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: Music in the Morning

Queen's Hall Light Orchestra
Central Band of the R.A.F. with songs by Sylvia Welling
on gramophone records


Band of the 1st Battalion the King's Royal Rifle Corps
(60th Rifles)
Conductor, Mr. E. W. Jeanes


Conductor: Mr. E. W. Jeanes


Music of the sunny south played by the Southern Serenade Orchestra directed by Lou Whiteson with Janet Fraser and Norman Fraser


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Unknown: Janet Fraser
Unknown: Norman Fraser


Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra
Irene Miller , Kenny Bardell
Gordon Langhorn
The Sam Browne Singers
The Ray Hartley Trio
Produced by David Miller


Unknown: Ken MacKintosh
Unknown: Irene Miller
Unknown: Kenny Bardell
Unknown: Gordon Langhorn
Singers: Sam Browne
Unknown: Ray Hartley
Produced By: David Miller

: People's Service

'They that go down to the sea in ships; these men see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep'
The Christian Faith for Everyman
Service from the Church of St. Margaret, Lowestoft.
Conducted by the Rector, the Rev. Herbert R. Barton


Service conducted by: The Rev. Herbert R. Barton


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


Unknown: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Christopher Howland


Highlights of the Show World
You are invited to listen to stars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert platform, and the augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston


Three programmes telling the story of a walking tour organised by the Ramblers' Association Services and Algerian Youth Hostels
3-Bou Saada, El Hamel , to London
The story is told by Noel Vincent , the leader of the party, and by Ronald Pantlin and Harold Rogers , who made the trip with BBC recording equipment
Produced by Bernard Lyons


Unknown: El Hamel
Told By: Noel Vincent
Unknown: Ronald Pantlin
Unknown: Harold Rogers
Produced By: Bernard Lyons


The best of today's popular songs with interruptions from Alfred Marks played by Stanley Black and the Top Score Orchestra sung by Dick James
Diana Coupland
Marie Benson
The Stargazers
The Top Hatters with the Ray Ellington Quartet
Eddie Calvert (trumpet) and Steve Race
Producer, Johnnie Stewart


Played By: Stanley Black
Sung By: Dick James
Sung By: Diana Coupland
Sung By: Marie Benson
Unknown: Ray Ellington
Unknown: Eddie Calvert
Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Johnnie Stewart


Seaside entertainment presenting some of the leading artists who are appearing at holiday resorts this summer
This week the spotlight falls on Great Yarmouth and picks out
Max Bygraves appearing in ' Meet the Stars ' presented by Tom Arnold at the Britannia Pier Pavilion
Dan Sherry and Jim Sherry
Frank Richards appearing in ' Yarmouth Follies' presented by Dan Sherry andJim Sherry (for Jack Jay ) at the Windmil Theatre
Charles Smitton at the electric organ appearing at the Winter Gardens Ballroom
The Musical Elliotts
Raynor Jack Storey appearing in Catlin's ' Showtime at the Wellington Pier Pavilion
At the pianos: Winifred Taylor and Kathleen O'Hagan
Presented by Philip Garston-Jones


Unknown: Max Bygraves
Presented By: Tom Arnold
Unknown: Dan Sherry
Unknown: Jim Sherry
Unknown: Frank Richards
Presented By: Dan Sherry
Unknown: Jim Sherry
Unknown: Jack Jay
Unknown: Charles Smitton
Unknown: Raynor Jack Storey
Pianos: Winifred Taylor
Pianos: Kathleen O'Hagan
Presented By: Philip Garston-Jones

: One Minute, Please

(See displayed panel and page 9)
(BBC recording)

Roy Plomley introduces the new radio game
Devised and produced by Ian Messiter

The Ladies: Yvonne Arnaud, Valerie Hobson, Nan Kenway
The Gentlemen: Sonnie Hale, Charles Heslop, Reginald Purdell
The Jury: Three nurses from the Charing Cross Hospital

Ian Messiter explains - page 9


Chairman: Roy Plomley
Panellist: Yvonne Arnaud
Panellist: Valerie Hobson
Panellist: Nan Kenway
Panellist: Sonnie Hale
Panellist: Charles Heslop
Panellist: Reginald Purdell
Devised by/Producer: Ian Messiter

: Richard Dimbleby comes DOWN YOUR WAY

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


Produced By: John Shuter


Excerpts from films now showing in London
Gene Kelly in * An American in Paris' with Leslie Caron , Oscar Levant
Georges Guétary, Nina Foch
Adapted from the sound-track of the new M.G.M. Technicolor picture
Adapted and narrated by Spike Hughes
Produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Leslie Caron
Unknown: Spike Hughes
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in ' EDUCATING ARCHIE'

with Max Bygraves
Tony Hancock , Hattie Jacques Julie Andrews , Peter Madden
The Tanner Sisters
The Hedley Ward Trio
Anton and his Orchestra
Script by Eric Sykes and Sid Colin
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Peter Madden
Unknown: Hedley Ward Trio
Script By: Eric Sykes
Script By: Sid Colin
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Richard Attenborough's RECORD RENDEZVOUS

(Richard Attenborough is appearing in ' To Dorothy, a Son ' at the Garrick Theatr; London)


Unknown: Richard Attenborough

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


The combined
Stoll Theatres Orchestra
(by permission of Prince Littler) under the direction of Reginald Burston with Wilfrid Parry
Introduced by John Webster
Arranged by Michael North


Unknown: Wilfrid Parry
Introduced By: John Webster
Arranged By: Michael North


Community hymn-singing from Christ Church, Waterloo, led by the choirs of the Anglican and Free Churches of the borough of Crosby, conducted by Walter Deyes. Organist, G. R. Mason. Introduced by the Rev. Walter R. Gillies , President of the Crosby Council of Christian Churches
0 for a thousand tongues (Tune,
Jesu, lover of my soul (Tune, Aberystwyth)
0 word of God (Tune. Bentley)
Soldiers of Christ, arise (Tune,
Stre.ngth to Strength)
Lead, kindly light (Tune, Lux benigna)
In the name of Jesus (Tune, Evelyns) I'm not ashamed to own my Lord
(Tune, Martyrdom)
Saviour again (Tune. Ellers)


Conducted By: Walter Deyes.
Organist: G. R. Mason.
Unknown: Rev. Walter R. Gillies


Richard Murdoch
Introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Judy Canova , Harry Locke and a sporting celebrity The Forces try to stump
Leslie Welch , the Memory Man
Carole Carr sings songs of the Servicemen's choice
You've Asked for It
Bringing sounds for Servicemen overseas to remind them of home
The Stargazers
The George Mitchell Choir
Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont and Frank Hooper


Introduces: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Judy Canova
Unknown: Harry Locke
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: George Mitchell Choir
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
Produced By: Frank Hooper


Singing and playing for you


Tom Rees introduces a programme of hymns and other religious music and relates the memories they bring to listeners


Introduces: Tom Rees


Yugoslavia v. Great Britain
Rex Alston reports from Belgrade on the day's results. Illustrated by recordings of some of the afternoon's races


Unknown: Rex Alston


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


Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: Melody Mixture

Jack Byfield and his Players with Frederic Curzon at the organ


Unknown: Jack Byfield
Unknown: Frederic Curzon

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