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: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
The Dave Shepherd Quintet
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Introduced by Jack Train
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack Train

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: SCOTTISH C.W.S. BAND

Conducted by William Crozier

Contributors

Conducted By: William Crozier

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Contributors

Musicians: Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

: MORNING STORY

From Wales
'Here's to Father Christmas' by Aldred Thomas
Read by Michael C. Browne

Contributors

Unknown: Aldred Thomas
Read By: Michael C. Browne

: News Summary WILLIAM DAVIES

at the BBC theatre organ

: David Jacobs keeps OPEN HOUSE

with records for your midday mood

: News Summary WORKERS' PLAYTIME

from the Metropolitan Police
Training School, Hendon by permission of the Commissioner of Police
The Meritones, Tommy Reilly Mary Morgan , Cyril Fletcher
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Unknown: Mary Morgan
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Piano: James Moody
Guitar: Bert Weedon
Guitar: Max Abrams
Presented By: Bill Gates

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

Don Smith and his Orchestra with Marjorie Daw and Franklyn Boyd and featuring
'The Smith Request Corner'
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Unknown: Don Smith
Unknown: Marjorie Daw
Unknown: Franklyn Boyd

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' The Christmas Card ' by Mavis Connelly , told by Dorothy Smith.

Contributors

Unknown: Mavis Connelly
Told By: Dorothy Smith.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Music to Please: some suggestions for records as presents
As I See It: more observations from Kevin FitzGerald
My Mother: Viola Tree remembered by her son David
Reading Your Letters: expressing listeners' points of view
Pleasef: Mary Webb speaks in defence of imperfect English
Serial: ' Beyond the Gates' by Dorothy Evelyn Smith
Abridged by Joan Skinner
Read by Jane Fergus
The ninth of ten instalment
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Unknown: Kevin Fitzgerald
Unknown: Dorothy Evelyn Smith
Abridged By: Joan Skinner
Read By: Jane Fergus
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Conducted by Major. L. D. Brown. M.B.E
Director of Music
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Unknown: L. D. Brown. M.B.E

: MELODY TIME

BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Conductor: Frank Cantell

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Robert Turley

Contributors

Script By: Robert Turley

: MUSIC MIXTURE

BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
The Albert Delroy Trio The Kursaal Orchestra Directed by Louis Voss

Contributors

Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Directed By: Louis Voss

: News Summary

: The Band Waggon each Tuesday presents TOMMY WATT AND HIS ORCHESTRA

with Margaret Bond and Matt Monro and featuring
Tubby the Tenor and The Slidemen
Introduced by Bruce Wyndham
Produced by John Kingdon
News Summary at 6.30

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Bond
Unknown: Matt Monro
Introduced By: Bruce Wyndham
Produced By: John Kingdon

: The Archers

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.

Contributors

Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: RADIO NEWSREEL

: SPORT

: News Summary; Have a Go!

Wilfred Pickles in Have a Go! visits Christmas Common and Watlington, Oxfordshire beside the beechwoods of the Chilterns and by Britain's oldest road, the Icknield Way.
With Mabel at 'The Table' and Harry Hudson at the piano.

Contributors

Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Co-presenter: Mabel Pickles
Pianist: Harry Hudson
Presented by: Stephen Williams

: The Trouble with Toby: Toby takes a hand in an election

[Starring] Richard Lyon, Claude Hulbert, Sheila Sweet and Joan Sanderson

With Ella Milne, Olwen Brookes, Frank Windsor

Contributors

Writer: Ted Taylor
Adaptor: Frank Galen
Editor: Terry Nation
Editor: John Junkin
Producer: Bill Gates
[Actor]: Richard Lyon
[Actor]: Claude Hulbert
[Actress]: Sheila Sweet
[Actress]: Joan Sanderson
[Actress]: Ella Milne
[Actress]: Olwen Brookes
[Actor]: Frank Windsor

: News Summary; Music in all directions

Introduced by Franklin Engelmann
Celebrity Choice:
Ludwig Koch
In Search of a Song:
Shirley Abicair
Vanessa Lee
BBC Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Produced, by Charles Beardsall

Contributors

Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Ludwig Koch
Unknown: Shirley Abicair
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: News Summary; Guilty Party: Black Magic

Written by Edward J. Mason.
You too can be a detective.

Contributors

Writer/Devised by: Edward J. Mason
Producer/Devised by: Tony Shryane
Expert: John Arlott
Expert: F.R. Buckley
Expert: Robert Fabian
Joe McCready (Private Investigator): Jon Farrell
Inspector Galloway: Hamilton Dyce
Kathleen Gort: Anne Cullen
Sebastian Cross: Ronald Baddiley
Lionel Brant: Dudley Rolph
Elsa Brant: June Spencer

: Sentimental Journey

A round-the-world trip in story and song.
[Starring] Edna Savage and Michael Holliday
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Alan Reeve-Jones and Edwin Braden
Produced by John Hooper

Contributors

Writer: Alan Reeve-Jones
Writer: Edwin Braden
Producer: John Hooper
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Performer: Edna Savage
Performer: Michael Holliday

: NEWS

: BBC DANCING CLUB

You are invited to dance to the music of Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Produced by David Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Silvester
Produced By: David Miller

: News Summary NIGHT MUSIC

Instruments and voices blend in music for the late evening with Osian Ellis and the BBC Studio Choir
Conducted by William Llewellyn
Produced by Charles Beardsall

Contributors

Unknown: Osian Ellis
Conducted By: William Llewellyn
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: LATE NEWS

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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