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Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson


Directed By: Lou Whiteson


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


Unknown: Archie Filer
Unknown: Michael Beynon
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Production By: Mai Jones


The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson including
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt now visiting this country
In Transit: a mosaic of impressions from the recent Woman's Hour series about adolescence
Frank Muir and Denis Norden talking to Marjorie Anderson
Not a Thing to Wear: Pamela de Bayou. Phyllis Cradock , and Ann Kingsbury face a test
' The Rookery' by Marjorie Riddell
Production by Audrey Cameron
Episode 10


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Pamela De Bayou.
Unknown: Phyllis Cradock
Unknown: Ann Kingsbury
Unknown: Marjorie Riddell
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Rosie, maid at ' The Rookery': Mairhi Russell
Boarders at ' The Rookery ': Miss Fanny: Molly Rankin
Boarders at ' The Rookery ':Margaret Barker: Annabel Maule
Boarders at ' The Rookery ':Mrs Bain: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Boarders at ' The Rookery ':Miss Evelyn: Jean Taylor Smith
Boarders at ' The Rookery ':Andrew Weatherby: John Westbrook


Bands of the Commonwealth
3-Band of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Band of the Royal Canadian Air Force
Presented by Harry Mortimer


Presented By: Harry Mortimer


Harmony and Humour
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 Bronwen Jones (concert pianist)
Joan and Valerie Trimble
(two pianos)
Dolores Ventura
(Latin-American music) Kay Cavendish Trio (rhythmic piano music)
Introduced by Roy Plomley
Producer, Jimmy Grant


Played By: Bronwen Jones
Played By: Valerie Trimble
Pianos: Dolores Ventura
Introduced By: Roy Plomley
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: People's Service

Behold. I stand at the door and knock ...
(Revelation 3, v. 20)
The Man at the Door
1—' Somebody at the door? '
From Cathays Methodist Church, Cardiff; conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Maldwyn 0. Williams


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
Doreen Stephens
The Bandits and Mr. Wakey-Wakey (Himself)
Script by Eddie Gurney and Arthur Pastor
Production by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Unknown: Arthur Pastor
Production By: Glyn Jones

: Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

26—' Back in the Winter' 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
Music from a New Release
Dolores Gray sings
'There'll be some Changes Made' from ' Designing Woman '
Our Hollywood Correspondent
Donovan Pedelty
Picturegoers' Quiz
Test your ear and your memory for familiar and once-familiar voices
Film Musical: Show Boat'
Ava Gardner sings ' Bill '
Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson sing ' You Are Love '
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Incidental Music
Victor Young's principal theme from
' Around the World in 80 Days '
Gaving Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale persuade the stars to speak for themselves
Sound-track Memories
Including the voices of Ann Sothem
Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney
Pocket Preview
Virginia McKenna , Bill Travers
Peter Sellers . Margaret Rutherford and Bernard Miles in ' The Smallest Show on Earth'
Adapted by Roy Bradford The programme edited and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Dolores Gray
Unknown: Donovan Pedelty
Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: Howard Keel
Unknown: Kathryn Grayson
Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Gaving Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Ann Sothem
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: Bill Travers
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Margaret Rutherford
Unknown: Bernard Miles
Adapted By: Roy Bradford
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock


See column 2 and page 4

: 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 , Maurice Denhan
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Music scored by Bob Sharpies
Script by Charles Hart and Bernard Bottlng
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 6)


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Maurice Denhan
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Bob Sharpies
Script By: Charles Hart
Script By: Bernard Bottlng
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: Franklin Engelmann come* DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He visits Widnes 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
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:
John Cameron


Unknown: Max Jaffa
Artist: John Cameron


Community hymn-singing from St. Mary Magdalene Church, Belfast
Hymns introduced by the Rector, the Rev. M. Roycroft
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
(Tune, Praise, my soul)
0 my Saviour, lifted (Tune, North
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (Tune.
St. Fulbert)
Fight the good fight (Tune, Duke
Hail, thou once despised Jesus (Tune,
The whole bright world (Tune,
Easter Song)
The Church's one foundation (Tune,
0 praise ye the Lord (Tune, Laudate
Organist, Dennis Steele
Conductor, J. B. Houston


Unknown: Rev. M. Roycroft
Organist: Dennis Steele
Conductor: J. B. Houston


A programme of Christian opinion on human and social relationships, mainly as men see them
The Rev. Austen Williams
The Rev. Stanley F. Linsley


Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams
Unknown: Rev. Stanley F. Linsley

: 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-Jonea and Edwin Braden
Produced by John Hooper


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Alan Reeve-Jonea
Written By: 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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