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: Third Test Match AUSTRALIA v. ENGLAND

Commentary during the last hour of the first day's play, followed by a summary
Commentators. Alan McGilvray Bernard Kerr. Charles Fortune
A. G. Moyes. and Arthur Gilligan
From the Cricket Ground. Melbourne (A relay of the Australian Broadcasting Commission's transmission)

Contributors

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

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: NEWS

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Introduced by James Urquhart

Contributors

Introduced By: James Urquhart

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: ERIC SPRUCE

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ian Stewart and his Quintet

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Stewart

: FALKMAN

and his Apache Band

: MORNING STORY

' Idiot's Christmas ' by Mary Harriette Notley
Read by Douglas Leach

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Harriette Notley
Read By: Douglas Leach

: Band of the ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

Conducted by Squadron-Leader A. E. Kirkwood
Director of Music
Royal Canadian Air Force

Contributors

Unknown: A. E. Kirkwood

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Gerald Gentry

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Gerald Gentry

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'The Clockwork Train. ' by Elizabeth Coleman , told by Julia Lang.

Contributors

Unknown: Clockwork Train.
Unknown: Elizabeth Coleman
Told By: Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
Resolution for 1955: three listeners offer different ideas
Compere's Choice: James Urquhart, who played housewives' request records this week. chooses his favourite from among them
Behind the Headlines: a weekly feature to fill in the background to some recent news events
The Type of Man I Like, described by Nancy Spain
Short Story:
Worthington's Christmas'
Antony Bilbow tells a curious story
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Nancy Spain
Unknown: Antony Bilbow
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: TEDDY FOSTER

and his Orchestra with Annette Klooger and Brian Clarke

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Klooger
Unknown: Brian Clarke

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Hugh James and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh James

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

Contributors

Script By: Basil Dawson

: AT YOUR REQUEST

The music you have asked for introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: WlNGATES TEMPERANCE BAND

Conductor, Hugh Parry

Contributors

Conductor: Hugh Parry

: THE NIGHT IS YOUNG

An early evening entertainment
Les Howard
Norman George and the String Serenaders
Northern Variety Orchestra Directed by Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced by Roger Moffat and Vera McKechnie

Contributors

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

: THREE BAND SESSION

Gramophone records of Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Don Carlos and his Orchestra
Pee Wee Hunt and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Joe Loss
Unknown: Don Carlos

: The Archers

: Sport

Raymond Glendenning on tomorrow's fixtures

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Glendenning

: TED RAY CHRISTMAS 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

: MAKE AND BREAK ?

Whether they call it New Year's Eve or Hogmanay, many people make New Year Resolutions-even if they are not always kept Brian Johnston and Peter Thomson check on this topic for tonight at Piccadilly Circus in London and Waverley Station in Edinburgh

: ANY QUESTIONS ?

Questions of the moment put by members of the audience are discussed spontaneously by Ralph Wightman
Frank Byers
Robert Henriques
Dingle Foot
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
From the Town Hall, Callington, Cornwall

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: Frank Byers
Unknown: Robert Henriques
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: FRIDAY NIGHT IS NEW YEAR'S EVE

Victoria Campbell and John Hanson with BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Sidney Torch
Raymond Newell and the BBC's Men's Chorus
Conducted by Cyril Gell
(Continued in next column) with Frederick Stone at the piano
Band of the Scots Guards
Conducted by Lt.-Col. S. Rhodes , M.B.E.
Director of Music
Pipe-Major
J. B. Robertson , M.B.E.
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Campbell Ricketts

Contributors

Unknown: Victoria Campbell
Unknown: John Hanson
Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Sidney Torch
Conducted By: Raymond Newell
Conducted By: Cyril Gell
Unknown: Frederick Stone
Conducted By: Lt.-Col. S. Rhodes
Unknown: J. B. Robertson
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Campbell Ricketts

: NEWS

: THIS YEAR OF SPORT

As the Commentator Saw It
Rex Alston recalls some of the exciting moments in British sport in 1954, as seen through the eyes of BBC commentators including recordings of Bannister winning the mile at Vancouver
Chataway's victory over Kuts at the White City
Drobny winning at Wimbledon
Rex Alston writes on page 10

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston

: IN SHOW BAND STYLE

Cyril Stapleton directs the BBC Show Band
Bill McGuffie
Harold Smart
The Stargazers with Ronnie Harris and Eric Jupp and his Players
Producer, Donald MacLean

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Ronnie Harris
Unknown: Eric Jupp
Producer: Donald MacLean

: News Summary

: WATCH-NIGHT / SERVICE

From the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards

: DANCE THE NEW YEAR IN ! .

to the music of Harry Davidson and his Orchestra from the New Year's Eve
Olde-Tyme Ball arranged by Fulham Civic Recreation Committee
M.C.s and Demonstrators:
Arthur Ives and Martine
Introduced by Brian Johnston from the Assembly Hall, Fulham and to the music of Jimmy Shand and his
Scottish Country Dance Band from a dance organised by the Angus Country Dance Club
Introduced by Archie McCulloch from the St. David's Rooms, Dundee

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Arthur Ives
Introduced By: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Jimmy Shand
Introduced By: Archie McCulloch

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