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: Whitsuntide Hymn: ' Come thou Holy Paraclete' LIGHTS ON

The Harlequins
Directed by Sidney Sax
Alf Edwards (concertina)


Directed By: Sidney Sax
Directed By: Alf Edwards


(accordion) with rhythm accompaniment

: Home for the Day

The Sunday supplement to Woman's Hour
Percy Edwards gives impressions of some of the bird songs we hear in the garden now
Sheila Van Damm looks at her spring diary
Good Health, by a doctor
Commander Ibbett spins a yarn about a hat
Robin Adair gives a menu for a dinner party
' on your own '
MAURICE CHEVALIER reads the last episode from his autobiography
' The Man in the Straw Hat '
Abridged by R. C. Herbert
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Sheila van Damm
Unknown: Robin Adair
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Straw Hat
Abridged By: R. C. Herbert
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


You are invited to listen to songs and music still sung and played in the British Isles
Marie Slocombe tells you about a journey she made last year with Seamus Ennis to Connemara
Seamus Ennis asks you to meet Thomas Moran from County Leitrim
Edited by Marie Slocombe
Produced by Harold Rogers


Unknown: Marie Slocombe
Unknown: Seamus Ennis
Unknown: Thomas Moran
Edited By: Marie Slocombe
Produced By: Harold Rogers


Band of the Manchester Regiment
Conductor, Mr. L. C. Bently
Introduced by Alistair McDougall
Produced by Harry Mortimer
A concert given before an invited audience in the Jerboa Cinema, Berlin


Introduced By: Alistair McDougall
Produced By: Harry Mortimer

: 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
3-From Spain through the Basque Country to Switzerland
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)
One Lord Many Churches
'Why I belong to the Church of Scotland'
Service from Jordanhill Parish Church, Glasgow, conducted by the Rev. Tom Allan


Unknown: Rev. Tom Allan


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


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train and F. C. Hooper ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: F. C. Hooper
Unknown: Gilbert Harding


Piano music in contrasting styles played by Ronald Smith , Edward Rubach
Alan Paul and Edna Hatzfeld
The Peter Knight Quartet and introduced by Muir Mathieson
Producer. Jimmy Grant


Played By: Ronald Smith
Played By: Edward Rubach
Played By: Alan Paul
Played By: Edna Hatzfeld
Introduced By: Muir Mathieson
Unknown: Jimmy Grant

: Tony Hancock with Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Andree Melly in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

(Sidney James is in ' Wonderful Town' at the Prince's Theatre, London)


Unknown: Sidney James

: A picture of Europe TEN YEARS AFTER VICTORY

The Present-The Future
See foot of page and page 7


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


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


Edgar Lustgarten presents a new series of studies in crime
I-William Gardiner
Anywhere but in Peasenhall, any time but in 1902, village gossip, true or false, might have no more consequence than-village gossip. But at this particular place and at that particular time, it became a matter of life or death for the Sunday-school superintendent.


Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten
Unknown: William Gardiner

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


presents the best in Britain's show business
The star guests include:
Richard Murdoch
Cardew Robinson
Jill Day , Freddie Phillips
Tino Christidi
The George Mitchell Glee Club
Music directed by Stanley Black and his Concert Orchestra
Written by Leo Harris and Richard Waring
Produced by Douglas Moodie


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Jill Day
Unknown: Freddie Phillips
Unknown: Tino Christidi
Directed By: Stanley Black
Written By: Leo Harris
Written By: Richard Waring
Produced By: Douglas Moodie


Community hymn-singing from the Mint Methodist Church, Exeter, led by massed Free Church choirs of the district
Hymns introduced by the Rev. Philip L. Jones
Spirit of the Living God
All hail the power of Jesu's name
(Tune, Diadem)
(Continued in next column)
Awake, 0 Lord, as in the time of old
(Tune. Chilton Foliat)
Come down, 0 Love Divine (Tune.
Down Ampney)
Holy Spirit, Truth Divine (Tune,
Eternal Light! Eternal Light! (Tune.
I serve a risen Saviour
Behold the mountain of the Lord
(Tune. Glasgow)
And can it be that I should gain
(Tune, Sagina)
Conductor, George Rickard Organist, S. Gordon Mingo


Unknown: Rev. Philip L. Jones
Conductor: George Rickard
Organist: S. Gordon Mingo


Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
John Hanson
(Continued in next column)


Unknown: Max Jaffa
Artist: John Hanson


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


Unknown: Stanley Maxted

: 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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