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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THE PAVILION PLAYERS

Directed by David Wolfsthal

Contributors

Directed By: David Wolfsthal

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' The Family established '
Talk by Dr. Leslie Cooke and a carol

Contributors

Talk By: Dr. Leslie Cooke

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet

Contributors

Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: OPAL TOWN

by Beryl Miles
Coobsr Pedy the Opal town of Australia — a town of deserted mines, deserted clams. As one old prospector told the speaker, ' 'Tweren't the bad luck of not striking opall, 'twere the loneliness of it. At ftght there weren't nothing to do excep, go and sit 'on a dump till you'd end u-p howling like a dingo'

Contributors

Unknown: Beryl Miles
Unknown: Coobsr Pedy

: RECITAL

Bratza (violin)
Dushko Yovanovitch (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Dushko Yovanovitch

: This Week's Composer

GRIEG
Piano music and songs: on records

: THE DAILY SERVICE

On Jordan's bank (BBC Hymn Book
38)
Npw Every Morning, page 7 Psalm 8 (Broadcast psalter) Isaiah 61. vv. 1-4, 10-11
O little town of Bethtehem (BBC
Hymn Book 532)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Troise and his Banjoliers

: THE NATURALIST

The Curlew whose call has become familiar as The Naturalist's signature tune
The speakers: James Fisher , G. K. Yeates. and Ludwig Koch
Introduced by Maxwell Knight
Produced by Desmond Hawkins

Contributors

Unknown: James Fisher
Unknown: G. K. Yeates.
Unknown: Ludwig Koch
Introduced By: Maxwell Knight
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Listeners' requests introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE

W. Macqueen-Pope presents a gramophone programme of stars of some of the great musical shows staged at ' The Lane '

Contributors

Unknown: W. MacQueen-Pope

: 'THE FAITHFUL ONES'

A short, story written and read by Moultrie R. Kelsall

Contributors

Read By: Moultrie R. Kelsall

: Walt Disney's ' SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS '

An adaptation from the soundtrack of the all-cartoon feature
Adapted by Desmond Carrington
Produced by Denys Jones

Contributors

Adapted By: Desmond Carrington
Produced By: Denys Jones

: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

in King's College Chapel Cambridge upon Christmas Eve

: Fay Compton in readings from Queen Victoria's Journal 'OUR LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS'

with Duncan Mclntyre
Script compiled by Cynthia Pughe
Production by Audrey Cameron

Contributors

Unknown: Duncan McLntyre
Production By: Audrey Cameron

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
David tells a story for Christmas Eve
'A Present for the Queen' by Aubrey Feist
5.15 Overseas Postbag
Greetings and Christmas messages to the children of Britain recorded by boys and girls from many parts of the world
The European greetings include messages from Norway, Germany, France, Austria. Italy, Greece, and Portugal, and from further overseas come greetings from Malta, Cyprus, Tanganyika, Mauritius, Fiji, Barbados, Cevlon. Sarawak, and New York
Edited and introduced by Lorraine Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Aubrey Feist
Introduced By: Lorraine Davies

: The Weather

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

: THURSDAY COMMENT

Tonight's speaker selects an event from the week's news

: VICTOR SILVESTER

and his Ballroom Orchestra in ' Everybody dance '
You are invited to dance, in s-trict tempo, to melodies old and new.
Producer, Jimmy Grant
The broadcast will be interrupted to join Brian Johnston who is interviewing last-minute Christmas shoppers in a busy thoroughfare in London

Contributors

Producer: Jimmy Grant
Unknown: Brian Johnston

: THE THURSDAY CONCERT

Adele Leigh (soprano)
Clifton Helliwell (accompanist)
Rubbra-Gruenberg-Pleeth Trio:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
William Pleeth (cello)
Edmund Rubbra (piano)
(Adele Leigh broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)

Contributors

Soprano: Adele Leigh
Accompanist: Clifton Helliwell
Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Cello: William Pleeth
Piano: Edmund Rubbra
Unknown: Adele Leigh

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Ted Rav in ' RAY'S A LAUGH'

with Kitty Bluett , Peter Sellers and Patricia Hayes , Charles Hawtrey
Kenneth Connor
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Eddie Maguire ,
George Wadmore , and Ted Ray
Produced by George Inns

Contributors

Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Charles Hawtrey
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Eddie Maguire
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: Ted Ray
Produced By: George Inns

: WE BEG TO DIFFER

A discussion on various topics between :
Kay Hammond
Joyce Grenfell
Celia Johnson
John Clements
Gilbert Harding
John Betjeman
In the Chair, Roy Plomley
Produced by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Unknown: Kay Hammond
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Celia Johnson
Unknown: John Clements
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Pat Dixon

: ALL FOR YOUR DELIGHT

A miscellany of musical entertainment
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Guy Dames
Introduced by Bruce Wyndham
Produced by Eric Arden
Master Melody

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Guy Dames
Introduced By: Bruce Wyndham
Produced By: Eric Arden

: MAN IN THE UNIVERSE

Talk by A. C. B. Lovell
Professor of Radio Astronomy in the University of Manchester
How can we reconcile the hydrogen bomb with the Christmas message of peace and goodwill? Professor Lovett suggests a positive answer to this conflict of science and religion, which he believes emerges from a study of the new astronomical discoveries about the Universe.

Contributors

Talk By: A. C. B. Lovell

: CAROLS

BBC Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Woodgate

: AN EPILOGUE

For Christmas Eve
' The Word was made flesh'
Silent night, holy night St John 1, vv. 1-14
O Jesu so meek, 0 Jesu so kdnd
(BBC Hymn Book 529)
1 John 4, v. 14








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