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BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell with Reginald Gibbs (baritone)


Conductor: Frank Cantell
Baritone: Reginald Gibbs

: The Chapel in the Valley

Sandy Macpherson takes you to The Chapel in the Valley


Owen Walters and his Orchestra
Gladys Ripley (contralto)
Ernest Davies (bass-baritone)
John Howlett (organ)


Unknown: Owen Walters
Contralto: Gladys Ripley
Bass-Baritone: Ernest Davies
Bass-Baritone: John Howlett


Ambrose and his Orchestra
Ray Burns, Nadia Doré with Maxie Bacon


Unknown: Ray Burns
Unknown: Nadia Doré
Unknown: Maxie Bacon

: Charlie Chester in 'STAND EASY! '

with his crazy gang
Ken Morris , Arthur Haynes Len Marten , Edwina Carol
Henry Lytton , Frederick Ferrari
Stand Easy Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Frank Chacksfield
Produced by Alick Hayes


Unknown: Ken Morris
Unknown: Arthur Haynes
Unknown: Len Marten
Unknown: Edwina Carol
Unknown: Henry Lytton
Conducted By: Frank Chacksfield
Produced By: Alick Hayes

: People's Service

From the Village Church of Nocton in Lincolnshire.
Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Kenneth Healey

How is life to be measured? In years; in richness and variety of experience; in length of obituary notices? Kenneth Healey, with a farming background himself, and in the harvest month, suggests that the country year offers us a clue. For the year Is not just so many days or weeks; it Is a whole, finding its meaning and purpose in harvest. Life also is made whole in a purpose, to be begun and fulfilled. The key to this purpose lies in a phrase of the Lord's Prayer, Thy will be done.' This theme will be developed throughout the month.


Service conducted by: The Rev. Kenneth Healey


Melodies in reminiscent mood played by Tolchard Evans and his Pioneers of Rhythm with Ken Beaumont
Introduced by Sydney Burchall
Musical arrangements remembered by Ray Terry


Played By: Tolchard Evans
Unknown: Ken Beaumont
Introduced By: Sydney Burchall
Unknown: Ray Terry


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


Melodies from the screen in swingtime and symphony played by Louis Levy and his Orchestra sung by Carole Oarr , Phyllis Kinney
Sam Browne , Jan Muzurus and the Chorus


Played By: Louis Levy
Sung By: Carole Oarr
Sung By: Phyllis Kinney
Sung By: Sam Browne
Unknown: Jan Muzurus

: Ted Ray in 'RAY'S A LAUGH'

with Kitty Bluett
Fred Yule , Peter Sellers
Patricia Hayes , Leslie Perrins
Bob and Alf Pearson
The Beaux and the Belles


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Leslie Perrins
Unknown: Alf Pearson


Scenes from the Paramount picture
' Rope of Sand starring Burt Lancaster
Paul Henreid , Claude Rains
. Peter Lorre and introducing Corinne Calvet
Songs from M.G.M.'s
'The Barkleys of Broadway' starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with Oscar Levant
An adaptation of the Two Cities film
'Trottie True '
(The Gaiety Girl) starring Jean Kent and James Donald
Introduced by Leslie Mitchell
Adaptation and editing from the sound-track of the films by Desmond Carrington
Produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Paul Henreid
Unknown: Claude Rains
Unknown: Peter Lorre
Unknown: Corinne Calvet
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Jean Kent
Unknown: James Donald
Introduced By: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Produced By: Thurstan Holland


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


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Produced By: John Shuter


London v. Belfast: Round 3
A series of twelve contests between a resident team in London and a challenging team in Belfast London: Denis Brogan , Hubert Phillips. Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale Belfast: Magdalen King-Hall, James Boyce. Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Hubert Phillips.
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: James Boyce.
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: Big Bill Campbell with his ROCKY MOUNTAIN RHYTHM

Peggy Bailey
(Sweet voice of the West)
Sergeant O'Doherty of the Mounties Buck Douglas
(The old cowpuncher) Jimmy Hawthorne
(The yodelling buckaroo)
Wally Brenan (The :iired hand)
Royal Canadian Mounties Chorus and the Bunkhouse Band
Devised and written by Big Bill Campbell


Unknown: Peggy Bailey
Unknown: Sergeant O'Doherty
Unknown: Buck Douglas
Unknown: Jimmy Hawthorne
Unknown: Wally Brenan
Written By: Big Bill Campbell


Stewart MacPherson puts all the questions and Harold Berens ,
Gladys Hay , and Michael Moore know none of the answers


Unknown: Stewart MacPherson
Unknown: Harold Berens
Unknown: Gladys Hay
Unknown: Michael Moore

: Greenwich Time Signal; News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the oist week

: Variety Bandbox

From the Camberwell Palace, London
with Reg Dixon, Janet Hamilton Smith and John Hargreaves, George Moon, Ronnie Ronalde, Gene Crowley Anne Lenner and Bob Harvey, Bob Andrews
The Stephane Grappelly Quintet
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Bryan Sears


Unknown: Reg Dixon
Unknown: Janet Hamilton Smith
Unknown: John Hargreaves
Unknown: George Moon
Unknown: Ronnie Ronalde
Unknown: Gene Crowley
Unknown: Anne Le.
Unknown: Bob Harvey
Unknown: Bob Andrews
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Bryan Sears


Community hymn-singing from Pwllheli Holiday Camp. North Wales. Hymns presented by the Rev. D. T. Davies , Camp Chaplain
Organist, Tony Carpenter
Stand up and bless the Lord (A. and M. 706)
All people that on earth do dwell (A. and M. 166)
Guide me, 0 thou great redeemer (A. and M. 196)
Holy, holy, holy. Lord God Almighty
(A. and M 160)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
(A. and M 298)
The heal that onc., was crowned with thorns (A. and M. 301)
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
(A. and M. 220)
Thday thou gavest, Lord, is ended
(A. and M. 17.)


Unknown: Rev. D. T. Davies


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra
Janet Howe (mezzo-soprano)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Howe


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson


Christian hymns, their music and their meaning.


and his New Music
Denny Dennis , Kip Oldfield with the ' Singing Violin '
Programme includes:
' Dance of the Violins,' by Jean Jean ' Bolero," from the current musical show. Latin Quarter '
Trees a violin solo by Leslie Baker


Unknown: Denny Dennis
Unknown: Kip Oldfield
Unknown: Jean Jean
Unknown: Leslie Baker


Records introduced by Bob Danvers-Walker


Introduced By: Bob Danvers-Walker

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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.

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