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The Harlequins
Directed by Sidney Sax with Billy Mayerl (piano)


Directed By: Sidney Sax
Piano: Billy Mayerl


In this first talk after the summer recess, Dudley Perkins tells listeners about some new regulations and interesting legal decisions of recent months


Unknown: Dudley Perkins


The Sunday supplement to Woman's Hour
Mabel Constanduros describes how Mrs. Buggins settles down as Mrs. Podd
Jeanne de Casalis with the story of an omelette-and her cousin
Ba Mason repeats her ballroom recollections
Where I go wrong: a housewife's brief account of her failure to balance the family budget, and listeners' comments on her story
Hugh Burden reads a third episode from Anthony Glyn's book ' Elinor Glyn '
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson


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


In this travelogue Paul Martin takes you on a journey through the Danish capital and the countryside of North Zealand
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: Paul Martin
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO !

visits the Isle of Wight

: People's Service

' What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy?'
(Micah 6. v. 8)
The Rules of the Game
' Mercy '
The second of four talks, by the Rev. Robert Skillern , Religious Adviser to the National Association of Boys' Clubs, with Bible readings by Sir Basil Henriques , and other well-known friends of the Boys' Club movement
Service from Oxford and Bermondsey Boys' Club


Unknown: Rev. Robert Skillern
Unknown: Sir Basil Henriques


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


When Mary Pickford and Gloria Swan son were in London at the same time earlier this year, Robert Gladwell went to meet them. He asked them similar questions, and this programme combines the replies of two of the greatest stars in half a century of film making.
Introduced by Robert Gladwell
Special music played by Arthur Dulay


Unknown: Mary Pickford
Unknown: Gloria Swan
Unknown: Robert Gladwell
Introduced By: Robert Gladwell
Played By: Arthur Dulay

: Jack Payne introduces BRITISH BAND BOX

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

: Patrick Barrand Pauline Jameson in ' THE BARLOWES OF BEDDINGTON '

by Warren Chetham-Strode
Episode 13
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Barr
Kate Barlowe: Pauline Jameson
Doggert, porter at Beddington: Geoffrey Wincott
Dr Carter: Patrick Waddington
Governors of Beddington: General Naseby: Anthony Shaw
Governors of Beddington:Lambert: Leonard Trolley
Governors of Beddington:Stockfleld: Gilbert Davies
John Tooting: David Enders
Matron of School House: Molly Rankin
A shopkeeper: Charles E Stidwill
Black: Glyn Dearman
Arthur Holmes: Oliver Burt
Hospital Sister: Sheila Raynor

: Jack Coles in MELODY HOUR

with his Orchestre Moderne
The Golden Strings and songs by Bruce Trent
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Eric Arden


Songs By: Bruce Trent
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Eric Arden


A play for broadcasting by Joyce Corday Other parts played by Terence Brook , Cecile Chevreau
Annabel Maule , John Gabriel
Geoffrey Matthews. Errol MacKinnon Philip Vickers. and Robert Cawdron
Produced by Norman Wright


Broadcasting By: Joyce Corday
Played By: Terence Brook
Played By: Cecile Chevreau
Played By: Annabel Maule
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews.
Unknown: Errol MacKinnon
Unknown: Philip Vickers.
Unknown: Robert Cawdron
Produced By: Norman Wright
Marybell: Mavis Vllllers
Prince Charming: Raymond Young
Joe: William Greene
Cheesewright: Brian Haines
Manak: Stuart Nichol
Miss Bellenger: Tucker McGuire
Master of Ceremonies.: Robert Cawdron


A play by Joyce Corday


Play By: Joyce Corday


and his Ballroom Orchestra playing in strict tempo a programme of your favourite melodies


The Younger Generation is asked to explain itself before an audience of the older generation
Prominent citizens of Nottingham
Including: the Lord Mayor the Captain of the County Cricket Club the Matron of the City Hospital the Divisional Recruitment Officer to the National Coal Board confront a team of under-twenties Gretta MacSporran telephonist, from Ayrshire
Brian Davies schoolboy, from South Wales Sonia Woolley student teacher, from Nottingham Chris Murray apprentice, from Tyneside and ask them why they act speak, and think as they do
Afterwards the visitors get their own back on an adult team
In the chair, Jack Longland

: Journey Into Space: The World in Peril: Part 2

A tale of the future


Music composed and conducted by: Van Phillips
Written and produced by: Charles Chilton
Jet Morgan: Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnet: Alfie Bass
Doc Mathews: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Stephen Mitchell: Don Sharp
Other parts played by: David Jacobs

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Frankie Howerd introduces
The glamour of Shani Wallis
The vitality of The Tanner Sisters
The voice of Lee Young
And the versatility of Ken Morris and Joan Savage
He apologises for
Gladys Morgan and Billy Ternent
He presents that lovely singing star
Joan Regan
And welcomes as his guest this week
Terence Morgan
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Announcer, Robin Boyle
Script by Johnny Speight , John Antrobus
Terry Nation , and Dick Barry
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Introduces: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Shani Wallis
Unknown: Lee Young
Unknown: Ken Morris
Unknown: Joan Savage
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Joan Regan
Unknown: Terence Morgan
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Announcer: Robin Boyle
Script By: Johnny Speight
Script By: John Antrobus
Script By: Terry Nation
Script By: Dick Barry
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston


at the piano


Community hymn-singing from the Assembly Hall of Church House. Belfast, led by the Assembly Hall Choir: conductor, William Boyd. Organist, Edgar Boucher
Hymns introduced by the Rev. T. A. B. Smyth
0 God of mercy, God of might (Tune,
Looking upward every day (Tune,
0 Master let me walk with thee
(Tune. Thanksgiving)
These things shall be (Tune. Doversdale)
Thy kingdom come; on bended knee
(Tune. Irish)
For the beauty of the earth (Tune.
Lucerna Laudoniae)
Good unto all men is the Lord (Tune,
Duke Street)
Mine eyes have seen (Tune, Vision)


Organist: William Boyd.
Organist: Edgar Boucher
Unknown: Rev. T. A. B. Smyth


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Janet Howe


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: Janet Howe


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


Unknown: Stanley Maxted

: Robert Earl 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 says it's TIME FOR A RECORD

and proves it with gramophone records of his own choice

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