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The Novelairs
Directed by Edward Rubach


Directed By: Edward Rubach

: 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 Johnson,: Lesley Saweard
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Mr Fairbrother: Leslie Bowmar
Mrs Fairbrother: Joy Davies
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Reggie Trentham: Peter Wilde
Len Thomas: Arnold Peters
Doughy Hood: Arnold Ridley
Carol Grey: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Pru Harris: Mary Dalley
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Mabel Larkin: Kay Hudson
Tony Stobeman: Jack Holloway
Debbie Glover: Esma Wilson
Jill Patterson: Patricia Green


A monthly programme reflecting life in the country including
Sounds of the month
Reports from the countryside A natural history contribution by Eric Simms
Introduced by C. Gordon Glover
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: Eric Simms
Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


(Leader, John Jezard ),
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet


The British West Indies Show
Peter Ricardo introduces
Ida Shepley
Ivan Browne
Mike McKenzie
The Pilgrim Chorus
The Hutchinson Henderson
All West Indian Band
Produced by Frank Hooper


Introduces: Peter Ricardo
Unknown: Ida Shepley
Unknown: Ivan Browne
Unknown: Mike McKenzie
Unknown: Hutchinson Henderson
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: People's Service

from Wirksworth Parish Church, Derbyshire; conducted by the Vicar, Canon Geoffrey Busby
' She took of the fruit and did eat, and ... her husband did eat'
'Off the Rails '
1—' Self-will '


Unknown: Canon Geoffrey Busby


For Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Kay Sharman and Alastair MacDougall


Unknown: Kay Sharman
Unknown: Alastair MacDougall

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Laugh with the Cotton Boys listen to
Alan Breeze
The Man of Many Voices and Kathie Kay with Melody and Charm with The Bandits and Mr. Wakey-Wakey (Himself)
Script by Eddie Gurney and Arthur Pastor
Production by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Kathie Kay
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Production By: Glyn Jones

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

17-'No Fear '
Written by Eddie Maguire
Production by Jacques Brown


Written By: Eddie Maguire
Production By: Jacques Brown
Joe Huggett: Jack Warner
Ethel Huggett: Kathleen Harrison
Bobby: George Howell
Jane: Marian Collins
Fred Stebbings: Charles Leno
Mr Grant: Kenneth Connor
Man: Kenneth Connor

: A date with MONA BAPTISTE

with The Georg Schlinder Quartet


Unknown: Georg Schlinder

: George Cole, Diana Churchill and Colin Gordon in 'A LIFE OF BLISS'

Script written by Godfrey Harrison
Production by Leslie Bridgmont


Written By: Godfrey Harrison
Production By: Leslie Bridgmont
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne Fellows: Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards
Maxine Avery: Sarah Lawson

: Charlie Chester in A PROPER CHARLIE

with Deryek Guyler
Len Lowe
Pat Coombs
Marian Miller
The Stargazers
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Charles Hart and Bernard Botting
Produced by Frank Hooper
(The recorded broadcast of June 4)


Unknown: Deryek Guyler
Unknown: Len Lowe
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Marian Miller
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Charles Hart
Script By: Bernard Botting
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: Bernard Monshin in MELODY HOUR

with his Tango Orchestra
Renata and The William Davies Trio
Introduced by Roy Williams
Produced by Travers Thorneloe


Unknown: William Davies
Introduced By: Roy Williams
Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

: BBC Repertory Company presents John Ruddock and Ella Milne in 'OPPIE'

a new play for radio by Elizabeth Dawson
See above


Unknown: Elizabeth Dawson

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He recently visited Faversham to meet local people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


Billy Ternent introduces his orchestra and singers


Introduces: Billy Ternent

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist:
Frederick Harvey
(Continued in next column)


Artist: Frederick Harvey


Community hymn-singing from St. Andrew's Parish Church, Carluke, led by the united Church Choirs of the Carluke Churches, conducted by Isaac McRae
Hymns introduced by the Rev. Alexander Smart , ph.D., D.D.
The Light of the World
0 send thy light forth and thy truth
(Tune. Invocation)
Light of the world (Tune. Wilson) Lead, kindly light (Tune.
SandonJ Christ , whose glory fills the skies
(Tune. Psalm 135)
Thou whose almighty word (Tune,
Jesus, sun of righteousness (Tune,
Morgenglanz der Ewigkeit )
Now cheer our hearts this eventide
(Tune. Ach bleib bei uns)
Now God be with us (Diva Servatrix)
Organist, Duncan Watson


Conducted By: Isaac McRae
Unknown: Rev. Alexander Smart
Unknown: Sandonj Christ
Unknown: Morgenglanz Der Ewigkeit
Organist: Duncan Watson

: Donald Peers invites you to join THE PEERS PARADE

In which he greets personalities of the entertainment world and welcomes his regular friends
Dick Emery
Miriam Karlin
Robin Richmond
Johnny Pearson
The Adam Singers
(Directed by Cliff Adams )
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet also featuring
Picture Puzzles
Can you beat the panel of celebrities in this test of movie knowledge?
Chairman, Michael Howard Memories are Made of This
A musical flashback
Script by George Wadmore with additional material by Dennis Castle
Musical adviser, Peter Akister
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Miriam Karlin
Unknown: Robin Richmond
Unknown: Johnny Pearson
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Michael Howard
Script By: George Wadmore
Unknown: Peter Akister
Produced By: Roy Speer


Christian hymns their music and their meaning
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
(Tuie, Picardy)
Let saints on earth in concert sing
(Tune, French)
Judge eternal, throned in splendour
(Tune, Rhuddlan)


A late evening setting for romance with Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
Introducing the artistry of Bill Povey
Jock Bain and Alan Franks
Produced by\John Browell


Unknown: Eric Jupp
Unknown: Bill Povey
Unknown: Jock Bain
Unknown: Alan Franks

: David Jacobs takes his PICK OF THE POPS

A selection of the latest records including each week
Tipped for the Top the three records from last week's programme that you have voted as most likely to climb the hit parade
Produced by Derek Chinnery


Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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