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Music of the sunny south played by the Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson with Carmen del Rio


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Mezzo-Soprano: Carmen Del Rio


(accordion) with rhythm accompaniment

: Home for the Day

The Sunday supplement to Woman's Hour
Mabel Constanduros describes the wedding of Mrs. Buggins and Mr. Podd and other items from the Woman's Hour Wedding Supplement
Man and Wife: a series of conversations between married couples: 3-Ronald Searle and his wife, Kaye Webb
Gordon Gow reviewing some current films
Ada Reeve reads from her autobiography ' Take It For A Fact.' Abridged by Roy Herbert
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Mabel Constanduros
Unknown: Ronald Searle
Unknown: Kaye Webb
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Ada Reeve
Abridged By: Roy Herbert
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


You are invited to listen to songs and music still sung and played in the British Isles
12-The Midlands
In this last programme of the present series Georgie Henschel introduces Peter Kennedy , who tells of two singers he met during a visit to Wenlock Edge, and Bob Arnold , who invites you to join him at his home in the Cotswold village of Asthall. Dance interludes by the Birmingham Square Dance Band, led by Eric Blyth
Edited by Marie Slocombe
Produced by Harold Rogers


Introduces: Georgie Henschel
Unknown: Peter Kennedy
Unknown: Bob Arnold
Unknown: Eric Blyth
Edited By: Marie Slocombe
Produced By: Harold Rogers


Band of the Royal Canadian Artillery
Conducted by Lt. Kenneth Elloway
Director of Music
Introduced by Alastair McDougall
Produced by Harry Mortimer
A concert given before an invited audience in the Globe Cinema. Soest


Conducted By: Lt. Kenneth Elloway
Introduced By: Alastair McDougall
Produced By: Harry Mortimer


of Her Majesty the Queen and H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh
Broadcast by arrangement with Norsk Rikskringkasting


For service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Jean Metcalfe and Dennis Scuse a


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Dennis Scuse

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

The Boys with the Laughs
The Man of Many Voices:
Alan Breeze
The Singer of Sweet Songs:
Doreen Stephens
The Bandits and Mr. Wakey Wakey (Himself)
Produced by Glyn Jones


Songs: Doreen Stephens
Produced By: Glyn Jones


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , and F. C. Hooper with Gilbert Harding


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


Piano music
In contrasting styles played by Robin Wood
Edward Rubach
Rawicz and Landauer
The Kenny Powell Quartet
Introduced by Sidney Harrison
Producer. Jimmy Grant


Played By: Robin Wood
Played By: Edward Rubach
Unknown: Kenny Powell
Introduced By: Sidney Harrison
Producer: Jimmy Grant

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

also featuring Kenneth Williams
The ' Hancock Theme ' and other incidental music composed by Wally Stott
The Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Composed By: Wally Stott
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: Peter Yorke in MELODY HOUR

with his Concert Orchestra and Ronnie Hilton
Music catering for a variety of tastes, with the accent on melody, and the unmistakable stamp of the Peter Yorke arrangement
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Eric Arden


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


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


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


presented by Edgar Lustgarten
5-Jean Pierre Vaquier
' Justice was done all right' is Mr. Lustgarten's verdict on the story of the Joneses and their encounter with the vain and lively little French engineer in 1924. ' Justice was done all right. But that doesn't altogether obscure the human tragedy-the tragedy of these three people, all in middle life, two of whom met violent death and the third of whom was widowed, all as a result of an unpremeditated folly.'
This. the final programme in the present series, is a new recording of the broadcast of February 1952


Presented By: Edgar Lustgarten
Unknown: Pierre Vaquier

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


The star guests include:
Harry Secombe , Vanessa Lee
Jimmy Young , Stan Stennett
The Ray Ellington Quartet
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: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Jimmy Young
Unknown: Stan Stennett
Unknown: The Ray Ellington
Written By: Leo Harris
Written By: Richard Waring
Produced By: Douglas Moodie


Hymn-singing from St. Mary's Parish Church, Pembroke, introduced by the Rev. Glyn Parry -Jones
Angel voices, ever singing (Tune,
Angel Voices)
When all thy mercies, 0 my God
(Tune, Contemplation)
Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep (Tune, St. Aelred)
How bright these glorious spirits shine (Tune, Beatitude)
Hail to the Lord's anointed (Tune.
Breathe on me, breath of God (Tune,
O praise ye the Lord (Tune, Laudate
Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise (Tune, Ellers)
Blessing by the Vicar, the Rev. David Reece
Conductor, Violet Rogers
Organist, Annie W. Burchell


Unknown: Rev. Glyn Parry
Conductor: Rev. David Reece
Organist: Annie W. Burchell


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Frederick Harvey

Selection: The Belle of New York - Kerker
Trees - Rasbach
Waltz: Dolores - Waldteufel
Song: Largo al factotum (The Barber of Seville) - Rossini
Reminiscences of Robert Stolz - arr. Jacques
Violin: Pale Moon - Knight-Logan, arr. Kreisler
Hornpipe - Korngold
Songs: The Devout Lover - Maude Valerie White
The lads in their hundreds - Arthur Somervell
La Ronde Roumaine - Neago
En Sourdine - Tellam
Nell Gwyn Dances - Edward German


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: Frederick Harvey


IfI travel in your company,
You know the way to heaven's door' George Herbert : Church Music '
A group of programmes about some favourite hymn tunes
Presented by the Rev. Cyril Taylor
Warden of the Royal School of Church Music with Wilfred Brown (tenor) and the St. Martin's Singers


Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Rev. Cyril Taylor
Tenor: Wilfred Brown

: 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

: Jonah Barrington's RECORD ALBUM

The last of the present series

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