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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

A gramophone miscellany

: LEFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A Christmas Anthology
' The Shepherds '

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

The Melachrino Strings
Conducted by George Melachrino

Contributors

Conducted By: George Melachrino

: CHRISTMAS IN CANADA

A programme of carols and Christmas music from Canada by the Choir and Orchestra of the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation
Conducted by Louis Applebaum
Introduced by Gordon Jones
Produced by Patricia Fitzgerald

Contributors

Conducted By: Louis Applebaum
Introduced By: Gordon Jones
Produced By: Patricia Fitzgerald

: 'SPRING SOWING'

A short story by Liam O'Flaherty
Read by Stephen Jack
The first spring sowing of their own field is a landmark in the married life of a young peasant couple, like Martin and Mary in this story of modern Ireland.

Contributors

Story By: Liam O'Flaherty
Read By: Stephen Jack
Unknown: Modern Ireland.

: THE LONDON LIGHT CONCERT ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Michael Krein

Contributors

Conducted By: Michael Krein

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Feast of St. Stephen
In the bleak mid-winter (BBC Hymn
Book 51)
New Every Morning, page 4
Carol: Good King Wenceslas Acts 7, vv. 54-60
The Son of God goes forth to war
(BBC Hymn Book 235)

: INTERNATIONAL STAFF BAND OF THE SALVATION ARMY

Conductor, Major Bernard Adams

Contributors

Conductor: Major Bernard Adams

: Doris Arnold presents THESE YOU HAVE LOVED

Favourite music from gramophone records made by world-famous artists

: 'TOYTOWN'

' The Great Toytown Mystery
A Toytown play by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Produced by Josephine Plummer

Contributors

Play By: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Produced By: Josephine Plummer
Larry the Lamb: Derek McCulioch
Narrator: Derek McCulioch
Ernest the Policeman: Arthur Wynn
Dennis the Dachshund: Ernest Jav
The Inventor: Ivan, Samson
The Sentry: Ivan, Samson
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
Mr Growser: Ralph de Rohan

: VERA LYNN SINGS

with Alfred Marks and the Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Sid Colin
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Marks
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Sid Colin
Produced By: Roy Speer

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: CHRISTMAS PARADE

All-star Gala Variety
Produced by Tom Ronald and Michael North
Introduced by Bernard Braden and Barbara Kelly with Dick Emery
Harry Parry accompanied by his Trio
Leslie Henson and Betty Paul
Peter Grant , Jimmy O'Dea
Elisabeth Welch
Elsie and Doris Waters
Clarice Mayne, Randolph Sutton
Hetty King
The George Mitchell Glee Club

Contributors

Produced By: Tom Ronald
Produced By: Michael North
Introduced By: Bernard Braden
Introduced By: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Harry Parry
Unknown: Leslie Henson
Unknown: Betty Paul
Unknown: Peter Grant
Unknown: Jimmy O'Dea
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Randolph Sutton

: Racing: King George VI Steeplechase

Commentary by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Tom E. Webster as race-reader
From Kempton Park Racecourse

Contributors

Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Tom E. Webster

: SOME THOUGHTS ON CHRISTMAS PARTIES

by John Betjeman

Contributors

Unknown: John Betjeman

: RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL

Combined Services v. The South Africans
Commentary by Rex Alston and Peter West during the second half of the match, with summaries by C. A. Kershaw
From Twickenham

Contributors

Commentary By: Rex Alston
Commentary By: Peter West
Unknown: C. A. Kershaw

: BERTRAM MILLS' CIRCUS

Raymond Baxter and Brian John ston have their microphones by the ring and behind the scenes to broadcast some of the thrills of this year's show at Olympia

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Brian John

: Wednesday Matinee 'ROOM TO LET*

A detective play written for broadcasting by Margery Allingham with Denise Bryer , Gabrielle Blunt
John Carol , Sarah Leigh Ella Milne , Evelvn Moore
Elsa Palmer , Gladys Spencer
Produced by Peter Watts

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Margery Allingham
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Unknown: Gabrielle Blunt
Unknown: John Carol
Unknown: Sarah Leigh
Unknown: Ella Milne
Unknown: Evelvn Moore
Unknown: Elsa Palmer
Unknown: Gladys Spencer
Produced By: Peter Watts
J J Jones: Dennis Arundell
Inspector le Blanc: Howieson Culff
The Chairman: Malcolm Hayes
Curly Minter: Russell Napier
Sergeant Harris: John Turnbull
Alice: Marjorie Westbury
Miss Molly Musgrave: Joan Hart
Mrs Musgrave: Molly Rankin
Dr Charles: Valentine Dyall
Mr Atkinson: Jack Gwillim
Mike Atkinson: David Peel
Mr Porter: Franklyn Bellamy

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Fancy Free
A special Christmas edition
The Morton College Pantomime written by Muriel Levy and Trevor Hill with Hugh Morton
Violet Carson , Fred Fairclough Doris Gambell , Herbert Smith and Muriel Levy
Incidental music provided by the Northern Variety Orchestra Conducted by Vilem Tausky
Produced by Trevor Hill
15.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Rev. Duncan MacGillivray

Contributors

Written By: Muriel Levy
Written By: Trevor Hill
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Violet Carson
Unknown: Fred Fairclough
Unknown: Doris Gambell
Unknown: Herbert Smith
Unknown: Muriel Levy
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Unknown: Rev. Duncan MacGillivray

: The Weather

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

: Those Were the Days!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Bruce Dargavel
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies, A. J. Latimer
Producer, Stanton Jefferies
(Continued in next column)

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Bruce Dargavel
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: A. J. Latimer
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: Over to You

[Starring] Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne
with Sam Costa, Maurice Denham, Diana Morrison

The Dance Orchestra Conducted by Stanley Black

Contributors

Comedian: Richard Murdoch
Comedian: Kenneth Horne
[Actor]: Sam Costa
[Actor]: Maurice Denham
[Actress]: Diana Morrison
Musicians: The Dance Orchestra
Condutor: Stanley Black
Script: Richard Murdoch
Script: Kenneth Horne
Script: Anthony Armstrong
Additional material: Talbot Rothwell
Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

: WITS ABOUT YOU

A programme of games and puzzles
The programme is devised by Hubert Phillips
The production is by Malcolm Baker-Smith
The various items have all been recorded but, with one exception, are all spontaneous and unrehearsed. The exception is a dramatised crime-detection story to which listeners are asked to find the solution.

Contributors

Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: Malcolm Baker-Smith

: Those Crazy People the Goons present their pantomime 'CINDERELLA'

with Lizbeth Webb as Cinderella
Dramatis Personae: and The Stargazers
Max Geldray
The Ray Ellington Quartet Augmented Dance Orchestra Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Spike Milligan ,
Larry Stephens , and Jimmy Grafton
Incidental music composed by Stanley Black
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Lizbeth Webb
Unknown: Ray Ellington
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Larry Stephens
Script By: Jimmy Grafton
Composed By: Stanley Black
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson
Buttons: Harry Secombe
First Ugly Sister: Peter Sellers
Baron Bloodnok: Peter Sellers
Fairy Godfather Pureheart: Michael Bentine
' Eccles ' DandiniThe Queen: Spike Milligan
Abdul, the broker's man: Spike Milligan
The Queen: Spike Milligan
Second Ugly Sister: Graham Stark
The Prince: Graham Stark
Second broker s man: Ray Ellington

: IRVING'S WAY

by Edward Gordon Craig

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Gordon Craig

: SYMPHONY CONCERT

Abbey Simon (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, George Stratton )
Conductor, Josef Krips
Beethoven
Overture: Fidelio
9.48 app. Piano Concerto No. 4, in G
10.21 app.'Symphony No. 4, in B flat

Contributors

Piano: Abbey Simon
Leader: George Stratton
Conductor: Josef Krips








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