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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Robin Richmond


Presenter: Robin Richmond

: Footlight Favourites

Herbert Lodge and his Orchestra with Sylvia Welling (soprano) and Raymond Newell (baritone)


Unknown: Herbert Lodge
Soprano: Sylvia Welling
Baritone: Raymond Newell


with the Combined Bands of the Household Cavalry Band of The Life Guards
(Director of Music, Major A. Lemoine )
Band of the Royal Horse Guards
(The Blues) .
(Director of Music,
Captain David McBain )
Introduced by Peter Madden


Music: Major A. Lemoine
Unknown: Captain David McBain
Introduced By: Peter Madden


Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra play a non-stop programme of popular melodies with Eve Boswell, John Hanson Frederick Harvey , Sylvia Robin and the George Mitchell Choir


Unknown: John Hanson
Unknown: Frederick Harvey
Unknown: Sylvia Robin


A Christmas holiday programme
Edited by Lionel Gamlin
Man at the Wheel
Robert MacDermot , with a BBC Mobile Unit, invites you to meet the ' man at the wheel' of different kinds of transport
2-A London tube-train driver
Musical Adventure
Kenyon Emrys-Roberts tells you a musical adventure-story
Today : ' 'Till Eulenspiegel' by Richard Strauss
It was just what I wanted ...'
Eric Gillett offers some suggestions about that Christmas present ' thank-you ' letter
Ronald Chesney pays a return visit with some holiday tunes for the harmonica


Edited By: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Eric Gillett
Unknown: Ronald Chesney


BBC Scottish Orchestra
Conducted by John Hopkins


Conducted By: John Hopkins


Christmas Handicap Hurdle
Commentary on the race by Peter Dimmock , assisted by Peter O'Sullevan as race-reader
From Kempton Park


Unknown: Peter Dimmock
Assisted By: Peter O'Sullevan


The voice of variety with the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Introduced by Franklin EngeLmann


Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann

: Marie Burke in WALTZ TIME

with Ray Martin and his
' Melody from the Sky 'Orchestra
Introduced by Norman Hackforth
(Continued in next column)


Unknown: Ray Martin
Introduced By: Norman Hackforth


Liverpool v. Chelsea
A commentary by Alan Clarke during the second half of the match
From Anfleld Road Liverpool


Commentary By: Alan Clarke


An interlude of Italian music featuring Maureen Tasker and Ashley Crawford with Troise and his Serenaders


Unknown: Maureen Tasker
Unknown: Ashley Crawford


A Christmas entertainment from a working man's club with Max Wall , Sylvia Robin
Harry Robbins , Carol Glynne
Cyril Addison , Billy Ellis
Introduced by John Ellison
From the Mildmay Club, Newington Green, London


Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Sylvia Robin
Unknown: Harry Robbins
Unknown: Carol Glynne
Unknown: Cyril Addison
Unknown: Billy Ellis
Introduced By: John Ellison


The Irish Minstrel with the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Rae Jenkins


Conducted By: Rae Jenkins


including football results
Special reports on: Football League: Liverpool v. Chelsea, by Alan Clarke ; West Bromwich
Albion v. Bolton Wanderers, by Teddy Eden
Holiday Games: Hugh Driver on the League positions after the three-day programme
Racing: Extracts from the commentary on the Christmas Handicap Hurdles
Talking Sport: W. J. Hicks , Peter West , and Peter Wilson discuss topics of the moment
Edited by Angus Mackay
Introduced by Max Robertson


Unknown: Alan Clarke
Unknown: Hugh Driver
Unknown: J. Hicks
Unknown: Peter West
Unknown: Peter Wilson
Edited By: Angus MacKay
Introduced By: Max Robertson


Norman Brooks and his Lancers request the pleasure of your company for old-time dancing
Master of Ceremonies,
George Southcott


Unknown: Norman Brooks
Unknown: George Southcott

: Ethel Revnell in 'SOLITAIRE '

A one-woman revue with Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra
Book, lyrics, and music by Leslie Julian Jones
Production by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Stanley Black
Music By: Leslie Julian Jones
Production By: Tom Ronald


Excerpt from
Bertram Montague's pantomime , and and The Iris Kirkwhite Dancers Mantovani and his Orchestra
Devised and produced by Bertram Montague
Book by Barry Lupino and Arty Ash
Introduced by Brian Johnston From Princes Theatre, London


Produced By: Bertram Montague
Book By: Barry Lupino
Book By: Arty Ash
Introduced By: Brian Johnston
Idle Jack: Nat Jackley
Dick Whittington: Hy Hazell
Sarah, the cook: Barry Lupino
Alice Fitzwarren: Sara Gregory
Tommy, the cat: Jack Brennan
Alderman Fitzwarren: Cameron Hall
Crew of the Good Ship 'Alice': Bosum: Dick Beamish
Crew of the Good Ship 'Alice': Seamen: Dennis Murray,
Crew of the Good Ship 'Alice': Seamen: Sam Curtis
Crew of the Good Ship 'Alice': Seamen: Reading
Crew of the Good Ship 'Alice': Seamen: Grantly
Horse: Jackie Sloan
Townsman: Ron Swayne

: Joy Nichols, Dick Bentlcy and Jimmy Edwards in 'TAKE IT FROM HERE '

with Wallas Eaton
Alan Dean , The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Alan Dean
Conductor: Frank Cantell
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: The Night of the Twenty-Seventh

by Edward J. Mason
An account of the disturbing happenings at a dinner party given to the following well-known characters:
Dick Barton
Dr. Dale
Mrs. Dale
The Man in Black
Philip Odell
P.C. 49
Paul Temple
Steve Temple
by their unseen host
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
Edward J. Mason writes on page 13


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Producer: Martyn C. Webster


with L'Orchestre Pesson
Presented by Tom Ronald


Presented By: Tom Ronald


The Sydney Thompson
Olde-Tyme Dance Orchestra
Master of Ceremonies:
Sydney Thompson


Unknown: Sydney Thompson


' The Story of the Treasure Seekers' by E . Nesbit
Read by Brian Smith
11— ' The Robber and the Burglar'
Brave and gallant acts are performed for the safety of the Ancient House of Bastable and Oswald is congratulated by his father, and by the robber too. But the burglar gets away.


Unknown: E Nesbit
Read By: Brian Smith


Southern Serenade Orchestra directed by Lou Whiteson with Andrew Wolkowsky (domra) and Bert Weedon (guitar)


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Unknown: Andrew Wolkowsky
Guitar: Bert Weedon

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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