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The Novelairs
Directed by Edward Rubach


Directed By: Edward Rubach

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition


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
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


C.W.S. (Manchester) Band Conductor, Alex Mortimer


Conductor: Alex Mortimer


The British West Indies Show
Peter Ricardo introduces
Lucille Mapp
George Browne
• Hutch '
The Pilgrim Chorus
The Hutchinson Henderson
All West Indian Band
Produced by Frank Hooper


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

: People's Service

from Wirksworth Parish Church, Derbyshire; conducted by the Vicar, Canon Geoffrey Busby
Up, make us gods
' Off the Rails '
3 — ' Pleasure'


Unknown: Canon Geoffrey Busby

: 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 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
Unknown: Arthur Pastor
Production By: Glyn Jones

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

19 — ' Transatlantic Tangle '
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 Stebblngs: Charles Leno
Mamie: Patricia Hayes

: 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

with Eleanor Summerfield


Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield

: Charlie Chester in A PROPER CHARLIE

with Deryck Guyler , Len Lowe
Pat Coombs , Marian Miller
The Stargazers
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitx
Script by Charles Hart and Bernard Bottlng ;
Produced by Frank Hooper


Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Len Lowe
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Marian Miller
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitx
Script By: Charles Hart
Script By: Bernard Bottlng
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 Ella Milne in ' SUSPICIOUS MIND'

by Philip Levene
Other parts played by Ann Rye. Will Leighton
Frederick Treves and Andrew Sacha
Produced by Norman Wright


Unknown: Philip Levene
Played By: Ann Rye.
Played By: Will Leighton
Played By: Frederick Treves
Played By: Andrew Sacha
Produced By: Norman Wright
Ellen Ridgeway: Ella Milne
Man: Andrew Sachs
Clara Ridgeway: Kathleen Helme
The Professor: Will Leighton
Mayor: Frederick Treves
Mr Cooper: Hamilton Dyce
Telephone Operator: Ann Rye

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He recently visited Calder Hall and Sellafield in West Cumberland to meet the men and women working in Atomic Energy. They 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


Germany v. Great Britain at the Niedersachsen Stadium, Hanover
A report by Harold Abrahams , of the Sunday Times, illustrated with commentaries recorded by Rex Alston


Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Unknown: Rex Alston


Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artist: Rowland Jones


Artist: Rowland Jones


Community hymn-singing from Dewsbury Moor, Yorkshire by the combined Anglican and Methodist choirs of the district in the Parish Church of St. John
Hymns introduced by Randal Herley
Conductor, J. B. Lister Organist. Rupert Savile
Prayers and Blessing conducted by the Rev. C. J. Raby
Come, let us join our cheerful songs
(Tune, Nativity)
Hark, my soul! (Tune, St. Bees)
Thou art the way (Tune, St. James)
To thee, 0 Lord, our hearts we raise
(Tune. Golden Sheaves)
Let all the world (Tune, Luckington) Thine arm, 0 Lord (Tune, St.
Thine for ever! (Tune, Newington) Hark! the sound (Tune, Deerhurst)


Introduced By: Randal Herley
Conductor: J. B. Lister
Organist: Rupert Savile
Unknown: Rev. C. J. Raby


Tommy Reilly
Frank Clark (bass)
Bert Weedon (guitar)
Ken Jones (piano)
Presented by John Simmonds


Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Bass: Frank Clark
Guitar: Bert Weedon
Piano: Ken Jones
Presented By: John Simmonds


Artists from the seaside who are in town for the day
Max Miller
The Hedley Ward Trio
Jimmy Gay
Kenneth Macdonald
Harry Engleman Paddy Edwards
The George Mitchell Singers
Compere, Franklin Engelmann
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowiti Produced by Charles Chilton


Unknown: Max Miller
Unknown: Jimmy Gay
Unknown: Kenneth MacDonald
Unknown: Harry Engleman
Unknown: Paddy Edwards
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowiti
Produced By: Charles Chilton


Christian hymns their music and their meaning
Be still, my soul (Tune, Finlandia)
Jesu, Lover of my soul (Tune.
God moves in a mysterious way
(Tune, London New)


Music blended for late evening listening sung by Sheila Buxton and played by the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Directed by Alyn Ainsworth with Norman George (violin)
Introduced by Roger Moffat
Produced by Eric Miller


Sung By: Sheila Buxton
Directed By: Alyn Ainsworth
Violin: Norman George
Introduced By: Roger Moffat
Produced By: Eric Miller

: 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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