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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


Band of the Grenadier Guards
Conducted by Major F. J. Harris , M.B.E.
Director of Music


Conducted By: Major F. J. Harris


with Sheila Buxton
The Raymond Woodhead Singers
Norman George (violin) and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced by Roger Moffat


Unknown: Sheila Buxton
Singers: Raymond Woodhead
Violin: Norman George
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced By: Roger Moffat


The British West Indies Show
Peter Ricardo
Boscoe Holder
Sheila Clark
Uriel Porter
The Pilgrim Chorus
The Hutchinson Henderson
All West Indian Band
Produced by Frank Hooper
See page 5


Introduces: Peter Ricardo
Unknown: Sheila Clark
Unknown: Uriel Porter
Unknown: Hutchinson Henderson
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: People's Service

from Wirksworth Parish Church, Derbyshire; conducted by the Vicar, Canon Geoffrey Busby
' Give me thy vineyard'
' Off the Rails'
4—' Greed'


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'

20-' What unusual wallpaper'
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
Man-at-door: Kenneth Connor

: A date with MONA BAPTISTE

The Georg Schlinder Quartet


Unknown: Georg Schlinder

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in ARCHIE IN AUSTRALIA

with Ronald Chesney , June
Salter Wendy Blacklock , Reg Quartley
Reg Goldsworthy , Ray Barrett
Sir Donald Bradman
Script by Ronald Wolfe and Hugh Stuckey
ABC Dance Band
Produced in Australia by Harry Pringle


Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Salter Wendy Blacklock
Unknown: Reg Quartley
Unknown: Reg Goldsworthy
Unknown: Ray Barrett
Unknown: Sir Donald Bradman
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Script By: Hugh Stuckey
Unknown: Harry Pringle

: Charlie Chester in A PROPER CHARLIE

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
(The recorded broadcast of August 6)


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
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 Joan Sanderson in 'MRS. METHUSELAH'

A comedy by Philip Johnson
Production by Audrey Cameron


Comedy By: Philip Johnson
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Great-Grandma: Joan Sanderson
Amy her daughter: Ella Milne
Gussie, her grand-daughter: Molly Rankin
Sukie, her great grand-daughter: Beryl Calder
Miss Wiston, a journalist: Kathleen Helme
Lady Cumberland: Rosamund Greenwood
Rosie: Ann Rye
Dorothy: June Tobin

: Franklin Engelmann come. DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He recently visited the Borough of Bermondsey to meet some of the people who work there. They talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Gordon Williams


Produced By: Gordon Williams


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: Nancy Evans


Unknown: Max Jaffa
Artist: Nancy Evans


Community hymn-singing from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Highgate, London
Combined Catholic choirs under the direction of Raymond Dunne
Organist. David Williams
Hymns introduced by Father Agnellus Andrew
Blessing by Father Bonaventure Wilson , c.P., the Rector
The Canticle of the Creatures (St.
Francis: Tune. Lasst uns erfreuen)
Jesu. the very thought of thee (Tune,
0 God oi earth and altar (Tune,
Glory be to Jesus (Tune, Caswall)
Soul of my Saviour (Tune, Anima
0 purest of creatures (Tune, Maria zu
Hear thy children, gentle Jesus
(Tune, Drakes Boughton)
0 Strength and Stay (Tune. Strength and stay)


Organist: Raymond Dunne
Introduced By: Father Agnellus Andrew
Unknown: Father Bonaventure Wilson


Tommy Reilly with Frank Clark (bass)
Bert Weedon (guitar)
Bert Waller (piano)
Presented by John Simmonds


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


A programme of artists from the seaside who are in town for the day with The Peter Crawford. Trio
Leslie Adams
Barbara Leigh
Cardew Robinson
Nicky Kidd
The George Mitchell Singers
Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Compere, Franklin Engelmann
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz Produced by Charles Chilton


Unknown: Peter Crawford.
Unknown: Leslie Adams
Unknown: Barbara Leigh
Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Nicky Kidd
Singers: George Mitchell
Singers: Bob Monkhouse
Singers: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Charles Chilton


Christian hymns their music and their meaning
A strangei once did bless the earth
(Tune. Surrey)
It fell upon a summer day (Tune,
When I survey (Tune, Rockingham)
Away with gloom (Tune. Blairgowrie)


Music in a smooth and easy style provided by Jimmy Leach (electronic organ)
Norman George (violin)
Harry Hayward (piano)
Dennis Newey (guitar)
Bob Duffy (bass)
Bob Turner (drums)
Songs by Shirley Wilson
Announcer. Roger Moffat
Produced by Geoff Lawrence


Provided By: Jimmy Leach
Violin: Norman George
Piano: Harry Hayward
Guitar: Dennis Newey
Bass: Bob Duffy
Bass: Bob Turner
Songs By: Shirley Wilson
Announcer: Roger Moffat
Produced By: Geoff Lawrence

: 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 en 1.5M m. only

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