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: Breakfast Hour; Kay on the Keys

Kay Cavendish at the piano


Pianist: Kay Cavendish


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
Script By: David Climie
Produced By: Glyn Jones


The Harry Robbins Quartet


Unknown: Harry Robbins


Foden's Motor Works Band
Conductor, Fred Mortimer


Conductor: Fred Mortimer

: Wilfred Pickles in ' HAVE A GO!'

visits Billingsgate fish market in the City of London
Musical illustrations by Violet Carwon
Presented by Barney Colehan


Illustrations By: Violet Carwon
Presented By: Barney Colehan


From London, the tunes you have asked us to play. From Germany, the tunes that make them think of you
In London, Margaret Hubble
In Hamburg,
Christopher Hawiand


Unknown: Christopher Hawiand

: People's Service

From St. Stephen's Church, Rochester Row, London. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. George E. Reindorp
' Mad or Sane? ' Are these men mad and should they be restrained, or are these men sane and should they be followed? That is the issue which must be decided about people who make the cairns that Christians do. The Rev. George Reindorp invites you to consider your verdict.


Unknown: Rev. George E. Reindorp
Unknown: Rev. George Reindorp


Ted Ray introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Valerie Hobson
Jimmy Edwards
Spotlight on Sport
Introducing sporting celebrities
The Forces try to stump
Leslie Welch , the Memory Man
'Let Me Call You Sweetheart'
Petula CI'ark brings greetings and sings the most requested song
Hit Tunes from Home with The Stargazers
The George Mitchell Choir and Geraldo and h,is 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: Leslie Welch
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
Produced By: Frank Hooper


(' Twenty Questions ' is broadcast by arrangement with Maurice winnick)

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

with Alan Breeze
Doreen Stephens and 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
18-' Ben Holds the Baby ' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Doris Rodgers , Molly Weir Horace Percival , Ian Sadler and David Enders
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Robert Busby
Ineidental music by Arthur Wilkinour ,
Production by Tom Ronald
(Ben Lyon broadcasts by permission ot Twentieth Century-Fox)


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

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

Script by Alan Stranks
' The Case of the Laughing Cavalier'
Production by Verrum Harris


Script By: Alan Stranks
Production By: Verrum Harris
P C 49: Brian Reec
Joan Carr: Joy Sheliton
Chief Inspector Wilson: Leslie Perrins
De'tective-Sgt Wright: Eric Phillips
Mrs Wilson: Vivienne Chatterton
Piggy Trotter: John Blyihe
Larry Stokes: Peter Tuddenhim
Madeline Wade:: Joan Wvndham
Duty Officer: Frank Foster
Master of Ceremonies: Leslie Kyle

: Richard Dimbleby comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC mobile recording unit to interview ten men and women of the Kettering district and to invite them to choose their favourite music
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: 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
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell


London v. Northern Ireland:
Round 3
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: James Boyce
Unknown: Ronald Green
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: Wilfred Pickles AMONG THE MINERS

Recordings made at Leigh during Wilfred Pickles ' tour of one of Lancashire's largest mining communities


Unknown: Wilfred Pickles

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with George Pizzey (baritone)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Baritone: George Pizzey


Community hymn-singing from the First Presbyterian Church, Antrim. Led by the united choirs of Protestant Churches of Antrim and district
Organist, S. W. Thompson
Conductor, Jim Johnston
Hymns introduced by the Rev. A. J. Patton , Minister of Antrim Methodist Church
Jesus, where'er thy people meet (247) Glorious things of thee are spoken
I love thy kingdom. Lord (210)
Pleasant are thy courts above (235)
(Continued in next column)
Thy kingdom come, 0 God (152)
From all that dwell below the skies
Ye servants of God. vour master proclaim (168)
Rise up. 0 men of God (334)
(Hymns taken from the Revised Church Hymnary)


Organist: S. W. Thompson
Conductor: Jim Johnston
Unknown: Rev. A. J. Patton


with Max Wall
Kay Cavendish , Bill Kerr
Joan Hinde , Harry Secombe
The Malcolm Mitchell Trio
Cherry Lind. Clifford Stanton
Santiago and his Latin-American Music
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Produced by John Foreman
Repeated on Saturday at 1.10 (Home)


Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Kay Cavendish
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Joan Hinde
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Clifford Stanton
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Produced By: John Foreman


at the piano


Christian hymns, their music and their meaning
Come, 0 thou traveller unknown
(M.H.B. 340)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
(C.H. 419)
Come. Holy Spirit, come (C.H. 190)


A programme of records introduced by Margaret Hubble


Introduced By: Margaret Hubble


Conducted by Lou Whiteson


Conducted By: Lou Whiteson

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