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: Great Tom LIGHTS ON

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet


The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Women of the Year: speeches from the luncheon held at the Savoy Hotel last Thursday
Gordon Gow reviews some current films
Health Farm: part of the story written, narrated, and suffered by Alan Whicker
Herman Schrijver offering a decorator's challenge
' A Visit to Grandpa's': a reading of his own short story recorded by Dylan Thomas in 1952 Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Alan Whicker
Unknown: Herman Schrijver
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Directed by Lou Whiteson with Julie Dawn and Esteban


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Unknown: Julie Dawn


Harmony and humour with Owen Brannigan , Ernest Lush and the BBC's Men's Chorus Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Introduced by Michael Brooke


Unknown: Owen Brannigan
Unknown: Ernest Lush
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Introduced By: Michael Brooke

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO!

visits St. Agnes, North Cornwall

: People's Service

And as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day (St. Luke 4. v. 16)
'All in Together'
Service from St. John's Wood Church, London; conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. N. A. Perry-Gore


Service conducted by: The Rev. N. A. Perry-Gore

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* Good Listening '
Some news of current programmes


Cologne-London Cyprus-London
For Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London by Jean Metcalfe , from Cologne by Dennis Scuse , and from Cyprus by Kay Donnelly


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Dennis Scuse
Unknown: Kay Donnelly

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

The Boys with the Laughs
Alan Breeze
Doreen Stephens
The Bandits
'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


A sound approach to the cinema introduced by Peter Haigh
Music from a New Release:
An extract from Gene Kelly 's
'Invitation to the Dance'
Picturegoer's Quiz
Test your ear-and your memory and have a pencil handy
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Our Hollywood Correspondent
Donovan Pedetty
New Musical:
Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones sing ' The Surrey with the Fringe on Top '
Joan Crawford recalls and illustrates some turning points in her careei Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition: ' The Bad Seed' starring Nancv Kellv and Patty McCormack
Adaptation by Roy Bradford
Produced by Ruth Dennis
Sound-track Memories
Music we like to remember
The programme edited and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Donovan Pedetty
Unknown: Gordon MacRae
Unknown: Shirley Jones
Unknown: Joan Crawford
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Nancv Kellv
Unknown: Patty McCormacK
Produced By: Ruth Dennis

: Peter Yorke in MELODY HOUR

with his Concert Orchestra
Michael Holliday
Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble
Introduced by Rhona Marsh Produced by Edward Nash


Unknown: Michael Holliday
Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Introduced By: Rhona Marsh
Produced By: Edward Nash


Young people at the Shrublanda Youth and Adult Centre, Gorleston, put questions to :
Anona Winn
Wynford Vaughan Thomaa
Dr. F. Lincoln Ralphs
In the chair, Lionel Gamlin


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomaa
Unknown: Dr. F. Lincoln Ralphs
Unknown: Lionel Gamlin


Franklin Engelmann with a BBC Mobile Recording Unit visits Covent Garden to meet some of the people who work there. They talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


Chapter 4
Rex Palmer talks to
Rene Cutforth
Valentine Dyall
Charmian Innes
Eileen Joyce
Herbert C. Rice
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Talks: Rex Palmer
Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Eileen Joyce
Unknown: Herbert C. Rice
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


at the piano

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

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Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Marion Studholme


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: Marion Studholme


Community hymn-singing from the Parish Church of St. Oswald, Kirk Sandal , Doncaster, by a combined "Choir
Organist. Frank Reynolds
Hymns introduced by the Rector, the Rev. Canon F. S. Popham
0 for a thousand tongues to sing
(Tune. Oxford New)
Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round
(Tune. Song 1)
Sing to the Lord the children's hymn
(Tune, Hill Cliff )
We plough the fields (Tune, Wir pfltigen)
I sing the almighty power of God
(Tune. London New)
To thee. 0 Lord, our hearts we raise
(Tune. Golden Sheaves)
Yes, God is good (Tune. Festus)
Through all the changing scenes of life (Tune. Wiltshire)


Unknown: Kirk Sandal
Organist: Frank Reynolds
Unknown: Rev. Canon F. S. Popham
Unknown: Hill Cliff


welcomes a return visit of Mel Torme
The music of the BBC Show Band
Directed by Cyril Stapleton featuring
Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
The Stargazers, Harold Smart
Dennis Wilson , Bert Weedon
The Show Band Singers Directed by Cliff Adams and Show Band's singing star
Dawn Lake
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Production by John Browell
See page 7


Unknown: Mel Torme
Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Production By: John Browell


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


Unknown: Stanley Maxted


Hungary v. Great Britain
Report by Harold Abrahams , illustrated with recorded commentaries by. Rex Alston on the highlights of the second day's events which took place in the Nepstadion, Budapest


Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Unknown: Rex Alston

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