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Clifford Bunford
The Silver Chords Choir The Strings in Harmony Introduced by Dillwyn Owen
Musical arrangements and production by Mal Jones


Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Production By: Mal Jones


Eric Darby at the piano
Tommy Reilly and his harmonica
Robin Richmond at the electric organ
Leslie Baker and his violin
Production by Johnnie Stewart


Unknown: Eric Darby
Piano: Tommy Reilly
Unknown: Robin Richmond
Unknown: Leslie Baker
Production By: Johnnie Stewart

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the question-masters
Wycombe High School (Girls) v.
The County Grammar School for Boys, Penzance
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Tom Williams
Produced By: Joan Clark


Harmony and humour with Owen Brannigan
Ernest Lush and the BBC Men's Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Introduced by Michael Brooke


Unknown: Owen Brannigan
Unknown: Ernest Lush
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Introduced By: Michael Brooke

: People's Service

* Bye hath not seen nor ear heard ... what things God hath prepared for them that love him'
' Happiness and Heaven' from St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Chapel, Hatch End , Middlesex; conducted by Father James Brodrick , s.J.


Unknown: Hatch End
Conducted By: Father James Brodrick

: 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 and Kathie Kay with The Bandits and Mr. Wakey-Wakey (Himself)
Script by Eddie Gurney and Arthur Pastor
Production by Glyn Jones


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

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

Dick Emery , Warren Mitchell
Pearl Carr , Ronald Chesney
Jerry Desmonde
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Ronald Wolfe
George Wadmore , and David Climie
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Jerry Desmonde
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: David Climie
Produced By: Roy Speer


to meet Ivor Emmanuel and the soloists and members of the BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by John Browell


Unknown: Ivor Emmanuel
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: John Browell


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh
Pocket Edition
Charles Chaplin 's
' A King in New York ' co-starring Dawn Addams
Adaptation by Roy Bradford
Film Musical
Silk Stockings ' in which
Fred Astaire sings with Cyd Charisse
' Paris Loves Lovers with Janis Paige
' Stereophonic Sound '
Sounds Familiar
A short quiz to test your know-how of current and not-so-cuiient movies
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Music from a New Release
Deborah Kerr sings
' An Affair to Remember' from the film of the same name
The Hollywood Touch
A report from Donovan Pedelty
Incidental Music
Passepartout's theme from
' Around the World in Eighty Days '
A Flashback to 1957
Jeanette Macdonald and Nelson Eddy sing ' Will You Remember ' from ' May time '
The programme devised and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Charles Chaplin
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Cyd Charisse
Unknown: Janis Paige
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Jeanette MacDonald
Unknown: Nelson Eddy


BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Bruce Trent (baritone)
Tommy Reilly (harmonica) from the Regal Cinema, Gloucester
Introduced by John Webster Produced by Geoffrey Brand


Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Baritone: Bruce Trent
Baritone: Tommy Reilly
Introduced By: John Webster
Produced By: Geoffrey Brand

: Nigel Patrick with Janette Richer and Colin Gordon in 'AMBROSE IN LONDON'

A new thriller in eight episodes by Philip Levene
1 — ' The Brazilian Seed' ' It's always sad when a seeded player is knocked out in the first round ' — In fact, the consequences can be fatal ,
The 'Ambrose ' piano theme composed by the author is played
In the course of the programme by Raymond Holder
Production by Archie Campbell


Unknown: Philip Levene
Production By: Archie Campbell
Ambrose West, a professional tennis champion: Nigel Patrick
Nicky Beaumont, a French professional player: Janette Richer
Colonel Cruikshank, secretary of the;Imperial Lawn Tennis Club: Richard Williams
Reggie Davenport, a friend of,Ambrose: Colin Gordon
George Armstrong, a tennis enthu-isiast: Peter Claughtoa
Maria Masini, Brazilian tennis champion: June Tobin
Mrs Grant, masseuse at the club: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Mr Parker: John Bryning
Waiter: John Ruddock'
Hotel porter: Arthur Young
Umpire: Arthur Young
Commentator: Robert Sansonv
A girl: Beryl Calder

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

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


Produced By: Gordon Williams

: 1,500 m-

Shipping Forecast
247 m. and VHF
Record Interlude *


A song-a-minute sequence of popular melodies old and new sung by Benny Lee
Julie Dawn
Dave Carey
Jean Campbell
The Meritones with accompaniments by The Steve Race Quartet and Harold Smart
Compiled and produced by Johnnie Stewart


Sung By: Benny Lee
Sung By: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Dave Carey
Unknown: Jean Campbell
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart


Being an account of the hole, the wonderful way it was filled, and with what
Written for the wireless by Spike Milligan
As the story unfolds, the listener will be transported to scenes of magnificent splendour: the Sultan's Palace, the Fish Market, and the Embankment lit by Faity Lamps-to name but a few.
(The recorded broadcast of August 22 in the Home Service)


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Jack Snaffle, a habit-maker: Wallace Greenslade
Mr Henry Crun: Peter Sellers
Hon Harold Bowles: Harry Secombe
An omne: Valentine Dyall
Eccles: Spike Milligan
Lord Midgeworthy Thynne: Peter Sellers
Admiral ' Biggers Creighton: Harry Secombe
Major Denis Bloodnok: Peter Sellers
Pugh: Harry Secombe
A producer: Jacques Brown


introducing old ones, new ones loved ones, neglected ones by Semprini at the piano featuring his own arrangements for piano and orchestra
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by Jimmy Grant


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Jimmy Grant


A ten-minute rendezvous with famous entertainers from across the Atlantic
This week we meet
Ella Fitzgerald
(Recordings made available by courtesy of ' Voice of America


Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald

: Reg Dixon with Francis de Wolif and Dilys Laye ' CONFIDENTIALLY— THEY'RE OFF!'

A series of horse laughs 1 — ' Soapy Cleans Up'
Mr. Turnbull, an owner.Donald Bisset Soapy, the horse, and other animals
Percy Edwards
Concertina played by Alf Edwards
Script by Eddie Maguire
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston
See page 6


Unknown: Donald Bisset
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Played By: Alf Edwards
Script By: Eddie Maguire
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston
Reg, a stable lad: Reg Dixon
Major Hunt, the trainer: Francis de Wolff
Mary, the Major's daughter: Dilys Laye
Parker, the head stable lad: Roger Snowdon
The Padre: T St John Barry
Ginger, an apprentice: Anthony Green
Clare, the cook: Patricia Hayes

: Sam Costa plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme

: Does the Team Think?

A panel game in which members of the public and invited personalities put questions to a team of distinguished experts
The great minds are: Jimmy Edwards, David Nixon, David Tomlinson, Jimmy Wheeler
In the chair, Peter Haigh
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Presented by Jacques Brown


Panellist: Jimmy Edwards
Panellist: David Nixon
Panellist: David Tomlinson
Panellist: Jimmy Wheeler
Chairman: Peter Haigh
From an idea by: Jimmy Edwards
Presented By: Jacques Brown

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Have I Got Comedy Panel Shows for You 21 August 2016


at the piano


Hymn singing from Bethlehem Presbyterian Church of Wales, Treorchy
Conductor, D. Edgar Williams
Organist, D. Haydn Pugh
Hymns introduced by Havard Gregory Praise to our God. whose bounteous hand (Tune. Lledrod)
O'er those gloomy hills of darkness
(Tune, Blaencefn)
Make me a captive. Lord (Tune.
Today thy mercy calls us (Tune.
What a friend we have in Jesus
(Tune. Ebenezer)
From Greenland's icy mountains
(Tune, Talyllyn)
A Sovereign Protector I have (Tune.
Guide me, 0 thou great Jehovah
(Tune. Cwm Rhondda)
Blessing by the Minister. the Rev. T. J. Edwards


Conductor: D. Edgar Williams
Organist: D. Haydn Pugh
Introduced By: Havard Gregory
Unknown: Rev. T. J. Edwards

: Harriott and Evans is RENDEZVOUS

A late evening entertainment at the piano

: Pick of the Pops

Alan Dell takes his Pick of the Pops
A review of current hit tunes on gramophone records.


Presenter: Alan Dell
Producer: Denys Jones

: Close Down

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