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: LIGHTS ON

Bright and cheery music on gramophone records

: SOUTHERN SERENADE

Music of the sunny south played by the Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson

Contributors

Directed By: Lou Whiteson

: Home for the Day

with Elizabeth Webb as hostess.
A supplement to "Woman's Hour" for those who are out at work during the week including:
Ideas from Donald Soper.
Ambrose Heath taking a hard-boiled egg.
Bernard Werthenall advising on a "job for the day".
Ruth Drew on polishing shoes.
Wym Griffith thinking about being a grandfather.
Nancy Spain with more news and views
and Gladys Young reading a second extract from Sybille Bedford's book "The Sudden View".

Contributors

Presenter: Elizabeth Webb
Speaker: Donald Soper
Speaker: Ambrose Heath
Speaker: Bernard Werthenall
Speaker: Ruth Drew
Speaker: Wym Griffith
Reporter: Nancy Spain
Author (The Sudden View): Sybille Bedford
Reader (The Sudden View): Gladys Young

: Stories from the Ballet 'THE SLEEPING PRINCESS'

by Tchaikovsky
The story adapted for broadcasting by Ursula Roseveere
Told by Philip Cunningham with the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(LeadeT, Frank Thomas )
Conducted by Harold Gray
Produced by Phillip Moore

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Ursula Roseveere
Told By: Philip Cunningham
Unknown: Frank Thomas
Conducted By: Harold Gray
Produced By: Phillip Moore

: WILFRED PICKLES

says Can I Come In? to some of the people around
Leicester Square, London

: People's Service

'Christ is Risen'
The History of the Early Church
First of four weekly Services from St. John's Methodist Church, Glasgow. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. William F. Hewitson. Preacher, Professor John Foster , D.D.
Organist, Cheurles Cleall

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Wihiam F. Hewitson.
Unknown: John Foster
Organist: Cheurles Cleall

: 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

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Christopher Howland

: RONNIE RONALDE

' The Voice of Variety ' with the BBC Vaniety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe
(Ronnie Ronalde is appearing in Variety at the Empire Theatre, Sheffield)

Contributors

Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Ronnie Ronalde

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

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

Contributors

Script By: Clem Bernard
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan ' THE GOON SHOW'

Written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens with the Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray

Contributors

Written By: Spike Milligan
Written By: Larry Stephens
Unknown: Ray Ellington Quartet
Unknown: Max Geldray

: HENRY HALL'S GUEST NIGHT

Highlights of the Show World
Sbars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert platform, with the BBC Revue Orchestra

: WELCOME TO BRITAIN

Paignton
Eamonn Andrews- travels with a BBC Mobile Recording Unit to Paignton and meets some of the people who are visiting the town
The visitorsare offered the freedom of the BBC's record libraries and may choose to listen to a past broadcast or to a recording of their favourite. artist or orchestra
Produced by Phyllis Robinson

Contributors

Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: DONALD PEERS

with Jack Golden at the piano and the Augumented BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet Prodruced by John. Simmonds

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Golden
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: John. Simmonds

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

with Wallas Eaton , The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Scniipt by Franik Muir and Denis Nordem
Produced by Charlie Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: Franik Muir
Unknown: Denis Nordem
Produced By: Charlie Maxwell

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

London v. Northern Ireland
First of eight contests
London
Hubert Phillips
Cedric Cliffe
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
Northern Ireland
Ronald Green
James Boyce
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding

Contributors

Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Ronald Green
Unknown: James Boyce
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden Denholm Elliott, Virginia McKenna in Nicholas Monsarrat's 'THE CRUEL SEA'

Excerpts from the sound-track of the new Michael Balcon-Ealing production
Screenplay by Eric Ambler
Introduced by Nicholas Monsarrat
Narrated by Jack Hawkins
Programme script by Gordon Gow
Produced by Denys Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Balcon-Ealing
Unknown: Eric Ambler
Introduced By: Nicholas Monsarrat
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Script By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Denys Jones

: New. and RADIO NEWSREEL

A summary of events of the past week

: GRAND HOTEL

Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra
Vera Florence (soprano)
Arthur Richards (baritone)

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Soprano: Vera Florence
Baritone: Arthur Richards

: SUNDAY HALF-HOUR

Community hymn singing by combined Anglican and Free Church Choirs and Congregation from St. Chad's Church, Shrews-bury. Conducted by R. G. Har wood
Hymns introduced by the Rev. F. A. R. Chapman
At the organ, J. R. Stanier
Jesus Christ is risen today (Tune,
Easter Hymn)
The Day of Resurrection (Tune,
Ellacombe)
The strife is o'er (Tune, Victory)
Again the Lord's own day is here
(Tune, Church Triumphant)
Good Christian men, rejoice and sing
(Tune, Gelobt.sei Gott)
Thou art the Way, by thee alone
(Tune, St. James)
Christ the Lord is risen again (Tune,
Wurtemburg)
Jesus lives (Tune, St. Albinus)

Contributors

Conducted By: R. G. Har
Unknown: J. R. Stanier

: Here comes THE PLEASURE BOAT

with Anne Shelton
Bob and Alf Pearson
Freddie Sales , Lee Lawrence
George Cameron , Julie Andrews
Bernard Spear and Norman Shelley as ' the Skipper '
(Continued in next column)
This week's guest stbar:
Alfred Marks with The Mitchell Mariners
Ray Terry 's Crewmen
Conducted by Phil Cardew
Script by Sidnev Nelson and Maurice Harrison
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson
(Freddie Sales is in 'One for the Road' at the Plaza Theatre, West Bromtrich; George Cameron , in ' Peep Show ' at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford; Lee Lawrence is in Variety at the Winter Gardens, Morecambe; Bob and Alf Pearson are in Variety at the Empire, Middlesbrough; Alfred Marks is in Variety at the Odeon, Southend-on-Sea)

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: Alf Pearson
Unknown: Freddie Sales
Unknown: Lee Lawrence
Unknown: George Cameron
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Bernard Spear
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Ray Terry
Conducted By: Phil Cardew
Script By: Sidnev Nelson
Script By: Maurice Harrison
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson
Unknown: George Cameron
Unknown: Lee Lawrence
Unknown: Alf Pearson

: BLACK MAGIC

Stanley Black at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Stanley Black

: THINK ON THESE THINGS

Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning
The strife is o'er (Tune, Victory)
Good Christian men, rejoice and sing
(Tune, Vulpius)
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (Tune.
St. Fulbert)
This joyful Eastertide (Tune.
Vruechten)

: THE TWILIGHT HOUR

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

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH

presents some gramophone records for late-night listening
(Richard Attenborough broadcasts by permission of the Boulting Brothers)

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Attenborough








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