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


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz


The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour including
Year of Storm: Harry Soan , a farmer, Princess Indira, a Parliamentary observer, and an anonymous Hungarian are among those who give personal impressions of 1956 Alistair Cooke speaks from America on the pace of modern living
Ba Mason looks back on her Festive Season
A reading from ' My Husband Cart-wright ' by Olivia Manning
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Harry Soan
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Olivia Manning
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
Margaret Ashton
(from Australia)
Annette Klooger
(from Australia)
(Continued in next column)
John Hauxvell
(from New Zealand)
Mike McKenzie
(from the West Indies)
The Bob Brown Singers with the Frank Baron Trio
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
(from South Africa)
Produced by Glyn Jones
(United Kingdom)


Unknown: Robert Easton
Unknown: Margaret Ashton
Unknown: Annette Klooger
Unknown: John Hauxvell
Unknown: Mike McKenzie
Singers: Bob Brown
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Glyn Jones


Directed by Henry Krein with Edward Rubach and Robert Docker (two pianos)


Directed By: Henry Krein
Unknown: Edward Rubach
Unknown: Robert Docker


Entertainments Choir of the Danish State Radio
Conductor, Svend Saaby
Accompanist, Charles Spinks


Conductor: Svend Saaby
Accompanist: Charles Spinks

: People's Service

These things I remember
(Psalm 42, v. 4)
Thanks at the End of the Year
Service from Nicolson Square Methodist Church, Edinburgh, conducted by the Rev. Professor John Foster , D.D ., assisted by the Minister, the Rev. Kenneth G. Bloxham


Unknown: John Foster , D.D
Unknown: Rev. Kenneth G. Bloxham


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
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

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

8 — ' A Star is Born ' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Doris Rogers , Molly Weir
Richard Bellaers , Horace Percival
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenouthet
Written by Bob Block
Ronnie Hanbury and Bebe Daniels
Production by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Richard Bellaers
Unknown: Horace Percival
Conductor: Paul Fenouthet
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Production By: Tom Ronald


A sound approach to the cinema introduced by Peter Haigh
Music from a New Release
Pearl Bailey sings
' Zing went the Strings of my Heart' from ' That Certain Feelmg '
Elvis Presley sings
' Poor Boy ' from ' Love Me Tender '
Picturegoers' Quiz
Test your ear and your memory for familiar and once-familiar voices
Anna Neagle talks about her career and illustrates it with extracts from films she has made
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Preview
' Giant ' starring
Elizabeth Taylor , Rock Hudson and James Dean
Adapted by Roy Bradford Produced by Ruth Dennis
Sound-track Memories Including the voices of Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour
The programme edited and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Talks: Anna Neagle
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Rock Hudson
Unknown: James Dean
Adapted By: Roy Bradford
Produced By: Ruth Dennis
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Dorothy Lamour
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock


See above and page 5

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

with Sidney James
Bill Kerr , Hattie Jacquea and Kenneth Williams
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Theme and incidental music composed and conducted by Wally Stott
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacquea
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson


Young people in the Flora Macdonald Y.W.C.A. Centre. Inverness, put questions with a Hogmanay flavour to Ishbel Peterkin, John Bannerman, and Sorley Maclean
Chairman, Jack House

: Jack Coles in MELODY HOUR

with his Orchestre Moderne
The Golden Strings and songs by Bruce Trent
Popular music and- songs to appeal to all tastes, presented in a distinctive style
Introduced by Joy Worth Produced by Eric Arden


Songs By: Bruce Trent
Introduced By: Joy Worth
Produced By: Eric Arden


Singers and musicians from different countries meet in the studio of the Cologne Radio House to sing and play popular music

: This Year of Sport

Cliff Michelmore introduces recordings of some of the exciting moments of British sport in 1956, as seen through the eyes of BBC commentators
Edited by Michael Hastings


Introduces: Cliff Michelmore
Edited By: Michael Hastings

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Joan Butler
See page 7


Artist: Joan Butler


From the West Kirk of St.
Nicholas, Aberdeen with the United Choirs of The Presbytery of Aberdeen
Hymns introduced by the Rev. Anderson Nicol
Conductor, William Boddie
Organist. Richard F. Cutbush
Theme: ' The Guiding Hand of God' The Lord of heav'n confess (Tune, St.
John 183)
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (Tune, Springfield)
Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (Tune,
Ye servants of God (Tune, Laudate
March on. my soul, with strength
(Tune, Christchurch)
Put thou thy trust in God (Tune, Ich halte treulich still)
Holy Father, in thy mercy (Tune,
Thy hand. 0 God, has guided (Tune,


Conductor: Rev. Anderson Nicol
Conductor: William Boddie
Organist: Richard F. Cutbush


Christian opinion on human and social relationships, mainly as men see them
Chairman, the Rev. Austen Williams
Speaker, the Psychiatrist
Listeners' questions and comments form the basis of these talks. Letters are welcomed and should be addressed to: Mainly for Men, Broadcasting House, W.I.


Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams


at the piano

: It's never too late to listen so why not STAY UP WITH SAM

and listen to some records to round off the weekend presented by Sam Costa


Presented By: Sam Costa

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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