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: Great Tom LIGHTS ON

BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz


with Clifford Bunford and the Silver Chords Choir
Introduced by Dillwyn Owen
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: Clifford Bunford
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Production By: Mai Jones

: Home for the Day

The Sunday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Gordon Gow reviewing some current films
Three Elizabethan Elizabeths: Elisabeth Frink the sculptress, Elizabeth Seal the actress, and Elizabeth Jennings the poet
J. B. Priestley : a recent guest in ' Woman's Hour'
Jobbing Reporter: Margaret Stewart tells of her day as an air hostess
'The Big City,' written by Marjorie Riddell. Produced by Audrey Cameron with Geraldine McEwan as Sarah Darnley
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson
Last of the present series


Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Elisabeth Frink
Unknown: Elizabeth Seal
Unknown: Elizabeth Jennings
Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Reporter: Margaret Stewart
Written By: Marjorie Riddell.
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Sarah Darnley
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Conducted by Reginald Kilbey
A Day in Vienna


Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey


The first of two programmes about one of the most out-of-the-way islands in the world
Written by Robert Chambers
Narrated by John Heaney
Tristan, which lies in the middle of the South Atlantic, is to be visited early next year by the Duke of Edinburgh aboard the Royal Yacht, Britannia. Tristan's small community of 250 live within the Settlement of Edinburgh, named after an earlier Duke of Edinburgh who visited the island in 1867.


Written By: Robert Chambers
Unknown: John Heaney


BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz with Doreen Hume


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: Doreen Hume

: People's Service

We are members one of another
Why Work?
4— 'The brotherhood of workers '
Service from the Parish Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham, conducted by Canon C. J. Stranks


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

: Jack Payne presents BRITISH BAND BOX

Another in the series of record programmes featuring the pick of popular British bands, orchestras, and instrumentalists

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

Written by Eddie Maguire
' Holiday House'
Produced by Peter Eton


Written By: Eddie Maguire
Produced By: Peter Eton
Joe Huggett: Jack Warner
Ethel Huggett: Kathleen Harrison
Bobby: Christopher Saunders
Jane: Marian Collins
Fred Stebbings: Charles Leno
Clara Stebbings: Molly Lumley
Mr Frost: Kenneth Connor


Italian dance music and cabaret artists featuring
Nick Rolla
Nilla Pizzi
Gino Latilla with Orchestra Brigada and Gianni Ferrio Orchestra
Introduced by Marcel Stellman
Programme compiled and edited by Pat Dixon


Unknown: Nick Rolla
Unknown: Nilla Pizzi
Unknown: Gino Latilla
Introduced By: Marcel Stellman
Edited By: Pat Dixon


From the Corn Exchange,
Ashford, Kent
Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , and Kenneth Home 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: Kenneth Home
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Presented By: C. F. Meehan

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

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


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
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
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
Reggie Trentham: Peter Wilde
Len Thomas: Arnold Peters
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Doughy Hood: Arnold Ridley
Betty Hood: Dorothy Smith
Diana Hood: Elleen Barry
Margaret Hood: Jean Lester
Joan Hood: Nona Blair
David West: Ralph Hallett
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May

: Peter Yorke in MELODY HOUR

Edmund Hockridge
The Albert Delroy Trio and the Peter Yorke
Concert Orchestra
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Geoffrey Brand


Unknown: Edmund Hockridge
Unknown: Albert Delroy Trio
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Geoffrey Brand


Franklin Engelmann with a BBC Mobile Recording Unit visits Sidmouth 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

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: Three Star Bill Music: GRAND HOTEL

Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with John Hanson


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: John Hanson


Community hymn-singing from St. Andrew's Church, Blairgowrie with the united choirs of the Presbytery of Meigle conducted by Humphrey Robertson
Hymns introduced by the Rev. R. M. Howieson Minister of St. Andrew's
Organist, James McKeltican, Jnr .
Metrical Psalm: How lovely is thy dwelling-place, vv. 1-5 (Tune, Harington 66)
Metrical Psalm: His name forever shall endure, vv. 17-19 (Tune, Effingham 56)
God of Eternity, Lord of the Ages
(Tune. Russia)
0 worship the King, all-glorious above (Tune, Hanover)
0 for a closer walk with God (Tune,
Stracathro 451)
Souls of men! why will ye scatter
(Tune, Hyfrydol 479)
Safe In the arms of Jesus (Tune,
Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat
(Tune, Spohr)


Conducted By: Humphrey Robertson
Unknown: Rev. R. M. Howieson
Organist: James McKeltican, Jnr

: Three Star Bill Variety: Tony Fayne and David Evans are CALLING THE STARS

with Dickie Valentine and introducing an hour of comedy and music for your entertainment with Joan Turner
The Peter Crawford Trio
Harry Worth and this week's guest stars:
Peter Brough and Archie Andrews
The George Mitchell Choir
Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra
Script by Gene Crowley
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Unknown: Dickie Valentine
Unknown: Joan Turner
Unknown: Peter Crawford Trio
Unknown: Harry Worth
Unknown: Peter Brough
Unknown: Archie Andrews
Unknown: George Mitchell Choir
Unknown: Ron Goodwin
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston


Familiar hymns and friendly talk
Presented by Robert Crossett


Presented By: Robert Crossett


Prague r. London
A report by Rex Alston , illustrated by his recorded commentaries on the highlights of the day's events
From Prague


Unknown: Rex Alston


A programme of melody introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: Great Tom: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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