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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THE SPA ORCHESTRA

Directed by Tom Jenkins

Contributors

Directed By: Tom Jenkins

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A Christmas Anthology
' The Birth of Our Lord. '

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: ETHEL SMITH

on gramophone records

: ' TOYTOWN

'The Disgraceful Business at Mrs. Goose's '
A Toy town play by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production by Josephine Plummer

Contributors

Play By: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Larry the Lamb: Derek McCulloch
Narrator: Derek McCulloch
Mrs Goose: Mary O'Farrell
Dennis the Dachshund: Ernest Jay
Ernest the Policeman: Arthur Wynn
Mr Growser: Ralph de Rohan
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
Letitia the Lambkin: Sheila Moloney

: POSTMAN'S KNOCK

A soldier writes home for Christmas
The track of an air letter is followed across the world-from a British soldier serving in Korea to an address in London

: CHRISTMAS BELLS

Greetings from the Parish Church of St. Andrew, Edinburgh: St. John's Church, Cardiff; St. Patrick's Church, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry; St. Martin's Church, Birmingham; Liverpool Cathedral; St. Peter's Church. North Tawton, Devonshire; St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London: and the recorded bells of Bethlehem

: MORNING SERVICE

from St. Martin's Parish Church, Birmingham. Conducted by the Rev. Canon Bryan Green
Christians, awake, salute the happy morn (A. and M. 61)
Sentence. Confession, Absolution
Versicles and Responses; the Lord's
Prayer
Venite, vv. 1-7 Psalm 85
First Lesson: Isaiah 9, w. 2-7 Te Deum
Second Lesson: St. Luke 2, vv. 1-20 Benedict us
Creed, Versicles and Responses.
Collects
"Carol : A Virgin most pure (trad.) Sermon
General Thanksgiving
Hark! the herald-angels sing (A. and M. 60)
Blessing
Organist. Geoffrey Fletcher

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Canon Bryan Green
Organist: Geoffrey Fletcher

: CHRISTMAS ROUND BRITAIN

Listeners are invited to join Frank Gillard on a tour of Britain to see how everyone else is spending Christmas morning
Reporters are standing by at various points in the United Kingdom to introduce Christmas scenes and personalities. It is hoped to include reports from Peter Scott on Herm in the Channel Islands; John Arlott in the kitchen of a London hotel: Ralph Wightman with a downland shepherd in Wiltshire; Godfrey Baseley on a Norfolk turkey farm; Leo Hunter at the starter's box on the Old Course at St. Andrews: a Norwegian church in Swansea: a racing stable in the North Country; and a Welsh bake-house cooking Christmas dinners
The music includes carols; choirs: Scottish dance music: a Salvation Army Band; and studio contributions from Belfast by Henry Hinds (bass), and the Light Orchestra, conductor, David Curry. and from Bristol by the BBC West of England Singers and the BBC West of England Light Orchestra, conducted by Reginald Redman
Programme edited and produced by Desmond Hawkins and John Irving

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Gillard
Unknown: Peter Scott
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: Godfrey Baseley
Unknown: Leo Hunter
Bass: Henry Hinds
Conductor: David Curry.
Unknown: Reginald Redman
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins
Produced By: John Irving

: MICKEY'S MAGIC MUSIC-BOX

A Christmas collection of film favourites with Walt Disney, Kathryn Beaumont
Pearl Carr , Elton Hayes
Perce Pearce , Mickey Mouse
Donald Duck , Pluto and Goofy
Script by Roy Bradford
Produced by Thurstan Holland

Contributors

Unknown: Kathryn Beaumont
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Elton Hayes
Unknown: Perce Pearce
Unknown: Mickey Mouse
Unknown: Donald Duck
Script By: Roy Bradford
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: ' NEWS

: MEMORIES OF ' ITMA '

Compiled from recordings of the Tommy Handley Show written by Ted Kavanagh and produced by Francis Worsley between the years 1941 and 1948 Editor, Brian George
Story told by John Snagge
(Gramophone records)

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Handley Show
Written By: Ted Kavanagh
Produced By: Francis Worsley
Unknown: Brian George
Told By: John Snagge

: THE GIFTS OF CHRISTMAS

See foot of page and page 6

: H.M. THE KING

: PIANO RECITAL

by Frank Laffitte

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Laffitte

: QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Leopold )
Conductor: Sidney Torch

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conductor: Sidney Torch

: Music from the THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE

on gramophone records

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Hansel and Gretel'
A Children's Hour version of the fairy opera by Adelheid Wette and Engelbert Humperdinck
Arranged for broadcasting by Rae Jenkins
Cardiff Snowflakes Choir
(trained by Eira Novello Williams)
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leaden Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Production by Lorraine Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Adelheid Wette
Broadcasting By: Rae Jenkins
Production By: Lorraine Davies
Peter, a broom-maker: Owen Brannigan
Gertrude, his wife: Monica Warner
Their children:Hansel: Marjorie Westbury
Their children:Gretel: Maureen Springer
The Witch: Valetta Iacopi
Sandman: Ann Beach
Storyteller: John Darran

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Sport

: WELCOME YULE

Carols sung by the Leeds Philharmonic Society
Conducted by Allan Wicks
George Richards (organ) From the Oxford Place Chapel, Leeds

Contributors

Conducted By: Allan Wicks
Conducted By: George Richards

: DOUBLE BILL

'The Odyssey of Runyon Jones ' by Norman Corwin
Music by Alexander Semmler Conducted by John Hotchkis

Contributors

Unknown: Runyon Jones
Unknown: Norman Corwin
Music By: Alexander Semmler
Conducted By: John Hotchkis
Runyon Jones: Jeremy Spenser
First clerk: David Kossoff
Second clerk: Malcolm Haves
Police Officer: Eddy Reed
Police Superintendent: Tommy Duggan
Father Time: Harcourt Williams
Miss Chrono: Sarah Leigh
Mother Nature: Gwen Day Burroughs
Blossom: Cecile Chevreau
The Giant: Charles Farrell
Chairman of the Board of Directors: Laidman Browne
A director: Hamilton Dyce
Another director: Martin Lewis

: 'Told on Christmas Night'

by Antonia Ridge
Music composed and conducted by John Hotchkis with the BBC Chorus and a choir of French children from the Lycée Frangais
Plays produced by Raymond Raikes
(s)

Contributors

Unknown: Antonia Ridge
Conducted By: John Hotchkis
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Storyteller: Frederick Allen
Saint Galonnek: Carleton Hobbs
William: Andrew Osborn
Michael the Archangel: Milton Rosmer
First Angel: Godfrey Kenton
Second Angel: Eric Anderson
Yves: Norman Shelley
Marie Labise: Gladys Spencer

: CYRIL SMITH and PHYLLIS SELLICK

(two pianos)

: A CHRISTMAS LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND

Appeal by Mrs. Churchill, G.B.E.,
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]

: NEWS

: WE BEG TO DIFFER

Kay Hammond , Joyce Grenfell Gladys Young , Charmian Innes Gilbert Harding , John Clements
In the chair, Roy Plomley
Produced by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Unknown: Kay Hammond
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Unknown: John Clements
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Pat Dixon

: CHAMBER ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Nina Milkina (piano)
London Mozart Players (Leader, Max Salpeter )
Conductor. Harry Blech

Contributors

Piano: Nina Milkina
Leader: Max Salpeter
Conductor: Harry Blech

: Peggy Ashcroft and Michael Redgrave in TIME FOR VERSE

A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson

Contributors

Produced By: Patric Dickinson

: News Summary

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