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A record programme presented by Adrian Waller


Presented By: Adrian Waller

: Home for the Day

The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Joan Yorke introduces
Fred Streeter , gardener, and Jean Conil , chef, talking of vegetables in season
Pamela Frankau and C. R. Hewitt discussing some personal problems
Denise Robins speaking in praise of large families
Alan Melville describing more of his Early Days
Some views from graduate and non-graduate wives on higher education for women


Introduces: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Fred Streeter
Unknown: Jean Conil
Unknown: Pamela Frankau
Unknown: C. R. Hewitt
Unknown: Denise Robins
Unknown: Alan Melville


with Edward 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 invites you to join him in his ' spot of homely fun ' 'HAVE A GO!'

From the Coronation Hall,
Ulverston, Lancashire
At the piano, Harry Hudson
Presented by Stephen Williams


Piano: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: People's Service

Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you
(1 Peter 3, v. 15)
Question Box
The Right Rev. Cuthbert Bardsley , Bishop of Croydon, answers questions which listeners have raised in recent correspondence
Service from the Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover


Unknown: Rev. Cuthbert Bardsley


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


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: John Mead

: 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


Piano music in contrasting styles played by Kendall Taylor
Edward Rubach
Alan Paul and Edna Hatzfeld
The Dennis Wilson Trio
Introduced by Sidney Harrison
Producer, Jimmy Grant


Played By: Kendall Taylor
Played By: Edward Rubach
Played By: Alan Paul
Played By: Edna Hatzfeld
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Introduced By: Sidney Harrison
Producer: Jimmy Grant


A radio rendezvous for music
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: George Cole. Phyllis Calvert and James McKechnie in ' A LIFE OF BLISS '

Script by Godfrey Harrison
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Script By: Godfrey Harrison
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
David Bliss: George Cole
Phyllis Medley: Phyllis Calvert
Chrisitopher Medley: James McKechnie
Mrs Griffln: Gladys Henson
Georgina Jay: Lana Morris
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards
Sheila: Louise Gainsborough
Lorna: Sulwen Morgan
Box Office Girl: Pat Coombs


A travelogue in which
Roy Williams describes a visit to Valencia introducing recordings of some of the music and sounds to be heard in the land of the golden oranges including a fiesta of the Fallas of Valencia
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Roy Williams
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


The seventh in a series of two-way exchange gramophone record programmes between London and other capital cities
This week :
John Slater in London and Joseph Tomelty in Belfast
Introduced by Sandy Grandison Produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: John Slater
Unknown: Joseph Tomelty
Introduced By: Sandy Grandison
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: SUSPENSE The sixth in the series of true stories of heroism and adventure in dramatic form James McKechnie in 'ORDEAL'

A story taken from the book ' Touching the Adventures .. of Merchantmep in the Second World War'
Adapted for radio by Martin Chisholm
The series edited and produced by Alan Burgess
On a voyage from Bombay to England Angus Macdonald's ship was torpedoed. Tibia is an account of the strange adventures he suffered from that moment onwards.


Unknown: Martin Chisholm
Produced By: Alan Burgess
Angus Macdonald: James McKechnie
Captain Rogarson: Richard George
Ironside: Duncan McLntyre
Bill: John Baker
Tindal: Peter Claughton
Seaman: Roger Snowdon
Woman: Thea Wells
Britt: Howard Lang
Tiny: John Ruddock
Diana: Olive Gregg
Doctor: Lane Meddick
Serang: B Prem
Lascar: R Bhartiya
German Captain: David Jacobs
Jack: Sam Kydd
U-boat Captain: Olaf Olsen

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra
Mattiwilda Dobbs (soprano)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Soprano: Mattiwilda Dobbs


James Montgomery Centenary
Community hymn singing to mark the hundredth anniversary of the death of the hymn-writer, James Montgomery. From St. George's Parish Church, Sheffield, led by Anglican and Free Church Choirs of the city
Conductor. Tustin Baker
Organist, William H. Simon
The story of Montgomery's life told by the Rev. R T. Brooks
Stand up and bless the Lord (Tune,
Angels from the realms of glory
(Tune, Iris)
Songs of praise the angels sang
(Tune, Culbach)
Hark the song of jubilee (Tune, St-
George's, Windsor)
0 Spirit of the Living God (Tune,
Winchester New)
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (Tune,
Lift up vour heads, ye gates of brass
(Tune. Nativity)


Unknown: James Montgomery
Organist: William H. Simon

: 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
This week's visiting star:
Jimmy Edwards
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: Higgins
Unknown: Joan Turner
Unknown: Eddie Calvert
Unknown: George Mitchell
Unknown: Tony Mercer
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Stanley Black
Written By: Ray Galton
Written By: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson


at the piano


Christian hymns, their music, and their meaning
Psalm 23 (Chant, Walmisley)
The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want (Tune. Crimond)
Christ, who knows all his sheep
(Tune. Cambridge)
The King of Love my Shepherd is
(Tune, Dominus regit me)


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


Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: Jonah Barrington presents FROM WORDS TO MUSIC

with Singers:
Joan Bramhall
Alfred Swain
Poetry Readers:
Marjorie Anderson
John Webster
At the piano, Josephine Lee
Produced by Eric Arden and John Davenport


Singers: Joan Bramhall
Singers: Alfred Swain
Readers: Marjorie Anderson
Readers: John Webster
Piano: Josephine Lee
Produced By: Eric Arden
Produced By: John Davenport

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