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: First Light

BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Robert Busby


Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Robert Busby


A monthly programme reflecting life in the country
C. Gordon Glover and Eric Simms introduce personalities to talk about happenings in the countryside. The programme includes recordings of sounds heard in the countryside last month
Programme edited by Eric Simms
Produced by Bernard Lyons


Unknown: C. Gordon Glover
Unknown: Eric Simms
Edited By: Eric Simms
Produced By: Bernard Lyons


A weekly programme of songs from the countryside sent by listeners
Martin Boddey (tenor)
BBC Singers (Men's voices) with musical accompaniment
Music arranged and the programme introduced by Francis Collinson
Produced by Maurice Brown


Tenor: Martin Boddey
Introduced By: Francis Collinson
Produced By: Maurice Brown


A weekly radio magazine for young listeners
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
Look Lively
A musical cover page designed and presented by Billy Mayerl
Cariosity Corner
Rose-Mary Sands hopes to satisfy your curiosity about an annual mystery: How does the lettering get into a stick of peppermint rock?
Musically Speaking ...
This week Billy Mayerl and the Fleeting Footnotes send you a special Report-in-Rhythm, introducing:
Singing for Supper: Ross Wilson
Portrait of an Artist:
Sid Phillips and his clarinet
At the piano. Arthur Fall
Tai-Lu Talking ...
The first of six sketches drawn by Shelagh Fraser and Billy Thatcher
Today Sheiagh and Billy introduce you to Princess Tai-Lu, their Royal Siamese cat friend, who for the next six weeks will be telling you about some of her adventures since she came to this country to study the habits of a nation of dog-lovers.


Produced By: Lionel Gamlin
Presented By: Billy Mayerl
Presented By: Cariosity Corner
Unknown: Rose-Mary Sands
Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Unknown: Ross Wilson
Artist: Sid Phillips
Unknown: Shelagh Fraser
Unknown: Billy Thatcher
Unknown: Royal Siamese


Sunday-morning melodies with Strings in Harmony
Silver Chords Choir and ' Children's Corner ' from a hospital ward
Introduced by Victor Bernard
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Introduced By: Victor Bernard
Production By: Mai Jones


Music played by the United States Air Force Band featuring the Singing Sergeants (Directed by Lt. Robert Landers ) with T/Sgt. Bill Jones (baritone)
Conducted by Colonel George S. Howard


Directed By: Lt. Robert Landers
Baritone: Bill Jones
Conducted By: Colonel George S. Howard


BFN Theatre Orchestra
Conductor, Milo Karacz


Conductor: Milo Karacz

: People's Service

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place
The Christian Faith for Everyman
Whit Sunday Service from a Church in the West Country. Conducted by the. Rev. Austen Williams , with readings by Douglas Vaughan. The hymns sung by the St. Cecilia Singers of Gloucester
Organist, Cecil Adams


Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams
Unknown: Douglas Vaughan.
Organist: Cecil Adams


In London, Margaret Hubble
In Hamburg,
Christopher Howland


Unknown: Christopher Howland

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

with Alan Breeze and Doreen Stephens


Musicians: The Billy Cotton Band
Singer: Alan Breeze
Singer: Doreen Stephens
Script: Clem Bernard
Producer: Glyn Jones


' The Voice of Variety ' accompanied by the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet


Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet


Highlights of the Show World
You are invited to listen to stars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert platform, with the augmented BBC Variety Orchestra

: Richard Dimbleby comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC mobile recording unit to interview men and women of the Monmouth district and to invite them to choose their favourite music
Produced by Gordon Williams


Produced By: Gordon Williams


Presented by Robert Dougall
A selection of items from recent editions of Woman's Hour made at the request of women who cannot listen to the daily programme or who want their men-folk to listen too


Presented By: Robert Dougall

: Joy Nichols, Dick Benttey and Jimmy Edwards in ' TAKE IT FROM HERE '

with Wallas Eaton , The Keynotes
(Jimmy Edwards is appearing in ' London Laughs ' at the Adelphi Theatre; Wallas Eaton in ' Zip Goes a Mil/ion at the Palace Theatre, London)


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Wallas Eaton


Anna Neagle , Michael Wilding
Googie Withers , John McCallum in ' Derby Day '
An adaptation from the sound-track of the new Wilcox-Neagle production
Adapted by Gordon Gow Produced by Denys Jones


Unknown: Anna Neagle
Unknown: Michael Wilding
Unknown: Googie Withers
Unknown: John McCallum
Adapted By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Denys Jones

: Paul Carpenter and Charles Irwin in 'RIDERS OF THE RANGE'

A musical drama of the west
Episode 9 (fifth series) with Alan Keith , Macdonald Parke
Guy Kingsley Poynter , Reed de Rouen
Music by the Four Ramblers
Freddie Phillips and the Sons of the Saddle led by Jack Fallon
Written and produced by Charles Chilton
(Guy Kingsley Poynter is appearing in Winter Journey ' at the St. James's
Theatre, London)


Unknown: Alan Keith
Unknown: MacDonald Parke
Unknown: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Unknown: Reed de Rouen
Unknown: Freddie Phillips
Unknown: Jack Fallon
Produced By: Charles Chilton
Produced By: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Jeff Arnold: Paul Carpenter
Luke: Charles Irwin
Mary: Carole Carr
Bob: Bob Mallin
' Rustler ' ': Romulus Of Welham

: Bernard Braden and Barbara Kelly in ' BEDTIME WITH BRADEN'

with Benny Lee , Pearl Carr
Nat Temple and his Orchestra


Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Nat Temple

: Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra
Hervey Alan (bass-baritone)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Bass-Baritone: Hervey Alan


Community hymn-singing from the Boy Scouts Rover Moot at Ranmore Common, Dorking, Surrey. Accompanied by Christ's Hospital Band. Introduced by Stephen Jack
Rise up, 0 men of God (Tune, Car-lisle)
All people that on earth do dwell
(Tune, Old Hundredth)
Our blest Redeemer (Tune, St. Cuthbert)
Thou, whose almighty word (Tune,
Come. thou Holy Spirit, come (Tune,
Veni, sancte spiritus)
All creatures of our God and King
(Tune, Lasst uns erfreuen)
Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (Tune,
Cape Town)
And did those feet (Tune. Parry)


Introduced By: Stephen Jack


with Harry Locke , this week's resident comedian
The Peter Knight Singers
Dick Emery
James Moody and Winifred Davey
George Meaton
The Malcolm Mitchell Trio
Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss
Jill Manners
Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra
Produced by Bill Worsley


Unknown: Harry Locke
Singers: Dick Emery
Singers: James Moody
Singers: Winifred Davey
Unknown: George Meaton
Unknown: Ben Warriss
Unknown: Jill Manners
Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Produced By: Bill Worsley


Rejoice! the year upon its way (Tune,
Creator Spirit (Tune. Attwood)
0 Holy Ghost, thy people bless
(Tune. Timothy)
0 Spirit of the living God (Tune, St.


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson


with Hastings' Girls Choir
Conductor, A. Edmund Niblett
Max Jaffa (violin)
Reginald Kilbey (cello)
Jack Byfield (piano)
Charles Smart (organ)
Marjorie Anderson and Christopher Rhodes (readers)


Conductor: A. Edmund Niblett
Violin: Max Jaffa
Cello: Reginald Kilbey
Piano: Jack Byfield
Piano: Charles Smart
Unknown: Marjorie Anderson
Readers: Christopher Rhodes

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