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The Casino Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald KUbey
Eric Hope (piano)
The London Bassoon Trio


Conducted By: Reginald Kubey
Piano: Eric Hope


Third of four morning services to illustrate what the coming of Christ means today
3. A service broadcast from the Hamburg studios of British Forces Network, with a congregation of refugees. Introduced by the Rev. E. H. Robertson , Assistant Head of the BBC's Religious Broadcasting Department
Russian hymn for Christmas morning. sung by the choir of the Russian Orthodox Church in Hamburg
Reading by a German refugee
Talk by a Displaced Person
Hymn sung by a Choir of Displaced
Talk by a German refugee
Talk by a Volksdeutscher Hymn sung by a Choir of Displaced Persons
A safe stronghold (S.P. 436: sung in German)
The Choir of Displaced Persons consists of young people from Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, who are at school in Germany
Rev. E. H. Robertson writes on page 15


Unknown: Rev. E. H. Robertson


Overture, Portsmouth Point nValton):
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
Piano Concerto No. 25, in C (K.503)
(Mozart): Edwin Fischer , and Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Josef Krips
Variations on a Theme of Haydn
(Brahms): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler on gramophone records


Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Edwin Fischer
Conducted By: Josef Krips
Conducted By: Wilhelm Furtwangler


A story by Keith Styles
Read by Charles Maunsell


Story By: Keith Styles
Read By: Charles Maunsell


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced this week by Julian Herbage
Record Review
' Gounod's " Faust " ' by Martin Cooper
' Two Concertos,' by Trevor Harvey ' New Records for Christmas,' by Ralph Hill


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Martin Cooper
Unknown: Trevor Harvey
Unknown: Ralph Hill


Conducted by John Summerson
12.11 Films: Connery Chappell
12.20 Theatre: Philip Hope-Wallace
12.28 Books: Alan Pryce Jones
12.37 Radio: Stephen Bone
12.46 Art: John Betjeman


Conducted By: John Summerson
Unknown: Connery Chappell
Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Alan Pryce Jones
Unknown: Stephen Bone
Unknown: John Betjeman

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The Vale of Glamorgan
Introduced by Bruce Campbell
Music by the Garth Players
Singer: John Morgan
Produced by James McFarlan


Introduced By: Bruce Campbell
Singer: John Morgan
Produced By: James McFarlan

: Opera at Home ALIEN CORN

Seventh of a series of gramophone programmes
Introduced by Philip Hope-Wallace


Introduced By: Philip Hope-Wallace


' The Small Vinery ' by E. R. Janes
Under glass there is no more important fruit crop than grapes, but half-hearted methods of culture are a waste of money and time. In this talk, Mr. Janes describes some of the routine work that must be put in to achieve a good annual return from this type of fruit.


Unknown: E. R. Janes


' Another 100,000 Pigs? '
Talk by Frank Russell
Increased rations for pig clubs were announced last month by the Minister of Agriculture, These extra few pounds of food per pig per month can mean,' says Frank Russell , an extra one hundred thousand pigs for the nation in the next twelve months.'
Mr. Russell is Secretary of the Small
Pig-Keepers' Council, which was set up ten years ago to help this type of domestic food producer, and has grown from 735 member clubs at the end of the first year to nearly 7,000 clubs in 1949.


Talk By: Frank Russell
Unknown: Frank Russell


The Hallean Singers, Hull
Conductor, Betty Hall


Conductor: Betty Hall


(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult


Another programme showing the law at work, with scenes to illustrate the various stages of the case
Narrator, James McKechnie
Written and produced by Jenifer Wayne


Narrator: James McKechnie
Produced By: Jenifer Wayne


' Tusker Takes Telling': another story about the baby elephant. Written by Mollie Chappell. Told by John Darran
5.15 'The Face in the Rock'
A play in three parts written by Ronald Hadlington
Part 3
Production by Ifan O. Williams
Dafydd Jenkyn , slowly recovering from an illness which has kept him in bed for over a year, still waits patiently to meet a man with a face like the face carved in the rock near his home. An old legend says that such a man will do fine things for all the people of Wales. At first, he thinks that Dr. Williams, the new village doctor, might be the one; then he thinks it might be the new Squire or perhaps Thomas Evans , the great preacher who visits the village chapel. But they disappoint Dafydd. On Christmas Day Dr. Williams allows him to get up for his Christmas dinner. The doctor and the people of the village do their best to keep him cheerful, but Dafydd still looks forward eagerly to the day when he will meet the man with a face like the face in the rock.


Written By: Mollie Chappell.
Told By: John Darran
Written By: Ronald Hadlington
Production By: Ifan O. Williams
Production By: Dafydd Jenkyn
Unknown: Thomas Evans
Mrs Jenkyn: Nesta Harris
Dafydd, her son: Colin Whittall
Gwennie, the maid: Mary Dodd
Doctor Williams: David Hughes
Mr Rowlands, the minister: Emrys Cleaver
Mr Rees, the barber: Charles Williams
Enoc Edwards: Gruffydd Wyn Williams
Thomas Evans, a great preacher: Ieuan Rhys Williams

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A report on the week's proceedings of the General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters, New York


Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Tano Ferendinos (tenor)


Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Tenor: Tano Ferendinos


A series of six youth broadcasts from different parts of England. Conducted by Bryan Reed and members of Youth Organisations
3-Getting Ready for Christmas
With a dramatic presentation of Christmas in a wartime prison in Holland From East Dereham, Norfolk


Conducted By: Bryan Reed


Appeal on behalf of the Ex-Services Welfare Society, by the President, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Viscount Portal of Hungerford, K.G., G.C.B., O.M., D.S.O., M.C.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Lord Portal[address removed]
The Ex-Services Welfare Society was founded in 1919 for all ranks of all branches of H.M. Forces, including the Merchant Navy, suffering from war psychoses and neuroses. It supplements the work of the State and local authorities on behalf of 26,000 ex-Servicemen and women now in mental hospitals, and very many thousand other sufferers who are not well enough to take their places in normal life.
Besides offices in London dealing with every aspect of this specialist work, the Society maintains its own curative homes, and an industrial centre where recovered patients may live a normal life and work under sheltered conditions.


by Arnold Bennett
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by Olivia Manning
7— ' The Great Newspaper War'
Other parts played by Harry Oakes , Ralph Dean , Peter Smallwood. Chris Gittins , Winifred Hammond. and Joan Bailey
Produced by William Hughes in the BBC's Midland studios
The latest venture of Denry Machin was to become a newspaper proprietor. He transformed the old Five Towns Weekly into the Five Towns Daily, and so set up in competition with the Staffordshire Signal. At first there were skirmishes between rival newsboys, and this struggle went on for some weeks until ' The Card ' decided to live up to his reputation by doing something startling.


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Olivia Manning
Played By: Harry Oakes
Played By: Ralph Dean
Played By: Peter Smallwood.
Played By: Chris Gittins
Played By: Winifred Hammond.
Played By: Joan Bailey
Produced By: William Hughes
Unknown: Denry MacHin
Narrator: Charles E Stidwill
Demy Machin: Wilfred Pickles
Myson: Michael Hordem
Nellie Cotterill: June Spencer
Ruth Earp: Belle Chrystall
Mrs Cotterill: Eileen Draycott
Councillor Cotterill: Edgar Lane


by J. B. Priestley
A cross-country journey


Unknown: J. B. Priestley


A radio biography in five parts ' by Christopher Hassall
Music transcribed and arranged by Julius Harrison
Musical adviser, Julian Herbage
Produced by Howard Agg
4-' Messiah '
Other parts played by Joan Matheson ,
Stephen Jack , Lockwood West , Joseph O'Connor. Hugh Pryse. John Rorke , Michael Ward , James Mills , and Raymond Mason
Singers: Emelie Hooke
Nancy Evans . René Soames
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Philharmonia Orchestra (Leader, Max Salpeter )
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Harpsichord solos by Alan Richardson
Organist, Geraint Jones


Unknown: Christopher Hassall
Arranged By: Julius Harrison
Produced By: Howard Agg
Played By: Joan Matheson
Played By: Stephen Jack
Unknown: Lockwood West
Unknown: Joseph O'Connor.
Unknown: Hugh Pryse.
Unknown: John Rorke
Unknown: Michael Ward
Unknown: James Mills
Singers: Raymond Mason
Singers: Emelie Hooke
Singers: Nancy Evans
Singers: René Soames
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Philharmonia Orchestra
Leader: Max Salpeter
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Solos By: Alan Richardson
Organist: Geraint Jones
Narrator: Cecil Trouncer
George Frideric Handel: Howard Marion-Crawford
Jacob Heidegger: Hugh Miller
John Christopher Smith: Rudolph Offenbach
Charles Jennens: Keith Pyott


' Thy King cometh '
Psalm 85 (Broadcast Psalter)
Isaiah 61
The advent of our God (S.P. 68) St. John 10. v. 10b

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