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: Silver Chords

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


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


The Richard Crean Orchestra
Janet Davis (soprano)
John Lewis (tenor)
William Davies (organ)
From the Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London


Unknown: Richard Crean
Soprano: Janet Davis
Tenor: John Lewis
Tenor: William Davies

: Billy Cotton Band Show

with Doreen Stephens
Ellis Jackson and Alan Breeze


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

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

The quiz visits Bethesda, a slate-quarrying town in North Wales
Musical illustrations by Violet Carson
Presented by Barney Colehan


Illustrations By: Violet Carson
Presented By: Barney Colehan

: People's Service

from Parchmore Road Methodist Church, Thornton Heath. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Derrick Greeves


Service conducted by: The Rev. Derrick Greeves

: Erie 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
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


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


Anona Winn , Daphne Padel , Jack Train , and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions, and Stewart MacPherson knows (almost) all the answers


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Daphne Padel
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Stewart MacPherson


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


The Melachrino Orchestra
Conducted by George Melachrino with today's guests:
Jessie Matthews and Bruce Trent


Conducted By: George Melachrino
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: Bruce Trent

: Arthur Askey says 'How-Do-You-Do'

to the Kenward family
Join Arthur Askey when he meets Sergeant 'Chippy' Kenward, his wife, family, and friends, at a special Invitation party at their home in Married Quarters, R.A.F., West Malling, Kent.


Presenter: Arthur Askey


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

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

with Claude Dampier , Cliff Gordon
Betty Paul , Roger Snowdon
Five Smith Brothers
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Ronnie Hanbury Produced by George Inns


Unknown: Claude Dampier
Unknown: Cliff Gordon
Unknown: Betty Paul
Unknown: Roger Snowdon
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Ronnie Hanbury
Produced By: George Inns


London v. Birmingham: Round 1
London: Denis Brogan , Hubert Phillips. Quiz-Master. Peter Watson Birmingham : Thomas Bodkin , H. C. A. Gaunt. Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Hubert Phillips.
Unknown: Peter Watson Birmingham
Unknown: Thomas Bodkin
Unknown: H. C. A. Gaunt.
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

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

with Benny Lee
George Mitchell 's Hi Gangsters


Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: George Mitchell


Black Dyke Mills Band
Guest conductor, Harry Mortimer


Conductor: Harry Mortimer

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

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


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

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


from the Kilburn Empire, London with Jack Watson Luton Girls' Choir
Peter Brough , Reggie Dennis
Joe Church , Jerry Allen
Tony Fayne and David Evans
Sonny Farrar
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Bryan Sears


Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Peter Brough
Unknown: Reggie Dennis
Unknown: Joe Church
Unknown: Jerry Allen
Unknown: Tony Fayne
Unknown: David Evans
Unknown: Sonny Farrar
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Bryan Sears


Community hymn-singing from the Church of St. Nicholas, H. M. Dockyard , Bermuda. Led by the Ireland Island Male Voice Choir, conducted by H. J. Steggall
Organist. Mrs. Joyce Hyde
Hymns introduced by the Chaplain.
The Rev. A. L. Wragg. R.N.


Unknown: H. M. Dockyard
Conducted By: H. J. Steggall
Organist: Mrs. Joyce Hyde
Unknown: Rev. A. L. Wragg. R.N.


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra
Megan Foster (soprano)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Soprano: Megan Foster


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 Campoll (violin)
BBC Singers
(Conductor, Leslie Woodgate )
Lambert Flack (flute)
Robert Boddington (flute) Richard Newton (bassoon) James Richens (bassoon)
Aubrey Thonger (horn)
Harry Watson (horn) David Martin (violin)
Neville Marriner (violin)
Eileen Grainger (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello)
Eugene Cruft (double-bass)


Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Flute: Lambert Flack
Flute: Robert Boddington
Bassoon: Richard Newton
Bassoon: James Richens
Horn: Aubrey Thonger
Horn: Harry Watson
Violin: David Martin
Violin: Neville Marriner
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cello: Bernard Richards
Double-Bass: Eugene Cruft


With Lilian Duff and her records of Continental artists


Unknown: Lilian Duff

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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