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: SUNRISE SERENADE

BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet

Contributors

Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: RHYTHM IN THE SUN

played by Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Stanley Black

: NEWS

: MUSIC IN THE AIR

Doris Gambell (soprano)
Rene Soames (tenor) John Howlett (organ)
Charles Williams and his Concert Orchestra
Producer. Eric Arden

Contributors

Soprano: Doris Gambell
Tenor: Rene Soames
Tenor: John Howlett
Unknown: Charles Williams
Unknown: Eric Arden

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits an old folk's Christmas party in Sutton Coldfield

: PEOPLE'S SERVICE

' So he bringeth them to their desired haven '
The Christian Faith for Everyman
Service from Wellington Church, Glasgow. Conducted by the Rev. E. D. Jarvis. D.D.

Contributors

Unknown: E. D. Jarvis.

: RHINELAND SERENADE

BFN Theatre Orchestra
(Leader, Eric Kunisch )
Conductor, Milo Karacz

Contributors

Leader: Eric Kunisch
Conductor: Milo Karacz

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

From London, the tunes you have asked us to play. From Germany, the tunes that make them think of you
In London, Jean Metcalfe
In Hamburg, Christopher Howland

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Christopher Howland

: Children Singing Carols

The choirs of Tyldesley Girls' Secondary Modern School, Blackpool
Conductor, Mary Kelsall
Thornes House Grammar School, Wakefield
Conductor, Margaret Markland
Whalley Range High School for Girls, Manchester
Conductor, Freda Smith
Organist, William Hardwick
From the Whitworth Hall, Manchester University

Whalley Range choir: On Christmas night all Christians sing - Vaughan Williams
Tyldesley School choir: This night a Child is born - Frederic H. Wood
Thornes House choir: Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabella - French carol, arr. C. Harker
Whalley Range choir: As I sat under the sycamore tree - Warlock
Thornes House choir: Sweet was the song - W. R. Pasfield
Tyldesley School choir: Ave Maria - Bach—Gowtod
All: Unto us is born a Son - Fourteenth-century, arr. Gordon Thorne

Contributors

Conductor: Mary Kelsall
Conductor: Margaret Markland
Conductor: Freda Smith
Organist: William Hardwick

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

London v. Wales: Round 1
Five contests between a resident team in London and a challenging team in Wales London:
Hubert Phillips , Cedric Cliffe
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale : Wales
Wyn Griffith , T. I. Ellis
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding

Contributors

Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: T. I. Ellis
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: DOWN YOUR WAY

Richard Dimbleby comes to the studio to recall some of the people he met and the music that was chosen during 1951
Produced by John Sbuter

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Produced By: John Sbuter

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

with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Robert Busby

Contributors

Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conductor: Robert Busby

: FLASHES OF LIGHT

A preview of Light Programme plans for winter listening
New Programmes:
Val Gielgud talks about new plays in ' Curtain Up! ' and new serials
Alan Melville talks about ' Book by the Fire '
Eric Simms talks about a monthly programme, ' Sounds from the Country,' illustrated with recordings Omnibus edition of ' The Archers ' on Saturdays
' Square Dance Revels ': the popular fashion in dancing that is sweeping the country
Joe Loss talks to Johnnie Stewart about his new band show
BFN Theatre Orchestra from Hamburg in gay Continental music
Non-stop programmes of music from English operettas, played by the BBC Opera Orchestra, conducted by Stanford Robinson , with soloists
Jack Morpurgo brings some records of American folk music
Returning Favourites:
Donald Peers tells you about his new series
Arthur English talks about ' Variety Bandbox'
Palace of Varieties reopens
Carroll Levis has new Discoveries
Christopher Stone returns with some gramophone records
Round Britain Quiz starts on its rounds again
Programme introduced by Kenneth Adam and Franklin Engelmann
Production by Audrey Cameron

Contributors

Talks: Val Gielgud
Talks: Eric Simms
Talks: Joe Loss
Unknown: Johnnie Stewart
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Soloists: Jack Morpurgo
Unknown: Donald Peers
Talks: Arthur English
Unknown: Christopher Stone
Introduced By: Kenneth Adam
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Production By: Audrey Cameron

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in ‘LIFE WITH THE LYONS '

A series of domestic comedies written by Bebe Daniels
Bob Block , and Bill Harding
14—‘ Let's Go to the Party '

Contributors

Written By: Bebe Daniels
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Bill Harding

: Christopher Stone presents TODAY AND YESTERDAY

Records and reminiscences

: DEAR SIR ...

A correspondence column of the air

: Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne in 'OVER TO YOU'

with Sam Costa
Maurice Denham , Diana Morrison
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Richard Murdoch
Kenneth Horne , Anthony Armstrong with additional material by Talbot Rothwell
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Diana Morrison
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Richard Murdoch
Script By: Kenneth Home
Script By: Anthony Armstrong
Unknown: Talbot Rothwell
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: News and RADIO NEWSREEL

A summary of events of the past week

: GRAND HOTEL

Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Jean Watson (contralto)

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Contralto: Jean Watson

: SUNDAY HALF-HOUR

Community hymn-singing from the Church of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More , Wythenshawe. Led by combined Roman Catholic choirs, conducted by Father Agnellus Andrew , O.F.M.
Organist, Bernard Garvey
Hymns introduced by Canon Matthew McNarney
Come to the manger (Traditional)
Once in royal David's city (Tune,
Irby)
Angels we have heard in heaven
(Tune, Iris)
Behold a simple tender Babe (Tune,
New Prince)
Unto us is born a Son (Tune, Puer nobis nascitur)
Ding dong, merrily on high (Cambridge Carol Book tune)
Coventry Carol (Traditional)
A year is dead, a year Is born
(Tune, Rockingham)
Adeste fldeles (Tune, Adeste fideles)

Contributors

Unknown: John Fisher
Unknown: Thomas More
Unknown: Agnellus Andrew
Organist: Bernard Garvey
Introduced By: Canon Matthew McNarney

: VARIETY BANDBOX

: NEWS

: SEMPRINI

at the piano.

: THINK ON THESE THINGS

Christian hymns their music, and their meaning
I to the hills will lift mine eyes
(Tune, French)
God of eternity (Tune, Crudwell)
The God of Love my shepherd is
(Tune, University)
Be thou my vision, 0 Lord of my heart (Tune, Slane)

: THE TWILIGHT HOUR

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: NOCTURNE

A programme of words and music for Sunday evening with the London Girls' Choir
Conductor,
Ronald Victor Cawthorne
Max Jaffa (violin)
Reginald Kilbey (cello)
Jack Byfield (piano)
Fredric Bayco (organ) and Christopher Rhodes (reader)
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Conductor: Ronald Victor Cawthorne
Violin: Max Jaffa
Cello: Reginald Kilbey
Piano: Jack Byfield
Piano: Fredric Bayco
Piano: Christopher Rhodes
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: News Summary

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