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: NEWS

and summary of Forces programmes

: 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
Pianos: Barbara Laing
Pianos: Andrew Bryson.

: This Week's Composer

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Gramophone records of excerpts from ' The Tate of Tsar Saltan ', ' Sadko ', * The Invisible City of Kitezh '. and * Christmas Eve '

Contributors

Unknown: Tsar Saltan

: 'Lift Up Your Hearts!'

Series of Christmas readings by the Rev. Hugh Martin

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Martin

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

'A Children's Party', by-Helen Mary Stevens

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Stevens

: SONG AND DANCE'

Popular songs and dance-music, on gramophone records

: HAROLD COOMBS

at the organ of the Regal., Kingston

: J. S. BACH

Suite No. 2, in B minor played by the Adolf Busch Chamber layers, with Marcel Moyne (flute). (Gramophone records)

Contributors

Flute: Marcel Moyne

: JOE LOSS

and his Orchestra, with Elizabeth Batey , Pat Macormac , and Harry Kaye

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Batey
Unknown: Pat MacOrmac
Unknown: Harry Kaye

: CHERRY LIND

in ' Fifteen Minutes of Song'. Produced by Leslie Bridgmont.

Contributors

Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from page 53 of New Every Morning ' and page 58 of ' Each Returning Day '. Come, thou long expected Jesus ; Psalm 121 : Hark the glad sound 1

: ' WE PRESENT .. '

Norman Allin (bass), on gramophone records

Contributors

Bass: Norman Allin

: ' HAPPY CHILDREN'

A doctor sums up the previous talks in the series and answers questions

: VIOLIN MUSIC

played by Alfredo Campoli

Contributors

Played By: Alfredo Campoli

: ' MUSICAL MELANGE'

of old and new dishes served up by Percival Mackey. and his Orchestra,, featuring Helen Clare. Bernard Hunter , Monti Ryan , and Jack Bartlett. Introduced by Philip Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Percival MacKey.
Unknown: Helen Clare.
Unknown: Bernard Hunter
Unknown: Monti Ryan
Unknown: Jack Bartlett.
Introduced By: Philip Brown

: REGINALD FOORT

at the theatre organ : * Musical Christmas Stocking

: 'FARMING TODAY'

Recording of part of last night's broadcast

: LUNCH-HOUR CONCERT

BBC Chorus (chorus-master, Leslie Woodgate ). Sidonie Goossens (harp). G . Thalben-Ball (organ). Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
From a concert-hall in the South

Contributors

Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Harp: Sidonie Goossens
Harp: G Thalben-Ball
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate

: BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Rae Jenkins , with Linda Parker (soprano). and Arthur Servent (tenor)

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Soprano: Linda Parker

: FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, upon Christmas Eve

: DEBUSSY

Two Preludes : La serenade interrompue ;
La danse de Puck
Pour le Piano : Prelude-Sarabande-
Toccata played by Marcel Gazelle (piano)

Contributors

Played By: Marcel Gazelle

: 'CHRISTMAS POST-BAG1

A special delivery of greetings from the men and women of the Services, wherever they may be between Iceland and New "Zealand. Produced by John Gray

Contributors

Produced By: John Gray

: SEREN Y DWYRAIN'

Rhaglen am dymor y Nadolig wedi ei threfnu gan Aneirin Talfan Davies, gydag Wythawd Gorllewin Cymru dan arweiniad Tom Pickering.

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Pickering.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The Little Angel' : Nativity play by D. Francis Finn
Christmas carols sung by the Choir of the Guildford County School for Girls : conductor, Sybil Chesterfield

Contributors

Play By: D. Francis Finn
Unknown: Sybil Chesterfield
The Archangel Gabriel: Norman Shelley
A cherub: Patricia Hayes
Old Shepherd: Marcus Barron
David, a young shepherd: Grant T*wler
Innkeepers wife: Doris Lytton
Joseph: Charles Maunsell
Mary: Olive Groves

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements and Scottish News summary

: 'STANDING ON THE CORNER'

Michael Standing , somewhere in London, interviews the man-in-the-street on Christmas Eve

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Standing

: CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE ' FREEDOM CLUB'

Entertainment provided by Soffi Schonning (Norway), Marian Zigmunt (Poland), Mlle. Jacqueline (France), Otakar Kraus , Kate Peress , and E. Regon (Czechoslovakia), D. Mesene (Greece). Pam Becker (Holland), Dela Lipmskaya and A. Onegin (Russia), and representatives from
Belgium and Yugoslavia. Host and Hostess : Wilfred Babbage and Joan Clark. The Continental Orchestra, under the direction of Lionel Falkman. Produced by C. F. Meehan

Contributors

Provided By: Soffi Schonning
Unknown: Marian Zigmunt
Unknown: Mlle. Jacqueline
Unknown: Otakar Kraus
Unknown: Kate Peress
Unknown: E. Regon
Unknown: D. Mesene
Unknown: Pam Becker
Unknown: Dela Lipmskaya
Unknown: Wilfred Babbage
Unknown: Joan Clark.
Unknown: Lionel Falkman.
Produced By: C. F. Meehan

: 'HE THAT SHOULD COME'

Nativity play, specially written for broadcasting by Dorothy L. Sayers , and produced by Val Gielgud
Caspar, King of Chaldes-.Harcourt Williams
(by permission of Tom Arnold and Ivor Novella )
Harpist, Marie Goossens. Singers, Mary Hamlin , Tom Purvis , and Chorus

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Dorothy L. Sayers
Produced By: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Tom Arnold
Unknown: Ivor Novella
Harpist: Marie Goossens.
Singers: Mary Hamlin
Singers: Tom Purvis
Melchor, King of Pamphylis: Henry Ainjey
Balthazar: Robert Adam
Jewish Merchant: Richard Williams
Roman Centurion: Gordon McLeod
Young Greek Gentleman: Robert Farquharson
Landlord: Robert Rendell
Landlady: Gladys Young
Joseph: , Patric Curwen
Mary: Lilian Harrison
Young Jewish Gentleman: Alan Wheatley
The Pharisee: Sydney Tafler
First Shepherd: Foster Carlin
Second Shepherd: Laidman Browne
Third Shepherd: Basil Jones

: BBC ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Clarence Raybould

Contributors

Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: Picture to Yourself

Talk on the art and science of tattooing, by 'Professor George Burchett'

Contributors

Speaker: Professor George Burchett

: 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL'

by Charles Dickens , adapted for broadcasting by Max Kester , produced by Fred O'Donovan

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Broadcasting By: Max Kester
Duced By: Fred O'Donovan
Scrooge: Philip Wade
Scrooge (as a boy): John Dodsworth
Marley: Alexander Sarner
Bob Cratchit: Edgar Norfolk
Spirit of Christmas Past: Cyril Gardiner
Spirit of Chtistmas Present: Arthur Ridley
Spirit of Christmas to Come: Deryck Guyler
Middlemark: William Trent
Fezziwig: Bryan Powley
Mrs Fezziwig: Ann Codrington
Narrator: Carleton Hobbs

: ' BELLS ACROSS THE SEA'

Christmas carillon music from England and Canada ; an exchange programme between the War Memorial Tower at Loughborough and the Peace Tower at Ottawa.

: 'CAP AND BELLS'

Frances Day, John Clements , and Naunton Wayne in another late-night revue with Hubert Gregg , Noele Gordon , and Harry Jacobson at the piano. The Dance .Orchestra, under the. direction of Billy Tement. Produced by Vernon Harris. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Unknown: John Clements
Unknown: Naunton Wayne
Unknown: Hubert Gregg
Unknown: Noele Gordon
Unknown: Harry Jacobson
Unknown: Billy Tement.
Duced By: Vernon Harris.

: News in Gaelic

and postscript

: CARL BARRITEAU

and his Orchestra

: SOLEMN MIDNIGHT MASS

from Downside Abbey 0








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