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: 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
Christians, awake ...
Today's Time GTS 8.0, 9.0 am
1.0, 6.0, 11.0 pm Big Ben 10.0 pm

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

: The News

: Today

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: The Diary of Fanny Burney

read by JILL BALCON (3)
Christians, awake . . .

Contributors

Read By: Jill Balcon

: The News

: Christmas Bells

Greetings from St Philip and St James, Holywood, Co Down; Holy Trinity, Darlington; St Elvan, Aberdare; St Martin's, Birmingham; St Andrew , Stratton by Bude, Cornwall; St John the Baptist, Hillingdon, Middlesex; St Andrew 's Cathedral. Inverness; Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
Introduced by ROBERT HUDSON Produced by JOHN HASLAM

Contributors

Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: St John
Unknown: St Andrew
Introduced By: Robert Hudson
Produced By: John Haslam

: Her Symphony and Song Kathleen Ferrier

1912-1953
When she died tragically of cancer at the early age of 41, Kathleen Ferrier had within the space of only ten years gained an international reputation as a singer. The quality of her voice, her gaiety, and the warmth of her personality are remembered by her friends in this radio portrait. Speakers include WINIFRED FERRIER
SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI
SIR ARTHUR BLISS
BENJAMIN BRITTEN , JOHN FRANCIS ROY HENDERSON. MAURICE JACOBSON GERALD MOORE , JOHN NEWMARK PETER PEARS, ALAN RAWSTHORNE Compiled and produced by ROBERT POCOCK

Contributors

Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier
Unknown: Winifred Ferrier
Unknown: Sir John Barbirolli
Unknown: Sir Arthur Bliss
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: John Francis
Unknown: Roy Henderson.
Unknown: Maurice Jacobson
Unknown: Gerald Moore
Unknown: John Newmark
Unknown: Alan Rawsthorne
Produced By: Robert Pocock

: John Stanley

Trumpet Tune ROGER VOISIN
THE KAPP SINFONIETTA conducted by EMANUEL VARDI gramophone record

Contributors

Conducted By: Emanuel Vardi

: Christmas Morning Service

from St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in the presence of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family
"Once in Royal David's city"
Versicles, Responses;
Psalm 19
Lesson: Isaiah 9, vv 2-7
Te Deum
Lesson: St Luke 2, vv 1-20
Benedictus;
Creed; The Lord's Prayer; Versicles, Responses; Collects
"Hark the herald-angels sing"
Address: The Dean of Windsor The Very Rev R. Woods
Prayers;
"O come, all ye faithful"
The Blessing;
National Anthem
Service conducted by The Rev I. G. Collins
Organist and Master of Choristers Sidney Campbell
Assistant organist John Morehen
The scene described by Ronald Allison
(Also on BBCtv)

Contributors

Address: The Dean of Windsor The Very Rev R. Woods
Service conducted by: The Rev I. G. Collins
Organist and Master of Choristers: Sidney Campbell
Assistant Organist: John Morehen
Commentator: Ronald Allison

: Johann Strauss

VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by WILLI BOSKOVSKY gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky

: Just a Minute

: Weather

and programme news

: The News

: Let's Go with Cliff

Cliff Richard in person with MICHAEL FLANDERS and DONALD SWANN
LUIS ALBERTO DEL PARANA Y LOS PARAGUAYOS
JOHN CLEESE , SALENA JONES NORRIE PARAMOR AND HIS
ORCHESTRA
Produced by JOHN CASSELS

Contributors

Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Salena Jones
Unknown: Norrie Paramor
Produced By: John Cassels

: The Archers

: The Farmer's Wife

by EDEN PHILLPOTTS with Nigel Stock
Samuel Sweetland , widower, of the village of Little Silver, Devon, man of substance and self-importance, decides to choose himself a wife from his own local short-list.
Produced by BRANDON ACTON-BOND

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Stock
Unknown: Samuel Sweetland
Produced By: Brandon Acton-Bond
Araminta Dench: Lois Hawkins
Churdles Ash: John Long
Thirza Tapper: Aileen Mills
Samuel Sweetland: Nigel Stock
Siblev Sweetland: Jennie Woodford
George Smerdon: David Hyde
Petronell Sweetland: Jane Criddle
Richard Coaker: Geoffrey Collins
Louisa Windeatt: Pat Nye
Henry Coaker: Brian Haines
Mary Hearn: Zulema Dene
Other parts: Moyra Babington
Other parts: Esmond Rideout,
Other parts: Charles Mander

: Take It From Here

Jimmy Edwards , Dick Bentley and June Whitfield invite you to join them for a Glum Christinas With WALLAS EATON
THE KEYNOTES
BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA leader ANTONY GILBERT conductor HARRY RABINOWITZ
Script by FRANK MUIR and DENIS NORDEN Produced by CHARLES MAXWELL
(Frank Muir and Denis Norden , with producer Charles Maxwell , recall the days of TIFH: 2 January, 7.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Charles Maxwell

: Yuletide in the Music-Hall A Christmas Box at the Players' Theatre

Introduced by chairman Barry Cryer featuring popular favourites of the Late Joys
JOAN STERNDALE BENNETT
ANNA DAWSON , DOREEN HERMITAGE ELEANOR MCCREADY , DENIS MARTIN SHEILA MATTHEWS VALENTINE PALMER
JULIA SUTTON , ERICH VIETHEER plus a seasonal extravaganza The Babes in the Wood starringandand adapted from
MAURICE BROWNING 'S Stage
Version by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK Musical director GEOFFREY BRAWN Produced by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Joan Sterndale Bennett
Unknown: Anna Dawson
Unknown: Doreen Hermitage
Unknown: Eleanor McCready
Unknown: Denis Martin
Unknown: Sheila Matthews
Unknown: Valentine Palmer
Unknown: Julia Sutton
Unknown: Erich Vietheer
Unknown: Maurice Browning
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock
Sir Rowland Macassar: Hugh Paddick
Lady Macassar: Joan Sterndale Bennett
Tom: Julia Sutton
Sal: Anna Dawson
Fairy Queen: Sheila Matthews
First Ruffian: Erich Vietheer
Second Ruffian: Valentine Palmer
First Witch: Doreen Hermitage
Second Witch: Eleanor McCready
Third Witch: Joan Sterndale Bennett

: The Time of My Life Barbara Mullen

' Knowing who you are, I think, can lead to golden moments in everybody's life when there comes the realisation that they are capable of coping - not only with other responsibilities, but with their own....'

: Weather

and programme news

: The News

: Christmas Appeal

British Wireless for the Blind Fund by ALVAR LIDELL
The annual opportunity to provide radio sets for blind people. Donations, preferably by crossed po or cheque, to: Alvar Lidell, British Wireless for the Blind Fund, [address removed]

: Twenty Questions

Christmas edition
ANONA WINN, JOY
ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH. PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair
Produced by BOBBY JAYE (Repeated: Friday, 9.5 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth.
Unknown: David Franklin
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)

Contributors

Writer: Bruno Milna

: Petticoat Line

: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll
Adapted and produced by Charles Lefeaux
with Cherie Lunghi as Alice and Eric Shilling, Cyril Shaps, Marjorie Westbury, David March

Contributors

Author: Lewis Carroll
Adapted by/Producer: Charles Lefeaux
Music: composed and conducted by Antony Hopkins
Special: effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Alice: Cherie Lunghi
Lewis Carroll: Gordon Davies
Alice: Cherie Lunghi
The White Rabbit: Cyril Shaps
The Mouse: Andrew Sachs
The Dodo: Cyril Shaps
The Caterpillar: David March
The Pigeon: Patricia Leventon
The Duchess: Betty Huntley-Wright
The Cheshire Cat: David March
The March Hare: Frederick Treves
The Mad Hatter: Cyril Shaps
The Dormouse: Andrew Sachs
The Queen of Hearts: Marjorie Westbury
The Knave of Hearts: Alan Haines
The King of Hearts: Hamlyn Benson
The Gryphon: Arthur Ridley
The Mock Turtle: Eric Shilling

: An Evening with Elgar

Alan Webb , Curator of Elgar's birthplace, recalls an evening he once spent with the composer and introduces some of the records Elgar played to him Produced by JOHN LADE

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Webb
Produced By: John Lade

: Weather

: The News

: Athene Seyler

presents her Anthology A choice of this and that from the BBC Sound Archives Compiled by ANN MEO
Produced by STEVE ALLEN (Repeated: Friday, 5.15 pm)

Contributors

Produced By: Steve Allen

: Christmas Meditation

Thoughts on fatherhood as a child grows up
Introduced by PETER FIRTH

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Firth

: Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime

Phineas Redux by ANTHONY TROLLOPE
Book 1: The Ladies Rally Round read by DAVID MARCH (4)

Contributors

Unknown: Phineas Redux
Read By: David March

: Music at Night

Beethoven Quartet in F major, Op 135
AMADEUS STRING QUARTET Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin) Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Norbert Brainin
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett

: Closedown









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