From Handel's ' Messiah '
1: Glory to God Reader, Frank Singuineau
and Programme News
Radio's breakfast-time look at life around the country and across the world
Introduced by Jack de Manio
by Alistair Cooke
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
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
The songs and music of Disney's Animals from "The Three Little Pigs" to "The Jungle Book"
Presented, with records, by Desmond Carrington
The Romance of Musical Comedy on gramophone records
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
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.
Devised and presented by:
Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth
Broadcast at 9.30 a.m.
followed by the News
Friday evening's broadcast
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
A programme by CHARLES LEFEAUX based on Lily McCormack 's biography of her husband with Mary O'Farrell and the voice of JOHN MCCORMACK
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
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
Wilfred Pickles visits the Children at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore, Middlesex with Mabel Pickles and Eric James at the piano
A special Christmas edition with ANONA WINN , JOY ADAMSON
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.
Listeners' letters and points of difference aired by RENÉE HOUSTON
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
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
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]
Appeal presented by:
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
Orignal Novel written by:
Play written by:
Adapted for radio by:
Mr Charles Bingley:
Sir William Lucas:
Mr George Wickham:
Miss Charlotte Lucas:
Lady Catherine de Bourgh:
with Records for You
A programme of music to relax you at the end of the festive day
Produced by Peter Chiswell
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
Programme complied by:
Morning's at Seven by Eric MALPASS
Read by JOHN WESTBROOK Fourth of thirteen instalments
VIRTUOSI DI ROMA
Conducted by RENATO FASANO gramophone records