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Alan Adair as host invites you to join him in an early morning entertainment on gramophone records


Unknown: Alan Adair


A varied sequence of popular music. played by Eric Robinson and his Orchestra. with songs by Nora Savage (soprano) and Stephen Manton (tenor), and organ solos by Reginald Porter -Brown. From the Granada Cmema. Tooting. London.


Played By: Eric Robinson
Songs By: Nora Savage
Songs By: Stephen Manton
Solos By: Reginald Porter

: Marching with the Guards

Band of The Life Guards, conducted by Captain A. Lemoine, Director of Music, The Life Guards


Unknown: Captain A. Lemoine


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


Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Presented By: John Shuter

: People's Service

From the Church of St. Nicholas, Manor Park, Ilford.
Conducted by the Rev. J.C. Heenan


Service conducted by: The Rev. J.C. Heenan


Presented by Alan Clarke in London and Sergeant Bob Boyle , R.A.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 Bob Boyle


The music of Peter Yorke with his Concert Orchestra, and the voices of Paula Green and Steve Conway. Presented by Roy Speer


Unknown: Peter Yorke
Unknown: Paula Green
Unknown: Steve Conway.
Presented By: Roy Speer

: Eric Barker in ' MERRY-GO-ROUND '

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


Conducted By: Joe Linnane.
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont.


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
Duced By: Sandy MacPherson

: Richard Murdoch in ' MUCH-BINDING-IN-THE-MARSH '

with Kenneth Horne
Sam Costa and Marilyn Williams
Augmented Dance Orchestra, conducted by Stanley Black. Presented by Leslie Bridgmont.


Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Marilyn Williams
Unknown: Stanley Black.
Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont.


From the People's Palace, London with Harry Hemsley
Donald Peers
Derek Roy
Jimmy Miller
Valerie and Dey
Pasquale Billy Tcrjient and his Orchestra
Including ' The Leader of the Band ' and Ring in the New.' Produced by Joy Russell-Smith


Unknown: Harry Hemsley
Unknown: Donald Peers
Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Jimmy Miller
Unknown: Pasquale Billy Tcrjient
Produced By: Joy Russell-Smith


A radio parlour game with Richard Dimbleby. Anona Winn Jack Train , and Olga Collett asking all the questions and Stewart MaoPherson knowing all the answers. The programme presented byCleland Finn.


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby.
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Olga Collett
Unknown: Stewart Maopherson
Presented By: Cleland Finn.

: Tommy Handley in ' ITMA '

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


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

: 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 Fitz gerald, ' Corporal of the Mounties '; and the Home Town Mountain Band. Presented by Charles Chilton. (BBC recording)


Unknown: Buck Douglas
Unknown: Peggy Bailey
Unknown: Norman Harper
Unknown: Ronnie Brohn
Unknown: Gerry Fitz
Presented By: Charles Chilton.


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


Unknown: Professor D. W. Brogan.
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.
Unknown: Christopher Morley
Unknown: John Mason Brown.
Unknown: Alistair Cooke


A happy-go-lucky, carefree entertainment featuring
Avril Angers
Sylvia Welling James Etherington
Bunny Austin
A successful discovery and the latest radio discoveries
Guest star, Issy Bonn
The Dance Urchestra. directed by Stanley Black . Introduced by Carroll levis Script by Robert Buckland Produced by William Woisley


Unknown: Avril Angers
Unknown: James Etherington
Unknown: Bunny Austin
Unknown: Issy Bonn
Directed By: Stanley Black
Introduced By: Carroll Levis
Script By: Robert Buckland
Produced By: William Woisley


Albert Sandler and the Palm Court Orchestra, with John Lewis (tenor), in a programme of the kind of music that you hear in the Palm Court of your favourite hotel


Unknown: Albert Sandler
Tenor: John Lewis


Community hymn-singing from Queen's Cross Church, Aberdeen. Led by the Combined Church Choirs of Queen's Cross and District. Hymns introduced by the Rev. W. W. Gauld , D.D.


Unknown: Rev. W. W. Gauld


A serial in eight episodes by Francis Durbridge , with Kim Peacock as Paul Temple. Produced by Martyn C. Webster
7-' The Suspects'


Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Unknown: Kim Peacock
Duced By: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Kim Peacock
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
David Nelson: Martin Lewis
Charlie: Kenneth Morgan
Philip Kaufman: Richard Williams
Mrs Forester: Elizabeth Maude
Joseph: Alexander Sarner
Ed Bellamy: Tommy Duggan
Henry Worth: Olaf Olsen
Inspector Perry: Andrew Crawford
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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