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: BREAKFAST HOUR

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen with Margaret Eaves (soprano) and Ian Gourlay

Contributors

Conductor: Kemlo Stephen
Conductor: Ian Gourlay

: Silver Chords

Bruce Dargavel
Meryl Waite
The Strings in Harmony
(Leader, Morgan Lloyd)
The Silver Chords Choir
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Bruce Dargavel
Unknown: Meryl Waite
Production By: Mai Jones

: MUSIC IN THE AIR

Owen Walters and his Orchestra
Peggy Shea (soprano)
Reginald Gibbs (baritone)
Rudy Lewis (organ)
From the Dominion Theatre. Tottenham Court Road, London

Contributors

Unknown: Owen Walters
Baritone: Reginald Gibbs
Baritone: Rudy Lewis

: Billy Cotton Band Show

with Doreen Stephens, Ellis Jackson, Alan Breeze

Contributors

Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Unknown: Ellis Jackson
Unknown: Alan Breeze

: Wilfred Pickles In 'HAVE A GO!'

The quiz visits the Secondary Modern Schools of Castleford, Yorkshire
Musical illustrations by Violet Carson
Presented by Barney Colehan

Contributors

Illustrations By: Violet Carson
Presented By: Barney Colehan

: People's Service

from the Church of St. Chad, South Norwood, London. Conducted by the Rev. Gordon Albion

Contributors

Service conducted by: The Rev. Gordon Albion

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

From London, the tunes you have asked us to play. From Germany, the tunes that make them think of you
Programme produced and transmitted Jointly by the BBC and in Germany, by the British Forces Network

: SWEET SERENADE

Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra
Carole Carr and Steve Conway

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Yorke
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: Steve Conway

: Eric Barker in ' WATERLOGGED SPA'

invites you to meet
Pearl Hackney
Jon Pertwee Richard Gray
Eric Woodburn
Sylvia Robin and the Waterlogged Spa Glee Party
GeorgeCrowand his
Blue Mariners Dance Orchestra at Sinking-in-the-Ooze
Script by Eric Barker
Production by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Pearl Hackney
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Richard Gray
Unknown: Eric Woodburn
Unknown: Sylvia Robin
Script By: Eric Barker
Production By: Leslie Bridgmont

: BOOKSHELF

Each week at this time speakers recommend their own selection of recently published books, with short comments to guide you in library and bookshop
This week's speakers:
Janet Adam Smith
Clifford Dyment Richard Usbome

Contributors

Unknown: Janet Adam Smith
Unknown: Clifford Dyment
Unknown: Richard Usbome

: ALBUM OF FAMILIAR MUSIC

played by the Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Introduced by John Webster

Contributors

Introduced By: John Webster

: 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 by Ronnie Hanbury Production by George Inns

Contributors

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

: DOWN YOUR WAY

Richard Dimbleby , with the BBC Mobile Recording Unit, visits the York district to meet ten men and women who talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourite music
Arranged and Introduced by John Shuter

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Introduced By: John Shuter

: Arthur Askey says HOW-DO-YOU-DO

to the Leach family
Join Arthur Askey when he meets Mr. and Mrs. ' 'Chub' Leach, their family and friends, at a special invitation party at their home in Newmarket
Arthur's playmates Include his daughter Anthea, Barbara Sumner , Del-Mondi and his Accordion. Jimmy Bailey at the piano. and a surprise guest
Presented by John Ellison

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Barbara Sumner
Accordion: Jimmy Bailey
Presented By: John Ellison

: Round Britain Quiz: London v. Cardiff: Round 5

A series of eight contests between a resident team in London, and a challenging team in Cardiff
London: Denis Brogan, Hubert Phillips.
Quiz-Master, Peter Watson
Cardiff: Wyn Griffith, T. I. Ellis
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Hubert Phillips.
Quiz Master: Peter Watson
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: T. I Ellis
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: Bebe Daniels, Vic Oliver and Ben Lyon in 'HI, GANG! 1949'

with Benny Lee
George Mitchell 's Hi Gangsters
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Sid Colin
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: George Mitchell
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Sid Colin
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Richard Murdoch in ' MUCH-BINDING-IN-THE-MARSH '

with Kenneth Horne
Sam Costa , Maurice Denham
Maureen Riscoe , Helen Hill
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Maureen Riscoe
Unknown: Helen Hill
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: GRAND HOTEL

Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra
Dorothy Bond (soprano)

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Soprano: Dorothy Bond

: SUNDAY HALF-HOUR

Community hymn-singing from Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church, Cardiff. Conductor, E. J. Richards
Hymns presented by Stuart Hibberd
Organist. Horace Field

Contributors

Conductor: E. J. Richards
Organist: Stuart Hibberd

: VARIETY BANDBOX

from the Kilburn Empire, London with Frankie Howerd
Peggy Cochrane
Jack Watson , Tommy Reilly
Beryl Reid , Roy Walker
Alec Pleon , Robin Richmond
Billy Tement and his Orchestra
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Bryan Sears

Contributors

Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Peggy Cochrane
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Roy Walker
Unknown: Alec Pleon
Unknown: Robin Richmond
Unknown: Billy Tement
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Bryan Sears

: TWILIGHT HOUR

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: THINK ON THESE THINGS

Christian hymns, their music and their meaning.

: VIOLINS IN THE NIGHT

A mosaic of melody
The Melachrlno Strings
Conducted by George Melachrlno

Contributors

Conducted By: George Melachrlno

: FOREIGN AND FAMILIAR

Different versions of well-known tunes, presented on records by Spike Hughes

Contributors

Unknown: Spike Hughes








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