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: Ten to Seven

6.55 Weather; programme news
Today's Time CTS 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 am-
1.0, 6.0, 11.0 pm Big Ben 10.0 pm

: 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

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

: The News

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

: The Diary ofFanny Burney

read by JILL BALCON (2) †

Contributors

Read By: Jill Balcon

: The News

: Royal Brides

Narrator NEIL FREEMAN
3: The White Rose
Mrs Maria Fitzherbert With PATRICIA HASTINGS
MADELEINE VACHER , COLIN EOWYNN and JOHN LINSTRUM

Contributors

Narrator: Neil Freeman
Unknown: Mrs Maria Fitzherbert
Unknown: Patricia Hastings
Unknown: Madeleine Vacher
Unknown: Colin Eowynn
Unknown: John Linstrum

: Mendelssohn

Variations concertantes JOSEPH SCHUSTER (cello) ARTUR BALSAM (piano) gramophone record

Contributors

Piano: Artur Balsam

: Daily Service

NEM p 93; Gracious spirit, Holy Ghost (BBC HB 153); Psalm 119 part 7; Isaiah 64, vv 1-9: A great and mighty wonder (BBC HB 41)

: Morning Melody

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA conducted by MARCUS DODS with DAVID AND MARIANNE DALMOUR
Introduced by PETER BARKER

Contributors

Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Conducted By: Marianne Dalmour
Introduced By: Peter Barker

: Christmas Eve in the Quartermaster's Store

THOMAS MURRAY recounts a war-time celebration when three Italian collaborators prepared a festive surprise,

: The Ring-a-Ding-Ding Show

A radio laugh-out connecting Nicholas Parsons and A.G.P.O. Telephone
With DENISE COFFEY , DAVID JASON HILDA KRISEMAN , GEOFFREY COLLINS unaided by studio laughter Written by GEORGE EVANS , DEREK COLLYER DAVID MCKELLAR
CHIC JACOB and LES LILLEY ROWLEY AND BAKER and NICHOLAS PARSONS
Produced by DAVID HATCH

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Hilda Kriseman
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins
Written By: George Evans
Written By: Derek Collyer
Written By: David McKellar
Written By: Nicholas Parsons
Produced By: David Hatch

: Weather

and programme news

: The World at One The News

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

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Story of Christmas by JEAN SUTCLIFFE

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe

: Afternoon Theatre Mr Gilfil's Love Story

from Scenes of Clerical Life by GEORGE ELIOT dramatised as a play for radio by JOAN O'CONNOR
' Like a great oak tree, he was, with the branches blasted by a storm. But the heart of oak was there, always.'
Produced by DAVID DAVIS †

Contributors

Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Joan O'Connor
Dorcas: Sheelah Wilcocks
Sir Christopher Cheverel: Norman Shelley
Lady Cheverel: Gladys Spencer
Tina: Anna Calder-Marshall
Sharp, her maid: Jan Edwards
Capt Anthony Wybrow: John Bentley
Maynard Gilfil: Malcolm Hayes
Beatrice Assher: Curigwen Lewis
Lady Assher, her mother: Grizelda Hervey
Bates, a gardener: James Thomason
Daniel, husband to Dorcas: Leonard Fenton

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

in King's College Chapel.
Cambridge, upon Christmas Eve (A stereophonic recording can be heard on Christmas morning at 9.4: Radio 3. The order of service is given on page 46) (A carol service from King's onBBClColour: tonight at 6.15)

: Daphne du Maurier

talks to WILFRED DE'ATH
The recent publication of Miss du Maurier's latest novel The House on the Strand has renewed critical interest in this perennially popular writer.
In her first broadcast interview for well over a decade DAPHNE DU MAURIER talks to WILFRED DE'ATH about her remarkable family, her life and work.

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced by KEN SYKORA and including
Christmas Eve 1940: CAPTAIN A. GILLIS , aboard his ship mv Ariosto, recalls an incident while he was a prisoner of war in Germany
From Dissected Puzzle to JigSaw: LINDA HANNAS talks to CORAL HADDON about her collection of antique puzzles, start-ting with maps of the 1760s Cistercian Christmas: MICHAEL GILLIAM visits Mount St Bernard Abbey in Charnwood Forest to see how the monks. who usually lead a life of silence, celebrate Christmas Take a Pudding to Polly: ELIZABETH RING with a seasonal childhood memory

Contributors

Unknown: Captain A. Gillis
Unknown: Michael Gilliam

: Story Time A Sound of Trumpets

by ALLAN CAMPBELL MCLEAN abridged in five parts by RAYMOND WARD read by JOHN SHEDDEN
3: Lachlann Ban Returns
' Come Saturday Alasdair will be put behind bars. And it will be many a long day be-for he is free to roam again, you may be sure o' that.'
Produced by GORDON EMSLIE

Contributors

Unknown: Allan Campbell McLean
Unknown: Raymond Ward
Read By: John Shedden
Produced By: Gordon Emslie

: 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

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday, 2.0 pm)

Contributors

Writer: Bruno Milna

: Eric Robinson

with Records for You

: Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker

Ballet in two acts
A complete performance given by the ORCHESTRA OF THE
BOLSHOI THEATRE, USSR conductor
GENNADI ROZHDESTVENSKY
Introduced by NOEL GOODWIN
(Recordings made available by courtesy of Soviet Radio)

Contributors

Introduced By: Noel Goodwin

: The Goon Show: Christmas Carol

A loosely based Dickens of a story with Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan
MAX GELDRAY
THE RAY ELLINGTON QUARTET
WALLY STOTT AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Announcer WALLACE GREENSLADE Script by SPIKE MILLIGAN
Produced by JOHN BROWELL
(Broadcast on 24 Dee 1959)

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Max Geldray
Unknown: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Produced By: John Browell

: Weather

: Ten O'Clock The News

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

Contributors

Duced By: Anthony Brown

: Travels

Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold
NicoLETTE BERNARD presents an anthology of verse, prose, and song, specially compiled for bedtime listening by KEITH HINDELL

Contributors

Unknown: Nicolette Bernard
Unknown: Keith Hindell

: Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime

Phineas Redux by ANTHONY TROLLOPE
Book 1: The Ladies Rally Round read by DAVID MARCH (3)

Contributors

Unknown: Phineas Redux
Read By: David March

: Music at Night

ALFREDA HODGSON (contralto) JANET HILTON (clarinet) PAUL CROPPER (viola)
MAURICE AITCHISON (piano)
Brahms Wie Melodien zieht es mir; Blinde Kuh ; Botschaft; Von ewiger Liebe
Mozart Trio in E flat (K 498) Brahms Two Songs. Op 91
(with viola): Gestillte Sehn sucht; Geistliches Wiegenlied

Contributors

Contralto: Alfreda Hodgson
Piano: Maurice Aitchison
Piano: Brahms Wie Melodien
Unknown: Blinde Kuh
Viola: Gestillte Sehn
Unknown: Geistliches Wiegenlied

: The First Communion of Christmas

from Pershore Abbey, Worcs Celebrant and Preacher THE REV C. R. CAMPLING assisted by THE REV N. G. COULTON and THE REV D. G. MILLAR
Epistle: Hebrews 1. vv. 1-12 Gospel: St John 1, vv 1-14
Hymns (English Hymnal Service Book): 0 come, all ye faithful (164); 0 little town of Bethlehem (181): Hark! the herald-angels sing (90)
Carols during the Communion sung by the PERSHORE CHORAL SOCIETY conductor JOAN PHILLIPS
Organist and Director of Music RODNEY BALDWYN
Commentary by PHILIP TURNER

Contributors

Unknown: C. R. Campling
Unknown: N. G. Coulton
Unknown: D. G. Millar
Commentary By: Philip Turner

: Closedown









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