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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".
Mrs. Billy Graham a recent guest on "Woman's Hour".
Music with a Smile: Dobson and Young talk about some pressing problems of the day.
E. Arnot Robertson looks at her diary and recalls what she has been doing and thinking about in the last few weeks.
Good Health by a doctor.
Man and Wife: a series of conversations between married couples. 1 - Laurens and Ingaret van der Post.
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson.


Presenter: Marjorie Anderson
Speaker: Mrs. Billy Graham
Musicians: Dobson and Young
Speaker: E. Arnot Robertson
Speaker: Laurens van der Post
Speaker: Ingaret van der Post


You are invited to listen to songs and music still sung and played in the British Isles
9-The West Country
Ralph Wightman introduces
Peter Kennedy who describes a journey he made in Wiltshire and Dorset last year, including a visit to the Portland Stone Quarries
Dance interludes by The Moonrakers
Edited by Marie Slocombe
. Produced by Harold Rogers


Introduces: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: Peter Kennedy
Edited By: Marie Slocombe
Produced By: Harold Rogers


Introduced by David Lloyd James and Eric Simms and including recordings of May countryside sounds


Introduced By: David Lloyd James
Introduced By: Eric Simms

: 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
4-From Switzerland through Austria and the Saar to Western Germany
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 belong to the Church of England'
Service from the Church of St. Martin, Canterbury, conducted by the Right Rev. Cuthbert Bards ley, Bishop of Croydon


Unknown: Rev. Cuthbert Bards


For service 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 Jonea


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Produced By: Glyn Jonea


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train and Richard Dimbleby with Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding


Piano music in contrasting styles played by Ronald Smith
Ronnie Aldrich
Alan Paul and Edna Hatzfeld
The Kenny Powell Quartet and introduced by Muir Mathieson
Producer, Jimmy Grant


Played By: Ronald Smith
Played By: Ronnie Aldrich
Played By: Alan Paul
Played By: Edna Hatzfeld
Unknown: Kenny Powell
Introduced By: Muir Mathieson
Producer: Jimmy Grant

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

also featuring Kenneth Williams


Unknown: Kenneth Williams

: Peter Yorke in MELODY HOUR

with his
Concert Orchestra and Ronnie Hilton
First of a series featuring the best orchestras in the field of light and popular music
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Eric Arden


Unknown: Ronnie Hilton
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Eric Arden


Franklin JSngelmann , with a unit, crosses the Channel in the S.S. Lord Warden to meet some of the passengers and crew who choose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Franklin Jsngelmann
Unknown: S.S. Lord Warden
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

' We'll send you a postcard' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Horace Percival , Doris Rogers Molly Weir , Richard Bellaers
Written by Bob Block ,
Ronnie Hanbury and Bebe Daniels
Production by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Richard Bellaers
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Production By: Tom Ronald


Edgar Lustgarten presents a new series of studies in crime
2-Harry Thaw
Two men and a girl; three bullets and a corpse; it happened in the glare of a New-York nightclub in 1907. But how many of the people who saw the murder done, or who watched the first trial, could have guessed the extraordinary outcome?


Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards in TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Wallas Eaton
Alma Cogan , June Whitfield
The Keynotes
Announcer, David Dunhill
Script by Frank Muir and Dents Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: June Whitfield
Announcer: David Dunhill
Script By: Frank Muir
Unknown: Dents Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Presents the best in Britain's show business
The star guests include:
Alma Cogan , Bruce Trent Harry Locke , Tito Burns and Eric Barker
The George Mitchell Glee Club
Music directed by Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra
Written by Leo Harris and Richard Waring
Produced by Douglas Moodie


Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: Bruce Trent
Unknown: Harry Locke
Unknown: Tito Burns
Unknown: Eric Barker
Written By: Leo Harris
Written By: Richard Waring
Produced By: Douglas Moodie


Community hymn singing from Dunblane Cathedral, led by the United Church Choirs of Dunblane and district, conducted by J. Fleming Lamb
Introduced by the Rev. J. Chalmers Grant ,
Minister of Dunblane Cathedral
Organist. J. D. Macrae
To render thanks unto the Lord
(Tune. Howard)
Holy, Holy. Holy (Tune, Nicaea)
Immortal, invisible, God only wise
(Tune. Joanna)
Let all the world In every corner sing
(Tune. Luckington)
Father of peace, and God of love!
(Tune, Caithness)
Lift up your heads, ye gates of brass
(Tune. Warwick)
Happy are they, they that love God
(Tune, Binchester)
Lead us. Heavenly Father, lead us
(Tune. Corinth)


Conducted By: J. Fleming Lamb
Unknown: Rev. J. Chalmers Grant
Organist: J. D. MacRae


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Nancy Evans


Unknown: Jean Pougnet


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


Unknown: Stanley Maxted

: Teddy Johnson roams DOWN MELODY LANE

finding songs and melodies In the highways and by-ways of familiar music with the BBC Variety. Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Music edited by Edwin Braden
Devised and produced by Frank Hooper


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Edited By: Edwin Braden
Produced By: Frank Hooper

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