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1,500 m

: Big Ben; 'O come, all ye faithful'; Morning Music

Played today by the BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams)
Conductor, David Curry
and Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry
Conductor: Victor Silvester

: Born This Joyful Morning

David Galliver 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, Bernard Hepton
Organ, Arnold Richardson
The programme includes:
O come, all ye faithful In dulci jubilo
Hark! the herald-angels sing Peter go ring-a dem bells
The twelve days of Christmas Ding dong merrily The maiden's carol
Unto us a Boy is born with other seasonable music


Unknown: David Galliver
Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: John Lowe
Reader: Bernard Hepton
Unknown: Arnold Richardson


Pete Murray introduces request records for the family
News Summary at 9.30


Introduces: Pete Murray


A story, a hymn, and a prayer


A special
Christmas Day edition with * David Angela Laramy
The Silver Stars
Hubert C. Williams and the strings of the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Introduced by Dillwyn Owen
Programme arranged and conducted by Rae Jenkins


Unknown: David Angela Laramy
Conductor: Hubert C. Williams
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins


H.M.S. Excellent, Portsmouth with Anne Shelton
Cyril Fletcher
Betty Smith
The Maple Leaf Four
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Tim Bell (double-bass), Presented by Bill Gates


Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Betty Smith
Guitar: Bert Weedon
Double-Bass: Tim Bell
Presented By: Bill Gates


An uninterrupted selection of familiar tunes featuring the BBC Variety Orchestra and the String Choir
(Led by John Jezard )
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet


Unknown: John Jezard
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet


for Christmas Day
A Merry Christmas from Kidderminster Parish Church, conducted by Prebendary S. F. Linsley
' What are you thankful for?'
Organist, Leonard Lashford


Conducted By: Prebendary S. F. Linsley
Organist: Leonard Lashford


Commentary during the second half of one of today's League matches


A special edition of records you have asked us to play with contributions by Maurice Shillington in Belfast
Barry Lankester in Birmingham
David Bevan in Cardiff
Alastair Maclntyre in Edinburgh
Derek Jones in Exeter
Randal Herley in Manchester and Jean Metcalfe in London


Unknown: Maurice Shillington
Unknown: Barry Lankester
Unknown: Alastair MacLntyre
Unknown: Randal Herley
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe


See panel and page 3

: Wilfred Pickles' Christmas Party

from Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Carshalton, Surrey
At the piano: Harry Hudson


Pianist: Harry Hudson

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

* Don't Open Before Christmas * with Barbara Lyon
Richard Lyon
Russell Turner
Doris Rogers
Molly Weir
Hugh Morton
Horace Percival
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Bob Block
Ronnie Hanbury , and Bebe Daniels
Production by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Russell Turner
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Horace Percival
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

Sidney James , Bill Kerr
Hattie Jacques and Warren Mitchell
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: Frank Chacksfield in MELODY HOUR

featuring Cy Grant
The Cliff Adam Singers
Sidney Bright and the Frank Chacksfield Orchestra
Introduced by Tim Gudgin Produced by James Dufour
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.


Unknown: Cliff Adam Singers
Unknown: Sidney Bright
Introduced By: Tim Gudgin
Produced By: James Dufour

: Frankie Howerd in: Pantomania

with Stanley Unwin, Thora Hird, The Duke of Bedford, Jim Dale, Joan Regan and Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Recorded at R.A.F. Halton


Comedian: Frankie Howerd
Comedian: Stanley Unwin
Actress: Thora Hird
Himself: The Duke of Bedford
Singer: Jim Dale
Singer: Joan Regan
Musicians: Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Script: George Wadmore
Script: Johnny Speight
Producer: Bill Worsley

: 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


accompanied by Lawrence Brown
Presented by Bill Worsley


Accompanied By: Lawrence Brown
Presented By: Bill Worsley


: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the Question-Masters in this general knowledge contest between representative teams from girls' and boys' schools in England, Scotlánd, Wales, and Northern Ireland
13-Semi-FinIlIs (1)
South Hampstead High School
London (Girls) v.
High School for Girls
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Tom Williams
Produced By: Joan Clark

: You are invited to JOIN IN AND SING

with the people of London singing Christmas carols and party songs and Edric Connor
Bob and Alf Pearson
The Choralettes
(Directed by Edith Pearson )
Welwyn Garden City
Male Voice Choir
Conductor, Gordon Williams
Jackie Brown at the electric organ
Kathleen O'Hagan at the piano
The singing led and the show produced by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Edric Connor
Unknown: Alf Pearson
Directed By: Edith Pearson
Conductor: Gordon Williams
Conductor: Jackie Brown
Produced By: Glyn Jones


See Home Service Appeal

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield invite you to TAKE IT FROM HERE

and join them for a Glum Christmas with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowltz
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden . Produced by Charles Maxwell


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowltz
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: Sixty minutes of Harold Fielding's London Coliseum production ' CINDERELLA '

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II starring Tommy Steele Jimmy Edwards ,
Yana Bruce Trent , Kenneth Williams
Betty Marsden


Music By: Richard Rodgers
Unknown: Oscar Hammerstein
Unknown: Tommy Steele
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Yana Bruce Trent
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Betty Marsden



played by Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadronaires with Peter Morton
Ken Kirkham , and Joan Baxter
Mick Mulligan and his Band with George Melly
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant


Played By: Ronnie Aldrich
Unknown: Peter Morton
Unknown: Ken Kirkham
Unknown: Joan Baxter
Unknown: Mick Mulligan
Unknown: George Melly
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant


Words and music for the end of Christmas Day chosen by the Rev. Elsie Chamberlain


Unknown: Rev. Elsie Chamberlain


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