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: Bright and Early

Gramophone records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


played by Anton and his Orchestra.

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


' Dressing up Food,' by Edna Thorpe


Unknown: Edna Thorpe


A mixed choice of records, including Vaughan Williams's Suite of English Folk Songs


Unknown: Vaughan Williams


and his Orchestra, with Pearl Carr and Sammy Herman


Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Sammy Herman

: This Week's Composer

Gramophone records of his Russian Easter Festival Overture, and the Symphonic Poem Antar '


from page 5 of ' New Every Morning ' and page 12 of ' Each Returning
Day.' My God, how wonderful thou art; Psalm 65; Titus 2, v. 11 to 3, v. 7; It fell upon a summer day

: Music While You Work

Band of The Life Guards, conducted by Captain A. Lemoine , Director of Music. The Life Guards


Conducted By: Captain A. Lemoine


and his Orchestra, with Sally Douglas. Carole Carr , Dick James. Archie Lewis , and Michael Linden


Unknown: Sally Douglas.
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: Dick James.
Unknown: Archie Lewis
Unknown: Michael Linden


Ballet Suite (La Rosiere republicaine)
(Gritry): Paris Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by S. Meyrowitz
Scenes de ballet (Glazunov): New
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens
Ballet Suite: Horoscope (Lambert):
London Philharmonic Orchestra. conducted by Constant Lambert on gramophone records


Conducted By: S. Meyrowitz
Conducted By: Eugene Goossens


from Walbrook in the City of London. sung and played for City workers by a Salvation Army Choir, and the Salvation Army International Staff Band


' Mrs. Mopp Does It Again.' A new series of interludes in the life of radio's most famous charwoman
With Dorothy Summers as Mrs. Mopp Script by Ted Kavanagh. Produced by Jacques Brown


Unknown: Dorothy Summers
Script By: Ted Kavanagh.
Produced By: Jacques Brown


Harry Davidson and his Orchestra, with Veronica Mansfield. .. Script written and programme introduced by Patric Curwen.


Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Veronica Mansfield.
Introduced By: Patric Curwen.


John Caunce (tenor), Ronald Smith (piano)


Tenor: John Caunce
Piano: Ronald Smith


and his Cuban Caballeros, with Dorothe Morrow


Unknown: Dorothe Morrow


Repeat of last Friday's recorded broadcast


by Anthony Trollope. Adapted for broadcasting by H. Oldfield Box. Produced by Howard Rose. Episode 7


Unknown: Anthony Trollope.
Broadcasting By: H. Oldfield Box.
Produced By: Howard Rose.
Sir Peregrine Orme: Arthur Ridley
Lady Mason: Barbara Couper
Lucius Mason: Roy Dean
Mrs Orme: Floy Penrhyn
Young Peregrine: Richard Best
Mr Furnival: Ellis Irving
Mrs Furnival: Josephine Shand
Mr Crabwitz: Arnold Ridley
Narrator: Lewis Stringer


'In Defence of Scrooge *
The cautionary case of Father Christmas v. Ebenezer Scrooge. Evidence compiled by Siriol Hugh-Jones. Produced by Michael Barsley


Unknown: Siriol Hugh-Jones.
Produced By: Michael Barsley

: Stories Old and New ' SAM BARCLAY'S SAGA '

A story for broadcasting written by Charles Breaks and read by Gordon Crier


Written By: Charles Breaks
Read By: Gordon Crier


' Said the Cat to the Dog,' by Martin Armstrong. Produced by Josephine Plummer. 17—' The Jacksons Learn the Truth '
5.25 ' Christmas Cottage,' written and produced by Rosemary Colley


Unknown: Martin Armstrong.
Produced By: Josephine Plummer.
Produced By: Rosemary Colley
Mum: Mary O'Farrell
Dad: Wilfred Babbage
Mompty: Vivienne Chatterton
Peckham: Stephen Jack
Ronnie: David Spenser
Diana: Gillian Andrews
BBC man: Lionel Gamlin
Cook: Gwen Day Burroughs
Potts: Charles Leno

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Topical talk and sport

: Christopher Stone introduces 'MUSIC FOR CHRISTMAS'

A festive miscellany of choral and orchestral music, including choruses from ' Messiah,' and the Christmas Oratorio, and carols
Huddersfield Choral Society (Chorus-Master, Herbert Bardgett ) and George Pizzey (baritone). BBC Northern Orchestra: conductor. Charles Groves. From the Town Hall, Huddersfield


Chorus Master: Herbert Bardgett
Chorus Master: George Pizzey
Conductor: Charles Groves.

: Piccadilly Hayride

[Starring] Sid Field
Excerpt from the second half of this musical show presented by Val Parnell in conjunction with George Black, Limited. Lyrics and music by Dick Hurran and Phil Park. Produced by Alec Shanks. Associate producer, Charles Henry
Cast also includes the Ross Sisters, Jerry Desmonde, Terry Thomas, Alfie Dean, and Beth Dell. The Debroy Somers Orchestra, directed by Bobby Howell.
Commentator, Raymond Glendenning.
From the Prince of Wales Theatre, London


Presented by: Val Parnell
In association with: George Black
Lyrics and music by: Dick Hurran
Lyrics and music by: Phil Park
Producer: Alec Shanks
Associate Producer: Charles Henry
Performers: The Ross Sisters
Performer: Jerry Desmonde
Performer: Terry Thomas
Performer: Alfie Dean
Performer: Beth Dell
Musicians: The Debroy Somers Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Bobby Howell
Commentator: Raymond Glendenning


Carroll Gibbons. Norman Shelley in 'The Old One-Two,' with Richard Wattis and a challenge to a special Christmas jury
Musical Alphabet. Jeanne de Casalis. Puzzle Corner. Mackenzie Ward and Maxine Audley in ' John and Annabella,' by W. Gordon Duncalf
Monday Birthday Party ': a famous personality whose birthday falls this week is given ' The Freedom of the Air.' Host, Kenneth Home
Singing introducers. Doreen Lundy and Cyril Grantham. BBC Chorus and the augmented Dance Orchestra conducted by Stanley Black


Produced By: Harry S. Pepper
Produced By: Ronald Waldman
Unknown: Carroll Gibbons.
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: W. Gordon Duncalf
Unknown: Doreen Lundy
Unknown: Cyril Grantham.
Conducted By: Stanley Black

: Alfred Drayton in ' THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER '

A comedy by Moss Hart and George F. Kaufman , adapted for broadcasting by Hugh Stewart. Produced by Felix Felton


Comedy By: Moss Hart
Comedy By: George F. Kaufman
Broadcasting By: Hugh Stewart.
Produced By: Felix Felton
Mrs Ernest W Stanley: Ella Milne
Miss Preen: Maria Barry
Richard Stanley: Peter Hammond
June Stanley: Olive Gregg
John ,: David Kossoff
Mrs Dexter: Joan Clement Scott
Mrs McCutcheon: Betty Baskcomb
Mr Stanley: Ernest Jay
Maggie Cutler: Rita Vale
Dr Bradley: Laidman Browne
Sheridan Whiteside: Alfred Drayton
Harriet Stanley: Gladys Spencer
Bert Jefferson: Leslie Bradley
Professor Metz: Frederick Schiller
Sandy: Anthony Jacobs
Lorraine Sheldon: Tucker McGuire
Beverly Carlton: Michael Ward
Banjo: Tommy Duggap


Former choirboys of the Temple, conducted by their organist, Dr. Thalben-Ball, sing carols in the ruins of their ancient church. Introduced by Rex Alston


Unknown: Rex Alston

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