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Impressions of the World Conference of Christian Youth in Amsterdam,
July 24-August 2
The Rev. George F. MacLeod , M.C., D.D., of the Iona Community


Unknown: Rev. George F. MacLeod


A re-reading of the First News


Margrat M. Duncan (soprano)
Allan MacRitchie (tenor)


Soprano: Margrat M. Duncan
Tenor: Allan MacRitchie


John R. Allan
When John R. Allan , the well-known Scottish broadcaster, was first asked informally by R. F. Dunnett , the producer of this series, how he would spend a luxury holiday where expense simply did not matter, John R. promptly replied that he would find an uninhabited South Sea island and go there to lie in the sun, accompanied by a stock of books and a barrel of rare old brandy. Later he added thoughtfully that perhaps the books would be unnecessary. When, however, he was asked to take this question as seriously as it is possible to do so with such a subject, he gave his imagination considerable play and produced some original ideas on how to spend a slap-up luxury holiday.


Unknown: John R. Allan
Unknown: John R. Allan
Unknown: R. F. Dunnett


The Listeners' Own Serial Thriller
Devised by Gale Pedrick
Written by Max Kester
Listen tonight and send your suggestion for next week's instalment on a postcard. The writer of the one used will receive one guineas
The characters are: Sally Seldom , air hostess ; Christopher Cripps , newsreel cameraman ; Hildebrand Hurst , world-famous tenor ; John Newbold , North-Country business man ; The Lady in Grey ; Scotty, a Cockney boy ; and Ferguson, the man from the Soho Cafe.


Unknown: Gale Pedrick
Written By: Max Kester
Unknown: Sally Seldom
Unknown: Christopher Cripps
Unknown: Hildebrand Hurst
Tenor: John Newbold


' Soldats de la Légion—Chantez! '
Under the shade of the palms in an oasis, the Legionnaires have halted for their evening meal
Le Capitaine Dubois (Fred Yule) Sergent Lambkin (Jacques Brown )
Legionnaire Joe North — ' Joe '—
(Jacques Brown )
Legionnaire Antonio Fratelli—'Tony'
—(Peter Bernard )
Legionnaire Elmer P. Barton —
' Hank '—(Sonny Miller)
Legionnaire Pieter Vanderpump —
' Dutchy '—(Joe Lee )
Legionnaire Michael O'Sullivan —
' Mike '—(Denis O'Neil )
Legionnaire Albert Hawkins —
' Smiler'—(Jack Warner)
La musique et le chceur de la Legion sous la direction du Chef de
Musique, M. Percival Mackey
Partitions d'orchestre,
M. Max Saunders
The programme devised by Sonny Miller and produced by Max Kester


Unknown: Jacques Brown
Unknown: Jacques Brown
Unknown: Peter Bernard
Unknown: Joe Lee
Unknown: Legionnaire Michael O'Sullivan
Unknown: Denis O'Neil
Unknown: Legionnaire Albert Hawkins
Unknown: M. Percival MacKey
Unknown: M. Max Saunders
Unknown: Sonny Miller
Produced By: Max Kester


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