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: Bright and Early

Munn and Felton's Works Band Conductor, Stanley H. Boddington

Contributors

Conductor: Stanley H. Boddington

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: SECOND TEST MATCH Australia v. England

A report on the fourth day's play

: THE PAVILION PLAYERS

Directed by David Wolfsthal

Contributors

Directed By: David Wolfsthal

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A Christmas Anthology
' The Stable '

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: SECOND TEST MATCH

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

Contributors

Play By: Alan McGilvray.

: In the Kitchen: Anglo-Indian Curry

by Piloo Gandy.

An Indian housewife, married to an Englishman, gives an Eastern style recipe based on ingredients obtainable in Britain.

(BBC recording)

Contributors

Speaker: Piloo Gandy

: MORNING MUSIC

Felix King and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Felix King

: RECITAL

Martha Dyson (soprano)
Lilly Phillips (cello)
(Continued in next column)

Contributors

Soprano: Martha Dyson
Cello: Lilly Phillips

: PORTRAIT OF A PROFESSIONAL STRONG MAN

A talk by McDonald Prain

Contributors

Talk By: McDonald Prain

: This Week's Composer

WILLIAM WALTON
Records of Overture, Portsmouth Point, and the Viola Concerto

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Feast of St. John Love divine (A. and M. 520; S.P. 573)
New Every Morning, page 15
Carol: To us in Bethlem city (S.P. 685)
1 John 4, vv. 7-14
Love came down (S.P. 92)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Tommy Smith and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Smith

: ANDREW FENNER

at the organ of the Ritz, Richmond

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie ) Conducted by John Hopkins

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: John Hopkins

: THE OLD AND THE NEW

Records chosen and presented by Robert Beatty

Contributors

Presented By: Robert Beatty

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: SECOND TEST MATCH

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

Contributors

Play By: Crawford White

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas

: MUSIC FROM CANADA

The International Service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation sends seasonal greetings in a programme of descriptive music with orchestra and - voices conducted by Howard Cable
(CBC recording)

: THE CHELSEA PLAYERS

Directed by Leslie Jeffries with Bernard Steel (bass)

Contributors

Directed By: Leslie Jeffries
Bass: Bernard Steel

: RUGBY UNION

Leicester v. Barbarians
Commentary on the second half of the match by Rex Alston , with a summary of play by Peter Cranmer. From the Welford Road ground, Leicester

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Play By: Peter Cranmer.
Unknown: Welford Road

: PONTIFICAL VESPERS

From St. John's Seminary
Wonersh, Surrey
Psalms 109. 110. 111. 129. 131
Little Chapter: Ecclesiasticus 15, w. 1-2
Hymn: Jesu, redemptor omnium Magnificat
Commemoration of the Holy Innocents
Commemoration of Christmas Pontifical Blessing

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Monsignor C. Cowderoy

: Wednesday Matinee: Yet I Ride the Little Horse

by Joan Temple
Adapted by Peggy Wells

Contributors

Author: Joan Temple
Adapted By: Peggy Wells
Producer: Hugh Stewart
Fanny Keats: Curigwen Lewis
Mrs Abbey: May Carey
Mrs Norton: Catherine Nangle
Patty: Betty Baskcomb
Mr Abbey: Laidman Browne
Mr Brown: Duncan McIntyre

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Fancy Free'
The Morton College Pantomime A special edition for Christmas
Written by Muriel Levy with Hugh Morton
Violet Carson. Fred Fairclough Doris Gambell Herbert Smith and Muriel Levy
Incidental music provided bv the Norman George Players Produced by Trevor Hill
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Rev. McEwan Lawson

Contributors

Written By: Muriel Levy
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Violet Carson.
Unknown: Fred Fairclough
Unknown: Doris Gambell Herbert Smith
Unknown: Muriel Levy
Unknown: Norman George
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Unknown: Rev. McEwan Lawson

: The Weather

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

: ELTON HAYES

' He Sings to a Small Guitar '

: Arthur Askey Radio's ' Little Man ' in 'ARTHUR'S RETURN'

with Maurice Denham
Anthea Askey
Fred Yule
April, May, and June
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Produced by Harry S. Pepper

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Anthea Askey
Unknown: Fred Yule
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper

: Covent Garden Opera Trust presents Covent Garden Opera in ' MADAM BUTTERFLY'

An opera in three acts
Libretto by L. Mica and G. Giacosa
English version by R. H. Elkin
Music by Puccini
Cho Cho San's relatives and friends
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson )
Covent Garden Opera Orchestra
(Leader, Thomas Mathews )
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
The action takes place at Nagasaki, at the beginning of the twentieth century
Act 1
Outside a Japanese house on a hill overlooking Nagasaki harbour

Contributors

Unknown: L. Mica
Unknown: G. Giacosa
Unknown: R. H. Elkin
Music By: Puccini
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Leader: Thomas Mathews
Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite
Madam Butterfly (Cho Cho San): Joan Hammond
Suzuki, her servant: Monica Sinclair
Kate Pinkerton: Adele Leigh
Lieut F B Pinkerton of the U S Navy: James Johnston
Sharpless U S Consul at Nagasaki: Tom Williams
Goro a marriage broker: David Tree
Prince Yamadori: Ernest Davies
The Bonze Cho Cho San's uncle: Rhydderch Davies
Imperial Commissioner: Ronald Firmager
Official Registrar: Hubert Littlewood

: ONE OR TWO MEALS

Julian Duguid remembers some of the curious dishes that came his way while he was following the route of the Conquistadores through the South American Chaco.

Contributors

Unknown: Julian Duguid

: 'MADAM BUTTERFLY'

Act 2
The interior of Butterfly's house, an afternoon three years later

: 'MADAM BUTTERFLY'

Act 3
The interior of Butterfly's house. the following morning

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Challenge Match
The resident team:
Anona Winn
Joy Adamson
Jack Train
Richard Dimbleby versus
The challenging team led by F. C. Hooper with Pat Wallace
Nancy Hewison
Cedric Cliffe
Question-Master, Gilbert Harding

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: F. C. Hooper
Unknown: Pat Wallace
Unknown: Nancy Hewison
Question-Master: Cedric Cliffe
Question-Master: Gilbert Harding

: FRENCH CABARET

Lilian Duff introduces some of the old favourites from her collection of French records

Contributors

Introduces: Lilian Duff








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