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BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell with Robert Easton (bass)


Conductor: Frank Cantell
Bass: Robert Easton


Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra
Marjorie Shires (soprano)
Rene Soames (tenor)
Donald Thorne (organ)


Unknown: Mark Lubbock
Soprano: Marjorie Shires
Tenor: Rene Soames
Tenor: Donald Thorne


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


Unknown: Nadia Dore
Unknown: Maxie Bacon

: People's Service

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

Given the faith to see life's beginning and fulfilment in a purpose, the 'Will of God' for us, what follows? In this second service Kenneth Healey suggests further lessons from the farmer a year. Between sowing and reaping he has to face many weeks of patient work. This often means disappointments, readjustments, fresh beginnings. So, the more purposeful our life is, the more important are our day-to-day relationships with God and our neighbours. They need patient and humble readjustment. 'Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us.'


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 awingtime and symphony
Louis Levy and his Orchestra
Carole Carr , Phyllis Kinney Sam Browne , Jan Muzurus and the Wardour Singers


Unknown: Louis Levy
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: Phyllis Kinney
Unknown: Sam Browne
Unknown: Jan Muzurus

: Blackpool Pirates

A tale of derring-do on the low seas devised by Alick Hayes
The Pirates: Charlie Chester, Arthur Haynes, Len Marten, Ken Morris, Henry Lytton,
Frederick Ferrari
Their captive: Edwina Carol
The Shipwrecked Mariners: Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warris
The Mermaid: Julie Andrews
Captain Swashbuckle of H.M. Frigate Off Shore: Frankie Howerd
The coxswain: Norman Wisdom
with Geraldo and his Orchestra
Produced by Nan Macdonald and Alick Hayes


Unknown: Alick Hayes
Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Arthur Haynes
Unknown: Len Marten
Unknown: Ken Morris
Unknown: Henry Lytton
Unknown: Frederick Ferrari
Unknown: Edwina Carol
Unknown: Jimmy Jewel
Unknown: Ben Warrisa
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Producer: Nan MacDonald
Producer: Alick Hayes


Richard Dimbleby , with the BBC Mobile Recording Unit, visits the Second Submarine Flotilla, at Portland, to meet ten men of the Royal Navy who talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourite music
Produced by John Shuter


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Produced By: John Shuter

: 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
Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra


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


London v. Belfast: Round 4
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: Magdalen King-Hall.
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
(Thp yodelling buckaroo)
Wally Brenan (The hired hand)
Royal Canadian Mounties Chorus and the Bunkhouse Band
Devised and written by Big Bill Campbell


Unknown: Peggy Bailey
Unknown: Buck Douglas
Unknown: Jimmy Hawthorne
Unknown: Wally Brenan
Unknown: Bill Campbell


Stewart MacPherson puts all the questions, and Harold Berens , Gladys Hay , and Michael Moore know none of the answers
The Soup Stains
The Foulharmonic Orchestra
Script by Ronnie Hanbury and George Wadmore
Produced by George Inns


Unknown: Stewart MacPherson
Unknown: Harold Berens
Unknown: Gladys Hay
Unknown: Michael Moore
Script By: Ronnie Hanbury
Script By: George Wadmore
Produced By: George Inns

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


From the Camberwell Palace, London with Albert Modley
The St. David's Singers
Jimmy Edwards
Ivy Benson
Barry Wicks
Eric James and George Myddleton
Charmian Innes
Arnie Kitson
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Bryan Sears


Unknown: Albert Modley
Singers: Jimmy Edwards
Singers: Ivy Benson
Unknown: Barry Wicks
Unknown: Eric James
Unknown: George Myddleton
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Arnie Kitson
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Bryan Sears

: Edinburgh International Festival GLASGOW ORPHEUS CHOIR

Conductor, Sir Hugh Roberton
An excerpt from the final concert of this year's Festival
From the Usher Hall, Edinburgh


Conductor: Sir Hugh Roberton


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Bruce Dargavel (bass-baritone)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Bass-Baritone: Bruce Dargavel


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ
Come, ye thankful people, come


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson


Christian hymns, their music and their meaning.


and his New Music
Denny Dennis , Kip Oldfield with the ' Singing Violin '
Programme Includes:


Unknown: Denny Dennis
Unknown: Kip Oldfield


Records introduced by Stephen Williams


Introduced By: Stephen Williams

About this project

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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