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: WEATHER

: SILVER CHORDS

with David Jacqueline Reynolds
Ann Hill
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: David Jacqueline Reynolds
Unknown: Ann Hill
Conductor: Hubert C. Williams
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

Contributors

Written By: Geoffrey Webb
Written By: Edward J. Mason
Written By: David Turner
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
Lilian Archer: Elizabeth Marlowe
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 Grenville: Anne Cullen
Charles Grenville: Michael Shaw
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Mabel Larkin: Kay Hudson
Rita Flynn: June Spencer
Doughy Hood: Arnold Ridley
Fred Barratt: Tommy Duggan
Harvey Grenville: Ronald Baddiley
Nigel Burton: Bryan Kendrick
Sally Johnson: Anne Chatterley
P C Bryden: Geoffrey Lewis
Rex Allard: Brian Kent
Vicar: John Carlin
Dorothy Arnold: Joan Anstey

: EASY BEAT

Stepping out in their seasonal best
Bert Weedon and the Easy Beats
John Leyton , The Springfields
Folk Beat
Gill and Terry
Going Upf: members of the audience comment and give their opinion on three new records
For Fans with a ' Trad' Fad
Kenny Ball 's Jazzmen with Clinton Ford
Introduced by Brian Matthew Produced by Ron Belchier

Contributors

Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: John Leyton
Unknown: Kenny Ball
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Ron Belchier

: PEOPLE'S SERVICE

from High Carntyne Parish Church, Glasgow; conducted by the Rev. James Martin
Figures in the Christmas Scene 4: The Child
Organist, Sam Thomson
11.55 GOOD LISTENING
247 m. and VHF
Some news of current programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. James Martin
Organist: Sam Thomson

: FIVE-WAY FAMILY FAVOURITES

Records for Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London Cologne, Cyprus
Malta, G.c.j and Gibraltar by Jean Metcalfe , Bill Crozier Russ Conway. Peter Holwill and Marjorie Hoare
By arrangement with the Forces Broadcasting Service

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Bill Crozier
Unknown: Russ Conway.
Unknown: Peter Holwill
Unknown: Marjorie Hoare

: 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 John Kingdon

Contributors

Unknown: Kathie Kay
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Produced By: John Kingdon

: BEYOND OUR KEN

A sort of radio show written by Eric Merriman with Kenneth Home
Last Thursday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Written By: Eric Merriman

: THE NAVY LARK

A chronicle of events aboard H.M.S. Troutbridge, with Leslie Phillips
Stephen Murray Jon Pertwee
Last Friday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Jon Pertwee

: MOVIE-GO-ROUND

A sound approach to the cinema including this week sound-track from
Babes In Toyland starring
Ray Bolger. Tommy Sands Annette and Ed Wynn and co-starring
Tommy Kirk. Kevin Corcoran
Henry Calvin , and Gene Sheldon and Snow White and the Three Clowns starring
Carol Heiss and the Three Stooges also Edison Stroll, Patricia Medina Guy Rolfe , and Michael David
*
An interview with Dick Bentley
Film reports by Peter Noble
Music from the screen including Harold (ieller talking about his score for Jungle Street
Introduced by Peter Haigh
Script by Lyn Fairhurst
Produced by Alfred Dunning Recording

Contributors

Unknown: Ray Bolger.
Unknown: Tommy Sands
Unknown: Ed Wynn
Unknown: Tommy Kirk.
Unknown: Kevin Corcoran
Unknown: Henry Calvin
Unknown: Gene Sheldon
Unknown: Carol Heiss
Unknown: Patricia Medina
Unknown: Guy Rolfe
Unknown: Michael David
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Peter Noble
Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Script By: Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: MELODY HOUR

featuring Michael Collins and his Orchestra with Laura Gray and the Sidney Bright Trio Introduced by Colin Doran Produced by James Dufour

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Collins
Unknown: Laura Gray
Introduced By: Colin Doran
Produced By: James Dufour

: DOWN YOUR WAY

Franklin Engelmann recently visited SOHO, London to meet people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Gordon Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Gordon Williams

: SING SOMETHING SIMPLE

A sequence of songs simply sung for song lovers with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Accompanied by Jack Emblow Tonight's programme includes The little boy that Santa Claus forgot ' ' Comrades
Jolly good company'
Produced by John Browell

Contributors

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

: LONDON LIGHTS

Hughie Green introduce*
Chris Carlsen
Cardew Robinson
'Mrs. Shufflewick '
Janie Marden
The Odd Song Shop with Gill and Terry
London Lights Showtime Forbes Robinson
Concert Platform
Rawlez and Landauer
Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
The Bill Shepherd Singers with the BBC Variety Orchestra Leader. John Jezard
Conductor. Paul Fenoulhet Script by Jimmy Coghill and Bill Smith Production by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Unknown: Hughie Green
Unknown: Chris Carlsen
Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Janie Marden
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Leader: John Jezard
Script By: Jimmy Coghill
Script By: Bill Smith
Production By: Bill Worsley

: NEWS

: THREE KINGS AND A CASTLE

A personal invitation from Roy Castle and the King Brothers to their flat-warming at Guinevere Court to join in the fun with some of their friends from show business including Harry Secombe
Harry Worth
Adele Leigh
Michael Redway
Malcolm Lockyer and members of the BBC Revue Orchestra
Script by Tony Hawes
Produced by Eric Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Harry Worth
Unknown: Adele Leigh
Unknown: Michael Redway
Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer
Script By: Tony Hawes
Produced By: Eric Miller

: SUNDAY HALF-HOUR

United hymn-singing from Bethlehem Congregational Church, Bethlehem, Llandilo, Carmarthenshire
Conductor, Rhys Jones
Organist, Rhiannon Jones Hymns introduced by the Rev. Glyn Parry-Jones o come. 0 come. Immanuel (Tune.
[ Veni Immanuel)
(Continued in next column)
0 little town of Bethlehem (Tune,
Noel)
While shepherds watched their flocks (Tune, Winchester Old)
Engyl glan o fro'r gogoniant (Tune,
Poland)
Once in royal David's city (Tune,
Irby)
Christ for the world! We sing
(Tune. Moscow)
O'er the gloomy hills of darkness
(Tune. Aberteifl)
0 come. all ye faithful (Tune,
Adeste Fideles)
Closing prayer and blessing by the Rev. J. Charles Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Glyn Parry-Jones
Unknown: Rev. J. Charles Jones

: STRING SERENADE

on gramophone records

: MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT

for a quiet moment on Christmas Eve played by the strings of the BBC Concert Orchestra Leader. William Armon
Conducted by John Hollingsworth and Ian Black
Rosemary St. John
Richard Fawcett
George Thalben-Ball
The Linden Singers
Conductor, Ian Humphria in a programme of continuous music in contemplative mood

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conducted By: John Hollingsworth
Conducted By: Ian Black
Unknown: Rosemary St.
Unknown: Richard Fawcett
Unknown: George Thalben-Ball
Conductor: Ian Humphria

: PAUL ROBESON

accompanied by Lawrence Brown
Presented by Bill Worsley
The recorded broadcast of December 25, 1959

Contributors

Accompanied By: Lawrence Brown
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: NEWS

: SERENADE IN THE NIGHT

featuring
Peter Yorke and his Orchestra
Michael Desmond
William Davies
Henry Krein and the Montmartre Players Introduced by John Dunn Produced by Alan Owen

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Yorke
Unknown: Michael Desmond
Unknown: William Davies
Unknown: Henry Krein
Introduced By: John Dunn
Produced By: Alan Owen

: LATE NEWS

: CAROLS

: FIRST COMMUNION OF CHRISTMAS

from Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, Kensington, administered by the Vicar, the Rev. D. W. Cleverley Ford
Sleepers, wake! the watch-cry pealeth (A. and M. Rev. 55)
Kyrie Eleison (Byrd, Five-Part) Epistle: Hebrews 1, vv. 1-12
God from on high hath heard! (A. and M. Rev. 63)
Gospel: St. John 1, vv. 1-14
0 come. all ye faithful (A. and M.
Rev. 593)
Sanctus and Gloria in Excelsis
(Stanford in C)
Hark! the herald-angels sing (A. and M. Rev. 60)
During the Communion of the people, as time permits, will be sung
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
(A. and M. Rev. 390)
0 little town of Bethlehem (A. and M. Rev. 65) (Walford Davies )
In the bleak midwinter (A. and M.
Rev. 67) (Harold Darke )
And now. 0 Father, mindful of the love (A. and M. Rev. 397)
Organist and choirmaster, John Alldis
Commentator, the Rev. Adrian Carey

Contributors

Unknown: Kyrie Eleison
Unknown: Walford Davies
Unknown: Harold Darke
Choirmaster: John Alldis
Unknown: Rev. Adrian Carey

: Closedown









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