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: Housewives' Choice

Joan Griffiths introduces your request records


Presenter: Joan Griffiths


at the BBC theatre organ


Conducted by Michael Krein


Conducted By: Michael Krein


Omnibus edition
Script by B. D. Chapman
Other parts played by Victor Fairley. Jack Shaw. and Jack Stewart
Produced by Archie Campbell


Script By: B. D. Chapman
Played By: Victor Fairley.
Played By: Jack Shaw.
Played By: Jack Stewart
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Dick Barton: Duncan Cars
Snowey White: John Mann
Jock Anderson: Alex McCrindle
Inspector Burke: James Raglan
Mary Taylor: Patricia Gilbert
Corinna: Miriam Karlin
Lustig: Leonard Sachs
General Boosta: Wensley Pithey
Jollv Silver: Ian Sadler
Announcer: John Fitchen

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

Lionel Gamlin and Robert MacDermot are the Question-Masters in this inter-country contest between representative teams from girls' and boys' schools in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
Series devised by Joan Clark "


Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Joan Clark

: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra

Conductor, David Curry


Conductor: David Curry


Interviews, talks, and discussions with and about today's personalities and events; including a preview of the Second Division match between Brentford and Bury
Introduced by Geoffrey Peck
Edited by Angus Mackay


Introduced By: Geoffrey Peck
Edited By: Angus MacKay

: Sing It Again

A song-a-minute selection of popular melodies sung by:
Benny Lee
Carole Carr
Denny Vaughan
Nadia Doré and Ray Burns with the Kordites
accompanied by an instrumental quartet featuring Harold Smart at the electronic organ


Singer: Benny Lee
Singer: Carole Carr
Singer: Denny Vaughan
Singer: Nadia Doré
Singer: Ray Burns
Group: The Kordites
Electronic organ: Harold Smart

: New Books and Old Books

A reader's guide to the past and present
Lucille Iremonger talks about: 'The Young Lions' by Irwin Shaw; 'Verdict in Dispute' by Edgar Lustgarten; and 'Sailing Alone Around the World' by Joshua Slocum
James Langham talks about: 'Madame Recamier' by Margaret Trouncer; 'The Happy Hypocrite' by Max Beerbohm; and the short stories of O. Henry


Reviewer: Lucille Iremonger
Reviewer: James Langham


Signature tunes played by Sidney Davey and his Orchestra (Continued in next column)


Played By: Sidney Davey


Conducted by Lt. Basil H. Brown
Director of Music


Conducted By: Lt. Basil H. Brown


Brentford v. Bury
Commentary by John Arlott on the second half of the match with summaries by Charles Buchan
From Griffin Park. Brentford


Commentary By: John Arlott
Unknown: Charles Buchan


presents Judy Garland and Frank Morgan in ' The Wizard of Oz ' with Ray Bolger
Bert Lahr , Jack Haley and Billie Burke in an adaptation from the sound-track of the M.G.M. picture
Adaptation and editing by Desmond Carrington
Produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Frank Morgan
Unknown: Ray Bolger
Unknown: Bert Lahr
Unknown: Jack Haley
Unknown: Billie Burke
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Produced By: Thurstan Holland


Joan Butler (soprano)
Alfred Hallett (tenor)
BBC Midland Chorus
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Script written and programme introduced by Charles Brewer
Produced by John Tylee


Soprano: Joan Butler
Tenor: Alfred Hallett
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Introduced By: Charles Brewer
Produced By: John Tylee


including football results
Special reports from:
Irorth: Blackburn Rovers v.
Tottenham Hotspur, by H. D. Davies Midlands : Birmingham City v.
Stoke City, by Teddy Eden
South: Fulham v. Aston Villa, by Geoffrey Peck
West: Plymouth Argyll v. Chesterfield, by Arthur Vickerage Wales: Swansea Town v. Cardiff City, by Bernard Taylor Scotland: Hibernian v. Raith Rovers, by Harry Hoggan holiday Football: Tom Whittaker ,
(Continued in next column)
Manager of Arsenal Football Club, on the three-day programme from a manager's point of view
Talking Sport:
Peter Wilson on topics of the moment
Edited by Angus Mackay
Introduced by Raymond Glendenning


Unknown: H. D. Davies Midlands
Unknown: Geoffrey Peck
Unknown: Arthur Vickerage
Unknown: Bernard Taylor
Unknown: Harry Hoggan
Unknown: Tom Whittaker
Unknown: Peter Wilson
Edited By: Angus MacKay
Introduced By: Raymond Glendenning


A Christmas Eve round-up of carol-singing from
England, Scotland, and Wales Whitehall Senior
Secondary School Choir from Glasgow Cathedral
The Boys' Choir from Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff
Voices of 150 children from London secondary and grammar schools from St. Martin-in-the-Fields,
Christmas messages to children are given by the Minister of Glasgow Cathedral
The Rev. A. Nevile Davidson
The Dean of Llandaff Cathedral
The Very Rev. Glyn Simon and the Vicar of St. Martin's
The Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards
Introduced by John Ellison
(Organised by the Daily Express)


Unknown: Rev. A. Nevile Davidson
Unknown: Very Rev. Glyn Simon
Unknown: Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards
Introduced By: John Ellison


Ideas for your party from
Sonnie Hale
Reginald Purdell
Ted Andrews and Barbara Andrews and Julie
Eric James and George Myddleton
Franklin Engelmann and Jean Metcalfe who invite you to join them in games old and new-games you will want to play at your own Christmas party
Games adapted by Dennis Yates
Party arranged by Neil Munro


Unknown: Sonnie Hale
Unknown: Reginald Purdell
Unknown: Ted Andrews
Unknown: Barbara Andrews
Unknown: Julie
Unknown: Eric James
Unknown: George Myddleton
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Adapted By: Dennis Yates
Arranged By: Neil Munro


Tunes you have asked us to play

: A Suit for Christmas

A radio play by L.A.G. Strong
Incidental music by Frank Cordell
with Jean Simmons, Jean Kent, Dirk Bogarde, Cecil Parker, Stanley Holloway, Kathleen Harrison, Hugh Williams, Dermot Walsh
Others taking part: Megs Jenkins, Campbell Cotts
Ivan Brandt , Peter Creswell Vera Neville Arthur Pusey
Emma Trechman
William Bridger. Olwen Brookes and Philip Ridgeway. Jnr.
Orchestra conducted by the composer
Play produced by Douglas Moodie

Jean Simmons plays Stella, a girl who, against the wishes of her family marries a young writer named Tony (played by Dirk Bogarde) whose only fault seems to be that he has risen to success from a comparatively humble origin. Cecil Parker as Stella's uncle is sympathetic but he is quite unable to avert the parting of their ways. This parting takes Stella on a luxury cruise to the West Indies and leaves Tony to the companionship of people in the walk of life he quired to marry her. It is here that he meets Bert (Stanley Holoway), provincial comedian, the company's press agent (Hugh Williams), and Kathleen Harrison as Ma, their theatrical landlady. In this company Tony also meets Vi (played by Jean Kent) a soubrette whose boy friend (Dermot Walsh) is causing her some anxiety by his attentions to another lady member of the theatrical group Everything ends happily of course.
(Douglas Moodie)


Music By: Frank Cordell
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: Jean Kent
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: Kathleen Harrison
Unknown: Hugh Williams
Unknown: Dermot Walsh
Unknown: Megs Jenkins.
Unknown: Ivan Brandt
Unknown: Peter Creswell
Unknown: Emma Trechman
Unknown: William Bridger.
Unknown: Olwen Brookes
Unknown: Philip Ridgeway.
Produced By: Douglas Moodie
Unknown: Jean Simmons
Played By: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Kathleen Harrison
Played By: Jean Kent
Unknown: Dermot Walsh
Unknown: Douglas Moodie

: Donald Peers introduces Peter Yorke's CHRISTMAS CAVALCADE

Twenty years of Yuletide song memories starring
Vera Lynn
Denny Dennis
The Keynotes
Freddie Gardner and the Peter Yorke Concert Orchestra with carols sung by Kirkintilloch Junior Choir
Conductor. Rev. J. H. Macpherson


Unknown: Vera Lynn
Unknown: Denny Dennis
Unknown: Freddie Gardner
Conductor: Rev. J. H. MacPherson


in King's College Chapel, Cambridge (A shortened version of this afternoon's broadcast in the Home Service)

: Gala Night at ' THE RHUBARB ROOM '

Roy Plomley is your host
Jimmy Edwards , Petula Clark
The Keynotes
Sid Phillips and his Band with Jill Allen and Johnny Eager
Production by Charles Chilton


Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: The Keynotes
Unknown: Sid Phillips
Unknown: Jill Allen
Production By: Charles Chilton


A welcome to Christmas Day

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