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


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


The Tommy Reilly Quartet


Unknown: Tommy Reilly


with Meryl Waite , Gordon Parfitt
The Strings in Harmony
The Silver Chords Choir
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: Meryl Waite
Unknown: Gordon Parfitt
Production By: Mai Jones


Black Dyke Mills Band
Conductor, Alex Mortimer


Conductor: Alex Mortimer

: Sandy Presents

Ernest Davies and the Cobb Trio with Felton Rapley at the BBC theatre organ
Introduced by Sandy Macpherson


Presenter: Sandy MacPherson
Unknown: Ernest Davies
Unknown: The Cobb Trio
Organist: Felton Rapley

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits the staff canteen in the South Bank Exhibition of the Festival of Britain

: People's Service

'Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free'
The Christian Faith for Everyman
Service from Warwick Road Congregational Church, Coventry.
Conducted by the Rev. R.W. Hugh Jones


Service conducted by: The Rev. R.W. Hugh Jones


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 Howland


Unknown: Christopher Howland


Ted Ray introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Peter Kent
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: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Petula Clark
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
Produced By: Frank Hooper


Eamonn Andrews with a BBC mobile recording unit welcomes to London people from home and overseas who are in England during the Festival of Britain
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


The novel by Paul Capon
Dramatised for broadcasting in six parts by John Keir Cross
4— ' Landfall '
Production by Frederick Bradnum


Novel By: Paul Capon
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Professor Jonah Pollenport: Cecil Trouncer
Rose Pollenport: Jeanette Tregarthen
Timothy Penn: Desmond Carrington
Sam Spencross: Victor Platt
Paul Greenwood: Jack London
Maior Stewart McQuoid: Derek Birch
Regan: Jill Nyasa
Historian of the future: Robert Raikes

: Peter Dawson in 'FIFTY YEARS OF SONG'

Interviewed by Freddy Grisewood
Louis Voss and his Orchestra
Producer, Stanton Jefferies


Interviewed By: Freddy Grisewood
Interviewed By: Louis Voss
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: 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
Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra
Script by Eddie Maguire and Ted Ray
Additional material by George Wadmore
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Leslie Perrins
Unknown: Alf Pearson
Script By: Eddie Maguire
Script By: Ted Ray
Unknown: George Wadmore
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Richard Dimbleby comet DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC mobile recording unit to interview ten men and women of the Poole 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 Baton, The Keynotes
(Joy Nichols, Dick Bentley , Jimmy Edwards , and Wallas Eaton are appearing in ' Take It From Us' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Wallas Eaton


Britain r. U.S.A. Britain:
Denis Brogan , Jack Morpurgo
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
Christopher Morley John Mason Brown
Quiz-Master, Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Jack Morpurgo
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Christopher Morley
Unknown: John Mason Brown
Unknown: Alistair Cooke


A preview of Light Programme Festival planning aiming at a maximum of enjoyment for a maximum audience, both visitors and regular listeners ... but more especially those who will be too far away or too busy to visit the Festival displays
Returning Favourites
Leslie Baily turns a page of Scrapbook Paul Carpenter and Carole Carr introduce the neiw ' Riders of the Range ' Leopold Stokowskl talks about the Festival concert that he is conducting Kim Peacock and Marjorie Westbury introduce Francis Durbridge's new Paul Temple senies
(Continued in next column)
Hitting the Jackpot
Algernon Blackwood tells about ' Tellers of Tales '
Brian Reece , Tony Fayne , and David Evans illustrate the plans for ' Starlight Hour'
Josh White in ' Way Down South '
Mark Lubbock introduces London Rhapsody
Rest of the Week
Jack Hulbert invites you to ' Meet Christopher Blaze '
News of the new ' Curtain Up! ' series A preview of the best British dance music
Programme introduced by Kenneth Adam and Franklin Engelmann


Unknown: Leslie Baily
Unknown: Paul Carpenter
Unknown: Carole Carr
Talks: Leopold Stokowskl
Unknown: Kim Peacock
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Francis Durbridge'S
Unknown: Algernon Blackwood
Unknown: Brian Reece
Unknown: Tony Fayne
Unknown: David Evans
Unknown: Josh White
Introduces: Mark Lubbock
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Introduced By: Kenneth Adam
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: Festival of Britain VARIETY

Part 1
Artists broadcast in the following order: Max Miller ; Donald Peers ; Frankie Howerd ; Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth; Danny Kaye : Music-Hall memories introducing George Robey. Albert Whelan. G. H Elliott. Bertha Willmott and Alan Dean


Unknown: Max Mimer
Unknown: Donald Peers
Unknown: Anne Ziegler
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: George Robey.
Unknown: Albert Whelan.
Unknown: G. H Elliott.
Unknown: Alan Dean


Community hymn-singing from Wellington Church, Glasgow, with the massed choirs of the Western District of Glasgow
Conductor, John Rankin
Organist, T. C. L. Pritchard , D.MUS.
Hymns introduced by the Rev. E. D. Jarvis. D D


Conductor: John Rankin
Organist: T. C. L. Pritchard
Unknown: Rev. E. D. Jarvis.

: Festival of Britain VARIETY

Part 2
Artists broadcast in the following order: Ted Ray ; Billy Cotton and his Band: Elsie and Doris Waters ; The George Mitchell Choir; Robb Wilton ; Gracie Fields


Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Billy Cotton
Unknown: Doris Waters
Unknown: Robb Wilton


at the piano


Christian hymns, their music and their meaning
The golden gates are lifted up (Tune.
Our Lord is risen from the dead
(Tune. Cantate Domino)
Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed
(Tune. St. Cuthbert)
Thy hand, 0 God. has guided (Tune.


A programme of melody introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Played By: Sandy MacPherson


Music for moderns and others
played by the Twentieth-Century Serenaders
Conducted by Monia Liter


Conducted By: Monia Liter

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