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and his Novelty Sextet with Ernst Naser (zither)


Unknown: Ernst Naser


at the electric organ

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

A story of country folk


Written By: Edward J. Mason
Written By: Geoffrey Webb
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: 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
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Mrs Turvey: Courtney Hope
Doctor Cavendish: Geoffrey Lewis
Mr Sproggett: Philip Garston-Jones


Melodies, songs, and dancea from both sides of the Atlantic
David McCallum and the Strolling Players with Denis Weatherley (baritone)


Unknown: David McCallum
Baritone: Denis Weatherley


A travelogue in which Allan Murray tells of a journey he made through the Austrian Tyrol
Produced by Michael Hastings


Unknown: Allan Murray
Produced By: Michael Hastings

: People's Service

I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day ' (2 Timothy 1, v. 12)
' The Verdict of Experience'
The Rev. Howard Stanley of Milton Hall, Manchester, speaks of Christian confidence on the basis of letters he has received from People's Service listeners
Service from Victoria Street Congregational Church, Blackpool


Unknown: Rev. Howard Stanley


For service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Joan Wilen and John Mead


Unknown: Joan Wilen
Unknown: John Mead

: 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


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers
Presented by C. F. Meehan


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Presented By: C. F. Meehan

: Jack Payne introduces BRITISH BAND BOX

First of a new series of record programmes featuring the pick of British dance bands and instrumentalists

: 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 5
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Barr
Kate Barlowe: Pauline Jameson
Nettlefold: Christopher Creswell
Doggert, porter of Beddington: Geoffrey Wincott
Caroline Nicholls: Elizabeth London
School Prefects:Sterndale: Gawn Grainger
School Prefects: Stockfleld: Cavin Malone
School Prefects: Jervis: Harold Reese
Arthur Holmes, senior housemaster: Oliver Burt
Mrs Holmes: Gwynne Whitby
Jefferson, a housemaster: Desmond Llewelyn
Rankin, another housemaster: Noel Johnson
Boys of Beddington: Brian Smith.
Hugh Munro: John Cavanah
Hugh Munro: William Strange

: Frank Cordell in MELODY HOUR

with his Orchestra
Vanessa Lee and Edmund Hockridge
Introduced by John Wing
Produced by Neil Sutherland
A programme of melodies from everywhere played and sung for the entertainment of everyone


Unknown: Edmund Hockridge
Introduced By: John Wing
Produced By: Neil Sutherland


Franklin Engelmann with a BBC mobile recording unit visits Royal Deeside, to meet local people who talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

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

Written by Eddie Maguire
' The Spare Room '
Produced by Peter Eton


Written By: Eddie Maguire
Produced By: Peter Eton
Joe Huggett: Jack Warner
Ethel Huggett: Kathleen Harrison
Jane Huggett: Valerie Jene
Bobby: Anthony Green
George: Kenneth Connor
Dolly: Barbara Trevor
Fred Stebbings: Charles Leno


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


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Denys Jones

: Jack Buchanan THE MAN ABOUT TOWN

This week's guests:
Elsie Randolph , Adele Dixon and Irene Handl with Vanessa Lee , Pat Coombs David Jacobs and The Coronets and presenting Hubert Gregg and his Songs about London
6-' If anyone's a friend of London '
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz
Written by Charles Hart and Bernard Botting
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Elsie Randolph
Unknown: Adele Dixon
Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Hubert Gregg
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Written By: Charles Hart
Written By: Bernard Botting
Produced By: Roy Speer

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


The informal story of radio entertainment
Chapter Seven:
Avril Angers
Mary Crozier
Radio Critic of the Manchester Guardian
John Ellison
Lester Ferguson
Billy Ternent
Howard Thomas
Narrator, Rex Palmer
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Avril Angers
Unknown: Mary Crozier
Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Lester Ferguson
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Narrator: Howard Thomas
Narrator: Rex Palmer
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


Hymn-singing from Penuel, Presbyterian Church, Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, by the Free Churches of Ebbw Vale. Hymns introduced by Dyfnallt Morgan
Come, let us sing the song of songs
(Tune, Deemster)
In heavenly love abiding (Tune,
Breathe on me, breath of God (Tune,
Saviour, thy dying love (Tune, Something for thee)
Lord, speak to me, that I may speak
(Tune, Lief)
Sweet is the work, my God, my king
(Tune. Deep Harmony)
Great God of wonders (Tune, Sovereignty)
Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear
(Tune, Abends)
Blessing by the Rev. Michael Evans
Conductor, D. J. Jones
Organist, Charles Baskerville


Introduced By: Dyfnallt Morgan
Conductor: Rev. Michael Evans
Conductor: D. J. Jones
Organist: Charles Baskerville


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with Stephen Manton


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: Stephen Manton


If 1 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

: Bill O'Connor 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
(BBC recording)


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

: Lionel Gamlin says it's TIME FOR A RECORD

and proves it with gramophone records of his own choice

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