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: 'Jesus Christ is risen today LIGHTS ON

Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson


Directed By: Lou Whiteson


with Teiflon Williams
Ann Hill
The Silver Chords Choir
The Strings in Harmony
Introduced by Dillwyn Owen
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: Teiflon Williams
Unknown: Ann Hill
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Production By: Mai Jones


The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson including
Work, Money and Happiness: the last of the present series introduces a woman whose job is out-of-doors Alan Melville Invites you to meet Yvonne Arnaud. Gilbert Harding. and other friends and neighbours in Brighton, in a shortened version of his edition of Woman's Hour
Lady Rhvs-Williams, d.b.b. : extracts from the Woman's Hour Profile
- The Bookery ' by Marjorie Riddell
Production by Audrey Cameron
Episode 8
Those taking part, Mairhi Russell Molly Rankin , Jean Taylor Smith
Peggy Thorpe-Bates , Annabel Maule and John Westbrook


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Yvonne Arnaud.
Unknown: Gilbert Harding.
Unknown: Marjorie Riddell
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Unknown: Mairhi Russell
Unknown: Molly Rankin
Unknown: Jean Taylor Smith
Unknown: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Unknown: Annabel Maule
Unknown: John Westbrook


with Bands of the Commonwealth
2-Brass Bands of Australia
Presented by Harry Mortimer


Presented By: Harry Mortimer

: Light Programme Choral Event 1957 LET THE PEOPLE SING

A contest between thirty-two amateur choirs from all over England
Semi-Final: Second Week
Sale and District Musical Society
Greenside Choir, Kendal
Orpington Junior Singers
Choir of Wirral County
Grammar School for Girls


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


Played By: Leonard Cassini
Pianist: Alan Paul
Pianist: Edna Hatzfeld
Introduced By: Roy Plomley
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: People's Service

Dying, and behold we live
(2 Corinthians 6, v. 9)
Christian Responsibility
3-' Exposure to the Death'
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


For Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Kay Sharman and Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Kay Sharman
Unknown: Dennis Scuse


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


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

: Bebe Daniels. and Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

24-' Happy Easter' 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


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and. including
Music from a New Release
Marlene Dietrich sings two songs
In ' The Monte Carlo Story'
Our Hollywood Correspondent
Donovan Pedelty
Picturegoers' Quia
Test your ear and your memory for familiar and once-familiar voices
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
New Musical
' Folies Bergere '
Eddie Constantine sings
' Je Suis. Tu Es ' and ' Paris Boheme '
Star Gazing
Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale persuade the stars to speak for themselves Sound-track Memories includes the voices of Judy Garland and Fred Astairs
Pocket Preview
• Time Without Pity ' starring Michael Redgrave Ann Todd and Leo McKern Adapted by Roy Bradford
The programme edited and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Donovan Pedelty
Unknown: Eddie Constantine
Unknown: Je Suis.
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Ann Todd
Unknown: Leo McKern
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 her selection with Antonia Ridge and L. A. G. Strong
This week's guest: Miss M. D. Liggett
Borough Librarian, Guildford
Among the books she recommends are:
Period Piece by Gwen Raverat
The granddaughter of the famous Charles Darwin recalls her entertaining and unconventional childhood in Cambridge.
' Flush ' by Virginia Woolf
The biography of a famoui Victorian spaniel and his reactions to the now classic romance of his mistress, Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
(Conttnued in next column)
Mistress Masham's Repose by T. H. White
Skullduggery and adventure for grown-ups and children among the ' little people ' who somehow came to live on a derelict Northamptonshire estate.
Dorothy Holmes-Gore , David Enders
The programme devised and introduced by Adrian Thomas
Next week's guest, J. H. Haiste. Borough Librarian, Rugby


Unknown: Antonia Ridge
Unknown: Gwen Raverat
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Unknown: T. H. White
Readers: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Introduced By: Adrian Thomas
Unknown: J. H. Haiste.

: 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 Roy Williams Produced by Geoffrey Brand


Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Violin: Henry Krein
Unknown: Doreen Hume
Introduced By: Roy Williams
Produced By: Geoffrey Brand

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor , Tonia Bern
Laidman Browne
Maurice Denham
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Music scored by Bob Sharpies
Script by Charles Hart and Bernard Botting
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 22)


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Tonia Bern
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Charles Hart
Script By: Bernard Botting
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit This week he visits Stranraer to meet local people who 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

with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz


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

Summary of events of the past week


Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Catherine Lawson


Artist: Catherine Lawson


of Nine Lessons with hymns and carols
See column 4


and his
New Music
(Leader. Sidney Bowman )


Leader: Sidney Bowman


Christian opinion on human and social relationships, mainly as men see them
The Rev. Austen Williams
Speaker, Robert Crossett


Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams
Unknown: Robert Crossett

: Virginia McKenna Bill Travers, Peter Sellers Margaret Rutherford and Bernard Milel in ' THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH'

An edited version of the sound-track of the British Lion release film photographed in glorious black and white and Upside-down-Scope
Original story by William Rose
Adapted and produced by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale


Story By: William Rose
Produced By: Desmond Carrington
Produced By: Spencer Hale
Jean: Virginia McKenna
Matt: Bill Travers
Mrs Sazakalee: Margaret Rutherford
Mr Quill: Peter Sellers
Old Tom: Bernard Miles
Mr Hardcastle Francis: De Wolff
Robin: Leslie Phillips

: 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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