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Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson with Carmen del Rio (soprano)


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Soprano: Carmen Del Rio


(accordion) with rhythm accompaniment


The Sunday supplement to Woman's Hour
Harry Soan gives a portrait of his wife
Vivian Sorsbie asks a question: ' Fat. or Fit and Fashionable? '
Rena Bosanquet talks about the vegetarian way of cooking
Good Health, by a doctor
MAURICE Chevalier reading from his own autobiography
The Man in the Straw Hat
Abridged by R. C. Herbert
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Harry Soan
Unknown: Vivian Sorsbie
Talks: Rena Bosanquet
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Abridged By: R. C. Herbert
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


You are invited to listen to folk songs and music still sung and played in the British Isles
7 — ' The Travelling People '
Peter Kennedy introduces songs and music of tinkers, pedlars, and gypsies which he has collected during his roving out in the British Isles
Introduced by Harold Rogers
Edited .by Marie Slocombe
Produced by Harold Rogers


Introduces: Peter Kennedy
Introduced By: Harold Rogers
Edited By: Marie Slocombe
Produced By: Harold Rogers


Band of The Life Guards
Conducted by Lleut.-Col. A. Lemoine, O.B.E.
Director of Music
(Continued in next column)


Unknown: Col. A. Lemoine, O.B.E.

: Wilfrid Thomas presents I HEARD EUROPE SINGING

A series of six programmes in which Wilfrid Thomas recalls a journey from Turkey to Scandinavia and introduces some of the music he recorded together with the scenes, customs, and personalities associated with it
Part 1: From Turkey to Italy
Production by Joe Burroughs


Unknown: Wilfrid Thomas
Production By: Joe Burroughs

: People's Service

Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear, having a good conscience
(1 Peter 3, v. 15)
' Why I am a Baptist'
Service from Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London, conducted by the Rev. F. Townley Lord, D.D.


Unknown: Rev. F. Townley


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


Piano music in contrasting stytes played by Robin Wood , Bill McGuffie
Alan Paul and Edna Hatzfeld
The Peter Knight Quartet
Introduced by Sidney Harrison
Producer, Jimmy Grant


Played By: Robin Wood
Played By: Bill McGuffie
Played By: Alan Paul
Played By: Edna Hatzfeld
Introduced By: Sidney Harrison
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: Introducing America's famous singing group THE FOUR ACES

Al Alberts
The Steve Race Quartet and Jackie Brown


Unknown: Al Alberts
Unknown: Jackie Brown

: F.A. Continental Tour: France v. England

Commentary by Raymond Glendenning on the second half of the first match of the F.A. Continental Tour, with summaries by Charles Buchan, football correspondent of the News Chronicle.
From Stades Colombes, Paris

The Football Association is making its usual Continental Tour at the end of the football season in this country, and will be playing matches against France, Spain, and Portugal. The second half of the match against Portugal next Sunday is also to be broadcast in the Light Programme, but unfortunately it is technically impossible to broadcast from Spain.
The last full International against France was played at Highbury in 1951, when the result was a draw, 2-2. England has played Spain three times and has lost twice - in Madrid as long ago as 1929, 4 goals to 3, and in the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro in 1950, 1-0. Our only victory was at Highbury in 1931 when the score was England 7, Spain 1. Three matches have also been played against Portugal, all of them since the war. Two took place in Lisbon and one at Goodison Park, Everton, and England won all three.


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Charles Buchan


Franklin Engelmann , with a BBC mobile recording unit, visits Port Talbot to meet local people who talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Port Talbot
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

' Three Blind Dates' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Horace Percival , Doris Rogers
Molly Weir , Richard Bellaers


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Richard Bellaers


Melodies, songs, and dances from both sides of the Atlantic
David McCallum and the Strolling Players with Charles Kennedy (tenor)


Unknown: David McCallum
Tenor: Charles Kennedy

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards in TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Wallas Eaton
Alma Cogan , June Whitfield
The Keynotes


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: June Whitfield

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Presents the best in Britain's show business
The star guests include:
Derek Roy
Lizbeth Webb , Felix King
Frankie Vaughan , George Martin
The George Mitchell Glee Club
Music directed by Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Written by Leo Harris and Richard Waring
Produced by Douglas Moodie


Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Lizbeth Webb
Unknown: Felix King
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Unknown: George Martin
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Written By: Leo Harris
Written By: Richard Waring
Produced By: Douglas Moodie


Community hymn-singing from the Sacred Heart Church, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent; led by combined Roman Catholic choirs from the Potteries, conducted by Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.
Organist, R. Stanworth
Hymns introduced by Father James D. Crichton
Praise to the Holiest in the height
(Tune, Billing)
New praises be given (Tune. Joanna) Battle is o'er (Tune. Surrexit)
Jesus is God! (Tune, Ellacombe)
All ye who seek a comfort sure (Tune,
St. Bernard)
0 Bread of Heaven (Tune, Tynemouth)
Virgin. wholly marvellous (Tune.
Orientis Partibus)
When evening's last faint beams are gone (Tune. Rockingham)
Blessing by the Rt. Rev. Humphrey Bright. Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham


Organist: Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.
Organist: R. Stanworth
Introduced By: Father James D. Crichton
Unknown: Rev. Humphrey Bright.


Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Gwyn Griffiths


Unknown: Max Jaffa
Artist: Gwyn Griffiths


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


Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: Edmund Hockridge goes DOWN MELODY LANE

coming upon songs and melodies In the highways and by-ways of familiar music with the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Frank Hooper


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Frank Hooper

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