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: First Light

BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet


by Bernard Wetherall


Unknown: Bernard Wetherall

: Hullo There!

A weekly radio magazine for young listeners
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
Report in Rhythm
Billy Mayerl and the Fleeting Footnotes send their latest musical greetings
'I'm On Your Side
Frances Vaughan pays another visit and invites you to argue with her afterwards if you feel like it! Today: 'When I leave school... '
'Such a Musical Creature!'
Michael Bell gives his fourth record round-up of inhabitants of the animal world who have had their portraits painted by famous musical artists
Today: 'The Cuckoo'
'Lost Dog'
'A sad tail with a happy ending ' provided by Rose-Mary Sands
'Let's Have a Story'
'Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot' by John Merrett


Editor/Producer: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Unknown: John Merrett


Massed Brass Bands
Black Dyke Mills
Brighouse and Rastrick
Crookhall Colliery
Fairey Aviation Works
Govan Burgh
Hoo Silver
Ransome and Marles Works
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Excerpts from the Daily Herald Festival Concert held yesterday at the Empress Hall, London


Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent


Francis Collinson introduces songs from his notebook
A weekly programme of music from the countryside
Jan van der Gucht (tenor)
Robert Irwin (baritone)
BBC Singers (men's voices)
Wynford Reynolds Sextet
Music arranged by Francis Collinson
Produced by Maurice Brown


Introduces: Francis Collinson
Tenor: Jan van Der Gucht
Baritone: Robert Irwin
Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Produced By: Maurice Brown


'Can I Come In?' to the people of Lambeth
A new series of programmes arranged by Gordon Cruickshank
Presented by Eileen Hots


Arranged By: Gordon Cruickshank
Presented By: Eileen Hots

: People's Service

' Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free'
The Christian Faith for Everyman
Service from
Halton R.A.F. Station, conducted by the Bishop of Croydon. the Rt. Rev. Cuthbert Bardsley
Organist, Mrs. Margaret Evett


Organist: Rt. Rev. Cuthbert Bardsley
Organist: Mrs. Margaret Evett


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

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

with Alan Breeze and Doreen Stephens
Script by Clem Bernard Produced by Glyn Jones.


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Script By: Clem Bernard
Produced By: Glyn Jones.

: David Hughes brings ' SONGS FOR YOU'

with Pegi Edwards
The Cardiff Snowflakes Choir
The Lyrian Singers
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader,Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Produced by Mai Jones


Unknown: Pegi Edwards
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Produced By: Mai Jones


Highlights of the Show World
Stars of the stage, screen. radio, and concert platform with the augmented BBC Revue Orchestra Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: Richard Dimbleby comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Mobile Recording Unit to interview men and women of the London Telegraph and Telephone Services, and to invite them to choose their favourite music
Produced by John Shuter


Produced By: John Shuter

: Wilfred Pickles in ' THE REGENT'

Arnold Bennett 's novel adapted as a serial play in six parts by Evelyn Russell
6— ' Where there's a will'
Other parts played by Derek Birch. Joan Geary
Geoffrey Lewis , Norman Mitchell
Produced by William Hughes
The first night of The Orient Pearl at the Regent Theatre was an enormous social success, but the critics were not enthusiastic. On this occasion their judgment was confirmed by public opinion and Edward Henry Machin, proprietor of the new theatre, found that business was falling off badly.
He decided shat the only person to save the situation was Isobel Joy, the famous suffragette who was in America. He set off for New York in the Lithuania accompanied by Carlo Trent , the luckless author of the unsuccessful play.


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Evelyn Russell
Played By: Derek Birch.
Played By: Joan Geary
Played By: Geoffrey Lewis
Played By: Norman Mitchell
Produced By: William Hughes
Unknown: Carlo Trent
Narrator: Ivan Samson
Denry Machin: Wilfred Pickles
Nellie Machin: June Spencer
Robert Machin: J Edmonds
Marrier: Pat Woodings
Carlo Trent: Peter Wilde
Seven Sachs: George Margo
Isobel Joy: Bernadotte Hodgson
Rose Euclid: Mary Wimbush
Miss Lindop: Monica Grey
Dr Stirling: Antony Kearey


A series of weekly talks by Alan Melville about recently published books he has enjoyed, with dramatised illustrations acted by Vivienne Chatterton
Philip Cunningham , Richard Goolden
David Peel , Ronald Simpson
Charles E. Stidwill


Unknown: Alan Melville
Unknown: Vivienne Chatterton
Unknown: Philip Cunningham
Unknown: Richard Goolden
Unknown: David Peel
Unknown: Ronald Simpson
Unknown: Charles E. Stidwill


By Flotsam (B. C. Hilliam ) at the piano with the help of records


Unknown: B. C. Hilliam


London v. North Region
Third of eight contests
Hubert Phillips ,Cedric Cliffe
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
The North
W. Lyon Blease , Dennis Chapman
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: W. Lyon Blease
Unknown: Dennis Chapman
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: Anne Shelton and Alfred Marks in ' DOUBLE TOP'

with the Augmented Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Devised and written by Sid Colin
Produced by Roy Speer


Conducted By: Stanley Black
Written By: Sid Colin
Produced By: Roy Speer

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: Radio Theatre presents The BBC Repertory Company in ' OUT OF THE FRYING PAN'

by Arthur Goring
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
'Why shouldn't your mother come and live here? ' says Minella. 'f she came here we'd never get rid of her,' says Robin. But Lady Collingwell comes to live with tthem. She has just lost her husband, and will not believe that she can no longer afford to live in the style to which she is accustomed; nor indeed that her son and daughter-in-law cannot keep her in that style either. The situation becomes intolerable for them all. Robin begins to stay late at the office; Minella finds an equally familiar solution. The title of the play, however, is something of a warning.


Unknown: Arthur Goring
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Susan Demont: Thelma Hughes
Robin Collingwell: Derek Hart
Minella Collingwell: Patricia Hilliard
Lady Collingwell: Nan Marriott-Watson
Inigo Quin: Antony Kearey


Community hymn-singing from Greenbank Church, Edinburgh, with Youth Groups of the Morningside Churches, Edinburgh .
Conducted by R. 1. Clark
Organist: William Anderson
Hymns introduced by the Rev. Donald Mackay
Minister of Greenbank Church
Metrical Psalm: Ye gates, lift up your heads (Tune: St. George's, Edinburgh)
Mine eyes have seen the glory (Tune: Vision)
When I survey the wondrous cross
(Tune: Rockingham)
Lord, in the fulness of my might
(Tune: University)
Almighty Father of all things that be
(Tune: Chilton Foliat)
Thine arm 0 Lord in days of old
(Tune: St. Matthew)
Eternal Father, strong to save (Tune:
Soldiers of Christ, arise (Tune: From
Strength to Strength)


Organist: William Anderson
Unknown: Rev. Donald MacKay


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra, with Harold Clarke (flute) and William Herbert (tenor)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Flute: Harold Clarke
Flute: William Herbert


at the piano


Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning
Let saints on earth (Tune: French) The Son of God (Tune: St. Anne) I sing a song (Tune: Grand Isle)
Ye holy angels bright (Tune: Darwall's 148th)


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


Played By: Sandy MacPherson


and listen to the voice of Elton Hayes
(who sings to a small guitar) with Louis Stevens and his Quintet


Unknown: Elton Hayes
Unknown: Louis Stevens

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