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BBC Scottish
Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen with Sylvia Robin (soprano)
Introduced by Alastair MacIntyre


Conductor: Kemlo Stephen
Soprano: Sylvia Robin
Introduced By: Alastair MacIntyre


The John MacArthur Orchestra with Duncan Robertson (tenor)


Tenor: Duncan Robertson


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


Played By: Tolchard Evans
Unknown: Don Emsley
Introduced By: Sydney Burchall
Unknown: Ray Terry

: 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
Script by Ted Ray and Eddie Maguire
Additional material by George Wadmore
Produced by George Inns


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Leslie Perrins
Unknown: Alf Pearson
Script By: Ted Ray
Script By: Eddie Maguire
Unknown: George Wadmore
Produced By: George Inns

: The 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!'

visits the canteen of a cotton mill in Lostock, near Bolton
Musical illustrations provided by Violet Carson
Presented by Barney Colehan


Provided By: Violet Carson
Presented By: Barney Colehan

: People's Service

From Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. F. Townley Lord
Is the Bible really a dull hook. as people sometimes say? If the thing that makes a book attractive is its ' human interest ' and its pictures of living people of all kinds, then the Bible is the most fascinating hook in the world. In his third talk, Dr. Townley Lord shows how the Bible is a kind of picture gallery, full of vivid portraits. He distinguishes four types of people portrayed in the Bible-good people, bad people, the good who ro wrong, and the bad who make good, and he invites listeners to recognise their own portrait among them.


Unknown: Rev. F. Townley

: Big Bill Campbell with his ROCKY MOUNTAIN RHYTHM

with Peggy Bailey
(sweet voice of the West)
Sergeant O'Doherty
(of the Mounties)
Buck Douglas
(the old cowpunclier) Jimmy Hawthorne
(the yodelling burkaroo)
Wally Brenan (the hired hand)
Royal Canadian Mounties Chorus and the Bunkhouse Band
Written and devised by Big Bill Campbell


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


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


Robert Farnon and his Orchestra
Denny Vaughan and Kathran Oldfield
Produced by David Miller


Unknown: Robert Farnon
Unknown: Denny Vaughan
Produced By: David Miller


at the piano


presents Bing Crosby in a radio adaptation from the sound-track of the Paramount picture
' Top of the Morning * with Barry Fitzgerald
Ann Blyth , Hume Cronin
Adaptation and editing by Desmond Carrington
Produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Barry Fitzgerald
Unknown: Ann Blyth
Unknown: Hume Cronin
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Produced By: Thurstan Holland


Richard Dimbleby. with the BBC Mobile Recording Unit. visits the Forest of Dean 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 9
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

: Cal McCord. Paul Carpenter and Charles Irwin in RIDERS OF THE RANGE'

A musical drama of the west
Episode 3 with ' Rustler' (a canine cowhand)
Music by the Four Ramblers and the Sons of the Saddle led by Jack Fallon
Guitarist, Freddie Phillips Written and produced by Charles Chilton


Guitarist: Jack Fallon
Guitarist: Freddie Phillips
Produced By: Charles Chilton
A rancher: Cal McCord
Mary, his daughter: Carole Carr
Jeff Arnold, a Texas Ranger: Paul Carpenter
Luke, an old cowhand: Charles Irwin
Bob a singing cowhand: Bob Mallin


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

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: Variety Bandbox

From Camberwell Palace, London
with Frankie Howerd
Jean Sablon
Peter Brough
Alfred Marks
June Birch
The Maple Leaf Four
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Bryan Sears


Unknown: Frankle Howerd
Unknown: Jean Sablon
Unknown: Peter Brough
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Bryan Sears


Community hymn-singing from Christ Church, Bexleyheath, Kent. Conductor, William McKechnie. Organist, George Willis. Hymns introduced by Canon R. M. Scantlebury , of-Carlisle Cathedral
Praise to the Lord. the Almighty (A. and M. 657)
There is a green hill far away (A. and M. 332)
It Is a thing most wonderful (C.H.
What a friend we have in Jesus
(C.H. 701)
In Christ there Is no east or west
(S.P. 537)
For ever with the Lord (A. and M.
Who would true valour see (A. and M. 676)
O, worship the King (A. and M. 167)


Conductor: William McKechnie.
Organist: George Willis.
Introduced By: Canon R. M. Scantlebury


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Olive Groves (soprano)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Soprano: Olive Groves


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson


Christian hymns, their music and their meaning.


Presented by Neal Arden and played by Chappie D'Amato 's Orchestra


Presented By: Neal Arden
Played By: Chappie D'Amato


A programme of gramophone records
Introduced by Robert Tredlnnick


Introduced By: Robert Tredlnnick

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