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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 John Blore and his Orchestra. with songs by Linda Parker (soprano) and Arthur Servent (tenor). and organ solos by AI Bollington . From the Paramount Odeon Totten. ham Court Road. London.


Played By: John Blore
Songs By: Linda Parker
Songs By: Arthur Servent
Solos By: Ai Bollington

: Marching with the Guards

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

: Down Your Way

Richard Dimbleby , with the BBC Mobile Recording Unit, visits the City of London and invites Mr. John Citizen and Mrs. John Citizen to choose their favourite records and say a few words to the listener. Programme presented by John Shuter


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Mr. John Citizen
Unknown: Mrs. John Citizen
Presented By: John Shuter


From Bradford Cathedral. Conducted by the Provost, the Very Rev. J. G. Tiarks


Unknown: Rev. J. G. Tiarks


Presented by Alan Clarke in London and Sergeant John Jacobs , R.A.F., in Hamburg
Programme produced and transmitted jointly by the BBC and in Germany by the British Forces Network


Presented By: Alan Clarke
Presented By: Sergeant John Jacobs


Introduced by Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Home, with Elsie and Doris Waters
Tommy Handley with Diana Morrison and Joan Harben
Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth
Eric Barker with Pearl Hackney, Jon Pertwee , Richard Gray , Humphrey Lestocq , and George Crow, Albert Sandler, Luton Girls' Choir
Directed by Arthur E. Davies
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Rae Jenkins
Produced by Ronald Waldman


Introduced By: Richard Murdoch
Comediennes: Elsie and Doris Waters
ITMA: Tommy Handley
ITMA performer: Diana Morrison
ITMA: Joan Harben
Soprano: Anne Ziegler
Tenor: Webster Booth
Comedian: Eric Barker
Comedian: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Richard Gray
Actor: Humphrey Lestocq
Unknown: George Crow
Violin: Albert Sandler
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Producer: Ronald Waldman

: 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. (BBC recording)


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


with Ada Alsop (soprano). Michael O'Duffy (tenor), and Charles Smart at the theatre organ. Introduced by Sandy Macpherson


Soprano: Ada Alsop
Soprano: Michael O'Duffy
Soprano: Charles Smart
Introduced By: Sandy MacPherson


Last Thursday's broadcast repeated


From the People's Palace, London
Terry Thomas
Peter Cavanagh
Chappie d'Amato
Frankie Howerd
Peggy Brooks
Harry Rabinowitz
Nelsa Nevard and Dorice Mann
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Produced by Joy Russell-Smith


Unknown: Terry Thomas
Unknown: Peter Cavanagh
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Peggy Brooks
Unknown: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: Nelsa Nevard
Unknown: Dorice Mann
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Produced By: Joy Russell-Smith


A radio parlour game with Richard Dimbleby , Anona Winn Jack Train , and Daphne Padel asking all the questions and Stewart MacPherson knowing all the answers. Presented by Cleland Finn.


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Anona Winn Jack Train
Unknown: Daphne Padel
Unknown: Stewart MacPherson
Presented By: Cleland Finn.

: Tommy Handley in 'ITMA'

Recording of last Thursday's broadcast in the Home Service

: 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.


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
Weekly programme originating in New York and London. (BBC recording)


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


by the Rt. Hon. George Isaacs. M.r.
Minister of Labour and National Service
Repeat tomorrow at 2.0


Unknown: Rt. Hon. George Isaacs.


A happy-go-lucky, carefree entertainment featuring
Avril Angers
Sylvia Welling
James Etherington
Elton Hayes
A successful discovery and the winners of the last four discovery contests
Guest stars, Mooney and King
The Dance Orchestra directed by Stanley Black. Introduced by Carroll Levis. Script by Robert Buckland. Produced by William Worsley


Unknown: James Etherington
Unknown: Elton Hayes
Directed By: Stanley Black.
Script By: Robert Buckland.
Produced By: William Worsley


Albert Sandler and the Palm Court Orchestra, with Ada Alsop (soprano) Reminiscences with Robert Stolz


Unknown: Albert Sandler
Soprano: Ada Alsop


Community hymn-singing by combined Anglican and Free Church Choirs from Grove Place Methodist Church, Jersey, Channel Islands. Hymns introduced by the Rev. F. W. Killer , vicar of St. Mark's Church. and conducted by Leonard Herivel. Organist. Oswald Breton. (BBC recording)


Unknown: Rev. F. W. Killer
Conducted By: Leonard Herivel.
Organist: Oswald Breton.


accompanied by the Concert Orchestra, directed by Bruce Campbell. Introduced by Philip Slessor. Presented by Roy Speer


Directed By: Bruce Campbell.
Introduced By: Philip Slessor.
Presented By: Roy Speer


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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