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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Tommy Pears at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Pears

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Q NEWS

: BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes

: 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

: NEWS

: GOOD HEALTH

by a doctor.

: Wilfrid Thomas GOING ROUND IN CIRCLES

plays some of the latest records

: DOMENICO SCARLATTI

Millicent Silver (harpsichord)
Sonatas:
B flat (L.396): G minor (L.488); F (L.479): E flat (L.203): D (L.208): C minor (L.352): C (L.355): G minor (Cat's fugue) (L.499)

: SCIENCE SURVEY

The Highland Bagpipe
Talk by Seumas MacNeill
Joint Principal of the College of Piping, and Lecturer in Physics, Umversity of Glasgow

Contributors

Talk By: Seumas MacNeill

: This Week's Composer

VERDI
Records of excerpts from
' La Traviata'

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Jesus, good above all other (BBC
H.B. 72)
New Every Morning, page 83 Carol: 0 little one sweet
St. Matthew 4. vv. 1-11
Child in the manger (BBC H.B. 45)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Salisbury

: DON SMITH

and his Orchestra with Jean Campbell ,
Franklyn Boyd , and Shirley Eaton
(Don Smith and his Orchestra are appearing at the Wimbledon Palais, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Campbell
Unknown: Franklyn Boyd
Unknown: Shirley Eaton
Unknown: Don Smith

: Fred Yule's LOG BOOK

of gramophone records

: THESE CHRISTMAS TIMES

Stories of Christmas radio past and present
Introduced by Flora Robson

Contributors

Introduced By: Flora Robson

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO!

visits Camden Town

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: THE SATURDAY SHOW

Cyril Stapleton directs the BBC Show Band with Alfred Marks, David Jacobs
The Stargazers
Janie Marden , Harold Smart
Bert Weedon , Dennis Wilson
The Show Band Singers
Script by Charles Hart
Bernard Botting and Bill Kellie Production by Leonard Trebilco

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Janie Marden
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Script By: Charles Hart
Script By: Bernard Botting
Script By: Bill Kellie
Production By: Leonard Trebilco

: THE BLUE AND THE GRAY

Songs of the American Civil War
1861-1865
Songs of the North:
Marching along: Battle hymn of the Republic: Grafted into the Army: Tenting tonight; Kingdom coming; Battle cry of freedom: When Johnny comes marching home: Tramp, tramp, tramp: Sherman will march on the sea; Marching through Georgia
Songs of the South:
Dixie: Maryland, my Maryland; Bonnie blue flag; Goober peas; Stonewall Jackson 's way; Stonewall Jackson 's requiem; Just before the battle: Vacant chair; Life on the Vicksburg Bluff; All quiet along the Potomac
Narrators: Guy
Kingslev Poynter Alan Keith. Alan Tilvern
John Cazabon
Songs by Benny Lee
Johnny Johnston. Bob Mallin
Rita Willams. Pat Campbell and the George Mitchell Choir
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Musical arrangements by George Mitchell and Alan Yates
Written and produced by Charles Chilton
(: a new production of the programme broadcast on Nov. 9) (Bob Mallin broadcasts by arrangement with Essoldo Ltd.)

Contributors

Unknown: Stonewall Jackson
Unknown: Stonewall Jackson
Unknown: Kingslev Poynter Alan Keith.
Songs By: Benny Lee
Songs By: Johnny Johnston.
Unknown: Bob Mallin
Unknown: Rita Willams.
Unknown: Pat Campbell
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Arrangements By: George Mitchell
Arrangements By: Alan Yates
Produced By: Charles Chilton
Unknown: Bob Mallin

: RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL

Scotland and Ireland v.
England and Wales
Commentary on the second half of the representative match organised to mark the opening of the new West Stand at Lansdowne Road
Commentators:
Rex Alston and G. V. Wynne Jones with summaries by Bill McLaren
From Lansdowne Road, Dublin

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: G. V. Wynne Jones
Unknown: Bill McLaren

: THE JOHNSTON BROTHERS

on gramophone records

: Saturday Concert BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins
Hervey Alan (bass)

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins
Bass: Hervey Alan

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
Little Brown Mouse Stories by Alison Uttley told by David 4
-Christmas at the ' Rose and Crown '
For Children of Most Ages
Saturday Excursion
A magazine programme
Introduced by Margaret Hubble
Goodbye Old Year
In this edition Margaret Hubble, David Davis , Wynford Vaughan Thomas Lane , and John Lane look back over the year's Excursions, and recall, with the aid of recordings. some of the programme items that you might like to remember
Max Robertson at St. Paul's Cathedral looks forward to the New Year
Written by Wynford Vaughan Thomas and John Lane
Produced by John Lane

Contributors

Stories By: Alison Uttley
Introduced By: Margaret Hubble
Unknown: David Davis
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan
Unknown: Thomas Lane
Unknown: John Lane
Unknown: Max Robertson
Written By: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Written By: John Lane
Produced By: John Lane

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Sport

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Joyce Goodwin
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies, Jack Crossley
Producer. Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Joyce Goodwin
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Jack Crossley
Producer: Stanton Jefferies

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Interesting people who are
In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison
Edited and produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

Interviewed By: John Ellison
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: Vic Oliver again introduces VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

Eddie Arnold
Irene Handi
Alan Loveday plays the last movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D
Denis Martin
Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Home
Elisabeth Welch
The George Mitchell Choir sings ' Bless This House '
The British Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Vic Oliver and Philip Martell play the Polonaise from
' Eugene Onegin ' by Tchaikovsky
Continuity by Carey Edwards
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Arnold
Unknown: Irene Handi
Unknown: Alan Loveday
Unknown: Denis Martin
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Kenneth Home
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Carey Edwards
Production By: Tom Ronald

: NEWS

: Saturday-Night Theatre 'SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE CROWN'

by Walter Greenwood
Adapted for broadcasting by Mollie Greenhalgh
The Staff:
Patrons:
Production by Vivian A. Daniels

Contributors

Unknown: Walter Greenwood
Broadcasting By: Mollie Greenhalgh
Production By: Vivian A. Daniels
Harry Boothroyd, landlord: Fred Fairclough
Sally Earnshaw, a barmaid: Belle Chrystall
Alf, a barman: Harry Markham
Charlie: Brian Wilde
Sam: Jack Howarth
Ada Thorpe: Marion Dawson
Herbert Thorpe: Herbert Smith
Sgt Wilbur Rickards, U S A A F: James Douglas
Eunice Sidebottom: Alison Bayley
Tom Fielden: Peter Froggatt
Jud Hardy: Martin Starkie

: HIGHLIGHTS OF 1955

As the commentator saw it
John Snagge recalls with recordings some of the major Outside Broadcasts of the year as seen by BBC commentators

Contributors

Unknown: John Snagge

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: A NEW YEAR, A NEW LIFE

An Anthology Programme
Introduced by Sam Pollock
Most people resolve to turn over a new leaf at the New Year. Those taking part in this programme are committed to tuccing over a whole new chapter. They outline their future plans and describe some of the changes which await them in 1956. They include a man who plans to sail round the world; an emigrant and his wife; the winner of a football pool; a man recently released from prison; and a woman cured of blindness.

Contributors

Introduced By: Sam Pollock

: WATCH-NIGHT SERVICE

from the Church of St. George,
Stockport
Conducted by the Vicar
The Rev. Wilfrid Garlick

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Wilfrid Garlick








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