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: TEN TO EIGHT

The Prince of Peace
Reflections for Christmas Day
Readers, NORMAN SHELLEY
PRUNELLA SCALES

Contributors

Readers: Norman Shelley

: WEATHER

and Programme News
Christians, awake

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: THE NEW YEAR

by PEARLS BUCK .
Read by MARY WIMBUSH
Third of ten lnstalments
Christians, awake

Contributors

Unknown: Pearls Buck
Read By: Mary Wimbush

: THE NEWS

: CHRISTMAS BELLS

tGreetings from St. John the Evangelist, Preston: St. Mary Magdalene. Debenham, Suffolk; St. Mary, Eling. Hampshire; St. Michael and All Angels, Hughenden, Buckinghamshire; St. Catwg,
Cadoxton, Neath; St. James the Less. Leith, Midlothian; St. Mark, Dundela. Belfast; Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
Introduced by ROBERT HUDSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Hudson

: THE QUEEN

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth

: MORNING SERVICE

from St. Catherine's Church. Pontypridd, Glamorgan
Conducted by The Archbishop of Wales, THE MOST REV. GLYN SIMON assisted by the Vicar, THE REV. J. C. PAYNE
Hymns (A. and M. Rev.):
Christians, awake! (61); God from on high hath heard (63)
Lesson: Galatians4, vv. 1-7, 13,14 Choirmaster and organist,
' Cyril Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Glyn Simon
Unknown: Rev. J. C. Payne
Organist: Cyril Williams

: GERALD DURRELL

invites you to
Come Round the World in music and song
He talks to HAROLD ROGERS as they walk round his zoo on the island of Jersey

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Rogers

: 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

: DOWN YOUR WAY

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Bethlehem
Produced by Richard Burwood
Next Sunday: Jerusalem

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: 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

: FROM LONDON— WITH ROLF!

Rolf Harris in party mood spreads it abroad with Bob Monkhouse ,
Lois Lane
Joe ' Mr. Piano ' Henderson
Freddie and the Dreamers
MAX HARRIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Script by Spike Mullins
Produced by Trafford Whitelock

Contributors

Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Lois Lane
Unknown: Max Harris
Script By: Spike Mullins
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: The Archers

Tuesday evening's broadcast

: HOROWITZ

piano gramophone record

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Jane Wenham as Cinderella in The Glass Slipper
A fairy tale with music by Herbert Farjeon and Eleanor Farjeon adapted for radio by RAYMOND RAIKES
Music by CLIFTON PARKER
The Four Spirits-Earth, Air, Fire, Water-and Court Ladies sung by a section of the AMBROSIAN SINGERS
LONDON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Leader, Lionel Bentley
Conducted by LIONEL SALTER
Produced by RAYMOND RAIKES
The Glass Slipper was originally presented by Robert Donat at the St. James's Theatre, London, on December 23. 1944. Geoffrey Dunn , John Ruddock , and Betty Bask comb were among that cast.
Broadcast on December 25. 1964

Contributors

Unknown: Jane Wenham
Music By: Herbert Farjeon
Music By: Eleanor Farjeon
Unknown: Raymond Raikes
Music By: Clifton Parker
Leader: Lionel Bentley
Conducted By: Lionel Salter
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Presented By: Robert Donat
Unknown: Geoffrey Dunn
Unknown: John Ruddock
Unknown: Betty Bask
Cinderella: Jane Wenham
The Voices of the Things: The Clock: Eric Anderson
The Tap: Gordon Gardner
The Broom: Elizabeth Morgan
The Fire: Andrew Sachs
The Rocking Chair: Malcolm Terris
The Father: John Ruddock
The Stepmother: Olga Lindo
The Sisters:Arethusa: June Tobin
Araminta: Betty Baskcomb
The Herald: Geoffrey Dunn
The Trumpeter: Donald Blakeson
The Fairy Godmother: Marjorie Westbury
The Toastmaster: Hamlyn Benson
The Prince: John Forrest

: THE BEST OF WALT DISNEY

Walt Disney never wrote a song. But from Mickey Mouse to The Jungle Book his films have been packed with good tunes, tunes that world-famous artists have rushed to record
ALAN DELL introduces the best of these performances

Contributors

Unknown: Mickey Mouse

: FAREWELL TO THE SCALA

After this year's production of Peter Pan. the Scala Theatre, London, will be closing
Gale Pedrick introduces recordings of well-known artists from the professional and amateur stages who have appeared there in the past sixty years
Also taking part:
WENDY CRAIG , FRANKLIN ENGELMANN DOROTHY LLOYD
MARGARET LOCKWOOD , RALPH READER DAME SYBIL THORNDIKE
Written by Jean Stroud and Gale Pedrick
Produced by Denys Gueroult

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Pan.
Introduces: Gale Pedrick
Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Dorothy Lloyd
Unknown: Margaret Lockwood
Reader: Dame Sybil Thorndike
Written By: Jean Stroud
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: CHRISTMAS APPEAL

British Wireless for the Blind Fund by ERIC ROBINSON
The annual opportunity to provide radio sets for blind people.
Donations, preferably by crossed P.O. or cheque, to: Eric Robinson [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Robinson
Unknown: Eric Robinson

: THE KENNETH McKELLAR SHOW

in which
Kenneth McKellar introduces a selection of songs from long-playing records he has made during the past sixteen years Produced by Peter Chiswell

Contributors

Introduces: Kenneth McKellar
Produced By: Peter Chiswell

: The Archers

Contributors

Written by: Edward J. Mason

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Rosea Kemp of the London Weather Centre discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records she would take to a desert island
Produced by Ronald Cook

Contributors

Unknown: Rosea Kemp
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Ronald Cook

: THE TIME OF MY LIFE

Renée Houston recalls the exciting years between 1925-when she and her sister Billie first saw their names in lights at the London Coliseum-and 1935 when she became the talk of the town as a musical-comedy star and, on a film set. met her husband-to-be, Donald Stewart.
Her old friends ANONA WINN and GEORGIE WOOD add personal comments and memories to an intimate and individual reminiscence.
Produced by Trafford Whitelock
Broadcast on September 21

Contributors

Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: JOHANN STRAUSS IN THE THEATRE

Dances and songs from his operettas with WILMA Lipp , RITA STREtCH
HEINZ HOPPE
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by Willi Boskovsky gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Wilma Lipp
Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky

: FLORENCE

The Sounds of a City
Impressions of the past and present
Recorded in Florence last September by PAUL MARTIN and SIMONE BARGELLINI
Produced by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Martin
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: THE NEWS

: MENDELSSOHN IN ENGLAND

A memoir in words and music of the composer Mendelssohn's visits to England between 1829 and 1847 ' I don'know how it is. but I am seized with the desire to be off ... I long for the steamer and for the perfume of British coal ... have a long-cherished plan of introducing my wife to the country of my predilection ...'■ Ian Holm as Felix Mendelssohn
Paul Daneman as Narrator
Kathleen Helme , Rosalind Shanks Marjorie Westbury , John Baddeley Peter Pratt , Michael Spice
The programme compiled from contemporary sources by JOANNA RICHARDSON
Produced by JOHN POWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Felix Mendelssohn
Unknown: Paul Daneman
Narrator: Kathleen Helme
Narrator: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Peter Pratt
Unknown: Joanna Richardson
Produced By: John Powell

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

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

Contributors

Read By: Gary Watson

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Mozart Rondo in D major, for piano
(K.485)
Quartet in G minor (K.478)
† LONDON PIANO QUARTET
Trevor Williams (violin)
Quintin Ballardie (viola)
Vivian Joseph (cello)
James Gibb (piano)
Quartet (K.493): Thursday

Contributors

Unknown: Mozart Rondo
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Quintin Ballardie
Cello: Vivian Joseph
Piano: James Gibb

: Closedown









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