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Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson
Hugo D'Alton (mandolin)


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Directed By: Hugo D'Alton


at the electric organ
(Robin Richmond is appearing at the Celebrite Restaurant, London)


Unknown: Robin Richmond


The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
A Name in the News
The Rev. G. R. Lloyd remembers his work as a hospital chaplain
Beatrice Lillie , last week's guest on Woman's Hour
Some New Year Resolutions
Beauty on a Shoestring: the last of four talks addressed to business girls by Evelyn Forbes Sarah Churchill reads from Elizabeth de Trevino 's book
' My Heart Lies South '
Compere, Franklin Engelmann
(Beatrice Lillie is appearing in ' An Evening with Beatrice Lillie ' at the Globe Theatre, London)


Unknown: Rev. G. R. Lloyd
Unknown: Beatrice Lillie
Unknown: Evelyn Forbes
Unknown: Sarah Churchill
Unknown: Elizabeth de Trevino
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Beatrice Lillie
Unknown: Beatrice Lillie


Introduced by David Lloyd James and Eric Sims and including recordings of December sounds


Introduced By: David Lloyd James
Introduced By: Eric Sims

: People's Service

' My son, if thou earnest to serve the Lord, prepare thy soul for temptation'
(Ecclesiasticus 2, v. 1)
I-My Home
A service from Christ Church,
Cockfosters, Middlesex
Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. George Duncan
Mr. Duncan has recently interviewed a large number of people who were converted at the Billy Graham Greater London Crusade. During this month he will discuss the difficulties they have met in trying to follow up their new-found faith.


Unknown: Rev. George Duncan


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 Jone '


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

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

with Benny Hill and Beryl Reid
(as' Marlene ' and ' Monica Graham Stark
(as ' Mrs. Briggs ' and ' Nigel Bowser-Smythe ')
Shirley Eaton , Peter Madden
The Coronets
(Shirley Eaton is appearing in ' Mother Goose ' at the London Palladium)


Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Monica Graham Stark
Unknown: Nigel Bowser-Smythe
Unknown: Shirley Eaton
Unknown: Peter Madden
Unknown: Shirley Eaton

: 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
(Vanessa Lee is appearing in After the Ball' at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool; Edmund Hockridge , in ' Can-Can ' at the London Coliseum)


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

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

Episode 18
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
Anne Fellows: Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Penny Gay: Petula Clark
Mrs Griffin: Gladys Henson
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards
Deidre Bartlett: Mary Law
The neighbour: Elsa Palmer

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

5-' The New Job ' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Horace Percival , Doris Rogers
Molly Weir
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

Question-Masters, John Ellison and Robert MacDermot
14-Scotland v. Northern Ireland The Academy, Dumfries (Girls) v. Annadale Grammar School,
Belfast (Boys)


Question-Masters: John Ellison
Question-Masters: Robert MacDermot


'The Red Planet '-17

: 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
(Jimmy Edwards is appearing in 'The Talk of the Town' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: Terry-Thomas in TOP OF THE TOWN

with Leslie Mitchell
Miriam Karlin
Elton Hayes
Herbert C. Walton
The Tanner Sisters
Top of his Town
Jon Pertwee
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: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: Miriam Karlin
Unknown: Elton Hayes
Unknown: Herbert C. Walton
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Woolf Phillips
Script By: Sid Colin
Script By: Jimmy Grafton


at the piano


Community hymn-singing for New Year and Epiphany, from St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Gorton, Manchester
Led by combined choirs conducted by Father Agnellus Andrew , O.F.M.
Hymns introduced by Father Joseph Christie , S.J.
Organist, Joseph Hughes
The old year now away is fled (Tune,
Jesus, the very thought of thee (Tune,
St. Bernard)
Bethlehem of noble cities (Tune,
We three kings of Orient are (Tune,
Upon my knee my Sovereign sits
(Tune. Auch jetzt macht Gott)
Hear thy children, gentle Jesus
(Tune, Drakes Boughton)
Come to the manger (Tune, Wadding-ton)


Conducted By: Father Agnellus Andrew
Introduced By: Father Joseph Christie
Organist: Joseph Hughes


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with Constance Shacklock
(ConstanceShacklockbroadcastsbypermissionoftheGeneralAdministrator, RoyalOperaHouseCoventGarden,Lid.).


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: Constance Shacklock


Christian opinion on some of the things we talk about

: Cavan O'Connor strolls DOWN MELODY LANE

seeking songs and melodies from the by-ways of familiar music with the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Frank Hooper
See ' Both Sides of the Microphone*


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Frank Hooper


A programme of records introduced by Roy Williams


Introduced By: Roy Williams

: Weather Forecast Highlights

of tomorrow's programmes and News Summary

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