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BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Arwel Hughes


Conducted By: Arwel Hughes

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas


See Light Programme


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


Unknown: Olive Gregg

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Jack Train introduces request records for the family


Introduces: Jack Train


Pamela Woolmore (soprano)
Andrew Gold (tenor) Ernest Lush (piano)


Soprano: Pamela Woolmore
Tenor: Andrew Gold
Piano: Ernest Lush


Feast of St. Stephen
In the bleak mid-winter (BBC H.B.
New Every Morning, page 99
Carol: He smiles within his cradle
Acts 7, vv. 54-60
The Son of God goes forth ta war
(BBC H.B. 235)


Vladimir Yampoisky (piano) on gramophone records
Sonata in G minor (The Devil's
Trill) (Tartini)
Love Song (Suk, arr. Kocian)
Jota (Falla, trans. Kochanski)
The Fountain of Arethusa (Szymanowski)


Piano: Vladimir Yampoisky

: 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
Umpire, Jack Longland


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


(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser


Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

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


Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest artist,
Raymond Newell (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Bill Groves
Producer, Eric Arden


Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Raymond Newell
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Bill Groves
Producer: Eric Arden


in which leading artists paint a picture of pantomime past and present
Written by Gale Pedrick
In the Prompt Corner:
Emile Littler
In the Company:
Arthur Askey , Margaret Burton
Pamela Beasley , Marie Burke
Ysanne Churchman
Tommy Fields
Cora Goffin , Sonnie Hale
George Lacy , Jimmy Logan
John McHugh , David Nixon
Anna Peters , Clarkson Rose
Dickie Valentine , Dorothy Ward
(Continued at foot of column 4)


Written By: Gale Pedrick
Unknown: Emile Littler
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Margaret Burton
Unknown: Pamela Beasley
Unknown: Marie Burke
Unknown: Ysanne Churchman
Unknown: Tommy Fields
Unknown: Cora Goffin
Unknown: Sonnie Hale
Unknown: George Lacy
Unknown: Jimmy Logan
Unknown: John McHugh
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Anna Peters
Unknown: Clarkson Rose
Unknown: Dickie Valentine
Unknown: Dorothy Ward


Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
This afternoon's visiting artist,
Owen Brannigan


Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Owen Brannigan

: Boxing Day Matinee presents Hamilton Dyce and Marjorie Westbury in 'SOMETHING ABOUT ARTHUR'

A new comedy for radio by J. Potter Brown with incidental music composed and played by Alan Paul
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: J. Potter Brown
Played By: Alan Paul
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Arthur: Hamilton Dyce
Mrs Ward: Kathleen Helme
Miss Hume: Molly Rankin
Ford: Peter Wilde
Durrant: John Graham
Dengate: Godfrey Kenton
Rosberg: Cyril Shaps
Macmillan: Jeffrey Segal
Mrs Carter: Una Venning
Mavis: Hilda Schroder
Shirley: Marjorie Westbury
Colonel: Eric Anderson
Partner: Will Leighton
Bus conductor: Charles Kay
Millie: Beryl Calder
Joe: John Bryning
Mrs Cornford: Ella Milne
Graham: Robert Sansom
1st commentator: Leigh Crutchley
2nd commentator: Donal Donnelly
Froggy, the dog: Frank Atkinson


For Listeners of All Ages
Leonard Henry as ' Simple Simon ' in ' The Simple Simon Pantomime 'by Philip Bentinck
Music directed by Albert Webb
Additional material by Leonard Henry
Produced by Graham Gauld


Unknown: Philip Bentinck
Directed By: Albert Webb
Unknown: Leonard Henry
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Blackheart: Eileen Draycott
Llghtheart: June Spencer
Lucinda: Barbara Leigh
Prince Valentine: Dennis Bowen
The Empress: Philip Garston-Jones
Mr Oddie Bod: Arnold Peters
Simple Simon: Leonard Henry

: The Weather

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


Racing. Association Football, and Rugby Union Results
A review of the holiday soccer fixtures by Clifford Webb and John Arlott
Introduced by Jacob de Vries


Unknown: Clifford Webb
Unknown: John Arlott
Introduced By: Jacob de Vries


The British Musicals of the last fifty years
The songs are sung by Joyce Gartside
Cherry Lind
Dudley Rolph
John Faassen
BBC Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville ) with the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
The programme written and introduced by W. Macqueen-Pope
Produced by John Tylee
' Do You Remember? recalls memories of the London musical comedies from the days of Daly's and the Gaiety Theatre---days of Gertie Millar , George Grossmith , and George Edwardes through the years of the two world wars to the peace-time successes of Ivor Novello and Vivian Ellis.


Sung By: Joyce Gartside
Sung By: Cherry Lind
Sung By: Dudley Rolph
Sung By: John Faassen
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: William Armon
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Introduced By: W. MacQueen-Pope
Produced By: John Tylee
Unknown: Gertie Millar
Unknown: George Grossmith
Unknown: George Edwardes
Unknown: Ivor Novello
Unknown: Vivian Ellis.

: The Thursday Play ' THE GREY ROOM '

The novel by Eden Phillpotts adapted for broadcasting by Mollie Greenhalgh
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by David H. Godfrey


Novel By: Eden Phillpotts
Broadcasting By: Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Henry Lennox: Gordon Davies
Sir Walter Lennox: Martin Lewia
Captain Tom May: Leon Peers
Mary May: Vanessa Thornton
Felix Michell: Will Leighton
Millicent Michell: Peggy Forbes-Robertson
Caunter: Anthony Viccars
Dr Mannering: Duncan McLntyre
Peter Hardcastle: Godfrey Kenton
Inspector Frith: Manning Wilson
Signor Manetti: John Bryning


Christmas Edition
A sparkling tribute to well-known personalities outstanding newcomers and successes of London's world of entertainment in which
Eamonn Andrews toasts:
Jim Dale outstanding new record star
Dickie Henderson in ' Pleasures of Paris ' at the Prince of Wales' Theatre, London
Joan Sutherland in ' Othello '
David Tomlinson and Anna Massey in ' Dear Delinquent' at the Aldwych Theatre, London
Janet Blair and George Gaynes in ' Bells Are Ringing ' at the London Coliseum
The George Mitchell Singers
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Devised and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Unknown: Jim Dale
Unknown: Dickie Henderson
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Janet Blair
Unknown: George Gaynes
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock


Octet in F (D.803) played by the Melos Ensemble:
Eli Goren (violin)
Ivor McMahon (violin) Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Terence Weil (cello)
Adrian Beers (double-bass) Gervase de Peyer (clarinet)
Paul Draper (bassoon)
Neill Sanders (horn)


Violin: Eli Goren
Violin: Ivor McMahon
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Terence Weil
Double-Bass: Adrian Beers
Clarinet: Gervase de Peyer
Bassoon: Paul Draper
Horn: Neill Sanders

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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