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A short story by SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER
† Read by GLADYS YOUNG
The wind had gone round to the east. sleet and hail fell. The cat had experienced nothing like this before. In despair he ran on, seeking . . .
Last Friday's broadcast

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Story By:
Sylvia Townsend
Read By:
Gladys Young
on BBC Home Service Basic

St. John the Evangelist's Day
New Every Morning, page 102
Behold the amazing gift of love (BBC H.B. 484)
Behold, the great Creator makes (BBC H.B. 44)
St. John 13, VV. 21-35
Beloved, let us love (BBC H.B.
373)

Michael Flanders discusses with Roy PLOMLEY devised by him the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
Michael Flanders is in At the Drop ot Another Hat' at the Globe Theatre. London

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Unknown:
Michael Flanders
Unknown:
Roy Plomley
Produced By:
Monica Chapman
Produced By:
Michael Flanders

A Breeze in Dinglesea
The novel by Robert Greenwood adapted for radio by PETER WATTS with Deryck Guyler
The old seaside town of Dinglesea is worried because it is getting too frequented by tourists, and the Council Is determined to stop it
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

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Novel By:
Robert Greenwood
Unknown:
Peter Watts
Unknown:
Deryck Guyler
Produced By:
Graham Gauld
General Crawley, Mayor of Dingle sea:
Deryck Guyler
Mr Topas, Town Clerk:
Charles E. Stidwill
Lord Windrush, County Chairman:
Preston Lockwood
Mr Pollack Green, a Holy Terror:
Eric Anderson
Councillor Bowledge, a butcher:
Bruce Beeby
Councillor Spicer, a farmer:
Wilfred Babbage
Councillor Ling, a tailor:
James Taylor
Councillor Durrant an ironmonger:
Tim Seely
Councillor Runnacles a boatman:
Douglas Hankin
Miss Singleton, a music teacher:
Hester Paton Brown
Canon Cullishaw:
Hamlyn Benson
Mr Wilshaw, a builder:
Anthony Hall
Mrs Pretty:
Janet Morrison
Mr Smy, a shopkeeper:
Garard Green
Mrs Smy:
Gwen Day Burroughs
Mr Coker, a County Councillor:
Arthur Lawrence
Oswald, the office boy:
Hugh Janes
Mrs Randall:
Joan Matheson

Boxing Day Edition
Turning Points: JOHN ELLISON talks to JOYCE GRENFELL
Vintage Music-Hall: recreated, with special equipment, by SYDNEY H. CARTER from his collection of 4,000 phonograph cylinders tNever, never....: GILES
PLAYFAIR believes Peter Pan would never have been played by a girl had Master Betty been available
Alan Melville's Boxing Day
Reflections
Life with Nan: JOAN CLIFFORD recalls a take-over bid that succeeded
Introduced by FREDDY GRISEWOOD

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Talks:
John Ellison
Unknown:
Joyce Grenfell
Unknown:
Sydney H. Carter
Unknown:
Peter Pan
Unknown:
Master Betty
Unknown:
Joan Clifford
Introduced By:
Freddy Grisewood
on BBC Home Service Basic

The Babes in the Wood
A Christmas Pantomime from the Theatre Royal, Toytown
The Babes The Cruel Baron The Good Hired Assassin The Bad Hired Assassin The Noble Butter The Demon King The Fairy Queen
Wild Beasts of the Forest lent by Mr. Noah. Thunder and Lightning and other effects by the Inventor.
Music by the AUGMENTED TOYTOWN ORCHESTRA
Book of the words by S. G. HULME BEAMAN
Produced by JOSEPHINE PLUMMER
Broadcast on January 4, 1962

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Unknown:
S. G. Hulme Beaman
Produced By:
Josephine Plummer
Dennis the Dachshund:
Preston Lockwood
Larry the Lamb by permission of Farmer Giles:
Derek McCulloch
Arthur Growser:
John Glyn-Jones
His Worship the Mayor of Toytown:
Howieson Culff
Bert Higgins:
Norman Shelley
P C Ernest:
Stephen Jack
The Magician:
Norman Shelley
Amelia Goose:
Mary O'Farrell

Regional Variations (7)

p.m. News. Sport

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

News. Sport

BBC Home Service North

News. Sports Medley

BBC Home Service Welsh

News. Sport

BBC Home Service Scottish

Talking Sport

BBC Home Service Midland

Sports Page

BBC Home Service South and West
on BBC Home Service Basic

Introduced by VINCENT DUGGLEBY
Produced by Godfrey Dixey

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Introduced By:
Vincent Duggleby
Produced By:
Godfrey Dixey

A new and revised production of the radio biography in six parts written by Leslie Baily with PART 3: Fame and Fortune
The Narrator, HUGH BURDEN
Other parts played by MARJORIE WESTBURY , PETER PRATT LEWIS FIANDER and MARK KELLY
Excerpts from the Gilbert and Sullivan operas taken from long-playing gramophone records
Produced by VERNON HARRIS
Peter Pratt Is In ' A Month in the Country ' at the Cambridge Theatre.

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Written By:
Leslie Baily
Played By:
Marjorie Westbury
Played By:
Peter Pratt
Played By:
Lewis Fiander
Produced By:
Vernon Harris
Produced By:
Peter Pratt
W S 'Gilbert:
Clive Morton
Arthur Sullivan:
Richard Hurndall
Richard D'Oyly Carte:
Alan Wheatley
on BBC Home Service Basic

by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee adapted for broadcasting by NICHOLAS BETHELL with Robert Beatty and Stuart Nichol
According to the Book of Genesis 'In the beginning God made the heaven and the earth . . .' But Bertram Cates. a young American schoolmaster. teaches Darwin's Theory of Evolution-and brings down upon himself the bigoted wrath of his township.
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by NORMAN WRIGHT
John Brandon is in ' Barefoot in the Park' at the Piccadilly Theatre. London

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Unknown:
Jerome Lawrence
Unknown:
Robert E. Lee
Broadcasting By:
Nicholas Bethell
Unknown:
Robert Beatty
Unknown:
Stuart Nichol
Unknown:
Bertram Cates.
Produced By:
Norman Wright
Produced By:
John Brandon
Meeker:
Thomas Whyte
Rachel Brown:
Sarah Brackett
Bertram Cates:
Don Borisenko
Matthew Harrison Brady:
Stuart Nichol
The Mayor:
David Bauer
The Rev Jeremiah Brown:
Jon Farrell
E K Hornbeck:
Peter Marinker
Mr Bannister:
Brandon Brady
The Judge:
James Dyrenforth
Henrv Drummond:
Robert Beatty
Dunlap:
John Brandon
Sillers:
Roy Stephens
English reporter:
John Dearth
Howard:
Eddie Matthews
Radio man:
David Healy
on BBC Home Service Basic

An account of the Kennedy Administration by ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER JR. abridged by Helen Arbuthnot
The Man who became President
Read by THE AUTHOR
First of fifteen excerpts

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Abridged By:
Helen Arbuthnot
on BBC Home Service Basic

Beethoven
Six easy Variations on a Swiss air
NICANOR ZARALETA (harp)
11.21* String Quartet in D major, Op. 18 No. 3
TATRAI QUARTET
Vilmos Tatrai (violin)
Mihalv Szücs (violin)
Jozsef Ivanyi (viola) Ede Banda (cello) on gramophone records

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Harp:
Nicanor Zaraleta
Violin:
Vilmos Tatrai
Violin:
Mihalv Szücs
Viola:
Jozsef Ivanyi
Cello:
Ede Banda

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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