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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, Frances Tanner ). Guest at the table this week, Carlos Ames. ' Bing Time,' and sunshine melodies on gramophone records. Produced by Frederick Piffard


Unknown: Harry Saville
Unknown: Frances Tanner
Unknown: Carlos Ames.
Produced By: Frederick Piffard


A taried sequence of popular music. plaved by Debroy Somers 's New
Light Orchestra, with songs by Sylvia Welling (soprano) and John McHugh (tenor), and organ solos by Donald Thorne. From the Granada Cinema, Tooting, London.


Unknown: Debroy Somers
Songs By: Sylvia Welling
Tenor: John McHugh
Solos By: Donald Thorne.

: Marching with the Guards

7_The Full Regimental Band of the Grenadier Guards, conducted by Captain F. J. Harris , Director of Music, Grenadier Guards


Conducted By: Captain F. J. Harris
Music: Grenadier Guards

: Sandy Presents

a half-hour of melody at the theatre organ with Michael Duffy (tenor),
Oscar Grasso (violin), and Charles Smart at the console


Tenor: Michael Duffy
Violin: Oscar Grasso
Violin: Charles Smart

: People's Service

from Chatham Parish Church, Chatham, conducted by the Rev. Joseph McCulloch


Celebrant: Rev. Joseph McCulloch


' as off to work we go ' with Peter Waring. Kenneth Horne , Charmian Innes
Escorted by Nell Ballantyne , Maurice Denham , the Melody Men. and the BBC Revue Orchestra: conductor. Frank Cantell. Script by Frank Muir. Produced by Charles Maxwell. (Recording of last Friday's broadcast in the Home Service)


Unknown: Peter Waring.
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Nell Ballantyne
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Conductor: Frank Cantell.
Script By: Frank Muir.
Produced By: Charles Maxwell.

: Eric Barker in ' MERRY-GO-ROUND '

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


Unknown: 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


The Combined Stoll Theatres
Orchestra (by permission of Prince Littler), under the direction of Reginald Burston, with Katchinski and Katina. Presented by Roy Speer


Presented By: Roy Speer

: ' IT'S MY OPINION....'

Joe Linnane on the platform, for thirty not-too-serious minutes, invites members of the general public to come up and air their views. Programme devised and produced by Frederick Piffard.


Unknown: Joe Linnane
Produced By: Frederick Piffard.


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

: Richmal Crompton's ' JUST WILLIAM

with John Clark as William
Episode 10, written and produced for radio by Alick Hayes. Edited by Rex Diamond and Ian South. Music composed and conducted by Leighton Lucas.


Unknown: John Clark
Unknown: Alick Hayes.
Edited By: Rex Diamond
Edited By: Ian South.
Conducted By: Leighton Lucas.

: Tommy Handley in 'ITMA'

with Jack Train , Hugh Morton. Fred Yule , Lind Joyce , Deryck Guyler , Molly Weir , and Joan Harben. (Recording of last Thursday's broadcast in the Home Service)


Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Hugh Morton.
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Lind Joyce
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Joan Harben.


America v. Britain. A contest to find out who knows more about the other's country
London : Professor D. W. Brogan , and guest speaker. Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
New York : Christopher Morley , John Mason Brown. Quiz-Master. Alistair Cooke
Weekly programme originating in New York and London.


Unknown: Professor D. W. Brogan
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Christopher Morley
Unknown: John Mason Brown.
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Variety Band-Box

from the Palace Theatre, Camberwell, London,
with Jessie Matthews, Harry Hemsley, Hella Toros and Edward Reach, Stephane Grappelly, Johnnie Riscoe and Violet Terry, Morton Fraser and his Harmonica Rascals, Frankie Howerd
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Presenting 'Songs of Yesterday,' with the BBC Revue Chorus.
Introduced by Brian Reece.
Produced by Joy Russell-Smith


Singer: Jessie Matthews
Comedian: Harry Hemsley
Unknown: Hella Toros
Unknown: Edward Reach
Violinist: Stephane Grappelly
Unknown: Johnnie Riscoe
Unknown: Violet Terry
Musical comedians: Morton Fraser and his Harmonica Rascals
Comedian: Frankie Howerd
Musicians: Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Singers: BBC Revue Chorus
Presenter: Brian Reece
Producer: Joy Russell-Smith


A happy-go-lucky, carefree entertainment featuring Avril Angers, Sylvia Welling, James Etherington , a star from the Services, a successful discovery, and the winners of the Discovery Contests. Guest star, Stanelli. The Dance Orchestra, directed by Stanley Black. Introduced by Carroll Levis . Script by Robert Buckland. Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: James Etherington
Directed By: Stanley Black.
Introduced By: Carroll Levis
Script By: Robert Buckland.
Duced By: Alfred Dunning


Albert Sandler and the Palm Court Orchestra, with Tom Williams (bass-baritone), in a programme of the kind of music that you hear in the Palm Court of your favourite hotel
Victor Herbert Favourites


Unknown: Albert Sandler
Bass-Baritone: Tom Williams
Unknown: Victor Herbert


From St. George's Church, Stock-port. Community hymn-sinking led by the choir of the church. Organist and choirmaster, Dr. C. Laurence West. Programme introduced by the Vicar, Canon A. du Terreaux Pownall


Choirmaster: Dr. C. Laurence West.

: Binnie Hale and Sonnie Hale in ' ALL HALE '

A weekly revue by Loftus Wigram and C. Gordon Glover. Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Rae Jenkins. Produced by Michael North


Revue By: Loftus Wigram
Revue By: C. Gordon Glover.
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins.
Produced By: Michael North


Quintin Morris


Unknown: Quintin Morris


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.


Gramophone records of quiet music, introduced by Christopher Stone


Introduced By: Christopher Stone

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