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Roy Rich invites you to join his circle of friends for a Boxing Day hour of entertainment, with Harry Saville and his Orchestra. Guests at the table, Sara Gregory , Harry Gordon , and Freddy Vale. King Time,' and sunshine melodies on gramophone records. Produced by Frederick Piffard


Unknown: Roy Rich
Unknown: Harry Saville
Unknown: Sara Gregory
Unknown: Harry Gordon
Produced By: Frederick Piffard


Franklin Engelmann introduces today's special programmes


Introduces: Franklin Engelmann


played by John Blore and his Orchestra, with songs by Sylvia Cecil
(soprano), and organ solos by Frectric Bayco. From the Paramount Odeon
Tottenham Court Road, London.


Played By: John Blore
Songs By: Sylvia Cecil
Solos By: Frectric Bayco.


Programme produced and transmitted jointly by the BBC and the British Forces Network in Germany


Introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ


Played By: Sandy MacPherson


Introduced by Alexis Smith. with the music of Cole Porter and scenes from the new Warner Brothers picture starring Cary Grant. Alexis Smith ,
Jane Wyman , Ginny Sims.
Mary Martin , and Carlos Ramirez. Also in the radio programme is
John Slater. Radio script by Harry Alan
Towers. Produced by Pat Osborne


Introduced By: Alexis Smith.
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Cary Grant.
Unknown: Alexis Smith
Unknown: Jane Wyman
Unknown: Ginny Sims.
Unknown: Mary Martin
Unknown: Carlos Ramirez.
Unknown: John Slater.
Script By: Harry Alan
Produced By: Pat Osborne


to join Anne Shelton for musical cocktails. Neal Arden , Stanley Black and the augmented Dance Orchestra have accepted invitations. Produced by Peter Duncan


Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: Neal Arden
Unknown: Stanley Black
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: The Happidrome

Devised and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe with Ribton and Richards, Frank Titterton, Tessie O'Shea, Harry Hemsley, Harry Mooney with Victor King, and Harry Korris as Mr Lovejoy; Cecil Frederick as Ramsbottom, and Robbie Vincent as Enoch
Percival Mackey's Orchestra and chorus, conducted by Ernest Longstaffe
Produced by Ernest Longstaffe and Peter Duncan.


Devised and conducted by: Ernest Longstaffe
Musicians/singers: Percival Mackey's Orchestra and chorus
Conducted by: Ernest Longstaffe
Producer: Ernest Longstaffe
Producer: Peter Duncan
Performers: Ribton and Richards
Performer: Frank Titterton
Performer: Tessie O'Shea
Performer: Harry Hemsley
Performer: Harry Mooney
Performer: Victor King
Mr Lovejoy: Harry Korris
Ramsbottom: Cecil Frederick
Enoch: Robbie Vincent

: Marching with the Guards: Massed Bands of the Brigade of Guards

Band of the Grenadier Guards (Director of Music, Captain F.J. Harris); Band of the Coldstream Guards (Director of Music, Lieutenant D.A. Pope); Band of the Scots
Guards (Director of Music, Captain S. Rhodes); Band of the Irish Guards (Director of Music, Captain G.H. Willcocks, M.B.E.); Band of the Welsh Guards (Director of Music, Major T.S. Chandler, Senior Director of Music Brigade of Guards).
Introduced by Peter Madden.


Music: Captain F. J. Harris
Unknown: Captam S. Rhodes
Unknown: Captain G. H. Willcocks. M.B.E.
Unknown: Major Ts Chandler
Presenter: Peter Madden
Producer: Harry Mortimer


with Patricia Rossborough ,
Robert Easton , and Fredric Bayco at the theatre organ. Introduced by Sandy Macpherson


Unknown: Patricia Rossborough
Unknown: Robert Easton
Unknown: Fredric Bayco
Introduced By: Sandy MacPherson


Herne the Hunter Handicap Steeplechase Commentaries by Raymond Glendenning and Richard North on the Three Mile Steeplechase. From the Royal Windsor Racecourse
3.0 ' Aladdin '
An excerpt from Tom Arnold 's pantomime at the Wimbledon Theatre, London, staged by H. E. Bright. Cast includes Afrique, Kathleen Moody. Beryl Seton , Kathleen West. and Dicky Hassett. Commentator, Brian Johnston
3.25 app. Rugby Union Football
Blackheath v. Racing Club de France. Commentary by Rex Alston during the second half of the match. From the Rectory Field. Blackheath
3.45 app. Association Football
Brentford v. Sheffield United. Commentary by J. F. Bassett on the closing stages of the game


Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Richard North
Unknown: Tom Arnold
Unknown: H. E. Bright.
Unknown: Kathleen Moody.
Unknown: Beryl Seton
Unknown: Kathleen West.
Unknown: Dicky Hassett.
Commentator: Brian Johnston
Commentary By: Rex Alston
Unknown: J. F. Bassett

: Binnie Hale and Sonnie Hale in 'ALL HALE'

A Christmas edition of this weekly revue by Loftus Wigram and C. Gordon Glover. Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Rae Jenkins. Produced by Michael North.


Revue By: Loftus Wigram
Revue By: C. Gordon Glover.
Unknown: Rae Jenkins.
Produced By: Michael North.

: Jimmy O'Dea presides ' AT THE MULLIGAN INN '

' The Mulligans Entertain '
Singers: Stephen Black and Joe Lin nane. BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Frank Cantell. Script by Harry O'Donovan. Produced by Tom Ronald.


Singers: Stephen Black
Singers: Joe Lin
Unknown: Frank Cantell.
Script By: Harry O'Donovan.
Produced By: Tom Ronald.
Mrs Mulligan: Jimmy O'Dea
Mick Mulligan: Joe Linnane
Maureen: Maureen Potter
Mr Mclllhagga: Jim Jonson
Liz: Josie Day
Sergeant Finucane: Charles Keogh
Lady Clutterbuck: Olivia Burleigh
Photographer: Vernon Hayden


The Merchant Navy's own programme. with guest artists, ' Ship's Newspaper.' clubroom talks on Merchant
Navy affairs, and music by the Shipmates ' Orchestra, conducted by Debroy Somers. The programme, which comes from the London Merchant Navy Club, is introduced by Adele Dixon and produced by Alfred Dunning


Conducted By: Debroy Somers.
Introduced By: Adele Dixon
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


with Eddy Molloy ,
Bertha Willmott. Clapham and Dwyer, Michael Howard , the Radio Revellers, and Leon Cortez.


Unknown: Eddy Molloy
Unknown: Bertha Willmott. Clapham
Unknown: Michael Howard
Unknown: Leon Cortez.


Thriller serial. Script by Geoffrey Webb. Produced by Neil Tuson


Script By: Geoffrey Webb.
Produced By: Neil Tuson


You are invited to join Arthur Haynes , Ken Morris , Len Marten , Louise Gainsborough , Ramon St. Clair, in ' Arguments, Matching Wits, and a Jig Saw Song,' with the ' Blue Rockets' Dance Orchestra, directed by Eric Robinson. Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Arthur Haynes
Unknown: Ken Morris
Unknown: Len Marten
Unknown: Louise Gainsborough
Unknown: Ramon St.
Directed By: Eric Robinson.
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: An excerpt from 'ALADDIN'

the all-star Yorkshire laughter pantomime. Presented by John Beaumont. Produced by Frank P. Adey
Introduced by David Southwood. From the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield


Presented By: John Beaumont.
Produced By: Frank P. Adey
Introduced By: David Southwood.
Widow Twankey: Harry Korris (mr Lovejoy)
Wishee Washee: Robbie Vincent
Abanazar: Cecil Frederick
Aladdin: Mary Genn
The Princess: Betty Emery
Emperor of China: James O'Neill
Vizier: Jack Fields
Trip-em, Catch-em, Cure-em (Chinese Policemen): The Manley Brothers
The Slave of the Lamp: Fred Dehl
Geni of the Ring: John Dehl

: Rainbow Room

Radio's new musical rendezvous, where you can listen to the music of the Majestic Orchestra, directed by Reg. Leopold , with tonight's visiting artists, Winifred Atwell (piano) and Marian Zigmunt (bass). Introduced by Franklin Engelmann


Directed By: Reg. Leopold
Piano: Winifred Atwell
Bass: Marian Zigmunt
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann


Variety from the Palace Theatre, Blackpool. Introduced by Victor Smythe


Introduced By: Victor Smythe

: Michael Miles in ' RADIO FORFEITS '

An all-comedy quiz, in which victors win a prize and victims pay a penalty. Billy Ternent and his Band provide the music, and the producer is Jacques Brown.


Unknown: Jacques Brown.


Ray Ventura and his Orchestra. From the Casino

: Glasgow

Joe Loss and his Orchestra. From Green's Playhouse Ballroom


Unknown: Joe Loss

: Paris

Bernard Hilda and his Band. From the Elysée Club


Unknown: Bernard Hilda

: ' HIT PARADE, 1946'

A sound-track selection of the hit tunes from Hollywood during the past year. Edited by Lilian Duff and introduced by Gerry Wilmot


Edited By: Lilian Duff
Introduced By: Gerry Wilmot

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