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: Second Test Match AUSTRALIA v. ENGLAND

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

Contributors

Commentators: Alan Mogilvray
Commentators: Bernard Kerr
Commentators: Charles Fortune
Commentators: A. G. Moyes

: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Billy Cotton

Contributors

Presenter: Billy Cotton

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: EUROPE SINGS

Children from the Continent join those of England in an exchange of traditional carols

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Sidney Davey and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney Davey

: MORNING STORY

Twice Knightly' by Alan Kennington
Reader, Derek Hart

Contributors

Reader: Alan Kennington
Reader: Derek Hart

: BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Reginald Kilbey

Contributors

Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey

: Three Band Session

Gramophone records of: Ted Heath and his Music, The Artie Shaw Orchestra, The King Cole Trio

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Reginald Paul (piano)

Contributors

Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Piano: Reginald Paul

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' The Bundles' Happy Christmas.' by Ursula Hourihane , told by Daphne Oxenford.

Contributors

Unknown: Ursula Hourihane
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

From Wales
Travelling Solo: Anne Marsden describes her preparations for the sea voyage of 19,000 miles which she will undertake in January on the eve of her eightieth birthday
A Gift for the Child: Dorothy Sulston recalls an incident during the Christmas shopping rush
Dai Jones, portrait of a friend: that is how Elizabeth Sheppard Jones describes her tribute to a very unusual character
While Shepherds Watch: a shepherd's wife from Breconshire considers the plans she has made for the family celebrations this Christmas
Serial: 'Triumph of Love' by Leona S. Bruckner
Abridged by Audrey Lucas
Read by Peggy Hassard
The ninth of ten instalments
Programme introduced by Nan Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Leona S. Bruckner
Abridged By: Audrey Lucas
Read By: Peggy Hassard
Introduced By: Nan Davies

: MAY I INTRODUCE ?

Patricia Bartlett (soprano)
Ann Steel (piano)
In half-an-hour's music introduced by John Webster

Contributors

Soprano: Patricia Bartlett
Piano: Ann Steel
Introduced By: John Webster

: MARIO LANZA

on gramophone records

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Lou Preager and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Lou Preager

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Hazel Adair

: THE SILVER LINING

A message of comfort and cheer for all in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity'
Today's speaker is the psychiatrist. He is introduced by Stuart Hibberd
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.1. Listeners will realise that speakers cannot reply personaUy but will try to deal with their problems in the talks.

Contributors

Introduced By: Stuart Hibberd
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd

: The Composer Portrays AN EVENING IN TOWN

BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Conductor: Frank Cantell

: Band of the WELSH GUARDS

Conducted by Captain F. L. Statham ,
Director of Music
Kenneth Tudor (bass-baritone)

Quick March: On Parade - Miles Ling
Trumpet solo: Blue Shadows - Mayerl (Soloist: Sergeant Roland Cobb)
Vulcan's Song - Gounod
Selection: White Christmas - Berlin
Arm, arm, ye brave (Judas Maccabaeus) - Handel
Prelude to a Beguine - Monia Liter
Quadrille: Can-Can - Cole Porter
Tally-ho - Leont
Morning Canter - Steck
March: State Pageantry - Barsotti

Contributors

Conducted By: Captain F. L. Statham
Bass-Baritone: Kenneth Tudor

: CAROLS WHILE YOU WAIT

A programme of Christmas carols led by a British Railways (London Midland Region)
Staff Choir
In which the travelling public is invited to join
From the Great Hall,
Euston Station, London
The occasion and its setting described by Raymond Baxter

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Baxter

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in 'ARCHIE'S THE BOY!'

with Benny Hill and Beryl Reid , Graham Stark
Shirley Eaton , Peter Madden
The Coronets
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Eddie Maguire and Ronald Wolfe
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Shirley Eaton
Unknown: Peter Madden
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Eddie Maguire
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Jack Payne introduces SAY IT WITH MUSIC

A weekly parade of the Stars of Show Business featuring
Albert Modley
Joan Regan
Joan Butler and Tudor Evans
Tommy Reilly
The Hedley Ward Trio
Robin Fairhurst
Band of the Week
Oscar Rabin and his Band
The Mitchell Choristers
Directed by George Mitchell
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Glyn Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Modley
Unknown: Joan Regan
Unknown: Joan Butler
Unknown: Tudor Evans
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Unknown: Robin Fairhurst
Unknown: Oscar Rabin
Directed By: George Mitchell
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: THE HARDING INTERVIEWS

Gilbert Harding brings his guests to the studio, records them in their homes, or talks to them across seas and continents by telephone and short-wave telecommunications
Because the world around us changes from day to day the people to be interviewed in these programmes will not be chosen until shortly before the broadcast, and their names will not be announced in advance.
The Harding Interviews next week will be broadcast on Monday at 10.15 and Thursday at 8.45 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lvon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

4— 'A Christmas Story ' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Horace Percival , Doris Rogers
Molly Weir
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor. Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Bob Block , Ronnie Hanbury and Bebe Daniels
Incidental 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: Bob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Music By: Arthur Wilkinson
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards in TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Wallas Eaton
Alma Cogan June Whitfield
The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Announcer, David Dunhill
(Continued in next column)
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: June Whitfield
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Announcer: David Dunhill
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: TAKE YOUR PARTNERS

for olde-tyme dancing with the Sydney Thompson
Olde-Tyme Orchestra
Master of Ceremonies,
Sydney Thompson
Introduced by John Webster
Produced by Leonard Trebilco

Contributors

Unknown: Sydney Thompson
Introduced By: John Webster
Produced By: Leonard Trebilco

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

' Typhoon ' by Joseph Conrad
(to be read in nine instalments)
Reader, Andrew Faulds
Abridger, Robert MacDermot
9— 'Mr. Juke's Letter'

Contributors

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

: IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT

Symphony of Strings
Geraldo
Conducting his String Choir
Soloist, Harry Roche

Contributors

Soloist: Harry Roche








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