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: Bright and Early

Band of the Scots Guards
Conducted by Major S. Rhodes
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Major S. Rhodes

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

A gramophone miscellany

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A talk by the Rt. Rev. Monsignor R. L. Smith , of the Church of Our Lady and St. Joseph, Carlisle

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Monsignor R. L. Smith

: General Weather Forecast

an'd forecast for farmers and shipping

: CAROLS

BBC Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
God rest you merry, gentlemen
The Holly and the Ivy...arr. Boughton Unto us a Boy is born arr. Geoffrey Shaw
Sussex Carol....arr. Vaughan Williams Good King Wenceslas The Wassail Song with organ accompaniment

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Unknown: Boughton Unto

: MORNING MUSIC

Sidney Torch and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney Torch

: ANY QUESTIONS?

Questions of the moment put by members of the audience are discussed spontaneously by John Arlott , A. G. Street , N. F. Mott , and Michael Ayrton
Travelling Question-Master ,
Freddy Grisewood
Presented by Nicholas Crocker

Contributors

Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: A. G. Street
Unknown: N. F. Mott
Unknown: Michael Ayrton
Unknown: Travelling Question-Master
Presented By: Nicholas Crocker

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Come, thou long-expected Jesus
(A. and M. 640)
New Every Morning (revised) 19 Canticle 9 (Broadcast Psalter) Isaiah 35
0 little town of Bethlehem (A. and M.
642; S.P. 79)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Arthur Salisbury and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Salisbury

: Marius Goring in 'THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL'

by Baroness Orczy
Adapted as a radio play in sixepisodes by Lester Powell
6 —' The Daydream '
Incidental music arranged and conducted by Alan Paul
Produced by Archie Campbell

Contributors

Unknown: Lester Powell
Conducted By: Alan Paul
Produced By: Archie Campbell

: BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Mansel Thomas

Contributors

Conductor: Mansel Thomas

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits an old folks' Christmas party in Blackpool

: Listen to the Band!

Fairey Aviation Works Band
Conductor, Harry Mortimer

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Mortimer

: SANDY'S CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ sends his listeners a selection of musical Christmas cards.

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

from King's College Chapel,
Cambridge

: OUT OF THE MAYERL BAG

The Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble with Janys Holm (soprano)

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Soprano: Janys Holm

: Marjorie Westhury in 'A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER'

Written and produced by Eileen Hots
A programme in which the writer relives a childhood Christmas. ' When we were children, Christmas was always the same ... its rhythm exciting, deliberate.... But this Christmas was different'

Contributors

Produced By: Eileen Hots

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Birmingham Calling Marseilles
Across the Sea
Children in Warwickshire and Provence join forces for a programme of games and carols and tell each other about Christmas customs in their own homes
Joyeux Noel!
Christmas Music played by Harold Gray 's Concert Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Harold Gray

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Arthur Askey in 'ARTHUR'S UPSIDE-DOWN CHRISTMAS'

with Joy Nichols , Peter Sellers
Joss Ambler , Anthea Askey
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Sid Colin
Produced by Harry S. Pepper

Contributors

Unknown: Joy Nichols
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Joss Ambler
Unknown: Anthea Askey
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Sid Colin
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Master of Ceremonies,
A. J. Latimer
Script written and programme introduced by Freddy Grisewood

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: A. J. Latimer
Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Interesting people who are
In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison
' Let's Go Somewhere ' with Brian Johnston
Produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

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

: CHRISTMAS MUSIC-HALL

with Warden and West
The Radio Revellers
Suzette Tarri
Eric James and George Myddleton
Mr. Postlethwaite and Mr. Hugglethorpe (The patter-familiasses)
Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth
Robb Wilton
BBC Variety Orchestra Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Master of Ceremonies, Ted Ray
Producer, Michael North

Contributors

Unknown: Suzette Tarri
Unknown: Eric James
Unknown: George Myddleton
Unknown: Anne Ziegler
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Michael North

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Dancing Years

A musical play written, devised, and composed by Ivor Novello
Lyrics by Christopher Hassall
Adapted for broadcasting by Lyn Fairhurst

[Starring] Ivor Novello and Mary Ellis

(BBC recording)
(Ivor Novello and Olive Gilbert are appearing in "King's Rhapsody" at the Palace Theatre, London; Peter Graves broadcasts by permission of Herbert Wilcox; Anthony Nicholls, by permission of Associated British Pictures Corporation, Ltd.)
(Ivor Novello introduces his play on page 5)

Contributors

Writer/Deviser/Composer: Ivor Novello
Lyricist: Christopher Hassall
Adapter: Lyn Fairhurst
Producer: Douglas Moodie
Grete: Roma Beaumont
Rudi Kleber: Ivor Novello
Hattie Watney: Joan Young
Franzel: Peter Graves
Maria Zeigler: Mary Ellis
Prince Charles Metterling: Anthony Nicholls
Cacilie Kurt: Olive Gilbert
Ceruti: Martin Ross
Carl: David Spenser
[Actress]: Jane Grahame
[Actor]: Cyril Butcher
[Actress]: Jane McFadyean
[Actor]: Richard Wattis
[Actress]: Olwen Brookes
[Actor]: Arthur Pusey
[Actress]: Barbara McFadyean
[Actor]: David Aylmer
Pianist: Alan Paul
Singers: The Wardour Singers
Musicians: Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor: Louis Levy

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

A Service of preparation for Christmas
Conducted by The Rev. E. H. Robertson

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. E. H. Robertson

: THE NEW LONDON ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Leonard Hirsch )
Conducted by Clarence Raybould

Contributors

Leader: Leonard Hirsch
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: MASS OF THE NATIVITY

sung by the Prior and Monks of St. Benedict's Priory, Ealing
Meditation led by Father Agnellus Andrew , O.F.M.
Mass for five voices (Byrd) Credo No. 3
Proper of the Mass (plainchant)
Choirmaster, W. H. Bowyer

Contributors

Unknown: Father Agnellus Andrew
Choirmaster: W. H. Bowyer








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