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: FAMILY CHOICE

Introduced by Billy Cotton

Contributors

Introduced By: Billy Cotton

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: SOLDIERS OF THE QUEEN

A Christmas Ceremonial with the Massed Bands of the Brigade of Guards: Band of the Grenadier Guards
Director of Music,
Major F. J. Harris , M.B.E.
Band of the Coldstream Guards
Director of Music,
Major Douglas A. Pope
Band of the Scots Guards
Director of Music,
Lieut.-Col. S. Rhodes. M.B.E.
Senior Director of Music,
Brigade of Guards
Band of the Irish Guards
Director of Music,
Captain C. H. Jaeger
Band of the Welsh Guards
Director of Music,
Captain F. L. Statham
Introduced by Philip Slessor Produced by Harry Mortimer

Contributors

Unknown: Major F. J. Harris
Unknown: Major Douglas A. Pope
Unknown: Col. S. Rhodes.
Unknown: Captain C. H. Jaeger
Unknown: Captain F. L. Statham
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Harry Mortimer

: In the Christmas mood with JOE LOSS

and his Orchestra and Rose Brennan
Howard Jones , Toni Ventro
Rikki Fulton

Contributors

Unknown: Rose Brennan
Unknown: Howard Jones
Unknown: Toni Ventro
Unknown: Rikki Fulton

: CHRISTMAS AT SANDY'S

Sandy Macpherson invites you to the theatre - organ studio for half an hour
His guests include:
Edmund Hockridge
Charles and Harold Smart and Marion

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson
Unknown: Edmund Hockridge

: CHRISTMAS SERVICE

Let Christians all with joyful mirth. Both young and old, both great and small.
Now think upon our Saviour's birth, Who brought salvation to us all.
From Kingsway Hall, London
Conducted by the Rev. Dr. Donald Soper
Organist, Donald Cashmore

Contributors

Organist: Dr. Donald Soper
Organist: Donald Cashmore

: THE AL READ SHOW

in which Al Read takes life as he finds it and introduces:
A famous guest
A highlight in music and The Kordites

: ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL

Commentary on the second half of one of today's Football League matches

: LINK WITH HOME

Records requested by members of Her Majesty's Forces, the Nursing Services, and .the Merchant Navy on duty overseas
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: THE QUEEN'S JOURNEY

See foot of page and page 4

: Wilfred Pickles' CHRISTMAS PARTY

from the Royal National
Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex
At the piano, Harry Hudson

Contributors

Piano: Harry Hudson

: ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL CHOIR

Conductor, John Dykes Bower in a programme of motets, anthems, and madrigals sung during their recent tour of the United States and Canada
Programme introduced by Canon L. John Collins

Contributors

Conductor: John Dykes Bower
Introduced By: Canon L. John Collins

: Jack Buchanan introduces 'THE BAND WAGON'

with Fred Astaire. Cyd Chaiisse
Oscar Levant , Jack Buchanan and Nanette Fabray
An adaptation from the soundtrack of the new M.G.M. Technicolor film
Script by Gordon Gow
Produced by Thurstan Holland

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Astaire.
Unknown: Cyd Chaiisse
Unknown: Oscar Levant
Unknown: Jack Buchanan
Unknown: Nanette Fabray
Script By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: THE SANTA CLAUS SHOW

with and Father Christmas
The Stanley Black Concert Orchestra
Dialogue script by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Devised and produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Script By: Ray Galton
Script By: Alan Simpson
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson
The Parents:: Bernard Braden
The Parents:: Barbara Kelly
The Children: Eustace Bluebottle: Peter Sellers
The Children: Jennifer: Bob Pearson
The Children: Sylvester: Graham Stark
The Children: Sophie Tuckshop: Hattie Jacques
Uncle Gabby: Bernard Braden
The Spirits of Christmas The George Mitchell Choir: Hermione Baddeley
Mother Christmas: Hermione Baddeley

: SONG OF BRITAIN

A Festival of Choirs from all parts of Britain
From the North
The Whalley Range
High School for Girls' Choir Music Mistress, Freda Smith
The Besses Boys Band
(Conductor, Fred Cowburn)
Conducted by John Hopkins
(Continued in next column)
From the South
Hastings Girls' Choir
Conductor, A. Edmund Niblett
The Augmented
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
From the East
Thurrock Male Voice Choir
Conductor, Arthur Jones
Front the West
Mousehole Male Voice Choir
Conductor, R. J. Maddern-Williams
From Northern Ireland
Belfast Girl Singers
Conductor, Kay Simpson
Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry
From Scotland
Glasgow Phoenix Choir
Conductor, Robert H. Howie
From Wales
Tylorstown
Children's Co-operative Choir Conductor, J. Elwyn Thomas
From London
London Orpheus Choir
Conductor, James Gaddarn
At the organ, Charles Smart
Programme introduced from London by James McKcchnie
Produced by Michael North and John Simmonds

Contributors

Unknown: Freda Smith
Conducted By: John Hopkins
Conductor: A. Edmund Niblett
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: R. J. Maddern-Williams
Conductor: Kay Simpson
Conductor: David Curry
Conductor: Robert H. Howie
Conductor: J. Elwyn Thomas
Conductor: James Gaddarn
Unknown: James McKcchnie
Produced By: Michael North
Produced By: John Simmonds

: DICKENS BY THE FIRE

in which
Claire Bloom
Margaret Leighton
Margaret Rutherford
Leo Genn
Eric Portman
Cecil Trouncer read their favourite extracts from the works of Charles Dickens
Host, Rooney Pelletier
Compiled by John Richmond Production by Victor Menzies

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Leighton
Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Leo Genn
Unknown: Eric Portman
Unknown: Cecil Trouncer
Unknown: Rooney Pelletier
Unknown: John Richmond
Production By: Victor Menzies

: TOM JENKINS

and his violin

: ANY QUESTIONS?

Ralph Wightman , John Arlott Mary Stocks , Denzil Batchelor
Question-Master,
Richmond Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
From Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Mary Stocks
Question-Master: Denzil Batchelor
Question-Master: Richmond Grisewood
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: HEARTSEASE

Christmas poems chosen by Margaret Rawlings and read by her for friends known and unknown
Music provided by Lionel Bowman (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Rawlings
Piano: Lionel Bowman

: SONGS OF THE WANDERER

A Yuletide musical journey by Edric Connor and the George Mitchell Male Chorus
Winifred Davey (piano) and Charles Smart (organ)
Production by Glyn Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Edric Connor
Unknown: George Mitchell
Piano: Winifred Davey
Production By: Glyn Jones

: BBC BALLROOM

Ted Heath and his Music with Lita Roza , Dennis Lotis and Dickie Valentine
(Continued in next column)
Eric Winstone and his Orchestra with June Marlow , Elizabeth Batey
Colin Prince , Michael Holliday
The Stagecoachers, The Highwaymen
Master of Ceremonies,
Paul Carpenter
Produced by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Lita Roza
Unknown: Dennis Lotis
Unknown: Dickie Valentine
Unknown: Eric Winstone
Unknown: June Marlow
Unknown: Elizabeth Batey
Unknown: Colin Prince
Unknown: Michael Holliday
Unknown: Paul Carpenter
Produced By: John Hooper

: THE WONDROUS GIFT

A Meditation on the Birth of Christ
Poems by the late Father Andrew of the Society of the Divine Compassion, selected and arranged for broadcasting bv the Rev. Richard Tatlock.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Tatlock.








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