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: TEN TO SEVEN

Monday's ' Ten to Eight'

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Radio's breakfast-time magazine
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: TEN TO EIGHT

By Rcquest: a Christmas choice including the Zither Carol

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition

: THE NEW YEAR

by PEARL S. BUCK
Read by MARY WIMBUSH
Second of ten instalments

Contributors

Read By: Mary Wimbush

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast

: BURL IVES

With the help of his guitar, the world-famous folk singer recalls some of the highlights of his years in show business and 'on the road'
In the days before the Beatles the best-known guitarist on either side of the Atlantic was Burl Ives , the tall, bearded American who could fill the Royal Festival Hall single-handed with songs like ' Wanderin' and ' The blue-tailed fly.' Ives is still singing, still playing the guitar, still adding to his repertoire.
In this programme, recorded in America, he talks to TONY THOMAS about the kind of music he has helped to popularise and sings some of his own favourites

Contributors

Unknown: Burl Ives
Unknown: Tony Thomas

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 19
The advent of our King (BBC
H.B. 39)
Canticle 7
St. Luke 1, vv. 13-23
0 come, 0 come, Immanuel (BBC
H.B.36)

: MORNING MELODY

presenting BILL MCCUE in It's a Fine Thing to Sing with his guest, LYN KENNINGTON and the BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA Leader, Ian Tyre
Conducted by ARTHUR BLAKE
Produced by Eddie Fraser

Contributors

Unknown: Bill McCue
Unknown: Lyn Kennington
Leader: Ian Tyre
Conducted By: Arthur Blake
Produced By: Eddie Fraser

: BALLYGULLION STORIES

by Lynn Doyle
2: Mr. Anthony's Christmas
Party

Contributors

Unknown: Lynn Doyle
Pat Murphy J: J Murphy
Mr Anthony: Maurice O'Callaghan
Arthur McCree: Charles Witherspoon
Mary: Irene Bingham
Matt: Louis Rolston
Boy: Brent Alexander

: BE REASONABLE!

A male reply to Petticoat Line
Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast

: MANY A SLIP

'twixt
ISOBEL BARNETT
ELEANOR SUMMERFIELD and RICHARD MURDOCH , DAVID Nixon with some tune twisters from STEVE RACE
In the chair, Roy PLOMLEY
Devised and written by IAN MESSITER
Produced by Tony Luke
Broadcast on Aug. 4 (Radio 2)

Contributors

Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Written By: Ian Messiter
Produced By: Tony Luke

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE WORLD AT ONE

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

Contributors

Introduced By: William Davis

: The Archers

Monday evening's broadcast

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Christmas edition
ANONA WINN , JOY ADAMSON
NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest
KENNETH HORNE in the chair
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Norman Hackforth
Unknown: Peter Glaze
Unknown: Kenneth Horne

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Story: ' 'The story of Christmas ' by Jean Sutcliffe

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe

: THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE

by Thomas Hardy
Adapted for radio in ten parts by DESMOND HAWKINS with Paul Rogers Meg Wynn Owen
5: Lucetta comes to Casterbridge
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Unknown: Meg Wynn Owen

: A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

in King's College Chapel, Cambridge upon Christmas Eve
See page 44 and colour feature Repeated on Christmas Day at
9.40 a.m. (Radio 3: Music)
This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the first Festival at King's College and the fortieth anniversary of the first broadcast.

: CHOOSING A CAREER

Sir Darrell Bates looks back to the time when he reluctantly relinquished the idea of becoming a professional cricketer and began to think seriously about his future
When he decided to join the Colonial Service he set about acquiring certain skills which he hoped would confound the opposition at the other side of the interview table.
Sir Darrell Bates on ' The Time of My Life': next Sunday, 10.10 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Darrell Bates
Unknown: Sir Darrell Bates

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A family magazine introduced by Tim GUDGIN
When one door closes ...:
LESLIE SMITH meets severely handicapped artists who paint by mouth and foot
On the Outside: BARBARA Lorr remembers one Christmas Eve when the Christmas message suddenly took on meaning
' In the Workhouse-Christmas
Day ': the best known of the Victorian ballads of George R. Sims recited by NORMAN SHELLEY
A Time for Regrets: what does Christmas mean to men in prison?: PAUL STEPHENSON talks to a man who has spent the last five Christmases ' away'

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Leslie Smith
Unknown: Barbara Lorr
Unknown: George R. Sims
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Talks: Paul Stephenson

: STORY TIME

American Humour
A series of eight readings chosen and abridged by Marvin Kane
6: Cleo from the book Runyon d la Carte
by DAMON RUNYON
Reader, MARVIN KANE
Produced by R. D. Smith

Contributors

Abridged By: Marvin Kane
Reader: Damon Runyon
Reader: Marvin Kane
Produced By: R. D. Smith

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: SOUTH-EAST

Tonight's evening paper of the air
Reports from the region's news studios and Scotland Yard-Sportsdesk-Stop Press
Introduced by DOUGLAS CAMERON

Contributors

Introduced By: Douglas Cameron

: The Archers

Contributors

Written by: Edward J. Mason

: THE HORNBLOWER STORY

Adapted for radio in twenty parts by VAL GIELGUD from four of the Hornblower books by C. S. Forester with John Westbrook
Horatio Hornblower
Norman Shelley , John Bennett
BOOK 3:
Hornblower and the Hotspur 4: Blockade
Produced by TREVOR HILL

Contributors

Unknown: Val Gielgud
Unknown: C. S. Forester
Unknown: John Westbrook
Unknown: Horatio Hornblower
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: John Bennett
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Admiral Lord Hornblower (story teller) and Commander Horatio Hornblower: John Westbrook
James Doughty, his cabin steward: Geoffrey Banks
Mr Foreman, Signal-Midshipman: Bruce Bould
Lt William Bush: John Bennett
Mr Cargill, the Mate: Gordon Kaye
Sir William Cornwallis: Norman Shelley
Captain Collins: Graham Tennant

: PETTICOAT LINE

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by RENEE HOUSTON, FANNY CRADOCK JOY NICHOLS, BETTINE LE BEAU In the chair, ANONA WINN
Devised by Anona Winn and Ian Messiter
Produced by John Cassels
Pre-recorded at The Playhouse,
Northumberland Ave... London, W.C.2
Repeated: Thurs., 12.25 p.m.
Be Reasonable!, a male reply: Sat., 7.0 p.m.; Tues. 12 noon

Contributors

Unknown: Fanny Cradock
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: John Cassels

: CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS

HELEN WATTS (contralto)
AUGMENTED TABERNACLE CHOIR,
MORRISTON Chorus-Master , Alun John
ALUN MOLD MADRIGAL CHOIR Chorus-Master, Brian Hughes ARDWYN SINGERS
Chorus-Master. Alun John
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA Leader, John Bacon
Conducted by Wyn MORRIS
Recorded at the Afan Lido, Aberafan. before an invited audience of more than 1.000 voices drawn from the locality.
Introduced by Alun WILLIAMS
Produced by J. Alwyn Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Morriston Chorus-Master
Unknown: Alun John
Chorus-Master: Brian Hughes
Chorus-Master: Alun John
Conducted By: Wyn Morris
Introduced By: Alun Williams
Produced By: J. Alwyn Jones

: CAMBRIDGE REVISITED

David Franklin wanders round the university town remembering his student days there forty years ago
He recalls the music he first heard there and introduces recordings of his distinguished contemporaries including:
ALISTAIR COOKE
SIR MICHAEL REDGRAVE
LORD SOPER. and KENNETH ADAM
Produced by Helen Fry
Broadcast on July 24

Contributors

Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Sir Michael Redgrave
Produced By: Helen Fry

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
GILES PLAYFAIR introduces letters from today's postbag

Contributors

Introduces: Giles Playfair

: CONVERSATIONS WITH JIM BULLOCK

2: In the pit
Jim BULLOCK went down the mine as a pony driver at the age of thirteen. He tells Tony Van den Bcrgh about his experiences as a young miner

Contributors

Unknown: Jim Bullock
Unknown: Tony van Den Bcrgh

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Chimes by CHARLES DICKENS
Read by GARY WATSON
Second of ten instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Read By: Gary Watson

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

gramophone records

: THE FIRST MASS OF CHRISTMAS

from St. Patrick's Roman
Catholic Church, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Celebrant,
THE RT. REV. MGR. JOHN QUINN
Preacher, FR. AUSTIN EUSTACE
Readings: Titus 2, w. 11-15; St.
Luke 2, vv. 1-14
Ring out. 0 bells; Silent Night (arr. Woodgate); Come all ye faithful; 0 sacrum convivium (Fun-ant); A Boy is born in Bethlehem: Benedictus (Turner); Hark! The herald-angels sing
Choirmaster,
Fr. Austin Eustace
Organist, Phyllis Foley
The action of the Mass described by FR. PATRICK MCENROE

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Mgr. John Quinn
Organist: Phyllis Foley
Unknown: Fr. Patrick McEnroe

: Closedown









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