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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

: HENRY CROUDSON

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack White and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Jack White

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Hazel Adair

: REGINALD LEOPOLD

and his Players

: MORNING STORY

'The Snowflake' by Robert Lait
Read by Hamilton Dyce

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Lait
Read By: Hamilton Dyce

: THE KIRCHIN ORCHESTRA

with Johnny Grant

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Grant

: Concert Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead ) Conductor, John Hopkins
Iris Loveridge (piano)

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins
Piano: Iris Loveridge

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

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

From the West of England including
Festive Men on a Lighthouse: by a lighthouse keeper
A Christmas Eve Ball at the Pump Room, Bristol--1754c: by Iris Brooke
A Traditional Exmoor Hunting Song sung by Mark Goodland
Christmas Preparations in Yeovil and on a farm in Cornwall
Saying Grace: by Mary Jensen
The Christmas Wart: by Charles Causley
(Continued in next column)
Serial:
' Triumph of Love' by Leona S. Bruckner
Abridged by Audrey Lucas
Read by Peggy Hassard
The last instalment
Programme introduced by Rosemary Colley

Contributors

Unknown: Iris Brooke
Sung By: Mark Goodland
Unknown: Mary Jensen
Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: Leona S. Bruckner
Abridged By: Audrey Lucas
Read By: Peggy Hassard
Introduced By: Rosemary Colley

: THE LONELY CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a happy time-a time for presents and parties, for songs and celebrations, yet for some it is a lonely time
This programme, which includes carols and Christmas music, tells how some of the people of North America spend a lonely Christmas

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 11: Tinsel-Free and not-so Joyous 11 December 2016

: PIANO PLAYTIME

Felix King at the piano

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Troise and his Banjoliers

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Hazel Adair

: KATHLEEN FERRIER (1912-1953)

A tribute to the memory of a great singer
Introduced by Gerald Moore
Produced by Arthur Spencer and Stanley Williamson

Contributors

Introduced By: Gerald Moore
Produced By: Arthur Spencer

: KATHLEEN FERRIER

A tribute to the memory of a great singer
(Continued)

: THE NIGHT IS YOUNG

Les Howard
Norman George and the String Serenaders with the Northprn Variety Orchestra
Directed by Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced by Roger Moffat and Vera McKechnie

Contributors

Unknown: Les Howard
Unknown: Norman George
Directed By: Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced By: Roger Moffat
Introduced By: Vera McKechnie

: SANTA CLAUS

in 'Close-Up'
Another in the series of radio portraits of famous personalities of the entertainment world— namely' the jolly old gentleman with the white whiskers,' who means so much to children of all ages
Among those who contribute to the story are:
Peter Bathurst. Roy Bradford Hamilton Dyce, David Jacobs
Marvin Kane. Cyril Shaps and Francis de Wolff
Written by Evelyn C. Burgess Produced by Thurstan Holland

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Bathurst.
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Unknown: Hamilton Dyce,
Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Marvin Kane.
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Francis de Wolff
Written By: Evelyn C. Burgess
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: Sport

Raymond Glendenning on the Christmas fixtures

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Glendenning

: TED RAY TIME

The old maestro with Peter Sellers , Harold Berens
Kenneth Connor , Don Peters and Joan Sims

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harold Berens
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Don Peters
Unknown: Joan Sims

: ' A GIFT FOR THE CHILD'

A Christmas story written and adapted for broadcasting by Gerald Bullett
Read by James McKechnie

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Gerald Bullett
Read By: James McKechnie

: ANY QUESTIONS?

A spontaneous discussion between
Jack Longland
Wilson Harris
Sir Steuart Wilson
Canon E. Moore Darling
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
From Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Wilson Harris
Unknown: Sir Steuart Wilson
Unknown: Canon E. Moore
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: FRIDAY NIGHT IS CHRISTMAS EVE

A hundred men and a girl add a seasonal touch to music for the end of the week
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Sidney Torch
Shirley Abicair with Sidney Bright at the piano
Raymond Newell and the BBC Men's Chorus
Conducted by Cyril Gell with Frederick Stone at the piano
The Morris Motors Band
Conducted by Harry Mortimer
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Campbell Ricketts

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Sidney Torch
Conducted By: Shirley Abicair
Unknown: Sidney Bright
Piano: Raymond Newell
Conducted By: Cyril Gell
Unknown: Frederick Stone
Conducted By: Harry Mortimer
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Campbell Ricketts

: Songs of 1954 played IN SHOW BAND STYLE

by the BBC Show Band
Directed by Cyril Stapleton
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
The Hedley Ward Trio and Bill McGuffie , Harold Smart
The Stargazers, Ronnie Harris Geraldine Farrar , Gerry Grant
The Ternenteers
Produced by Donald MacLean

Contributors

Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Directed By: Billy Ternent
Directed By: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Ronnie Harris
Unknown: Geraldine Farrar
Unknown: Gerry Grant
Produced By: Donald MacLean

: THE FIRST NOWELL

A welcome to Christmas Day

: THE FIRST COMMUNION OF CHRISTMAS

According to the Order of the Book of Common Prayer
Sung to the music of John Merbecke
From the Church of St. Mark,
South Norwood
Celebrant, the Rev. Robert Skillern
Processional:
0 come, all ye faithful
Gradual:
While shepherds watched
Offertory:
Hark, the herald angels sing
Communion:
And now, 0 Father, mindful of the love
Here, 0 my Lord, I see thee face to face
Recessional:
Christians awake
Organist, H. P. Spanner
Meditation during the Communion read by the Rev. Richard Tatlock

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Robert Skillern
Unknown: Rev. Richard Tatlock








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