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National Military Band
Conductor, Arthur Bames

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


A gramophone miscellany

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A talk by the Rev. T. Nefyn Williams of Pwllheli, North Wales


Speaker: The Rev. T. Nefyn Williams

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Robert Busby


Conductor: Robert Busby

: Top of the Form: 15: Final Match

Manchester High School for Girls v. Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen (Boys)
(Tuesday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme)


Directed by Henry Krein


Directed By: Henry Krein

: The Daily Service

Paraphrase 61
New Every Morning, page 102
Psalm 34 (Broadcast Psalter)
St. Mark 2. v.23, to 3, v.6
Let saints on earth in concert sing (A. and M. 221; S.P. 557)

: Music While You Work

Arthur Dulay and his Cameo Orchestra


Musicians: Arthur Dulay and his Cameo Orchestra


Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Frederick Riddle (viola)


Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Viola: Frederick Riddle


A record programme presented by Frank Phillips


Presented By: Frank Phillips

: Have a Go!

Wilfred Pickles in 'Have a Go!' visits Holywell, a historic town in Flintshire
Musical illustrations by Violet Carson


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Pianist: Violet Carson
Presented by: Barney Colehan

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


(Shortened version of last Sunday's broadcast in the Light Programme)


(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by John Hopkins


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: John Hopkins

: From My Post-Bag

Listeners' requests introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Organist: Sandy Macpherson

: Rugby Union Football: France v. Scotland

Commentary by Rex Alston and Sandy Munro on the opening International match of the season. Summary by Jock Wemyss
From Stade Colombes, Paris

(Broadcast by courtesy of Radio-diffusion Francaise)


Commentator: Rex Alston
Commentator: Sandy Munro
Summariser: Jock Wemyss

: Saturday Matinee: The Maze

by Laurence Moody


Sandra Mason: Joan Matheson
John Mason: Hamilton Dyce
Michael Hardy: David Peel
Balmit: Olaf Olsen
Cecily Adoriam: Betty Baskcomb
Dick Adonian: Duncan McIntyre
Herr Toby: Rudolph Offenbach
Elsie: Val Philip
Writer: Laurence Moody
Producer: Cleland Finn

: Children's Hour

Babbity Bowster's Bairnies
with R. Gordon McCallum and Willie Joss (songs and jokes)
Jean Milligan and Eric Stapleton (Four hands and two pianos)
Young artists: Sheila Greenhorn (singer) and Paul Cunningham (whistler)
Tony Wood (accordion)
Harry Carmichael's Rhythm Quartet play popular choruses and dance tunes
Howard M. Lockhart as Babbity Bowster, M.C.

In the interval, Moultrie R. Kelsall reads a story, 'The Boy's Game,' by Ida Rowe
(Tony Wood is appeared at the Theatre, Paisley)


Performer: R. Gordon McCallum
Performer: Willie Joss
Pianist: Jean Milligan
Pianist: Eric Stapleton
Singer: Sheila Greenhorn
Whistler: Paul Cunningham
Accordionist: Tony Wood
Babbity Bowster, M.C.: Howard M. Lockhart
Author (The Boy's Game): Ida Rowe
Reader: Moultrie R. Kelsall

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England


Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Laelia Finneberg
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies,
A. J. Latimer
Producer, Stanton Jefferies


Unknown: Harry Davidson
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: A. J. Latimer
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: In Town Tonight

Interesting people who are In Town Tonight
Interviewed by John Ellison

'Let's Go Somewhere' with Brian Johnston
(To be repeated on Monday at 4.0)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Presenter (Let's Go Somewhere): Brian Johnston
Producer: Peter Duncan


Talk by Charles Gibbs-Smith
The speaker examines various popular myths and attempts to account for their widespread influence.


Talk By: Charles Gibbs-Smith


with Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Archie Glen, Sylvia Cecil, Ronald Frankau
After the Intermission
Rudy Starita, Denny Dennis and the Fraser Hayes Quartet
Max Miller
BBC Variety Orchestra
(BBC recording)

(Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss are appearing in 'Babes in the Wood' at the London Palladium; Sylvia Cecil is appearing in 'Ace of Clubs' at the Cambridge Theatre, London)
(To be repeated on Tuesday at 1.10)


Comedian: Jimmy Jewel
Comedian: Ben Warriss
Musicians: The Ray Ellington Quartet
Performer: Archie Glen
Performer: Sylvia Cecil
Comedian: Ronald Frankau
Performer: Rudy Starita
Performer: Denny Dennis
Musicians: The Fraser Hayes Quartet
Comedian: Max Miller
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Producer: Bill Worsley

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Travellers Joy

[Starring] Yvonne Arnaud and Charles Victor.

Britons abroad in the post-war world have troubles of a kind they rarely had before, troubles involving French francs, Swiss francs, dollars, and pounds. This light-hearted play is about precisely those problems - and how to solve them. That the solutions are often unorthodox merely adds spice to some already piquant situations.

(BBC recording)


Tom Wright: Simon Lack
Eva: Nancy Manningham
Mrs Beatrice Pelham (Bumble): Yvonne Arnaud
Nicholas Rafferty: Derek Aylward
Reggie Pelham: Charles Victor
Miss Tildsen: Billie Hill
Lil Fowler: Helen Christie
Sydney Fowler: Alexander Gauge
Lord Tilbrook: Leon Quartermaine
Mr Olsen: Ernst Ulman
Writer: Arthur Macrae
Producer: Martyn C. Webster

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers conducted by Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.


Prayers conducted by: Father Agnellus Andrew

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