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The Harlequins
Directed by Sidney Sax with Cecil Norman (piano)


Directed By: Sidney Sax
Piano: Cecil Norman


Dudley Perkins answers some questions about radio. He includes information on licences, noise, and interference, and broadcasts in clubs and hotels


Unknown: Dudley Perkins


The Sunday supplement to Woman's Hour
Nancy Spain talking to Rebecca West
'Don't Buy It': Mary Embrey talks about make-up
Harry Trethowan looks back sixty years to his early days in furnishing
Robin Adair challenges Jeanne de Casalis in the art of making an omelette
Hugh Burden reads a final episode from Anthony Glyn 's book ' Elinor Glyn
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Rebecca West
Talks: Mary Embrey
Unknown: Harry Trethowan
Unknown: Robin Adair
Unknown: Jeanne De Casalis
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 Tinos and Mikonos to Calymnos and Rhodes
The story of a journey around the Isles of Greece told by C. Gordon Glover
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Told By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO!

John Bunyan's native village of Elstow, Bedfordshire


Unknown: John Bunyan'S

: People's Service

* What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly t ' (Micah 6. v. 8)
The Rules of the Game
* Humility'
Third 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 weH-known friends of the Boys' Club movement
Service from the Lion Boys' Club, Shoreditch


Unknown: 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


presents highlights from the sound-tracks of films worth remembering including:
'High Noon'
' The Seven Year Itch'
' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'
' Gentlemen Marry Brunettes'
' Rififi '
'The Third Man'
Compiled and introduced by Gordon Gow
Produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: 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 14
Parents and visitors:
Keith Pyott , Raymond Rollett Gwynne Whitby Joan Henley andSheila Raynor
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Unknown: Keith Pyott
Unknown: Raymond Rollett
Unknown: Gwynne Whitby
Unknown: Joan Henley
Unknown: Sheila Raynor
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Barr
Kate Barlowe: Pauline Jameson
A master: Noel Dryden
Another master: Paul Hansard
Arthur Holmes: Oliver Burt
Rankin: Noel Johnson
Sutcliffe: Ian Lubbock
Jobson: John Stevens
Jefferson: Desmond Llewelyn
Matron: Molly Rankin
Swan, a prefect: Warren Hearnden
Annie, the maid: Freda Falconer
Caroline Nicholls: Elizabeth London
Ogleby: Nicky Edmett
Dennis Crewe: Ronald Simpson
General Naseby: Anthony Shaw
Stifton (Stiffle): Wilfrid Downing
Black (Blackie): Glyn Dearman
Shoesmith (Boots): Donald McCorkindale
Sir Gerald Freshwater: Geoffrey King

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards in TAKE IT FROM HERE

Alma Cogan , June Whitfield


Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: June Whitfield

: Robert Farnon in MELODY HOUR

with his Concert Orchestra and Shirley Abicair with the Sidney Bright Trio
Melodies fashioned in Farnon style and songs with a smile from radio's zither girl
Introduced by Bruce Wyndham
Produced by Edward Nash


Unknown: Shirley Abicair
Introduced By: Bruce Wyndham
Produced By: Edward Nash


by Flotsam at the piano with the help of records


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


Young people from the Carlisle Youth Discussion Club put the questions
Margaret Higginson
Monsignor Richard Smith
Denzil Batchelor give the answers
In the chair, Jack House


Unknown: Margaret Higginson
Unknown: Monsignor Richard Smith
Unknown: Denzil Batchelor


' The World in Peril'
A tale of the future in twenty episodes
Part 3
Written and produced by Charles Chilton


Produced By: Charles Chilton

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Frankie Howerd introduces
Shani Wallis
The Tanner Sisters
Lee Young
Ken Morris and Joan Savage
Gladys Morgan and Billy Ternent
Joan Regan
Guest, David Knight
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: Joan Savage
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Joan Regan
Unknown: David Knight
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Announcer: Robin Boyle
Script By: Johnny Speight
Script By: Dick Barry
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston


at the piano.


Community hymn-singing from Old King Street Baptist Church, Bristol, led by the combined choirs of the Bristol group of Baptist Churches
Hymns introduced by the Rev. Edwin Robertson
For all the Saints (Tune, Sine No-mine)
For the might of thine arm (Tune.
Mountain Christians)
0 God of Bethel (Tune, Salzburg)
Through the night of doubt and sorrow (Tune. Angel Voices)
(Continued in next column)
Christ is our corner-stone (Tune,
Jesus calls us (Tune, Cross of Jesus) Angel voices ever singing (Tune,
Angel Voices)
Head of the Church (Tune, St. Poly-carp)
Conductor. Hilda Sargent
Organist. Norman M. Driver


Unknown: Rev. Edwin Robertson
Conductor: Hilda Sargent
Organist: Norman M. Driver


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artist: Webster Booth


Unknown: Jean Pougnet


Christian opinion on some of the things we talk about
Speaker, C. A. Joyce


Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: Robert Earl wanders DOWN MELODY LANE

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

: Weather Forecast Highlights

of tomorrow's programme* and News Summary

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