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The Novelaires
Directed by Edward Rubach


Directed By: Edward Rubach


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
Peggv 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
Joyce Richmond: Judith Hackett


Conductor, J. Spencer Cornwall
Introduced by Alun Williams
Formed in 1847 this famous American choir of 375 voices has been broadcasting weekly in the United States for more than twenty years and their conductor and many of the present members have been with them during the whole of that period. This programme was recorded at a concert given at the Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff, last Wednesday.


Conductor: J. Spencer Cornwall
Introduced By: Alun Williams


Melodies, songs, and dances from both sides of the Atlantic
David McCallum and the Strolling Players with Guy Taylor


Unknown: David McCallum
Unknown: Guy Taylor


A travelogue about Corsica, the Mediterranean island of music, rugged beauty, and strange contrasts
Presented by Ronald Pantlin from recordings collected by Alec Weeks
Produced by Michael Hastings


Presented By: Ronald Pantlin
Unknown: Alec Weeks
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 peace of mind 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 Jean Metcalfe and John Mead


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
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
Unknown: Mr. Wakey Wakey
Produced By: Glyn Jones


at the National Radio Show,
Earls Court
Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , Tony Van den Bergh 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: Tony van Den Bergh
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Presented By: C. F. Meehan

: Jack Paync introduces BRITISH BAND BOX

A weekly programme of records 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 7
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Robert Barlnwe: Patrick Barr
Kate Barlowe: Pauline Jameson
Canning Head of Jefferson's House: Hugh Munro
Phillips: Warren Hearnden
Crocker, a fag: Nicky Edmett
Second fag: Michael Maguire
Third fag: Michael Caridia
,Jobson, the Careers Master: John Stevens
Sterndale, a prefect: Gawn Grainger
Boys of Beddmgton: Finlay: John Charlesworth
Boys of Beddmgton: Shepherd: Barry McGregor
Boys of Beddmgton: Gregory: Henry Searle
Boys of Beddmgton: Jackson: Richard Bennett
Mr Finlay: Godfrey Kenton
Mr Shepherd: Jack Allen
Mrs Finlay: Gwen Lewis
Annie, the maid: Freda Falconer
Mrs Davy: Olwen Brookes
Mrs Radcliffe: Molly Lumley
Arthur Holmes, Senior Housemaster: Oliver Burt
Doggert, porter of Beddington: Geoffrey Wincott

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


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


Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


Written by Eddie Maguire
' Trial and Error '


Written By: Eddie Maguire


John Mills , Yvonne Mitchell and Alastair Sim in * Escapade *
A radio adaptation from the sound-track of the Eros Films picture from the play by Roger MacDougall
Narrator, Colin Gordon
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Programme produced by Denya Jones
'Escapade,' based on a successful play which had a long run in London, is at first sight a comedy set in a boys' school. But there is more to it than that. A local newspaperman visits the school and finds out that a master has been shot with a home-made pistol and three boys have disappeared. The whole school seems to be involved in the plot. The results of his investigation can be heard in this adaptation of the film.


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Yvonne Mitchell
Unknown: Alastair Sim
Play By: Roger MacDougall
Narrator: Colin Gordon
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Denya Jones
John Hampden: John Mills
Stella Hampden: Yvonne Mitchell
Dr Skillingworth: Alastair Sim
Mrs Hampden: Marie Lohr
Deeson: Colin Gordon
Daventry: Jeremy Spenser
Max Hampden: Andrew Ray

: Jack Buchanan THE MAN ABOUT TOWN

This week's guests:
Peter Butterworth and Brian Marber


Unknown: Peter Butterworth
Unknown: Brian Marber

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


The informal story of radio entertainment as told by artists and others who have had a hand in making it
Chapter Nine:
Robert Easton
Cliff Michelmore
Michael Moore
Anna Neagle
Ada Reeve
Eric Robinson
Narrator, Rex Palmer
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Robert Easton
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Michael Moore
Unknown: Anna Neagle
Unknown: Ada Reeve
Narrator: Eric Robinson
Narrator: Rex Palmer
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


Community hymn-singing from the Parish Church of St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, led by the Choir of the Parish Church and other neighbouring churches. Hymns introduced by the Very Rev. E. L. Frossard , Dean of Guernsey
Jesus calls us! (Tune, St. Andrew)
Fierce raged the tempest (Tune, St.
Lead. kindly light (Tune, Alberta) God moves in a mysterious way
(Tune, London New)
Almighty Father, hear our cry (Tune,
Eternal Father, strong to save (Tune.
Sunset and evening star (Tune;.
Thou whose almighty word (Tune,
Conductor, Hedley R. Nicolle
Organist, Marian Blondel


Unknown: Rev. E. L. Frossard
Conductor: Hedley R. Nicolle
Organist: Marian Blondel


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Marjorie Thomas


Artist: Marjorie Thomas


' 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
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 ol familiar music with the BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Music edited by Edwin Braden
Written and produced by John Browell


Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Edited By: Edwin Braden
Produced By: John Browell

: Lionet Gamlin says it's TIME FOR A RECORD

and proves it with gramophone records of his own choice

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