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: CHRISTMAS MORNING MUSIC

† REGINALD TILSLEY
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
JIMMY LEACH AND HIS ORGANOLIAN QUARTET
BERNARD MONSHIK
AND HIS RIO TANGO BAND

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Tilsley
Unknown: Bernard Monshik

: FAMILY CHOICE

EAMONN ANDREWS introduces request records for the family including some specially chosen by members of the M.C.C. party in Australia

Contributors

Introduces: Eamonn Andrews

: WEATHER

: FAMILY CHOICE

: THE QUEEN

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: THE GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS

Conductor, GEORGE MITCHELL featuring TONY MERCER
DAI FRANCIS , and JOHN BOULTER accompanied by THE MINSTREL ORCHESTRA
The George Mitchell Minstrels are in ' The Black and White Minstrel Show ' at the Victoria Palace, London

Contributors

Conductor: George Mitchell
Unknown: Tony Mercer
Unknown: Dai Francis
Unknown: John Boulter
Unknown: George Mitchell Minstrels

: 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 THE JOHNNY PEARSON QUARTET Produced by BILL SULLIVAN and NORMAN MEAD
Gerry Grant ts appearing at ' The Talk of the Town.' London

Contributors

Introduced By: Gerry Grant
Conductor: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Johnny Pearson
Produced By: Bill Sullivan
Produced By: Norman Mead
Unknown: Gerry Grant

: GOOD NEWS FOR EVERYBODY

A united Free Church Service from London Road Congregational Church, Chelmsford; conducted by the Minister, THE Rev A. E. GOULD , assisted by THE REV. BRIAN WEBB , President of Chelmsford Free Church Federal Council
Organist, F. G. BILLINGTON

Contributors

Unknown: A. E. Gould
Unknown: Rev. Brian Webb
Organist: F. G. Billington

: Good Listening

247 m. and VHF
News of current programmes,

: ROUND BRITAIN FAMILY FAVOURITES

A special edition of records you have asked us to play, with contributions by HARRY GRAY in Scotland
WALTER Love in Northern Ireland
CLIFF MORGAN in Wales
ROGER MOFFAT in North Region
BARRY LANKESTER in Midland Region
HUGH SHIRREFF in West Region
CAROLE CARR in London

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Gray
Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Roger Moffat
Unknown: Barry Lankester
Unknown: Hugh Shirreff
Unknown: Carole Carr

: Secombe Here

A personal invitation from Harry Secombe his friends to meet some of his from show business, including: Stubby Kaye, Doreen Hume, The George Mitchell Choir, BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Lockyer. Produced by ERIC MILLER

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Doreen Hume
Unknown: The George Mitchell
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: Eric Miller

: SEMPRINI

plays old ones, new ones loved ones, neglected ones Produced by FRANK HOOPER

Contributors

Produced By: Frank Hooper

: DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

invites you to
Come Round the World with music and stories Produced by HAROLD ROGERS

Contributors

Produced By: Harold Rogers

: SING SOMETHING SIMPLE

THE ADAM SINGERS
Directed by CLIFF ADAMS
Accompanied by JACK EMBLOW Produced by JOHN BROWELL

Contributors

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

: WILFRED PICKLES'S CHRISTMAS PARTY

from the National Children's Home and Orphanage Alverstoke, Hampshire with MABEL as Hostess and HARRY HUDSON at the piano
Arranged by STEPHEN WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Hudson
Arranged By: Stephen Williams

: SHOW TIME

PETE MURRAY introduces some of this year's favourites
ELAINE STRITCH SHEILA HANCOCK
AND KENNETH WILLIAMS Sketch by BARRY TOOK
FRANK IFIELD
IRENE HANDL AND PAT COOMBS LESLIE CROWTHER BRYAN BLACKBURN and PETER REEVES BERT WEEDON
SUSAN MAUGHAN AND THE RAY ELLINGTON QUARTET and BILL OWEN , MARION STUDHOLME
DAVID HILLMAN , MARGARET MORRIS DOROTHY NASH in selections from the Sadler's Wells production of The Mikado supported by the MICHAEL JOHN SINGERS BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by MALCOLM LOCKYER Produced by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK
Frank Ifield is in ' Mother Goose ' at the Alexandra. Birmingham: Irene Handl in ' Goodnight Mrs. Puffin ' at the Savoy: Kenneth Williams in ' The Private Ear and the Public Eye ' at the Globe; Sheila Hancock in ' The Rattle of a Simple Man ' at the Garrick: Leslie Crowther in ' The Black and White Minstrel Show ' at the Victoria Palace, London: Dorothy Nash. Margaret Morris , and David Hill man broadcast by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company

Contributors

Introduces: Pete Murray
Unknown: Elaine Stritch
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Frank Ifield
Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Bryan Blackburn
Unknown: Peter Reeves
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Susan Maughan
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Marion Studholme
Unknown: David Hillman
Unknown: Margaret Morris
Unknown: Dorothy Nash
Singers: Michael John Singers
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Frank Ifield
Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Dorothy Nash.
Unknown: Margaret Morris
Unknown: David Hill

: WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND

See Home Service

: MICHAEL MILES

invites you to his
Christmas Quiz Party with ARCHIE HARRADINE PETER GOODWRIGHT PERCY EDWARDS and WOOLF PHILLIPS
AND HIS ORCHESTRA Produced by BILL WORSLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Archie Harradine
Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Woolf Phillips
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: PAUL ROBESON

accompanied by LAWRENCE BROWN
Produced by BILL WORSLEY Third broadcast

Contributors

Accompanied By: Lawrence Brown
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: NEWS

: THE CHILD AND THE MAN

A ghost story for Christmas written and read by JAMES LANGHAM

Contributors

Read By: James Langham

: The Men from the Ministry: The Magic Carpet

Wilfrid Hyde White and Richard Murdoch with Diana Olsson, Norma Ronald, Roy Dotrice, Fred Yule
(Wilfrid Hyde White is in "Miss Pell is Missing" at the Criterion Theatre, London; Roy Dotrice broadcasts by permission of the Governors of the Royal Shakespeare Company)

Contributors

Written and produced by: Edward Taylor
Star/[actor]: Wilfrid Hyde White
Star/[actor]: Richard Murdoch
[Actress]: Diana Olsson
[Actress]: Norma Ronald
[Actor]: Roy Dotrice
[Actor]: Fred Yule

: CHRISTMAS WITH BING

An invitation to share with Bing Crosby fondly remembered incidents recollections of friends and stars and songs he made his own on gramophone records
Produced by ESTHER FARMER

Contributors

Unknown: Bing Crosby
Produced By: Esther Farmer

: Music for Your Party

The Rabin Band
Directed by David Ede
The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Shane Fenton and the Fentones, Barbara Kay, Johnny Towers, Bobby Sansom, Bill Suett, The Travellers, Arthur Greenslade and the Gee-Men

Party Platters: sing along with the stars on record
Introduced by David Ede

(The Rabin Band is at the Wimbledon Palais, London; The Karl Denver Trio are in "Old King Cole" at the Palace Theatre, Manchester)

Contributors

Directed By: David Ede
Unknown: Shane Fenton
Unknown: Barbara Kay
Unknown: Bobby Sansom
Unknown: Arthur Greenslade
Introduced By: David Ede

: NEWS

: Music for Your Party

Continued

: WHAT SWEETER MUSIC?

Christmas carols from The Temple Church on a gramophone record

: LATE NEWS

: Closedown









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