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Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson
Frank Baron (piano)


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Piano: Frank Baron


at the electric organ

: Home for the Day

The Sunday supplement to Woman's Hour
Any Wife to Any Husband:
More problems of an ordinary marriage discussed by a wife. Mrs. Myers. and a husband, Mr. Brown
A Day at the Office by a Housing Manager
The Retirement Age of Women:
Barbara Bliss and Florence White take opposite views on this subject
Geraldine McEwan reads from ' M for Mother ' a collection of articles by Marjorie Riddell originally published in Punch
Compère, Jeanne Heal


Unknown: Barbara Bliss
Unknown: Florence White
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Marjorie Riddell
Unknown: Jeanne Heal


with Edward Byles
The Silver Chords Choir
The Strings in Harmony
Introduced by Arthur Phillips
Production by Mai Jones


Unknown: Edward Byles
Introduced By: Arthur Phillips
Production By: Mai Jones


A gramophone programme of the top tunes from the popularity poll in various countries
This week:
The top records from the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics
The programme is based on records and information supplied by the Embassy of the U.S.S.R.
Introduced by Elkan Allan


Introduced By: Elkan Allan

: People's Service

Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free
What did Jesus really say about....
A Service from St. Alban's Church, Westbury Park, Bristol, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Austen Williams


Unknown: Austen Williams


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


Latest dance music from Italy sung by: Gino Latilla, luta de
Palma Corrado Locajono. Ugo Calise
Nilla Pizzi , Katina Ranieri
Quartetto Cetra and played by: Angelini's Orchestra
Gorni Kramer's Orchestra Brani Kramer's Orchestra
Semprini's Orchestra


Unknown: Palma Corrado Locajono.
Unknown: Ugo Calise
Unknown: Nilla Pizzi
Unknown: Katina Ranieri
Unknown: Quartetto Cetra

: Radio Theatre ' EDWARD AND CAROLINE'

A play based on Jacques Becker 's film Edouard et Caroline'
Translated and adapted by Derek Hart
(Continued in next column)
Pianist, Stewart Nash
Production by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Jacques Becker
Adapted By: Derek Hart
Pianist: Stewart Nash
Production By: Martyn C. Webster
Edward, a young impoverished musician: Geoffrey Matthews
Caroline, his wife: Denise Bryer
Mme Leroy concierge: Betty Hardy
Ernesi, her nephew: Michael Turner
Claude Beauchamp, Caroline's uncle: Max Adrian
Julien, his butler: Malcolm Graeme
Alain Claude's son: Derek Hart
Lucie Barvllle: Avlce Landone
Henri her husband: Manning Wilson
Florence: Mary Wimbush
Spencer Borch her husband: Rupert Davies
George Foucart: Hugh David
A removal man: Brian Haines


looking back to last summer and forward to next
Memories of sunlit days Plans for leisure to come with musical excursions conducted by Paul Fenoulhet and the augmented Variety Orchestra
This week you are invited to come
Pony trekking in the Lake District with Jonty Wilson
On a bus journey from Goole to King's Lynn with Eric Phillips
To Grindelwald in summer with Paul Winterforde-Young and to listen to your own holiday questions answered by travel experts
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann
Arranged by Bernard Lyons Produced by Arthur Phillips


Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Lake District
Unknown: Jonty Wilson
Unknown: Eric Phillips
Unknown: Paul Winterforde-Young
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Arranged By: Bernard Lyons
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


Orson Welles
The first in a new series of radio portraits of famous personalities of the entertainment world
See columns 2 and 3

: Greenwich Time Signal; News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: Terry-Thomas in TOP OF THE TOWN

with Leslie Mitchell
Miriam Karlin , Lizbeth Webb
Elton Hayes
Top of his Town
Ken Platt (Leigh, Lancashire)
Woolf Phillips and his Concert Orchestra
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: Lizbeth Webb
Unknown: Elton Hayes
Unknown: Ken Platt
Unknown: Woolf Phillips
Script By: Sid Colin
Script By: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Bill Gates


at the piano.


From Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, with a choir and congregation of students, conducted by Frederick Rimmer
The hymns introduced by the Rev. A. C. Craig , M.c, D.D.
Organist, George Loughlin
All creatures of our God and King
(Tune, Lasst uns erfreuen)
Come, let us to the Lord our God
(Tune. Kilmarnock)
Spirit of God, descend upon my heart
(Song 22)
Thou art the Way (Tune. St. James) Take up thy Cross (Tune, Breslau) Thou whose Almighty Word (Tune,
As darker, darker falls around (Tune,
Now thank we all our God (Tune,
Nun danket)


Unknown: Frederick Rimmer
Unknown: Rev. A. C. Craig
Organist: George Loughlin


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with Ian Wallace


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: Ian Wallace


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


Unknown: Stanley Maxted

: Ronnie Ronalde arrives DOWN MELODY LANE

finding songs and melodies in 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 Robin Boyle


Introduced By: Robin Boyle

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