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Eric Roberts tells his own story, ' Timothy of the Christmas Cards '
Birmingham Calling Hilversum
' Across the North Sea '
A Christmas programme of carols and singing games
In Hilversum:
The Choirs of the Blackbirds and the Crickets
Conducted by Leida Hulscher
Children from AJC to pl'ay the games
Orchestras conducted by Herman Kryt and Johan Jong Introduced by Ary van Nierop with the help of Elly Pauw and Kees Spaaner
Produced by Gadri de Wagt
In Birmingham:
The Choir of the Wyggeston Grammar
School for Girls, Leicester Conductor, Joan B. Niblett
Children from Claverley,
Shropshire, to play the games
Orchestra conducted by Harold Gray
Introduced by Marjorie Kromhout with the help of Janet Anderson and Sjoerd Hommers
Produced by Peggy Bacon
Programme edited by Harold Small
Children in Britain and the Netherlands meet ' on the air ' and share singing games of both countries. Dutch children talk about their own festivities and sing their favourite carols. Over here a boy and girl describe a typically English Christmas and introduce, among others, the lovely Coventry carol.


Unknown: Eric Roberts
Conducted By: Leida Hulscher
Conducted By: Herman Kryt
Conducted By: Johan Jong
Introduced By: Ary van Nierop
Unknown: Elly Pauw
Unknown: Kees Spaaner
Produced By: Gadri De
Conductor: Joan B. Niblett
Conducted By: Harold Gray
Introduced By: Marjorie Kromhout
Unknown: Janet Anderson
Unknown: Sjoerd Hommers
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Edited By: Harold Small

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