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with Griffith Lewis
The Silver Chords Choir
The Strings in Harmony
Introduced by Dillwyn Owen
Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: Griffith Lewis
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
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 , Robert MacDermot as question-masters
9-Second Round
High School,
High Wycombe (Girls) v.
Grammar School, Dudley (Boys)


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO !

visits Helmsley, Yorkshire with Mabel at ' The Table'
Harry Hudson at the piano


Unknown: Harry Hudson

: People's Service

from St. Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Church, Wigton, Cumberland; conducted by Canon Matthew McNarney
' What doth the Lord require" i — ' Temperance '
Organist, S. M. Philomena


Conducted By: Canon Matthew McNarney
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
Pearl Carr , Ronald Chesney


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

: A date with MONA BAPTISTE

with The Georg Schlinder Quartet


Unknown: Georg Schlinder

: Royal Performance

In aid of the Variety Artistes' Benevolent Fund

The following artists had the honour of appearing before Her Majesty The Queen at the London Palladium on November 18, 1957
Arthur Askey, Winifred Atwell, Max Bygraves, Count Basie and his Orchestra, Alma Cogan, Tommy Cooper, Carden Dancers, Jerry Desmonde, Bud Flanagan, Gracie Fields, The Coojers, Eddie Gray, Judy Garland, Dickie Henderson, Herschel Henlere, Ronnie Hilton, Teddy Johnson, Kaye Sisters, Jimmy Logan, Leo de Lyon, Mario Lanza, Ben Lyon, Dennis Lotis, Vera Lynn, Morriston Orpheus Choir, Alfred Marks, Markova, Bob Monkhouse, George Mitchell Singers, Nervo and Knox, Naughton and Gold, Norrie Paramor's Banjo Band, Ralph Reader's Gang Show, Brian Reece, Joan Regan, Harry Secombe, Tommy Steele and his Steelmen, John Tiller Troupe, Dickie Valentine, Malcolm Vaughan, Frankie Vaughan, David Whitfield

Brian Johnston describes this great occasion and introduces recordings, made during the performance, of some of the acts.


BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Elizabeth Larner (soprano)
Edward Rubach (piano)
Introduced by Roy Williams
(This programme is being simultaneously televised until 4.15 p.m.)


Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Soprano: Elizabeth Larner
Piano: Edward Rubach
Introduced By: Roy Williams

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

Kitty Bluett , Kenneth Connor Laidman Browne , Pat Coombs


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Pat Coombs

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

with Eleanor Summerfield
The Singer: Lorrae Desmond and ' Nearly Everybody Else': Bernard Cribbins
Music written and arranged by Bob Sharpies 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 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 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


Famous entertainers from across the Atlantic
This week
Stan Kenton the distinguished exponent of ' progressive ' jazz
He talks about himself and his music, and his band is heard in ' Voice of America' recordings made at a concert in Carnegie Hall, New York
Presented by Humphrey Burton


Unknown: Stan Kenton
Presented By: Humphrey Burton

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

A series of horse laughs
9 —' Winning Their Laurels
Script by Eddie Maguire
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston
Horse racing has been called the sport of kings. For most of those concerned in it, it is an exciting and honourable business. But for some it represents a chance of easy money, provided they can get the right inside information.....


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
Penelope: Elizabeth London
Ginger, an apprentice: Anthony Green
Clara, the cook: Patricia Hayes
Mrs Diana Toddf: Patricia Hayes
A Ship's Captain: Carl Bernard
Policeman: Carl Bernar
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
David Nixon
David Tomlinson
Jimmy Wheeler
In the chair, Peter Haigh
From an idea by Jimmy Edward.
Presented by Jacques Brown


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


at the piano


from the Old Parish Church, Drumchapel, with the united choirs of the new township of Drumchapel
'Jesus, The All Sufficient '
Hymns introduced by the Rev. William Arbuckle
Conductor, James Taylor
Organist. Mrs. Jean K. Smith
The Lord's my Shepherd (Tune.
What a friend we have in Jesus
(Tune. Converse)
For my sake and the Gospel's, go
(Tune. Blshopgarth)
Bread of the world (Tune. Psalm 118) Crown him with many crowns (Tune.
Our Lord Christ hath risen! (Tune.
Thou art the Way (Tune. St. James) Safe in the arms of Jesus (Tune.


Conductor: Rev. William Arbuckle
Conductor: James Taylor
Organist: Mrs. Jean K. Smith

: Alan Dell introduce* PICK OF THE POPS

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


Produced By: Denya 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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