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: CHRISTMAS MORNING MUSIC

BBC Midland Light Orchestra Leader, James Hutcheon Conductor, Jack Coles
BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Leader, David Adams
Conductor, David Curry
BBC West of England Players Leader, William Reid
Directed by Peter Martin
The Edward Rubach Quintet

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Jack Coles
Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry
Leader: William Reid
Directed By: Peter Martin
Directed By: The Edward Rubach

: WEATHER

: FAMILY CHOICE

Eamonn Andrews introduces request records for the family

Contributors

Introduces: Eamonn Andrews

: THE QUEEN

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth
See Home Service

: FAMILY CHOICE

continued

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: LOVE CAME DOWN AT CHRISTMAS

Christmas songs and carols old and new sung by Sheila McShee (soprano)
The Glendower Singers with a section of the BBC Welsh Orchestra Leader. Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Mansel Thomas

Contributors

Soprano: Sheila McShee
Conducted By: Mansel Thomas

: SIMPLE MELODY

A sequence of familiar tunes
Introduced by Gerry Grant featuring the BBC Variety Orchestra with the String Choir Led by John Jezard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Ronnie Aldrich
Jack Emblow and The Morning Stars Produced by Bill Sullivan and Norman Mead

Contributors

Introduced By: Gerry Grant
Conductor: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: Ronnie Aldrich
Conductor: Jack Emblow
Produced By: Bill Sullivan
Produced By: Norman Mead

: PEOPLE'S SERVICE

from Botley Parish Church, Hampshire, conducted by the Ven. Michael Peck, Archdeacon of Portsmouth
Organist, Jim Bennett
11.55 GOOD LISTENING
247 m. and VHF
Some news of current programmes

Contributors

Organist: Jim Bennett

: ROUND BRITAIN FAMILY FAVOURITES

A special edition of records you have asked us to play with contributions by Jameson Clark
IN GLASGOW
Maurice O'Callaghan IN BELFAST
Cliff Morgan IN CARDIFF
Violet Carson
IN MANCHESTER
Ted Moult
IN BIRMINGHAM
Bernard Fishwick
IN BRISTOL
Carole Carr
IN LONDON
See page 22

Contributors

Unknown: Jameson Clark
Unknown: Maurice O'Callaghan
Unknown: Bernard Fishwick
Unknown: Carole Carr

: POP-POURRI '61

The Sound of Today featuring the music of Johnnie Spence his Orchestra and Chorus
Johnny Pearson and his Strings
The Michael Sammes Singers and Michael Cole
Guest star, Matt Monro
Produced by John Browell

Contributors

Unknown: Johnnie Spence
Unknown: Johnny Pearson
Singers: Michael Sammes
Singers: Michael Cole
Unknown: Matt Monro
Produced By: John Browell

: DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

invites you to
Come Bound the World with music and stories
Produced by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Produced By: Harold Rogers

: THE BOSS OF GLENFINNAN

A special Christmas Flying Doctor story based on the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia with James McKechnie as Dr. Chris Rogers
Bill Kerr as Tommy O'DonneU
Rosemary Miller as Mary West
Bettina Dickson as Sally MacAndrew
Guest star,
Finlay Currie as Duncan McDonald
Written by Rex Rienits
Production by Vernon Harris

Contributors

Unknown: James McKechnie
Unknown: Dr. Chris Rogers
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Tommy O'Donneu
Unknown: Rosemary Miller
Unknown: Mary West
Unknown: Bettina Dickson
Unknown: Sally MacAndrew
Unknown: Finlay Currie
Written By: Rex Rienits
Production By: Vernon Harris
Seth Goodwin: Ed Devereux
Beverly Main: Rosina Enright
Flora Bennett: Elaine Montgomerie
Larry Bennett: Charles Haggith

: THE WILFRED PICKLES CHRISTMAS PARTY

from the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Headington, Oxford
Host, Wilfred Pickles
Hostess, Mabel Pickles
At the piano, Harry Hudson Presented by Stephen Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Mabel Pickles
Piano: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: CHRISTMAS STORY

' The Silent Child' by Rosemary Timperley
Read by Mary Wimbush

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Timperley
Read By: Mary Wimbush

: THE BOB HOPE CHRISTMAS SHOW

An all-star extravaganza with Bob Hope and guest stars Peter Sellers
Jeannie Carson
Boris Karloff
Michael Holliday
Warren Mitchell and Jerry Desmonde
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Script by Denis Goodwin
Produced by John Browell

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Jeannie Carson
Unknown: Boris Karloff
Unknown: Michael Holliday
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Jerry Desmonde
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: John Browell

: FARAWAY PLACES

on gramophone records

: MICHAEL MILES

invites you to his
Christmas Quiz Party with Peter Goodwright and Sheila Buxton and the BBC Variety Orchestra Leader, John Jezard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Unknown: Sheila Buxton
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND

Appeal on behalf of the British Wireless for the Blind Fund
(Registered in accordance with the National Assistance Act, 1948) by a blind listener
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal order or cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to ' Wireless for the Blind,' [address removed]
Tonight a blind listener tells you what the British Wireless for the Blind Fund has done for him. Each year the Fund endeavours to provide some 5,000 wireless sets, which are needed annually, from this Christmas Day Appeal. Each set costs £ l0.

: The Archers

: DONALD PEERS

says ' Sing Along With Me' a programme of songs old and songs new but all of them songs for you with the BBC Variety Orchestra Leader, John Jezard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet Produced by Bobby Jaye

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: NEWS

: The Blue Carbuncle

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the mystery of how a priceless gem came to be in the crop of somebody's Christmas goose.

Contributors

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by: Michael Hardwick
Produced by: Robin Midgley
Dr Watson: Norman Shelley
Sherlock Holmes: Carleton Hobbs
Peterson: Will Leighton
Henry Baker: Kenneth Dight
Windigate: Derek Birch
Breckinridge: Wilfred Babbage
Bill: Keith Buckley
James Ryder: John Pullen
Maggie: Pauline Wynn

: The Clitheroe Kid

Jimmy Clitheroe in 'Christmas Day in the Kid's House'
with Peter Sinclair, Patricia Burke, Leonard Williams, Danny Ross, Diana Day, Tony Melody
Written by James Casey and Frank Roscoe
Produced by James Casey
Repeated on Friday at 10.0 a.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Clitheroe
Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Unknown: Patricia Burke
Unknown: Leonard Williams
Unknown: Danny Ross
Unknown: Diana Day
Unknown: Tony Melody
Written By: James Casey and Frank Roscoe
Produced By: James Casey

: MUSIC FOR SWEETHEARTS

David Gell introduces a musical setting for romance with Eric Cooke his piano, and his Orchestra Produced by Brian Willey

Contributors

Introduces: David Gell
Unknown: Eric Cooke
Produced By: Brian Willey

: SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT

Michael Medwin as Michael Lightfoot
Eleanor Summerfield as Maggie, a TV executive
Fenella Fielding as Janot, Miehaers secretary
Joan Sims as Mavis, a shorthand typist
Nicholas Phipps as Adrian Beafes , copywriter
Warren Mitchell as most other characters
Script by Myles Rudge and Ronnie Wolfe Produced by John Simmonds
Repeated on Saturday at 1.45 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Medwin
Unknown: Michael Lightfoot
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Nicholas Phipps
Unknown: Adrian Beafes
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Script By: Myles Rudge
Script By: Ronnie Wolfe
Produced By: John Simmonds

: MUSIC FOR YOUR PARTY

The Rabin Band
Directed by David Ede The Viscounts
The Karl Denver Trio
Shane Fenton and the Fentones Barbara Kay , Colin Day
Ray Pilgrim , The Hound Dogs
Arthur Greenslade and the Gee Men Party Platters sing along with the stars on record Introduced by David Ede
Produced by Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Directed By: David Ede
Unknown: Karl Denver Trio
Unknown: Shane Fenton
Unknown: Barbara Kay
Unknown: Colin Day
Unknown: Ray Pilgrim
Unknown: Arthur Greenslade
Introduced By: David Ede
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: NEWS

: MUSIC FOR YOUR PARTY

Continued

: ALWAYS

A seasonal choice of songs by Harold Rogers with Nina and Frederik Peggy Seeger and Guy Carawan and Dick Cameron

Contributors

Songs By: Harold Rogers
Unknown: Frederik Peggy Seeger
Unknown: Guy Carawan
Unknown: Dick Cameron

: THE END OF THE DAY

Christmas words and music

: LATE NEWS

: Close Down









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