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: BREAKFAST HOUR

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen with John McHugh (tenor) and Ian Gourlay

Contributors

Conductor: Kemlo Stephen
Tenor: John McHugh
Tenor: Ian Gourlay

: Silver Chords

David Lloyd Meryl Waite
The Strings in Harmony The Silver Chords Choir
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones

Contributors

Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Meryl Waite
Production By: Mai Jones

: MUSIC IN THE AIR

The Richard Crean Orchestra Veronica Mansfield (contralto)
Scott Joynt (bass)
Reginald Porter-Brown (organ)
From the Granada... Tooting, London

Contributors

Contralto: Veronica Mansfield
Bass: Scott Joynt
Bass: Reginald Porter-Brown

: 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 Lydney, the southern gateway to the Forest of Dean
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 , Steve Conway

Contributors

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

: TAKE IT FROM HERE

Joy Nichols
Dick Bentley
Jimmy Edwards
Wallas Eaton , Alan Dean
The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown: Joy Nichols
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Alan Dean
Conductor: Frank Cantell
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: 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 and 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 Prestwick Airport 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 Twynam family
Join Arthur Askey when he meets Mr. Ernie Twynam andMrs Twynam , their family and friends, at a special invitation party in Ewell, Surrey

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Mr. Ernie Twynam
Unknown: Mrs Twynam

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

London v. Cardiff: Round 6
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. L Ellis Quiz-Master. Gilbert Harding

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Hubert Phillips.
Unknown: Peter Watson
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: T. L 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

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Maureen Riscoe
Unknown: Helen Hill

: News and RADIO NEWSREEL

A summary of events of the past week

: GRAND HOTEL

Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Walter Widdop (tenor)

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Tenor: Walter Widdop

: SUNDAY HALF-HOUR

Community hymn-singing by the Exeter Diocesan Choral Association from Exeter Cathedral
Hymns introduced by The Rev. Prebendary W. G. Harris Conducted by Dr. A. W. Willcock
Organist, the Rev. J. L. Birley

Contributors

Unknown: W. G. Harris
Conducted By: Dr. A. W. Willcock
Unknown: Rev. J. L. Birley

: VARIETY BANDBOX

from the Kilburn Empire, London with Albert Modley
The Radio Revellers, Beryl Orde
Tollefsen, Robert Moreton Stella Nicols , Gate Eastley Jackie Allen and Barbara Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Bryan Sears

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Modley
Unknown: Beryl Orde
Unknown: Robert Moreton
Unknown: Stella Nicols
Unknown: Jackie Allen
Unknown: Barbara Billy Ternent
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Bryan Sears

: TWILIGHT HOUR

A programme of melody played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: THINK ON THESE THINGS

Christian hymns, their music and their meaning.

: Music in Miniature

A musical entertainment given by Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
Louis Kentner (piano) Leon Goossens (oboe) Jean Pougnet (violin)
Neville Marriner (violin) Frederick Riddle (viola)
William Pleeth (cello)
J. Edward Merrett (double bass)

Contributors

Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Piano: Louis Kentner
Oboe: Leon Goossens
Violin: Jean Pougnet
Violin: Neville Marriner
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: William Pleeth
Cello: J. Edward Merrett

: EVENINGS ABROAD

With Lilian Duff and records of Continental artists

Contributors

Unknown: Lilian Duff








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