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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Richard Crean and his Orchestra.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Crean

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: 'LE CHOEUR DES VIEUX NOELS'

Traditional French-Canadian and French Christmas carols, sung by a choir of business men and office workers, who sing on Christmas Eve every year in the streets and public places of old Quebec.

: MARCHES AND WALTZES

of Toyland: on gramophone records

: CARROLL GIBBONS

and his Orchestra, with Edna Kaye and Harry Kaye

Contributors

Unknown: Edna Kaye
Unknown: Harry Kaye

: This Week's Composer

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Gramophone records of extracts from his operas ' The Maid of Pskov,' ' Christmas Eve,' ' Tsar Saltan ,' ' The Tsar's Bride,' and ' The Invisible City of Kitezh '

Contributors

Unknown: Tsar Saltan

: DESIGNED FOR WOMEN

Feminine views and interests

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from page 37 of ' New Every Morning ' and page 14 of ' Each Returning Day.' The advent of our King: Psalm 96; 1 John 5. w. 1-5, 10-12, 20-21; 0 little town of Bethlehem

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Arthur Dulay and his Cameo Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Dulay

: 'SKYROCKETS' DANCE ORCHESTRA

directed by Paul Fenoulhet , with Doreen Lundy and Cyril Shane

Contributors

Directed By: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Doreen Lundy
Unknown: Cyril Shane

: THE AMADIO TRIO

John Amadio (flute), Kathleen Moorhouse (cello). Maurice Jacobson (piano)

Contributors

Flute: John Amadio
Flute: Kathleen Moorhouse
Cello: Maurice Jacobson

: Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth's 'LUCKY DIP'

A record miscellany edited by Anna Instone

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone

: Christmas Eve in the 'BAR PARLOUR'

Bernard Miles as Jack Parsons the landlord, keeps open house in the ' Cup of Kindness,' the pub on the edge of the airport with Barbara Lott as Lily the bar-maid, Erik Chitty as Old Charlie the oldest inhabitant, and a weekly gathering of regular customers and visitors. Script by Jack Lindsay and Jane Cobb . Produced by Roy Speer.

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Miles
Unknown: Barbara Lott
Unknown: Erik Chitty
Script By: Jack Lindsay
Unknown: Jane Cobb
Produced By: Roy Speer.

: Eric Barker in 'MERRY GO-ROUND '

invites you to visit Waterlogged Spa at Sinking-in-the-Ooze. now a laughter resort for all.

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Conductor: Ian Whyte

: FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

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

: THE WALTZ FAMILY STRAUSS

presented, with gramophone records, by Spike Hughes

Contributors

Unknown: Spike Hughes

: 'WIVES AND DAUGHTERS'

by Mrs. Gaskell. V. C. Clinton -Baddeley reads from Chapter 16

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. Gaskell. V. C. Clinton

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Angels without Wings ' a play for Christmas Eve by Benedict Ellis
5.40 'Christmas in Foreign Lands,' by R. P. Heller

Contributors

Unknown: Benedict Ellis
Unknown: R. P. Heller
The Archangel Gabriel: James McKechnie
A Cherub: David Spenser
John Tomorrow: John Alexander
Karl: David O'Brien
A rich woman: Betty Hardy
A poor woman: Jean Kennedy
First shepherd: Laidman Browne
Second shepherd: Andrew Churchman
A slave: Richard George

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

Topical talk and sport

: 'IN THE MARGIN'

'The Origin of Pantomime Stories,' by Christina Hole.

Contributors

Stories By: Christina Hole.

: 'YOURS SINCERELY '

A special Christmas programme based on listeners' requests
Letters exchanged by radio between Britain and the U.S.A. and written by listeners in both countries.

: ' COUNTRY MAGAZINE '

A Christmas number from the English countryside. Music arranged by Francis Collinson for the bell ringers of Five Ashes. Robert Irwin and the Wynford Reynolds Sextet; Martin Boddey and the choir of the Ashford School for Girls. Edited and produced by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Unknown: Robert Irwin
Unknown: Martin Boddey
Duced By: Francis Dillon

: 'FULL CYCLE'

A Christmas programme in a setting by Loftus Wigram. Produced by Michael North
With Jeanne de Casalis, Hermione Gingold , Elsie and Doris Waters , the Western Brothers (Kenneth and George), Margaret Eaves , Helen Hill , and Trefor Jones
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra and Revue Chorus under the direction of Rae Jenkins. Organ in the studio played by Charles Smart. Hymns sung by the boys of Bedford School in their chapel.

Contributors

Unknown: Loftus Wigram.
Produced By: Michael North
Unknown: Jeanne de Casalis,
Unknown: Hermione Gingold
Unknown: Doris Waters
Unknown: Margaret Eaves
Unknown: Helen Hill
Unknown: Trefor Jones
Unknown: Rae Jenkins.
Played By: Charles Smart.
Colonel Dutton: Ralph Truman
Mr Cargrove: Edgar Norfolk
Gladys Higgins: Janet Joye
Joe Wilcox: Hugh Morton
Mrs Frampton: Vera Lennox
Fred Higgins: Ronnie Hill
Tony Frampton.: Audrey Cameron
Bill Timpson: Bill Stephens
Mrs Lovehurst: Thea Wells
Mr Hardcastle: Fred Yule
David Hardcastle: Charles Hawtrey

: 'BETHLEHEM'

A Choral Drama
Libretto adapted from the Coventry Nativity Play
Music by Rutland Boughton
Narration written by Wilfrid Rooke-Ley
Produced by Gwen Williams and Stanford Robinson
Cast in order of singing:
BBC Theatre Chorus
(trained by John Clements )
Chorus of children from
Godolphin and Latimer School
BBC Theatre Orchestra (leader, Alfred Barker )
Conductor.Stanford Robinson
Scene 1: The home of Joseph and Mary in Nazareth
Scene 2: A moor at night Scene 3: The stable
Scene 4: An open place in Jerusalem
(the door of Herod's Palace in the background)
Scene 5: The stable

Contributors

Music By: Rutland Boughton
Written By: Wilfrid Rooke-Ley
Produced By: Gwen Williams
Unknown: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: John Clements
Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Gabriel: Marjorie Thomas
The Virgin Mary: Elsie Suddaby
Joseph: Trevor Anthony
The Shepherds: Jem: Stephen Manton
The Shepherd Dave: Owen Brannigan
Sym: James Topping
The Wise Men: Zarathustra: Arnold Matters
The Wise Men: Nubar: John Tainsh
The Wise Men: Merlin: Kenneth Ellis
The Wise Men: The believer: George Chitty
The Wise Men: The unbeliever: Redvers Llewellyn
The Wise Men: Calchas, the herald: Frederick Sharp
The Wise Men: Herod: Arthur Carron
The Wise Men: Narrator: Valentine Dyall

: Joyce Grenfell and George Benson in 'A NOTE WITH MUSIC'

with George Melachrino and the Melachrino Strings
A fortnightly programme in the shape of a letter to a friend overseas. Script by Joyce Grenfell and H. F. Ellis. Produced by Ronald Waldman.

Contributors

Unknown: George Melachrino
Script By: Joyce Grenfell
Script By: H. F. Ellis.
Produced By: Ronald Waldman.

: CHRISTMAS EPILOGUE

' Angels stand amazed'
Readings and music for Christmas Eve, arranged by Geoffrey Dearmer and W. E. Davis. Readers, Cecil Bellamy and Betty Hardy

Contributors

Arranged By: Geoffrey Dearmer
Arranged By: W. E. Davis.
Readers: Cecil Bellamy
Readers: Betty Hardy








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