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BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen with Jan van der Gucht (tenor)
Introduced by Alastair Maclntyre


Conductor: Kemlo Stephen
Tenor: Jan van Der Gucht
Introduced By: Alastair MacLntyre


The John MacArthur Orchestra with songs by Flora Blythman


Unknown: John MacArthur
Songs By: Flora Blythman


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


Played By: Tolchard Evans
Unknown: Don Emsley
Introduced By: Ray Sonin
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 Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray
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: Eddie Maguire
Script By: Ted Ray
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 Pitlochry, a picturesque town in the centre of Scotland
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

'What is God like?' This is an age-long question, and today, in his fourth talk on the Bible, the Rev. Townley Lord speaks about the majesty, power, and purpose of God in nature and in history as it is revealed in the Old Testament. But is this the whole truth? He goes on to show how, in the New Testament, God gave us the complete and final revelation of himself in the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, who said: 'He who hath seen me hath seen the Father.'


Service conducted by: The Rev. F. Townley Lord

: 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 cowpuncher) Jimmy Hawthorne
(the yodelling buckaroo)
Wally Brenan (the hired hand)
Royal Canadian Mounties Chorus and the Bunkhouse Band
Written and devised
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


From London, the tunes you have asked us to play. From Germany, the tunes that make them think of you


Robert Farnon and his Orchestra Denny Vaughan , Kathran Oldfield


Unknown: Robert Farnon
Unknown: Denny Vaughan
Unknown: Kathran Oldfield


at the piano


presents scenes from
Carol Reed 's production
' The Third Man ' starring Joseph Cotten
Orson Welles , Valli and Trevor Howard and a short adaptation of the M.G.M. British picture
' Goodbye, Mr. Chips starring Robert Donat and Greer Garson with Paul Henreid
Adaptation and editing by Desmond Carrington
Produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Carol Reed
Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: Greer Garson
Unknown: Paul Henreid
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Produced By: Thurstan Holland


Richard Dimbleby , with the BBC Mobile Recording Unit, visits the Dungannon district to meet ten men and women who talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourite music
Produced by A. R. Phillips


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Produced By: A. R. Phillips

: Joy Nichols, Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards in « TAKE IT FROM HERE '

with Wallas Eaton
Alan. Dean, The Keynotes


Unknown: Wallas Eaton


London v. Belfast: Round 10
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

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

A musical drama of the west
Episode 4 with ' Rustler,' a canine cowhand
Other parts played by Macdonald Parke , Alan Keith , Brendan O'Dowda , Jimmy Bolan , Dermot Buckley , Willie O'Toole , and Reed de Rouen
Music by the Four Ramblers and the Sons of the Saddle led by Jack Fallon
Guitarist, Freddie Phillips Written and produced by Charles Chilton


Played By: MacDonald Parke
Played By: Alan Keith
Played By: Brendan O'Dowda
Played By: Jimmy Bolan
Played By: Dermot Buckley
Played By: Willie O'Toole
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

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


from Camberwell Palace, London with Reg Dixon , Lizbeth Webb
Tollefsen Douglas ' Cardew ' Robinson
The Ballad Singers
Beryl Reid , Norman Teal
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Brian Sears


Unknown: Reg Dixon
Unknown: Lizbeth Webb
Unknown: Tollefsen Douglas
Singers: Beryl Reid
Singers: Norman Teal
Singers: Billy Ternent
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Brian Sears


From Warrington Parish Church
Community hymn-singing led by the combined Anglican and Free Church choirs of the town, conducted by Sydney Dell
Organist, Tom Tanner
Introduced by the Rev. Canon J. C. Longbottom
Rector of Warrington
Thou didst leave thy throne (A. and M. 776)
Praise to the Holiest" in the height
(A. and M. 172)
Now thank we all our God (A. and M. 379)
Te servants of God (A. and M. 701) Put thou thy trust (A. and M. 692) Ten thousand times ten thousand (A. and M. 222)
Ye holy angels bright (A. and M.
Fill thou my life (A. and M. 705)
Saviour, again to thy dear Name (A. and M. 31)


Organist: Sydney Dell
Organist: Tom Tanner
Unknown: Rev. Canon J. C. Longbottom


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Trefor Jones (tenor)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Tenor: Trefor Jones


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 Tredinnick


Introduced By: Robert Tredinnick

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