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The Boulevard Players
Directed by David Wolfsthal with Jack Emblow (accordion)


Directed By: David Wolfsthal
Accordion: Jack Emblow


' Your Rates for Next Year by Douglas Houghton , M.P.
The new lists of rateable values in England and Wales will be sent by the Inland Revenue to all local authorities by the end of this month. The speaker explains the basis of these new assessments, when they come into force, how they are likely to affect your rates for next year, and what are your rights of inspection and appeal.


Unknown: Douglas Houghton , M.P.

: Home for the Day

The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Mabel Constanduros describes an incident in the life of Grandma Buggins
Don't Buy It: Ann Hardy gives some advice about essential equipment for the kitchen
Henry Smith tells the story of ' Old Stormalong '
Viscountess Davidson , D.B.E., M.P ., and Mrs. Jean Mann , m.p., discuss aspects of life in the House of Commons
Geraldine McEwan as Sarah Darnlev in ' The Big City.' a new radio serial by Marjorie Riddell. Episode 4-A Reporter At Large
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Mabel Constanduros
Unknown: Ann Hardy
Unknown: Henry Smith
Unknown: Viscountess Davidson , D.B.E., M.P
Unknown: Mrs. Jean Mann
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Sarah Darnlev
Unknown: Marjorie Riddell.
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


i-Jamaica to British Guiana
The story of a journey through the West Indian islands and British Guiana told by Ernest Eytle
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO !

visits Huntingdon the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell with Mabel at ' the table' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Renaud Williams


Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Renaud Williams

: People's Service

The Christian Family
2—' Testing It'
Why are ye fearful, 0 ye of little faitht
From Leominster Priory,
Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. S. M. F. Woodhouse


Unknown: Rev. S. M. F. Woodhouse


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 and Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

6 — ' The Bazaar ' with Barbara Lyon. Richard Lyon
Horace Percival , Doris Rogers Molly Weir , Richard Bellaers
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Bob Block
Ronnie Hanbury and Bebe Daniels Incidental music by Paul Fenoulhet
Production by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Barbara Lyon.
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Music By: Paul Fenoulhet
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Beryl Reid , Ken Piatt
Graham Stark , Ronald Chesney
The Coronets
The Dennis Wilson Quartet and James Robertson Justice
Written by Ronald Wolfe
George Wadmore , and Pat Dunlop
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Ken Piatt
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Unknown: James Robertson
Written By: Ronald Wolfe
Written By: George Wadmore
Written By: Pat Dunlop
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Jack Payne introduces BRITISH BAND BOX

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

: George Cole Diana Churchill and Colin Gordon with Donald Sinden in A LIFE OF BLISS

Script by Godfrey Harrison
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Script By: Godfrey Harrison
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne Fellows: Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Phil Bender: Donald Sinden
Mrs Griffin: Gladys Henson
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards
Marian Sherwood: Gwen Cherrell

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards in TAKE IT FROM HERE

Alma Cogan , June Whitfield and Wallas Eaton with The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Announcer. David Dunhill
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Announcer: David Dunhill
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: Stanley Black in MELODY HOUR

with his Concert Orchestra
The Montmartre Players Directed by Henry Krein
Alma Warren and Edmund Hockrldge
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 Hockrldge
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Eric Arden


and his Ballroom Orchestra playing in strict tempo


at Cambridge
Members of the University Explorers and Travellers Club put the questions
George Band
Wynford Vaughan Thomas and Barbara Toy give the answers
In the chair, Jack Longland


Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Unknown: Barbara Toy
Unknown: Jack Longland


' The World in Peril '

: Greenwich Time Signal; News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: The Frankie Howerd Show

Frankie Howerd introduces:
Shani Wallis, The Tanner Sisters, Lee Young, Ken Morris and Joan Savage, Gladys Morgan, Billy Ternent, Joan Regan and A.E. Matthews
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Announcer, Robin Boyle
Script by Johnny Speight, John Antrobus, Terry Nation and Dick Barry
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Comedian: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Shani Wallis
Unknown: Lee Young
Unknown: Ken Morris
Unknown: Joan Savage
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Joan Regan
Unknown: A. E. Matthews
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 Carlisle Memorial
Methodist Church, Belfast
Led by Carlisle Memorial Church Choir
Conductor, T. S. Turner
Organist, Havelock Nelson
Hymns introduced by the Rev. A. W. Gamble
Come, thou long-expected Jesus
(Tune. Stuttgart)
Let earth and heaven combine (Tune,
Come, let us sing of a wonderful love
(Tune, Wonderful Love)
Praise to the holiest in the height
(Tune, Gerontius)
Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts (Tune,
My God, I know. I feel thee mine
(Tune, Warwick)
Lo! He comes with clouds descending
(Tune, Helmsley)
Abide with me (Tune. Eventide)


Conductor: T. S. Turner
Organist: Havelock Nelson


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Sylvia Robin
(Continued in next column)


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: Sylvia Robin


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


Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: David Hughes 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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