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BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader. David Paget )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz


Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: Home for the Day

The Sunday supplement to "Woman's Hour".
E. Arnot Robertson talks about some of the things she has been doing in the last few weeks.
Herbs for the Kitchen: Charles Lawrance describes how you can grow them.
Matters of Tact: a French-woman, an American, and an Australian are asked for their reactions to some delicate social situations.
Gordon Gow reviewing some current films.
"The Big City", written by Marjorie Riddell. With Geraldine McEwan as Sarah Darnley.
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson.


Presenter: Marjorie Anderson
Speaker: E. Arnot Robertson
Reporter: Charles Lawrance
Reporter: Gordon Gow
Author (The Big City): Marjorie Riddell
Producer (The Big City): Audrey Cameron
Sarah Darnley: Geraldine McEwan


Directed by Edward Rubach in a programme of romance and rhythm


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


2-The University of Cambridge r. The University of Tasmania
Chairman In London,
Robert McKenzie
Chairman in Tasmania,
Creighton Burns
The programme is arranged in collaboration with the ABC
Producer in Tasmania, Bill Newnham
Producer in London, Joan Clark


Unknown: Robert McKenzie
Unknown: Creighton Burns
Unknown: Joan Clark

: People's Service

' Forgive us our trespasses....'
Our Father
5—' Squaring the Account'
Service from the Roman Catholic Church of St. Edward, Sutton Park, Guildford, Surrey, conducted by the Rev. Father Gordon Albion , D.Hist. sc.


Unknown: Gordon Albion
Unknown: D.Hist.


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


Unknown: Patricia Hughes
Unknown: Dennis Scuse

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

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


Unknown: Alan Breeze
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
Presented by Brian Patten


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Brian Patten

: Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison in the first of a new series of 'MEET THE HUGGETTS'

Written by Eddie Maguire
' Phoney Business'
Produced by Peter Eton


Written By: Eddie Maguire
Produced By: Peter Eton
Joe Huggett: Jack Warner
Ethel Huggett: Kathleen Harrison
Bobby: Christopher Saunders
Jane: Marian Collins
Fred Stebbings: Charles Leno
Bert Whitlock: Kenneth Connor
Bill Phillips: Martin Starkie


played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
This week's guest,
Francis Chagrin and Theatre Round-Up
Highlights of British musical comedy featuring
Joan Bramhall
Dennis Bowen and the BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Introduced by John Hobday
Produced by Charles Beardsall


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: Francis Chagrin
Unknown: Joan Bramhall
Unknown: Dennis Bowen
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: Charles Beardsall


with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan Production by Pat Dixon


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Max Geldray
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Production By: Pat Dixon

: Springtime Serenade

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.


Trumpet: Eddie Calvert
Musicians: Peter Yorke with his Silver Strings
Introduced by: Alan Dell
Presented by: Roy Speer

: Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury in ' PAUL TEMPLE AND THE LAWRENCE AFFAIR '

A new serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge
2—' Salty West'
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Production By: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Mary Gardner: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
Charlie: James Beattie
Max Burford: Allan McClelland
Brian Dexter: Simon Lack
Mills: Geoffrey Hodson


Franklin Engelmann with a BBC Mobile Recording Unit visits the North Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, 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: Dora Bryan in ' LUCY ARNOLD'

by Compton Mackenzie
The Cinderella story in its various guises is still the most popular love story. Compton Mackenzie proves it again with his tale of the little chorus girl, Lucy Arnold.
Produced by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: Lucy Arnold.
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
The Storyteller: Denis Goacher
Lucy Arnold: Dora Bryan
Miss Chibbett: Betty Hardy
Mrs Chibbett: Betty Linton
Mrs Arnold: Vivienne Chatterton
Samuel Arnold: James Thomason
Terence Manning: Simon Lack
Lady Emily Manning: Avice Landone
Mr Manning: William Fox
Mabel, a maid: Annette Kelly
Mr Lightheart: Frank Atkinson
Mrs Lightheart: Dorothy Holmes-Gore

: Three Star Bill Music: GRAND HOTEL

Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
John Lanigan


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: John Lanigan


Community hymn-singing from the R.A.F. Station, Hereford
Hymns introduced by the Rev. W. D. Eynon-Williams
Accompanied by the Station Band under the direction of Cpl. R. Dickie
Stand up, stand up for Jesus (Tune,
Morning Light)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
(Tune, St. Peter)
Crown him with many crowns (Tune,
Jesu, lover of my soul (Tune, Aberystwyth)
Hark, hark my soul (Tune, Pilgrims) All hail the power of Jesu's name
(Tune, Miles Lane)
At even. ere the sun was set (Tune,
Now thank we all our God (Tune,
Nun danket)


Unknown: Rev. W. D. Eynon-Williams
Unknown: R. Dickie

: 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
(Continued in next column)
It's Worth-While with Harry Worth
This week's visitor:
Arthur Askey
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, Stanley Maxted


Unknown: Stanley Maxted


A programme of melody introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Played By: Sandy MacPherson


A tour of the world of music in the company of Cavan O'Connor with the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by John Browell


Unknown: Cavan O'Connor
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: John Browell

: Close Down

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