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BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet


The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Violet Markham. C.H.
Born Under Aries: A conversation between some of the people born at this time of year
Gordon Gow reviews some of the current films
.The. Big City': written by Marjorie Riddell. Produced by Audrey Cameron , with Geraldine McEwan as Sarah Darnley
Programme introduced by Marjorie Andecson


Unknown: Violet Markham.
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Written By: Marjorie Riddell.
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Sarah Darnley
Introduced By: Marjorie Andecson


Directed by Sidney Sax


Directed By: Sidney Sax

: Wilfrid Thomas presents TRAVELS WITH A RECORDER

Music and songs from many parts of the world
The third of a series of six programmes in which Wilfrid Thomas introduces items from his collection of recordings made during the last ten years and tells the story of how he came to make them.
Production by Joe Burroughs


Introduces: Wilfrid Thomas
Production By: Joe Burroughs

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO!

visits Chapel-en-le-Frith

: People's Service

' Thy Kingdom come....
Our Father
2—' The Father's Kingdom'
Service from Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, London, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Douglas Cleverley Ford


Unknown: Rev. Douglas Cleverley Ford


For Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Mary Malcolm and Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Mary Malcolm
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 (Himself)
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


In search of an honest living, Johnny Morris tries his hand at some of the trades for which England is famous


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

24—' Young and Foolish' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Horace Percival , Doris Rogers Molly Weir , Richard Bellaers
Written by Bob Block ,
Ronnie Hanbury and Bebe Daniels
Production by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Richard Bellaers
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Max Jaffa in Melody Hour

A Sunday serenade of music with a lilt in which
The Orchestre Elegant is joined by Julia Shelley , John Hauxvell
The Beryl Stott Singers
The Trio
(Max Jaffa, Reginald Kilbey and Jack Byfield)
Introduced by Robin Boyle Produced by Edward Nash


Unknown: Julia Shelley
Unknown: John Hauxvell
Singers: Beryl Stott
Unknown: Reginald Kilbey
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Edward Nash


with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Script by Spike Milligan Production by Pat Dixon
(The recorded broadcast of January 31, in the Home Service)


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Max Geldray
Script By: Spike Milligan
Production By: Pat Dixon


A sequence of melodies for a romantic mood played by Eddie Calvert
(The Man with the Golden Trumpet) and Peter Yorke with his Silver Strings Introduced by Alan Dell
Presented by Roy Speer


Played By: Eddie Calvert
Played By: Peter Yorke
Introduced By: Alan Dell
Presented By: Roy Speer


books that have pleased and interested him
' The Guardians' by J. 1. M. Stewart
The author of the Michael Innes detective stories introduces into his more serious novels the same feeling for plot and the development of a story. In this story Willard Quail , an American, returns to Oxford to acquire and edit the literary remains of Arthur Fontaney , but unexpected events ensue.
' Golden Interlude' by Janet Dunbar
Emily and Fanny Eden accompanied their brother, the Governor General, to India in 1836. From their letters and journals Janet Dunbar has reconstructed an absorbing picture of an India of fabulous magnificence and savagery.
' The Baby and the Battleship' by Anthony Thorne
There is little need to elaborate on the comedy of the situation when the battleship leaves port and the baby's demands upon its self-appointed foster-fathers, Lofty and Pincher, become exacting.
Dramatised scenes from the books acted by Peter Ducrow , Deryck Guyler. Carleton Hobbs , Vanessa Redgrave. Dorothy Smith , and Charles E. Stidwill
Produced by Eileen Molony


Unknown: M. Stewart
Unknown: Michael Innes
Unknown: Willard Quail
Unknown: Arthur Fontaney
Unknown: Janet Dunbar
Unknown: Fanny Eden
Unknown: Janet Dunbar
Unknown: Anthony Thorne
Unknown: Peter Ducrow
Unknown: Deryck Guyler.
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave.
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Charles E. Stidwill
Produced By: Eileen Molony


Franklin Engelmann with a BBC Mobile Recording Unit visits Wigan to meet local people who talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Three Star Bill Drama: Doris Hare Marjorie Westbury and Norman Shelley in * ELEPHANTS TO RIDE UPON'

by Mabel and Denis Constanduros
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Dad, the proprietor of Bobbo's Circus: Norman Shelley
Mum: Doris Hare
Pet, their younger daughter: Marjorie Westbury
Ivy, their elder daughter: Betty Linton
Sid Mum's brother: Ronald Sidney
Chloe Fox, his ex-wife: Belle Chrystall
Jimmy Forester: Charles Hodgson
Mr Forester, his father: Deryck Guyler
Piccolino, a rival circus proprietor: John Paul

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: Three Star Bill Music: GRAND HOTEL

Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Patricia Baird


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: Patricia Baird


Community hymn-singing from the Parish Church of St. Paul, Ramsbottom, Lancashire
Singing led by the United Anglican and Free Church choirs of the district
Hymns introduced by the Vicar, the Rev. T. Martin
Conductor, James Henry Hanson
Organist. William Hanson
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven
(Tune, Praise, my soul)
(Continued in next column)
Jesus lives! (Tune, St. Albinus)
Hark, my soul, it is the Lord (Tune.
St. Bees)
0 God. unseen yet ever near (Tune,
Soldiers of Christ, arise (Tune. St.
Breathe on me. breath of God (Tune,
Fill thou my life. 0 lord my God
(Tune. Richmond)
Jesus shall reign (Tune. Rimington)


Conductor: Rev. T. Martin
Organist: William Hanson

: Three Star Bill Variety: Tony Fayne and David Evans are CALLING THE STARS

and introducing
Britain's newest singing star
Ronnie Carroll
The slick melodic wit of The Hedley Ward Trio
The charming voice of Joan Turner
The dexterous fingers of Semprini
It's Worth-While with Harry Worth
This week's visitor:
Peter Sellers
The George Mitchell Choir
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Gene Crowley
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Unknown: Ronnie Carroll
Unknown: Joan Turner
Unknown: Harry Worth
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston


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


Unknown: C. A. Joyce


with Michael Barsley who introduces some ' snapshots in sound' recorded on a recent visit he made to this island
Produced by Michael Hastings


Unknown: Michael Barsley
Produced By: Michael Hastings


A programme of records presented by Thurstan Holland


Presented By: Thurstan Holland

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