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: MUSIC FROM AMERICA

played by the Al Goodwin Orchestra
(Recordings made available by courtesy of ' Voice of America ')

: SILVER CHORDS

with Teiflon Williams and the Silver Chords Choir
Introduced by Dillwyn Owen
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Teiflon Williams
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 beauty expert from Anne Wild
Kevin FitzGerald recalls the days ' when violins got sixpence '
Gordon Gow reviews some current films
Evelyn Home talks about loneliness and gives her own prescription for it Christmas Cards from some of the Woman's Hour foreign correspondents and from Jeanne de Casalis
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Wild
Unknown: Kevin Fitzgerald
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: VARIETY CALLS THE TUNE

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet with Louise Traill and Lee Lawrence

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Louise Traill
Unknown: Lee Lawrence

: VIENNA BOYS' CHOIR

(Musical Director, Gerhard Track) in a programme of music for Christmas
Introduced by Philip Slessor

Contributors

Introduced By: Philip Slessor

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO!

visits the workers of the South Eastern District
Post Office, London

: PEOPLE'S SERVICE

The Fullness of the Time
4-' Bethlehem and Christmas 1956'
Service from Timberscombe Parish Church in Somerset, conducted by the Rev. Canon S. E. Swann

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Canon S. E. Swann

: 1,500 m. Shipping Forecast 247 m. and VHF: ' Good Listening'

Some news of current programmes

: TWO-WAY FAMILY FAVOURITES

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

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Archie's guest: Max Bygraves and Ken Platt
Dick Emery , Hilda Braid
Ronald Chesney

Contributors

Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Ken Platt
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Hilda Braid
Unknown: Ronald Chesney

: THE BOB HOPE SHOW

starring Bob Hope with his special guest, David Niven
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: David Niven
Unknown: Bill Goodwin
Unknown: Margaret Whiting
Unknown: Les Brown
Written By: Norman Sullivan
Written By: Charles Lee
Edited By: Dennis Main Wilson

: MELVILLE'S CHRISTMAS CHOICE

One shopping day to Christmas, and Alan Melville offers his suggestions for gifts and uses for book tokens
' The Pick of Punch ' edited by Nicolas Bentley
An anthology of drawings, verse, criticism, and humorous articles, all drawn from the lively pages of Punch.
'The Twenty-Seventh Day' by John Mantley
Science fiction of the best brand, in which the human personalities and situations remain human even when confronted with the scientific marvels of 1963. (Continued in next column)
' The Hundred and One Dalmatians ' by Dodie Smith
Pongo and Missis are two intelligent Dalmatians. When their puppies are kidnapped by Mrs. Cruella de Vil , the cross-country manoeuvres in which they engage to effect a rescue w¥uld do credit to a modern army.
' The Hoffnung Music Festival'
Gerard Hoffnung
Over fifty brilliantly funny drawings at a price which works out at a penny a guffaw.
Cast: Denise Bryer
Vivienne Chatterton. Barbara Couper
John Chandos , John Glen and Howard Marion-Crawford
Produced by Eileen Molony

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Melville
Edited By: Nicolas Bentley
Unknown: Dodie Smith
Unknown: Mrs. Cruella de Vil
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Unknown: Vivienne Chatterton.
Unknown: Barbara Couper
Unknown: John Chandos
Unknown: John Glen
Unknown: Howard Marion-Crawford
Produced By: Eileen Molony

: Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

7—'And a Merry Christmas to All ' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Doris Rogers , Molly Weir
Richard Bellaers , Horace Percival
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor. Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Bob Block
Ronnie Hanbury and Bebe Daniels
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Richard Bellaers
Unknown: Horace Percival
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Production By: Tom Ronald

: MR. NEW AND MR. WU

Music for two pianos played by Derek New and David Wu

Contributors

Played By: Derek New
Played By: David Wu

: 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
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: QUESTION TIME

In the Youth Training Centre at Bolton, Lancashire, questions on the subject of food are put to
Dr. Magnus Pyke who was an adviser on nutrition to the Ministry of Food
Dr. Betty Hobbs
Director of a Food Hygiene
Laboratory
Ann Hardy a cordon bleu cook
Afterwards the under-twenties answer questions put to them by the team
Chairman, Jack House

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Magnus Pyke
Unknown: Dr. Betty Hobbs
Unknown: Ann Hardy
Unknown: Jack House

: 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

: Sunday Theatre Nigel Stock and Cecile Chevreau in 'SNOWBALL'

A new play for radio by Jeffrey Segal
Production by Audrey Cameron

Contributors

Unknown: Jeffrey Segal
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Major Rodney: Peter Neil
Quartermaster-Sergeant Barker: Allan McClelland
Corporal Dusty Miller: Haydn Jones
Corporal Jack Middleton: Nigel Stock
Snowball: Bryan Powley
Pasqualino: N Nevinson
Driver Potts: Patrick Godfrey
Francesco: Jeffrey Segal
Dolly Middleton: Cecile Chevreau

: 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 artists:
The Country Maids
Conductor, Sheila Mossman

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Sheila Mossman

: SUNDAY HALF-HOUR

Community hymn-singing from Duncairn Presbyterian Church, Belfast
Hymns introduced by the Minister the Rev. Kenneth D. Harvey
0 come, all ye faithful (Tune, Adeste
Fideles)
Once in Royal David's City (Tune,
Irby)
Hark! the herald-angels sing (Tune,
Bethlehem)
All my heart this night rejoices
(Tune. Bonn)
See! in yonder manger low (Tune,
Humility)
Christians, awake (Tune, Stockport) As with gladness (Tune, Dix)
Now thank we all our God (Tune,
Nun danket)
Conductor. Jack Brown
Organist, Havelock Nelson

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Kenneth D. Harvey
Conductor: Jack Brown
Organist: Havelock Nelson

: SHOW BAND SHOW

BBC Show Band
Directed by Cyril Stapleton
Bob Monkhouse , Denis Goodwin
The Stargazers, Harold Smart
Dennis Wilson , Bert Weedon
The Show Band Singers Directed by Cliff Adams and Matt Monro
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Production by John Browell

Contributors

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

: NEWS

: MAINLY FOR MEN

Christian opinion on human and social relationships, mainly as men see them
Speaker, Robert Crossett
Chairman, the Rev. Austen Williams Listeners' questions and comments form the basis of these talks. Letters should be addressed to: Mainly for Men, Broadcasting House, London, W.l.

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Crossett

: CHRISTMAS SONGS FROM MANY LANDS

sung by the Entertainments Choir of the Danish State Radio
Conductor, Svend Saaby with Reginald Leopold and his Players
Introduced by John Webster

Contributors

Conductor: Svend Saaby
Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Introduced By: John Webster

: 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

: Close Down

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