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Directed by Michael Spivakovsky


Directed By: Michael Spivakovsky

: Home for the Day

The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Joan Yorke introducing
Jimmy Edwards
Pamela Frankau and Wyn Griffith discussing the issues behind some personal problems
Elizabeth Dalzell , s'taff trainer at a London store, describing her job
Reginald Gamble talking about keeping bees
Agnes Madden , whose heart is in her boots
The third instalment from ' A Kid for Two Farthings.' by Wolf Mankowitz. Abridged by Pegeen Mair. Read by David Kossoff


Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Pamela Frankau
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: Elizabeth Dalzell
Unknown: Reginald Gamble
Unknown: Agnes Madden
Unknown: Wolf Mankowitz.
Abridged By: Pegeen Mair.
Read By: David Kossoff


A journey through Britain with a recording machine
3-Four Walls and a Roof
Introducing James Blair , a Glasgow ironmoulder, and his wife Violet; Scottish comedians Clark and Murray; P. R. Alcock , a Banbury builder, and his apprentice; and Reg Tonkin , a Cornish house designer
Produced by Jack Singleton
(The recorded broadcast of October 15)


Unknown: James Blair
Unknown: P. R. Alcock
Unknown: Reg Tonkin
Produced By: Jack Singleton


You are invited to listen to folk songs and music still sung and played in the British Isles
Peter Kennedy goes collecting in Sussex
Seamus Ennis introduces Andrew Thomas from Pembrokeshire
(Continued in next column)
Singer, Frances Kitching
The Players:
Eugene Pini (violin) Carlos Valdez (cello)
Henry Krein (accordion)
Geurge Crozier (flute)
Freddie Phillips (guitar)
Introduced by Spike Hughes
Edited by Marie Slocombe
Produced by Harold Rogers


Introduces: Seamus Ennis
Unknown: Andrew Thomas
Singer: Frances Kitching
Violin: Eugene Pini
Cello: Carlos Valdez
Accordion: Henry Krein
Flute: Geurge Crozier
Guitar: Freddie Phillips
Introduced By: Spike Hughes
Edited By: Marie Slocombe
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: 'HAVE A GO!'

with Wilfred Pickles at Chislet Colliery, Kent


Unknown: Wilfred Pickles

: People's Service

Getting Ready for Christmas
' Behold Thy King Cometh'
Service from Leominster Priory, Herefordshire. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. S. M. F. Wood -house


Unknown: Rev. S. M. F. Wood


From London and Germany
In London, Jean Metcalfe
In Hamburg, Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
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 of British dance bands


forget their trunks, but Londoners do, and all sorts of other things as well
Brian Johnston is at the London Transport's Lost Property Office in Baker Street this afternoon, and with the help of recordings tells us about some of the strange and amusing things that people leave behind on buses and tubes


Unknown: Brian Johnston


A happy history of everyman's entertainment with George Allison , Isobel Baillie
Oicely Courtneidge
The Western Brothers
Cecil Wilson
Introduced by Howard Marion-Crawford
Programme written by Gale Pedrick and produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: George Allison
Unknown: Isobel Baillie
Unknown: Oicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Cecil Wilson
Introduced By: Howard Marion-Crawford
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: Radio Theatre presents: The Dentist on the Dyke

by Julian Orde
Incidental music composed by James Bernard and played by George Malcolm


Writer: Julian Orde
Incidental music composed by: James Bernard
Incidental music played by: George Malcolm
Producer: Martyn C. Webster
Mr Lott: Ernest Jay
Mrs Dehoot: Betty Hardy
Mr Tozer: James Thomason
Mr Alfredo: John Cazabon
Mr Banks: Trevor Martin
Mrs Peel: Elizabeth Maude
Waitress: Sulwen Morgan

: LES PAUL (guitar)

on gramophone records

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

4-' Come to the Fair ' with Barbara Lyon. Richard Lyon
Horace Percival. Doris Rogers
Molly Weir , Hugh Morton


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

: 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

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Rowland Jones


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Unknown: Rowland Jones


Community hymn-singing from St. John's Cross Church, Dundee, with the Church Choirs of Dundee Presbytery, conducted by the Rev. Roy R. Hogg
Organist. William G. Bannerman
The hymns are introduced by the Rev. Ala-stair G. S. Rae, Minister of St. John's Cross Church, Dundee Stand up and bless the Lord (Tune,
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
(Tune., Praise, my souL)
Behold us, Lord, a little space (Tune,
Hark, the glad sound, the Saviour comes (Tune, Crediton)
Thy Kingdom come, on bended knee
(Tune, Irish)
Paraphrase 18: Behold the mountain of the Lord (Tune, Glasgow)
Metrical Psalm 93: The Lord doth reign (Tune, Stroudwater)
Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts (Tune,
Now the day is over (Tune, Lyndhurst)


Organist: Rev. Roy R. Hogg
Organist: William G. Bannerman

: Terry-Thomas in TOP OF THE TOWN

with Joan Sims and Leslie Mitcheil
Tonight's Musical Highlights:
The Beverley Sisters
Kirk Stevens
The George Mitchell
Town Criers
Stanley Black, his piano and his Concert Orchestra
On Top of his Town this week:
Gilbert Harding and his hometown Hereford
Script edited by Jimmy Grafton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Leslie Mitcheil
Unknown: Kirk Stevens
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Edited By: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson


In reflections at the piano with Marie Korchinska (harp)


Harp: Marie Korchinska


God's law is perfect (Tune, St.
There is a book (Tune. St. Flavian)
My song is love unknown (Tune,
Psalm 47)
Book of books, our people's strength
(Tune, Dessau)


A programme of records
Introduced by Michael Brooke


Introduced By: Michael Brooke


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


Played By: Sandy MacPherson

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