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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: RECORDS FOR BOXING DAY

Presented by Frank Phillips

Contributors

Presented By: Frank Phillips

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A Thought for the Day by the Rev. Cyril Taylor with Wilfred Brown and the St. Martin's Singers

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Cyril Taylor
Unknown: Wilfred Brown

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING GREETINGS

from Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra with Roy Edwards
!

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Edwards

: PIANO RECITAL

by Bronwen Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Bronwen Jones

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: This Week's Composer

VERDI
Records of excerpts from
' Rigoletto '

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Feast of St. Stephen
In the bleak mid-winter (BBC H.B.
51)
New Every Morning, page 15
Carol: Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child
Acts 7. vv. 64-60
The Son of God goes forth to war
(BBC H.B. 235)

: THE HERMANOS DENIZ CUBAN RHYTHM BAND

(The Hermanos Deniz Cuban Rhythm Band is appearing at the Don Yuan Club, London)

: MUSIC IN MINIATURE

A musical entertainment given by Peter Pears (tenor)
Benjamin Britten (piano)
Julian Bream
(guitar and lute)
Francis Baines (double-bass)
The Amadeus String Quartet:
Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin)
Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)
Programme arranged by Basil Douglas
(: previously broadcast in the BBC's General Overseas Service)

Contributors

Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Guitar: Julian Bream
Double-Bass: Francis Baines
Violin: Norbert Brainin
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett
Arranged By: Basil Douglas

: 'OVER MY SHOULDER'

Records from musical comedy successes made by the stars of the original casts

: Bob Monkhouse in BOXING DAY SPECIAL

with Denis Goodwin and Pauline Shepherd
Jerry Allen and his Trio
George Meaton
George Williams
Rawicz and Landau er
Frankie Vaughan
Elsie and Doris Waters
Augmented
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Pauline Shepherd
Unknown: Jerry Allen
Unknown: George Meaton
Unknown: George Williams
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Anton Dolin
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him on a desert island
(Anton Dolin is appearing in ' Where the Rainbotv Ends ' at the Royal Festival Hall, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Anton Dolin
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Anton Dolin

: Robert Beatty introduces songs from the sound-track of the new Todd-A.O. film ' OKLAHOMA

on long-playing records with Gordon MacRae
Gloria Grahame. Gene
Nelson Charlotte Greenwood
James Whitmore , Shirley Jones
Music conducted and supervised by Jay Blackton
Adapted and produced for radio by Trafford Whitelock

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon MacRae
Unknown: Gloria Grahame.
Unknown: Nelson Charlotte Greenwood
Unknown: James Whitmore
Unknown: Shirley Jones
Unknown: Jay Blackton
Unknown: Trafford Whitelock

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by John Summerson
Film: Dilys Powell
Theatre: Richard Findlater Radio: Peter de Francia Book: C. V . Wedgwood Art: Basil Taylor

Contributors

Conducted By: John Summerson
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Richard Findlater
Unknown: Peter de Francia
Unknown: C. V . Wedgwood
Unknown: Basil Taylor

: Boyd Neel introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records including this week:
Concerto Grosso. Op. 3 (Handel)
Scenes from Childhood (Schumann) Slavonic Dances (Dvorak)

: SEVEN LITTLE GUNS IN THE DESERT

by Peter Mayne
In the course of his travels the speaker found himself in a small dull town on the borders of Pakistan and India. He telegraphed an old Muslim friend of his parents whom he calls the Prince of Retipur to ask if he might spend Christmas with him at his desert camp. His talk describes the sequel.

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Mayne

: 'THE FESTIVE SPIRIT'

A Christmas comedy written for radio by James Forsyth
The action takes place in Fergusson's Logging Outfit somewhere in Canada at Christmas time
The convivial liberties of this piece in no way reflect on the reputation of any province in any Dominion
Produced by H. B. Fortuin

Contributors

Unknown: James Forsyth
Produced By: H. B. Fortuin
Nelly Fergusson, in charge of Head- quarters Camp in the absence of her husband: Joan Young
Shaun O'Rourke, a ' high-rigger in Camp 3: Allan McClelland
Phineas Frazer, foreman of Camp 3: Moultrie Kelsall
Jinny Frazer his wife: Ella Milne
Abner Taski, a 'faller': MacDonald Parke
Dai Griffith, a ' logger: Gordon Davies
Gwenneth Griffith, his wife: Patricia Mort
Oona, late Miss Taski, now Mrs. O'Rourke: Lois McLean
Bernie Sulaman, mailman and clerk to the Outfit: John Gabriel
Sergeant Vanderloot of the Mounties: Michael Turner

: Children's Hour

For Listeners of All Ages
'The Adventures of Lollypop' by Muriel Levy
'The Fall of Marzipan Manor' with incidental music written by Henry Reed and played by a section of the BBC Northern Orchestra
(Led by Ben Horsfall)
Conducted by the composer
Produced by Trevor Hill
5.30 For Children of Most Ages
'Write Me a Letter'
The Children's Hour correspondence column of the air
Fourth of a new series edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Muriel Levy
Written By: Henry Reed
Unknown: Ben Horsfall
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Introduced By: Adrian Thomas
Pop Lolly: Fred Fairclough
Mom Lolly: Violet Carson
Lollypop: Joyce Palin
Three Jelly Babes: Doris Gambell
Three Jelly Babes: Violet Carson
Three Jelly Babes: Muriel Levy
Miss Judy Jujube: Doris Gambell
Private Praline: Geoffrey Wheeler
Lady Cora Creme-de-Menthe: Muriel Levy
Sir Cornelius Creme-de-Menthe: Frederic Wilson
Colonel Peppermint Strong/Parrot/Crunch: Herbert Smith

: The Weather

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

: WEST END

A programme of favourite melodies from London shows with Vanessa Lee , Bruce Trent
The Albert Webb Orchestra
Conductor, Albert Webb including music from
'Call Me Madam '
' The Dancing Years
' The King and I '
Script by Roy Plomley
Introduced by John Hobday
Produced by Peter Haysom Craddy

Contributors

Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Bruce Trent
Unknown: Albert Webb
Conductor: Albert Webb
Script By: Roy Plomley
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: Peter Haysom Craddy

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Joseph Cooper (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Granville Jones
Conducted by Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Piano: Joseph Cooper
Leader: Granville Jones
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

: Arthur Askey in HELLO, CHRISTMAS PLAYMATES!

A Yuletide feast prepared by and containing:
Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
MENU: Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
The Melon: David Nixon
The Mince Pie: Petula Clark
The Turkey: Irene Handl
The Lemon: Pat Coombs
Nuts: The Hedley Ward Trio
Syrup: Bbc Variety Orchestra
Chef: Leslie Bridgmont

: James McKechnie in ' TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL '

by James Bridie
Adapted for broadcasting by Moultrie R. Kelsall
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
The framework of Bridie's play is taken from the story of Tobit as told by the Hebrew chronicler, but Bridie was over-modest when he described the piece as 'a plain-sailing dramatic transcription of the charming old tale.' The sharpness with which the characters emerge, the wit and wisdom that shine through the dialogue, the eloquence of the disguised Archangel, the unabashed handling of the supernatural, the mischievous humour, the sudden ascents into poetry: all this is Bridie's own. And he was writing of scenes he knew, for in his other capacity as a medical man he had travelled during the first world war in the country through which Tobias journeys.

Contributors

Unknown: James Bridie
Broadcasting By: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Produced By: Finlay J. MacDonald
Narrator: Robert Urquhart
Tobit: Bill Crichton
Anna: Jean Taylor Smith
Tobias: Malcolm Heggie
Raphael: James McKechnie
Mirza Khan: Iain Cuthbertson
Sara: June Shields
Sherah: Susan Tress
Azorah: Deirdre Murray
Raguel: Frank Eynstone
Asmoday: Patrick Clark

: ON BEING A FIREWORSHIPPER

by Donald Boyd
At this moment ot mid-winter it is natural to think of man's comforter, the fire. Donald Boyd says that during his career he has grappled with it in many forms; caged in great iron cooking ranges, peeping with one red eye out of continental stoves, and sulking under greenish smoke in a certain Welsh outhouse.

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Boyd
Unknown: Donald Boyd

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas








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