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: WEATHER

: SILVER CHORDS

with David
Kelvin Thomas , Keith Griffin
The Silver Stars
Conductor, 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

Contributors

Unknown: Kelvin Thomas
Unknown: Keith Griffin
Conductor: Hubert C. Williams
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins

: A SEQUENCE

of music
Arranged by Denys Gueroult

Contributors

Arranged By: Denys Gueroult

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason
Written By: Geoffrey Webb
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Daniel Archer: Monte Crick
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: Thelma Rogers
Jennifer Archer: Valborg Maitland
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Pru Forrest: Mary Dalley
Carol Grey: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Mabel Larkin: Kay Hudson
Mr Grenville: Michael Shaw
Fred Barratt: Tommy Duggan
Len Thomas: Arnold Peters
Mary Thomas: Noreen Richards
Mrs Turvey: Courtney Hope

: EASY BEAT

Swing and Sway on Christmas Day to
Bert Weedon and the Easy Beats Maureen Evans
Frank Ifleld and the romantic voice of Colin Day
Special Gala Programme feature Johnny Scott 's One Man Band Rock with The Shadow* and the Jeff Rowena Five
Yuletide Folk-Songs from The Galliards featuring
Jimmie Macgregor and Robin Hall Produced by Brian Matthew and John Fenton

Contributors

Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Maureen Evans
Unknown: Frank Ifleld
Unknown: Johnny Scott
Unknown: Jeff Rowena
Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor
Produced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: John Fenton

: People's Service

from the Church of St. Martinln-the-Fields, London, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Austen Williams
'Born this happy morning' A service for Christmas Day Reader, John Westbrook
Organist, John Churchill, F.R.C.O.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams
Reader: John Westbrook
Organist: John Churchill, F.R.C.O.

: GOOD LISTENING

247 m. and VHF
Some news of current programmes

: FIVE-WAY FAMILY FAVOURITES

Records for Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London. Cologne Cyprus, Nairobi, and Tripoli by Jean Metcalfe , Bill Crozier Kay Donnelly , Pat Pachebat and Ken Doherty

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Bill Crozier
Unknown: Kay Donnelly
Unknown: Pat Pachebat
Unknown: Ken Doherty

: THE QUEEN

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth
See facing page and page 12

: FIVE-WAY FAMILY FAVOURITES

Continued

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Laugh with the Cotton Boys Listen to Alan Breeze The man of many voices and Kathie Kay with melody and charm with The Bandits and Mr. Wakey-Wakey, himself Script by Eddie Gurney Produced by Eric Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Kathie Kay
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Produced By: Eric Miller

: THE NAVY LARK

Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer
Pertwee Leslie Phillips as Sub. Lieut. Phillips Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray , the No. 1
Last Wednesday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Pertwee Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Sub. Lieut. Phillips
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Lieut. Murray
Captain Povey: Richard Caldicot
Heather: Heather Chasen
A.B Johnson: Ronnie Barker
Lieut Cmdr Stanton: Ronnie Barker
A.B Goldstein: Tenniel Evans
The Admiral: Tenniel Evans
Lieut Bates: Micheal Bates
A.B Ginger: Michael Bates

: RAY'S A LAUGH

Ted Ray with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor
Laidman Browne , Pat CoombS Percy Edwards
In Order to View
Last Friday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Percy Edwards

: MELODY TIME

featuring Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra
Carole Carr , Val Doonican Albert Marland and his Quartet
Cecil Norman and his Rhythm Players The Bowman-Hyde Singers and Players
Introduced by Tim Gudgin Produced by James Dufour

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Chacksfield
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: Val Doonican
Unknown: Albert Marland
Unknown: Cecil Norman
Introduced By: Tim Gudgin
Produced By: James Dufour

: THE WILFRED PICKLES CHRISTMAS PAPTY

from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children,
Hackney Road, London Host, Wilfred Pickles
Hostess, Mabel Pickles
At the piano, Harry Hudson

Contributors

Unknown: Mabel Pickles
Piano: Harry Hudson

: MONTY'S MEMORIES

See panel and page 14

: SING SOMETHING SIMPLE

with The Adam Singers Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme includes ' The little boy that Santa Claus forgot' 'Little drummer boy '
' The miner's dream of home Accompanied by Jack Emblow Produced by John Browell

Contributors

Directed By: Cliff Adams
Accompanied By: Jack Emblow
Produced By: John Browell

: BEYOND OUR KEN

Kenneth Horne in a sort of radio show
Last Thursday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Horne

: NEWS

: ALFRED DRAKE SINGS

Songs lost and found which
Alfred Drake brings you with the aid of Eric Cook at the piano
The George Mitchell Singers and the BBC Variety Orchestra Leader, John Jezard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Drake
Unknown: Eric Cook
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: YOUR HUNDRED BEST TUNES

Introduced by Alan Keith
A series featuring gramophone records of a hundred of the most popular pieces chosen by listeners

Contributors

Introduced By: Alan Keith

: SUNDAY HALF-HOUR

Community hymn-singing from Shankill Road Mission, Belfast
Organist, Maureen Sands Conductor. William Boyd
Hymns introduced by Edgar Boucher Hark the glad sound (Tune. Credtton)
The first Nowell (Tune, The first
Nowell)
0 little town of Bethlehem (Tune.
Forest Green)
In the bleak mid-winter (Tune.
Cranham)
Child in the manger (Tune. Bunessan)
Good Christian men, rejoice (Tune.
In Dulci Jubilo)
As with gladness (Tune. Dix)
Once in Royal David's city (Tune,
Irby)
Closing prayer and blessing by the Rev. Ivor Lewis

Contributors

Organist: Maureen Sands
Conductor: William Boyd
Introduced By: Edgar Boucher
Unknown: Rev. Ivor Lewis

: WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND

See Home Service Appeal at 6.15

: LEAVE IT TO THE BOYS

Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin to welcome their guests
Arthur Askey
Alma Cogan
Frankie Howerd interrupted by gate-crashers
Irene Handl , Pat Coombs
The Avons
BBC Variety Orchestra Leader. John Jezard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced by Geoffrey Owen

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Monkhotise
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen

: PAUL ROBESON

accompanied by Lawrence Brown
Produced by Bill Wonder

Contributors

Accompanied By: Lawrence Brown
Produced By: Bill Wonder

: NEWS

: PETE MURRAY

invites you to
PETE'S PARTY to hear his choice of records and some of your requests

: THE END OF THE DAY

Christian words and music

: LATE NEWS

: Close Down









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