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A seasonal entertainment
Percy Edwards (the Birdman) with the Pavilion Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey
Billy Mayerl (piano)


Unknown: Percy Edwards
Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey
Piano: Billy Mayerl


at the electric organ


The Sunday supplement to Woman's Hour
Anthony Steel describes the kind of woman he likes
Good Health, by a doctor
Phyllis Sellick
A recent guest on Woman's Hour
Homeless Children:
Impressions from foster mothers and Children's Officers
A reading from
' Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures' by Douglas Jerrold Compere, Nancy Spain


Unknown: Anthony Steel
Unknown: Phyllis Sellick
Unknown: Douglas Jerrold
Unknown: Nancy Spain


Edward Morgan
The Silver Chords Choir
The Strings in Harmony
Introduced by Arthur Phillips
Produced by Mai Jones


Introduced By: Arthur Phillips
Produced By: Mai Jones


A gramophone programme of the top tunes from the popularity poll in various countries
This week:
The top records from Peru
The programme is based on information supplied by the Peruvian Embassy
Introduced by Elkan Allan


Introduced By: Elkan Allan

: Wilfred Pickles in ' HAVE A GOI'

Coleraine, Northern Ireland

: People's Service

There was much murmuring among the people concerning him. Some said, He is a good man: others said. Nay; but he deceiveth the people
(St. John 7. v. 12)
What Think Ye of Christ?
3 — 'He's an Impostor'
Service from the Roman Catholic Church of St. Edward the Confessor, Sutton Park, Guildford, Surrey; conducted by the Rev. Father Gordon Albion, D.Hist. SC.


Unknown: The Rev. Father Gordon Albion


Presented from London and Cologne by Jean Metcalfe and Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Dennis Scuse

: 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


A tour of the Continent in music
From Spain: Andres Segovia
From Vienna: Karl Loube 's Orchestra
From Paris: Phillipe Clay
From Milan: Florindo Andreoli
From Holland
De Jonge Flierefluiters
From Italy: Granozio Orchestra and From the Canary Islands
Maria Merida
Compiled and edited by Pat Dixon
(A Continental Radio recording)


Unknown: Karl Loube
Edited By: Pat Dixon

: Radio Theatre: Murder in the Mews

Dramatised for radio by Anthony Aspinall from the story by Agatha Christie.
Produced by David H. Godfrey


Dramatist: Anthony Aspinall
Writer: Agatha Christie
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Freddie Hogg: Ian Whittaker
Chief Inspector Japp: Jack Melford
Hercule Poirot: Richard Williams
Detective-Sergeant Jameson: Ronald Sidney
Doctor Brett: Duncan McIntyre
Jane Plenderleith: Monica Grey
Mrs Hogg: Ella Milne
Charles Laverton-West: Allan Cuthbertson
Major Henry Eustace: William Fox


looking back to last summer and forward to next with musical excursions conducted by Paul Fenouthet and the augmented Variety Orchestra
This week you are invited to hear about:
A fishing holiday in Northern Ireland, from Michael Shephard
A bus journey from Lyme Regis to Looe. by Eric Phillips
A visit to the Austrian Tyrol with Allan Murray 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 Fenouthet
Unknown: Michael Shephard
Unknown: Eric Phillips
Unknown: Allan Murray
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Arranged By: Bernard Lyons
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Close-up of MOIRA SHEARER

A portrait of the well-known actress and ballerina
Another in the series of radio portraits of famous personalities of the entertainment world
Friends and associates helping to tell the story are:
Arnold Haskell
Robert Helpmann
Ludovic Kennedy
Ailne Phillips
Michael Powell
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Thurstan Holland


Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards in TAKE IT FROM HERE

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


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


presents the best in Britain's show business
Introduced by Nicholas Parsons
The star guests include:
Jewel and Warriss Semprini
Bruce Trent , Kitty Bluett
The George Mitchell Glee Club
Music directed by Stanley Black and his Concert Orchestra
Written by Llo Harris and Richard Waring with Nicholas Parsons
Produced by Douglas Moodie


Introduced By: Nicholas Parsons
Introduced By: Warriss Semprini
Unknown: Bruce Trent
Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Directed By: Stanley Black
Written By: Llo Harris
Written By: Richard Waring
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Produced By: Douglas Moodie


Community hymn-singing from the Doddridge Congregational Church, Northampton. Hymns introduced by the Rev. E. Benson Perkins, Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council
Singing by United Choirs of Free Churches in Northampton
Conducted by George Miller
At the organ, Walter J. Roberts
0 God of Bethel, by whose hand
(Tune, Salzburg)
0 for a thousand tongues to sing
(Tune. University)
Thy hand. 0 God, has guided (Tune.
Judge Eternal, throned in splendour
(Tune. Rhuddlan)
Who would true valour see (Tune.
Monks Gate)
I'm not ashamed to own my Lord
(Tune, Martyrdom)
My gracious Lord. I own thy right
(Tune, Warrington)
Forth in thy name, 0 Lord. I go
(Tune, Song 34, Angel's Song)


Unknown: Rev. E. Benson
Conducted By: George Miller
Unknown: Walter J. Roberts


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with Thomas Round


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: Thomas Round


Christian opinion on some of the things we talk about
C. A. Joyce


Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: Edric Connor goes a-roving DOWN MELODY LANE

coming upon 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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