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Bright and cheery music on gramophone records


Directed by Michael Spivakovsky


Directed By: Michael Spivakovsky

: Home for the Day

The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Joan Yorke introducing
Gordon Gow , reviewing some current films
Pamela Frankau and Wyn Griffith discussing the issues behind some personal problems
A poulterer talking about your Christmas turkey
Kathleen Austin describing a Victorian washday
Francesca French recalling a Christmas in the Gobi desert
The final instalment from ' A Kid for Two Farthings,' by Wolf Mankowitz. Abridged by Pegeen Mair. Read by David Kossoff


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Pamela Frankau
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: Wolf Mankowitz.
Abridged By: Pegeen Mair.
Read By: David Kossoff

: Leslie Baily's Log Book: 5: Making New Miners

A journey through Britain with a recording machine.
Leslie Baily goes underground at Crown Farm Colliery, Mansfield, and sees how new miners are made.
Introducing Herbert Cusworth, Area Labour Officer; Charles Elliott, Joe Mapiletoft, and Josh Greenhough, instructors; Charles Halford and Barry Hamilton, miners; and young and adult trainees; with a postscript from John Rice, a young graduate miner at Maltby.
(The recorded broadcast of October 29)


Presenter: Leslie Baily
Unknown: Herbert Cusworth
Unknown: Charles Elliott
Unknown: Joe Mapiletoft
Unknown: Josh Greenhouglh
Unknown: Charles Halford
Unknown: Barry Hamilton
Unknown: John Rice
Producer: Jack Singleton


You are invited to listen to folk songs and music still sung and played in the British Isles Maud Karpeles and Peter Ken nedy introduce traditional carols they heard in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire
Seamus Ennis tells of the popular beliefs surrounding the Christ Child Lullaby
Singer, Frances Kitching
The Players:
Eugene Pini (violin) Carlos Valdez (cello)
Henry Krein (accordion)
George Crozier (flute)
Freddie Phillips (guitar)
Jimmy Verity (viola)
Programme introduced by Spike Hughes
Edited by Marie Slocombe
Produced by Harold Rogers


Unknown: Maud Karpeles
Unknown: Peter Ken
Singer: Frances Kitching
Violin: Eugene Pini
Cello: Carlos Valdez
Accordion: Henry Krein
Flute: George Crozier
Guitar: Freddie Phillips
Viola: Jimmy Verity
Introduced By: Spike Hughes
Edited By: Marie Slocombe
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: 'HAVE A GO!'

with Wilfred Pickles
From the ' Thunderbird ' Service Club of the 20th Fighter-Bomber Wing
United States Air Force somewhere in Essex

: People's Service

There was no room for them in the Inn (St. Luke 2, v. 7)
Getting Ready For Christmas
From Leominster Priory, Herefordshire. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. S. M. F. Woodhouse


Unknown: Rev. S. M. F. Woodhouse


In London, Jean Metcalfe In Hamburg. Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Dennis Scuse

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

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


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

: Jack Payne introduces BRITISH BAND BOX

A weekly programme of records of British dance bands

: GRACE MOORE (soprano)

on gramophone records


A happy history of everyman's entertainment with Paul Boyle Sir Alan Herbert
Al Read , R. H. Wood and Howard Marion-Crawford
Programme written by Gale Pedrick and produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Paul Boyle
Unknown: Sir Alan Herbert
Unknown: Al Read
Unknown: R. H. Wood
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: Radio Theatre presents ' THE LITTLE PRINCE'

A fantasy for broadcasting by Jon Farrell
Adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Production by Martyn C. Webster Incidental music by James Bernard
The Characters: The Story Teller
The Small Boy
The Uncle
The Little Prince
The Rose
The King
The Conceited Man
The Tippler
The Business Man
The Flower
The Snake
The Fox
The Lamplighter
The Old Man
The Switchman
The Players:
Monica Grey , Elizabeth London
Hester Paton Brown. Sulwen Morgan
Marjorie Westbury , Mary Williams
Mary Wimbush , Gabrielle Blunt
John Cazabon , Hamilton Dyce Deryck Guyler , Hugh Manning
Cyril Shaps , and Richard Waring


Broadcasting By: Jon Farrell
Book By: Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Production By: Martyn C. Webster
Music By: James Bernard
Unknown: Monica Grey
Unknown: Elizabeth London
Unknown: Hester Paton Brown.
Unknown: Sulwen Morgan
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Mary Williams
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Gabrielle Blunt
Unknown: John Cazabon
Unknown: Hamilton Dyce
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Hugh Manning
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Richard Waring

: News and Radio Newsreel

A. summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Owen Brannigan


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Unknown: Owen Brannigan


Hymn-singing from Exeter Cathedral, led by members of Exeter Diocesan Choral Association
Hymns introduced by the Ven. W. A. E. Westall,
Archdeacon of Exeter
0 come, 0 come Emmanuel (Tune,
Hark the glad sound (Tune, Bristol) On Jordan's bank (Tune, Winchester) Carol: People, look East!
Wake, 0 wake (Tune, Sleepers wake) Great God. what 'do I see and hear
(Tune. Luther)
Lo' He comes with clouds descending
(Tune, Helmsley)
Come. thou long expected Jesus
(Tune, Cross of Jesus)
Conductor, Reginald Moore
Organist, Dr. Henry Ley


Conductor: Reginald Moore

: Terry-Thomas in TOP OF THE TOWN

with Joan Sims and Leslie Mitchell
Tonight's Musical Highlights:
Vanessa Lee
Tony Mercer
The George Mitchell
Town Criers
Stanley Black, his piano and his Concert Orchestra
On Top of her Town this week:
Ethel Revnell and her hometown London
Programme based on an idea by Terry-Thomas
Script edited by Jimmy Grafton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Ethel Revnell
Edited By: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson


in reflections at the piano with Marie Korchinska (harp)


Harp: Marie Korchinska


'Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning
While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Tune, Winchester Old)
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
(Tune. Normandy)
Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, do not stir (Tune, Nativity)
Of the Father's love begotten (Tune.
Divinum Mysterium)
Love came down at Christmas (Tune.
Love Incarnate)
Still the night, holy the might (Tune.
Stille Nacht)


A programme of records
Introduced by Philip Slessor


Introduced By: Philip Slessor


A programme of melody played by Sandy M'acpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Played By: Sandy M'Acpherson

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