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: Way Out West

Johnny Denis and his Ranchers
with Fred Yule, Graham Bailey (Willy) and Netta Rogers


Musicians: Johnny Denis and his Ranchers
Unknown: Fred Yule
Willy: Graham Bailey
Singer: Netta Rogers
Script: David Climie
Producer: Glyn Jones


The Leslie Baker Quartet


Unknown: Leslie Baker


with Meryl Waite
David Lloyd
The Strings in Harmony
The Silver Chords Choir
Musical arrangementa and production by Mai Jonea


Unknown: Meryl Waite
Unknown: David Lloyd
Production By: Mai Jonea


Band of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Conducted by Captain L. D. Brown
Director of Music


Conducted By: Captain L. D. Brown


John Snagge invites you once again to meet well-known question-masters and to hear them question each other for a change


Unknown: John Snagge


In London, Jean Metcalfe
In Hamburg,
Christopher Howland


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Christopher Howland

: People's Service

From Partick Old Parish Church, Glasgow. Conducted by the minister, the Rev. Harry Whitley
The theme of these Services during April is the attitude of the Christian to the social and political movements of our time. In the first service, the minister tells you of his parish—a world in miniature, reflecting the conflicts and the problems of modern man. Who is the capitalist and is he really to blame for the evils in the world? Does the Christian condemn possessions?


Unknown: Rev. Harry Whitley


Ted Ray
Introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Beatrice Campbell
Cyril Fletcher
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
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced by Leslie Brldgmont and Frank Hooper


Unknown: Beatrice Campbell
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: George Mitchell Choir
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Leslie Brldgmont
Produced By: Frank Hooper


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

with Alan Breeze
Doreen Stephens and Clem Bernard


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

: Sam Costa's Record Rendezvous

Pen Portrait by Gale Pedrick : page 7


Presenter: Sam Costa

: Robert Wilson invites you to spend half an hour 'DOWN IN THE GLEN'

with the Teen-Agers
Scottish Junior Singers
Conductor, Agnes Duncan
BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Kembo Stephen
Produced by Eddie Fraser in the BBC's Scottish studios


Conductor: Kembo Stephen
Produced By: Eddie Fraser

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

A series of domestic comedies written by Bebe Daniels ,
Bob Block , and Bill Harding
22— 'The Private Life of Ben 'with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Doris Rogers , Molly Weir
Horace Percival , 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
Conductor: Robert Busby
Music By: Arthur Wilkinson
Production By: Tom Ronald


In which various distinguished artists surprise you (and probably themselves) by behaving In front of a microphone in a manner diametrically opposed to their normal professional behaviour. For tihe moment they prefer to remain anonymous

: Ted Ray in 'RAY'S A LAUGH'

with Kitty Bluett
Patricia Hayes , Fred Yule
Peter Sellers , Leslie Perrins
Bob and Alf Pearson
The Beaux and the Belles


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Leslie Perrins
Unknown: Alf Pearson

: Richard Dimbleby comet DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC mobile recording unit to interview ten men and women of the Lewes 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 Buslby
Script by Frank Mudr and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell
(Joy 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 Buslby
Script By: Frank Mudr
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Wallas Eaton


London v. Northern Ireland:
Round 7
Denis Brogam , Hubert PMHlps
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
Northern Ireland:
James Boyce , Ronald Green
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Denis Brogam
Unknown: Hubert Pmhlps
Unknown: James Boyce
Unknown: Ronald Green
Unknown: Gilbert Harding


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Reports from the Grand' National course at Aintree. (BBC recording)


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Count Orchestra with Frederick Harvey (baritone)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Baritone: Frederick Harvey


Community hymn-singing by massed male voice choirs of St. Austell and district, from St. Austell Parish Church, Cornwall
Hymns introduced by the Rev. Canon Edward Roberts
Conducted by W. Brenruand. Smith
Onganilst, Cyril Rowse
Come. let us join our cheerful songs
(Tune. Nativity)
The head that once was crowned with thorns (Tune. St. Magmus)
The strife is o'er (Tune. Victory)
My God. how wonderful thou art
(Tune. Westminster)
Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Tune.
Lasst uns eirfreuen)
(Continued in next column)
Love ddvtne. all loves excelling (Tune.
Christ the Lord is risen again (Tune.
Sunset and evening star (Tune.
Fresh water)


Unknown: Rev. Canon Edward Roberts
Conducted By: W. Brenruand.
Unknown: Cyril Rowse

: Variety Bandbox

with Max Wall
Vanessa Lee
Bill Kerr
Miriam Karlin
Charles Smitten
Tony Hancock
Larry Cross
Bernard Spear
Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Produced by John Foreman


Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: B111 Ken
Unknown: Miriam Karlin
Unknown: Charles Smitten
Unknown: Tomy Hancock
Unknown: Larry Cross
Unknown: Bernard Spear
Unknown: Harry Gold
Produced By: John Foreman


at the piano

: Think On These Things

Christian hymns, their music and their meaning
Teach me. my God and King (Tune, Sand ye)
O ye who taste that love is sweet (Tune, Delhi)
O thou not made with hands (Tune, Old 130th)
City of God (Tune, Richmond)


A programme of gramophone records introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Conducted by Lou Whlteaon


Conducted By: Lou Whlteaon

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