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Bright and cheery music on gramophone records


Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson


Directed By: Lou Whiteson

: Home for the Day

The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Therese Denny introducing
Name in the News
Antonia Ridge and Wyn Griffith discussing the issues behind some personal problems
Commander Ibbett spinning a yarn
Peggy Furse with some laundering hints for busy women
Jeanne de Casalis reading her own short story, 'The Doctor,' with Norman Shelley as the doctor in question


Unknown: Therese Denny
Unknown: Antonia Ridge
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: Norman Shelley


You are invited to listen to some of the folk songs and music still sung and- played In the British Isles
Peter Kennedy tells you of a visit he made to Devon
Seamus Ennis introduces Colm Keane, one of the famous singers of Connemara, a man who sings two hundred songs in Gaelic and English
(Continued in next column)
Singer. Isla Cameron
The Players:
Eugene Pini (violin) Carlos Valdez (cello)
Henry Krein (accordion)
George Crozier (flute)
Freddie Phillips (guitar) Programme introduced by Spike Hughes
Edited by Marie Slocombe
Produced by Harold Rogers


Violin: Eugene Pini
Cello: Carlos Valdez
Accordion: Henry Krein
Flute: George Crozier
Guitar: Freddie Phillips
Introduced By: Spike Hughes
Edited By: Marie Slocombe
Produced By: Harold Rogers


Directed by Michael Spivakovsky


Directed By: Michael Spivakovsky

: 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
(1 Peter 2. v. 9: 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: Father Gordon Albion


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, 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 of British dance bands


Highlights of the Show World


is invited by Franklin Engelmann to
'Have a Go!' at recalling some of the interesting characters he has met while ' presenting the people to the people' from 1947-1953
' Have a Go.' ' returns to the Light Programme on Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.
Wilfred Pickles writes on page 5


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann


A happy history of everyman's entertainment with Sir Thomas Beecham Bt , .
Jessie Matthews
Jean Metcalfe
Robert Moreton
J. P. Thomas
Introduced by Howard Marion-Crawford
Programme written by Gale Pedrick and produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham Bt
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Robert Moreton
Unknown: J. P. Thomas
Introduced By: Howard Marion-Crawford
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: Radio Theatre presents Dora Bryan in 'DOLORES-A STAR GOES WEST'

by Harry Shepherd
Other parts played by: Betty Baskeomb , Jon Farrell
Catherine Fleming , Monica Grey Clement Hamelin , Malcolm Hayes
Alai. Keith , Arthur Lawrence Elizabeth London , John Mann
Trevor Martin , Michael O'Halloran
Bernard Rebel , Alan Reid
Eileen Thorndike , T.D. Tsien Mavis Villiers. Richard Waring and Mary Wimbush Produced by Charles Lefeaux


Unknown: Harry Shepherd
Played By: Betty Baskeomb
Played By: Jon Farrell
Unknown: Catherine Fleming
Unknown: Monica Grey
Unknown: Clement Hamelin
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Alai. Keith
Unknown: Arthur Lawrence
Unknown: Elizabeth London
Unknown: John Mann
Unknown: Trevor Martin
Unknown: Michael O'Halloran
Unknown: Bernard Rebel
Unknown: Alan Reid
Unknown: Eileen Thorndike
Unknown: T.D. Tsien
Unknown: Mavis Villiers.
Unknown: Richard Waring
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Joe Carter: George Margo
Joe's partner: Godfrey Kenton
Dolly Conklin: Dora Bryan
Sam Wantage ,: John Bushelle
Thaddeus Grand: MacDonald Parke
Ricardo Manti: John Glen

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

with Wallas Eaton
Alma Cogan , June Whitfield
The Keynotes


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: June Whitfield

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

1 — ' Coming Home ' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Horace Percival , Doris Rogers
Molly Weir , Hugh Morton
David Enders


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

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Elsie Mordson


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Unknown: Elsie Mordson


Community hymn-singing from Emmanuel Church, Northwood, Middlesex, by choirs and members of the Northwood Council of Churches
Introduced by the Rev. Reginald Iliff ,
Vicar of Emmanuel Church
Conductor, Gerald Trodd
Organdst, C. Hoffmann Lift up your hearts (Tune, Wood-lands)
Be thou my vision (Tune, Slane)
Father, hear the prayer (Tune, Sussex) Through the night (Tune, Marching) When I survey the wondrous Cross
(Tune, Rockingham)
Alleluia, sing to Jesus (Tune, Hyfrydot)
Now all the woods (Tune, Innsbruck) Christ is our corner-stone (Tune,
Darwall's 148th)


Unknown: Rev. Reginald Iliff
Conductor: Gerald Trodd

: Terry-Thomas in TOP OF THE TOWN

with Joan Sims and Leslie Mitchell
Tonight's Musical Highlights:
Leslie Hutchinson (' Hutch
Joan Butler
The George Mitchell
Town Criers
Stanley Black, his piano and his Concert Orchestra
On Top of his Town this week:
Jimmy James and his hometown
Script edited by James Grafton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: Leslie Hutchinson
Unknown: Joan Butler
Unknown: Jimmy James
Edited By: James Grafton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson


in reflections at the piano with Marie Korchinska (harp)


Harp: Marie Korchinska


I sing the almighty power of God
(Tune, St. Saviour)
Hast thou not known, hast thou not heard (Tune, French)
I waited for the Lord my God (Tune,
My heart is resting, 0 my God (Tune, Nettleham)


A programme of records
Introduced by Robin Boyle


Introduced By: Robin Boyle

: The Michael Krein Saxophone Quartet

with an interlude by Wilfrid Parry (piano)


Musicians: The Michael Krein Saxophone Quartet
Pianist: Wilfrid Parry

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