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: MORNING MUSIC

O come, all ye faithful
Light Orchestra
(Led by Henry Tye )
Conductor, David Curry
The Banjoliers
Directed by Jack Mandel
Charlie Katz and his Novelty Sextet

Contributors

Conductor: Henry Tye
Conductor: David Curry
Directed By: Jack Mandel
Directed By: Charlie Katz

: BORN THIS JOYFUL MORNING'

Alexander Young (tenor) and the BBC Midland Chorus sing favourite
Christmas hymns and carols accompanied by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by John Lowe
Reader, Anthony Jacobs
The programme includes:
0 come, all ye faithful; In dulci jubilo; Hark The herald-angels sing; Peter lo ring-a dem bells; The twelve days of Christmas; The Virgin's Cradle Song; Ding dong merrily; Unto us a Boy is born with other seasonable music

Contributors

Tenor: Alexander Young
Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: John Lowe
Reader: Anthony Jacobs

: FAMILY CHOICE

Jack Train
Introduces request records for the family
News Summary at 9.30

: CHRISTMAS MORN

A story, a hymn and a prayer

: SILVER CHORDS

with Harry Dawson
The Silver Chords Choir
The Strings in Harmony
Introduced by John Darran Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Dawson
Introduced By: John Darran
Production By: Mai Jones

: UP SPIRITS!

from H.M.S. Albion at Portsmouth with The Stargazers
Marion Ryan
Tommy Reilly
Harry Worth
James Moody (piano) Ernie Shear (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Tim Bell (double-basa)
Presented by Bill Gates

Contributors

Unknown: Marion Ryan
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Unknown: Harry Worth
Piano: James Moody
Guitar: Ernie Shear
Guitar: Max Abrams
Unknown: Tim Bell
Presented By: Bill Gates

: ENTERTAINMENTS CHOIR OF THE DANISH STATE RADIO

Conductor, Svend Saaby
In a programme of songs from many countries

Contributors

Conductor: Svend Saaby

: PEOPLE'S SERVICE

from Yardley Parish Church, Birmingham; conducted by Canon Charles Crowson
On this Christmas morning Canon Crowson looks back, in the light of the year that is past, to the series of People's Services he conducted in January on the theme of ' Crossing your Bridges ' and looks forward to the year that is to come.
' Forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before'
(Philippians 3. v. 13)

Contributors

Conducted By: Canon Charles Crowson

: 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
Randal Herley from Manchester
Alastair Macfntyre from Edinburgh Morfudd Mason-Lewis from Cardiff
Victor Price from Belfast and Jean Metcalfe from London

Contributors

Presented By: Derek Jones
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe

: Wilfred Pickles' CHRISTMAS PARTY

This year for the first time
Wilfred and Mabel visit the boys and girls in two hospitals
The High Wood Hospital for Children and the Children's Ward of the District Hospital both at Brentwood, Essex at the pianos
Harry Hudson and Neville Meale

Contributors

Unknown: High Wood Hospital
Unknown: District Hospital
Pianos: Harry Hudson
Unknown: Neville Meale

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in A Christmas Edition of LIFE WITH THE LYONS

' Let's Drop in for Christmas' with Barbara Lyon
Richard Lyon
Doris Rogers
Molly Weir
Carl Bernard
Peter Hawkins
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Bob Block
Ronnie Hanbury and Bebe Daniels
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Carl Bernard
Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Production By: Tom Ronald

: THE VIENNA BOYS' CHOIR

Musical Director, Gerhard Track sings a programme of music for Christmas
Bee page 6

Contributors

Director: Gerhard Track

: SPORTS REPORT

Eamonn Andrews introduces a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey of the day's sport from reporters and observers throughout the country and overseas
6.0 The results read by John Webster followed by: Special Reports
First Division: Chelsea v. Portsmouth; Manchester United v. Luton Town; Newcastle United v. Nottingham Forest
Second Division: Blackburn Rovers v. Sheffield United; Notts County v. Barnsley; Swansea Town v. Bristol Rovers; West Ham United v. Ipswich Town
Summary of League positions and other statistics by John Webster
Preview: J. L. Manning outlines the Boxing Day programme
Information Desk
A special feature in which experts answer your questions and problems concerning sport
Christmas Quiz
Charles Buchan , Frank Butler Brian Johnston , Peter Wilson try to answer questions sent by listeners
Produced by Angus Mackay

Contributors

Introduces: Eamonn Andrews
Read By: John Webster
Unknown: John Webster
Unknown: J. L. Manning
Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Frank Butler
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Peter Wilson
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: The Band Waggon today presents THE JOE LOSS BAND PARTY

with Rose Brennan , Larry Gretton and Ross MacManus
Introduced by Peter King Produced by John Kingdon

Contributors

Unknown: Rose Brennan
Unknown: Larry Gretton
Unknown: Ross MacManus
Introduced By: Peter King
Produced By: John Kingdon

: Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury in 'PAUL TEMPLE AND THE SPENCER AFFAIR '

A new serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge
7—' Dinner at the Stardust'
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production by Martyn C. Webster

Contributors

Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Production By: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
Adrian Frost: Simon Lack
Terry Gibson: Isabel Dean
Pete Roberts: Thomas Heathcote
Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason
Detective-Inspector Vosper: Hugh Manning
Charlie: James Beattie
Ritchie: Hamilton Dyce
Andre Reynaud: Denis Goacher

: Afterglow

Music for fire-side listening provided by a section of the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
The ' Six-Plus One':
Bernard Herrmann (flute)
Ernie Watson
(trumpet and accordion) Frank Dixon (trombone)
Dennis Newey (guitar)
Harry Archer (bass)
Vernon Leigh (drums)
Plus
Harry Hayward (piano)
Led by Bernard Herrmann
Songs sweet and sentimental by Shirley Wilson
Introduced by Roger Moffat Produced by Geoff Lawrence

Contributors

Flute: Bernard Herrmann
Flute: Ernie Watson
Accordion: Frank Dixon
Guitar: Dennis Newey
Bass: Harry Archer
Bass: Vernon Leigh
Piano: Harry Hayward
Unknown: Bernard Herrmann
Unknown: Shirley Wilson
Introduced By: Roger Moffat
Produced By: Geoff Lawrence

: NEWS

: THE STARGAZERS' MUSIC SHOP

with the Rhythm Shop Walkers
Hon. Sec., Frank Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Hooper

: WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND

Appeal on behalf of the British Wireless for the Blind Fund
See Home Service

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

Christmas Edition with Dick Emery
Pearl Carr , Peter Hawkins
Ronald Chesney
Guest Star, Max Bygraves
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Ronald Wolfe ,
George Wadmore , and David Climie
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: David Climie
Produced By: Roy Speer

: THE AL READ CHRISTMAS SHOW

in which Al Read takes a closer look at life and shares the Christmas spirit with Rawicz and Landauer
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Produced by Ronnie Taylor

Contributors

Unknown: Al Read
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Produced By: Ronnie Taylor

: SEMPRINI'S CHRISTMAS SERENADE

introducing old ones, new ones loved ones, neglected ones by Semprini at the piano featuring his own arrangements for piano and orchestra
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: Arthur Askey in 'HELLO, CHRISTMAS PLAYMATES'

A Yuletide feast prepared by and containing
Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Menu:
Nuts:
The Londonairs
Svrup:
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Chef:
Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: Leslie Bridgmont
The Melon: David Nixon
Crackling: Petula Clark
The Mince Pie: Pat Coombs
The Turkey: Anthea Askey

: NEWS

: MUSIC FOR YOUR PARTY

played by Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadronaires with Peter Morton , Joan Baxter
Andrew Reavley , and Ken Kirkham
The Donald Purchese Quintet
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Played By: Ronnie Aldrich
Unknown: Peter Morton
Unknown: Joan Baxter
Unknown: Andrew Reavley
Unknown: Ken Kirkham
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: STAR HIGH, BABY LOW

A meditation for Christmas Day compiled by Vernon Sproxton
Reader, Jill Balcon

Contributors

Reader: Vernon Sproxton
Reader: Jill Balcon

: LATE NEWS

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