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Music of the sunny south played by the Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson with Julie Dawn


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Unknown: Julie Dawn


(accordion) with rhythm accompaniment

: Home for the Day

The Sunday supplement to Woman's Hour
Geoffrey Household: a recent guest of Woman's Hour
Have you ever been Hypnotised? Dr. Alfred Byrne talks about hypnosis
Gina Franklin opens her diary and describes some of the things she has been doing as a business executive and in private life during the last few weeks
Good Health: by a doctor
Ada Reeve reads from her autobiography. ' Take It For A Fact'
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Talks: Dr. Alfred Byrne
Unknown: Gina Franklin
Unknown: Ada Reeve
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Songs and music still sung and played in the British Isles
11—Northern Ireland
Sean O'Boyle introduces a family of singers, dancers, and musicians-the Tunneys of County Fermanagh
Peter Kennedy recalls a visit he made to Belfast in 1952 and some of the people he met
Francis Collinson arranges some of the tunes
Edited by Marie Slocombe
Produced by Harold Rogers


Introduces: Sean O'Boyle
Unknown: Francis Collinson
Edited By: Marie Slocombe
Produced By: Harold Rogers


Band of the 3rd The King's Own Hussars
Conductor, Mr. E. H. Wade
Introduced by Alastair McDougall
Produced by Harry Mortimer
A concert given before an invited audience in the Concert Hall of the Y.M.C.A.. Iserlohn


Conductor: Mr. E. H. Wade
Introduced By: Alastair 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
Production by Joe Burroughs


Unknown: Wilfrid Thomas
Production By: Joe Burroughs

: People's Service

'There is one body, and one spirit, mien as also ye were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is over all, and through all, and in all (Ephesians 4, vv. 4-6)
' Onward Christian Soldiers' *
'Belief in Christ'
The second talk by the Rev. William Purcell , from Knowle Parish Church, Warwickshire, summing up the recent series 'One Lord, Many Churches?'


Unknown: Rev. William Purcell


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 Jones


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


Piano music in contrasting styles played by Robin Wood , Steve Race
Alan Paul and Edna Hatzfeld
The Kenny Powell Quartet
Introduced by Sidney Harrison
Producer, Jimmy Grant


Played By: Robin Wood
Played By: Steve Race
Played By: Alan Paul
Played By: Edna Hatzfeld
Unknown: Kenny Powell
Introduced By: Sidney Harrison
Unknown: Jimmy Grant

: Peter Yorke in MELODY HOUR

with his Concert Orchestra and Ronnie Hilton
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Eric Arden


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


Franklin Engelmann with a BBC mobile recording unit visits Rye and Winchelsea 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
4-Herbert Armstrong
There were dandelions in Armstrong's garden: he was lucky-he could get rid of them. But when an Assize Judge asked him questions about how he did it, his luck suddenly and finally changed.


Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten
Unknown: Assize Judge

: Introducing American singing star ROSEMARY CLOONEY

in a recording made during her recent five-day visit to London
Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra with the Johnston Brothers


Unknown: Ron Goodwin

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


The star guests include:
Arthur English , Anne Shelton
Edmund Hockridge , Eddie Arnold
The Radio Revellers
The George Mitchell Glee Club
Music directed by Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra
Written by Leo Harris and Richard Waring
Produced by Douglas Moodie
(Anne Shelton is in Variety at the Empire Theatre, Glasvotv; Edmund Hockridge in ' Can-Can ' at the London Coliseum; Arthur English in Ring Out the Bells ' at the South Parade Pier, Southsea; Eddie Arnold in Music for the Millions ' at tht Winter Gardens, Bournemouth)


Unknown: Arthur English
Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: Edmund Hockridge
Unknown: Eddie Arnold
Directed By: Geraldo
Written By: Leo Harris
Written By: Richard Waring
Produced By: Douglas Moodie
Produced By: Anne Shelton
Unknown: Edmund Hockridge
Unknown: Eddie Arnold


Community hymn-singing from Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon. Hymns introduced by the Chaplain, the Rev. D. L. Webster
Rejoice. the Lord is King (Tune.
Jesus calls us! (Tune. St. Andrew)
Through all the changing scenes of life (Tune, Wiltshire)
Thy kingdom come! (Tune, Irish) City of God (Tune, Richmond)
Father, hear the prayer we offer
(Tune, Sussex)
Once to every man and nation (Tune.
Rise up, 0 men of God (Tune. Car-lisle)
Conductor, Harold S. Ireland
Organist. Gerald E. King.
Director of Music


Unknown: Rev. D. L. Webster
Conductor: Harold S. Ireland
Organist: Gerald E. King.


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with Marion Lowe


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: Marion Lowe


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


Unknown: Stanley Maxted

: Teddy Johnson roams DOWN MELODY LANE

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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