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: FAMILY CHOICE

Jack Train
Introduces request records for the family

: CHRISTMAS MORN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: SILVER CHORDS

with Archie Filer
The Fairoaks Boys' Choir and The Silver Chords Choir
Introduced by Dillwyn Owen
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones

Contributors

Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Production By: Mai Jones

: SMOKEY MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE

A get-together, Western style, in the old barn where they are getting ready for the Christmas party with The Maple Leaf Four
Louise Howard
(Continued in next column)
Gaby, Zeke,
Ezra Jim Hawthorn
Happy Pappy
Slim Weston and his Smokey Mountain Boys
Produced by Jacques Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Ezra Jim Hawthorn
Unknown: Happy Pappy
Unknown: Slim Weston
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: SILVESTER STRICT-TEMPO

A programme of well-remembered tunes played for your Christmas morning pleasure by Victor Silvester and his
Ballroom Orchestra
Introduced by Victor Silvester
Produced by David Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Silvester
Introduced By: Victor Silvester
Produced By: David Miller

: PEOPLE'S SERVICE

Matins from the Parish Church of Timberscombe, Somerset
Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Canon S. E. Swann

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Canon S. E. Swann

: ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL

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

: ROUND BRITAIN FAMILY FAVOURITES

Tunes you have asked us to play including some records chosen by Service men and women overseas
Presented by Derek Jones from Bristol
Anthony Raymont from Birmingham
Phillip Dobson from Manchester Alastair Maclntyre from Glasgow
Morfudd Mason-Lewis from Cardiff
Victor Price from Belfast and Jean Metcalfe from London

Contributors

Presented By: Derek Jones
Unknown: Bristol Anthony Raymont
Unknown: Phillip Dobson
Unknown: Alastair MacLntyre
Unknown: Morfudd Mason-Lewis
Unknown: Victor Price
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe

: LET'S PLAY GAMES

with Anona Winn
Nicholas Parsons
Charmian Innes
Cyril Fletcher
Join in the fun on the air, and maybe get some new ideas for your Christmas parties
Master of Ceremonies,
Michael Miles
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Michael Miles
Produced By: Joan Clark

: I HEAR MUSIC

A fireside reflection in melody by Max Jaffa and the Orchestre Elegant
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Max Jaffa
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: SPORTS REPORT

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Association Football
Results read by John Webster
Special Reports
First Division: Blackpool v. Leeds United by Norman Turner : Cardiff City v. Manchester United by George Edwards ; Chelsea v. Arsenal by W. J. Hicks : Manchester City v. Bolton Wanderers by H. D. Davies ; Sunderland v. Aston Villa by Arthur Appleton
Second Division: Sheffield United v. Lincoln City by Douglas Lupton
Talking Sport
Leading players, administrators. and journalists join Eamonn Andrews at the microphone to discuss topics of the moment
Produced by Angus Mackay

Contributors

Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Read By: John Webster
Unknown: Norman Turner
Unknown: George Edwards
Unknown: W. J. Hicks
Unknown: H. D. Davies
Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: Frankie Howerd in 'PUSS IN GUMBOOTS'

An all-star
Christmas pantomime with Dickie Valentine
Dennis Price , Carole Carr and Sabrina and and Villagers, town criers, etc... The George Mitchell Choir
Madame Blanche Moore accompanied by Mr. William Ternent and his Orchestra
(Continued in next column)
Script by Johnny Speight and Dick Barry Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Dickie Valentine
Unknown: Dennis Price
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: Madame Blanche Moore
Accompanied By: Mr. William Ternent
Script By: Johnny Speight
Script By: Dick Barry
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson
The Hero: Francis Howerd
The Heroine: Carole Carr
Rock and Roll, the Broker's Men: Monty Stevens
Rock and Roll, the Broker's Men: Lee Young
The Bad Baron: Dennis Price
The Good Fairy: Sabrina
Tom the Cat: Mr William Ternent
Idle Jack: Dickie Valentine

: SEMPRINI

at the piano

: YOURS SINCERELY VERA LYNN

who sings some of her happy song memories
Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra
Produced by Geoffrey Owen

Contributors

Unknown: Woolf Phillips
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen

: TAILPIECE TO 1956

From the BBC's West of England News Bulletins during the past year, Francis James selects and illustrates some of the items that were either humorous or distinctly odd
Produced by Stuart Wyton

Contributors

Unknown: Francis James
Produced By: Stuart Wyton

: THE AL READ CHRISTMAS SHOW

In which the man who turns life round entertains with some friends in the world of music including The Kordites and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Produced by Ronnie Taylor

Contributors

Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Produced By: Ronnie Taylor

: HOME. SWEET HOME

A favourite tune and a question or two
For those who live in a house you knew
Devised and presented with records by Michael Brooke

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Brooke

: The King and the Mermaid

An Irish fantasy
See panel
Written for radio by L.A.G. Strong
with music by Ernest Tomlinson

Contributors

Writer/The Storyteller: L.A.G. Strong
Music: Ernest Tomlinson
Singers: BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Musicians: BBC Concert Orchestra
Leader: , William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Production: Michael North
The King: Jan van der Gucht
The Mermaid: lris Bourne
The Princess: Catherine Wilson
The Queen: Alys Sherry
Cormac: Michael Langdon
Conor: Denis Dowling
Young Girl: Anne Godley
Old Man: Harry Hutchinson
Declan: Robin Fairhurst
Tara: Peter Asher

: Elsie and Doris Waters in 'FLOGGIT'S'

Gert and Daisy celebrate
Christmas in Russet Green with Joan Sims
Hugh Paddick , Ronnie Barker
Iris Vandeleur , Ron Moody
Script by Terry Nation
John Junkin and Dave Freeman
Produced by Bill Gates

Contributors

Unknown: Russet Green
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Iris Vandeleur
Unknown: Ron Moody
Script By: Terry Nation
Script By: John Junkin
Script By: Dave Freeman
Produced By: Bill Gates

: NEWS

: BBC BALLROOM

Dancing to the music of Joe Loss and his Orchestra with Rose Brennan
Ross McManus , and Larry Gretton
Eric Winstone and his Orchestra with Colin Prince. Ray
Merrell Shirley Norman , The Stagecoachers
The Roy Marsh Trio
For Fun: Len Martin
Master of Ceremonies.
David Jacobs
Produced by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Joe Loss
Unknown: Rose Brennan
Unknown: Ross McManus
Unknown: Larry Gretton
Unknown: Eric Winstone
Unknown: Colin Prince.
Unknown: Merrell Shirley Norman
Unknown: Roy Marsh
Unknown: Len Martin
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: John Hooper

: KING IN A STABLE

A meditation for Christmas Night compiled by Richard Tatlock from the poems of the late Father Andrew, S.D.C.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Tatlock

: News Summary

: Close Down

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