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: NEWS

: Housewives' Choice

Edmundo Ros introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Edmundo Ros

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayei

: LET YOURSELF GO

Harold Smart at the BBC theatre organ

: Music While You Work

Band of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Conducted by Capt. L. D. Brown, Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Capt. L. D. Brown

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Joan Carr-Jones

Contributors

Script By: Joan Carr-Jones

: OUT OF THE MAYERL BAG

The Billy Mayerl
Rhythm Ensemble and Jack Cooper (baritone)

Contributors

Baritone: Jack Cooper

: MORNING STORY

' Cousin Alicky '
Written and told by Hilton Brown

Contributors

Told By: Hilton Brown

: SOUVENIRS OF MUSIC

Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Robert Busby with Charles Kennedy (tenor)

Contributors

Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Robert Busby
Tenor: Charles Kennedy

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA <

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by John Hopkins

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: John Hopkins

: Close Down

: HULLO THERE !

A Christmas holiday magazine
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
Schoolboys' Own Exhibition
John Ellison and Brian Johnston put through the first of five personal calls from the ever-popular Schoolboys' Own Exhibition in London
What's It All About?
James Langham recommends some new books for your holiday reading
Guess Where ...
A new disc-jockey contest between your old friends Wilfrid Thomas and Marcel Stellman
Today, and on the next two Mondays. Wilfrid and Marcel will be puzzling each other with musical long-distance ' calls from various parts of the world

Contributors

Produced By: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: James Langham
Unknown: Wilfrid Thomas
Unknown: Marcel Stellman

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Christmas has gone, but the memory of it remains, and in some of our stories this week we are still looking back upon it, and especially upon Christmas Eve. Jimmy, Woppy, and Squeaker, in the story by K. G. White , were quite sure what presents they wanted from Father Christmas, though they almost missed getting them. Indeed, after hearing today of their Christmas Eve experiences, and after listening to tomorrow's tale of ' The Lonely Snowman and Friday's story about Benjamin Bear and Muffet, both by Ursula Houri hane, we may well wonder at the energy of the ubiquitous Santa Claus , and marvel how he managed to get everything done all in one night. But the stories for Wednesday and Thursday begin to bring us back to ordinary life. The Christmas tree, in the story by Pauline Clarke , has finished itS- Christmas work, but is replanted as a promise for next year, and standing in the garden, covered with frost, it has another beauty than its Christmas one; and in Violet Statham 's story, the well-loved wooden horse, temporarily neglected for new Christmas presents, is restored to its place in the affections of its small owner. Elizabeth A. Taylor

Contributors

Story By: K. G. White
Unknown: Benjamin Bear
Unknown: Ursula Houri
Unknown: Santa Claus
Story By: Pauline Clarke
Unknown: Violet Statham
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including
' A Tale of Two Sisters': Mabel Constanduros and her sister
Marjorie tell the story of two pairs of sisters who married two pairs of brothers
' Minnie Pallister 's Diary': once a month Minnie Pallister talks about what she has been doing, seeing, and thinking during recent weeks
' It's New Year's Eve,' says Irene Naylor , and It's Silvester,' says Sigrid Lockwood
Whatever they may call it. they both have very happy memories of the family celebrations of their childhood, one in England and the other in Latvia.
Serial: Mary Barton ' by Mrs. Gaskell. Abridged by Marianne Helweg. Read by John Sharp
For the Woman Listener—page 12

Contributors

Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Mabel Constanduros
Unknown: Minnie Pallister
Talks: Minnie Pallister
Unknown: Irene Naylor
Unknown: Sigrid Lockwood
Unknown: Mary Barton
Abridged By: Marianne Helweg.
Read By: John Sharp

: CONTINENTAL SERENADE

Fred Alexander and his Players with Tina Crithary (soprano)

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Alexander
Soprano: Tina Crithary

: PLAIN ENGLISH

How They Say It
1—‘The Dumb Blonde by John Coulson
A talk about the use and abuse of understatement
This is the first of six talks in which Mr. Coulson will discuss the use of words for various purposes.

Contributors

Unknown: John Coulson

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Nat Allen and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Nat Allen

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Joan Carr-Jones
To be repeated tomorrow at 11.0 a.m. Last week the Dales went to Sally's cottage for Christmas and Bob returned on Christmas Day to collect Gwen and David. While he was at Virginia Lodge, Mrs. Owen telephoned from Wales to wish Jenny a happy Christmas. Bob was alarmed to discover she had not gone to Wales, as the family had thought. Gwen suggested calling at Mr. Fulton's flat. There they found Jenny, Paul Vernon , and Mr. Fulton, who had returned unexpectedly, in a festive mood and thoroughly enjoying themselves. The flat was gaily decorated for Paul's benefit.
Principal characters this week:
(Continued in next column)

Contributors

Script By: Joan Carr-Jones
Unknown: Paul Vernon
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Frank Partington
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Alvys Maben
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Zenobia: Thea Wells
fhompkins: Billy Thatcher
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Mrs Owen: Hilda Bayley
Marleen: Violet Loxley
Susie Thompkins: Hilda Fennimore
Elaine AUardyce: Elizabeth London
Mrs Mountford -: Vivienne Chatterton
Garage mechanic: Roy Dean
Peter Dane: George Cooper

: Footlight Favourites

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser Marion Studholme (soprano)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Soprano: Marion Studholme

: Footlight Favourites

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Leo Wurmser Marion Studholme (soprano)
(Continued)

Contributors

Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Soprano: Marion Studholme

: LLOYD THOMAS

at the BBC theatre organ

: LEW STONE

and his Band

: The Younger Generation UNDER-20 PARADE

presents the national finals of Take Your Chance
Tony East introduces contestants from the Regions and the British Zone of Germany
At the end of the programme, the winner has three free minutes on the air and is presented to the judges, Joy Nichols , Bernard Miles , and Wynford Vaughan Thomas
(Continued in next column)
Sports Flash
Stan Tomlin Introduces the Younger Generation's 1952 sports programme
Music Makers
Tondu Youth Choir of the Aberkensig Youth Club
You're Only Young Once
The everyday adventures of the Caldicott family
Script by Edward J. Mason
12—‘ Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot'

Contributors

Unknown: Joy Nichols
Unknown: Bernard Miles
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Introduces: Stan Tomlin
Script By: Edward J. Mason

: The Archers

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.

Contributors

Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: News and RADIO NEWSREEL

followed by

: Sport

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

John Ellison 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-England v. Northern Ireland
High School for Girls, Rugby v.
St. Dominic's High School for Girls, Belfast
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Douglas Fairbanks. Jnr., in ‘ WINDOWS ON THE WORLD'

The story of the United Nations Headquarters in New York and of some of the people who work there
Script and production by Norman Corwin of United Nations Radio

Contributors

Production By: Norman Corwin

: CALLING ALL FORCES

Ted Ray introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Guests:
Jean Kent
Cardew Robinson
. and a sporting celebrity
The Forces try to stump
Leslie Welch , the Memory Man
Carole Carr sings songs of the Servicemen's choice
You've Asked For It
Bringing sounds for Servicemen overseas to remind them of home
The Stargazers
The George Mitchell Choir
Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont and Frank Hoopei

Contributors

Introduces: Ted Ray
Unknown: Jean Kent
Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: George Mitchell Choir
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
Produced By: Frank Hoopei

: NEWS

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

with Alan Breeze and Doreen Stephens
Script by Clem Bernard Produced by Glyn Jonea

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Script By: Clem Bernard
Produced By: Glyn Jonea

: A RECORD APIECE

A programme in which the Light Programme announcers choose a tune for the end of the year

: News Summary

: WATCH.NIGHT SERVICE

from St. George's Church, Leeds. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Tony Waite

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Waite

: Big Ben

: RING OUT THE OLD DANCE IN THE NEW

Scotland dances-in the New Year with Jimmy Shand and his
Scottish Country Dance Band
In the Angus Country Dance Club,
Dundee
Andy Currie and his Orchestra
In the Bobby Jones Ballroom, Ayr

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Shand
Unknown: Andy Currie








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