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Bright and cheery music on gramophone records


A Sunday-morning stroll with the Spa Orchestra
Directed by Tom Jenkins and Percy Edwards
' The Birdman'


Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Directed By: Percy Edwards


by Bernard Wetherall


Unknown: Bernard Wetherall


A weekly radio magazine for young listeners
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
Guinea-Pig Keepers' Guide
How does a guinea-pig show he's pleased,
If he hasn't got a tail to wagt ...
Whether P. M. Soderberg remembers that thirty-year old song or not, and even if he doesn't know the answer to the question, any young guinea-pig owners who may be listening to this broadcast may be quite certain of obtaining some expert advice about the proper care of these fascinating animals
Report in Rhythm
Billy Mayerl and the Fleeting Footnotes present their latest up-to-the-minute musical bulletin, introducing this week:
Singing For Her Supper: Pamela Read
Tale with a Tune:
' The Boxer
Who Couldn't say " Boo! " '
' Ttti-Lu Flies Abroad'
A new weekly Cat-Cameo, drawn for you once again by Shelagh Fraser and Billy Thatcher. 1—' The Sky's the Limit '


Produced By: Lionel Gamlin

: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Dick Emery in 'THE GOON SHOW'

Written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens with the Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Announcer, Andrew Timothy
The Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Programme edited by Jimmy Grafton
Produced by Peter Eton


Written By: Spike Milligan
Written By: Larry Stephens
Unknown: Ray Ellington
Unknown: Max Geldray
Announcer: Andrew Timothy
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Edited By: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Peter Eton

: Tango Time

Half an hour with Bernard Monshin and the Concert Tango Orchestra
Programme Introduced by Michael Brooke


Musicians: Bernard Monshin and the Concert Tango Orchestra
Presenter: Michael Brooke

: Wilfred Pickles says 'Can I Come In?'

to some of the people of Camden Town, London.


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Series arranged by: Gordon Cruickshank
Producer: David Thomson

: People's Service

' Search ye the scriptures ; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and these are they which testify of me'
What does the Bible really say...?
Service conducted by the Rev. Austen Williams
From St. Alban's Church, Westbury Park, Bristol
Reader, Douglas Vaughan
Organist, R. L. Keen


Service conducted by: The Rev. Austen Williams
Reader: Douglas Vaughan
Organist: R. L. Keen

: Family Favourites

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


Presenter: Marjorie Anderson
Presenter: Christopher Howland

: Cavan O'Connor

in ' There's Music In My Heart' with the BBC Revue Orchestra.


Singer: Cavan O'Connor
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Production: Alfred Dunning

: In the Mood

with Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Rose Brennan, Howard Jones
Presented by Rikki Fulton
Produced by Donald McLean


Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra
Unknown: Rose Brennan
Unknown: Howard Jones
Presenter: Rikki Fulton
Producer: Donald McLean

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in ' EDUCATING ARCHIE'

with Max Bygrnves
Harry Secombe , Beryl Reid
Ronald Chesney , Peter Madden
Hattie Jacques


Unknown: Max Bygrnves
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Peter Madden
Unknown: Hattie Jacques


A programme of stories and songs of the American people presented in a musical journey through the United States
This week: Massachusetts


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


A winter programme looking back to last summer and forward to next
Memories of sunlit days
Plans for leisure to come with musical excursions conducted by Paul Fenoulhet and the augmented Variety Orchestra
This week come:
' Motoring in Scotland,' with Peter Thomson
' Touring Austria by Coach ' with Molly Rankin
On a student's working holiday' with James Day and listen to some motoring hints by John R. Kinsey ,
M.i.Mech.E., A.M.inst.T. and to your own holiday questions answered by a travel expert
Introduced by Franklin Engetmann
Edited by Bernard Lyons
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Peter Thomson
Unknown: Molly Rankin
Unknown: James Day
Unknown: John R. Kinsey
Introduced By: Franklin Engetmann
Edited By: Bernard Lyons
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


Commander Campbell plans his Ideal day's entertainment for himself and his friends, and Barbara McFadyean brings his plan to life with gramophone records

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

with Benny Lee
Pearl Carr , Ronald Fletcher


Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Ronald Fletcher


London v. Scotland
Seventh of eight contests
Hubert Phillips , Cedric Cliffe
Lionel Hale Scotland
Sir James Fergusson
Jack House
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale Scotland
Unknown: Sir James Fergusson
Unknown: Jack House
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in ' LIFE WITH THE LYONS '

(Third series)
11— 'The Barbecue' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Hugh Morton , Horace Percival
Doris Rogers , Molly Weir


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: Radio Theatre ' HEAR NO EVIL'

Adapted by Rex Rienits from ' The Happy Prisoner,' the novel by Lorna Rea
Produced by Hugh Stewart


Adapted By: Rex Rienits
Novel By: Lorna Rea
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Clare Pembridge: Rachel Gurney
Noel Carstairs: Hector Ross
Judy Pembridge: Grizelda Hervey
Lady Pembridge: Margaret Halstan
Sir Herbert Pembridge: Allan Jeayes
Mrs Carstairs: Nan Marriott-Watson
Lord Robert Poyning: Owen Fellowes
Lady Robert Poyning: Mary Wimbush
Mr Mackinder: Brian Hayes
Leyland: Cyril Shaps
Mrs Leyland: Rosamund Greenwood
Matron: Nancy Nevinson
Nurse: Sulwen Morgan
Butler: Wyndham Milligan


Community hymn-singing from the Salvation Army Regent Hall, London. Introduced by British Commissioner, Wilfred Kitching
Conductor and Bandmaster,
Kenneth Cook
The Saviour's Name (Tune, The
Saviour's Name)
Jesu, the very thought of thee (Tune,
St. Agnes)
Blessed Assurance (Tune, Sankey, as set)
Stand up, stand up, for Jesus (Tune,
Morning Light)
At even e'er the sun was set (Tune,
Christ receiveth sinful men (Tune,
Sankev. as set)
The King of love my shepherd Is
(Tune, Domlnus regit me)
0 for a thousand tongues to sing
(Tune. Nativity)


Conductor: Wilfred Kitching
Unknown: Kenneth Cook


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra
Janet Howe (mezzo-soprano)
John Hanson (tenor)
(Continued in next column)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Howe
Tenor: John Hanson


Following the final test today, Raymond Baxter hopes to broadcast some provisional results of the Rally from a studio of Radio Monte Carlo


Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning
0 for a closer walk with God (Tune,
Sun of my soul (Tune, Abends)
The Lord my pasture shall prepare
(Tune, Surrey)
Hail. gladdening light (Tune. Sebaste)


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


Played By: Sandy MacPherson


Records selected and introduced by Neal Arden


Introduced By: Neal Arden

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