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Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson


Directed By: Lou Whiteson


Edward Byles
Ann Hill
The Silver Chords Choir
The Strings in Harmony Introduced by Dillwyn Owen
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: Edward Byles
Unknown: Ann Hill
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Production By: Mai Jones


The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson including
Sir Ronald Howe , C.V.O., m.c, a recent guest in Woman's Hour
The Rights of Infants': a discussion between Lady James and Mitzi Cun liffe on the American and British attitudes to children
The Long and the Short of It: two women discuss the effect their height may have had on their lives
Gordon Gow reviews some current films
I The Rookery by Marjorie Riddell
Production by Audrey Cameron
Episode 9
Those taking part:
Mairhi Russell , Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Annabel Maule , Jean Taylor Smith Molly Rankin and John Westbrook


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Sir Ronald Howe
Unknown: Mitzi Cun
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Marjorie Riddell
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Unknown: Mairhi Russell
Unknown: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Unknown: Annabel Maule
Unknown: Jean Taylor Smith
Unknown: Molly Rankin
Unknown: John Westbrook


A monthly programme reflecting life in the country


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


Piano music in contrasting styles played by Robin Wood (concert pianist)
Rawicz and Landauer
(two pianos)
Bill McGuffie
(Latin-American music)
The Dill Jones Trio
(rhythmic piano music)
Introduced by Roy Plomley
Producer, Jimmy Grant


Played By: Robin Wood
Pianist: Rawicz
Pianist: Landauer
Pianos: Bill McGuffie
Introduced By: Roy Plomley
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: People's Service

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2 Corinthians 3, v. 17)
Christian Responsibility
4.—'The Developments'
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 Patricia Hughes and Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Patricia Hughes
Unknown: Dennis Scuse

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

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 (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

25—' Richard Opens Shop ' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Doris Rogers , Molly Weir
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: 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 Award Winner
Some of the incidental music composed bv Maurice le Roux for ' The Red Balloon'
Our Hollywood Correspondent
Donovan Pedelty
Picturegoers' Quiz
Test your ear and your memory for familiar and once-familiar voices
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Music from a Forthcoming Release
Vivian Blaine sings 'Gotta Go Mambo' from ' Public Pigeon No. 1 '
Star Gazing
Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale persuade the stars to speak for themselves
Soundtrack Memories
Including the voices of Bob Hope
Pearl Bailey , Susan Hayward and Alice Faye Pocket Preview
Oh Men! Oh Women! ' starring David Niven. Ginger Rogers
Barbara Rush , Dan Dailey and Tony Randall
The programme edited and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Maurice Le Roux
Unknown: Donovan Pedelty
Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Vivian Blaine
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Pearl Bailey
Unknown: Susan Hayward
Unknown: Alice Faye
Unknown: David Niven.
Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: Barbara Rush
Unknown: Dan Dailey
Unknown: Tony Randall
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: J. H. Haiste
Borough Librarian, Rugby
Among the books he recommends are:
Spare the Rod by Michael Croft
A novel based on a young and idealistic teacher's experiences in a ' rough ' district school.
The Man Whistler by Hesketh Pearson The story of the witty and eccentric artist who made more enemies than friends.
Five Fags a Day by John Petty
Autobiography of a young man who has cause to look back in anger, but doesn't.
Reader, Hugh Manning
The programme devised and introduced by Adrian Thomas


Unknown: Antonia Ridge
Unknown: L. A. G. Strong
Unknown: J. H. Haiste
Unknown: Michael Croft
Unknown: Hesketh Pearson
Unknown: John Petty
Reader: Hugh Manning
Introduced By: Adrian Thomas

: 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 Edward Nash


Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Violin: Henry Krein
Unknown: Doreen Hume
Introduced By: Roy Williams
Produced By: Edward Nash

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor
Laidman Browne , Fred Yule
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Music scored by Bob Sharples
Script by Charles Hart and Bernard Botting
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Bob Sharples
Script By: Charles Hart
Script By: Bernard Botting
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He visits London Airport 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

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


Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Vanessa Lee


Artist: Vanessa Lee


Community hymn-singing from Wesley Methodist Church, Burnley; led by the combined Free Church choirs of the town
Hymns introduced by Randal Herley O for a thousand tongues (Tune,
Jesu, the very thought of thee (Tune,
And can it be (Tune, Sagina)
Ten thousand thanks to Jesus
(Tune, Gratitude)
Man of sorrows (Tune. Gethsemane) Love Divine (Tune, Blaenwern)
I love to tell the story (Tune, The old old story)
Lord, it is eventide (Tune, Christ's own peace)
Conductor, George W. Lord
Organist, Alan Clark


Introduced By: Randal Herley
Conductor: George W. Lord
Organist: Alan Clark


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


Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams
Unknown: P. J. Pitman

: Edna Savage and Michael Holliday in SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

A round-the-world trip in story and song in company with the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Alan Reeve-Jones Music editor. Edwin Braden
Produced by John Hooper


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Alan Reeve-Jones
Editor: Edwin Braden
Produced By: John Hooper

: 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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