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: First Day of the Week

Real Old Time Religion JACK HYWEL-DAVIES

: Reginald Dixon

at the BBC Theatre Organ with requests and music from the BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by GODFREY BRAND Producer TONY HALE


Conducted By: Godfrey Brand
Producer: Tony Hale

: Gospel Road

Music for Sunday morning Devised and presented by Alastair Pirrie


Presented By: Alastair Pirrie
Producer: Frank Topping

: as Radio 1

: Sam Costa

introduces Melodies for You BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA conductor ASHLEY LAWRENCE Producer ROBERT BOWMAN


Conductor: Ashley Lawrence
Producer: Robert Bowman

: People's Service

What's It All About?
The first of three programmes led by REV JOHN LAMBERT from a Studio in Broadcasting House. London.


Unknown: John Lambert

: Family Favourites

Introduced by Sandi Jones with PETER YOUNG, ABC Sydney; MICHAEL BAGULEY, BBC Belfast; BILL PAUL, CBC Toronto; KAY DONNELLY, BFBS Malta


Introduced By: Sandi Jones
Unknown: Peter Young.
Unknown: Michael Baguley
Producer: Peter Chiswell

: Roy Castle

in Castle's on the Air, with Eli Woods. Daphne Oxenford David Mahlowe , and the BBC NORTHERN DANCE ORCHESTRA conductor ALAN MOORHOUSE Pianist BRIAN FITZGERALD Written by MIKE CRAIG
(Repeated: Saturday, 7.2 pm)


Unknown: Eli Woods.
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: David Mahlowe
Conductor: Alan Moorhouse
Pianist: Brian Fitzgerald
Written By: Mike Craig
Written By: Lawrie Kinsley
Written By: Ron McDonnell
Producer: James Casey

: Ragtime to Rock 'n' Roll: 12: Thanks for the Memory

The story of 60 years of popular music. A 26-week series.
"Chick Webb really believed that if you had the talent you'd do it. He never felt he was the only star. Anyone who could do something, he gave them the chance to do it. He used to tell me, 'Never want to be something that goes up fast, because you can come down the same way,' and I've found all through the years that you never appreciate anything if you get it in a hurry." (Ella Fitzgerald)
Kenneth More continues the history of popular music from the beginning of the 20th century, with the help of Richard Rogers, Bob Hop, Deanna Durbin, Ella Fitzgerald, Groucho Marx, Allan Jones, Nat Gonella, and others.


Presenter: Kenneth More
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Deanna Durbin
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Groucho Marx
Unknown: Allan Jones
Unknown: Nat Gonella
Writer: Benny Green
Research: Bill Sullivan
Producer: Steve Allen

: The Dance Band Days

Alan Dell's selection of British dance band favourites Producer LAWRIE MONK

: Charlie Chester

with your Sunday Soapbox


Producers: Ron Gardner
Producers: Bill Bebb

: as Radio 1

: Semprini Serenade

BBC RADIO ORCHESTRA conducted by Marcus Dods Producer FRANK HOOPER


Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Producer: Frank Hooper

: Sunday Half-Hour

Recorded in the Salvation Army Regent Hall, Oxford St, London, with the congregation, combined SONGSTER BRIGADES and the REGENT HALL BAND conducted by ERIC RAPP Prayer and Blessing by MAJOR STEPHEN PALLANT
Introduced by BRIGWILL PRATT And can it be (Sagina); I cannot tell why he. whom angels worship (Londonderry Air): Storm the forts of darkness (secular air); Don'despair; Softly and tenderly - sung by THE GOSPEL THREE; Jesus Wants me for a sunbeam (A Sunbeam); Thou art the way (Finlandia): 0 love that wilt not let me go (St Margaret); To God be the glory (To God be the Glory)


Conducted By: Eric Rapp
Unknown: Major Stephen Pallant
Introduced By: Brigwill Pratt

: Your 100 Best Tunes

Introduced by Alan Keith


Introduced By: Alan Keith
Producer: Charles Clark

: Brass and Strings

1500m only. VHF joins Radio 1 BBC RADIO ORCHESTRA conducted by GEORGE FRENCH
SQN LDR JOHN w. MARTINDALE Director of Music
Introduced by Eugene Fraser Producer ALLAN GILES


Conducted By: George French
Introduced By: Eugene Fraser
Producer: Allan Giles

: Alan Dell: Night Ride Through Midnight

1500m only
VIIF joins Radio 1 until 12.0 including at
12.0 Midnight Newsroom

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