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: FIRST LIGHT

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

Contributors

Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: THE COUNTRYSIDE IN DECEMBER

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country
C. Gordon Glover and Eric Simms introduce personalities to talk about happenings in the countryside. The programme also includes recordings of December countryside sounds
Programme edited by Eric Simms
Produced by Bernard Lyons

Contributors

Unknown: C. Gordon Glover
Unknown: Eric Simms
Edited By: Eric Simms
Produced By: Bernard Lyons

: NEWS

: TODAY'S JOB

by Bernard Wetherall

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Wetherall

: Hullo There!

A weekly radio magazine for young listeners
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin

Happy Hogmanay
Tom Masson remembers some of the traditional New Year customs in his native Scotland, and illustrates a few of them for 'auld lang syne'

Stamp Collectors' Bulletin - 1953
Kenneth F. Chapman, Editor of Stamp Collecting, draws your attention to some recent stamp-news items of particular interest

Report in Rhythm
Billy Mayerl and the Fleeting Footnotes report for duty in the New Year with their latest musical resolutions

Let's Have a Story
Mary Field tells you the story of children's film-making in Britain, in an interview with Mary Hill

Such A Musical Creature
Michael Bell closes his gramophone-gallery of animal portraits by inviting you to listen to some remarkably musical fowls

Contributors

Editor/Producer: Lionel Gamlin
Speaker (Happy Hogmanay): Tom Masson
Speaker (Stamp Collectors' Bulletin - 1953): Kenneth F. Chapman
Pianist (Report in Rhythm): Billy Mayerl
Musicians (Report in Rhythm): The Fleeting Footnotes
Speaker (Let's Have a Story): Mary Field
Interviewee (Let's Have a Story): Mary Hill
Speaker (Such A Musical Creature): Michael Bell

: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan in 'THE GOON SHOW '

Written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens with the Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray

Contributors

Written By: Spike Milligan
Written By: Larry Stephens
Unknown: Ray Ellington Quartet
Unknown: Max Geldray

: TANGO TIME

Bernard Monshin and the Concert Tango Orchestra
Programme introduced by Roy Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Monshin
Introduced By: Roy Williams

: WILFRED PICKLES

says
' Can I Come In? ' to some of the people of Tottenham, London

: PEOPLE'S SERVICE

' Search ye the scriptures ; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: nnd these are they which testify of me
What does the Bible really say ...?
Service conducted by the Rev. Austen Williams
From St. Alban's Church,
Westbury Park, Bristol
Reader, Douglas Vaughan
Organist, R. L. Keens

Contributors

Reader: Douglas Vaughan
Organist: R. L. Keens

: 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, Dennis Scuse

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Dennis Scuse

: CAVAN O'CONNOR

in ' There's Music In My Heart' with the BBC Revue Orchestra
Production by Alfred Dunning

Contributors

Production By: Alfred Dunning

: IN THE MOOD

with Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Rose Brennan
Howard Jones
Presented by Rikki Fulton
Produced by Donald McLean

Contributors

Unknown: Joe Loss
Unknown: Rose Brennan
Unknown: Howard Jones
Presented By: Rikki Fulton
Produced By: Donald McLean

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in * EDUCATING ARCHIE '

with Max Bygraves
Harry Secombe , Beryl Reid
Ronald Chesney , Peter Madden
Hattie Jacques s Kirkintilloch Junior Choir
Conducted by the Rev. J. R. MacPherson
BBC Revue Orchestra
Script by Eric Sykes
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Peter Madden
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Rev. J. R. MacPherson
Script By: Eric Sykes
Produced By: Roy Speer

: AMERICA IN SONG

A programme of stories and songs of the American people presented in a musical journey through the United States
This week : Kentucky

: HENRY HALL'S GUEST NIGHT

Highlights of the Show World
You are invited to listen to stars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert platform, with the BBC Revue Orchestra
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: HOLIDAY HOUR

A winter programme looking back to last summer and forward to next
Memories of sunlit days
Plans for leisure to come with musical excursions conducted by Paul Fenoulhet and the Augmented Variety Orchestra
This week:
You are invited to come
' Walking in the Lake District' with Garry Hogg
On a trip to Holland with Michael Barsley and to listen to Noel Vincent 's hint* for would-be walkers and to your own holiday questions answered by a travel expert introduced by Franklin Engelmann
Edited by Bernard Lyons
Produced by Arthur Phillips

Contributors

Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Garry Hogg
Unknown: Michael Barsley
Unknown: Noel Vincent
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Edited By: Bernard Lyons
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Clifton Webb in 'MARCHING ALONG'

The story of John Philip Sousa with Debra Paget , Robert Wagner
Ruth Hussey , and Finlay Currie
An adaptation from the sound-track of the new Twentieth Century-Fox picture in Technicolor
Adapted by Gordon Gow Programme produced by Thurstan Holland

Contributors

Unknown: John Philip Sousa
Unknown: Debra Paget
Unknown: Robert Wagner
Unknown: Ruth Hussey
Unknown: Finlay Currie
Adapted By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: IF I HAD A MILLION

Val Guest plans his ideal day's entertainment for himself and his friends and Barbara McFadyean brings his plan to life with gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Val Guest
Unknown: Barbara McFadyean

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

London v. Scotland
Fourth of eight contests
London
Hubert Phillips
Cedric Cliffe
Quiz-Master,Lionel Hale Scotland
Sir James Fergusson
Jack House
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding

Contributors

Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Sir James Fergusson
Unknown: Jack House
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: Bebe Daniels

and Ben Lyon in ' LIFE WITH THE LYONS '
(Third series)
8-' Ben's Handicap'

Contributors

Unknown: Ben Lyon

: News and RADIO NEWSREEL

A summary of events of the past week

: SUNDAY HALF-HOUR

Community hymn-singing from the Albert Hall Methodist Mission, Nottingham. Hymns introduced by the Rev. Kenneth Waights , Superintendent
Organist, L. Gordon Thorp
Onward! Christian soldiers (M.H.B.
822: Tune, St. Gertrude)
Soldiers of Christ, arise (M.H.B. 484:
Tune, From Strength to Strength)
0 thou who cam'st from above
(M.H.B. 386: Tune, Wilton)
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
(M.H.B. 667: Tune, St. Clement)
Praise to the Holiest in the height
(M.H.B. 74: Tune, Gerontius)
We love the place, 0 God (M.H.B.
677: Tune. Quam Dilecta)
Sun of mv soul. thou Saviour dear
(M.H.B. 942: Tune, Abends)

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Kenneth Waights
Organist: L. Gordon Thorp

: GRAND HOTEL

Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Nancy Thomas (contralto)
Robert Easton (bass)
(Continued in next column)

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Contralto: Nancy Thomas
Bass: Robert Easton

: NEWS

: SEMPRINI

at the piano

: THINK ON THESE THINGS

Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning
It came upon the midnight clear
(Tune, Noel)
Give heed. my heart (Tune,
Von Himmel hoch)
Fill thou my life (Tune, Arden)

Contributors

Unknown: Von Himmel

: THE TWILIGHT HOUR

A programme of melody introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: QUIET RHYTHM

Records selected and introduced by Neal Arden

Contributors

Introduced By: Neal Arden

: News Summary

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