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A record programme presented by Adrian Waller


Presented By: Adrian Waller


The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Nancy Spain introduces
Evelyn Bark talking about her past and present jobs with the Red Cross Pamela Frankau and C. R. Hewitt discussing some personal problems
Mary Manton, whose children are now grown up. passing on to other
, parents some tips about homework
Gordon Gow reviewing current films Flora Robson reading the first extract from Cecil Woodham-Smith's biography of Florence Nightingale


with John Gower ,
The Strings in Harmony
The Silver Chords Choir
The Dyffryn School Choir, Cwm
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: John Gower
Production By: Mai Jones


Conducted by Sidney Torch


Conducted By: Sidney Torch

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

at Tighnabruaich, in the Kyles of Bute, Scotland

: People's Service

Be ready always to give an answer to every man that askelh you a reason of the hope that is in you
(1 Pater 3. v. 15)
Question Box
The Very Rev. Canon Matthew McNarney, answers questions which listeners have raised in recent correspondence
Service from the Roman Catholic Church of St. Cuthbert, Wigton, Cumberland


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
Kendall Taylor , Edward Rubach
Alan Paul and Edna Hatzfeld
The Dennis Wilson Trio
Introduced by Harry Isaacs
Producer. Jimmy Grant


Unknown: Kendall Taylor
Unknown: Edward Rubach
Unknown: Alan Paul
Unknown: Edna Hatzfeld
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Introduced By: Harry Isaacs
Producer: Jimmy Grant


under the management of John Watt with Jimmy Young and other recording stars
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by John Simmonds


Unknown: John Watt
Unknown: Jimmy Young
Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: John Simmonds

: George Cole, Phyllis Calvert and James McKcclinie in * A LIFE OF BLISS'

Script by Godfrey Harrison
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Script By: Godfrey Harrison
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
David Bliss: George Cole
Phyllis Medley: Phyllis Calvert
Christopher Medley: James McKechnie
Mrs Griffin: Gladys Henson
Georgina Jay: Lana Morris
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards
Jean Oliver: Louise Gainsborough
Ernest Underwood: Philip Ray
Head Saleswoman: Hester Pator Brown
Miss Freebody: Pat Coombs


Alan Melville returns to the microphone in a new series of half-hour programmes. In them he recommends to listeners books that have given him pleasure and enjoyment
Dramatised scenes from the books selected are acted by Diana Maddox , Mary O'Farrell Peter Bathurst , John Chandos
Preston Lockwood , Marne Maitland
David Peel , Ivan Samson and Geoffrey Wincott with Alan Melville


Unknown: Alan Melville
Unknown: Diana Maddox
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Peter Bathurst
Unknown: John Chandos
Unknown: Preston Lockwood
Unknown: Marne Maitland
Unknown: David Peel
Unknown: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Unknown: Alan Melville


The last record exchange of the series
Robin Richmond in London and Wandy Tworek in Copenhagen
Introduced by Sandy Grandison Produced by Thuratan Holland


Introduced By: Sandy Grandison
Produced By: Thuratan Holland


with Anona Winn , Joy Adamson Jack Train , and Wally Reyburn and Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Wally Reyburn

: SUSPENSE The seventh in the series of true stories of heroism and adventure in dramatic form Stephen Murray in 'THE STORY OF OLOFF DE WET'

Radio dramatisation from H. Oloff de Wet's material by Paul Darke and Alan Burgess
The series edited and produced by Alan Burgess
In 1939 H. Oloff de Wet was arrested in Vienna by the Gestapo as a foreign spy. He was sentenced to death by a German court and placed in the condemned cell.


Unknown: Paul Darke
Unknown: Alan Burgess
Produced By: Alan Burgess
Oloff de Wet: Stephen Murray
Inner Voice: Felix Felton
Alia Fryodonovna: Cecile Chevreau
Nell: Harry Towb
Buchalter: Ian Sadler
Federmann: Heron Carvic
Stenographer: Ann Padwrick
Gustav: John Stockbridge
Hans: George Hagan
Dr Berse: Phillip Cunningham
President: Ewan Solon
Prosecutor: Edgar Norfolk
Baver: Stanley Groome
Warder: Tony van Den Bergh


A summary of events of the past week


Tom Jenkins and the Palm Court Orchestra with Thomas Round (tenor)


Unknown: Tom Jenkins
Tenor: Thomas Round


Commundty hymn-singing from the Presbyterian Church of Wales, Grangetown, Cardiff, led by the combined choirs of the Churches of Grangetown
Conductor, G. V. Williams
Organist,F. W . Powell
Hymns introduced by John Darran
Angels holy, high and lowly (Tune. Windermere)
All my hope on God is founded (Tune, Groeswen)
Jesus, the very thought of thee (Tune. St. Agnes)
I love to tell the story (Sacred Songs and Solos 96)
Courage, brother, do not stumble (Tune, Courage Brother)
Jesus, sinners will receive (Sacred Songs and Solos 852)
Who is on the Lord's side (Tune, Rachie)
Lead us, 0 Father (Tune, Ellers)
Closing Prayer and Blessing by the Rev. Lleufer Thomas


Conductor: G. V. Williams
Organist: F. W Powell
Introduced By: John Darran
Unknown: Rev. Lleufer Thomas


at the piano


Christian hymns. their music, and their meaning
Bread of the world in mercy broken
(Tune. Rendez a Dieu)
According to thy gracious word
(Tune. Bangor)
Jesus lives! Thy terrors now (Tune.
St. Albinus)
The bread of life for all men broken
(Tune. Sheng en)

: The Twilight Hour

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


Organist: Sandy Macpherson

: Jonah Barrington presents FROM WORDS TO MUSIC

with Singers:
Grace Nevern
Harry Dawson
Poetry Readers:
Marjorie Anderson
John Webster
At the piano, Josephine Lee
Produced by Eric Arden


Singers: Grace Nevern
Singers: Harry Dawson
Readers: Marjorie Anderson
Readers: John Webster
Piano: Josephine Lee
Produced By: Eric Arden

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