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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Arthur Askey, radio's big-hearted little man

: UP IN THE MORNING EARLY

Exercises for men
7.40 Exercises for women

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A thought for today

: NEWS

followed by Programme Parade
Some details about today's programmes

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Gert and Daisy
Gert and Daisy, of course, are none other than Elsie and Doris Waters , famous radio stars long before their now famous brother, Jack Warner , became known. Those who heard them broadcasting last spring in that useful and amusing series, ' Feed the Brute ', will know they are as good at wartime dishes as at raising laughs. Besides giving the Kitchen Front talks this week, they will broadcast in the Star Variety on Christmas Day.

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Waters
Unknown: Jack Warner

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 16: Christmas on Rations 16 December 2016

: FRANK OLSEN

at the theatre organ

: BROADWAY MELODIES

Recent tunes and bands of the Great
White Way on gramophone records

: BALLADES FOR PIANO

played by Dorothea Aspinall

Contributors

Played By: Dorothea Aspinall

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra with Dorothy Carless , Len Camber , and Jackie Hunter

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Carless
Unknown: Len Camber
Unknown: Jackie Hunter

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 65 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 56 of ' Each Returning Day'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by the Victor Fleming Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Fleming

: A CAROL SYMPHONY

by Victor Hely-Hutchinson played by BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader, Laurance Turner
Conducted by Maurice Johnstone

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Leader: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Maurice Johnstone

: Band of HIS MAJESTY'S GRENADIER GUARDS

Conducted by Lieut.-Colonel George Miller, M.V.O., M.B.E ., Director of Music, Grenadier Guards

Contributors

Conducted By: Lieut.-Colonel George Miller, M.V.O., M.B.E

: OLD HIGHLAND RUNES

Prayers and blessings for Christmas and New Year introduced by Hector MacIver
Read by Mairi Campbell

Contributors

Introduced By: Hector MacIver
Read By: Mairi Campbell

: - HEBRON MORLAND

at the theatre organ

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

An ENSA concert for war workers with Suzette Tarri , Helen McKay , and Arthur Salisbury and his Savoy Hotel
Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Suzette Tarri
Unknown: Helen McKay
Unknown: Arthur Salisbury

: POSTSCRIPT

A recording of last night's broadcast

: BILLY COTTON

and his Band

: SONGS AND VIOLIN SOLOS

performed by Meriel St. Clair (mezzo-soprano)
Elsie Owen (violin)
MERIEL ST. CLAIR ELSIE OWENMERIEL ST. CLAIR

Contributors

Violin: Elsie Owen
Violin: Meriel St. Clair

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

to records of Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Artie Shaw

: MUSIC BY BRITISH COMPOSERS

played by BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: BRITISH RHAPSODY

featuring
Debroy Somers and his Orchestra with Raymond Newell , Eric Cole , and a male chorus

Contributors

Unknown: Debroy Somers
Unknown: Raymond Newell
Unknown: Eric Cole

: BOOKS AND A LIVING

Gwyn Jones , Professor of English,
University College of Wales

Contributors

Unknown: Gwyn Jones

: NADOLIG LLAWEN

Eleni am y tro cyntaf erioed mae llu o deuluoedd drwy Cymru yn methu cydgwrdd i dreulio dydd Nadolig. Rhoddwyd cyfle felly yn y rhaglen hon i nifer o filwyr yn Ne Gymru i gyfarch eu rhieni yn y Gogledd ac i eraill yn y Gogledd i ddweud gair wrth eu rhieni yn y De
(Greetings from soldiers to their parents, in Welsh)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

The Toytown Christmas party, by S. G. Hulme-Beaman

Contributors

Unknown: S. G. Hulme-Beaman

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'DAVID COPPERFIELD'

An adaptation for broadcasting by Audrey Lucas of the novel by Charles Dickens
6-David meets Dora

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Audrey Lucas
Novel By: Charles Dickens

: BLACK-OUTS FOR THE BLACK-OUT

The latest edition of the Littlest
Revue
Produced by Moultrie R. Kelsall

Contributors

Produced By: Moultrie R. Kelsall

: ALBERT SAMMONS

in a programme of his own choice

: 'DANDY LION'

in ' Dandy's Christmas Party '
A cartoon invented by John Watt , written by C. Denier Warren and Ted Kavanagh , lyrics by James Dyrenforth , music by Henry Reed
Augmented Revue Orchestra, conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Gordon Crier

Contributors

Unknown: John Watt
Written By: C. Denier Warren
Written By: Ted Kavanagh
Unknown: James Dyrenforth
Music By: Henry Reed
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Gordon Crier

: Anne Ziegler and Derek Oldham in I BLUE EYES '

(By arrangement with Lee Ephraim )
A romantic musical play. Adapted for broadcasting by Henrik Ege . Music by Jerome Kem. Book and lyrics by Guy Bolton and Graham John , with Barry Livesey , Ian Sadler , Betty Huntley-Wright , Norman Shelley , Phillip Leaver , Dudley Rolph , Grace McChlery , Harvey Braben , Pearl Colquhoun , Jacques Brown ,
Joyce Kennedy , and Charles Heslop
BBC Chorus and the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Pat Hillyard and Gordon Crier

Contributors

Arrangement With: Lee Ephraim
Broadcasting By: Henrik Ege
Music By: Jerome Kem.
Unknown: Guy Bolton
Unknown: Graham John
Unknown: Barry Livesey
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Phillip Leaver
Unknown: Dudley Rolph
Unknown: Grace McChlery
Unknown: Harvey Braben
Unknown: Pearl Colquhoun
Unknown: Jacques Brown
Unknown: Joyce Kennedy
Unknown: Charles Heslop
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By: Pat Hillyard
Produced By: Gordon Crier

: NANSEN OF THE FRAM

A humanitarian adventurer
By Denis Johnston
Produced by James Mageean
Fridtjof Nansen, the famous explorer, not only penetrated farther north than anybody had gone before, but also was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the reconstruction of post-war Europe. The programme is a description of his voyage and also a portrait of the man.

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Johnston
Produced By: James Mageean
Produced By: Fridtjof Nansen

: BACH'S CHRISTMAS ORATORIO

Part 1
1 Chorus : Christians, be joyful 2 Recit. : Now it came to pass
3 Recit. : See now the bridegroom 4 Air : Prepare thyself, Zion
5 Choral : How shall I fitly meet
Thee ?
6 Recit. : And she brought forth her first-born Son
7 Choral and Recit.: For us to earth He cometh poor
8 Air: Mighty Lord and King all glorious
9 Choral: Ah! dearest Jesus'
Part 2
10" Symphony
11 Recit.: And there were shepherds 12 Choral: Break forth, 0 beauteous, heavenly light
13 Recit.: And the Angel said
14 Recit.: What God to Abraham revealed
15 Air: Haste, ye shepherds
16 Recit.: And this is the sign to you
17 Choral: Within yon gloomy manger
18 Recit.: 0 haste ye then 19 Air: Slumber, beloved 20 Recit.: And suddenly
21. Chorus : Glory to God in the highest
22 Recit.: 'Tis right that Angels thus should sing
23 Choral: With all thy hosts
Performed by Elsie Suddaby (soprano)
Nancy Evans (contralto)
Eric Greene (tenor)
William Parsons (bass)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Orchestra (Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
(The third and fourth parts of the Christmas Oratorio will be broadcast on Sunday, December 29, at 9.25 p.m., and the fifth and sixth parts on Friday, January 3, at 9.40 p.m.)

Contributors

Soprano: Elsie Suddaby
Contralto: Nancy Evans
Tenor: Eric Greene
Bass: William Parsons
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: BILLY COTTON

and his Band








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