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: Housewives' Choice

Donald Peers introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Donald Peers

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: TIME FOR RHYTHM

Joseph Seal at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Seal

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack White and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Jack White

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Joan Carr-Jones

: ON WITH THE DANCE

Light Orchestra
(Leader, William Mclnulty )
Conductor, David Curry
(Continued in next column)

Contributors

Leader: William McLnulty
Conductor: David Curry

: MORNING STORY

' Poor. Darling! ' by T. A. Lowe
Read by Eric Phillips

Contributors

Unknown: T. A. Lowe
Read By: Eric Phillips

: VIC LEWIS

and his Orchestra with Derrick Francis and Terry Devon

Contributors

Unknown: Derrick Francis
Unknown: Terry Devon

: Concert Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead ) -
Conductor, John Hopkins

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER"

Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
A programme for children under five

: WOMAN'S HOUR

A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe and including
Guest of the Week:
Dr. Maude Royden , c.H.
' I Like to Dance-the Polka':this week's invitation to the dance comes from Freddy Grisewood.
' Speaking Personally': Godfrey Winn shares with you the highlights of his week
' Spinning a Yarn': commander Ibbett's yarn this time concerns a parrot
(Continued in next column)
' Many Happy Returns': a mosaic of the happiest anniversaries In listeners' lives. Readers, Gladys Young and Olive Gregg

Contributors

Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Dr. Maude Royden
Unknown: Freddy Grisewood.
Unknown: Godfrey Winn
Readers: Gladys Young
Readers: Olive Gregg

: MUSIC IN THE HOME

A programme of light music arranged and played by Jack Byfield and his Players with Fredric Bayco at the organ and Janet Howe (mezzo-soprano)

Contributors

Played By: Jack Byfield
Unknown: Fredric Bayco
Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Howe

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Manchester C.W.S. Band
Conductor, Jack Atherton

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Atherton

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones

Contributors

Script By: Joan Carr-Jones

: THE LITTLE MERMAID'

The ballet music, arranged from themes by Franz Liszt , for the new Goldwyn-R.K.O. release ' Hans Christian Andersen '
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann

Contributors

Unknown: Franz Liszt
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann

: TIP-TOP TUNES

played by Geraldo and his Orchestra
Including
Songs with Strings
' Musical Memory '
The Tip Toppers and singers,
Jill Day and Bob Dale

Contributors

Singers: Jill Day
Singers: Bob Dale

: CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK

A musical tour of the city in which so many different nationalities live, and the story of how some of them celebrate Christmas

: COME INTO THE PARLOUR!

to meet Hermione Gingold
Anona Winn , Jerry Desmonde and Ralph Wightman and join them for half an hour of parlour games, designed to entertain you, and maybe to give you ideas for your own parties
Master of Ceremonies,
Michael Miles
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: Hermione Gingold
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Jerry Desmonde
Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: Michael Miles
Produced By: Joan Clark

: ' THE PICKWICK PAPERS '

Some of the adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and his friends related in the novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted for radio into five parts based on Noel Langley 's screenplay and the original novel, with scenes and music from the sound-track of the Langley-Minter picture
(Continued in next column)
Part 3
A discovery and a chase; clearing up all doubts of the Disinterestedness of Mr. Jingle's Character: an important proceeding on the part of Mr. Pickwick; some account of Eatanswill
Programme produced by Thurstan Holland

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Samuel Pickwick
Novel By: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Noel Langley
Produced By: Thurstan Holland
Mr Samuel Pickwick: James Hayter
Mr Tracy Tupman: Alexander Gauge
Mr Nathaniel Winkle: James Donald
Mr Augustus Snodgrase: Lionel Murton
Mr Wardle: Walter Fitzgerald
Isabel Wardle: Joan Heal
Emily Wardle: Diane Hart
Miss Rachel Wardle: Kathleen Harrison
Mr Alfred Jingle: Nigel Patrick
Mr Perker: Noel Willman
Sam Weller: Harry Fowler
Mrs Bardell: Hermione Baddeley
Mrs Leo Hunter: Joyce Grenfell
Job Trotter: Sam Costa
Miss Witherfield: Athene Sevier
Narrator: Howard Marion-Crawford

: Christmas Sport

by Raymond Glendenning

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Glendenning

: CARROLL LEVIS AND HIS DISCOVERIES

with the BBC Variety Orchestra Produced by Trafford Whitelock

Contributors

Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: GRACIE FIELDS

At Home for Christmas
Accompanied by Bertram Waller with the George Mitchell Glee Club and the Augmented Dance Orchestra Conducted by Stanley Black
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Accompanied By: Bertram Waller
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: Curtain Up! presents Norman Wooland in 'THE STAR IN THE SNOW '

A Christmas fantasy of the Atomic Age
Written for radio by Charles Parker
Music composed and conducted by John Hotchkis
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Raymond Raikes
followed by

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Parker
Conducted By: John Hotchkis
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Professor Walters: Norman Wooland
Mrs Adams: Betty Hardy
Charlie: Danny Rambler
Ginger: Wilfrid Downing
Mrs Walters: Patricia Hilliard
Big Jim: Cyril Shaps
Police Sergeant: Hugh Manning
Dr Winkel: Norman Shelley
Dr Spendril: Carleton Hobbs
First Ace Reporter: Derek Hart
Second Ace Reporter: Cyril Shaps
Newsreel cameraman: Garard Green

: Cabin B.13

A thriller by John Dickson Carr

Contributors

Writer: John Dickson Carr
Producer: Peter Watts
The Man in Black: Valentine Dyall
Richard: John Glen
Anne: Elizabeth London
Dr Heinrich: Anthony Jacobs
Stewardess: Elsa Palmer
Marshall: Michael O'Halloran
Captain Wainwright: Allan Jeayes
[Actress]: Ella Milne
[Actress]: Mary Wimbush
[Actor]: Hugh Manning
[Actor]: Patrick Troughton

: WILFRED PICKLES

says
4 Can I Come In?' * to some of the people of Drury Lane, London
Arranged by Gordon Cruickshank
Presented by David Thomson

Contributors

Arranged By: Gordon Cruickshank
Presented By: David Thomson

: A STORY FOR CHRISTMAS

Told by Wynford Vaughan Thomas
' The Last Dream of the Old Oak Tree ' by Hans Andersen

Contributors

Told By: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Unknown: Hans Andersen

: ' And the many shall sing CAROLS

from the Royal Albert Hall , London sung by the massed voices of the Royal Choral Society
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent with Heddle Nash (tenor) Arnold Greir (organ)
(s)

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Tenor: Heddle Nash
Tenor: Arnold Greir

: MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

for a quiet moment on Christmas Eve played by the Strings of the Leighton Lucas Orchestra Conductor, Leighton Lucas with Leon Goossens , Nina Milkina
Ian Gordon-Inglis
David Lloyd , Josephine Lee and the BBC Singers
Conducted by Frank Wade

Contributors

Unknown: Leighton Lucas
Unknown: Leon Goossens
Unknown: Nina Milkina
Unknown: Ian Gordon-Inglis
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Josephine Lee
Conducted By: Frank Wade

: RHYTHM NOCTURNE

Stanley Black at the piano with a section of the Dance Orchestra

: THE FIRST NOWELL*

A welcome to Christmas Day

: MASS OF THE NATIVITY

sung by Father Egbert Cole , O.P., and the community of the Dominican Priory of St. Thomas,
Hawkesyard, Rugeley, Staffs.
The action of the Mass described by Father Columba Ryan , o.p.
Meditation at the Communion by Father Ian Hislop , o.p.
Mass No. 1 (Dominican Gradual)
Offertory Motet: Come to me beloved, ba.be of Bethlehem (W.H. 176)
Recessional: Adeste Fideles
Cantor, Father Antoninus Finili , o.r.

Contributors

Sung By: Father Egbert Cole
Unknown: Father Columba Ryan
Unknown: Father Ian Hislop
Unknown: Father Antoninus Finili








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