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with Edward Byles
The Silver Chords Choir
The Strings In Harmony
Introduced by John Darran Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: Edward Byles
Introduced By: John Darran
Production By: Mai Jones


with 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 Islet with TOP OF THE FORM

John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the question-masters in this general knowledge contest between representative teams from girls' and boys' schools in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
Ardwyn Grammar School,
Aberystwyth (Girls) v.
Canton High School for Boys,
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

from St. Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Church, Wigton, Cumberland; conducted by Canon Matthew McNarney
'What doth the Lord require' .
1-' Prudence '
Organist. S. M. Philomena


Conducted By: Canon Matthew McNarney
Unknown: M. Philomena


For Service men and women stationed abroad and their. families at home
Presented from London and Cologne
. by Jean Metcalfe and Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Dennis Scuse

: 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
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Script by Ronald Wolfe
George Wadmore. and David Climle
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Script By: George Wadmore.
Script By: David Climle
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett Kenneth Connor
Frederick Treves , Carole Allen
Script written by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Written By: Bernard Botting
Written By: Charles Hart
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh
Pocket Edition
'Robbery Under Arms ' starring
Peter Finch. Ronald Lewis
Maureen Swanson , David McCallum
Introduced by David McCallum
Adaptation by Roy Bradford
The song from
' The James Dean Story ' sung by Tommy Sands
Sounds Familiar
A short quiz to test your know-how of current and not-so-current movies
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Incidental Music
Anton Karas with his zither in ' The Third Man '
Thumbnail Sketch ' My Man Godfrey ' with June AJlyson and David Nlven
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Flashback to 1956
Mario Lanza sings in ' Serenade '
The Hollywood Touch
A report from Donovan Pedelty
Film Star — Record Star
Debbie Reynolds sings ' Tammy '
Programme devised and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Peter Finch.
Unknown: Ronald Lewis
Unknown: Maureen Swanson
Unknown: David McCallum
Introduced By: David McCallum
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Unknown: James Dean Story
Sung By: Tommy Sands
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Incidental Music
Unknown: Anton Karas
Unknown: David Nlven
Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Mario Lanza

: Jack Coles in MELODY HOUR

with his Orchestre Moderne
Bruce Trent and The Edward Rubach Quintet
Introduced by Roy Williams
Produced by Travers Thorneloe


Introduced By: Roy Williams
Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

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

A new thriller in eight episodes by Philip Levene
6 — 'The White Star Agency'
The Ambrose piano theme composed by the author is played in the programme by Raymond Holder
Production by Archie Campbell


Unknown: Philip Levene
Programme By: Raymond Holder
Production By: Archie Campbell
Ambrose West: Nigel Patrick
Nicky Beaumont: Janette Richer
Reggie Davenport: Colin Gordon
Colonel Cruikshank: Richard Williams
George Armstrong: Peter Claughton
Inspector Green: Julian Somers
Susan Williams: Elizabeth London
Luiz Carlos: Roger Delgado
Hammond: Rolf Lefebvre
Mrs Grant: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Trolley: Christopher Page
Porter: Christopher Page

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

with Eleanor Summerfield
The Singer: Lorrae Desmond
Guest Pianist: John Simons
* Nearly Everybody Else':
Ron Moody
Music written and arranged bv Bob Sharpies
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Script written by David Climie and Pat Dunlop Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Pianist: John Simons
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 Four and Harold Smart
Compiled and produced by Johnnie Stewart


Sung By: Benny Lee
Sung By: Julie Dawn
Sung By: Franklyn Boyd
Sung By: 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
Lionel Hampton
The world-famous vibraphone player who talks about jazz and life in general and ' Flying Home' in particular
Presented by Humphrey Burton


Presented By: Humphrey Burton

: Reg Dixon with Francis de Wolff and Dilys Laye in 4 CONFIDENTIALLY— THEY'RE OFF!'

A series of horse laughs
6 — 'The Curly Tale'
Script by Eddie Maguire
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston
Racing people, like theatrical people, are, on the whole, very superstitious. They probably won't admit it and say that they just prefer not to take risks. But when Reg backed a horse out of its stable one morning, the rest of the day certainly turned out to be unfortunate.....


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 S John Barry
The Salesman: T S John Barry
Ginger, an apprentice: Anthony Green
Clara, the cook: Patricia Hayes
Mrs biana Todd: Patricia Havye
Soapy, the horse, and all other animals: Percy Edwards

: 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
Alfred Marks George Martin
David Tomlinson
In the chair, Peter Haigh
From an idea by Jimmy Edward.
Presented by Jacques Brown


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: George Martin
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Jimmy Edward.
Presented By: Jacques Brown


Organised by the Royal Automobile Club and the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain
Today some 236 veteran cars took part in the annual drive from London to Brighton. Raymond Baxter, who drove with John Bolster in a 1903 Panhard, introduces some recordings made during the drive.


Unknown: John Bolster


Community hymn-singing from H.M. Prison, Leyhill, Gloucestershire
Hymns introduced by John Arlott
All people that on earth do dwell
(Tune. Old 100th)
Praise to the Holiest in the height
(Tune, Richmond)
Through all the changing scenes of life (Tune, Wiltshire)
0 God of Jacob (Tune. Crediton)
Jesu. Lover of my soul (Tune,
0 worship the King (Tune, Hanover) God that madest earth and heaven
(Tune. Welsh Air)
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
(Tune. St. Clement)


Introduced By: John Arlott

: 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 tunea on gramophone records Produced by Denys Jones


Produced By: Denys Jones

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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