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Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson with Julie Dawn


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Unknown: Julie Dawn


at the electric organ


The Sunday supplement to Woman's Hour
Ba Mason repeats her views on women drivers
Gordon Gow Teports on films
'Don't Buv It ': Vivian Sorsbie talks about losing weight without expense Anthony Glyn recalls the hot air of American radio
Hugh Burden reads a first episode from Anthony Glyn 's book ' Elinor Glyn '
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Gordon Gow Teports
Talks: Vivian Sorsbie
Unknown: Anthony Glyn
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Anthony Glyn
Unknown: Elinor Glyn
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


with the Silver Chords Choir and the Strings in Harmony
Introduced by Havard Gregory
Production by Mai Jones


Introduced By: Havard Gregory
Production By: Mai Jones


from both sides of the Atlantic
David McCallum and the Strolling Players with Charles Kennedy


Unknown: David McCallum
Unknown: Charles Kennedy


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


Conducted By: Lieutenant Kenneth Elloway
Introduced By: Alastalr McDougall
Produced By: Harry Mortimer

: People's Service

from Cornwall
' It was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes
(St. John 9, v. 14)
4—' Cornish Clay '
Service from St. Austell Parish Church. Conducted by Canon J. E. Fison


Conducted By: Canon J. E. Fison


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

: Jack Payne introduces BRITISH BAND BOX

A weekly programme of records featuring the pick of British dance bands and instrumentalists

: Patrick Barr and Pauline Jameson in ' THE BARLOWES OF BEDDINGTON

by Warren Chetham-Strode
Episode 11
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Barr
Kate Barlowe: Pauline Jameson
Colonel Nettlefold: Eric Anderson
George Nettlefold: Christopher Cresswell
Mrs Nettlefold: Vera Lennox
Hospital Sister: Ine Cameron
Caroline Nicholls: Elizabeth London
Prefects: Lester: Richard Bennett
Prefects: Swan: Warren Hearnden
Annie, the maid: Freda Falconer
Sir Gerald Freshwater: Geoffrey King
John Tooting: David Enders
Sgt -Major Marden: Richard George

: Frank Weir in MELODY HOUR

with his Concert Orchestra and Betty Phillips
John Horvelle , Guy Taylor singing ballads popular songs, folk songs and songs from the shows supported by the BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Eric Arden


Unknown: Betty Phillips
Unknown: John Horvelle
Unknown: Guy Taylor
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Eric Arden


Franklin Engelmann with a BBC mobile recording unit visits Euston Station to meet railway staff and travellers who talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Sunday Cinema presents Jack Hawkins and Margaret Johnston in 4 TOUCH AND GO'

also starring Roland Culver with John Fraser
June Thorburn , James Hayter
A radio adaptation from the soundtrack of the Ealing Studios Technicolor film
A Michael Balcon production Directed by Michael Truman Associate producer. Seth Holt Screen play by William Rose
Narrator, Jack Hawkins
Radio adaptation by Gordon Gow
Programme produced by Denys Jones


Unknown: Roland Culver
Unknown: John Fraser
Unknown: June Thorburn
Unknown: James Hayter
Unknown: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Michael Truman
Producer: Seth Holt
Play By: William Rose
Narrator: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Denys Jones


A programme for the Forces from the Garrison Theatre, Colchester with The Stargazers
(Top-line singing group)
June Birch
(The girl with the trumpet)
Lorrae Desmond
(The pretty girl with the melody)
Tony Fayne and David Evans
(Impressions with a difference) and the trio
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates


Unknown: Lorrae Desmond
Unknown: Tony Fayne
Unknown: David Evans
Piano: James Moody
Guitar: Bert Weedon
Guitar: Max Abrams
Presented By: Bill Gates

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: These Radio Times: Chapter 13

The informal story of radio entertainment as totd by artists and others who have had a hand in making it
Paul Beard who leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Timothy Eckersley talking about the BBC's collection of historical recordings
Beryl Orde a noted impressionist and Variety artist Phyllis Panting
Mrs. Digby Morton talking about her broadcasting experiences
Eric Portman star of many outstanding plays and films
The narrator and the author discuss These Radio Times
Narrator, Rex Palmer
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Paul Beard
Unknown: Beryl Orde
Artist: Phyllis Panting
Artist: Mrs. Digby Morton
Unknown: Eric Portman
Narrator: Rex Palmer
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


Community hymn-singing from Eyemouth Parish Church, Berwickshire, led by the united church choirs in Eyemouth. Hymns introduced by the Rev. Donaldson M. Walker
Theme: Worship
Behold the mountain of the Lord
(Tune, Glasgow)
(Continued in next column) '
0 worship the King, all glorious above
(Tune, Hanover)
I heard the voice of Jesus say (Tune,
Vox dilecti)
Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
(Tune, Mary ton)
Father of peace and God of love
(Tune, Palestrina 94)
I feel the winds of God today (Tune,
Fierce was the wild billow (Tune,
0 send thy light forth and thy truth
(Tune. Invocation 189)
Conductor, Mrs. David Fairbairn
Organist, Mrs. Mary Robertson


Unknown: Donaldson M. Walker
Conductor: Mrs. David Fairbairn
Organist: Mrs. Mary Robertson


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Robert Thomas


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: Robert Thomas


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


Unknown: Stanley Maxted

: Wally Peterson wanders DOWN MELODY LANE

coming upon songs and melodies in the high-ways and by-ways of familiar music with the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by John Browell


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: John Browell

: Lionel Gamlin savs it's TIME FOR A RECORD

and proves it with gramophone records of his own choice

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