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: Bright and Early

Jack Nathan and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Nathan

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: BBC WEST OF ENGLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Conductor: Frank Cantell

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A Christmas Anthology
' The Prophet of the Highest'

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen

Contributors

Conductor: Kemlo Stephen

: RECITAL

Olive Turner (soprano)
Vivian Joseph (cello)

Contributors

Soprano: Olive Turner
Cello: Vivian Joseph

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: This Week's Composer

TCHAIKOVSKY
Records of his operatic and ballet music

: THE DAILY SERVICE

The advent of our King (BBC Hymn
Book 39)
New Every Morning, page 41 Psalm 98 (Broadcast Psalter) Isaiah 61, vv. 1-4 and 10-11 0 little town of Bethlehem (BBC
Hymn Book 56)

: Band of the COLDSTREAM GUARDS

Conducted by Capt. Douglas A. Pope
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Capt. Douglas A. Pope

: LES COMPAGNONS DE LA CHANSON and the GEORGE MITCHELL GLEE CLUB

get together during the Christmas festivities with Harold Smart at the organ and. Max Abrams on the drums
The show introduced by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Max Abrams
Introduced By: Tom Ronald

: OPERETTA AT HOME

Music of Oscar Straus , Richard Tauber , Offenbach, Johann Strauss , and Ivor Novello on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Oscar Straus
Unknown: Richard Tauber
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Ivor Novello

: 'TOYTOWN'

' The Kidnapping of Father Christmas or ' Dirly Work at the Dog and Whistle ' by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production by Josephine Plummer

Contributors

Unknown: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Larry the Lamb Narrator: Derek McCulloch
Narrator: Derek McCulloch
Dennis the Dachshund: Ernest Jay
The innkeeper: Ivan Samson
EX-Officer Higgins: Norman Shelley
Coach driver: Norman Shelley
Ernest the Policeman: Arthur Wynn
Mr Growser: Ralph de Rohan
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Ernest Davies
Master of Ceremonies,
A. J. Latimer
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Producer, Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Ernest Davies
Unknown: A. J. Latimer
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: ANIMALS AS COMICS

Ludwig Koch introduces recordings of amusing sounds made by animals and birds

Contributors

Introduces: Ludwig Koch

: ANY QUESTIONS?

A spontaneous discussion by Ralph Wightman
Robert Boothby. M.P.
Ian Mikardo , M.P. Sir Steuart Wilson
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
From Melksham. Wiltshire

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: Robert Boothby. M.P.
Unknown: Ian Mikardo
Unknown: M.P. Sir Steuart Wilson

: FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

in King's College Chapel,
Cambridge on Christmas Eve
Order of Service on page 4

: ' SHOW BOAT'

starring
Kathryn Grayson , Ava Gardner and Howard Keel
An adaptation from the soundtrack of the MGM picture based on the musical play by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
Adapted by Desmond Carrington
Produced by Thurstan Holland

Contributors

Unknown: Kathryn Grayson
Unknown: Ava Gardner
Play By: Jerome Kern
Play By: Oscar Hammerstein
Adapted By: Desmond Carrington
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

'The Promised One'
A Nativity play by Benedict Ellis with music specially composed by C. Armstrong Gibbs
Other parts played by: Dorothy Smith , Eric Anderson and Sheila Moloney
Sidonie Goossens (harp)
The MacGibbon String Quartet
Choir of the Loughton High School for Girls
Production by May Jenkin

Contributors

Play By: Benedict Ellis
Played By: Dorothy Smith
Played By: Eric Anderson
Played By: Sheila Moloney
Harp: Sidonie Goossens
Narrator: Frederick Allen
Azor: Anthony Jacobs
Eliakim: Deering Wells
Simon: Warren Hearndcn
The Archangel Gabriel: Richard Ainley
Zacharias: Martin Lewis
Elisabeth: Susan Richards
Mary: Louise Hutton
Joseph: Ivan Samson
King Herod: Felix Felton
Hillel, a Priest: Laidman Browne
First shepherd: Roger Delgado
Second shepherd: Norman Shelley
Simeon: John Richmond

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Sport

: Interlude

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by John Hopkins
Laurance Turner (violin)

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: John Hopkins
Violin: Laurance Turner

: THE « DISCOVERY ' AND THE ' FRAM '

Visits to the ships used by Captain Scott and Captain Amundsen on South Polar exploration, with memories of these two great men from people who sailed with them
The Discovery lies in the Thames off Victoria Embankment. London , and the From is on dry land near Oslo Fiord, Norway
Commentators:
Henry Riddell in London Hartvig Kiran in Norway

Contributors

Unknown: Victoria Embankment. London
Unknown: Henry Riddell

: HENRY HALL'S GUEST NIGHT

(Christmas Edition)
Highlights of the Show World
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: NEWS

: Godfrey Tearle in 'HIS HOUSE IN ORDER '

by Arthur Wing Pinero
Adapted for broadcasting by Donald B. Edwards and Archie Campbell
Pianist, Cicely Hoye
Produced by Archie Campbell
(A new production of the play previously broadcast on January 3, 1950)

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Donald B. Edwards
Pianist: Cicely Hoye
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Hilary Jesson: Godfrey Tearle
Filmer Jesson, m p: Ivan Samson
Nina: Avice Landone
Derek Jesson: Jeremy Spenser
Sir Daniel Ridgeley: John Turnbull
Pryce Ridgeley: Noel Dryden
Major Maurewarde: Patrick Waddington
Dr Dilnott: Sidney Monckton
Harding: Malcolm Graeme
Forshaw: Alan Reid
Butler: Bryan Powley
Lady Ridgeley: Winifred Oughton
Geraldine Ridgeley: Violet Coleman
Mile Thome: Ilona Ference

: SONGS FOR CHRISTMAS EVE

- BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Woodgate

: News Summary

: THE EPILOGUE

' The Coming of Christ'
A passage from Kierkegaard s
Journals .
All my heart this night rejoices (BBC
Hymn Book 501)
Chorus from ' The Hymn in the Nativity ' by Richard Crashaw

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Crashaw

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