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: Ted Ray in 'RAY'S A LAUGH'

with Kitty Bluett
Fred Yule
Peter Sellers
Patricia Hayes
Leslie Perrins
Bob and Alf Pearson
The Beaux and the Belles
Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra
Script by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray
Additional material by George Wadmore
Produced by George Inns


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Leslie Perrins
Unknown: Alf Pearson
Script By: Eddie Maguire
Script By: Ted Ray
Unknown: George Wadmore
Produced By: George Inns


Melodies of the screen in swingtime and symphony played by Louis Levy and his Orchestra sung by Carole Carr
Benny Lee
Jan Muzurus and the Wardour Singers
Jan Muzurus is now appearing in ' Sauce Tartars at the Cambridge Theatre, London)
The Boxing Day edition of ' Music from the Movies ' spotlights two new films— " Look for the Silver Lining ' and ' The Great Lover.' It also recalls memories of Meet Me in St. -Louis ' and Here Come the Waves.'


Played By: Louis Levy
Sung By: Carole Carr
Sung By: Benny Lee
Sung By: Jan Muzurus
Singers: Jan Muzurus


A Christmas holiday programme
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
Bank Holiday Edition
Magic in the Air
' Sparky's Magic Piano '
(Henry Blair with Ray Turner at the piano)
' Tubby, the Tuba '
(Danny Kaye , with Victor Young and his Concert Orchestra) on gramophone records
12.10 Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac) (Uncle
Mac) reads you a holiday story
12.25 The Radio Doctor wishes you a Healthy Christmas
12-30 Puss-in-Boots Prepares
A visit behind the scenes at the London Palladium during the rehearsals for Val Parnell 's pantomime
' Puss in Boots ' starring
Tommy Trinder
Zoe Gail and the Bernard Brothers
(George Bernard and Bert Bernard )
The visit conducted by Michael Barsley and Wynford Vaughan-Thomas


Produced By: Lionel Gamlin
Piano: Henry Blair
Unknown: Ray Turner
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Victor Young
Unknown: Derek McCulloch (uncle Mac)
Unknown: Val Parnell
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Zoe Gail
Unknown: George Bernard
Unknown: Bert Bernard
Conducted By: Michael Barsley
Conducted By: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas


BBC Welsh Orchestra '
Conductor, Mansel Thomas
Zoe Cresswell (soprano)
Tom Hopkins (tenor)
John Morgan (baritone)
(Continued in next column)


Conductor: Mansel Thomas
Soprano: Zoe Cresswell
Tenor: Tom Hopkins
Baritone: John Morgan

: Marching with the Guards

Massed Bands of the Brigade of Guards
Grenadier Guards
(Director of Music.
Captain F. J. Harris )
Coldstream Guards
(Director of Music,
Captain Douglas A. Pope )
Scots Guards
(Director of Music, Major S. Rhodes.
Senior Director of Music,
Brigade of Guards)
Irish Guards
(Director of Music,
Lieutenant C. H. Jaeger )
Welsh Guards
(Director of Music,
Captain F. L. Statham )
Introduced by Philip Slessor


Unknown: Captain F. J. Harris
Unknown: Captain Douglas A. Pope
Music: Major S. Rhodes.
Unknown: Lieutenant C. H. Jaeger
Unknown: Captain F. L. Statham
Introduced By: Philip Slessor


King George VI Steeplechase
Commentary on the race by Raymond Glendenning , assisted by Tom E. Webster as race-reader
From Kempton Park


Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Tom E. Webster


Introduced by Jqhn Rorke Conducted by Glyn Jones with Bert Cecil
The Crescent Singers
Eric James and George Myddleton at two pianos


Introduced By: Jqhn Rorke
Conducted By: Glyn Jones
Unknown: Bert Cecil
Singers: Eric James
Singers: George Myddleton


Manchester United v. Arsenal
A commentary by Alan Clarke during the second half
From Old Trafford, Manchester
This week there are three Association Football matches on the air in the Light Programme. Both today and tomorrow there are matches involving a Lancashire v. London rivalry. The first is between Manchester United and Arsenal, and the other between Liverpool and Chelsea. For both games the commentator is Alan Clarke. Today's game brings together two of the leading clubs in the First Division, either of whom might pull off the Championship, and this should obviously be a vital match. When the teams met last year, Manchester United won both games -two nil at home and one nil away. The other match brings together the present League leaders, Liverpool-who might so far claim to be the team of the year, and mercurial Chelsea. Last season when these two teams met it was a draw at
Liverpool, and Chelsea won at home 2-1.
On Saturday there is a match between two teams standing fairly close together in .the middle of the table, Aston Villa and Newcastle United, two of the greatest names in football history. The match, on the Aston Villa ground, will be described by Raymond Glendenning.


Commentary By: Alan Clarke
Unknown: Alan Clarke.
Unknown: Aston Villa
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning.


A parade of Yuletide favourites played by Lew Stone and his Orchestra Pearl Carr, Hughie Diamond and the Keynotes


Played By: Lew Stone
Unknown: Hughie Diamond


including football results
Special reports on: Football League: Manchester United v. Arsenal, by Alan Clarke ; Newcastle United v. Middlesbrough, by A. T. Davies ; Brentford v. Hull City, by W. J. Hicks
Racing: Extracts from the commentary on the King George VI Steeplechase
Talking Sport:
Jack Crump , Alan Hoby , and Bill McGowran discuss topics of the moment
Edited by Angus Mackay
Introduced by Geoffrey Peck


Unknown: Alan Clarke
Unknown: A. T. Davies
Unknown: W. J. Hicks
Unknown: Jack Crump
Unknown: Alan Hoby
Unknown: Bill McGowran
Edited By: Angus MacKay
Introduced By: Geoffrey Peck


at the piano


The Walt Disney film for young and old
Adapted and produced for radio by Tom Ronald
The Star Gazers
Chorus of sheep, chickens. bluebirds, cattle, and bees
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Orchestrations by Arthur Wilkinson
The action of the play takes place in and around Grannie Kincaid's farm at Fultun Corner and at the local County Fa'r in the State of Indiana


Unknown: Tom Ronald
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Unknown: Arthur Wilkinson
Jeremiah Kincaid: Pat Rignold
Grannie Kincaid: Joan Young
Uncle Hiram: Wally Peterson
Tildy: Wynne Ajello
County Fair Judge: Tommy Duggan
Mr Grundy: Sydney Keith
The wise owl: C Denier Warren
Christopher Columbus: David Davies
Animal impersonator: Ivan Staff
Narrator: Hamish Menzies

: Brian Reece and Joy Shelton in 'THE ADVENTURES OF P.C. 49'

Another incident in the career of Police Constable Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby
Script by Alan Stranks
12—' The Case of the Abominable Snowman'
Produced by Vernon Harris


Script By: Alan Stranks
Produced By: Vernon Harris
P C 49: Brian Reece
Joan Carr: Joy Shelton
Chief Inspector Wilson: Leslie Perrins
Detective-Sgt - Wright: Eric Phillips
Charlie: Roger Snowden
Alf: Peter Tuddenham
Paula: Peggy Cameron
Jessie: Mela White


with Owen Walters and his Orchestra
Introduced by Peter Fettes


Soprano: Anne Ziegler
Tenor: Webster Booth
Conductor: Owen Walters
Introduced By: Peter Fettes

: 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
13-International Semi-Finals
(England v. Wales)
High School for Girls,
Crediton, Devon u.
Grove Park Grammar School for Girls, Wrexham, Denbighshire
Series devised by Joan Clark


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


Excerpt from
Emile Littler's pantomime with Richard Murdoch as Queen Hysteria
Pat Kirkwood as Tommy Tucker
Carole Lynne as Little Miss Muffet
The Cairolis:
Charlie Cairoli as Simple Simon and Norman Caley as Sir D'Arcy Decay
Music and lyrics by Hastings Mann
Book and production by Emile Littler
Orchestra directed by Debroy Somers
Introduced by John Ellison
From the London Casino


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Pat Kirkwood
Unknown: Tommy Tucker
Unknown: Carole Lynne
Unknown: Charlie Cairoli
Unknown: Simple Simon
Unknown: Norman Caley
Unknown: Sir D'Arcy Decay
Unknown: Hastings Mann
Production By: Emile Littler
Directed By: Debroy Somers
Introduced By: John Ellison

: Bebe Daniels; Vic Oliver and Ben Lyon in 'HI, GANG!'

with Benny Lee
George Mitchell's Hi Gangsters
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Sid Colin
Production by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Benny Lee
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Sid Colin
Production By: Tom Ronald


Nat Temple and his Orchestra with Alan Dean and the Temple Belles
Stephane Grappelly and his Trio


Unknown: Alan Dean


Joe Loss and his Orchestra
From Green's Playhouse. Glasgow
11.30 Sydney Lipton and his Orchestra
From Grosvenor House, London


Unknown: Joe Loss
Unknown: Sydney Lipton

: Edmundo Ros

and his Rumba Band
From the Bagatelle Restaurant.

: Harry Roy and his Band

From the Cafe Anglais. London

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