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BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz


Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane
Daniel Archer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: Thelma Rogers
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Christine Archer: Lesley Saweard
Mr Fairbrother: Leslie Bowmar
Mrs Fairbrother: Joy Davies
Grace Fairbrother: Ysanne Churchman
Simon: Eddie Robinson
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Squire: Ronald Baddiley
Ben White: Will Kings
Vicar: Harry Stubbs
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Carol Grey: Anne Cullen
Reggie Trentham: Peter Wilde
Mike Daly: Michael Collins
Mrs Turvey: Courtney Hope


and his Rio Tango Band

: 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


Unknown: Harry Hudson

: People's Service

The Man Who Made Christmas
The common people heard him gladly
(St. Mark 12, v. 37)
4 — 'Because he was their Friend'
Service from Urmston Congregational Church, Manchester, conducted by the Rev. Howard Stanley, Moderator of the Lancashire Province of the Congregational Union


Unknown: Rev. Howard Stanley


Presented from London and Cologne by Jean Metcalfe and Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Dennis Scuse

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

with Alan Breeze and Doreen Stephens
Produced by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Produced By: Glyn Jones

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

with Benny Hill and Beryl Reid , Graham Stark
Shirley Eaton , Peter Madden
The Coronets


Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Shirley Eaton
Unknown: Peter Madden

: Jack Payne introduces BRITISH BAND BOX

A special programme of records of some of the famous British bands and instrumentalists of yesterday


A correspondence column of the air
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas


Introduced By: Adrian Thomas


A Sunday serenade of music and song starring:
Edmund Hockridge
Shirley Abicair and the Sidney Bright Trio
Robert Farnon and his Orchestra
Introduced by Robin Boyle Produced by Edward Nash


Unknown: Edmund Hockridge
Unknown: Shirley Abicair
Unknown: Robert Farnon
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Edward Nash

: George Cole Diana Churchill and Colin Gordon in 'A LIFE OF BLISS'

Script by Godfrey Harrison
(Continued in next column)
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Script By: Godfrey Harrison
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne Fellows: Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Carol Fellows: Anne Warren
Mrs Bliss: Gladys Young
Mr Bliss: Ernest Jay
Penny Gay: Petula Clark
Mrs Griffin: Gladys Henson
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards
The neighbour: Elsa Palmer


13-England v. Wales
Bournemouth School for Girls v. Grove Park School,
Wrexham (Boys)


'The Red Planet'— 16

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: Terry-Thomas in TOP OF THE TOWN

with Leslie Mitchell
Eve Boswell Elton Hayes , Herbert C. Walton and Tibor Kunstler
Top of his Town Arthur English
Woolf Phillips and his Concert Orchestra
Programme based on an idea by Terry-Thomas
Script by Sid Colin and Jimmy Grafton
Produced by Bill Gates


Unknown: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: Eve Boswell
Unknown: Elton Hayes
Unknown: Herbert C. Walton
Unknown: Tibor Kunstler
Unknown: Arthur English
Unknown: Woolf Phillips
Script By: Sid Colin
Script By: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Bill Gates


at the piano


From the Temple of Peace, Cardiff
Hymns sung by the Lyrian Singers and the Silver Chords Choir
Conducted by Mai Jones
* Programme presented by Havard Gregory
It came upon a midnight clear
(Tune, Noel)
The race that long In darkness pined (Tune, Tiverton)
Thou didst leave thy throne (Tune.
Dechrau canu. dechrau canmol
(Tune. Y Delyn Aur)
Good Christian men. rejoice (Tune,
In dulci jubilo)
Who is this. so weak and helpless?
(Tune. Henryd)
Who is on the Lord's side? (Tune,
All my hope on God is founded
(Tune, Groeswen)
Organist. R. R. James


Conducted By: Mai Jones
Presented By: Havard Gregory
Organist: R. R. James


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with Jacqueline Delman
(Continued in next column)


Unknown: Jacqueline Delman


If I travel in your company
You know the way to heaven's door....
(George Herbert : ' Church Music ') A group of programmes about some favourite hymn-tunes
Presented by the Rev. Cyril Taylor
Warden of the Royal School of Church Music with Wilfred Brown (tenor) and the St. Martin's Singers


Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Rev. Cyril Taylor
Tenor: Wilfred Brown


Margaret Rawlings offers to friends known and unknown some seasonable poems she has chosen in response to their letters


Unknown: Margaret Rawlings


Readings from his diaries
Selections and linking commentary by Ormerod Greenwood
Read by Tom Masson and Rex Palmer
Based on ' Livingstone's Travels ' edited by Dr. James I. Macnair


Commentary By: Ormerod Greenwood
Read By: Tom Masson
Read By: Rex Palmer
Edited By: Dr. James I. MacNair


Marjorie Westbury and Philip Slessor sit by the fire with a gramophone some music and some memories


Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Philip Slessor

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