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: NEWS

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Introduced by Edmundo Ros

Contributors

Introduced By: Edmundo Ros

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: MAINLY RHYTHM

Robinson Cleaver at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Robinson Cleaver

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Joan Carr-Jones

Contributors

Script By: Joan Carr-Jones

: LIGHT ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

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

Contributors

Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: MORNING STORY

' Banshee's Cry ' by Thomas Kelly
Told by Mary O'Farrell

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Kelly
Told By: Mary O'Farrell

: MUSIC FOR DANCING

Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Silvester

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

: HULLO THERE !

A Christmas holiday magazine
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
Post Office messenger Derek Fryer brings you a personal New Year greeting from
Sir Leslie Boyce ,
The Lord Mayor of London
The Editor of Radio Times
The Head of Children's Hour
Hullo, 1952!
C. Gordon Glover and friends request the pleasure of your company on their whirlwind New Year's Day outing

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Fryer
Unknown: Sir Leslie Boyce
Unknown: C. Gordon Glover

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five

: WOMAN'S HOUR

A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Margaret Hubble and including
' After the Ball is Over': Fred Bason comes straight from his first visit to the Chelsea Arts Ball to tell you all about it
' New Year Resolution: Let's Remember to Relax in 1952': Joan Neville-Ness proposes the resolution
An announcement about tuberculosis, and a message sent to ' Woman's Hour ' listeners from Sir Robert A. Young, C.B.E., M.D., F.R.C.P. , after which Mass X-Ray Unit 5A is heard at work
' One Foot in the Grave,' by Mary Chubb , who describes her struggle to adjust herself to a crippling disability
' Dear Diary,' by Kaye Webb
Serial: Mary Barton ' by . Mrs Gaskell . Abridged by Marianne Helweg. Read by John Sharp

Contributors

Introduced By: Margaret Hubble
Unknown: Fred Bason
Unknown: Joan Neville-Ness
Unknown: Sir Robert A. Young, C.B.E., M.D., F.R.C.P.
Unknown: Mary Chubb
Unknown: Kaye Webb
Unknown: Mary Barton
Unknown: Mrs Gaskell
Abridged By: Marianne Helweg.
Read By: John Sharp

: MUSIC MATINÉE

The Spa Orchestra directed by Tom Jenkins with Freda Townson (contralto)

Contributors

Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Contralto: Freda Townson

: CITIZENSHIP

The Commonwealth of Tomorrow
1—‘ The Eight States ' by Colin Jackson
In the first talk in this series, the speaker describes his recent tour of the Commonwealth countries. He talks in particular about the eight self-governing nations of the Commonwealth, and explains how these varied and scattered nations remain in free and close association with each other.

Contributors

Unknown: Colin Jackson

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Primo-Scala and his Accordion Band

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Joan Carr-Jones

Contributors

Script By: Joan Carr-Jones

: ANTON

and his Orchestra
Edna Hatzfeld and Alan Paul
(two pianos)

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Paul

: ANTON

and his Orchestra
(Continued)

: BRYAN RODWELL

at the BBC theatre organ

: RENDEZVOUS

Commonwealth artists entertain featuring
Eddie Gaye , Wilfrid Thomas
Arthur Downes and Valerie Gray
BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Robert Busby
Introduced by Peter King Produced by David Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Gaye
Unknown: Wilfrid Thomas
Unknown: Arthur Downes
Unknown: Valerie Gray
Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Robert Busby
Introduced By: Peter King
Produced By: David Miller

: THESE CHRISTMAS TIMES

A seasonable reminder of Everyman's entertainment with Charlie Chester
Jack Watson , Ethel Revnell Jack Hylton , Miriam Ferris
Helena Millais , Leonard Henry
Trefor Jones , Rex Palmer and the voices of: John Henry and Blossom
Tommy Handley and Ronald Frankau
Vivian Foster , the vicar of mirth and Gillie Potter on gramophone records
Everyman with a wireless set,
Anthony Armstrong
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Thurstan Holland

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Ethel Revnell
Unknown: Jack Hylton
Unknown: Miriam Ferris
Unknown: Helena Millais
Unknown: Leonard Henry
Unknown: Trefor Jones
Unknown: Rex Palmer
Unknown: John Henry
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Ronald Frankau
Unknown: Vivian Foster
Unknown: Gillie Potter
Unknown: Anthony Armstrong
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: 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

: 7 News and RADIO NEWSREEL

followed by

: Sport

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Tunes you have asked us to play

: WILL FYFFE

(The recorded broadcast In the Scottish Home Service of December 12)

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

with Wallas Eaton *
The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor. Robert Busby
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conductor: Robert Busby
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: ARGUMENT

A discussion between
William Deedes , M.P. and Anthony Wedgwood Benn M.P.
In the chair, Lionel Gamlin

Contributors

Unknown: William Deedes
Unknown: Anthony Wedgwood Benn
Unknown: Lionel Gamlin

: NEWS

: BBC DANCING CLUB

You are invited to join Victor Silvester and his Orchestra. During this programme there is another simple lesson by Victor Silvester
Produced by David Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Silvester
Unknown: Victor Silvester
Produced By: David Miller

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' A Place to Hide' by Clifford King
Reader, John Slater
1—‘ Encounter at Opicina'

Contributors

Reader: John Slater

: AT CLOSE OF DAY

A sequence of light music played by Charles Ernesco and his Sextet

Contributors

Played By: Charles Ernesco

: News Summary

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