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Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson with Carmen del Rio


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


(accordion) with rhythm accompaniment


A morning miscellany presented by Michael Flanders with the help of Julian Bream and his guitar
' Time for Leisure'
Diana Carter meets cricket enthusiast Trevor Howard
' Hands that Speak and See'
Margaret Gilder joins a party of deaf-blind and their friends on a trip to Blackpool
'Music from Wales'
From the North: Doris Ann Row -lands (harpist). From the South: The Rhymney Girls' Choir
'Himself When Young'
Mrs. Tvson talks about Frank as a lad. when Margaret Gilder drops In on her at Middleton, near Manchester
'Worth Hearing Again'
'Running Away from School': A summer memory recalled by Ren Cutforth


Presented By: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Julian Bream
Unknown: Diana Carter
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: Margaret Gilder
Unknown: Doris Ann Row
Unknown: Margaret Gilder
Recalled By: Ren Cutforth


at the Llangollen
International Musical Eisteddfod
Last week, singers and dancers, instrumentalists and choirs from many parts of the world competed against each other in friendly rivalry
This round-up programme includes recordings from the various competitive sessions in the Pavilion and excerpts from the Canvas Studio broadcasts, which were heard each afternoon in the Light Programme
Introduced by Thurstan Holland
Edited by W. R. Owen and Alwyn Jones


Introduced By: Thurstan Holland
Edited By: W. R. Owen
Unknown: Alwyn Jones

: People's Service

' There is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4, v. 12)
Four Great Converts
2—' The Man who never broke the Law'
Service from Hiidenborough Hall Christian Holiday Conference Centre, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, conducted by Tom Rees


Conducted By: Tom Rees


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

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


Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Unknown: Mr. Wakey Wakey
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
Presented by C. F. Meehan


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


Last night in the Victoria Hall, Hanley, the Light Programme awarded prizes to the winning composers of new music for brass band
Paul Jennings, who was there, gives an eye-witness account of the occasion with recordings made at the concert plaved by The All-Star Concert Brass Band of Great Britain and Foden's Motor Works Band

: Hancock's Half-Hour

[Starring] Tony Hancock with Bill Kerr, Sidney James and Andree Melly
also featuring Kenneth Williams


Tony: Tony Hancock
Bill: Bill Kerr
Sid: Sidney James
Andree: Andree Melly
[Actor]: Kenneth Williams

: Sidney Torch in MELODY HOUR

with the Metropolitan Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum )
Singer, Kirk Stevens
The Montmartre Players directed by Henry Krein add a continental touch to sixty minutes of musical entertainment
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Campbell Ricketts


Leader: David McCallum
Singer: Kirk Stevens
Directed By: Henry Krein
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Campbell Ricketts


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


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison in ' MEET THE HUGGETTS'

Written by Eddie Maguire
' The Phantom Lover'
Produced by Peter Eton


Written By: Eddie Maguire
Produced By: Peter Eton


Singing stars of the screen in extracts from their films
This week : Frank Sinatra
Compiled by Gordon Gow
Programme produced by Denys Jones


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Denys Jones

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


The informal story of radio entertainment as related by artists and others who have had a hand in making it
Chapter Two:
Kenneth Bally
Radio critic of The People
Benny Hill
John Snagge
Maggie Teyte
Marjorie Westbury
Narrator, Rex Palmer
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Mantovani
Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: Maggie Teyte
Narrator: Marjorie Westbury
Narrator: Rex Palmer
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


Hymn singing from St. Columba's Parish Church, Lerwick, Shetland, introduced by the Rev. K. N. MacRae, Minister of Bressay, St.
Olaf's and St. Ringan's, led by United Church Choirs conducted by Mrs. A. J. Smith
The Lord is King! lift up thy voice
(Tune, Church Triumphant)
Thy hand, 0 God, has guided (Tune,
0 for a faith that will not shrink
(Tune, St. Leonard)
Thy Kingdom come! (Tune, Irish)
Teach me, my God and King (Tune,
0 for a closer walk with God (Tune,
God is my strong salvation (Tune,
Ye gales, lift up your heads (Tune,
St. George's. Edinburgh)
Organist, John Walker


Organist: John Walker


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
John McHugh


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: John McHugh


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


Unknown: George Herbert

: Bruce Trent wanders 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
Music edited by Edwin Braden
Devised and produced by Frank Hooper


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

: Jack Payne and Peggy Cochrane in MR. AND MRS. MUSIC

A musical conversation pleca with a piano and some gramophone records

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