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: The First Day of the Week

Christians, awake...
Carols and readings for Christmas Day

: WEATHER: NEWS followed by JIMMY HANLEY

with Seasonal Greetings for you and the family with help from the BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA Conductor, IAIN SUTHERLAND
THE COUNTRY MAIDS and a selection of recordings
Produced by David Allan

Contributors

Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Produced By: David Allan

: METCAST

: Family Choice

Charlie Chester introduces request records for the family.

: THE QUEEN

Her Majesty's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth

: * Family Choice

continued

: MRS MILLS'S CHRISTMAS PARTY

with PHIL TATE 'S HAPPY GANG from St. Thomas' Hospital. London Phil Tate is at the Streatham Locarno. London

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Tate
Unknown: Phil Tate

: EASY BEAT

with JOHNNY HOWARD AND his BAND LAURA LEE. Tony STEVEN. DANNY STREET and Top Pop Artists featuring BBC Top Tunes
Listeners' and viewers' own popularity chart
Introduced by KEITH FORDYCE
Produced by Ron Belchier
Johnny Howard and his Band are at the Orchid Ballroom, Purley

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Howard
Unknown: Laura Lee.
Unknown: Tony Steven.
Introduced By: Keith Fordyce
Produced By: Ron Belchier
Produced By: Johnny Howard

: PEOPLE'S SERVICE

from Belmont Presbyterian Church, Belfast
Conducted by THE REV. TERENCE MCCAUGHEY
Looking for the Wrong Miracle
4: The Christian life-a nice idea?
Organist. R. A. Megraw

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Terence McCaughey
Organist: R. A. Megraw

: Good Listening

247 metres and VHF
News' of current programmes

: FIVE WAY FAMILY FAVOURITES

Records for Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Introduced from London. Cologne, Singapore, Aden, and Cyprus by JEAN METCALFE , DEREK HALE , JAMES Nation, KATHY EMMETT , and JOHN HALL
By arrangement with the British Forces Broadcasting Service

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Derek Hale
Unknown: Kathy Emmett

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

ALAN BREEZE, KATHIE KAY
RITA Williams AND THE BANDITS and MR. Wakey-Wakey himself
Script by Eddie Gurney
Produced by Richard Willeox

Contributors

Unknown: Kathie Kay
Unknown: Rita Williams
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Produced By: Richard Willeox

: TOM JONES SINGS

with THE Squires his guests: The Joy Strings and some young Salvationists from Hendon
Conducted by MARGARET SAUNDERS
The RADIO SHOWBAND
Directed by DES CHAMP
Produced by Jimmy Grant and Colin Chandler

Contributors

Conducted By: Margaret Saunders
Directed By: Des Champ
Produced By: Jimmy Grant
Produced By: Colin Chandler

: SEMPRINI SERENADE

with THE SERENADE ORCHESTRA
Leader. John Jezard
Conducted by VILEM TAUSKY
Semprini plays his own arrangements for piano and orchestra

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky

: THE DEE-JAYS OF CHRISTMAS

Roger Moffat hosts a swinging party at which some of our top disc-jockeys let their hair down while playing some of their favourite records of the year
Amongst the guests
Sam Costa , Simon Dee
Keith Fordyce , David Jacobs
Brian Matthew , Pete Murray
Don Moss
Produced by JOHNNY BEERLING

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Moffat
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Simon Dee
Unknown: Keith Fordyce
Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Brian Matthew
Unknown: Pete Murray
Unknown: Don Moss
Produced By: Johnny Beerling

: CHRISTMAS CARDS

Greetings to you from Bob Boothby illustrated by SIDNEY TORCH and the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader. Arthur Leavins
INIA TE WIATA
WILLIAM DAVIES
THE ORPINGTON JUNIOR Singers Directed by SHEILA MOSSMAN with LEONARD BRAIN (oboe) and DAVID ROBERTS (boysoprano)
Produced by Antony Askew
David Roberts is a member of the London Boy Singers

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Boothby
Illustrated By: Sidney Torch
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Leader: Inia Te Wiata
Leader: William Davies
Directed By: Sheila Mossman
Directed By: David Roberts
Produced By: Antony Askew
Produced By: David Roberts

: ROUND THE HORNE

Written bv BARRY TOOK and MARTY FELDMAN starring
Kenneth Williams , Hugh Paddick
Betty Marsden , Bill Pertwee
Music by The FRASER HAYES Four
EDWIN BRADEN and THE HORNBLOWERS
Announcer, DOUGLAS SMITH
Produced by John Simmonds
Hugh Paddick is in ' Let's Get a Divorce ' at the Comedy Theatre. London
See note at foot of last column

Contributors

Unknown: Marty Feldman
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Fraser Hayes Four
Unknown: Edwin Braden
Announcer: Douglas Smith
Produced By: John Simmonds
Produced By: Hugh Paddick

: SING SOMETHING SIMPLE

THE ADAM SINGERS
Directed by CLIFF ADAMS
Accompanied by JACK EMBLOW

Contributors

Directed By: Cliff Adams
Accompanied By: Jack Emblow

: WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND

See Home Service, 6.25 p.m.

: THE CLITHEROE KID

Jimmy Clitheroe in Christmas Crackers with PETER SINCLAIR
PATRICIA BURKE , DANNY ROSS, DIANA DAY, HARRY BAILEY, EDWIN APPS, , TONY MELODY
HARRY HAYWARD at the piano
Written by James Casey and Frank Roscoe
Produced by James Casey
Jimmy Clitheroe is appearing in
'TomThumb' at the Royal Court Theatre. Liverpool; Danny Ross Is in Dick Whittington and his Cat at the Empire Theatre. Oldham
Repeated: Monday, 7.31 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Clitheroe
Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Unknown: Patricia Burke
Unknown: Danny Ross
Unknown: Diana Day.
Unknown: Harry Bailey
Unknown: Edwin Apps
Unknown: Tony Melody
Unknown: Harry Hayward
Written By: James Casey
Written By: Frank Roscoe
Produced By: James Casey
Produced By: Jimmy Clitheroe
Unknown: Danny Ross
Unknown: Dick Whittinnlon

: NEWS

: BING CROSBY

with a personal invitation for you to join him for music with a seasonal flavour
Produced by David Allan

Contributors

Produced By: David Allan

: SUNDAY HALF-HOUR

Community hymn-singing from The National Children's Home, Harrogate where the children are joined in their chapel by members of local Methodist choirs
Hymns introduced by KEITH MACKLIN
Conductor. Horace Kay Pianist. Sybil Perrott
Hark! the herald-angels sing
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
0 little town of Bethlehem
Little Jesus. sweetly sleep
Angels from the realms of glory
As with Kladness men of old
How far is it to Bethlehem?
O come. all ye faithful
Final prayer and blessing by THE REV. WILLIAM F. HEWITSON

Contributors

Conductor: Keith MacKlin
Pianist: Sybil Perrott
Unknown: Rev. William F. Hewitson

: MOVIE-GO ROUND

From Set to Screen
Cliff Richard takes you behind the scenes at Pinewood Studios and introduces his co-stars in Finders Keepers with THE SHADOWS
ROBERT MORLEY PEGGY MOUNT
VIVIANE VENTURA GRAHAM STARK
' Track Teasers '-Quiz No. 2 Another chance to win Premiere tickets!
Inside Show Business PETER EVANS
Introduced by PETER HAIGH
Script and adaptation by Lyn Fairhurst
Produced by JOHN DYAS

Contributors

Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Viviane Ventura
Unknown: Peter Evans
Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By: John Dyas

: The Men from the Ministry: The Post Office Pantomime

Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler
with Norma Ronald and John Graham.
Guest: Clive Dunn.

Contributors

Writer: Brian Cooke
Writer: Johnnie Mortimer
Writer: Edward Taylor
Producer: Edward Taylor
[Actor]: Richard Murdoch
[Actor]: Deryck Guyler
[Actor]: Norma Ronald
[Actor]: John Graham
[Actor]: Clive Dunn

: ERIC ROBINSON

with Records for You

: THE JAZZ SCENE

Christmas Party in the Jazz Club
Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band
Alex Welsh and his Band with guests
Introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton
Produced by BRYANT MARRIOTT STEVE ALLEN , TEDDY WARWICK

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Acker Bilk
Unknown: Alex Welsh
Introduced By: Humphrey Lyttelton
Produced By: Bryant Marriott
Produced By: Steve Allen

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: Closedown









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