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The Boulevard Players
Directed by David Wolfsthal with Roland Peachey (guitar)


Directed By: David Wolfsthal
Guitar: Roland Peachey


What chance has a tenant of such business premises as shops, offices, and consulting rooms, of staying on after his tenancy or lease has expired? Dudley Perkins explains recent legislation on this point

: Home for the Day

The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Phyllis Cradock describes some short cuts to the making of Christmas cakes and puddings
Gordon Gow reviews some current films
Profile of Mrs. Pandit, introduced by Gordon Cruickshank
Women Out at Work: Elizabeth Pepperell discusses the status and problems of women in industry, and talks to Lilian Briscoe, a supervisor in a factory
Geraldine McEwan as Sarah Darnley in ' The Big City,' a new radio serial by Marjorie Riddell. Episode 1—' Leaving Home '
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Introduced By: Gordon Cruickshank
Unknown: Marjorie Riddell.
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Impressions gathered during a visit to the Islands of the Bahamas in January, 1954
Written and introduced by Stella Hillier
Recordings made with the co-operation of the 'Voice of the Bahamas' Broadcasting Service
Produced by Francis Dillon


Introduced By: Stella Hillier
Produced By: Francis Dillon


visits St. Marylebone
Old People's Homes and Welfare Association

: People's Service: Frontiers of Freedom: 3: The Head Line

"Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free"'

From the East Church of Scotland, Broughty Ferry, Angus. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. J. Fraser McLuskey, M.C.


Service conducted by: Rev. J. Fraser McLuskey


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

: Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Horace Percival , Doris Rogers
Molly Weir , Richard Bellaers


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Richard Bellaers

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Beryl Reid , Ken Platt
Graham Stark , Ronald Chesney
The Coronets
The Dennis Wilson Quartet and James Robertson Justice


Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Ken Platt
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Unknown: James Robertson

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards in TAKE IT FROM HERE

Alma Cogan. June Whitfield


Unknown: Alma Cogan.


BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras with Lizbeth Webb and Stephen Manton
A programme of music in the lightest and most tuneful mood, with songs we all know and remember: some gay. some sentimental, and some nostalgic
Introduced by Roy Williams
Produced by John Tylee


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Lizbeth Webb
Unknown: Stephen Manton
Introduced By: Roy Williams
Produced By: John Tylee


' the lad 'imself ' with Bill Kerr
Sidney James ,Andrée Melly and Kenneth Williams


Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Andrée Melly
Unknown: Kenneth Williams


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


at Buxton
Members of youth clubs in Derby-shire put the questions
Anona Winn , John Alldridge and Denzil Batchelor give the answers
In the chair, Jack Longland


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: John Alldridge
Unknown: Denzil Batchelor
Unknown: Jack Longland


' The World in Peril '
A tale of the future intwenty episodes
Part 8

: 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 , Billy Ternent
Joan Regan and Anthony Steel
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Announcer, Robin Boyle
Script: 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: Anthony Steel
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Announcer: Robin Boyle
Script: Johnny Speight.
Script: John Antrobus
Script: Dick Barry
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston


at the piano

: Sunday Half-Hour

Community hymn-singing from St. Paul's Church, Newport, Monmouthshire, led by the combined choirs of the Newport Council of Churches.
Hymns introduced by the Rev. Glyn Parry Jones
Conductor, C. St. Ervan Johns
Organist, John Sutton

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Tune, Lobe den Herren)
Rejoice, the Lord is King (Tune, Gopsat)
Let all the world in every corner sing (Tune, Luckington)
Come down, O Love Divine (Tune, Down Amnney)
Father of Heaven, whose love profound (Tune, Rivaulx)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (Tune, St. Peter)
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun (Tune, Galilee)
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended (Tune, St. Clement)
Blessing by the Vicar, Rev. Ivor Phillips M.c.


Presenter: Rev. Glyn Parry Jones
Conductor: C. St. Ervan Johns
Organist: John Sutton
Blessing: Rev. Ivor Phillips


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
David Galliver


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: David Galliver


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


Unknown: Stanley Maxted

: Lee Lawrence 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

: Starlight Serenade

Bruce Trent introduces Starlight Serenade and presents friends old and new on gramophone records

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