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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Band of the R.A.M.C.
Conducted by Capt. L. D. Brown
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Capt. L. D. Brown

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: SECOND TEST MATCH

Australia v. England
A report on the second day's play

: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

A gramophone miscellany

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A talk by the Rev. H. F. Lovell Cocks, D.D., Principal of the Western College, Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. H. F. Lovell

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: SECOND TEST MATCH

Australia v. England
Summary of the second day's play by Alan McGilvray , Australian cricket commentator
From the cricket ground at Melbourne

Contributors

Play By: Alan McGilvray

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Robert Busby

Contributors

Conductor: Robert Busby

: TOP OF THE FORM

12-English Finals

: trio

Max Jaffa (violin)
Reginald Kilbey (cello)
Jack Byfield (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Max Jaffa
Cello: Reginald Kilbey
Piano: Jack Byfield

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Come. thou long-expected Jesus (A. and M 640)
New Every Morning, page 41
Psalm 119 (4) Isaiah 35
The advent of our King (A. and M. 48)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Anton and his Orchestra

: BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Colin Horsley (piano)

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Piano: Colin Horsley

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits an old folks' Christmas party in Liverpool

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: SECOND TEST MATCH

Australia v. England
A summary of the second day's play by Crawford White , cricket correspondent of the News Chronicle

Contributors

Play By: Crawford White

: VARIETY BAlNDBOX

(Shortened version of last Sunday's broadcast in the Light Programme)

: Listen to the Band!

International Staff Band of the Salvation Army
Conductor, Major Bernard Adams
(Continued in next column) (soloist. Roland Cobb)

Contributors

Conductor: Major Bernard Adams

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Listeners' requests intrcduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: The Saturday Concert BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: Saturday Matinee presents ‘ BEAUTY AND THE BEAST'

A play by Barbara Eupham Todd based on the old fairy tale with music by Iantne Dalway
At two pianos.
Ianthe Dalway an,d Josephine Lee
Production by May. E. Jenkin

Contributors

Play By: Barbara Eupham Todd
Music By: Iantne Dalway
Pianos: Ianthe Dalway
Unknown: Josephine Lee
Unknown: E. Jenkin
Merchant: Deering Wells
His wife: Vivienne Chatterton
His daughters:Beauty: Wynne Ajejlo
His daughters:Cinnamon: Lucille Liste
His daughters:Angelica: Margaret Vines
His jester: Alan Reid
His groom: Charles Leno
The Beast: Scott Joynt
Boy: Brian Roper
Yasmin: Dorothy Smith
Tailor: Frank Atkinson
Kalif: Donald Gray
Mustafa: Howieson Cullf

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

* Crossings
A fairy play by Walter de la Mare
Freely adapted for broadcasting in two parts by David Davis with incidental music by C. Armstrong Giibbs
2— ‘ Good Christian Men, Rejoice '
Singers.
Diana Maddox and Robert Irwin
Pianist, Gwenn Kndght
Incidental music specially recorded by a section of the BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Production by David Davis
The Wildersham children have left their gloomy Bayswater home for an old house in the country, ' Crossings.' They have gone there on two conditions: that they spend a fortnight there alone, and that, at the end of it, they confess that they have been happier and have proved themselves wiser than when they left Bayswater. They have been at 'Crossings' now just over a week.

Contributors

Play By: Walter de La Mare
Unknown: David Davis
Singers: Diana Maddox
Singers: Robert Irwin
Pianist: Gwenn Kndght
Conductor: Frank Cantell
Production By: David Davis
Salie: Cherry Cottrell
Frances: Diana Maddox
Ann: Sheila Jervis
Tony: David Page
Miss Wildersham: Joan Clement Scott
Mr Wildersham: Walter Hudd
Mr John Budge: Norman Shelley
Mr William Honeyman: Stephen Jack
The Candlestick-maker: Harold Scott
The Rev Jeremy Welcome: Harry Hutchinson
Narrator: Mary O'Farrell
Fairy Pedlar: Mary O'Farrell
Fairy Pedlar: Mary O'Farrell

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts. a detailed forecast for South-east England

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Sidney Burchall
Programme introduced by Freddy Grisewood
Producer, Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Sidney Burchall
Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: CAROLS

BBC Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
George Thalben-Ball (organ)
Before an invited auddence in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Conductor: George Thalben-Ball

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Interesting people who are
'In Town Tonight' interviewed by John Elldson
'Let's Go Somewhere ' with Brian Johnston
Edited and produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

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

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Glamorous Night

A romantic play with music by Ivor Novello
Lyrics by Christopher Hassall
The Choir (Choirmaster, Peter Knight )
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor. Robert Busby
Adapted for broadcasting by Lyn Fairhurst
Production by Douglas Moodie
(Ivor Novello , Vanessa Lee , Olive Gilbert , and Robert Andrews are appearing in 'King's Rhapsody' at the Palace Theatre, London)
Into that benign atmosphere which we should all be enjoying on an evening but a short step away from Christmas. Ivor Novello's Glamorous Night fits snugly. It is faraway and cosy, romantic and magically unreal. It has music that is sweet and lingering (who has not hummed 'Shine through my dreams and once again ...'?) and some eminently pleasant people. Who could be more charming than Anthony, the brave inventor, taciturn but swift and strong in action? Or who more truly glamorous than the gypsy Militza, singer, patriot, and mistress of a king? Lest too much sweetness should cloy, the medal has its reverse side, the idyll has its disrupters: there is the evil politician Lydyeff and his dastardly plot to overthrow the king; and there is that most sinister character described simply as 'A Foreign Gentleman' who appears briefly, but with noisy repercussions.
For there is noise in Glamorous Night, pistol shots, explosions, ships' sirens. But they are heard, as it were, through a haze. Between us and the actual shots stands Novello the despotic monarch of Ruritanian romance. He lets us hear the world at several removes. From unpleasantnesses he guards us—except occasionally. One of those occasions is the scene in which Anthony first visits the woman whose life he has saved, and here it would almost seem that the lessons Bernard Shaw taught the theatre have not been entirely disregarded. ' Would you like a photograph? ' Militza asks and like a brutal bullet (though much funnier) comes Anthony's answer, I'd rather have a cheque.’ But that takes only a few moments. For the rest there is singing, a gypsy wedding, a night at the opera, high-minded sacrifice and all the trappings of a truly glamorous entertainment. Elwyn Jonts

Contributors

Music: Ivor Novello
Lyricist: Christopher Hassall
Choirmaster: Peter Knight
Conductor: Robert Busby
Broadcasting By: Lyn Fairhurst
Production By: Douglas Moodie
Production By: Ivor Novello
Production By: Vanessa Lee
Anthony Allen, a young inventor: Ivor Novello
Militza Hajos, an opera singer: Vanessa Lee
Phoebe, her maid: Joan Young
King Stefan of Krasnia: Barry Jones
Baron Lydyeff, leader of revolutionists: Robert Andrews
The Queen, a singer in the operetta: Olive Gilbert
Cleo Wellington, a stowaway: Mona Baptiste

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening prayers conducted by the Rev. R. T. Brooks

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. R. T. Brooks








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