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: Great Tom: LIGHTS ON

BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet


on the tenth birthday of * Woman's Hour
Yehudi Menuhin talks to
Alec Robertson
Alan Melville judging by appearances'
Nancy Spain in an interview with a favourite subject
Kevin FitzGerald : ' I was married to Woman's Hour'
Nancy, Viscountess Astor, c.H. : the first woman in' the House talks to Mary Stocks about her early days in Parliament
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Talks: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Alan Melville
Unknown: Nancy Spain
Unknown: Kevin Fitzgerald
Unknown: Mary Stocks
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Artists from the Commonwealth gather in London to send greetings in song to their folks at home and to listeners in Britain
Robert Easton
(United Kingdom) introduces
Larry Cross (from Canada)
Inia Te Wiata
(from New Zealand)
'Hutch' (Leslie A. Hutchinson )
(from the West Indies)
(Continued in next column)
Doreen Hume
(from Canada) and the Bob Brown Singers with the Frank Baron Trio
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
(from South Africa)
Produced by Glyn Jones
(United Kingdom)


Unknown: Robert Easton
Unknown: Larry Cross
Unknown: Inia Te Wiata
Unknown: Leslie A. Hutchinson
Unknown: Doreen Hume
Singers: Bob Brown
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Glyn Jones


Harmony and humour with Owen Brannigan , Ernest Lush and the BBC 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 Bala, North Wales
(Recording of last Tuesday's broadcast

: People's Service

Train up a child in the way he should gn: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22, v. 6)
Full Grown Men
I-Live and Learn
Service from the Parish Church of St. Giles, Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire; conducted by the Ven. Basil Guy, Archdeacon of Bedford


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

: 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
' 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

: The music of TOLCHARD EVANS

Introduced on records by Rhona Marsh and John Watt
For more than thirty years Tolchard Evans has been one of Britain's top song-writers, with such successes as ' Lady of Spain,' ' Ev'rywhere,' and his current hit, ' My September Love.'
Script by John Watt
Produced by Derek Chinnery


Unknown: Rhona Marsh
Unknown: John Watt
Unknown: Tolchard Evans
Script By: John Watt
Produced By: Derek Chinnery


A sound approach to the cinema introduced by Peter Haigh
Music from a New Release:
' The Proud and Profane
Picturegocr's Quiz
Test your ear-and your memory and have a pencil handy
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Our Hollywood Correspondent
Donovan Pedelty
New Musical:
It's a Wonderful World'
Ted Heath and his Band with Mylene Nicole introduce
" Girls ' and ' When you Came Along'
Dennis Lotis sings f A Few Kisses Ago '
Edmund Purdom chats about his career and illustrates it with excerpts from films he has made
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition:
' Run for the Sun starring Richard Widmark Trevor Howard. Jane Greer
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: Peter Noble
Unknown: Donovan Pedelty
Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Mylene Nicole
Unknown: Dennis Lotis
Unknown: Edmund Purdom
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: Trevor Howard.
Unknown: Jane Greer
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Produced By: Ruth Dennis
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: Peter Yorke in MELODY HOUR

with his Concert Orchestra
David Hughes
Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble
Introduced by Rhona Marsh
Produced by Edward Nash


Unknown: David Hughes
Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Introduced By: Rhona Marsh
Produced By: Edward Nash

: Question Time

Chairman, Sir John Wolfenden, C.B.E.
Canon Eric Heaton, The Rev. Hugh Jones and The Rev. J. Fraser McLuskey, M.C., answer questions from some of the young delegates to the Second British Conference of Christian Youth held by the British Council of Churches at Bristol last month. The theme of the Conference, which was attended by a thousand delegates from many denominations, was 'Our Common Faith and Our Common Task.'


Unknown: Sir John Wolfenden, C.B.E.
Unknown: Canon Eric Heaton
Unknown: Rev. Hugh Jones
Unknown: Rev. J. Fraser McLuskey


Franklin Engelmann with a BBC Mobile Recording Unit visits Dulwich 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


Chapter 5
Rex Palmer talks to
Lionel Gamlin
Ronnie Hill
Dorothy Hogben Diana Morrison Cyril Stapleton
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Talks: Rex Palmer
Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Ronnie Hill
Unknown: Dorothy Hogben
Unknown: Diana Morrison
Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


at the piano

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Rene Soames


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: Rene Soames


Community hymn-singing from Beckminster Methodist Church. Wolverhampton
Conducted by Eric Burgess Organist. Dennis W. Doley
Hymns introduced by the Minister, the Rev. A. R. Ankers
My God. I am thine (Tune, Harwich) What shall we offer our good Lord?
(Tune, Duke Street)
Thou God of truth and love (Tune,
St. Godric)
I've found a friend; 0 such a friend
(Tune. Constance)
I'll praise my Maker while I've breath
(Tune. Monmouth)
In the Name of Jesus (Tune. Evelyns) I hunger and I thirst (Tune. St.
Captain of Israel's host (Tune,


Conducted By: Eric Burgess
Organist: Dennis W. Doley
Unknown: Rev. A. R. Ankers


Bringing you the music of the BBC Show Band
Directed by Cyril Stapleton featuring
Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin with 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


Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Unknown: Dawn Lake
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


at the piano

: Stay Up with Sam

It's never too late to listen, so why not "Stay Up with Sam"

: Great Tom: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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