Introduced by Joan Griffiths
' The Tempest'
Last of six illustrated talks by J. B. Bamborough
Conducted by Lieut.-Col. Owen Geary. M.B.E.,
Director of Music
Felton Rapley and Jack Martin at two pianos
' Pageant at Druie
Written and read by Hilton Brown
Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Lesley Wilson
with songs by George Barclay
A Christmas holiday programme
Edited by Lionel Gamlin
A Present from Norway
Raymond Baxter gives you an illustrated report of this week's ceremony in Trafalgar Square, when the Christmas Tree presented to London by the Lord Mayor and citizens of Oslo was set up and illuminated
Paul Martin recalls Christmas holidays he spent in Norway when he was a boy, and plays you gramophone records of some of his favourite Norwegian songs and dances
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Introduced by Olive Shapley
' What's Going On ': spotlight on current affairs
' The Unchanging Secret': Letty Harford talks about the meaning of a happy Christmas
' Talking and Playing,' by Sidonie Goossens , harpist
' Saying Thank-you Nicely,' by Louie Udall-Baker
' Beginners in the Kitchen, by Hilda Whitlow : ' Christmas Day plans for the housewife '
Serial: Wagstaff's England,' by Robert Greenwood. Abridged by Nest Bradney . Read by Norman Shelley
The Stradivari Orchestra directed by Michael Spivakovsky
Jean England and Eileen McLoughlin
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
A message of comfort and cheer for all 'in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity'
Stuart Hibberd introduces the third of four talks written by a doctor who has had to give up his practice owing to ill health
(Listeners' problems will be answered as far as possible in the talks, but neither the speakers nor the BBC can undertake to answer questions by correspondence)
Harold Warrender is referee in a game to test the wits and imagination of three victims.
Devised by Victor Silvester , Jnr.
Sketches by Kevin McGarry and Howard McCarey
Production by Frederick Piffard
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen
The Bobby Howell Orchestra
Script by B. D. Chapman
Produced by Archie Campbell
with his crazy gang
Ken Morris. Arthur Haynes
Len Marten , Edwina Carol
Terry Scott , Frederick Ferrari
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Frank Cantell
Script by Charlie Chester
Produced by Frank Hooper
Tunes you have asked us to play
Owen Walters and his Orchestra
Tonight's guest, Diana Gearing
in an amateur talent contest
Introduced by Kenneth Horne
accompanied by Charles Shadwell and his Orchestra
Producer, Alfred Dunning
Fifth of a series of programmes in which Wilfred, assisted by some friends, reads a selection of his favourite poems
His guests this week include:
Bernard Miles and Ralph Truman
Arranged and presented by Wilfred Pickles
Among the contributors to this week's programme are Louis MacNeice , who is the first poet in the series to read one of his own works, and Ralph Truman , who will read Edmund Blunden 's ' Incident in Hyde Park,' which describes a quarrel between two very haughty gentlemen about their dogs. Wilfred assures us that Ralph Truman is heard at his best in this piece. It demands a haughty, blu;tering style, and Wilfred remembers feelingly that when he and Ralph Truman were BBC announcers ten years ago, he often saw Ralph in this mood if there had been any error in the linking of a programme or in an announcement!
Each week Victor Silvester gives you a ten-minute dancing lesson, followed by thirty minutes of dance music played by his Ballroom Orchestra
' The Story of the Treasure Seekers * by E. Nesbit. Read by Brian Smith. 9— ' Wine that maketh glad the heart of man ..."
A teaspoonful of ' Castilian Amoroso ' sherry, with eight lumps of sugar added to take away the burnt taste, certainly seems to cheer Mr. Bastable, although others have received it with a noticeable lack of enthusiasm.
Jack Byfield and his Players Frederic Curzon at the organ