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: Thought for the Week

RICHARD syms on Heroes
6.55 Weather; programme news TodaysTimeGTS7.0,8.0,9.0am
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 look at life around the country and across the world introduced by JACK DE MANIO
7.45 Today's Papers
7.50 Ten to Eight Heroes
Talk by GEOFFREY BARNARD
7.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Talk By: Geoffrey Barnard

: The News

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

: The Diary of Fanny Burney

read by JILL BALCON (5)

Contributors

Read By: Jill Balcon

: The News

: Letter from America

by ALISTAIR COOKE

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas
(Revised version of Sunday's broadcast)

: The Making of ' Auld Lang Syne'

Traditionally each New Year's Eve people the world over link hands and sing ' Auld lang syne,' perhaps the best known of all the songs of Robert Burns.
This programme tells the story of how Burns came to write it - rejecting first one version, then another; and in fact finding a tune for it very different from the one we know today. Written by DAVID DAICHES Narrated by BRIAN HAINES with ROBIN HALL and JIMMIE MACGREGOR and HENRY STAMPER as Robert Burns
Produced by ALAN HAYDOCK

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Burns.
Written By: David Daiches
Unknown: Brian Haines
Unknown: Robin Hall
Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor
Unknown: Henry Stamper
Produced By: Alan Haydock

: Daily Service

NEM p 1; To us in Bethlehem city (BBC HB 315); Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child (Oxford Book of Carols 22); Luke 1, vv 24-38; While shepherds watched (BBC HB 61)

: Morning Melody

BBC NORTHERN IRELAND
ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE BRETT conducted by JAMES LOCKHART With BELLE GONZALEZ
Introduced by ROY WILLIAMSON

Contributors

Leader: Maurice Brett
Conducted By: James Lockhart
Introduced By: Roy Williamson

: Royal Brides

4: The Dear Empress Eugenie of France
Narrator NEIL FREEMAN With HILDA SCHRODER
COLIN EDWYNN , JOHN LINSTRUM

Contributors

Narrator: Neil Freeman
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: Colin Edwynn
Unknown: John Linstrum

: In Search of Octavius: Part 1

A serial in five parts by Alan Rees based on the story of Mary Lindell , OBE - Comtesse de Milleville - and the search for her youngest son who disappeared from Paris during the war. Read by Susan Fleetwood.
(Susan Fleetwood is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Co)

Contributors

Writer: Alan Rees
Reader: Susan Fleetwood
Producer: Anthony Cornish

: Desert Island Discs

Tommy Steele
With ROY PLOMLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Steele
Unknown: With Roy Plomley

: Weather

and programme news

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

for children under 5
Story; Little Grey Donkey Helps Father Christmas by BERENICE ROBBINS

Contributors

Unknown: Berenice Robbins

: Invitation to Music

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS conductor MARCUS DODS
RADIO ORCHESTRA OF MUNICH conducted by WILLY MATTES
RADIO ORCHESTRA OF BADEN-BADEN conducted by EMMERICH SMOLA with JOSEF CHUCHRO (cello)
(Recordings made available by courtesy of S-W German Radio)

Contributors

Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conductor: Marcus Dods
Conducted By: Willy Mattes
Conducted By: Emmerich Smola
Cello: Josef Chuchro

: Bird for a Zoo

BARBARA GUNN remembers Charlie, who lived in Malawi and turned out to be a wattled-crane.

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Gunn

: Afternoon Theatre The Small Back Room

from the novel by NIGEL BALCHIN

Contributors

Novel By: Nigel Balchin

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced from Scotland by HOWARD LOCKHART
A Bird on the Wing: KENNETH SMITH visits the Island of South Harris to meet DR ANGUS MACKINNON and his unusual companion - a tame buzzard
Food for Thought: DONALD MACLEOD reflects on the increasing volume of ' Billy and Bessie Bunters ' who take advantage of second helpings at school meals
Singing for their Supper: husband-and-wife singing team TEDDY JOHNSON and PEARL CARR give voice to their thoughts on appearing for a festive season in Scotland

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Lockhart
Unknown: Kenneth Smith
Unknown: Dr Angus MacKinnon
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Bessie Bunters

: Story Time Life with Grandma

The book by DOREEN TOVEY arranged for radio in five instalments by HOWARD JONES read by KATHLEEN HELME
2: Grandma and the Missing Petticoats
' All Grandma's family had been brought up in petticoats. Even my father had worn them to the age of 6. Louisa wore them. Grandma wore them. And I wore them, too, until ... ' Produced by DAVID DAVIS

Contributors

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

: Weather

and programme news

: The News

and Radio Newsreel

: 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 MICHAEL MEECH

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Meech

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 pm)

Contributors

Writer: Bruno Milna

: Just a Minute

A panel game controlled(!) bv Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams , Derek Nimmo Clement Freud , Miriam Karlin try to talk for just a minute on this and that
Devised by IAN MESSITER
Produced by DAVID HATCH
(Repeated: Thursday. 12.25 pm) (Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl ' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)

Contributors

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

: Music You Love

Introduced by Jack Brymer played by the BBCCONCERTORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS conducted by WILLI ROSKOVSKY BBC CHORUS including
Schonherr Austrian Peasant Dances
Schubert Ballet Music: Rosamunde
Johann Strauss Overture: The Gypsy Baron

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack Brymer
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Willi Roskovsky
Unknown: Johann Strauss

: The Government Inspector

NIKOLAI GOGOL'S comedy freely adapted by HENRY LIVINGS ' Gentlemen, I've a piece of very unpleasant news for us all. The Royal Commission on Local Government Practice is sending an Inspector here.'
John Alexander St ohn
Lestocq-Granville, Assistant
Produced by ALFRED BRADLEY

Contributors

Adapted By: Henry Livings
Produced By: Alfred Bradley
Tony Tundish, Mayor of Daisy Nook: Arthur Lowe
Annie, his wife: Barbara New
Marrie, his daughter: Sylvia Brayshay
Amos Fidler, Chairman of the Bench: John Sharp
Artemus Phelp, beadle: David Jackson
John Crawley, postmaster: Colin Edwynn
Assistant Under-Secretary at the Home Office: James Beck
Thad, his manservant: Colin Edwynn
Faraday and Halliday, two independent gentlemen: Brian Miller,
Faraday and Halliday, two independent gentlemen: Geoffrey Wheeler
Police Supt Clench: Henry Livings
PC Twist: Brian Miller
Mrs Lillicrap, landlady 'at the Bird in Hand: Nita Valerie
Mr Spencer, building contractor: Bryan Pringle
Waiter: Harry Markham
Whatsisname, maid at the Mayor's home: Veronica Doran

: 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

Unknown: Anthony Brown

: The Price of Black Gold

REDVERS GARSIDE , a native of Durham with strong family ties in the pits. talks about the miners' struggles for improvements between the wars and the relevance of their hopes then to the unrest in the industry today,

Contributors

Unknown: Redvers Garside

: Weather

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime Phineas Redux

by ANTHONY TROLLOPE
Book 1: The Ladies Rally Round read by DAVID MARCH (6)

Contributors

Read By: David March

: Music at Night

Bach
WURTTEMBERG CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by JÖRG FAERBER
Btandenburg Concerto No 2, in F major
HELMUT SCHNEIDEWIND
HARTMUT STREBEL (recorder) WILLY SCHNELL (oboe)
SUSANNE LAUTENBACHER (violin)
Brandenburg Concerto No 4, in G major
HARTMUT STREBEL (recorder) GERHARD BRAUN (recorder)
SUSANNE LAUTENBACHER (Violin) gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Helmut Schneidewind
Unknown: Hartmut Strebel
Violin: Susanne Lautenbacher
Unknown: Hartmut Strebel
Unknown: Gerhard Braun
Violin: Susanne Lautenbacher

: Closedown









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