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BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen with Alan Paul (piano)
Introduced by Alastair Maclntyre


Conductor: Kemlo Stephen
Piano: Alan Paul
Introduced By: Alastair MacLntyre

: Silver Chords

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


Unknown: Bruce Dargavel
Unknown: Meryl Waite
Leader: Morgan Lloyd
Production By: Mai Jonea

: Light Music Festival MUSIC IN THE AIR

Gwen Catley (soprano) James Johnston (tenor)
Felton Rapley (organ)
BBC Theatre Chorus
(Chorus-Master. John Clements )
Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra


Soprano: Gwen Catley
Tenor: James Johnston
Tenor: Felton Rapley
Chorus-Master: John Clements
Chorus-Master: Mark Lubbock

: Billy Cotton Band Show

with Doreen Stephens
Ellis Jackson , Alan Breeze


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

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

The quiz visits a working men's club in Reddish, Cheshire
Musical illustrations by Violet Carson
Presented by Barney Colehan


Illustrations By: Violet Carson
Presented By: Barney Colehan

: People's Service

From the Church of St. Chad, South Norwood, London. Conducted by Father Gordon Albion


Service conducted by: Father Gordon Albion


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


Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra with Carole Carr , Steve Conway


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
George Crow and his
Blue Mariners Dance Orchestra at Sinking-in-the-Ooze
Script by Eric Barker
Production by Leslie Bridgmont


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

: Light Music Festival ALBUM OF FAMILIAR MUSIC

played by the Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Associate conductors,
Rae Jenkins and Stanley Black
Introduced by John Webster


Conductor: Frank Cantell
Conductors: Rae Jenkins
Unknown: Stanley Black
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


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


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


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Introduced By: John Shuter

: Arthur Askey says ' HOW DO YOU DO '

to the Cooke family
(Arthur. Askey is appearing at the Winter Garden Theatre)


London v. Cardiff: Round 8
London: Denis Brogan , Hubert Phillips. Quiz-Master, Peter Watson Cardiff:Wyn Griffith , T. I. Ellis . Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Hubert Phillips.
Unknown: 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


Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: George Mitchell

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

with Kenneth Horne
Sam Costa, Maurice Denham
Maureen Riscoe , Helen Hill


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

: Greenwich Time Signal; News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: Light Music Festival: Grand Hotel

Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra
Olive Groves (soprano)
Philip Hattey (bass-baritone)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Soprano: Olive Groves
Bass-Baritone: Philip Hattey


Community hymn-singing from Cheadle Hulme Congregational Church, Cheshire
Conductor and choirmaster.
D. M. Williams
Organist, R. Edmondson
Hymns introduced by The Rev. E. Allan Matheson
Minister of the Church


Organist: R. Edmondson
Unknown: Rev. E. Allan Matheson

: Variety Bandbox

from the Kilburn Empire, London
with Albert Modley, Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth, Michael Howard, Ronald Chesney, Tony Hancock, Eric James and George Myddleton, Benny Hill, The Harmaniacs
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Bryan Sears


Comedian: Albert Modley
Soprano: Anne Ziegler
Tenor: Webster Booth
Unknown: Michael Howard
Comedian: Ronald Chesney
Comedian: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Eric James
Unknown: George Myddleton
Comedian: Benny Hill
Musicians: Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Presenter: Philip Slessor
Producer: Bryan Sears


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson


Christian hymns, their music and their meaning.

: Music in Miniature

A musical entertainment given by Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)
Phyllis Sellick (piano)
Alfred Cave (Violin)
Leonard Dight (violin) Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (cello)
J. Edward Merrett (double-bass)


Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Piano: Phyllis Sellick
Violin: Leonard Dight
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: John Moore


With Lilian Duff and her records of Continental artists


Unknown: Lilian Duff

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