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: Music in the Morning

New Century Orchestra, conducted by Sidney Torch, Fred Hartley and his Music with Val Merrall, Charles Smitton (organ)
on gramophone records


Conducted By: Sidney Torch
Conducted By: Fred Hartley
Unknown: Val Merrall
Unknown: Charles Smitton

: The Chapel in the Valley

Sandy Macpherson invites you to The Chapel in the Valley


Presenter: Sandy Macpherson

: Marching with the Bands

Creswell Colliery Band
Carlton Main
Frickley Colliery Band
Guest conductor, George Hespe


Conductor: George Hespe

: South American Way

Music of the sunny south played by the Southern Serenade Orchestra directed by Lou Whiteson with Freddie Phillips (guitar)


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Guitar: Freddie Phillips

: Happy Days

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


Musicians: Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra
Unknown: Irene Miller
Unknown: Kenny Bardell
Unknown: Gordon Langhom
Singers: The Sam Browne Singers
Musicians: The Ray Hartley Trio
Producer: David Miller

: People's Service

"Wisdom teacheth soberness and understanding, righteousness and courage, and there is nothing in life for men more profitable than these"
The Christian Faith for Everyman
Service from the Roman Catholic Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Billericay, Essex. Conducted by Father Aloysius Roche


Service conducted by: Father Aloysius Roche

: Twenty Questions

Anona Winn, Joy Adamson, Jack Train, and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Kenneth Horne knows some of the answers.


Panellist: Anona Winn
Panellist: Joy Adamson
Panellist: Jack Train
Panellist: Richard Dimbleby
Chairman: Kenneth Horne

: Family Favourites

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: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Christopher Howland

: Henry Hall's Guest Night

Highlights of the Show World
(Last Wednesday's recorded broadcast in the Home Service)

: Farewell, Friend

Eamonn Andrews, with a BBC mobile recording unit, bids farewell to people from home and overseas who have been visiting London during the Festival of Britain.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Top Score

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 Starigazers, The Top Hatters with the Ray Ellington Quartet
Eddie Calvert (trumpet) and Steve Race


Unknown: Dick James
Unknown: Diana Coupland
Unknown: Marie Benson
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Summer Showtime

Seaside entertainment presenting some of the leading artists who are appearing at holiday resorts this summer.
This week the spotlight falls on Hastings and Folkestone and picks out
From Hastings: Clarkson Rose, Olive Fox, Rupert Rogers, Joyce Goodwin, Billy Burden appearing in Clarkson Rose's "Twinkle" at the White Rock Pavilion
From Folkestone: Pearl Joyce, Carlo, Cyril Leeson appearing in Eric Ross's "Dazzle" at the Marine Gardens Pavilion
At the pianos: Winifred Taylor and Kathleen O'Hagan
Presented by John Ellison


Unknown: Clarkson Rose
Unknown: Olive Fox
Unknown: Rupert Rogers
Unknown: Joyce Goodwin
Unknown: Billy Burden
Unknown: Clarkson Rose
Unknown: Cyril Leeson
Unknown: Eric Ross
Pianos: Winifred Taylor
Pianos: Kathleen O'Hagan
Presented By: John Ellison

: One Minute, Please

Roy Plomley introduces the new radio game
The Ladies: Yvonne Arnaud, Valerie Hobson, Nan Kenway
v. the Gentlemen: Sonnie Hale, Charles Heslop, Kenneth Horne
The Jury: Three Police Constables from the City of London Police Force
Devised and produced by Ian C. Messiter


Introduces: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Yvonne Arnaud
Unknown: Valerie Hobson
Unknown: Nan Kenway
Unknown: Sonnie Hale
Unknown: Charles Heslop
Produced By: Ian C. Messiter

: Down Your Way

Richard Dimbleby comes Down Your Way with a BBC mobile recording unit to interview ten men and women of the Portrush district and to invite them to choose their favourite music.


Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: From the London Screen

Excerpts from films now showing in London
Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo in Warner Brothers' "Capt. Horatio Hornblower, R.N." with Robert Beatty, James Robertson Justice and Denis O'Dea and Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell in Howard Hughes' "His Kind of Woman" (An R.K.O.-Radio Picture)
Adaptations by Gordon Gow
Produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Capt. Horatio Hornblower
Unknown: Robert Beatty
Unknown: James Robertson Justice
Unknown: Denis O'Dea
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Jane Russell
Unknown: Howard Hughes
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: Educating Archie

[Starring] Peter Brough and Archie Andrews
with Max Bygraves, Tony Hancock, Hattie Jacques Julie Andrews, Peter Madden
The Tarmer 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: Jubie Andrews
Unknown: Peiter MacDen
Unknown: Hedley Ward Trio
Script By: Eric Sykes
Script By: Sid Colin
Produced By: Roy Speer

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week.

: Music Parade

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


Singer: Kay Cavendish
Presenter: John Webster
Arranged by: Michael North

: Sunday Half-Hour

Community hymn-singing from the English Congregational Church, Neyland, Pembrokeshire, by the United Church Choirs of the town and led by the Neyland Choral Society
Conductor, Ivor Thomas
Organist, Alice Thomas
Hymns introduced by the Rev. Awstin Henry
Come, let us sing the song of songs (Tune, Deemster)
By cool Siloam's shady rill (Tune, Belmont)
Fierce raged the tempest (Tune, St. Aelred)
Angel voices, ever singing (Tune, Angel Voices)
Love Divine, all loves exiclling (Tune, Blaenwern)
When wilt thou save the people? (Tune, Commonwealth)
When, I survey tine wondrous Cross (Tune, Llef)
Abide with me fast falls the eventide (Tune, Eventide)


Conductor: Ivor Thomas
Organist: Alice Thomas
Hymns introduced by: Rev. Awstin Henry

: Calling All Forces

Richard Murdoch introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Guests: Patricia Burke, Freddie Bamberger 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 Bridigmont and Frank Hooper


Introduces: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Patricia Burke
Unknown: Freddie Bamberger
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: George Mitchell Choir
Script By: Boib Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Leslie Bridigmont
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: Violet Carson

Singing and playing for you

: Hymns That Have Helped Me

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


Presenter: Hugh Redwood

: International Athletics: Turkey v. Great Britain

Rex Alston reports from Istanbul on the day's results. Illustrated by recordings of some of the afternoon's races
(By courtesy of Radio Ankara)


Reporter: Rex Alston

: The Twilight Hour

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


Organist: Sandy MacPherson

: Melody Mixture

Jack Byfield and his Players with Frederic Curzon at the organ


Musicians: Jack Byfield and his Players
Organist: Frederic Curzon

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