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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

: Kay on the Keys

Kay Cavendish with her piano


Pianist: Kay Cavendish


David Lloyd
Vivian Joseph
Strings in Harmony Silver Chords Choir
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: David Lloyd
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


Squadronaires Dance Orchestra
Directed by Jimmy Miller with the Quads
The Squads Choir
Susan Jeans and Roy Edwards
Introduced by Alan Keith


Directed By: Jimmy Miller
Directed By: Roy Edwards
Introduced By: Alan Keith


Anona Winn , Daphne Padel , Jack Train , and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions; and Kenneth Home knows all the answers


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Daphne Padel
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby

: People's Service

From Bradford Cathedral. Conducted by the Provost, the Very Rev. John G. Tiarks
Does a New Year automatically mean a new you? Things are not much different on January 1 from what they were on December 31-but can people be different? In this service you are invited to try ro see Jesus-for don't we all instinctively feel that if we could ' know h'm more clearly and love him mare tiea ly,' we should be able to follow him more nearly? ' Isn't Jesus Christ the c:ue we need for a New Year? What picture does he give us of God? Each Su day in January an incident will be taken from the life of Jesus. Today's is Lund in St. Luke, chapter 2, verses 40 to 52.


Unknown: Rev. John G. Tiarks


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


Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra with Maria Perilli
Denny Dennis , Doreen Lundy


Unknown: Peter Yorke
Unknown: Maria Perilli
Unknown: Denny Dennis
Unknown: Doreen Lundy

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits Blaenau Ffestiniog, a slate-mining town in Merionethshire, North Wales
Musical illustrations by Violet Carson
Presented by Barney Colehan


Illustrations By: Violet Carson
Presented By: Barney Colehan

: Down Your Way

Richard Dimbleby recalls some of the places visited during 1949, and repeats some of the records which have been requested.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Take It From Here

[Starring] Joy Nichols, Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards
with Wallas Eaton, Alan Dean, The Keynotes


Singer/Actress: Joy Nichols
Comedian: Dick Bentley
Comedian: Jimmy Edwards
Actor: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Alan Dean
Singers: The Keynotes

: Arthur Caiger conducts COMMUNITY SINGING

and Billy Cotton and his Band entertain
Organised by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Billy Cotton
Unknown: Glyn Jones


London v. Wales: Round 7
London: Denis Brogan , Hubert Phillips. Quiz-Master,
Lionel Hale Wales : Wyn Griffith , T. I. Ellis. Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding


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

: Bing Sings

Records of Bing Crosby


Performer: Bing Crosby


returns with a programme presenting
The Rhythm Masters comprising many of Britain's star musicians
Kennv Baker. Freddie Ciayton
Harry Letham , Leon Calvert
Harry Roche. Lad
Busby Bobbie Mickleburgh. Bill Brown
Ken Mackintosh. Johnnie Dankworth
Kathleen Stobart. Bob Burns
Al Baurn
Dave Goldberg (guitar)
Charlie Short (bass)
Bobbie Kevin (drums)
Norman Stenfalt (piano)
Tommy Pollard (vibraphone) with Benny Lee
Pearl Carr , The Keynotes and the Singing Strings
(Leader, Reg Leopold )
Musical Director, Stanley Black
Master of Ceremonies,
Bernard Braden
Producer, Pat Dixon


Unknown: Kennv Baker.
Unknown: Freddie Ciayton
Unknown: Harry Letham
Unknown: Leon Calvert
Unknown: Harry Roche.
Unknown: Busby Bobbie Mickleburgh.
Unknown: Bill Brown
Unknown: Ken MacKintosh.
Unknown: Johnnie Dankworth
Unknown: Kathleen Stobart.
Unknown: Bob Burns
Unknown: Al Baurn
Guitar: Dave Goldberg
Bass: Charlie Short
Bass: Bobbie Kevin
Piano: Norman Stenfalt
Piano: Tommy Pollard
Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Leader: Reg Leopold
Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: Pat Dixon

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with John Lewis (tenor)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Tenor: John Lewis


Community hymn-singing from the Y.M.C.A. Headquarters, Wellington Hall, Belfast
Hymns introduced by Edward Doman
Conductor, R. J. Winnington
Organist, T. J. H. Kerr
All people that on earth do dwell
(Y.M.C.A. 10: M.H.B. 2)
Father of peace, and God of love
(Y.M.C.A. 74; R.C.H. 481)
My God, how wonderful thou art
(Y.M.C.A. 196; M.H.B. 73)
Our blesit Redeemer, ere he breathed
(Y.M.C.A. 255; M.H.B. 282)
Praise my soul, the King of Heaven
(Y.M.C.A. 259; M.H.B. 12)
Hail our brotherhood foundation
(Y.M.C.A. 109)
Teach me. my God and King
(Y.M.C.A. 292; M.H.B. 597)
Thou art the way. to thee alone
(Y.M.C.A. 320: M.H.B. 160)


Conductor: Edward Doman
Conductor: R. J. Winnington
Organist: T. J. H. Kerr


From Camberwell Palace, London with Reg Dixon
Lizbeth Webb
Terry-Thomas, Harry Rabinowitz
Tony Hancock , Mona Baptiste Arthur English , Arnie Kitson
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Introduced by Philip Slessor
Produced by Bryan Sears


Unknown: Reg Dixon
Unknown: Lizbeth Webb
Unknown: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Mona Baptiste
Unknown: Arthur English
Unknown: Arnie Kitson
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Introduced By: Philip Slessor
Produced By: Bryan Sears


at the piano


Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning.


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson


with Ida Shepley and the Majestic Orchestra Conducted by Lou Whiteson


Unknown: Ida Shepley
Conducted By: Lou Whiteson

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