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: Second Test Match AUSTRALIA v. ENGLAND

Commentary during the last half-hour of the fourth day's play, followed by a summary
Commentators: Alan McGilvray Bernard Kerr , Charles Fortune
A. G. Moyes , and Arthur Gilligan
From Sydney Cricket Ground

Contributors

Commentators: Alan McGilvray
Commentators: Bernard Kerr
Commentators: Charles Fortune
Unknown: A. G. Moyes

: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Billy Cotton

Contributors

Presenter: Billy Cotton

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: TOMMY PEARS

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

George Scott-Wood and his Accordion Band

Contributors

Unknown: George Scott-Wood

: MORNING STORY

' The Silver Locket' by Aubrey Danvers-Walker
Reader, Brenda Dunrich

Contributors

Reader: Aubrey Danvers-Walker
Reader: Brenda Dunrich

: ONE THING AND ANOTHER

A record miscellany

: Concert Hour BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Donald Sturtivant )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Ronald Bristol (tenor)

Contributors

Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Tenor: Ronald Bristol

: THE HOLLY AND THE IVY

A programme of carols sung by the Blackfriars Singers
Conductor, John Williams
Hodie Christus natus eat....Sweelinck
(Continued in next column)
From the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great.
West Smithfleld. London. E.C.1

Contributors

Conductor: John Williams
Conductor: Hodie Christus

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story: ' The Birds' Christmas Tree.' by E. Herbert , told by Daphne Oxenford.

Contributors

Unknown: E. Herbert
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.

: Woman's Hour

From Scotland
Scotland Entertains with Maurice Little and his Orchestra and the Musselburgh Junior Singers
Conductor, Morton Robertson
Serial: 'Triumph of Love' by Leona S. Bruckner
Abridged by Audrey Lucas
Read by Peggy Hassard
The seventh of ten instalments
Programme introduced by Elsie Russell

Contributors

Conductor: Morton Robertson
Unknown: Leona S. Bruckner
Abridged By: Audrey Lucas
Read By: Peggy Hassard
Introduced By: Elsie Russell

: JACK DEARLOVE

and his Orchestra
Elizabeth Robinson (contralto)

Contributors

Contralto: Elizabeth Robinson

: Music While You Work

Band of the Coldstream Guards, conducted by Major Douglas A. Pope, Director of Music

Contributors

Conductor: Major Douglas A. Pope

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

Contributors

Script By: Hazel Adair

: FELTON RAPLEY

at the BBC theatre organ

: Three Band Session

Gramophone records of: The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, The Wally Stott Orchestra, The Benny Goodman Sextet

: Commonwealth of Song

The second of four programmes in which students from all parts of the Commonwealth present their traditional songs.
This evening: Nigeria, Canada, India
Series arranged by David Jones
The third programme can be heard tomorrow evening and the fourth on Boxing Day

Contributors

Arranged By: David Jones

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits a well-known store in East London at the height of its Christmas rush with Mabel at ' the table' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented bv
Stephen Renaud Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Hudson
Unknown: Stephen Renaud Williams

: Nights of Gladness

The Jack Hylton Story-I
Written and narrated by John Watt
The Singers: Iris Villiers, Terry James, Clarence Wright
BBC Chorus (Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe)
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Musical adviser, Gwen Williams
Programme produced by Michael North
One of the most colourful figures in the theatre today is Jack Hylton. He is equally at home presenting the Crazy Gang or the London Philharmonic Orchestra; an American musical comedy or Ingrid Bergman in a highbrow opera by Honegger. The impresario of today was the band leader of yesterday and this programme tells his story from his humble beginnings in Bolton, through the furore of Jack Hylton and his Band, to his first essay in management with the stage presentation of the BBC's 'Band Waggon.'

Contributors

Unknown: John Watt
Singers: Iris Villiers
Singers: Terry James
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Produced By: Michael North
Unknown: Jack Hylton

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Episode 12: The Final Problem

[Starring] John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson and Orson Welles
The original tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dramatised for radio by John Keir Cross
A Harry Alan Towers production

Contributors

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: John Keir Cross
Director: Martyn C. Webster
Producer: Harry Alan Towers
Sherlock Holmes: John Gielgud
Dr Watson: Ralph Richardson
Professor Moriarty: Orson Welles

: Tony Hancock with Moira Lister, Bill Kerr and Sidney James in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

Being a chronicle of the life and misadventures of Anthony Hancock , the celebrated waif
The ' Hancock Theme ' and other incidental music composed by Wally Stott
The Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Hancock
Composed By: Wally Stott
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: BBC SWING SESSION

Ted Heath and his Music with Dennis Lotis
Kathy Llovd. and Bobbie Britton
On the Beat
Dave Shand and his Modern Music
Produced by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Dennis Lotis
Unknown: Kathy Llovd.
Unknown: Bobbie Britton
Unknown: Dave Shand
Produced By: John Hooper

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Typhoon ' by Joseph Conrad
(to be read in nine instalments)
Reader, Andrew Faulds
Abridger, Robert MacDermot
7—' Trouble with the passengers'

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Reader: Andrew Faulds
Unknown: Robert MacDermot

: BBC SWING SESSION

Ted Heath and his Music with Dennis Lotis , Kathy Lloyd and Bobbie Britton and Dave Shand and his Modern Music
Introduced by Alan Dell

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Dennis Lotis
Unknown: Kathy Lloyd
Unknown: Bobbie Britton
Unknown: Dave Shand
Introduced By: Alan Dell








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