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Once in Royal David's City (S.P. 368, omitting vv. 3. 4; A. and M. 329, C.H. 69, and P. and H. 48, omitting vv. 3, 4. 6: Tune, Irby)
Interlude in preparation for Christmas. Prayers; the Prayer of Thanksgiving; the Lord's Prayer
0 come all ye faithful (S.P. 78, omitting vv. 2, 3. 4. 5, 7; A. and M. 59 and C.H. 55. both omitting vv. 2. 4; P. and H. 43, omitting vv. 2, 3; 4, 6: Tune, Adeste Fideles)

Regional Variations (2)

Round-up of events

BBC Home Service West

Kathleen Hargreaves (contralto)
Dennis Stephenson (tenor)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)
Songs by Richard Stevens , Arne, Britten, Gordon Jacob , Warlock, Bax, and Gerald Gover


Kathleen Hargreaves
Dennis Stephenson
Clifton Helliwell
Songs By:
Richard Stevens
Gordon Jacob
Gerald Gover

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Gwen Catley (soprano)
Introduced by Ivan Samson M.C. , Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
The programme includes : Pennine Twostep: Waltz: Tango Fascination; Crinoline Gavotte: Waltz Martine; Saunter Catalina; Flirtation Twostep; Fifth Figure of the Quadrilles; Viennese Sequence Waltz


Harry Davidson
Gwen Catley
Introduced By:
Ivan Samson M.C.
Introduced By:
Charles Crathorn
Produced By:
Eric Arden

TRAVEL TALKS. Sydney. Script by John Allen : with personal impressions by Godfrey Evans.
2.20 THE BIBLE AND LIFE. The Great Hebrew Prophets. 12-An unnamed prophet. Script by Morwenna Bielby.
2.40 SENIOR ENGLISH I. ' Vice Versa ' by Francis Anstey , adapted by Garry Lyle. 3-'The Reckoning'


Script By:
John Allen
Godfrey Evans.
Script By:
Morwenna Bielby.
Francis Anstey
Adapted By:
Garry Lyle.

For Children of Most Ages
Bernard Braden reads
' The Tale of Rip Van Winkle ' by Washington Irving (died November 28, 1869)
3 - 'The Awakening'
'I fell asleep on the mountain, and everything changed, and I'm changed, and I can't tell what's my name, or who I am! '
5.15 Interlude with Jackman Davis at the piano
5.25 Graham introduces
Five Twenty-Five
A magazine for everyone with What Happens NowT
Arnold Peters tells a serial story by Geoffrey Morgan
Try This
Gerry Lee tells you how to make a pantomime horse
Top Pops Tangle
Harry Engleman's piano charade
Your Christmas Party
Some ideas by Alina Reagle
For the Boys
Eric Tobitt tracks satellites
For the Girls
Recipes from Gwen Berryman
Tom Tiddler's Ground
F. R. Buckley finds coins by the million
A Mile High - A World Wide
Gwyneth Davies recalls a trip to America
Produced by Graham Gauld


Bernard Braden
Rip van Winkle
Washington Irving
Jackman Davis
Arnold Peters
Story By:
Geoffrey Morgan
Gerry Lee
Harry Engleman
Alina Reagle
Eric Tobitt
Gwen Berryman
Tom Tiddler
F. R. Buckley
Gwyneth Davies
Produced By:
Graham Gauld

Regional Variations (7)

News. sport. News in Welsh

BBC Home Service Welsh

News, Round-up of events

BBC Home Service West

News, sport. Sports Diary

BBC Home Service Midland

News, sport

BBC Home Service Scottish

News. sport

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

News, sport. Sporting Diary

BBC Home Service North

Local news and London Stock Market report
6.30 Today's Sport
6.45 Fishing Reel
Bill Latto comments on news and prospects for anglers in south-eastern waters
6.55 Preview
Some of the events in the South-East during the week ahead
6.15 6.25 VHF: Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary


Bill Latto

Reconstructions of famous trials chosen by Lord Birkett who contributes a postscript
11-The Stockwell Murder
The Old Bailey-January, 1872
The Rev. John Selby Watson , a retired schoolmaster, was tried on a charge of murdering his wife. The facts of the murder were not in dispute -but no obvious motive emerged in evidence and the defence stood on the ground of insanity. Watson was found guilty, but such was the doubt surrounding the case that the death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment and he died in Parkhurst Prison some twelve years later at the age of seventy-nine.
In his postscript Lord Birkett discusses
Insanity and the Law, with especial reference to the recent Podola case.
John Selby Watson Deryck Guyler
Script by Alison Plowden
Production by Joe Burroughs


Rev. John Selby Watson
Script By:
Alison Plowden
Production By:
Joe Burroughs
The Hon George Denman Q C:
James McKechnie
Mr Serjeant Parry:
Edward Chapman
Dr Rugg:
Godfrey Kenton
Mr Justice Byles:
Lionel Marson
Edward Ward

Regional Variations (3)

The Faith in the West

BBC Home Service West

Gaelic Songs

BBC Home Service Scottish

A question and answer programme in which four scientists answer listeners' questions on science and technology
In the Chair
Professor G. P. Wells , F.R.S.
Members of Panel:
A. D. Booth
Birkbeck College, London
John Carthy
Queen Mary College, London
Graham Sutton , F.R.S.
Director General of the Meteorological Office
Peter Sykes
University of Cambridge
Programme arranged by Archie Clow
If you have a question you would like to put to the panel please write it on a post-card, and address it to ' Who Knows? BBC, Broadcasting House, London, W.1.


Professor G. P. Wells
Graham Sutton
Arranged By:
Archie Clow

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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