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: Breakfast Hour WAY OUT WEST

Johnny Denis and his Ranchers with Fred Yule Graham Bailey and the Cactus Kids
Script by David Climie
Produced by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Johnny Denis
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Graham Bailey
Script By: David Climie
Produced By: Glyn Jones


Stanley Black at the piano


Unknown: Stanley Black

: Silver Chords

Gordon Parfitt
Meryl Waite
Vivian Joseph
The Strings in Harmony The Silver Chords Choir
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: Gordon Parfitt
Unknown: Meryl Waite
Unknown: Vivian Joseph
Production By: Mai Jones


Melodies in reminiscent mood played by Tolchard Evans and his Pioneers of Rhythm and sung by Doris Turner and Don Emsley
Introduced by Rex Palmer
Musical arrangements remembered by Ray Terry


Played By: Tolchard Evans
Sung By: Doris Turner
Sung By: Don Emsley
Introduced By: Rex Palmer
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


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

: In the Mood with JOE LOSS

and his Orchestra
Elizabeth Batey , Howard Jones
Irene Miller , Tony Ventro


Unknown: Elizabeth Batey
Unknown: Howard Jones
Unknown: Irene Miller
Unknown: Tony Ventro

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits Lisnaskea, a country town in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Musical illustrations provided by Violet Carson
Presented by Barney Colehan


Provided By: Violet Carson
Presented By: Barney Colehan

: People's Service

From Blackball Parish Church, Edinburgh. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. J. G. Matheson
What a strange story Christmas tells-the Son of God coming into the world as a little child-what does this mean? The Bible says: Christ came to save us from our sins,' but what does the Bible mean by sin? It means trying to be our own God, that is what has brought tragedy into the world. Christ has come not only to bring individual people back to God but to turn the whole of our human life in a new direction.


Unknown: Rev. J. G. Matheson


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

: Harry Hemsley in « HEMSLEY'S HOTEL'

7-1 A Shakespearean Episode ' with Elsie, Johnny, Winnie, and Horace
Script by Jill Allgood and Harry Hemsley
Produced by Audrey Cameron


Script By: Jill Allgood
Script By: Harry Hemsley
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
Pierre the head waiter: Norman Shelley
Miss Pillweed, the receptionist: Molly Lumley
Madame Incognito, a guest: Cecile Chevreau
Pieface the chef: Martin Benson


Robert Farnon and his Orchestra with Denny Vaughan and Kathran Oldfield


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


The strolling vagabond of song with the BBC Revue Orchestra and the Male Voice Quartet Conducted by Frank Cantell
Narrator, Lionel Stevens


Conducted By: Frank Cantell
Narrator: Lionel Stevens


A visit to two seaside resorts for music and entertainment
Eastbourne with Jimmy Edwards
Barbara Sumner
Gordon Rider and his Winter Garden Orchestra
Introduced by John Ellison
From the Winter Garden.
Devonshire Park


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Barbara Sumner
Unknown: Gordon Rider
Introduced By: John Ellison

: Folkestone

Douglas Taylor and Sylvia Marriott
Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Introduced by Brian Johnston
From the Leas Cliff Hall


Unknown: Douglas Taylor
Unknown: Sylvia Marriott
Unknown: Phil Tate
Introduced By: Brian Johnston


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

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

with Wallas Eaton
Alan Dean , The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Production by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Alan Dean
Conductor: Frank Cantell
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Production By: Charles Maxwell


London v. Wales: Round 5
Fifth of twelve contests between a resident team in London and a challenging team in Cardiff
London: Denis Brogan , Hubert Phillips. Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale : WalesWyn Griffith , T. I. Ellis. Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Hubert Phillips.
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: T. I. Ellis.
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

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

A musical drama of the west
Episode 11
Other parts played by Macdonald Parke. Alan Keith , 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: Reed de Rouen
Guitarist: Jack Fallon
Guitarist: Freddie Phillips
Produced By: Charles Chilton
A rancher: Cal McCord
Mary his daughter: Carole Carr
Jeff Arnold, aTexas ranger: Paul Carpenter
Luke, an old cowhand: Charles Irwin
Bob a singing cowhand and ' Rustler,' a canine cowhand: Bob Mallin


A lively discussion on subjects on which the sexes may disagree
Kay Hammond , Gladys Young Joyce Grenfell , Charmian Innes John Clements , Gilbert Harding
In the chair: Roy Plomley


Unknown: Kay Hammond
Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: John Clements
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Sylvia Cecil (soprano)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Soprano: Sylvia Cecil


Community hymn-singing from Siloh Baptist Church, Tredegar, conducted by W. Davies. Organist, James Morgan. The hymns introduced by Rev. E. P. Thomas
O worship the King (B.C.H. 3)
In the cross of Christ I glory (B.C.H. 123)
All hail the power (B.C.H. 149)
Breathe on me, breath of God (B.C.H. 195)
O love that wilt not let me go (B.C.H. 383)
Glorious things of thee are spoken (B.C.H. 475)
Jesus shall reign (B.C.H. 549)
The day thou gavest (B.C.H. 608)


Conducted By: W. Davies.
Organist: James Morgan.
Introduced By: Rev. E. P. Thomas


From Camberwell Palace, London with Frankie Howerd
Elisabeth Welch
Percy Edwards
Avril Angers
The Burt Twins
Felix Mendelssohn and his Hawaiian Serenaders
Billy Tement and his Orchestra
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Bryan Sears


Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Avril Angers
Unknown: Felix Mendelssohn
Unknown: Billy Tement
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Bryan Sears


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson


Christian hymns, their music and their meaning.


with Harry Dawson and the Majestic Orchestra Conducted by Lou Whiteson


Unknown: Harry Dawson
Conducted By: Lou Whiteson


A programme of records
Introduced by Roy Bradford


Introduced By: Roy Bradford

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