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Bright and cheery music on gramophone records


and his Orchestra


The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Joan Griffiths introducing
A Meditation on Remembrance, by Monica Sutherland
An impression of 'Madeleine' G.C, Croix de Guerre, by Jean Overton Fuller
Anitonia Ridge and Wyn Griffith discussing the issues behind some personal problems
Dudley Perkins on the Married Women's Property Act
Fred Yule on chrysanthemums
Jeanne de Casalis reading her own short story 'The Two-Minute Silence and the Horse'


Unknown: Joan Gniffh
Unknown: Monica Sutherland
Unknown: Jean Overton Fuller
Unknown: Anitonia Ridge
Unknown: Wyn Griffith


from the Cenotaph, Whitehall


Conductedby Sir John Barbiroll on gramophone records


Unknown: Sir John Barbiroll

: People's Service

You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people God means to have for himself; it is yours to proclaim the exploits of the God who has called you out of darkness into his marvellous light
(Knox's Translation)
Can God Do Without You?
Service from St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church, Sutton Park, Guildford. Conducted by the Rev. Father Gordon Albion , D.Hist.SC.


Unknown: Rev. Father Gordon Albion


From London, the tunes you have asked us to pltay. From Germany, the tunes thatmake them think of you
In London.Jean Metcalfe In Hamburg. Denis Scuse


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Denis Scuse

: 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

: Jack Payne introduces BRITISH BAND BOX

A weekly programme of records ot British dance bands

: Royal Performance

Royal Performance in aid of The Variety Artistes, Benevolent Fund

The artists who had the honour of appearing before Her Majesty the Queen at the London Coliseum on Monday, November 2. were: Virion Blaine, Hastings Girls' Choir, Mackenzie Reid and Dorothy, Ere Boswell, Edmund Hockridge, Ethel Revnell, Max Bygraves, Jimmy James, Ronnie Ronalde, Tommy Cooper, Jo, Jac, and Joni, Anne Shelton, Henry Cotton, Alfred Marks, The Tiller Girls, Danya and Alvarez, Gloria Nord, Jack Warner, Jimmy Edwards, Sheila O'Neill, and Viet Bethke, Lizbeth Webb

An excerpt from 'Guys and Dolls' with Sam Levene, Stubby Kaye, Ernest Butcher, Johnny Silver, Tom Pedi, Jerry Wayne, Lew Herbert, Colleen Clifford, Robert Cawdron, Phil Green and the Coliseum Orchestra

Alan Melville will re-create for listeners this great occasion in the Variety world wilh the aid of recordings made daring the actual performance at 3.0


A programme of records chosen by John Webster


Unknown: John Webster

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with John Cameron


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Unknown: John Cameron


Community hymn singing from Preston Hall Hospital, British Legion Village, near Maidstone
Hymns introduced by Admiral Sir Henry Moore
Closing Prayer said by the Rev. G. Griffith Thomas
Chaplain of Preston Hall Conductor, Harold Moore
Pianist. Dr. Frederick Temple Clive Land of hope and glory
Praise my soul the King of Heaven
(Tune, Praise, mv soul)
Rejoice. 0 land (Tune. Wareham)
Eternal Father, strong to save (Tune,
When I survey the wondrous cross
(Tune. Rockingham)
They whose course on earth is o'er
(Tune, Vienna)
At even ere the sun was set (Tune,
0 valiant hearts (Tune.
Charles Harris )


Unknown: Sir Henry Moore
Unknown: Rev. G. Griffith Thomas
Conductor: Harold Moore
Unknown: Charles Harris

: Terry-Thomas in TOP OF THE TOWN

with Joan Sims and Leslie Mitchell
Tonight's Musical Highlights:
Walter Midgley , Julie Andrews
The George Mitchell Town Criers
Stanley Black, his piano and his Concert Orchestra
On Top of his Town this week:
Leon Cortez and his hometown-Stratford
Script edited by James Grafton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: Walter Midgley
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Leon Cortez
Edited By: James Grafton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson


in reflections at the piano with Marie Korchinska (harp)


Harp: Marie Korchinska


O God our help (Tune, St. Anne)
Lord. thou hast been our refuge
(Psalm 90, BBC Psalter)
Almighty Father of all things tha.t be
(Tune, Chilton Foliat )
Awake our souls (Tune. Samson)


Unknown: Chilton Foliat


A programme of words and music broadcast weekly by Margaret Rawlings
Music provided by the Orphic Players


Unknown: Margaret Rawlings


presents some of his favourite gramophone records

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