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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Ken Beaumont 's Music

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

on gramophone records

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Readings (with comment) for Christmastide, suggested by St. John 1, 1-8

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: ECHOES FROM THE THEATRE

London Light Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Krein with Bruce Trent (baritone)

Contributors

Conducted By: Michael Krein
Baritone: Bruce Trent

: 'A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS'

Story by Robert Benchley
Read by John Stacy

Contributors

Story By: Robert Benchley
Read By: John Stacy

: BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Mansel Thomas
Gerald Davies (tenor)

Contributors

Conductor: Mansel Thomas
Tenor: Gerald Davies

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Feast of St. John Christians,
awake; N.E.M. 17; Psalm 103; 1 John 1; Beloved, let us love

Contributors

Unknown: John Christians,

: MOUNTAIN AIRS

Light music and songs from Switzerland

: VICTOR SILVESTER

and his Ballroom Orchestra

: 'THE BARE TRUTH'

Lord Dunsany reads one of his own stories from ' Mr. Jorkens Remembers Africa.'

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Tom Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Tom Williams

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THE YUKON TRAIL

The story of a trip recently made by Michael Barkway over the Yukon Trail fifty years after the gold rush of 1898. Produced by John Polwarth
(CBC recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Barkway
Produced By: John Polwarth

: SANDY'S PARTY

Sandy Macpherson presides over a party at the National Children's Home, Harpenden
The young audience join in games, and are entertained by Deryck Guyler and Imito

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson
Unknown: Deryck Guyler

: The Adventure of the Speckled Band

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Contributors

Adapted by: John Dickson Carr
Introduced by: Adrian Conan Doyle
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Sherlock Holmes: Howard Marion-Crawford
Dr Watson: Finlay Currie
Helen Stoner: Grizelda Hervey
Julia Stoner: Olive Gregg
Dr Roylott: Francis de Wolff
Mrs Hudson: Susan Richards

: MENDELSSOHN

Symphony No. 4, in A (Italian) played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
Conductor, Charles Groves

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Groves

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' I Lived on a Cattle Ranch by Gordon McConnel
6 — ' The Bear Burglar '
5.15 Songs by Archie Harradine
Piano solos by Tom McCall
5.40 ' Making a Model Theatre'
Talk by W. R. Dalzell

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon McConnel
Songs By: Archie Harradine
Solos By: Tom McCall
Talk By: W. R. Dalzell

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: CHRISTMAS SPORTS REVIEW

Edited by Angus Mackay
Introduced by Rex Alston
Association Football: Portsmouth v. Chelsea, by Geoffrey Peck ; Tottenham Hotspur v. Leicester City, by W. J. Hicks
Rugby Union: Blackheath v. Edinburgh Academicals, by Peter West ; Richmond v. Harlequins, by Frank Shaw
Rowing: Roland Fox reports on Richmond Boxing Day Regatta
Talking sport: A seasonable contribution by R. C. Robertson-Glasgow

Contributors

Edited By: Angus MacKay
Introduced By: Rex Alston
Unknown: Geoffrey Peck
Unknown: W. J. Hicks
Unknown: Peter West
Unknown: Frank Shaw
Unknown: Roland Fox
Unknown: R. C. Robertson-Glasgow

: AT THE CIRCUS

The microphone visits Bertram Mills ' famous circus at Olympia as Leoni, the Human Cannon Ball, is fired eighty feet through the air, and a well-known personality has his fortune told in the Fun Fair
Commentators,
Wynford Vaughan Thomas and Henry Riddell

Contributors

Unknown: Bertram Mills
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Unknown: Henry Riddell

: The Opera Half-Hour ' FAUST '

Act 2 of Gounod's opera
Chorus and Orchestra of the Paris Opera
Conductor, Henri Busser on gramophone records

Contributors

Conductor: Henri Busser
Valentine: Louis Musy
Wagner: Michael Cozette
Siebel: Marthe Coiffler
Mephistopheles: Marcel Journet
Faust: Cesar Vezzani
Marguerite: Mireille Berthon

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Interesting people who are
In Town Tonight
Interviewed by John Ellison
' Let's Go Somewhere ' with Brian Johnston
Compiled and produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

Interviewed By: John Ellison
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: Arthur Askey in . PANTOMANIA'

or ' Little Big Jack-in-Boots and his Magic Bottle'
An all-star pantomime
The above ladies and gentlemen also appear as villagers, children, Robin Hood 's men. the Magic Fairy Fountains, Chinese policemen, Trolley's Tiresome Tots, the other Thirty-six Thieves, and any other pantomime characters who turn up
Augmented Dance Orchestra Conducted by Stanley B)ack
Script by Sid Colin and Gordon Crier
Produced by Ronald Waldman

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Hood
Script By: Sid Colin
Script By: Gordon Crier
Produced By: Ronald Waldman
Little Big: Arthur Askey
The Fairy Mavis: Betty Paul
Dirty Dick, the Wolf: Dick Bentley
The Slave of the Bottle: Sam Costa
Baron Chinstrap (another slave of the bottle): Jack Train
Alderman FitzHotplate: Claude Dampier
Four of the Forty Thieves: The Radio Revellers
The Royal Male: Jon Pertwee
Dick Barton (how did he get in?): Noel Johnson
Tours Sincerely: Vera Lynn

: Leon Quartermaine and Bruce Lester in ' FOR LOVE OF A LADY '

by Anthony Armstrong
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Armstrong
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Professor Langfield: Leon Quartermaine
Dale Harrison: Bruce Lester
Cynthia Langfield: Isabel Dean
Sir William Norton: Ivan Samson
Waitress: Freda Falconer
Mrs Williams: Gladys Spencer
Landlady: Judy Beaumont
Porter: David Kossoff
Attendant: David Stringer

: SHETLAND BIRDS CALLING

James Fisher and Ludwig Koch compare notes on recent visits to the Shetland Islands, and listen to some unusual recordings of bird-calls
Produced by Brian George

Contributors

Unknown: James Fisher
Unknown: Ludwig Koch
Produced By: Brian George








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