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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 Edith Lewin (mezzo-soprano) and Scott Joynt (baritone), and organ solos by Al Bollington. From the Paramount Odeon, Tottenham Court Road, London.


Played By: John Blore
Songs By: Edith Lewin
Songs By: Scott Joynt
Solos By: Al Bollington.


Band of H.M. Royal Marines (Ply-mouth Division), conducted by Lieu tenant R. H. Stoner , Director of Music, Royal Marines


Conducted By: Lieu
Unknown: R. H. Stoner


Richard Dimbleby , with the BBC Mobile Recording Unit, visits the Windsor 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


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


Unknown: Very Rev. J. G. Tiarks


Presented by Alan Clarke in London and Sergeant Bob Boyle , 1st Royal Dragoons, 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 Bob Boyle


Part of a Negro Church service conducted by the Rev. Utah Smith
Recorded in the Two Wings Temple Church of God in Christ, New Orleans, Louisiana, by Station WDSU, New Orleans, to co-operation with the BBC's New York Office


The music of Peter Yorke artd his Concert Orchestra, with 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


Script By: Geoffrey Webb.
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
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
Sam: Colin Gordon
Loopy: Ben Williams
Announcer: Frederick Allen


Last Thursday's broadcast repeated


Editor, Arthur Calder-Marshall
' The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear ,' reviewed by Daniel George
The editor answers your questions James MacGibbon on the work of the Allied Control Commission in translating British books for German readers
J. B. Priestley talks with the editor about his latest novel, ' Bright Day '
Major Lewis Hastings reviews three books on sport: 'Rod and Line,' by Arthur Ransome ; 'Salmon Fishing,' by Richard Waddington ; and 'What Sport! ', by Charles H. Kennard
Your book list. with comment by Daniel George


Unknown: Arthur Calder-Marshall
Unknown: Edward Lear
Reviewed By: Daniel George
Unknown: James MacGibbon
Talks: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: Major Lewis Hastings
Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: Richard Waddington
Unknown: Charles H. Kennard
Unknown: Daniel George

: Variety Band-Box

From the People's Palace, London with Terry Thomas, Johnny Denis and his Novelty Swingtet, Frankie Howerd, Paula Grey, The Five Smith Brothers, Harry Secombe, Sydney Shaw
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra


Comedian: Terry Thomas
Musicians: Johnny Denis and his Novelty Swingtet
Comedian: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Paula Grey
Comedian: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Sydney Shaw
Musicians: Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Producer: Joy Russell-Smith

: Eric Barker in MERRY-GO-ROUND'

A visit to Waterlogged Spa.

: 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 ; 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

: Transatlantic Quiz

The Quiz Goes to Paris
This week the English team is competing from Paris, so the questions from both sides have an Anglo-French flavour.
Paris: Professor D.W. Brogan, Joyce Grenfell. Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
New York: Christopher Morley, John Mason Brown. Quiz-Master, Alistair Cooke
Produced this week from Paris and New York.


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
Avril Angers
Sylvia Welling
James Etherington
George Martin
A successful discovery and the latest radio discoveries
Guest stars, Forsythe, Seamon, and Farrell
The Dance Orchestra, directed by Stanley Black. Introduced by Carroll Levis . Script by Robert Buckland. Produced by William Worsley


Unknown: Avril Angers
Unknown: Sylvia Welling
Unknown: James Etherington
Unknown: George Martin
Directed By: Stanley Black.
Introduced By: Carroll Levis
Script By: Robert Buckland.
Produced By: William Worsley


Radio's Sunday-evening musical rendezvous, where you can listen to the music of John Blore and his Orchestra (on a visit to Rainbow Room), with tonight's guest artists: Trevor Watkins (tenor) and Geoffrey Gilbert (flute). Introduced by Rex Palmer


Unknown: John Blore
Artists: Trevor Watkins
Artists: Geoffrey Gilbert
Introduced By: Rex Palmer


Community hymn-singing from the North of Ireland Keswick Convention in The Tent, Port-stewart, Co. Londonderry. Hymns introduced by the Rev. James Dunlop


Unknown: Rev. James Dunlop


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


Directed By: Bruce Campbell.
Introduced By: Phillip 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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