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: Great Tom LIGHTS ON

BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet


with Archie Filer and the Silver Chords choir
Introduced by Dillwyn Owen
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: Archie Filer
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Production By: Mai Jones


6-Band of the Irish Guards
Conducted by Capt. C. H. Jaeger
Director of Music
Owen Brannigan (bass-baritone)


Conducted By: Capt. C. H. Jaeger
Bass-Baritone: Owen Brannigan


at the electric organ


In which Al Read takes life as he finds it and shares the fun with some friends from the world of music including:
Rawicz and Landauer
The Coronets and Geraldo and his Orchestra
Produced by Ronnie Taylor


Unknown: Al Read
Produced By: Ronnie Taylor


Artists from the Commonwealth of Nations send greetings in song to their folks at home and to listeners in the Motherland
Robert Easton (United Kingdom) introduces
Patricia Baird (Australia)
Eula Parker (Australia)
Tony Brent (India)
Bryan Drake (New Zealand)
The Bob Brown Singers accompanied by The Kenny Powell Trio
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Glyn Jones (United Kingdom)


Unknown: Robert Easton
Unknown: Patricia Baird
Unknown: Eula Parker
Unknown: Tony Brent
Unknown: Bryan Drake
Singers: Bob Brown
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: People's Service

This is Your Problem
1 — 'Loving them and Leaving them Alone'
"Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me" (St. Luke 15. v. 12)
Service from Leominster Priory, Herefordshire; conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. S.M.F. Woodhouse


Service conducted by: The Rev. S.M.F. Woodhouse


For Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Rhona Marsh and Alastair McDougall


Unknown: Rhona Marsh
Unknown: Alastair McDougall

: 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
'Mr. Wakey Wakey' (Himself)
Script by Eddie Gurney and Arthur Pastor
Produced by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Script By: Arthur Pastor
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: Max Jaffa in Melody Hour

with the Orchestre Elegant
Bruce Trent and Peggy Cochrane
Programme introduced by Max Jatta and Bruce Trent
Produced by Edward Nash


Unknown: Bruce Trent
Unknown: Peggy Cochrane
Introduced By: Max Jatta
Unknown: Bruce Trent
Produced By: Edward Nash


The Grand Prix d'Europe
See top of page and page 7

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.


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
Diana Hood: Eileen Barry
Margaret Hood: Jean Lester
Joan Hood: Nona Blair
David West: Ralph Hallett
Rita Flynn: June Spencer
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Carol Grey: Anne Cullen


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson Jack Train , Kenneth Home and Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Kenneth Home
Unknown: Gilbert Harding


The Grand Prix d'Europe


Franklin Engelmann with a BBC Mobile Recording Unit visits Merthyr Tydfil to meet local people who talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourtte music
Produced by Gordon Williams


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Gordon Williams


The Grand Prix d'Europe
Commentary on the finish by Raymond Baxter , from the Autodromo di Monza


Unknown: Raymond Baxter

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Alexander Young
(Continued in next column)


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Artist: Alexander Young


Community hymn-singing from the British Conference of Christian Youth meeting in Bristol Choir conducted by Gladys Gooch
Organist, Clifford Harker
Hymns introduced by the Rev. Edward Patey, Secretary of the Youth Department, British Council of Churches
The Church's one foundation (Tune,
I to the hills will lift mine eyes
(Tune, Dundee)
Ye servants of God, your master proclaim (Tune, Laudate Dominum)
Rise up. 0 youth, for mighty winds are stirring (Tune, Pilgrims)
Triumphant Zion, lift thy head (Tune,
Winchester New)
When all thy mercies, 0 my God
(Tune, Contemplation)
Father, hear the prayer we offer
(Tune. Sussex)
City of God (Tune, Richmond)
Blessing by the Bishop of Bristol
From Bristol Cathedral


Conducted By: Gladys Gooch
Organist: Clifford Harker

: Tony Fayne and David Evans are CALLING THE STARS

with Dickie Valentine and introducing an hour of comedy and music for your entertainment with Doreen Hume
Tibor Kunstler
The King Brothers
Norman Vaughan
(Continued in next column)
This week's guest star,
Bernard Miles
The George Mitchell Choir
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Gene Crowley
Produced by John Simmonds


Unknown: Dickie Valentine
Unknown: Doreen Hume
Unknown: Tibor Kunstler
Unknown: Norman Vaughan
Unknown: Bernard Miles
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: John Simmonds


Familiar hymns and friendly talk
Presented by Robert Crossett


Presented By: Robert Crossett


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


Played By: Sandy MacPherson

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