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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping



A gramophone miscellany


A Christmas anthology

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping



The marches played by The Central Band of the Royal Air Force
(by permission of the Air Council) *
Conducted by Wing Commander A. E. Sims, O.B.E.
Organising Director of Music,
Royal Air Force
The waltzes played by The Raeburn Orchestra
Conductor, Wynford Reynolds


Unknown: Commander A. E. Sims, O.B.E.

: JOAN HAMMOND (soprano) EILEEN JOYCE (piano)

on gramophones records


' The White Blackbird ' by Bryan MacMahon
Told by Joseph O'Conor


Unknown: Bryan MacMahon
Told By: Joseph O'Conor


played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Played By: Victor Silvester


Feast of St. Stephen
In the bleak mid-winter (BBC Hymn
Book 51)
New Every Morning, page 16 Carol: Good Kin.g Wenceslas Acts 7, vv. 54-60
The Son of God goes forth to war
(BBC Hymn Book 235)


A sequence of light music played by The Majestic Orchestra
Conducted by Lou Whiteson

Concert Waltz - Cecil Woods
A pretty girl is like a melody - Irving Berlin, arr. Farnon
Cactus Polka - Plumb, arr. Warner
We'll gather lilacs - Ivor Novello, arr. Torch
Blue Tango - Leroy Anderson
Ciribiribin - Pestalozza, arr. Wilkinson
Begin the Beguine - Cole Porter, arr. Torch
Barbecue - Sidney Torch


Conducted By: Lou Whiteson

: Doris Arnold presents THESE YOU HAVE LOVED

A weekly sequence for music-lovers compiled from gramophone records made by distinguished artists

: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour in ' THE ROAD TO BALI'

An adaptation from the sound-track of the new Paramount presentation
Adapted by Gordon Gow
Produced by Thurstan Holland


Adapted By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth in 'DUET'

A programme of popular melodies for midday listening
Tom Jenkins is invited as a special guest
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Soprano: Anne Ziegler
Tenor: Webster Booth
Violin: Tom Jenkins
Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Producer: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping



Highlights of the Show World
Stars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert platform, with the BBC Revue Orchestra
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston (Shortened version of Tuesday's recorded broadcast)


Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston


The story of this world-famous horse, reared on a Norfolk farm and later hunted with the Quom
Lt.-Col. Harry Llewellyn , his owner, who has recently been adjudged ' Leading Rider of Europe ' reveals some interesting sidelights on the successes of himself ana this ' horse of the century '
Writiten by Roland Orton
Produced by H. Saundere-Jacobs
(A new version of the programme broadcast in the Midland Home Service on October 7)


Unknown: Lt.-Col. Harry Llewellyn
Unknown: Roland Orton
Produced By: H. Saundere-Jacobs
Storyteller: Ronald Badddley
Norman Holmes: Denis Folwell
K Millard: Will Kings
Mrs Millard: Kay Hudson


King George VI Steeplechase
Commentary on the race by Raymond Glendenning , assisted by Tom E. Webster as race-reader
From Kempton Park Racecourse


Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Tom E. Webster


Ray Martin 's Orchestra
Jimmy Young Max Bygraves
The Harold Smart Quartet
Joyce Frazer Petula Clark
Sidney Torch and his Orchestra on gramophone records


Unknown: Ray Martin
Unknown: Joyce Frazer
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Sidney Torch


An excerpt from
Emile Littler 's pantomime at the London Casino
The cast includes: and The Tiller Girls
The Terry Juveniles
Written and produced by Emile Littler
Music and lyrics by Hastings Mann
Introduced by Brian Johnston from the theatre


Unknown: Emile Littler
Unknown: Terry Juveniles
Produced By: Emile Littler
Unknown: Hastings Mann
Introduced By: Brian Johnston
Cheerful Charlie: Charlie Chester
Jack: Hy Hazell
Twist, the Crooked Man: Michael Bentine
Dame Horner: Tommy Jover
Jill: Carol Decy
Landlord of the Pail o' Water: Arthur Bell
The Wicked Witch: Moyra Fraser
Johnnie Stout and Willie Green: Kirby
Johnnie Stout and Willie Green: Hayes
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary: Maureen Spooner
The Fairy of the Magic Well: Jacqueline St. Clere
King of Sylvania: Harry Welchman


Variations on an Original Theme
(Enigma) played by the BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Alexander Gibson


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson


A Christmas comedy by Rodney Ackland and M. A. Lonsdale from an idea by Vernon Harris and Gale Pedrick
Produced by Vernon Harris


Comedy By: Rodney Ackland
Comedy By: M. A. Lonsdale
Unknown: Vernon Harris
Unknown: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Vernon Harris


Francis de Wolff in ' The Little Log Sellers'
A ' Cameo Cartoon ' for listeners of all ages written for radio by Margaret Potter and Trevor Hill with incidental music composed by Henry Reed who conducts the BBC Northern. Orchestra (Leader, Reginadd Stead) and a section, of the Sale. and District Musical Society
The woodcutter's grandchildren :
June Kearsley , Brian Trueman
Sandra. Brown , Clive Barrie
John Kitching and Jill Milligan
' We're going to build a Snowman. ' sung by the choir of Whalley Range High School
Carol : ' Hark, the herald-angels sing ' arranged bv Rov Nicholls and sung by the Choir of Ormskirk Grammar School
Programme devised and produced by Trevor Hill


Unknown: Francis de Wolff
Unknown: Margaret Potter
Unknown: Trevor Hill
Composed By: Henry Reed
Unknown: June Kearsley
Unknown: Brian Trueman
Unknown: Sandra. Brown
Unknown: Clive Barrie
Unknown: John Kitching
Unknown: Jill Milligan
Unknown: Rov Nicholls
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Little Linda: Joyce Palin
Peter: Geoffrey Seale
Grandfather: Herbert Smith
The Rich Gentleman: Francis de Wolff
Groom: Fred Wilson
Sites Crump: Fred Fadrclough
The Robin: Doris Gamibell
The Fairy: Ann Craig
Footman: Normam Somers
Storyteller: Noel Johnson

: The Weather

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


: Sport


The microphone visits two of London's Boxing Day entertainments
Max Robertson is at Tom Arnold's Circus at Harringay Arena and Raymond Baxter is at
Jack Hylton's Circus at Earl's Court


Unknown: Max Robertson
Unknown: Tom Arnold'S
Unknown: Harringay Arena
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Jack Hylton'S

: From Sadler's Wells Theatre, London (by arrangement with the Governors) Act 1 of 'DIE FLEDERMAUS'

('The Bat')
An operetta by Johann Strauss
Adapted by Clive Carey from the English version of Alfred KaUsch
Cast in order of singing:
Alifned, an. opera, singer Ereach Riley
The Sadler's Wells Orchestra . (Leader, Walter Price )
Conductor, Charles Mackeirras
Scene: Eisenstein's apartment


Unknown: Johann Strauss
Adapted By: Clive Carey
Singer: Ereach Riley
Leader: Walter Price
Conductor: Charles MacKeirras
Adele, Rosalinda's maid: Marjorie Shires
Rosalinda: Victoria Elbiott
Gabriel von Eisenetein, her husband: Thomas Round
Dr Blind, a lawyer: William Booth
Dr Falke: Denis- Dowling
Frank, Governor of the Gaol: Arnold Matters

: 'But Once a Year' GILBERT HARDING

offers his thoughts and afterthoughts on Christmas


present a grand Christmas pantomime
'Robin Hood ' with Wuffo. the Wonder Dog
Peter Sellers as the front legs of Richard Coeur de Lion 's honse
Harry Secombe as the back legs
Spike Milligan as Sherwood Forest
The Ray Ellington Quartet as Man Friday
All othetr parts played by Wuffo, the Wonder Dog assisted by Carole Carr
Music by Max Geldray on the panpipes and* Dr. Walter Stott and his Strolling Players
Announcer, Andrew Timothy
Produced by Peter Eton


Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Richard Coeur de Lion
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Ray Ellington
Assisted By: Carole Carr
Music By: Max Geldray
Announcer: Andrew Timothy
Produced By: Peter Eton



by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Bernard Braden and Barbara Kelly in 'BEDTIME WITH BRADEN'

with Benny Lee
Pearl Carr
Ronald Fletcher
Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Produced by Pat Dixon


Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Ronald Fletcher
Unknown: Nat Temple
Produced By: Pat Dixon


A selection of stories of listeners' personal experiences
In the autumn the BBC West Region broadcast a request to listeners for accounts of authentic and personal experiences that had apparently no rational explanation. More than one hundred people have already recorded their own stories. This programme is a selection from these recordings.
Produced by Brandon Ac,ton-Bond in the. BBC's West of England studios


Lilian Duff introduces gramophone records of French artists


Introduces: Lilian Duff

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