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Gramophone records chosen by Servicemen and women overseas, with each tune introduced by the man or woman who chose it, in recordings made on the spot
In London, Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Marjorie Anderson

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the BBC theatre organ


- Tommy Kinsman and his Dance Orchestra


Unknown: Tommy Kinsman


and his Mandoliers with Ashley Crawford (tenor)


Tenor: Ashley Crawford


with Vic Oliver as host and Master of Ceremonies who each week invites stars of all branches of the entertainment world
This week's guests in order of broadcasting:
Hermione Gingold
Frederick Sharp and Patricia Baird
Max Wall
Maurice Chevalier
The George Mitchell Choir
The augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz
Musical Adviser, Vic Oliver
Continuity by Carey Edwards
Production by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Hermione Gingold
Unknown: Frederick Sharp
Unknown: Patricia Baird
Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Carey Edwards
Production By: Tom Ronald


(Led by Harry Carpenter )
Conducted by Alexander Gibson


Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson


A programme for children under five


A daily programme for women at home
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson and including:
' Grandma Buggins at Home : On the Eve of the Coronation,' by Mabel Constanduros
' Voices in London': some of Britain's Coronation visitors come to the studio
' Reflections from the Screen': Gordon Gow on the fortnight in films
'Dedication': a housewife's thoughts on the eve of the Coronation
Serial: ' Queen Victoria' by Lytton Strachey. Abridged by Evelyn Gibbs. Read by Ronald Simpson


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Grandma Buggins
Unknown: Mabel Constanduros
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Lytton Strachey.
Abridged By: Evelyn Gibbs.
Read By: Ronald Simpson


Frank Walker and his Miniature Orchestra with Joyce Hill (soprano)


Unknown: Frank Walker
Soprano: Joyce Hill


George Scott-Wood and his Accordion Band


Unknown: George Scott-Wood


Script by Jonquil Antony
Last week Mrs. Dale met Mrs. Ahmed, from Pakistan, a friend of Mn. Sandiman's, and invKed her to tea. As Mrs. Sandiman was busy w:th official engagements Mrs. Dale offered to show Mrs. Ahmed some of the places of interest in London. John Graham invited Dr. and Mrs. Dale ic view the Coronation procession from h:s Club. Mrs. Dale was not enthusiastic but the Doctor pressed her to do so Monument announced his intention to see the Coronation. Without consulting Miss Webb, Mr. Fulton asked Mrs. Mourrtford to play the part of Queen Arine in the Coronation pageant. Mollie Lambert returned to her flat for some clothes, and told Sheila that Geoffrey was no longer in love with her, and thjrefore she would not stay. Sheila begged her to change her mind but she was adamant, and went aWQ.


Script By: Jonquil Antony

: Monday Matinée presents Joyce Barbour and Richard Williams in 'GLAD TIDINGS'

by R. F. Delderfield
Adapted for broadcasting by Helena Wood
Produced by Archie Campbell


Unknown: R. F. Delderfield
Broadcasting By: Helena Wood
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Colonel Forster: Richard Williams
His children: Miggs: Sulwen Morgan
His children: Celia: Olive Gregg
His children: Joe: Jill Bennett
His children: Derek: Michael Plant
Kay Stewart: Joyce Barbour
Flight-Lieutenant Cusack: Ian Lubbock
Nicholas Brayne: Leslie Phillips
Mallow: Franklyn Bellamy


New Zealand A Commonwealth contribution to the Coronation band programmes played by the National Band of New Zealand
Conductor, K. G. L. Smith


Conductor: K. G. L. Smith

: The Archers

A story of country folk.


Tunes you have asked us to play
Presented by Franklin Engelmann


Presented By: Franklin Engelmann


including cricket: close of play scores

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in * EDUCATING ARCHIE'

with Max Bygraves
Harry Secombe , Beryl Reid
Hattie Jacques , Ronald Chesney
Peter Madden
Peter Yorke and his Orchestra
Script by Eric Sykes
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Peter Madden
Unknown: Peter Yorke
Script By: Eric Sykes
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Song of Britain

(See above)

Choirs from all parts of Britain linked by radio pay tribute on Coronation Eve
Programme introduced from London by James McKechnie

From the North
Manchester C.W.S. Choir
with Brighouse and Rastrick Band
Guest Conductor, John Hopkins
Grimsby Junior Philharmonic Choir
Conductor, Mary Baldens

From the South
Ripley Choir
Conductor, Marjorie Whyte, M.B.E.
with the augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

From the East
Ipswich Co-operative Girls' Choir
Conductor, W.H. Dixon

From the West
Treviscoe Male Voice Choir
Conductor, W.J. Russell-Kessell

From the Midlands
Etruscan Mixed Voice Choir
Conductor, Harry Vincent
with Albert Webb and his String Players

From Scotland
Glasgow Phoenix Choir
Conductor, Robert H. Howe
Scottish Junior Singers
Conductor, Agnes Duncan

From Northern Ireland
Belfast Girl Singers
Conductor, Kay Simpson
Ormiston Choir
Conductor, William Boyd
with the BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry

From Wales Skewen Choral Society
Conductor, Gwyn Thomas
Dyffryn Nantlle Male Voice Choir
Conductor, C.H. Leonard

From London
The Trevor Owen Singers
Conductor, Trevor Owen
At the organ, Charles Smart
The Herald Trumpeters of the Royal Artillery Band
Director of Music, Lt.-Col. Owen Geary, M.B.E.


Presenter: James McKechnie
Producer: Michael North
Producer: John Simmonds
Singers: Manchester C.W.S. Choir
Musicians: Brighouse and Rastrick Band
Conductor: John Hopkins
Grimsby: Junior Philharmonic Choir
Conductor: Mary Baldens
Singers: Ripley Choir
Conductor: Marjorie Whyte, M.B.E.
Musicians: The augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Singers: Ipswich Co-operative Girls' Choir
Conductor: W.H. Dixon
Singers: Treviscoe Male Voice Choir
Conductor: W.J. Russell-Kessell
Singers: Etruscan Mixed Voice Choir
Conductor: Harry Vincent
Musicians: Albert Webb and his String Players
Singers: Glasgow Phoenix Choir
Conductor: Robert H. Howe
Singers: Scottish Junior Singers
Conductor: Agnes Duncan
Singers: Belfast Girl Singers
Conductor: Kay Simpson
Singers: Ormiston Choir
Conductor: William Boyd
Musicians: The BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Conductor: David Curry
Singers: Skewen Choral Society
Conductor: Gwyn Thomas
Singers: Dyffryn Nantlle Male Voice Choir
Conductor: C.H. Leonard
Singers: The Trevor Owen Singers
Conductor: Trevor Owen
Organist: Charles Smart
Musicians: The Herald Trumpeters of the Royal Artillery Band
Director of Music: Lt.-Col. Owen Geary, M.B.E.

: Ted Ray joins Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warrist in THE FORCES SHOW

with Betty Driver
Can you Beat ...
Pharos and Marina
Those Amazing Australians
The Dargie Quintet
Forces Quiz with Michael Miles
(Continued in next column)
Our Piano Star:
Winifred AtweU
Woolf Phillips and the Skyrockets Orchestra
Script by Ronnie Hanibury and George Wadinore
Produced by Jacques Brown


Unknown: Betty Driver
Unknown: Michael Miles
Unknown: Winifred Atweu
Unknown: Woolf Phillips
Script By: Ronnie Hanibury
Script By: George Wadinore
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: Terry-Thomas

in cabaret at the BBC Ballroom with Ted Heath and his Music
Lita Roza, Dickie Valentine and Dennis Lotis and Sid Phillips and his Band with Denny Dennis
Master of Ceremonies, Paul Carpenter
Produced by John Hooper


Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Lita Roza
Unknown: Dickie Valentine
Unknown: Dennis Lotis
Unknown: Sid Phillips
Unknown: Denny Dennis
Unknown: Paul Carpenter
Produced By: John Hooper


Words and music for Coronation Eve with Stanley Riley (baritone)
BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
London Light Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Krein and Mary O'Farrell
Norman Shelley , Carleton Hobba


Baritone: Stanley Riley
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Conducted By: Michael Krein
Conducted By: Mary O'Farrell
Conducted By: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Carleton Hobba


God Save the Queen

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