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: Breakfast Hour: Kay on the Keys

Kay Cavendish at the piano


Pianist: Kay Cavendish

: Breakfast Hour: Way Out West

Johnny Denis and his Ranchers
with Fred Yule, Graham Bailey (Willy) and Netta Rogers
Script by David Climie
Produced by Glyn Jones


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

: Breakfast Hour: Foursome

The Harry Robbins Quartet


Band of the Royal Dragoons
Conductor, Mr. A. F. Trythall


Conductor: Mr. A. F. Trythall

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits the Outward Bound Sea School, Aberdovey, Wales


From London, the tunes you have asked us to play. From Germany, the tunes that make them think of you
In London, Jean Metcalfe
In Hamburg,
Christopher Howland


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Christopher Howland

: People's Service

From Ryde Methodist Church, Isle of Wight. Conducted by the Rev. T.J. Foinette
Organist, Harold Brading
"Is death the end of everything? Do you just go out like a candle? Or is the Christian faith sound in its claim that this world is a training-ground for eternal life?" This morning the Rev. Tom Foinette discusses the answer.


Service conducted by: Rev. T.J. (Tom) Foinette
Organist: Harold Brading


Ted Ray introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Yvonne de Carlo , Al Read
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
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont and Frank Hooper


Introduces: Ted Ray
Unknown: Yvonne de Carlo
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

with Alan Breeze
Doreen Stephens , Clem Bernard


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Unknown: Clem Bernard


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


Unknown: Guy Daines
Unknown: Eric Arden

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in ' LIFE WITH THE LYONS '

A series of domestic comedies written by Bebe Daniels ,
Bob Block , and Bill Harding
17 — ‘Time Marches Back with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Doris Rogers , Molly Weir
Horace Percival , Ian Sadler and David Enders
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor. Robert Busby
Incidental music by Arthur Wilkinson
Production by Tom Ronald


Written By: Bebe Daniels
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Bill Harding
Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Conductor: Robert Busby
Music By: Arthur Wilkinson
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Brian Reece and Joy Shelton in 'THE ADVENTURES OF P.C. 49'

Script by Alan Stranks
' The Case of the .Rank Outsider'
Production by Vernon Harris


Script By: Alan Stranks
Production By: Vernon Harris
P C 49: Brian Reere
Joan Carr: Joy Shelton
Chief Inspector Wilson: Leslie Perrin3
Deteotive-Sgt Wright: Eric Phillips
Sid Ransom: Sidney Vivian
Chunky Betts: William Mervyn
Mich Shand: Sydney Tafler
Charlie Munro: Philip Ray
Hotel receptionist: Daphne Maddox
Mr Broderick: Raymond Francis

: Richard Dimbleby comes DOWN YOUR WAY

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


Produced By: John Shuter

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

with Wallas Eaton, The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Robert Busby
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conductor: Robert Busby
Script By: Frank Muir
Produced By: Charles Maxwell


London v. Northern Ireland:
Round 2
Denis Brogan , Hubert Phillips
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
Northern Ireland:
James Boyce , Ronald Green
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: James Boyce
Unknown: Ronald Green
Unknown: Gilbert Harding


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Marjorie Thomas (contralto)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Contralto: Marjorie Thomas


Community hymn-singing from the church of St. Jude on the Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb. Led by St. Jude's Choir and members of the Alexandra Choir, conducted by Charles Proctor
Organist, Dr. Harold Darke
Hymns introduced by the Rev. W. H. Maxwell Rennie
Fight the good fight (E.H. 389)
O love, how deep, how broad, how high! (E.H. 459)
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! (E.H. 42)
O sacred head, sore wounded (E.H. 102) Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem
(E.H. 380)
Once to every man and nation (E.H.
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
(E.H. 383)
Ye watchers and ye holy ones (E.H.


Conducted By: Charles Proctor
Organist: Dr. Harold Darke
Unknown: Rev. W. H. Maxwell Rennie


with Arthur English
IIford Girls' Choir
Vic Wise
Ronald Chesney
Alan Clive
John McHugh
Gwenda Wilkin
Bernard Spear
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Produced by John Foreman


Unknown: Vic Wise
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Alan Clive
Unknown: John McHugh
Unknown: Gwenda Wilkin
Unknown: Bernard Spear
Unknown: The Ray Ellington
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Produced By: John Foreman


at the piano


Christian hymns, their music and their meaning
Light of the world! (C H. 171) Eternal Light! (M.H.B. 544)
I dared not hope (M.H.B. 623)
Lord of all being, throned afar (C.H,


A programme of records introduced by Michael Brooke


Introduced By: Michael Brooke


Conducted by Lou Whlteson


Conducted By: Lou Whlteson

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