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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by PETER MONTGOMERY
EVELYN GIBB (soprano)

Contributors

Conducted By: Peter Montgomery
Soprano: Evelyn Gibb

: JACK HELYER

at the Organ of the Ritz Cinema,
Nottingham

: THE FORUM THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Directed by PHILIP MARTELL from the Commodore Theatre,
Hammersmith

Contributors

Directed By: Philip Martell

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leo Blech : German Dances (1-4) (Schubert, arr. Webern)
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire, conducted by Piero Coppola : Iberia (Debussy)-Par les rues et par les chemins (Along the Streets and Roads). Les parfums de la nuit (Perfumes of the Night). Le matin d'un jour de fete (The Morning of Fete Day).
The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stokowski: Passacaglia in C minor (Bach)

Contributors

Conducted By: Leo Blech
Conducted By: Piero Coppola

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC Theatre Organ
A Programme for Children
My Animal Medley
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers Quite a Lot of Dolls
National Tunes for Everybody

: THE CENTRAL BAND OF HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL AIR FORCE

(By permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by Squadron Leader
R: P. O'DONNELL , M.V.O.,
Director of Music, Royal Air Force from the RoyalAir Force Headquarters,
Uxbridge

Contributors

Conducted By: Squadron Leader
Unknown: P. O'Donnell

: THE BOURNEMOUTH MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, Bertram Lewis
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
Solo pianoforte, CLIFFORD CURZON from the Pavilion, Bournemouth Soloist, CLIFFORD CURZON

Contributors

Leader: Bertram Lewis
Pianoforte: Clifford Curzon
Soloist: Clifford Curzon

: The Children's Hour

All the Christmas Shows, a talk by MATTHEW NORGATE
Games to play at Christmas, a sketch by BARBARA SLEIGH
'THE WHITE COONS' with C. DENIER WARREN , PAUL ENGLAND, WYNN AJELLO , JANE CARR ,
JOB MORLEY, and TOMMY HANDLEY
At the pianos,
HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD

Contributors

Talk By: Matthew Norgate
Unknown: C. Denier Warren
Unknown: Wynn Ajello
Unknown: Jane Carr
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Pianos: Harry S. Pepper
Pianos: Doris Arnold

: UPPER NORWOOD SALVATION ARMY BAND

Conductor, Bandmaster P. J. BARKER
CLIFFORD DERI (baritone)

Contributors

Conductor: P. J. Barker
Baritone: Clifford Deri

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: AL BOLLINGTON

At the BBC Theatre Organ

: A CAROL SERVICE

THE BBC CHORUS
(Section C) and members of THE BBC MILITARY BAND
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE from St. Mary's, Whitechapel
God rest you merry, gentlemen
On Christmas night all Christians sing The first Nowell
The holly and the ivy
Angels from the realms of glory The Coventry Carol
Unto us a boy is born
(All from the Oxford Book of Carols, published by O.U.P.)
Fourteen years ago, in the first year of broadcasting, the Rev. John A. Mayo , Rector of St. Mary's, Whitechapel, gave the first sermon ever heard on the air ; and to celebrate the anniversary of the first Christmas he suggested that some singers should come down from Marconi House to his church on Christmas Eve, and that their singing of carols be broadcast. Again this evening the BBC Chorus, twenty strong, and some members of the Military Band-two clarinets, two cornets, a bassoon, an euphonium, a flute, and a bass-are to go down to Whitechapel.
In an interlude between the carols,
Mr. Mayo, of long custom, will give a ' little chat' about Whitechapel, about his work there, and about the parishioners he has grown to love. And, at the end of the singing, the ' waits' will wend away with Mr. Mayo to the little Christmas feast he has prepared.

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate
Unknown: Rev. John A. Mayo

: A Violin Recital

by PAUL BEARD

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Beard

: ' The Kentucky Minstrels' Hold a Party

Host : ROBERT BURNS
Guests :
SCOTT and WHALEY
C. DENIER WARREN
IKE HATCH
THE KENTUCKY BANJO TEAM:
Joe Morley ; Dick Pepper ; Edward
Fairs
At the Pianos :
HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA and THE MALE VOICE CHORUS
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
Chorus Arrangements by DORIS ARNOLD
Orchestral arrangements by WALLY WALLOND
Book written and remembered by C. DENIER WARREN
Devised and Produced by HARRY S. PEPPER
The Kentucky Minstrels broadcast in the National programme on Monday

Contributors

Unknown: C. Denier Warren
Unknown: Joe Morley
Unknown: Dick Pepper
Unknown: Doris Arnold
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate
Arrangements By: Doris Arnold
Arrangements By: Wally Wallond
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper

: NEWS SUMMARY

(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT, TOPICAL TALKS

: Lew Stone and his Band

from the Cafe de Paris

Contributors

Musicians: Lew Stone and his Band

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

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