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Joe Linnane invites you to join his circle of friends for a Sunday-morning hour of entertainment, with Harry Saville and his Orchestra (vocalist, Gwenda Caron ). Guest at the table this week, Norman Whiteley. 'Bing Time,' and sunshine melodies on gramophone records. Produced by Frederick Piffard


Unknown: Harry Saville
Unknown: Gwenda Caron
Unknown: Norman Whiteley.
Produced By: Frederick Piffard


A varied sequence of popular music, played by Debroy Somers s New Light Orchestra, with songs by Victoria Campbell (soprano) and Gordon Parfitt (bass), and organ solos by Robinson Cleaver. From the Granada, Tooting, London.


Played By: Debroy Somers
Solos By: Robinson Cleaver.


Programme produced and transmitted Jointly by the BBC and the British Forces Network in Germany

: People's Service

from the Poplar Methodist Mission, conducted by the minister, the Rev. Dr. Irvonwy Morgan


Celebrant: Rev. Dr. Irvonwy Morgan

: Eric Barker in ' MERRY-GO-ROUND

A visit to Waterlogged Spa, Sinking-in-the-Ooze. Including ' Double or Quits ' cash quiz, conducted by Bill Gates. Produced by Leslie Bridgmont.


Conducted By: Bill Gates.
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont.

: Big Bill Campbell and his 'ROCKY MOUNTAIN RHYTHM'

with all the old log-cabin favourites, including Buck Douglas , ' The Old Cowpuncher'; Peggy Bailey , Sweet Voice of the West'; Norman Harper , ' The Yodelling Buckaroo'; Ronnie Brohn and his ole squeeze box; Mervyn Saunders , ' Sergeant of the Mounties ' ; and the Home Town Mountain Band. Presented by Charles Chilton


Unknown: Buck Douglas
Unknown: Peggy Bailey
Unknown: Norman Harper
Unknown: Ronnie Brohn
Unknown: Mervyn Saunders
Presented By: Charles Chilton


with Gladys Ripley (contralto), David Lloyd (tenor), and Charles Smart at the theatre organ. Introduced by Sandy Macpherson


Contralto: Gladys Ripley
Contralto: David Lloyd
Contralto: Charles Smart
Introduced By: Sandy MacPherson


by H. Rider Haggard. Adapted by Alec Macdonald for broadcasting in eight episodes. Produced by Ayton Whitaker. Episode 2 — ' Solomon's Road '


Unknown: H. Rider Haggard.
Adapted By: Alec MacDonald
Produced By: Ayton Whitaker.
Allan Quatermain: Ivor Barnard
Sir Henry Curtis: Philip Cunningham
Captain Good: Denis Webb
Umbopa: Abraham Sofaer
Infadoos: Laidman Browne
Scragga: Roger Snowdon
Gagool: Esme Beringer
Twala: Francis de Wolff


The Combined Stoll Theatres Orchestra (by permission of Prince Littler), under the direction of Reginald Burston, with Monia Liter. Presented by Michael North '


Unknown: Monia Liter.
Presented By: Michael North

: Michael Miles in 'RADIO FORFEITS'

A new all-comedy quiz in which victors win a prize and victims pay a penalty. Billy Ternent and his Band provide the music, and the producer is Jacques Brown.


Unknown: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Jacques Brown.

: Richmal Crompton's ' JUST WILLIAM'

(New series), with John Clark as William. Written and produced for radio by Alick Hayes. Edited by Rex Diamond and Ian Smith. Music composed and conducted by Leighton Lucas. Episode 1


Unknown: John Clark
Unknown: Alick Hayes.
Unknown: Ian Smith.
Conducted By: Leighton Lucas.
Mr Brown: Gordon McLeod
Mrs Brown: Betty Bowden
Ethel: Rosamond Barnes
Robert: Harry Locke
Ginger: Tony Stockman
Violet Elizabeth: Jacqueline Boyer


Frances Day on gramophone records

: Arthur Marshall in 'NURSE DUGDALE HAS A CLUE'

An international spy episode by Arthur Marshall and David Yates -Mason. Music by Geoffrey Wright. Produced by Peter Watts
With Eugene Pini and his Orchestra


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: David Yates
Music By: Geoffrey Wright.
Produced By: Peter Watts
Unknown: With Eugene Pini
Nurse Dugdale: Arthur Marshall
Sister Parkinson: Marjorie Westbury
Announcer: Alvar Lidell
Dr Stenning: Malcolm Graeme
Gloria Fairmead: Belle Chrystall
Guy Camberley: Graham Doody
Stenchman: Alexander Sarner
Krabz: Preston Lockwood
Use: Eve Becke

: Tommy Handley in ' ITMA '

with Jack Train , Diana Morrison , Hugh Morton , Fred Yule , Lind Joyce , Dervck Guyler , Tony Francis , and Molly Weir. Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Rae Jenkins. Script by Ted Kavanagh. Produced by Francis Worsley.


Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Diana Morrison
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Lind Joyce
Unknown: Dervck Guyler
Unknown: Tony Francis
Unknown: Molly Weir.
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins.
Script By: Ted Kavanagh.
Produced By: Francis Worsley.


broadcast from the Palace Theatre, Camberwell, with Nellie Wallace
Johnny Denis and his Novelty Swingtet, with Billie Campbell
Ernest Arnley and Gloria
Jimmy Elliot
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Introducing ' Songs that Cheered us through the War, sung by the BBC Revue Chorus with guest soloist, Sidney Burchall. Programme introduced by Cathleen Nesbitt , and produced by Joy Russell-Smith and Bryan Sears


Unknown: Nellie Wallace
Unknown: Johnny Denis
Unknown: Billie Campbell
Unknown: Ernest Arnley
Unknown: Jimmy Elliot
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Soloist: Sidney Burchall.
Duced By: Cathleen Nesbitt
Duced By: Joy Russell-Smith
Duced By: Bryan Sears


A happy-go-lucky, carefree entertainment
Featuring Avril Angers , Sylvia Wel ling, James Etherington , a star from the Services, a successful discovery, and the latest radio discoveries. Guest star, Jimmy Edwards. The Dance Orchestra, directed by Stanley Black. Introduced by Carroll Levis . Script by Robert Buckland. Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Avril Angers
Unknown: Sylvia Wel
Unknown: James Etherington
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards.
Directed By: Stanley Black.
Introduced By: Carroll Levis
Script By: Robert Buckland.
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


Albert Sandler and the Palm
Court Orchestra, with David Franklin (bass), in a programme of the kind of music that you hear in the Palm Court of your favourite hotel


Unknown: Albert Sandler
Bass: David Franklin


From the Franciscan Monastery at Gorton, Manchester. Community hymn-singing led by the choirs of St. Francis's Church, Gorton, and the Church of the Holy Name, Manchester. Organist, Joseph Hughes. Programme introduced by Father AgneIIus Andrew , O.F.M.


Unknown: Joseph Hughes.
Introduced By: Father Agneiius Andrew

: Jimmy O'Dea presides ' AT THE MULLIGAN INN'

13—' Always on the Make '
BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Frank Cantell. Script by Harry O'Donovan. Produced by Tom Ronald


Conducted By: Frank Cantell.
Script By: Harry O'Donovan.
Produced By: Tom Ronald
Mrs Mulllgan: Jimmy O'Dea
Mick Mulligan: Joe Linnane
Maureen: Maureen Potter
Mr Mclllhagga: Jim Jonson
Liz: Josie Day
Constable Finucane: Charles Keogh
Singer: Stephen Black


Joseph McCulloch


Unknown: Joseph McCulloch


A programme of melody, introduced and played by Sandy Mac pherson at the theatre organ


Played By: Sandy Mac


Familiar Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning.


Sweet music on gramophone records, introduced by Robert MacDermot


Introduced By: Robert MacDermot

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