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BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet


The Sunday supplement to Woman's Hour
Do you smoke?: Patricia Brent investigates various attitudes towards smoking
James Norbury describes how he came to take up knitting
Women in the House: A conversation between some women Members of Parliament
'The Big City,' written by Marjorie Riddell. Produced by Audrey Cameron , with Geraldine McEwan as Sarah Darnley
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Patricia Brent
Unknown: James Norbury
Written By: Marjorie Riddell.
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Sarah Darnley
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Directed by Edward Rubach


Directed By: Edward Rubach

: Wilfrid Thomas presents TRAVELS WITH A RECORDER

Music and songs from many parts of the world
Production by Joe Burroughs


Production By: Joe Burroughs

: People's Service

'Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven'
Our Father
3 — 'The Father's Will'
Service from Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, London. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Douglas Cleverley Ford


Unknown: Rev. Douglas Cleverley Ford

: -1,500 m-Shipping Forecast

followed at 12.5 by FOR SHIPS AT SEA
For the benefit of ' 'landlubbers,' seamen give their points of view on the importance of the new shipping forecasts
Written and presented by Sandy Grandison
——————217 m. and VHF
* Good Listening '
Some news of current programmes followed at 12.5 by B.S.T.
The story behind the time told by Michael Brooke and John Webster


Presented By: Sandy Grandison
Told By: Michael Brooke
Told By: John Webster


Presented from London and Cologne by Joan Wilen and Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Joan Wilen
Unknown: Dennis Scuse

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

The Boys with the Laughs
Alan Breeze
Doreen Stephens
The Bandits andMr. Wakey Wakey (Himself)
Script by Eddie Gurney and Arthur Pastor
Produced by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Unknown: Mr. Wakey Wakey
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Script By: Arthur Pastor
Produced By: Glyn Jones


Johnny Morris


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Max Jaffa in Melody Hour

with the Orchestre Elegant
Julia Shelley , John Hauxvell
The Beryl Stott Singers
The Trio
Introduced by Robin Boyle Produced by Edward Nash


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


with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan


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 Lord Have Mercy' by Shelley Smith
A small country town where potential murderers and victims lie thick upon the ground is the setting for a new crime novel with an unusual twist.
' Christmas with the Savages' by Mary Clive
A delightful account of a childhood Christmas spent in a large country house at the turn of the century.
' People to be Found' by Joanna Cannan
Alan Baxter, the scholarship boy, Camilla Leston, the squire's daughter, and Jeremy Emmanuel, the well-to-do butcher's son, represent three distinct strands in Kenminster society, but the inability of the young to conform to their elders' view of their proper social position leads to some interesting reshaping of village life.
Dramatised scenes from the books acted by Olwen Brookes. Vivienne Chatterton
Frank Duncan , Anthony Green
Douglas Hankins , fanet
Morrison Dorothy Smith , Michael Walker and Geoffrey Wincott
Produced by Eileen Molony *


Unknown: Shelley Smith
Unknown: Mary Clive
Unknown: Joanna Cannan
Unknown: Olwen Brookes.
Unknown: Vivienne Chatterton
Unknown: Frank Duncan
Unknown: Anthony Green
Unknown: Douglas Hankins
Unknown: Morrison Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Michael Walker
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Produced By: Eileen Molony


Franklin Engelmann with a BBC Mobile Recording Unit visits Stevenage 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: Victor Rietti in his play ' TO LIVE IN PEACE'

From the Italian of G. Forzano
Adapted by Mollie Greenhalgh
Characters in order of speaking:
Production by Frederick Bradnum


Unknown: G. Forzano
Adapted By: Mollie Greenhalgh
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Maso: Robert Rietty
Maria: Marjorie Mars
Agnese: Peggy Marshall
The Doctor: Preston Lockwood
Don Geronimo: Victor Rietti
Mattea: Annette Kelly
Spinoso: Eric Francis
Cecco: Peter Neil
Charles, the Corporal: Hugh David
General Miollis: Noel Johnson
Friar Silvestro: Keith Pyott
The Lawyer: Willoughby Gray
Cavaliere Dossi: David Garth
The Captain: Trevor Martin

: 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 with George James


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: George James


Community hymn-singing from the Baptist Church, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, led by the Newtown Choral Society
Conductor, Emyr Thomas
Organist.Edith Morgan
Hymns introduced by Havard Gregory Praise the Lord (Tune. Llanfair)
Lord. I hear of showers of blessing
(Tune. Groeswen)
Hail, thou once despised Jesus (Tune,
Lead us. heavenly Father (Tune,
Angels in the highest heavens (Tune,
In Memoriam)
Guide me. 0 thou great Jehovah
(Tune, Blaencefn)
Love divine (Tune, Blaenwern)
Who is on the Lord's side (Tune,
Blessing by the Rector. the Rev. H. S. Willis


Conductor: Emyr Thomas
Organist: Edith Morgan
Introduced By: Havard Gregory
Unknown: Rev. H. S. Willis

: 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: Ted Ray
The George Mitchell Choir
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Gene Crowley
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Unknown: Ted Ray
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston


Christian opinion on some of the things we talk about
Speaker, Stanley Maxted


Unknown: Stanley Maxted


Robin Duff introduces a sound-picture of the French capital in the spring
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Introduces: Robin Duff
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


A programme of records presented by Rooney Pelletier


Presented By: Rooney Pelletier

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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