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: Music in the Air

A varied sequence of popular music. played by John Blore and his Orchestra, with songs by Joan Butler (soprano), and James Johnston (tenor), and organ solos by Donald Thorne.


Musicians: John Blore and his Orchestra
Soprano: Joan Butler
Tenor: James Johnston
Organist: Donald Thorne


Presented by Alan Clarke In London and Sergeant Don Douglas , R.A.S.C, in Hamburg. Programme produced and transmitted jointly by the BBC and the British Forces Network In Germany


Presented By: Alan Clarke
Presented By: Sergeant Don Douglas

: Big Bill Campbell and his ' ROCKY MOUNTAIN RHYTHM'

with all the old log-cabin favourites:
Buck Douglas , The Old Cowpuncher ': Peggy Bailey , ' Sweet Voice of the West'; Norman Harper , ' The Yodelling Buckaroo'; Ronnie Brohn and his ' ole squeeze box'; Gerry Fitzgerald , ' Corporal 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: Gerry Fitzgerald
Presented By: Charles Chilton


with Gladys Ripley (contralto), Michael O'Duffy (tenor), and Charles Smart at the theatre organ. Introduced by Sandy Macpherson


Contralto: Gladys Ripley
Tenor: Michael O'Duffy
Tenor: Charles Smart
Introduced By: Sandy MacPherson

: Variety Band-Box

from the People's Palace, London with Terry Thomas, Eric Winstone, Edmundo Ros and his Rumba Band, Paula Grey, Frankie Howerd, Sandy Sandford, Robert Harvey, Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
The programme includes 'The Leader of the Band' and 'Ring In the New.'
Produced by Joy Russell-Smith


Unknown: Terry Thomas
Unknown: Eric Winstone
Unknown: Edmundo Ros
Unknown: Paula Grey
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Sandy Sandford
Unknown: Robert Harvey
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Produced By: Joy Russell-Smith


Lionel Gamlin , with the BBC Mobile Recording Unit, visits Dockland and Invites Mr. and Mrs. John Citizen to choose their favourite records and say a few words to the listener. Programme presented by Leslie Perowne


Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Presented By: Leslie Perowne


America v. Britain London: Professor D. W. Brogan
Joyce Grenfell. Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale New York: Christopher Morley ,
Jack Thomas. Quiz-Master, Alistair Cooke Weekly programme originating In New York and London. (BBC recording)


Unknown: Professor D. W. Brogan
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.
Unknown: Christopher Morley
Unknown: Jack Thomas.
Unknown: Alistair Cooke


Albert Sandler and the Palm Court Orchestra, with Alfred Swain (baritone)


Unknown: Albert Sandler
Baritone: Alfred Swain

: The Carroll Levis Show

The fourteen winning discoveries In the grand final of a nation-wide search for stars held in conjunction with the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association
From the stage of the London Coliseum. Stanley Black and the augmented Dance Orchestra. Introduced by Carroll Levis. Script by Robert Buckland. Produced by William Worsley


Script By: Robert Buckland.
Produced By: William Worsley


Community hymn-singing from the Parish Church of Stratford-upon-Avon, led by the combined choirs of the town. Hymns introduced by the vicar, the Rev. Canon Prentice. Conductor, John Brough. Organist, Dora Edwards


Conductor: Rev. Canon Prentice.
Conductor: John Brough.
Organist: Dora Edwards


A serial in eight episodes by Francis Durbridge , with Kim Peacock as Paul Temple. Produced by Martyn C. Webster
4-' Mrs. Forester is Surprised'


Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Unknown: Kim Peacock
Duced By: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Kim Peacock
Steve, his wife: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
Ed Bellamy: Tommy Duggan
Joseph: Alexander Sarner
Mrs Forester: Elizabeth Maude
Philip Kaufman: Richard Williams
Detective Braddock: Neville Mapp
Detective-Sergeant O'Day: Harry Hutchinson
Lord Craymore: Cyril Gardiner
Narrator: Preston Lockwood


A programme of melody Introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ


Played By: Sandy MacPherson


Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning.

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