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: NEWS

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Jack Train introduces your request records

Contributors

Introduces: Jack Train

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: GERALD SHAW

at the organ of the Odeon Theatre, Marble Arch,
London

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Anton and his Orchestra

: 0 News Summary

followed by MORNING STORY
From the West of England
' The Christmas Tree '
Written and read by Norman Goodland

Contributors

Read By: Norman Goodland

: Band of the COLDSTREAM GUARDS

Conducted by Major Douglas A. Pope
Director of Music
Joan Butler (soprano)
(Continued in next column)

Contributors

Conducted By: Major Douglas A. Pope
Soprano: Joan Butler

: OSCAR RABIN

and his Band with Shirley Jackson
Mel Gaynor , Johnny Worth and the David Ede Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Shirley Jackson
Unknown: Mel Gaynor
Unknown: Johnny Worth
Unknown: David Ede

: CRICKET

South Africa v. England
First Test Match: First day
Commentaries by Rex Alston , Charles Fortune , Ian Balfour , and Hugh Rouse
From the Wanderers Club,
Johannesburg
(A relay of the South African Broadcasting Corporation's transmission)

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Charles Fortune
Unknown: Ian Balfour
Unknown: Hugh Rouse

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'The Story of the First Christmas,' by Jean Sutcliffe , told by Julia Lang
Eileen Browne introduces the programmes this week

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe
Told By: Julia Lang
Introduces: Eileen Browne

: TALKING TURKEY

Scotch broth and roast chicken?
Gammon wrapped in dried raspberry leaves?
Reindeer bones sealed in a paste of flour and water?
What are you having for Christmas dinner?
Molly Weir and Phyllis Cradock answer this and other topical questions put to them by Franklin Engelmann

Contributors

Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Phyllis Cradock
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: Maitrise de la Radiodiffusion-Television Française CHILDREN'S CHOIR

Conductor, Jacques Jouineau
A programme of French popular songs and folk music
Introduced by Michael Brooke

Contributors

Conductor: Jacques Jouineau
Introduced By: Michael Brooke

: TELLING WINTER STORIES

from
' A Christmas Tree ' by Charles Dickens
Read by Ronald Simpson

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Read By: Ronald Simpson

: News Summary

followed by LIGHT ORCHESTRA
(Leader, William Mclnulty ) Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Leader: William McLnulty
Conductor: David Curry

: CRICKET

South Africa v. England
First Test Match
Commentaries on the last half-hour of the first day's play, by Rex Alston , Charles Fortune , Ian Balfour , and Hugh Rouse , followed by a close of play summary
(A relay of the South African Broadcasting Corporation's transmission)

Contributors

Play By: Rex Alston
Play By: Charles Fortune
Play By: Ian Balfour
Play By: Hugh Rouse

: MUSIC ALL THE WAY

A kaleidoscope of melody and song presented by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
The Novelairs
Directed by Edward Rubach
The Montmartre Players Directed by Henry Krein
BBC Men's Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate and Cyril Preedy

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Directed By: Edward Rubach
Directed By: Henry Krein
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Conductor: Cyril Preedy

: MUSIC ALL THE WAY

(continued)
A kaleidoscope of melody and song with the BBC Concert Orchestra
The Novelairs
The Montmartre Players
BBC Men's Chorus and Cyril Preedy

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Preedy

: FELIX KING

and his Orchestra with Jerry Grant
Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.—5.58-6.0

: HOW FAR IS IT TO BETHLEHEM?

How far is it to Bethlehem Not very far
Shall we find the stable-room Lit by a star
A Christmas Journey to the Holy Land with David Lloyd James
Carols sung by the Orpington Junior Singers
Conductor. Sheila Mossman
Produced by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Unknown: David Lloyd James
Conductor: Sheila Mossman
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: PALACE OF VARIETIES

Eddie Molloy , Bertha Willmott
Bert Murray , Linda Love
Horace Mashford , Sidney Burchall
Chairman. Fred Yule
Palace of Varieties Chorus and the BBC Variety Orchestra
The show produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Molloy
Unknown: Bertha Willmott
Unknown: Bert Murray
Unknown: Linda Love
Unknown: Horace Mashford
Unknown: Sidney Burchall
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe

: Sport

W. J. Hicks on the Christmas fixtures

Contributors

Unknown: J. Hicks

: TOP OF THE FORM

Questions-masters, John Ellison and Robert MacDermot
Semi-finals
I-England
Barnsley and District
Holgate Grammar School (boys) v. Sutton Coldfield
High School for Girls
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

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

: THE GOON SHOW

with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens
Production by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Larry Stephens
Production By: Pat Dixon

: TIP TOP CHRISTMAS TUNES

played by Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Reg Leopold )
Top of the Christmas Hits
The Geraldo Glee Club
(Chorus-Master, Bob Brown )
Composer's Christmas Corner:
Irving Berlin
From the Song Shop:
Margaret Rose
Geraldo's Yuletide Tribute
Songs with Strings with the voice of Roy Edwards
Dancing Through with Patricia Baird
Eric Whitley , and David Winnard
Introduced by Bruce Wyndham
Produced by David Miller

Contributors

Leader: Reg Leopold
Chorus-Master: Bob Brown
Unknown: Irving Berlin
Unknown: Margaret Rose
Unknown: Roy Edwards
Unknown: Patricia Baird
Unknown: Eric Whitley
Unknown: David Winnard
Introduced By: Bruce Wyndham
Produced By: David Miller

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

with Sidney James
Bill Kerr , Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams

: NEWS

: CRICKET

South Africa Y. England
First Test Match
A summary of the first day's play by E. W. Swanton
From Johannesburg

: MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

Ena Mitchell (soprano)
Alexander Young (tenor)
Roger Lord (oboe)
Sidonie Goossens (harp)
Charles Spinks
(organ and harpsichord)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)
BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
The strings of the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conducted by Leighton Lucas
Producer. Neil Sutherland

Contributors

Soprano: Ena Mitchell
Tenor: Alexander Young
Oboe: Roger Lord
Harp: Sidonie Goossens
Harp: Charles Spinks
Accompanist: Josephine Lee
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: William Armon
Conducted By: Leighton Lucas
Unknown: Neil Sutherland

: THE ERIC DELANEY BAND

with Cab Kaye and Marion Williams
Introduced by Tim Gudgin Produced by Geoffrey Owen

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen

: News Summary

: MIDNIGHT MASS OF THE NATIVITY

From St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church, Sutton Park , Guildford
Celebrant,
Father Jerome Sheehan , o.f.m.
Action of the Mass described by Father Gordon Albion
Silent Night (Gruber) Introit (Plainsong) Kvrie (Casciolini)
Gloria No. 9 (Plainsong)
Gradual and Alleluia (Plainsong) Credo No. 3 (Plainsong)
Motet: Adeste fideles (trad.) Sanctus (Casciolini)
Benedictus (Casciolini) Agnus Dei (Casciolini) Communion (Plainsong)
Carol: Ding. dong. merrily on high
Choirmaster. Father John Stapleton
Organist, Monica Martin

Contributors

Unknown: Sutton Park
Unknown: Father Jerome Sheehan
Choirmaster: Father John Stapleton
Organist: Monica Martin

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