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: Morning Service

for Christmas Day
From St. Ann's Parish Church, Manchester; conducted by the Rector, the Rev. Eric Saxon.
Preacher, the Bishop of Manchester
O come, all ye faithful (Rev. A. and M. 693)
Exhortation and Confession
The Lord's Prayer, Versicles, and Responses
Psalm 72. vv. 1-12
First Lesson: Isaiah 9, vv. 2. 6-7
Te Deum
Second Lesson: St. Luke 2. vv. 1-20
Benedictus
Creed
Versicles and Responses
Collects
O little town of Bethlehem
Sermon
While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Rev. A. and M. 62)
Prayers
Hark: the herald-angels sing (Rev. A. and M. 60)
Blessing

(to 12.00)

Contributors

Service conducted by: The Rev. Eric Saxon
Preacher: The Bishop of Manchester [William Greer]
Organist and Master of the Choristers: William Hardwick

: MORNING SERVICE

for Christmas Day
From St. Ann's Parish Church, Manchester; conducted by the Rector, the Rev.Eric Saxon. Preacher, the Bishop of Manchester
0 come, all ye faithful (Rev. A. and M. 593) Exhortation and Confession
The Lord's Prayer, Versicles, and Responses Psalm 72, vv. 1-12
First Lesson: Isaiah 9, w. 2, 6-7 Te Deum
Second Lesson: St. Luke 2, vv. 1-20 Benedictus Creed
Versicles and Responses Collects
0 little town of Bethlehem (Rev. A. and M. 65) Sermon
While shepherds watch'd their flocks by night
(Rev. A. and M. 62)
Prayers
Hark! the herald-angels sing (Rev. A. and M.
60)
Blessing
Organist and Master of the Choristers,
William Hardwick

Contributors

Unknown: Rev.Eric Saxon.
Unknown: William Hardwick

: The Season's Greetings

from Betty Driver, George Martin, Carole Carr, Robert Harbin, Saveen, Rita Martell,
Ronald Chesney, The Charmony Three, Sidney Jerome and his Orchestra who entertain disabled ex-Servicemen and their families and friends at the Star and Garter Home, Richmond
(to 16.15)

Contributors

Singer: Betty Driver
Comedian: George Martin
Singer: Carole Carr
Magician: Robert Harbin
Ventriloquist: Saveen
Juggler: Rita Martell
Harmonicist: Ronald Chesney
Singers: The Charmony Three
Musicians: Sidney Jerome and his Orchestra
Producer: Keith Rogers

: THE SEASON'S GREETINGS

from Betty Driver
George Martin
Carole Carr
Robert Harbin
Saveen
Rita Martell
Ronald Chesney
The Charmony Three
Sidney Jerome and his Orchestra who entertain disabled ex-Servicemen and their families and friends at the Star and Garter Home, Richmond
Produced by Keith Rogers

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Driver
Unknown: George Martin
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: Robert Harbin
Unknown: Saveen
Unknown: Rita Martell
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Produced By: Keith Rogers

: CHILDREN'S TELEVISION

Andy Pandy
For the Very Young
(A BBC Television Film)
(Continued in next column)
A Christmas Barnstorm
The pleasure of your company is requested at a farm near Glasgow where Jack Edwardes and Charlie Drake , with some old and new friends, are celebrating at a Christmas party
Directed by Noble Wilson
Produced by Robert Tronson

Contributors

Unknown: Andy Pandy
Unknown: Jack Edwardes
Unknown: Charlie Drake
Directed By: Noble Wilson
Produced By: Robert Tronson

: Children's Television

Andy Pandy
For the Very Young
Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
(A BBC Television Film)

A Christmas Barnstorm
The pleasure of your company is requested at a farm near Glasgow where Jack Edwardes and Charlie Drake, with some old and new friends, are celebrating at a Christmas party.
(Jack Edwardes and Charlie Drake are appearing in 'Dick Whittington' at the King's Theatre, Hammersmith)

Contributors

Narrator/Script, music and settings (Andy Pandy): Maria Bird
Puppeteer (Andy Pandy): Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer (Andy Pandy): Molly Gibson
Singer (Andy Pandy): Gladys Whitred
Comedian (A Christmas Barnstorm): Jack Edwardes
Comedian (A Christmas Barnstorm): Charlie Drake
Director (A Christmas Barnstorm): Noble Wilson
Producer (A Christmas Barnstorm): Robert Tronson

: WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND

Jeanne Heal appeals on behalf of the British Wireless for the Blind Fund (registered in accordance with the National Assistance Act, 1948)
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]

: 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 Jeanne Heal
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The British Wireless for the Blind Fund exists to provide wireless sets for blind people in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The fund depends solely on the generous response from listeners to the BBC's programmes. Each year an appeal is broadcast in the Home Service and Light Programme on Christmas Day. This year an appeal on behalf of the fund is also being broadcast in the Television Service for the first time, and it is hoped that the cause, which is in urgent need of funds, will be helped by bringing it to the notice of a wider audience.

: Television's Christmas Party

Join in the fun and games with Arthur Askey, Eve Boswell, Petula Clark, Tommy Cooper, Fred Emney, Denis Goodwin, Bob Monkhouse, David Nixon, Wilfred Pickles, Harry Secombe, Sooty and Harry Corbett
Your Hosts: McDonald Hobley and Leslie Mitchell
(Arthur Askey is in 'Babes in the Wood' at the Golden Green Hippodrome, London; Harry Secombe in 'Cinderella' at the Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry; Eve Boswell and Tommy Cooper are in 'Humpty Dumpty' at the Hippodrome Theatre, Dudley)

Contributors

Presenter: McDonald Hobley
Presenter: Leslie Mitchell
Musicians: Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Presented by: W. Lyon-Shaw
Comedian: Arthur Askey
Singer: Eve Boswell
Singer: Petula Clark
Comic magician: Tommy Cooper
Performer: Fred Emney
Comedian: Denis Goodwin
Comedian: Bob Monkhouse
Magician: David Nixon
Performer: Wilfred Pickles
Entertainer: Harry Secombe
Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett

Blog posts that mention this programme:

The Christmas Sunday Post: Festive Episodes 25 December 2016
Advent Calendar Day 20: Eight Days a Week 20 December 2016

: Television's CHRISTMAS PARTY

Join in the fun and games with Arthur Askey
Eve Boswell Petula Clark
Tommy Cooper
Fred Emney
Denis Goodwin Bob Monkhouse
David Nixon
Wilfred Pickles Harry Secombe
Sooty Corbett and Harry Corbett
Your Hosts, McDonald Hobley and Leslie Mitchell
Music by Eric Robinson and his Orchestra
Presented by W. Lyon-Shaw

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Eve Boswell
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Tommy Cooper
Unknown: Fred Emney
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Sooty Corbett
Unknown: Harry Corbett
Unknown: McDonald Hobley
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell
Music By: Eric Robinson
Presented By: W. Lyon-Shaw

: A Party for Christmas

A comedy in three acts by N.C. Hunter

Contributors

Writer: N.C. Hunter
Producer: Eric Fawcett
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Alice Matheson: Nora Nicholson
Caroline Firbanks: Carol Marsh
Stephen Firbanks: Anthony Parker
Elinor Firbanks: Agnes Lauchlan
Maid: Dorothea Alexander
Michael Firbanks: Richard Johnson
Pamela Sutton: Wendy Williams
Robert Firbanks: Hugh Dempster
Fred Matheson: Charles Victor
Anthony Davidson: Peter Bartlett

: ' A PARTY FOR CHRISTMAS'

A comedy in three acts by N. C. Hunter
Produced by Eric Fawcett
Cast in order of appearance:
Designer, Stephen Taylor

Contributors

Unknown: N. C. Hunter
Produced By: Eric Fawcett
Designer: Stephen Taylor
Alice Matheson: Nora Nicholson
Caroline Firbanks: Carol Marsh
Stephen Firbanks: Anthony Parker
Elinor Firbanks: Agnes Lauchlan
Maid: Dorothea Alexander
Michael Firbanks: Richard Johnson
Pamela Sutton: Wendy Williams
Robert Firbanks: Hugh Dempster
Fred Matheson: Charles Victor
Anthony Davidson: Peter Bartlett

: News

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