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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
(Jraham Bailey (Willy) and Netta Rogers
Script by David Climle
Produced by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Johnny Denis
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Jraham Bailey
Unknown: Netta Rogers
Script By: David Climle
Produced By: Glyn Jones


The Harry Robbins Quartet


Unknown: Harry Robbins


Band of H.M. Royal Marines
Conducted by Capt. R. H. Stoner
Director of Music


Conducted By: Capt. R. H. Stoner


An informal meeting in which five well-known question-masters -Lionel Hale , Gilbert Harding , Lionel Gamlin , Robert Mae -Dermot, and Wynford Vaughan Thomas—test each other's knowledge for a change


Question-Masters: Lionel Hale
Question-Masters: Gilbert Harding
Question-Masters: Lionel Gamlin
Question-Masters: Robert Mae


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: Christopher Howland

: People's Service

From St. Stephen's Church, Rochester Row, Westminster. Conducted by the Vicar, the . Rev George E. Reindorp
' Just a good man or the Son of God? ' Some people say Jesus Christ was the best man who ever lived but nothing more. Christians claim he is the Son of God. The Rev. G. E. Reindorp discusses these two points of view.


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

: Calling All Forces

Ted Ray introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Honor Blackman, Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne
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: Honor Blackman
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Petula Clark
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: 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
19—'The Green-Eyed Monster'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

: The Adventures of P.C. 49: The Case of the Modest Violet

[Starring] Brian Reece and Joy Shelton


Script: Alan Stranks
Production: Vernon Harris
PC 49: Brian Reece
Joan Carr: Joy Shelton
Chief Inspector Wilson: Leslie Perrins
Detective-Sgt Wright: Eric Phillips
Liz: Mary MacKenzie
Marty: Eric Berry
Croaker: Alfie Bass
Bernstone: Tommy Duggan
Sampson: Alec Filter
Bus conductor: Peter Bathurst

: Richard Dimbleby comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC mobile recording unit to Interview ten men and women of the Portadown 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 Muitf and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell
(Jov Nichols , Dick Bentley. Jimmy Edwards , and Wallas Eaton are appearing in 'Take It From Us ' at the Adelphi Theatre. London)


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conductor: Robert Busby
Script By: Frank Muitf
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell
Produced By: Jov Nichols
Produced By: Dick Bentley.
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Wallas Eaton


London v. Northern Ireland:
Round 4
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


Sandy Macpherson ait the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: News and Radio Newsreel

A sumimary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra
Marie Burke (mezzo-soprano)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Mezzo-Soprano: Marie Burke


From the Royal School of Industry for the Blind, Bristol
Hymns introduced by the Rev. H. J. Langley-Webb (Chaplain of the School) and the Rev. A. Ringwood
(a former student of the school)
Organist, Phyllis Townsend
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven (298)
When I survey the wondrous Cross (108)
Give light, 0 Lord. that we may learn (700)
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun (220)
Forty days and forty migruta (92) Fight the good fight (5401
When all thy mercies, 0 my God (517) The day thou ga-vest, Lord. is ended
(Hymns taken from Ancient and Modern)


Unknown: Rev. H. J. Langley-Webb
Unknown: Rev. A. Ringwood
Organist: Phyllis Townsend


with Arthur English
Barbara Sumner and Harry Dawson
Gene Crowley
Enso Toppano
James Moody and Winifred Davey
Tony Hancock
Luton Girls' Choir
Leslie Randall
The Robin Richmond Trto
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Produced by John Foreman


Unknown: Arthur English
Unknown: Barbara Sumner
Unknown: Harry Dawson
Unknown: Gene Crowley
Unknown: James Moody
Unknown: Winifred Davey
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Leslie Randall
Unknown: Robin Richmond Trto
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Produced By: John Foreman


at the piano


Christian hymns, their music and their meaning
God of all power and truth and grace
(M.H.B. 562)
My God. I love bhee (EH. 80)
When all thy mercies, 0 my God
(E.H. 511)


A programme of records
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann


Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann


Conducted by Lou Wbiteson


Conducted By: Lou Wbiteson

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