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: Housewives' Choice

Billy Cotton introduces your request records

Contributors

Presenter: Billy Cotton

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: NEVILLE MEALE

at the organ of the Granada, Tooting

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Troise and his Banjoliers

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen (singer, Ian Gourlay )

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Kemlo Stephen
Singer: Ian Gourlay

: CHRISTMAS STORY

The Pantomime Cat'
Written and read by Roger Snowdon

Contributors

Read By: Roger Snowdon

: VIC LEWIS

and his Orchestra with Dean Raymond

Contributors

Unknown: Dean Raymond

: Concert Hour BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Donald Sturtivant )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser

Contributors

Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story: ' The True Story of Christmas' by Jean Sutcliffe , told by Julia Lang

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe
Told By: Julia Lang

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including:
On Being an Aunt: Ruth Drew has six nieces and nephews so she knows what she is talking about
In Partnership: Reg and Robina Hintoni
Visiting the Children at Christmas : Donald Ford, Chairman of the Children's Committee of the London County Council, describes the visit he makes to one of the Council's Children's
Homes every year on Christmas Eve
On Becoming a Grandmother: Marian Cutler describes her feelings on the birth of her first grandchild a few weeks ago
Telling the Children about Christmas: Santa Claus , Fir Trees, and Mistletoe. Mrs. Guy Rogers distinguishes between all these customs and the meaning of Christmas Day
Short Story:
' Which of the Nine?' by Maurus Jokai
Read by Richard Hurndall
Programme introduced by Jean Metcalfe

Contributors

Unknown: Ruth Drew
Unknown: Robina Hintoni
Unknown: Donald Ford,
Unknown: Marian Cutler
Unknown: Santa Claus
Unknown: Mrs. Guy Rogers
Unknown: Maurus Jokai
Read By: Richard Hurndall
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe

: CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK

In the great cosmopolitan city of New York Christmas presents one of the most colourful kaleidoscopes of varying costumes, habits, and traditions to be found anywhere in the world, and for a while this world belongs to the children. This programme tells how Christmas is celebrated by the children of New York Written by Lola Mirin and Pamela Ilott
Directed by Leo Shore

Contributors

Written By: Lola Mirin
Written By: Pamela Ilott
Directed By: Leo Shore

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack White and his Band
(Jack White and his Band are appear ing at the Astoria Dance Salon, London

Contributors

Unknown: Jack White
Unknown: Jack White

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: THE SILVER LINING

A message of comfort and cheer for all ' in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity '
Today Stuart Hibberd introduces a talk by the Rev. Jim Wilson
(Listeners' letters are very welcome, as they give real help in planning these talks. Send them to Stuart Hibberd , c/o Silver Lining, Broadcasting House, London, W.I. Listeners will realise th&-t speakers cannot reply person-ally, but will try to deal with their problenu in the taflks.)

Contributors

Unknown: Stuart Hibberd
Unknown: Rev. Jim Wilson
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd

: KATHLEEN FERRIER

(1912-1953)
A tribute to the memory of a great singer
Introduced by Gerald Moore

Contributors

Introduced By: Gerald Moore

: CONDUCTED TOUR

with the BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell with Hugh Shirreff as your guide
Today's tour includes Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, and Austria

Contributors

Conductor: Frank Cantell
Unknown: Hugh Shirreff

: ERIC COATES REMEMBERS

Episodes and adventures from his autobiography
' Suite in Four Movements'
Introduced, with gramophone illustrations, by the author and Stephen Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Williams

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

: Sport

Raymond Glendenning on Christmas fixtures
/

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Glendenning

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in ' EDUCATING ARCHIE'

A Christmas edition with Ronald Shiner
Harry Secombe , Beryl Reid
Hattie Jacques , Ronald Chesney
Peter Madden
Guest artist, Max Bygraves
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Shiner
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Peter Madden
Artist: Max Bygraves
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

John Ellison and Robert Mac-Dermot are the question-masters
11—English Semi-Finals
The High School,
Kidderminster (Girls) v.
Maynard School, Exeter (Girls)
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Tom Williams
Produced By: Joan Clark

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Records requested for people whose birthdays are ' submerged ' in the general festivities of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann

Contributors

Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in 'LIFE WITH THE LYONS'

7-' Twas the Night Before ' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Horace Percival , Doris Rogers
Molly Weir , Norman Shelley
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Bebe Daniels
Bob Block and Ronnie Hanbury
Music by Arthur Wilkinson Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Music By: Arthur Wilkinson
Production By: Tom Ronald

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

with Wallas Eaton
Alma Cogan , June Whitfield
The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: HEARTSEASE

Margaret Rawlings offers to friends known and unknown some poems chosen for the eve of Christmas
Music provided by Arthur Dulay (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Rawlings
Piano: Arthur Dulay

: MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

for a quiet moment on Christmas Eve played by strings of the Leighton Lucas Orchestra Conductor, Leighton Lucas with Doris Gambell (soprano)
David Lloyd (tenor)
Robin Fairhurst and Philip Southwood (trebles)
Leon Goossens (oboe)
Sidonie Goossens (harp) Charles Spinks (organ)
Josephine Lee (accompanist) and the BBC Singers
Conducted by Frank Wade

Contributors

Unknown: Leighton Lucas
Conductor: Leighton Lucas
Soprano: Doris Gambell
Tenor: David Lloyd
Tenor: Robin Fairhurst
Tenor: Philip Southwood
Oboe: Leon Goossens
Harp: Sidonie Goossens
Harp: Charles Spinks
Accompanist: Josephine Lee
Conducted By: Frank Wade

: CHRISTMAS CARD

Greetings in story and song from
Donald Peers , Lucille Graham Edward Byles , Pegi Edwards
The Voices in Harmony
Pendyrus Male Voice Choir
(Chorus-Master, Arthur Duggan )
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Arwel Hughes Introduced by Alun Williams
Produced by Mai Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Peers
Unknown: Lucille Graham
Unknown: Edward Byles
Unknown: Pegi Edwards
Chorus-Master: Arthur Duggan
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Introduced By: Alun Williams
Produced By: Mai Jones

: 'THE FIRST NOWELL'

A welcome to Christmas Day

: MASS OF THE NATIVITY

From Brompton Oratory,
London
The action of the Mass described by Father
H. A. C. Connell
Meditation at the Communion by Father J. J. Bevan
Mass: Aeterna Christi munera
Palestrina, edited Washington
Offertory Motet: Adeste fideles trad.
Motet during the distribution of Communion:
Quern pastores laudavere trod.
Recessional; Personent hodie arr. Hoist
Musical Director,
Henry Washington
Organist, Ralph Downes

Contributors

Unknown: H. A. C. Connell
Unknown: J. J. Bevan
Organist: Ralph Downes








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