ARTHUR SCHOLEY 'S version of a traditional Russian story, told by Johnny Morris
Music composed and played by Donald Swann with the singing of the JUNIOR CHOIR OF
ST ALBAN 'S GIRLS' SCHOOL conducted by DOUGLAS COOMBES Producer
Not to be Broadcast without Permission - So read the labels on many records in the BBC Gramophone Library, ranging from Cole Porter's In the Morning No to the Derek and Clive LP by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
For this programme, Frank Dixon has wangled permission, blown the dust out of a few grooves, and presents a selection of the most notorious 'banned' discs.
Written and narrated by Frank Dixon
(Rpt: Friday 4.5 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week;
Pierre Cardin. couturier and designer.
Gentle Words for the Gentle Sex: ANN LESLIE with a monthly review of newly-published magazines.
A View from the Continent: a reflection of events and reactions in the rest of Europe over the past year.
Writer's Quest: Ross DAVIES in search of the real Margaret Bondfleld. Moon's Ottery by PATRICIA BEER. abridged in nine parts by JANET HICKSON and read by June Barrie (1)
Alice and Rosalind Mutter are the teenage daughters of Farmer Mutter of Sparkhayes Farm. Normally their world is bound by the remoteness of rural life in Elizabethan Devon. But big events threaten to open up that world. For this is 1587 - the year before the Spanish Armada! (Music: Dubois' Three Preludes)
Warsaw Melody by LEONID ZORIN translated by MIA NADASI with John Castle as Victor Mia Nadasi as Hela
Don't look for political overtones in this play: it is set in Moscow after the war but it's not about Communism, it's about love. The lovers arc affected by political restrictions but it's a story about human feelings and failings and the politicians are not important. With CZESLAW HALSKl
JOE DUNLOP , HAROLD KASKET BRENDA KAYE , DANNY SCHIL-LER and ROY SPENCER
Music arranged and play. ed by DR CZESLAW HALSKl Directed by JANE MORGAN
Responses (William Smith ) Office Hymn: Word supreme before creation (EH 33) Psalms 92, 97 (chants: Hopkins, Ley)
Canticles (Stanford in c) Lessons: Isaiah 6, vv 1-8; John 13, vv 21-35 (RSV)
Anthem: The Shepherds' Cradle Song (Karl) Leuner. arr Charles Macpherson ) Hymn: It came upon the midnight clear (EH 26)
Organist and Master of the Choristers
ANTHONY PROGGATT Assistant Organist DAVID THORNE BBC Bristol
Philip Crowe sets out to discover how much or how little of the traditional Christmas story - the manger, the star, the shepherds and the wise men - is based on historicad fact. He talks to some of the leading New Testament theologians and unbelievers, in search of an answer to the question: What really happened? Producer DAVID WINTER
Michael Oliver invites regular contributors to the programme. Robert Buckman ; Richard Cork. Jacky Gillott. Sheridan Morley. Gillian Reynolds and Tony Palmer , to identify some of the authors, performers, films, radio and television productions that have been featured during the year. Editor ROSEMARY HART
Sir John Gielgud , in the tenth of 11 programmes, talks to JOHN MILLER. 10: Life in the Movies
' I always wanted to play the old king in Henry IV and I managed to get my way and play the King in Orson Welles 's film Chimes at Midnight. Like most of Orson's films it was full of very fascinating things, I think it had a very Shakespearian feeling, and he was very splendid to work with. But he was always hard up for money, and he couldn't afford us all the time, so I went for a week and then Margaret Rutherford went for a week and then Jeanne Moreau went for a week. And at the end of that time, Orson Welles had never done a single scene of Falstaff himself, and I think hy the time he got to his own scenes he was worn out and there was nobody left to act with! ' Producer JOHN POWELL
The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy
Read in three parts by Paul Rogers (1)
'Medicine can't cure it. 'Tis the work of an enemy. If you like I can show the person to you, though I shall not myself know who it is. I can do no more.'
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