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John Gower
The Silver Chords Choir The Strings in Harmony Introduced by John Darran Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: John Gower
Introduced By: John Darran
Production By: Mai 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 in this general knowledge contest
Dr. Williams' School,
Dolgelley (Girls) v.
The Grammar School for Boys,


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot


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


from St. Stephen's-in-the-City, Bristol; conducted by the Rector, the Rev. S. M. F. Woodhouse
'Take heart, men, for I have faith in God'
' God's Initiative'
4-Forward Together


Unknown: Rev. S. M. F. Woodhouse

: 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 Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Patricia Hughes
Unknown: Dennis Scuse


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

with Dick Emery , Warren Mitchell
Pearl Carr , Ronald Chesney


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Ronald Chesney

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor , Charles Hawtrey


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Charles Hawtrey


A sound approach to the cinema introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Pocket Edition
Ava Gardner , Stewart Granger
David Niven in 'The Little Hut'
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Record Star-Film Star
Tommy Steele sings ' The Shiralee'
Bounds Familiar
A short quiz to test your know-how of current and not-so-current movies
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Flashback to 1955
Dolores Gray 's first film
'It's Always Fair Weather'
The Hollywood Touch
A report from Donovan Pedelty
'The Pajama Game'
Doris Day and John Raitt introduce songs from this new, zestful, screen musical
The programme devised and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Tommy Steele
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Dolores Gray
Unknown: Donovan Pedelty
Unknown: John Raitt
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock


Minuet to Mambo
A light-hearted programme of dances old and new
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Led by Frederick Parrington )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Charlie Katz and his Novelty Sextet
Dennis Wilson (piano)
Introduced by Joy Worth
Produced by Neil Sutherland


Conductor: Frederick Parrington
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Conductor: Charlie Katz
Piano: Dennis Wilson
Introduced By: Joy Worth
Produced By: Neil Sutherland

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

A new thriller in eightepisodes by Philip Levene
5—' The Vermilion Stain'
The ' Ambrose' piano theme composed by the author
Is played In the programme by Raymond Holder
Production by Archie Campbell


Unknown: Philip Levene
Production By: Archie Campbell
Ambrose West: Nigel Patrick
Nicky Beaumont: Janette Richer
Reggie Davenport: Colin Gordon
Colonel Cruikshank: Richard Williams
Susan Williams: Elizabeth London
Inspector Green: Julian Somers
Juno Mills: Rosamund Greenwood
Mrs Grant: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Housekeeper: Doris York
Waitress: Doris York
Porter: Frank Partington
Umpire: Frank Partington

: Bernard . Dick Braden Bentley in 'MR. BENTLEY AND MR.BRADEN'

with Eleanor Summerfield
The Singer: Lorrae Desmond
The Guest Pianist:
Nan Kenway
' Nearly Everybody Else':
Bernard Cribbtns
Music written and arranged by Bob Sharpies
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Script written by David Climie and Pat Dunlop Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Pianist: Nan Kenway
Unknown: Bernard Cribbtns
Leader: John Jezard
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: David Climie
Written By: Pat Dunlop
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont


Danny Levan introduces
The Top Twenty played by Malcolm Lockyer and his Music
Produced by John Hooper


Introduces: Danny Levan
Played By: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: John Hooper


Popular melodies old and new sung by Benny Lee , Julie Dawn
Franklyn Boyd , Jean Campbell
The Meritones with The Steve Race Quartet and Harold Smart
Compiled and produced by Johnnie Stewart


Sung By: Benny Lee
Sung By: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Franklyn Boyd
Unknown: Jean Campbell
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart

: Michael Bentine invites you ROUND THE BEND

In Thirty Minutes
(The Radio Digest Show) with Benny Lee
David Nettheim , Marie Benson
Announcer, Ronald Fletcher
Nat Temple and his Orchestra Music arranged by Ken Thorne
Script by Michael Bentine and David Nettheim
Production by Pat Dixon


Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: David Nettheim
Unknown: Marie Benson
Announcer: Ronald Fletcher
Announcer: Nat Temple
Arranged By: Ken Thorne
Script By: Michael Bentine
Script By: David Nettheim
Production By: Pat Dixon


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
Jack Teagarden
The Texan trombonist who recently visited this country


Unknown: Jack Teagarden

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

A series of horse laughs
5—' Inside Inflammation'
Concertina played by Alf Edwards
Script by Eddie Maguire
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston
Racing, like all other sports, is full of rivalry. If one stable is on to a good thing, it tries to keep the information to itself and another stable can hardly be blamed for trying to find out about it. However, though the overhearing of part of a conversation can be misleading, there are other factors which can alter a horse's chance of winning a race.....


Played By: Alf Edwards
Script By: Eddie Maguire
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston
Reg, the 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
Todge Tarrant: T St John Barry
Ginger, an apprentice: Anthony Green
Clara, the cook: Patricia Havea
Mrs Diana Todd: Patricia Hayes
Soapy, the horse, and all other animals: Percy Edwards

: Sam Costa plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


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 Tomlinson Jimmy Wheeler
In the chair, Peter Haigh
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Presented by Jacques Brown


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Jimmy Wheeler
Unknown: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Presented By: Jacques Brown


at the piano


United hymn-singing from the Methodist Church, Welshpool
Conductor. L. Carlton Edwards Organist, Samuel H. Bagshaw
Hymns introduced by Havard Gregory Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
(Tune. Praise, my soul)
Love divine, all loves excelling (Tune.
St. Elizabeth)
I need thee every hour (Tune, I need thee)
The Church's one foundation (Tune,
Fill thou my life, 0 Lord my God
(Tune, Lloyd)
Nid wy'n gofyn bywyd moethus
(Tune. Calon Lan)
0 Love that wilt not let me go (Tune,
'St. Margaret)
0 how blest the hour (Tune, St.
Blessing by the Minister, the Rev. W. Russell Hall


Conductor: L. Carlton Edwards
Organist: Samuel H. Bagshaw
Introduced By: Havard Gregory
Unknown: Rev. W. Russell Hall


: Harriott and Evans in RENDEZVOUS

A late evening entertainment at the piano

: Alan Dell takes his PICK OF THE POPS

A review of current hit tunes on gramophone records Produced by Denys Jones


Produced By: Denys Jones


: Close Down

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