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: MORNING MUSIC

played today by BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenculhet
The Dave Shepherd Quintet
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenculhet

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Jack Train introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Introduces: Jack Train

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: International Staff Band of the SALVATION ARMY

Conductor,
Brigadier Bernard Adams

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Adams

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack White and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Jack White

: MORNING STORY

' Life with Grandfather '
A series of five stories by StanJey Lawies Jackson
Read by Felix Felton
5—' A Wolf at the Door'

Contributors

Stories By: Stanjey Lawies Jackson
Read By: Felix Felton

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Lesley Wilson

Contributors

Script By: Lesley Wilson

: News Summary WILLIAM DAVIES

at the BBC theatre organ

: David Jacobs keeps OPEN HOUSE

with records for your midday mood

: News Summary Paul Martin

invites you to join him
IN SEARCH OF MUSIC listening to Christmas songs and tunes that have been collected from all over the world including carols from
Austria, Canada,
Chile, Scotland, and Wales
Produced by Phyllis Robinson

Contributors

Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

this week presents
Don Smith and his Orchestra with Marjorie Daw and Franklyn Boyd and featuring
' The Smith Request Corner'
(Don Smith and his Orchestra are appearing at the Cresta Ballroom, Luzon)
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m. only

Contributors

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

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story: The Storv of the First Christmas ' bv Jean Sutcliffe told by Julia Lang.

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe
Told By: Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Commander Ibbett
Minnie Pallister
Alan Melville , Ruth Drew
Antonia Ridge , Nancy Spain
Ba Mason , Harry Soan
Joyce Grenfell
Janet Teissier du Cros Naomi Jacob , Peter Forster
Serial: ' The Egg and I 'by Betty MacDonald
Read by Mary Laura Wood
The last instalment
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Unknown: Commander Ibbett
Unknown: Minnie Pallister
Unknown: Alan Melville
Unknown: Ruth Drew
Unknown: Antonia Ridge
Unknown: Nancy Spain
Unknown: Ba Mason
Unknown: Harry Soan
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Janet Teissier du Cros
Unknown: Naomi Jacob
Unknown: Peter Forster
Unknown: Betty MacDonald
Read By: Mary Laura Wood
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conducted by Major Douglas A. Pope
Director of Music
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Conducted By: Major Douglas A. Pope

: MELODY TIME

BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader. Frederick Lunnon )
Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife. records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Lesley Wilson

Contributors

Script By: Lesley Wilson

: MUSIC ALL THE WAY

The Promenade Players and Bowstrings
Conducted by Sidney Bowman
The Montmartre Players Directed by Henry Krein
Norman Whiteley and hie Sextet

Contributors

Conducted By: Sidney Bowman
Directed By: Henry Krein
Directed By: Norman Whiteley

: News Summary

: The Band Waggon today 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 THANKS FOR THE MEMORY

Max Jaffa and his Orchestra and The Meritones , with some fireside reflections

Contributors

Unknown: Max Jaffa

: Richard Lyon Claude Hulbert, Sheila Sweet and Joan Sanderson in THE TROUBLE WITH TOBY

Christmas Edition
' Toby and the Festive Season' with Ella Milne
Kathleen Helme
Peter Wilde
Written by Ted Taylor
Adapted from an original script by Frank Galen
Edited by Terry Nation and John Junkin
Produced by Bill Gates

Contributors

Unknown: Ella Milne
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Unknown: Peter Wilde
Written By: Ted Taylor
Script By: Frank Galen
Edited By: Terry Nation
Edited By: John Junkin
Produced By: Bill Gates

: News Summary

CHRISTMAS TUNETIME
Music in all directions
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann with Joan Butler
The Linden Singers
Conductor, William Llewellyn
The Harlequins
Directed by Sidney Sax
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Produced by Charles Beardsall

Contributors

Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Joan Butler
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Directed By: Sidney Sax
Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: News Summary Mary Wimbtish, David Peel and Richard Hurndall in ' CHRISTMAS ERRAND'

A play for radio by Philip Levene
Produced by Norman Wright

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Levene
Produced By: Norman Wright
Doctor: Godfrey Kenton
John Webb: Richard Hurndall
Margery Webb: Nancy Nevinson
Charles Randall: David Peel
Lucy Webb: Mary Wimbush
Mrs Randall: Elsa Palmer

: Edna Savage and Michael Holliday in SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

A round-the-world trip in story and song
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Alan Reeve-Jones and Edwin Braden
Produced by John Hooper

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Alan Reeve-Jones
Written By: Edwin Braden
Produced By: John Hooper

: NEWS

: MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

For a quiet moment on Christmas Eve played by the Welbeck Strings
Conductor, Maurice Miles with Ena Mitchell
Roger Lord
Sidonie Goossens
Charles Spinks
Josephine Lee and The BBC Singers in a programme of continuous music in contemplative mood

Contributors

Conductor: Maurice Miles
Unknown: Ena Mitchell
Unknown: Roger Lord
Unknown: Sidonie Goossens
Unknown: Charles Spinks
Unknown: Josephine Lee

: BBC DANCING CLUB

You are invited to dance to the music of Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra featuring all that is best in ballroom dancing
Produced by David Miller
News Summary at 11.30

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Silvester
Produced By: David Miller

: LATE NEWS

: BELLS OF DEDHAM PARISH CHURCH

(247 m. and VHF)
Shipping Fore-cast at 12.1
(1,500 m.>

: WELCOME TO CHRISTMAS

Singers,
Dedham Choral Society

: FIRST COMMUNION OF CHRISTMAS DAY

from the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin,
Dedham, Essex
Celebrant, the Rev. A. R. Johnston
Singing led by the Dedham Choral Society
Organist. Dorothy Johnston
Setting described by Vernon Sproxton

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. A. R. Johnston
Organist: Dorothy Johnston
Unknown: Vernon Sproxton

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