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Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson


Directed By: Lou Whiteson


Bryan Johnson , Michael Beynon
The Silver Chords Choir
The Strings in Harmony
Introduced by Dillwyn Owen
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: Bryan Johnson
Unknown: Michael Beynon
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Production By: Mai Jones


The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson and including
Talk of the Town, reported by E. Arnot Robertson
Work. Money. and Happiness: an English girl working in New York describes the way she lives and how she spends her money
H. E. Bates, a recent guest on Woman's Hour
Counsel from Canada: In Toronto a panel of Canadian speakers, including Isabel Wilson. Ralph Allen and Arthur Piggot , reply to questions put to them by Freda Hawkins on behalf of Woman's Hour listeners in Britain
' The Rookery' by Marjorie Riddell
Production by Audrey Cameron
Episode 6
Those taking part:
Mairhi Russell. Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Jean Taylor Smith. Molly Rankin
Annabel Maule. Molly Lumley and John Westbrook


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Reported By: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Isabel Wilson.
Unknown: Ralph Allen
Unknown: Arthur Piggot
Unknown: Freda Hawkins
Unknown: Marjorie Riddell
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Unknown: Mairhi Russell.
Unknown: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Unknown: Jean Taylor Smith.
Unknown: Molly Rankin
Unknown: Annabel Maule.
Unknown: Molly Lumley
Unknown: John Westbrook


Piano music in contrasting styles played by Robin Wood
(concert pianist)
Alan Paul and Edna Hatzfeld
(two pianos)
Ronnie Aldrich
(Latin-American music) The Dill Jones Trio (rhythmic piano music)
Introduced by Roy Plomley
Producer, Jimmy Grant


Played By: Robin Wood
Pianist: Alan Paul
Pianist: Edna Hatzfeld
Pianos: Ronnie Aldrich
Introduced By: Roy Plomley
Producer: Jimmy Grant


A contest between thirty-two amateur choirs from all over England
The last of four programmes in Round 2
Huddersfleld Vocal Union
Greenside Choir, Kendal
County Grammar School for Girls, Guildford
Blackpool Girls' Choir

: Harry Mortimer presents ON PARADE

A gramophone programme of music by military bands

: People's Service

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light
(St. Matthew 6, v. 22)
Christian Responsibility
1-' Exposure to the Light'
From the Church of the Holy Innocents, South Norwood; conducted by the Rt. Rev. J. T. Hughes , Bishop of Croydon


Unknown: Rev. J. T. Hughes

: 1,500 m.: Shipping Forecast

217 m. and VHF: ' Good Listening
Some news of current programmes


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


Laugh with the Cotton Boys
Listen to:
Alan Breeze
The Man of Many Voices
Doreen Stephens
The Singer of Sweet Songs with The Bandits and Mr. Wakey-Wakey (himself)
Script by Eddie Gurney and Arthur Pastor
Production by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Production By: Glyn Jones

: Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

22 — ' A Table for Three ' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Doris Rogers , Molly Weir
Richard Bellaers , Horace Percival
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
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 Fenoulhet
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Production By: Tom Ronald


Introduced by Peter Haigh Music from a New Release
David Whitfield sings " I'll Find You,' the theme from ' Sea Wife '
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Picturegoers' Quia
Test your ear and your memory for familiar and once familiar voices
Our Hollywood Correspondent
Donovan Pedetty
Bound-track Memories includes the voices of Helen Kane , Red Skelton
Fred Astaire and Anita Ellis
Star Gazing
Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale persuade the stars to speak for themselves
New Musical
Two t hemes from ' Funny Face ' starring Fred Astaire
Audrey Hepburn , and Kay Thompson
(Continued in next column)
Pocket Preview
Susan Hayward and Kirk Douglas in ' Their Secret Affair'
Adapted by Roy Bradford
The programme edited and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: David Whitfield
Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Donovan Pedetty
Unknown: Helen Kane
Unknown: Red Skelton
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Anita Ellis
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Kay Thompson
Unknown: Susan Hayward
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Adapted By: Roy Bradford
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock


A librarian brings to your notice some books you might like to beg from a friend, borrow from a library, or buy for yourself and discusses his selection with Antonia Ridge and L. A. G. Strong
This week's guest:
K. C. Harrison
Borough Librarian, Eastbourne
Among the books he recommends are:
Coming Down the Seine by Robert Gibbings
A charming story of a journey atong the great French river by an Irish artist.
The Return of Gunner Asch by Hans Hellmut Kirst
With a satirical eye a German watches the collapse of the Reichswehr in 1945 from the inside.
Of Trees and the Sea by Edgar Mittelholzer
The amusing and sometimes sinister adventures of a young English couple in Barbados.
Reader. Allan McClelland
Devised and introduced by Adrian Thomas
Next week's guest: E. A. Clough ,
Deputy City Librarian, Bristol


Unknown: Antonia Ridge
Unknown: L. A. G. Strong
Unknown: K. C. Harrison
Unknown: Robert Gibbings
Unknown: Gunner Asch
Unknown: Hans Hellmut Kirst
Unknown: Edgar Mittelholzer
Reader: Allan McClelland
Introduced By: Adrian Thomas
Unknown: E. A. Clough

: Sidney Torch in MELODY HOUR

with his Concert Orchestra
Reginald Leopold and his Violin
Henry Krein and the Montmartre Players and Canada's singing star,
Doreen Hume
Introduced by John Hobday Produced by Edward Nash


Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Violin: Henry Krein
Unknown: Doreen Hume
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: Edward Nash

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor , Norman Shelley
David Jacobs , Laidman Browne
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor. Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Charles Hart and Bernard Sotting
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 1)


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Charles Hart
Script By: Bernard Sotting
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
This week he visits
Billingsgate 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


Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield in TAKE IT FROM HERE

from H.M.S. Collingwood with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell


with Harold Smart and the Rhythm Shop Walkers
Information desk. Michael Brooke
Producer, Frank Hooper


Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Michael Brooke
Producer: Frank Hooper

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: 1,500 m-: Shipping Forecast

247 m. and VHF: Record Interlude


Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra with this week's visiting artist:
Adele Leigh


Unknown: Max Jaffa
Artist: Adele Leigh


Community hymn-singing from
Albany Road Baptist Church,
Conductor, Phyllis M. Parsons
Organist, David Gabe Hymns introduced by Aled Rhys Wiliam
God is working his purpose out (Tune,
Great God of wonders (Tune, Huddersrield)
0 Sacred Head (Tune, Passion
Immortal, invisible (Tune, St. Denio) How calmly the evening (Tune, St.
Who is on the Lord's side? (Tune,
Hail, thou once despised Jesus (Tune,
In heavenly love abiding (Tune,
Closing prayer and blessing by the Rev. lorwerth Budge


Conductor: Phyllis M. Parsons
Organist: David Gabe
Introduced By: Aled Rhys Wiliam

: Tony Fayne and David Evans are CALLING THE STARS

and introducing sixty minutes of comedy and music for your entertainment with This week's guest star,
Ossie Morris and George Martin , Eddie Calvert
The Hedley Ward Trio
Lucille Mapp, Andrew Cole
The George Mitchell Choir
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Pat Dunlop with additional material by George Martin
Produced by John Simmonds


Unknown: Ossie Morris
Unknown: George Martin
Unknown: Eddie Calvert
Unknown: Andrew Cole
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Pat Dunlop
Unknown: George Martin
Produced By: John Simmonds


A programme of Christian opinion on human and social relationships, mainly as men see them
The Rev. Austen Williams
Speaker, C. A. Joyce


Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams
Unknown: C. A. Joyce


A radio adaptation from the sound-track of the Twentieth Century-Fox film starring
Gordon MacRae as Billy and Shirley Jones as Julie
Story told by Macdonald Parke A Carrington-Hale Production
(The recorded broadcast of May 21. 1956. in the Home Service)


Unknown: Gordon MacRae
Unknown: Shirley Jones
Told By: MacDonald Parke

: David Jacobs takes his PICK OF THE POPS

A selection from the latest popular gramophone records

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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