Barbara Mitchell
Rose Trelawny: Alexa Romanes
Imogen Parrott, of the Royal Olympic Theatre: Gudrun Ure
O'Dwyer, prompter at the Pantheon Theatre: Nigel Clayton
Non-theatrical folk: Vice-Chancellor Sir William Gower, Kt: John Wyss
His Krandchildren:Arthur Gower: David Brierley
Clara de Foenix: Sian Davies
Captain de Foenix, Clara's husband: Alexander John
Miss Trafalgar Gower, Sir William's sister: Pauline Letts
Miss Mossop: Betty Hardy
Mr Ablett: Denis McCarthy
Charles: Frank Henderson
Musicians: Chuck Mallet

: THE NEWS

: A WORD IN EDGEWAYS

BRIAN REDHEAD discusses some topical matters and some less topical with MITZI CUNLIFFE sculptor
DR. PATRICK NUTTTGENS
Director of the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, University of York
RONALD
Marshall Director of the Stone Gallery. Newcastle upon Tyne

Contributors

Unknown: Mitzi Cunliffe
Unknown: Dr. Patrick Nutttgens
Unknown: Marshall Director

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening Prayers conducted by THE Rev. C. V. SPROXTON

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. C. V. Sproxton

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Schubert
Song-cycle: Winterreise sung by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) with Jorg Demus (piano) Part I
Gute Nacht: Die Wetterfahne: Gefror'neTriinen;Erstarrung;Der Lindenbaum: Wasserflut; Auf dem Flusse: HUckblick
Recording from this year's Salzburg Festival: made available by courtesy of Austrian Radio
Part 2: tomorrow at 11.2 p.m.

Contributors

Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Jorg Demus

: Closedown









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