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Scottish Variety Orchestra Conductor, Kemlo Stephen with Len Camber and Jae Fraser


Conductor: Kemlo Stephen
Unknown: Len Camber
Unknown: Jae Fraser


John Blore and his Orchestra, with songs by Sylvia Marriott (soprano). and Douglas Taylor (baritone), and organ solos by Al Bollington. From the Paramount Odeon, Tottenham Court Road, London.


Unknown: John Blore
Songs By: Sylvia Marriott
Songs By: Douglas Taylor
Solos By: Al Bollington.


Metropolitan Police Central Band, conducted by Mr. Roger Barsotti. Director of Music


Conducted By: Mr. Roger Barsotti.


Richard Dimbleby and John Shuter take a BBC Mobile Recording Unit to the Portsmouth and Southsea district and invite people to choose their favourite records and gay a few words to the listener


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: John Shuter

: People's Service

From Holy Trinity Church, Brompton Road, conducted by the Rev. Bryan Green


Unknown: Rev. Bryan Green

: Michal Miles in ' RADIO FORFEITS'

An all-comedy quiz in which victors win a prize and victims pay a penalty. Billy Ternent and his Orchestra provide the music.


Unknown: Billy Ternent


The music of Peter Yorke and 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.
Unknown: 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.
Duced By: Raymond Raikes
Dan Dexter: Grenville Eves
Bill Dexter: Allan McClelland
Sherry' Dexter: Olive Kirby
Sue: Julia Braddock
Beppo: Franklyn Bellamy
Tony: Charles Lamb
Gump: John Sharpe
Tangey: Edward Percival
Nell: May Hallatt
Martin Wildwood: Michael Hordern
Joss Peters: Colin Gordon
Mary Peters: Natalie Kent
Taffy Jones: John Harvey
Forbes: Basil C Langton
Philip Stark: Bruce Belfrage
Gossage: Frank Partington
Turner: Richard Taylor
Police Sergeant: Frank Hawkins
Announcer: Frederick Allen


Last Thursday's recorded broadcast repeated


Editor, Arthur Calder-Marshall
Daniel George reviews ' A Free House! ', the writings of Walter Richard Sickert, edited by Sir Osbert Sitwell
The editor answers your questions
Sir Francis Meynell, designer of the Nonesuch Press books, discusses book design with the editor
L. A. G. Strong reviews a new volume of short stories, ' Creatures of Circumstance,' by Somerset Maugham
Your book list, with comment by Daniel George


Unknown: Arthur Calder-Marshall
Edited By: Sir Osbert Sitwell
Unknown: Daniel George

: Variety Band-Box

From the People's Palace, London
with Harry Lester and his Hayseeds
Frankie Howerd
Francisco Conde and his Latin-American Music
Ian Condie
Flora Ashe
Harry Secombe
Frankie Higgins
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra


Performers: Harry Lester and his Hayseeds
Comedian: Frankie Howerd
Musicians: Francisco Conde and his Latin-American Music
Performer: Ian Condie
Performer: Flora Ashe
Comedian: Harry Secombe
Performer: Frankie Higgins
Musicians: Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Producer: Joy Russell-Smith


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

: Big Bill Campbell and his ' ROCKY MOUNTAIN RHYTHM'

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 of wit and knowledge to find out who knows more about the other's country
London: Professor D. W. Brogan , Joyce Carey. Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale New York: Christopher Morley ,
John Mason Brown. Quiz-Master. Alistair Cooke
The last of the present series of weekly programmes produced jointly in London and New York. (


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


J. B. Priestley airs some impressions, opinions, and prejudices.


Unknown: J. B. Priestley


A happy-go-lucky, carefree entertainment featuring
Edward Reach
Maria Var
Jack Anton
Avril Angers
A successful discovery and the runners-up of the last four discovery contests
Guest star,
Douglas (Cardew) Robinson
The Dance Orchestra, directed by Stanley Black. Introduced by Carroll Levis. Script by Robert Buckland. Produced by William Worsley


Unknown: Maria Var
Unknown: Jack Anton
Unknown: Avril Angers
Directed By: Stanley Black.
Script By: Robert Buckland.
Produced By: William Worsley


Radio's Sunday-evening musical rendezvous, where you can listen to the Majestic Orchestra directed by Reg. Leopold , with tonight's visiting artists: Essie Ackland (contralto) and Tom Jenkins (violin). Introduced by Rex Palmer


Directed By: Reg. Leopold
Artists: Essie Ackland
Artists: Tom Jenkins
Introduced By: Rex Palmer


Community hymn-singing from St. John's Congregational Church, Cowper Street, Ipswich, conducted by Alan Challacombe , Organist, Margaret Frost. Hymns introduced by the Rev. Vine Russell


Organist: Alan Challacombe
Organist: Margaret Frost.
Unknown: Rev. Vine Russell


The celebrated singer, composer, and conductor, in a weekly half-hour of music with the Melachrino
Orchestra, conducted by George Melachrino
Guest artist, Henry Hoist. At the piano, Percy Kahn. Presented by Ronald Waldman


Artist: Henry Hoist.
Piano: Percy Kahn.
Presented By: Ronald Waldman


A programme of melody introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the organ of the New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh


Played By: Sandy MacPherson


Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning.

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