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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Readings and carols arranged by the Rev. W. D. Kennedy-Bell with the Saint Martin Singers

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. D. Kennedy-Bell

: WEATHER

0 come, all ye faithful'

: THE NEWS

: EVEN TODAY

Jack de Manio in a recorded programme asks some of the contributors to Today if he can play their favourite records
Those taking part include:
John Graham , Humphrey Lyttelton Spke Milligan. Philip Hope-Wallace Lt.-Col. A. D. Wintle. M.c. as well as the oldest and the youngest broadcasters Produced by John Lade
0 come, all ye faithful'

Contributors

Unknown: Jack de Manio
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Spke Milligan.
Unknown: D. Wintle.
Produced By: John Lade

: THE NEWS

: CHRISTMAS BELLS

Greetings from
St. Peter's Church Woolton, Liverpool
Church of St. Mary Redcliffe Bristol
Holy Cross Church
Cowbridge, Glamorgan
St. Macartin's Cathedral,
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Parish Church of St. Nicholas Sevanoaks
Worcester Cathedral
Parish Church of St. George Greenock, Renfrewshire
Church of the Nativity at Bethlehem

: THE QUEEN

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth
Her Majesty's message will be repeated at 3.0 followed by an interlude

: MORNING SERVICE

from the Methodist Church, Ambleside, Westmorland
Conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Slack
General Secretary of the British Council of Churches
Assisted by the Minister, the Rev. Michael R. Slader
Sentences; Invocation The Lord's Prayer
Hark the herald-angels sing
(M.H.B. 117)
Prayers of Confession and Thanksgiving
Lesson: St. John. 1, vv. 1-14
(New English Bible)
Stupendous height of heavenly love
(M.H.B. 135)
Sermon
Good Christian men, rejoice
(M.H.B. 143)
Prayers of Intercession
0 come all ye faithful (M.H.B. 118) Blessing
Organist, Mrs. Marion Whittan

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Michael R. Slader
Organist: Mrs. Marion Whittan

: READINGS ON RECORD

Introduced by J. W. Lambert

Contributors

Introduced By: J. W. Lambert

: CARNIVAL

Music by the Strauss family played by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Willi Boskovsky on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky

: CHRISTMAS SERENADE

Julia Shelley (soprano)
Max Worthley (tenor)
George Macpherson (baritone)
The Linden Singers
Harry Isaacs and Alan Richardson (two pianos)
BBC Concert Orchestra Leader, William Armon
Conducted by Stanford Robinson Produced by Alan Abbott

Contributors

Soprano: Julia Shelley
Tenor: Max Worthley
Baritone: George MacPherson
Singers: Harry Isaacs
Singers: Alan Richardson
Leader: William Armon
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Produced By: Alan Abbott

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Gracie Fields 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: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Dick Bentley , Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield
Join them for a Glum Christmas with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
BBC Revue Orchestra Leader, Antony Gilbert
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell Sunday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: FREDDY GRISEWOOD AT HOME

with some favourite records which listeners have helped him to choose

: THE QUEEN

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

: A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

in King's College Chapel, Cambridge

: MY WORD!

Christmas edition
Midland Region's panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge
Nancy Spain and Denis Norden Umpire, Jack Longland

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER

by BEATRIX POTTER told by David Davis
' In the time of swords and periwigs and full-skirted coats with flowered lappets ... there lived a tailor in Gloucester. One bitter cold day near Christmas-time the tailor began to make p. coat and a cream-coloured satin waistcoat for the Mayor of Gloucester.'

Contributors

Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Told By: David Davis

: PETER AND THE WOLF

A musical tale by Prokofiev p'ayed by the Philharmonia Orchestra Ccnductor, Efrem Kurtz
Narrator, Michael Flanders on a gramophone record

Contributors

Narrator: Efrem Kurtz
Narrator: Michael Flanders

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: 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 a blind listener
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal-order or cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Wireless for the Blind[address removed]
Tonight a blind listener tells you what the British Wireless for the Blind Fund has done for him. Each year the Fund endeavours to provide some 5,000 wireless sets, which are needed annually, from this Christmas Day Appeal-the only appeal it makes to the public.

: STARLIT NIGHTS

A programme to bring back memories of some of the greatest singers of the past including
Gigli,
Galli-Curci de Luca , Elisabeth Schumann Lotte Lehmann on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Galli-Curci de Luca
Unknown: Elisabeth Schumann
Unknown: Lotte Lehmann

: THE GIFT OF THE YOUNG

A Commonwealth Programme for Christmas Day
Reflecting the enthusiasm the vitality, and the buoyant determination of young people throughout the Commonwealth Narrators.
JOHN Dkainie and Susan FLETCHER
Written by George Whalley
Music composed and directed by Louis Applebaum
Produced by Keith Macmillan Presented by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Contributors

Narrators: John Dkainie
Narrators: Susan Fletcher
Written By: George Whalley
Directed By: Louis Applebaum
Produced By: Keith MacMillan

: MONDAY NIGHT AT HOME

A selection of recorded wit, music, and humour
Introduced by Basil Boothroyd of 'Punch'
A second hearing of hits including
Stephens and McDowell ' The Gas-Man Cometh '
*
Charlotte Mitchell 'Seventeen'
*
Nicholls and May ' Mysterioso '
Gyiirgy Cziffra
James Drake ' The Curlew '
Terry-Thomas ' Amazin' '
*
Kathleen Helme River Trips ' *
Peter Sellers ' Face to Face '
*
Walter Flesher ' Demolished '
*
Jo Basile
*
Philip Morant and Stanley Lebor
' They Just Sit There'
C. Gordon Glover ' Relax, Man, Relax '
*
Ivor Cutler
• The Distant Pain '
Musical interludes on records chosen by Robert Irwin
Edited and produced by John Bridges

Contributors

Introduced By: Basil Boothroyd
Unknown: James Drake
Unknown: Walter Flesher
Unknown: Jo Basile
Unknown: Philip Morant
Unknown: C. Gordon Glover
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Unknown: Robert Irwin
Produced By: John Bridges

: MOZART

Quartet in G (K.387) played by the Allegri String Quartet Eli Goren (violin)
James Barton (violin) Patrick Ireland (viola) William Pleeth (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Eli Goren
Violin: James Barton
Viola: Patrick Ireland
Cello: William Pleeth

: CORNELIA

by GORDON DAVIOT adapted by Cynthia Pughe with Geraldine McEwan
Anthony Nicholls and Richard Bebb
The unexpected arrival of Cornelia, from Labrador, disturbs the quiet of Lucas's beautiful English home.
Produced by CHARLES Lefeaux

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Daviot
Adapted By: Cynthia Pughe
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Anthony Nicholls
Unknown: Richard Bebb
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Andrew Wylie: Anthony Nicholls
Lucas Bilke: Richard Bebb
Parkin: Simon Lack
Cornelia Taft: Geraldine McEwan
Lady Binnacle: Noel Hood
Lord Binnacle (Sebastian): Oscar Quitak

: THE NEWS

: ALBERT LUTHULI

Portrait of a Man of Peace presented by David Lytton
As President of the African National Congress for the last ten turbulent years in South Africa, Albert Luthuli has conducted a campaign against apartheid on behalf of human rights and human dignity by answering oppression and provocation with the Christian virtues of patience, humility, and pacifism. His consistent advocacy of restraint, his counsels against violence, and his own superbly Christian example and influence were acknowledged by the award of the 1960 Nobel Peace Prize, which he received in Oslo earlier this month.

Contributors

Presented By: David Lytton
Unknown: Albert Luthuli

: HOW PLEASANT TO KNOW MR. LEAR

and other favourite
Edward Lear ' nonsenses ' chosen by John Carroll read by Margaret Rutherford and Robert Eddison
Recorded broadcast of October 31

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Lear
Unknown: John Carroll
Read By: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Robert Eddison

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Karl Miinchinger
Canon (Pachelbel, arr. Miinchinger) Concerto Grosso No. 8. in G minor
(Christmas Night) (Corelli)
Chaconne (Gluck) on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Karl Miinchinger

: Closedown









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