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: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Donald Peers

Contributors

Presenter: Donald Peers

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: HULLO THERE!

Magazine for young listeners
Holiday Extra
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
Let's Go to the Panto!
Dorothy Ward , famous pantomime ' Principal Boy,' invites you to join her in singing some favourite songs
Now Let's Go to the Circus!
Brian Johnston gives you a ringside account of some daring circus performers
Is There a Doctor in the House?
There is!
Look Before You Leap!
Adventure series by Geoffrey Morgan
6-' Star Performance '
(Continued in next column)
Sorry You Missed It!
Some of the items included in our Christmas Party Edition:
Billy Mayerl and George Myddleton
(two-piano duets) Clarence Wright and the Peter Knight Trio
Surprise Item
Christmas Autograph

Contributors

Produced By: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Dorothy Ward
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Unknown: George Myddleton
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Jerry Conway: Robin Ray
Jane Conway: Patricia Field
Bill Weller, stage manager: Rex Garner
Tony Lawton, his assistant: Billy Thatcher

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Promenade Players
. Conductor, Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: TIME FOR MUSIC

Granville Jones (violin)
BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Arwel Hughes

Contributors

Conducted By: Arwel Hughes

: HENRI LE BLANC

at the BBC theatre organ

: HARRY GOLD

and his Pieces of Eight with Betty Taylor and Jon Clark

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Taylor
Unknown: Jon Clark

: SPORTS PARADE

What's on today?
Association Football: A preview by Charles Buchan of the Football League matches
Scottish League: Tommy Muirhead on today's outstanding games
(Continued in next column)
'Rugby Union: Peter West talks about the main matches in England and Wales
Rugby League: Alan Dixon on today's programme
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Tommy Muirhead
Talks: Peter West
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: MUSIC FROM THE BALLET

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Harold Gray

Contributors

Conducted By: Harold Gray

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

for children under five

: BAND CALL

BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet with Patricia Baird and Denis Catlin
Introduced by John Webster

Contributors

Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Patricia Baird
Unknown: Denis Catlin
Introduced By: John Webster

: 'CINDERELLA'

Excerpt from
Bertram Montague 's pantomime from the King's Theatre, Hammersmith
Cast includes:
(Continued in next column)
Produced by Heath Joyce
Books and lyrics by Barry Lupino and Arty Ash The Iris Kirkwhite Dancers
Graham Nelson's Juveniles
Introduced by Brian Johnston

Contributors

Unknown: Bertram Montague
Produced By: Heath Joyce
Unknown: Barry Lupino
Unknown: Arty Ash
Dancers: Graham Nelson'S Juveniles
Introduced By: Brian Johnston
Buttons Baron's page: Lupino Lane
Cinderella: Barbara Leigh
Prince Charming: Paula Grey
Dandini: Elsie Percival
The Ugly Sisters: Bud: Bunny Baron
The Ugly Sisters: Blossom: Harry Arnold
Coppem, Grabbem, and Gottem, the broker's men: Three Barbour Brothers
Baron Bentonbroke: ,leslie Spurting
Fairy Godmother: Virginia Tate

: Piano Playtime

Kay Cavendish at the piano

Contributors

Pianist: Kay Cavendish

: ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL

Commentary on the second half of a Football League match

: BANDSTAND

Band of the Royal Artillery (Woolwich)
Conducted by Lieut.-Col. Owen Geary , M.B.E.

Contributors

Unknown: Col. Owen Geary

: WORLD OF JAZZ

Edited by Denis Preston
Christmas Party Guests include :
Kenny Baker , George Chisholm
Johnny Dankworth
Jack Fallon , Wally Fawkes
Don Fraser , Stephane Grappelly
Humphrey Lyttelton
Mike McKenzie
Jack Parnell , Ralph Sharon
Host, Charles Chilton

Contributors

Edited By: Denis Preston
Unknown: Kenny Baker
Unknown: George Chisholm
Unknown: Johnny Dankworth
Unknown: Jack Fallon
Unknown: Wally Fawkes
Unknown: Don Fraser
Unknown: Stephane Grappelly
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Mike McKenzie
Unknown: Jack Parnell
Unknown: Ralph Sharon
Unknown: Charles Chilton

: SPORTS REPORT

including football results and A Year of Sport
Fourteen experts review the outstanding team and individual performances of 1952, and introduce their sportsmen of the year or present extracts from recorded commentaries
Association Football: W. J. Hicks Athletics: Jack Crump
Boxing: Raymond Glendenning Cricket: Rex Alston Cycling: W. J. Mills
Golf: Henry Longhurst
Lawn Tennis: Max Robertson
Motor Cycling: Graham Walker Motor Racing: Raymond Baxter Racing: Peter O'Sullevan Rowing: John Snagge
Rugby League: Alan Dixon
. Rugby Union: Peter West
Speedway: Alan Clarke
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay

Contributors

Unknown: J. Hicks
Unknown: Jack Crump
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Henry Longhurst
Unknown: Max Robertson
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Unknown: Alan Clarke
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: 'JUST WILLIAM '

by Richmal Crompton

Contributors

Unknown: Richmal Crompton
William: Andrew Ray
Ginger: P Haves
Henry: Bobbv Scroggins
Mr Brown: Gordon McLeod
Mrs Brown: Ruth Dunning
Robert: Kenneth Connor
Ethel: Denise Bryer
Aunt Polly: Barbara Trevor
Jimmy: Desmond Carrington

: CAN I HELP YOU?

A Mixed Bag
Dudley Perkins gives some short answers to a variety of questions sent in by listeners

Contributors

Unknown: Dudley Perkins

: Sport

Charles Buchan on today's football

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Buchan

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

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
Daniel Archer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Christine Archer: Pamela Mant
Mr Fairbrother: Leslie Bowmar
Mrs Fairbrother: Joy Davies
Grace Fairbrother: Ysanne Churchman
Simon: Eddie Robinson
Walter Gabriel: Robert Mawdesley
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
The Squire: Ronald Baddiley
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Vicar: Harry Stubbs
Reggie Trentham: Peter Wilde
Valerie Grayson: Ann Johnson
Clive Lawson-Hope: Leslie Parker

: POGGY'S PARADE

E. 0. Pogson and a few of his friends playing some toy instruments they found in their Christmas stockings
Presented by David Miller

Contributors

Presented By: David Miller

: SATURDAY NIGHT ON THE LIGHT

BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Gwen Catley (soprano) Owen Brannigan (bass)
Dudley Rolph
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Soprano: Gwen Catley
Bass: Owen Brannigan
Bass: Dudley Rolph
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate

: Dramatic -Interlude

Leonard Sachs in ' The Bells' by Edgar Allan Poe
Fifty Years Ago: Memories of the shows of Christmas 1902
Excerpts from Merrie England, The Girl from Kays, The Toreador. Three Little Maids. A Chinese Honeymoon, and A Country Girl
Introduced, by Franklin Engelmann
Produced by Harold Neden and Norman Wright
From the Concert Hall.
Broadcasting House, London

Contributors

Unknown: Leonard Sachs
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Harold Neden
Produced By: Norman Wright

: BBC SHOW BAND

Directed by Cyril Stapleton in a programme of dance music with Lee Lawrence
Jean Campbell , Johnny Johnston
Harold Smart , Bill McGuffie and the Johnston Brothers

Contributors

Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Lee Lawrence
Unknown: Jean Campbell
Unknown: Johnny Johnston
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Bill McGuffie








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