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


Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Guitar: Roland Peachey


Myohaung Day Service
See top of page and page 3


Dudley Perkins answers a variety of questions sent to him by listeners.


Unknown: Dudley Perkins


Contrasting music for the accordion played by Gerald Crossman and the Henry Krein Quartet


Played By: Gerald Crossman
Unknown: Henry Krein


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


Presented By: John Darran
Production By: Mai Jones

: People's Service

'A multitude will become acceptable to God through one Man's obedience'
(Romans 5. v. 19)
The Story of Man
5-' After' the Storm '
Service from the Roman Catholic
Church of St. Cuthbert, Wig-ton, Cumberland. Conducted by the Very Rev. Canon Matthew McNarney


Unknown: Very Rev. Canon Matthew


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

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

The Boys with the Laughs
The Man of Many Voices
Alan Breeze
The Singer of Sweet Songs
Doreen Stephens
The Bandits and ' Mr. Wakey Wakey'
Script by Eddie Gurney and Arthur Pastor
Produced by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Script By: Arthur Pastor
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

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


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

: Bebe Daniels and 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


A winter programme looking back to last summer and forward to next
Memories of sunlit^lays Plans for leisure to come with musical excursions conducted by Paul Fenoulhet and the Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
This week you are invited to hear about:
A holiday on the Island of Skye from Katie Ann Nicholson
(Cofttinued in next column)'
A walking tour in the Northern Pen-nines with Yvonne Adamson and a visit to Lapland by Robert Turley
Questions of holiday interest answered by travel experts
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann
Arranged and produced by Arthur Phillips


Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Katie Ann Nicholson
Unknown: Yvonne Adamson
Unknown: Robert Turley
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: 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


BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Monia Liter with . The Monia Liter Sextet
BBC Men's Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
This week: the modern touch in Monia Liter's arrangements of well-known melodies-also something for the Latin-American enthusiast, and an item or two to fit the mood from the BBC Men's Chorus.
Introduced by Roy Williams
Produced by John Tylee


Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Monia Liter
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Introduced By: Roy Williams
Produced By: John Tylee


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
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
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

: Anglo-West African Edition of QUESTION TIME

A United Kingdom team comes to conclusions with young visitors from the Gold Coast and Nigeria and exchanges searching questions about each other's ways of life
From West Africa:
Phoebe Erinne from Eastern Nigeria
Charlotte Ribeiro from the Gold Coast
Suleiman Kolo from Northern Nigeria
Vidal Tamakloe from Western Nigeria
* From Britain:
June Furr from South Yorkshire
Bernard Rudden from East Anglia
Judy Evans from South Wales
Christopher Murray from Tyneside
In the chair. Jack Longland


Unknown: Phoebe Erinne
Unknown: Bernard Rudden
Unknown: Judy Evans
Unknown: Christopher Murray
Unknown: Jack Longland


' The World in Peril'
Part 18


Jet Morgan: Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnet: Alfle Bass
Doc Mathews: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Stephen Mitchell: Don Sharp

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: Jack Payne introduces

A weekly parade of the Stars of Show Business featuring
Vera Lynn
Dickie Henderson
Lizbeth Webb and Edmund Hockridge
Reub Silver and Marion Day
Robert Earl
The Londonairs
Band of the Week:
The Basil and Ivor Kirchin Band
The Mitchell Choristers
Directed by George Mitchell
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor. Paul Fenoulhet
Production by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Vera Lynn
Unknown: Dickie Henderson
Unknown: Lizbeth Webb
Unknown: Edmund Hockridge
Unknown: Reub Silver
Unknown: Marion Day
Unknown: Robert Earl
Directed By: George Mitchell
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Production By: Glyn Jones


Community hymn-singing from Westgate End Methodist Church, Wakefield, led by the United Free Church Choirs of the City. Hymns introduced by the Minister, the Rev. Kenneth W. Wadsworth
The race that long in darkness pined
(Tune, Irish)
Thou art the way (Tune, Redhead
No. 66)
0 Sacred Head once wounded (Tune,
Passion Chorale)
Never further than thy Cross (Tune,
Christ the Lord is risen today (Tune,
Easter Morn)
God is gone up on high (Tune, Darwall's 148th)
Come, thou long-expected Jesus
(Tune. Stuttgart)
Crown him with many crowns (Tune,
Choirmaster, Kenneth B. Colam
Organist, George Glover


Unknown: Rev. Kenneth W. Wadsworth
Choirmaster: Kenneth B. Colam
Organist: George Glover


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Elsie Morison


Artist: Elsie Morison


(Theologian, Philosopher,
Musician, Missionary, Physician and an Honorary Member of the Order of Merit)
5-A Hospital Grows
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


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


A monthly programme reflecting life in the country
David Lloyd James and Eric Simms introduce personalities to talk about happenings in the countryside
The programme also includes recordings of January countryside sounds
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: David Lloyd James
Unknown: Eric Simms
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: 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


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: John Browell

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