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


Introduced By: Dillwyn Oweo
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
Banff Academy (Girls) v.
The Academy, Galashiels (Boys)
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark


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

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GOt

visits St. Ives
The picturesque fishing town on the Cornish Riviera
With Mabel at ' The Table' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Williams


Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: People's Service

from St. Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Church, Wigton, Cumberland; conducted by Canon Matthew MeNarney
' What doth the Lord require ! '
3—' Justice '
Organist, S. M. Philomena


Conducted By: Canon Matthew Menarney
Organist: S. 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
Hilda Braid , Pearl Carr
Ronald Chesney
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Hilda Braid
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor
Laidman Browne
Script written by Bernard Bolting and Charles Hart
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Written By: Bernard Bolting
Written By: Charles Hart
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: Movie-Go-Round

A sound approach to the cinema introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Pocket Edition
'A Hatful of Rain' starring Eva Marie Saint, Don Murray, Anthony Franciosa, Lloyd Nolan
Adaptation by Roy Bradford
Some songs from 'Both Ends of the Candle' starring Ann Blyth as Helen Morgan and the voice of Gogi Grant
Film Star-Record Star Bing Crosby sings 'Man on Fire'
Sounds 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 1952
Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel in 'Lovely to Look At'
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Incidental Music: The romantic theme from Max Steiner 's score for 'Band of Angels'
The Hollywood Touch
A report from Donovan Pedelty
Theme Song
'Souvenir d'ltalie ' from 'It Happened in Rome'
The programme devised and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Eva Marie Saint.
Unknown: Don Murray
Unknown: Anthony Franciosa
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Unknown: Ann Blyth
Unknown: Helen Morgan
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Kathryn Grayson
Unknown: Howard Keel
Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Incidental Musio
Unknown: Max Steiner
Unknown: Donovan Pedelty

: Jack Coles in MELODY HOUR

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


Introduced By: Roy Williams
Produced By: Travers Thomeloa

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

A thriller
In eight episodes by Philip Levene
8—' The Third Shadow'
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 Patrtck
Nicky Beaumont: Janette Richer
Reggie Davenport: Colin Gordon
Colonel Cruikshank: Richard Williams
George Armstrong: Peter Claughton
Susan Williams: Elizabeth London
Inspector Green: Julian Somers
Sir Gerald Collingham: Arthur Young
Landlady: Molly Rankin
Umpire: Will Leighton

: Mr. Bentley and Mr. Braden

[Starring] Bernard Braden and Dick Bentley
with Eleanor Summerfield

The Singer: Lorrae Desmond
and 'Nearly Everybody Else': Bernard Cribbins
Music written and arranged by Bob Sharples and played by 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
Singer: Lorrae Desmond
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Arranged By: Bob Sharpies
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


A song-a-minute sequence of 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
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
Benny Goodman clarinettist and master of swing, who discusses with Willis Conover the difference between playing jazz and classical music
Presented by Humphrey Burton
(Recordings made available by courtesy of ' Voice of America ')


Clarinettist: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Willis Conover
Presented By: Humphrey Burton

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

A series of horse laughs
8 —'The Matrimonial Stakes'
Script by Eddie Maguire
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


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
Ginger, an apprentice: Anthony Green
Clara, the cook: Patricia Hayes
Mrs Diana Toddf: Patricia Hayes
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
Jon Pertwee
David Tomlinson Jimmy Wheeler
In the chair, Peter Haigh
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Presented by Jacques Brown


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


at the piano


Community hymn-singing from the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Sparkhill, Birmingham, by the congregations attached to the Sparkhill and district Council of Churches
Hymns introduced by Richard Maddock
Conductor. Barry Grayson
Organist. A. B. Adams
All people that on earth do dwell
(Tune. Old Hundredth)
Fight the good fight (Tune, Duke
Through the night of doubt and sorrow (Tune. Marching)
City of God. how broad and far
(Tune. Richmond)
Soldiers of Christ arise (Tune. St.
0 Jesus I have promised (Tune. Day of Rest)
For all the Saints (Tune, sfne
At even when the sun was set (Tune.


Conductor: Richard Maddock
Conductor: Barry Grayson
Organist: A. B. Adams

: 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 Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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