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: News Summary

: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: BERNARD MONSHIN

and his Rio Tango Band

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

An anthology of carols and readings by Olive Gregg and the St. Martin's Singers

Contributors

Unknown: Olive Gregg

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

Jack Coles and his Orchestre Moderne

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Coles

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: RECITAL

Nancy Evans (contralto)
Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Contralto: Nancy Evans
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Piano: Frederick Stone

: This Week's Composer

CHOPIN
Records of some Studies and Nocturnes, and of the Scherzo in C sharp minor

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Wake. 0 wake! for night is flying
(BBC H.B. 40)
New Every Morning, page 76 Psalm 67 (Broadcast Psaiter) Isaiah 64, vv. 1-9
Hark. the glad sound, the Saviour comes (BBC H.B. 490)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Anton and his Orchestra

: MOUNTAIN AIRS

Light music and songs from Switzerland

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

on gramophone records
Overture. Fra Diavolo (Auber): Paris
Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Albert Wolff
Matinees Musicales (Rossini-Britten):
New Symphony Orchestra of London. conducted by Edgar Cree
Polka (Schwanda the Bagpiper)
(Weinberger): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan

Contributors

Conducted By: Albert Wolff
Conducted By: Matinees Musicales
Conducted By: Edgar Cree
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan

: TOLLEFSEN

plays his own accordion transcriptions of music from everywhere

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet with Bobby Dennis
Sheila Buxton
' Mrs. Shufflewick '
Edmund Hockridge
Bill Maynard
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Bobby Dennis
Unknown: Sheila Buxton
Unknown: Edmund Hockridge
Unknown: Bill Maynard
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Janette Scott
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have with her if she were condemned to spend the rest of her life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Janette Scott
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: ANY QUESTIONS?

A spontaneous discussion by Mary Stocks
Francis Williams Denzil Batchelor
The Abbot of Downside
Question-Master, Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
From Greenway Secondary Modern Boys' School. Bristol, before an audience from Southmead Community Association

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Stocks
Unknown: Francis Williams
Unknown: Denzil Batchelor
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Interlude

: ' SIMPSON'

A life by Edward Sackville-West
Last of twelve readings by Gladys Young
Edited for broadcasting by Mary Hope Allen

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Sackville-West
Broadcasting By: Mary Hope Allen

: FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

in King's College Chapel,
Cambridge upon Christmas Eve
See column 4
A shortened version will be broadcast from approximately 11.8 until midnight

: ' CHRISTMAS AT BRACEBRIDGE HALL'

from the essays of Washington Irving adapted by Geoffrey Murray
Others taking part:
John Graham , Sheila Raynor with the BBC Singers
Incidental music composed by Daniel Jones and conducted by Patrick Savill
Harp music composed by Osian Ellis and played by Gwendolen Mason
' Night Piece to Julia ' composed and sung by John Gavall
Production by Eileen Capel

Contributors

Unknown: Washington Irving
Adapted By: Geoffrey Murray
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Sheila Raynor
Composed By: Daniel Jones
Conducted By: Patrick Savill
Composed By: Osian Ellis
Played By: Gwendolen Mason
Sung By: John Gavall
Production By: Eileen Capel
Washington Irving: Cyril Shaps
Squire Bracebridge: Norman Shelley
Master Simon: William Squire
Frank Bracebridge: Geoffrey Matthews
Martha: Marjorie Westbury
Singing child: Marjorie Westbury
Lady Lillycraft: Patience Collier
Parson: Ernest Jay
General Harbottle: John Ruddock

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' For the Younger Ones
' Dear Santa Claus'
A story by Antonia Ridge told by Philip Phillips
5.15 For Children of All Ages
Overseas Post bag
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 France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Norway, and Iceland; and from further overseas come greetings from Southern Rhodesia, the Gold Coast, Singapore, Pakistan, China, Japan, and Canada.
Edited and introduced by Lorraine Davies

Contributors

Story By: Antonia Ridge
Told By: Philip Phillips
Introduced By: Lorraine Davies

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: NEWS

: TOWN AND COUNTRY

A programme for listeners in the South-East of England
6.15 Local news
6.25 Today's sport
6.30 A programme for Christmas

: Peter Ustinov introduces MUSIC IN ALL DIRECTIONS

with Archie Camden (bassoon) and the London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Led by Harold Parfitt )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult

Contributors

Bassoon: Archie Camden
Conductor: Harold Parfitt
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: 'THE FIDDLER*

Another adventure story by Rene Cutforth
An account of an exploit of a pleasant intelligent individualist, on the edge of the motor trade and up to his neck in every kind of fiddle and spivery.

Contributors

Story By: Rene Cutforth

: Ted Tay and June Whitfield in a Christmas Edition of THE SPICE OF LIFE

A carefree mixture of comedy and music also featuring:
Deryck Guyler , Gene Crowley
Therese Burton and including
At the Launderette
A radio strip cartoon
A Voice from British
Guiana Neville Taylor
For the Record
A new singing discovery in search of a hit disc
Do You Know Your Music?
Quiz-Master, Antony Hopkins
1-2-3-4-Five in Harmony
The Coronets
Many Questions
Topics of the day aggravated by the panel of experts
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Gene Crowley Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Gene Crowley
Unknown: Therese Burton
Unknown: Guiana Neville Taylor
Unknown: Antony Hopkins
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: Roy Speer

: NEWS

: Edric Connor with Earl Cameron and Errol John in ' THE GREEN PASTURES '

by Marc Connelly
Adapted for broadcasting by Roy Lockwood and Joel O'Brien
Other parts played by Lionel Ngakane , Nadia Catouse
Isabelle Lucas. Ida Shepley Andrei Dakar. Dan Jackson
Andrew Salkey , Connie Smith
Don Johnson , Vic Patterson
Frank Singuineau , Sylvia Winter
Ernest Eytle , Neville Crabbe
Spirituals arranged and conducted by Avril Coleridge-Taylor and sung by the Male Voice Section of the New World Singers
Instrumental music and musical direction by Christopher Welen
Produced by John Gibson

Contributors

Unknown: Marc Connelly
Broadcasting By: Roy Lockwood
Broadcasting By: Joel O'Brien
Played By: Lionel Ngakane
Played By: Nadia Catouse
Unknown: Isabelle Lucas.
Unknown: Ida Shepley
Unknown: Andrei Dakar.
Unknown: Dan Jackson
Unknown: Andrew Salkey
Unknown: Connie Smith
Unknown: Don Johnson
Unknown: Vic Patterson
Unknown: Frank Singuineau
Unknown: Sylvia Winter
Unknown: Ernest Eytle
Unknown: Neville Crabbe
Conducted By: Avril Coleridge-Taylor
Unknown: Christopher Welen
Produced By: John Gibson
Deshee: John Harrison
Gabriel: Earl Cameron
The Lord: Edric Connor
Adam: Ernest Eytle
Eve: Sylvia Winter
Cain: Lionel Ngakane
Cain's Girl: Ida Shepley
Zeba: Isabelle Lucas
Cain the Sixth: Dan Jackson
Noah: Errol John
Noah's Wife: Connie Smith
Myrtle: Nadia Carouse
Shem: Vic Patterson
Flatfoot: Andrew Salkey
Ham: Neville Crabbe
Japheth: Lionel Ngakane
Abraham: André Dakar
Isaac: Ernest Eytle
Jacob: Frank Singuineau
Moses: Errol John
Pharaoh: Don Johnson
Aaron: Frank Singuineau
Joshua: Neville Crabbe
Hezdrel: Don Johnson

: CAROL OF THE BELLS

A programme of carols and spirituals sung by the Jubilee Singers of Fisk University,
Nashville, Tennessee
Conductor, John W. Work

Contributors

Conductor: John W. Work

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

in King's College Chapel Cambridge upon Christmas Eve
(A shortened recorded version of this afternoon's broadcast: details as shown on page 18. with the omission of some of the Lessons and carols

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