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BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz


Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: Sunday Star DOLORES GRAY

on gramophone records

: Home for the Day

The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Elsie and Doris Waters describing the type of man they like
Grace, Chown talks about her job as a sub-postmistress
A veterinary surgeon and Barbara Woodhouse discuss the training of dogs
Advice on Choosing Cosmetics:
The third of four talks to business girls by beauty adviser Evelyn Forbes
Pat Smythe reads a last instalment from her book
' Jump for Joy '
Compere, Franklin Engelmann


Unknown: Barbara Woodhouse
Unknown: Evelyn Forbes
Unknown: Pat Smythe
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann


and his Rio Tango Band

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits Saffron Walden , Essex with Mabel at ' the table ' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Renaud Williams


Unknown: Saffron Walden
Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Renaud Williams

: People's Service

The Man Who Made Christmas
The common people heard him gladly (St. Mark 12, v. 37)
3 — 'Because he spoke with authority'
Service from Urmston Congregational Church, Manchester, conducted by the Rev. Howard Stanley, Moderator of the Lancashire Province of the Congregational Union


Service conducted by: The Rev. Howard Stanley


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
Produced by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in 'ARCHIE'S THE BOY '

with Benny Hill and Beryl Reid , Graham Stark
Shirley Eaton , Peter Madden
The Coronets


Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Shirley Eaton
Unknown: Peter Madden

: Jack Payne introduces BRITISH BAND BOX

A weekly programme of records featuring the pick of British dance bands and instrumentalists


A correspondence column of the air
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas


Introduced By: Adrian Thomas


A Sunday serenade of music and song starring:
Vanessa Lee
Edmund Hockridge
The Dixieland Band and Philip Green and his Concert Orchestra
Introduced by Robin Boyle Produced by Edward Nash


Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Edmund Hockridge
Unknown: Philip Green
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Edward Nash

: George Cole Diana Churchill, and Colin Gordon in ' A LIFE OF BLISS'

Episode 16
Script by Godfrey Harrison


Script By: Godfrey Harrison
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne Fellows: Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Penny Gay: Petula Clark
Mrs Gay: Nan Kenway
Mr Gay: Douglas Young
Mrs Griffin: Gladys Henson
The neighbour: Elsa Palmer

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

3-1 Danger-Richard at Work' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Horace Percival , Doris Rogers
Molly Weir


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the question-masters in this Inter-country contest between representative teams from girls' and boys' schools in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
12-Scottish Finals
The Academy, Dumfries (Girls)
v. Allan Glen 's School,
Glasgow (Boys)
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: V. Allan Glen
Unknown: Tom Williams
Produced By: Joan Clark


'The Red Planet '—15

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards in TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Wallas Eaton
Alma Cogan
June Whitfield
The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Announcer. David Dunhlll
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: June Whitfield
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Announcer: David Dunhlll
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: Terry-Thomas in TOP OF THE TOWN

with Anne Shelton and Dora Bryan and Elton Hayes , Herbert C. Walton and Tibor Kunstler
Top of his Town
Albert Modley (Morecambe)
Woolf Phillips and his Concert Orchestra
Programme based on an idea by Terry-Thomas
Script by Sid Colin and Jimmy Grafton
Produced by Bill Gates


Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Unknown: Elton Hayes
Unknown: Herbert C. Walton
Unknown: Tibor Kunstler
Unknown: Albert Modley
Unknown: Woolf Phillips
Script By: Sid Colin
Script By: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Bill Gates


at the piano


Community hymn-singing from St. Martin's, Birmingham Parish Church
Hymns introduced by the Rector, the Rev. Canon Bryan Green
Conducted by Geoffrey Fletcher
At the organ, P. Cottrell
Thou whose almighty word (Tune,
Blest are the pure in heart (Tune.
0 little town of Bethlehem (Tune,
Forest Green)
At the name of Jesus (Tune. Evelyns) In the Cross of Christ I glory (Tune,
Good Christian men. rejoice and sing
(Tune, Gelobt sei Gott)
Just as I am. thine own to be (Tune,
Saffron Walden)
To God be the glory! great things hath he done (Tune, To God be the Glory)


Conducted By: Geoffrey Fletcher
Unknown: P. Cottrell


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with Raymond Newell


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: Raymond Newell


If i travel in your company
You know the way to heaven's door ...
(George Herbert : Church Music') A group of programmes about some favourite hymn-tunes
Presented by the Rev. Cyril Taylor
Warden of the Royal School of Church Music with Wilfred Brown (tenor) and the St. Martin's Singers


Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Rev. Cyril Taylor
Tenor: Wilfred Brown


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


Unknown: Margaret Rawlings


Readings from his diaries
Selections and linking commentary by Ormerod Greenwood
Read by Tom Masson and Rex Palmer
Based on ' Livingstone's Travels 'edited by Dr. James I. Macnair


Commentary By: Ormerod Greenwood
Read By: Tom Masson
Read By: Rex Palmer
Edited By: Dr. James I. MacNair

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