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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


Central Band of the Royal Air Force
(By permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by Wing
Commander A. E. Sims, O.B.E.
Organising Director of Music
Royal Air Force


Unknown: Commander A. E. Sims, O.B.E.


with Sheila Buxton , Norman George and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced by Roger Moffat


Unknown: Sheila Buxton
Unknown: Norman George
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced By: Roger Moffat


The British West Indies Show
Peter Ricardo introduces
Maxine Daniels
The Southlanders
Cy Grant
The Pilgrim Chorus
The Hutchinson Henderson
All West Indian Band
Produced by Frank Hooper


Introduces: Peter Ricardo
Unknown: Maxine Daniels
Unknown: Hutchinson Henderson
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: People's Service

from Wirksworth Parish Church, Derbyshire; conducted by the Vicar, Canon Geoffrey Busby
' Let us make us a name'
'Off the Rails'
2—' Pride'


Unknown: Canon Geoffrey Busby


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


Unknown: Patricia Hughes
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'

18—' Loser Pays'
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
Policeman: Kenneth Connor
Agent: Kenneth Connor
Clara Stebbings: Molly Lumley

: A date with MONA BAPTISTE

and The Georg Schlinder Quartet

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

Script by Godfrey Harrison


Script By: Godfrey Harrison

: Charlie Chester in A PROPER CHARLIE

with Deryck 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


Unknown: Deryck 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
Julie Dawn and The William Davies Trio
Introduced by Roy Williams
Produced 'by Travers Thorneloe


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

: BBC Repertory Company presents Eric Anderson and Beryl Calder in 'THE TIME-BREAKERS

Adapted by Peter Watts from the short story
' Chronoclasm ' by John Wyndham with other members of the BBC Repertory Company
Produced by Peter Watts


Adapted By: Peter Watts
Unknown: John Wyndham
Produced By: Peter Watts
Sir Gerald Lattery: Eric Anderson
Dr Gobie: Arthur Young
Tavia: Beryl Calder
Marjorie: Rosamund Greenwood
Policeman: Lockwood West

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He recently visited Alderney 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
Visiting artist: Ena Mitchell


Artist: Ena Mitchell


Community hymn-singing by boys of the Nottingham Battalion and visiting officers of the Boys' Brigade at Castle Gate Congregational Church, Nottingham, on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the Brigade Council
Singing conducted by Lieut. Donald West of the Eighth Nottingham Company
Organist, Leslie Aldrich
Hymns introduced by Richard Maddock Take my life (Tune. Nottingham)
Rejoice, the Lord (Tune. Darwall)
Stand up! stand up (Tune, Morning
Immortal, Invisible (Tune, St. Dents) Will your anchor hold (Tune. Anchor) Jesus shall reign (Tune, Warrington) Lord God, from whom all life (Tune,
B.B. Vesper Hymn (Tune, Whitburn)


Introduced By: Richard Maddock


in which
Bruce Trent presents for your entertainment a fragrant bouquet of femininity
From this floral display:
June and Rosa Brittain
Two-piano Posy
Carole Carr Golden Orchid
Freddy Alberti
HARP Mimosa
Kay Cavendish
Piano Jasmine Doreen Hume
Maple Rose Beryl Reid
Fuchsia Jacqueline Mackenzie
The Eve Singers
(Directed by Cliff Adams )
The combined BBC
Revue and Variety Orchestras
(Leaders, Antony Gilbert and John Jezard )
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz and Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by John Browell


Unknown: Bruce Trent
Unknown: Rosa Brittain
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: Golden Orchid
Unknown: Freddy Alberti
Harp: Harp Mimosa
Unknown: Kay Cavendish
Piano: Doreen Hume
Unknown: Maple Rose
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Fuchsia Jacqueline MacKenzie
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Leaders: Antony Gilbert
Leaders: John Jezard
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: John Browell


Christian hymns their music and their meaning
I'm not ashamed to own my Lord
(Tune; Jackson)
Almighty Father of all things that be (Tune. Chilton Foliat )
Forth in thy name, 0 Lord I go
(Tune. Angels' Song)


Unknown: Chilton Foliat


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 BroweU


Unknown: Eric Jupp
Unknown: Bill Povey
Unknown: Jock Bain
Unknown: Alan Franks
Produced By: John Broweu

: 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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