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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conducted by Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conducted By: Sidney Bowman

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA

(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

Contributors

Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

'Marking Time'
Genesis 1, vv. 14-19 with comment by John Marsh , Ph.D.

Contributors

Unknown: John Marsh

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

The New Casino Orchestra Conducted by Guy Daines

Contributors

Conducted By: Guy Daines

: SONGS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE

Desmond Hawkins introduces some of the old songs people of the West-Country sang in their homes and at their work

Contributors

Introduces: Desmond Hawkins

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: THE MERRY ORGAN

The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ. Sweet singing in the choir played by Osborne Peasgood on the organ of St. Paul's
Church, Knightsbridge

Contributors

Played By: Osborne Peasgood

: 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 all
Christians sing
1 John 1. vv. 1-10
Love came down at Christmas (BBC
Hymn Book 53)

: ARTURO TOSCANINI

conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra on gramophone records
Overture: II Signor Bruschino
(Rossini)
Dance of the Hours (La Gioconda)
(Ponchielli)
Waltz: The Skaters (Waldteufel)
An American in Paris (Gershwin)

: Marching and Waltzing

The marches played by The Band of the Irish Guards
Conducted by Capt. C. H. Jaeger
(Director of Music)
The waltzes played by The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman
Programme introduced by Lionel Marson

Contributors

Conducted By: Capt. C. H. Jaeger
Conductor: Sidney Bowman
Introduced By: Lionel Marson

: WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

Problems and brain-teasers

: The Weather

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

: BOXING DAY MUSIC-HALL

The Song Pedlars
Something to Sing About
Sylvia Handel
John Forde
The Hedley Ward Trio
Suzette Tarri
Top of the Bill
The Tanner Sisters
Compere, Jack Watson
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor. Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by John Simmonds

Contributors

Unknown: Sylvia Handel
Unknown: John Forde
Unknown: Jack Watson
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: John Simmonds

: BANDS ACROSS THE SEA

United States Army Band of Washington, D.C.
Conducted by Major Hugh Curry
(Leader and Commanding Officer) with the United States
Army Band Chorus
Directed by Captain Samuel Loboda
(Assistant Leader of the Band)

Contributors

Leader: Major Hugh Curry
Directed By: Captain Samuel Loboda

: Bernard Braden in 'BETWEEN TIMES WITH BRADEN'

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

Contributors

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

: 'DICK WHITTINGTON'

An excerpt from
Tom Arnold 's pantomime from the Palace Theatre,
Manchester
Other parts played by the Radio Revellers
Directed by Lawrence Green
Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Arnold
Directed By: Lawrence Green
Introduced By: Geoffrey Wheeler
Dick Whittington: Joy Nichols
Daphne Dumpling: Sonnie Hale
Idle Jack: Brian Reece
Alice Fitzwarren: Margaret Heath
Alderman Fitzwarren: Stanley Vilven
Tommy the Cat: Ken Swales
The Fairy: Beryl Foley
King Rat: Michael Wynne

: IN LIGHTER MOOD

BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Webster Booth (tenor)
Programme presented by John Tylee

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Tenor: Webster Booth
Presented By: John Tylee

: Boxing Day Matinee ' KIM-CHING '

by Peter Coke
Produced by Ayton Whitaker

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Coke
Produced By: Ayton Whitaker
Paul Carmen: Peter Coke
Mrs White: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Mrs Spencer: Gladys Spencer
Tony Guise: Donald Gray
Elizabeth Shale: Susan Buret
Lady Gwendolyn: Ann Codrington
Arthur Hamilton: Edgar Norfolk
Kim-Ching: Mill Feather

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of All Ages
'Make it a party'
' and join in the fun at home
The Birmingham studios are crowded with children who have come to a party with Gloria Alton
Norman Harper
Sandy Sandford and the Vernon Adcock
Party Players
Master of Ceremonies,
Philip Garston-Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Gloria Alton
Unknown: Norman Harper
Unknown: Sandy Sandford
Unknown: Philip Garston-Jones

: The Weather

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

: GRACIE FIELDS

sings
Sally i Medley from Can-Can
We've got to keep up with the i Joneses
When I was twenty
I never cried so much in all my life
. Go 'way from my window i What's the good of a birthday
Ave Maria
When you're home with the ones you love
Count your blessings instead of sheep
Wish me luck
The George Mitchell Choir
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Vic Hammett at the electric organ
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Conducted By: Vic Hammett
Production By: Tom Ronald

: A STREET-PIANO FOR CHRISTMAS

Canon A. 0. Wintle introduces some of his memories and some of the tunes he has set on his street-pianos.

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Colin Horsley (piano)

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte
Piano: Colin Horsley

: ASSIGNMENT WITH AN OCTOPUS

by Sir Arthur Grimble
This is the first and perhaps most celebrated of Sir Arthur Grimble 's stories of life in the Gilbert Islands forty years ago, in which he describes how he consented to act as underwater bait to an octopus.
(The recorded broadcast of December 8. 1948)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Grimble
Unknown: Sir Arthur Grimble

: You are invited to pull a wishbone with us as it is TED RAY CHRISTMAS TIME

The old maestro asks you to listen to
Peter Sellers
Harold Berens
Kenneth Connor
Don Peters and Joan Sims
The Beaux and the Belles
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet Script by George Wadmore
Ted Ray and Sid Colin
Produced by George Inns

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harold Berens
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Don Peters
Unknown: Joan Sims
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: Ted Ray
Script By: Sid Colin
Produced By: George Inns

: Jane Baxter and Herbert Lomas with members of the original London company In 'THE HOLLY AND THE IVY'

by Wynyard Browne
Adapted for broadcasting by Peggy Wells and Raymond Raikes
Production by Raymond Raikes

Contributors

Unknown: Wynyard Browne
Broadcasting By: Peggy Wells
Broadcasting By: Raymond Raikes
Production By: Raymond Raikes
David Paterson: Andrew Crawford
The Rev Martin Gregory: Herbert Lomas
Jenny, his elder daughter: Jane Baxter
Margaret, his younger daughter: Daphne Arthur
Mick, his son: John Humphry
Aunt Lydia his sister-in-law: Margaret Halstan
Aunt Bridget, his sister: Maureen Delany
Richard Wyndham, cousin of his late wife.: Patrick Waddington

: YEHUDI MENUHIN

(violin) on gramophone records
Praeludium and Allegro (Kreisler, after Pugnani): with Marcel Gazelle (piano)
Hungarian Dance No. 17, in F sharp minor (Brahms, arr. Joachim): with Marcel Gazelle (piano)
Malaguena (Sarasate): with Gerald Moore (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Marcel Gazelle
Piano: Marcel Gazelle
Piano: Gerald Moore

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas








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