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: O come, all ye faithful NEWS

and .summary of Forces programmes

: This Week's Composer

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Gramophone records of excerpts from ' Scheherazade '

: CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

from Uncle Mac, with verse and carols to start the'day. Carols sung by Derek Barsham , the Boys' Brigade boy soprano

Contributors

Sung By: Derek Barsham

: CAROLS

dung by the BBC Chorus : conductor, Leslie Woodgate

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Woodgate

: 'THE POSTMAN'S KNOCK'

In a London street-in a country village — -town and country folk welcome the postman on his Christmas morning ' walk ', accompanied in London by Michael Standing , and in Grantchester by Gilbert Harding

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Standing
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: Christmas Bells

from the four corners of the British Isles. A message of greeting from the bells of Westminster Abbey; St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh; Armagh Cathedral; St. John's, Cardiff; and St. Mary's, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire

: FODEN'S MOTOR WORKS BAND

Conductor, Fred Mortimer

Contributors

Conductor: Fred Mortimer

: 'MESSIAH'

Selections from Handel's oratorio, on gramophone records

: GUERNSEY CHILDREN SINGING

Choir of the States Intermediary School, of Guernsey, conducted by Winifred Roughton

Contributors

Conducted By: Winifred Roughton

: CHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE

from St. Mary's, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, conducted by Canon Anthony Otter
0 come, all ye faithful (S.P. 78 : C.H. 55) Sentence
General Thanksgiving The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses Venite
Psalm 8
Lesson : St. Luke 2, w. 1-20
While -shepherds watched their flocks
(S.P. 82 ; C.H. 42)
Creed and Collects
Carols.: Little Jesus, sweetly sleep
(S.P. 383) ; Angels from the realms of glory (S.P. 71 ; C.H. 65)
Address
Behold, the great Creator (S.P. 72) Prayers
Hark the herald angels sing (S.P. 74 ;
C.H. 46)
Blessing
Organist. Arthur Cowen

Contributors

Conducted By: Canon Anthony Otter
Organist: Arthur Cowen

: WORKS WONDERS

Munition-workers entertain their colleagues in a Christmas Day'concert at a factory in Scotland

: 'CHRISTMAS CHARIVARIA'

A ' hubbub ' of recorded music and song, prose and poetry for today, contrasted and introduced by Raymond Raikes , with Bransby Williams ,-Joseph Macleod , and Geoffrey Wincotf , and the recorded voices of Harry Hemsley , Peter Dawson , Ernest Lough , and Paul Robeson. Programme edited by Peter Eton

Contributors

Introduced By: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Bransby Williams
Unknown: Joseph MacLeod
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincotf
Unknown: Harry Hemsley
Unknown: Peter Dawson
Unknown: Ernest Lough
Unknown: Paul Robeson.
Edited By: Peter Eton

: THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

gives a Christmas message

: VIOLIN MUSIC

played by Eda Kersey (violin)

Contributors

Played By: Eda Kersey

: ' WE ARE ADVANCING '

towards Victory, towards Understanding
A Christmas reunion of the peoples of the British Commonwealth and of the United Nations, linked by radio from all parts of the world to exchange greetings on the fifth war-time Christmas Day
Christmas in the British Isles : at home-with the workers-with British and Allied Forces
Christmas with the Imperial Forces Overseas : Italy-New Guinea-India Christmas in Occupied Europe
Christmas in the United Nations : Russia —China— Brazil— U.S.A.
Christmas in the Holy Land
Narrator, Howard Marshall. Music by Victor Hely-Hutchinson , played and sung by the London Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Choir , conducted by Muir Mathieson. Written and produced by Laurence Gilliam and Leonard Cottrell

Contributors

Narrator: Howard Marshall.
Music By: Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Music By: Alexander Choir
Unknown: Muir Mathieson.
Produced By: Laurence Gilliam
Produced By: Leonard Cottrell

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Ian Whyte. Janette Sclanders (soprano)

Contributors

Conductor: Ian Whyte.
Soprano: Janette Sclanders

: ' WHAT ELSE DO THEY DO?'

with C. H. Middleton , Mary Fer guson, The Radio Doctor', C. A. Lejeune , and Douglas Houghton
Five radio ' regulars ' take a brief holi- . day from their regular subjects

Contributors

Unknown: C. H. Middleton
Unknown: Mary Fer
Unknown: C. A. Lejeune

: ' IS YOUR GENIE REALLY NECESSARY?'

A satirical pantomime for a war
-time Christmas, written by Michael Barsley. Produced by John Glyn -Jones
Taxi-men, ' thieves, Ministry officials played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

Contributors

Written By: Michael Barsley.
Produced By: John Glyn
Fairy Godmother: Mabel Constanduros
Cinderella: Marjorie Westbury
Aladdin: Stephen Alaritan
Ali Baba: Antony Holies
Man in off-black: Roy Emerton

: 'CYFARCHION NADOLlG'

Oddi wrth fechgyn a merched Cymru yn y Uuoedd arfog, o wledydd tramor yrt ogystal ag o wersyUoedd ym Mhrydain.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Tommy Handley in 'Well, for Santa Claus' : a Christmas Day Unfairy Story, by Dorothy Worsley. Cast includes Dorothy Summers , Fred Yule , Sydney Keith , Bryan Herbert , Ronald Chesney , and Barrett and Max Field. BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell
-. Story-Teller, Derek Mc -Culloch. Produced by Francis Worsley .

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Handley
Story By: Dorothy Worsley.
Unknown: Dorothy Summers
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Sydney Keith
Unknown: Bryan Herbert
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Max Field.
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Derek Mc
Produced By: Francis Worsley

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements

: ' SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS'

Excerpts from the sound-track of Walt Disney's fantasy

: CAROLS OF THE ALLIES

sung by the BBC Chorus, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Sir Adrian Boillt

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Adrian Boillt

: 'VAUDEVILLE OF 1943'

A Saturday-night entertainment featuring famous stars of Variety,music, and drama. Randolph Sutton , Mr. Murgatroyd and Mr. Winterbottom, Robert Donat , Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, and Elsie and Doris Waters. Revue Chorus and augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Producers, John Sharman and Harry S. Pepper. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Randolph Sutton
Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: Anne Ziegler
Unknown: Doris Waters.
Conducted By: Charles Groves.
Unknown: John Sharman
Unknown: Harry S. Pepper.

: ' WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND

Appeal on behalf, of the British ' Wireless for the Blind ' Fund (registered under the Blind Persons Act, 1920), by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Woolton, C.H.
Contributions wiU be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]

: 'ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND'

by Lewis Carroll , dramatised by Herbert M. Prentice. Radio adaptation by Cynthia Pughe. Produced by Howard Rose

Contributors

Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Dramatised By: Herbert M. Prentice.
Unknown: Cynthia Pughe.
Produced By: Howard Rose

: SCHUBERT

Sonata in D, Op. 53 played by Clifford Curzon (piano)

Contributors

Played By: Clifford Curzon

: 'THE CRADLE'

Verse and carols for Christmas

: CHRISTMAS CABARET

Carroll Gibbons , at the piano, invites you to join the party at the Merchant Navy Club. You meet Betty Kent , Esther Coleman , Hutch Billy Mayerl , Jack Jackson , Bill Debroy Somers , and-recorded from the U.S.A.— Rudy Vallee. Dance music played by Carroll Gibbons and his Orchestra. Produced by Alick Hayes.

Contributors

Unknown: Carroll Gibbons
Unknown: Betty Kent
Unknown: Esther Coleman
Unknown: Hutch Billy Mayerl
Unknown: Jack Jackson
Unknown: Bill Debroy Somers
Unknown: Rudy Vallee.
Played By: Carroll Gibbons
Produced By: Alick Hayes.








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