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: Way Out West

Johnny Denis and his Ranchers with Fred Yule, Graham Bailey and the Cactus Kids
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Johnny Denis and his Ranchers
Singer: Fred Yule
Singer: Graham Bailey
Singers: The Cactus Kids
Script: David Climie
Producer: Glyn Jones


Morris Motors Band
Conducted by Harry Mortimer


Conducted By: Harry Mortimer

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO ! '

visits Millom, an industrial centre in South Cumberland

: Family Favourites

In London, Jean Metcalfe
In Hamburg, Christopher Howland


Presenter: Jean Metcalfe
Presenter: Christopher Howland

: People's Service

From St. Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Church, Wigton, Cumberland. Conducted by Canon Matthew McNarney , D.D., Ph.D., D.c.L.
During the month of January the People's Services are coming from Cumberland and are being conducted by a Cumbrian. In his first talk Canon McNarney sets out to examine in homely terms the Christian's belief in God. Canon McNarney does not lack humour and entitles his talk ' Take Six Eggs ... '


Conducted By: Canon Matthew McNarney

: Calling All Forces

Ted Ray introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Guests: Hazel Court, Jimmy Edwards

Spotlight on Sport
introducing sporting celebrities

The Forces try to stump Leslie Welch, the Memory Man

'Let Me Call You Sweetheart'
Petula Clark brings greetings and sings the most requested song

Hit Tunes from Home
with the Stargazers

The George Mitchell Choir
and Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra

You've Asked For It
Bringing personalities, artists, and sounds requested by Servicemen overseas, that remind them of home.


Presenter/Comedian: Ted Ray
Actress: Hazel Court
Comedian: Jimmy Edwards
The Memory Man: Leslie Welch
Singer: Petula Clark
Singers: The Stargazers
Singers: The George Mitchell Choir
Musicians: Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra
Script: Bob Monkhouse
Script: Denis Goodwin
Producer: Leslie Bridgmont
Producer: Frank Hooper

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

with Alan Breeze
Doreen Stephens and Clem Bernard


Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Doreen Stephens
Musician: Clem Bernard

: Lester Ferguson

in 'Your Song Parade' invites you to join the family circle with Guy Daines and his Orchestra and the Song Paraders


Presenter/Singer: Lester Ferguson
Musicians: Guy Daines and his Orchestra
Singers: The Song Paraders
Producer: Eric Arden

: Life with the Lyons: 10: It's a Man's World

A series of domestic comedies written by Bebe Daniels, Bob Block, and Bill Harding
[Starring] Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon
with Barbara Lyon, Richard Lyon, Doris Rogers, Molly Weir, Horace Percival, Ian Sadler and David Enders


Writer: Bebe Daniels
Writer: Bob Block
Writer: Bill Harding
Musicians: The Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Stanley Black
Incidental Music: Arthur Wilkinson
Production: Tom Ronald
Herself: Bebe Daniels
Himself: Ben Lyon
Herself: Barbara Lyon
Himself: Richard Lyon
Actor: Doris Rogers
Actor: Molly Weir
Actor: Horace Percival
Actor: Ian Sadler

: The Adventures of P.C. 49: The Case of the Murderous Mouse

[Starring] Brian Reece and Joy Shelton


Script: Alan Stranks
Production: Vernon Harris
P.C. 49: Brian Reece
Joan Carr: Joy Shelton
Chief Inspector Wilson: Leslie Perrins
Detective-Sgt. Wright: Eric Phillips
Stingo: George Cross
Bumper: John Sharp
Mick: Cyril Chamberlain
Snorky: Stephen Jack
Mrs Murphy: Courtney Hope
Mr Conway: Brian Hayes

: Richard Dimbleby comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC mobile recording unit to interview ten men and women of the Tewkesbury district and to invite them to choose their favourite music
Produced by John Shuter


Produced By: John Shuter

: Take It From Here

[Starring] Joy Nichols, Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards
with Wallas Eaton, The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Robert Busby


Comedienne/Singer: Joy Nichols
Comedian: Dick Bentley
Comedian: Jimmy Edwards
Actor: Wallas Eaton
Singers: The Keynotes
Musicians: Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor: Robert Busby
Script: Frank Muir
Script: Denis Norden
Producer: Charles Maxwell

: Round Britain Quiz: London v. Wales: Round 3

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


Quiz-master: Lionel Hale
Panellist: Denis Brogan
Panellist: Hubert Phillips
Quiz-master: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Wyn Griffith
Panellist: T.I. Ellis

: The Twilight Hour

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Organist: Sandy MacPherson

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: Grand Hotel

Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Hervey Alan (bass-baritone)


Musicians: Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra
Bass-baritone: Hervey Alan

: Sunday Half-Hour

Community hymn-singing from the West End of London, led by a group of young people of various denominations. Conducted and introduced by Thomas B. Rees of Hildenborough Hall
Pianist, B. Heather Olford
Violinist, T.J. Buckley

O for a thousand tongues to sing (S.P. 595; M.H.B 1)
Through all the changing scenes of life (S.P. 677; M.H.B. 427)
Stand up, stand up for Jesus (S.P. 646: M.H.B. 821)
He lives!
Sound the battle cry
Jesus, the very thought of thee (S.P. 547; M.H.B. 108)
Pass me not (M.H.B. 335)
Jesus, lover of my soul (S.P. 542; M.H.B. 110)


Presenter/Conductor: Thomas B. Rees
Pianist: B. Heather Olford
Violinist: T.J. Buckley

: Variety Bandbox

Max Wall, Sylvia Marriott and Douglas Taylor, Alfred Marks, Rube Silver and Marion Day, Tony Hancock, Gerald Young, Lionel Baker, Bernard Spear
Felix Mendelssohn and his Hawaiian Serenaders
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra


Comedian: Max Wall
Performer: Sylvia Marriott
Performer: Douglas Taylor
Comedian: Alfred Marks
Performer: Rube Silver
Performer: Marion Day
Comedian: Tony Hancock
Performer: Gerald Young
Performer: Lionel Baker
Comedian: Bernard Spear
Musicians: Felix Mendelssohn and his Hawaiian Serenaders
Musicians: Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Violet Carson

Singing and playing for you


Singer/Pianist: Violet Carson

: Think on These Things

Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning
Lead, kindly light (A. and M. 266)
O God of Bethel (C.H. 562)
Hark, hark, my soul (A. and M. 223)
Who would true valour see (C.H. 576)

: Reverie

Gramophone records introduced by David Dunhill


Presenter: David Dunhill


Conducted by Lou Whiteson


Conducted By: Lou Whiteson

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