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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: 'THE DAILY DOZEN'

Exercises for men : Coleman Smith
Exercises for women : May Brown
At the pianos, Barbara Laing and Andrew Bryson.

Contributors

Unknown: Coleman Smith
Unknown: May Brown
Pianos: Barbara Laing
Pianos: Andrew Bryson.

: This Week's Composer

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Gramophone records from ' The Golden Cockerel'

: ' LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS! '

Series of Christmas readings by the Rev. Hugh Martin

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Hugh Martin

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

' Mrs. Buggins' (Mabel Constan duros)

Contributors

Unknown: Mabel Constan

: MORNING MISCELLANY

on gramophone records

: JAMES BELL

at the-organ of the Odeon, Leicester Square

: 'CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY'

Talk by Syd Carter
Syd Carter , who recently gave a popular series of talks ' For Home Guards Only ', takes more than a tactical interest in the country scene. Living in the West Midlands. not far from ' Longford's Farm ', the scene of a current series of monthly broadcasts, his civilian work lies among the men of village and farm, and he is a great- lover and student of country life and character.

Contributors

Talk By: Syd Carter
Talk By: Syd Carter

: SHORT MORNING SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Introductory music Prayer
0 come, all ye faithful (A. and M. 59, omitting v. 2 ; S.P. 78, vv. 1, 6, 7 C.H. 55. first form, omitting v. 2: Tune, Adeste fideles)
Interlude
Prayers : The Prayer for Home ; the Lord's Prayer
Hark ! the herald angels sing (A. and M. 60 ; S.P. 74 ; C.H. 46 : Tune, Mendelssohn)
Blessing - Closing music

: ALBENIZ

Suite : Iberia played by the Madrid Symphony Orchestra,' conducted by Fernandez Arbos. (Gramophone records)

Contributors

Conducted By: Fernandez Arbos.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from page 29 of ' New Every Morning ' and page 52 of ' Each Returning Day '. Thy kingdom come ! ; Psalm 126 ; The king of love my shepherd is

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Joe Loss and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Joe Loss

: 'THE VOICE OF THE VIOLIN'

David McCallum plays popular light pieces written or transcribed for the fiddle

Contributors

Unknown: David McCallum

: THREE-BAND SESSION

Waller's Rhythm, Ken Johnson and his Orchestra, and Red Nicholls and his Five Pennies, on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Johnson
Unknown: Red Nicholls

: Band of the BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT

Conductor, Mr. J. B. H. Thorpe
Regimental Marches of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment

Contributors

Conductor: Mr. J. B. H. Thorpe

: WORKERS' PLAYTIME

Lunch-time entertainment for factory-workers somewhere in Britain. (BBC recording) '

: - AT SHORT NOTICE

! Topical talk, or recorded repeat of one of last week's talks

: WORKS WAITS'

The band and choir of a large armament factory in the North entertain , fellow-workers while changing over shifts, at the factory gates. Produced by Victor Smythe
I

Contributors

Duced By: Victor Smythe

: 'INTERMISSION'

I Novelty numbers and solo pieces, played by the BBC Variety Orchestra (conductor, Charles Shadwell ), with Jack Cooper

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Jack Cooper

: HENRY HALL

and his Orchestra

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Richard Crean and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Crean

: EVENSONG

from Southwell Minster
Versicles and Responses Psalm 85
First Lesson: Isaiah 35
Magnificat (Ouseley in B minor)
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 1, vy. 3-9 Nunc dimittis (Ouseley in B minor) Creed and Collects
Glorious in heaven (Vittoria) Prayers
Give me the wings of faith (E.H. 197) Organist, G. T. Francis

Contributors

Unknown: Southwell Minster
Organist: G. T. Francis

: 'BLUE RUMBA'

Gramophone programme of sentimental rumbas, sung by Alberto Rabagliati , with the Lecuona Cuban Boys : written by J. N. K. Billett

Contributors

Sung By: Alberto Rabagliati
Written By: J. N. K. Billett

: 'THE DANSANT'

from the Pump Room, Bath, with Phyllis Robins , Peter Brough , and Reginald Williams and his Band. Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Phyllis Robins
Unknown: Peter Brough
Unknown: Reginald Williams
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: 'TWICE-TOLD TALES'

' The Grey Seal', written and read by S. L. Bensusan. (Previously broadcast on October 17, 1942)

Contributors

Read By: S. L. Bensusan.

: AWR Y PLANT

(Welsh Children's Hour). 'Babushka' : stori Nadolig, gan Ena Grey. ' Dan Olau'i Seren Ef ' : orig fechan yn swn carolau plant, a gair ar ysbryd Nadolig, gan Nantlais

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The Christmas Cuckoo ', adapted by Muriel Levy from the book by Frances Browne , ' Granny's Wonderful Chair and its Tales of Fairy Times'. Produced by Nan Mac donald
Prologue
Play

Contributors

Adapted By: Muriel Levy
Book By: Frances Browne
Produced By: Nan Mac
Narrator: Peter Meriton
Dame Frostyface: Alison Bayley
Snowflower: Doris Gambell
Voice ot the Chair: Mary Eastwood
The Cobblers :Spare: John Broadbent
The Cobblers :Scrub: Fred Fairclough
The Cuckoo: Doris Gambell
A messenger: Donald Avison
The King: Norman Partriege
The Witch: Eileen Draycott
The Witch's Sons :Spy: Peter Meriton
The Witch's Sons :Pounce: Kenneth McClellan

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: ' Professional Portrait 'TOYMAKER'

Produced, with the co-operation of Hilary Page , by John Burrell. Script by Basil Wood
At Christmas-time, especially during war, toys are a problem : but toy-making is .not merely a seasonal occupation. Professional toymakers work all the year round. This programme describes the work of such a toymaker, whose job demands not only skilled craftsmanship and imagination, but love and understanding of children.

Contributors

Unknown: Hilary Page
Unknown: John Burrell.
Script By: Basil Wood

: Scottish Half-Hour ' WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?'

First of two. programmes. If the world is to be rebuilt, it will need foundations-what should they be ? A business man, a housewife, a stereotyper in a newspaper office, a village cobbler, a woman welfare worker, and a soldier have recorded their views, which are summed up by George Blake

Contributors

Unknown: George Blake

: ' FOR PARENTS CHIEFLY'

' Should I teach my child religion ? What my children made of it', by a mother : fourth in a series of five talks discussing religious education in the home

: Richard Haydn in 'TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Phyllis Monkman , John Slater , and Cliff Gordon. Jack Jackson and his May Fair Hotel Orchestra, with Josephine Driver , and the Four Star Girls. Script by Cliff Gordon (by arrangement with the WindmiU Theatre). Produced by Vernon Harris.

Contributors

Unknown: Phyllis Monkman
Unknown: John Slater
Unknown: Cliff Gordon.
Unknown: Jack Jackson
Unknown: Josephine Driver
Script By: Cliff Gordon
Produced By: Vernon Harris.

: THE BRAINS TRUST

Christmas Reunion
Old friends meet to answer new questions in a seasonal edition of this spontaneous feature : Dr. Julian Huxley , Dr. C. E. M. Joad , Commander A. B. Campbell , Lieut.-Commander R. T. Gould , and Barbara Ward. Question-Master, Donald McCullough. Producer, Howard Thomas.

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Julian Huxley
Unknown: Dr. C. E. M. Joad
Unknown: A. B. Campbell
Unknown: R. T. Gould
Question-Master: Barbara Ward.
Question-Master: Donald McCullough.
Unknown: Howard Thomas.

: ' LINEN '

Mrs. Elizabeth . McCormick Bogue , from Jackson, Michigan, discusses the making of linen with Peter Fitz patrick, Susan Dougan , John Beck , and Alice Reynolds

Contributors

Unknown: McCormick Bogue
Unknown: Peter Fitz
Unknown: Susan Dougan
Unknown: John Beck
Unknown: Alice Reynolds

: ' DIES NATALIS '

Cantata for voice and strings by Gerald Finzi
Eric Greene (tenor), with the Boyd Neel String Orchestra : conductor, Boyd Neel. (First broadcast performance in England)

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Finzi
Tenor: Eric Greene
Unknown: Boyd Neel
Conductor: Boyd Neel.

: 'THOSE WERE THE DAYS I

This programme looks back to the days when dancing really was dancing.- You are invited to roll back the carpet and join in the dance with Harry Davidson and his Orchestra. Master of Ceremonies, Raymond Glendenning. Management, Douglas Lawrence.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning.
Unknown: Douglas Lawrence.

: 'COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON'

0. Henry's well-known Christmas story, read by Kent Stevenson

Contributors

Read By: Kent Stevenson

: BILLY COTTON

and his Band

: ARNOLD BAX

Nonet for two violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, and harp played by Messrs. Griller, O'Brien, Burton, Hampton, Watson, Slater, Thurston, Goossens, and Mme. Korchinska. (Gramophone records)








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