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The Novelairs
Directed by Edward Rubach


Directed By: Edward Rubach


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


Unknown: Bryan Johnson
Unknown: Ann Hill
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Production By: Mai Jones

: Home for the Day

The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson including
Open Letter ... : to a lamp-post from Lionel Brett
A Modern Triangle: Work. Husband, and Home—4: A survey of some married women and the way they spend their time
Sir Edward Elgar remembered by * Dorabella,' who was herself a subject of the ' Enigma ' Variations
Profile of Clare Sheridan , introduced by Herbert Hunter
Selma Vaz Dias reads the last episode from The Walls Came Tumbling Down ' by Henriette Roosenburg


Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Lionel Brett
Unknown: Sir Edward Elgar
Unknown: Clare Sheridan
Introduced By: Herbert Hunter
Introduced By: Selma Vaz Dias
Unknown: Henriette Roosenburg


A monthly programme reflecting life in the country
Including recordings of May countryside sounds, personalities to talk about happenings in the countryside, and a natural history contribution from Eric Simms
Introduced by David Lloyd James
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: Eric Simms
Introduced By: David Lloyd James
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


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 Ronald Smith
(concert pianist)
Alan Paul and Edna Hatzfeld
(two pianos)
Bill McGuffle
(Latin-American music)
The Dennis Wilson Quartet
(rhythmic piano music)
Introduced by Roy Plomley
Producer, Jimmy Grant


Played By: Ronald Smith
Pianist: Alan Paul
Pianist: Edna Hatzfeld
Pianos: Bill McGuffle
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Introduced By: Roy Plomley
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: People's Service

Wait ... until you are clothed with power from on high (St. Luke 24, v. 49)
' Power
1—Power is Essential
From St. James' Church, Poole, Dorset; conducted by the Rector, the Rev. George Bevington


Unknown: Rev. George Bevington

: 1,500 m.

Shipping Forecast
247 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 Kay Sharman and Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Kay Sharman
Unknown: Dennis Scuse

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Laugh with the Cotton Boys
Listen to
Alan Breeze
Kathie Kay with The Bandits and Mr. Wakey-Wakey (himself)
Script by Eddie Gurney and Arthur Pastor
Production by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Kathie Kay
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Production By: Glyn Jones

: Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison in 'MEET THE HUGGETTS

4—' Extra Ordinary People'
Written by Eddie Maguire
Production by Jacques Brown


Written By: Eddie Maguire
Production By: Jacques Brown
Joe Huggett: Jack Warner
Ethel Huggett: Kathleen Harrison
Bobby: George Howell
Jane: Marian Collins
Fred Stebbings: Charles Leno
Shopwalker: Kenneth Connor
Insurance man: Kenneth Connor

: George Cole, Diana Churchill and Colin Gordon in A LIFE OF BLISS

Script written by Godfrey Harrison
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Written By: Godfrey Harrison
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne Fellows: Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Mrs Bliss: Gladys Young
Mr Bliss: Carleton Hobbs
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards
Penny Gay: Petula Clark
Honor Marchant: Gwen Cherrell

: Tex Ritter the film and recording star tells the story of THE TEXAS COWBOY

5—' In Town ' with The Four Ramblers and The Sons of the Saddle
Led by Jack Fallon
Written and produced by Charies Chilton


Unknown: Jack Fallon
Produced By: Charies Chilton

: Sidney Torch in MELODY HOUR

with his Concert Orchestra
Reginald Leopold and his
Violia Henry Krein and The Montmartre Players
The Meritones and Canada's singing star,
Doreen Hume
Introduced by Roy Williams Produced by Edward Nash


Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Unknown: Violia 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
Hester Paton Brown , John Blythe
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Music scored by Bob Sharples Produced by Leslie Bridgmont
(The recorded broadcast of Jan. 24)


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Hester Paton Brown
Unknown: John Blythe
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Bob Sharples
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: Down Your Way

Franklin Engelmann comes Down Your Way with a BBC Outside Recording Unit.
He recently visited Middlesbrough to meet local people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music.


Presenter: Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Phyllis Robinson


A sequence of melodies for a romantic mood played by Eddie Calvert
(The Man with The Golden Trumpet) and Peter Yorke with his Silver Strings
Introduced by Alan Dell Presented by Roy Speer


Played By: Eddie Calvert
Played By: Peter Yorke
Introduced By: Alan Dell
Presented By: Roy Speer

: Patrick Barr and Pauline Jameson in 'THE BARLOWES OF BEDDINGTON

(Third Series)
The story of a school seen through the eyes of the headmaster and his wife by Warren Chetham-Strode
Production by Audrey Cameron and Peter Watts
Episode 3
(Continued in next column)
Advice and assistance by Arthur Harrison. M.A.


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Production By: Peter Watts
Unknown: Arthur Harrison. M.A.
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Barr
Kate Barlowe: Pauline Jameson
John Tooting: David Enders
Caroline Tooting: Elizabeth London
Richard Wells: John Westbrook
Sheila Reynolds: Margaret Webster
Dr Carter: Patrick Waddington
Miss Grinimet: Molly Lumley
Annie: Freda Falconer
Matron: Molly Rankin
Mr Tvson: Douglas Storm
Mr. Rodger: Antony Woodruff
Sergeant: Antony Woodruff
Mr Langton: Lockwood West
Inspector: Lockwood West
Roper: Brian Smith
Abercrombie: Glyn Dearman
Johnson: Richard Bellaers
Nettlefold: Michael Caridia
Lock: John Rogers
Mrs Lock: Belle Chrystall
Mr Macrae: Raymond Rollett

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Carmen Prietto
Tickets for this programme may be obtained by writing to [address removed] enclosing a stamped addressed envelope


Unknown: Max Jaffa
Artist: Carmen Prietto


Community hymn-singing from St. John's Church, Ashbourne, Derbyshire; led by the combined choirs of the town
Conductor. Hugh Bradley
Organist, C. Daly Atkinson
Hymns introduced by Fred Fairclough
Hail the day that sees him rise (Tune,
Jesus, where'er thy people meet
(Tune. Wareham)
Jesus shall reign (Tune, Rimington)
Angel voices, ever singing (Tune.
Let all the world in every corner sing
(Tune, Luckington)
Rejoice today with one accord (Tune,
Ein' feste Burg)
Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Tune,
Saviour, again to thy dear name
(Tune, Ellers)


Organist: C. Daly Atkinson
Introduced By: Fred Fairclough

: Donald Peers invites you to join THE PEERS PARADE

in which he greets personalities of the entertainment world and welcomes his regular friends:
Semprini, Dick Emery
Ann Lancaster , Harold Smart
The Show Band Singers Directed by Cliff Adams
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Also featuring Picture Puzzles
A four-round contest of movie knowledge
On Stage!
Presenting drama students on the threshold of their professional careers
Memories are Made of This A musical flashback to the tuneful twenties and thirties
Script by George Wadmore with additional material by Dennis Castle
Musical adviser, Peter Akister
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Ann Lancaster
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: George Wadmore
Unknown: Peter Akister
Produced By: Roy Speer


Christian hymns, their music and their meaning
The Lord's my Shepherd (Tune.
Glorious things of thee are spoken
(Tune, Abbot's Leigh)
My soul, there is a country (Tune,
Christus, der ist mein Leben)

: 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 and Edwin Braden
Produced by John Hooper


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Alan Reeve-Jones
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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