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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: JOSEPH MUSCANT

and his Orchestra

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A Christmas Anthology
' The Stable'

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frank Thomas )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: RECITAL

Alexander Henderson (bass)
Lionel Solomon (flute)

Contributors

Bass: Alexander Henderson
Flute: Lionel Solomon

: MIRACLES AND MUMMERS

by Geoffrey Earle
The speaker talks about some of the earliest dramatic performances in England -the miracle plays of the sixteenth century-and the conditions under which they were put on

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Earle

: This Week's Composer

TCHAIKOVSKY
Records of his Andante cantabile, Legend, and Theme and Variations from Suite No. 3

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Feast of. St John
Love divine, all loves excelling (BBC
Hymn Book 329)
New Every Morning, page 15 Carol: On Christmas night 1 John 4. vv. 7-14
Love came down at Christmas (BBC
Hymn Book 53)

Contributors

Unknown: St John

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Richard Crean Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Crean

: TOP OF THE BILL

Today's Variety on records introduced by Paul Martin

Contributors

Introduced By: Paul Martin

: FOLK SONGS

sung by Engel Lund (soprano) with Ferdinand Rauter (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Engel Lund
Piano: Ferdinand Rauter

: TOYTOWN

'The Arkville Dragon'
A Toytown 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
Dennis the Dachshund: Ernest Jay
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
Ernest the Policeman: Arthur Wynn
Coach Driver: Ivan Samson
Horse: Ivan Samson

: ON YOUR FARM

by J. E. Walker
John Walker , who is Secretary of the Essex Farmers' Union, looks back at some of the major events in the farming world during 1951.

Contributors

Unknown: J. E. Walker
Unknown: John Walker

: WORKERS' PLAYTIME

from a canteen in Nottingham with Janet Brown
Alfred Swain
The Five Skyliners with Harry Engleman at the piano Presented by Philip Garston-Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Janet Brown
Unknown: Alfred Swain
Unknown: Harry Engleman
Presented By: Philip Garston-Jones

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: Announcements

: FILM TIME

Introduced by Leslie Mitchell
This week's edition includes the following recorded items:
Picture Panel: Guest artist, Joan Dowling. and the resident team, Peter Nobleand Christopher Hodge, answer listeners' questions put to them by the chairman, John Slater
Jeanne Heal visits a party given to some of the children from Dr. Barnardo's Homes on the occasion of a special screening of ' Scrooge,' George Minter 's presentation of Charles Dickons ' ' A Christmas Carol '
Interview with Evelyn Keyes
John Mills introduces some scene* from the new London Films melodrama in which he stars with Phyllis Calvert and Sam Wanamaker , ' Mr. Denning Drives North '
Script written by Michael Storm
Produced by Pat Osborne

Contributors

Introduced By: Leslie Mitchell
Artist: Joan Dowling.
Unknown: Peter Nobleand
Unknown: Christopher Hodge,
Unknown: John Slater
Unknown: Jeanne Heal
Unknown: George Minter
Unknown: Charles Dickons
Unknown: Evelyn Keyes
Introduces: John Mills
Unknown: Phyllis Calvert
Unknown: Sam Wanamaker
Written By: Michael Storm
Produced By: Pat Osborne

: Orchestral Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by John Hopkins
Nina Milkina (piano)

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: John Hopkins
Piano: Nina Milkina

: 'THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET'

by Anthony Trollope
Episode 10

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Trollope

: Tea-time Talk BRING BACK HARLEQUIN

A plea by the theatre historian and writer, W. Macqueen-Pope

Contributors

Unknown: W. MacQueen-Pope

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Mission for Oliver'
The adventures of a drummer boy of the 111th Foot
A serial play in six episodes by David Scott Daniell
5— ' In the clutches of Zucconi'
Other parts played by Gilbert Gordon. Jack May and Barry Roach
Produced by Peggy Bacon
It is the year 1805 and Oliver Crow , drummer boy of the 111th Foot, and his cousin Polly are in the clutches of the Zucconi bandits in Syracuse. While the bandits are questioning them. the Captain of Oliver's company comes to the inn with a search party and Oliver and Polly are pushed into an empty chest and two bandits sit on the lid. The Captain notices the chest and demands that it should be opened.
5.30 ' A Wild Goose Chase in Iceland ' : the second of three talks by Peter Scott. 2 — 'At the Foot of the Glacier'
Records old and new

Contributors

Unknown: David Scott Daniell
Played By: Gilbert Gordon.
Played By: Barry Roach
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Produced By: Oliver Crow
Unknown: Peter Scott.
Oliver Crow: Cavan Malone
Polly Trott: Heather Styles
Sergeant Trott: Will Kings
Ensign Peter Boscawen: David Spenser
Captain Fairclough: Robert Mawdesley
Signor Zucconi: Victor Rietti
Pietro: Michel Bazalgette
Michele: Robert Rietty
Louisa: Courtney Hope

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts.

: "W NEWS

: Sport

: Robert Moreton in BUMBLETHORPE

with Avril Angers
Valentine Dyall as 'Pike'
Kenneth Connor as 'Niblo'
Graham Stark, Spike Milligan
This week's Bumblethorpe: Leon Cortez
Robin Richmond at the organ
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Spike Milligan, Larry Stephens, and Peter Ling

Contributors

Unknown: Avril Angers
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Bumblethorpe Leon Cortex
Unknown: Robin Richmond
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Larry Stephens
Script By: Peter Ling

: From Sadler's Wells Theatre, London (by arrangement with the Governors) The first two acts of LA BOHEME'

Opera by Puccini sung in English
Cast in order of singing:
Sadler's Wells Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Marcus Dods )
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
(Leader, Walter Price)
Conductor, James Robertson
Scene: Paris about 1830
Act 1
A garret: the home of the four friends

Contributors

Chorus-Master: Marcus Dods
Leader: Wells Orchestra
Conductor: James Robertson
Marcel, an artist: Frederick Sharp
Rudolph, a poet: Rowland Jones
Colline, a philosopher: Stanley Clarkson
Schaunard, a musician: Edmund Donlevy
Benoit, their landlord: Cecil Lloyd
Mimi: Patricia Howard
Parpignol, a toy seller: John Harvey
Musetta: Amy Shuard
Alcindoro a Councillor of State: John Greenwood

: BOHEMIA IN LONDON

Stanley Rubinstei has been in search of ' bohemian' London, past and present. Tonight he reports his findings

: 'LA BOHEME'

Act 2
Outside the Café Momus
The same evening

: BIRDS OF THE SCILLIES

Ludwig Koch describes an expedldition he made during the summer to the Scilly Isles, and introduces some new sound pictures of the sea-birds he recorded there
Produced by Desmond Hawkins

Contributors

Unknown: Ludwig Koch
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins

: Ted Ray in 'RAY'S A LAUGH'

with Kitty Bluett , Peter Sellers
Patricia Hayes , Jack Watson
Charles Leno , and John Hanson
The King's Men
Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra
Script by Eddie Maguire ,
George Wadmore , and Ted Ray
Produced by George Inns

Contributors

Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Charles Leno
Unknown: John Hanson
Script By: Eddie Maguire
Script By: George Wadmore
Produced By: George Inns

: NEWS

: YEAR'S ROUND AT BOLVENTOR

on Bodmin Moor
Recollections of the ordinary social events of the year in a remote and scattered village
Reg Bennetts , the schoolmaster at Bolyentor, talks about these events, which include:
Sunday School anniversary tea
Sports day
Women's Institute party
A choir practice night
A whist drive
The recordings introduce many of the people of the village
Produced by Brandon Acton-Bond

Contributors

Unknown: Reg Bennetts
Produced By: Brandon Acton-Bond

: Joy Nichols. Dick Bentley, and Jimmy Edwards in 'TAKE IT FROM HERE '

with Wallas Eaton , The Keynotes

Contributors

Unknown: Wallas Eaton

: THE REINDEER WIZARD

The story of a strange journey in Lapland told by Tom Hopkinson

Contributors

Told By: Tom Hopkinson

: News Summary

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