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


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


at the Cenotaph, Whitehall


Gramophone records of music by Hoist Williams Vaughan Williams


Music By: Hoist Williams
Music By: Vaughan Williams


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


Conducted By: Canon Matthew McNarney
Organist: S. M. Philomena

: 1,500 m. Shipping Forecast 247 m. and VHF ' Good Listening '

Some news of current programme*


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
The Man of Many Voice* and Kathie Kay with melody and charm
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

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Dick Emery
Warren Mitchell
Pearl Carr
Ronald Chesney
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
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
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: David Climie
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor
Carole Allen
Script written by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont
(Last Friday's recorded broadcast


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Carole Allen
Written By: Bernard Botting
Written By: Charles Hart
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont


A sound approach to the cinema introduced by Peter Haigh and including
1957 Royal Film
Gene Kelly and Kay Kendall with Mitzi Gaynor and Taina Elg introduce some of the Cole Porter songs from ' Les Girls'
Pocket Edition
' The Pride and the Passion ' starring
Cary Grant. Frank Sinatra
Sophia Loren
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Sounds Familiar
A short quiz to test your know-how of current and not-so-current movies
Incidental Music
Eric Coates conducts his theme music for ' High Flight
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Flashback to 1951
Jane Powell in 'Rich. Young and Pretty '
The Hollywood Touch
A report from Donovan Pedelty
Cuban Lullaby i
A cradle song heard in 'The Right to be Born '
The programme devised and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Kay Kendall
Unknown: Mitzi Gaynor
Unknown: Cary Grant.
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Sophia Loren
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Eric Coates
Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Jane Powell

: 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, Colin Gordon in 'AMBROSE IN LONDON'

A new thriller in eight episodes by Philip Levene
7—' Clifford Walk'
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
George Armstrong: Peter Claughton
Mrs, Grant: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Hammond: Rolf Lefebvre
Porter: Arthur Young
Umpire: Arthur Young
Chambermaid: Rosamund Greenwood

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

with Eleanor Summerfield
The Singer:
Lorrae Desmond and ' Nearly Everybody Else':
Ron Moody
Music written and arranged by Bob Sharpies and played by the BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader. John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script written by David Climie and Pat Dunlop
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Singer: Lorrae Desmond
Arranged By: Bob Sharpies
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: 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


A song-a-minute sequence of popular melodies old and new sung by Benny Lee , Julie Dawn
Franklyn Boyd , Jean Campbell
The Meritones with accompaniments by The Steve Race Four 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 Bentinc 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 Thome
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 Thome
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
Gisele MacKenzie who describes herself as French with a dash of Scotch. She talks about her career and sings some popular songs
Presented by Humphrey Burton


Unknown: Gisele MacKenzie
Presented By: Humphrey Burton

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

A series of horse laughs
7 — ' Maiden Handicap '
Script by Eddie Maguire
Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston
Although luck plays a great part in the fortunes of the turf, it is generally acknowledged that on level terms a class horse will always beat a hack. It is a question of breeding. And though we enjoy the fantasy of fairy tales and pantomime, it is not usual in real life for the bootboy to marry the Princess....


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
Tony Todd: T St John Barry
Ginger, an apprentice: Anthony Green
Clara, the cook: Patricia Hayes
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
George Martin
David Tomlinson Jimmy Wheeler
In the chair, Peter Haigh
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Presented by Jacques Brown


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


at the piano


Community hymn-singing from Trinity Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney, County Antrim, led by the United Choirs of the Presbytery of Route
Conductor, Havelock Nelson
Organist, Albert Tempest
Hymns introduced by Edgar Boucher Praise ye the Lord (Tune, Bloxham)
The Lord's my Shepherd (Tune, Crimond)
In the Cross of Christ I glory (Tunc,
How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds
(Tune. St. Peter)
Rejoice the Lord Is King (Tune,
Behold! the mountain of the Lord
(Tune. Glasgow)
0 Lord of life (Tune, Vulplus)
Praise the Lord. ye heavens adore him
(Tune. Laus Deo )
Blessing given by the Moderator of the Presbytery the Rev. J. J. Forbes


Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Introduced By: Edgar Boucher
Unknown: Laus Deo
Unknown: Rev. J. J. Forbes


: Alan Dell introduces PICK OF THE POPS

Some of the best-selling popular records and current hits of today
Produced by Denys Jones


Produced By: Denys Jones


at the piano in ' The Night and the Music' with Andy Wolkowsky


Unknown: Andy Wolkowsky


Christian words and music


: Close Down

followed by Skipping Forecast on 1,500 m. oaly

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