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: Housewives' Choice

Jack Jackson introduces your request records


Presenter: Jack Jackson


A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Music All the Way

Hamburg Grosse
Hamburger Rundfunkorchester
Conducted by Harry Hermann with Sari Barabas (soprano), Franz Thon (clarinet), Willy Mattes and Kurt Wege (two pianos)


Conducted By: Harry Hermann
Soprano: Sari Barabas
Clarinet: Franz Thon
Clarinet: Willy Mattes
Clarinet: Kurt Wege

: Monte Carlo

Dance music played by Red Miller and his Orchestra and Renato and his Orchestra with tzigane music from
Louis Frosioand his Quartet


Played By: Red Miller

: Wales

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins with the Porth Grammar School Choir
(Continued in next column)


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: London

' Out of the Mayerl Bag'
The Billy Mayerl
Rhythm Ensemble
11.45 The Spa Orchestra
Directed by Tom Jenkins
Janet Howe (mezzo-soprano)
12.15 The Montmartre Players
Directed by Henry Krein
12.30 The Majestic Orchestra
Conducted by Lou Whiteson with Jack Cooper (baritone)
1.0 ' Fascinatin' Rhythm'
The Monia Liter Quartet


Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Howe
Directed By: Henry Krein
Conducted By: Lou Whiteson
Baritone: Jack Cooper

: Scotland

BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Joan Alexander (soprano)


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte
Soprano: Joan Alexander


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes stories, and music
* It was lovely,' wrote a mother at Christmas time last year, 'to see Tim's face during your Christmas story, and he studied a Christmas card with the. picture of the Nativity while listening.' We were happy to learn how many children, and how many mothers too, appreciated this simple telling of the Nativity story (written down by Jean Sutcliffe and read by Julia Lang ), and wiU be pleased, we think, to hear it again today. At the end of the programme, with a repetition of the good wishes for Christmas which so delighted our young listeners last year, we bid them goodbye until Thursday, for there will be no * Listen with Mother ' broadcasts tomorrow or on Boxing Day. But on Thursday the children will hear the Christmas story again, so that looking back on Christmas Day they may remember it as the birthday of the Christ Child. Then on Friday we close the week with an adaptation of a story by Doris Hann , a story of sheep lost in the snow—lost,- but found again, and at last safe and secure at home.
Elizabeth A. Taylor


Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe
Read By: Julia Lang
Story By: Doris Hann
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor


is held this year at the Middlesex Hospital, London
Patients and staff take part in the festivities, which are introduced by Mary Ferguson , Mary Hill , and David Southwood
Artists include:
Helga Mott
Peter Sellers
Fred Yule
Winifred Taylor and Edric Connor who reads and sings for listeners


Duced By: Mary Ferguson
Duced By: Mary Hill
Artists: David Southwood
Unknown: Helga Mott
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Winifred Taylor
Unknown: Edric Connor


with Big Bill Campbell and his Mountain Music and Peggy Bailey
Sweet voice of the west
Tubby Dix
The yodelling buckaroo
Sergeant Eddie O'Doherty of the Mountics and the Bar-X Ranch Boys
Produced by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Bill Campbell
Unknown: Mountain Music
Unknown: Peggy Bailey
Unknown: Tubby Dix
Unknown: Sergeant Eddie O'Doherty
Produced By: Glyn Jones


A tour of some of the streets of London to meet last-minute shoppers
Visits are also paid to a provision shop in Windsor, a department store at Kingston, and a Hampshire village shop
Raymond Baxter , Nicholas Crocker Douglas Fleming. Brian Johnston and Audrey Russell


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Nicholas Crocker
Unknown: Douglas Fleming.
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Audrey Russell


A lighthearted enquiry into the Art of Street Entertainment with Margaret Rutherford
Stringer Davis and John Sharp supported by Molly Weir
Patience Collier , Eric Francis and the Buskers
Written and produced by John Bridges
Albert Braithwaite , commissioned by his local Church Ladies' Guild in Yorkshire to talk about his experiences during a visit to London, is saved from utter despair when an old Army friend of his, Major Chum-leigh, offers to show him round the town. The Major is familiar with the buskers of London and has always been in the habit of exchanging. a few words with them; his wife, in the WVS, has also been accustomed to keeping a motherly eye on them. So it occurs to them that the buskers might provide Albert with just the sort of talk he needs for the Ladies' Guild. In this programme the three of them go out among the bright lights and theatre queues in the area round Leicester Square, where escapologists, declaimers of Shakespeare, paper tearers, street musicians, and entertainers of every kind abound. From the buskers, prompted by the Major and his wife, Albert gathers some amusing notes for his talk.


Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Stringer Davis
Unknown: John Sharp
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Patience Collier
Unknown: Eric Francis
Produced By: John Bridges
Unknown: Albert Braithwaite


The best of the year's popular songs with interruptions from Alfred Marks
The programme played'by Stanley Black and the ' Top Score ' Orchestra and sung by Dick James
Diana Coupland The Stargazers and the Top Hatters with Eddie Calvert the man with the golden trumpet
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Johnnie Stewart


Played By: Stanley Black
Sung By: Dick James
Sung By: Diana Coupland
Unknown: Eddie Calvert
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart


The best of the year's popular songs


from the Campsbourne Hall Youth Club,
Hornsey, London
Ideas for your party from Sam Costa , Leon Cortez , Eric James , Marjorie Anderson , and Michael Brooke , 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
The party arranged by Neil Munro


Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Leon Cortez
Unknown: Eric James
Unknown: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Michael Brooke
Adapted By: Dennis Yates
Arranged By: Neil Munro


A programme of folk songs and carols recorded in the towns and villages of the United States of America
Carols from
New England, Puerto Rica the Western cattle country and a Chinese settlement in San Francisco Spirituals from the Deep South and American Indians singing in Oklahoma


Unknown: Puerto Rica
Unknown: San Francisco Spirituals

: Sport

Raymond Glendenning on Christmas football fixtures


Unknown: Raymond Glendenning

: One Minute, Please

Roy Plomley introduces a Christmas edition of the new radio game.
The Ladies: Valerie Hobson, Margot Holden, Irene Prador v. the Gentlemen: Gerard Hoffnung, Kenneth Horne, Reginald Purdell
The Jury: Three Father Christmasses
Devised and produced by Ian C. Messiter


Introduces: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Valerie Hobson
Unknown: Margot Holden
Unknown: Irene Prador
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung
Produced By: Ian C. Messiter

: The Story of ' CHU CHIN CHOW'

A musical tale of the East by Oscar Asche
Set to music by Frederic Norton
Adapted for radio and produced by Desmond Davis
Abu Hassan , the Shayk of the Robbers
Norman Lumsden
Abdullah. Steward in Kasim Baba 's
BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Charles Prentice


Music By: Frederic Norton
Produced By: Desmond Davis
Produced By: Abu Hassan
Unknown: Norman Lumsden
Unknown: Kasim Baba
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Charles Prentice
Abu Hassan, the Shayk of the Robbers: Norman Lumsden
Abullah, Steward in kasim Baba's household: Appleton Moore
Marjanah, a slave: Lorely Dyer
All Baba Kasim Baba's brother: Jan Van Der Gucht
Nur Al-Huda All, Ali Baba's son: Dennis Bowen
Alcolom, Kasim's head wife: Laelia Finneberg
Baba Mustapha, a cobbler: Appleton Moore
Rhamat-el-Ali-Muzrab, a teller of tales: Arthur Young


Introduced by Jimmy Hanley with Al Read , your resident comedian
Sonny Farrar
Bob Monkhouse
James Moody and Winifred Davey
' The Voice of the Voyager '
Cyril Fletcher and Julie Andrews
Seasonal greetings sung by The Peter Knight Singers and played by Stanley Black and the Augmented Dance Orchestra
Produced by John Foreman


Introduced By: Jimmy Hanley
Unknown: Al Read
Unknown: Sonny Farrar
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: James Moody
Unknown: Winifred Davey
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Played By: Stanley Black
Produced By: John Foreman



The Sydney Thompson
Old-Tyme Dance Orchestra '
Produced by Glyn Jones


Produced By: Glyn Jones


in King's College Chapel,
Cambridge upon Christmas Eve
Processional Hymn: Once in Royal
David's City (19th century)
Invitatory: Recitative and Chorale from the Christmas Oratorio (Bach)
First Lesson: Genesis 3, vv. 8-15
Reader: A chorister
Carol: The noble stem of Jesse
(trad. German)
Third Lesson: Isaiah 9. vv. 2, 6, and 7 Reader: The organist
Carol: In dulci jubilo (14th century,
Fifth Lesson: St. Luke 1. vv. 26-33 and 38. Reader: The Vice-Provost
Carol: A Virgin most pure (trad.
Hvmn: While shepherds watched
(Este's Psalter, 1591)
Eighth Lesson: St. Matthew 2. vv.
1-11. Reader: A representative of the sister-college at Eton
Carol: The Infant King (Old Basque) Ninth Lesson: St. John 1, vv. 1-14
Reader: The Provost
Recessional Hymn: Hark! the herald-angels sing (Mendelssohn)
Director of Music, Boris Ord
(A shortened version of this afternoon's broadcast in the Home Service)


Unknown: Boris Ord

: News Summary


A welcome to Christmas Day


Sung by the Abbot and monks of Ampleforth Abbey, York
Meditation led by the Prior,
Dom Columba Cary-Elwes , O.S.B.
Dom Austin Rennick , O.s.B.


Unknown: Dom Columba Cary-Elwes
Choirmaster: Dom Austin Rennick

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