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Directed by Michael Spivakovsky


Directed By: Michael Spivakovsky


David Lloyd James and Eric Simms Introduce people to talk about happenings in the countryside. The programme also includes recordings of November sounds


Unknown: David Lloyd James
Unknown: Eric Simms

: Home for the Day

The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Therese Denny introducing
A memoir of Kathleen Ferrier A reading of letters about personal problems
'The bow of exile lets fly ...': Charlotte Sankey's story of how she overcame her own problem
' Ditamite ': Don and Pat Forbes talk about their life in Northern Skye
The second instalment from ' A Kid for Two Farthings,' by Wolf Mankowi.tz. Abridged by Pegeen Mair.
Read by David Kossoff


Unknown: Therese Denny
Abridged By: Pegeen Mair.
Read By: David Kossoff


A journey through Britain with a recording machine
2-The Men of the Clay Mines
Including recordings made at the clay face. in the board room and the laboratory, and at a rehearsal of the Treviscoe Male Voice Choir. John Bunt, ' 'the grand old man of the clay mines.' recalls the old days, and Sir John Keay and his pit captains review problems of the present
Produced by Jack Singleton


Produced By: Jack Singleton


You are invited to listen to folk songs and music still sung and played in the British IsJes
(Continued in next column) Seamus Ennis meets some of the Fiddle Players of Donegal
Peter Kennedy introduces Bob Roberts of Suffolk
Singer, Ewan McColl
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


Singer: Ewan McColl
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

: Wilfred Pickles

invites you to join him in his
' spot of homely fun '
From the Linen and Woollen Drapers'
Cottage Homes,
Mill Hill, London, N.W.7

: People's Service

The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart (1 Samuel 16, v. 7)
The Judgment of One Who Loves Service from Holy Trinity Church, Hampatead, London. Conducted by the Rev. Douglas Ford


Unknown: Rev. Douglas Ford


From London, the tunes you have asked us to play. From Germany, the tunes that make them think of you
In London. Jean Me'tcalfe
In Hamburg, Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Dennis 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 featuring the pick of British dance bands

: LILY PONS (soprano)

on gramophone records

: These Radio Times

A happy history of everyman's entertainment
with Kenneth Horne, Robin Richmond, Anne Shelton, Sir Stephen Tallents, J. C. Trewin, Norman Wisdom
Introduced by Howard Marion-Crawford
Programme written by Gale Pedrick and produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Robin Richmond
Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: Sir Stephen Tallents
Unknown: J. C. Trewin
Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Introduced By: Howard Marion-Crawford
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: Radio Theatre: Passport to Yesterday

presents Rachel Gurney and Raymond Young in...
A play for radio by Enid Hollins with Catherine Fleming, Sulwen Morgan, Hester Paton Brown, and Alan Reid
Produced by Hugh Stewart
This story of a romantic journey in search of a lost past opens on the Continent with the revelation that a girl, Kay, has completely lost her memory. She meets Smoky, a young Englishman, and together they retrace her past. Eventually the pair reach London and Kay regains her memory in rather astonishing circumstances.


Writer: Enid Hollins
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
The Girl: Rachel Gurney
The Man: Raymond Young
Veronica: Violet Loxley
Ruth: Catherine Salkeld
Madame Renaud: Joan Clement Scott
Hotel Manager: John Cazabon
Unknown: Catherine Fleming
Unknown: Sulwen Morgan
Unknown: Hester Paton Brown
Unknown: Alan Reid

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Edmund Hockridge


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Unknown: Edmund Hockridge


Community hymn-singing from Salisbury Park Congregational Church, Wrexham, by the United Free Churches of Wrexham, conducted by Mabel Wilfrid Jones
Organist, Arthur L. Jones
Hymns introduced by Havard Gregory 0 for a thousand tongues to sing
(Tune, University)
All hail the power of Jesu's name
(Tune, Diadem)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
(Tune, John Goss)
Jesu, lover of my soul (Tune, Aberystwyth)
O come, 0 come, Emmanuel (Tune.
Veni Immanuel)
Who is on the Lord's side (Tune,
The Lord's my shepherd (Tune, Crimond)
The day thou gavest, Lord, Is ended
(Tune. St. Clement)
Closing praver and blessing by the Minister, the Rev. Griffith Quick


Organist: Mabel Wilfrid Jones
Organist: Arthur L. Jones
Introduced By: Havard Gregory

: Terry-Thomas in TOP OF THE TOWN

with Joan Sims and Leslie Mitchell
Tonight's Musical Highlights:
The Deep River Boys
Lynnette Rae
The George Mitchell Town Criers
Stanley Black, his piano and his Concert Orchestra
On Top of his Town this week:
Jon Pertwee and his hometown, Plymouth
Script edited by James Grafton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


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


in reflections at the piano with Marie Korchinska (harp)


Harp: Marie Korchinska


Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning
As pants the hart for cooling streams
(Tune, Martyrdom)
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
(Tune. Picardy)
0 Jesu so meek, 0 Jesu so kind
(Tune: 0 Jesulein sUss)
Hills of the north, rejoice (Tune.
Little Cornard)


A programme of records
Introduced by David DunhiU


Introduced By: David Dunhiu


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


Played By: Sandy MacPherson

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