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: FARMING TODAY

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: TEN TO EIGHT

From Handel's ' Messiah '
1: Glory to God Reader, Frank Singuineau

Contributors

Reader: Frank Singuineau

: WEATHER

and Programme News
Christians, awake

: THE NEWS

: Today

Radio's breakfast-time look at life around the country and across the world
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Presenter: Jack de Manio

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke
Sunday's broadcast
Christians, awake

Contributors

Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: THE NEWS

: CHRISTMAS BELLS

Greetings from: St. Mary's Scottish Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow; St. Malachi, Hillsborough, Co. Down; Church of the Holy Angels, Hoar Cross, Staffordshire; St. Mary's, Abergavenny; St. Helen's, Darley Dale , Derbyshire; St. Mary's, Willingdon, Eastbourne, Sussex; Exeter Cathedral; Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
Introduced by ROBERT HUDSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Hudson

: * MORNING SERVICE

from the City Temple, London conducted by the Minister, THE REV. KENNETH SLACK
Readings: Isaiah 9, vv. 1-7; Luke
2, vv. 1-20 (J. B. Phillips )
Anthem: What is this rare and pleasant odour? (French Carol)
Hymns and Carols (C.P.): Love came down at Christmas (717); Glory to God in the Highest (795); God rest you merry, gentlemen (707); While shepherds watched their nocks by ninht (80); Away in a manger (692); 0 come. all ye faithful (85)
Organist and Choirmaster, ERIC THIMAN

Contributors

Unknown: B. Phillips

: The Wonderland of Disney

The songs and music of Disney's Animals from "The Three Little Pigs" to "The Jungle Book"
Presented, with records, by Desmond Carrington

Contributors

Presenter: Desmond Carrington
Produced by: Pat Osborne

: JOAN SUTHERLAND

brings you
The Romance of Musical Comedy on gramophone records

: THE COUNTRYSIDE IN DECEMBER

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country with a Natural History contribution by ERIC SIMMS
Introduced by C. GORDON GLOVER Produced by Arthur Phillips

Contributors

Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Desert Island Discs

Colin Davis, Chief Conductor, BBC Symphony Orchestra discusses with Roy Plomley, in a recorded programme devised by him, the gramophone records he would take to a desert island.

Contributors

Castaway: Colin Davis
Devised and presented by: Roy Plomley
Produced by: Monica Chapman

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: The Queen

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth
Broadcast at 9.30 a.m.
followed by the News

: The Archers

Friday evening's broadcast

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason

: IT'S ALL HAPPENING

to
Frankie Howerd
Johnny Dankworth
Pete Murray
Marian Montgomery with Horace James , Tommy Reilly
Dorita y Pepe
Produced by BILL WORSLEY Pre-recorded at The Playhouse.
Northumberland Avenue. W.C.2: first broadcast on Christmas Eve in the BBC World Service

Contributors

Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Johnny Dankworth
Unknown: Pete Murray
Unknown: Marian Montgomery
Unknown: Horace James
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: JOHN McCORMACK

A programme by CHARLES LEFEAUX based on Lily McCormack 's biography of her husband with Mary O'Farrell and the voice of JOHN MCCORMACK

Contributors

Programme By: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Lily McCormacK
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: John McCormacK

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Nevil Shute Festival
A Town Like Alice
The novel by Nevit Shute adapted for radio by STEPHEN GRENFELL with Virginia Maskell
Carleton Hobbs and Bruce Stewart
Produced by BETTY DAVIES Broadcast on June 1. 1963

Contributors

Novel By: Nevit Shute
Adapted By: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: Betty Davies
Jean Paget: Virginia Maskell
Noel Strachan: Carleton Hobbs
Joe Harman: Bruce Stewart
Priscilla Horsefall: Moira Mannion
Lester Robinson: Timothy West
Captain Yoniata: John Tinn
Bill Holland: Michael Spice
Eileen Holland: Dorit Welles
Anne Fletcher: Hilda Kriseman
Esme Jo: Manning Wilson
Mollie Harrison: Elizabeth Morgan
Mary Johnson: Margaret Wolfrr
Julia Collard: Mary O'Farrell
Lizzie Frilh: Shirley Cooklin
Captain Sugamo: Kristopher Kum
Sergeant Hogiata: Anthony Hall
Suleiman: John Ruddock
Stuart Hopkinson: John Baddeley
Mrs Driver: Vivienne Chatterton
Pilot: Andrew Sachs
Jeff: George Hagan
Sam: Malcolm Hayes
Al: Frank Partington

: HOME THIS CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON

A family magazine introduced by Basil Boothroyd
Postman's Knock: stories of delivering mail from all corners of the British Isles-and a word from ' Father Christmas ' at the G.P.O.
Legends of the Christmas Stocking: JAMES NORBURY unravels the history of knitting and discovers some of the folklore attached to this traditional cornucopia of presents
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas I Screamed! ': DAVID DAICHES 'S lines on a girl who received ' fantastic gifts '
Dr. Cameron's Casebook: ANDREW CRUICKSHANK , who was born on Christmas Day, talks to John Ellison about the turning points in his life
Christmas — Melodies and Memories: by VERA LYNN
Christmas Day at the Front: NORMAN HARE reads a letter from his father ' somewhere in France—1916 '
The Star of Bethlehem: JOHN BETJEMAN recalls his journey to the Holy Land

Contributors

Introduced By: Basil Boothroyd
Unknown: James Norbury
Unknown: David Daiches
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: John Betjeman

: Christmas Party

Wilfred Pickles visits the Children at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore, Middlesex with Mabel Pickles and Eric James at the piano

Contributors

Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Presenter: Mabel Pickles
Pianist: Eric James

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

A special Christmas edition with ANONA WINN , JOY ADAMSON
NORMAN HACKFORTH
PETER GLAZE a mystery voice and KENNETH HORNE in the chair
Produced by Bobby Jaye Pre-recorded at The Playhouse.
Northumberland Avenue. W.C.2.

Contributors

Panelist: Anona Winn
Panelist: Joy Adamson
Panelist: Norman Hackforth
Panelist: Peter Glaze
Presenter: Kenneth Horne
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: 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 by RENÉE HOUSTON
ISOBEL BARNETT
CHARMIAN INNES
ANGELA BUCKLAND
In the chair, ANONA WINN
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: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Angela Buckland
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Announcer: Angela Buckland
Produced By: John Cassels

: THE WALTZ

JANET PRICE (soprano)
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA Leader, Colin Staveley
Conducted by Eric WETHERELL
Compiled and introduced by GRACE WILLIAMS
During the nineteenth century the waltz spread like wildfire across Europe. Dancers-and composers-found it irresistible. Produced by J. Alwyn Jones
Eric Wetherell broadcasts by permission of the Welsh National Opera Company

Contributors

Conducted By: Eric Wetherell
Produced By: J. Alwyn Jones
Produced By: Eric Wetherell

: WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

British Wireless for the Blind Fund by FRANKLIN ENGELMANN
The annual opportunity to provide radio sets for blind people.
Donations, preferably by crossed P.O. or cheque, to Franklin Engelmann, British Wireless for the Blind Fund, [address removed]

Contributors

Appeal presented by: Franklin Engelmann

: MISS ELIZABETH BENNET

A play from Jane Austen 's Pride and Prejudice by A. A. Milne adapted for radio by PEGGY WELLS
' It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.'
Cast in order of speaking: Produced by DAVID DAVIS
Derek Jacobi is a National Theatre player

Contributors

Orignal Novel written by: Jane Austen
Play written by: A. A. Milne
Adapted for radio by: Peggy Wells
Produced By: David Davis
Produced By: Derek Jacobi
Mrs Bennet: Vivienne Chatterton
Her daughters: Mary: Carol Marsh
Jane: Liane Aukin
Elizabeth: Kika Markham
Lydia: Sian Davies
Kitty: Alexa Romanes
Mr Bennet: Preston Lockwood
Mr Charles Bingley: Victor Lucas
Mr Darcy: Derek Jacobi
Sir William Lucas: Geoffrey Wincott
Miss Bingley: Margaret Robertson
Mr George Wickham: McHael Rothwell
Mr Collins: Frederick Treves
Miss Charlotte Lucas: Rosaund Shanks
Lady Catherine de Bourgh: Lydia Sherwood
Colonel Fitzwilliam: Lockwood West

: THE NEWS

: ERIC ROBINSON

with Records for You
A programme of music to relax you at the end of the festive day
Produced by Peter Chiswell

Contributors

Produced By: Peter Chiswell

: PEACE ON EARTH TO MEN OF GOODWILL

Some of the vision of poets, the achievement of saints, and the insight of present-day thinkers reflected in a brief anthology of readings and records
Reader, HUGH BURDEN Compiled by Joanna Scott-Moncrieff

Contributors

Reader: Hugh Burden
Programme complied by: Joanna Scott-Moncrieff

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Morning's at Seven by Eric MALPASS
Read by JOHN WESTBROOK Fourth of thirteen instalments

Contributors

Writer: Eric Malpass
Read By: John Westbrook

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

VIRTUOSI DI ROMA
Conducted by RENATO FASANO gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Renato Fasano

: Closedown









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