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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 tht BBC Midland Light Orchestra (conductor, Gilbert Vlnter ). with songs by Tessa Deane (soprano) and Harold William * (baritone), and organ soloi by Leslie Taff. From the Regal Cinema, Darlaston. (BBC recording)


Conductor: Gilbert Vlnter
Songs By: Tessa Deane
Songs By: Harold William
Unknown: Leslie Taff.

: Marching with the Guards

The full regimental band of the Coldstream Guards, conducted by Captain Douglas A. Pope , Director of Music, Coldstream Guards, with the Corps of Drums of the 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards (Drum-Major L. Birkett )


Conducted By: Captain Douglas A. Pope
Unknown: Major L. Birkett


Richard Dimbleby , with the BBC Mobile Recording Unit, visits the Croydon district and invites people to choose their favourite records and say a few words to the listener. Programme presented by John Shuter


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Presented By: John Shuter

: People's Service

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


Service conducted by: Rev. J.G. Tiarks


Presented by Alan Clarke in London and Corporal Hedley Chambers, llth Hussars, in Hamburg
Programme produced and transmitted jointly by the BBC and, in Germany. by the British Forces Network


Presented By: Alan Clarke


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


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

: The Daring Dexters

Omnibus edition of last week's adventures. Script by Geoffrey Webb. Serial edited and produced by Raymond Raikes
Others taking part are Erik Chitty ,
Malcolm Hayes , Natalie Kent , and Michael Kent


Script By: Geoffrey Webb.
Duced By: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Erik Chitty
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Natalie Kent
Unknown: Michael Kent
Dan Dexter: Grenville Eves
Bill Dexter: James Viccars
' Sherry ' Dexter: Olive Kirby
Beppo: Franklyn Bellamy
Tony: Charles Lamb
Gump: John Sharpe
Tangey: Edward Percival
Nell: Elsie Wagstaffe
Mowlah: Richard Taylor
Bullyer: James Page
Sam: Colin Gordon
Loopy: Ben Williams
Announcer: Frederick Allen

: 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.
Duced By: Leslie Bridgmont.


From the People's Palace, London with Vincent Tildsley 's Mastersingers
Charlie Chester
Sid Millward and his Nitwits
Frankie Howerd
George Crow
Ivy Peace
Betty Powis-Emery
Geraldo and his Orchestra
Produced by Joy Russell-Smith


Unknown: Vincent Tildsley
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Sid Millward
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: George Crow
Unknown: Ivy Peace
Unknown: Betty Powis-Emery
Produced By: Joy Russell-Smith


Last Thursday's broadcast repeated

: Tommy Handley in ' ITMA '

Recording of last Thursday'* 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 NewYork: Christopher Morley ,
John Mason Brown. Quiz-Master, Alistair Cooke
Weekly programme produced jointly in London and New York. (BBC recording)


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


A happy-go-lucky, carefree entertainment featuring
Sylvia Welling
James Etherington
Chick Fowler
A successful discovery and the latest radio discoveries
Guest stars, Charles Penrose and the Radio Revellers
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Introduced by Carroll Levis. Script by Robert Buckland. Produced by William Worsley


Unknown: James Etherington
Unknown: Chick Fowler
Unknown: Charles Penrose
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Introduced By: Carroll Levis.
Script By: Robert Buckland.
Produced By: William Worsley


Community hymn-singing from the Salvation Army, Regent Hall , Oxford Street, London, with the Regent Hall Band and Songster Brigade. Hymns introduced by Commissioner John J. Allan and conducted by Major Wesley Rich


Unknown: Regent Hall
Unknown: John J. Allan
Conducted By: Major Wesley Rich


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 Mac pherson at the theatre organ


Played By: Sandy Mac


Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning.

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