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Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson
Billy Bell (guitar)


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Guitar: Billy Bell


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.
Kathleen Clark talks about her twenty-six years at the box office of the Old Vic
The Forum: Experts answer listeners' queries on practical problems.
Falling in Love: Another broadcast, on the eve of St. Valentine's Day, of four confessions on this subject.
Geraldine McEwan reads from "M for Mother", a collection of articles by Marjorie Riddell originally published in "Punch".
Compère, Jeanne Heal.

(BBC recording)


Compere: Jeanne Heal
Interviewee: Kathleen Clark
Reader (M for Mother): Geraldine McEwan
Author (M for Mother): Marjorie Riddell


Griffith Lewis
The Silver Chords Choir
The Strings in Harmony
Introduced by Arthur Phillips
Production by Mal Jones


Unknown: Griffith Lewis
Introduced By: Arthur Phillips
Production By: Mal Jones


A gramophone programme of the top tunes from the popularity poll In various countries
This week:
The top records from Denmark
The programme is based on information supplied by Statsradiofonien, Copenhagen
Introduced by Elkan Allan


Introduced By: Elkan Allan

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits the old-age pensioners at Walthamstow

: 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


Presented from London and Cologne by Jean Metcalfe and John Meade


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: John Meade

: Edmundo Ros and Ray Ellington in MR. ROS AND MR. RAY

with Dick Katz , Marion Ryan
The Ray Ellington Quartet
The Edmundo Ros
Latin-American Orchestra
Script by Johnny Speight
Producer, Jimmy Grant


Unknown: Dick Katz
Unknown: Marion Ryan
Script By: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Jimmy Grant


Music of all kinds from Italy played and sung by: Orchestra
Granozio Renata Heredia , Giorgi Consulinl
Armando Frangna 's Orchestra
Domenico Modugno
Ugo Calise , Florindo Andreoll


Unknown: Granozio Renata Heredia
Unknown: Giorgi Consulinl
Unknown: Armando Frangna
Unknown: Domenico Modugno
Unknown: Ugo Calise
Unknown: Florindo Andreoll

: Radio Theatre: Ring for Jeeves

A play for radio by Dan Ferguson from the novel by P. G. Wodehouse
with Deryck Guyler, Ian Carmichael, Michael Shepley
To William, ninth Earl of Rowcester, Rowcester Abbey was the dampest of the stately homes of England. But to the impressionable American widow, Mrs. Spottsworth, it was the perfect setting for communication with the spirit world. Bill's fiancee mistrusted this attractive widow. And there was Captain Biggar, hot-foot on the trail of a bookie who had mysteriously gone to ground in the Abbey. In these circumstances it is fortunate that Jeeves - on temporary loan from Bertie Wooster should be presiding in the Rowcester pantry.


Writer: Dan Ferguson
From the novel by: P.G. Wodehouse
Producer: H. B. Fortuin
Jeeves: Deryck Guyler
A waiter: John Ruddock
Mrs Rosalinda Spottsworth ('Rosie'): Tucker McGuire
Captain Biggar: Michael Shepley
Sir Roderick Carmoyle ('Rory'): George Merritt
Lady Monica Carmoyle ('Moke'): Annabel Maule
Jill Wyvern: Belle Chrystall
Ellen, a housemaid: Mairhi Russell
Lord William Rowcester ('Bill'): Ian Carmichael
Pomona, the peke: Bryan Powley
Colonel Smithers, the Chief Constable: Brian Haines
Radio commentator: Geoffrey Matthews


A winter programme 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:
Motoring in Wales with Aled Vaughan On a bus journey from King's Lynn to Southwold with Eric Phillips
On a tour of Jutland with Robin Duff 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: Aled Vaughan
Unknown: Eric Phillips
Unknown: Robin Duff
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Arranged By: Bernard Lyons
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Agatha Christie in Close-Up

A portrait of the celebrated authoress and playwright.
Another in a series of radio portraits of famous personalities of the entertainment world.
Friends and associates helping to tell the story are:
Richard Attenborough, Sir Allen Lane, Margaret Lockwood, Peter Saunders, Francis L. Sullivan, Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Narrator, John Webster

The programme includes an extract from "The Mousetrap," now running at the Ambassadors Theatre, London


Interviewee: Agatha Christie
Interviewee: Richard Attenborough
Interviewee: Sir Allen Lane
Interviewee: Margaret Lockwood
Interviewee: Peter Saunders
Interviewee: Francis L. Sullivan
Interviewee: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Narrator: John Webster
Writer: Gale Pedrick
Producer: Thurstan Holland

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: Terry-Thomas in TOP OF THE TOWN

with Miriam Karlin
The Beverley Sisters
Elton Hayes
Top of his Town
Leslie Mitchell (Edinburgh)
Guest star, Jon Pertwee
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: Miriam Karlin
Unknown: Elton Hayes
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Woolf Phillips
Script By: Sid Colin
Script By: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Bill Gates


at the piano


Community hymn-singing from Christ Church, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Conductor, R. Duncan Peel
Organist, W. Frank Richardson
Hymns introduced by the Ven. W. J. Gransden ,
Archdeacon of Dromore
Songs of praise the angels sang
(Tune, Monkland)
There is a green hill (Tune. Horsley) The strife is o'er (Tune, Victory)
Hail the day that sees him rise
(Tune. Llanfalr)
Hills of the north, rejoice (Tune.
Little Cornard)
Ten thousand times ten thousand
(Tune, Alford)
Our blest Redeemer (Tune, St. Cuthbert)
My God, accept my heart this day
(Tune, Evan)


Conductor: R. Duncan
Organist: W. Frank Richardson
Unknown: J. Gransden


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with Elsie Morison
(Continued in next column)


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: Elsie Morison


Christian opinion on some of the things we talk about
C. A. Joyce ; formerly Governor in the Prison Commission and now Headmaster of an Approved School for boys


Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: 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 Sandy Grandison


Introduced By: Sandy Grandison

: Weather Forecast Highlights

of tomorrow's programme* and News Summary

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