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BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Jack Salisbury and Ms Salon Orchestra
The Albert Delroy Sextet
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30


Conductor: Frank Cantell
Conductor: Jack Salisbury
Conductor: Ms Salon


Introduced by Jack Train
News Summary at 9.30


Introduced By: Jack Train

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Louis Mordish at the BBC theatre organ with Alfred Swain


Unknown: Louis Mordish
Unknown: Alfred Swain


BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon


Conductor: Jack Leon


'Life with Grandfather'
A series of five stories by Stanley Lawies Jackson
Read by Felix Felton
4—'The Bold Bad Baroness '


Stories By: Stanley Lawies Jackson
Read By: Felix Felton

: Bruce Trent invites you to A SEAT IN THE STALLS

to listen to some records of music and songs from the theatre


BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Johnny Carson
Pat Coombs and Irene Handl
Anne Shelton
Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Presented by Bill Worsley


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: Johnny Carson
Conductor: Pat Coombs
Conductor: Irene Handl
Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Presented By: Bill Worsley


this week presents
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra with Denis Peters and Barbara Jay
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Unknown: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Denis Peters
Unknown: Barbara Jay


Nursery rhymes, stories, music
Today's story:' The Bundles' Happy Christmas ' by Ursula Hourihane. told by Daphne Oxenford.
Eileen Browne introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Ursula Hourihane.
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.
Introduces: Eileen Browne


Christmas Day Timetable: Ann Hardy watches the clock for the Christmas dinner
Out of the News: involving a topic of interest
Reading Your Letters: expressing listeners' points of view
The Christmas Tree: Patrifl Dickinson introduces a poem written and read by C. Day Lewis
Christmas Window-Shopping in Three Continents: Tape recorded reports from eye-witnesses thousands of miles apart
Serial: The Egg and I' by Betty MacDonald
Read by Mary Laura Wood
Third of four instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson )
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Ann Hardy
Introduces: Patrifl Dickinson
Read By: C. Day Lewis
Unknown: Betty MacDonald
Read By: Mary Laura Wood
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Jack Nathan and his Band
News Summary at 3.30


Unknown: Jack Nathan


with twenty-one instruments:
The Neville Hughes Septet
Produced by Frank Hooper


Unknown: Neville Hughes
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Repeated on Tuesday at 11.15 a.m.
Gwen arrived earlier than expected for Christmas. Tony Coppard told Sally he had informed the police about Denby Harris 's accomplices, and she heard that Richard Fulton and Rachel Guest hag gone to Ireland for Christmas. Dr. Dale was sent another anonymous letter accusing Mrs. Dale of theft. Mrs. Freeman issued an ultimatum to Mr. O'Malley that if Mr. Gudgeon's clock, were not returned by Monday morning she would take the letters to the police.
Productions this week by Betty Davies and Wyn Knowles


Unknown: Tony Coppard
Unknown: Denby Harris
Unknown: Richard Fulton
Unknown: Rachel Guest
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Wyn Knowles
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Dale
Sally Lane: Margaret Ward
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Jenny Dale: Julia Braddock
Mrs Maggs: Grace Allardyce
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Alec Dale: Stuart Nichol
Gwen Owen: Aline Waitei
David Owen: Hugh David
Billy Owen: K Helm*
Tarina di Pino: Rita Stainei


BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Edward Rubach (piano)
Melody on Strings
Directed by Max Jaffa


Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Piano: Edward Rubach
Directed By: Max Jaffa

: The Band Waggon

each Monday presents
AND HIS BAND with Vicki Anderson
Johnnie Gray
The Keynotes
Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced by Geoffrey Owen
News Summary at 6.30


Unknown: Eric Delaney
Unknown: Vicki Anderson
Unknown: Johnnie Gray
Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen

: The Archers

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


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

: News Summary 'The Entirely Fabulous Adventures of 'HENRY MORGAN BUCCANEER'

Anthony Newlands as Henry Morgan in
Chronicle the Fourteenth:
' The Second Idol' diligently set down by Anton Delmar and Alfred Dunning Felix Felton as Governor Modyford Frank Duncan as Alexander Oliver
Fred Yule as The Bo'sun
David Bruce as John Morris
Malcolm Hayes as The Witch Doctor
Opening and closing musick especially composed by Ronald Binge sung by David Bruce and made by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Other musick composed and made by Edwin Braden
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Anthony Newlands
Unknown: Henry Morgan
Unknown: Anton Delmar
Unknown: Alfred Dunning
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Modyford Frank Duncan
Unknown: Alexander Oliver
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: David Bruce
Unknown: John Morris
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Composed By: Ronald Binge
Sung By: David Bruce
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: Edwin Braden
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


from Servicemen in Penang, Singapore, and Hong Kong Introduced by Peter Albany in Penang and Singapore and Donald Brooks in Hong Kong who have recorded greetings from members of the three Services and requests for gramophone records to be played for their families at home
Programme introduced by Alan Dixon
Produced by Michael Bell


Introduced By: Peter Albany
Introduced By: Donald Brooks
Introduced By: Alan Dixon
Produced By: Michael Bell

: News Summary followed by Stephen Grenfell is the storyteller in OUR DAY AND AGE

True stories of the world we live in 5—' THE MIRACLE OF ANGELA'
Angela [text removed] at the age of eleven and a half is the living embodiment of a miracle made possible by the devotion of her parents, her teen-age sister, and medical skill. She was born a dumb and severely handicapped child. Today she can talk and play the piano and enjoys life with her contemporaries. Her voice and those of her parents and sister are heard in the programme.
Script by Stephen Grenfell
Production by Joe Burroughs


Unknown: Angela [text removed]
Script By: Stephen Grenfell
Production By: Joe Burroughs

: Northern Variety presents STAR TRAIN

Your seat is reserved on the Variety Express
Travel in company with Morecambe and Wise
Leoni Page
Joe Church
The Confrey Phillips Trio
The Timber Toppers
This week the Star Train visits the Land of Christmas
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth with Jimmy Leach at the electronic organ
Introduced by Roger Moffat
Produced by Geoff Lawrence


Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Jimmy Leach
Introduced By: Roger Moffat
Produced By: Geoff Lawrence

: News Summary Peter Yorke and his Orchestra in OUR KIND OF MUSIC

The Johnston Brothers
Kathie Kay
Johnny Pearson at the piano and the Singing Strings Introduced by Robin Boyle
Production by Frank Hooper


Unknown: Kathie Kay
Unknown: Johnny Pearson
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Production By: Frank Hooper


in Monday Night Melody featuring
Monday Pop Shop with Ray Merrell , Rosemary Squires and Colin Prince
The Trio Club
Host. Roy Marsh
The Alan Moorchouse Singers and The Dennis Wa )ton Saxophone Quintet
Produced by Geoffrey Owen
News Summary at 11.30


Unknown: Ray Merrell
Unknown: Rosemary Squires
Unknown: Roy Marsh
Singers: Alan Moorchouse
Unknown: Dennis Wa
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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