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: Daybreak

with Charles Colvlle
6.55 Weather
7.0 News summary


Unknown: Charles Colvlle

: News

: Smash of the Day: Hancock's Half-hour

starring Tony Hancock with Sidney James , Bill Kerr , Hattie Jacques , Kenneth Williams in Christmas - East Cheam Style
(First broadcast in Dec 1956)


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Wally Stott and his Orchestra
Writer: Ray Galton
Writer: Alan Simpson

: Quote.... Unquote

The sayings of the famous and obscure recalled and celebrated by Canon Don Lewis , Julian Mitchell , Elaine Morgan and Myfanwy Talog
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Producer AI,AN NIXON


Unknown: Canon Don Lewis
Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Unknown: Elaine Morgan
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Presented By: Nigel Rees

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Lord Tonypandy (George Thomas ), now Chairman of The National Children's
Homes, was Speaker of the House of Commons from 1976 until earlier this year While still in that office, he was invited to choose his eight records, and he also talked to ROY PLOMLEY about his childhood in Wales and about his parliamentary career which began when he won the Cardiff Central seat m 1945. (Revised repeat)


Unknown: George Thomas
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: Points of Departure

With stereotypes in his knapsack and a hipflask full of the spirit of adventure,
Christopher Matthew sets out on a fresh collection of travellers' trails Today, in the first of five programmes, he observes the rich getting quick at the Concorde Lounge, Heathrow.


Unknown: Christopher Matthew

: Crotal and White

In the first of five programmes in the sequel to Crowdie and Creom. Finlay J. Macdonald continues the story of a growing croftmg communjty in the Hebrides.
The Man Whose Name was Not Mohammed
As the Depression of the 30s lifted, the tourists and entrepreneurs began to take 'the road to the Isles' in droves. One made a dramatic impression on the new village.


Unknown: Finlay J. MacDonald

: Morning Story

Mandy Kiss Mommy by LANCE SAI.WAY
Read by Sandra Clark Producer mitcm RAPER


Unknown: Mandy Kiss Mommy
Read By: Sandra Clark
Producer: Mitcm Raper

: Joy to the World

1: The Message of the Angel A celebration In words and music for the week of Christmas.

: Lorna Doone

Dramatised for radio in five parts by brian gear
Narrated by Jack Watson with Cornelius Garrett as John Ridd
1: Young John Ridd 's schooldays end abruptly one
November day in 1673 with the arrival of John Fry bearing a fateful message ...
(For cast see page 101)


Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Cornelius Garrett
Unknown: John Ridd
Unknown: Young John Ridd
Unknown: John Fry

: Christmas 43

: Just a Minute

featuring Kenneth Williams with Nicholas Parsons in the Chair


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter

: News

: The Sinking of the 'Scharnhorst'

26 December 1943
A documentary by WENDY LLOYD Narrator Geoffrey Banks Forty years ago, in the icy seas of the convoy route between Britain and the Russian ports of Murmansk and Archangel, the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst was steaming north in search of the enemy. Suddenly, at about
9.30 am, in the darkness of the Arctic winter, she was attacked by a British Naval force. The ensuing battle ended that evening at 7.45 pm. Of the 1,900 officers and men of the Scharnhorst only 36 survived. In this programme some of the British seamen who took part in the action tell the story of what proved to be the last epic sea battle in the history of naval warfare.


Narrator: Wendy Lloyd
Producer: Alan Haydock

: The Archers

: Afternoon Theatre: Trelawny

Book by Aubrey Woods
Music and lyrics by Julian Slade
adapted from Arthur Wing Pinero's "Trelawny of the Wells" by Aubrey Woods, George Rowell and Julian Slade


Book by: Aubrey Woods
Music and lyrics: Julian Slade
Based on the play "Trelawny of the Wells" by: Arthur Wing Pinero
Adapted by: Aubrey Woods
Adapted by: George Rowell
Adapted by: Julian Slade
Conductor: John Owen Edwards
Adapted for radio by: Aubrey Woods
Orchestration: John Owen Edwards
Orchestration: Philip Edwards
Vocal Arrangements: Neil Rhoden
Technical Presentation: Peter Novis
Technical Presentation: John Whitehall
Music Producer: Chris de Souza
Director: Ian Cotterell
Theatrical: Folk of the Sadlers Wells Theatre -
Mr James Telfer, manager and leading actor: Peter Pratt
Mr Ferdinand Gadd, leading juvenile: Aubrey Woods
Mr Augustus Colpoys, low comedian: Ronnie Stevens
Mr Tom Wrench, general Utility: Gary Bond
Mrs Telfer, leading lady: Dilys Laye
Miss Rose Trelawny, juvenile leading lady: Ann MacKay
Miss Avonia Bunn, walking parlourmaid: Jan Waters
Mr Mossip, stage manager: Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Mossip, wardrobe mistress: Jane Wenham
Barker, link man: Wllliam Eedle
Albert, call boy: Alex Jennings
Of: the Princes Theatre -
Mr Denzil, character leading man: Nigel Graham
Miss Brewster, character leading lady: Hllda Schroder
Mr Palmer, stage manager: William Eedle
Non-theatrical: folk -
Vice Chancellor Sir William Gower, Knt: Nigel Stock
Arthur Gower, his grandson: Geoffrey Collins
Clara de Foenix, his granddaughter: Carole Boyd
Miss Trafalgar Gower, Sir William's sister: Joyce Carey
Captain de Foenix, Clara's husband: Clive Panto
Charles, Sir William's butler: Michael Bilton
Mr Ablett, a greengrocer: Timothy Bateson
Members of both theatrical companies: James Bryce
Members of both theatrical companies: Mark Straker.
Members of both theatrical companies: Jon Strickland
Members of both theatrical companies: Moir Leslie
Members of both theatrical companies: Eileen Tully
Members of both theatrical companies: The BBC Singers

: Down Your Way

Every year Brian Johnston travels thousand? of miles on his journeys Down Your Way. His memories include two fascinating characters, a man who makes music on the most unlikely objects and another who claims to have averted an invasion of Britain during the last war.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Story Time

The Wind in the Willows (3)

: Cat World

Alison Grant Waley recaHs how her Burmese kitten first faced the big outdoors.


Unknown: Alison Grant Waley

: Elkins in Israel

In a series of six talks,
Michael Elkins , plots his own course through the history of modern Israel.
1: Sunlight and Shadow
In 1948 Elkins arnved in Israel as the country, after her victory over five Arab states, embarked upon the even more difficult struggle of building the first Jewish state in 2,000 years.
Series producer PADDY OKEEFFE


Unknown: Michael Elkins
Producer: Paddy Okeeffe

: The Six O'Clock News



Unknown: Laurie MacMiu.

: The Best of Maigret

A selection of plays from the series Simenonsmaigret, based on the novels of GEORGES SIMENON with Maurice Denham as Jules Maigret and Michael Gough as Georges Simenon 1: Maigret Goes Home translated by ROBERT RALDICK and adapted for radio by FREDERICK BRADNUM with Brian Haines as Lucas and Sean Barrett as Janvier
Maurice St Fjacre MICHAEL, SPICE Dr Bouchardon...... HECTOR ROSS Jean Metayer .. CLIFFORDNORGATE Gautier ......................CYRIL SHAPS Emile Gautier. ... ANTHONY DANIELS Priest MICHAEL DEACON Directed by CLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: Georges Simenon
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Jules Maigret
Unknown: Michael Gough
Unknown: Georges Simenon
Translated By: Robert Raldick
Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Brian Haines
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Hector Ross
Unknown: Jean Metayer
Unknown: Cliffordnorgate Gautier
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Emile Gautier.
Unknown: Anthony Daniels
Unknown: Michael Deacon
Directed By: Clyn Dearman

: News

: The Archers

: If a Wise Man Came

devised by DON HAWORTH
What would a wise man say if he arrived in 1983? A contest m imagination between two teams of schoolchildren.


Unknown: Don Haworth

: Prefaces to Shakespeare

Geoffrey Hutchings introduces The Two Gentlemen of Verona


Introduces: Geoffrey Hutchings

: The Monday Play

The Warden by ANTHONY THOLLOPE adapted by RAY JENKINS with Timothy Bateson Alan Bennett , Jenny Seagrove , John Rye Simon Hewitt and Freddie Jones as Anthony Trollope
A pleasant house, £800 a year, and nothing to do but care for the 12 old men who live in Hiram'e Hospital - is that what the founder of the charity intended for the Warden? The tranquillity of Mr Harding 's conscience is greatly disturbed by a campaign to restore the full amount of the benefactor's legacy to the elderly residents.


Unknown: Anthony Thollope
Adapted By: Ray Jenkins
Unknown: Timothy Bateson
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Jenny Seagrove
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Simon Hewitt
Unknown: Freddie Jones
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Mr Harding
Cello: Christopher van Kampen
Directed By: Margaret Etall
The Rev Septimus Harding: Timothy Bateson
Eleanor: Jenny Seagrove
Archdeacon Grantly: Alan Bennett
John Bold: Simon Hewitt
Mary Bold: Wendy Murray
Susan Grantly: Rosalind Adams
Tom Towers: John Rye
Sir Abraham Haphazard: Anthony Newlands
Chadwick: Alex Jennings
COX: Stuart Organ
Cummins: Crawford Logan
Bunce: Peter Tuddenham
Handy: Nigei Graham
Moody: James Kerry
Skulpit: Ronald Herdman
Spriggs: Jim Reid
Gazy: Michael Bilton
Crumple: John Bott
Bell: Lionel Taylor

: News

: Week Ending

: It's Cads, Don'tcha Know!

The champagne's flat, the girls have gone home and worse, the jolly old Bachelor's Club has shut for the season. What a bore! So those Handsome Cads, Reggie Biffen and Freddie Fortescue-Smythe , cut off down to the country for the festivities.
Derek Beard is Freddie, David Timson is Reggie, accompanied charmingly at the pianoforte by MISS HELEN CRAYFORD
Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Reggie Biffen
Unknown: Freddie Fortescue-Smythe
Unknown: Derek Beard
Unknown: David Timson

: A Book at Bedtime

The Poison Belt by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE abridged in five parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Peter Pacey (1) Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Peter Pacey
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Ambridge Encore

Highlights of the Ambridge Christmas Revue of 1982 recorded in the Village Hall with Charles Collingwood , Bob Arnold , Sara Coward , Kathryn Hurlbutt , Arnold Peters , Graham Roberts , Haydn Jones and Trevor Harrison with TOM STEER
Directed by WILLIAM SMETHURST BBC Birmingham (Rev rpt)


Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Bob Arnold
Unknown: Sara Coward
Unknown: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Unknown: Arnold Peters
Unknown: Graham Roberts
Unknown: Haydn Jones
Unknown: Trevor Harrison
Unknown: Tom Steer
Written By: Diane Culveruhouse
Producer: Peter Windows
Directed By: William Smethurst

: News

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