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: Music in the Morning

Metroipole Orchestra
Conducted by Dolf van der Linden
Band of the Irish Guards
Conducted by Major G. H. Willcocks ,
M.B.E. Andrew MacPherson (tenor) on gramophone records


Conducted By: Dolf van Der Linden
Conducted By: Major G. H. Willcocks
Tenor: M.B.E. Andrew MacPherson


The massed bands of Callender's Cable Work? Conductor, C. A. Water? and Luton
Conductor, Albert Coupe


Conductor: Albert Coupe


Southern Serenade Orchestra directed by Lou Whiteson with Julian Bream (guitar)


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Guitar: Julian Bream

: Primo Scala

and his Accordion Band, with the Keynotes

: 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


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


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

: 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


Highlights of the Show World


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
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


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


Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Woobf Phillips
Sung By: Dick James
Sung By: Diana Coupland
Unknown: Ray Ellington
Unknown: Eddie Calvert
Unknown: Johnnie Stewart

: Summer Showtime

This week the spotlight falls on Blackpool and picks out
Josef Locke, Joe Crosbie appearing in Jack Taylor 's and Tom Arnold 's
"Moulin Rouge" at the Hippodrome Theatre
Reginald Dixon at the organ of the Tower Ballroom
Ted Andrews and Barbara Andrews and Julie appearing in the Harold Fielding concert at the Opera House
Holt and Maurice appearing in Ernest Binns ' ' Radio Follies ' at the Ashton Pavilion. St Anne's-on-Sea
Anna Mac appearing in George Black and Alfred Black's "Over the Garden Wall" at the Winter Gardens Pavilion
At the pianos: Winifred Taylor and Kathleen O'Hagan
Presented by John Ellison


Singer: Josef Locke
Unknown: Joe Crosbie
Unknown: Jack Taylor
Organist: Reginald Dixon
Unknown: Ted Andrews
Unknown: Barbara Andrews
Singer: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Holt and Maurice
Unknown: Anna Mac
Piano: Winifred Taylor
Piano: Kathleen O'Hagan
Presented by: John Ellison

: One Minute, Please

Roy Plomley introduces the new radio game

The Ladies: Hermione Baddeley, Monica Dickens, Lesley Piddington
The Gentlemen: Gilbert Harding, Gerard Hoffnung, Kenneth Horne
The Jury: Three headmasters from Surrey
Devised and produced by Ian C. Messiter


Chairman: Roy Plomley
Panellist: Hermione Baddeley
Panellist: Monica Dickens
Panellist: Lesley Piddington
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Panellist: Gerard Hoffnung
Panellist: Kenneth Horne
Devised by/Producer: Ian C. Messiter

: Richard Dimbleby comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC mobile recording unit to interview ten men and women of the Paddock Wood district and to invite them to choose their favourite music
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Produced By: Arthur Phillips


Excerpts from films now showing in London
Jack Warner, Nadia Gray and John McCallum in ' Valley of Eagles '
A J. Arthur Rank presentation
Mario Lanza and Ann Blyth in M.G.M.'s
' The Great Caruso '
Richard Basehart , Gary Merrill
Oskar Werner and Hildegarde Neff in * Decision Before Dawn *
A Twentieth Century-Fox picture
Adaptations by Peter Noble Produced by Roy Bradford


Unknown: John McCallum
Unknown: Mario Lanza
Unknown: Ann Blyth
Unknown: Richard Basehart
Unknown: Gary Merrill
Unknown: Oskar Werner
Unknown: Hildegarde Neff
Produced By: Roy Bradford

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in 'EDUCATING ARCHIE.

with Max Bygraves


Unknown: Max Bygraves

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Harold Williams (baritone)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Baritone: Harold Williams


Singing and playing for you


Christian hymns,' their music, and their meaning
Through all the changing scenes of life (Tune. Wiltshire) .
I know not what the future hath
(Tune. Green Hill)
It fell upon a summer day (Tune,
Happy are they. they that love God
(Tune. Binichester


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


Played By: Sandy MacPherson


A programme of gramophone records
Introduced by Robin Boyle


Introduced By: Robin Boyle

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