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The Boulevard Players
Directed by David Wolfsthal with Alf Edwards (concertina)


Directed By: David Wolfsthal
Concertina: Alf Edwards


Sometimes people just vanish-husbands, wives, landlords, tenants. Dudley Perkins talks about some problems that arise when people are missing.


Talks: Dudley Perkins


The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
A recent guest in Woman's Hour Don't Buy It-Christmas Trash: Pearl Binder looks at some of the specially designed, specially wrapped, and specially costly Christmas gifts
Charles Grosse remembers with pleasure his friendship with a chimpanzee
Women Out At Work: Judith Hubback talks about some employment problems of the married professional woman; and Paul Leach looks at her income tax
Geraldine McEwan as Sarah Darnley in ' The Big City,' a new radio serial by Marjorie Riddell. Episode 2 — 'The Corset Shop '
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Charles Grosse
Talks: Judith Hubback
Talks: Paul Leach
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Sarah Darnley
Unknown: Marjorie Riddell.
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: The Daily Mail Kathleen Ferrier MEMORIAL PRIZE 1955

Kathleen Ferrier was one of the finest contraltos of the century, and when in October 1953 she died, the nation lost a genius of song. As a tribute to her memory, the Daily Mail has awarded a Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Prize.
On Friday last at the Central
Hall, Westminster, the finalists from all over the country were assembled to compete for the prize, and the BBC recorded some of the singing together with the prize-giving ceremony.


Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO!

visits the Queen Elizabeth Homes of Recovery for the Newly Blind,
Torquay with Mabel at ' the table ' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Renaud Williams


Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Renaud Williams

: People's Service: Frontiers of Freedom: 4 The Deadline

"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.


Celebrant: 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

4—' The Flitch' 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

: Jack Payne introduces BRITISH BAND BOX

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

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards in TAKE IT FROM HERE

Alma Cogan , June Whitfield and Wallas Eaton with The Keynotes


Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Wallas Eaton

: Stanley Black in MELODY HOUR

with his Concert Orchestra
The Montmartre Players Directed by Henry Krein
Alma Warren and Edmund Hockridge
The ' Black Magic' touch In a programme of popular music and song from many countries
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Eric Arden


Directed By: Henry Krein
Directed By: Alma Warren
Directed By: Edmund Hockridge
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Eric Arden


featuring ' the lad 'imself' with Bill Kerr
Sidney James , Andree Melly and Kenneth Williams
Theme and Incidental music composed by Wally Stott and specially recorded by the Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Andree Melly
Composed By: Wally Stott
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson


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


* The Law-Friend or Enemy?
Young people in Pimlico get to grips with Margery Fry
Ex-Chief Superintendent
Tom Fallon and a distinguished man of law and ask them to explain the way society deals with young people in and out of trouble, and to say how far justice is done
Afterwards a Pimlico team returns the fire of the visitors
In the chair, David Lloyd James


Unknown: Margery Fry
Unknown: Tom Fallon
Unknown: David Lloyd James


' The World in Peril'
A tale of the future in twenty episodes
Part 9
(Continued in next column)
Other parts played by David Jacobs
Music composed and conducted by Van Phillips
Written and produced by Charles Chilton


Played By: David Jacobs
Conducted By: Van Phillips
Produced By: Charles Chilton
Jet Morgan: Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnet: Alfie Bass
Doc Mathews: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Stephen Mitchell: Don Sharp

: 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 andJoan Savage
He apologises for
Gladys Morgan and Billy Ternent
He presents that lovely singing star
Joan Regan and welcomes as his guest this week
Gilbert Harding
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: Gladys Morgan
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Joan Regan
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Announcer: Robin Boyle
Script By: Johnny Speight
Script By: John Antrobus
Unknown: Terry Nation
Unknown: Dick Barry
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston


at the piano


Community hymn-singing from St. George's Church, Dumfries, led by the United Choirs of Dumfries and District. Hymns introduced by the Rev. W. Neilson Peterkin, Minister of St. George's
Theme: Jesus Calls Us'
By cool Siloam's shady rill (Tune.
Hark! the glad sound (Tune. Crediton)
Show me thy ways, 0 Lord (Tune.
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven
(Tune, Praise, my soul)
The Lord's my Shepherd (Tune.
All people that on earth do dwell
(Tune, Old Hundredth)
I'm not ashamed to own my Lord
(Tune. Jackson)
Ye gates. lift up your heads on high
(Tune, St. George's, Edinburgh)
Kathleen M. S. Turnbull
Organist, James A. Gemmell


Unknown: Rev. W. Neilson
Organist: Kathleen M. S. Turnbull
Organist: James A. Gemmell


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Adele Leigh


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: Adele Leigh


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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