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: News Summary

6.32 Farming Today market trends, news, weather
6.50 Ten to Seven
6.55 Weather; programme news
Today's Time GTS 7.0, 8.0,9.0 am
1.0, 6.0 pm
Big Ben 10.0 pm

: The News

7.10 South-East News
7.15 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agricultural scene Produced by ANTHONY PARKIN
7.45 Today's Papers
7.50 Outlook reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
7.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Produced By: Anthony Parkin

: The News

8.10 South-East News
8.15 From Our Own Correspondent
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)
8.45 Today's Papers
8.50 Yesterday in Parliament
8.59 Weather

: 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 Chairman IAN WALLER

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Waller

: In Your Garden

A weekly magazine introduced by JOHN STREET
Floral Decorations for Christmas: GEORGE FOSS
Holly and Mistletoe: DAVID MCCLINTOCK
Plants from Pips and Stones: JOHN WARREN
Week's Work: GEORGE GILLARD
Produced by GEORGE SIGSWORTH

Contributors

Introduced By: John Street
Unknown: David McClintock
Unknown: John Warren
Produced By: George Sigsworth

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 83; Hills of the north, rejoice (BBC Hymn Book 33): Psalm 50: Isaiah 61, vv 1-11; 0 thou who makest souls to shine (BBC HB 225)

: Study on 4

Second Year Russian
Four extra programmes for the holiday period 1: New Year's Eve
I Last week's broadcast: Study)

: Mosaico espafiol

11: Romances y canciones populares. Spanish popular songs and ballads
(Lastweek'sbroadcast: Study)

: Education at Home and Abroad

6: Education for Cultural and Linguistic Minorities
.1. A. LAUWERYS, Professor of Comparative Education at the University of London, Institute of Education, introduces this enquiry into the problems of providing education for young people from widely varied linguistic backgrounds.

: Motoring and the Motorist

introduced by jim PESTRIDGE
Speed Limits: the Ministry of Transport's views
Christmas on the Roads: advice and information from CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT R. ANTILL and ROBIN RICHARDS
Goodwill to all Pedestrians: a seasonable comment by SAM HENRY together with topical news and at 12.23* the latest traffic report Produced by ARTHUR PHILLIPS

Contributors

Introduced By: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: R. Antill
Unknown: Robin Richards
Unknown: Sam Henry
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: All the Best from Today

Star items from the week's editions of radio's famous breakfast-time magazine introduced by LIAM NOLAN

Contributors

Introduced By: Liam Nolan

: Weather

and programme news

: The News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by LORD MANCROFT, ANTONY HOPKINS NEDSHERRIN, BARONESS GAITSKELL Chairman DAVID JACOBS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Queen Camel, Somerset
(Fridays broadcast: Radio 2)

Contributors

Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre Maugham the Storyteller

The Vessel of Wrath by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM dramatised for radio by PETER LING
At a certain moment in the world's history the Controleur of the Atlas Islands was Mynheer Evert Gruyter and he ruled the inhabitants with firmness, tempered by a keen sense of the ridiculous. He had thought it a very good joke to be placed at 27 in such a position of consequence, and at 30 he was still amused by it.
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Ling
Unknown: Evert Gruyter
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Somerset Maugham, the story teller: Carleton Hobbs
Mynheer Evert Gruyter: Charles Hodgson
Native boy: Alaric Cotter
The Rev Owen Jones: Garard Green
Miss Martha Jones, his sister: Brenda Dunrich
Head clerk: Kerry Francis
Ginger Ted: Henry Stamper

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
Guest Dudley Moore
My Christmas: thoughts from ARTHUR MARSHALL , ATHENE SEYLER, and AGNES SLOCOMBE
Bookshelf - The Englishman's Wine - and the English-woman's?: GEORGE ROBERTSON talks to SARAH BRADFORD about her book
Unfair to Women?: JOAN YORKE with excerpts from a debate at the Oxford Union Facer for a husband:
RONALD DAVIS

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Introduced By: Guest Dudley Moore
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Talks: George Robertson
Unknown: Sarah Bradford
Unknown: Joan Yorke

: Rugby Union International England v South Africa

Commentary on the second half of the second International of the Springboks tour by PETER WEST and KIM SHIPPEY , with comments and summaries by PETER CRANMER from Twickenham
(Commentary on the first half in Sports Service, Radio 3; the whole match in Grandstand, BBC1 Colour)

Contributors

Unknown: Peter West
Unknown: Kim Shippey
Unknown: Peter Cranmer

: International Concert Hall

Schubert Overture in c major (In the Italian style)
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by ISTVAN KERTESZ
Mozart Flute Concerto in G major (K 313); HUBERT BARWAHSER LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by COLIN DAVIS
Schumann Symphony No. 3, in E flat major (Rhenish)
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by RAFAEL FRUHBECK DE BURGOS gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Istvan Kertesz
Unknown: Hubert Barwahser
Conducted By: Colin Davis
Conducted By: Rafael Fruhbeck

: Weather

and programme news

: The News

and Radio Newsreel

: South-East News

With DOUGLAS CAMERON

: Sports Session

Introduced by JOHN MOTSON Produced by GODFREY DIXEY

Contributors

Introduced By: John Motson
Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs: 1,000th edition

Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein discusses with Roy Plomley (in a recorded programme devised by him) the records he would take to a desert island.
(Repeated: Monday 12.25)

Contributors

Castaway: Viscount Montgomery
Presenter/Devised by: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: 75 Years of Desert Island Discs 29 January 2017

: Christmas Gala

Carols and seasonal music
BERKSHIRE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION GIRLS' CHOIR conductor Gwyn Arch HANWELL GIRLS' CHOIR conductor Irene Frances Evans TWICKENHAM COUNTY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS CHOIR conductor Doreen Hogarth ORPINGTON CHORALE conductor Sheila Mossman
ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS MIXED VOICE CHOIR conductor
John Francis THURROCK CHORAL SOCIETY conductor John Moore WILLIAM DAVIES (organ) BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS conducted by JOHN POOLE
Introduced by ROY WILLIAMSON
Produced by ANTHONY PHILPOTT

Contributors

Conductor: Gwyn Arch
Conductor: Irene Frances Evans
Conductor: Doreen Hogarth
Conductor: Sheila Mossman
Conductor: John Francis
Conductor: John Moore
Conductor: William Davies
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: John Poole
Introduced By: Roy Williamson
Produced By: Anthony Philpott

: Saturday-Night Theatre Treasure Hunt

A comedy by M. J FARRELL and JOHN PERRY adapted for radio by PEGGY WELLS with Cyril Cusack and Nora Nicholson
Produced by MARTIN JENKINS (Repeated: Monday, 3.15 pm)
0 Stereophony

* Approximate time

Contributors

Comedy By: M. J Farrell
Comedy By: John Perry
Radio By: Peggy Wells
Unknown: Cyril Cusack
Unknown: Nora Nicholson
Produced By: Martin Jenkins
B ridgid: Kathleen Helme
William: Wilfrid Carter
Mrs Guidera: Pauline Letts
Mr Walsh: Nigel Lambert
Sir Philip Ryall: Jim Norton
Consuelo Howard: Betty Hardy
Hercules Ryall: Cyril Cusack
Veronica Howard: Patricia Gallimore
Aunt Anna Rose: Nora Nicholson
Mrs Cleghorne-Thomas: Pauline Letts
Yvonne: Elizabeth Proud
Eustace Mills: William Fox
A taxi driver: Nigel Lambert

: Weather

: The News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which ELIZABETH GARD
J. D. HALLORAN and E. G. WEDELL freely exchange thoughts, opinions. ideas, and prejudices with BRIAN REDHEAD
Produced by JOHN MUSGRAVE

Contributors

Unknown: J. D. Halloran
Unknown: E. G. Wedell
Produced By: John Musgrave

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by MICHAEL SHOESMITH

Contributors

Conducted By: Michael Shoesmith

: Music at Night

Beethoven
Duo No 2, in F major, for clarinet and bassoon
JACQUES LANCEI. OT (clarinet) PAUL HONGNE (bassoon) gramophone record
Sonata in D major, Op 102 No 2 LEONARD ROSE (cello)
SAMUEL SANDERS (piano)
(Sonata broadcast in 1966) A series of recitals each including a Beethoven sonata

Contributors

Bassoon: Jacques Lancei.
Piano: Samuel Sanders

: Closedown









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