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and his Novelty Sextet with Roland Peachey (guitar)


Guitar: Roland Peachey


(accordion) with rhythm accompaniment

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

BBC Recording


Producer: Tony Shryane
Daniel Archer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: Thelma Rogers
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Grace Archer: Ysanne Churchman
Christine Archer: Lesley Saweard
Mr Fairbrother: Leslie Bowmar
Mrs Fairbrother: Joy Davies
Simon: Eddie Robinson
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Squire: Ronald Baddiley
Ben White: Will Kings
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Carol Grey: Anne Cullen
Reggie Trentham: Peter Wilde
Valerie Trentham: Ann Johnson
Len Thomas: Arnold Peters
Mary Thomas: Noreen Baddiley
Police Constable Bryden: John Dexter
Doctor Cavendish: Geoffrey Lewis
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Mrs Turvey: Courtney Hope


A monthly programme reflecting life in the country
David Lloyd James and Eric Simms introduce personalities to talk about happenings in the countryside. The programme also includes recordings of July countryside sounds
Produced by Arthur Phillips


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


A visit to the Holy Land described by David Lloyd James
1 — ' Israel '
During March David Lloyd James and Harold Rogers journeyed through Israel and Jordan visiting the Holy Places associated with the life of Our Lord. In two travelogue programmes you hear the story of the journey and meet some of the people they recorded.
Produced by Harold Rogers


Unknown: David Lloyd James
Unknown: David Lloyd James
Unknown: Harold Rogers
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: People's Service

I If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.'
(2 Cor. 5, v. 17)
' Time on my Hands '
Service from St. George's Methodist Church, Boscombe, Bournemouth, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. David N. Francis


Unknown: Rev. David N. Francis


For service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Jean Metcalfe and Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Dennis Scuse

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

The Boys with the Laughs
The Man of Many Voices:
Alan Breeze
The Singer of Sweet Songs:
Doreen Stephens
The Bandits and Mr. Wakey Wakey (Himself)
Produced by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Produced By: Glyn Jones


A recorded programme of traditional jazz by The Dutch Swing College Band
Conducted by Peter Schilperoort


Conducted By: Peter Schilperoort


Third of four programmes by Arthur Marshall in which he recommends books that have given him pleasure
' We Die Alone ' by David Howarth
The true story of Jan Baalsrud , a young Norwegian soldier who was landed back in Norway during the war on a sabotage mission. He was discovered by the Germans and hounded relentlessly. A remarkable record of human endurance and high courage.
' Danger Ahead' by Simenon
Two stories by this master of dramatic suspense. ' Red Lights ' tells of a night of horror and an escaped prisoner from Sing Sing. ' The Watchmaker of Ever-ton' is about a father who gets some very unpleasant surprises from his sixteen-year-old son.


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: David Howarth
Unknown: Jan Baalsrud

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

The story of a school seen through the eyes of the head-master and his wife by Warren Chetham-Strode
Episode 3
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Barr
Kate Barlowe: Pauline Jameson
Blakelock: John Charlesworth
Canning: Hugh Munro
Black (Blackie): Anthony Valentine
Stifton (Stiffy): Wilfrid Downing
Shoesmith (Boots): Donald McCorkindale
Nellie, Doggert's daughter: Gwenda Wilson
Annie, the maid: Freda Falconer
John Tooting, a master: David Enders
Sanderson: Melvin Hayes
Frisby: Dawson France
Mrs Rankin: Patsy Smart
Arthur Holmes, a housemaster: Oliver Burt
Rankin, another housemaster: Noel Johnson
Mrs Holmes: Gwynne Whitby

: Bernard Monshin in MELODY HOUR

with his
Concert Tango Orchestra
Julie Dawn
The Freddie Phillips Quintet
Introduced by Roy Williams
Produced by John Tylee


Introduced By: Roy Williams
Produced By: John Tylee


Franklin Engelmann with a BBC mobile recording unit visits Pwllheli, to meet local people who talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourite music
Produced by Gordon Williams


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Gordon Williams

: Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison in ' MEET THE HUGGETTS'

Written by Eddie Maguire
' Lost Property '
Produced by Peter Eton


Written By: Eddie Maguire
Produced By: Peter Eton


Singing stars of the screen in extracts from their films
This week : Judy Garland
Compiled by Gordon Gow
Programme produced by Denys Jones


Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Denys Jones

: Jack Buchanan THE MAN ABOUT TOWN

This week's guests:
Eric Barker and Pearl Hackney and Bernard Miles with Vanessa Lee , Pat Coombs David Jacobs and The Coronets and presenting Hubert Gregg and his Songs about London
3—' Every time the lights go. up in Piccadilly '
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz Script edited- by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Pearl Hackney
Unknown: Bernard Miles
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Hubert Gregg
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Edited By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Roy Speer

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


The informal story of radio entertainment as related by artists and others who have had a hand in making it
Chapter Five:
Paul Fenoulhet
Lee Lawrence
Charles Maxwell
Alan Melville
Gladys Morgan
Christopher Stone
Narrator, Rex Palmer
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Lee Lawrence
Unknown: Charles Maxwell
Unknown: Alan Melville
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
Narrator: Christopher Stone
Narrator: Rex Palmer
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


Hymn-singing from Christ Church, Southport, Lancashire, introduced by the Vicar, the Rev. F. H. Pickering
Angel voices ever singing (Tune.
Angel Voices)
Holy. Holy, Holy! Lord God (Tune.
The King of Love (Tune, Dominus
Regit Me)
There is a green hill (Tune, Horsley) Love Divine (Tune, Love Divine)
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
(Tune. Repton)
My God, how wonderful thou art
(Tune, Westminster)
Thine for ever (Tune, Newington)
Conductor. Wilfred Clayton
Organist. Brian Trueman


Unknown: F. H. Pickering
Conductor: Wilfred Clayton
Conductor: Organist. Brian Trueman


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Joan Butler


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: Joan Butler


If I travel in your company,
You know the way to heaven's door'
George Herbert : Church Music' A group of programmes about some favourite hymn tunes
Presented by the Rev. Cyril Taylor
Warden of the Royal School of Church Music with Wilfred Brown (tenor) and the St. Martin's Singers


Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Rev. Cyril Taylor
Tenor: Wilfred Brown

: Bruce Trent wanders DOWN MELODY LANE

Coming upon songs and melodies in the highways and by-ways of familiar music with the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Music edited by Edwin Bradea
Produced by John Browell


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Edited By: Edwin Bradea
Produced By: John Browell

: Jack Payne and Peggy Cochrane in MR. AND MRS. MUSIC

A musical conversation piece with a piano and some gramophone records

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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