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A record programme presented by Adrian Waller


Presented By: Adrian Waller


Introduced by David Lloyd James and Eric Simms , with recordings of March sounds
Edited by Eric Simms
Produced by Bernard Lyons


Introduced By: David Lloyd James
Introduced By: Eric Simms
Edited By: Eric Simms
Produced By: Bernard Lyons

: Home for the Day

The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Ailsa Garland introduces:
Some reflections by the Rev. Leslie, D. Weatherhead, D.D.
Mary Ferguson and C. R. Hewitt discussing some personal problems
Peter Sykes, Ph.D. (University of Cambridge) describing some everyday uses for silicones
Phyllis Digby Morton answering some of your questions on good manners
A reading from ' Idle Days in Patagonia ' by W H. Hudson. Abridged by E. N. Williams. Read by Rene Cutforth


Introduces: Ailsa Garland
Unknown: Phyllis Digby Morton
Unknown: W H. Hudson.
Abridged By: E. N. Williams.
Read By: Rene Cutforth


withEdward Morgan
The Strings in Harmony
The Silver Chords Choir
The Snowflakes Choir
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: Edward Morgan
Production By: Mai Jones


Conducted by Sidney Torch


Conducted By: Sidney Torch

: Wilfred Pickles with 'HAVE A GO!'

From the Working Men's Club,
North Lambeth, London
At the piano, Harry Hudson
Presented by Stephen Williams


Presented By: Stephen Williams

: People's Service

Behold, we go up to Jerusalem: and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests; and they shall condemn him to death
(St. Mark 10. v. 33)
The Hope of the World
13—' The Approaching Crisis '
Service conducted by the Rev. Tom Allan. From Springburn North Parish Church, Glasgow


Unknown: Tom Allan.


For serving men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Jean Metcalfe and 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

: George Cole Phyllis Calvert and James McKechnie in 'A LIFE OF BLISS'

Script by Godfrey Harrison
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Script By: Godfrey Harrison
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
David Bliss: George Cole
Phyllis Medley: Phyllis Calvert
Christopher Medley: James McKechnie
Susan Medley: Carol Wolveridge
Mrs Griffin: Gladys Henson
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards
Bunty Blythe: Sheila McCormacK
Jean Oliver: Louise Gainsborough
Mrs Blythe: Ella Milne
Mr Blythe: Philip Ray
Usherette: Pat Coombs


A travelogue in which
Peter Kennedy describes a visit to the Basque country on the borders of France and Spain in the Western Pyrenees introducing recordings of some of the music played and sung during Festival time
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Peter Kennedy
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


The third in a series of two-way exchange gramophone record programmes between London and other capital cities
This week:
Raymond Baxter in London and Johnny Claes in Brussels
Introduced by Sandy Grandison Produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Johnny Claes
Introduced By: Sandy Grandison
Produced By: Thurstan Holland


Cy Grant presents a second programme of West Indian and other songs with guitar accompaniment
Production by Leonard Cottrell


Production By: Leonard Cottrell

: SUSPENSE The second in a new series of true stories of heroism and adventure in dramatic form Edward Chapman in ' THREE CAN LIVE'

The story of Wing-Commander Yeo Thomas G.C., M.C.
Written and produced by Alan Burgess
Additional information obtained from 'The White Rabbit' by Bruce Marshall
On two occasions Wing-Commander Yeo Thomas was parachuted into occupied France to help to organise the French Resistance. During the second operatnon he was captured by the Gestapo, tortured, and despatched - with thirty-seven other secret agents - to Buchenwald for execution.


Unknown: Wing-Commander Yeo Thomas G.C., M.C.
Produced By: Alan Burgess
Unknown: Bruce Marshall
Wing-Commander Yeo Thomas: Edward Chapman
Professor Balachowski: Valentine Dyall
Kapo Dietsch: Ralph Truman
Sturmbannfuhrer Ding Schuler: John Chandos
Oberftihrer Pister: Felix Felton
Albaret: Bernard Rebel
Jean Dulac: Richard Williams
Rehmsdorf Commandant: Heron Carvic
Mueller: Andrew Churchman
Hessel: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Kogen: William Cooley
N C O: Rolf Richards
MacAlister: Nicholas Stewart
Kane: Tom Clarkson
Hubble: David Ward
Orderly: Felix Kent

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Adele Leigh
(Continued in next column)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Unknown: Adele Leigh


Community hymn-singing from Scarborough Parish Church, led by the choir of the Parish Church, augmented by Anglican and Free Church choirs of Scarborough
Hymns introduced by the Vicar. the Rev. F. E. Ford
Conductor, A. C. Keeton Organist, G. A. Costain
Bright the vision that delighted
(Tune, Laus Deo )
Father of heaven (Tune, Rivaulx)
All ye who seek for sure relief (Tune.
St. Bernard)
It is a thing most wonderful (Tune.
We sing the praise of him who died
(Tune, Breslau)
When I survey the wondrous Cross
(Tune, Rockingham)
Soldiers of Christ, arise (Tune, St.
Brothers, joining hand to hand
(Tune, Ave Virgo)


Conductor: A. C. Keeton
Organist: G. A. Costain
Unknown: Laus Deo

: Tony Hancock in STAR BILL

with Moira Lister , Graham Stark and Higgins and featuring
The Girl of a Thousand Voices
Joan Turner
The Man with the Golden Trumpet
Eddie Calvert
The George Mitchell Millionaires
Led by Tony Mercer
(Continued in next column)
This week's visiting star
Dennis Price
Stanley Black and his Concert Orchestra
Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson additional lyrics by Jimmy Grafton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Moira Lister
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Joan Turner
Unknown: Eddie Calvert
Unknown: Tony Mercer
Unknown: Dennis Price
Unknown: Stanley Black
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson


at the piano


Praise to the holiest in the height
(Tune, Gerontius)
There is a green hill far away
(Tune. Horsley)
Jesus, Lord of life and glory (Tune,
Libera Nos)


Margaret Rawlings offers to friends known and unknown some poems she has chosen in response to their letters


Unknown: Margaret Rawlings


presents an eighteenth-century miscellany of words and music with gramophone records

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