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: Wynford Reynolds and his Orchestra


Musicians: Wynford Reynolds and his Orchestra

: Keyboard Cavalcade

featuring Phil Moody


Pianist: Phil Moody

: Forces Educational Broadcast: French for the Forces: 4

Monsieur E. M. Stephan


Presenter: Monsieur E. M. Stephan

: Thomas Dando

at the organ of the Gaumont, Watford.


Organist: Thomas Dando

: Forces Educational Broadcast: Man's Places in Nature: 4: Man Alive

by D. M. S. Watson, F.R.S.


Presenter: D. M. S. Watson

: Record Album

from swing to classics

: Leslie Bridgewater Quintet


Musicians: Leslie Bridgewater Quintet

: Songtime

on gramophone records

: Lloyd Thomas

at the theatre organ


Organist: Lloyd Thomas

: Music-Hall

George Betton, Ted Andrews and Barbara, Clapham and Dwyer, Peter Brough,
Elisabeth Welch, Jackie Hunter
BBC Variety Orchestra
conducted by Charles Shadwell


Performer: George Betton
Singers: Ted Andrews and Barbara
Comedians: Clapham and Dwyer
Ventriloquist: Peter Brough
Singer: Elisabeth Welch
Singer: Jackie Hunter
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Charles Shadwell
Announcer: Norman Wooland
Producer: John Sharman

: Music-Makers: 9: Harry Warren

Gramophone programme written by Sheila Fryer and introduced by Neal Arden.


Writer: Sheila Fryer
Presenter: Neal Arden

: The Robinson Family

Today's episode in the day-to-day history of an ordinary family.


Producer: Peter Watts

: Forces Educational Broadcast: From Stage Coach to Railway

Fourth of a series of six broadcasts designed to illustrate the change from rural to industrial Britain.

: Music While You Work

Band of the R.A.F. Bomber Command (by permission of the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief).
Conductor, Mr. George Malcolm


Musicians: Band of the R.A.F. Bomber Command
Conductor: George Malcolm

: Rhythm is the Thing

Jazz records, old and new, introduced by B.M. Lytton-Edwards.


Presenter: B.M. Lytton-Edwards

: BBC Midland Light Orchestra

Conducted by H.C. Burgess
with Kate Winter (soprano)


Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: H.C. Burgess
Soprano: Kate Winter

: Brass Brevities

Black Dyke Brass Quartet
Fragments from Beethoven's works.


Musicians: Black Dyke Brass Quartet

: For Export Only

Music from Hampton Court Palace.
Programme for overseas listeners on the concerts given this summer in the Orangery. Presented by the BBC's General Overseas Service.
(BBC recording)

: Monia Liter

at the piano


Pianist: Monia Liter

: Family Favourites

Tunes you ask us to play.

: Books to Read

Talk by Richard Dimbleby.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby

: Calling All Sportsmen

Famous sporting personalities answer listeners' queries. The experts: Harold M. Abrahams, C. F. Donmall, S. F. Rous, C.B.E., and, this week, George Allison with memories of one of the Arsenal's most thrilling cup ties.
Question-Master, Raymond Glendenning


Expert: Harold M. Abrahams
Expert: C. F. Donmall
Expert: S. F. Rous
Expert: George Allison
Question-Master: Raymond Glendenning

: Top Ten

Weekly review of the music popular in Great Britain, the United States, and Canada. Played by the Brass Hats, the Singing Strings, and the R.A.F. Dance Orchestra.
Sung by Dorothy Carless and Sgt. Jimmy Miller.


Musicians: The Brass Hats
Musicians: The Singing Strings
Musicians: The R.A.F. Dance Orchestra
Singer: Dorothy Carless
Singer: Sgt. Jimmy Miller
Producer: Pat Dixon

: Round the Halls

Tom Arnold presents Harry Bright's gay, musical 'Summer Serenade', from the Pier Pavilion, Llandudno.
With Derek Roy, Jack Stanford, Joy Jackley, Seth Jee, Rona Ricardo, Dicky Hassett, Julia Bretton, Charles Stephen, Wilfred Johns, and Annette's six starlets, Pavilion.
Written and produced by Harry Bright.


Writer/Producer: Harry Bright
Stage production: Tom Arnold
Comedian: Derek Roy
Dancer: Jack Stanford
Performer: Seth Jee
Performer: Rona Ricardo
Comedian: Dicky Hassett
Performer: Julia Bretton
Performer: Charles Stephen
Singer: Wilfred Johns
Performers: Annette's Six Starlets
Orchestra under the direction of: Stanley Passenger

: Intermission

Light music and song played by the BBC Variety Orchestra (conductor, Charles Shadwell), with Gene Crowley.


Musicians: The BBC Variety Orchestra[Orchestra] conductor: Charles Shadwell
Singer: Gene Crowley

: From the London Theatre: Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit

Introduced by Felix Felton.
with Penelope Ward, Joyce Carey, Joyce Barbour, Nicholas Phipps, Moya Nugent, Martin Lewis, and Helen Lacey (by arrangement with H. M. Tennent, Ltd.) in scenes from London's longest run, now, in its fifth year, at the Duchess Theatre.


Presenter: Felix Felton
[Actress]: Penelope Ward
[Actress]: Joyce Carey
[Actress]: Joyce Barbour
[Actor]: Nicholas Phipps
[Actress]: Moya Nugent
[Actor]: Martin Lewis
[Actress]: Helen Lacey

: When Day is Done

Melodies - for the close of day with Gordon Parfitt, the Celtic Players, and the Serenaders.


Bass: Gordon Parfitt
Musicians: The Celtic Players
Musicians: The Serenaders
Producer: Mai Jones

: Jack Leon and his Orchestra

in a programme of uninterrupted music.


Musicians: Jack Leon and his Orchestra

: Roland Peachey and his Orchestra

From the May Fair Hotel, London.


Musicians: Roland Peachey and his Orchestra

: Johnny Denis and his Novelty Swing Quintet


Musicians: Johnny Denis and his Novelty Swing Quintet

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