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BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
BBC Scottish Male Chorus Conductor, Kemlo Stephen and Sydney MacEwan (tenor)
Programme introduced by Alastair Maclntyre


Conductor: Kemlo Stephen
Tenor: Sydney MacEwan
Introduced By: Alastair MacLntyre

: Silver Chords

Bruce Dargavel , Vivian Joseph
The Strings in Harmony (Led by Morgan Lloyd ) The Silver Chords Choir
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: Bruce Dargavel
Unknown: Vivian Joseph
Unknown: Morgan Lloyd
Production By: Mai Jones


A special two-way edition between the Light Programme and Radio SEAC, the Forces Broadcasting Station in Ceylon


played by Louis Levy and his Orchestra sung by Maria Perilli , Maurice Keary and Chorus
Introduced by Leslie Mitchell


Played By: Louis Levy
Sung By: Maria Perilli
Sung By: Maurice Keary
Introduced By: Leslie Mitchell


Music played by seven championship bands
Bickershaw Colliery Band
Black Dyke Mills Band Carlton Main Frickley
Colliery Band
Fairey Aviation Works Band
Foden's Motor Works Band
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Park and Dare Band


with Maudie Edwards
Albert Ward and Les Ward
Roderick Jones , Marjorie Ralph
Les Jones , Stan Stenett
Frank James
Frank Davison and the Serenaders
The Variety Orchestra
(Led by Morgan Lloyd )
Mary Kendall at the piano
Produced by Mai Jones


Unknown: Maudie Edwards
Unknown: Albert Ward
Unknown: Les Ward
Unknown: Roderick Jones
Unknown: Marjorie Ralph
Unknown: Les Jones
Unknown: Stan Stenett
Unknown: Frank James
Unknown: Frank Davison
Unknown: Morgan Lloyd
Unknown: Mary Kendall
Produced By: Mai Jones


Songs and dances for dolls and toys
Olwen Davies (soprano)
BBC Theatre Orchestra
(Leader, Alfred Barker )
Conductor, Walter Goehr


Soprano: Olwen Davies
Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: Walter Goehr


with Billy Cotton 's Band
Alan Breeze , Ellis Jackson
Clem Bernard , Doreen Stephens and a guest artist


Unknown: Billy Cotton
Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Ellis Jackson
Unknown: Clem Bernard
Unknown: Doreen Stephens


King George VI Steeplechase
Commentary on the race by Raymond Glendenning , assisted by Tom E. Webster , as race-reader
From Kempton Park


Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Tom E. Webster


Second Test Match
South Africa v. England
Commentary by John Arlott during the first day's play
From Ellis Park , Johannesburg


Commentary By: John Arlott
Unknown: Ellis Park


Preston North End v.
Charlton Athletic
Commentary by Alan Clarke on the second half of the match
From Deepdale Ground, Preston


Commentary By: Alan Clarke


Second Test Match
South Africa v. England
Summary by John Arlott of the first day's play.


Unknown: John Arlott


with Eve Lynd , Alec Pleon
Jean Kennedy , Ike Hatch
Maudie Edwards
Ribton and Richards Nosmo King as ' The Chairman ' assisted by Connie Fraser , Peggy Ann Clifford
Billy Howard , Harry Loman
Ricardo Pasquale
Palace of Varieties Chorus
BBC Variety Orchestra
Dialogue by Nosmo King and Harry Loman j
Show produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe In


Unknown: Eve Lynd
Unknown: Alec Pleon
Unknown: Jean Kennedy
Unknown: Ike Hatch
Unknown: Maudie Edwards
Unknown: Richards Nosmo King
Assisted By: Connie Fraser
Assisted By: Peggy Ann Clifford
Assisted By: Billy Howard
Unknown: Harry Loman
Unknown: Ricardo Pasquale
Dialogue By: Nosmo King
Unknown: Harry Loman
Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe


including football results
Special reports on: Football League: As'on Villa v. Wolverhampton Wanderers, by Teddy Eden ; Bolton Wanderers v. Sheffield United, by Jerry Loftus
Racing: Extracts from the commentary on the race for the King George VI Stakes
Boxing: Peter Wilson recalls the World Heavyweight Championship fight between Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson at Sydney on Boxing Day, 1908
Cricket: South Africa v. England: report from Johannesburg by Crawford White
Talking Sport: W. McGowran on topics of the moment
Edited by Angus Mackay
Introduced by Raymond Glendenning


Unknown: Teddy Eden
Unknown: Bolton Wanderers
Unknown: Jerry Loftus
Unknown: King George
Unknown: Peter Wilson
Unknown: Tommy Burns
Unknown: Jack Johnson
Unknown: W. McGowran
Edited By: Angus MacKay
Introduced By: Raymond Glendenning


Contrasts in dance music
Squadronaires Dance Orchestra
Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra
Tito Burns and his Sextet
Carroll Gibbons
The Hedley Ward Trio
Introduced by Jack Jackson
Produced by John L. Hooper


Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Tito Burns
Unknown: Carroll Gibbons
Introduced By: Jack Jackson
Produced By: John L. Hooper

: Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss in 'UP THE POLE'

with Claude Dampier , Jon Pertwee
Betty Paul , Roger Snowdon
Five Smith Brothers
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script written by Ronnie Hanbury
Production by George Inns


Unknown: Claude Dampier
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Betty Paul
Unknown: Roger Snowdon
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Production By: George Inns


with BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Frank Cantell
Narrator, Peter Humphreys


Conducted By: Frank Cantell
Narrator: Peter Humphreys

: Gladys Young in ' THE MALINDENS'

The Story of a Family by Jonquil Antony
Part 6-Told by Christine Malinden
Produced by Archie Campbell


Unknown: Jonquil Antony
Told By: Christine Malinden
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Mrs Malinden: Gladys Young
Her daughters: Janet: Betty Hardy
Emily: Catherine Campbell
Christine: Gabrielle Blunt
Harry, her son: Rolf Lefebvre
Laura, her friend: Louise Hutton
Charles, her grandson: Shelagh Kennedy
Tom: Norman Shelley
Soldiers: Anthony Viccars,
Soldiers: Sam Kydd


Jack Watson
Ted Ray , Bill Kerr
Charlie Chester and Arthur Haynes (
Elisabeth Welch
Robert Easton , Charles Smart
Celia Johnson and Ronald Squire
The George Mitchell Choir ,
BBC Variety Orchestra Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Master of Ceremonies,
Peter Fettes
Produced by Michael North


Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Arthur Haynes
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Robert Easton
Unknown: Charles Smart
Unknown: Celia Johnson
Unknown: Ronald Squire
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Unknown: Peter Fettes
Produced By: Michael North

: Gala Night at THE RHUBARB ROOM

with Bonar Colleano, Petula Clark
The Keynotes
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Sid Phillips and his Band
Master of Ceremonies, Roy Plomley
Production by Charles Chilton


Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Ray Ellington Quartet
Unknown: Sid Phillips
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Production By: Charles Chilton


The Spa Orchestra
Directed by Tom Jenkins < with Wilfrid Parry (piano)


Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

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