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: Thought for the Week

RICHARD SYMS on Giving Christmas Presents
6.55 Weather; programme news
Today's Time GTS am
1.0. 6.0. 11.0 pm Big Ben 10.0 pm


Unknown: Richard Syms

: The News

7.10 South-East News
7.15 Today radio's breakfast-time magazine introduced by JACK DE MANIO
7.45 Today's Papers
7.50 Ten to Eight
God Rest You Merry Readings and music for Christmas Week by ANDREW CRUICKSHANK and the ST MARTIN SINGERS
7.55 Weather; programme news


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

: The News

8.10 South-East News
8.15 Today
8.40 Today's Papers

: Christmas at Te Parenga

You can spend weeks preparing for the Great Day but. in as many minutes, one small brother can wreak havoc with your plans.
A short story abridged for radio and read by EUGENE FRASER


Unknown: Bruce Mason
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: The News

: Letter from America



Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Eye-Witness

(Revised version of Sunday's broadcast)

: Christmas All Over the World

In 1932 King George V broadcast his first Christmas message to the Empire. The programme which preceded it became an annual event until 1958
JOHN LANE , with the help of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives and the voices of ALAN BURGESS , HOWARD MARSHALL , and muir MATHIESON, recalls some of the highlights
Produced by DENIS LEWELL


Unknown: John Lane
Unknown: Alan Burgess
Unknown: Howard Marshall
Produced By: Denis Lewell

: Daily Service

St Thomas
NEM p 87; Jesu. guide our way (BBC HB 144); Psalm 100; John 20, vv 19-29: For all thy saints, O Lord (BBC HB 228)

: Morning Melody

Introduced by PETER BARKER


Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn
Introduced By: Peter Barker

: Royal Brides

A series of seven programmes arranged for radio by JULIA SMALL
1: Wife to Apollo
With HILDA SCHRODER as Elizabeth of Baden, Empress of Russia
Produced by TREVOR HILL


Radio By: Julia Small
Narrator: Neil Freeman
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Produced By: Trevor Hill

: Gipsy Moth Circles the World

Kenneth More reads the b.ook bv SIR FRANCIS CHICHESTER abridged in six parts by TERENCE LONGDON
6: Into the Broad Atlantic
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Sir Francis Chichester
Unknown: Terence Longdon
Produced By: Graham Gauld

: Desert Island Discs

1,000th edition
Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein With ROY PLOMLEY


Unknown: Viscount Montgomery
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: Weather

and programme news

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by WILLIAM HARDCASTLE


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Dolly's Christmas by IRENE SNAPE


Unknown: Irene Snape

: Invitation to Music

(Recordings made available by courtesy of Norwegian and French Radios)


Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn
Conducted By: Oivind Bergh
Conducted By: Raymond Chevreux

: One of the Seven Wonders Rediscovered

A hundred years ago
J. T. Wood rediscovered the site of the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
KATHERINE SIM speaks of the man who, in the face of incredible odds. worked to establish the existence of the Temple,


Unknown: J. T. Wood
Unknown: Katherine Sim

: Afternoon Theatre Treasure Hunt

A comedy by M. J. FARRELL and JOHN PERRY


Comedy By: M. J. Farrell
Comedy By: John Perry

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced from Nottingham by BOB ALLRED Instant Vintage: DENNIS MC-CARTHY looks at a Derby firm which still builds cars to Edwardian specifications
Is Silence Golden?: MARIELANE DOUGLAS talks to ALAN HILLIER , one of the country's leading specialists on the problem of noise
Nervous Breakdown: ANN LEVER tells just what those words mean to one who has experienced it


Unknown: Bob Allred
Talks: Marielane Douglas
Unknown: Alan Hillier

: Story Time Life with Grandma

The book by DOREEN TOVEY arranged for radio in five parts by HOWARD JONES read by Kathleen Helme 1: Crandma by Gaslight
' This story is about my grand-mother; but for whose influence. as my Aunt Louisa has often remarked. I would probably have been very different.' Produced by DAVID DAVIS


Book By: Doreen Tovey
Unknown: Howard Jones
Read By: Kathleen Helme
Produced By: David Davis

: Weather

and programme news

: South-East

Tonight's evening paper of the air with reports from the region's news studios and Scotland Yard - Sportsdesk - Stop Press: introduced by TIM GUDGIN Produced by the South-East News Unit


Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)


Writer: Bruno Milna

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled(!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams , Derek Nimmo Clement Freud , Sheila Hancock try to talk for just a minute on this and that
Produced by DAVID HATCH
(Pre-recorded at The Paris. Lower Regent Street. London SW1. Rptd Thurs, 12.25 pm) (Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London; Sheila Hancock is in ' So What About Love? ' at the Criterion Theatre, London)


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: David Hatch
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Sheila Hancock

: Carols for Christmas

CITY OF SWANSEA lead the audience in carols we all know and love Their guests:
PHILI.IP WATKINS (treble) THE MOLD ALUN SINGERS conductor Brian Hughes organist NIGEL DAVIES conductor ALUN JOHN
Introduced by JOHN DARRAN from the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea


Conductor: Brian Hughes
Organist: Nigel Davies
Conductor: Alun John
Introduced By: John Darran

: The Public Prosecutor

by FRITZ HOCHWALDER translated by KITTY BLACK adapted for radio by ARCHIE CAMPBELL wit Joss Ackland Paris. 1794. Following the Thermidor rising, many of the most bloodthirsty extremists of the Revolution have perished in the Terror. Still the purge goes on - as dog eats dog and denunciation by some unknown enemy threatens the lives of those who have so far survived. and Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL


Unknown: Fritz Hochwalder
Translated By: Kitty Black
Unknown: Archie Campbell
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Fouquier-Tinville, Public Prosecutor: Joss Ackland
Grebeauval, his secretary: Malcolm Hayes
Tallien, a revolutionary leader: John Pullen
Theresia Tallien, his wife: Eva Haodon
Sanson, Chief Executioner: Peter Pratt
Montana, a judge: John Bentley
Fabricius: John Breslin
Heron: John Bryning
Guards, citizens: Kerry Francis
Guards, citizens: Alan Barry,
Guards, citizens: Jan Edwards
Guards, citizens: Sonia Fraser

: Weather

: Ten O'Clock The News

The background to the news and people in the news. followed by Listening Post introduced by ANTHONY BROWN


Unknown: Anthony Brown

: A Mild Aphrodisiac

Had we but World enough, and Time
This coyness, Lady, were no crime
NICOLETTE BERNARD presents the first of four anthologies of delectable verse, prose, and song specially compiled for bedtime listening by KEITH HINDELL


Unknown: Nicolette Bernard
Unknown: Keith Hindell

: Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime Phineas Redux

Book 1: The Ladies Rally Round Handsome, young, and a widower to boot, Phineas Finn returns to politics after a brief absence in his native Ireland. The drawing rooms and salons of mid-Victorian London are thrown open to him. Duchesses and Countesses adore him. The great Liberal Party has high hopes of him Who, then, can be against him? abridged by MADGE HART Read by David March
Produced by JOHN CARDY First of 20 instalments


Unknown: Phineas Finn
Abridged By: Madge Hart
Read By: David March
Produced By: John Cardy

: Music at Night

Christmas Concertos
Manfredini Concerto Grosso in c major. Op 3 No 12
Locatelli Concerto Grosso in F minor. Op 1 No 8
MAINZ CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by G√úNTHER KEHR gramophone records

: Closedown

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