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: Whitsuntide hymn: ' Come, thou Holy Paraclete' LIGHTS ON

BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz


The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Wedding Bells-1: Patricia Brent investigates the way in which people approach their weddings
Some handy husbands compare notes On Becoming an Aunt: a professional woman describes her experience of being an aunt to a deprived child
Philip McCutchan talks about clean food and the careless habits of some restaurant customers
' The Big City': written by Marjorie Riddell. Produced by Audrey Cameron. with Geraldine McEwan as Sarah Darnley
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
See page 8


Unknown: Patricia Brent
Talks: Philip McCutchan
Written By: Marjorie Riddell.
Produced By: Audrey Cameron.
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Sarah Darnley
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


A programme of marches played by the Bands of the Grenadier Guards, Scots Guards
H.M. Royal Marines
Royal Air Force
Royal Military School of Music and the All Star
Brass Band of Great Britain


You are invited to listen to songs and music still sung and played in the British Isles
I-Songs of the Sea
Introduced by Peter Kennedy with dance and song interludes by The Haymakers
Directed by Peter Kennedy and The Country Maids
Conducted by Sheila Mossman
Edited and introduced by Marie Slocombe
Produced by Harold Rogers


Introduced By: Peter Kennedy
Directed By: Peter Kennedy
Conducted By: Sheila Mossman
Introduced By: Marie Slocombe
Produced By: Harold Rogers


4-University of Durham r. University of Adelaide
Chairman In London:
Robert McKenzie
Chairman in Adelaide:
Creighton Burns
(This programme Is arranged In collaboration with the ABC)


Unknown: Robert McKenzie
Unknown: Creighton Burns

: People's Service

* Lead us not into temptation..... *
Our Father
7-' Stress and Strain '
Service from the Roman Catholic Church of St. Edward, Sutton Park, Guildford, Surrey, conducted by the Rev. Father Gordon Albion D.Hist.SC ,
Reader. James McKechnte


Reader: Rev. Father Gordon Albion D.Hist.Sc
Reader: James McKechnte


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

: Jack Payne presents BRITISH BAND BOX

The first of a new series of record programmes featuring the pick of popular British bands, orchestras, and instrumentalists


In search of an honest living, Johnny Morris explores the United Kingdom and tries his hand at some of the trades for which it is famous
Presented by Brian Patten Last of the present series


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Brian Patten

: Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison in ' MEET THE HUGGETTS'

Written by Eddie Maguire
' Nothing but the Truth'
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
Mr Cuthbert: Kenneth Connor

: 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 and Jack Byfield
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Edward Nash
This week's programme includes ' The Tale of the Feudal Poodle' specially written for the Light Programme by ' Sagittarius '


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


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


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

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

A new serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge
4—' Return to Downburgh '
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production by Martyn C. Webster (The recorded broadcast of May 2)


Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Production By: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Detective-Inspector Vosper: Arthur Ridley
Charlie: James Beattie
Max Burford: Allan McClelland
Johnny Teako: Brian Haines
Ernest de Silva: John Gabriel
Detective-Inspector Ivor: Manning Wilson


Franklin Engelmann , with a BBC Mobile Recording Unit, visits Swanage 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: Philip Friend in ' THE LADY NEXT DOOR'

by Dorothy Parker and Elmer Rice
Adapted by Henry Kowal
Guitar played by Freddie Phillips
Pianist. Cicely Hoye
Production by Hugh Stewart


Unknown: Dorothy Parker
Unknown: Elmer Rice
Adapted By: Henry Kowal
Played By: Freddie Phillips
Pianist: Cicely Hoye
Production By: Hugh Stewart
Harriet: Helen Horton
Sister: Jill Nyasa
Aunt Ada: Joan Young
Mrs Sheridan: Madi Hedd
Ed: Philip Friend
Bert: George Margo
Doctor: Eric Anderson

: Three Star Bill Music: GRAND HOTEL

Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with Thomas Round
(Continued in next column)


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: Thomas Round


Community hymn-singing from the Fishermen's Institute, Royal National Institute to Deep Sea Fishermen, Fraserburgh
Hymns Introduced by the Superintendent, Miss M. A. Watson and led by the Fishermen's Choir
Come. Holy Spirit (Tune. Holley)
The Lord's my shepherd (Tune.
Blessed Assurance
Marching to Zion
Softly and Tenderly
Will your anchor hold?
Jesus. Saviour, pilot me (Tune,
Pilot Me)
Eternal Father (Tune, Melita)


Unknown: Miss M. A. Watson

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

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
Visitor: Richard Murdoch
The George Mitchell Choir
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor. Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Gene Crowley
Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston


Unknown: Ronnie Carroll
Unknown: Joan Turner
Unknown: Harry Worth
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
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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