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: Great Tom LIGHTS ON

BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet


with Teifion Williams and The Silver Chords Choir
Introduced by Dillwyn Owen
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: Teifion Williams
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Production By: Mai Jones


7-Band of the Welsh Guards
Conducted by Major F. L. Statham
Director of Music
BBC Men's Chorus
Conducted by Cyril Gell


Unknown: F. L. Statham
Conducted By: Cyril Gell


Directed by Lou Whiteson with Julie Dawn and Esteban


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Unknown: Julie Dawn


Artists from the Commonwealth of Nations gather in London to send greetings in song to their folks at home and to listeners in the Motherland
Robert Easton
(from the United Kingdom) introduces
Patricia Baird
(from Australia)
Lorrae Desmond
(from Australia)
Mike McKenzie
(from the West Indies)
Bryan Drake
(from New Zealand)
The Bob Brown Singers accompanied by The Frank Baron Trio
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Glyn Jones
(from the United Kingdom)


Unknown: Robert Easton
Unknown: Patricia Baird
Unknown: Lorrae Desmond
Unknown: Mike McKenzie
Unknown: Bryan Drake
Singers: Bob Brown
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: People's Service

' This is your problem '
2-Why did it happen to me?
' My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken met ' (St. Matthew 27, v. 46) Service from Leominster Priory, Herefordshire; conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. S. M. F. Wood house


Unknown: Rev. S. M. F. Wood

: 1,500 m. Shipping Forecast

247 m. and VHF
' Good Listening ' some news of current programmes


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

: Meet the Huggetts: Big Business

Written by Eddie Maguire
[Starring] Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison


Writer: Eddie Maguire
Producer: Peter Eton
Joe Huggett: Jack Warner
Ethel Huggett: Kathleen Harrison
Bobby: Christopher Saunders
Jane: Marian Collins
Fred Stebbings: Charles Leno
Daisy Mann: Dorothy Summers
George Mann: Dick Emery
Sid Clunie: Sam Kydd


Italy's singing stars
Nilla Pizzi and Teddy Reno with Gianni Ferrio 's Orchestra
The Radar Quartet
Orchestra Brigada and Ugo Calise introduced by Marcel Stellman
Programme compiled and edited by Pat Dixon


Unknown: Nilla Pizzi
Unknown: Teddy Reno
Unknown: Gianni Ferrio
Unknown: Ugo Calise
Introduced By: Marcel Stellman
Edited By: Pat Dixon


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
(* Twenty Questions' is broadcast by arrangement with Maurice Winnick )


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Kenneth Home
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Presented By: C. F. Meehan
Arrangement With: Maurice Winnick

: 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: Eileen Barry
Margaret Hood: Jean Lester
Joan Hood: Nona Blair
Carol Grey: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Rita Flynn: June Spencer
Mrs Turvey: Courtney Hope

: Max Jaffa in Melody Hour

with The Orchestre Elegant
Bruce Trent and Peggy Cochrane
Programme introduced by Max Jaffa and Bruce Trent
Produced by Edward Nash
(Bruce Trent is in * Plain and Fancy ' at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)


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


Franklin Engelmann with a BBC Mobile Recording Unit visits the Daily Mail office in Fleet Street to meet the people who work there. They talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourite music
Produced by Gordon Williams


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Gordon Williams


Chapter 1
Rex Palmer folks to
Vivienne Chatterton
Kenneth Connor
Peter Finch
Mark Johns and Eric Winstone
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Rex Palmer
Unknown: Vivienne Chatterton
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Peter Finch
Unknown: Mark Johns
Unknown: Eric Winstone
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


at the piano

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week

: 1,500 m.

Shipping Forecast
247 m. and VHF
Record Interlude


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with Glenice Halliday


Unknown: Glenice Halliday


Community hymn-singing from the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, Newcastle upon Tyne, by the combined choirs of Anglican churches in Newcastle
Conductor, George Sutcliffe
Organist, James Jamieson
Hymns introduced by the Rev. Ian Pettitt
Jesus, where'er thy pegple meet
(Tune. Wareham)
Come down, 0 Love divine (Tune,
Down Ampney)
Praise the Lord, ye heavens, adore him (Tune, Austria)
Rejoice, the Lord is King (Tune,
0 God of Bethel, by whose hand
(Tune, Martyrdom)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
(Tune, Repton)
Be thou my guardian and my guide
(Tune, Abridge)
King of glory, King of peace (Tune,


Conductor: George Sutcliffe
Organist: James Jamieson
Unknown: Rev. Ian Pettitt

: 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 Londonairs
Norman Vaughan
This week's guest star:
Charlie Chester
The George Mitchell Choir
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Gene Crowley
Produced by John Simmonds
(Tibor Kunstler is appearing at Quaglino's Restaurant, London; The Londonairs are in In the Groove ' at the Windmill Theatre, Great Yarmouth; Norman Vaughan is. in ' Twinkle' at the White Rock Pavilion, Hastings)


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


Familiar hymns and friendly talk
Presented by Robert Crossett


Presented By: Robert Crossett


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: Highlights

of tomorrow's programmes

: Great Tom: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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