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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Christmas morning music on gramophone records
Introduced by Frank Phillips


Introduced By: Frank Phillips


A Christmas Anthology
'The Birth of Our Lord '

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Marching and Waltzing

Marches played by the Band. of the Grenadier Guards
Conducted by Major F. J. Harris
Director of Music
Waltzes played by the Raebum Orchestra
Conductor, Wynford Reynolds
Programme introduced by Frederick Allen


Conductor: Wynford Reynolds
Introduced By: Frederick Allen


A few householders in the London area receive their Christmas mail from the hands of the unexpected postman-Brian
Johnston Max Robertson and the regular postmen follow the ' temporary's ' progress with a mobile transmitter which enables listeners to hear the reactions of the families


Unknown: Johnston Max Robertson

: Christmas Bells

Greetings from St. Benet's Church, Cambridge; St. John's Church, Cardiff; Hillsborough Parish Church, Co. Down; Carlisle Cathedral; The Old Steeple, Dundee; St. Giles' Church, Willenhall, Staffordshire; the Parish Church of St. Peter, Portishead, Somerset; and the recorded bells of Bethlehem


from St. Giles' Church, Willenhall. Conducted by the Rev. S. B. Ashley (the Vicar), and the Rt. Rev. E. S. Woods , Bishop of Lichfield. Preacher, the Bishop of Lichfield
0 come. all ye faithful (A. and M.
Sentences. Confession, and Absolution Versicles and Responses Psalm 85
Lesson: St. Luke 2, vv. 1-14 Benedfctus
Collect. Prayers, and General Thanks-giving
While shepherds watched their flocks
(A. and M. 62)
Hark. the herald-angels sing (A. and M. 60)
Organist. James E. Marsh


Unknown: Rev. S. B. Ashley
Unknown: Rt. Rev. E. S. Woods
Organist: James E. Marsh

: Christmas Round Britain

Listeners are invited to join Frank Gillard on a 'pot-luck' tour of Britain to see how everybody else is spending Christmas morning.
The reporters include Raymond Glendenning, John Ellison, and Ralph Wigntman.
The music includes: carols, Scottish dance music, a Polish choir, a Salvation Army Band, and contributions by Martin Boddey (tenor), Frank McDonald (tenor), Aileen McArdle (harp)
BBC West of England Singers Conductor, Reginald Redman
BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Programme edited and produced by Desmond Hawkins
Assistant producer, John Irving


Unknown: Frank Gillard
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Ralph Wigntman
Tenor: Martin Boddey
Tenor: Frank McDonald
Harp: Aileen McArdle
Conductor: Reginald Redman
Conductor: Frank Cantell
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins
Unknown: John Irving


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


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


Christmas Morning Variety from R.M.S. ' Queen Elizabeth ' with Peter Cavanagh. Anne Shelton
The Hedley Ward Trio
Presented by Duncan Wood


Unknown: Peter Cavanagh.
Unknown: Anne Shelton
Presented By: Duncan Wood

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


A black-faced minstrel show
Book written and remembered by C. Denier Warren
Choral arrangements by Doris Arnold
The show devised and produced by Harry S. Pepper


Unknown: C. Denier Warren
Arrangements By: Doris Arnold
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper


Conductor, Stanford Robinson


Conductor: Stanford Robinson

: Ted Ray

with Kitty Bluett in ' TED AND KITTY'S
CHRISTMAS' with Fred Yule
Peter Setters. Lesdie Perrins
Patricia Hayes , Betty Hardy
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray
Additional material by George Wadmore
Produced by George Inns


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Peter Setters.
Unknown: Lesdie Perrins
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Betty Hardy
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Eddie Maguire
Script By: Ted Ray
Unknown: George Wadmore
Produced By: George Inns


Felix Felton in ' The Giant Who Wouldn't Laugh '
A Christmas story for children and Fairyland characters played by Noel Johnson. Philip Cunningham
Ian Catford. Fred Fairclough Eric Francis , Geoffrey . Banks Violet Carson , Sybil Holroyd and John Sharp
Storyteller. Russell Napier
Written and produced by John Bridges


Unknown: Felix Felton
Played By: Noel Johnson.
Played By: Philip Cunningham
Unknown: Ian Catford.
Unknown: Fred Fairclough
Unknown: Eric Francis
Unknown: Geoffrey . Banks
Unknown: Violet Carson
Unknown: Sybil Holroyd
Unknown: John Sharp
Unknown: Russell Napier
Produced By: John Bridges
Bobby Taylor: Roger Hammond
Betty Taylor: Susan Passingham
The Fairy Queen: Ysanne Churchman
Squeaky: Herbert Smith
Thunderbeard: Feliix Felton

: The Weather

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


Highlights of the Show World
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: Noel Purcell, Jack Train and Barbara Mullen in ' THE GREAT GILHOOLY

by Ted Kavanagh with Joe Linnane , Jean Capra Hugh Morton , John Glyn-Jones
The Four Ramblers
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Robert Busby Produced by John Watt


Unknown: Ted Kavanagh
Unknown: Joe Linnane
Unknown: Jean Capra
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: John Glyn-Jones
Conductor: Robert Busby
Produced By: John Watt


Across the North Sea
A Christmas programme of carols and singing games
In Hilversum
The Choirs of the Blackbirds and the Crickets
Conducted by Leida Hulscher
Children from AJC to play the games
Orchestras conducted by Herman Kryt and Johan Jong
Introduced by Ary van Nieroip with the help of Elly Pauw and Kees Spaaner Produced by Gabri de Wagt
In Birmingham
Choir of the Wyggeston Grammar
School for Girls, Leicester Conductor. Joan B. Niblett
Children from Claverley,
Shropshire, to play the games
Orchestra conducted by Harold Gray
Introduced by Marjorie Kromhout with the help of Janet Anderson and Sjoerd Hommers
Produced by Peggy Bacon
Edited by Harold Small


Conducted By: Leida Hulscher
Conducted By: Herman Kryt
Conducted By: Johan Jong
Introduced By: Ary van Nieroip
Unknown: Elly Pauw
Unknown: Kees Spaaner
Produced By: Gabri de Wagt
Conductor: Joan B. Niblett
Conducted By: Harold Gray
Introduced By: Marjorie Kromhout
Unknown: Janet Anderson
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Edited By: Harold Small


The story by Ellis Parker Butler
Read by Harry Hutchinson


Story By: Ellis Parker Butler
Read By: Harry Hutchinson


sung by the BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate


Conductor: Leslie Woodgate


Appeal on behalf of the British Wireless for the Blind Fund (registered in accordance with the National Assistance Act, 1948) by the Lord Chancellor, the Viscount Jowitt, P.c. K.c.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
See ' Both Sides of the Microphone '


Unknown: Viscount Jowitt, P.C. K.C.

: Gladys Young and Edward Chapman in ' THE LINDEN TREE'

by J. B. Priestley
Adapted by Mollie Greenhalgh
Production by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Adapted By: Mollie Greenhalgh
Production By: Martyn C. Webster
Professor Robert Linden: Edward Chapman
Isabel, his wife: Gladys Young
Rex Linden, his son: Barry Morse
Dr Jean Linden, his eldest daughter: Catherine Campbell
Marion de Saint Vaury, his second daughter: Isabel Dean
Dinah Linden, his youngest daughter: Beryl Calder
Alfred Lockhart,University secretary: James Thomason
Edith Westmore, a student: Ann Totten
Bernard Fawcett, a student: Frank Partington
Mrs Cotton, housekeeper: Sophie Ellis


Introduction and Allegro for harp, -flute, clarinet. and string quartet played by Gwendolen Mason (harp)
Gareth Morris (flute)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet) and the Martin String Quartet


Played By: Gwendolen Mason
Flute: Gareth Morris
Clarinet: Frederick Thurston

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