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: LIGHTS ON

The Spa Orchestra
Directed by Tom Jenkins
Roland Peachey (guitar)

Contributors

Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Guitar: Roland Peachey

: CAN I HELP YOU?

Many listeners, both landlords and tenants, are uncertain about responsibility for repairs and replacements. Today Dudley Perkins answers some of their questions.

Contributors

Unknown: Dudley Perkins

: HOME FOR THE DAY

The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Janet Teissier du Cros compares the French and English attitude to women
Ambrose Heath with a reminiscence and a recipe
Ways and Means: the first of two programmes about the way In which people of varying incomes spend their money
Gordon Gow reviews some of the current films
Geraldine McEwan as Sarah Darnley in ' The Big City,' a new radio serial by Marjorie Riddelh Episode 8
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Janet Teissier
Unknown: Ambrose Heath
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Sarah Darnley
Unknown: Marjorie Riddelh
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: Accordion

Contrasting music for the accordion played by Gwenda Wilkin and the Francisco Cavez Quartet
(BBC recording)

Contributors

Accordionist: Gwenda Wilkin
Musicians: The Francisco Cavez Quartet

: SILVER CHORDS

with the Silver Chords Choir and the Strings in Harmony
Presented by John Darran
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones

Contributors

Presented By: John Darran
Production By: Mai Jones

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GOI

visits
Bourton-on-the-Water,
Gloucestershire in the heart of the Cotswolda with Mabel at ' the table' and Harry Hudson at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Hudson

: People's Service

A multitude through one man's disobedience became guilty
(Romans 5, v. 19)
The Story of Man
3—' The Great Rebellion '
Service from the Roman Catholic Church of St. Cuthbert, Wigton, Cumberland. Conducted by the Very Rev. Canon Matthew McNarney

Contributors

Unknown: Very Rev. Canon Matthew

: TWO-WAY FAMILY FAVOURITES

For Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Jean Metcalfe and Dennis Scus *

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Dennis Scus

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

The Boys with the Laughs
The Man of Many Voices
Alan Breeze
The Singer of Sweet Songs
Doreen Stephens and ' Mr. Wakey Wakey'
(Himself)
Produced by Glyn Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: AIRS FROM THE ALPS

played by the Styrian Instrumental Group from Knittelfeld, Austria
Directed by Karl Ottenschlager
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann

Contributors

Directed By: Karl Ottenschlager
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann

: GRETA KELLER

In a programme of songs, some new, some old, and some of which she has made famous accompanied by The Montmartre Players
Directed by Henry Krein with Edward Rubach (piano)

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Krein
Piano: Edward Rubach

: Jack Leon in MELODY HOUR

with his Concert Orchestral
Shirley Abicair with the Sidney Bright Trio and Ormonde Douglas
Popular music and songs to appeal to all tastes, with a strong accent on melody
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Eric Arden

Contributors

Unknown: Shirley Abicair
Unknown: Ormonde Douglas
Introduced By: Robin Boyl
Produced By: Eric Arden

: HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

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

Contributors

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

: VICTOR SILVESTER

and his Ballroom Orchestra playing in strict tempo

: QUESTION TIME

Getting Married?
Young people attending a course for engaged couples at Urchfont Manor, near Devizes, put questions about marriage to
John Wallis
(of the Marriage Guidance Council) and Mrs. Nancy Burton , J.P. who in turn put a few to
June Haynes Glenys James
Brian Ellis and Christopher Penn
In the chair, Harold Sylvester

Contributors

Unknown: John Wallis
Unknown: Mrs. Nancy Burton
Unknown: June Haynes
Unknown: Glenys James
Unknown: Brian Ellis
Unknown: Christopher Penn
Unknown: Harold Sylvester

: ' JOURNEY INTO SPACE '

' The World in Peril '
A tale of the future
Part 16

: 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 and Ralph Reader
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Announcer, Robin Boyle
Script by Johnny Speight , John Antrobus
Terry Nation , and Dick Barry
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Introduces: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Shani Wallis
Unknown: Lee Young
Unknown: Ken Morris
Unknown: Joan Savage
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Ralph Reader
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

: CHARLIE KUNZ

at the piano

: SUNDAY HALF-HOUR

Community hymn-singing from the Hall of Chalfont Epilepttc Colony, Buckinghamshire. Introduced by the Rev. W. Reece , Free Church Chaplain to the Colony
(Continued in next column)
Closing prayer and Blessing spoken by the Rev. A. C. McKenzie ,
Anglican Chaplain to the Colony
Conductor, G. A. C. Preston
Organist, Kenneth Bell
0 worship the King (Tune. Hanover) Fight the good fight (Tune. Pentecost) How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
(Tune. St. Peter)
Loving Shepherd of thy sheep (Tune,
Buckland)
Jesu. Lover of my soul (Tune, Aberystwyth)
0 for a closer walk with God (Tune,
Belmont)
The Head that once was crown'd with thorns (Tune, St. Magnus)
At even, ere the sun was set (Tune,
Angelus)

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. Reece
Unknown: Rev. A. C. McKenzie
Unknown: Anglican Chaplain
Conductor: G. A. C. Preston
Organist: Kenneth Bell

: GRAND HOTEL

Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Helen Watts

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: Helen Watts

: ALBERT SCHWEITZER

(Theologian, Philosopher,
Musician, Missionary, Physiciasi and an Honorary Member of the Order of Merit)
3-The Time of Decision
The story of Schweitzer's life told in extracts from his writings selected and arranged by Ormerod Greenwood
Linking commentary spoken by Rex Palmer
Reader, John Glen

Contributors

Arranged By: Ormerod Greenwood
Spoken By: Rex Palmer
Reader: John Glen

: THE MONTE CARLO RALLY

A Preview
Raymond Baxter , from his start* ing point in Stockholm, outlines the Rally of 1956. Robin Richards reports from Glasgow, Tommy Wisdom from Lisbon, and Ralph Martin from Paris. Brian Johnston
introduces the broadcast from the London studios
Raymond Baxter writes on page 2

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Robin Richards
Unknown: Tommy Wisdom
Unknown: Ralph Martin
Introduces: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Raymond Baxter

: THE RHYTHM OF BRAZIL

Victoria Kingsley talks about a visit she made to Brazil last year. She introduces recordings made and collected during her journey, sings some of the songs she heard, and plays a Brazilian drum presented to her before she returned home
Produced by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Talks: Victoria Kingsley
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: Ronnie Ronalde 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

Contributors

Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: John Browell








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