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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 sung by Doris Turner and Don Emsley
Today's guest:
Stanley Mortensen ,
International Footballer
Introduced by Rex Palmer
Musical arrangements remembered by Ray Terry


Played By: Tolchard Evans
Sung By: Doris Turner
Sung By: Don Emsley
Unknown: Stanley Mortensen
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 Hinckley, a manufacturing town in Leicestershire

: People's Service

From Blackball Parish Church, Edinburgh. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. J.G. Matheson

How is it that even in the most dismal hours of human history we still keep on hoping? We dream of the Parliament of Man, or the classless society, or the City of God. Where do those hopes come from and will they ever be realised? In this series of services leading up to Christmas, Mr. Matheson states the Christian faith that Christ has come to fulfil those hopes that are as old as humanity. He is the desire of all nations.


Service conducted by: The Rev. J.G. Matheson


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

: Harry Hemsley in ' HEMSLEY'S HOTEL'

8—' Christmas Preparations ' 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 Famon and his Orchestra with Denny Vaughan and Kathran Oldfield


Unknown: Robert Famon
Unknown: Denny Vaughan
Unknown: Kathran Oldfield


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


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 a seaside resort and a spa for music and entertainment
Hastings with Suzette Tarri , Jean Cavall
The Casino Singers
Cecil Alden and his Casino Players
Introduced by John Ellison From the White Rock Pavilion


Unknown: Suzette Tarri
Unknown: Jean Cavall
Singers: Cecil Alden
Introduced By: John Ellison

: Tunbridge Wells

with the Radio Revellers
Peggy Desmond
George Crow and his Blue Mariners
Introduced by Brian Johnston
From the Assembly Hall


Unknown: Peggy Desmond
Unknown: George Crow
Introduced By: Brian Johnston


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


London v. Wales: Round 6
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 12 Other parts played byMacdonald 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
Guitarist: Jack Fallon
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 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 , John Brophy
In the chair: Roy Plomley
Production by Pat Dixon


Unknown: Kay Hammond
Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: John Clements
Unknown: John Brophy
Production By: Pat Dixon

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra
Redvers Llewellyn (baritone)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Baritone: Redvers Llewellyn


Community hymn-singing from Woodgrange Baptist Church, Forest Gate, London. Led by the London Endeavour Choir and local church choirs. Conductor, Edwin T. Shepherd. Organist, F. J. B. Ingham. Hymns introduced by the Rev. A. Eric Wood
Come. let us join our cheerful songs
(B.C.H. 23)
Angels from the realms of glory
(B.C.H. 85)
Carol: 0 leave your sheep
It came upon the midnight clear
(B.C.H. 82)
Whom oceans part, 0 Lord, unite
(B.C.H. 696)
Carol: Who is he in yonder stall?
There were ninety and nine (B.C.H.
Love divine, all loves excelling
(B.C.H. 317)


Organist: Edwin T. Shepherd.
Organist: F. J. B. Ingham.
Unknown: Rev. A. Eric Wood


From Camberwell Palace, London with Reg Dixon
Sylvia Marriott and Douglas Taylor
Beryl Orde
Roy Stevens
Harry Secombe
Marjorie Manners
C. Denier Warren
The Stephane Grappelly Trio
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Bryan Sears


Unknown: Reg Dixon
Unknown: Sylvia Marriott
Unknown: Douglas Taylor
Unknown: Beryl Orde
Unknown: Roy Stevens
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Marjorie Manners
Unknown: C. Denier Warren
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Bryan Sears


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ
Hushed was the evening hymn


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson


Christian hymns, their music and their meaning.


with Edric Connor and the Majestic Orchestra Conducted by Lou Whiteson


Conducted By: Lou Whiteson


A programme of records
Introduced by Roy Bradford


Introduced By: Roy Bradford

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