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Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
The daily events in the lives of country folk.


Geoffrey Webb
Edward J. Mason
Godfrey Baseley
Tony Shryane
Daniel Archer, the farmer:
Harry Oakes
Doris Archer, his wife:
Gwen Berryman
Philip Archer, their younger son:
Norman Painting
Christine Archer, their daughter:
Pamela Mant
Jack Archer, their elder son:
Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer, his wife:
June Spencer
Grace Fairbrother:
Monica Grey
Walter Gabriel, Dan's neighbour:
Robert Mawdesley
Simon, the farm hand:
Eddie Robinson

Eric Winstone and his Orchestra with Julie Dawn , Leslie Howard and the Stagecoachens
Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight with Betty Taylor and the Buccaneers
Introduced by Peter King
Produced by John Hooper


Eric Winstone
Julie Dawn
Leslie Howard
Harry Gold
Betty Taylor
Introduced By:
Peter King
Produced By:
John Hooper

A Christmas, holiday programme
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
Happy New Year!
The pleasure of your company is requested at a New Year's Day party held jointly in the studios of the BBC in London and of the British. Forces Network in Germany
Among those present &re:
In Hamburg
Boys and girls of the British Forces
Education Service Schools in Plon.
Wilhelmshaven. and Hamburg
BFN Theatre Orchestra
Conductor, Milo Karatsch
Master of Ceremonies. Leslie Perowne
In London
Peter Brough and Archie Andrews
Billy Mayerl and his Rhythm Players Masiter of Ce.remonies. Lionel Gamliin


Produced By:
Lionel Gamlin
Milo Karatsch
Leslie Perowne
Peter Brough
Archie Andrews
Billy Mayerl
Lionel Gamliin

A programme for children under five
Many of our under-fives seem to have enjoyed the story by Dorothy Edwards about the little sister who went fishing with the older children and fell into the stream when no one was looking, and some of them, like Oliver Twist , have asked for more. This week, therefore, on Wednesday, they may hear about another of her escapades, this time at a Christmas party! This is the fourth and last week during which our broadcasts have their inspiration in ideas and activities of the Christmas season. ' The Wooden Horse * by Violet Statham to be heard today, and ' The Lonely Snowman ' by Ursula Mourihane to be heard on Thursday are stories of happiness achieved through kindly actions. romorrow we go to the circus in a story by Magiret Wa'lace called ' Tumpy the Circus Elephant,' and on Friday we have another tale. 'Toast for Tea ' by Joan Cass , about a party, a cosy homely little affair, which prepares us for next week's return to stories of everyday life. Elizabeth .4. Taylor


Story By:
Dorothy Edwards
Oliver Twist
Violet Statham
Ursula Mourihane
Story By:
Magiret Wa'Lace
Joan Cass

Introduced by Jean Metcalfe
Fred Bason recalls some New Year resolutions he has made and broken 'Sportswoman': this month Cliff Michelmore interviews Molly Hide , captain of the England women's cricket team
' My Job ': Mrs. Barbara Castle . M.P., speaks about her work in the House of Commons and at the United Nations
' New Year's Resolution: Do Yourself a Little Good.' Two doctors suggest some exercises for housewives. 1- Relaxation and posture
Serial: ' Middlemarch ' by George Eliot. Abridged by Nancy Pusey. Read by Carleton Hobbs


Introduced By:
Jean Metcalfe
Introduced By:
Fred Bason
Cliff Michelmore
Molly Hide
Mrs. Barbara Castle
George Eliot.
Abridged By:
Nancy Pusey.
Read By:
Carleton Hobbs

A slice of life
' Parade ' Rounds the Corner
Peter Watson lines up our corps of correspondents for 1951. New Year's news comes in from Welsh youth hostellers, a Scots piper, and students dancing at the Chelsea Arts Ball. Tony East stands by to take over
Up My Street
Richard Dimbleby chooses more music to his taste
You're Only Young Once The everyday adventures of the Caldicott family
Script by Edward J. Mason
15-'A Question of Principle '


Peter Watson
Tony East
Richard Dimbleby
Script By:
Edward J. Mason

A series of domestic comedies written by Bebe Daniels
Bob Block , and Bill Harding
9-' Under the Table '
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Incidental music by Arthur Wilkinson
(Ben Lyon broadcasts by permission of Twentieth Century-Fox)


Written By:
Bebe Daniels
Written By:
Bob Block
Written By:
Bill Harding
Conducted By:
Stanley Black
Music By:
Arthur Wilkinson
Ben Lyon

Six weekly programmes spanning fifty years of eventful history
Written by Compton Mackenzie
Music specially arranged and conducted by Francis Collinson
Production by W. Farquharson Small
Compton Mackenzie is one of those people who seem to have been everywhere, seen everything, and talked to everyone. This programme is his personal recollection of the first thirteen years of the century and is as rich as one would expect it to be in its variety of background and significant memories. Together with these it embodies a typically shrewd analysis of the changes that took place in our English civilisation with the turn of the century.
D. G. Bridson writes on page 9


Written By:
Compton MacKenzie
Conducted By:
Francis Collinson
Production By:
W. Farquharson Small
Compton MacKenzie
D. G. Bridson

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