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: Bright and Early

Wynford Reynolds and his Orchestra


Unknown: Wynford Reynolds

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra

Conductor, David Curry


Conductor: David Curry


' Nature Fulfilled'
Talk by Dr. Leslie Cooke and a carol


Talk By: Dr. Leslie Cooke

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Peter York ,, and his Concert Orchestra


Unknown: Peter York


Piano Tnjo in F, Op. 80
1 Duetto (Fantasy Pieces, Op. 88 No. 3) played by the Judy Hill Trio


Unknown: Judy Hill Trio

: My New-Founde-Land

by Errol MacKinnon
The speaker talks about his wartime discovery of Newfoundland. The country became for him, a Canadian, what John Cabot had called it in 1497, 'my new-founde-land.'


Speaker: Errol MacKinnon

: This Week's Composer

Records of music for strings, including the Hoiberg Suite


The advent of our King (BBC Hymn
Book 39)
New Every Mornring, page 1 Psalm 99 (Broadcast psalter) Isaiah 53. w. 7-12
Lord of all being, throned afar (BBC
Hymn Book 11


Jack Leon and his Orchestra


Unknown: Jack Leon

: Country Questions

Answered by Eric Hobbis, Ralph Wightman, and Maxwell Knight
Question-Master, Jack Longland

(The recorded broadcast of October 18)


Panellist: Eric Hobbis
Panellist: Ralph Wightman
Panellist: Maxwell Knight
Question-Master: Jack Longland
Producer: Bill Coysh

: Workers' Playtime

From the headquarters of the. British Sailors' Society, East London
Candy Cousins, Bill Maynard, Vanessa Lee, Eric Barker
James Moody at the piano
Harold Smart at the organ


Unknown: Bill Maynard
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: James Moody
Presented By: Bill Gates

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Denis Matthews (piano)


Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Piano: Denis Matthews


Light Music String Ensemble directed by Max Jaffa
Thomas Round (tenor)
:Thomas Round broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)


Directed By: Max Jaffa
Tenor: Thomas Round


The story of the formation and grbwth of the English Bowling Association, which this year celebrates its Golden Jubilee
Those taking pant include:
Bob Kirkland , Jubilee Year President; Francis Burton , E.B.A. President, 1954; Wally Guiver , Hc.nora.ry Life
_ Member; Sir Edward Hodgson , former
President; Sam Walpole , Secretary, London and Southern Counties B.A.; Jimmy Carruthers. the Association's first singles champion: and Fred Harvey , Secretary, Midland Counties B.A.
The story written by Roland Orton
Narnaitor, Will Kings
Production by H. Saunders-Jaeobs


Unknown: Bob Kirkland
Unknown: Francis Burton
Unknown: Wally Guiver
Unknown: Sir Edward Hodgson
Unknown: Sam Walpole
Unknown: Jimmy Carruthers.
Unknown: Fred Harvey
Written By: Roland Orton
Production By: H. Saunders-Jaeobs


For Younger Listeners
A visit to the children's ward in Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool for the Christmas edition of Nursery Sing-Song with Vi, Doris, and Trevor
Herbert tells the story
' Trouble on the Christmas Tree ' by Sephnie Firth
5.25 For Children of Most Ages
A Christmas Pantomime from the Theatre Royal, Toytown
' The Babes in the Wood' by S. G. Hulme Beaman
(by permission of Farmer Giles)
Wild beasts of the forest kindly lent by Mr. Noah; Thunder and Lightning and other effects by the Inventor
Music by the Toytown Augmented Orchestra
Book of the words by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production by Josephine Plummer


Unknown: Sephnie Firth
Production By: Josephine Plummer
The Babes Dennis the Dachshund: Ernest Jay
The Babes Larry the Lamb: Derek McCulloch
The Cruel Baron Arthur Growser: Ralph de Rohan
The Good Hired Assassin His Worship the Mayor: Felix Felton
The Bad Hired Assassin Bert Higgins: Norman Shelley
The Noble Butler Police Constable Ernest: Peter Claughton
The Demon King The Magician: Norman Shelley
The Fairy Queen Amelia Goose: Mary O'Farrell

: The Weather

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


A Chicken Every Week by Geoffrey Sykes
The speaker farms a.t Laverstock, Wilt-shire. He discusses ways and moans of producing and marketing chicken which wiM put it wrt'hin the reach of everyone's pocket.


Unknown: Geoffrey Sykes


A tour of the kingdom to the sound of traditional music, dancing, and song
From Scotland:
Jimmy Shand and his Band
From Northumberland:
Jack Armstrong and his Barnstormers with Margaret Hewitt
From Northern Ireland:
The Jack!,, Hean&t Trio with Francis McPeake (Uillean pipes)
From Wales:
Penarth Ladies' Choir
From Cumberland:
Alf Adamson and the Border Square Dance Band with the St. James Quartet
From the Midlands:
Birmingham Square Dance Band
Arranged by Richard Kelly


Unknown: Jimmy Shand
Unknown: Jack Armstrong
Unknown: Margaret Hewitt
Unknown: Francis McPeake
Unknown: Alf Adamson
Arranged By: Richard Kelly

: John Watt presents RECORD CAVALCADE

Stars and music of the past and present from, home and abroad


A radio portrait of Dame Clara Butt by Alma Jones with Muriel Brunskill (contraLto)
Frederick Harvey (baritone)
Bournemouth Municipal Choir
Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Groves
Storyteller, Ronald Simpson
Others taking part include:
Ruth Porcher , Constance Chapman
June Barrie , Phyllis*
Smale Geoffrey Matthews , Lewis Gedge Philippa Hiatt , Malcolm Graeme William Eedle , Gwenda Wilson John Warwick , John Bushelle
Produced by Desmond Hawkins


Unknown: Alma Jones
Contralto: Muriel Brunskill
Baritone: Frederick Harvey
Conducted By: Charles Groves
Unknown: Ronald Simpson
Unknown: Ruth Porcher
Unknown: Constance Chapman
Unknown: June Barrie
Unknown: Smale Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: Lewis Gedge
Unknown: Philippa Hiatt
Unknown: Malcolm Graeme
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Gwenda Wilson
Unknown: John Warwick
Unknown: John Bushelle
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins

: Richard Murdoch Kenneth Horne, and Sam Costa in ' MUCH-BINDING '

with Maurice Denham and Dora Bryan
BBC Men's Chorus
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Richard Murdoch
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont


The New Turkey by John Mair
The Turkish Republic is jus* thirty years old. John Mair , back from a recent visit, discusses its achievements and prospects.


Unknown: John Mair
Unknown: John Mair

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

with Benny Lee and Pearl Carr , Ronald Fletcher
Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Special orchestrations by Malcolm Lockyer
Produced by Pat Dixon


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


A series of three talks about the unique character of the time when Christ was born
3—' The Act of God ' by the Rev. Canon E. S. Abbott ,
Dean and Fellow of King's College, London
In this talk Canon Abbott brings the series to an end. Previous speakers have shown how the world needed a Saviour and how the Jewish people were prepared for his coming. At this one moment in time and to these people, iit was appropriate that Christ should come. In the fulness of time God acted.


Unknown: Rev. Canon E. S. Abbott


Franz Osborn (piano) A series of programmes including Beethoven's thirty-two sonatas for piano


Piano: Franz Osborn

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