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: Great Tom: LIGHTS ON

The Harlequins
Directed by Sidney Sax

Contributors

Directed By: Sidney Sax

: SILVER CHORDS

with Archie Filer and the Silver Chords Choir
Introduced by Dillwyn Owen
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Archie Filer
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Production By: Mai Jones

: NEWS

: HOME FOR THE DAY

The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour including
Open Letter ... to a Christmas shopper by Gladys Burlton
Talk of the Town, by Peter Forster Muriel Smith , a recent guest on Woman's Hour
We'll Have to Ask Your Father: some more tricky family situations discussed by four men who have families Innocence Abroad: ' Major Thompson Lives in France ' by Pierre Daninos. Translated from the French by Robin Farn Abridged by Roy Herbert. Read by Patrick Waddington
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Gladys Burlton
Unknown: Peter Forster
Unknown: Muriel Smith
Unknown: Pierre Daninos.
Unknown: Robin Farn
Abridged By: Roy Herbert.
Read By: Patrick Waddington
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: VARIETY CALLS THE TUNE

BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet with Patricia Varley and Robert Earl

Contributors

Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Patricia Varley
Unknown: Robert Earl

: THE AL READ SHOW

In which Al Read takes life as he finds it and invites you to share the fun with some friends from the world of music including
The Kordites and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Produced by Ronnie Taylor

Contributors

Unknown: Al Read
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Produced By: Ronnie Taylor

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO!

visits Winchester

: PEOPLE'S SERVICE

God Gets Ready for Christmas
3 — '... in the Pagan World '
Service from Timberscombe
Parish Church in Somerset, conducted by the Rev. Canon S. E. Swann

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Canon S. E. Swann

: J-500 m. Shipping Forecast 247 m. and VHF Good Listening '

Some news of current programmes

: TWO-WAY FAMILY FAVOURITES

For Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Jean Metcalfe and Dennis Scuse

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Dennis Scuse

: THE BILLY COTTON BAND SHOW

The Boys with the Laughs
Alan Breeze , Doreen Stephens
The Bandits
' Mr. Wakey Wakey ' (himself)
Script by Eddie Gurney and Arthur Pastor
Produced by Glyn Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Script By: Arthur Pastor
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: THE BOB HOPE SHOW

starring Bob Hope with his special guests, his son Tony,
Jerry Colonna and Paul Douglas
Bill Goodwin , Margaret Whiting
Les Brown and his Band of Renown
Written by Norman Sullivan and Charles Lee
Recorded in Hollywood and edited by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Jerry Colonna
Unknown: Paul Douglas
Unknown: Bill Goodwin
Unknown: Margaret Whiting
Written By: Norman Sullivan
Written By: Charles Lee
Edited By: Dennis Main Wilson

: Melville's Choice

Alan Melville recommends to listeners books he has enjoyed reading and which he thinks would make attractive Christmas gifts.
'Eldorado Jane' by Phyllis Bottome
Jane is initiated into the world of crime by a murderer who is eventually hanged. The story of her life at an Approved School, her escape, and her ultimate return there of her own volition is imaginatively told with great insight.
'Afternoon of an Autocrat' by Norah Lofts
A historical romance of Suffolk towards the end of the eighteenth century, dealing with characters ranging from the Methodist village maiden to the squire with a penchant for black magic.
'A Book of Britain' compiled by John Hadfield
An anthology of prose, verse, and pictures gathered from the literature of these islands.
Cast: Denise Bryer, Joan Hart, Mary O'Farrell, Eric Anderson, Peter Claughton, Douglas Hankin and Manning Wilson
Produced by Eileen Molony

Contributors

Unknown: Phyllis Bottome
Unknown: Norah Lofts
Unknown: John Hadfield
Unknown: Denise Bryer.
Unknown: Joan Hart
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell.
Unknown: Eric Anderson
Unknown: Petei Claughton
Unknown: Douglas Hankin
Produced By: Eileen Molony

: Bene Daniels, Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

6 — ' Don't Give Me That' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Doris Rogers , Molly Weir
Richard Bellaers
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Bob Block
R'mnie Hanbury. and Bebe Daniels
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Production By: Tom Ronald

: MICHAEL AUSTIN

at the piano

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

with Sidney James , Bill Kerr
Hattie Jacques , Kenneth Williams
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Theme and incidental music composed and conducted by Wally Stott
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: QUESTION TIME

Young farmers of South Wales gathered in Newcastle Emlyn put questions to David Butler , Howard Morgan and Llewellyn Phillips, and answer some themselves.
Chairman. Wynford Vaughan Thomas

Contributors

Unknown: David Butler
Unknown: Howard Morgan
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: Max Jaffa in MELODY HOUR

with The Orchestre Elegant
David Hughes and Jack Byfield
A Sunday Serenade of music with a lilt
Introduced by Max Jaffa and David Hughes
Produced by Edward Nash

Contributors

Unknown: David Hughes
Unknown: Jack Byfield
Introduced By: Max Jaffa
Introduced By: David Hughes
Produced By: Edward Nash

: News and RADIO NEWSREEL

A summary of events of the past week

: GRAND HOTEL

Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Jacqueline Delman

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: Jacqueline Delman

: SUNDAY HALF-HOUR

Community hymn-singing from St. Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road, London
Conductor, George Kirby
Organist, H. E. Crossman
Hymns introduced by the Rev. W. P. Baddeley
Singing led by the British Railways
Midland Region Choir and the choir of St. Pancras Church
My God. how wonderful thou art
(Tune. Westminster)
God of mercy, God of grace (Tune,
Heathlands)
Lo. he comes with clouds descending
(Tune. Helmsley)
Hark the glad sound (Tune. Bristol) 0 thou who earnest from above (Tune,
St. Laurence)
My song is love unknown (Tune, Love
Unknown)
Lord. her watch thy Church is keeping (Tune. Everton)
Glorious things of thee are spoken
(Tune. Austria)

Contributors

Conductor: George Kirby
Organist: H. E. Crossman
Unknown: Rev. W. P. Baddeley

: SHOW BAND SHOW

Bringing you the music of the BBC Show Band
Directed by Cyril Stapleton featuring Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin with The Stargazers, Harold Smart
Dennis Wilson , Bert Weedon
The Show Band Singers Directed by Cliff Adams and Matt Monro
Script bv
Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Production by John Browell

Contributors

Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Directed By: Matt Monro
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Production By: John Browell

: NEWS

: MAINLY FOR MEN

A programme of Christian opinion on human and social relationships, mainly as men see them
Chairman, the Rev. Austen Williams
Speaker,
The Rev. Canon C. J. Stranks
Listeners' questions and comments form the basis of these talks. Letters are welcomed, and should be addressed to: Mainly for Men, Broadcasting House, London, W.I.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams
Unknown: Rev. Canon C. J. Stranks

: IAN STEWART

at the piano

: It's never too late to listen so why not STAY UP WITH SAM

and listen to some records to round off the weekend presented by Sam Costa

Contributors

Presented By: Sam Costa

: News Summary

: Great Tom Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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