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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

The Jack Nathan Quintet

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Nathan Quintet

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

First edition
A breakfast-time magazine bringing you news, views, and interviews followed by MORNING MUSIC
See Light Programme

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

An anthology of readings and carols by Olive Gregg and choir of the Royal School of Church Music

Contributors

Unknown: Olive Gregg

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

Second edition followed by MORNING MUSIC

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Jack Train introduces your request records

Contributors

Introduces: Jack Train

: SONG RECITAL

Rene Soames (tenor)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)

Contributors

Tenor: Rene Soames
Piano: Clifton Helliwell

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Wake, 0 wake! for night is flying
(BBC H.B. 40)
New Every Morning, page 102
Psalm 34, w. 11-22 (Broadcast
Psalter)
Isaiah 64, vv. 1-9
Come. thou long-expected Jesus
(BBC H.B. 30)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack White and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Jack White

: SHURA CHERKASSKY

(piano) on gramophone records

: Midland Region presents MY WORD!

A panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
E. Arnot Robertson and Frank Muir challenge
Nancy Spain and Denis Norden
In the umpire's chair
Jack Longland

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: CONCERT HOUR

Honor Sheppard (soprano)
Alfred Livesley (oboe)
BBC Northern Singers
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Gordon Thorne

Contributors

Soprano: Honor Sheppard
Oboe: Alfred Livesley
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Gordon Thorne

: The Weather

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

: ANY QUESTIONS?

A spontaneous discussion by A. G. Street , John Foot
C. A. Joyce , Alan Bullock
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
From Henbury County Secondary
School, Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: A. G. Street
Unknown: John Foot
Unknown: C. A. Joyce
Unknown: Alan Bullock
Unknown: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Christmas Eve Matinée presents Nigel Stock and Elizabeth London in 'SNOWBALL'

A play for radio by Jeffrey Segal
Cast in order of speaking:
Production by Audrey Cameron

Contributors

Unknown: Jeffrey Segal
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Major Rodney: Peter Nell
Quartermaster-Sergeant Barker: Patrick Godfrey
Corporal Dusty Miller: Haydn Jones
Corporal Jack Middleton: Nigel Stock
Snowball: Bryan Powley
Pasqualino: N Nevinson
Driver Potts: Allan McClelland
Francesco: J Jeffrey Segal
Dolly Middleton: Elizabeth London

: FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

in King's College Chapel Cambridge upon Christmas Eve

: THE SILVER LINING

A Christmas message of comfort and cheer for all ' in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity '
Stuart Hibberd introduces a talk by the District Nurse
Listeners' letters are very welcome as they give real help in planning these talks. Send them to Stuart Hibberd , c/o Silver Lining, Broadcasting House, London, W.I. Listeners will realise that speakers cannot reply personally but will try to deal with their problems in the talks.

Contributors

Introduces: Stuart Hibberd
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd

: THE YOUNG VISITORS

Scouts of the Commonwealth report to the people of Britain on what they saw of us and what they thought of us when they came here for the Jubilee Jamboree
Special recordings from Commonwealth countries compiled and narrated by Tony Gibson

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Gibson

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of All Ages
David reads
' No Room? '
A Christmas poem by Irene Cassels-Danvers
' And she brought forth her first-born Son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.'
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 Finland, Italy, France, Germany, Denmark, Poland, and Yugoslavia, and from further overseas come greetings from Israel, India, Ceylon, South Africa, Cyprus, Canada, Ghana, and Jamaica.
Edited and introduced by Ifan 0. Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Irene Cassels-Danvers

: The Weather

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

: TOWN AND COUNTRY

A programme for listeners in the South-East of England
6.15 Local news followed by Reports and comments
6.37 app. London Stock Market report
6.15 6.25 VHF: Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary

: RECITAL

Howard Ferguson and Denis Matthews (piano duet)
To the market; Prayer for the homeland; The silver fleet

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Ferguson
Piano: Denis Matthews

: JUDY GARLAND

Alan Dell introduces records of Miss Show Business
If any artist deserves the title of Miss Show Business it is Judy Garland , who combines a many-sided and sparkling talent with the grit needed to pull through a spell of bad luck and climb all the way to the top again. After her recent London season Judy's popularity in this country is as great as ever, and in compiling this tribute to her the difficulty has been to decide which of her many memorable songs to include.

Contributors

Unknown: Judy Garland

: Yvonne Arnaud and Vic Oliver in a Christmas edition of SPOKEN IN JEST

Written by Carey Edwards
Bringing to life some of the more famous quotations of our language
' Two's Company, Three's None '
Produced by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Written By: Carey Edwards
Produced By: Tom Ronald
Margot Marlow: Yvonne Arnaud
Charles Marlow: Vic Oliver
Mrs Stitchmore: Gwen Lewis
Mr Stitchmore: Hugh Morton
Mabel: Patricia Field
Sidney: Wilfred Babbage
Mrs Pinkie: Paula Green
Chalky White: Peter Furnell

: 'THE MERRY WIDOW'

Excerpts from
Franz Lehar 's operetta presented by Freddy Grisewood
The cast includes:
Chorus and Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted BY OTTO ACKERMANN on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Franz Lehar
Presented By: Freddy Grisewood
Conducted By: Otto Ackermann
Hanna Glawari the Merry Widow: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Count Danilo Danilowitsch: Erich Kunz
Baron Zeta: Anton Niessner
Valencienne, his wife: Emmy Loose
Camille de Rosillon, her admirer: Nicolai Gedda

: JOYCE GRENFELL

in a programme of her songs and monologues with the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader. John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
At the piano. Viola Tunnard
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Production By: Tom Ronald

: FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

in King's College Chapel Cambridge upon Christmas Eve
A shortened recorded version of this afternoon's broadcast

: JUVENILE JOHNNY

Johnny Morris recalls some memories of his childhood
2-Breaking Up

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Morris

: News Summary

followed by ate weather forecast for land areasl

: MARKET TRENDS

London Stock Market closing report, and a review of today's overseas commodity and financia news








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