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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A carol, a Bible Reading. and a poem by David Scott Blackhall

Contributors

Unknown: David Scott Blackhall

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

A guide to sound and vision broadcasts for Christmas Day

: RACHMANINOV

(piano) plays Schumann's ' Carnaval ' on a gramophone record

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A carol, a Bible Reading, and a poem by David Scott Blackhall

Contributors

Unknown: David Scott Blackhall

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

A guide to sound and vision broadcasts for Christmas Day

: THIS JOYFUL MORNING

Norma Procter (contralto) and the BBC Midland Chorus sing favourite
Christmas hymns and carols accompanied by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader. James Hutcheon )
Conducted by John Lowe
Reader, Bernard Hepton
George Miles (organ)
Ding dong merrily
The holly and the ivy The Coventry Carol
For unto us (Messiah)
While shepherds watched A Song of Mary
The Kings (Cornelius) 0 come, all ye faithful with other seasonable music

Contributors

Contralto: Norma Procter
Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: John Lowe
Reader: Bernard Hepton
Reader: George Miles

: THE QUEEN

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth
To be repeated at 1.0 p.m. followed by NEWS

: CHRISTMAS BELLS

Greetings from Blackburn Cathedral; the Parish Church of Lady St. Mary, Wareham. Dorset; St. Donard's Church. Belfast; the Parish Church of St. Mary. Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire; Elkstone Parish Church, Gloucestershire; Holy Trinity Parish Church. St. Andrews, Fife; St. Gwendoline's Church, Talgarth, Breconshire: and the recorded bells of the Church of the Nativity at Bethlehem

: SERVICE FOR CHRISTMAS DAY

from First Newtownards Presbyterian Church, Co. Down, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. A. M. Adams
The race that long in darkness pined
(R.C.H. 57)
Prayer
In nightly stillness (Polish Carol) Children's Talk
Lesson: St. Luke 2, vv. 1-7
Love came down at Christmas
(R.C.H. 52)
Talk
Prayer
0 come, all ye faithful (R.C.H. 55) Lesson: St. Luke 2, vv. 8-18
Talk
Prayer
0 greatly blessed the people are
(Metrical Psalm 89, vv. 15-18)
Benediction
Organist. Gordon Wilkinson

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. A. M. Adams
Organist: Gordon Wilkinson

: CHRISTMAS MORNING WITH THE HALLE

A gramophone programme including music by Rossini, Johann Strauss Tchaikovsky, and Grieg played by the Halle Orchestra
Conductor, Sir John Barbirolli

Contributors

Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli

: ROBERT DONAT

reading
Poems for Christmas
A selection from the recordings of favourite poems he made at home between 1953 and the summer of 1958 when he died.
Programme arranged and introduced by John Donat

Contributors

Introduced By: John Donat

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest artist:
Sidney Burchall (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
The programme includes: Waltz; Military Twostep; Barn Dance; Progressive Waltz; Clarendon Saun ter: Boston Twostep: Valse Cotil lion: Schottische; Fifth Figure of the Lancers; Dinkie Onestep

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Sidney Burchall
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden
Unknown: Clarendon Saun
Unknown: Valse Cotil
Unknown: Dinkie Onestep

: The Weather

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

: THE QUEEN

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth followed by NEWS

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

with Sidney James
Hugh Morton , Wilfred Babbage
Frank Partington
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Wilfred Babbage
Unknown: Frank Partington
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers
Presented by C. F. Meehan
From the VHF Exhibition, Brighton

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Presented By: C. F. Meehan

: PICK OF THE WEEK

From the many broadcasts on BBC sound and television Gale Pedrick selects highlights that listeners may like to hear again
Introduced by John Ellison
Edited by John Haslam

Contributors

Unknown: Gale Pedrick
Introduced By: John Ellison
Edited By: John Haslam

: CHRISTMAS SERENADE

Sixty minutes of music arranged and conducted by Stanford Robinson with the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. William Armon ) and the BBC Chorus
June Bronhill (soprano)
Denis Dowling (baritone)
Joan and Valerie Trimble
(two pianos)
The programme includes: and a selection of Lionel Monckton 's Melodies

Contributors

Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Leader: William Armon
Baritone: Denis Dowling
Baritone: Valerie Trimble
Unknown: Lionel Monckton

: THOSE VINTAGE YEARS

Memories of the early days of motoring
Written and introduced by Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Stuart Forsyth

Contributors

Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Stuart Forsyth

: GYORGY CZIFFRA

(piano)
Le tic-toc-choc (Couperin) Polonaise in C (Beethoven) Rondo in E flat (Hummel)
Valse-Impromptu; Grand Galop
Cromatique (Liszt)
The Flight of the Bumble-bee
(Rimsky-Korsakov) on gramophone records

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

David reads
' Brother Johanniek's Silver Bell
An old Breton legend retold by L. d'Arle Forward
' And they knelt down together to give thanks for a lovely miracle, and for all the love of God shown by Christ Jesus to men.'
5.15 Christmas Interlude
Heather Linson sings carols to her own guitar and lute accompaniment
5.25 Graham introduces a Christmas Day edition of Five-Twenty-Fivc
A magazine for everyone
Jim Pestridge meets Santa Ciaus ind Uncle Holly
H. T. Kirby. recalls old Christmas charities
Harry Engleman tangles up the Pops in a piano charade
Peggy Boyton speaks about the Pilgrim Fathers' first Christmas in America
F. R. Buckley remembers a sleigh ride
Geoffrey Jaggard recounts some Christmas customs
Arnold Peters says' What Happens Now? ' in Geoffrey Morgan 's serial story
Produced by Graham Gauld

Contributors

Unknown: Heather Linson
Unknown: Jim Pestridge
Unknown: Harry Engleman
Unknown: Peggy Boyton
Unknown: F. R. Buckley
Unknown: Geoffrey Jaggard
Unknown: Arnold Peters
Unknown: Geoffrey Morgan
Produced By: Graham Gauld

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Richard Attenborough invites you to spend AN EVENING WITH LERNER AND LOEWE

Excerpts from a long-playing record album featuring songs from their musical plays
BRIGADOON '; ' PAINT YOUR WAGON'
• My FAIR LADY' and the film 'GIGI ' and starring
Robert Merrill , Jane Powell
Jan Peerce. Phil Harris with the R.C.A. Victor
Symphony Orchestra and Chorale under the direction of Johnny Green
The programme includes introductions specially recorded in New York by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
Produced by Derek Chinnery

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Merrill
Unknown: Jane Powell
Unknown: Jan Peerce.
Unknown: Phil Harris
Unknown: Alan Jay Lerner
Unknown: Frederick Loewe
Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: THE YOUNG COMMONWEALTH

See top of page and page 8

: BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz

: WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND

Appeal on behalf of the British Wireless for the Blind Fund
(Registered in accordance with the National Assistance Act
1948) by Lord Birkett
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Each year the British Wireless for the Blind Fund makes only one appeal-on Christmas night. Each year more than 5,000 blind men and women depend for their wireless sets on the response to this appeal. A set costs £10, and the Fund once again relies on the generosity of listeners to help ensure that no blind person is denied the comfort and companionship that wireless can bring into a darkened life.

Contributors

Unknown: Lord Birkett

: NEWS

: THE TOMMY HANDLEY STORY

Written by Dorothy Worsley
Told by Deryck Guyler with Peter Cavanagh , Jack Handley
Jack Hylton , Bobby Howes
Jack Payne , Jack Train
Fred Yule , John Snagge
Tollefsen
Dr. the Rt. Hon. Charles Hill , M.P. and the recorded voices of Tommy Handley , Dorothy Summers
Horace Percival , Kay Cavendish
Paula Green. Jean Alliston
Ronald Frankau , Hugh Morton Joan Harben , Diana Morrison
Dino Galvani , Jean Capra and Sir William Haley
Edited and produced by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Written By: Dorothy Worsley
Told By: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Peter Cavanagh
Unknown: Jack Handley
Unknown: Jack Hylton
Unknown: Bobby Howes
Unknown: Jack Payne
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: Charles Hill
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Dorothy Summers
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Kay Cavendish
Unknown: Paula Green.
Unknown: Jean Alliston
Unknown: Ronald Frankau
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Joan Harben
Unknown: Diana Morrison
Unknown: Dino Galvani
Unknown: Jean Capra
Unknown: Sir William Haley
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: Lilian Duff presents CONTINENTAL CABARET

with records of Yves Montand , Edith Piaf
Erich Kunz , Roberto Murolo
The Trio Kitara

Contributors

Unknown: Yves Montand
Unknown: Edith Piaf
Unknown: Erich Kunz
Unknown: Roberto Murolo

: 'SWAN-MOVING'

A short story by Elizabeth Taylor
Read by Derek Hart

Contributors

Story By: Elizabeth Taylor
Read By: Derek Hart

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by Raymond Cohen (violin)
Anthya Rael (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Raymond Cohen
Piano: Anthya Rael

: Close Down









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