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Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson with Julie Dawn


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Unknown: Julie Dawn


at the electric organ

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
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
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Mrs Turvey: Courtney Hope
Doctor Cavendish: Geoffrey Lewis
Mr Sproggett: Philip Garston-Jones
Joyce Richmond: Judith Hackett


with the Silver Chords Choir and the Strings in Harmony
Introduced by Havard Gregory
Production by Mai Jones


Introduced By: Havard Gregory
Production By: Mai Jones


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


Unknown: David McCallum
Unknown: Denis Weatherley


Band of the 1st Bn.
The Royal Sussex Regiment
Conductor, Mr. A. E. Kelly
Introduced by Alastair McDougall
Produced by Harry Mortimer
From the Concert Hall of the Y.M.C.A ., Iserlohn


Conductor: Mr. A. E. Kelly
Introduced By: Alastair McDougall
Produced By: Harry Mortimer
Unknown: Y.M.C.A Iserlohn

: People's Service

from Cornwall
' I was a stranger and ye took me in ' (St. Matthew 25. v. 35)
3—' Cornish Cream'
Service from Par Parish Church, conducted by Canon J. E. Fison


Conducted By: Canon J. E. Fison


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


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , Richard Dimbleby and Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: Jack Payne 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 as seen through the eyes of the headmaster and his wife by Warren Chetham-Strode
Episode 10
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Barr
Kate Barlowe: Pauline Jameson
Doggert porter at Beddington: Geoffrey Wincott
John Tooting: David Enders
Caroline Nicholls: Elizabeth London
Mrs Usher: Susan Richards
Mr Usher: Philip Cunningham
Annie, the maid: Freda Falconer
Doctor Carter: Patrick Waddington
Ponsonby, Chairman of the Governors: John Turnbull
Governors of Beddington:Crockford: Philip Ray
Governors of Beddington:General Naseby: Anthony Shaw
Governors of Beddington:Lambert: Leonard Trolley
Governors of Beddington:Stockfleld: Gilbert Davies

: Frank Weir in MELODY HOUR

with his Concert Orchestra and Betty Phillips
John Horvelle , Guy Taylor singing ballads popular songs, folk songs and songs from the shows supported by the BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Eric Arden


Unknown: Betty Phillips
Unknown: John Horvelle
Unknown: Guy Taylor
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Eric Arden


Franklin Engelmann with a BBC mobile recording unit visits Grimsby 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


Alec Guinness , Joan Greenwood and Cecil Parker in 'The Man in the White Suit'
A radio adaptation from the soundtrack of the Ealing Studios film
A Michael Balcon production directed by Alexander Mackendnck
Screen play by Roger MacDougall
John Dighton , and Alexander Mackendrick
Associate producer. Sidney Cole Radio adaptation by Gordon Gow
Programme produced by Denys Jones


Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Joan Greenwood
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Michael Balcon
Directed By: Alexander MacKendnck
Play By: Roger MacDougall
Play By: John Dighton
Play By: Alexander MacKendrick
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Denys Jones


A show for the Forces, recorded aboard the aircraft carrier H.M.S. Bulwark (22.000 tons) at Portsmouth with The Keynotes, Tollefsen Shirley Abicair , Peter Sellers
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 9)


Unknown: Tollefsen Shirley Abicair
Piano: James Moody
Guitar: Bert Weedon
Guitar: Max Abrams
Presented By: Bill Gates


A summary of events of the past week


The informal story of radio entertainment
Chapter 12
(An Ace of Dance Band Leaders)
Audrey Cameron
(Actress and producer, stage and radio)
Frances Day
(who has graced both Shaw and Cabaret)
Maudie Edwards
(Welsh comedienne-Look you!)
Stephen Grenfell
(Author, commentator. and radio documentary writer)
Arthur Phillips (with a glimpse of BBC mobile recordings)
Narrator, Rex Palmer
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Leaders: Audrey Cameron
Unknown: Maudie Edwards
Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Unknown: Arthur Phillips
Narrator: Rex Palmer
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


Community hymn-singing for Battle of Britain Sunday from the Royal Air Force Station Chapel, Biggin Hill , Kent , led by the augmented Hayes Philharmonic Society, and introduced by the Chaplain, the Rev. Vivian Symons
Conductor. W. A. S. Ballard
Flight-Lieutenant J. Wiltshire
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
(Tune: Praxis Pietatis)
Jesus, where'er thy people meet
(Tune: Wareham)
Bright the vision (Tune: Laus Deo ) Let saints on earth in concert sing
(Tune: Dundee)
Let all the world in every corner sing
(Tune: Luckington)
Awake our souls, away our fears
(Tune: St. Petersburg)
Jesus lives! (Tune: St. Albinus)
Hail, gladdening light (Tune:


Unknown: Biggin Hill
Unknown: Kent Led
Conductor: Rev. Vivian Symons
Conductor: W. A. S. Ballard
Unknown: J. Wiltshire
Unknown: Laus Deo


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Elsie Morison


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: Elsie Morison


Stanley Maxted speaks from Oosterbeek Church, scene of one of the last stands of the wounded in the Battle of Arnhem, and gives a Christian opinion on some of the things we talk about


Unknown: Stanley Maxted

: Mark Pasquin wanders DOWN MELODY LANE

coming upon songs and melodies in the high-ways and by-ways of familiar music with the BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by John Browell


Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
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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