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: Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac) presents CHILDREN'S FAVOURITES

More records you have asked to hear, and particularly some for Boxing Day


A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Lester Ferguson in CHILDREN'S CORNER

with the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Guy Daines and the Peter Knight Singers
At the piano, Albert Marland and some farmyard impressions by Jimmie Elliott
The programme introduced by Franklin Engelmann and produced by Campbell Ricketts (Given before an audience of children at the Camden Theatre, London)
(Continued in next column)


Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Guy Daines
Piano: Albert Marland
Unknown: Jimmie Elliott
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Campbell Ricketts


A tribute to the famous American bandleader with Robert Farnon
Ted Heath
Cecil Madden
George Melachrino
Franklin Engetmann
Script by Geoffrey Butcher
Produced by Jack Dabbs


Unknown: Robert Farnon
Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Cecil Madden
Narrator: George Melachrino
Narrator: Franklin Engetmann
Script By: Geoffrey Butcher
Produced By: Jack Dabbs


' A Beastly Business in Paris ' by Colin Russell
Read by Leonard Maguire


Unknown: Colin Russell
Read By: Leonard Maguire


(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Edward Byles (tenor)


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Tenor: Edward Byles


The last of four programmes in which students from all parts of the Commonwealth present their traditional songs
Today: South Africa Malaya, Gold Coast
Series arranged by David Jones


Arranged By: David Jones


and his Orchestra with Patti Forbes. Kenny Bardell Gordon Langhorn. Don Cameron and the MackDies


Unknown: Patti Forbes.
Unknown: Kenny Bardell
Unknown: Gordon Langhorn.
Unknown: Don Cameron

: Walt Disney's 'PINOCCHIO'

The wonderful adventures of the Little Wooden Puppet withJiminy Cricket, J. Worth ington Foulfellow the Fox, Stromboli the Puppet-Master, and all the other strange characters Pinocchio meets in the story
Programme written and introduced by Gordon Gow , with excerpts from the sound-track of the Walt Disney-R.K.O. Technicolor Film
Produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Jiminy Cricket,
Unknown: J. Worth
Introduced By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: Racing at Kempton Park: King George VI Steeplechase Stakes

A Handicap race run over three miles
Commentary by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Tom E. Webster as race-reader
From the Grand Stand


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Tom E. Webster


The Orchestra
Conducted by George Melachrino


Conducted By: George Melachrino


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


and his Band of the Day with Jean Campbell and Bob Dale


Unknown: Jean Campbell
Unknown: Bob Dale

: Gladys Young and Laidman Browne in 'THESE QUICKENING YEARS'

1902-1953 by Stella Margetson
Half a century brought many changes to Lady Cresset's daughter Helen, after her marriage to Guy Hammond in 1902 ... Production by Audrey Cameron
A new shortened version of the programmes broadcast between May 26 and June 2.


Unknown: Stella Margetson
Unknown: Guy Hammond
Production By: Audrey Cameron


including football results
Special reports on: First Division: Everton v. Wolves by Bernard Taylor ; Preston North End v. Burnley by Bill Bothwell ; Tottenham Hotspur v. Bolton Wanderers by W. J. Hicks
Second Division: Blackburn Rovers v. Doncaster Rovers by Norman Turner ; Bristol Rovers v. Notts County by Roy Brimble
Talking Sport: A free discussion on the latest news and topics of the moment
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Bernard Taylor
Unknown: Preston North
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Unknown: W. J. Hicks
Unknown: Norman Turner
Unknown: Roy Brimble
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


Fun, folksongs, and frolic from a Dutch barn-dance staged for Boxing Day listeners in Britain
Music by Ger de Roos and his Beetgrowers
Presentation by Tom van der Steen


Music By: Ger de Roos
Presentation By: Tom van Der Steen

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

Question-Masters, John Ellison and Robert MacDermot (Continued in next column)
14—Scotland v. Northern Ireland The Academy, Dumfries (Girls) v. Annadale Grammar School,
Belfast (Boys)
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark


Question-Masters: John Ellison
Question-Masters: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Tom Williams
Produced By: Joan Clark

: The Archers

: Sport

Charles Buchan on today's football


Unknown: Charles Buchan


' The Red Planet '—17 with David Jacobs
Music composed and conducted by Van Phillips
Written and produced by Charles Chilton
Mitch believes he is back on Earth in Australia. He collapses, exhausted, near a sheep farm in the Outback and is cared for by the farmer and his wife. Meanwhile Jet and Lemmy and Doc are trailing across the Martian Desert in pursuit of the strange spherical craft which they believe contains the crew of the wrecked freighter No. 2. They sight some sand dunes in the distance, and, topping them, see, to their surprise, a farm house with some outbuildings. Later they sight what appears to be a normal human being carrying a gun. The figure enters the farm house and Jet decides to go down and investigate.


Unknown: David Jacobs
Conducted By: Van Phillips
Produced By: Charles Chilton
Jet Morgan: Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnet: David Kossoff
Doc Matthews: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Stephen Mitchell: Bruce Beeby

: Campoli and James McKechnie in KING OF FIDDLERS

with Anthony Jacobs and Cecile Chevreau
Devised and written by Sandy Grandison
Others taking part:
Wilfred Babbage , George Hagan
Geoffrey Matthews , Ian Sadler Jeffrey Segal , Mary Wimbush with Freddie Phillips (guitar)
Josephine Lee (piano)
(Continued in next column)
BBC Concert Orchestra * (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras Production by Michael North
Paganini was known to the general public on his appearance in London as the King of Fiddlers, but he was also known as the Son of Satan. Was the magic power he had over the violin invoked by his mother when he was young? Was the * Canon Joseph' violin made by the equally strange genius, Guarneri, a manifesta-tion of a pact with the Devil? It is for you to decide.


Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Cecile Chevreau
Written By: Sandy Grandison
Unknown: Wilfred Babbage
Unknown: George Hagan
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Jeffrey Segal
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Guitar: Freddie Phillips
Piano: Josephine Lee
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Production By: Michael North


Cyril Stapleton and the BBC Show Band invite you to a Sixty-Minute Special i with Eric Barker
Rikki Fulton , The Stargazers
Bill McGuffie , Ray Burns
Harold Smart , Bert Weedon
The Show Band Singers /
Production by Johnnie Stewart


Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Rikki Fulton
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Ray Burns
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Production By: Johnnie Stewart



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


Unknown: Gilbert Harding


Geraldo and his Orchestra with Roy Edwards and Georgia Lee
British Jazz
Alex Welsh Dixielanders with George Melly
Introduced by Dill Jones
Latin-American Music
The Hermanos Deniz Cuban Rhythm Band
Host, David Jacobs
Producers. Jimmy Grant and Donald MacLean


Unknown: Roy Edwards
Unknown: George Melly
Introduced By: Dill Jones
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producers: Jimmy Grant
Producers: Donald MacLean

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