and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Exercises for men : Coleman Smith
Exercises for women : May Brown
At the pianos, Barbara Laing and Andrew Bryson.
Gramophone records from ' The Golden Cockerel'
Series of Christmas readings by the Rev. Hugh Martin
' Mrs. Buggins' (Mabel Constan duros)
at the-organ of the Odeon, Leicester Square
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.
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)
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
Suite : Iberia played by the Madrid Symphony Orchestra,' conducted by Fernandez Arbos. (Gramophone records)
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
Joe Loss and his Orchestra
David McCallum plays popular light pieces written or transcribed for the fiddle
Waller's Rhythm, Ken Johnson and his Orchestra, and Red Nicholls and his Five Pennies, on gramophone records
Conductor, Mr. J. B. H. Thorpe
Regimental Marches of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Mr. J. B. H.
Lunch-time entertainment for factory-workers somewhere in Britain. (BBC recording) '
! Topical talk, or recorded repeat of one of last week's talks
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 Novelty numbers and solo pieces, played by the BBC Variety Orchestra (conductor, Charles Shadwell ), with Jack Cooper
Richard Crean and his Orchestra
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
Gramophone programme of sentimental rumbas, sung by Alberto Rabagliati , with the Lecuona Cuban Boys : written by J. N. K. Billett
J. N. K.
from the Pump Room, Bath, with Phyllis Robins , Peter Brough , and Reginald Williams and his Band. Produced by Leslie Bridgmont
' The Grey Seal', written and read by S. L. Bensusan. (Previously broadcast on October 17, 1942)
(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
' 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
Voice ot the Chair:
The Cobblers :Spare:
The Cobblers :Scrub:
The Witch's Sons :Spy:
The Witch's Sons :Pounce:
followed by National and Regional announcements
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.
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
' 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
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.
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.
Dr. C. E. M.
Mrs. Elizabeth . McCormick Bogue , from Jackson, Michigan, discusses the making of linen with Peter Fitz patrick, Susan Dougan , John Beck , and Alice Reynolds
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)
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.
0. Henry's well-known Christmas story, read by Kent Stevenson
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)