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The world on New Year's morning: Britain's - and Denmark's - first year in Europe.
Introduced from Copenhagen by Robert Robinson , with Douglas Cameron in London.
6.50 medium wave onlu
Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.0 News and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdesk
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50 Travel news
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.25 Sportsdesk


Robert Robinson
Douglas Cameron
Eileen Fowler

"The Fleet is all lit up" (Tommy Woodrooffe); "I'm worried about poor Jim" (Mrs Dale's Diary); "England has won the Cup!" (Football commentator): "They said 'In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken' - some chicken, some neck" (Winston Churchill)
Will those be among the recordings played from the BBC Archives at your request?
Steve Race will be in the studio to talk to you about your memories.

Woman's Hour Unit
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Steve Race
Mary Redcliffe

At a time when your daily papers are brimming with advertisements for the January sales and tempting suggestions for your summer holidays, ring Robin Day to put your questions on Advertising to Angus Ross , President of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising and Chairman of Ogilvy Benson and Mather, one of the biggest and most prestigious firms in the field.
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Angus Ross

The story of Queen Victoria. her life and the great events of her time, in 13 episodes with Peggy Ashcroft as Victoria 8: The Lonely Queen by THEA HOLME
Ballad arranged by CHARLES CHILTON , sung by CHARLES YOUNG accompanied by ANNA BERENSKA Producer NESTA PAIN
(Repeated: Friday, 3.5 pm)
(Peggy Ashcroft is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Co)
9.29 Weather


Peggy Ashcroft
Thea Holme
Arranged By:
Charles Chilton
Sung By:
Charles Young
Accompanied By:
Anna Berenska
Peggy Ashcroft
Gabriel Woolf
Princess Royal:
Hilda Schroder
Prince of Wales:
Traper Faulkner
Earl of Clarendon:
Brian Badcoe
Marquis of Huntly:
Timothy Bateson
Alexander John
Sir Henry Ponsonby:
John Richmond
Empress of Russia:
Sandra Clark
Godfrey Kenton
David Sinclair

by Robert Flaherty
Before winning international acclaim as a film-maker (Nanook of the North, Moana, Man of Aran, Louisiana Story), ROBERTY FLAHERTY made several expeditions as an explorer among the Eskimos in the Far North of Canada
This is a shortened version of a true story he broadcast in 1950, the year before he died t


Roberty Flaherty

What are the long-term prospects for the various fuels which power our society? A series of four talks
1: Britain's Black Gold
GEORGE LUCE looks at the future of coal with Derek Ezra , Chairman of the National Coal Board.


Black Gold
George Luce
Derek Ezra
Elizabeth Smith

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