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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
Commander Ibbett talks about the kind of woman he likes
Any Wife to Any Husband: more problems of an ordinary marriage discussed by a wife and a husband
Gordon Gow reviews some current films
Influenza: discussed by C. H. Andrewes. F.R.S., who is in charge of the World Influenza Centre of the World Health Organisation
Geraldine McEwan reads from ' M for Mother,' a collection of articles by Marjorie Riddell originally published in Punch
Compère, Jeanne Heat


Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: C. H. Andrewes.
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Marjorie Riddell
Unknown: Jeanne Heat


John Gower
The Silver Chords Choir
The Strings in Harmony
Introduced by Arthur Phillips
Production by Mai Jones


Unknown: John Gower
Introduced By: Arthur Phillips
Production By: Mai Jones


This week:
The top records from Mexico
The programme is based on information supplied by the British Embassy, Mexico City
Introduced by Elkan Allan


Introduced By: Elkan Allan

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits Her Majesty's Forces at Altona, Hamburg, Germany with Mabel at ' the table ' and Harry Hudson at the piano


Unknown: Harry Hudson


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 Scuso


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Dennis Scuso

: Edmundb 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
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: Jack Payne introduces BRITISH BAND BOX

The last in the present series of programmes of records featuring the pick of British dance bands and instrumentalists


A programme of Austrian music of all kinds
Compiled and edited by Pat Dixon
Recorded in Vienna and presented by Station Rot-Weiss-Rot


Edited By: Pat Dixon

: Radio Theatre: The Quiet River

by J. Dillon White
Produced by Ayton Whitaker


Writer: J. Dillon White
Producer: Ayton Whitaker
Ling Tai: Betty Hardy
Mother Superior: Mabel Terry-Lewis
Jasmine: Denise Bryer
Sentry: Manning Wilson
Huggins: Eric Anderson
Lieut Shelley: Peter Howell
Capt Hitchcock: Brian Haines
Bradley: Hugh David
Major Kildare: Edward Jewesbury
Chang Tu: Denys Blakelock
Sergeant Major: T. St John Barry


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 hear about:
A visit to the Channel Islands with Peter Maggs
A bus journey from Southwold to Tilbury with Eric Phillips
A holiday on the Isle of Capri with Robert Reid 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: Peter Maggs
Unknown: Eric Phillips
Unknown: Robert Reid
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Arranged By: Bernard Lyons
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Rex Harrison in CLOSE-UP

A portrait of the well-known stage and screen star
Another in the series of radio portraits of famous personalities of the entertainment world
Those helping to tell the story are:
Jevan Brandon-Thomas
Wing-Commander F.T. K.Bulmor
Harold French
Carey Harrison
Brigadier D. Mills-Roberts
Lilli Palmer
Hugh Williams
Narrator, Cyril Shaps
Written by Gordon Gow
Produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Jevan Brandon-Thomas
Unknown: Wing-Commander F.T. K.Bulmor
Unknown: Harold French
Unknown: Carey Harrison
Unknown: Brigadier D. Mills-Roberts
Unknown: Lilli Palmer
Narrator: Hugh Williams
Narrator: Cyril Shaps
Written By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Thurstan Holland


A summary of events of the past week

: Terry-Thomas in TOP OF THE TOWN

with Leslie Mitchell , Miriam Karlin
Eve Boswell , Elton Hayes
Top of his Town
George Formby (Blackpool)
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: Eve Boswell
Unknown: Elton Hayes
Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Woolf Phillips
Script By: Sid Colin
Script By: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Bill Gates


at the piano

: Sunday Half-Hour

Community hymn-singing from the Chapel of H.M. Prison, Wormwood Scrubs
Conducted by W.A. Alder
Hymns introduced by the Chaplain the Rev. C.G. Watts
Love divine, all loves excelling (Tune, Love Divine)
Fight the good fight (Tune, Duke Street)
Guide me. O thou great Redeemer (Tune, Cwm Rhondda)
Be thou my guardian and my guide (Tune, Abridge)
Glorious things of thee are spoken (Tune, Austrian Hymn)
When I survey the wondrous Cross (Tune, Rockingham)
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven (Tune, Praise, my soul)
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended (Tune, St. Clement)
See 'Both Sides of the Microphone'


Conducted By: W. A. Alder
Unknown: Rev. C. G. Watts


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with Kathleen Joyce


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: Kathleen Joyce



Christian opinion on some of the things we talk about

: 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 Philip Slessor


Introduced By: Philip Slessor

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