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Music of the sunny south played by the Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson
Janet Fraser (contralto)


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Contralto: Janet Fraser


at the electric organ


The Sunday supplement to Woman's Hour
Yvonne Arnaud describes the type of man she likes
Commander Ibbett spins a yarn about a best man
Phyllis Cradock suggests a dish in season
Phillip Burton speaks about collecting car numbers
Sarah Churchill reads from Elizabeth de Trevino 's book
' My Heart Lies South '
Compère,Meryl O'Keeffe


Unknown: Yvonne Arnaud
Unknown: Phyllis Cradock
Unknown: Phillip Burton
Unknown: Sarah Churchill
Unknown: Elizabeth de Trevino
Unknown: Meryl O'Keeffe

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits Papworth The unique Village Settlement for T.B. sufferers and their families

: People's Service

I My son, if thou contest to serve the Lord, prepare thy soul for temptation'
Stumbling-blocks 2-1 My Pocket'
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 Jones


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

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

with Benny Hill
Beryl Reid
(as ' Marlene' and ' Monica ')
Graham Stark
(as ' Mrs. Briggs' and ' Nigel Bowser-Smythe ')
Shirley Eaton , Peter Madden
The Coronets
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Eddie Maguire and Ronald Wolfe
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Nigel Bowser-Smythe
Unknown: Shirley Eaton
Unknown: Peter Madden
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Eddie Maguire
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Produced By: Roy Speer

: 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
Edmund Hockridge
Shirley Abicair
The Sidney Bright Trio and Robert Farnon and his Orchestra
Introduced by Robin Boyle Produced by Edward Nash


Unknown: Edmund Hockridge
Unknown: Shirley Abicair
Unknown: Robert Farnon
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Edward Nash

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

Episode 19
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
The neighbour: Elsa Palmer

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

6—' Just Call Me Curly' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Horace Percival , Doris Rogers
Molly Weir , Hugh Morton
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


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

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

Question-masters, John Ellison and Robert MacDermot
15-The Finals
The Academy, Dumfries (Girls) v. Grove Park School,
Wrexham (Boys)


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


'The Red Planet '—18

: 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


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

: 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 Beverley Sisters
Top of his Town
George Formby (Wigan)
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: George Formby
Unknown: Woolf Phillips
Script By: Sid Colin
Script By: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Bill Gates


at the piano


From the Mid Kirk of Greenock with the United Choirs of the Greenock and Gourock Churches
Conducted by John Richardson
Organist, George Parkhill
Hymns introduced by the , Rev. T M. Phillips
Theme: The Dayspring from on High Come, let us to the Lord our God
(Tune, Kilmarnock)
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Tune. Moredun)
Come down. 0 Love Divine (Tune,
Down Ampney)
Mine eyes have seen the glory (Tune.
By cool Siloam's shady rill (Tune,
Our Lord Christ hath risen! (Tune.
We have heard a joyful sound (Tune,
All creatures of our God and King
(Tune, Lasst uns erfreuen)


Conducted By: John Richardson
Organist: George Parkhill
Unknown: Rev. T M. Phillips


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with Rene Soames


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: Rene Soames


Christian opinion on some of the things we talk about
Speaker, Stanley Maxted


Unknown: Stanley Maxted

: 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


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Frank Hooper


A programme of records introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury


Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury

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