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Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
Two Generations: reflecting on a changing way of life
Angela Mack recalls how she ' did ' Europe with some American tourists
Women Drivers: do they deserve their reputation? Lynn Arnold investigates
Dropping In: on a meeting at which Dr. Lindt, High Commissioner for Refugees, talks about the progress made in World Refugee Year

Contributors

Introduced By:
Marjorie Anderson
Unknown:
Angela MacK
Unknown:
Lynn Arnold

Regional Variations (3)

Service from the West Church of St. Andrew. Aberdeen: the Rev. George T. H. Reid, M.c.

BBC Home Service Scottish

Service from Horningsham Congregational Church, Wiltshire

BBC Home Service West

Four Services for Advent
2-from the Church of the Ascension, Mitcham, Surrey, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. P. F. Rowe. Preacher, The Bishop of Woolwich, the Rt. Rev. J. A. T. Robinson, Ph.D.
Sentence
Exhortation: Confession: Absolution;
Versicles and Responses
Psalm 24
First Lesson: Malachi 3. vv. 1-6
Hark! a herald voice (E.H. 5)
Second Lesson: St. Luke 21, vv. 20-28 Benedictus
Creed: Lesser Litany: The Lord's
Prayer; Versicles and Responses; Collects
Guide me, 0 thou great Redeemer
(E.H. 397)
Sermon
Lo! he comes (E.H. 7) Blessing
Organist, John Roberts

Contributors

Unknown:
Rev. P. F. Rowe.
Organist:
John Roberts

Regional Variations (2)

Ar Eich Cais: classical record requests

BBC Home Service Welsh

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Mahler's Ninth Symphony ' by Deryck Cooke
' Musical Profile - Conchita Supervia (1899-1936) ' by Cedric Wallis
Book Review: Aquarian Composer and Composer into Aquarius by Martin Cooper
' The lesser characters in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier ' by William Mann

Contributors

Edited By:
Anna Instone
Edited By:
Julian Herbage
Introduced By:
Julian Herbage
Unknown:
Deryck Cooke
Unknown:
Conchita Supervia
Unknown:
Cedric Wallis
Unknown:
Martin Cooper
Unknown:
William Mann

A request programme of records Excerpts from Le Comte Ory (Rossini):
Sari Barabas (soprano), Jeannette Sinclair (soprano), Cora Canne-Meijer (mezzo-soprano), Monica Sinclair (contralto), Juan Oncina (tenor), Dermot Troy (tenor). Michel Roux (bass), Ian Wallace (bass), Glyndebourne Festi val Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Vittorio Gui
Venus: Mercury; Saturn; Jupiter
(The Planets) (Hoist): BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano:
Monica Sinclair
Tenor:
Juan Oncina
Tenor:
Dermot Troy
Tenor:
Michel Roux
Bass:
Ian Wallace
Bass:
Glyndebourne Festi
Conducted By:
Vittorio Gui
Unknown:
Malcolm Sargent

Conducted by Philip Hope-Wallace
Theatre: Harold Hobson
Radio: Cyril Ray
Book: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Art: Eric Newton
Film: Roger Manvell

Contributors

Conducted By:
Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown:
Harold Hobson
Unknown:
Cyril Ray
Unknown:
Pamela Hansford Johnson
Unknown:
Eric Newton
Unknown:
Roger Manvell

Feather Care
Edited and introduced by James Fisher
Birds' plumage is unique among animals and to keep it in good order birds have evolved an elaborate toilette. They bathe in water, snow, or dust, are equipped with combs for preening, and use powder and oil. They also sun-bathe and stretch themselves-and sometimes even yawn!
These intriguing problems in bird hygiene are discussed by Michael CULLEN , DEREK GOODWIN , and KENNETH SIMMONS.
Produced by Jeffery Boswall

Contributors

Introduced By:
James Fisher
Unknown:
Michael Cullen
Unknown:
Derek Goodwin
Unknown:
Kenneth Simmons.
Produced By:
Jeffery Boswall

Regional Variations (2)

The Scottish Garden

BBC Home Service Scottish

visits Northampton
Questions put by members of the Northampton County Allotments and Gardens Council answered by Fred Loads , Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell
Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Soil Water: Alan Gemmell discusses basic ideas on soil water and relates these to some recent experiments on irrigation which might be of particular significance to the commercial grower and the amateur gardener
Arranged by Peter D. Anderson

Contributors

Unknown:
Fred Loads
Unknown:
Bill Sowerbutts
Question-Master:
Alan Gemmell
Unknown:
Alan Gemmell
Arranged By:
Peter D. Anderson

Regional Variations (3)

Gaelic Service

BBC Home Service Scottish

Welsh news survey

BBC Home Service Welsh

A sound recording of Thursday's television programme
Lady Violet Bonham Carter , D.B.E.
H.R.H.
Prince Chula-Chakrabongse of Thailand
Richard Harris
Chairman, Norman Fisher

Contributors

Unknown:
Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Unknown:
Richard Harris
Unknown:
Norman Fisher

Regional Variations (2)

Children's Hour. Fireside Sunday School

BBC Home Service Scottish

Sunday at Five
'Prophet of God'
The Story of Samuel from 'Stories from the Bible' by Walter de la Mare
Told by David
8 David, King Over Israel'
5.20 'Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
Adapted by H. Oldfield Box
8 - 'Conclusion' with Carleton Hobbs, Ralph Truman, Judith Stott, Frederick Treves
Produced by Claire Chovil

Contributors

Unknown:
Charies Dickens
Adapted By:
H. Oldfield Box
Unknown:
Carleton Hobbs
Unknown:
Ralph Truman
Unknown:
Judith Stott
Unknown:
Frederick Treves
Produced By:
Claire Chovil

Regional Variations (2)

Appeal for Children in Need of Help ' by Jimmy Logan

BBC Home Service Scottish

Children's Hour Christmas Appeal
Appeal for ' Children in Need of Help' by Peter Scott , C.B.E., D.S.C. Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
This appeal is made annually on behalf of children who are invalids, crippled, mentally handicapped, homeless, or some who simply need a holiday. Donations received are distributed by the BBC on advice of the BBC's Appeals Advisory Committees, and charitable organisations whose work falls within the terms of the appeal should write for application forms to the Appeals Organiser, at Broadcasting House, London, W.I.

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Scott
Unknown:
Peter Scott

Regional Variations (5)

In Search of the Truth: task of the Church in industry. Questions from a firm in the Stroud valley

BBC Home Service West

Service for 21st anniversary of the opening of Broadcasting House. Beechgrove, Aberdeen

BBC Home Service Scottish

As West

BBC Home Service Midland

Service from the Chapel of Assembly's College, Belfast

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Christians think about their faith and its living expression
The Coming of Christ
A series of programmes for Advent, 1959, about the impact of Christianity on four cultures
3—Japan
The story of the Christian Church in Japan
Told by David Mahlowe with illustrations by Father J. Brodrick , s.j. The Ven. C. J. St ranks
Comments by Bishop J. C. Mann
Canon C. K. Sansbury
The Rev. D. Chamberlain The Rev. M. Cooper , s.j.
The Rev. P. Suzuki
The Rev. D. Tsukada The Rev. D. Webster
Miss M. Wilkinson
Report from Tokyo by The Rev. R. Hammer and recorded extracts from sermons delivered in Tokyo by The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev. Geoffrey Fisher
The Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S.A.,
The Rt. Rev. Arthur Lichtenberger
Concluding message from
The Most Rev. Bishop H. M. Yashiro,
Presiding Bishop of the Nippon Seikokai
The Week's Good Cause is at 5.50

Contributors

Told By:
David Mahlowe
Illustrations By:
Father J. Brodrick
Unknown:
C. Mann
Unknown:
Canon C. K. Sansbury
Unknown:
Rev. D. Chamberlain
Unknown:
Rev. M. Cooper
Unknown:
Rev. P. Suzuki
Unknown:
Rev. D. Tsukada
Unknown:
Rev. D. Webster
Unknown:
Miss M. Wilkinson
Unknown:
Rev. R. Hammer
Unknown:
Rev. Geoffrey Fisher
Unknown:
Rev. Arthur Lichtenberger

Regional Variations (2)

' Teulu'r Mans ': Welsh serial

BBC Home Service Welsh

The story of the novel by Charles Dickens made into a radio serial play in thirteen parts by John Keir Cross

Arthur Clennam, now in partnership with Daniel Doyce the engineer, is still engaged in trying to find out if his mother has ever been the cause of the misfortunes of old William Dorrit, 'The Father of the Marshalsea.'

Through his old boyhood sweetheart, the eternally garrulous Mrs. Flora Finching, he has encountered little Mr. Pancks, that energetic 'man of business - nothing but, sir,' and has sent him steaming off to do further battle with the shilly-shalliers of the Circumlocution Office on Mr. Dorrit's behalf. But at the very height, Arthur is disappointed by a visit from Little Dorrit herself, who begs him not to try to help her father: she has become convinced that if his affairs ever are cleared up and he is given his freedom, the consequences might in some way be dangerous.

Contributors

Author:
Charles Dickens
Adapted by:
John Keir Cross
Producer:
Peter Watts
Affery Flintwinch:
Molly Lumley
Jeremiah Flintwinch:
Malcolm Hayes
Mrs Clennam:
Joan Hart
Arthur Clennam:
Godfrey Kenton
Mr Meagles:
Eric Anderson
Mrs Meagles:
Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Minnie Meagles:
Hilda Schroder
Daniel Doyce:
David Enders
Tattycoram:
June Tobin
Henry Gowan:
Charles Hodgson
Mr Dorrit:
Richard Hurndall
Young John Chivery:
Harold Reese
Amy Dorrit:
Beryl Calder
The Presenter:
Howieson Culff

by P. B. Medawar , c.B.E., F.R.S.
Jodrell Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at University College in the University of London
4-The Genetic System of Man
Since the war an important change of emphasis has taken place in the study of selection and evolution. As a result many of the confident pronouncements and predictions of the past have come to be viewed with scepticism. The straightforward principles of simple Mendelian inheritance - on which Eugenist theories are largely based-can be seen to apply only in relatively exceptional, not to say freakish, cases. Nevertheless, as examples given in this lecture show, there is scarcely any social custom or legislative act without some genetic effects The difficulty is to know in advance to any degree of useful precision what these effects are likely to be.
Some people fear that the spread of birth control will lead to a progressive decline in natural fertility with disastrous consequences for the biological fitness of human populations. This evening's broadcast examines this belief and draws attention to other, less grave, consequences which are far more likely.

Contributors

Unknown:
P. B. Medawar

Regional Variations (3)

Raymond O'Connell, piano

BBC Home Service Scottish

Sir John Barbirolli conducts the Royal Manchester College of Music Orchestra, from Manchester University

BBC Home Service North

with Gyorgy Cziffra (piano)
Overture: The Thieving Magpie
(Rossini)
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antal Dorati
Piano Concerto No. 2, in A (Liszt)
Gyorgy Cziffra (piano) with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Andre Vandermoot
Habanera (Chabrier)
Suisse Romande Orchestra conducted by Ernest Ansermet
Symphony: Mathis der Maler
(Hindemith)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the Composer on gramophone records

Contributors

Piano:
Gyorgy Cziffra
Conducted By:
Antal Dorati
Piano:
Gyorgy Cziffra
Conducted By:
Andre Vandermoot
Conducted By:
Ernest Ansermet
Unknown:
Mathis Der Maler

BBC Home Service Basic

About BBC Home Service

BBC Home Service is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 1st September 1939 and ended on the 29th September 1967.

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