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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: STUDENT SONGS

on gramophone records

: ' CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE MORNING'

Presented by Derek McCulloch

Contributors

Presented By: Derek McCulloch

: TUNE FOR TODAY

An anthology of favourites

: CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

from Christopher Stone

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Stone

: 'CHRISTMAS POST, 1942'

A typical London street welcomes the postman on Christmas morning in the fourth year of war. An outside broadcast in which Postman Grubb carries the letters, and Wynford Vaughan Thomas the microphone

Contributors

Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: NEWS

Programme Parade

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

Talk by the Minister of Food, the Rt. Hon. Lord Woolton

Contributors

Unknown: Rt. Hon. Lord Woolton

: 'THE ACCELERATION WALTZ

by Johann Strauss played by the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy. (Gramophone records)

Contributors

Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy.

: CHRISTMAS DAY TROOPS' SERVICE

from. St. George's Chapel, Church of the Holy Nativity, Bethlehem (by permission of His Beatitude the Orthodox Patriarch)
0 come, all ye faithful (A. and M. 59;
C.H. 55)
Sentences
Confession and Absolution Lord's Prayer
Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown (A. and M. 776 ; C.H. 67)
Lesson : St. Matthew 1, w. 18-25 Jubilate Creed Prayer
Hark, the herald angels sing (A. and M.
60 ; C.H. 46)
Address by the Rev. F. L. Hughes , M.C.,
Assistant Chaplain-General. Eighth Army
While .shepherds watched their flocks by night (A. and M. 62)
National Anthem Blessing
The service is conducted by the Rev. D. A. Duncan , M.C., Assistant Chaplain-General, Palestine, and the lesson read by Major-General D. F. McConnel , C.B.E., D.S.O., Palestine Base

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. F. L. Hughes
Unknown: Rev. D. A. Duncan
Unknown: General D. F. McConnel

: ENGLISH SONGS

sung by Percy Heming (baritone)

Contributors

Sung By: Percy Heming

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the Manchester Regiment : conductor Mr. F. L. Statham

Contributors

Conductor: Mr. F. L. Statham

: CHARLES ERNESCO

and his Sextet

: MUSIC BY TCHAIKOVSKY

on gramophone records
BBC Symphony Orchestra : conductor. Sir Adrian Boult : Marche Slave. NBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Toscanini. Horowitz (piano) : Concerto No. I in B flat minor ,

Contributors

Unknown: Adrian Boult
Conducted By: Toscanini. Horowitz

: ' THE CHANNEL ISLANDS'

Programme with music for those who have known and loved the islands

: BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. 5. G. O'Donnell

Contributors

Unknown: G. O'Donnell

: The Fourth Christmas

The peoples of the British Commonwealth and their Allies are linked again by radio to greet the men and women everywhere fighting in the cause of freedom, and to celebrate the first Christmas on the offensive.
Part 1. The Home Front
Part 2. The Cornerstones
Part 3. The Empire Speaks
Part 4. Christmas with the Forces in Egypt
(Full details in the article on page 4)

Contributors

Incidental Music by: Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Narrator: Howard Marshall
Programme arranged and produced by: Cecil McGivern

: ORCHESTRE RAYMONDE

Conductor, George Walter , ih a programme of light music

Contributors

Conductor: George Walter

: PEPI, THE POLAR BEAR'

Christmas fable for young and old, by Loftus Wigram. Music composed by Henry Reed. Programme directed by Imlay Watts , and produced by Tom Ronald. (Special BBC recording)
The animals in the story
The human beings in the story
Singers : Stephen Manton and Nora Gruhn Storyteller, Stuart Hibberd
Choir, Revue Chorus, BBC Revue Orchestra, and the Dance Orchestra, all under the direction of the guest conductor, Muir Mathieson. Orchestrations by Jack Beaver

Contributors

Unknown: Loftus Wigram.
Composed By: Henry Reed.
Directed By: Imlay Watts
Produced By: Tom Ronald.
Singers: Stephen Manton
Singers: Nora Gruhn
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd
Conductor: Muir Mathieson.
Unknown: Jack Beaver
Pepi: Jack Melford
Zorina: Lydia Sherwood
Nicholas <Pepi's father): MacDonald Parke
Pepi's mother: Joan Young
Zorina's father: Richard George
Karo (an Arctic hare): C Denier Warren
Olaf (President of the Polar Bears' Club): Phillip Leaver
A Zebra: Sydney Keith
An Evacuated Rabbit: Pat Rignold
Nuvo Poledski (Toxic-Monopoly Productions Inc J: Hugh Morton
Father Christmas: Bill Stephens
A Member of the Home Guard: Ewart Scott
Miss Lemmock (a munition worker): Kitty De Legh
Old Angus (a poacher): Ian Jsadler

: 'CHILDREN CALLING HOME'

British children calling home, with American and Canadian children calling fathers serving with the U.S. and Canadian Forces in this country. Transatlantic exchange of Christmas greetings arranged in collaboration with the Mutual Broadcasting System of the U.S.A. and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and broadcast simultaneously in all three countries

: ' CAROL NADOLlG'

Cipolwg ar ddydd Nadolig mewn cartref Cymreig ar adeg rhyfel. _ Rhaglen ddramatig gan Rhys Dafys -Williams. Y ' cyfarwyddo gan Morfudd Lewis. (Christmas programme in Welsh)

Contributors

Unknown: Rhys Dafys
Unknown: Morfudd Lewis.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The Golden Sail ' : Scottish Christmas play about Saint Bride, by Robin Stark

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Stark

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements, and Scottish News summary

: CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE FREEDOM CLUB

Many who have escaped from occupied Europe are holding their first Christmas Day party in this country. Entertainment is provided by fellow members of the ' Freedom Club ', including Madame Sophie Schonning, the Norwegian prima donna and Otto Lampel , the well-known Czechoslovakian artist ; also Gaston Richer and Mdlle. Susie Marquis from France, Mdlle Helene Lavarre from Greece, Mdlle. Jetje from Holland, Jacques Vallez from Belgium, Artemy Raevsky from Russia, and representatives from Poland and Yugoslavia. Host and Hostess, Leo de Pokorney and Joan Clark. The Continental Orchestra, under the direction of Lionel Falk man. Produced by C. F. Meehan

Contributors

Unknown: Madame Sophie
Unknown: Otto Lampel
Unknown: Gaston Richer
Unknown: Susie Marquis
Unknown: Mdlle Helene
Unknown: Jacques Vallez
Unknown: Artemy Raevsky
Unknown: Leo de Pokorney
Unknown: Joan Clark.
Unknown: Lionel Falk
Produced By: C. F. Meehan

: LISZT AND CHOPIN

played by Louis Kentner

Contributors

Played By: Louis Kentner

: TOMMY HANDLEY in 'ITMA'

with Jack Train ; and Dino Galvani , Sydney Keith , Horace Percival , Clarence Wright , Fred Yule , Dorothy Summers , Vera Lennox , Kay Cavendish and Paula Green. The show written by Ted Kavanagh. BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Produced by Francis Worsley

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Dino Galvani
Unknown: Sydney Keith
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Dorothy Summers
Unknown: Vera Lennox
Unknown: Kay Cavendish
Unknown: Paula Green.
Written By: Ted Kavanagh.
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell.
Produced By: Francis Worsley

: CAROLS OF THE ALLIES

BBC Chorus, conducted by Sir Adrian BQult

Contributors

Unknown: Adrian Bqult

: ' 'WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND '

Appeal on behalf of the British ' Wireless for the Blind ' Fund (registered under the Blind Persons Act, 1920), by Ben Purse
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Ben Purse

: 'CHRISTMAS CACKLE'

For the third time listeners are invited to visit the barnyard. Script by Robert Kemp. Produced by John Gheatle

Contributors

Script By: Robert Kemp.
Produced By: John Gheatle

: SIR ISAAC NEWTON

(bom December 25, 1642). Talk on the world's greatest 'scientist by Sir James Jeans , O.M.

Contributors

Unknown: James Jeans

: BBC ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: 'THE PLOT TO OVERTHROW CHRISTMAS'

Seasonable extravaganza for broadcasting by Norman Corwin. Produced by Peter Creswell

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Corwin.
Produced By: Peter Creswell
Sotto Voce: Geoffrey Wincott
Courier: Malcolm Graeme
Nero: Peter Copley
The Devil: Anthony Shaw
Haman: Bruce Winston
Ivan the Terrible: Bernard Ribel
Caligula: Alan Howland
Simon Legree: Leslie Bradley
Lucrezia Borgia: Molly Rankin
Santa Claus: Frederick Lloyd

: EPILOGUE

0 little town of Bethlehem (S.P. 79) ; St.
Luke 2, vv. 8-11 ; They all were looking for a king (S.P. 668) ; Philippians 2, vv. 5-11 ; To us in Bethlehem city (S.P. 685) ; II Corinthians 8, v. 9

: HENRY HALL

and his Orchestra








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